The table below looks at the statistics for the Project Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Project Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Manager
Rank 7 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 118 120 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 15.59% 13.27% 14.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.32% 14.00% 15.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 55 67
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £300 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £408
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £34.00 £37.65
% change year-on-year
-32.35% -9.69%
Project Manager
Buckinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
723 857 835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 95.51% 94.80% 96.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 413 437
Average daily rate £400 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 44
Average hourly rate £12.00 £16.14 £15.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.65% +5.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.98 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £40.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Project Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Project Manager in the job title across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Project Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Project Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Project Manager across the Milton Keynes region.

Project Manager Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Project Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Manager across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Project Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Project Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Project Manager across the Milton Keynes region.

Project Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes region that cited Project Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Project Manager in their job title.

1 84 (44.68%) Project Management
2 65 (34.57%) PRINCE2
3 56 (29.79%) Finance
4 40 (21.28%) Banking
5 35 (18.62%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (18.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 33 (17.55%) Retail
8 27 (14.36%) Migration
9 19 (10.11%) Microsoft
10 18 (9.57%) E-Commerce
11 17 (9.04%) Business Intelligence
12 16 (8.51%) Oracle
12 16 (8.51%) Project Governance
13 15 (7.98%) Security Cleared
13 15 (7.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 15 (7.98%) Business Analysis
13 15 (7.98%) MS Project
13 15 (7.98%) MS Excel
13 15 (7.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 14 (7.45%) SC Cleared
14 14 (7.45%) Data Centre
15 13 (6.91%) Waterfall
16 12 (6.38%) Data Migration
17 10 (5.32%) DevOps
17 10 (5.32%) Risk Assessment
17 10 (5.32%) Automotive
17 10 (5.32%) Change Management
17 10 (5.32%) PMP
17 10 (5.32%) PMI Certification
18 9 (4.79%) Windows

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes region that cited Project Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Project Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (3.19%) SharePoint
1 6 (3.19%) Skype for Business
2 4 (2.13%) MS Project Server
3 3 (1.60%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.53%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (7.98%) MS Excel
1 15 (7.98%) MS Project
2 6 (3.19%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (3.19%) ProjectWise
3 4 (2.13%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.53%) Maximo
2 1 (0.53%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.53%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.66%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (2.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.53%) Office 365
2 1 (0.53%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.26%) Internet
2 7 (3.72%) Firewall
3 6 (3.19%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (3.19%) DNS
3 6 (3.19%) FTP
3 6 (3.19%) NetScaler
3 6 (3.19%) Reverse Proxy
3 6 (3.19%) SAN
3 6 (3.19%) SSL
3 6 (3.19%) VPN
4 5 (2.66%) Skype
4 5 (2.66%) WAN
5 4 (2.13%) ATM
6 3 (1.60%) Network Security
7 2 (1.06%) ISDN
7 2 (1.06%) LAN
7 2 (1.06%) MPLS
7 2 (1.06%) PSTN
8 1 (0.53%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.19%) Big Data
2 4 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.60%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.53%) PowerCenter
4 1 (0.53%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.53%) SQL Server
General
1 56 (29.79%) Finance
2 40 (21.28%) Banking
3 33 (17.55%) Retail
4 10 (5.32%) Automotive
5 8 (4.26%) Marketing
6 5 (2.66%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.66%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.13%) Electronics
7 4 (2.13%) Spanish Language
8 2 (1.06%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (1.06%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.06%) German Language
9 1 (0.53%) Games
9 1 (0.53%) Law
9 1 (0.53%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.60%) Middleware
2 1 (0.53%) Web Services
2 1 (0.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.45%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.26%) Mobile App
3 5 (2.66%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.66%) User Experience
4 3 (1.60%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.60%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (1.06%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.06%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.53%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.53%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.53%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.53%) PKI
6 1 (0.53%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.79%) Windows
2 4 (2.13%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.06%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (44.68%) Project Management
2 65 (34.57%) PRINCE2
3 35 (18.62%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (18.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 27 (14.36%) Migration
6 18 (9.57%) E-Commerce
7 17 (9.04%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (8.51%) Project Governance
9 15 (7.98%) Business Analysis
10 13 (6.91%) Waterfall
11 12 (6.38%) Data Migration
12 10 (5.32%) Change Management
12 10 (5.32%) DevOps
12 10 (5.32%) Risk Assessment
13 8 (4.26%) Configuration Management
13 8 (4.26%) Logistics
13 8 (4.26%) Scrum
14 7 (3.72%) Coaching
14 7 (3.72%) Resource Management
14 7 (3.72%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.53%) Java
1 1 (0.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (7.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 15 (7.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 15 (7.98%) Security Cleared
2 14 (7.45%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.32%) PMI Certification
3 10 (5.32%) PMP
4 7 (3.72%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.06%) PCI QSA
6 1 (0.53%) APMP
6 1 (0.53%) Degree
6 1 (0.53%) HNC
6 1 (0.53%) HND
6 1 (0.53%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.66%) SLA
2 3 (1.60%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.06%) SEPA
4 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.60%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.60%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (10.11%) Microsoft
2 16 (8.51%) Oracle
3 9 (4.79%) SAP
4 8 (4.26%) Citrix
5 6 (3.19%) Blue Coat
5 6 (3.19%) CheckPoint
5 6 (3.19%) Cisco
5 6 (3.19%) F5
5 6 (3.19%) IronPort
6 4 (2.13%) VMware
7 3 (1.60%) IBM
7 3 (1.60%) Informatica
8 2 (1.06%) Tableau
9 1 (0.53%) Cognos
9 1 (0.53%) EMC
9 1 (0.53%) HP
9 1 (0.53%) ILOG
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