The table below looks at the statistics for the Project Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford 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 28 August 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Manager
Rank 3 6 20
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 37 27 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 16.97% 13.30% 5.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 18.14% 13.50% 5.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 19 11
Average daily rate
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£413 £375 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £478 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £29.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.58% -21.62%
Project Manager
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford 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
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
204 200 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 93.58% 98.52% 96.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 106 135
Average daily rate £350 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £499 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 19 39
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £12.70 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £25.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Project Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Project Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Project Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Project Manager Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Project Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Manager across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Project Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Project Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Project Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 29 (41.43%) Project Management
2 22 (31.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (20.00%) MS Project
4 13 (18.57%) PRINCE2
5 12 (17.14%) Project Planning
6 11 (15.71%) Demand Management
6 11 (15.71%) Publishing
7 10 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
8 8 (11.43%) Budget Control
8 8 (11.43%) Finance
8 8 (11.43%) Change Management
9 7 (10.00%) Scrum
10 6 (8.57%) Microsoft
11 5 (7.14%) E-Commerce
11 5 (7.14%) SAP
11 5 (7.14%) Business Transformation
11 5 (7.14%) Requirements Management
12 4 (5.71%) MS Excel
12 4 (5.71%) CMS
12 4 (5.71%) Migration
12 4 (5.71%) Quality Management
13 3 (4.29%) Risk Management
13 3 (4.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (4.29%) Content Management
13 3 (4.29%) Agile Software Development
13 3 (4.29%) System Testing
13 3 (4.29%) Degree
13 3 (4.29%) QA
13 3 (4.29%) Security Cleared
13 3 (4.29%) Waterfall

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 4 (5.71%) CMS
2 2 (2.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (20.00%) MS Project
2 10 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (5.71%) MS Excel
4 2 (2.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.43%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.86%) LAN
1 2 (2.86%) WAN
2 1 (1.43%) Wireless
2 1 (1.43%) PBX
2 1 (1.43%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (15.71%) Publishing
2 8 (11.43%) Finance
3 2 (2.86%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.86%) Electronics
3 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.86%) Marketing
4 1 (1.43%) Banking
4 1 (1.43%) Retail
4 1 (1.43%) Billing
4 1 (1.43%) Local Government
4 1 (1.43%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.43%) .NET
1 1 (1.43%) Web Services
1 1 (1.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.86%) DTV
1 2 (2.86%) PMI
2 1 (1.43%) NHS
2 1 (1.43%) CMDB
2 1 (1.43%) Credit Risk
2 1 (1.43%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (41.43%) Project Management
2 22 (31.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (18.57%) PRINCE2
4 12 (17.14%) Project Planning
5 11 (15.71%) Demand Management
6 8 (11.43%) Budget Control
6 8 (11.43%) Change Management
7 7 (10.00%) Scrum
8 5 (7.14%) E-Commerce
8 5 (7.14%) Requirements Management
8 5 (7.14%) Business Transformation
9 4 (5.71%) Migration
9 4 (5.71%) Quality Management
10 3 (4.29%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (4.29%) Risk Management
10 3 (4.29%) Content Management
10 3 (4.29%) Waterfall
10 3 (4.29%) System Testing
11 2 (2.86%) Time Management
11 2 (2.86%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (4.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 3 (4.29%) Degree
1 3 (4.29%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.86%) PMI Certification
2 2 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.43%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.43%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (8.57%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.14%) SAP
3 2 (2.86%) Cognos
4 1 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.43%) SolarWinds
4 1 (1.43%) Jaspersoft
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