The table below looks at the statistics for the Project Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Manager
Rank 12 13 10
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 959 917 887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.58% 9.70% 10.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.46% 10.55% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 607 587 479
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £520 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £407 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.41% +1.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 17
Average hourly rate £38.25 £36.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.15 £22.50 £26.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £72.50 £53.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +0.80%
Project Manager
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
9169 8688 7867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.59% 91.86% 92.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 5062 4803 3935
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £213 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 440 456 615
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Project Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Project Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Project Manager
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Project Manager Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Project Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Manager across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Project Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Project Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Project Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Project Manager
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Manager across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Project Manager Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Project Manager
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Manager within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -3 226 £420 -1.17% 40
Hampshire +14 207 £420 -6.66% 36
Buckinghamshire -1 170 £413 +3.12% 16
Surrey +2 130 £450 +9.09% 34
Oxfordshire -3 77 £450 +28.57% 15
West Sussex -4 67 £400 - 15
Kent -9 27 £375 -0.33% 8
East Sussex -12 18 £488 +51.16% 5
Middlesex +11 16 £400 -5.88% 1
Sussex -3 5 £475 +31.94%
Isle of Wight - 2 £395 -
M4 Corridor -1 1 £410 -
Project Manager
England

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 887 (49.14%) Project Management
2 581 (32.19%) PRINCE2
3 451 (24.99%) Finance
4 384 (21.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 277 (15.35%) Agile Software Development
6 218 (12.08%) Telecoms
7 217 (12.02%) MS Project
8 161 (8.92%) Project Planning
9 159 (8.81%) Migration
10 156 (8.64%) Security Cleared
11 152 (8.42%) Microsoft
12 148 (8.20%) Change Management
13 131 (7.26%) PMI Certification
14 130 (7.20%) SC Cleared
15 116 (6.43%) ITIL
16 115 (6.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 108 (5.98%) SAP
18 106 (5.87%) MS Excel
19 102 (5.65%) Retail
19 102 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
20 99 (5.48%) E-Commerce
21 98 (5.43%) CRM
21 98 (5.43%) Waterfall
22 95 (5.26%) Windows
23 94 (5.21%) Degree
24 92 (5.10%) PMP
24 92 (5.10%) Risk Management
25 91 (5.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
26 80 (4.43%) Programme Management
27 79 (4.38%) MS Office

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 56 (3.10%) SharePoint
2 28 (1.55%) CMS
3 11 (0.61%) WebSphere
3 11 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
4 10 (0.55%) Lync
4 10 (0.55%) MS Exchange
4 10 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (0.39%) Drupal
6 5 (0.28%) Confluence
6 5 (0.28%) Moodle
6 5 (0.28%) Alfresco
7 4 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.22%) Mule
7 4 (0.22%) FileNet
8 3 (0.17%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.17%) Liferay
8 3 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.11%) SAS
9 2 (0.11%) Documentum
9 2 (0.11%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 217 (12.02%) MS Project
2 106 (5.87%) MS Excel
3 79 (4.38%) MS Office
4 35 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
5 32 (1.77%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.17%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.11%) SPSS
8 1 (0.055%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 18 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.72%) SAP CRM
3 12 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 10 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.44%) SAP IS-U
5 8 (0.44%) Agresso
6 7 (0.39%) Primavera
7 6 (0.33%) SAP HR
8 5 (0.28%) SAP Payroll
8 5 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
9 4 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
9 4 (0.22%) HFM
9 4 (0.22%) assyst
10 3 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.17%) SAP SRM
10 3 (0.17%) SAP CO
10 3 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
10 3 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
10 3 (0.17%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 15 (0.83%) Office 365
2 6 (0.33%) SaaS
3 4 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
3 4 (0.22%) Adobe Analytics
3 4 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.22%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.11%) Taleo
5 1 (0.055%) SmartFocus
5 1 (0.055%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.055%) Force.com
5 1 (0.055%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 47 (2.60%) LAN
2 42 (2.33%) WAN
3 23 (1.27%) Radio Access Network
3 23 (1.27%) Firewall
3 23 (1.27%) Internet
4 20 (1.11%) 4G
5 18 (1.00%) Wireless
5 18 (1.00%) VoIP
6 15 (0.83%) ATM
6 15 (0.83%) 3G
6 15 (0.83%) Intranet
7 14 (0.78%) SAN
8 12 (0.66%) MPLS
9 11 (0.61%) LTE
9 11 (0.61%) Unified Communications
10 10 (0.55%) 2G
11 9 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (0.50%) Ethernet
12 8 (0.44%) VPN
12 8 (0.44%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (1.00%) SQL Server
3 11 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (0.50%) Big Data
5 8 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (0.28%) Hadoop
7 4 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (0.22%) OLAP
7 4 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.17%) QlikView
8 3 (0.17%) Oracle OLAP
8 3 (0.17%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.17%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (0.17%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.055%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.055%) Spotfire
10 1 (0.055%) SQL Anywhere
10 1 (0.055%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 19 (1.05%) JIRA
2 3 (0.17%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (0.11%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.11%) Selenium
4 1 (0.055%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.055%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.055%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.055%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.055%) UltraEdit
4 1 (0.055%) Yeoman
General
1 451 (24.99%) Finance
2 218 (12.08%) Telecoms
3 102 (5.65%) Retail
4 56 (3.10%) Banking
5 50 (2.77%) Marketing
6 45 (2.49%) Manufacturing
7 38 (2.11%) Pharmaceutical
8 37 (2.05%) Publishing
9 25 (1.39%) Automotive
10 21 (1.16%) Legal
11 16 (0.89%) Billing
12 13 (0.72%) Financial Institution
13 12 (0.66%) German Language
14 10 (0.55%) Advertising
14 10 (0.55%) Electronics
14 10 (0.55%) Back Office
15 9 (0.50%) French Language
16 7 (0.39%) Italian Language
16 7 (0.39%) Local Government
16 7 (0.39%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (1.83%) .NET
2 22 (1.22%) Middleware
3 9 (0.50%) Application Packaging
4 7 (0.39%) Web Services
5 4 (0.22%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (0.22%) jQuery
6 3 (0.17%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.17%) EDI
6 3 (0.17%) HTML
6 3 (0.17%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.17%) Mason
7 2 (0.11%) RESTful
7 2 (0.11%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.11%) Visualforce
7 2 (0.11%) CSS
7 2 (0.11%) SOAP
7 2 (0.11%) J2EE
7 2 (0.11%) SAP CO-PA
8 1 (0.055%) Java EE
8 1 (0.055%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 102 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (3.05%) PMI
3 33 (1.83%) Management Information System
4 32 (1.77%) NHS
4 32 (1.77%) Mobile App
5 26 (1.44%) Economics
6 22 (1.22%) Smart Meter
7 21 (1.16%) FMCG
8 18 (1.00%) E-Learning
9 11 (0.61%) User Experience
10 10 (0.55%) LIMS
11 9 (0.50%) DTV
12 8 (0.44%) Learning Management System
13 7 (0.39%) Computer Science
14 6 (0.33%) Data Integration
15 5 (0.28%) Human Factors
15 5 (0.28%) Social Media
15 5 (0.28%) Digital Media
15 5 (0.28%) Mobile Banking
15 5 (0.28%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 95 (5.26%) Windows
2 32 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
3 25 (1.39%) Linux
4 24 (1.33%) Windows 7
5 15 (0.83%) UNIX
5 15 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
6 9 (0.50%) Android
7 7 (0.39%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.33%) AIX
9 5 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.22%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.17%) Solaris
11 3 (0.17%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.055%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.055%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 887 (49.14%) Project Management
2 581 (32.19%) PRINCE2
3 384 (21.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 277 (15.35%) Agile Software Development
5 161 (8.92%) Project Planning
6 159 (8.81%) Migration
7 148 (8.20%) Change Management
8 116 (6.43%) ITIL
9 99 (5.48%) E-Commerce
10 98 (5.43%) CRM
10 98 (5.43%) Waterfall
11 92 (5.10%) Risk Management
12 80 (4.43%) Programme Management
13 77 (4.27%) PRINCE
14 73 (4.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 70 (3.88%) Scrum
16 56 (3.10%) Change Control
17 47 (2.60%) Supplier Management
18 45 (2.49%) Logistics
19 44 (2.44%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 36 (1.99%) SQL
2 27 (1.50%) C
3 21 (1.16%) Java
4 6 (0.33%) C#
5 4 (0.22%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.11%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.055%) Ruby
7 1 (0.055%) Perl
7 1 (0.055%) PHP
7 1 (0.055%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.055%) COBOL
7 1 (0.055%) VB
7 1 (0.055%) VBA
7 1 (0.055%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 156 (8.64%) Security Cleared
2 131 (7.26%) PMI Certification
3 130 (7.20%) SC Cleared
4 115 (6.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 94 (5.21%) Degree
6 92 (5.10%) PMP
7 91 (5.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 26 (1.44%) APMP
9 22 (1.22%) DV Cleared
10 11 (0.61%) CISSP
11 10 (0.55%) HNC
11 10 (0.55%) HND
12 9 (0.50%) CISM
13 8 (0.44%) ISEB
13 8 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.33%) GIAC
15 3 (0.17%) MCP
15 3 (0.17%) MAPM
16 2 (0.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 2 (0.11%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (2.94%) QA
2 23 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 18 (1.00%) GAMP
4 13 (0.72%) SLA
5 12 (0.66%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.61%) GMP
6 11 (0.61%) GxP
7 5 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.28%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.28%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.11%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.11%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.055%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.055%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.055%) P3O
System Software
1 34 (1.88%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.22%) vSphere
4 3 (0.17%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.11%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 2 (0.11%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.055%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.055%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 18 (1.00%) SCCM
2 4 (0.22%) SCOM
2 4 (0.22%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (0.11%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.11%) FortiGate
3 2 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.11%) Puppet
4 1 (0.055%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.055%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.055%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.055%) Netcool
4 1 (0.055%) TeamSite
4 1 (0.055%) OpenView
4 1 (0.055%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 152 (8.42%) Microsoft
2 108 (5.98%) SAP
3 78 (4.32%) Oracle
4 36 (1.99%) Cisco
5 24 (1.33%) VMware
6 19 (1.05%) HP
6 19 (1.05%) Citrix
7 13 (0.72%) Hyperion
7 13 (0.72%) CheckPoint
8 12 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (0.55%) Cognos
9 10 (0.55%) Adobe
9 10 (0.55%) CODA
9 10 (0.55%) Planview
10 9 (0.50%) webMethods
10 9 (0.50%) Remedy
11 8 (0.44%) hybris
11 8 (0.44%) IBM
11 8 (0.44%) TIBCO
12 7 (0.39%) Amdocs
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: 480 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
TEKsystems
Posted: 3 days ago
Buckinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Amersham, Buckinghamshire
Experis Engineering
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £1 - 450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Amersham, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £240 - £270 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £335 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
East Sussex
The Myers Group
Rate: From £450 to £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £330 per day 6 months contract
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £55 000 to £75 000 basic (+ superb package!!!)
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
JM
Rate: £480 - £510 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago