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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Manager
Rank 12 11 12
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 944 844 872
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.53% 9.23% 9.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.28% 10.01% 10.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 553 574
Average daily rate
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£425 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £421 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.31% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 12
Average hourly rate £50.00 £26.98 £25.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.35% +4.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.70 £20.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £28.24 £40.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £29.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+41.17% +2.58%
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
9180 8428 8132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.63% 92.15% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5526 4697 4301
Average daily rate £375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 410 497
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.21 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.99% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -1 239 £425 +7.59% 34
Hampshire +2 192 £375 -11.76% 30
Buckinghamshire +3 164 £415 +2.46% 9
Surrey +10 150 £433 +1.76% 9
Oxfordshire -10 64 £425 +6.25% 9
West Sussex -4 43 £438 +25.00% 6
East Sussex -5 29 £410 +3.53% 8
Middlesex +11 22 £439 -9.34%
Kent +1 21 £375 -6.25% 9
Sussex - 4 £375 -
Thames Valley - 4 £350 -
M4 Corridor +2 2 £550 -
Home Counties +6 1 £475 -29.62%
Project Manager
England

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 921 (52.51%) Project Management
2 622 (35.46%) PRINCE2
3 519 (29.59%) Finance
4 438 (24.97%) Stakeholder Management
5 268 (15.28%) Agile Software Development
6 198 (11.29%) Migration
7 196 (11.17%) MS Project
8 185 (10.55%) Telecoms
9 169 (9.64%) Security Cleared
10 168 (9.58%) Microsoft
11 162 (9.24%) PMI Certification
12 157 (8.95%) Data Centre
13 150 (8.55%) Project Planning
13 150 (8.55%) Change Management
14 148 (8.44%) ITIL
15 120 (6.84%) SC Cleared
16 115 (6.56%) PMP
17 113 (6.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 113 (6.44%) Windows
18 101 (5.76%) MS Office
19 100 (5.70%) MS Excel
20 99 (5.64%) Oracle
21 98 (5.59%) Programme Management
22 87 (4.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
23 86 (4.90%) SAP
24 84 (4.79%) Risk Management
25 83 (4.73%) Waterfall
26 80 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
26 80 (4.56%) PMI
26 80 (4.56%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 66 (3.76%) SharePoint
2 20 (1.14%) CMS
3 10 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
4 9 (0.51%) Lync
4 9 (0.51%) WebSphere
5 7 (0.40%) Alfresco
6 6 (0.34%) Drupal
6 6 (0.34%) MS Exchange
7 5 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.29%) Confluence
8 4 (0.23%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.11%) Lotus Domino
9 2 (0.11%) Documentum
9 2 (0.11%) SAS
9 2 (0.11%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.11%) Moodle
10 1 (0.057%) WordPress
10 1 (0.057%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.057%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.057%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 196 (11.17%) MS Project
2 101 (5.76%) MS Office
3 100 (5.70%) MS Excel
4 43 (2.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 24 (1.37%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.057%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.057%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.057%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.057%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 15 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 11 (0.63%) SAP CRM
4 7 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.34%) Primavera
6 4 (0.23%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.17%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.17%) SAP IS-U
7 3 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.17%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.17%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.11%) SAP MM
8 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.057%) Cerner Millennium
9 1 (0.057%) Eagle PACE
9 1 (0.057%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 25 (1.43%) Office 365
2 10 (0.57%) SaaS
3 7 (0.40%) Google Analytics
4 5 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.17%) Taleo
5 3 (0.17%) SmartFocus
5 3 (0.17%) IaaS
5 3 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.057%) Veeva
6 1 (0.057%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (3.36%) LAN
2 56 (3.19%) WAN
3 21 (1.20%) VoIP
4 18 (1.03%) Firewall
5 17 (0.97%) SAN
5 17 (0.97%) Unified Communications
5 17 (0.97%) 4G
6 15 (0.86%) 3G
6 15 (0.86%) Wireless
7 14 (0.80%) Intranet
8 12 (0.68%) Internet
8 12 (0.68%) 2G
8 12 (0.68%) IP Telephony
9 10 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (0.57%) ATM
9 10 (0.57%) LTE
10 8 (0.46%) Radio Access Network
11 7 (0.40%) TCP/IP
12 6 (0.34%) Cisco ICM
13 5 (0.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (0.86%) SQL Server
3 13 (0.74%) Oracle Database
4 11 (0.63%) Big Data
5 10 (0.57%) Oracle Database 12c
6 6 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (0.29%) SAP BW
8 4 (0.23%) OLAP
8 4 (0.23%) SAP BI
9 3 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.17%) Oracle OLAP
9 3 (0.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.17%) SAP HANA
10 2 (0.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.11%) QlikView
10 2 (0.11%) MySQL
11 1 (0.057%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.057%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.057%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 11 (0.63%) JIRA
2 3 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.11%) Subversion
4 1 (0.057%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.057%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.057%) Hudson
4 1 (0.057%) Jenkins
General
1 519 (29.59%) Finance
2 185 (10.55%) Telecoms
3 80 (4.56%) Banking
4 79 (4.50%) Retail
5 75 (4.28%) Marketing
6 45 (2.57%) Automotive
7 34 (1.94%) Manufacturing
8 33 (1.88%) Publishing
9 24 (1.37%) Billing
9 24 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
10 16 (0.91%) Financial Institution
11 15 (0.86%) Legal
12 11 (0.63%) Back Office
12 11 (0.63%) Electronics
12 11 (0.63%) Spanish Language
13 8 (0.46%) Portuguese Language
13 8 (0.46%) Military
14 7 (0.40%) Advertising
14 7 (0.40%) French Language
14 7 (0.40%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (0.97%) .NET
2 12 (0.68%) Middleware
3 10 (0.57%) Web Services
4 5 (0.29%) XML
4 5 (0.29%) JRules
5 4 (0.23%) Application Packaging
5 4 (0.23%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (0.17%) HTML
7 2 (0.11%) SOAP
7 2 (0.11%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.11%) RESTful
8 1 (0.057%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.057%) CSS
8 1 (0.057%) JSP
8 1 (0.057%) Velocity
8 1 (0.057%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 1 (0.057%) jQuery
8 1 (0.057%) Mason
8 1 (0.057%) JSF
8 1 (0.057%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 157 (8.95%) Data Centre
2 80 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (4.56%) PMI
3 32 (1.82%) Management Information System
4 31 (1.77%) Economics
5 22 (1.25%) NHS
6 21 (1.20%) Mobile App
7 20 (1.14%) Smart Meter
8 15 (0.86%) FMCG
9 13 (0.74%) Data Integration
10 9 (0.51%) DTV
11 8 (0.46%) Data Protection Act
11 8 (0.46%) Freedom of Information
11 8 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (0.46%) Mobile Banking
11 8 (0.46%) User Experience
12 7 (0.40%) Mainframe
13 6 (0.34%) EPoS
13 6 (0.34%) Digital Media
14 5 (0.29%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 113 (6.44%) Windows
2 26 (1.48%) Linux
3 25 (1.43%) Windows 7
4 23 (1.31%) UNIX
5 14 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (0.51%) Android
7 8 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.40%) Apple iOS
8 7 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
8 7 (0.40%) AIX
9 6 (0.34%) Solaris
9 6 (0.34%) Windows XP
9 6 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.17%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.057%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.057%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 921 (52.51%) Project Management
2 622 (35.46%) PRINCE2
3 438 (24.97%) Stakeholder Management
4 268 (15.28%) Agile Software Development
5 198 (11.29%) Migration
6 150 (8.55%) Change Management
6 150 (8.55%) Project Planning
7 148 (8.44%) ITIL
8 98 (5.59%) Programme Management
9 84 (4.79%) Risk Management
10 83 (4.73%) Waterfall
11 74 (4.22%) CRM
12 68 (3.88%) PRINCE
13 66 (3.76%) SDLC
14 64 (3.65%) Change Control
15 62 (3.53%) Scrum
16 61 (3.48%) Business Intelligence
17 58 (3.31%) E-Commerce
18 57 (3.25%) Service Management
19 55 (3.14%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (2.34%) SQL
2 22 (1.25%) C
3 14 (0.80%) Java
4 3 (0.17%) VBA
5 2 (0.11%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.11%) C#
5 2 (0.11%) PHP
5 2 (0.11%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.057%) RPG
6 1 (0.057%) C++
6 1 (0.057%) Perl
6 1 (0.057%) C-shell
6 1 (0.057%) R
Qualifications
1 169 (9.64%) Security Cleared
2 162 (9.24%) PMI Certification
3 120 (6.84%) SC Cleared
4 115 (6.56%) PMP
5 113 (6.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 87 (4.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 75 (4.28%) Degree
8 29 (1.65%) DV Cleared
9 23 (1.31%) APMP
10 22 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.40%) ISEB
12 4 (0.23%) CISSP
13 3 (0.17%) CIMA
14 2 (0.11%) MBA
14 2 (0.11%) ACCA
14 2 (0.11%) MCP
14 2 (0.11%) HNC
14 2 (0.11%) HND
14 2 (0.11%) AAT
14 2 (0.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (2.68%) QA
2 19 (1.08%) SLA
3 16 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (0.57%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.51%) PMBOK
6 7 (0.40%) Solvency II
7 5 (0.29%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.23%) GxP
9 1 (0.057%) COBIT
9 1 (0.057%) FATCA
9 1 (0.057%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.057%) GAMP
9 1 (0.057%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.057%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 40 (2.28%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.17%) XenApp
4 2 (0.11%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.057%) vSphere
5 1 (0.057%) vCloud
5 1 (0.057%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.057%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 19 (1.08%) SCCM
2 7 (0.40%) Cisco UCCE
3 3 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.11%) Puppet
4 2 (0.11%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (0.11%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.11%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.11%) Netcool
4 2 (0.11%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.057%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.057%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.057%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.057%) OpenView
5 1 (0.057%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 168 (9.58%) Microsoft
2 99 (5.64%) Oracle
3 86 (4.90%) SAP
4 28 (1.60%) Cisco
5 25 (1.43%) Citrix
6 24 (1.37%) VMware
7 21 (1.20%) HP
8 16 (0.91%) Cognos
8 16 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
9 14 (0.80%) Hyperion
10 12 (0.68%) IBM
11 10 (0.57%) EMC
11 10 (0.57%) Planview
11 10 (0.57%) ServiceNow
12 9 (0.51%) Remedy
12 9 (0.51%) Siebel
12 9 (0.51%) NetApp
13 8 (0.46%) PeopleSoft
14 7 (0.40%) Ericsson
14 7 (0.40%) CheckPoint
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Rate: £400 - 600 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
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Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
ICP Search
Rate: From £375 to £425 per day
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Wokingham, Berkshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
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Buckinghamshire
Amoria Bond - UK
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Reading, Berkshire
Senitor Associates
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
People Source Consulting
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
JM
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Newbury, Berkshire
Burns Sheehan
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Southampton
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Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
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West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £375 - £450 Per Day
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West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
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West Sussex
Salt
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Oxford, Oxfordshire
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East Sussex
Salt
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High Wycombe
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Banbury
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