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 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Manager
Rank 18 14 13
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 788 749 832
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.11% 8.71% 8.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.82% 9.38% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 514 480
Average daily rate
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£415 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £300 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 8
Average hourly rate £39.25 £39.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.63% +43.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.40 £13.00 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £63.00 £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £38.15 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+8.12% +17.38%
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
8933 7989 8647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.91% 92.93% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5027 4266 4065
Average daily rate £363 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £215 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 488 497 617
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £11.12 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 October 2014.

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 October 2014.

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 October 2014. 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 +2 180 £400 -5.88% 34
Hampshire -7 168 £400 - 26
Buckinghamshire +9 140 £410 -3.52% 24
Surrey -19 102 £444 +11.11% 25
Oxfordshire +11 74 £430 +21.98% 8
West Sussex -5 32 £418 +9.86% 6
Kent +6 30 £475 +2.70% 11
East Sussex -6 25 £374 -1.57% 5
Middlesex -7 12 £419 -7.96% 2
Home Counties - 4 £700 -
Thames Valley +1 3 £550 +57.14%
Sussex - 1 £550 -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Project Manager
England

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

1 849 (49.88%) Project Management
2 595 (34.96%) PRINCE2
3 459 (26.97%) Finance
4 382 (22.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 268 (15.75%) Telecoms
6 216 (12.69%) Agile Software Development
7 162 (9.52%) Security Cleared
8 161 (9.46%) MS Project
9 156 (9.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 148 (8.70%) PMI Certification
11 146 (8.58%) Change Management
12 140 (8.23%) Microsoft
13 139 (8.17%) SC Cleared
14 132 (7.76%) Project Planning
15 126 (7.40%) PMP
16 116 (6.82%) PRINCE
17 115 (6.76%) Migration
18 106 (6.23%) Risk Management
19 105 (6.17%) Windows
19 105 (6.17%) Retail
20 102 (5.99%) MS Excel
21 98 (5.76%) CRM
21 98 (5.76%) ITIL
22 95 (5.58%) SAP
23 94 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
24 92 (5.41%) Oracle
25 87 (5.11%) Degree
26 83 (4.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
27 82 (4.82%) Programme Management
28 75 (4.41%) E-Commerce

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 53 (3.11%) SharePoint
2 37 (2.17%) CMS
3 18 (1.06%) Drupal
4 11 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
5 9 (0.53%) WebSphere
6 8 (0.47%) MS Exchange
7 7 (0.41%) Documentum
7 7 (0.41%) MS Project Server
7 7 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (0.35%) WebLogic
8 6 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (0.29%) IIS
9 5 (0.29%) IBM Notes
9 5 (0.29%) Lync
10 4 (0.24%) Confluence
10 4 (0.24%) FileNet
11 3 (0.18%) SAS
11 3 (0.18%) WordPress
12 2 (0.12%) WebSphere Portal
12 2 (0.12%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 161 (9.46%) MS Project
2 102 (5.99%) MS Excel
3 58 (3.41%) MS Office
4 31 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 29 (1.70%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.35%) Open Workbench
7 4 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.12%) SPSS
8 2 (0.12%) Maya
Business Applications
1 16 (0.94%) Oracle Applications
2 14 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
3 9 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.24%) SAP CO
4 4 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (0.24%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.18%) assyst
5 3 (0.18%) SAP IS-U
6 2 (0.12%) SAP GRC
6 2 (0.12%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.12%) Demantra
6 2 (0.12%) HFM
6 2 (0.12%) Maximo
6 2 (0.12%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.12%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 21 (1.23%) SaaS
2 14 (0.82%) Office 365
3 8 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.12%) IaaS
4 2 (0.12%) PaaS
5 1 (0.059%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.059%) Force.com
5 1 (0.059%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.059%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.06%) WAN
2 30 (1.76%) Internet
3 26 (1.53%) LAN
4 24 (1.41%) Firewall
5 18 (1.06%) MPLS
6 16 (0.94%) 4G
7 15 (0.88%) 3G
7 15 (0.88%) SAN
8 13 (0.76%) Intranet
8 13 (0.76%) Wireless
9 12 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
10 10 (0.59%) SDH
10 10 (0.59%) VoIP
10 10 (0.59%) ATM
11 9 (0.53%) MVNO
12 7 (0.41%) Radio Access Network
12 7 (0.41%) Broadband
12 7 (0.41%) 2G
13 6 (0.35%) LTE
13 6 (0.35%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (0.82%) SQL Server
3 10 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
4 9 (0.53%) Data Mining
5 5 (0.29%) PowerCenter
6 4 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.24%) Big Data
6 4 (0.24%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.12%) Essbase
8 2 (0.12%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (0.12%) SAP HANA
8 2 (0.12%) QlikView
9 1 (0.059%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.059%) BusinessObjects XI
9 1 (0.059%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.059%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 4 (0.24%) JIRA
2 3 (0.18%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (0.12%) LoadRunner
3 2 (0.12%) ClearQuest
3 2 (0.12%) ClearCase
3 2 (0.12%) Dreamweaver
3 2 (0.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.059%) Toad
4 1 (0.059%) MSI
4 1 (0.059%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.059%) Subversion
4 1 (0.059%) Maven
4 1 (0.059%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.059%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.059%) Jenkins
General
1 459 (26.97%) Finance
2 268 (15.75%) Telecoms
3 105 (6.17%) Retail
4 69 (4.05%) Banking
5 50 (2.94%) Marketing
6 40 (2.35%) Pharmaceutical
7 36 (2.12%) Billing
8 34 (2.00%) Manufacturing
9 28 (1.65%) Publishing
10 24 (1.41%) Legal
11 21 (1.23%) Electronics
12 18 (1.06%) Back Office
12 18 (1.06%) Spanish Language
13 11 (0.65%) Retail Banking
13 11 (0.65%) Automotive
13 11 (0.65%) Advertising
14 10 (0.59%) German Language
15 7 (0.41%) Local Government
15 7 (0.41%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.35%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (1.65%) .NET
2 18 (1.06%) HTML
3 13 (0.76%) Web Services
4 8 (0.47%) ASP.NET
5 6 (0.35%) J2EE
6 5 (0.29%) JSP
7 4 (0.24%) CSS
7 4 (0.24%) Middleware
7 4 (0.24%) HTML5
8 3 (0.18%) Application Packaging
8 3 (0.18%) Mason
8 3 (0.18%) XML
8 3 (0.18%) Hibernate
9 2 (0.12%) Spring
9 2 (0.12%) LAMP
9 2 (0.12%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.12%) Java EE
9 2 (0.12%) jQuery
10 1 (0.059%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (0.059%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 94 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (2.12%) PMI
3 31 (1.82%) NHS
4 28 (1.65%) Economics
5 25 (1.47%) Management Information System
6 16 (0.94%) Mobile App
7 15 (0.88%) FMCG
8 14 (0.82%) DTV
9 13 (0.76%) Smart Meter
9 13 (0.76%) User Experience
10 10 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (0.53%) E-Learning
12 8 (0.47%) Social Media
13 7 (0.41%) Open Source
13 7 (0.41%) EPoS
14 6 (0.35%) Blackberry
14 6 (0.35%) PKI
14 6 (0.35%) CCTV
14 6 (0.35%) Credit Risk
14 6 (0.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 105 (6.17%) Windows
2 47 (2.76%) Windows 7
3 19 (1.12%) UNIX
4 12 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (0.65%) Windows XP
5 11 (0.65%) Linux
6 9 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
8 5 (0.29%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.18%) Android
9 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.12%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.12%) Windows NT
10 2 (0.12%) AIX
11 1 (0.059%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.059%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.059%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 849 (49.88%) Project Management
2 595 (34.96%) PRINCE2
3 382 (22.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 216 (12.69%) Agile Software Development
5 146 (8.58%) Change Management
6 132 (7.76%) Project Planning
7 116 (6.82%) PRINCE
8 115 (6.76%) Migration
9 106 (6.23%) Risk Management
10 98 (5.76%) ITIL
10 98 (5.76%) CRM
11 82 (4.82%) Programme Management
12 75 (4.41%) E-Commerce
13 74 (4.35%) Supplier Management
14 62 (3.64%) Service Delivery
15 59 (3.47%) Scrum
16 51 (3.00%) Waterfall
17 48 (2.82%) Business Intelligence
18 46 (2.70%) Business Analysis
19 44 (2.59%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 32 (1.88%) SQL
2 19 (1.12%) Java
3 17 (1.00%) C
4 10 (0.59%) JavaScript
5 6 (0.35%) PHP
6 4 (0.24%) C#
7 3 (0.18%) C++
8 1 (0.059%) VB
8 1 (0.059%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.059%) VBA
8 1 (0.059%) Ruby
8 1 (0.059%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.059%) R
Qualifications
1 162 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 156 (9.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 148 (8.70%) PMI Certification
4 139 (8.17%) SC Cleared
5 126 (7.40%) PMP
6 87 (5.11%) Degree
7 83 (4.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 26 (1.53%) DV Cleared
9 16 (0.94%) APMP
9 16 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
10 15 (0.88%) HND
11 13 (0.76%) HNC
12 8 (0.47%) ISEB
13 7 (0.41%) CISSP
13 7 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
14 6 (0.35%) CISM
14 6 (0.35%) CCNA
14 6 (0.35%) MAPM
14 6 (0.35%) ISTQB
14 6 (0.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (1.35%) QA
2 18 (1.06%) PCI DSS
3 15 (0.88%) SLA
3 15 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.76%) ISO 9001
5 11 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.29%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.18%) GMP
8 2 (0.12%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.12%) GxP
9 1 (0.059%) BS15000
9 1 (0.059%) MiFID
9 1 (0.059%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.059%) P3O
9 1 (0.059%) UCITS
9 1 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 27 (1.59%) Active Directory
2 13 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.24%) XenApp
4 3 (0.18%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.12%) vSphere
6 1 (0.059%) XenServer
6 1 (0.059%) Firmware
6 1 (0.059%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.059%) Snort
6 1 (0.059%) Xen
6 1 (0.059%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (0.76%) SCCM
2 11 (0.65%) SCOM
3 6 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.12%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.059%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.059%) Netcool
5 1 (0.059%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.059%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 140 (8.23%) Microsoft
2 95 (5.58%) SAP
3 92 (5.41%) Oracle
4 37 (2.17%) Cisco
5 32 (1.88%) VMware
6 31 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
7 27 (1.59%) Citrix
8 15 (0.88%) HP
8 15 (0.88%) Metastorm
9 13 (0.76%) Avaya
10 11 (0.65%) IBM
10 11 (0.65%) CheckPoint
11 7 (0.41%) Cognos
11 7 (0.41%) EMC
12 6 (0.35%) Genesys
12 6 (0.35%) Siebel
12 6 (0.35%) Lotus
12 6 (0.35%) Remedy
12 6 (0.35%) Open Text
13 5 (0.29%) Symantec
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