The table below looks at the statistics for the Project Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 29 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Manager
Rank 14 17 13
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 258 249 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 8.81% 8.05% 8.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.15% 8.39% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 175 192
Average daily rate £410 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.53% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £405
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £21.83 £30.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.25% -29.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £34.00 £37.65
% change year-on-year
-32.35% -9.69%
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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2820 2968 3009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 96.25% 95.93% 94.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1801 1831 1839
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 170 182
Average hourly rate £35.00 £20.19 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.39% +12.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £11.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £42.50
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 the South West

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

Project Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Project Manager
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Project Manager Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Project Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Manager across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Project Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Project Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Project Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Project Manager
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Bristol -5 79 £410 +2.50% 15
Dorset +10 46 £440 +17.33% 3
Wiltshire -4 46 £400 +2.23% 6
Devon +10 25 £359 +8.78% 6
Gloucestershire +3 25 £275 -26.66% 7
Somerset +1 15 £425 +4.93% 3
Cornwall +5 1 £325 -
Project Manager
England

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

1 227 (45.04%) Project Management
2 186 (36.90%) PRINCE2
3 135 (26.79%) Finance
4 123 (24.40%) Stakeholder Management
5 105 (20.83%) Security Cleared
6 101 (20.04%) Agile Software Development
7 61 (12.10%) SC Cleared
8 47 (9.33%) Migration
8 47 (9.33%) MS Project
9 41 (8.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 40 (7.94%) Telecoms
11 39 (7.74%) ITIL
12 38 (7.54%) DV Cleared
13 36 (7.14%) Waterfall
13 36 (7.14%) MS Excel
13 36 (7.14%) Change Management
14 33 (6.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 31 (6.15%) Banking
16 30 (5.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 27 (5.36%) Microsoft
18 26 (5.16%) NHS
18 26 (5.16%) SAP
18 26 (5.16%) Retail
18 26 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
19 24 (4.76%) Data Centre
19 24 (4.76%) CRM
19 24 (4.76%) E-Commerce
19 24 (4.76%) ERP
19 24 (4.76%) Risk Management
20 23 (4.56%) Resource Management

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 9 (1.79%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.39%) IIS
2 7 (1.39%) WebSphere
3 4 (0.79%) CMS
3 4 (0.79%) Confluence
3 4 (0.79%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.40%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.20%) Drupal
5 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.20%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 47 (9.33%) MS Project
2 36 (7.14%) MS Excel
3 20 (3.97%) MS Office
4 7 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.39%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (1.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.60%) Magento
4 3 (0.60%) SAP PM
4 3 (0.60%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.40%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.40%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.40%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.20%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.20%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.20%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.20%) SAP PS
6 1 (0.20%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.20%) SystmOne
6 1 (0.20%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.17%) Office 365
2 3 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.40%) IaaS
3 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.40%) SaaS
4 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.38%) Firewall
1 12 (2.38%) WAN
2 11 (2.18%) Unified Communications
3 8 (1.59%) Skype
4 7 (1.39%) LAN
5 5 (0.99%) Radio Access Network
6 4 (0.79%) Wireless
7 3 (0.60%) Internet
8 2 (0.40%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.40%) Softphone
8 2 (0.40%) VoIP
9 1 (0.20%) Broadband
9 1 (0.20%) GSM
9 1 (0.20%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.20%) Intranet
9 1 (0.20%) MPLS
9 1 (0.20%) PABX
9 1 (0.20%) SMS
9 1 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.20%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (0.99%) Oracle Database
2 5 (0.99%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.20%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (0.99%) JIRA
2 3 (0.60%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.40%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.20%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 135 (26.79%) Finance
2 40 (7.94%) Telecoms
3 31 (6.15%) Banking
4 26 (5.16%) Retail
5 11 (2.18%) Marketing
6 10 (1.98%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.39%) Electronics
8 6 (1.19%) Billing
9 3 (0.60%) Law
9 3 (0.60%) Legal
9 3 (0.60%) Local Government
9 3 (0.60%) Military
9 3 (0.60%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.40%) Advertising
10 2 (0.40%) Publishing
11 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.60%) .NET
2 2 (0.40%) Middleware
3 1 (0.20%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.20%) J2EE
3 1 (0.20%) JFC
3 1 (0.20%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
1 26 (5.16%) NHS
2 24 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 19 (3.77%) Management Information System
4 8 (1.59%) User Experience
5 7 (1.39%) iPad
6 6 (1.19%) Informatics
7 5 (0.99%) PMI
8 3 (0.60%) BYOD
8 3 (0.60%) Driving Licence
8 3 (0.60%) Handset
8 3 (0.60%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.40%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.20%) Biology
10 1 (0.20%) Chemistry
10 1 (0.20%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.20%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.20%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.20%) Pricing Data
10 1 (0.20%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 17 (3.37%) Windows
2 8 (1.59%) Linux
2 8 (1.59%) Unix
3 7 (1.39%) Oracle Linux
3 7 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (0.60%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.40%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.20%) AIX
6 1 (0.20%) VMS
6 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (45.04%) Project Management
2 186 (36.90%) PRINCE2
3 123 (24.40%) Stakeholder Management
4 101 (20.04%) Agile Software Development
5 47 (9.33%) Migration
6 39 (7.74%) ITIL
7 36 (7.14%) Change Management
7 36 (7.14%) Waterfall
8 33 (6.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 24 (4.76%) CRM
9 24 (4.76%) E-Commerce
9 24 (4.76%) ERP
9 24 (4.76%) Risk Management
10 23 (4.56%) Resource Management
11 22 (4.37%) Programme Management
12 21 (4.17%) Project Planning
13 20 (3.97%) Change Control
14 19 (3.77%) Service Management
15 18 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
15 18 (3.57%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (2.38%) C
2 10 (1.98%) Java
3 7 (1.39%) AWK
3 7 (1.39%) Bash Shell
3 7 (1.39%) Perl
3 7 (1.39%) Python
3 7 (1.39%) sed
4 5 (0.99%) SQL
5 1 (0.20%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 105 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 61 (12.10%) SC Cleared
3 41 (8.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 38 (7.54%) DV Cleared
5 30 (5.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 20 (3.97%) APMP
7 15 (2.98%) PMI Certification
7 15 (2.98%) PMP
8 12 (2.38%) Degree
9 5 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.79%) APMG
11 3 (0.60%) CCNA
11 3 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.40%) CCIE
13 1 (0.20%) CAPM
13 1 (0.20%) CCNP
13 1 (0.20%) HNC
13 1 (0.20%) HND
13 1 (0.20%) ISEB
13 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.18%) QA
2 9 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.99%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.79%) ISO 14001
4 4 (0.79%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.20%) SEPA
6 1 (0.20%) TickIT
System Software
1 7 (1.39%) NFS
1 7 (1.39%) Samba
2 6 (1.19%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (1.39%) Puppet
3 3 (0.60%) NSN NetAct
3 3 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.20%) Ansible
4 1 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.20%) Nagios
4 1 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.20%) RSA Security Analytics
4 1 (0.20%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (5.36%) Microsoft
2 26 (5.16%) SAP
3 20 (3.97%) Oracle
4 7 (1.39%) Cisco
4 7 (1.39%) Red Hat
5 6 (1.19%) NetApp
6 5 (0.99%) Polycom
7 4 (0.79%) ATG
7 4 (0.79%) Facebook
7 4 (0.79%) IBM
7 4 (0.79%) Siemens
8 3 (0.60%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 3 (0.60%) Citrix
8 3 (0.60%) Sourcefire
8 3 (0.60%) VMware
9 2 (0.40%) ION Trading
9 2 (0.40%) NEC
9 2 (0.40%) Remedy
9 2 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.40%) Teradata
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