The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Software Development Project Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Manager - Software Development
Rank 630 600 598
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Software Development Project Manager 21 46 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.081% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.085% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 38 13
Median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £350 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £425 £388
% change year-on-year
-8.76% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £47.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51170 54095 51865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33263 34303 31438
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1565 2020 2092
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

Software Development Project Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Software Development Project Manager in the job title.

Software Development Project Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software Development Project Manager
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Development Project Manager within the UK.

Software Development Project Manager Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Software Development Project Manager
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Development Project Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2016.

Software Development Project Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Software Development Project Manager
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Development Project Manager within the UK.

Software Development Project Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Software Development Project Manager
Top 27 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Development Project Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -38 20 £463 +8.82% 6
London +7 11 £550 +30.95% 1
South West +2 2 £323 -33.84%
North West 0 2 - - 3
Manchester -3 2 - - 1
City of London +48 1 £600 +118.18%
Nottinghamshire -1 1 - -
Wiltshire -1 1 £330 -37.14%
West Yorkshire -2 1 £425 +21.42%
Yorkshire -3 1 £425 +21.42%
South East -3 1 £550 +25.71% 1
Nottingham -4 1 - -
East Midlands -5 1 - -
Surrey -5 1 £550 +23.94%
Leeds -7 1 £425 +21.42%
West Midlands -35 1 £351 +0.14%
North East - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £315 -
Sunderland - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £351 -
Swindon - 1 £330 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 £351 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £400 -
Gloucester - 1 £315 -
Channel Islands - 1 £475 -
Jersey - 1 £475 -

Software Development Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, Software Development Project Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Software Development Project Manager in the job title.

1 27 (60.00%) Project Management
2 24 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (33.33%) Finance
4 15 (33.33%) SDLC
5 11 (24.44%) PRINCE2
6 10 (22.22%) PMI Certification
6 10 (22.22%) Java
6 10 (22.22%) Waterfall
7 8 (17.78%) .NET
7 8 (17.78%) PMP
8 7 (15.56%) PMI
8 7 (15.56%) Programme Management
8 7 (15.56%) Software Engineering
9 6 (13.33%) Banking
9 6 (13.33%) Degree
9 6 (13.33%) Change Management
10 5 (11.11%) JIRA
11 4 (8.89%) Investment Banking
11 4 (8.89%) Fund Accounting
11 4 (8.89%) Confluence
11 4 (8.89%) Process Improvement
11 4 (8.89%) Publishing
11 4 (8.89%) Scrum
11 4 (8.89%) JavaScript
11 4 (8.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (8.89%) Matrix Organization
12 3 (6.67%) Unix
12 3 (6.67%) Windows
12 3 (6.67%) SQL

Software Development Project Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.89%) Confluence
2 1 (2.22%) IIS
2 1 (2.22%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.22%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (13.33%) Banking
3 4 (8.89%) Investment Banking
3 4 (8.89%) Publishing
4 3 (6.67%) Retail
5 1 (2.22%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.22%) Back Office
5 1 (2.22%) Legal
5 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.22%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.78%) .NET
2 3 (6.67%) HTML
2 3 (6.67%) J2EE
2 3 (6.67%) XML
3 2 (4.44%) JSP
4 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.22%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) PMI
2 3 (6.67%) Handset
3 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.44%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.22%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (2.22%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.22%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.67%) Unix
1 3 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (60.00%) Project Management
2 24 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (33.33%) SDLC
5 11 (24.44%) PRINCE2
6 10 (22.22%) Waterfall
7 7 (15.56%) Programme Management
7 7 (15.56%) Software Engineering
8 6 (13.33%) Change Management
9 4 (8.89%) Fund Accounting
9 4 (8.89%) Matrix Organization
9 4 (8.89%) Process Improvement
9 4 (8.89%) Scrum
10 3 (6.67%) Data Analysis
11 2 (4.44%) Agile Project Management
11 2 (4.44%) Investment Management
11 2 (4.44%) Project Planning
11 2 (4.44%) Release Management
11 2 (4.44%) Supplier Management
11 2 (4.44%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.22%) Java
2 4 (8.89%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.67%) SQL
4 2 (4.44%) C
4 2 (4.44%) C++
5 1 (2.22%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (22.22%) PMI Certification
2 8 (17.78%) PMP
3 6 (13.33%) Degree
4 4 (8.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (2.22%) APMP
6 1 (2.22%) ISEB
6 1 (2.22%) PgMP
6 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) PMBOK
1 1 (2.22%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (6.67%) Oracle
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.22%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.22%) IBM
3 1 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.22%) SAP
3 1 (2.22%) SmartStream