The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Software Project Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Project Manager
Rank 545 524 560
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +36
Contract jobs requiring a Software Project Manager 104 146 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.25% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.27% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 110 51
Median daily rate £425 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £510 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £425 £391
% change year-on-year
-1.76% +8.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
Median hourly rate £39.00 £42.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £42.00 -
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -

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
50058 55053 53923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.96% 93.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 32735 35187 32868
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2085 2143
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.70% +6.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.46 £42.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Software Project Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Software Project Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software Project Manager
Daily Rate Trend

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

Software Project Manager Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Software Project Manager
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Project Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

Software Project Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Software Project Manager
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Software Project Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Software Project Manager
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Project Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

Software Project Manager Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Software Project Manager
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Project Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 25 September 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
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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 -16 95 £425 +1.19% 24
London -29 33 £450 +8.43% 8
South East +21 21 £444 +4.41% 4
South West +22 11 £425 -1.16% 3
East Midlands 0 10 £415 -2.35%
West Midlands -15 9 £413 +13.40% 1
Somerset +24 7 - -
Scotland +19 7 £418 -12.10% 2
Yeovil +9 7 - -
Edinburgh +12 6 - - 1
North West +12 6 £281 -33.82% 5
Nottinghamshire -6 6 £415 -1.19%
Nottingham -9 6 £415 -1.19%
West Sussex +2 5 £365 -13.09% 1
Birmingham -4 5 £413 +21.32%
Surrey +15 4 £563 +39.75% 1
Berkshire +11 4 £501 +21.33% 2
East of England +2 4 £413 -17.50% 1
Gatwick -5 4 £365 -13.09%
Buckinghamshire +23 2 £550 +32.53%
Milton Keynes +14 2 £550 +32.53%
City of London +14 2 £600 +95.12% 1
Cheshire +6 2 £310 -32.60%
Hampshire +6 2 £425 -19.04%
Essex +2 2 £413 -31.95%
Derbyshire 0 2 - -
Manchester -3 2 £224 -34.24% 3
Croydon -12 2 £365 -25.12%
East Sussex - 2 £550 -
Redhill - 2 £613 -

Software Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, Software 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 Project Manager in the job title.

1 89 (49.44%) Project Management
2 81 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (27.22%) Finance
3 49 (27.22%) PRINCE2
4 42 (23.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 36 (20.00%) Software Delivery
6 33 (18.33%) SDLC
7 26 (14.44%) Waterfall
8 21 (11.67%) MS Excel
9 20 (11.11%) Degree
10 19 (10.56%) Java
10 19 (10.56%) Scrum
11 18 (10.00%) JIRA
12 17 (9.44%) MS Office
13 16 (8.89%) Oracle
13 16 (8.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 16 (8.89%) Retail
14 15 (8.33%) Microsoft
14 15 (8.33%) Programme Management
14 15 (8.33%) Manufacturing
14 15 (8.33%) Change Management
15 14 (7.78%) PMI Certification
16 11 (6.11%) PMP
16 11 (6.11%) Banking
16 11 (6.11%) Software Engineering
16 11 (6.11%) Marketing
16 11 (6.11%) QA
16 11 (6.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 10 (5.56%) SaaS
17 10 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement

Software 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 5 (2.78%) Confluence
2 4 (2.22%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.67%) CMS
3 3 (1.67%) IIS
3 3 (1.67%) SAS
4 2 (1.11%) Drupal
4 2 (1.11%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.56%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 21 (11.67%) MS Excel
2 17 (9.44%) MS Office
3 9 (5.00%) MS Project
4 6 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (3.33%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 4 (2.22%) Sonata
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.56%) Sage CRM
2 1 (0.56%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.56%) SaaS
2 6 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.11%) Office 365
4 1 (0.56%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.22%) SSL
2 3 (1.67%) HTTP
2 3 (1.67%) Network Security
2 3 (1.67%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.11%) LAN
3 2 (1.11%) LDAP
3 2 (1.11%) NAS
3 2 (1.11%) SAN
3 2 (1.11%) WAN
4 1 (0.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.11%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.11%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.11%) Power BI
4 1 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.56%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (0.56%) Pentaho
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (10.00%) JIRA
2 3 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.56%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 49 (27.22%) Finance
2 16 (8.89%) Retail
3 15 (8.33%) Manufacturing
4 11 (6.11%) Banking
4 11 (6.11%) Marketing
5 7 (3.89%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.89%) Publishing
5 7 (3.89%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.33%) Billing
7 4 (2.22%) Electronics
7 4 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.67%) Back Office
8 3 (1.67%) Front Office
8 3 (1.67%) Legal
9 2 (1.11%) Military
10 1 (0.56%) Law
10 1 (0.56%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.00%) .NET
2 3 (1.67%) Middleware
2 3 (1.67%) SOAP
2 3 (1.67%) XML
2 3 (1.67%) XSL
3 2 (1.11%) Web Services
3 2 (1.11%) XSD
4 1 (0.56%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.56%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.56%) Classic ASP
4 1 (0.56%) HTML
4 1 (0.56%) HTML5
4 1 (0.56%) J2EE
4 1 (0.56%) jQuery
4 1 (0.56%) Node.js
4 1 (0.56%) Spring
4 1 (0.56%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.00%) PMI
2 7 (3.89%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.33%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.78%) Contactless
5 4 (2.22%) NHS
6 3 (1.67%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.67%) Derivative
6 3 (1.67%) FMCG
6 3 (1.67%) OTC Derivatives
6 3 (1.67%) RIA
6 3 (1.67%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.11%) Clustering
7 2 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.11%) Handset
7 2 (1.11%) Life Science
7 2 (1.11%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.56%) Equities
8 1 (0.56%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.56%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.78%) Windows
2 4 (2.22%) Unix
3 2 (1.11%) Linux
3 2 (1.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (49.44%) Project Management
2 81 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (27.22%) PRINCE2
4 42 (23.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 36 (20.00%) Software Delivery
6 33 (18.33%) SDLC
7 26 (14.44%) Waterfall
8 19 (10.56%) Scrum
9 15 (8.33%) Change Management
9 15 (8.33%) Programme Management
10 11 (6.11%) Software Engineering
10 11 (6.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 10 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (5.56%) Project Planning
11 10 (5.56%) Risk Management
12 9 (5.00%) PRINCE
13 8 (4.44%) CRM
13 8 (4.44%) E-Commerce
13 8 (4.44%) Matrix Organization
13 8 (4.44%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (10.56%) Java
2 9 (5.00%) SQL
3 6 (3.33%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.78%) C#
5 4 (2.22%) PHP
5 4 (2.22%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.67%) C
6 3 (1.67%) C++
7 2 (1.11%) Groovy
8 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (11.11%) Degree
2 16 (8.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 14 (7.78%) PMI Certification
4 11 (6.11%) PMP
5 10 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (2.22%) ISEB
6 4 (2.22%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.11%) APMP
7 2 (1.11%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.11%) QA
2 2 (1.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.11%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.11%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 16 (8.89%) Oracle
2 15 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.44%) SAP
4 4 (2.22%) FNZ
5 2 (1.11%) Citrix
5 2 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.11%) VMware
6 1 (0.56%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.56%) FrontRange
6 1 (0.56%) Google
6 1 (0.56%) hybris
6 1 (0.56%) IBM
6 1 (0.56%) Informatica
6 1 (0.56%) Lagan
6 1 (0.56%) LANDesk
6 1 (0.56%) Northgate
6 1 (0.56%) Oneserve
6 1 (0.56%) Sage
6 1 (0.56%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.56%) SmartStream
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