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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Project Manager
UK
Rank 517 527 516
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Software Project Manager 65 100 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.20% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.21% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 71 61
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £345 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £51.88 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +130.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £51.88 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- +130.55%

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
41727 48141 48107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.74% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 27140 30642 30268
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1485 1738 1911
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 21 January 2017.

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
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 21 January 2017. 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 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 -13 58 £425 - 31
South East +11 17 £475 +11.76% 7
London -6 12 £625 +26.90% 6
East Midlands -1 8 £450 -0.33% 2
Northamptonshire -10 7 £450 -10.00% 1
Scotland +29 6 £650 +52.94%
Northampton -9 6 £438 -12.50% 1
Berkshire +19 5 £550 +23.59% 2
Yorkshire +15 5 £400 +3.55% 1
South West +14 5 £350 - 3
Hampshire +10 4 £414 -6.49% 2
Oxfordshire +2 4 £505 +22.42% 1
East of England 0 4 £388 -35.41% 4
Edinburgh +22 3 £650 +36.84%
West Yorkshire +21 3 £410 +6.14% 1
North West +18 3 £475 +11.76% 3
Glasgow +5 3 £348 -16.26%
Leeds +4 3 £410 +5.80% 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £288 -
West Sussex - 3 £380 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £320 -
North East - 3 £320 -
Cheshire +23 2 £475 - 1
Hook +3 2 - -
Devon - 2 £350 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 3
South Yorkshire - 2 £170 -
Exeter - 2 £350 -
Gatwick - 2 £381 -
Oxford - 2 £505 -

Software Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 88 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (55.77%) Project Management
3 40 (25.64%) PRINCE2
4 36 (23.08%) Finance
4 36 (23.08%) Waterfall
5 34 (21.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 30 (19.23%) Scrum
6 30 (19.23%) JIRA
7 24 (15.38%) Software Delivery
8 22 (14.10%) SDLC
9 20 (12.82%) Java
9 20 (12.82%) Oracle
9 20 (12.82%) MS Office
10 18 (11.54%) SQL
11 17 (10.90%) Change Management
11 17 (10.90%) MS Excel
12 14 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
13 13 (8.33%) Degree
13 13 (8.33%) Wealth Management
14 12 (7.69%) Migration
14 12 (7.69%) Banking
14 12 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 12 (7.69%) Microsoft
14 12 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
15 11 (7.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 11 (7.05%) Confluence
15 11 (7.05%) Software Engineering
16 10 (6.41%) E-Commerce
16 10 (6.41%) PL/SQL
16 10 (6.41%) FNZ

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 11 (7.05%) Confluence
2 3 (1.92%) CMS
3 2 (1.28%) Drupal
3 2 (1.28%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.64%) IIS
4 1 (0.64%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.64%) SAS
Applications
1 20 (12.82%) MS Office
2 17 (10.90%) MS Excel
3 7 (4.49%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (3.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.28%) MS Project
6 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (6.41%) Sonata
2 2 (1.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.28%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.13%) SaaS
2 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.64%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.64%) Intranet
1 1 (0.64%) LAN
1 1 (0.64%) NAS
1 1 (0.64%) Network Security
1 1 (0.64%) SAN
1 1 (0.64%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.28%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.64%) GIS
Development Applications
1 30 (19.23%) JIRA
2 1 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 36 (23.08%) Finance
2 12 (7.69%) Banking
3 9 (5.77%) Publishing
3 9 (5.77%) Retail
4 7 (4.49%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.85%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.56%) Billing
6 4 (2.56%) Legal
7 3 (1.92%) Marketing
7 3 (1.92%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.28%) Automotive
8 2 (1.28%) Back Office
8 2 (1.28%) Front Office
8 2 (1.28%) Law
8 2 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.28%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.64%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.64%) Local Government
9 1 (0.64%) Military
9 1 (0.64%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.77%) .NET
2 1 (0.64%) HTML
2 1 (0.64%) J2EE
2 1 (0.64%) JSP
2 1 (0.64%) Middleware
2 1 (0.64%) Symfony
2 1 (0.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.49%) Computer Science
2 7 (4.49%) Fintech
3 5 (3.21%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.21%) PMI
4 4 (2.56%) Derivative
4 4 (2.56%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.56%) RIA
5 2 (1.28%) CCTV
5 2 (1.28%) Contactless
5 2 (1.28%) Economics
5 2 (1.28%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.28%) OTC Derivatives
5 2 (1.28%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.64%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (0.64%) Clustering
6 1 (0.64%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.64%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.64%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.85%) Unix
2 2 (1.28%) Windows
3 1 (0.64%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (55.77%) Project Management
3 40 (25.64%) PRINCE2
4 36 (23.08%) Waterfall
5 34 (21.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 30 (19.23%) Scrum
7 24 (15.38%) Software Delivery
8 22 (14.10%) SDLC
9 17 (10.90%) Change Management
10 13 (8.33%) Wealth Management
11 12 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (7.69%) Migration
12 11 (7.05%) Software Engineering
12 11 (7.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 10 (6.41%) E-Commerce
14 9 (5.77%) Gantt Chart
14 9 (5.77%) Project Planning
15 8 (5.13%) PRINCE
16 7 (4.49%) Asset Management
16 7 (4.49%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (12.82%) Java
2 18 (11.54%) SQL
3 10 (6.41%) PL/SQL
4 3 (1.92%) C#
5 2 (1.28%) C
5 2 (1.28%) C++
5 2 (1.28%) PHP
5 2 (1.28%) Python
6 1 (0.64%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.64%) Embedded C++
6 1 (0.64%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (8.33%) Degree
2 12 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 8 (5.13%) PMI Certification
3 8 (5.13%) PMP
3 8 (5.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 5 (3.21%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.21%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.92%) APMP
6 1 (0.64%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.64%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 20 (12.82%) Oracle
2 12 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 10 (6.41%) FNZ
4 2 (1.28%) BMC
4 2 (1.28%) LANDesk
4 2 (1.28%) Remedy
4 2 (1.28%) SAP
4 2 (1.28%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.64%) Actimize
5 1 (0.64%) BT
5 1 (0.64%) Citrix
5 1 (0.64%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.64%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.64%) VMware
5 1 (0.64%) Workday
5 1 (0.64%) Yardi