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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Project Manager
Rank 567 496 504
Rank change year-on-year
-71 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Software Project Manager 80 141 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.25% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.27% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 93 68
Median daily rate £420 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £529 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £45.00

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
52732 52894 51448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.87% 94.71% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34355 32133 31426
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1512 2114 2112
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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 4 May 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
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 4 May 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 -80 72 £425 - 44
London -21 29 £525 +20.68% 16
North West +1 12 £408 +1.87% 9
South East -30 10 £400 -11.11% 5
South West -1 7 £330 -21.42%
City of London +40 6 £425 -2.29% 4
Lancashire +8 6 £391 +11.78% 4
Manchester -7 6 £463 +15.62% 4
East of England -6 5 £413 -13.15% 3
Scotland -18 5 £420 -
West Lothian - 4 £420 -
East Midlands - 4 £433 - 1
Livingston - 4 £420 -
Slough +13 3 £400 -17.94%
Berkshire +9 3 £400 -17.94%
Chorley -3 3 £350 - 2
Hampshire -5 3 £375 -10.44% 2
West Midlands -12 3 £400 -15.78% 5
Buckinghamshire +10 2 £375 -17.80%
Gloucester +3 2 £295 -9.23%
Gloucestershire +3 2 £295 -9.23%
Essex -1 2 £413 -31.25%
Birmingham -2 2 £400 -15.78% 3
North East -33 2 £388 +19.23%
Bedfordshire - 2 £325 -
Luton - 2 £325 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £400 -
Southampton +12 1 £375 +3.09%
Somerset +9 1 - -
Milton Keynes +8 1 - -

Software Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 87 (47.28%) Project Management
2 73 (39.67%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (38.59%) PRINCE2
4 64 (34.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 41 (22.28%) Finance
6 37 (20.11%) SDLC
7 34 (18.48%) Software Delivery
8 26 (14.13%) Scrum
9 23 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 21 (11.41%) Waterfall
11 19 (10.33%) PMI Certification
12 17 (9.24%) Oracle
13 16 (8.70%) Microsoft
14 15 (8.15%) PMP
14 15 (8.15%) Project Planning
15 14 (7.61%) Banking
15 14 (7.61%) .NET
16 12 (6.52%) MS Excel
16 12 (6.52%) Migration
17 11 (5.98%) CRM
17 11 (5.98%) Java
17 11 (5.98%) Degree
17 11 (5.98%) JIRA
18 10 (5.43%) Software Engineering
18 10 (5.43%) SQL
18 10 (5.43%) PMI
18 10 (5.43%) Programme Management
18 10 (5.43%) Retail
19 9 (4.89%) Risk Management
19 9 (4.89%) Change Management

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 8 (4.35%) Confluence
2 7 (3.80%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.09%) CMS
4 1 (0.54%) IIS
4 1 (0.54%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.54%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.35%) MS Project
3 5 (2.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.09%) MS Office
5 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.63%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.54%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (0.54%) PlanetPress Connect
2 1 (0.54%) Sage CRM
2 1 (0.54%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.80%) SaaS
2 1 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.54%) GSM
1 1 (0.54%) Internet
1 1 (0.54%) Network Security
1 1 (0.54%) RFID
1 1 (0.54%) Skype
1 1 (0.54%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.72%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.09%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.54%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (5.98%) JIRA
2 1 (0.54%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 41 (22.28%) Finance
2 14 (7.61%) Banking
3 10 (5.43%) Retail
4 5 (2.72%) Publishing
5 4 (2.17%) Billing
5 4 (2.17%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.17%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.63%) Back Office
6 3 (1.63%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.63%) Marketing
7 2 (1.09%) Electronics
7 2 (1.09%) Law
7 2 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.09%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.54%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.54%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.54%) French Language
8 1 (0.54%) Legal
8 1 (0.54%) Military
8 1 (0.54%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.61%) .NET
2 6 (3.26%) HTML
3 5 (2.72%) J2EE
3 5 (2.72%) XML
4 4 (2.17%) JSP
5 2 (1.09%) Web Services
6 1 (0.54%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.54%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.54%) Classic ASP
6 1 (0.54%) HTML5
6 1 (0.54%) jQuery
6 1 (0.54%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.43%) PMI
2 8 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.26%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.72%) Smart Meter
5 4 (2.17%) Chip and PIN
6 3 (1.63%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.63%) Handset
6 3 (1.63%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.63%) VLE
7 2 (1.09%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.09%) NHS
8 1 (0.54%) CCTV
8 1 (0.54%) Derivative
8 1 (0.54%) Economics
8 1 (0.54%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.54%) Equities
8 1 (0.54%) FMCG
8 1 (0.54%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.54%) Minimum Viable Product
8 1 (0.54%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.80%) Windows
2 6 (3.26%) Unix
3 2 (1.09%) Linux
4 1 (0.54%) AIX
4 1 (0.54%) HPUX
4 1 (0.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (47.28%) Project Management
2 73 (39.67%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (38.59%) PRINCE2
4 64 (34.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 37 (20.11%) SDLC
6 34 (18.48%) Software Delivery
7 26 (14.13%) Scrum
8 21 (11.41%) Waterfall
9 15 (8.15%) Project Planning
10 12 (6.52%) Migration
11 11 (5.98%) CRM
12 10 (5.43%) Programme Management
12 10 (5.43%) Software Engineering
13 9 (4.89%) Change Management
13 9 (4.89%) Risk Management
14 8 (4.35%) Data Migration
15 7 (3.80%) Data Management
15 7 (3.80%) Software Licensing
15 7 (3.80%) User Acceptance Testing
16 6 (3.26%) Demand Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.98%) Java
2 10 (5.43%) SQL
3 8 (4.35%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.72%) C
4 5 (2.72%) C++
5 3 (1.63%) C#
6 2 (1.09%) PHP
7 1 (0.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 19 (10.33%) PMI Certification
3 15 (8.15%) PMP
4 11 (5.98%) Degree
5 8 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (2.17%) APMP
7 3 (1.63%) ISEB
8 2 (1.09%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.54%) PgMP
9 1 (0.54%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.80%) QA
2 2 (1.09%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.54%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.54%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (9.24%) Oracle
2 16 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.09%) Atlassian
3 2 (1.09%) IBM
3 2 (1.09%) SAP
4 1 (0.54%) Citrix
4 1 (0.54%) FrontRange
4 1 (0.54%) Lagan
4 1 (0.54%) Northgate
4 1 (0.54%) Oneserve
4 1 (0.54%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (0.54%) Planview
4 1 (0.54%) Sage
4 1 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.54%) VMware
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
JWResource
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day 6 months minimum
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Bray leino
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Lancashire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago