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 1 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Project Manager
Rank 560 500 544
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +44
Contract jobs requiring a Software Project Manager 78 143 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.25% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.27% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 108 60
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £325 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £414 £420 £403
% change year-on-year
-1.48% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £44.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £44.50 -

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
50636 53208 51071
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 32918 33454 31276
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1521 2018 2067
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 1 July 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 1 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 -47 76 £425 - 48
London -18 22 £488 +2.63% 13
South East -19 16 £425 - 8
North West -5 12 £400 - 6
South West -1 9 £350 -17.64% 4
East Midlands +3 8 £415 +9.21% 1
Lancashire +4 6 £413 +17.85% 1
Manchester -1 6 £400 - 5
Nottinghamshire +2 4 £415 +9.21% 1
Nottingham -5 4 £415 +9.21% 1
West Sussex -7 4 £350 -7.59%
Hertfordshire +20 3 £365 -27.00% 3
East of England +6 3 £365 -30.47% 7
Berkshire -2 3 £425 -
Chorley -2 3 £375 +7.14% 1
Wiltshire -3 3 £378 -28.09% 1
Gloucestershire -5 3 £315 -25.44%
Surrey -11 3 £425 +2.71% 1
West Midlands -24 3 £450 +12.50% 5
Hampshire -1 2 £394 +10.91% 2
Redhill -2 2 £475 +23.37%
Birmingham -4 2 £450 +2.85% 2
West Yorkshire -5 2 £438 +25.00% 3
Leeds -7 2 £438 +25.00% 3
Yorkshire -10 2 £438 +9.37% 4
Northamptonshire - 2 £400 -
Horsham - 2 - -
Gloucester - 2 £295 -
City of London +27 1 £290 -36.26% 4
Somerset +9 1 £388 -7.73%

Software Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 92 (51.40%) Project Management
2 68 (37.99%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (35.75%) PRINCE2
4 57 (31.84%) Stakeholder Management
5 46 (25.70%) Finance
6 39 (21.79%) SDLC
7 36 (20.11%) Software Delivery
8 24 (13.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 20 (11.17%) Waterfall
10 18 (10.06%) PMI Certification
11 17 (9.50%) .NET
12 16 (8.94%) Java
12 16 (8.94%) Scrum
13 15 (8.38%) Programme Management
13 15 (8.38%) Oracle
13 15 (8.38%) PMP
13 15 (8.38%) Project Planning
14 14 (7.82%) Degree
14 14 (7.82%) Software Engineering
15 12 (6.70%) Retail
16 11 (6.15%) Banking
16 11 (6.15%) Migration
16 11 (6.15%) Change Management
16 11 (6.15%) Risk Management
16 11 (6.15%) Microsoft
16 11 (6.15%) JavaScript
16 11 (6.15%) JIRA
17 10 (5.59%) User Acceptance Testing
17 10 (5.59%) CRM
18 9 (5.03%) Unix

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 7 (3.91%) Confluence
2 5 (2.79%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.12%) CMS
3 2 (1.12%) SAS
3 2 (1.12%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.56%) IIS
4 1 (0.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (4.47%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.91%) MS Project
3 3 (1.68%) MS Office
3 3 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.56%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.56%) PlanetPress Connect
3 1 (0.56%) Sage CRM
3 1 (0.56%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.47%) SaaS
2 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.23%) SSL
2 3 (1.68%) HTTP
2 3 (1.68%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.12%) LDAP
4 1 (0.56%) Internet
4 1 (0.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.35%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.68%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (1.68%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.12%) Power BI
4 1 (0.56%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.56%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (6.15%) JIRA
2 1 (0.56%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 46 (25.70%) Finance
2 12 (6.70%) Retail
3 11 (6.15%) Banking
4 7 (3.91%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.91%) Marketing
5 5 (2.79%) Electronics
5 5 (2.79%) Publishing
5 5 (2.79%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.23%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.68%) Billing
7 3 (1.68%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.12%) Law
9 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.56%) Front Office
9 1 (0.56%) Legal
9 1 (0.56%) Military
9 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.50%) .NET
2 8 (4.47%) XML
3 6 (3.35%) HTML
3 6 (3.35%) J2EE
4 4 (2.23%) JSP
5 3 (1.68%) SOAP
5 3 (1.68%) Web Services
5 3 (1.68%) XSL
6 2 (1.12%) Middleware
6 2 (1.12%) XSD
7 1 (0.56%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.56%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.56%) Classic ASP
7 1 (0.56%) HTML5
7 1 (0.56%) jQuery
7 1 (0.56%) Node.js
7 1 (0.56%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.03%) PMI
2 5 (2.79%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.79%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.23%) Data Centre
3 4 (2.23%) NHS
3 4 (2.23%) Smart Meter
4 3 (1.68%) Chip and PIN
4 3 (1.68%) Handset
4 3 (1.68%) Virtual Team
4 3 (1.68%) VLE
5 2 (1.12%) FMCG
6 1 (0.56%) CCTV
6 1 (0.56%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.56%) Derivative
6 1 (0.56%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.56%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.56%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.56%) Equities
6 1 (0.56%) Minimum Viable Product
6 1 (0.56%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.03%) Unix
2 8 (4.47%) Windows
3 3 (1.68%) Linux
4 1 (0.56%) AIX
4 1 (0.56%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (51.40%) Project Management
2 68 (37.99%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (35.75%) PRINCE2
4 57 (31.84%) Stakeholder Management
5 39 (21.79%) SDLC
6 36 (20.11%) Software Delivery
7 20 (11.17%) Waterfall
8 16 (8.94%) Scrum
9 15 (8.38%) Programme Management
9 15 (8.38%) Project Planning
10 14 (7.82%) Software Engineering
11 11 (6.15%) Change Management
11 11 (6.15%) Migration
11 11 (6.15%) Risk Management
12 10 (5.59%) CRM
12 10 (5.59%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (4.47%) Data Management
14 7 (3.91%) Data Migration
14 7 (3.91%) Matrix Organization
14 7 (3.91%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (8.94%) Java
2 11 (6.15%) JavaScript
3 8 (4.47%) SQL
4 7 (3.91%) C++
5 6 (3.35%) C
6 5 (2.79%) C#
7 2 (1.12%) Groovy
7 2 (1.12%) PHP
8 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (13.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 18 (10.06%) PMI Certification
3 15 (8.38%) PMP
4 14 (7.82%) Degree
5 8 (4.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (1.68%) APMP
6 3 (1.68%) ISEB
6 3 (1.68%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.12%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.56%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.03%) QA
2 2 (1.12%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.12%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.56%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 15 (8.38%) Oracle
2 11 (6.15%) Microsoft
3 5 (2.79%) SAP
4 3 (1.68%) IBM
5 1 (0.56%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.56%) FrontRange
5 1 (0.56%) Lagan
5 1 (0.56%) LANDesk
5 1 (0.56%) Northgate
5 1 (0.56%) Oneserve
5 1 (0.56%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (0.56%) Planview
5 1 (0.56%) Sage
5 1 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.56%) ServiceNow
Kent
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Rate: £224.38 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Devon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day 3 month rolling contract + high profile proj
Posted: 4 days ago