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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Project Manager
UK
Rank 561 529 501
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Software Project Manager 47 99 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.19% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.20% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 71 72
Median daily rate £375 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £410 £403
% change year-on-year
-8.53% +1.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £62.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £62.50 -

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
43026 49406 49767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28072 31841 30661
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1547 1650 1932
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -17 39 £378 -11.17% 42
London +8 11 £475 -13.63% 10
South East +7 11 £421 +1.50% 7
Scotland +25 8 £375 -9.63%
Berkshire +22 6 £463 +6.32% 2
East Midlands -2 5 £475 +18.75% 4
Hampshire +4 4 £418 +11.33% 1
Glasgow +1 4 £375 -9.63%
Northamptonshire -7 4 £450 +12.50% 2
Edinburgh +23 3 £650 +36.84%
South West +14 3 £350 +7.69% 3
Northampton -8 3 £425 +6.25% 2
Tyne and Wear - 3 £320 - 1
North East - 3 £320 - 1
North West +14 2 - - 5
West Midlands +11 2 £300 - 4
East of England 0 2 £375 -11.76% 3
Devon -2 2 £350 +7.69%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £320 - 1
Merseyside - 2 - - 2
Liverpool - 2 - - 1
Maidenhead - 2 £500 -
Bracknell - 2 - - 1
Exeter - 2 £350 -
Hook +2 1 - -
Nottingham +1 1 £500 +26.58% 1
Nottinghamshire 0 1 £500 +26.58% 1
Hertfordshire -1 1 £375 -16.66% 1
City of London -4 1 - - 3
Farnborough -5 1 £418 -12.10% 1

Software Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 83 (61.03%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (56.62%) Project Management
3 37 (27.21%) PRINCE2
4 32 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 32 (23.53%) Waterfall
5 31 (22.79%) Finance
6 30 (22.06%) Scrum
7 25 (18.38%) Software Delivery
8 24 (17.65%) SDLC
9 23 (16.91%) JIRA
10 18 (13.24%) Java
11 17 (12.50%) Oracle
12 16 (11.76%) SQL
13 12 (8.82%) Banking
13 12 (8.82%) Change Management
13 12 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (8.09%) Migration
14 11 (8.09%) Software Engineering
14 11 (8.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 10 (7.35%) MS Office
16 9 (6.62%) Continuous Improvement
16 9 (6.62%) Degree
16 9 (6.62%) QA
16 9 (6.62%) Wealth Management
17 8 (5.88%) Confluence
17 8 (5.88%) FNZ
17 8 (5.88%) Sonata
17 8 (5.88%) PL/SQL
17 8 (5.88%) .NET
17 8 (5.88%) E-Commerce

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 (5.88%) Confluence
2 3 (2.21%) CMS
3 2 (1.47%) Drupal
3 2 (1.47%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.74%) Apache
4 1 (0.74%) JBoss
4 1 (0.74%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (7.35%) MS Office
2 7 (5.15%) MS Excel
3 6 (4.41%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (2.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.74%) MS Project
5 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (5.88%) Sonata
2 2 (1.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.47%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.74%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.74%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.15%) SaaS
2 2 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.74%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.74%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.21%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.74%) Big Data
2 1 (0.74%) GIS
2 1 (0.74%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (16.91%) JIRA
2 1 (0.74%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.74%) Selenium
General
1 31 (22.79%) Finance
2 12 (8.82%) Banking
3 7 (5.15%) Retail
4 6 (4.41%) Publishing
5 5 (3.68%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.68%) Legal
5 5 (3.68%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.94%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.21%) Automotive
7 3 (2.21%) Billing
7 3 (2.21%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.47%) Back Office
8 2 (1.47%) Law
8 2 (1.47%) Marketing
8 2 (1.47%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.74%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.74%) Front Office
9 1 (0.74%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (0.74%) HTML
2 1 (0.74%) J2EE
2 1 (0.74%) JSP
2 1 (0.74%) Play Framework
2 1 (0.74%) Symfony
2 1 (0.74%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.15%) Fintech
3 5 (3.68%) PMI
4 4 (2.94%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.94%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.94%) Derivative
4 4 (2.94%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.21%) CCTV
5 3 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.21%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.47%) OTC Derivatives
6 2 (1.47%) STB
7 1 (0.74%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (0.74%) EPoS
7 1 (0.74%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.74%) NHS
7 1 (0.74%) RIA
7 1 (0.74%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.41%) Unix
2 3 (2.21%) Windows
3 2 (1.47%) Android
3 2 (1.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (61.03%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (56.62%) Project Management
3 37 (27.21%) PRINCE2
4 32 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 32 (23.53%) Waterfall
5 30 (22.06%) Scrum
6 25 (18.38%) Software Delivery
7 24 (17.65%) SDLC
8 12 (8.82%) Change Management
9 11 (8.09%) Migration
9 11 (8.09%) Software Engineering
10 9 (6.62%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (6.62%) Wealth Management
11 8 (5.88%) E-Commerce
12 7 (5.15%) Asset Management
12 7 (5.15%) Project Planning
12 7 (5.15%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 6 (4.41%) Data Analysis
13 6 (4.41%) Risk Management
13 6 (4.41%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (13.24%) Java
2 16 (11.76%) SQL
3 8 (5.88%) PL/SQL
4 3 (2.21%) C#
5 2 (1.47%) C
5 2 (1.47%) C++
5 2 (1.47%) PHP
5 2 (1.47%) Python
6 1 (0.74%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.74%) Embedded C++
6 1 (0.74%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.74%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (8.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 9 (6.62%) Degree
3 7 (5.15%) PMI Certification
3 7 (5.15%) PMP
4 6 (4.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (2.94%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.94%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.21%) APMP
7 1 (0.74%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.62%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (12.50%) Oracle
2 8 (5.88%) FNZ
3 7 (5.15%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.47%) BMC
4 2 (1.47%) LANDesk
4 2 (1.47%) Remedy
4 2 (1.47%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.74%) Actimize
5 1 (0.74%) BT
5 1 (0.74%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (0.74%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.74%) SAP
5 1 (0.74%) Workday
5 1 (0.74%) Yardi
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £320 - £321 per annum + Depending on Experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Haysfm
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago