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 27 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Project Manager
Rank 580 485 521
Rank change year-on-year
-95 +36
Contract jobs requiring a Software Project Manager 76 143 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.26% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.28% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 99 59
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £349 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -
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
51683 51537 49827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.72% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 33740 31811 30809
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 2054 2097
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 27 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 27 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 -82 72 £425 - 45
London -18 30 £550 +24.43% 13
North West -9 13 £400 - 8
South East -42 9 £413 -6.77% 9
Lancashire +7 7 £375 +7.14% 1
Manchester -15 6 £406 +1.56% 5
South West -15 6 £323 -24.11% 3
East Midlands - 6 £433 - 2
City of London +32 4 £413 -4.06% 3
Chorley 0 4 £363 +3.57% 1
East of England -4 3 £381 -19.73% 1
Berkshire -5 3 £400 -10.11% 1
West Midlands -12 3 £400 -11.11% 2
Scotland -22 3 £420 -1.17%
West Lothian - 3 £420 -
Livingston - 3 £420 -
Buckinghamshire +6 2 £375 -15.73%
Birmingham +4 2 £400 -15.78% 1
Gloucestershire +2 2 £295 -29.76%
Northamptonshire - 2 £400 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £415 - 1
Nottingham - 2 £415 - 1
Slough - 2 £400 -
Gloucester - 2 £295 -
North East - 2 £388 -
Somerset +11 1 - -
East Sussex +5 1 £463 -5.12%
Guildford +4 1 £525 +16.66%
Hertfordshire +2 1 £350 -12.50% 1
Milton Keynes -1 1 - -

Software Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 85 (48.30%) Project Management
2 64 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (34.09%) PRINCE2
4 55 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 40 (22.73%) Finance
6 38 (21.59%) SDLC
7 33 (18.75%) Software Delivery
8 23 (13.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 19 (10.80%) Waterfall
10 18 (10.23%) Scrum
11 17 (9.66%) PMI Certification
11 17 (9.66%) Microsoft
12 16 (9.09%) Oracle
12 16 (9.09%) Project Planning
13 14 (7.95%) PMP
14 13 (7.39%) .NET
14 13 (7.39%) Banking
15 12 (6.82%) Programme Management
15 12 (6.82%) Migration
15 12 (6.82%) Java
15 12 (6.82%) Degree
15 12 (6.82%) Software Engineering
16 11 (6.25%) CRM
16 11 (6.25%) Retail
17 10 (5.68%) Change Management
18 9 (5.11%) Risk Management
18 9 (5.11%) MS Excel
18 9 (5.11%) JavaScript
18 9 (5.11%) PMI
18 9 (5.11%) JIRA

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 (3.98%) Confluence
2 5 (2.84%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.14%) CMS
4 1 (0.57%) IIS
4 1 (0.57%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (5.11%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.41%) MS Project
3 5 (2.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.14%) MS Office
5 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.70%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.57%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (0.57%) PlanetPress Connect
2 1 (0.57%) Sage CRM
2 1 (0.57%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.14%) SSL
2 1 (0.57%) HTTP
2 1 (0.57%) Internet
2 1 (0.57%) LDAP
2 1 (0.57%) Network Security
2 1 (0.57%) RFID
2 1 (0.57%) Skype
2 1 (0.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.84%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.14%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.57%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (5.11%) JIRA
2 1 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 40 (22.73%) Finance
2 13 (7.39%) Banking
3 11 (6.25%) Retail
4 4 (2.27%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.27%) Publishing
5 3 (1.70%) Billing
5 3 (1.70%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.70%) Marketing
5 3 (1.70%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.70%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.14%) Back Office
6 2 (1.14%) Electronics
6 2 (1.14%) Law
6 2 (1.14%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.57%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.57%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.57%) Front Office
7 1 (0.57%) Legal
7 1 (0.57%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.39%) .NET
2 6 (3.41%) HTML
2 6 (3.41%) XML
3 5 (2.84%) J2EE
4 4 (2.27%) JSP
5 2 (1.14%) Web Services
6 1 (0.57%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.57%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.57%) Classic ASP
6 1 (0.57%) HTML5
6 1 (0.57%) jQuery
6 1 (0.57%) Middleware
6 1 (0.57%) SOAP
6 1 (0.57%) XSD
6 1 (0.57%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.11%) PMI
2 8 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.41%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.27%) Chip and PIN
4 4 (2.27%) Smart Meter
5 3 (1.70%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.70%) Handset
5 3 (1.70%) VLE
6 2 (1.14%) NHS
7 1 (0.57%) CCTV
7 1 (0.57%) Derivative
7 1 (0.57%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.57%) Economics
7 1 (0.57%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.57%) Equities
7 1 (0.57%) FMCG
7 1 (0.57%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.57%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.57%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.55%) Windows
2 7 (3.98%) Unix
3 2 (1.14%) Linux
4 1 (0.57%) AIX
4 1 (0.57%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (48.30%) Project Management
2 64 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (34.09%) PRINCE2
4 55 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 38 (21.59%) SDLC
6 33 (18.75%) Software Delivery
7 19 (10.80%) Waterfall
8 18 (10.23%) Scrum
9 16 (9.09%) Project Planning
10 12 (6.82%) Migration
10 12 (6.82%) Programme Management
10 12 (6.82%) Software Engineering
11 11 (6.25%) CRM
12 10 (5.68%) Change Management
13 9 (5.11%) Risk Management
14 8 (4.55%) Data Management
14 8 (4.55%) Data Migration
14 8 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
15 7 (3.98%) Software Licensing
16 6 (3.41%) Demand Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.82%) Java
2 9 (5.11%) JavaScript
3 7 (3.98%) SQL
4 6 (3.41%) C
4 6 (3.41%) C++
5 4 (2.27%) C#
6 1 (0.57%) Groovy
6 1 (0.57%) PHP
6 1 (0.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (13.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 17 (9.66%) PMI Certification
3 14 (7.95%) PMP
4 12 (6.82%) Degree
5 6 (3.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (1.70%) APMP
6 3 (1.70%) ISEB
7 2 (1.14%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.57%) PgMP
8 1 (0.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.11%) QA
2 2 (1.14%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.57%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.57%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 17 (9.66%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.09%) Oracle
3 2 (1.14%) IBM
3 2 (1.14%) SAP
4 1 (0.57%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.57%) FrontRange
4 1 (0.57%) Lagan
4 1 (0.57%) Northgate
4 1 (0.57%) Oneserve
4 1 (0.57%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (0.57%) Planview
4 1 (0.57%) Sage
4 1 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
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