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 25 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Project Manager
Rank 561 494 526
Rank change year-on-year
-67 +32
Contract jobs requiring a Software Project Manager 100 148 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.26% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.27% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 116 53
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £367
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £499
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £44.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £44.75 -

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
51181 53984 51041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.77% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33252 34149 30933
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1553 2015 2063
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 25 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 25 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 -44 94 £425 - 40
London -20 27 £465 +10.71% 11
South East -9 24 £425 - 6
North West +8 13 £400 - 8
East Midlands +4 10 £408 +7.30%
South West -9 8 £388 -9.35% 3
West Sussex -2 6 £365 -14.11% 1
Manchester -10 6 £312 -21.95% 4
Lancashire - 6 £413 - 2
Nottinghamshire +3 5 £415 +9.21%
Nottingham +1 5 £415 +9.21%
Surrey -5 5 £513 +18.15%
East of England +16 4 £420 -25.33% 1
Berkshire -1 4 £425 -
Wiltshire -3 4 £425 -19.04% 1
Scotland -5 4 £418 -1.76% 1
Hampshire -6 4 £419 +14.72% 4
West Midlands -30 4 £425 +9.74% 6
Hertfordshire +15 3 £365 -27.00%
Edinburgh -10 3 - - 1
Chorley - 3 £375 - 2
Redhill - 3 £525 -
City of London +46 2 £600 +60.00% 6
Leeds 0 2 £438 +9.37% 2
Gloucestershire -2 2 £395 -6.50% 1
West Yorkshire -9 2 £438 +9.37% 2
Yorkshire -19 2 £438 +9.37% 3
Gatwick - 2 £365 -
Horsham - 2 - -
Derbyshire - 2 - -

Software Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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.

1 101 (53.44%) Project Management
2 77 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (37.04%) PRINCE2
4 59 (31.22%) Finance
5 56 (29.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 42 (22.22%) Software Delivery
6 42 (22.22%) SDLC
7 23 (12.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 21 (11.11%) Waterfall
9 20 (10.58%) Java
9 20 (10.58%) Scrum
10 19 (10.05%) PMI Certification
11 17 (8.99%) Programme Management
12 16 (8.47%) Software Engineering
12 16 (8.47%) Degree
12 16 (8.47%) .NET
13 15 (7.94%) Oracle
13 15 (7.94%) PMP
13 15 (7.94%) Banking
14 14 (7.41%) Retail
14 14 (7.41%) Change Management
15 13 (6.88%) Microsoft
15 13 (6.88%) Project Planning
15 13 (6.88%) JIRA
16 12 (6.35%) MS Excel
16 12 (6.35%) Risk Management
16 12 (6.35%) Manufacturing
17 11 (5.82%) PMI
17 11 (5.82%) JavaScript
17 11 (5.82%) User Acceptance Testing

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 (3.70%) Confluence
2 4 (2.12%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.59%) CMS
3 3 (1.59%) SAS
4 2 (1.06%) IIS
4 2 (1.06%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.53%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (6.35%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.29%) MS Project
3 5 (2.65%) MS Office
4 4 (2.12%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.53%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (0.53%) PlanetPress Connect
2 1 (0.53%) Sage CRM
2 1 (0.53%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.53%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.23%) SaaS
2 4 (2.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.06%) Office 365
4 1 (0.53%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.12%) SSL
2 3 (1.59%) HTTP
2 3 (1.59%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.06%) LDAP
3 2 (1.06%) Network Security
4 1 (0.53%) Internet
4 1 (0.53%) LAN
4 1 (0.53%) NAS
4 1 (0.53%) SAN
4 1 (0.53%) SMS
4 1 (0.53%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (2.65%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.06%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.06%) Power BI
4 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.53%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.53%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.53%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (0.53%) Pentaho
4 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (6.88%) JIRA
2 2 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.53%) Rational DOORS
General
1 59 (31.22%) Finance
2 15 (7.94%) Banking
3 14 (7.41%) Retail
4 12 (6.35%) Manufacturing
5 9 (4.76%) Marketing
6 6 (3.17%) Investment Banking
7 5 (2.65%) Electronics
7 5 (2.65%) Publishing
7 5 (2.65%) Telecoms
8 4 (2.12%) Billing
9 3 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (1.06%) Back Office
10 2 (1.06%) Law
10 2 (1.06%) Legal
10 2 (1.06%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.53%) Front Office
11 1 (0.53%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.47%) .NET
2 8 (4.23%) XML
3 6 (3.17%) HTML
3 6 (3.17%) J2EE
4 4 (2.12%) JSP
5 3 (1.59%) Middleware
5 3 (1.59%) SOAP
5 3 (1.59%) Web Services
5 3 (1.59%) XSL
6 2 (1.06%) XSD
7 1 (0.53%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.53%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.53%) Classic ASP
7 1 (0.53%) HTML5
7 1 (0.53%) jQuery
7 1 (0.53%) Node.js
7 1 (0.53%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.82%) PMI
2 6 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.65%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.65%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.12%) NHS
4 4 (2.12%) Smart Meter
5 3 (1.59%) Contactless
5 3 (1.59%) Handset
5 3 (1.59%) Virtual Team
5 3 (1.59%) VLE
6 2 (1.06%) Derivative
6 2 (1.06%) FMCG
6 2 (1.06%) Life Science
6 2 (1.06%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.06%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (0.53%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.53%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.53%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.53%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.76%) Unix
1 9 (4.76%) Windows
2 3 (1.59%) Linux
3 1 (0.53%) AIX
3 1 (0.53%) HPUX
3 1 (0.53%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (53.44%) Project Management
2 77 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (37.04%) PRINCE2
4 56 (29.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 42 (22.22%) SDLC
5 42 (22.22%) Software Delivery
6 21 (11.11%) Waterfall
7 20 (10.58%) Scrum
8 17 (8.99%) Programme Management
9 16 (8.47%) Software Engineering
10 14 (7.41%) Change Management
11 13 (6.88%) Project Planning
12 12 (6.35%) Risk Management
13 11 (5.82%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (5.29%) CRM
15 8 (4.23%) Data Management
15 8 (4.23%) Migration
16 7 (3.70%) E-Commerce
16 7 (3.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 6 (3.17%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 20 (10.58%) Java
2 11 (5.82%) JavaScript
3 9 (4.76%) SQL
4 7 (3.70%) C
4 7 (3.70%) C++
5 4 (2.12%) C#
6 2 (1.06%) Groovy
6 2 (1.06%) PHP
7 1 (0.53%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (12.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 19 (10.05%) PMI Certification
3 16 (8.47%) Degree
4 15 (7.94%) PMP
5 10 (5.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (2.65%) Security Cleared
7 4 (2.12%) ISEB
8 3 (1.59%) APMP
9 2 (1.06%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.53%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.23%) QA
2 2 (1.06%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.53%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.53%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (0.53%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.53%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 15 (7.94%) Oracle
2 13 (6.88%) Microsoft
3 7 (3.70%) SAP
4 3 (1.59%) IBM
5 2 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.53%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.53%) Citrix
6 1 (0.53%) FNZ
6 1 (0.53%) FrontRange
6 1 (0.53%) Google
6 1 (0.53%) hybris
6 1 (0.53%) Lagan
6 1 (0.53%) LANDesk
6 1 (0.53%) Northgate
6 1 (0.53%) Oneserve
6 1 (0.53%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.53%) Planview
6 1 (0.53%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.53%) SmartStream
6 1 (0.53%) VMware
North West
CPS Group UK
Rate: £200 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market daily rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Anderson Lamb
Rate: From £375 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago