The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £328 per day in advertised job vacancies in Belfast during the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Project Manager
County Antrim / Belfast
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 13 20
Rank change year-on-year -24 +7  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 6 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 2.96% 3.37% 3.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.03% 3.53% 3.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
Median daily rate £328 £338 £172
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.96% +95.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £328 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £348 £176
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £25.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +48.00% -28.57%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Belfast
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 198 85 101
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 97.54% 95.51% 97.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 39 52
Median daily rate £400 £325 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.07% +47.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £90 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £440 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 5
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -17.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.61 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £16.60
% change year-on-year -5.40% +11.44%  

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast that featured Project Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in Belfast

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Project Manager in Belfast.

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in Belfast

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in Belfast over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Manager in Belfast

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Manager in Belfast.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Manager in Belfast

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 24 April 2017, 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 across the Belfast region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 19 (76.00%) Project Management
2 12 (48.00%) Microsoft Project
2 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 10 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 9 (36.00%) Change Control
4 9 (36.00%) Waterfall
4 9 (36.00%) People Management
4 9 (36.00%) PRINCE2
4 9 (36.00%) Law
5 7 (28.00%) Prototyping
6 5 (20.00%) Finance
7 4 (16.00%) Data Management
7 4 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (12.00%) MS Visio
8 3 (12.00%) Data Modelling
8 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (12.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
9 2 (8.00%) Virtual Team
9 2 (8.00%) Matrix Organization
9 2 (8.00%) QlikView
9 2 (8.00%) Programme Management
9 2 (8.00%) ITIL
9 2 (8.00%) SQL
9 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
10 1 (4.00%) SAP
10 1 (4.00%) C
10 1 (4.00%) Cognos

Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast 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:

Applications
1 12 (48.00%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (12.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP PM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (8.00%) QlikView
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (36.00%) Law
2 5 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Handset
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (76.00%) Project Management
2 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (36.00%) Change Control
3 9 (36.00%) People Management
3 9 (36.00%) PRINCE2
3 9 (36.00%) Waterfall
4 7 (28.00%) Prototyping
5 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (16.00%) Data Management
6 3 (12.00%) Data Modelling
6 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
6 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (8.00%) ITIL
7 2 (8.00%) Matrix Organization
7 2 (8.00%) Programme Management
8 1 (4.00%) Business Analysis
8 1 (4.00%) ERP
8 1 (4.00%) ETL
8 1 (4.00%) Project Planning
8 1 (4.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 10 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) PMP
2 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 1 (4.00%) Cisco
1 1 (4.00%) Cognos
1 1 (4.00%) JD Edwards
1 1 (4.00%) SAP