Period
to 10 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

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
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 24 24
Rank change year-on-year +6 0 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 324 254 266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 7.50% 6.22% 6.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.11% 6.75% 6.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 175 170
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
10th Percentile £300 £283 £315
90th Percentile £544 £550 £575
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 3
Berkshire median hourly rate £33.25 £36.00 £23.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.64% +54.24% -53.32%
10th Percentile £29.68 £25.56 £17.67
90th Percentile £36.63 £52.40 £59.67
South East median hourly rate £35.07 £30.00 £29.67
% change year-on-year +16.90% +1.11% -40.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Berkshire
Contract vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 3,997 3,762 3,891
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.48% 92.09% 92.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,958 2,000 2,099
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £213 £250 £234
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 132 182
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £13.88 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.14% -7.50% -25.00%
10th Percentile £11.08 £10.50 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £41.50 £48.63
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +6.92%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured Project Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in Berkshire

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in Berkshire

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in Berkshire over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Manager in Berkshire

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Manager in Berkshire

Project Manager
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Manager within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 10 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +8 114 £450 -4.76% 7
Bracknell +19 51 £475 +8.57% 1
Slough +1 39 £363 -14.71% 1
Newbury +5 34 £413 +25.95% 5
Maidenhead -5 14 £500 +17.65% 1
Wokingham - 8 £525 -
Windsor +3 4 £525 +10.53% 1
Project Manager
South East

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, Project Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 156 (48.15%) Project Management
2 97 (29.94%) Stakeholder Management
3 82 (25.31%) Telecoms
4 69 (21.30%) Finance
4 69 (21.30%) PRINCE2
4 69 (21.30%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (13.27%) Migration
6 41 (12.65%) PMO
7 38 (11.73%) Microsoft
7 38 (11.73%) PMI Certification
8 35 (10.80%) Project Governance
9 34 (10.49%) SAP
10 32 (9.88%) Degree
11 30 (9.26%) Data Centre
11 30 (9.26%) Retail
12 29 (8.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 28 (8.64%) Security Cleared
13 28 (8.64%) Matrix Management
13 28 (8.64%) PMI
14 27 (8.33%) Project Planning
15 26 (8.02%) Matrix Organization
16 24 (7.41%) Work Breakdown Structure
16 24 (7.41%) Dependency Management
16 24 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
17 23 (7.10%) Critical Success Factor
17 23 (7.10%) Quality Management
17 23 (7.10%) PMP
18 22 (6.79%) Marketing
18 22 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
19 20 (6.17%) Problem-Solving

Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 12 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.09%) Skype for Business
3 4 (1.23%) Drupal
4 2 (0.62%) CMS
4 2 (0.62%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 19 (5.86%) Microsoft Project
2 15 (4.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (4.01%) Maya
3 13 (4.01%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (3.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (2.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (3.09%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.93%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.62%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.62%) SAP MM
3 2 (0.62%) TrackWise
4 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.31%) HFM
4 1 (0.31%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.31%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.31%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.31%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.31%) SAP SCM
4 1 (0.31%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.09%) Office 365
3 3 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (0.93%) BlueKai
3 3 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.93%) IaaS
3 3 (0.93%) SaaS
3 3 (0.93%) Trello
4 2 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.62%) Slack
4 2 (0.62%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.78%) DNS
2 8 (2.47%) Internet
2 8 (2.47%) Unified Communications
2 8 (2.47%) Value-Added Service
3 7 (2.16%) Firewall
3 7 (2.16%) Skype
3 7 (2.16%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (1.85%) LAN
4 6 (1.85%) WAN
5 4 (1.23%) Broadband
5 4 (1.23%) Wireless
6 3 (0.93%) LTE
6 3 (0.93%) NetScreen
6 3 (0.93%) PBX
6 3 (0.93%) SMS
6 3 (0.93%) VoLTE
7 2 (0.62%) DECT
7 2 (0.62%) FTP
7 2 (0.62%) HTTP
7 2 (0.62%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.54%) Power BI
2 3 (0.93%) QlikView
3 2 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.62%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.62%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.31%) CouchDB
4 1 (0.31%) InfluxDB
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.31%) Redis
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.93%) JIRA
2 2 (0.62%) GitLab
2 2 (0.62%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.62%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.31%) Robot Framework
General
1 82 (25.31%) Telecoms
2 69 (21.30%) Finance
3 30 (9.26%) Retail
4 22 (6.79%) Marketing
5 9 (2.78%) Legal
6 8 (2.47%) Manufacturing
7 7 (2.16%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.54%) Games
9 2 (0.62%) Advertising
9 2 (0.62%) German Language
9 2 (0.62%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.31%) Billing
10 1 (0.31%) French Language
10 1 (0.31%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.31%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.31%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.31%) Local Government
10 1 (0.31%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.47%) Middleware
2 2 (0.62%) .NET
3 1 (0.31%) CGI
3 1 (0.31%) CSS
3 1 (0.31%) HTML
3 1 (0.31%) Jinja
3 1 (0.31%) Kafka
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.31%) RESTful
3 1 (0.31%) Symfony
3 1 (0.31%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.26%) Data Centre
2 28 (8.64%) PMI
3 22 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.09%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.23%) Life Science
6 4 (1.23%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.23%) Social Media
6 4 (1.23%) User Experience
7 3 (0.93%) iPhone
7 3 (0.93%) RIA
8 1 (0.31%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.31%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.31%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.31%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.31%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.31%) PKI
8 1 (0.31%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.31%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (4.01%) Windows
2 11 (3.40%) Windows 10
3 5 (1.54%) Linux
4 3 (0.93%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.31%) Android
5 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (48.15%) Project Management
2 97 (29.94%) Stakeholder Management
3 69 (21.30%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (21.30%) PRINCE2
4 43 (13.27%) Migration
5 35 (10.80%) Project Governance
6 28 (8.64%) Matrix Management
7 27 (8.33%) Project Planning
8 26 (8.02%) Matrix Organization
9 24 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
9 24 (7.41%) Dependency Management
9 24 (7.41%) Work Breakdown Structure
10 23 (7.10%) Critical Success Factor
10 23 (7.10%) Quality Management
11 20 (6.17%) Problem-Solving
12 19 (5.86%) Business Intelligence
12 19 (5.86%) Risk Management
13 17 (5.25%) Supplier Management
13 17 (5.25%) Waterfall
14 15 (4.63%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 13 (4.01%) Java
2 4 (1.23%) SQL
3 3 (0.93%) Python
4 2 (0.62%) C
5 1 (0.31%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.31%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.31%) PHP
5 1 (0.31%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 38 (11.73%) PMI Certification
2 32 (9.88%) Degree
3 29 (8.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 28 (8.64%) Security Cleared
5 23 (7.10%) PMP
6 15 (4.63%) SC Cleared
7 10 (3.09%) DV Cleared
8 8 (2.47%) Master's Degree
9 7 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (2.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (1.23%) ACCA
10 4 (1.23%) CIMA
11 3 (0.93%) APMP
11 3 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.93%) CCDA
11 3 (0.93%) CCNA
11 3 (0.93%) CCVP
11 3 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.31%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (12.65%) PMO
2 7 (2.16%) QA
3 5 (1.54%) GDPR
4 2 (0.62%) GxP
5 1 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.23%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.62%) Docker
4 2 (0.62%) KVM
4 2 (0.62%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 4 (1.23%) SCCM
1 4 (1.23%) SCOM
2 3 (0.93%) RSA Archer
3 2 (0.62%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.62%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.31%) Ansible
4 1 (0.31%) Grafana
Vendors
1 38 (11.73%) Microsoft
2 34 (10.49%) SAP
3 13 (4.01%) Huawei
4 10 (3.09%) Oracle
5 9 (2.78%) Remedy
6 8 (2.47%) TIBCO
6 8 (2.47%) VMware
7 7 (2.16%) CheckPoint
8 6 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.54%) Veeam
10 4 (1.23%) Cisco
10 4 (1.23%) HP
10 4 (1.23%) Workday
11 3 (0.93%) Avaya
11 3 (0.93%) BroadSoft
11 3 (0.93%) Ericsson
11 3 (0.93%) Juniper
11 3 (0.93%) Nortel
11 3 (0.93%) Tableau
12 2 (0.62%) SOTI