Period
to 18 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £443 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 21 22
Rank change year-on-year +4 +1 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 304 264 298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 7.67% 6.82% 6.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.23% 7.37% 6.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 171 209
Berkshire median daily rate £443 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.67% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £301 £300 £319
90th Percentile £538 £550 £545
South East median daily rate £463 £450 £445
% change year-on-year +2.78% +1.12% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Berkshire median hourly rate £39.00 £28.90 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.95% +65.14% -48.15%
10th Percentile £36.00 £25.42 £16.25
90th Percentile £44.00 £35.90 £18.75
South East median hourly rate £34.07 £31.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +8.16% -3.08% -27.78%

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 3,696 3,581 4,399
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.29% 92.51% 92.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,917 1,761 2,329
Berkshire median daily rate £415 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £229 £244 £250
90th Percentile £575 £588 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 153 169
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +11.11% -34.94%
10th Percentile £11.07 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £46.45 £39.75 £29.20
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +14.29%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 +13 115 £435 -1.97% 7
Slough +1 34 £433 +4.85% 1
Bracknell -1 31 £450 +6.51% 1
Newbury -10 20 £305 -41.90%
Maidenhead -6 18 £463 +8.82% 1
Windsor 0 3 £600 +26.32%
Wokingham -11 3 £428 +31.54%
Ascot - 1 £288 -
Project Manager
South East

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 161 (52.96%) Project Management
2 85 (27.96%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (24.67%) Finance
4 69 (22.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 62 (20.39%) PRINCE2
6 56 (18.42%) Telecoms
7 43 (14.14%) PMI Certification
7 43 (14.14%) Migration
8 42 (13.82%) Degree
9 38 (12.50%) Retail
9 38 (12.50%) PMP
10 35 (11.51%) Project Planning
10 35 (11.51%) Security Cleared
11 34 (11.18%) Microsoft
12 30 (9.87%) SC Cleared
13 29 (9.54%) PMI
14 25 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
15 24 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
16 22 (7.24%) Microsoft Project
16 22 (7.24%) SAP
17 21 (6.91%) CRM
17 21 (6.91%) Computer Science
18 20 (6.58%) Matrix Organization
18 20 (6.58%) Microsoft Azure
19 19 (6.25%) Waterfall
19 19 (6.25%) Decision-Making
19 19 (6.25%) Marketing
19 19 (6.25%) E-Commerce
19 19 (6.25%) Change Management
20 18 (5.92%) Master's Degree

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 (3.95%) CMS
2 7 (2.30%) Drupal
3 6 (1.97%) WordPress
4 5 (1.64%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.99%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 22 (7.24%) Microsoft Project
2 13 (4.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (1.32%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.66%) Maya
6 2 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.64%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.99%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.66%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.66%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.33%) HFM
4 1 (0.33%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.30%) Office 365
3 5 (1.64%) SaaS
4 3 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.66%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.62%) Unified Communications
2 8 (2.63%) LAN
2 8 (2.63%) WAN
3 7 (2.30%) IP Telephony
3 7 (2.30%) VoIP
4 6 (1.97%) Internet
5 4 (1.32%) Firewall
5 4 (1.32%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (1.32%) Wireless
6 3 (0.99%) LTE
6 3 (0.99%) MPLS
6 3 (0.99%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.99%) VoLTE
6 3 (0.99%) VPN
6 3 (0.99%) WAAS
6 3 (0.99%) WLAN
7 2 (0.66%) DNS
7 2 (0.66%) FTP
7 2 (0.66%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.32%) Power BI
2 3 (0.99%) QlikView
2 3 (0.99%) SAP BW
3 2 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.66%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 2 (0.66%) JIRA
2 1 (0.33%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.33%) MSI
General
1 75 (24.67%) Finance
2 56 (18.42%) Telecoms
3 38 (12.50%) Retail
4 19 (6.25%) Marketing
5 16 (5.26%) Manufacturing
6 15 (4.93%) Legal
7 7 (2.30%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.32%) Automotive
8 4 (1.32%) Banking
9 3 (0.99%) Digital Economy
10 2 (0.66%) Games
10 2 (0.66%) German Language
11 1 (0.33%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.33%) Music Industry
11 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.29%) Middleware
2 6 (1.97%) .NET
2 6 (1.97%) ASP.NET
2 6 (1.97%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (0.99%) .NET Framework
3 3 (0.99%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (0.99%) Web Services
4 2 (0.66%) CSS
4 2 (0.66%) HTML
5 1 (0.33%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.33%) CGI
5 1 (0.33%) Mason
5 1 (0.33%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.54%) PMI
2 25 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (6.91%) Computer Science
4 16 (5.26%) Data Centre
5 13 (4.28%) Management Information System
6 10 (3.29%) Mobile App
6 10 (3.29%) User Experience
7 5 (1.64%) Social Media
8 4 (1.32%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (0.99%) IVR
10 2 (0.66%) Graphic Design
10 2 (0.66%) Infotainment
10 2 (0.66%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.66%) Life Science
10 2 (0.66%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.66%) VLE
11 1 (0.33%) Analytical Mindset
11 1 (0.33%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.33%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (2.30%) Windows
2 5 (1.64%) Linux
2 5 (1.64%) Windows 10
3 2 (0.66%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (52.96%) Project Management
2 85 (27.96%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (22.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 62 (20.39%) PRINCE2
5 43 (14.14%) Migration
6 35 (11.51%) Project Planning
7 24 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
8 21 (6.91%) CRM
9 20 (6.58%) Matrix Organization
10 19 (6.25%) Change Management
10 19 (6.25%) Decision-Making
10 19 (6.25%) E-Commerce
10 19 (6.25%) Waterfall
11 17 (5.59%) ITIL
12 16 (5.26%) Risk Management
12 16 (5.26%) SDLC
13 15 (4.93%) Business Intelligence
14 14 (4.61%) ERP
15 13 (4.28%) Resource Allocation
16 12 (3.95%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
Programming Languages
1 10 (3.29%) Java
1 10 (3.29%) SQL
2 6 (1.97%) C#
3 1 (0.33%) C
3 1 (0.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.33%) PHP
3 1 (0.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 43 (14.14%) PMI Certification
2 42 (13.82%) Degree
3 38 (12.50%) PMP
4 35 (11.51%) Security Cleared
5 30 (9.87%) SC Cleared
6 18 (5.92%) Master's Degree
7 10 (3.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 7 (2.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (1.97%) DV Cleared
10 4 (1.32%) APMP
10 4 (1.32%) CISA
10 4 (1.32%) CISM
10 4 (1.32%) CISSP
10 4 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (1.32%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 3 (0.99%) ACCA
11 3 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.99%) CIMA
12 2 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.61%) PMO
2 7 (2.30%) QA
3 6 (1.97%) GDPR
4 5 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.99%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.66%) IFRS
8 1 (0.33%) P3O
8 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (1.97%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (1.32%) SCCM
2 4 (1.32%) SCOM
3 3 (0.99%) Cisco UCCE
3 3 (0.99%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.33%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.33%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.33%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 34 (11.18%) Microsoft
2 22 (7.24%) SAP
3 12 (3.95%) Cisco
3 12 (3.95%) Oracle
3 12 (3.95%) Salesforce.com
4 10 (3.29%) Remedy
5 9 (2.96%) TIBCO
6 7 (2.30%) ServiceNow
7 6 (1.97%) Capita
7 6 (1.97%) HP
7 6 (1.97%) VMware
8 5 (1.64%) Veeam
9 4 (1.32%) Cadence
9 4 (1.32%) Genesys
10 3 (0.99%) CheckPoint
10 3 (0.99%) Ericsson
10 3 (0.99%) hybris
10 3 (0.99%) Juniper
10 3 (0.99%) Nortel
11 2 (0.66%) Tableau