Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £440 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 24 November 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
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 28 11
Rank change year-on-year +4 -17 0
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 266 259 452
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 6.48% 6.02% 8.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.04% 6.53% 9.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 170 331
Berkshire median daily rate £440 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% - +5.59%
10th Percentile £284 £320 £310
90th Percentile £559 £569 £538
South East median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Berkshire median hourly rate £36.00 £42.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.29% -15.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £25.56 £21.25 £25.30
90th Percentile £52.40 £63.75 £56.50
South East median hourly rate £30.00 £45.50 £49.75
% change year-on-year -34.07% -8.54% +68.64%

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 3777 3964 4660
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.96% 92.19% 92.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2008 2141 2516
Berkshire median daily rate £419 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.75% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £216
90th Percentile £588 £565 £538
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 187 250
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.25 £14.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.72% -32.71% +24.03%
10th Percentile £10.50 £9.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £41.05 £45.00 £45.62
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -7.69% +5.41% +15.63%

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 24 November 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in Berkshire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 24 November 2017. 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 0 76 £475 +7.95% 8
Newbury +12 27 £328 -27.22% 2
Slough +15 26 £425 -5.56%
Bracknell -6 25 £438 +26.81% 3
Maidenhead +5 21 £325 -12.16%
Windsor +4 6 £475 - 1
Project Manager
South East

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Berkshire region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 133 (50.00%) Project Management
2 90 (33.83%) PRINCE2
3 60 (22.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 53 (19.92%) PMP
5 49 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
6 46 (17.29%) Telecoms
7 45 (16.92%) PMI Certification
8 42 (15.79%) Finance
9 26 (9.77%) Migration
9 26 (9.77%) Programme Management
10 25 (9.40%) Microsoft
10 25 (9.40%) Microsoft Project
10 25 (9.40%) Project Planning
11 24 (9.02%) Degree
11 24 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
12 21 (7.89%) Marketing
12 21 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
13 19 (7.14%) ITIL
13 19 (7.14%) E-Commerce
14 18 (6.77%) Manufacturing
14 18 (6.77%) Pharmaceutical
15 17 (6.39%) Retail
15 17 (6.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 17 (6.39%) Risk Management
15 17 (6.39%) CRM
15 17 (6.39%) GDPR
16 16 (6.02%) Scrum
17 15 (5.64%) Cisco
17 15 (5.64%) PMI
17 15 (5.64%) Microsoft Azure

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 11 (4.14%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.38%) CMS
3 8 (3.01%) MS Project Server
4 6 (2.26%) Confluence
5 4 (1.50%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.75%) SAS
7 1 (0.38%) Documentum
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 25 (9.40%) Microsoft Project
2 8 (3.01%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.13%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.88%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (1.13%) HFM
2 3 (1.13%) Hyperion Planning
2 3 (1.13%) Teamcenter
2 3 (1.13%) TrackWise
3 2 (0.75%) Actimize
3 2 (0.75%) Maximo
3 2 (0.75%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.38%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
4 1 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.38%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.38%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.38%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.38%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (4.51%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.63%) SaaS
4 4 (1.50%) Bluemix
4 4 (1.50%) IBM Cloud
5 2 (0.75%) IaaS
5 2 (0.75%) PaaS
6 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.51%) WAN
2 10 (3.76%) LAN
3 8 (3.01%) IP Telephony
3 8 (3.01%) Unified Communications
3 8 (3.01%) VoIP
4 6 (2.26%) Network Security
5 4 (1.50%) Internet
6 3 (1.13%) Broadband
6 3 (1.13%) DHCP
6 3 (1.13%) Firewall
6 3 (1.13%) MPLS
6 3 (1.13%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (1.13%) Wireless
7 2 (0.75%) ADSL
7 2 (0.75%) DNS
7 2 (0.75%) ISDN
7 2 (0.75%) VPN
8 1 (0.38%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.38%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.38%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.63%) Hadoop
2 6 (2.26%) Big Data
3 4 (1.50%) Cloudera CDH
3 4 (1.50%) Oracle ODI
4 3 (1.13%) Essbase
4 3 (1.13%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.75%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.75%) GIS
5 2 (0.75%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.38%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.38%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (3.01%) JIRA
2 1 (0.38%) LSMW
General
1 46 (17.29%) Telecoms
2 42 (15.79%) Finance
3 21 (7.89%) Marketing
4 18 (6.77%) Manufacturing
4 18 (6.77%) Pharmaceutical
5 17 (6.39%) Retail
6 10 (3.76%) Legal
7 6 (2.26%) Banking
7 6 (2.26%) Billing
8 4 (1.50%) Advertising
9 1 (0.38%) Automotive
9 1 (0.38%) French Language
9 1 (0.38%) German Language
9 1 (0.38%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.50%) Kafka
2 3 (1.13%) Middleware
3 2 (0.75%) EDI
4 1 (0.38%) .NET
4 1 (0.38%) COM
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.64%) PMI
3 11 (4.14%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.76%) Data Centre
5 9 (3.38%) Management Information System
6 8 (3.01%) Life Science
6 8 (3.01%) Virtual Team
7 7 (2.63%) Social Media
8 5 (1.88%) FMCG
9 4 (1.50%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.50%) Fintech
9 4 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.50%) LIMS
10 3 (1.13%) Digital Media
10 3 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.75%) CMDB
11 2 (0.75%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.75%) NHS
12 1 (0.38%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (0.38%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.14%) Windows
2 5 (1.88%) Windows 10
3 3 (1.13%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.75%) Android
4 2 (0.75%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.75%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.38%) Linux
5 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (50.00%) Project Management
2 90 (33.83%) PRINCE2
3 60 (22.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 49 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (9.77%) Migration
5 26 (9.77%) Programme Management
6 25 (9.40%) Project Planning
7 21 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
8 19 (7.14%) E-Commerce
8 19 (7.14%) ITIL
9 17 (6.39%) CRM
9 17 (6.39%) Risk Management
10 16 (6.02%) Scrum
11 12 (4.51%) Analytics
11 12 (4.51%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
11 12 (4.51%) Business Analysis
11 12 (4.51%) Mentoring
11 12 (4.51%) PRINCE
11 12 (4.51%) Resource Allocation
11 12 (4.51%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (0.75%) C
1 2 (0.75%) Java
1 2 (0.75%) SQL
2 1 (0.38%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (19.92%) PMP
2 45 (16.92%) PMI Certification
3 24 (9.02%) Degree
4 17 (6.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 13 (4.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 12 (4.51%) Security Cleared
7 10 (3.76%) Master's Degree
8 5 (1.88%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.88%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.75%) ACCA
10 2 (0.75%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.75%) CIMA
11 1 (0.38%) APMP
11 1 (0.38%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.39%) GDPR
2 13 (4.89%) PMO
3 7 (2.63%) GxP
3 7 (2.63%) QA
4 5 (1.88%) PMBOK
5 3 (1.13%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.13%) GMP
5 3 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (2.26%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.13%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (2.26%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (0.75%) SCCM
3 1 (0.38%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 25 (9.40%) Microsoft
2 15 (5.64%) Cisco
3 11 (4.14%) Oracle
4 10 (3.76%) SAP
5 6 (2.26%) Cloudera
5 6 (2.26%) Remedy
6 5 (1.88%) Hyperion
7 4 (1.50%) LabWare
7 4 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.13%) Juniper
9 2 (0.75%) Hortonworks
9 2 (0.75%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (0.75%) MuleSoft
9 2 (0.75%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.75%) VMware
9 2 (0.75%) Workday
10 1 (0.38%) Amdocs
10 1 (0.38%) DocuSign
10 1 (0.38%) NetApp
10 1 (0.38%) Verint