The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 17 14
Rank change year-on-year +6 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 153 187 220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 8.42% 7.60% 7.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.02% 8.19% 7.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 114 149
Median daily rate £475 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £340 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £507 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £34.00 - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year -8.57% -3.44%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. 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
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1696 2282 2765
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 93.34% 92.69% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 792 1178 1419
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 75 85
Median hourly rate £15.70 £21.33 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.39% +21.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

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 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 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
Reading +13 56 £470 +6.81% 7
Newbury +10 15 £488 +9.85% 3
Bracknell +3 15 £423 +2.42%
Slough +1 12 £400 -4.19% 1
Maidenhead -1 8 £450 +23.28%
Windsor +4 2 £413 -51.47%
Wokingham -2 2 £438 -6.41%
Thatcham - 1 - - 1
Project Manager
South East

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 179 (57.01%) Project Management
2 144 (45.86%) PRINCE2
3 87 (27.71%) Telecoms
4 68 (21.66%) ITIL
4 68 (21.66%) Microsoft
5 64 (20.38%) MS Excel
6 60 (19.11%) Finance
7 59 (18.79%) MS Project
8 54 (17.20%) Remedy
9 53 (16.88%) ITIL V3
10 51 (16.24%) Stakeholder Management
11 48 (15.29%) Management Information System
12 35 (11.15%) Wi-Fi
12 35 (11.15%) LTE
13 34 (10.83%) VoLTE
13 34 (10.83%) Ericsson
14 30 (9.55%) Migration
15 29 (9.24%) Oracle
16 27 (8.60%) Agile Software Development
17 24 (7.64%) Data Centre
18 23 (7.32%) PMP
19 21 (6.69%) SAP
19 21 (6.69%) Security Cleared
20 20 (6.37%) PMI Certification
20 20 (6.37%) Risk Management
21 19 (6.05%) Supplier Management
21 19 (6.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
22 17 (5.41%) Business Analysis
23 16 (5.10%) SC Cleared
23 16 (5.10%) PMO

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 5 (1.59%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.96%) Documentum
3 1 (0.32%) CMS
3 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.32%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 64 (20.38%) MS Excel
2 59 (18.79%) MS Project
3 8 (2.55%) MS Office
4 5 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.32%) Maya
Business Applications
1 8 (2.55%) Maximo
2 4 (1.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.96%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.64%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.64%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.64%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.64%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.64%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.32%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.32%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.32%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.87%) Office 365
2 3 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.96%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.64%) Veeva
4 1 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (11.15%) LTE
1 35 (11.15%) Wi-Fi
2 34 (10.83%) VoLTE
3 8 (2.55%) VoIP
4 7 (2.23%) IP Telephony
4 7 (2.23%) Unified Communications
5 6 (1.91%) Firewall
6 5 (1.59%) Internet
6 5 (1.59%) MGW
6 5 (1.59%) SAN
6 5 (1.59%) WAN
7 4 (1.27%) NAS
7 4 (1.27%) Network Security
8 3 (0.96%) LAN
9 2 (0.64%) MPLS
9 2 (0.64%) VPN
10 1 (0.32%) BGP
10 1 (0.32%) DECT
10 1 (0.32%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.32%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.96%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.64%) GIS
2 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.32%) JIRA
General
1 87 (27.71%) Telecoms
2 60 (19.11%) Finance
3 15 (4.78%) Retail
4 14 (4.46%) Billing
5 12 (3.82%) Marketing
6 10 (3.18%) Legal
7 9 (2.87%) Pharmaceutical
8 8 (2.55%) Manufacturing
9 7 (2.23%) Banking
10 3 (0.96%) Publishing
11 2 (0.64%) Back Office
12 1 (0.32%) Automotive
12 1 (0.32%) Electronics
12 1 (0.32%) Games
12 1 (0.32%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.96%) HTML
2 2 (0.64%) .NET
2 2 (0.64%) XML
3 1 (0.32%) CSS
3 1 (0.32%) EDI
3 1 (0.32%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 48 (15.29%) Management Information System
2 24 (7.64%) Data Centre
3 10 (3.18%) PMI
4 9 (2.87%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (2.87%) FMCG
5 8 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.23%) Life Science
7 6 (1.91%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.27%) Pricing Data
9 3 (0.96%) Linked Data
9 3 (0.96%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.96%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.96%) User Experience
10 2 (0.64%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.64%) PKI
11 1 (0.32%) CCTV
11 1 (0.32%) e-Learning
11 1 (0.32%) EMV
11 1 (0.32%) IVR
11 1 (0.32%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (2.55%) Linux
2 6 (1.91%) Windows
3 5 (1.59%) Solaris
4 1 (0.32%) AIX
4 1 (0.32%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.32%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (57.01%) Project Management
2 144 (45.86%) PRINCE2
3 68 (21.66%) ITIL
4 53 (16.88%) ITIL V3
5 51 (16.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 30 (9.55%) Migration
7 27 (8.60%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (6.37%) Risk Management
9 19 (6.05%) Supplier Management
10 17 (5.41%) Business Analysis
11 12 (3.82%) Matrix Organization
11 12 (3.82%) SDLC
12 11 (3.50%) PRINCE
13 10 (3.18%) ERP
13 10 (3.18%) Project Governance
13 10 (3.18%) Project Planning
13 10 (3.18%) Risk Analysis
14 9 (2.87%) Validation
15 8 (2.55%) Change Management
15 8 (2.55%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.87%) SQL
2 3 (0.96%) Java
3 2 (0.64%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 23 (7.32%) PMP
2 21 (6.69%) Security Cleared
3 20 (6.37%) PMI Certification
4 19 (6.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 16 (5.10%) SC Cleared
6 14 (4.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 12 (3.82%) Degree
8 5 (1.59%) ISEB
9 4 (1.27%) APMP
9 4 (1.27%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.64%) MBA
11 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.32%) APMG
12 1 (0.32%) CAPM
12 1 (0.32%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.32%) HND
12 1 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.10%) PMO
2 9 (2.87%) QA
3 4 (1.27%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.27%) GMP
4 3 (0.96%) GDPR
5 1 (0.32%) GxP
5 1 (0.32%) IFRS
5 1 (0.32%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.32%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (0.96%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.32%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 1 (0.32%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (2.55%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (0.64%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (0.64%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.32%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.32%) vRealize
Vendors
1 68 (21.66%) Microsoft
2 54 (17.20%) Remedy
3 34 (10.83%) Ericsson
4 29 (9.24%) Oracle
5 21 (6.69%) SAP
6 13 (4.14%) Cisco
7 12 (3.82%) VMware
8 6 (1.91%) Apttus
8 6 (1.91%) JD Edwards
9 5 (1.59%) HP
9 5 (1.59%) PeopleSoft
9 5 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.59%) Siebel
9 5 (1.59%) Workday
10 4 (1.27%) Informatica
11 3 (0.96%) 3PAR
11 3 (0.96%) Blue Coat
11 3 (0.96%) BMC
11 3 (0.96%) Lancope
11 3 (0.96%) Micro Focus
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