Period
to 18 March 2019

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 18 March 2019.

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 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 15 21 13
Rank change year-on-year +6 -8 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 328 291 309
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 7.88% 7.32% 7.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.49% 7.94% 8.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 196 166
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £326 £303 £328
90th Percentile £550 £538 £566
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 5
Berkshire median hourly rate £45.64 £85.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.31% +214.81% -
10th Percentile £25.70 £77.50 £21.79
90th Percentile £48.40 £92.50 £48.10
South East median hourly rate £42.75 £35.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year +22.14% +28.44% -35.88%

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 3,865 3,666 3,609
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.80% 92.23% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,879 1,891 1,804
Berkshire median daily rate £430 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £237 £263 £220
90th Percentile £600 £590 £550
South East median daily rate £443 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.12% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 90 173
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.23 £13.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.75% -5.17% -17.14%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.20 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.52 £42.50 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.03
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.70% -9.17%

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 March 2019.

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 18 March 2019.

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 18 March 2019. 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 +6 117 £475 +5.56% 9
Bracknell +19 53 £460 +10.18% 3
Slough -6 34 £363 -19.44% 1
Newbury +5 27 £413 +26.92% 2
Maidenhead -1 13 £500 +5.26% 1
Wokingham 0 7 £513 +13.89%
Windsor -3 1 £438 -10.26%
Project Manager
South East

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

For the 6 months to 18 March 2019, 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.

1 151 (46.04%) Project Management
2 105 (32.01%) Stakeholder Management
3 96 (29.27%) PRINCE2
4 86 (26.22%) Telecoms
5 65 (19.82%) Agile Software Development
6 64 (19.51%) Finance
7 58 (17.68%) PMI Certification
8 51 (15.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 50 (15.24%) PMO
10 43 (13.11%) PMI
11 38 (11.59%) Project Governance
12 37 (11.28%) Security Cleared
13 34 (10.37%) Data Centre
13 34 (10.37%) Migration
14 32 (9.76%) Continuous Improvement
15 31 (9.45%) Dependency Management
15 31 (9.45%) Microsoft
16 30 (9.15%) Retail
16 30 (9.15%) Critical Success Factor
17 29 (8.84%) Matrix Management
18 28 (8.54%) Quality Management
19 27 (8.23%) Work Breakdown Structure
20 26 (7.93%) PMP
21 25 (7.62%) SC Cleared
22 22 (6.71%) Windows
22 22 (6.71%) SAP
23 21 (6.40%) Oracle
24 18 (5.49%) ITIL
24 18 (5.49%) Microsoft Azure
25 17 (5.18%) Waterfall

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 17 (5.18%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.05%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.61%) Drupal
3 2 (0.61%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.30%) CMS
Applications
1 17 (5.18%) Microsoft Project
2 14 (4.27%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (3.96%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (2.44%) Maya
5 6 (1.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (1.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (2.74%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.91%) Eloqua
2 3 (0.91%) SAP MM
2 3 (0.91%) TrackWise
3 2 (0.61%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.61%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (0.61%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.61%) SAP SCM
4 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle CRM On Demand
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.30%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.30%) SAP WM
4 1 (0.30%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (4.57%) Office 365
3 9 (2.74%) SaaS
4 4 (1.22%) IaaS
5 3 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.91%) BlueKai
5 3 (0.91%) Trello
6 2 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.61%) Slack
6 2 (0.61%) Yammer
7 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.57%) 3G
1 15 (4.57%) 4G
2 14 (4.27%) 2G
3 12 (3.66%) Firewall
4 9 (2.74%) 5G
4 9 (2.74%) Internet
5 8 (2.44%) Skype
6 6 (1.83%) DNS
6 6 (1.83%) LAN
6 6 (1.83%) Value-Added Service
6 6 (1.83%) VoIP
6 6 (1.83%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (1.52%) Radio Access Network
7 5 (1.52%) Unified Communications
7 5 (1.52%) VPN
8 4 (1.22%) 2.5G
8 4 (1.22%) Cisco ISE
8 4 (1.22%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.22%) WAN
9 3 (0.91%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.83%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.61%) MongoDB
2 2 (0.61%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.30%) Big Data
3 1 (0.30%) CouchDB
3 1 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.30%) InfluxDB
3 1 (0.30%) MySQL
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.30%) Power BI
3 1 (0.30%) Redis
3 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.91%) JIRA
2 2 (0.61%) GitLab
2 2 (0.61%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.30%) Robot Framework
General
1 86 (26.22%) Telecoms
2 64 (19.51%) Finance
3 30 (9.15%) Retail
4 14 (4.27%) Marketing
5 10 (3.05%) Legal
6 8 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.52%) Games
8 4 (1.22%) Billing
8 4 (1.22%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.61%) Advertising
9 2 (0.61%) French Language
9 2 (0.61%) German Language
9 2 (0.61%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.30%) Automotive
10 1 (0.30%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.30%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.30%) Local Government
10 1 (0.30%) Military
10 1 (0.30%) Publishing
10 1 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.13%) .NET
2 2 (0.61%) J2EE
2 2 (0.61%) LDAP
2 2 (0.61%) Web Services
3 1 (0.30%) EJB
3 1 (0.30%) Flash
3 1 (0.30%) HTML
3 1 (0.30%) Jinja
3 1 (0.30%) JSP
3 1 (0.30%) Kafka
3 1 (0.30%) Node.js
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.30%) REST
3 1 (0.30%) SOAP
3 1 (0.30%) Spring
3 1 (0.30%) Symfony
3 1 (0.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (13.11%) PMI
2 34 (10.37%) Data Centre
3 11 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (1.22%) Social Media
6 3 (0.91%) iPhone
6 3 (0.91%) IVR
6 3 (0.91%) Life Science
6 3 (0.91%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.91%) RIA
7 2 (0.61%) EPoS
7 2 (0.61%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.61%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (0.61%) User Experience
7 2 (0.61%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.30%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.30%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.30%) Fintech
8 1 (0.30%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 22 (6.71%) Windows
2 14 (4.27%) Windows 10
3 9 (2.74%) Linux
4 5 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.91%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.61%) Unix
7 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (46.04%) Project Management
2 105 (32.01%) Stakeholder Management
3 96 (29.27%) PRINCE2
4 65 (19.82%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (11.59%) Project Governance
6 34 (10.37%) Migration
7 32 (9.76%) Continuous Improvement
8 31 (9.45%) Dependency Management
9 30 (9.15%) Critical Success Factor
10 29 (8.84%) Matrix Management
11 28 (8.54%) Quality Management
12 27 (8.23%) Work Breakdown Structure
13 18 (5.49%) ITIL
14 17 (5.18%) Matrix Organization
14 17 (5.18%) Waterfall
15 16 (4.88%) Risk Management
16 15 (4.57%) PRINCE
16 15 (4.57%) Scrum
17 14 (4.27%) Data Migration
17 14 (4.27%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (2.44%) Java
2 4 (1.22%) Python
3 2 (0.61%) C
3 2 (0.61%) PHP
4 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.30%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.30%) SQL
Qualifications
1 58 (17.68%) PMI Certification
2 51 (15.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 37 (11.28%) Security Cleared
4 26 (7.93%) PMP
5 25 (7.62%) SC Cleared
6 16 (4.88%) Degree
7 12 (3.66%) DV Cleared
8 7 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.61%) APMP
10 2 (0.61%) CCDA
10 2 (0.61%) CCNA
10 2 (0.61%) CCVP
10 2 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.61%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.30%) ACCA
11 1 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.30%) MBA
11 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (15.24%) PMO
2 8 (2.44%) GDPR
2 8 (2.44%) QA
3 5 (1.52%) SLA
4 3 (0.91%) GxP
5 2 (0.61%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.61%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 9 (2.74%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.91%) Firmware
3 2 (0.61%) Docker
3 2 (0.61%) KVM
3 2 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.61%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.30%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (1.22%) SCCM
2 3 (0.91%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (0.91%) Cisco UCCE
2 3 (0.91%) RSA Archer
2 3 (0.91%) SCOM
3 2 (0.61%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.61%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.30%) Ansible
4 1 (0.30%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.30%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.30%) Grafana
Vendors
1 31 (9.45%) Microsoft
2 22 (6.71%) SAP
3 21 (6.40%) Oracle
4 15 (4.57%) Remedy
5 14 (4.27%) Huawei
6 13 (3.96%) Cisco
7 5 (1.52%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.22%) Citrix
8 4 (1.22%) Juniper
8 4 (1.22%) Nokia
8 4 (1.22%) VMware
9 3 (0.91%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.61%) 3PAR
10 2 (0.61%) Avaya
10 2 (0.61%) F5
10 2 (0.61%) Google
10 2 (0.61%) JD Edwards
10 2 (0.61%) Nortel
10 2 (0.61%) SOTI
10 2 (0.61%) Workday