Period
to 17 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 28 31
Rank change year-on-year +9 +3 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 290 241 242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 7.37% 6.02% 5.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.92% 6.54% 5.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 162 178
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -2.86%
10th Percentile £303 £282 £314
90th Percentile £559 £550 £566
South East median daily rate £463 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Berkshire median hourly rate £39.00 £36.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -15.29% +97.67%
10th Percentile £36.00 £25.56 £21.25
90th Percentile £44.00 £52.40 £63.75
South East median hourly rate £34.57 £32.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +8.03% -11.11% -19.10%

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 3,660 3,683 4,136
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.99% 92.01% 92.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,878 1,921 2,238
Berkshire median daily rate £421 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £206 £250 £237
90th Percentile £575 £588 £563
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 140 193
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.50 £15.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.81% +10.71% -35.03%
10th Percentile £11.12 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £45.30 £39.75 £41.85
South East median hourly rate £20.17 £18.00 £19.22
% change year-on-year +12.06% -6.34% +8.15%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +13 103 £443 -6.35% 10
Slough +8 41 £363 -14.71% 2
Bracknell +13 39 £475 +8.57% 2
Newbury -2 21 £300 -16.67% 3
Maidenhead 0 17 £490 +30.67% 2
Wokingham - 6 £525 - 1
Windsor -1 3 £563 +13.92%
Project Manager
South East

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 141 (48.62%) Project Management
2 73 (25.17%) Telecoms
2 73 (25.17%) Finance
3 70 (24.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 68 (23.45%) Agile Software Development
5 53 (18.28%) PRINCE2
6 35 (12.07%) Migration
7 34 (11.72%) Microsoft
7 34 (11.72%) Retail
8 32 (11.03%) Degree
9 29 (10.00%) Project Planning
9 29 (10.00%) SAP
10 27 (9.31%) PMP
10 27 (9.31%) PMI Certification
10 27 (9.31%) Marketing
11 25 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
11 25 (8.62%) Problem-Solving
12 24 (8.28%) PMO
13 21 (7.24%) Project Governance
13 21 (7.24%) PMI
13 21 (7.24%) Microsoft Excel
14 20 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
14 20 (6.90%) Security Cleared
14 20 (6.90%) Matrix Organization
14 20 (6.90%) SDLC
15 19 (6.55%) Waterfall
15 19 (6.55%) Microsoft Project
16 18 (6.21%) Data Centre
17 17 (5.86%) Risk Management
17 17 (5.86%) Matrix Management

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 7 (2.41%) Drupal
1 7 (2.41%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.72%) CMS
3 2 (0.69%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (7.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (6.55%) Microsoft Project
3 14 (4.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (4.14%) MS Visio
5 8 (2.76%) Microsoft Office
6 7 (2.41%) Maya
Business Applications
1 7 (2.41%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (1.03%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.69%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.34%) HFM
4 1 (0.34%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.34%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.07%) Office 365
3 4 (1.38%) SaaS
4 3 (1.03%) IaaS
4 3 (1.03%) Trello
5 2 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.69%) Slack
5 2 (0.69%) Yammer
6 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.76%) DNS
1 8 (2.76%) Unified Communications
2 7 (2.41%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (1.72%) Firewall
3 5 (1.72%) Internet
3 5 (1.72%) LAN
3 5 (1.72%) LTE
3 5 (1.72%) VoLTE
3 5 (1.72%) WAN
4 4 (1.38%) Wireless
5 3 (1.03%) Broadband
5 3 (1.03%) IP Telephony
5 3 (1.03%) Value-Added Service
6 2 (0.69%) Network Security
7 1 (0.34%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (0.34%) DECT
7 1 (0.34%) ISDN
7 1 (0.34%) SMTP
7 1 (0.34%) VLAN
7 1 (0.34%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.72%) Power BI
2 3 (1.03%) QlikView
3 2 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.69%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.69%) SAP BW
3 2 (0.69%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.34%) CouchDB
4 1 (0.34%) InfluxDB
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.34%) Redis
4 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.03%) JIRA
2 2 (0.69%) GitLab
2 2 (0.69%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.34%) Robot Framework
3 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 73 (25.17%) Finance
1 73 (25.17%) Telecoms
2 34 (11.72%) Retail
3 27 (9.31%) Marketing
4 10 (3.45%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.76%) Legal
6 7 (2.41%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.72%) Games
8 3 (1.03%) Automotive
8 3 (1.03%) Banking
8 3 (1.03%) German Language
9 2 (0.69%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.34%) Billing
10 1 (0.34%) French Language
10 1 (0.34%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.34%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.34%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.76%) Middleware
2 2 (0.69%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.34%) CGI
3 1 (0.34%) CSS
3 1 (0.34%) HTML
3 1 (0.34%) Jinja
3 1 (0.34%) Kafka
3 1 (0.34%) RESTful
3 1 (0.34%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (7.24%) PMI
3 18 (6.21%) Data Centre
4 16 (5.52%) Computer Science
5 12 (4.14%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.07%) Social Media
7 4 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.38%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.38%) User Experience
8 3 (1.03%) Life Science
9 2 (0.69%) RIA
9 2 (0.69%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.34%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.34%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.34%) Freedom of Information
10 1 (0.34%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.34%) Photography
10 1 (0.34%) Robotics
10 1 (0.34%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.34%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (2.41%) Windows
2 5 (1.72%) Linux
2 5 (1.72%) Windows 10
3 2 (0.69%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.34%) Android
4 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (48.62%) Project Management
2 70 (24.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 68 (23.45%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (18.28%) PRINCE2
5 35 (12.07%) Migration
6 29 (10.00%) Project Planning
7 25 (8.62%) Problem-Solving
8 21 (7.24%) Project Governance
9 20 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
9 20 (6.90%) Matrix Organization
9 20 (6.90%) SDLC
10 19 (6.55%) Waterfall
11 17 (5.86%) Matrix Management
11 17 (5.86%) Risk Management
12 16 (5.52%) Change Management
13 15 (5.17%) Continuous Improvement
13 15 (5.17%) E-Commerce
14 13 (4.48%) ITIL
14 13 (4.48%) Work Breakdown Structure
15 12 (4.14%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 11 (3.79%) Java
2 4 (1.38%) SQL
3 3 (1.03%) Python
4 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.34%) C
4 1 (0.34%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.34%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 32 (11.03%) Degree
2 27 (9.31%) PMI Certification
2 27 (9.31%) PMP
3 20 (6.90%) Security Cleared
4 15 (5.17%) SC Cleared
5 12 (4.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 9 (3.10%) Master's Degree
7 6 (2.07%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (2.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (1.38%) APMP
8 4 (1.38%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.03%) ACCA
9 3 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.03%) CIMA
10 2 (0.69%) MBA
11 1 (0.34%) CCNA
11 1 (0.34%) CCVP
11 1 (0.34%) CIPFA
11 1 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (8.28%) PMO
2 6 (2.07%) QA
3 5 (1.72%) GDPR
4 3 (1.03%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.69%) IFRS
6 1 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.34%) P3O
6 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.69%) Docker
3 2 (0.69%) KVM
3 2 (0.69%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.34%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (1.38%) SCCM
1 4 (1.38%) SCOM
2 3 (1.03%) RSA Archer
3 2 (0.69%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.34%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.34%) Ansible
4 1 (0.34%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.34%) Grafana
4 1 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 34 (11.72%) Microsoft
2 29 (10.00%) SAP
3 13 (4.48%) Remedy
4 9 (3.10%) Oracle
5 8 (2.76%) TIBCO
6 7 (2.41%) Huawei
6 7 (2.41%) VMware
7 6 (2.07%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (2.07%) ServiceNow
8 5 (1.72%) CheckPoint
8 5 (1.72%) Ericsson
8 5 (1.72%) Veeam
9 4 (1.38%) Cisco
9 4 (1.38%) HP
10 3 (1.03%) BroadSoft
10 3 (1.03%) Tableau
11 2 (0.69%) Mirantis
11 2 (0.69%) Nortel
11 2 (0.69%) Pega
11 2 (0.69%) Workday