Period
to 22 September 2019

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 27 18 27
Rank change year-on-year -9 +9 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 232 288 244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.70% 7.50% 6.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.14% 8.03% 6.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 180 158
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £348 £300 £297
90th Percentile £572 £546 £550
South East median daily rate £450 £466 £450
% change year-on-year -3.49% +3.61% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 6
Berkshire median hourly rate £45.64 £39.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.01% +16.42% -21.18%
10th Percentile £37.65 £36.00 £25.70
90th Percentile £48.45 £44.00 £50.25
South East median hourly rate £37.50 £34.57 £32.00
% change year-on-year +8.48% +8.03% -11.11%

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 3,777 3,587 3,699
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.82% 93.46% 92.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,901 1,855 1,915
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £415 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% - +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £585
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 97 142
Berkshire median hourly rate £33.00 £20.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.00% +29.03% +10.71%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.10 £9.25
90th Percentile £82.50 £45.40 £39.98
South East median hourly rate £23.12 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +21.68% +5.56% -8.21%

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 22 September 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
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 22 September 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 -14 71 £475 +9.83% 12
Slough 0 40 £363 - 4
Maidenhead +15 21 £506 +3.85%
Bracknell -11 16 £415 -12.63% 3
Newbury -13 14 £468 +53.36% 1
Wokingham +1 2 - - 2
Windsor -6 1 £450 -20.00%
Project Manager
South East

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 117 (50.43%) Project Management
2 74 (31.90%) Telecoms
3 73 (31.47%) PRINCE2
4 65 (28.02%) Stakeholder Management
5 55 (23.71%) Agile Software Development
6 47 (20.26%) Project Delivery
7 43 (18.53%) Finance
8 42 (18.10%) PMI Certification
9 39 (16.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 34 (14.66%) Migration
11 30 (12.93%) PMI
11 30 (12.93%) Critical Success Factor
12 29 (12.50%) 2G
13 28 (12.07%) Risk Management
13 28 (12.07%) Programme Management
13 28 (12.07%) 3G
13 28 (12.07%) Azure
13 28 (12.07%) 4G
14 24 (10.34%) PMP
15 22 (9.48%) Management Information System
16 20 (8.62%) SC Cleared
16 20 (8.62%) Security Cleared
16 20 (8.62%) Change Control
17 18 (7.76%) Project Governance
17 18 (7.76%) 5G
17 18 (7.76%) Scrum
17 18 (7.76%) Configuration Management
17 18 (7.76%) Microsoft
17 18 (7.76%) E-Commerce
18 17 (7.33%) 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 11 (4.74%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.86%) CMS
2 2 (0.86%) Confluence
2 2 (0.86%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.43%) Drupal
3 1 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 12 (5.17%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (3.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (2.59%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.29%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.86%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.59%) TrackWise
2 3 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.86%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.86%) SAP MDM
3 2 (0.86%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.86%) Workfront
4 1 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.43%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 28 (12.07%) Azure
2 7 (3.02%) AWS
2 7 (3.02%) Dynamics 365
3 5 (2.16%) Office 365
4 3 (1.29%) iPaaS
4 3 (1.29%) PaaS
4 3 (1.29%) Power Platform
5 1 (0.43%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 29 (12.50%) 2G
2 28 (12.07%) 3G
2 28 (12.07%) 4G
3 18 (7.76%) 5G
4 11 (4.74%) Radio Access Network
5 10 (4.31%) 2.5G
6 9 (3.88%) VoIP
7 7 (3.02%) ATM
8 6 (2.59%) Firewall
9 5 (2.16%) WAN
10 4 (1.72%) Broadband
10 4 (1.72%) Unified Communications
11 3 (1.29%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.86%) Ethernet
12 2 (0.86%) LAN
12 2 (0.86%) LTE
12 2 (0.86%) RNC
13 1 (0.43%) ADSL
13 1 (0.43%) ISDN
13 1 (0.43%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.59%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.29%) Power BI
3 1 (0.43%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (0.43%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 3 (1.29%) JIRA
1 3 (1.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 74 (31.90%) Telecoms
2 43 (18.53%) Finance
3 12 (5.17%) Legal
4 11 (4.74%) Marketing
5 8 (3.45%) Manufacturing
5 8 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
5 8 (3.45%) Retail
6 7 (3.02%) Public Sector
7 4 (1.72%) Automotive
7 4 (1.72%) Italian Language
8 2 (0.86%) Billing
8 2 (0.86%) French Language
9 1 (0.43%) Advertising
9 1 (0.43%) Banking
9 1 (0.43%) Electronics
9 1 (0.43%) German Language
9 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.43%) Local Government
9 1 (0.43%) Military
9 1 (0.43%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.02%) .NET
2 2 (0.86%) CSS
2 2 (0.86%) HTML
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.43%) REST
3 1 (0.43%) SAP Fiori
3 1 (0.43%) Velocity
3 1 (0.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.93%) PMI
2 22 (9.48%) Management Information System
3 11 (4.74%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.16%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.72%) User Experience
6 3 (1.29%) FMCG
6 3 (1.29%) Life Science
7 2 (0.86%) CMDB
7 2 (0.86%) Fibre Optics
7 2 (0.86%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.86%) NHS
7 2 (0.86%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.86%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.43%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.43%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.43%) Industrial Internet of Things
8 1 (0.43%) Industry 4.0
8 1 (0.43%) IVR
8 1 (0.43%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.43%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.60%) Windows
2 9 (3.88%) Linux
3 7 (3.02%) Windows 10
4 6 (2.59%) Windows 7
4 6 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (50.43%) Project Management
2 73 (31.47%) PRINCE2
3 65 (28.02%) Stakeholder Management
4 55 (23.71%) Agile Software Development
5 47 (20.26%) Project Delivery
6 34 (14.66%) Migration
7 30 (12.93%) Critical Success Factor
8 28 (12.07%) Programme Management
8 28 (12.07%) Risk Management
9 20 (8.62%) Change Control
10 18 (7.76%) Configuration Management
10 18 (7.76%) E-Commerce
10 18 (7.76%) Project Governance
10 18 (7.76%) Scrum
11 16 (6.90%) Matrix Management
11 16 (6.90%) SDLC
12 14 (6.03%) Business Intelligence
12 14 (6.03%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (5.60%) CRM
13 13 (5.60%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.72%) SQL
2 2 (0.86%) C
2 2 (0.86%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.43%) Lingo
Qualifications
1 42 (18.10%) PMI Certification
2 39 (16.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 24 (10.34%) PMP
4 20 (8.62%) SC Cleared
4 20 (8.62%) Security Cleared
5 9 (3.88%) Degree
6 5 (2.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (1.72%) APMP
8 3 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.86%) CCNA
9 2 (0.86%) CCNP
9 2 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.86%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.43%) CCIP
10 1 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.33%) PMO
2 10 (4.31%) SLA
3 6 (2.59%) GxP
4 2 (0.86%) QA
5 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.43%) SEPA
System Software
1 8 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.43%) vSphere
3 1 (0.43%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (1.29%) RSA Archer
2 2 (0.86%) AirWatch
2 2 (0.86%) SCCM
2 2 (0.86%) SCOM
3 1 (0.43%) QRadar
Vendors
1 18 (7.76%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.03%) SAP
3 10 (4.31%) Oracle
3 10 (4.31%) Remedy
4 5 (2.16%) Ericsson
5 3 (1.29%) Informatica
5 3 (1.29%) SnapLogic
5 3 (1.29%) TIBCO
5 3 (1.29%) VMware
5 3 (1.29%) Workday
6 2 (0.86%) Cisco
6 2 (0.86%) Cognizant
6 2 (0.86%) CyberArk
6 2 (0.86%) HP
6 2 (0.86%) Huawei
6 2 (0.86%) Veeam
6 2 (0.86%) Zscaler
7 1 (0.43%) Ariba
7 1 (0.43%) Citrix
7 1 (0.43%) EMC