Period
to 24 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 17 17
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 309 279 368
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 7.86% 7.41% 7.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.51% 7.98% 8.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 161 244
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £455 £429
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.10% +6.12% +0.88%
10th Percentile £320 £313 £314
90th Percentile £538 £563 £538
South East median daily rate £458 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +1.67% +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £63.25 £29.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +118.10% - -
South East median hourly rate £40.75 £27.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year +48.18% -34.52% +21.74%

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 3,629 3,498 4,587
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.32% 92.93% 92.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,921 1,658 2,443
Berkshire median daily rate £420 £417 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.84% +4.13% +4.99%
10th Percentile £260 £225 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 160 177
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -20.00%
10th Percentile £8.00 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £44.25 £47.55 £55.22
South East median hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year +1.43% -6.67% +7.45%

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 May 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in Berkshire over the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

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 May 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 +9 115 £450 - 10
Slough +7 37 £450 +12.50% 8
Bracknell -4 23 £418 -0.60% 1
Maidenhead 0 20 £475 +5.56% 1
Newbury -26 15 £338 -25.00%
Windsor +3 5 £488 +14.71%
Wokingham -3 3 £450 +2.86%
Ascot - 3 £450 -
Project Manager
South East

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 174 (56.31%) Project Management
2 84 (27.18%) PRINCE2
3 78 (25.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 76 (24.60%) Agile Software Development
5 61 (19.74%) Finance
6 44 (14.24%) PMI Certification
7 43 (13.92%) Telecoms
8 37 (11.97%) Retail
9 35 (11.33%) Degree
10 34 (11.00%) Migration
10 34 (11.00%) PMP
11 30 (9.71%) Microsoft
11 30 (9.71%) Security Cleared
12 29 (9.39%) PMI
13 28 (9.06%) Project Planning
14 27 (8.74%) SC Cleared
15 24 (7.77%) Problem-Solving
16 23 (7.44%) Change Management
17 22 (7.12%) CRM
18 21 (6.80%) Cisco
18 21 (6.80%) Marketing
19 19 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
19 19 (6.15%) Unified Communications
20 18 (5.83%) Waterfall
20 18 (5.83%) Microsoft Azure
20 18 (5.83%) Microsoft Project
21 17 (5.50%) ITIL
21 17 (5.50%) Data Centre
22 16 (5.18%) Master's Degree
22 16 (5.18%) VoIP

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 14 (4.53%) CMS
2 8 (2.59%) WordPress
3 4 (1.29%) Drupal
3 4 (1.29%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.97%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (5.83%) Microsoft Project
2 11 (3.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (3.24%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.97%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.29%) SAP HR
2 3 (0.97%) SAP HCM
3 2 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.65%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.65%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.65%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.91%) Office 365
3 7 (2.27%) SaaS
4 5 (1.62%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.29%) Bluemix
5 4 (1.29%) IBM Cloud
5 4 (1.29%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.65%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.65%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.15%) Unified Communications
2 16 (5.18%) VoIP
3 15 (4.85%) IP Telephony
4 13 (4.21%) LAN
4 13 (4.21%) WAN
5 5 (1.62%) Internet
6 4 (1.29%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (1.29%) Skype
7 3 (0.97%) Wireless
8 2 (0.65%) Firewall
8 2 (0.65%) MPLS
8 2 (0.65%) Network Security
8 2 (0.65%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.65%) VLAN
8 2 (0.65%) VPN
8 2 (0.65%) WAAS
8 2 (0.65%) WLAN
9 1 (0.32%) Cisco IPT
9 1 (0.32%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.97%) Power BI
2 2 (0.65%) FileMaker
2 2 (0.65%) SAP HANA
3 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.32%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (0.32%) AdminStudio
1 1 (0.32%) GCC
1 1 (0.32%) JIRA
1 1 (0.32%) MSI
General
1 61 (19.74%) Finance
2 43 (13.92%) Telecoms
3 37 (11.97%) Retail
4 21 (6.80%) Marketing
5 16 (5.18%) Legal
6 14 (4.53%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.94%) Banking
7 6 (1.94%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.62%) German Language
9 4 (1.29%) Automotive
9 4 (1.29%) Digital Economy
10 2 (0.65%) French Language
11 1 (0.32%) Advertising
11 1 (0.32%) Billing
11 1 (0.32%) Games
11 1 (0.32%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.32%) Law
11 1 (0.32%) Local Government
11 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.91%) .NET
2 8 (2.59%) ASP.NET
2 8 (2.59%) ASP.NET Web API
3 5 (1.62%) Middleware
4 3 (0.97%) .NET Framework
4 3 (0.97%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (0.97%) Web Services
5 1 (0.32%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.32%) CSS
5 1 (0.32%) HTML
5 1 (0.32%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.39%) PMI
2 19 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (5.50%) Data Centre
4 14 (4.53%) Computer Science
4 14 (4.53%) User Experience
5 10 (3.24%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.59%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.94%) IVR
8 5 (1.62%) VLE
9 4 (1.29%) Security Operations Centre
10 3 (0.97%) Social Media
11 2 (0.65%) Graphic Design
11 2 (0.65%) Infotainment
11 2 (0.65%) Internet of Things
11 2 (0.65%) Self-Motivation
12 1 (0.32%) CCTV
12 1 (0.32%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (0.32%) EPoS
12 1 (0.32%) Life Science
12 1 (0.32%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 9 (2.91%) Windows
2 5 (1.62%) Windows 10
3 4 (1.29%) Linux
4 2 (0.65%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (56.31%) Project Management
2 84 (27.18%) PRINCE2
3 78 (25.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 76 (24.60%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (11.00%) Migration
6 28 (9.06%) Project Planning
7 24 (7.77%) Problem-Solving
8 23 (7.44%) Change Management
9 22 (7.12%) CRM
10 18 (5.83%) Waterfall
11 17 (5.50%) ITIL
12 15 (4.85%) Decision-Making
12 15 (4.85%) E-Commerce
13 14 (4.53%) Scrum
14 12 (3.88%) Programme Management
14 12 (3.88%) WFM
15 11 (3.56%) ERP
15 11 (3.56%) Matrix Organization
15 11 (3.56%) Project Governance
15 11 (3.56%) Resource Allocation
Programming Languages
1 12 (3.88%) SQL
2 8 (2.59%) C#
3 3 (0.97%) C
3 3 (0.97%) Java
4 1 (0.32%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.32%) PHP
4 1 (0.32%) Python
4 1 (0.32%) Scala
Qualifications
1 44 (14.24%) PMI Certification
2 35 (11.33%) Degree
3 34 (11.00%) PMP
4 30 (9.71%) Security Cleared
5 27 (8.74%) SC Cleared
6 16 (5.18%) Master's Degree
7 15 (4.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 15 (4.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 6 (1.94%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.29%) APMP
9 4 (1.29%) CISA
9 4 (1.29%) CISM
9 4 (1.29%) CISSP
9 4 (1.29%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 4 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.97%) MBA
11 1 (0.32%) CCDA
11 1 (0.32%) CCNA
11 1 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.56%) GDPR
2 10 (3.24%) PMO
3 6 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.62%) QA
5 4 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.65%) IFRS
7 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.32%) GxP
7 1 (0.32%) P3O
7 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.32%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 14 (4.53%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (1.94%) Cisco UCCE
3 3 (0.97%) CA Wily
3 3 (0.97%) SCCM
3 3 (0.97%) SCOM
3 3 (0.97%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.65%) QRadar
5 1 (0.32%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.32%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 30 (9.71%) Microsoft
2 21 (6.80%) Cisco
3 13 (4.21%) SAP
4 10 (3.24%) Oracle
4 10 (3.24%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (2.27%) ServiceNow
6 5 (1.62%) HP
6 5 (1.62%) Remedy
6 5 (1.62%) VMware
7 4 (1.29%) Genesys
7 4 (1.29%) TIBCO
8 3 (0.97%) Cadence
8 3 (0.97%) Capita
8 3 (0.97%) Dynatrace
8 3 (0.97%) hybris
8 3 (0.97%) IBM
8 3 (0.97%) Riverbed
8 3 (0.97%) Veeam
9 2 (0.65%) Citrix
9 2 (0.65%) Nortel