Period
to 31 May 2020

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £461 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

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
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 20 21 19
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 143 280 308
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 6.96% 6.79% 7.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.42% 7.19% 8.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 153 210
Median daily rate £461 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.41% -5.56% -2.70%
10th Percentile £335 £330 £313
90th Percentile £603 £575 £570
South East median daily rate £460 £450 £460
% change year-on-year +2.22% -2.17% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 2
Median hourly rate £28.50 £46.66 £63.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.92% -26.23% +118.10%
10th Percentile £28.25 £33.80 £42.18
90th Percentile £28.75 £48.10 £87.73
South East median hourly rate £28.50 £41.40 £40.00
% change year-on-year -31.16% +3.50% +45.45%

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 1,927 3,895 3,641
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.73% 94.42% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,044 1,948 1,932
Median daily rate £438 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +8.43% -0.36%
10th Percentile £200 £275 £255
90th Percentile £613 £600 £588
South East median daily rate £440 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 114 88
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £15.51 £12.00 £8.00
90th Percentile £52.91 £54.01 £44.40
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.45 £18.06
% change year-on-year -10.91% +24.34% +3.17%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured Project Manager in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in Berkshire

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Project Manager in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for Project Manager in Berkshire

Project Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Project Manager in Berkshire over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Project Manager in Berkshire

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Project Manager in Berkshire.

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 31 May 2020. 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 +3 74 £500 +6.67% 1
Slough -3 16 £375 +3.45%
Newbury -3 16 £550 +57.14%
Bracknell +15 8 £400 -2.44%
Wokingham +10 2 - -
Maidenhead 0 2 £550 +4.76%
Windsor +7 1 £550 +22.22%
Project Manager
South East

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

For the 6 months to 31 May 2020, 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 82 (57.34%) Project Management
2 58 (40.56%) Telecoms
3 39 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 39 (27.27%) PRINCE2
4 36 (25.17%) Project Delivery
5 30 (20.98%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (17.48%) Finance
7 21 (14.69%) Migration
8 20 (13.99%) ITIL
9 17 (11.89%) Microsoft
10 16 (11.19%) PMI Certification
11 14 (9.79%) Waterfall
11 14 (9.79%) SDLC
12 13 (9.09%) Microsoft Project
13 12 (8.39%) Management Information System
14 11 (7.69%) Risk Management
14 11 (7.69%) PMI
14 11 (7.69%) Remedy
14 11 (7.69%) Workshop Facilitation
15 10 (6.99%) SAP
15 10 (6.99%) Wi-Fi
15 10 (6.99%) Scrum
15 10 (6.99%) Retail
15 10 (6.99%) ITIL V3
16 9 (6.29%) VoLTE
16 9 (6.29%) 4G
16 9 (6.29%) LTE
16 9 (6.29%) Degree
17 8 (5.59%) Data Migration
17 8 (5.59%) Ericsson

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 3 (2.10%) SAS
1 3 (2.10%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.40%) Confluence
2 2 (1.40%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.70%) CMS
3 1 (0.70%) Drupal
3 1 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (9.09%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (4.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.70%) Maya
Business Applications
1 5 (3.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.10%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.70%) Maximo
3 1 (0.70%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.70%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.90%) Azure
2 6 (4.20%) SaaS
3 3 (2.10%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (1.40%) AWS
4 2 (1.40%) Office 365
5 1 (0.70%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.99%) Wi-Fi
2 9 (6.29%) 4G
2 9 (6.29%) LTE
2 9 (6.29%) VoLTE
3 7 (4.90%) 3G
3 7 (4.90%) Radio Access Network
4 6 (4.20%) 2G
5 5 (3.50%) 5G
5 5 (3.50%) WAN
6 4 (2.80%) ATM
6 4 (2.80%) VoIP
7 3 (2.10%) LAN
7 3 (2.10%) Value-Added Service
7 3 (2.10%) VPN
8 2 (1.40%) FCAPS
8 2 (1.40%) Internet
8 2 (1.40%) Skype
9 1 (0.70%) RNC
9 1 (0.70%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.70%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (2.80%) JIRA
2 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 58 (40.56%) Telecoms
2 25 (17.48%) Finance
3 10 (6.99%) Retail
4 5 (3.50%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (2.80%) Legal
6 3 (2.10%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.10%) Spanish Language
7 2 (1.40%) Automotive
7 2 (1.40%) Banking
7 2 (1.40%) Marketing
7 2 (1.40%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.70%) Billing
8 1 (0.70%) Czech Language
8 1 (0.70%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.40%) Velocity
2 1 (0.70%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.39%) Management Information System
2 11 (7.69%) PMI
3 7 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.80%) Virtual Team
5 3 (2.10%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.40%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.40%) Fibre Optics
6 2 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.40%) NHS
6 2 (1.40%) Tandem
7 1 (0.70%) Digital TV
7 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.70%) FMCG
7 1 (0.70%) STB
7 1 (0.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.40%) Windows
1 2 (1.40%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (57.34%) Project Management
2 39 (27.27%) PRINCE2
2 39 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 36 (25.17%) Project Delivery
4 30 (20.98%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (14.69%) Migration
6 20 (13.99%) ITIL
7 14 (9.79%) SDLC
7 14 (9.79%) Waterfall
8 11 (7.69%) Risk Management
8 11 (7.69%) Workshop Facilitation
9 10 (6.99%) ITIL V3
9 10 (6.99%) Scrum
10 8 (5.59%) Contract Management
10 8 (5.59%) Data Migration
11 7 (4.90%) People Management
11 7 (4.90%) Project Planning
11 7 (4.90%) Requirements Gathering
11 7 (4.90%) Service Management
12 6 (4.20%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.10%) Python
2 2 (1.40%) SQL
3 1 (0.70%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (11.19%) PMI Certification
2 9 (6.29%) Degree
3 7 (4.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 6 (4.20%) PMP
4 6 (4.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (2.10%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.10%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.70%) APMP
6 1 (0.70%) CCNA
6 1 (0.70%) CCNP
6 1 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.70%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.20%) SLA
2 5 (3.50%) PMO
3 1 (0.70%) GDPR
3 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 17 (11.89%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.69%) Remedy
3 10 (6.99%) SAP
4 8 (5.59%) Ericsson
5 6 (4.20%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (3.50%) Oracle
7 3 (2.10%) Cognizant
7 3 (2.10%) MicroStrategy
7 3 (2.10%) Tableau
8 2 (1.40%) Ariba
8 2 (1.40%) Cisco
8 2 (1.40%) Greenplum
9 1 (0.70%) Amdocs
9 1 (0.70%) BMC
9 1 (0.70%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.70%) Citrix
9 1 (0.70%) JDA
9 1 (0.70%) Nokia
9 1 (0.70%) Progress
9 1 (0.70%) VMware