The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Manager
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 22 8 12
Rank change year-on-year -14 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 68 133 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 6.61% 12.75% 11.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.04% 13.34% 12.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 86 71
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £330 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £26.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year -20.00% +3.44%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 966 997 1155
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 93.88% 95.59% 96.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 517 525
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 32 38
Median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.88% +28.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £38.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire that featured Project Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in Buckinghamshire

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Project Manager in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in Buckinghamshire

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in Buckinghamshire over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Manager in Buckinghamshire

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Project Manager in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Manager in Buckinghamshire

Project Manager
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -9 64 £425 - 2
Project Manager
South East

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Project Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 52 (46.85%) Project Management
2 35 (31.53%) Finance
3 34 (30.63%) PRINCE2
4 30 (27.03%) Security Cleared
5 28 (25.23%) SC Cleared
6 24 (21.62%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (15.32%) ITIL
8 17 (15.32%) MS Project
8 17 (15.32%) Microsoft
9 16 (14.41%) Data Centre
10 15 (13.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 15 (13.51%) Logistics
11 14 (12.61%) Retail
11 14 (12.61%) MS Office
12 13 (11.71%) Scrum
13 12 (10.81%) MS Excel
14 11 (9.91%) Oracle
15 10 (9.01%) Migration
16 9 (8.11%) Change Management
16 9 (8.11%) Wi-Fi
16 9 (8.11%) SharePoint
16 9 (8.11%) APMP
16 9 (8.11%) WebSphere
16 9 (8.11%) Customer-Centric Approach
17 8 (7.21%) DV Cleared
18 7 (6.31%) Middleware
18 7 (6.31%) Active Directory
18 7 (6.31%) WAN
18 7 (6.31%) Linux

Project Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 9 (8.11%) SharePoint
1 9 (8.11%) WebSphere
2 5 (4.50%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (4.50%) IIS
3 3 (2.70%) Confluence
3 3 (2.70%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (2.70%) LiveCycle
3 3 (2.70%) SAS
4 2 (1.80%) CMS
5 1 (0.90%) Umbraco
Applications
1 17 (15.32%) MS Project
2 14 (12.61%) MS Office
3 12 (10.81%) MS Excel
4 3 (2.70%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.70%) Staffware
2 2 (1.80%) Maximo
3 1 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.90%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.90%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.11%) Wi-Fi
2 7 (6.31%) WAN
3 3 (2.70%) ATM
3 3 (2.70%) Firewall
3 3 (2.70%) LDAP
4 2 (1.80%) LAN
4 2 (1.80%) SAN
4 2 (1.80%) SMS
4 2 (1.80%) VPN
4 2 (1.80%) Wireless
5 1 (0.90%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (0.90%) Network Security
5 1 (0.90%) Softphone
5 1 (0.90%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.41%) DB2
2 5 (4.50%) Big Data
3 4 (3.60%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.70%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.90%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 6 (5.41%) JIRA
2 3 (2.70%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.70%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.70%) SonarQube
2 3 (2.70%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 35 (31.53%) Finance
2 14 (12.61%) Retail
3 5 (4.50%) Automotive
4 4 (3.60%) Banking
5 3 (2.70%) Marketing
6 2 (1.80%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.80%) Local Government
7 1 (0.90%) Advertising
7 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.90%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.31%) Middleware
2 2 (1.80%) Web Services
2 2 (1.80%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (1.80%) WSDL
2 2 (1.80%) XSD
3 1 (0.90%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.41%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.31%) Public Cloud
3 6 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.70%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.80%) EPoS
5 2 (1.80%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.80%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.90%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.90%) IVR
6 1 (0.90%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.90%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.31%) Linux
1 7 (6.31%) Unix
2 5 (4.50%) zOS
3 4 (3.60%) Windows
4 3 (2.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (46.85%) Project Management
2 34 (30.63%) PRINCE2
3 24 (21.62%) Stakeholder Management
4 21 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (15.32%) ITIL
6 15 (13.51%) Logistics
7 13 (11.71%) Scrum
8 10 (9.01%) Migration
9 9 (8.11%) Change Management
9 9 (8.11%) Customer-Centric Approach
10 7 (6.31%) Agile Project Management
10 7 (6.31%) Project Planning
11 6 (5.41%) Matrix Organization
11 6 (5.41%) Problem Management
11 6 (5.41%) Risk Management
11 6 (5.41%) Service Management
12 5 (4.50%) CRM
12 5 (4.50%) E-Commerce
12 5 (4.50%) Programme Management
12 5 (4.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.70%) Java
1 3 (2.70%) SQL
2 1 (0.90%) C
Qualifications
1 30 (27.03%) Security Cleared
2 28 (25.23%) SC Cleared
3 15 (13.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 9 (8.11%) APMP
5 8 (7.21%) DV Cleared
6 6 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (3.60%) Degree
7 4 (3.60%) PMI Certification
8 3 (2.70%) APMG
8 3 (2.70%) PMP
9 2 (1.80%) CCNP
9 2 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.31%) PMO
2 1 (0.90%) QA
2 1 (0.90%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (6.31%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.80%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.60%) SCCM
2 2 (1.80%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (15.32%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.91%) Oracle
3 4 (3.60%) MicroStrategy
4 3 (2.70%) Adobe
4 3 (2.70%) IBM
4 3 (2.70%) ILOG
5 2 (1.80%) Cisco
5 2 (1.80%) Informatica
5 2 (1.80%) VMware
6 1 (0.90%) Avaya
6 1 (0.90%) Blue Coat
6 1 (0.90%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.90%) Cognizant
6 1 (0.90%) Fujitsu
6 1 (0.90%) Google
6 1 (0.90%) HP
6 1 (0.90%) Mitel
6 1 (0.90%) Northgate
6 1 (0.90%) RedPrairie
6 1 (0.90%) SAP