Period
to 24 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £444 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 24 September 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 > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 35 13
Rank change year-on-year +2 -22 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 110 134 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 5.88% 6.03% 10.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.19% 6.24% 10.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 83 110
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £444 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.43% +2.94% +2.41%
10th Percentile £324 £329 £346
90th Percentile £581 £513 £525
South East median daily rate £465 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +3.33% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £36.00 - £36.00
10th Percentile £34.50 - £35.50
90th Percentile £37.50 - £36.50
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 Buckinghamshire. 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
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies in Buckinghamshire with a recognized job title 1,778 2,146 1,680
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.98% 96.58% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 939 955 895
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £215 £214 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 105 67
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £17.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.55% +23.21% -
10th Percentile £9.00 £10.00 £8.80
90th Percentile £43.38 £58.25 £40.75
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £19.61
% change year-on-year +5.56% -8.21% +12.06%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

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 6 months to 24 September 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 24 September 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
Milton Keynes -3 80 £456 +7.35% 6
High Wycombe +5 13 £320 -30.43% 2
Marlow - 2 £425 - 1
Buckingham - 1 £451 -
Project Manager
South East

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

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 Buckinghamshire region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 61 (55.45%) Project Management
2 37 (33.64%) Finance
3 36 (32.73%) PRINCE2
4 32 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (28.18%) Microsoft
6 21 (19.09%) Microsoft Project
7 19 (17.27%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (16.36%) SharePoint
9 17 (15.45%) Matrix Organization
10 16 (14.55%) Oracle
11 15 (13.64%) Microsoft Excel
11 15 (13.64%) APMP
11 15 (13.64%) Waterfall
12 13 (11.82%) Security Cleared
12 13 (11.82%) Banking
13 12 (10.91%) Unix
13 12 (10.91%) Linux
13 12 (10.91%) Process Improvement
13 12 (10.91%) Release Management
13 12 (10.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 11 (10.00%) WebSphere
14 11 (10.00%) Project Planning
14 11 (10.00%) Programme Delivery
15 10 (9.09%) Retail
15 10 (9.09%) Migration
15 10 (9.09%) Financial Institution
15 10 (9.09%) Mainframe
15 10 (9.09%) Solaris
15 10 (9.09%) DB2
15 10 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement

Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 18 (16.36%) SharePoint
2 11 (10.00%) WebSphere
3 9 (8.18%) Confluence
4 6 (5.45%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (5.45%) CMS
4 6 (5.45%) IIS
5 3 (2.73%) Drupal
5 3 (2.73%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.91%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.91%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (19.09%) Microsoft Project
2 15 (13.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (6.36%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (6.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (5.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.73%) Primavera
2 1 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.91%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.91%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.91%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.27%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.64%) IaaS
3 4 (3.64%) PaaS
4 2 (1.82%) OpenShift
4 2 (1.82%) SaaS
5 1 (0.91%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.91%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.91%) Office 365
5 1 (0.91%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.91%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.45%) SAN
2 4 (3.64%) Firewall
3 3 (2.73%) Unified Communications
3 3 (2.73%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.82%) WAN
5 1 (0.91%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.09%) DB2
2 2 (1.82%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.82%) NuoDB
2 2 (1.82%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.82%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (8.18%) Jenkins
1 9 (8.18%) JIRA
2 7 (6.36%) GitLab
3 2 (1.82%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.82%) Selenium
General
1 37 (33.64%) Finance
2 13 (11.82%) Banking
3 10 (9.09%) Financial Institution
3 10 (9.09%) Retail
4 8 (7.27%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (5.45%) Marketing
6 4 (3.64%) Automotive
7 1 (0.91%) German Language
7 1 (0.91%) Law
7 1 (0.91%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.64%) CSS
1 4 (3.64%) HTML
2 3 (2.73%) LDAP
3 2 (1.82%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.09%) Mainframe
2 7 (6.36%) Management Information System
2 7 (6.36%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.64%) Life Science
3 4 (3.64%) User Experience
4 3 (2.73%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.73%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.82%) Tandem
6 1 (0.91%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.91%) CCTV
6 1 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.91%) FMCG
6 1 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.91%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.91%) Linux
1 12 (10.91%) Unix
2 10 (9.09%) Solaris
3 6 (5.45%) Windows
3 6 (5.45%) zOS
4 1 (0.91%) Android
4 1 (0.91%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.91%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.91%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (55.45%) Project Management
2 36 (32.73%) PRINCE2
3 32 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (17.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (15.45%) Matrix Organization
6 15 (13.64%) Waterfall
7 12 (10.91%) Process Improvement
7 12 (10.91%) Release Management
8 11 (10.00%) Programme Delivery
8 11 (10.00%) Project Planning
9 10 (9.09%) Migration
9 10 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 9 (8.18%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (7.27%) Customer-Centricity
12 7 (6.36%) Change Management
12 7 (6.36%) ITIL
12 7 (6.36%) Kanban
12 7 (6.36%) SDLC
12 7 (6.36%) Technical Architecture
13 6 (5.45%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.45%) SQL
2 1 (0.91%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (13.64%) APMP
2 13 (11.82%) Security Cleared
3 12 (10.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 8 (7.27%) DV Cleared
5 7 (6.36%) ISEB
6 6 (5.45%) Degree
6 6 (5.45%) HNC
6 6 (5.45%) HND
6 6 (5.45%) SC Cleared
7 4 (3.64%) PMP
8 3 (2.73%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (2.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (2.73%) PMI Certification
8 3 (2.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.91%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.27%) PMO
2 3 (2.73%) QA
3 2 (1.82%) GxP
4 1 (0.91%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.91%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.91%) GDPR
4 1 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.91%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (5.45%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 31 (28.18%) Microsoft
2 16 (14.55%) Oracle
3 6 (5.45%) Red Hat
4 4 (3.64%) VMware
5 3 (2.73%) Google
5 3 (2.73%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.82%) Cisco
6 2 (1.82%) IBM
7 1 (0.91%) Adobe
7 1 (0.91%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.91%) Citrix
7 1 (0.91%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.91%) SAP
7 1 (0.91%) SkyKick
7 1 (0.91%) Workday