The median contractor rate for an IT Project Manager was £395 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 24 June 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.

IT Project Manager
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 36 55
Rank change year-on-year +5 +19  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Project Manager 9 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 3.04% 2.51% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.24% 2.61% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 2
Median daily rate £395 £438 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.81% -4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £432 £421
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £475 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £425 £413
% change year-on-year -3.41% +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.50 £35.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year +27.27% +5.14%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. 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
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 278 345 431
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 93.92% 96.37% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 205 304
Median daily rate £340 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.57% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 22 42
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +82.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.19 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

IT Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Project Manager in Cambridge

IT Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Project Manager in Cambridge

IT Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Project Manager in Cambridge

IT Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Project Manager in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT 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 Cambridge region featuring IT Project Manager in the job title.

1 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (20.00%) Change Management
2 2 (20.00%) Project Management
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (10.00%) Requirements Management
3 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (10.00%) MS Project Server
3 1 (10.00%) Resource Management
3 1 (10.00%) Robotics
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (10.00%) Software Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (10.00%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (10.00%) Work Breakdown Structure
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms

IT Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 1 (10.00%) MS Project Server
1 1 (10.00%) Smallworld
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) GIS
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (10.00%) PMI
1 1 (10.00%) Robotics
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (20.00%) Change Management
2 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) ERP
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Requirements Management
3 1 (10.00%) Resource Management
3 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Software Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (10.00%) Work Breakdown Structure
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (10.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft