Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 24 November 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.

Project Manager
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 25 58
Rank change year-on-year -4 +33 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 36 34 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 5.08% 5.31% 2.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.39% 5.59% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 16 17
Cambridge median daily rate £425 £475 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +15.15% -5.71%
10th Percentile £280 £422 £258
90th Percentile £503 £556 £553
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £420 £445 £450
% change year-on-year -5.62% -1.11% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cambridge median hourly rate - - -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. 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
Cambridge
Contract vacancies in Cambridge with a recognized job title 668 608 910
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.35% 95.00% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 309 593
Cambridge median daily rate £375 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.32% +5.92%
10th Percentile £200 £210 £246
90th Percentile £559 £549 £525
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £375 £380
% change year-on-year - -1.32% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 64 62
Cambridge median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% +27.45%
10th Percentile £15.25 £14.01 £14.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.50 £57.88
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £33.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +11.94% +63.41% -18.00%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in Cambridge

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in Cambridge

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in Cambridge over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Manager in Cambridge

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 Project Manager in Cambridge.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Manager in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Cambridge region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 20 (55.56%) Finance
2 19 (52.78%) PRINCE2
3 16 (44.44%) Project Management
4 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (19.44%) Migration
5 7 (19.44%) Change Management
5 7 (19.44%) SDLC
6 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 6 (16.67%) PMI Certification
6 6 (16.67%) Manufacturing
7 5 (13.89%) Risk Management
7 5 (13.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (11.11%) DSDM
8 4 (11.11%) PMI
8 4 (11.11%) SharePoint
8 4 (11.11%) ERP
8 4 (11.11%) Service Delivery
8 4 (11.11%) Legal
8 4 (11.11%) Scrum
8 4 (11.11%) JIRA
8 4 (11.11%) SaaS
8 4 (11.11%) PaaS
8 4 (11.11%) Confluence
8 4 (11.11%) Budgeting and Forecasting
9 3 (8.33%) Business Forecasting
9 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (8.33%) .NET
10 2 (5.56%) Oracle
10 2 (5.56%) SAP

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 4 (11.11%) Confluence
1 4 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (2.78%) Smallworld
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.78%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) PaaS
1 4 (11.11%) SaaS
2 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.78%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) GIS
1 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 20 (55.56%) Finance
2 6 (16.67%) Manufacturing
3 4 (11.11%) Legal
4 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.78%) Advertising
5 1 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) .NET
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) PMI
2 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.78%) Life Science
2 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (52.78%) PRINCE2
2 16 (44.44%) Project Management
3 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (19.44%) Change Management
4 7 (19.44%) Migration
4 7 (19.44%) SDLC
5 5 (13.89%) Risk Management
6 4 (11.11%) Budgeting and Forecasting
6 4 (11.11%) DSDM
6 4 (11.11%) ERP
6 4 (11.11%) Scrum
6 4 (11.11%) Service Delivery
7 3 (8.33%) Business Forecasting
7 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.56%) Asset Management
8 2 (5.56%) CRM
8 2 (5.56%) Data Migration
8 2 (5.56%) Transition Management
9 1 (2.78%) Matrix Management
9 1 (2.78%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) PMI Certification
2 5 (13.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (5.56%) PMP
3 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle
2 2 (5.56%) SAP