The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £366 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.

Project Manager
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 29 34
Rank change year-on-year +8 +5  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 19 16 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 6.42% 4.47% 5.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.83% 4.64% 5.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 15
Median daily rate £366 £438 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.38% +0.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £300 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £414
% change year-on-year - +2.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £35.75 £37.75
% change year-on-year +8.39% -5.29%  

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%  

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

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 3 months to 24 June 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 June 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 11 (33.33%) Project Management
2 10 (30.30%) Finance
3 7 (21.21%) PRINCE2
4 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (15.15%) CRM
6 4 (12.12%) Change Management
7 3 (9.09%) Risk Management
7 3 (9.09%) Telecoms
7 3 (9.09%) Retail
7 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (9.09%) Degree
8 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
8 2 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (6.06%) Matrix Organization
8 2 (6.06%) Workday
8 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
8 2 (6.06%) SAP
8 2 (6.06%) ITIL
8 2 (6.06%) SQL
8 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
8 2 (6.06%) ERP
8 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (6.06%) Service Management
8 2 (6.06%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (6.06%) PMI Certification
8 2 (6.06%) Asset Management
8 2 (6.06%) SAP Payroll

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 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) Confluence
2 1 (3.03%) MS Project Server
2 1 (3.03%) Smallworld
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (6.06%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (3.03%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (3.03%) NetSuite
2 1 (3.03%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Office 365
1 1 (3.03%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) GIS
1 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) JIRA
General
1 10 (30.30%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Retail
2 3 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.06%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.03%) Advertising
4 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
1 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.03%) PMI
1 1 (3.03%) Robotics
1 1 (3.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
1 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) Project Management
2 7 (21.21%) PRINCE2
3 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (15.15%) CRM
4 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (12.12%) Change Management
6 3 (9.09%) Risk Management
7 2 (6.06%) Asset Management
7 2 (6.06%) ERP
7 2 (6.06%) ITIL
7 2 (6.06%) Matrix Organization
7 2 (6.06%) Scrum
7 2 (6.06%) Service Management
8 1 (3.03%) Business Analysis
8 1 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (3.03%) Data Analysis
8 1 (3.03%) Document Management
8 1 (3.03%) Project Planning
8 1 (3.03%) Requirements Management
8 1 (3.03%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) PMI Certification
2 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.03%) Master's Degree
3 1 (3.03%) PMP
3 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) PMO
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) SAP
2 2 (6.06%) Workday
3 1 (3.03%) Salesforce.com