Period
to 11 August 2020

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £456 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 11 August 2020.

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
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
11 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 15 28 11
Rank change year-on-year +13 -17 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 33 69 86
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 8.64% 5.90% 7.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.22% 6.32% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 45 59
Median daily rate £456 £460 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.82% +5.75% +10.13%
10th Percentile £239 £375 £263
90th Percentile £599 £576 £575
East of England median daily rate £443 £460 £463
% change year-on-year -3.80% -0.54% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £22.90 £118.75 £43.75
% change year-on-year -80.72% +171.43% +45.83%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire. 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
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies in Cambridgeshire with a recognized job title 358 1,092 1,046
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.72% 93.41% 95.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 625 542
Median daily rate £450 £450 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.46% +19.64%
10th Percentile £246 £188 £245
90th Percentile £650 £632 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £445 £425
% change year-on-year -4.49% +4.71% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 114 100
Median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +4.62% -27.78%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.43 £11.13
90th Percentile £45.25 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £19.65 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +22.81% -5.88% -2.86%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in Cambridgeshire

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Project Manager in Cambridgeshire.

Daily rate trend for Project Manager in Cambridgeshire

Project Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Project Manager in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 11 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Project Manager in Cambridgeshire

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Project Manager in Cambridgeshire.

Hourly rate trend for Project Manager in Cambridgeshire

Project Manager
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

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 Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 11 August 2020. 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
Cambridge +19 26 £450 -2.44% 3
Peterborough +2 4 £575 +34.11%
Huntingdon +5 1 £650 +40.54%
Project Manager
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 11 August 2020, 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 Cambridgeshire region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 22 (66.67%) Project Management
2 17 (51.52%) PRINCE2
3 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (21.21%) Project Delivery
5 6 (18.18%) Data Science
5 6 (18.18%) Analytics
5 6 (18.18%) Data Centre
5 6 (18.18%) Artificial Intelligence
6 5 (15.15%) Risk Management
6 5 (15.15%) Finance
6 5 (15.15%) PMP
6 5 (15.15%) Project Governance
7 4 (12.12%) Windows
7 4 (12.12%) Network Design
7 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (12.12%) Waterfall
8 3 (9.09%) DV Cleared
8 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
8 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
8 3 (9.09%) Public Sector
8 3 (9.09%) Virtual Team
8 3 (9.09%) Windows 10
9 2 (6.06%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (6.06%) Reference Data Management
9 2 (6.06%) Azure
9 2 (6.06%) Microservices
9 2 (6.06%) Identity Access Management
9 2 (6.06%) Windows Server

Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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:

Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.03%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Azure
1 2 (6.06%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Broadband
1 1 (3.03%) Skype
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) JIRA
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Public Sector
3 1 (3.03%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Legal
3 1 (3.03%) Local Government
3 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.09%) Virtual Team
3 2 (6.06%) Reference Data
3 2 (6.06%) Taxonomies
4 1 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Windows
2 3 (9.09%) Windows 10
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.06%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (66.67%) Project Management
2 17 (51.52%) PRINCE2
3 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (21.21%) Project Delivery
4 7 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (18.18%) Analytics
5 6 (18.18%) Artificial Intelligence
5 6 (18.18%) Data Science
6 5 (15.15%) Project Governance
6 5 (15.15%) Risk Management
7 4 (12.12%) Network Design
7 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (12.12%) Waterfall
8 2 (6.06%) CRM
8 2 (6.06%) Data Management
8 2 (6.06%) Identity Access Management
8 2 (6.06%) Migration
8 2 (6.06%) Programme Management
8 2 (6.06%) Service Design
8 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) PMP
2 3 (9.09%) DV Cleared
2 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) PMI Certification
4 1 (3.03%) APMP
4 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) ITGC
1 1 (3.03%) PMO
1 1 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.03%) Concur
2 1 (3.03%) JD Edwards