Period
to 15 August 2020

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 15 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
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
15 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 22 42 47
Rank change year-on-year +20 +5 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 6 22 29
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cardiff 2.90% 3.28% 3.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.13% 3.38% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 24
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £375 £359 £313
90th Percentile £513 £569 £480
South Wales median daily rate £525 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +23.53% +6.25% -1.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
South Wales median hourly rate £19.00 - £21.75

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. 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
Cardiff
Contract vacancies in Cardiff with a recognized job title 192 650 752
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.75% 97.01% 97.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 488 571
Median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +10.34%
10th Percentile £163 £208 £275
90th Percentile £575 £619 £538
South Wales median daily rate £431 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.12% +6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 21 23
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +40.00% -17.33%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £36.75 £43.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £12.88
% change year-on-year -2.86% +35.92% -39.77%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in Cardiff

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Daily rate trend for Project Manager in Cardiff

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Hourly rate trend for Project Manager in Cardiff

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

For the 6 months to 15 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 Cardiff region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 3 (50.00%) Project Management
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Azure
2 2 (33.33%) Resource Management
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) Service Management
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) AIX
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 2 (33.33%) Office 365
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (16.67%) Palo Alto
3 1 (16.67%) GDPR
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Scaled Agile Framework
3 1 (16.67%) HP ALM
3 1 (16.67%) Public Sector
3 1 (16.67%) Project Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2016
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (16.67%) PMP
3 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE

Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 (33.33%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Azure
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (16.67%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) AIX
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (33.33%) Resource Management
2 2 (33.33%) Service Management
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) ITSM
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Project Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Project Governance
3 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Scaled Agile Framework
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
1 1 (16.67%) PMP
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Citrix
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) EMC
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Palo Alto