Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 23 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
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 35 26
Rank change year-on-year +7 -9 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 33 24 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 5.47% 4.34% 7.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.69% 4.45% 7.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 20 61
Cardiff median daily rate £425 £425 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +19.38% -11.00%
10th Percentile £361 £231 £263
90th Percentile £550 £489 £440
South Wales median daily rate £425 £406 £356
% change year-on-year +4.62% +14.12% -11.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate - - -
South Wales median hourly rate - £25.50 -

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 580 539 855
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.19% 97.47% 97.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 406 696
Cardiff median daily rate £360 £375 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +9.65% -2.29%
10th Percentile £163 £173 £210
90th Percentile £490 £525 £461
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 28 23
Cardiff median hourly rate £15.00 £12.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -8.93% +9.80%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.68 £9.80
90th Percentile £24.42 £35.98 £23.30
South Wales median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £15.81
% change year-on-year +12.90% -1.93% +17.07%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in Cardiff

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in Cardiff

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in Cardiff over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Manager in Cardiff

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor 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 23 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 Cardiff region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 17 (51.52%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (36.36%) Project Management
3 10 (30.30%) Finance
3 10 (30.30%) PRINCE2
4 8 (24.24%) Identity Access Management
5 6 (18.18%) PMO
5 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 6 (18.18%) Information Security
5 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
7 4 (12.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (12.12%) Supplier Management
7 4 (12.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (12.12%) Project Planning
8 3 (9.09%) Resource Management
8 3 (9.09%) Spanish Language
8 3 (9.09%) Portfolio Management
8 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
8 3 (9.09%) Banking
9 2 (6.06%) GDPR
9 2 (6.06%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (6.06%) CRM
9 2 (6.06%) Migration
9 2 (6.06%) SIEM
9 2 (6.06%) Project Governance
9 2 (6.06%) Vulnerability Management
9 2 (6.06%) Business Transformation
9 2 (6.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (6.06%) Trello

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 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Trello
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.03%) Office 365
2 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) JIRA
General
1 10 (30.30%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Banking
2 3 (9.09%) Spanish Language
3 1 (3.03%) Multimedia
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (3.03%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
1 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (51.52%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (36.36%) Project Management
3 10 (30.30%) PRINCE2
4 8 (24.24%) Identity Access Management
5 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (18.18%) Information Security
5 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 4 (12.12%) Project Planning
6 4 (12.12%) Supplier Management
7 3 (9.09%) Portfolio Management
7 3 (9.09%) Resource Management
8 2 (6.06%) Business Transformation
8 2 (6.06%) CRM
8 2 (6.06%) Data Migration
8 2 (6.06%) High Availability
8 2 (6.06%) Migration
8 2 (6.06%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (6.06%) Project Governance
8 2 (6.06%) SIEM
8 2 (6.06%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 4 (12.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (3.03%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) PMO
2 2 (6.06%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.03%) VMware