Period
to 18 January 2020

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 18 January 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
18 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 30 47 45
Rank change year-on-year +17 -2 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 21 30 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 4.14% 3.51% 2.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.39% 3.63% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 26 19
Cardiff median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -5.88%
10th Percentile £275 £276 £350
90th Percentile £494 £506 £555
South Wales median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate £117.50 - -
South Wales median hourly rate £71.08 - £50.67

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 478 827 625
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.28% 96.84% 96.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 604 419
Cardiff median daily rate £413 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £170 £263 £163
90th Percentile £575 £603 £488
South Wales median daily rate £425 £425 £381
% change year-on-year - +11.48% -4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 24 31
Cardiff median hourly rate £16.00 £18.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.67% +33.93% +4.87%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.75 £11.17
90th Percentile £37.25 £136.25 £20.25
South Wales median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +16.67% -1.64%

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 18 January 2020.

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 18 January 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 11 (52.38%) Project Management
2 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 5 (23.81%) Office 365
5 4 (19.05%) Windows
5 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
5 4 (19.05%) Citrix
5 4 (19.05%) NHS
5 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (14.29%) Scrum
6 3 (14.29%) Programme Management
6 3 (14.29%) Finance
6 3 (14.29%) PMP
6 3 (14.29%) PMI Certification
6 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (14.29%) JIRA
6 3 (14.29%) Supplier Management
6 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (14.29%) Kanban
6 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 3 (14.29%) Project Governance
6 3 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (14.29%) Software Delivery
6 3 (14.29%) Identity Access Management
6 3 (14.29%) Public Sector
6 3 (14.29%) Project Delivery
7 2 (9.52%) Windows 10
7 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement

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 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (23.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (4.76%) IMAP
2 1 (4.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Electronic Patient Records
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) JIRA
1 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
1 3 (14.29%) Public Sector
2 1 (4.76%) Legal
2 1 (4.76%) Marketing
2 1 (4.76%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) NHS
2 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.76%) e-Health
3 1 (4.76%) LIMS
3 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.76%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Project Management
2 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (14.29%) Identity Access Management
5 3 (14.29%) Kanban
5 3 (14.29%) Programme Management
5 3 (14.29%) Project Delivery
5 3 (14.29%) Project Governance
5 3 (14.29%) Scrum
5 3 (14.29%) Software Delivery
5 3 (14.29%) Supplier Management
5 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 2 (9.52%) Change Control
6 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (9.52%) Migration
6 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
7 1 (4.76%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) C#
1 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) PMI Certification
1 3 (14.29%) PMP
1 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (4.76%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) HL7
1 1 (4.76%) QA
1 1 (4.76%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Citrix
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Capita