The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £443 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheltenham during the 3 months to 25 April 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
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 13 26
Rank change year-on-year +1 +13  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 5 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 8.06% 5.43% 3.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.33% 5.75% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Median daily rate £443 £500 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.50% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £500 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £24.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +61.45% -31.42%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham. 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
Cheltenham
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 60 87 148
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 96.77% 94.57% 97.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 38 91
Median daily rate £313 £325 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -21.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £140 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 11
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.23 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.86% -68.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £42.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year -2.77% +8.43%  

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in Cheltenham

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in Cheltenham

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Manager in Cheltenham

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 22 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 Cheltenham region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 5 (83.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (66.67%) E-Commerce
3 3 (50.00%) IBM
4 2 (33.33%) IBM Sterling
4 2 (33.33%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
5 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
5 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (16.67%) Project Governance
5 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
5 1 (16.67%) ISEB
5 1 (16.67%) PMI
5 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
5 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) ITIL
5 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2

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

General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (66.67%) E-Commerce
3 2 (33.33%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (16.67%) Project Governance
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
4 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (33.33%) IBM Sterling