Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £459 per day in advertised job vacancies in Dorset during the 6 months to 20 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 West > Dorset
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 19 10
Rank change year-on-year -8 -9 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 15 27 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 5.07% 6.14% 10.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.19% 6.35% 10.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 25 28
Dorset median daily rate £459 £425 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.94% -4.23% -6.58%
10th Percentile £401 £363 £339
90th Percentile £507 £600 £508
South West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - -4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Dorset median hourly rate £38.43 £27.38 £20.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.34% +32.75% -
10th Percentile £36.71 £26.11 £19.60
90th Percentile £40.14 £28.65 £21.65
South West median hourly rate £38.43 £38.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year +1.12% -7.88% +70.10%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset. 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
Dorset
Contract vacancies in Dorset with a recognized job title 289 425 412
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.64% 96.59% 93.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 289 212
Dorset median daily rate £418 £363 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.17% -0.82% +9.10%
10th Percentile £200 £195 £163
90th Percentile £488 £513 £536
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 21 65
Dorset median hourly rate £38.96 £15.26 £41.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +155.32% -63.00% +146.65%
10th Percentile £10.77 £10.75 £11.45
90th Percentile £48.75 £32.50 £44.50
South West median hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +22.00% -9.09% +37.50%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in Dorset

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in Dorset

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Manager in Dorset

Project Manager
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

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 Dorset region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Poole +6 6 £400 - 2
Bournemouth 0 4 £459 +4.86% 3
Project Manager
South West

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 29 Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 20 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 Dorset region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 7 (46.67%) Project Management
1 7 (46.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 6 (40.00%) Unified Communications
3 5 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 4 (26.67%) ITIL
4 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (20.00%) Migration
6 2 (13.33%) LANDesk
6 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
6 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
6 2 (13.33%) Change Management
6 2 (13.33%) ITSM
6 2 (13.33%) Programme Management
6 2 (13.33%) ServiceNow
7 1 (6.67%) Contingency Planning
7 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
7 1 (6.67%) Project Governance
7 1 (6.67%) Guidewire
7 1 (6.67%) C
7 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
7 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
7 1 (6.67%) NGA Human Resources
7 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
7 1 (6.67%) ResourceLink
7 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
7 1 (6.67%) Wealth Management

Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) ResourceLink
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) Unified Communications
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Project Management
1 7 (46.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) ITIL
4 3 (20.00%) Migration
5 2 (13.33%) Change Management
5 2 (13.33%) ITSM
5 2 (13.33%) Programme Management
5 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
6 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Contingency Planning
6 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
6 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
6 1 (6.67%) Project Governance
6 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
6 1 (6.67%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) LANDesk
1 2 (13.33%) ServiceNow
2 1 (6.67%) Guidewire
2 1 (6.67%) NGA Human Resources