The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £390 per day in advertised job vacancies in Dorset during the 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 6 17
Rank change year-on-year -12 +11  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 4 31 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 4.30% 12.97% 7.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.44% 13.42% 8.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 23 13
Median daily rate £390 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.36% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £329 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £497 £535
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 £32.00 £35.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year -8.57% -3.44%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset. 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
Dorset
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 90 231 217
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 96.77% 96.65% 96.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 141 121
Median daily rate £363 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 27 24
Median hourly rate £12.60 £17.77 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.09% -44.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £8.75 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in Dorset over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Poole -4 1 £390 - 1
Bournemouth -5 1 £325 -28.76% 1
Wimborne - 1 - -
Project Manager
South West

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 9 (81.82%) Project Management
2 8 (72.73%) PRINCE2
3 6 (54.55%) ITIL
4 4 (36.36%) Migration
4 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (27.27%) Resource Management
6 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
6 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (18.18%) Programme Management
6 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
6 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (18.18%) Resource Allocation
7 1 (9.09%) PMO
7 1 (9.09%) Project Governance
7 1 (9.09%) Business Transformation
7 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 1 (9.09%) Data Loss Prevention
7 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
7 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
7 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
7 1 (9.09%) Matrix Management
7 1 (9.09%) VPLS
7 1 (9.09%) Degree
7 1 (9.09%) Retail
7 1 (9.09%) Juniper
7 1 (9.09%) PRINCE
7 1 (9.09%) MPLS
7 1 (9.09%) MS Project

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 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) MPLS
1 1 (9.09%) VPLS
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Project Management
2 8 (72.73%) PRINCE2
3 6 (54.55%) ITIL
4 4 (36.36%) Migration
4 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (27.27%) Resource Management
6 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
6 2 (18.18%) Programme Management
6 2 (18.18%) Resource Allocation
7 1 (9.09%) Business Transformation
7 1 (9.09%) Data Loss Prevention
7 1 (9.09%) Information Security
7 1 (9.09%) Matrix Management
7 1 (9.09%) PRINCE
7 1 (9.09%) Project Governance
7 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) PMO
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco
1 1 (9.09%) Juniper