Period
to 4 December 2021

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 15 27 24
Rank change year-on-year +12 -3 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 147 43 126
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 9.44% 5.87% 6.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.88% 6.13% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 24 83
10th Percentile £324 £307 £329
25th Percentile £400 £365 £369
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £414 £450
Median % change year-on-year +8.76% -8.06% +9.76%
75th Percentile £538 £516 £538
90th Percentile £619 £543 £575
England median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
10th Percentile " " "
25th Percentile £16.24 " £21.16
Median hourly rate £17.48 £28.28 £22.32
Median % change year-on-year -38.19% +26.73% -
75th Percentile £18.72 " £23.47
90th Percentile " " "
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +10.77%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. 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
East Midlands
Contract vacancies in the East Midlands with a recognized job title 1,488 702 1,738
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.51% 95.77% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,070 451 999
10th Percentile £155 £135 £175
25th Percentile £304 £263 £305
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £408 £363 £400
Median % change year-on-year +12.41% -9.38% -
75th Percentile £500 £474 £494
90th Percentile £588 £525 £575
England median daily rate £515 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +8.42% +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 42 150
10th Percentile £9.09 £10.36 £10.73
25th Percentile £12.00 £11.63 £11.24
Median hourly rate £14.99 £15.20 £14.28
Median % change year-on-year -1.35% +6.41% -4.80%
75th Percentile £20.50 £31.45 £17.50
90th Percentile £46.67 £47.13 £45.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £23.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -13.04% +24.32% +5.71%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings that featured Project Manager in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in the East Midlands

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Project Manager in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Project Manager in the East Midlands

Project Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Project Manager in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Project Manager in the East Midlands

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Project Manager in the East Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for Project Manager in the East Midlands

Project Manager
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 6 months to 4 December 2021. 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
Nottinghamshire +4 41 £480 +10.66% 6
Northamptonshire +11 35 £500 - 6
Leicestershire +13 30 £425 +6.25% 4
Derbyshire -5 21 £400 +2.24%
Lincolnshire -3 6 £363 +36.15% 3
Project Manager
England

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 December 2021, 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 East Midlands region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 66 (44.90%) Stakeholder Management
2 59 (40.14%) Finance
2 59 (40.14%) Project Management
3 55 (37.41%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (30.61%) Social Skills
5 29 (19.73%) Waterfall
6 25 (17.01%) PRINCE2
7 21 (14.29%) Project Delivery
8 19 (12.93%) Migration
9 15 (10.20%) Microsoft
10 13 (8.84%) Retail
11 12 (8.16%) Scrum
11 12 (8.16%) Microsoft 365
11 12 (8.16%) Azure
12 11 (7.48%) Data Protection
12 11 (7.48%) Data Protection Act
12 11 (7.48%) Change Management
13 10 (6.80%) E-Commerce
13 10 (6.80%) SAP
13 10 (6.80%) DevOps
13 10 (6.80%) SDLC
13 10 (6.80%) Problem-Solving
14 9 (6.12%) Public Sector
14 9 (6.12%) Data Centre
14 9 (6.12%) Software Delivery
14 9 (6.12%) SharePoint
15 8 (5.44%) Security Cleared
15 8 (5.44%) Cybersecurity
15 8 (5.44%) Business Case
15 8 (5.44%) Influencing Skills

Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 9 (6.12%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.68%) CMS
2 1 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (2.04%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.36%) Exchequer
1 2 (1.36%) FLEXCUBE
2 1 (0.68%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.68%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.16%) Azure
1 12 (8.16%) Microsoft 365
2 4 (2.72%) Power Platform
3 3 (2.04%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (1.36%) SaaS
5 1 (0.68%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.68%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.40%) Firewall
1 5 (3.40%) WAN
2 3 (2.04%) Internet
2 3 (2.04%) LAN
3 2 (1.36%) SAN
3 2 (1.36%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.72%) Power BI
2 3 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.04%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.36%) Data Lake
3 2 (1.36%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.68%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.68%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (2.72%) JIRA
2 2 (1.36%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 59 (40.14%) Finance
2 45 (30.61%) Social Skills
3 13 (8.84%) Retail
4 9 (6.12%) Public Sector
5 8 (5.44%) Influencing Skills
6 7 (4.76%) Presentation Skills
7 6 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (4.08%) Banking
8 4 (2.72%) Law
8 4 (2.72%) Legal
8 4 (2.72%) Telecoms
9 3 (2.04%) Aerospace
9 3 (2.04%) Manufacturing
10 2 (1.36%) Automotive
10 2 (1.36%) Billing
10 2 (1.36%) Organisational Skills
10 2 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (1.36%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.68%) Local Government
11 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.04%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.48%) Data Protection Act
2 9 (6.12%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.40%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.40%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.04%) Legacy Systems
4 3 (2.04%) NHS
4 3 (2.04%) User Experience
5 2 (1.36%) FMCG
5 2 (1.36%) Online Banking
5 2 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.36%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.68%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.08%) Windows
2 2 (1.36%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.68%) Linux
3 1 (0.68%) MVS
3 1 (0.68%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (44.90%) Stakeholder Management
2 59 (40.14%) Project Management
3 55 (37.41%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (19.73%) Waterfall
5 25 (17.01%) PRINCE2
6 21 (14.29%) Project Delivery
7 19 (12.93%) Migration
8 12 (8.16%) Scrum
9 11 (7.48%) Change Management
9 11 (7.48%) Data Protection
10 10 (6.80%) DevOps
10 10 (6.80%) E-Commerce
10 10 (6.80%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (6.80%) SDLC
11 9 (6.12%) Software Delivery
12 8 (5.44%) Business Case
12 8 (5.44%) Cybersecurity
12 8 (5.44%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 7 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (4.76%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.04%) SQL
2 2 (1.36%) C
2 2 (1.36%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (5.44%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.08%) Degree
3 5 (3.40%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.36%) APMP
4 2 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.40%) PMO
2 4 (2.72%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.04%) GDPR
3 3 (2.04%) QA
4 2 (1.36%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.68%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.04%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 15 (10.20%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.80%) SAP
3 5 (3.40%) Oracle
4 3 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (2.04%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.36%) Genesys
5 2 (1.36%) VMware
6 1 (0.68%) 3PAR
6 1 (0.68%) ArcSight
6 1 (0.68%) Cadence
6 1 (0.68%) Citrix
6 1 (0.68%) GoldenSource
6 1 (0.68%) Ivanti
6 1 (0.68%) Refinitiv
6 1 (0.68%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.68%) Workday