Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 27 June 2022.

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 of England
6 months to
27 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 20 27 34
Rank change year-on-year +7 +7 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 201 115 105
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 8.02% 5.95% 5.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.87% 6.46% 5.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 75 76
10th Percentile £340 £210 £313
25th Percentile £413 £354 £373
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £448 £456
Median % change year-on-year +6.15% -1.92% -1.88%
75th Percentile £536 £500 £509
90th Percentile £588 £565 £638
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
10th Percentile - £29.79 £20.22
25th Percentile - £38.75 £22.20
Median hourly rate £29.44 £58.00 £26.00
Median % change year-on-year -49.24% +123.08% -78.11%
75th Percentile - £66.00 £44.00
90th Percentile - £69.88 £54.50
England median hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year +42.86% +12.90% -11.43%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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 of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 2,267 1,779 1,876
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.43% 91.99% 92.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,376 1,016 1,154
10th Percentile £183 £150 £185
25th Percentile £320 £240 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £413 £425
Median % change year-on-year +15.15% -2.94% -5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £524 £525
90th Percentile £675 £597 £588
England median daily rate £538 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 340 247 119
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.25 £12.90
25th Percentile £13.41 £12.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate £18.88 £16.00 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +17.97% -13.51% +15.63%
75th Percentile £49.50 £25.00 £30.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £47.40 £55.00
England median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £19.60
% change year-on-year +14.29% +7.17% +4.04%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in the East of England

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Daily rate trend for Project Manager in the East of England

Project Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Project Manager in the East of England over the 6 months to 27 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Project Manager in the East of England

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Hourly rate trend for Project Manager in the East of England

Project Manager
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 27 June 2022. 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
Jobs
Hertfordshire +4 70 £450 +0.28% 10
Cambridgeshire +6 56 £500 +39.86% 9
Bedfordshire +5 34 £500 +5.82%
Essex -10 19 £525 +13.27% 3
Suffolk - 13 £490 - 1
Norfolk +6 9 £463 +33.57%
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 2022, Project Manager contract jobs required the following 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 of England region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 130 (64.68%) Project Management
2 79 (39.30%) Social Skills
3 58 (28.86%) Agile
4 56 (27.86%) Finance
5 53 (26.37%) Stakeholder Management
5 53 (26.37%) PRINCE2
6 47 (23.38%) Project Delivery
7 33 (16.42%) Degree
8 30 (14.93%) Microsoft
9 27 (13.43%) Migration
10 26 (12.94%) Microsoft Project
11 21 (10.45%) PMP
11 21 (10.45%) PMI Certification
11 21 (10.45%) Risk Management
12 20 (9.95%) Azure
12 20 (9.95%) Matrix Organization
13 19 (9.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 18 (8.96%) Waterfall
14 18 (8.96%) Change Management
15 17 (8.46%) ITSM
16 14 (6.97%) Time Management
16 14 (6.97%) Security Cleared
16 14 (6.97%) PMO
16 14 (6.97%) Presales
17 13 (6.47%) SC Cleared
17 13 (6.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
17 13 (6.47%) Change Control
17 13 (6.47%) Scrum
17 13 (6.47%) Microsoft Office
18 12 (5.97%) ITIL

Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 5 (2.49%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.49%) Confluence
3 1 (0.50%) IIS
Applications
1 26 (12.94%) Microsoft Project
2 13 (6.47%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (6.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (4.98%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (3.48%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.50%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 12 (5.97%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.00%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.50%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 20 (9.95%) Azure
2 11 (5.47%) Microsoft 365
3 4 (1.99%) AWS
3 4 (1.99%) Azure DevOps
3 4 (1.99%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (1.00%) SaaS
5 1 (0.50%) Taleo
5 1 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.47%) WAN
2 9 (4.48%) LAN
3 3 (1.49%) Bluetooth
3 3 (1.49%) Internet
3 3 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.00%) 4G
4 2 (1.00%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (1.00%) SD-WAN
4 2 (1.00%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.00%) VoIP
5 1 (0.50%) MPLS
5 1 (0.50%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.00%) Data Lake
2 1 (0.50%) Big Data
2 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.50%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 11 (5.47%) JIRA
General
1 79 (39.30%) Social Skills
2 56 (27.86%) Finance
3 12 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.97%) Public Sector
3 12 (5.97%) Retail
4 11 (5.47%) Influencing Skills
5 9 (4.48%) Pharmaceutical
6 8 (3.98%) Legal
7 5 (2.49%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.99%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.99%) Organisational Skills
9 3 (1.49%) Marketing
10 2 (1.00%) Automotive
10 2 (1.00%) Banking
10 2 (1.00%) Law
10 2 (1.00%) Presentation Skills
10 2 (1.00%) Publishing
11 1 (0.50%) Documentation Skills
11 1 (0.50%) Games
11 1 (0.50%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.00%) Middleware
2 1 (0.50%) .NET
2 1 (0.50%) CSS
2 1 (0.50%) HTML
2 1 (0.50%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.98%) Data Centre
2 8 (3.98%) FMCG
3 7 (3.48%) Data Protection Act
3 7 (3.48%) Virtual Team
4 6 (2.99%) NHS
5 5 (2.49%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.99%) CMDB
6 4 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.49%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.49%) IoT
7 3 (1.49%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.49%) PMI
8 2 (1.00%) CCTV
8 2 (1.00%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.00%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.00%) Reference Data
8 2 (1.00%) Social Media
9 1 (0.50%) Learning Management System
9 1 (0.50%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 4 (1.99%) Windows
2 3 (1.49%) VMS
3 2 (1.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (64.68%) Project Management
2 58 (28.86%) Agile
3 53 (26.37%) PRINCE2
3 53 (26.37%) Stakeholder Management
4 47 (23.38%) Project Delivery
5 27 (13.43%) Migration
6 21 (10.45%) Risk Management
7 20 (9.95%) Matrix Organization
8 18 (8.96%) Change Management
8 18 (8.96%) Waterfall
9 17 (8.46%) ITSM
10 14 (6.97%) Presales
10 14 (6.97%) Time Management
11 13 (6.47%) Change Control
11 13 (6.47%) Scrum
12 12 (5.97%) Business Case
12 12 (5.97%) ITIL
12 12 (5.97%) Service Management
13 10 (4.98%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (4.98%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.49%) C
2 1 (0.50%) Java
2 1 (0.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (16.42%) Degree
2 21 (10.45%) PMI Certification
2 21 (10.45%) PMP
3 19 (9.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 14 (6.97%) Security Cleared
5 13 (6.47%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.99%) APMP
6 4 (1.99%) ISEB
6 4 (1.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.49%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.50%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.97%) PMO
2 7 (3.48%) GDPR
3 5 (2.49%) GxP
4 2 (1.00%) QA
4 2 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.50%) IFRS
System Software
1 2 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (1.00%) vCenter Server
2 1 (0.50%) VxRail
Vendors
1 30 (14.93%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.97%) Remedy
3 11 (5.47%) SAP
4 7 (3.48%) Avaya
4 7 (3.48%) Peregrine
4 7 (3.48%) ServiceNow
4 7 (3.48%) Siemens
5 6 (2.99%) CyberArk
6 5 (2.49%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (2.49%) Workday
7 4 (1.99%) Cisco
8 3 (1.49%) Computacenter
8 3 (1.49%) Google
9 2 (1.00%) BMC
9 2 (1.00%) MuleSoft
9 2 (1.00%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (1.00%) Planview
9 2 (1.00%) VMware
10 1 (0.50%) Progress
10 1 (0.50%) Teradata