The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £406 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England 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
England / East of England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 8 16
Rank change year-on-year -18 +8  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 140 268 247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 6.58% 10.66% 9.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.91% 11.03% 9.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 183 175
Median daily rate £406 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.41% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £350 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £529 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Median hourly rate £41.00 - £42.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.20 - £39.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.60 - £48.80
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 the East of England. 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
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2026 2429 2565
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 95.21% 96.62% 96.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1244 1417 1450
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 165 253
Median hourly rate £29.00 £17.38 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.90% -0.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.50 £40.00
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 the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in the East of England

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in the East of England

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Manager in the East of England

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Manager in the East of England

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in the East of England over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 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
Cambridgeshire -1 42 £400 -8.57% 10
Hertfordshire -11 42 £400 -10.11% 7
Bedfordshire -4 24 £450 -10.00% 5
Suffolk -4 15 £419 +19.64% 2
Essex -44 11 £350 -17.64% 4
Norfolk -11 6 £448 +14.37%
East Anglia - 2 - -
Project Manager
England

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

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 East of England region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 133 (49.44%) Project Management
2 92 (34.20%) Finance
3 86 (31.97%) PRINCE2
4 83 (30.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 59 (21.93%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (13.38%) CRM
7 33 (12.27%) Risk Management
8 29 (10.78%) Migration
9 28 (10.41%) Change Management
9 28 (10.41%) Microsoft
10 27 (10.04%) PMI Certification
11 26 (9.67%) SAP
12 25 (9.29%) Retail
13 23 (8.55%) Programme Management
14 21 (7.81%) MS Excel
14 21 (7.81%) PMI
15 19 (7.06%) Waterfall
15 19 (7.06%) Data Centre
16 18 (6.69%) MS Project
16 18 (6.69%) Degree
17 17 (6.32%) Supplier Management
18 16 (5.95%) ERP
18 16 (5.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 16 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
18 16 (5.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 15 (5.58%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 15 (5.58%) Citrix
20 14 (5.20%) PMP
20 14 (5.20%) WAN
20 14 (5.20%) Change Control

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 7 (2.60%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.12%) CMS
2 3 (1.12%) IIS
3 1 (0.37%) Confluence
3 1 (0.37%) Moodle
3 1 (0.37%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.37%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.37%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (7.81%) MS Excel
2 18 (6.69%) MS Project
3 8 (2.97%) MS Office
4 4 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.60%) SAP ERP
3 6 (2.23%) SAP CRM
4 3 (1.12%) Endur
4 3 (1.12%) SAP HR
4 3 (1.12%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.74%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.74%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (0.37%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 1 (0.37%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.37%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.37%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.37%) Summit
6 1 (0.37%) Unica
6 1 (0.37%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.09%) Office 365
2 3 (1.12%) SaaS
3 2 (0.74%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.37%) Veeva
4 1 (0.37%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.20%) WAN
2 9 (3.35%) LAN
3 4 (1.49%) Firewall
3 4 (1.49%) MPLS
3 4 (1.49%) SAN
4 3 (1.12%) NAS
5 2 (0.74%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (0.74%) DSL
5 2 (0.74%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.74%) Frame Relay
5 2 (0.74%) HTTP
5 2 (0.74%) IP Telephony
5 2 (0.74%) Network Security
5 2 (0.74%) Wireless
6 1 (0.37%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.37%) Internet
6 1 (0.37%) Intranet
6 1 (0.37%) Skype
6 1 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (0.74%) Spotfire
3 1 (0.37%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.37%) OLAP
3 1 (0.37%) QlikView
3 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.86%) JIRA
2 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 92 (34.20%) Finance
2 25 (9.29%) Retail
3 13 (4.83%) Manufacturing
4 11 (4.09%) Automotive
4 11 (4.09%) Telecoms
5 10 (3.72%) Marketing
6 7 (2.60%) Legal
7 5 (1.86%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.49%) Advertising
8 4 (1.49%) Local Government
9 3 (1.12%) Banking
9 3 (1.12%) French Language
10 2 (0.74%) Billing
10 2 (0.74%) German Language
10 2 (0.74%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.37%) Back Office
11 1 (0.37%) Front Office
11 1 (0.37%) Games
11 1 (0.37%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.97%) Web Services
2 7 (2.60%) HTML
3 6 (2.23%) Silverlight
4 5 (1.86%) .NET
5 4 (1.49%) Middleware
6 2 (0.74%) REST
6 2 (0.74%) XML
7 1 (0.37%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.37%) JFC
7 1 (0.37%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.81%) PMI
2 19 (7.06%) Data Centre
3 16 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.72%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.60%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.86%) e-Learning
7 4 (1.49%) EPoS
7 4 (1.49%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.12%) Clustering
8 3 (1.12%) Life Science
8 3 (1.12%) NHS
8 3 (1.12%) User Experience
9 2 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.37%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.37%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.37%) Learning Management System
10 1 (0.37%) Reinsurance
10 1 (0.37%) Social Media
10 1 (0.37%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (4.83%) Windows
2 6 (2.23%) Windows Server
3 3 (1.12%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.74%) Linux
5 1 (0.37%) Solaris
5 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (49.44%) Project Management
2 86 (31.97%) PRINCE2
3 83 (30.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 59 (21.93%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (13.38%) CRM
6 33 (12.27%) Risk Management
7 29 (10.78%) Migration
8 28 (10.41%) Change Management
9 23 (8.55%) Programme Management
10 19 (7.06%) Waterfall
11 17 (6.32%) Supplier Management
12 16 (5.95%) ERP
13 15 (5.58%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 14 (5.20%) Change Control
14 14 (5.20%) SDLC
15 13 (4.83%) Business Analysis
15 13 (4.83%) Service Management
16 12 (4.46%) ITIL
16 12 (4.46%) Project Planning
17 10 (3.72%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.49%) SQL
2 3 (1.12%) Java
3 2 (0.74%) C
4 1 (0.37%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.37%) R
Qualifications
1 27 (10.04%) PMI Certification
2 18 (6.69%) Degree
3 16 (5.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 16 (5.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 14 (5.20%) PMP
5 6 (2.23%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.49%) APMP
6 4 (1.49%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.12%) CISSP
8 2 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.74%) CCNP
8 2 (0.74%) CEH
8 2 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.74%) CREST Certified
8 2 (0.74%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.74%) OSCP
8 2 (0.74%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 2 (0.74%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 1 (0.37%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.37%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (1.86%) PMO
2 4 (1.49%) QA
3 3 (1.12%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.12%) SLA
4 2 (0.74%) GDPR
4 2 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.37%) IFRS
5 1 (0.37%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.37%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.37%) PMBOK
System Software
1 12 (4.46%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (2.23%) MOM
2 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (0.74%) SCCM
4 1 (0.37%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 28 (10.41%) Microsoft
2 26 (9.67%) SAP
3 15 (5.58%) Citrix
4 7 (2.60%) Oracle
4 7 (2.60%) VMware
5 5 (1.86%) Nokia
6 4 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (1.49%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.12%) CA Agile Central
7 3 (1.12%) Cisco
7 3 (1.12%) Nokia Networks
7 3 (1.12%) OpenLink
7 3 (1.12%) Remedy
7 3 (1.12%) Workday
8 2 (0.74%) Ariba
8 2 (0.74%) BMC
8 2 (0.74%) CheckPoint
8 2 (0.74%) HP
8 2 (0.74%) LANDesk
9 1 (0.37%) NGA Human Resources
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