Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 22 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
England > East of England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 14 19
Rank change year-on-year -4 +5 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 370 382 444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 7.17% 7.84% 7.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.62% 8.20% 7.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 269 291
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -3.41% +3.53%
10th Percentile £350 £304 £300
90th Percentile £575 £538 £575
England median daily rate £455 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +1.16% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 7
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -7.14% +30.74%
10th Percentile £29.15 £29.13 £28.55
90th Percentile £45.00 £42.50 £45.26
England median hourly rate £31.25 £34.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -9.42% -13.75% +33.33%

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 4856 4661 5558
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.09% 95.65% 95.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2791 2691 3248
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £205
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 383 375 531
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £24.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.53% +16.67% +5.00%
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.20 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.90 £43.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings that featured Project Manager in the job title as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 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
Hertfordshire -11 105 £438 +9.38% 11
Cambridgeshire -2 95 £420 -5.62% 15
Essex -31 47 £500 +17.65% 2
Bedfordshire -9 46 £475 +2.37% 3
Suffolk +18 41 £425 -5.56% 2
Norfolk +13 29 £463 +32.14%
East Anglia 0 7 £468 -15.00%
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 East of England region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 146 (39.46%) Project Management
2 125 (33.78%) Finance
3 95 (25.68%) PRINCE2
4 83 (22.43%) Agile Software Development
5 72 (19.46%) Stakeholder Management
6 43 (11.62%) Retail
6 43 (11.62%) Migration
7 38 (10.27%) Change Management
8 28 (7.57%) Risk Management
9 27 (7.30%) Microsoft
10 26 (7.03%) Microsoft Project
11 23 (6.22%) LAN
12 22 (5.95%) WAN
12 22 (5.95%) Data Centre
13 20 (5.41%) Waterfall
13 20 (5.41%) GDPR
14 19 (5.14%) Programme Management
14 19 (5.14%) Legal
15 18 (4.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 18 (4.86%) Windows
15 18 (4.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 17 (4.59%) Security Cleared
16 17 (4.59%) Cybersecurity
17 16 (4.32%) SC Cleared
17 16 (4.32%) Oracle
18 15 (4.05%) Microsoft Excel
18 15 (4.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 14 (3.78%) Office 365
19 14 (3.78%) PMO
19 14 (3.78%) CRM

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 10 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.16%) Confluence
3 4 (1.08%) CMS
3 4 (1.08%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.54%) IIS
4 2 (0.54%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.27%) Drupal
5 1 (0.27%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.27%) Smallworld
5 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 26 (7.03%) Microsoft Project
2 15 (4.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (3.78%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.89%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.81%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.54%) Adobe Campaign
3 2 (0.54%) Maximo
3 2 (0.54%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.54%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.27%) HFM
4 1 (0.27%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.27%) Primavera
4 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.27%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.78%) Office 365
2 5 (1.35%) SaaS
3 4 (1.08%) PaaS
4 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.27%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Service Cloud
5 1 (0.27%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 23 (6.22%) LAN
2 22 (5.95%) WAN
3 8 (2.16%) SAN
4 7 (1.89%) Firewall
5 6 (1.62%) NAS
6 5 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (1.08%) Skype
7 4 (1.08%) WLAN
8 2 (0.54%) Wireless
9 1 (0.27%) 4G
9 1 (0.27%) MPLS
9 1 (0.27%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.27%) SMS
9 1 (0.27%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.27%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (0.81%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.54%) Big Data
4 1 (0.27%) GIS
4 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.27%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 9 (2.43%) JIRA
2 1 (0.27%) Eclipse
General
1 125 (33.78%) Finance
2 43 (11.62%) Retail
3 19 (5.14%) Legal
4 12 (3.24%) Banking
4 12 (3.24%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.62%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.35%) Advertising
7 4 (1.08%) Billing
7 4 (1.08%) French Language
7 4 (1.08%) Marketing
8 3 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.54%) Automotive
9 2 (0.54%) Japanese Language
9 2 (0.54%) Local Government
10 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.27%) Games
10 1 (0.27%) Military
10 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.16%) Oracle Fusion
2 6 (1.62%) .NET
3 2 (0.54%) CSS
3 2 (0.54%) HTML
4 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.27%) Middleware
4 1 (0.27%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.95%) Data Centre
2 10 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.43%) Virtual Team
4 8 (2.16%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.89%) PMI
6 6 (1.62%) EPoS
7 5 (1.35%) Mainframe
7 5 (1.35%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.08%) NHS
9 3 (0.81%) Clustering
9 3 (0.81%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.54%) FMCG
10 2 (0.54%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.27%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.27%) iPad
11 1 (0.27%) IVR
11 1 (0.27%) Life Science
11 1 (0.27%) RIA
11 1 (0.27%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (4.86%) Windows
2 9 (2.43%) Windows 10
3 5 (1.35%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.81%) Linux
4 3 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.54%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.27%) AIX
6 1 (0.27%) Solaris
6 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (39.46%) Project Management
2 95 (25.68%) PRINCE2
3 83 (22.43%) Agile Software Development
4 72 (19.46%) Stakeholder Management
5 43 (11.62%) Migration
6 38 (10.27%) Change Management
7 28 (7.57%) Risk Management
8 20 (5.41%) Waterfall
9 19 (5.14%) Programme Management
10 18 (4.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 17 (4.59%) Cybersecurity
12 14 (3.78%) CRM
12 14 (3.78%) E-Commerce
12 14 (3.78%) Supplier Management
13 13 (3.51%) Business Continuity
14 12 (3.24%) Disaster Recovery
14 12 (3.24%) ERP
14 12 (3.24%) ITIL
15 11 (2.97%) Project Governance
15 11 (2.97%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (0.54%) Java
1 2 (0.54%) JavaScript
1 2 (0.54%) PHP
1 2 (0.54%) SQL
2 1 (0.27%) C#
Qualifications
1 18 (4.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 17 (4.59%) Security Cleared
3 16 (4.32%) SC Cleared
4 15 (4.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 14 (3.78%) PMI Certification
6 11 (2.97%) Degree
7 9 (2.43%) PMP
8 4 (1.08%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 4 (1.08%) CCSP
8 4 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.08%) CISM
8 4 (1.08%) CISSP
8 4 (1.08%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 2 (0.54%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.54%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.27%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.41%) GDPR
2 14 (3.78%) PMO
3 7 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.08%) QA
5 2 (0.54%) SLA
5 2 (0.54%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.27%) EMIR
6 1 (0.27%) IFRS
6 1 (0.27%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.27%) MiFID
6 1 (0.27%) PMBOK
System Software
1 7 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.62%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (0.27%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (0.27%) SCCM
2 1 (0.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (7.30%) Microsoft
2 16 (4.32%) Oracle
3 12 (3.24%) Citrix
4 11 (2.97%) VMware
5 10 (2.70%) SAP
6 4 (1.08%) Adobe
6 4 (1.08%) Cisco
7 3 (0.81%) CheckPoint
7 3 (0.81%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.54%) Avaya
8 2 (0.54%) Capita
8 2 (0.54%) HP
8 2 (0.54%) IBM
8 2 (0.54%) Planview
8 2 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.54%) Virgin Media
9 1 (0.27%) Dell
9 1 (0.27%) EMC
9 1 (0.27%) Progress
9 1 (0.27%) Siebel