The median contractor rate for a Software Development Project Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Manager - Software Development
UK / England
Rank 574 586 566
Rank change year-on-year +12 -20  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Development Project Manager 9 31 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.022% 0.063% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.067% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 20 23
Median daily rate £475 £446 £442
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.44% +0.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £321 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £580 £617
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £410 £413
% change year-on-year +9.75% -0.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £62.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +38.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £62.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year - +38.88%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39640 46520 45346
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.21% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25778 30491 27853
Median daily rate £431 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1372 1455 1828
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.06% +3.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Software Development Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Development Project Manager in England

Software Development Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Development Project Manager in England

Software Development Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Development Project Manager in England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Development Project Manager in England

Software Development Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Development Project Manager in England

Software Development Project Manager
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Development Project Manager within the England region over the 3 months to 24 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
South East +23 6 £506 +26.56% 4
London +16 1 £550 +12.24%
North West - 1 £450 -
West Midlands - 1 £450 -
Software Development Project Manager
UK

Software Development Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Software Development 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 England region featuring Software Development Project Manager in the job title.

1 24 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (68.75%) Project Management
3 10 (31.25%) Waterfall
4 9 (28.13%) Finance
5 8 (25.00%) Scrum
6 7 (21.88%) SDLC
6 7 (21.88%) .NET
6 7 (21.88%) PRINCE2
7 6 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (15.63%) Java
9 4 (12.50%) JIRA
9 4 (12.50%) Confluence
10 3 (9.38%) Analytics
10 3 (9.38%) Project Governance
10 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (9.38%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (9.38%) Oracle
10 3 (9.38%) Banking
11 2 (6.25%) Retail
11 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
11 2 (6.25%) Software Engineering
11 2 (6.25%) Supplier Management
11 2 (6.25%) Web Analytics
11 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
11 2 (6.25%) QA
11 2 (6.25%) Change Management
11 2 (6.25%) Risk Management
11 2 (6.25%) Automotive
11 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
11 2 (6.25%) Publishing

Software Development Project Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in 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 4 (12.50%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
2 1 (3.13%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.13%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 9 (28.13%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Automotive
3 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.25%) Publishing
3 2 (6.25%) Retail
4 1 (3.13%) Aerospace
4 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.88%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.13%) PMI
2 1 (3.13%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (68.75%) Project Management
3 10 (31.25%) Waterfall
4 8 (25.00%) Scrum
5 7 (21.88%) PRINCE2
5 7 (21.88%) SDLC
6 6 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (9.38%) Analytics
7 3 (9.38%) Project Governance
8 2 (6.25%) Change Control
8 2 (6.25%) Change Management
8 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
8 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (6.25%) Migration
8 2 (6.25%) Risk Management
8 2 (6.25%) Software Delivery
8 2 (6.25%) Software Engineering
8 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
8 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (6.25%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) Java
2 2 (6.25%) C#
3 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (6.25%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) PMI Certification
2 2 (6.25%) PMP
2 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (9.38%) Oracle
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
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