Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Project Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 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.

Software Project Manager
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 709 673 630
Rank change year-on-year -36 -43 +42
Contract jobs requiring a Software Project Manager 137 191 246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.19% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.20% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 137 190
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
10th Percentile £332 £343 £313
90th Percentile £570 £605 £519
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +3.53% +1.19% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 2
England median hourly rate £45.00 £38.00 £41.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.42% -8.71% +85.00%
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £38.00 £41.63
% change year-on-year +18.42% -8.71% +85.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89579 93247 99778
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.76% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 59679 61380 64531
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2656 3007 3839
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.77% +2.20% +8.97%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.75 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Software Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Project Manager in England

Software 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 Project Manager in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Project Manager in England

Software Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Project Manager in England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Project Manager in England

Software Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Project Manager in England

Software 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 Project Manager within the England region over the 6 months to 17 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
London -16 42 £475 -6.17% 8
South East -9 36 £468 -0.27% 9
Midlands +11 19 £413 +1.48% 8
North of England +57 17 £425 +13.33% 5
East of England -17 15 £475 +15.15% 5
South West -6 10 £419 +3.08% 3
East Midlands -9 10 £475 +14.46% 2
West Midlands +17 9 £350 -9.68% 6
North West +16 9 £425 +32.81% 3
Yorkshire +33 7 £425 +0.59% 2
North East +67 1 £350 -
Software Project Manager
UK

Software Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Software 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 Project Manager in the job title.

1 76 (55.47%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (43.07%) Project Management
3 50 (36.50%) Software Delivery
4 47 (34.31%) Stakeholder Management
5 44 (32.12%) Finance
6 33 (24.09%) PRINCE2
7 25 (18.25%) Scrum
8 24 (17.52%) SDLC
9 22 (16.06%) Waterfall
10 19 (13.87%) JIRA
11 14 (10.22%) Confluence
12 12 (8.76%) Degree
12 12 (8.76%) Microsoft
13 11 (8.03%) Microsoft Project
13 11 (8.03%) Analytics
13 11 (8.03%) Continuous Improvement
14 10 (7.30%) E-Commerce
15 9 (6.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 9 (6.57%) Java
15 9 (6.57%) .NET
15 9 (6.57%) Change Management
15 9 (6.57%) Computer Science
16 8 (5.84%) Project Planning
16 8 (5.84%) Project Governance
16 8 (5.84%) Change Control
16 8 (5.84%) PMI Certification
16 8 (5.84%) Asset Management
16 8 (5.84%) PMO
17 7 (5.11%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
17 7 (5.11%) Retail

Software Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 14 (10.22%) Confluence
2 4 (2.92%) CMS
3 3 (2.19%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.73%) Drupal
4 1 (0.73%) Kentico
4 1 (0.73%) SAS
4 1 (0.73%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11 (8.03%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (2.92%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.73%) EngageOne
5 1 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.19%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.73%) Exstream
2 1 (0.73%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.73%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.65%) SaaS
2 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.73%) GitHub
3 1 (0.73%) PaaS
3 1 (0.73%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.73%) Firewall
1 1 (0.73%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.19%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 19 (13.87%) JIRA
2 3 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.73%) JIRA Agile
General
1 44 (32.12%) Finance
2 7 (5.11%) Retail
3 6 (4.38%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.38%) Publishing
4 4 (2.92%) Banking
5 3 (2.19%) Marketing
6 2 (1.46%) Automotive
6 2 (1.46%) Games
6 2 (1.46%) Law
7 1 (0.73%) Advertising
7 1 (0.73%) Back Office
7 1 (0.73%) Billing
7 1 (0.73%) Electronics
7 1 (0.73%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.73%) Legal
7 1 (0.73%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.57%) .NET
2 3 (2.19%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.46%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (1.46%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.57%) Computer Science
2 7 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.92%) PMI
4 3 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.19%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.46%) FMCG
5 2 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.46%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.46%) Infotainment
5 2 (1.46%) Learning Management System
5 2 (1.46%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.46%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.73%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.73%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.73%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.73%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.73%) EPoS
6 1 (0.73%) Equities
6 1 (0.73%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.73%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.73%) VxWorks
1 1 (0.73%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (55.47%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (43.07%) Project Management
3 50 (36.50%) Software Delivery
4 47 (34.31%) Stakeholder Management
5 33 (24.09%) PRINCE2
6 25 (18.25%) Scrum
7 24 (17.52%) SDLC
8 22 (16.06%) Waterfall
9 11 (8.03%) Analytics
9 11 (8.03%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (7.30%) E-Commerce
11 9 (6.57%) Change Management
12 8 (5.84%) Asset Management
12 8 (5.84%) Change Control
12 8 (5.84%) Project Governance
12 8 (5.84%) Project Planning
13 7 (5.11%) Data Analysis
13 7 (5.11%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
13 7 (5.11%) Supplier Management
13 7 (5.11%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.57%) Java
2 4 (2.92%) C#
3 2 (1.46%) C
3 2 (1.46%) RPG
4 1 (0.73%) C++
4 1 (0.73%) Pascal
4 1 (0.73%) PHP
4 1 (0.73%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (8.76%) Degree
2 9 (6.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 8 (5.84%) PMI Certification
4 6 (4.38%) PMP
5 4 (2.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (2.19%) APMP
7 2 (1.46%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.46%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.73%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.73%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.73%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.84%) PMO
2 4 (2.92%) QA
3 3 (2.19%) ISO 14001
3 3 (2.19%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.73%) GDPR
4 1 (0.73%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.73%) IEC 62304
4 1 (0.73%) PSD2
Systems Management
1 3 (2.19%) FlexNet
1 3 (2.19%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 12 (8.76%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.65%) IBM
3 3 (2.19%) HP
3 3 (2.19%) Oracle
3 3 (2.19%) Sitecore
3 3 (2.19%) Snow
4 1 (0.73%) Adobe
4 1 (0.73%) CheckPoint
4 1 (0.73%) Google
4 1 (0.73%) Saba
4 1 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.73%) SAP
4 1 (0.73%) Siebel
4 1 (0.73%) Twitter