The median contractor rate for a Software Project Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 524 547 509
Rank change year-on-year +23 -38  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Project Manager 77 76 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.15% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.16% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 59 91
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £346 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £420
% change year-on-year -3.03% -1.78%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £44.50

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 40980 47134 47634
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.76% 95.05% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 26691 31127 30520
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1258 1393 1823
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Software Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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
London +17 37 £506 +6.57% 9
South East +9 10 £425 - 10
Yorkshire +38 9 £394 -10.00% 3
South West +1 5 £290 -17.14%
East of England +1 5 £361 -1.02% 1
West Midlands +22 4 £388 -3.12% 2
East Midlands -9 4 £438 +5.42% 3
North West +10 2 £550 +37.50% 2
North East +72 1 £325 -13.33% 1
Software Project Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 68 (55.28%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (50.41%) Project Management
3 35 (28.46%) Software Delivery
4 33 (26.83%) PRINCE2
5 32 (26.02%) Finance
6 28 (22.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 27 (21.95%) Scrum
8 20 (16.26%) SDLC
9 18 (14.63%) Waterfall
10 13 (10.57%) Microsoft
11 12 (9.76%) .NET
11 12 (9.76%) JIRA
12 11 (8.94%) Java
13 10 (8.13%) Change Management
14 9 (7.32%) Degree
15 8 (6.50%) Analytics
15 8 (6.50%) Software Engineering
15 8 (6.50%) Microsoft Project
15 8 (6.50%) ERP
16 7 (5.69%) CRM
17 6 (4.88%) Retail
17 6 (4.88%) Asset Management
17 6 (4.88%) PRINCE
17 6 (4.88%) Oracle
17 6 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
17 6 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
17 6 (4.88%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
17 6 (4.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 6 (4.88%) QA
18 5 (4.07%) Web Analytics

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 5 (4.07%) Confluence
2 4 (3.25%) CMS
3 3 (2.44%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.81%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.81%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.81%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (6.50%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (3.25%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (2.44%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.63%) Doxygen
4 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.63%) Sonata
3 1 (0.81%) Maximo
3 1 (0.81%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.44%) SaaS
2 2 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.63%) Office 365
3 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.81%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.25%) Big Data
2 1 (0.81%) Apache Hive
2 1 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.81%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.81%) HBase
2 1 (0.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.81%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 12 (9.76%) JIRA
2 4 (3.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.63%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.63%) Subversion
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Forms
General
1 32 (26.02%) Finance
2 6 (4.88%) Retail
3 4 (3.25%) Back Office
3 4 (3.25%) Banking
3 4 (3.25%) Games
3 4 (3.25%) Publishing
4 3 (2.44%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.63%) Advertising
5 2 (1.63%) Marketing
5 2 (1.63%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.81%) Automotive
6 1 (0.81%) Electronics
6 1 (0.81%) Front Office
6 1 (0.81%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Legal
6 1 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.76%) .NET
2 1 (0.81%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (4.07%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.07%) PMI
3 4 (3.25%) EPoS
3 4 (3.25%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.44%) CCTV
4 3 (2.44%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (1.63%) Fintech
5 2 (1.63%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.63%) STB
5 2 (1.63%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.81%) CMDB
6 1 (0.81%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.81%) Home Automation
6 1 (0.81%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.81%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.25%) Windows
2 3 (2.44%) Linux
3 2 (1.63%) Android
3 2 (1.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (55.28%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (50.41%) Project Management
3 35 (28.46%) Software Delivery
4 33 (26.83%) PRINCE2
5 28 (22.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 27 (21.95%) Scrum
7 20 (16.26%) SDLC
8 18 (14.63%) Waterfall
9 10 (8.13%) Change Management
10 8 (6.50%) Analytics
10 8 (6.50%) ERP
10 8 (6.50%) Software Engineering
11 7 (5.69%) CRM
12 6 (4.88%) Asset Management
12 6 (4.88%) PRINCE
12 6 (4.88%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
12 6 (4.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 5 (4.07%) Change Control
13 5 (4.07%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (4.07%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.94%) Java
2 5 (4.07%) Python
2 5 (4.07%) SQL
3 4 (3.25%) C#
4 3 (2.44%) C++
5 2 (1.63%) C
5 2 (1.63%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.81%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.81%) Embedded C++
6 1 (0.81%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (7.32%) Degree
2 5 (4.07%) PMI Certification
3 4 (3.25%) PMP
3 4 (3.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (3.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (1.63%) APMP
4 2 (1.63%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.88%) QA
2 3 (2.44%) PMO
3 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.81%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (0.81%) Firmware
1 1 (0.81%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.81%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 13 (10.57%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.88%) Oracle
3 3 (2.44%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.63%) FNZ
4 2 (1.63%) SAP
5 1 (0.81%) IFS
5 1 (0.81%) Saba
5 1 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.81%) Siebel
5 1 (0.81%) Snow
5 1 (0.81%) webMethods
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