The median contractor rate for a Software Project Manager was £395 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
Software Project Manager
UK / England
Rank 534 519 485
Rank change year-on-year -15 -34  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Project Manager 49 98 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.20% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.21% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 79 74
Median daily rate £395 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.05% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £580 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £425
% change year-on-year -6.25% -5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 £62.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.00% +38.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £62.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -28.00% +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 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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 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
London +3 15 £488 -11.36% 5
South East +15 12 £450 +12.50% 14
South West -1 6 £350 +7.69% 9
West Midlands +9 5 £345 -5.47% 1
North West +26 3 £450 +5.88% 2
East Midlands -10 3 £500 +25.00% 1
East of England -9 2 £375 -10.44% 3
North East -12 2 £320 -20.00% 1
Yorkshire +12 1 £348 +12.09% 5
Software Project Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 71 (60.17%) Project Management
2 66 (55.93%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (27.97%) PRINCE2
4 27 (22.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 24 (20.34%) Scrum
5 24 (20.34%) Finance
5 24 (20.34%) Waterfall
6 22 (18.64%) Software Delivery
7 18 (15.25%) SDLC
8 15 (12.71%) JIRA
9 13 (11.02%) Oracle
10 11 (9.32%) .NET
10 11 (9.32%) Migration
10 11 (9.32%) Banking
11 10 (8.47%) Software Engineering
11 10 (8.47%) Java
11 10 (8.47%) Microsoft
12 9 (7.63%) SQL
13 8 (6.78%) MS Office
13 8 (6.78%) Change Management
13 8 (6.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 7 (5.93%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
14 7 (5.93%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 7 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (5.93%) Confluence
14 7 (5.93%) Risk Management
14 7 (5.93%) E-Commerce
14 7 (5.93%) Asset Management
15 6 (5.08%) Retail
15 6 (5.08%) Unix

Software 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 7 (5.93%) Confluence
2 3 (2.54%) CMS
3 1 (0.85%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.85%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (6.78%) MS Office
2 5 (4.24%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (2.54%) MS Excel
4 2 (1.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.54%) Sonata
2 2 (1.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.69%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.85%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.85%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.54%) SaaS
2 2 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.69%) Office 365
3 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.85%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.85%) Internet
1 1 (0.85%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.54%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.69%) Big Data
2 2 (1.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.85%) GIS
Development Applications
1 15 (12.71%) JIRA
2 1 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (20.34%) Finance
2 11 (9.32%) Banking
3 6 (5.08%) Retail
4 5 (4.24%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.39%) Publishing
6 3 (2.54%) Automotive
6 3 (2.54%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.54%) Legal
7 2 (1.69%) Law
7 2 (1.69%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.69%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.85%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.85%) Back Office
8 1 (0.85%) Billing
8 1 (0.85%) Electronics
8 1 (0.85%) Local Government
8 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.32%) .NET
2 1 (0.85%) AngularJS
2 1 (0.85%) HTML
2 1 (0.85%) J2EE
2 1 (0.85%) JSP
2 1 (0.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.24%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.39%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.39%) Fintech
3 4 (3.39%) PMI
4 3 (2.54%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.54%) Derivative
4 3 (2.54%) EPoS
5 2 (1.69%) CCTV
5 2 (1.69%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.69%) STB
5 2 (1.69%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.85%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (0.85%) CMDB
6 1 (0.85%) Home Automation
6 1 (0.85%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.85%) OTC Derivatives
6 1 (0.85%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.08%) Unix
2 3 (2.54%) Windows
3 2 (1.69%) Android
3 2 (1.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (60.17%) Project Management
2 66 (55.93%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (27.97%) PRINCE2
4 27 (22.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 24 (20.34%) Scrum
5 24 (20.34%) Waterfall
6 22 (18.64%) Software Delivery
7 18 (15.25%) SDLC
8 11 (9.32%) Migration
9 10 (8.47%) Software Engineering
10 8 (6.78%) Change Management
11 7 (5.93%) Asset Management
11 7 (5.93%) E-Commerce
11 7 (5.93%) Risk Management
11 7 (5.93%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
11 7 (5.93%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 5 (4.24%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (4.24%) Kanban
12 5 (4.24%) Project Governance
12 5 (4.24%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.47%) Java
2 9 (7.63%) SQL
3 4 (3.39%) C#
4 3 (2.54%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.69%) C
5 2 (1.69%) C++
5 2 (1.69%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.69%) Python
6 1 (0.85%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.85%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 8 (6.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 6 (5.08%) Degree
2 6 (5.08%) PMP
3 5 (4.24%) PMI Certification
3 5 (4.24%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.24%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.39%) APMP
5 3 (2.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.24%) QA
2 3 (2.54%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.85%) Firmware
Vendors
1 13 (11.02%) Oracle
2 10 (8.47%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.54%) FNZ
4 2 (1.69%) BMC
4 2 (1.69%) LANDesk
4 2 (1.69%) Remedy
4 2 (1.69%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.85%) Actimize
5 1 (0.85%) BT
5 1 (0.85%) IFS
5 1 (0.85%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.85%) SAP
5 1 (0.85%) Snow
5 1 (0.85%) Workday
5 1 (0.85%) Yardi
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