Period
to 23 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £535 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 23 July 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
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 17 25
Rank change year-on-year -56 +8 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 27 78 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 3.14% 8.75% 6.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.29% 9.00% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 54 49
Essex median daily rate £535 £425 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.88% -1.16% +1.18%
10th Percentile £381 £330 £274
90th Percentile £575 £514 £663
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £450
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Essex median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - +9.09%
East of England median hourly rate £36.50 £39.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year -6.41% -7.14% +18.31%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Essex. 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
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 820 867 1114
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 95.24% 97.31% 97.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 437 655
Essex median daily rate £450 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £256 £212 £204
90th Percentile £579 £519 £538
East of England median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 165 104
Essex median hourly rate £32.50 £19.00 £32.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.05% -42.12% +15.18%
10th Percentile £11.94 £15.75 £15.33
90th Percentile £62.10 £41.90 £46.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% - -4.76%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in Essex

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in Essex

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in Essex over the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Manager in Essex

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Manager in Essex

Project Manager
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 6 months to 23 July 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
Basildon -5 3 £319 -16.12%
Chelmsford +7 2 £538 +7.50%
Brentwood -3 2 - -
Southend-on-Sea -42 2 £469 +21.75%
Saffron Walden -5 1 - -
Wickford - 1 £450 -
Epping - 1 £550 -
Project Manager
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 Essex region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 15 (55.56%) Project Management
2 12 (44.44%) Change Management
3 7 (25.93%) Finance
3 7 (25.93%) PRINCE2
3 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (18.52%) Wealth Management
4 5 (18.52%) Skype for Business
4 5 (18.52%) Office 365
4 5 (18.52%) Windows
4 5 (18.52%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
5 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 4 (14.81%) Retail
5 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (14.81%) Windows 10
6 3 (11.11%) Mentoring
6 3 (11.11%) Coaching
6 3 (11.11%) Skype
6 3 (11.11%) Target Operating Model
6 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (11.11%) Degree
6 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
7 2 (7.41%) Risk Management
7 2 (7.41%) Quality Management
7 2 (7.41%) Migration
7 2 (7.41%) Programme Management
7 2 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence

Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 (18.52%) Skype for Business
2 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.70%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (3.70%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.70%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Office 365
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (7.41%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (7.41%) IaaS
3 2 (7.41%) PaaS
4 1 (3.70%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) Skype
2 1 (3.70%) LAN
2 1 (3.70%) Unified Communications
2 1 (3.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Automotive
3 1 (3.70%) Legal
3 1 (3.70%) Local Government
3 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.41%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (7.41%) PMI
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.70%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) Project Management
2 12 (44.44%) Change Management
3 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (25.93%) PRINCE2
4 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (18.52%) Wealth Management
5 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (11.11%) Coaching
6 3 (11.11%) Mentoring
6 3 (11.11%) Target Operating Model
7 2 (7.41%) Change Control
7 2 (7.41%) Data Protection
7 2 (7.41%) DevOps
7 2 (7.41%) Information Assurance
7 2 (7.41%) Migration
7 2 (7.41%) Programme Management
7 2 (7.41%) Quality Management
7 2 (7.41%) Risk Management
7 2 (7.41%) SDLC
7 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (11.11%) Degree
3 2 (7.41%) PMI Certification
3 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.70%) MAPM
4 1 (3.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) GDPR
1 1 (3.70%) IFRS
1 1 (3.70%) IFRS 9
1 1 (3.70%) PMO
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (3.70%) Cognos
3 1 (3.70%) Hyperion
3 1 (3.70%) Infor
3 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.70%) SAP