Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 23 9
Rank change year-on-year +8 -14 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 133 97 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 8.59% 7.00% 9.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.13% 7.30% 9.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 75 71
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.53% +11.76%
10th Percentile £300 £258 £385
90th Percentile £525 £540 £575
East of England median daily rate £463 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +8.82% -2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - £27.50
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year +9.76% +1.23% -3.57%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. 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
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies in Hertfordshire with a recognized job title 1,457 1,329 1,319
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.06% 95.89% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 735 755 661
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £213 £200
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
East of England median daily rate £415 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +6.41% -2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 84 132
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% -12.12% +1.85%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.14 £9.10
90th Percentile £44.50 £52.50 £44.88
East of England median hourly rate £19.50 £20.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -3.70% -10.00% +12.50%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in Hertfordshire

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in Hertfordshire

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Manager in Hertfordshire

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Manager in Hertfordshire

Project Manager
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 23 January 2018. 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
Watford +2 40 £388 -8.82% 5
Hatfield +3 13 £400 - 4
Stevenage +1 9 £294 +10.85% 2
Welwyn Garden City -3 8 £493 +15.88% 1
Hemel Hempstead -3 4 £400 -20.00% 1
St Albans - 4 £400 -
Hitchin - 2 £475 -
Royston - 2 £425 -
Project Manager
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, Project Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hertfordshire region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 56 (42.11%) Project Management
2 42 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (27.07%) PRINCE2
4 35 (26.32%) Finance
5 28 (21.05%) Retail
6 26 (19.55%) Security Cleared
7 25 (18.80%) SC Cleared
8 24 (18.05%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (13.53%) Risk Management
10 12 (9.02%) E-Commerce
10 12 (9.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 10 (7.52%) PMO
12 9 (6.77%) GDPR
12 9 (6.77%) Microsoft Project
12 9 (6.77%) Waterfall
12 9 (6.77%) Office 365
13 8 (6.02%) Problem Management
13 8 (6.02%) SAP
13 8 (6.02%) Oracle
13 8 (6.02%) Microsoft
13 8 (6.02%) Legal
13 8 (6.02%) Migration
13 8 (6.02%) Change Management
14 7 (5.26%) Programme Management
14 7 (5.26%) LAN
14 7 (5.26%) Windows
14 7 (5.26%) Degree
15 6 (4.51%) Business Development
15 6 (4.51%) Business Analysis
15 6 (4.51%) Supplier Management

Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 3 (2.26%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.50%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.75%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (6.77%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (4.51%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.26%) Primavera
2 2 (1.50%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.50%) Maximo
2 2 (1.50%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.75%) Sage X3
3 1 (0.75%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.77%) Office 365
2 2 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.50%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.75%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.26%) LAN
2 6 (4.51%) WAN
3 4 (3.01%) WLAN
4 3 (2.26%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.50%) Firewall
6 1 (0.75%) 4G
6 1 (0.75%) MPLS
6 1 (0.75%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.75%) Big Data
2 1 (0.75%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (0.75%) JIRA
General
1 35 (26.32%) Finance
2 28 (21.05%) Retail
3 8 (6.02%) Legal
4 6 (4.51%) Billing
5 4 (3.01%) Law
5 4 (3.01%) Local Government
6 3 (2.26%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.50%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.50%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.75%) Advertising
8 1 (0.75%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.01%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (0.75%) J2EE
2 1 (0.75%) Middleware
2 1 (0.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.51%) FMCG
2 5 (3.76%) EPoS
2 5 (3.76%) Virtual Team
3 4 (3.01%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.01%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.26%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.50%) PMI
5 2 (1.50%) User Experience
5 2 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.75%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.26%) Windows
2 6 (4.51%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.75%) Android
3 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (42.11%) Project Management
2 42 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (27.07%) PRINCE2
4 24 (18.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (13.53%) Risk Management
6 12 (9.02%) E-Commerce
7 9 (6.77%) Waterfall
8 8 (6.02%) Change Management
8 8 (6.02%) Migration
8 8 (6.02%) Problem Management
9 7 (5.26%) Programme Management
10 6 (4.51%) Business Analysis
10 6 (4.51%) Business Development
10 6 (4.51%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (4.51%) Information Security
10 6 (4.51%) Supplier Management
11 5 (3.76%) Data Protection
11 5 (3.76%) Matrix Management
11 5 (3.76%) Scrum
11 5 (3.76%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.75%) Java
1 1 (0.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (19.55%) Security Cleared
2 25 (18.80%) SC Cleared
3 12 (9.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 7 (5.26%) Degree
5 6 (4.51%) PMI Certification
6 5 (3.76%) CISSP
7 4 (3.01%) PMP
8 3 (2.26%) GSLC
8 3 (2.26%) ISEB
8 3 (2.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.50%) CISM
9 2 (1.50%) SANS
10 1 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.52%) PMO
2 9 (6.77%) GDPR
3 5 (3.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (3.01%) SLA
5 3 (2.26%) ISO 9001
6 2 (1.50%) COBIT
6 2 (1.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (0.75%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 8 (6.02%) Microsoft
1 8 (6.02%) Oracle
1 8 (6.02%) SAP
2 3 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (1.50%) Cisco
3 2 (1.50%) Forcepoint
3 2 (1.50%) IBM
3 2 (1.50%) Splunk
3 2 (1.50%) Symantec
3 2 (1.50%) VMware
4 1 (0.75%) Ariba
4 1 (0.75%) BMC
4 1 (0.75%) Citrix
4 1 (0.75%) Computacenter
4 1 (0.75%) hybris
4 1 (0.75%) Infor
4 1 (0.75%) Mitel
4 1 (0.75%) Remedy
4 1 (0.75%) Sage
4 1 (0.75%) ServiceNow