The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for Project Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Project Management over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Management
South East / Kent
Rank 16 25 18
Rank change year-on-year +9 -7  
Contract jobs citing Project Management 31 31 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 10.51% 6.72% 9.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.35% 8.83% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 21 14
Median daily rate £525 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £330 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £575 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year -15.38% +15.04%  

Project Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 251 351 195
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 85.08% 76.14% 73.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 270 108
Median daily rate £375 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £210 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 9
Median hourly rate £27.38 £170.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -83.89% +325.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Project Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent citing Project Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Project Management in Kent

Project Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Management in Kent

Project Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Management in Kent over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Management in Kent

Project Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Management in Kent

Project Management
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Management within the Kent region over the 3 months to 27 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
Maidstone +2 3 £494 +41.07% 1
Tunbridge Wells +13 2 £430 +7.50% 1
West Malling - 2 £456 -
Dartford - 1 - -
Dover - 1 £450 -
Project Management
South East

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Project Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region with a requirement for Project Management.

1 22 (51.16%) Finance
2 18 (41.86%) PRINCE2
3 17 (39.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (18.60%) Change Management
6 6 (13.95%) Business Analysis
6 6 (13.95%) Workday
7 5 (11.63%) Asset Management
7 5 (11.63%) Fund Management
7 5 (11.63%) Investment Management
7 5 (11.63%) Scrum
8 4 (9.30%) Service Management
8 4 (9.30%) Management Information System
8 4 (9.30%) PRINCE
8 4 (9.30%) Supplier Management
8 4 (9.30%) Local Government
9 3 (6.98%) Business Process Analysis
9 3 (6.98%) Degree
9 3 (6.98%) PMP
9 3 (6.98%) ITIL
9 3 (6.98%) Migration
10 2 (4.65%) Firewall
10 2 (4.65%) Manufacturing
10 2 (4.65%) Advertising
10 2 (4.65%) Publishing
10 2 (4.65%) Validation
10 2 (4.65%) NHS
10 2 (4.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (4.65%) PMI Certification
10 2 (4.65%) SSADM

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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 1 (2.33%) CMS
1 1 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.65%) MS Project
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
2 1 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Workday HCM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) Firewall
2 1 (2.33%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) HP UFT
1 1 (2.33%) JIRA
1 1 (2.33%) LoadRunner
1 1 (2.33%) Selenium
General
1 22 (51.16%) Finance
2 4 (9.30%) Local Government
3 2 (4.65%) Advertising
3 2 (4.65%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.65%) Publishing
4 1 (2.33%) Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Law
4 1 (2.33%) Legal
4 1 (2.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 29 (67.44%) Project Manager
2 7 (16.28%) Analyst
2 7 (16.28%) Business Analyst
2 7 (16.28%) Senior Manager
3 5 (11.63%) Senior Project Manager
4 4 (9.30%) Development Manager
4 4 (9.30%) Development Project Manager
4 4 (9.30%) IT Manager
4 4 (9.30%) Programme Manager
4 4 (9.30%) Workday Manager
4 4 (9.30%) Workday Project Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Digital Programme Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Finance Business Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Financial Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Financial Business Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Financial Services Business Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Financial Services Project Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (6.98%) IT Project Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.65%) NHS
3 1 (2.33%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.33%) FMCG
3 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.33%) PMI
3 1 (2.33%) Security Operations Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (41.86%) PRINCE2
2 17 (39.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (18.60%) Change Management
5 6 (13.95%) Business Analysis
6 5 (11.63%) Asset Management
6 5 (11.63%) Fund Management
6 5 (11.63%) Investment Management
6 5 (11.63%) Scrum
7 4 (9.30%) PRINCE
7 4 (9.30%) Service Management
7 4 (9.30%) Supplier Management
8 3 (6.98%) Business Process Analysis
8 3 (6.98%) ITIL
8 3 (6.98%) Migration
9 2 (4.65%) Mentoring
9 2 (4.65%) SDLC
9 2 (4.65%) SSADM
9 2 (4.65%) User Stories
9 2 (4.65%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) Degree
1 3 (6.98%) PMP
2 2 (4.65%) ISEB
2 2 (4.65%) PMI Certification
2 2 (4.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.33%) APMP
3 1 (2.33%) CBAP
3 1 (2.33%) CISA
3 1 (2.33%) CISM
3 1 (2.33%) CISSP
3 1 (2.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) ISO 9000
2 1 (2.33%) GDPR
2 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.33%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (13.95%) Workday
2 2 (4.65%) SAP
3 1 (2.33%) Citrix
3 1 (2.33%) HP
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle
3 1 (2.33%) VMware