The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 3 months to 23 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.

Project Manager
South East / Kent
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 7 29
Rank change year-on-year -14 +22  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 22 43 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 8.63% 12.91% 5.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.32% 13.11% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 37 8
Median daily rate £425 £475 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.52% +15.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £378 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £414
% change year-on-year - +2.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £55.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £35.75 £37.75
% change year-on-year +8.39% -5.29%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Kent. 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
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 236 328 255
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 92.55% 98.50% 93.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 225 138
Median daily rate £365 £413 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.51% +22.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £201 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £700 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 11
Median hourly rate £22.52 £16.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.48% +26.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £55.00 £24.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in Kent

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in Kent

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in Kent over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Manager in Kent

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Manager in Kent

Project Manager
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 Manager within the Kent region over the 3 months to 23 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
Dartford - 1 - -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £245 -
Project Manager
South East

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Kent region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 26 (50.98%) Project Management
1 26 (50.98%) Finance
2 17 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (21.57%) PRINCE2
4 9 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (13.73%) Change Management
5 7 (13.73%) Workday
6 6 (11.76%) Investment Management
6 6 (11.76%) Asset Management
7 5 (9.80%) SAP
7 5 (9.80%) ITIL
7 5 (9.80%) Fund Management
7 5 (9.80%) Supplier Management
8 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
8 4 (7.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (7.84%) Service Management
8 4 (7.84%) Migration
9 3 (5.88%) Advertising
9 3 (5.88%) Validation
9 3 (5.88%) Citrix
9 3 (5.88%) NHS
9 3 (5.88%) PRINCE
9 3 (5.88%) Waterfall
9 3 (5.88%) SAP Security
10 2 (3.92%) Business Transformation
10 2 (3.92%) Technical Architecture
10 2 (3.92%) Marketing
10 2 (3.92%) Photography
10 2 (3.92%) PMP
10 2 (3.92%) PMI Certification

Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 (1.96%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.96%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.96%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) Firewall
General
1 26 (50.98%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) Advertising
3 2 (3.92%) Marketing
3 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.96%) Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Electronics
4 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.96%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.88%) NHS
2 2 (3.92%) Photography
2 2 (3.92%) Social Media
3 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.96%) CMDB
3 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.96%) PMI
3 1 (1.96%) Security Operations Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (50.98%) Project Management
2 17 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (21.57%) PRINCE2
4 9 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (13.73%) Change Management
6 6 (11.76%) Asset Management
6 6 (11.76%) Investment Management
7 5 (9.80%) Fund Management
7 5 (9.80%) ITIL
7 5 (9.80%) Supplier Management
8 4 (7.84%) Migration
8 4 (7.84%) Service Management
9 3 (5.88%) PRINCE
9 3 (5.88%) SAP Security
9 3 (5.88%) Validation
9 3 (5.88%) Waterfall
10 2 (3.92%) Business Transformation
10 2 (3.92%) Programme Management
10 2 (3.92%) Scrum
10 2 (3.92%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.96%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (3.92%) PMI Certification
1 2 (3.92%) PMP
2 1 (1.96%) CISA
2 1 (1.96%) CISM
2 1 (1.96%) CISSP
2 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (3.92%) PMO
3 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (13.73%) Workday
2 5 (9.80%) SAP
3 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.88%) Citrix
5 1 (1.96%) VMware
Kent
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 hours ago
Kent
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago