Period
to 20 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 20 April 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 16 24
Rank change year-on-year +2 +8 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 56 59 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 11.76% 10.26% 8.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.07% 10.89% 8.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 51 53
Kent median daily rate £625 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - +16.96%
10th Percentile £413 £363 £315
90th Percentile £685 £675 £538
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Kent median hourly rate - - £32.50
South East median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year +36.36% -34.52% +20.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent. 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
Kent
Contract vacancies in Kent with a recognized job title 464 542 688
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.48% 94.26% 95.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 385 520
Kent median daily rate £385 £350 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.19% -2.14%
10th Percentile £163 £174 £180
90th Percentile £588 £525 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 26 31
Kent median hourly rate £37.50 £20.39 £15.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.94% +27.74% -0.25%
10th Percentile £10.55 £10.06 £9.50
90th Percentile £47.75 £29.92 £41.00
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +10.65%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

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 6 months to 20 April 2018.

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 6 months to 20 April 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
West Malling +3 3 £490 +13.62%
Tonbridge - 3 £665 - 1
Tunbridge Wells +4 2 £208 -58.45%
Maidstone -4 1 - - 1
Project Manager
South East

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

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 Kent region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 28 (50.00%) Finance
2 26 (46.43%) Project Management
3 22 (39.29%) PRINCE2
4 17 (30.36%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (26.79%) Workday
6 13 (23.21%) ITIL
7 11 (19.64%) Migration
7 11 (19.64%) Service Management
8 7 (12.50%) Data Centre
9 6 (10.71%) Risk Management
10 5 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (8.93%) Change Control
10 5 (8.93%) Cybersecurity
10 5 (8.93%) GDPR
11 4 (7.14%) Office 365
11 4 (7.14%) Retail
11 4 (7.14%) Logistics
11 4 (7.14%) B2B
11 4 (7.14%) EMC
11 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Project
11 4 (7.14%) MS Visio
12 3 (5.36%) Windows
12 3 (5.36%) Citrix
12 3 (5.36%) Active Directory
12 3 (5.36%) PRINCE
12 3 (5.36%) DAO
12 3 (5.36%) VMware
12 3 (5.36%) Spanish Language
12 3 (5.36%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 3 (5.36%) Waterfall

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 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (3.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.79%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Project
1 4 (7.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.14%) Office 365
2 2 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) Internet
2 1 (1.79%) ISDN
2 1 (1.79%) PBX
2 1 (1.79%) SAN
2 1 (1.79%) Skype
2 1 (1.79%) Softphone
2 1 (1.79%) VoIP
General
1 28 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Retail
3 3 (5.36%) Spanish Language
4 2 (3.57%) Advertising
5 1 (1.79%) Local Government
5 1 (1.79%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.36%) DAO
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.79%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.36%) Windows
2 2 (3.57%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.79%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (46.43%) Project Management
2 22 (39.29%) PRINCE2
3 17 (30.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (23.21%) ITIL
5 11 (19.64%) Migration
5 11 (19.64%) Service Management
6 6 (10.71%) Risk Management
7 5 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (8.93%) Change Control
7 5 (8.93%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (7.14%) B2B
8 4 (7.14%) Logistics
9 3 (5.36%) IT Strategy
9 3 (5.36%) PRINCE
9 3 (5.36%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (5.36%) Waterfall
10 2 (3.57%) Data Migration
10 2 (3.57%) Dependency Management
10 2 (3.57%) Investment Management
10 2 (3.57%) Matrix Organization
Qualifications
1 2 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.79%) Degree
2 1 (1.79%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.93%) GDPR
2 1 (1.79%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.79%) PMO
2 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.36%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.79%) BitLocker
2 1 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) AirWatch
1 1 (1.79%) QRadar
Vendors
1 15 (26.79%) Workday
2 4 (7.14%) EMC
3 3 (5.36%) Citrix
3 3 (5.36%) VMware
4 2 (3.57%) Thunderhead
5 1 (1.79%) Cylance
5 1 (1.79%) Google
5 1 (1.79%) hybris
5 1 (1.79%) IBM
5 1 (1.79%) NetApp
5 1 (1.79%) SAP
5 1 (1.79%) Symantec
5 1 (1.79%) Zscaler