The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Manager
South East / Kent
Rank 19 23 11
Rank change year-on-year +4 -12  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 29 33 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 10.07% 7.25% 15.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.36% 7.52% 15.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 24 24
Median daily rate £525 £503 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.47% +17.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £330 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £575 £457
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year -20.00% +3.44%  

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 280 439 244
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 97.22% 96.48% 96.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 334 128
Median daily rate £390 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.55% +3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £180 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 12
Median hourly rate £27.38 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.61% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.92 £170.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 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 +4 4 £488 +39.28%
West Malling +3 4 £431 -14.60%
Dover +1 2 £500 -13.04%
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £430 -
Project Manager
South East

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 29 (52.73%) Project Management
2 24 (43.64%) Finance
3 15 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (25.45%) PRINCE2
5 13 (23.64%) Change Management
6 8 (14.55%) Practice Management
6 8 (14.55%) Legal
7 7 (12.73%) MS Project
8 6 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (9.09%) Asset Management
9 5 (9.09%) Fund Management
9 5 (9.09%) Critical Success Factor
10 4 (7.27%) Law
10 4 (7.27%) Firewall
10 4 (7.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (7.27%) Workday
11 3 (5.45%) MS Office
11 3 (5.45%) SAP
11 3 (5.45%) ITIL
11 3 (5.45%) Citrix
11 3 (5.45%) Service Management
11 3 (5.45%) Manufacturing
11 3 (5.45%) Project Planning
11 3 (5.45%) Investment Management
11 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
11 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
11 3 (5.45%) APMP
12 2 (3.64%) Business Transformation
12 2 (3.64%) Resource Management
12 2 (3.64%) QA

Project Manager Skill Set
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 (1.82%) CMS
1 1 (1.82%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (12.73%) MS Project
2 3 (5.45%) MS Office
3 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.82%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) Firewall
2 1 (1.82%) VoIP
2 1 (1.82%) VPN
General
1 24 (43.64%) Finance
2 8 (14.55%) Legal
3 4 (7.27%) Law
4 3 (5.45%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.64%) Marketing
5 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.82%) Banking
6 1 (1.82%) Electronics
6 1 (1.82%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) .NET
2 1 (1.82%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.82%) Driving Licence
2 1 (1.82%) PMI
2 1 (1.82%) Security Operations Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (52.73%) Project Management
2 15 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (25.45%) PRINCE2
4 13 (23.64%) Change Management
5 8 (14.55%) Practice Management
6 6 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (9.09%) Asset Management
7 5 (9.09%) Critical Success Factor
7 5 (9.09%) Fund Management
8 3 (5.45%) Investment Management
8 3 (5.45%) ITIL
8 3 (5.45%) Project Planning
8 3 (5.45%) Service Management
9 2 (3.64%) Business Transformation
9 2 (3.64%) PRINCE
9 2 (3.64%) Programme Management
9 2 (3.64%) Resource Management
9 2 (3.64%) SAP Implementation
9 2 (3.64%) Service Delivery
9 2 (3.64%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.82%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (7.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (5.45%) APMP
2 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
2 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.64%) PMI Certification
3 2 (3.64%) PMP
4 1 (1.82%) CISA
4 1 (1.82%) CISM
4 1 (1.82%) CISSP
4 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (7.27%) Workday
2 3 (5.45%) Citrix
2 3 (5.45%) SAP
3 1 (1.82%) Adobe
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle
3 1 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.82%) VMware
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