Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 8 34
Rank change year-on-year -15 +26 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 45 69 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 8.75% 13.80% 5.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.20% 14.17% 5.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 62 23
Kent median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £250 £375 £300
90th Percentile £650 £554 £498
South East median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Kent median hourly rate - £55.00 -
South East median hourly rate £30.00 £45.50 £49.75
% change year-on-year -34.07% -8.54% +73.04%

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 489 487 543
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.14% 97.40% 95.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 333 339
Kent median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £156 £170 £200
90th Percentile £613 £556 £488
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 23 37
Kent median hourly rate £25.69 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.70% -2.94% -29.17%
10th Percentile £12.80 £11.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £143.43 £51.60 £39.16
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.56 £18.50
% change year-on-year -7.95% +5.70% +15.63%

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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Tunbridge Wells +5 1 £245 -47.03%
Dartford -3 1 £388 +40.91%
Dover -3 1 £400 -13.51% 1
Maidstone -11 1 - -
West Malling - 1 £650 -
Project Manager
South East

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 18 (40.00%) Finance
2 14 (31.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (20.00%) Investment Management
5 8 (17.78%) Retail
5 8 (17.78%) Project Management
6 7 (15.56%) PRINCE2
6 7 (15.56%) Marketing
7 5 (11.11%) Workday
7 5 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
7 5 (11.11%) Waterfall
7 5 (11.11%) Scrum
8 4 (8.89%) PMI
8 4 (8.89%) PMI Certification
8 4 (8.89%) GDPR
9 3 (6.67%) Social Media
9 3 (6.67%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (6.67%) Data Centre
9 3 (6.67%) Unified Communications
9 3 (6.67%) PCI DSS
9 3 (6.67%) TDD
9 3 (6.67%) Supplier Management
9 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (6.67%) Photography
9 3 (6.67%) NHS
9 3 (6.67%) SharePoint
9 3 (6.67%) E-Commerce
9 3 (6.67%) Information Security
9 3 (6.67%) Advertising
9 3 (6.67%) Migration

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 3 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.22%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (2.22%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) Unified Communications
2 1 (2.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) JIRA
General
1 18 (40.00%) Finance
2 8 (17.78%) Retail
3 7 (15.56%) Marketing
4 3 (6.67%) Advertising
5 2 (4.44%) Banking
5 2 (4.44%) Retail Banking
6 1 (2.22%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) PMI
2 3 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.67%) NHS
2 3 (6.67%) Photography
2 3 (6.67%) Social Media
3 1 (2.22%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.22%) Windows
1 1 (2.22%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (20.00%) Investment Management
4 8 (17.78%) Project Management
5 7 (15.56%) PRINCE2
6 5 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
6 5 (11.11%) Scrum
6 5 (11.11%) Waterfall
7 3 (6.67%) E-Commerce
7 3 (6.67%) Information Security
7 3 (6.67%) Migration
7 3 (6.67%) Supplier Management
7 3 (6.67%) TDD
8 2 (4.44%) Asset Management
8 2 (4.44%) B2C
8 2 (4.44%) Change Control
8 2 (4.44%) Data Protection
8 2 (4.44%) Risk Management
8 2 (4.44%) Software Delivery
8 2 (4.44%) Validation
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) PMI Certification
2 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) GDPR
2 3 (6.67%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (6.67%) PCI DSS
3 2 (4.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (2.22%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (11.11%) Workday
2 2 (4.44%) SAP
3 1 (2.22%) EMC
3 1 (2.22%) Kofax
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft