Period
to 22 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £530 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 7 31
Rank change year-on-year -26 +24 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 38 69 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 7.10% 14.94% 5.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.38% 15.51% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 55 29
Kent median daily rate £530 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.78% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £246 £340 £315
90th Percentile £675 £538 £510
South East median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £33.00 £23.34 £52.50
% change year-on-year +41.39% -55.54% +45.83%

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 515 445 503
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.26% 96.32% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 314 357
Kent median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £138 £180 £200
90th Percentile £588 £538 £488
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 38
Kent median hourly rate £24.85 £13.23 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.86% -22.21% +5.43%
10th Percentile £10.35 £9.68 £9.85
90th Percentile £39.45 £20.50 £39.20
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% -10.26% +21.88%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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
Tunbridge Wells +1 2 £208 -55.08%
Dover -2 1 £400 -18.99% 1
West Malling -6 1 £510 +20.00% 1
Maidstone -18 1 - - 2
Project Manager
South East

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 16 (42.11%) Finance
2 15 (39.47%) Project Management
3 12 (31.58%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (28.95%) PRINCE2
5 8 (21.05%) Data Centre
6 7 (18.42%) Investment Management
6 7 (18.42%) Migration
6 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (15.79%) Workday
8 4 (10.53%) Risk Management
8 4 (10.53%) B2B
8 4 (10.53%) ITIL
8 4 (10.53%) Change Control
8 4 (10.53%) Waterfall
9 3 (7.89%) Scrum
9 3 (7.89%) SAP
9 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Project
9 3 (7.89%) E-Commerce
9 3 (7.89%) MS Visio
9 3 (7.89%) EMC
10 2 (5.26%) PMI
10 2 (5.26%) PMI Certification
10 2 (5.26%) B2C
10 2 (5.26%) Advertising
10 2 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (5.26%) Service Management
10 2 (5.26%) Information Security
10 2 (5.26%) TDD
10 2 (5.26%) Retail
10 2 (5.26%) Asset Management

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 (2.63%) CMS
1 1 (2.63%) Confluence
1 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Project
1 3 (7.89%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) ResourceLink
1 1 (2.63%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) Unified Communications
2 1 (2.63%) Internet
2 1 (2.63%) Softphone
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) JIRA
General
1 16 (42.11%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Advertising
2 2 (5.26%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Local Government
3 1 (2.63%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.26%) PMI
3 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.63%) NHS
3 1 (2.63%) Photography
3 1 (2.63%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) Windows
1 1 (2.63%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (39.47%) Project Management
2 12 (31.58%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (28.95%) PRINCE2
4 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (18.42%) Investment Management
4 7 (18.42%) Migration
5 4 (10.53%) B2B
5 4 (10.53%) Change Control
5 4 (10.53%) ITIL
5 4 (10.53%) Risk Management
5 4 (10.53%) Waterfall
6 3 (7.89%) E-Commerce
6 3 (7.89%) Scrum
7 2 (5.26%) Asset Management
7 2 (5.26%) B2C
7 2 (5.26%) Data Migration
7 2 (5.26%) Information Security
7 2 (5.26%) Logistics
7 2 (5.26%) Service Management
7 2 (5.26%) TDD
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) PMI Certification
1 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (2.63%) PMP
2 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) Cyber Essentials
1 2 (5.26%) GDPR
1 2 (5.26%) PCI DSS
1 2 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.63%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.63%) PMO
2 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) Workday
2 3 (7.89%) EMC
2 3 (7.89%) SAP
3 1 (2.63%) Google
3 1 (2.63%) hybris
3 1 (2.63%) VMware