Period
to 19 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 24 6
Rank change year-on-year -2 -18 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 27 44 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 6.12% 8.16% 15.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.35% 8.71% 15.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 39 80
Kent median daily rate £650 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +52.94% -5.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £450 £249 £364
90th Percentile £795 £650 £539
South East median daily rate £465 £450 £445
% change year-on-year +3.33% +1.12% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Kent median hourly rate £24.00 - £55.00
10th Percentile £23.00 - £52.50
90th Percentile £25.00 - £57.50
South East median hourly rate £34.57 £32.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +8.03% -11.11% -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 425 505 583
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.37% 93.69% 98.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 367 414
Kent median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £169 £159 £180
90th Percentile £575 £563 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 23 17
Kent median hourly rate £38.75 £25.69 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.84% +22.33% +31.25%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.80 £10.60
90th Percentile £187.50 £103.70 £74.10
South East median hourly rate £19.19 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.63% -10.00% +14.29%

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 September 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 19 September 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
Dartford +1 1 - -
Maidstone - 1 £450 -
Tonbridge - 1 £665 -
Canterbury - 1 - - 1
Project Manager
South East

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 12 (44.44%) PRINCE2
1 12 (44.44%) Finance
2 10 (37.04%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (37.04%) Project Management
3 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (22.22%) Logistics
4 6 (22.22%) Migration
4 6 (22.22%) Office 365
5 5 (18.52%) Waterfall
5 5 (18.52%) Workday
5 5 (18.52%) Retail
6 4 (14.81%) Service Management
6 4 (14.81%) PRINCE
6 4 (14.81%) Windows
6 4 (14.81%) ITIL
6 4 (14.81%) Citrix
6 4 (14.81%) Skype
7 3 (11.11%) Windows 10
7 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
7 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (11.11%) Spanish Language
8 2 (7.41%) Asset Management
8 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (7.41%) Matrix Management
8 2 (7.41%) Data Migration
8 2 (7.41%) Data Modelling
8 2 (7.41%) ISDN
8 2 (7.41%) PBX
8 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2 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 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (3.70%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 6 (22.22%) Office 365
2 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) Skype
2 2 (7.41%) ISDN
2 2 (7.41%) PBX
3 1 (3.70%) Internet
3 1 (3.70%) Unified Communications
3 1 (3.70%) VoIP
3 1 (3.70%) WAN
General
1 12 (44.44%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Retail
3 3 (11.11%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) DAO
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.70%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) PRINCE2
2 10 (37.04%) Project Management
2 10 (37.04%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (22.22%) Logistics
4 6 (22.22%) Migration
5 5 (18.52%) Waterfall
6 4 (14.81%) ITIL
6 4 (14.81%) PRINCE
6 4 (14.81%) Service Management
7 2 (7.41%) Asset Management
7 2 (7.41%) B2B
7 2 (7.41%) B2C
7 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (7.41%) Data Migration
7 2 (7.41%) Data Modelling
7 2 (7.41%) Matrix Management
7 2 (7.41%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (7.41%) Project Governance
7 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) PMO
2 1 (3.70%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) QRadar
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Workday
2 4 (14.81%) Citrix
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.70%) Cylance
4 1 (3.70%) IBM
4 1 (3.70%) Symantec
4 1 (3.70%) VMware
4 1 (3.70%) Zscaler