Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Project Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 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.

Software Project Manager
England > London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 584 565 519
Rank change year-on-year -19 -46 +37
Contract jobs requiring a Software Project Manager 42 54 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.090% 0.12% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.095% 0.13% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 44 84
London median daily rate £475 £506 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.17% +19.12% -5.56%
10th Percentile £370 £358 £313
90th Percentile £595 £643 £519
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £38.00 £41.63
% change year-on-year +18.42% -8.71% +85.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44141 42982 44791
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 95.02% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 31959 30601 31582
London median daily rate £493 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.07% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 551 558 689
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +3.28% +7.89%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.40 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
% change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%

Software Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Project Manager in London

Software Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Project Manager in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Project Manager in London

Software Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Project Manager in London over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Project Manager in London

Software Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Project Manager in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Project Manager in London

Software Project Manager
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Project Manager within the London region over the 6 months to 18 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
Central London +10 9 £425 -29.17% 4
West London 0 5 £425 +41.67%
East London -5 1 £513 +28.13%
North London - 1 - -
Software Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Software 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 London region featuring Software Project Manager in the job title.

1 21 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (47.62%) Project Management
3 13 (30.95%) Finance
3 13 (30.95%) Software Delivery
4 11 (26.19%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (23.81%) PRINCE2
6 8 (19.05%) SDLC
7 7 (16.67%) Scrum
7 7 (16.67%) Waterfall
8 6 (14.29%) JIRA
9 5 (11.90%) Confluence
9 5 (11.90%) ERP
10 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Project
10 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
10 4 (9.52%) PMI Certification
10 4 (9.52%) PRINCE
10 4 (9.52%) Analytics
10 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (9.52%) Degree
10 4 (9.52%) Computer Science
11 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
11 3 (7.14%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
11 3 (7.14%) Data Analysis
11 3 (7.14%) Web Analytics
11 3 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
11 3 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
11 3 (7.14%) QA
11 3 (7.14%) Matrix Management
11 3 (7.14%) Web Development
11 3 (7.14%) Mentoring

Software Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 5 (11.90%) Confluence
2 3 (7.14%) CMS
2 3 (7.14%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (7.14%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) SaaS
2 1 (2.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 6 (14.29%) JIRA
2 3 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.38%) JIRA Agile
General
1 13 (30.95%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Banking
2 2 (4.76%) Law
3 1 (2.38%) Advertising
3 1 (2.38%) Electronics
3 1 (2.38%) Games
3 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Publishing
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) .NET
2 2 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (9.52%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.14%) PMI
3 2 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (4.76%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.38%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (2.38%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.38%) EPoS
4 1 (2.38%) Equities
4 1 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.38%) Learning Management System
4 1 (2.38%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (2.38%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (47.62%) Project Management
3 13 (30.95%) Software Delivery
4 11 (26.19%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (23.81%) PRINCE2
6 8 (19.05%) SDLC
7 7 (16.67%) Scrum
7 7 (16.67%) Waterfall
8 5 (11.90%) ERP
9 4 (9.52%) Analytics
9 4 (9.52%) PRINCE
10 3 (7.14%) Agile Project Management
10 3 (7.14%) Change Control
10 3 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (7.14%) CRM
10 3 (7.14%) Data Analysis
10 3 (7.14%) Information Security
10 3 (7.14%) Matrix Management
10 3 (7.14%) Web Analytics
10 3 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.14%) Java
2 2 (4.76%) RPG
3 1 (2.38%) C
3 1 (2.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) Degree
1 4 (9.52%) PMI Certification
2 3 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.38%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) GDPR
2 1 (2.38%) PMO
2 1 (2.38%) PSD2
Vendors
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.14%) Sitecore
3 2 (4.76%) IBM
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle
4 1 (2.38%) Saba