The median contractor rate for a Software Project Manager was £506 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 387 396 410
Rank change year-on-year +9 +14  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Project Manager 37 22 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.18% 0.10% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 14 22
Median daily rate £506 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.84% +2.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £433 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £420
% change year-on-year -3.03% -1.78%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £44.50

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19705 20363 22100
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.93% 95.26% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 14056 14779 15421
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 225 369
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -9.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.76 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Software Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Software Project Manager in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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
Brentford +2 3 £425 -10.52%
City of London -3 3 £565 +58.04% 2
Software Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 30 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (46.15%) Project Management
3 22 (42.31%) Finance
4 18 (34.62%) Software Delivery
5 14 (26.92%) Scrum
5 14 (26.92%) PRINCE2
6 9 (17.31%) SDLC
6 9 (17.31%) Change Management
6 9 (17.31%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (17.31%) JIRA
6 9 (17.31%) Waterfall
7 8 (15.38%) Java
8 6 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (11.54%) Analytics
9 5 (9.62%) Confluence
9 5 (9.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 5 (9.62%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (9.62%) Computer Science
9 5 (9.62%) QA
9 5 (9.62%) Web Analytics
9 5 (9.62%) Data Analysis
9 5 (9.62%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (7.69%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
10 4 (7.69%) Wealth Management
10 4 (7.69%) SQL
10 4 (7.69%) .NET
10 4 (7.69%) Oracle
10 4 (7.69%) Windows
10 4 (7.69%) ERP
10 4 (7.69%) Microsoft

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 (9.62%) Confluence
2 4 (7.69%) CMS
3 3 (5.77%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.92%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.92%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Project
1 3 (5.77%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.85%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (5.77%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (5.77%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) Apache Hive
1 1 (1.92%) Big Data
1 1 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.92%) Hadoop
1 1 (1.92%) HBase
1 1 (1.92%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 9 (17.31%) JIRA
2 3 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.85%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.85%) Subversion
General
1 22 (42.31%) Finance
2 3 (5.77%) Games
2 3 (5.77%) Publishing
3 2 (3.85%) Advertising
3 2 (3.85%) Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Back Office
4 1 (1.92%) Front Office
4 1 (1.92%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (1.92%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.62%) Computer Science
2 5 (9.62%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.77%) Fintech
3 3 (5.77%) PMI
4 2 (3.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.85%) STB
4 2 (3.85%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.92%) CMDB
5 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.92%) Equities
5 1 (1.92%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.92%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.69%) Windows
2 3 (5.77%) Linux
3 2 (3.85%) Android
3 2 (3.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (46.15%) Project Management
3 18 (34.62%) Software Delivery
4 14 (26.92%) PRINCE2
4 14 (26.92%) Scrum
5 9 (17.31%) Change Management
5 9 (17.31%) SDLC
5 9 (17.31%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (17.31%) Waterfall
6 6 (11.54%) Analytics
7 5 (9.62%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (9.62%) Data Analysis
7 5 (9.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 5 (9.62%) Web Analytics
8 4 (7.69%) ERP
8 4 (7.69%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
8 4 (7.69%) Wealth Management
9 3 (5.77%) Agile Project Management
9 3 (5.77%) Change Control
9 3 (5.77%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.38%) Java
2 4 (7.69%) SQL
3 3 (5.77%) PL/SQL
3 3 (5.77%) Python
4 2 (3.85%) C++
5 1 (1.92%) C
5 1 (1.92%) C#
5 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (5.77%) Degree
1 3 (5.77%) PMI Certification
1 3 (5.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (3.85%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.92%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 4 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 4 (7.69%) Oracle
2 3 (5.77%) FNZ
2 3 (5.77%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.92%) Saba
3 1 (1.92%) SAP
3 1 (1.92%) Snow