The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Luton during the 3 months to 29 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.

Project Manager
Bedfordshire / Luton
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 10 8
Rank change year-on-year -9 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 8 15 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 5.00% 10.64% 13.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.10% 10.95% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 11
Median daily rate £500 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £470 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £589 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £35.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year +4.89% -8.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Luton. 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
Luton
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 157 137 141
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 98.13% 97.16% 97.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 323 699
Median daily rate £475 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +41.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £136 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £606 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £365
% change year-on-year +1.01% +8.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 20 92
Median hourly rate £14.00 £46.07 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -69.61% +268.56%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in Luton

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in Luton

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Manager in Luton

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 Luton region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 7 (53.85%) Project Management
2 6 (46.15%) Waterfall
3 4 (30.77%) Skype
3 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (30.77%) Cisco
3 4 (30.77%) Avaya
4 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
4 3 (23.08%) Migration
5 2 (15.38%) SAP
5 2 (15.38%) ITIL
5 2 (15.38%) Retail
5 2 (15.38%) IP Telephony
5 2 (15.38%) Supplier Management
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
6 1 (7.69%) People Management
6 1 (7.69%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (7.69%) Confluence
6 1 (7.69%) JIRA
6 1 (7.69%) Unica
6 1 (7.69%) SAP Implementation
6 1 (7.69%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (7.69%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) Marketing
6 1 (7.69%) Multichannel Marketing
6 1 (7.69%) SDLC
6 1 (7.69%) Presales
6 1 (7.69%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 1 (7.69%) Unified Communications
6 1 (7.69%) R
6 1 (7.69%) Project Governance

Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Luton 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 (7.69%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Unica
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) Skype
2 2 (15.38%) IP Telephony
3 1 (7.69%) Unified Communications
3 1 (7.69%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 2 (15.38%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) EPoS
1 1 (7.69%) VxBlock/Vblock
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Project Management
2 6 (46.15%) Waterfall
3 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (23.08%) Migration
4 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
5 2 (15.38%) ITIL
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Supplier Management
6 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (7.69%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) CRM
6 1 (7.69%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
6 1 (7.69%) Information Security
6 1 (7.69%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (7.69%) Presales
6 1 (7.69%) Project Governance
6 1 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (7.69%) SAP Implementation
6 1 (7.69%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Avaya
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco
2 2 (15.38%) SAP
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) IBM
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) VMware