The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Luton during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Manager
Bedfordshire / Luton
Rank 14 7 9
Rank change year-on-year -7 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 5 23 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 4.90% 13.69% 11.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.10% 14.20% 11.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 18 14
Median daily rate £425 £513 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.07% +23.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £368 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £529 £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 £30.00 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year -20.00% +3.44%  

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 98 162 161
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 96.08% 96.43% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 107 131
Median daily rate £425 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 6
Median hourly rate £14.00 £32.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.92% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in Luton over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Manager in Luton

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Manager in Luton

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 5 (45.45%) Project Management
1 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) PRINCE2
2 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (36.36%) E-Commerce
2 4 (36.36%) Waterfall
3 3 (27.27%) People Management
4 2 (18.18%) JIRA
4 2 (18.18%) Advertising
5 1 (9.09%) MS Project
5 1 (9.09%) Retail
5 1 (9.09%) Migration
5 1 (9.09%) JBoss
5 1 (9.09%) CRM
5 1 (9.09%) Information Security
5 1 (9.09%) Scrum
5 1 (9.09%) VMware
5 1 (9.09%) Service Management
5 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
5 1 (9.09%) Workflow
5 1 (9.09%) Finance
5 1 (9.09%) IBM
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 1 (9.09%) HP
5 1 (9.09%) Citrix
5 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
5 1 (9.09%) EPoS
5 1 (9.09%) Middleware

Project Manager Skill Set
Top Related 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 (9.09%) Confluence
1 1 (9.09%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) JIRA
General
1 2 (18.18%) Advertising
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Marketing
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
1 1 (9.09%) EPoS
1 1 (9.09%) VxBlock/Vblock
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (45.45%) Project Management
2 4 (36.36%) E-Commerce
2 4 (36.36%) PRINCE2
2 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (36.36%) Waterfall
3 3 (27.27%) People Management
4 1 (9.09%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) CRM
4 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (9.09%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Multichannel Marketing
4 1 (9.09%) Presales
4 1 (9.09%) Release Management
4 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
4 1 (9.09%) SDLC
4 1 (9.09%) Service Management
4 1 (9.09%) Supplier Management
4 1 (9.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Citrix
1 1 (9.09%) HP
1 1 (9.09%) IBM
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
1 1 (9.09%) VMware