The median contractor rate for a Software Project Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Project Manager
North West / Manchester
Rank 91 99 95
Rank change year-on-year +8 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Project Manager 1 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.076% 0.28% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.080% 0.29% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 4
Median daily rate £450 £444 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.40% +14.14%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £425
% change year-on-year -6.25% -5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £62.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -28.00% +38.88%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1246 1697 1564
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 95.04% 94.54% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 790 982 821
Median daily rate £375 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.06% +12.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 34 49
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.64 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.89% +11.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.16 £13.50 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Software Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Project Manager in Manchester

Software Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Project Manager in Manchester

Software Project Manager
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Salford - 1 £450 -
Software Project Manager
North West

Software Project Manager Skill Set
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Manchester region featuring Software Project Manager in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Process Management
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (50.00%) Kanban
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (50.00%) MS Project
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft

Software Project Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Kanban
2 1 (50.00%) Process Management
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft