Period
to 21 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £456 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

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
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 38 16
Rank change year-on-year +3 -22 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 76 94 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 5.49% 5.58% 8.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.85% 5.82% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 56 73
Milton Keynes median daily rate £456 £434 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.19% +3.27% +1.20%
10th Percentile £354 £363 £320
90th Percentile £585 £494 £567
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £429 £445 £425
% change year-on-year -3.60% +4.71% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £36.00 - £36.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes. 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
Milton Keynes
Contract vacancies in Milton Keynes with a recognized job title 1,299 1,615 1,215
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.86% 95.79% 93.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 732 786 676
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -0.06% +6.73%
10th Percentile £215 £239 £225
90th Percentile £556 £525 £539
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 81 54
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.00 £16.93 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.31% +35.44% -1.19%
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.31 £8.50
90th Percentile £20.06 £20.75 £16.07
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £17.25 £14.25
% change year-on-year -18.55% +21.05% +1.79%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in Milton Keynes

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in Milton Keynes

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Manager in Milton Keynes

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Manager in Milton Keynes

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, Project Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Milton Keynes region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 39 (51.32%) Project Management
2 28 (36.84%) Finance
3 27 (35.53%) PRINCE2
4 22 (28.95%) Microsoft
5 19 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (18.42%) Microsoft Project
7 12 (15.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 12 (15.79%) APMP
8 11 (14.47%) Security Cleared
8 11 (14.47%) Waterfall
8 11 (14.47%) Oracle
8 11 (14.47%) SharePoint
9 10 (13.16%) Microsoft Excel
9 10 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (13.16%) Matrix Organization
10 9 (11.84%) Migration
10 9 (11.84%) Retail
11 8 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (10.53%) DV Cleared
11 8 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
12 7 (9.21%) Customer-Centricity
12 7 (9.21%) Linux
12 7 (9.21%) Unix
12 7 (9.21%) Banking
12 7 (9.21%) Project Planning
13 6 (7.89%) WebSphere
13 6 (7.89%) Release Management
13 6 (7.89%) ITIL
13 6 (7.89%) HNC
13 6 (7.89%) HND

Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 11 (14.47%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.89%) WebSphere
3 4 (5.26%) Confluence
3 4 (5.26%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.32%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (18.42%) Microsoft Project
2 10 (13.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Primavera
2 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.32%) NetSuite
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.26%) IaaS
2 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.26%) PaaS
3 3 (3.95%) SaaS
4 2 (2.63%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.26%) Firewall
2 2 (2.63%) Unified Communications
2 2 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.32%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.32%) SAN
3 1 (1.32%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.58%) DB2
2 2 (2.63%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.63%) NuoDB
2 2 (2.63%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.63%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Jenkins
1 4 (5.26%) JIRA
2 2 (2.63%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.63%) GitLab
2 2 (2.63%) Selenium
General
1 28 (36.84%) Finance
2 9 (11.84%) Retail
3 7 (9.21%) Banking
4 6 (7.89%) Automotive
5 5 (6.58%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.63%) Marketing
7 1 (1.32%) German Language
7 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.95%) LDAP
2 2 (2.63%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.32%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.58%) Mainframe
2 2 (2.63%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (2.63%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.32%) CCTV
3 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.32%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.21%) Linux
1 7 (9.21%) Unix
2 5 (6.58%) Solaris
2 5 (6.58%) Windows
3 1 (1.32%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.32%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (51.32%) Project Management
2 27 (35.53%) PRINCE2
3 19 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (14.47%) Waterfall
5 10 (13.16%) Matrix Organization
5 10 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (11.84%) Migration
7 8 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (9.21%) Customer-Centricity
8 7 (9.21%) Project Planning
9 6 (7.89%) ITIL
9 6 (7.89%) Process Improvement
9 6 (7.89%) Release Management
10 5 (6.58%) Change Control
10 5 (6.58%) Change Management
10 5 (6.58%) Programme Delivery
11 4 (5.26%) Acceptance Criteria
11 4 (5.26%) E-Commerce
12 3 (3.95%) Customer-Centric Approach
12 3 (3.95%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (15.79%) APMP
1 12 (15.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 11 (14.47%) Security Cleared
3 8 (10.53%) DV Cleared
4 6 (7.89%) HNC
4 6 (7.89%) HND
5 4 (5.26%) ISEB
5 4 (5.26%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.95%) Degree
6 3 (3.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (3.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (2.63%) PMP
8 1 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.32%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.26%) PMO
2 3 (3.95%) QA
3 1 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.32%) GDPR
3 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (7.89%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 22 (28.95%) Microsoft
2 11 (14.47%) Oracle
3 5 (6.58%) Red Hat
4 4 (5.26%) VMware
5 3 (3.95%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.63%) Cisco
6 2 (2.63%) IBM
7 1 (1.32%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.32%) Citrix
7 1 (1.32%) CyberArk
7 1 (1.32%) Google
7 1 (1.32%) Progress
7 1 (1.32%) SAP