Period
to 25 April 2019

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £461 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 6 months to 25 April 2019.

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
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 24 44 24
Rank change year-on-year +20 -20 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 74 79 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 6.88% 4.97% 6.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.29% 5.20% 7.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 43 64
Milton Keynes median daily rate £461 £440 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.83% +4.76% -1.18%
10th Percentile £378 £335 £295
90th Percentile £673 £513 £538
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £50.00 - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £40.50 - -

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 1,015 1,518 1,264
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.42% 95.47% 93.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 592 800 692
Milton Keynes median daily rate £430 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £210 £250 £263
90th Percentile £625 £550 £550
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 78 49
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £16.00 £14.28 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.08% -1.55% +3.57%
10th Percentile £10.42 £9.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £24.00 £26.75
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.69 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -4.61% +9.38% +6.67%

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 25 April 2019.

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 25 April 2019, 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 44 (59.46%) Project Management
2 32 (43.24%) Finance
3 25 (33.78%) PRINCE2
4 24 (32.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (20.27%) Microsoft
7 14 (18.92%) Migration
8 13 (17.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 12 (16.22%) APMP
10 11 (14.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 11 (14.86%) Microsoft Project
11 10 (13.51%) Telecoms
12 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Office
12 9 (12.16%) SAP
13 8 (10.81%) Security Cleared
13 8 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
14 7 (9.46%) Windows
15 6 (8.11%) GDPR
15 6 (8.11%) SC Cleared
16 5 (6.76%) Microsoft Azure
16 5 (6.76%) Amazon AWS
16 5 (6.76%) Cybersecurity
16 5 (6.76%) Decision-Making
16 5 (6.76%) Retail
16 5 (6.76%) ITIL
16 5 (6.76%) ISEB
16 5 (6.76%) Risk Management
17 4 (5.41%) PMP
17 4 (5.41%) Red Hat
17 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel

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 3 (4.05%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.70%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.70%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.35%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 11 (14.86%) Microsoft Project
2 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Primavera
1 2 (2.70%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (1.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.35%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.76%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (6.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.41%) Office 365
3 2 (2.70%) IaaS
3 2 (2.70%) OpenShift
3 2 (2.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.70%) DHCP
1 2 (2.70%) DNS
1 2 (2.70%) Firewall
1 2 (2.70%) LAN
1 2 (2.70%) Network Security
1 2 (2.70%) WAN
2 1 (1.35%) Internet
2 1 (1.35%) Intranet
2 1 (1.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.41%) Data Lake
2 3 (4.05%) SAP HANA
3 2 (2.70%) Big Data
General
1 32 (43.24%) Finance
2 10 (13.51%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.76%) Retail
4 2 (2.70%) Automotive
4 2 (2.70%) Banking
4 2 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.70%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.35%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.05%) Data Centre
1 3 (4.05%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (4.05%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.70%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.35%) NHS
3 1 (1.35%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.46%) Windows
2 4 (5.41%) Windows 10
3 3 (4.05%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.70%) AIX
4 2 (2.70%) Linux
4 2 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (59.46%) Project Management
2 25 (33.78%) PRINCE2
3 24 (32.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (18.92%) Migration
6 11 (14.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 8 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (6.76%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (6.76%) Decision-Making
8 5 (6.76%) ITIL
8 5 (6.76%) Risk Management
9 4 (5.41%) Budgeting and Forecasting
9 4 (5.41%) Change Control
9 4 (5.41%) Collaborative Working
9 4 (5.41%) ERP
9 4 (5.41%) Information Security
9 4 (5.41%) Matrix Organization
9 4 (5.41%) Project Planning
9 4 (5.41%) Release Management
9 4 (5.41%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.35%) C
1 1 (1.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (17.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 12 (16.22%) APMP
3 8 (10.81%) Security Cleared
4 6 (8.11%) SC Cleared
5 5 (6.76%) ISEB
6 4 (5.41%) PMP
7 3 (4.05%) CISM
7 3 (4.05%) CISSP
7 3 (4.05%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.70%) HNC
8 2 (2.70%) HND
8 2 (2.70%) PMI Certification
8 2 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.35%) CISMP
9 1 (1.35%) Degree
9 1 (1.35%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.11%) GDPR
2 3 (4.05%) PMO
3 1 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.70%) Ansible
Vendors
1 15 (20.27%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.16%) SAP
3 4 (5.41%) Red Hat
4 3 (4.05%) Oracle
5 2 (2.70%) Dell
5 2 (2.70%) F5
5 2 (2.70%) IBM
5 2 (2.70%) Kronos
5 2 (2.70%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.70%) VMware
6 1 (1.35%) Capita
6 1 (1.35%) Citrix
6 1 (1.35%) Epicor
6 1 (1.35%) Planview
6 1 (1.35%) Remedy
6 1 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.35%) Twitter