Period
to 10 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 6 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 35 20
Rank change year-on-year 0 -15 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 75 104 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 5.95% 5.90% 7.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.32% 6.19% 7.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 65 56
Milton Keynes median daily rate £475 £438 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +5.74% +0.91%
10th Percentile £356 £363 £355
90th Percentile £588 £498 £575
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £444 £445 £420
% change year-on-year -0.28% +5.95% +1.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - £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 1,186 1,679 1,151
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.05% 95.18% 92.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 679 820 652
Milton Keynes median daily rate £413 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £215 £256 £204
90th Percentile £578 £525 £550
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 80 53
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.05 £17.09 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.79% +22.07% +7.69%
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.95 £9.00
90th Percentile £20.43 £24.00 £36.15
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.24 £17.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -18.61% +25.00% -

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 (52.00%) Project Management
2 30 (40.00%) Finance
3 29 (38.67%) PRINCE2
4 21 (28.00%) Microsoft
5 17 (22.67%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (22.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 16 (21.33%) Microsoft Project
7 14 (18.67%) Security Cleared
8 13 (17.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (16.00%) Oracle
9 12 (16.00%) APMP
10 9 (12.00%) DV Cleared
10 9 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (10.67%) HNC
11 8 (10.67%) HND
11 8 (10.67%) SharePoint
11 8 (10.67%) Microsoft Excel
12 7 (9.33%) Project Planning
12 7 (9.33%) Migration
12 7 (9.33%) Change Management
12 7 (9.33%) ISEB
12 7 (9.33%) Customer-Centricity
12 7 (9.33%) Matrix Organization
13 6 (8.00%) Waterfall
13 6 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
13 6 (8.00%) SQL
13 6 (8.00%) Unix
13 6 (8.00%) Linux
13 6 (8.00%) Automotive
13 6 (8.00%) Active Directory

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 8 (10.67%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.67%) WebSphere
3 4 (5.33%) OpenStack
4 3 (4.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (21.33%) Microsoft Project
2 8 (10.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.33%) NetSuite
1 1 (1.33%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (1.33%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.33%) IaaS
2 4 (5.33%) PaaS
2 4 (5.33%) SaaS
3 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.67%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.00%) Firewall
2 1 (1.33%) IP Telephony
2 1 (1.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.33%) DB2
2 2 (2.67%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.67%) NuoDB
2 2 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.67%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (4.00%) JIRA
2 2 (2.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.67%) Selenium
3 1 (1.33%) GitLab
General
1 30 (40.00%) Finance
2 6 (8.00%) Automotive
2 6 (8.00%) Banking
3 5 (6.67%) Retail
4 4 (5.33%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.67%) Marketing
6 1 (1.33%) German Language
6 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.00%) LDAP
2 2 (2.67%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.33%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (5.33%) Mainframe
2 2 (2.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.33%) CCTV
3 1 (1.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.00%) Linux
1 6 (8.00%) Unix
2 5 (6.67%) Windows
3 4 (5.33%) Solaris
4 1 (1.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (52.00%) Project Management
2 29 (38.67%) PRINCE2
3 17 (22.67%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (17.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (9.33%) Change Management
6 7 (9.33%) Customer-Centricity
6 7 (9.33%) Matrix Organization
6 7 (9.33%) Migration
6 7 (9.33%) Project Planning
7 6 (8.00%) Waterfall
8 5 (6.67%) ITIL
8 5 (6.67%) Project Governance
8 5 (6.67%) SDLC
9 4 (5.33%) Change Control
9 4 (5.33%) Decision-Making
9 4 (5.33%) E-Commerce
9 4 (5.33%) Process Improvement
9 4 (5.33%) Service Management
10 3 (4.00%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.00%) SQL
2 1 (1.33%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (22.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 14 (18.67%) Security Cleared
3 12 (16.00%) APMP
4 9 (12.00%) DV Cleared
5 8 (10.67%) HNC
5 8 (10.67%) HND
6 7 (9.33%) ISEB
7 6 (8.00%) SC Cleared
8 5 (6.67%) Degree
9 3 (4.00%) CISM
9 3 (4.00%) CISSP
9 3 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (4.00%) PMP
9 3 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (1.33%) CISMP
10 1 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (1.33%) ISACA
10 1 (1.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) QA
2 1 (1.33%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.33%) GDPR
2 1 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.33%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (8.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 21 (28.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (16.00%) Oracle
3 4 (5.33%) Red Hat
3 4 (5.33%) SAP
3 4 (5.33%) ServiceNow
3 4 (5.33%) VMware
4 2 (2.67%) IBM
5 1 (1.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.33%) Cisco
5 1 (1.33%) CyberArk
5 1 (1.33%) Epicor
5 1 (1.33%) Progress
5 1 (1.33%) Twitter