The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £378 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East 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.

Project Manager
England / North East
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 16 9
Rank change year-on-year -33 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 35 72 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 4.81% 8.26% 11.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.06% 8.66% 11.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 61 50
Median daily rate £378 £378 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £540 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £41.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year -14.66% +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 the North East. 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
North East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 692 831 618
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 95.19% 95.30% 94.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 460 559 341
Median daily rate £355 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £530 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 18 35
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.75% +17.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £11.83 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in the North East

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in the North East

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in the North East over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Manager in the North East

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Manager in the North East

Project Manager
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Manager within the North East 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
Tyne and Wear -39 17 £405 +12.50%
Durham +1 12 £350 -23.49% 2
Teesside 0 1 £350 +7.69%
Project Manager
England

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 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 North East region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 47 (56.63%) Project Management
2 43 (51.81%) PRINCE2
3 35 (42.17%) Finance
4 18 (21.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (16.87%) MS Office
5 14 (16.87%) Microsoft
6 13 (15.66%) Change Management
7 11 (13.25%) Security Cleared
8 10 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (12.05%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (12.05%) Unit4 Business World
8 10 (12.05%) MS Visio
8 10 (12.05%) MS Project
9 9 (10.84%) Oracle
9 9 (10.84%) ITIL
10 8 (9.64%) SharePoint
10 8 (9.64%) PMI Certification
10 8 (9.64%) MS PowerPoint
10 8 (9.64%) Project Planning
10 8 (9.64%) Virtual Team
11 7 (8.43%) PMO
11 7 (8.43%) APMP
11 7 (8.43%) Degree
11 7 (8.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 7 (8.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 7 (8.43%) PMI
11 7 (8.43%) MS Excel
12 6 (7.23%) Oracle EBS
12 6 (7.23%) Risk Management
12 6 (7.23%) Data Protection

Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 (9.64%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.20%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (16.87%) MS Office
2 10 (12.05%) MS Project
2 10 (12.05%) MS Visio
3 8 (9.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (8.43%) MS Excel
5 2 (2.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (12.05%) Unit4 Business World
2 6 (7.23%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.82%) Office 365
2 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.20%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.02%) Firewall
2 1 (1.20%) Intranet
2 1 (1.20%) LAN
2 1 (1.20%) SAN
2 1 (1.20%) Skype
2 1 (1.20%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.41%) Big Data
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.20%) SQL Server
General
1 35 (42.17%) Finance
2 4 (4.82%) Advertising
3 3 (3.61%) Banking
4 2 (2.41%) Legal
4 2 (2.41%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.20%) Local Government
5 1 (1.20%) Marketing
5 1 (1.20%) Retail
5 1 (1.20%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.20%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.64%) Virtual Team
3 7 (8.43%) PMI
4 3 (3.61%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.61%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.41%) CCTV
5 2 (2.41%) Chip and PIN
5 2 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.41%) NHS
6 1 (1.20%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.20%) Linux
1 1 (1.20%) SUSE
1 1 (1.20%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (56.63%) Project Management
2 43 (51.81%) PRINCE2
3 18 (21.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (15.66%) Change Management
5 10 (12.05%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (10.84%) ITIL
7 8 (9.64%) Project Planning
8 6 (7.23%) Change Control
8 6 (7.23%) Coaching
8 6 (7.23%) Data Protection
8 6 (7.23%) Information Governance
8 6 (7.23%) People Management
8 6 (7.23%) Risk Management
9 5 (6.02%) CRM
9 5 (6.02%) ERP
9 5 (6.02%) Strategic Planning
9 5 (6.02%) Virtual Team Management
10 4 (4.82%) Critical Path Analysis
10 4 (4.82%) Migration
10 4 (4.82%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.20%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (13.25%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.64%) PMI Certification
3 7 (8.43%) APMP
3 7 (8.43%) Degree
3 7 (8.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 7 (8.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (4.82%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (3.61%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.20%) MAPM
6 1 (1.20%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.43%) PMO
2 2 (2.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 14 (16.87%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.84%) Oracle
3 2 (2.41%) VMware
4 1 (1.20%) AlgoSec
4 1 (1.20%) BT
4 1 (1.20%) Capita
4 1 (1.20%) Cisco
4 1 (1.20%) Concur
4 1 (1.20%) IFS
4 1 (1.20%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.20%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.20%) SAP