The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxford during the 3 months to 30 April 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
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 21 17
Rank change year-on-year -5 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 17 17 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 5.90% 6.44% 8.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.96% 6.67% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 29
Median daily rate £500 £338 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.14% -25.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £23.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +68.47% -32.35%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford. 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
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 285 255 360
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 98.96% 96.59% 96.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 188 272
Median daily rate £405 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £163 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.13% +5.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 15
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -53.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in Oxford

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in Oxford

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in Oxford over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Manager in Oxford

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Manager in Oxford

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 Oxford region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 19 (54.29%) Project Management
2 16 (45.71%) Migration
2 16 (45.71%) PRINCE2
3 13 (37.14%) PMP
3 13 (37.14%) PMI Certification
4 12 (34.29%) PMI
4 12 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (22.86%) Windows
6 8 (22.86%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (22.86%) Data Centre
7 7 (20.00%) PMO
7 7 (20.00%) Waterfall
7 7 (20.00%) Change Management
8 6 (17.14%) Publishing
9 5 (14.29%) Application Rationalisation
9 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (14.29%) Finance
9 5 (14.29%) LAN
9 5 (14.29%) WAN
10 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
10 4 (11.43%) ITIL
10 4 (11.43%) Risk Management
10 4 (11.43%) Project Planning
10 4 (11.43%) SCCM
10 4 (11.43%) Release Management
10 4 (11.43%) IaaS
10 4 (11.43%) Office 365
10 4 (11.43%) Windows 10
10 4 (11.43%) Resource Allocation

Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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 (8.57%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.86%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (11.43%) IaaS
3 4 (11.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) LAN
1 5 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) JIRA
General
1 6 (17.14%) Publishing
2 5 (14.29%) Finance
3 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 12 (34.29%) PMI
2 8 (22.86%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.71%) User Experience
4 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.86%) EPoS
4 1 (2.86%) Semantic Web
4 1 (2.86%) Taxonomies
4 1 (2.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Windows
2 4 (11.43%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (54.29%) Project Management
2 16 (45.71%) Migration
2 16 (45.71%) PRINCE2
3 12 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (20.00%) Change Management
5 7 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 5 (14.29%) Application Rationalisation
7 4 (11.43%) ITIL
7 4 (11.43%) Project Planning
7 4 (11.43%) Release Management
7 4 (11.43%) Resource Allocation
7 4 (11.43%) Risk Management
8 3 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (8.57%) ERP
8 3 (8.57%) Scrum
8 3 (8.57%) Service Design
8 3 (8.57%) Time Management
9 2 (5.71%) Content Enrichment
9 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (37.14%) PMI Certification
1 13 (37.14%) PMP
2 2 (5.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.00%) PMO
2 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) SCCM
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.71%) SolarWinds
3 1 (2.86%) Brocade
3 1 (2.86%) Juniper
3 1 (2.86%) NetApp
3 1 (2.86%) VMware