The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £445 per day in advertised job vacancies in Portsmouth 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
Hampshire / Portsmouth
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 12 18
Rank change year-on-year -8 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 7 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 4.38% 8.82% 4.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.73% 9.28% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 4
Median daily rate £445 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £308 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £490 £451
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 Portsmouth. 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
Portsmouth
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 148 97 113
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 92.50% 95.10% 95.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 56 65
Median daily rate £350 £375 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +20.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £273 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.13% +5.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 13 27
Median hourly rate £43.00 £22.45 £32.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +91.53% -30.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in Portsmouth

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in Portsmouth

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Manager in Portsmouth

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Manager in Portsmouth

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

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 Portsmouth region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 10 (52.63%) Data Centre
2 6 (31.58%) Project Management
3 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 5 (26.32%) PRINCE2
3 5 (26.32%) AIX
4 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (21.05%) Oracle
4 4 (21.05%) Finance
4 4 (21.05%) Project Planning
4 4 (21.05%) PMO
5 3 (15.79%) Degree
5 3 (15.79%) Maximo
5 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (15.79%) SQL
5 3 (15.79%) PMP
5 3 (15.79%) SAN
5 3 (15.79%) webMethods
6 2 (10.53%) LAN
6 2 (10.53%) WAN
6 2 (10.53%) VB
6 2 (10.53%) ITIL
6 2 (10.53%) HND
6 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (10.53%) CRM
6 2 (10.53%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (10.53%) Information Management
6 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (10.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (10.53%) Data Analytics

Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Portsmouth 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 2 (10.53%) MS Project Server
2 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Maximo
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) SAN
2 2 (10.53%) LAN
2 2 (10.53%) WAN
3 1 (5.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Legal
2 1 (5.26%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 10 (52.63%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) AIX
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Unix
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Project Management
2 5 (26.32%) PRINCE2
3 4 (21.05%) Project Planning
4 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.53%) Analytics
4 2 (10.53%) Change Control
4 2 (10.53%) Coaching
4 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (10.53%) CRM
4 2 (10.53%) Data Analytics
4 2 (10.53%) Information Management
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
4 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (10.53%) Statistics
5 1 (5.26%) B2B
5 1 (5.26%) EAM
5 1 (5.26%) Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
1 3 (15.79%) PMP
2 2 (10.53%) HND
2 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) PMO
2 1 (5.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle
3 3 (15.79%) webMethods
4 2 (10.53%) Syclo
5 1 (5.26%) IBM
5 1 (5.26%) Northgate
5 1 (5.26%) SAP