The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 25 June 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 23 24
Rank change year-on-year -8 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 26 50 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 4.53% 5.85% 5.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.96% 6.26% 6.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 36 26
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £398 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £513 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £414
% change year-on-year - +2.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £35.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year +8.39% -8.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 524 799 804
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 91.29% 93.56% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 465 396
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 36 49
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.98% -1.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.65 £25.00 £31.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in Reading

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in Reading

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in Reading over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Manager in Reading

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Manager in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Reading region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 50 (62.50%) Project Management
2 40 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 32 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 30 (37.50%) Telecoms
5 29 (36.25%) Microsoft Project
6 26 (32.50%) ITIL
6 26 (32.50%) Remedy
7 25 (31.25%) ITIL V3
8 23 (28.75%) Management Information System
9 22 (27.50%) Stakeholder Management
10 20 (25.00%) Finance
11 12 (15.00%) Wi-Fi
12 10 (12.50%) Ericsson
12 10 (12.50%) VoLTE
12 10 (12.50%) LTE
12 10 (12.50%) PMO
13 9 (11.25%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (10.00%) Degree
15 6 (7.50%) Information Security
15 6 (7.50%) Risk Management
15 6 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
15 6 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
16 5 (6.25%) Retail
17 4 (5.00%) SAP Implementation
17 4 (5.00%) Scrum
17 4 (5.00%) Change Management
17 4 (5.00%) SAP
17 4 (5.00%) Cisco
17 4 (5.00%) Ariba
17 4 (5.00%) Concur

Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 29 (36.25%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.25%) Maya
4 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.00%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (2.50%) Maximo
2 2 (2.50%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (5.00%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.50%) IaaS
3 2 (2.50%) PaaS
3 2 (2.50%) SaaS
4 1 (1.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.00%) Wi-Fi
2 10 (12.50%) LTE
2 10 (12.50%) VoLTE
3 4 (5.00%) MGW
4 2 (2.50%) Ethernet
4 2 (2.50%) IP Telephony
4 2 (2.50%) Unified Communications
4 2 (2.50%) VoIP
4 2 (2.50%) VPN
4 2 (2.50%) WAN
5 1 (1.25%) DECT
5 1 (1.25%) LAN
5 1 (1.25%) MPLS
5 1 (1.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 30 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 20 (25.00%) Finance
3 5 (6.25%) Retail
4 4 (5.00%) Digital Economy
5 2 (2.50%) Billing
6 1 (1.25%) Back Office
6 1 (1.25%) Banking
6 1 (1.25%) French Language
6 1 (1.25%) German Language
6 1 (1.25%) Legal
6 1 (1.25%) Marketing
6 1 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.25%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.25%) COM
1 1 (1.25%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 23 (28.75%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.50%) PMI
3 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.25%) CCTV
3 1 (1.25%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.25%) IVR
3 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.25%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.25%) Linux
1 1 (1.25%) Unix
1 1 (1.25%) Windows
1 1 (1.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (62.50%) Project Management
2 40 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 26 (32.50%) ITIL
4 25 (31.25%) ITIL V3
5 22 (27.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (11.25%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (7.50%) Information Security
7 6 (7.50%) Risk Management
8 4 (5.00%) Change Management
8 4 (5.00%) Process Improvement
8 4 (5.00%) SAP Implementation
8 4 (5.00%) Scrum
8 4 (5.00%) Time Management
9 3 (3.75%) ERP
9 3 (3.75%) Target Operating Model
9 3 (3.75%) Waterfall
10 2 (2.50%) CRM
10 2 (2.50%) E-Commerce
10 2 (2.50%) Kanban
10 2 (2.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (10.00%) Degree
2 4 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (2.50%) APMP
3 2 (2.50%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.25%) PMP
4 1 (1.25%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.50%) PMO
2 3 (3.75%) GDPR
3 1 (1.25%) IFRS
3 1 (1.25%) IFRS 9
3 1 (1.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.25%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 32 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 26 (32.50%) Remedy
3 10 (12.50%) Ericsson
4 4 (5.00%) Ariba
4 4 (5.00%) Cisco
4 4 (5.00%) Concur
4 4 (5.00%) SAP
5 2 (2.50%) Blue Coat
5 2 (2.50%) Huawei
5 2 (2.50%) hybris
5 2 (2.50%) Lancope
5 2 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.25%) Oracle
6 1 (1.25%) Progress
6 1 (1.25%) VMware
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