Period
to 21 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 21 July 2019.

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
6 months to
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 36 18 28
Rank change year-on-year -18 +10 0
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 69 119 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 4.94% 8.08% 5.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.24% 8.67% 5.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 88 37
Reading median daily rate £475 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £264 £311 £313
90th Percentile £572 £575 £558
Berkshire median daily rate £445 £450 £455
% change year-on-year -1.11% -1.10% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Reading median hourly rate £45.00 - £55.00
10th Percentile £41.75 - £52.50
90th Percentile £48.25 - £57.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £46.57 £39.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +19.40% +20.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Contract vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 1,317 1,372 1,175
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.21% 93.14% 92.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 797 834 605
Reading median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £262 £250 £205
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £415 £413
% change year-on-year +8.43% +0.61% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 40 84
Reading median hourly rate £45.00 £21.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +109.30% +43.33% -9.09%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.81 £9.25
90th Percentile £83.75 £48.88 £55.08
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.75 £19.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year +9.21% +28.81% +5.36%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings that featured Project Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

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 6 months to 21 July 2019.

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 21 July 2019, 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 Reading region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 31 (44.93%) Project Management
2 23 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 18 (26.09%) Migration
4 16 (23.19%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (18.84%) 3G
5 13 (18.84%) 2G
5 13 (18.84%) PRINCE2
5 13 (18.84%) 4G
6 12 (17.39%) SLA
7 11 (15.94%) Capacity Management
7 11 (15.94%) IT Strategy
7 11 (15.94%) Strategic Roadmap
8 10 (14.49%) Finance
8 10 (14.49%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (13.04%) PMI Certification
9 9 (13.04%) ATM
9 9 (13.04%) VoIP
9 9 (13.04%) SC Cleared
9 9 (13.04%) Security Cleared
10 8 (11.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 7 (10.14%) PMO
11 7 (10.14%) CRM
11 7 (10.14%) PMI
11 7 (10.14%) PMP
12 6 (8.70%) Microsoft
12 6 (8.70%) Retail
12 6 (8.70%) Critical Success Factor
12 6 (8.70%) Data Centre
12 6 (8.70%) SDLC
13 5 (7.25%) Radio Access Network

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 2 (2.90%) MS Project Server
1 2 (2.90%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (4.35%) Power Platform
2 2 (2.90%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (2.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (18.84%) 2G
1 13 (18.84%) 3G
1 13 (18.84%) 4G
2 9 (13.04%) ATM
2 9 (13.04%) VoIP
3 5 (7.25%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (2.90%) LAN
5 1 (1.45%) BGP
5 1 (1.45%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.45%) HSRP
5 1 (1.45%) OSPF
5 1 (1.45%) RNC
5 1 (1.45%) SAN
5 1 (1.45%) SIGTRAN
5 1 (1.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.35%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) JIRA
General
1 23 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 10 (14.49%) Finance
3 6 (8.70%) Retail
4 3 (4.35%) Legal
5 2 (2.90%) Marketing
6 1 (1.45%) Banking
6 1 (1.45%) Billing
6 1 (1.45%) German Language
6 1 (1.45%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.45%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.90%) CSS
1 2 (2.90%) HTML
2 1 (1.45%) J2EE
2 1 (1.45%) REST
2 1 (1.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) PMI
2 6 (8.70%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.90%) FMCG
5 1 (1.45%) EPoS
5 1 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.45%) NHS
5 1 (1.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.90%) Linux
2 1 (1.45%) Windows
2 1 (1.45%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (44.93%) Project Management
2 18 (26.09%) Migration
3 16 (23.19%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (18.84%) PRINCE2
5 11 (15.94%) Capacity Management
5 11 (15.94%) IT Strategy
5 11 (15.94%) Strategic Roadmap
6 10 (14.49%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (10.14%) CRM
8 6 (8.70%) Critical Success Factor
8 6 (8.70%) SDLC
9 5 (7.25%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (7.25%) Programme Management
10 4 (5.80%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (5.80%) Dependency Management
10 4 (5.80%) ITIL
10 4 (5.80%) Matrix Management
10 4 (5.80%) Project Governance
10 4 (5.80%) Quality Management
11 3 (4.35%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.35%) SQL
2 2 (2.90%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.45%) Java
3 1 (1.45%) Lingo
Qualifications
1 9 (13.04%) PMI Certification
1 9 (13.04%) SC Cleared
1 9 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 8 (11.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 7 (10.14%) PMP
4 4 (5.80%) Degree
5 2 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.45%) CCNA
6 1 (1.45%) CCNP
6 1 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.45%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (17.39%) SLA
2 7 (10.14%) PMO
3 1 (1.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.90%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.90%) SCCM
1 2 (2.90%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.35%) Oracle
2 3 (4.35%) Remedy
2 3 (4.35%) VMware
3 2 (2.90%) HP
3 2 (2.90%) Qualtrics
3 2 (2.90%) Veeam
4 1 (1.45%) Cisco
4 1 (1.45%) Ericsson
4 1 (1.45%) Huawei
4 1 (1.45%) MuleSoft
4 1 (1.45%) Nokia Networks
4 1 (1.45%) SAP