Period
to 22 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £433 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 34 21
Rank change year-on-year +14 -13 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 104 58 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 7.29% 4.64% 6.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.87% 5.03% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 37 76
Reading median daily rate £433 £450 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.89% -3.23% +9.41%
10th Percentile £278 £296 £322
90th Percentile £538 £573 £575
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £39.00 £33.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +16.42% -21.18% +97.67%

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 1,322 1,152 1,475
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.64% 92.09% 91.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 757 644 849
Reading median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £213 £250 £239
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
Berkshire median daily rate £415 £415 £400
% change year-on-year - +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 65 66
Reading median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.71% -4.62% -24.59%
10th Percentile £11.30 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £43.60 £47.50 £26.78
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +29.03% +10.71% -35.03%

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 22 September 2018.

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 22 September 2018, 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 64 (61.54%) Project Management
2 31 (29.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 28 (26.92%) PRINCE2
4 27 (25.96%) Telecoms
5 25 (24.04%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (20.19%) Finance
7 16 (15.38%) Retail
8 15 (14.42%) Microsoft
8 15 (14.42%) Marketing
9 14 (13.46%) Degree
10 13 (12.50%) PMI Certification
11 12 (11.54%) Project Governance
12 11 (10.58%) Matrix Management
12 11 (10.58%) PMP
12 11 (10.58%) Work Breakdown Structure
13 10 (9.62%) PMO
13 10 (9.62%) Management Information System
13 10 (9.62%) Migration
13 10 (9.62%) Dependency Management
13 10 (9.62%) Critical Success Factor
14 9 (8.65%) Data Centre
14 9 (8.65%) Project Planning
14 9 (8.65%) ITIL
14 9 (8.65%) Oracle
14 9 (8.65%) Microsoft Project
15 8 (7.69%) E-Commerce
15 8 (7.69%) Quality Management
15 8 (7.69%) PMI
16 7 (6.73%) Remedy
16 7 (6.73%) SQL

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 4 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.88%) CMS
2 3 (2.88%) WordPress
3 2 (1.92%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (8.65%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (6.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (4.81%) Maya
4 4 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.96%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.96%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.92%) Office 365
3 1 (0.96%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.85%) LTE
1 4 (3.85%) VoLTE
1 4 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (2.88%) DNS
2 3 (2.88%) Value-Added Service
2 3 (2.88%) Wireless
3 2 (1.92%) Firewall
3 2 (1.92%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.96%) BGP
4 1 (0.96%) CTI
4 1 (0.96%) DECT
4 1 (0.96%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.96%) Internet
4 1 (0.96%) MPLS
4 1 (0.96%) NetScreen
4 1 (0.96%) Network Security
4 1 (0.96%) OSPF
4 1 (0.96%) Skype
4 1 (0.96%) SSL
4 1 (0.96%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.85%) Power BI
2 1 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (1.92%) JIRA
General
1 27 (25.96%) Telecoms
2 21 (20.19%) Finance
3 16 (15.38%) Retail
4 15 (14.42%) Marketing
5 4 (3.85%) Legal
6 3 (2.88%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.92%) Banking
7 2 (1.92%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.96%) Games
8 1 (0.96%) German Language
8 1 (0.96%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.88%) .NET
1 3 (2.88%) ASP.NET
1 3 (2.88%) ASP.NET Web API
1 3 (2.88%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (0.96%) CSS
2 1 (0.96%) HTML
2 1 (0.96%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.62%) Management Information System
2 9 (8.65%) Data Centre
3 8 (7.69%) PMI
4 6 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.85%) User Experience
6 3 (2.88%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.88%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.96%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.96%) EPoS
7 1 (0.96%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.96%) Life Science
7 1 (0.96%) RIA
7 1 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.85%) Linux
2 2 (1.92%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (61.54%) Project Management
2 31 (29.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 28 (26.92%) PRINCE2
4 25 (24.04%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (11.54%) Project Governance
6 11 (10.58%) Matrix Management
6 11 (10.58%) Work Breakdown Structure
7 10 (9.62%) Critical Success Factor
7 10 (9.62%) Dependency Management
7 10 (9.62%) Migration
8 9 (8.65%) ITIL
8 9 (8.65%) Project Planning
9 8 (7.69%) E-Commerce
9 8 (7.69%) Quality Management
10 7 (6.73%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (5.77%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (5.77%) Programme Management
11 6 (5.77%) Scrum
11 6 (5.77%) Service Management
12 5 (4.81%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.73%) SQL
2 3 (2.88%) C#
3 1 (0.96%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (13.46%) Degree
2 13 (12.50%) PMI Certification
3 11 (10.58%) PMP
4 6 (5.77%) Security Cleared
5 5 (4.81%) DV Cleared
5 5 (4.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 5 (4.81%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.88%) APMP
7 2 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.96%) CCDA
8 1 (0.96%) CCNA
8 1 (0.96%) CCVP
8 1 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.96%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.96%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.62%) PMO
2 3 (2.88%) QA
3 2 (1.92%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.92%) GDPR
4 1 (0.96%) P3O
System Software
1 4 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (3.85%) SCCM
1 4 (3.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (14.42%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.65%) Oracle
3 7 (6.73%) Remedy
4 5 (4.81%) Huawei
4 5 (4.81%) Veeam
4 5 (4.81%) VMware
5 4 (3.85%) CheckPoint
5 4 (3.85%) Ericsson
5 4 (3.85%) HP
5 4 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (3.85%) SAP
5 4 (3.85%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.96%) Avaya
6 1 (0.96%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (0.96%) Cisco
6 1 (0.96%) IBM
6 1 (0.96%) Juniper
6 1 (0.96%) Nortel