Period
to 16 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 16 January 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 27 16
Rank change year-on-year +10 -11 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 122 75 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 8.17% 5.98% 7.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.98% 6.39% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 49 57
Reading median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £225 £263 £336
90th Percentile £538 £628 £598
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £438 £438
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £30.00 £37.00 £23.34
% change year-on-year -18.92% +58.53% -38.98%

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 1,358 1,173 1,270
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.90% 93.47% 90.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 750 734 667
Reading median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £225 £255 £237
90th Percentile £588 £575 £568
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 35 73
Reading median hourly rate £40.00 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +166.67% +7.14% -44.00%
10th Percentile £10.65 £10.95 £9.25
90th Percentile £56.13 £41.25 £52.66
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +33.33% +3.45% -23.68%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 82 (67.21%) Project Management
2 50 (40.98%) Telecoms
3 46 (37.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 38 (31.15%) PRINCE2
5 34 (27.87%) Project Governance
6 33 (27.05%) Matrix Management
7 32 (26.23%) Dependency Management
7 32 (26.23%) Critical Success Factor
7 32 (26.23%) PMO
7 32 (26.23%) Work Breakdown Structure
8 30 (24.59%) Quality Management
9 29 (23.77%) PMI Certification
10 28 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
11 24 (19.67%) Continuous Improvement
12 23 (18.85%) PMI
13 21 (17.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 19 (15.57%) Huawei
15 18 (14.75%) Degree
15 18 (14.75%) Remedy
16 15 (12.30%) Finance
17 13 (10.66%) Retail
17 13 (10.66%) Maya
18 12 (9.84%) Microsoft
18 12 (9.84%) Marketing
19 11 (9.02%) Security Cleared
19 11 (9.02%) PMP
20 9 (7.38%) Value-Added Service
21 8 (6.56%) Problem-Solving
21 8 (6.56%) SAP
21 8 (6.56%) Management Information System

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 (3.28%) SharePoint
1 4 (3.28%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.82%) Drupal
2 1 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 13 (10.66%) Maya
2 7 (5.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (4.92%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (3.28%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.46%) SAP MM
2 2 (1.64%) SAP SCM
3 1 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.82%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.82%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.46%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (2.46%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.46%) Office 365
3 1 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.82%) BlueKai
3 1 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.82%) IaaS
3 1 (0.82%) PaaS
3 1 (0.82%) SaaS
3 1 (0.82%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.38%) Value-Added Service
2 6 (4.92%) 3G
2 6 (4.92%) 4G
3 5 (4.10%) 2G
3 5 (4.10%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (3.28%) 5G
4 4 (3.28%) DNS
5 3 (2.46%) LTE
5 3 (2.46%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (2.46%) Skype
5 3 (2.46%) Unified Communications
5 3 (2.46%) VoLTE
5 3 (2.46%) Wireless
6 2 (1.64%) Firewall
6 2 (1.64%) Internet
6 2 (1.64%) IP Telephony
6 2 (1.64%) NetScreen
6 2 (1.64%) PBX
6 2 (1.64%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.64%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.46%) Power BI
2 1 (0.82%) Big Data
2 1 (0.82%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.82%) MySQL
2 1 (0.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.82%) JIRA
General
1 50 (40.98%) Telecoms
2 15 (12.30%) Finance
3 13 (10.66%) Retail
4 12 (9.84%) Marketing
5 3 (2.46%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.64%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.82%) Advertising
7 1 (0.82%) French Language
7 1 (0.82%) German Language
7 1 (0.82%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.82%) Legal
7 1 (0.82%) Music Industry
7 1 (0.82%) Publishing
7 1 (0.82%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.64%) .NET
2 1 (0.82%) Symfony
2 1 (0.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (18.85%) PMI
2 8 (6.56%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.74%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.28%) RIA
5 2 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.64%) IVR
6 1 (0.82%) Animation
6 1 (0.82%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.82%) EMV
6 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.82%) EPoS
6 1 (0.82%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.82%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.82%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.82%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.82%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.82%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.28%) Linux
2 2 (1.64%) Windows
2 2 (1.64%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.82%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (67.21%) Project Management
2 46 (37.70%) Stakeholder Management
3 38 (31.15%) PRINCE2
4 34 (27.87%) Project Governance
5 33 (27.05%) Matrix Management
6 32 (26.23%) Critical Success Factor
6 32 (26.23%) Dependency Management
6 32 (26.23%) Work Breakdown Structure
7 30 (24.59%) Quality Management
8 28 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
9 24 (19.67%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (6.56%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (5.74%) ITIL
11 7 (5.74%) Logistics
11 7 (5.74%) Matrix Organization
11 7 (5.74%) Risk Management
12 6 (4.92%) Migration
12 6 (4.92%) Scrum
13 5 (4.10%) Change Management
13 5 (4.10%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.64%) C
1 2 (1.64%) Java
1 2 (1.64%) SQL
2 1 (0.82%) Bash Shell
2 1 (0.82%) PHP
2 1 (0.82%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.82%) Python
Qualifications
1 29 (23.77%) PMI Certification
2 21 (17.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 18 (14.75%) Degree
4 11 (9.02%) PMP
4 11 (9.02%) Security Cleared
5 7 (5.74%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.28%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.46%) APMP
8 2 (1.64%) CCDA
8 2 (1.64%) CCNA
8 2 (1.64%) CCVP
8 2 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.82%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.82%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (26.23%) PMO
2 2 (1.64%) GDPR
2 2 (1.64%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.46%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.64%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (1.64%) Cisco UCCE
1 2 (1.64%) SCCM
1 2 (1.64%) SCOM
2 1 (0.82%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 19 (15.57%) Huawei
2 18 (14.75%) Remedy
3 12 (9.84%) Microsoft
4 8 (6.56%) SAP
5 5 (4.10%) Cisco
6 4 (3.28%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.46%) Ericsson
7 3 (2.46%) Oracle
8 2 (1.64%) Avaya
8 2 (1.64%) HP
8 2 (1.64%) Juniper
8 2 (1.64%) Nortel
8 2 (1.64%) Veeam
8 2 (1.64%) VMware
9 1 (0.82%) CA Agile Central
9 1 (0.82%) Citrix
9 1 (0.82%) Google
9 1 (0.82%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.82%) Tableau