Period
to 24 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £443 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 22 31
Rank change year-on-year +4 +9 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 113 80 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 8.31% 6.44% 5.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.89% 6.93% 6.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 37 78
Reading median daily rate £443 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.84% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £289
90th Percentile £575 £571 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £475 £438
% change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Reading median hourly rate - £55.00 -
Berkshire median hourly rate £63.25 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year +94.62% - -

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 1,271 1,155 1,738
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.52% 92.92% 92.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 784 578 975
Reading median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +1.27%
10th Percentile £252 £205 £241
90th Percentile £600 £575 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £415 £414 £400
% change year-on-year +0.30% +3.44% +6.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 80 77
Reading median hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.67% -14.29% -18.79%
10th Percentile £11.68 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £49.25 £55.65 £57.39
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% +3.45% -21.62%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 73 (64.60%) Project Management
2 39 (34.51%) PRINCE2
3 35 (30.97%) Stakeholder Management
4 28 (24.78%) PMI Certification
5 23 (20.35%) Finance
5 23 (20.35%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (19.47%) Degree
7 21 (18.58%) Migration
8 20 (17.70%) Microsoft
9 19 (16.81%) SC Cleared
9 19 (16.81%) Security Cleared
10 18 (15.93%) PMI
10 18 (15.93%) PMP
11 17 (15.04%) Microsoft Azure
12 12 (10.62%) Telecoms
12 12 (10.62%) Retail
12 12 (10.62%) Cisco
12 12 (10.62%) ITIL
12 12 (10.62%) Unified Communications
12 12 (10.62%) Project Planning
13 11 (9.73%) WFM
13 11 (9.73%) Cisco CUCM
13 11 (9.73%) VoIP
13 11 (9.73%) IP Telephony
13 11 (9.73%) Infrastructure Transformation
14 10 (8.85%) Oracle
14 10 (8.85%) Microsoft Project
15 9 (7.96%) Data Centre
15 9 (7.96%) SQL
16 8 (7.08%) Scrum

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 (3.54%) CMS
1 4 (3.54%) WordPress
2 2 (1.77%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.77%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (8.85%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (5.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.77%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 17 (15.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.65%) Office 365
3 1 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.62%) Unified Communications
2 11 (9.73%) IP Telephony
2 11 (9.73%) VoIP
3 7 (6.19%) LAN
3 7 (6.19%) WAN
4 3 (2.65%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.77%) LTE
5 2 (1.77%) Skype
5 2 (1.77%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.77%) VoLTE
5 2 (1.77%) WAAS
5 2 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.77%) WLAN
6 1 (0.88%) CTI
6 1 (0.88%) DNS
6 1 (0.88%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.88%) Internet
6 1 (0.88%) MPLS
6 1 (0.88%) SSL
6 1 (0.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.54%) Power BI
2 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.88%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 1 (0.88%) JIRA
General
1 23 (20.35%) Finance
2 12 (10.62%) Retail
2 12 (10.62%) Telecoms
3 8 (7.08%) Legal
4 7 (6.19%) Marketing
5 4 (3.54%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.65%) Banking
7 2 (1.77%) German Language
8 1 (0.88%) French Language
8 1 (0.88%) Games
8 1 (0.88%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.88%) Law
8 1 (0.88%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.42%) .NET
2 4 (3.54%) ASP.NET
2 4 (3.54%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (2.65%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.88%) CSS
4 1 (0.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.93%) PMI
2 9 (7.96%) Data Centre
3 8 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.19%) Management Information System
5 6 (5.31%) Computer Science
5 6 (5.31%) User Experience
6 4 (3.54%) IVR
6 4 (3.54%) VLE
7 3 (2.65%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.88%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.88%) EPoS
9 1 (0.88%) Life Science
9 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.54%) Linux
2 2 (1.77%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (64.60%) Project Management
2 39 (34.51%) PRINCE2
3 35 (30.97%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (20.35%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (18.58%) Migration
6 12 (10.62%) ITIL
6 12 (10.62%) Project Planning
7 11 (9.73%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 11 (9.73%) WFM
8 8 (7.08%) Scrum
9 7 (6.19%) Decision-Making
9 7 (6.19%) ITIL V3
9 7 (6.19%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (6.19%) Risk Management
10 6 (5.31%) CRM
10 6 (5.31%) Programme Management
10 6 (5.31%) Service Management
11 5 (4.42%) Business Development
11 5 (4.42%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (4.42%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.96%) SQL
2 4 (3.54%) C#
3 2 (1.77%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.88%) Java
4 1 (0.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 28 (24.78%) PMI Certification
2 22 (19.47%) Degree
3 19 (16.81%) SC Cleared
3 19 (16.81%) Security Cleared
4 18 (15.93%) PMP
5 7 (6.19%) Master's Degree
6 4 (3.54%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.65%) APMP
7 3 (2.65%) CISA
7 3 (2.65%) CISM
7 3 (2.65%) CISSP
7 3 (2.65%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 3 (2.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (2.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.88%) CCDA
8 1 (0.88%) CCNA
8 1 (0.88%) CCVP
8 1 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.88%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 3 (2.65%) QA
2 2 (1.77%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.77%) GDPR
2 2 (1.77%) PMO
3 1 (0.88%) P3O
System Software
1 4 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (9.73%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (5.31%) Cisco UCCE
3 4 (3.54%) SCCM
3 4 (3.54%) SCOM
4 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 20 (17.70%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.62%) Cisco
3 10 (8.85%) Oracle
4 5 (4.42%) HP
4 5 (4.42%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (3.54%) ServiceNow
5 4 (3.54%) Veeam
5 4 (3.54%) VMware
6 3 (2.65%) Remedy
6 3 (2.65%) SAP
7 2 (1.77%) Capita
7 2 (1.77%) Ericsson
8 1 (0.88%) Avaya
8 1 (0.88%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.88%) IBM
8 1 (0.88%) Juniper
8 1 (0.88%) Nortel