Period
to 17 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £431 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 29 24
Rank change year-on-year +12 -5 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 111 71 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 7.52% 5.57% 6.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.27% 5.97% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 45 62
Reading median daily rate £431 £475 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.21% +8.26% +1.74%
10th Percentile £221 £277 £336
90th Percentile £523 £608 £575
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £36.50 £36.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.39% -15.29% -15.00%

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 1,342 1,189 1,346
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.86% 93.33% 90.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 736 702 726
Reading median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% -
10th Percentile £190 £255 £228
90th Percentile £575 £575 £572
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 57 80
Reading median hourly rate £21.95 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.79% -3.45% -32.71%
10th Percentile £10.48 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £43.90 £40.75 £43.28
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £14.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year +40.35% -1.72% -32.71%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 63 (56.76%) Project Management
2 36 (32.43%) Telecoms
3 35 (31.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 25 (22.52%) PRINCE2
5 23 (20.72%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (18.92%) Project Governance
7 20 (18.02%) Matrix Management
7 20 (18.02%) Work Breakdown Structure
8 19 (17.12%) Dependency Management
8 19 (17.12%) Critical Success Factor
9 18 (16.22%) Microsoft
9 18 (16.22%) PMO
10 17 (15.32%) Quality Management
10 17 (15.32%) Marketing
11 16 (14.41%) Retail
12 15 (13.51%) Finance
13 13 (11.71%) PMI Certification
14 12 (10.81%) Continuous Improvement
15 11 (9.91%) Degree
15 11 (9.91%) Management Information System
15 11 (9.91%) Migration
16 10 (9.01%) Maya
16 10 (9.01%) Huawei
17 9 (8.11%) Remedy
17 9 (8.11%) PMI
18 8 (7.21%) Microsoft Project
18 8 (7.21%) E-Commerce
18 8 (7.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 7 (6.31%) Microsoft Azure
19 7 (6.31%) Value-Added Service

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 (3.60%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.70%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.90%) Drupal
3 1 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 10 (9.01%) Maya
2 8 (7.21%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (4.50%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (3.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (3.60%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.90%) Eloqua
1 1 (0.90%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.80%) Office 365
3 1 (0.90%) BlueKai
3 1 (0.90%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.31%) Value-Added Service
2 5 (4.50%) LTE
2 5 (4.50%) VoLTE
2 5 (4.50%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (3.60%) DNS
3 4 (3.60%) Firewall
3 4 (3.60%) Wireless
4 3 (2.70%) Internet
4 3 (2.70%) NetScreen
4 3 (2.70%) PBX
4 3 (2.70%) Unified Communications
5 2 (1.80%) BGP
5 2 (1.80%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.80%) MPLS
5 2 (1.80%) OSPF
5 2 (1.80%) SMTP
5 2 (1.80%) SSL
5 2 (1.80%) WAAS
5 2 (1.80%) WAN
5 2 (1.80%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.50%) Power BI
2 1 (0.90%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.90%) JIRA
General
1 36 (32.43%) Telecoms
2 17 (15.32%) Marketing
3 16 (14.41%) Retail
4 15 (13.51%) Finance
5 2 (1.80%) Mandarin Language
5 2 (1.80%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.90%) Advertising
6 1 (0.90%) German Language
6 1 (0.90%) Legal
6 1 (0.90%) Music Industry
6 1 (0.90%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.90%) .NET
1 1 (0.90%) CSS
1 1 (0.90%) HTML
1 1 (0.90%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (0.90%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.91%) Management Information System
2 9 (8.11%) PMI
3 7 (6.31%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.70%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.80%) RIA
5 2 (1.80%) User Experience
6 1 (0.90%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.90%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.90%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.90%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.90%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.50%) Linux
2 2 (1.80%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (56.76%) Project Management
2 35 (31.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 25 (22.52%) PRINCE2
4 23 (20.72%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (18.92%) Project Governance
6 20 (18.02%) Matrix Management
6 20 (18.02%) Work Breakdown Structure
7 19 (17.12%) Critical Success Factor
7 19 (17.12%) Dependency Management
8 17 (15.32%) Quality Management
9 12 (10.81%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (9.91%) Migration
11 8 (7.21%) E-Commerce
12 6 (5.41%) Digital Marketing
13 5 (4.50%) Business Intelligence
13 5 (4.50%) ITIL
13 5 (4.50%) ITIL V3
13 5 (4.50%) Logistics
13 5 (4.50%) Risk Management
13 5 (4.50%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.60%) SQL
2 1 (0.90%) Bash Shell
2 1 (0.90%) Java
2 1 (0.90%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.90%) PHP
2 1 (0.90%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.90%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (11.71%) PMI Certification
2 11 (9.91%) Degree
3 8 (7.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 7 (6.31%) PMP
5 5 (4.50%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.60%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.70%) CCDA
7 3 (2.70%) CCNA
7 3 (2.70%) CCVP
7 3 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.80%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.80%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.90%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (16.22%) PMO
2 1 (0.90%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.90%) GDPR
2 1 (0.90%) P3O
System Software
1 4 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (3.60%) SCCM
1 4 (3.60%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (16.22%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.01%) Huawei
3 9 (8.11%) Remedy
4 6 (5.41%) CheckPoint
4 6 (5.41%) Oracle
4 6 (5.41%) SAP
5 5 (4.50%) Ericsson
5 5 (4.50%) Veeam
5 5 (4.50%) VMware
6 4 (3.60%) HP
7 3 (2.70%) Avaya
7 3 (2.70%) Cisco
7 3 (2.70%) Juniper
7 3 (2.70%) Nortel
8 1 (0.90%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.90%) Citrix
8 1 (0.90%) Tableau