Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 26 19
Rank change year-on-year -1 -7 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 71 94 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 5.62% 6.45% 7.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.03% 7.13% 7.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 62 109
Reading median daily rate £475 £439 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.26% +3.24% +10.39%
10th Percentile £277 £336 £277
90th Percentile £608 £575 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Reading median hourly rate - - £50.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £36.00 £42.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year -15.29% -15.00% +17.65%

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 1178 1319 1811
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.20% 90.47% 94.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 699 706 1082
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £228 £219
90th Percentile £575 £572 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 77 124
Reading median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -30.39% +23.14%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £40.75 £43.28 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year - -32.71% +23.14%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017, Project Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 31 (43.66%) Project Management
2 20 (28.17%) PRINCE2
3 17 (23.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (22.54%) Finance
5 15 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (19.72%) Microsoft
7 13 (18.31%) Telecoms
8 11 (15.49%) Microsoft Project
9 10 (14.08%) ITIL
10 8 (11.27%) Migration
11 7 (9.86%) Management Information System
11 7 (9.86%) Degree
11 7 (9.86%) ITIL V3
12 6 (8.45%) Data Centre
12 6 (8.45%) Retail
12 6 (8.45%) Change Management
12 6 (8.45%) Scrum
12 6 (8.45%) Remedy
13 5 (7.04%) Risk Management
13 5 (7.04%) Cisco
13 5 (7.04%) Programme Management
13 5 (7.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 5 (7.04%) SaaS
14 4 (5.63%) Unified Communications
14 4 (5.63%) SDLC
14 4 (5.63%) Project Planning
14 4 (5.63%) PMP
14 4 (5.63%) PMI Certification
14 4 (5.63%) SAP
15 3 (4.23%) CRM

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 1 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.41%) Confluence
1 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (15.49%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Maximo
1 2 (2.82%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.04%) SaaS
2 3 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.82%) IaaS
3 2 (2.82%) PaaS
4 1 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.63%) Unified Communications
2 3 (4.23%) IP Telephony
2 3 (4.23%) LAN
2 3 (4.23%) VoIP
2 3 (4.23%) WAN
3 2 (2.82%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.41%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.41%) Intelligent Network
4 1 (1.41%) Internet
4 1 (1.41%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (1.41%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.82%) SAP HANA
2 1 (1.41%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.41%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) JIRA
General
1 16 (22.54%) Finance
2 13 (18.31%) Telecoms
3 6 (8.45%) Retail
4 3 (4.23%) Banking
4 3 (4.23%) Billing
4 3 (4.23%) Marketing
5 1 (1.41%) Advertising
5 1 (1.41%) French Language
5 1 (1.41%) German Language
5 1 (1.41%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.41%) COM
1 1 (1.41%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.86%) Management Information System
2 6 (8.45%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.82%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.82%) NHS
4 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.41%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.41%) EPoS
4 1 (1.41%) FMCG
4 1 (1.41%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.41%) Windows
1 1 (1.41%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (43.66%) Project Management
2 20 (28.17%) PRINCE2
3 17 (23.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (14.08%) ITIL
6 8 (11.27%) Migration
7 7 (9.86%) ITIL V3
8 6 (8.45%) Change Management
8 6 (8.45%) Scrum
9 5 (7.04%) Programme Management
9 5 (7.04%) Risk Management
9 5 (7.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 4 (5.63%) Project Planning
10 4 (5.63%) SDLC
11 3 (4.23%) Business Transformation
11 3 (4.23%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (4.23%) CRM
11 3 (4.23%) Resource Management
12 2 (2.82%) Cybersecurity
12 2 (2.82%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (9.86%) Degree
2 4 (5.63%) PMI Certification
2 4 (5.63%) PMP
3 3 (4.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.82%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.41%) APMP
5 1 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) PMO
2 2 (2.82%) GDPR
3 1 (1.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (4.23%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (19.72%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.45%) Remedy
3 5 (7.04%) Cisco
4 4 (5.63%) SAP
5 3 (4.23%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.82%) Oracle
6 2 (2.82%) Workday
7 1 (1.41%) Amdocs
7 1 (1.41%) JDA
7 1 (1.41%) Progress