The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £473 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Manager
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 13 27 23
Rank change year-on-year +14 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 54 56 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 8.16% 5.59% 6.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.68% 6.05% 7.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 37 37
Median daily rate £473 £433 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.24% -3.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £305 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year -20.00% +3.44%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Reading. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 622 925 933
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 93.96% 92.32% 95.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 513 506
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 41 22
Median hourly rate £15.00 £55.55 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.99% +164.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading that featured Project Manager in the job title.

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 3 months to 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Project Manager in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Manager in Reading

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 76 (68.47%) Project Management
2 73 (65.77%) PRINCE2
3 59 (53.15%) Telecoms
4 56 (50.45%) MS Excel
5 54 (48.65%) Microsoft
6 53 (47.75%) ITIL
7 52 (46.85%) MS Project
8 51 (45.95%) ITIL V3
9 49 (44.14%) Remedy
10 46 (41.44%) Management Information System
11 35 (31.53%) Wi-Fi
12 34 (30.63%) Ericsson
12 34 (30.63%) LTE
12 34 (30.63%) VoLTE
13 23 (20.72%) Finance
14 16 (14.41%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (8.11%) PMP
16 8 (7.21%) Migration
17 7 (6.31%) Data Centre
17 7 (6.31%) Unified Communications
17 7 (6.31%) Cisco CUCM
17 7 (6.31%) VMware
17 7 (6.31%) PMI Certification
17 7 (6.31%) Linux
17 7 (6.31%) Cisco
18 6 (5.41%) VoIP
18 6 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
18 6 (5.41%) Banking
18 6 (5.41%) IP Telephony
18 6 (5.41%) Degree

Project Manager Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 56 (50.45%) MS Excel
2 52 (46.85%) MS Project
3 2 (1.80%) MS Office
4 1 (0.90%) Maya
4 1 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.80%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.90%) Maximo
2 1 (0.90%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.80%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (31.53%) Wi-Fi
2 34 (30.63%) LTE
2 34 (30.63%) VoLTE
3 7 (6.31%) Unified Communications
4 6 (5.41%) IP Telephony
4 6 (5.41%) VoIP
5 5 (4.50%) MGW
6 1 (0.90%) DECT
6 1 (0.90%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.90%) MPLS
6 1 (0.90%) Network Security
6 1 (0.90%) VPN
6 1 (0.90%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.90%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 59 (53.15%) Telecoms
2 23 (20.72%) Finance
3 6 (5.41%) Banking
4 5 (4.50%) Retail
5 2 (1.80%) Legal
6 1 (0.90%) Billing
6 1 (0.90%) Marketing
6 1 (0.90%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 46 (41.44%) Management Information System
2 7 (6.31%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.60%) PMI
4 2 (1.80%) FMCG
4 2 (1.80%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.90%) CCTV
5 1 (0.90%) IVR
5 1 (0.90%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.90%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.90%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.31%) Linux
2 5 (4.50%) Solaris
3 4 (3.60%) Windows
4 1 (0.90%) AIX
4 1 (0.90%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.90%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.90%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (68.47%) Project Management
2 73 (65.77%) PRINCE2
3 53 (47.75%) ITIL
4 51 (45.95%) ITIL V3
5 16 (14.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (7.21%) Migration
7 6 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (3.60%) Change Management
8 4 (3.60%) Contract Management
9 3 (2.70%) CRM
9 3 (2.70%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (2.70%) Infrastructure Transformation
9 3 (2.70%) Risk Management
9 3 (2.70%) SDLC
9 3 (2.70%) Time Management
10 2 (1.80%) ERP
10 2 (1.80%) Information Security
10 2 (1.80%) PRINCE
10 2 (1.80%) Risk Assessment
10 2 (1.80%) Validation
Qualifications
1 9 (8.11%) PMP
2 7 (6.31%) PMI Certification
3 6 (5.41%) Degree
4 3 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (2.70%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.80%) APMP
6 1 (0.90%) APMG
6 1 (0.90%) ISEB
6 1 (0.90%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.41%) PMO
2 3 (2.70%) GDPR
3 1 (0.90%) IFRS
3 1 (0.90%) IFRS 9
3 1 (0.90%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.90%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (6.31%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.90%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 54 (48.65%) Microsoft
2 49 (44.14%) Remedy
3 34 (30.63%) Ericsson
4 7 (6.31%) Cisco
4 7 (6.31%) VMware
5 3 (2.70%) HP
5 3 (2.70%) Oracle
6 2 (1.80%) 3PAR
6 2 (1.80%) Adobe
6 2 (1.80%) Ariba
6 2 (1.80%) Blue Coat
6 2 (1.80%) Concur
6 2 (1.80%) Lancope
6 2 (1.80%) SAP
7 1 (0.90%) Huawei
7 1 (0.90%) hybris
7 1 (0.90%) Progress
7 1 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.90%) Thunderhead
7 1 (0.90%) Workday