Period
to 26 January 2020

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 26 January 2020.

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
England > South East
6 months to
26 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 38 35 17
Rank change year-on-year -3 -18 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 638 975 1,289
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.64% 6.16% 7.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.03% 6.53% 8.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 657 942
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £322 £343 £325
90th Percentile £600 £609 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £468
% change year-on-year - +1.60% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 7
South East median hourly rate £30.57 £40.70 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.89% +13.06% +54.24%
10th Percentile £23.80 £24.80 £24.02
90th Percentile £65.35 £49.85 £73.60
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +11.18%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 10,584 14,927 15,605
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.64% 94.31% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,370 8,988 9,333
South East median daily rate £438 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £206 £250 £238
90th Percentile £595 £588 £575
England median daily rate £463 £468 £450
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 572 603 585
South East median hourly rate £19.16 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.23% +11.11% +2.86%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £10.77
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £18.44
% change year-on-year +1.60% +1.42% -0.34%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Project Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in the South East

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Project Manager in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in the South East

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in the South East over the 6 months to 26 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Manager in the South East

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Manager in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Manager in the South East

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in the South East over the 6 months to 26 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Project Manager in the South East

Project Manager
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Manager within the South East region over the 6 months to 26 January 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley -3 301 £473 +5.00% 52
Berkshire -15 187 £475 +4.40% 27
Surrey +2 115 £500 -4.76% 15
Hampshire -2 112 £463 -0.54% 20
Buckinghamshire +16 83 £469 +6.53% 14
Kent +25 34 £431 -28.13%
Oxfordshire +13 31 £475 -7.32% 11
West Sussex +4 28 £490 +5.95% 4
East Sussex +19 26 £400 -17.10% 3
Middlesex +7 3 £605 +2.98% 1
Sussex -4 2 £450 -
Project Manager
England

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 January 2020, 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 South East region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 338 (52.98%) Project Management
2 198 (31.03%) Stakeholder Management
3 176 (27.59%) PRINCE2
4 164 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
5 160 (25.08%) Finance
6 135 (21.16%) Project Delivery
7 84 (13.17%) Telecoms
8 73 (11.44%) Migration
9 61 (9.56%) PMI Certification
10 56 (8.78%) ERP
11 54 (8.46%) SAP
12 52 (8.15%) Microsoft
12 52 (8.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 47 (7.37%) Project Planning
13 47 (7.37%) Waterfall
14 45 (7.05%) ITIL
15 44 (6.90%) Security Cleared
16 43 (6.74%) Change Management
17 42 (6.58%) PMI
17 42 (6.58%) Programme Management
17 42 (6.58%) Azure
18 41 (6.43%) Scrum
19 38 (5.96%) Public Sector
20 37 (5.80%) Risk Management
20 37 (5.80%) Degree
21 36 (5.64%) Retail
22 35 (5.49%) CRM
22 35 (5.49%) Change Control
23 33 (5.17%) SDLC
23 33 (5.17%) Microsoft Project

Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 12 (1.88%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.25%) Confluence
3 4 (0.63%) CMS
4 3 (0.47%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.31%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.16%) Drupal
6 1 (0.16%) IIS
6 1 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 33 (5.17%) Microsoft Project
2 24 (3.76%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (3.29%) Microsoft Excel
4 20 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (1.41%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.16%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.16%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 16 (2.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (1.25%) SAP S/4HANA
3 7 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.94%) NetSuite
4 6 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.78%) SAP HR
6 4 (0.63%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.47%) SAP MDG
7 3 (0.47%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.31%) Distributed Ledger
8 2 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.31%) Magento
8 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.31%) Oracle Manufacturing
8 2 (0.31%) Primavera
8 2 (0.31%) SAP MDM
8 2 (0.31%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 42 (6.58%) Azure
2 27 (4.23%) Dynamics 365
3 15 (2.35%) AWS
3 15 (2.35%) Office 365
4 9 (1.41%) SaaS
5 7 (1.10%) GCP
6 3 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.31%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.31%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.16%) G Suite
8 1 (0.16%) IaaS
8 1 (0.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.66%) WAN
2 15 (2.35%) Wi-Fi
3 14 (2.19%) 4G
4 12 (1.88%) 3G
4 12 (1.88%) LAN
5 11 (1.72%) 2G
6 10 (1.57%) Radio Access Network
7 7 (1.10%) 5G
7 7 (1.10%) VoLTE
8 6 (0.94%) LTE
9 5 (0.78%) Broadband
9 5 (0.78%) Ethernet
9 5 (0.78%) Firewall
9 5 (0.78%) VoIP
9 5 (0.78%) VPN
10 4 (0.63%) Internet
10 4 (0.63%) MPLS
10 4 (0.63%) Network Security
11 3 (0.47%) DWDM
11 3 (0.47%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (0.78%) QlikView
3 4 (0.63%) Qlik Sense
3 4 (0.63%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.47%) Blockchain
5 2 (0.31%) GIS
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.31%) Power BI
5 2 (0.31%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.16%) Big Data
6 1 (0.16%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 15 (2.35%) JIRA
2 3 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 160 (25.08%) Finance
2 84 (13.17%) Telecoms
3 38 (5.96%) Public Sector
4 36 (5.64%) Retail
5 26 (4.08%) Marketing
6 25 (3.92%) Legal
7 24 (3.76%) Manufacturing
8 13 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
9 12 (1.88%) Advertising
10 10 (1.57%) Banking
11 7 (1.10%) Electronics
12 6 (0.94%) Automotive
12 6 (0.94%) Local Government
13 4 (0.63%) Italian Language
14 3 (0.47%) Law
14 3 (0.47%) Mandarin Language
14 3 (0.47%) Military
15 2 (0.31%) Back Office
15 2 (0.31%) Billing
15 2 (0.31%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (0.78%) Velocity
2 4 (0.63%) HTML
2 4 (0.63%) Middleware
3 3 (0.47%) .NET
3 3 (0.47%) Web Services
4 2 (0.31%) LAMP
4 2 (0.31%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.16%) ADO
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.16%) REST
5 1 (0.16%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.16%) SAP Fiori
5 1 (0.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (6.58%) PMI
2 31 (4.86%) Management Information System
3 19 (2.98%) Data Centre
4 15 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (2.04%) Virtual Team
6 9 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (1.10%) e-Learning
7 7 (1.10%) NHS
8 6 (0.94%) Public Cloud
9 4 (0.63%) User Experience
10 3 (0.47%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.47%) Enterprise Cloud
10 3 (0.47%) Life Science
10 3 (0.47%) Robotics
11 2 (0.31%) CCTV
11 2 (0.31%) Fibre Optics
11 2 (0.31%) FMCG
11 2 (0.31%) Online Banking
11 2 (0.31%) PACS
11 2 (0.31%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (3.92%) Windows
2 14 (2.19%) Windows 10
3 8 (1.25%) Windows 7
4 4 (0.63%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.47%) Android
5 3 (0.47%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.31%) Unix
6 2 (0.31%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.16%) AIX
7 1 (0.16%) Linux
7 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (52.98%) Project Management
2 198 (31.03%) Stakeholder Management
3 176 (27.59%) PRINCE2
4 164 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
5 135 (21.16%) Project Delivery
6 73 (11.44%) Migration
7 56 (8.78%) ERP
8 47 (7.37%) Project Planning
8 47 (7.37%) Waterfall
9 45 (7.05%) ITIL
10 43 (6.74%) Change Management
11 42 (6.58%) Programme Management
12 41 (6.43%) Scrum
13 37 (5.80%) Risk Management
14 35 (5.49%) Change Control
14 35 (5.49%) CRM
15 33 (5.17%) SDLC
16 31 (4.86%) E-Commerce
17 28 (4.39%) Business Intelligence
17 28 (4.39%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 17 (2.66%) SQL
2 12 (1.88%) C
3 1 (0.16%) Java
3 1 (0.16%) PHP
Qualifications
1 61 (9.56%) PMI Certification
2 52 (8.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 44 (6.90%) Security Cleared
4 37 (5.80%) Degree
5 32 (5.02%) PMP
6 30 (4.70%) SC Cleared
7 28 (4.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 12 (1.88%) APMP
9 7 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.94%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.63%) ISEB
11 4 (0.63%) Master's Degree
12 3 (0.47%) HNC
13 2 (0.31%) HND
14 1 (0.16%) CCIP
14 1 (0.16%) CCNA
14 1 (0.16%) CCNP
14 1 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.16%) ECDL
14 1 (0.16%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.23%) PMO
2 26 (4.08%) QA
3 3 (0.47%) SLA
4 2 (0.31%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.31%) PSD2
5 1 (0.16%) FATCA
5 1 (0.16%) GDPR
5 1 (0.16%) IFRS
5 1 (0.16%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.16%) SEPA
System Software
1 5 (0.78%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.31%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.16%) VMware NSX
3 1 (0.16%) vSphere
3 1 (0.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (0.31%) SCCM
2 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.16%) QRadar
2 1 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 54 (8.46%) SAP
2 52 (8.15%) Microsoft
3 22 (3.45%) Remedy
4 18 (2.82%) Oracle
5 17 (2.66%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (1.10%) Cisco
6 7 (1.10%) Citrix
6 7 (1.10%) ServiceNow
6 7 (1.10%) VMware
7 6 (0.94%) Ericsson
8 5 (0.78%) BMC
9 4 (0.63%) Google
10 3 (0.47%) Demandware
10 3 (0.47%) IBM
11 2 (0.31%) Adobe
11 2 (0.31%) Cognos
11 2 (0.31%) EMC
11 2 (0.31%) JDA
11 2 (0.31%) Sage
11 2 (0.31%) Sun