The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Manager
England / South East
Rank 19 13 12
Rank change year-on-year -6 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 599 828 911
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 7.75% 8.98% 9.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.24% 9.45% 9.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 598 576
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £315 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 11
Median hourly rate £27.50 £52.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.11% +48.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.20 £33.75 £26.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.60 £62.25 £49.50
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 the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7272 8761 9239
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.04% 95.01% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4116 5354 4947
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 377 446
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £50.00 £45.00
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 the South East

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

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +2 148 £475 +11.76% 12
Hampshire -13 110 £388 -8.82% 22
Surrey -12 74 £484 +7.55% 9
Buckinghamshire -18 68 £425 - 6
West Sussex +4 57 £450 +11.80% 4
Oxfordshire -3 49 £475 +3.26% 6
Kent +4 28 £518 +3.50% 1
East Sussex +10 20 £375 +17.64% 5
Middlesex -4 13 £425 -12.82% 2
Home Counties +1 9 £375 -
Sussex +1 1 £475 +153.33%
Project Manager
England

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

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

1 612 (52.35%) Project Management
2 423 (36.18%) PRINCE2
3 302 (25.83%) Finance
4 259 (22.16%) Stakeholder Management
5 201 (17.19%) Agile Software Development
6 159 (13.60%) Microsoft
7 154 (13.17%) Migration
8 135 (11.55%) Telecoms
9 133 (11.38%) MS Project
10 124 (10.61%) ITIL
11 116 (9.92%) MS Excel
12 108 (9.24%) PMP
13 107 (9.15%) Security Cleared
14 102 (8.73%) PMI Certification
15 101 (8.64%) Change Management
16 94 (8.04%) SC Cleared
17 91 (7.78%) Data Centre
18 77 (6.59%) MS Office
19 75 (6.42%) Management Information System
20 74 (6.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
21 73 (6.24%) PMO
22 67 (5.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
23 65 (5.56%) Degree
24 64 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
25 63 (5.39%) Project Planning
26 61 (5.22%) Risk Management
26 61 (5.22%) Waterfall
27 60 (5.13%) SAP
28 59 (5.05%) Scrum
29 57 (4.88%) Oracle

Project Manager Skill Set
Top Related 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 28 (2.40%) SharePoint
2 20 (1.71%) CMS
3 15 (1.28%) Confluence
4 8 (0.68%) WebSphere
5 7 (0.60%) IIS
6 6 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.43%) MS Project Server
7 5 (0.43%) Skype for Business
8 4 (0.34%) SAS
9 3 (0.26%) Documentum
9 3 (0.26%) IBM HTTP Server
9 3 (0.26%) LiveCycle
10 2 (0.17%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.086%) Drupal
11 1 (0.086%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.086%) NetWeaver
11 1 (0.086%) SAP EP
11 1 (0.086%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.086%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.086%) Umbraco
Applications
1 133 (11.38%) MS Project
2 116 (9.92%) MS Excel
3 77 (6.59%) MS Office
4 27 (2.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 19 (1.63%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.34%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.086%) Maya
8 1 (0.086%) Mingle
8 1 (0.086%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (1.11%) Maximo
2 7 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.43%) NetSuite
3 5 (0.43%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.26%) Staffware
5 3 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.17%) Sage X3
6 2 (0.17%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.17%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.17%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.086%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.086%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.086%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 46 (3.93%) Office 365
2 25 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.60%) SaaS
5 6 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.51%) IaaS
6 5 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.17%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.17%) Veeva
9 1 (0.086%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.086%) FinancialForce.com
9 1 (0.086%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.086%) Google Tag Manager
9 1 (0.086%) PaaS
9 1 (0.086%) Taleo
9 1 (0.086%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 50 (4.28%) Wi-Fi
2 37 (3.17%) LTE
3 34 (2.91%) VoLTE
4 30 (2.57%) WAN
5 25 (2.14%) LAN
6 22 (1.88%) VoIP
7 17 (1.45%) Firewall
8 12 (1.03%) SAN
9 10 (0.86%) Unified Communications
10 9 (0.77%) Internet
10 9 (0.77%) VPN
11 7 (0.60%) IP Telephony
12 6 (0.51%) MPLS
12 6 (0.51%) Network Security
13 5 (0.43%) MGW
14 4 (0.34%) Ethernet
14 4 (0.34%) NAS
14 4 (0.34%) PSTN
14 4 (0.34%) Radio Access Network
15 3 (0.26%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (0.86%) Big Data
2 9 (0.77%) GIS
3 7 (0.60%) DB2
4 6 (0.51%) Hadoop
5 5 (0.43%) SQL Server
6 4 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.34%) Power BI
7 3 (0.26%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.17%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.17%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.17%) IBM InfoSphere
8 2 (0.17%) SAP HANA
8 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.086%) Geospatial Data
9 1 (0.086%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.086%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.086%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.086%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (1.97%) JIRA
2 3 (0.26%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.26%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.26%) SonarQube
2 3 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.086%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 1 (0.086%) JIRA Agile
General
1 302 (25.83%) Finance
2 135 (11.55%) Telecoms
3 52 (4.45%) Retail
4 42 (3.59%) Marketing
5 33 (2.82%) Banking
6 30 (2.57%) Manufacturing
7 27 (2.31%) Legal
8 23 (1.97%) Pharmaceutical
9 21 (1.80%) Billing
9 21 (1.80%) Publishing
10 10 (0.86%) Automotive
11 9 (0.77%) French Language
11 9 (0.77%) German Language
12 7 (0.60%) Electronics
13 6 (0.51%) Back Office
14 4 (0.34%) Advertising
14 4 (0.34%) Law
14 4 (0.34%) Local Government
15 3 (0.26%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (0.86%) Middleware
2 6 (0.51%) HTML
3 5 (0.43%) .NET
3 5 (0.43%) Web Services
4 3 (0.26%) CSS
4 3 (0.26%) Mason
4 3 (0.26%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (0.17%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (0.17%) WSDL
5 2 (0.17%) XML
5 2 (0.17%) XSD
6 1 (0.086%) EDI
6 1 (0.086%) Java EE
6 1 (0.086%) jQuery
6 1 (0.086%) JSON
6 1 (0.086%) JSP
6 1 (0.086%) SAP PI
6 1 (0.086%) SOAP
6 1 (0.086%) Velocity
6 1 (0.086%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 91 (7.78%) Data Centre
2 75 (6.42%) Management Information System
3 64 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (4.28%) PMI
5 18 (1.54%) NHS
6 17 (1.45%) Virtual Team
7 11 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (0.86%) FMCG
9 9 (0.77%) Smart Meter
10 8 (0.68%) Computer Science
10 8 (0.68%) Life Science
10 8 (0.68%) User Experience
11 7 (0.60%) CCTV
11 7 (0.60%) Public Cloud
12 6 (0.51%) Driving Licence
12 6 (0.51%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.43%) e-Learning
13 5 (0.43%) PKI
13 5 (0.43%) Private Cloud
14 3 (0.26%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 38 (3.25%) Windows
2 23 (1.97%) Linux
3 17 (1.45%) Windows 10
4 13 (1.11%) Unix
5 8 (0.68%) Solaris
6 7 (0.60%) AIX
7 6 (0.51%) VMS
7 6 (0.51%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.43%) zOS
9 3 (0.26%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.17%) Android
10 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.086%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.086%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 612 (52.35%) Project Management
2 423 (36.18%) PRINCE2
3 259 (22.16%) Stakeholder Management
4 201 (17.19%) Agile Software Development
5 154 (13.17%) Migration
6 124 (10.61%) ITIL
7 101 (8.64%) Change Management
8 63 (5.39%) Project Planning
9 61 (5.22%) Risk Management
9 61 (5.22%) Waterfall
10 59 (5.05%) Scrum
11 54 (4.62%) ITIL V3
12 53 (4.53%) Matrix Organization
13 50 (4.28%) Supplier Management
14 43 (3.68%) SDLC
15 40 (3.42%) Project Governance
16 38 (3.25%) Programme Management
17 35 (2.99%) PRINCE
18 33 (2.82%) Business Analysis
18 33 (2.82%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 28 (2.40%) C
2 18 (1.54%) SQL
3 13 (1.11%) Java
4 3 (0.26%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.17%) VB
6 1 (0.086%) ABAP
6 1 (0.086%) C#
6 1 (0.086%) PHP
6 1 (0.086%) R
Qualifications
1 108 (9.24%) PMP
2 107 (9.15%) Security Cleared
3 102 (8.73%) PMI Certification
4 94 (8.04%) SC Cleared
5 74 (6.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 67 (5.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 65 (5.56%) Degree
8 43 (3.68%) APMP
9 14 (1.20%) DV Cleared
10 6 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (0.51%) HND
11 5 (0.43%) ISEB
11 5 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.34%) APMG
13 3 (0.26%) HNC
13 3 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.17%) CCNP
14 2 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.17%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (6.24%) PMO
2 55 (4.70%) QA
3 14 (1.20%) GDPR
4 8 (0.68%) PMBOK
4 8 (0.68%) SLA
5 5 (0.43%) GMP
6 4 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.26%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.26%) GxP
7 3 (0.26%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.17%) IFRS
8 2 (0.17%) IFRS 9
8 2 (0.17%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.086%) FATCA
9 1 (0.086%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.086%) MiFID
System Software
1 15 (1.28%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 2 (0.17%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.086%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (0.086%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.086%) vCloud
5 1 (0.086%) Xen
5 1 (0.086%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (1.03%) Cisco CUCM
1 12 (1.03%) SCCM
2 6 (0.51%) AirWatch
3 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (0.34%) XenMobile
4 3 (0.26%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.17%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.17%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.086%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.086%) vRealize
Vendors
1 159 (13.60%) Microsoft
2 60 (5.13%) SAP
3 57 (4.88%) Oracle
4 55 (4.70%) Remedy
5 35 (2.99%) Ericsson
6 27 (2.31%) Cisco
7 20 (1.71%) VMware
8 14 (1.20%) Workday
9 13 (1.11%) HP
10 12 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (0.77%) IBM
12 8 (0.68%) Citrix
13 7 (0.60%) Blue Coat
13 7 (0.60%) PeopleSoft
14 6 (0.51%) Adobe
14 6 (0.51%) Informatica
14 6 (0.51%) Siebel
15 5 (0.43%) MicroStrategy
15 5 (0.43%) Sage
15 5 (0.43%) WorldPay
South East
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Havant, Hampshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Rullion
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Intec Select
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £600 - £700 per day +
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Movement8
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Sussex
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £200 - £210 per day
Posted: 18 days ago