Period
to 24 June 2019

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 24 June 2019.

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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 30 17 19
Rank change year-on-year -13 +2 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 912 1,310 1,168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.20% 7.90% 7.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.52% 8.36% 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 893 822
South East median daily rate £450 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +3.75%
10th Percentile £350 £344 £299
90th Percentile £600 £575 £556
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 6 8
South East median hourly rate £40.95 £38.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.76% +20.63% -25.44%
10th Percentile £25.88 £28.75 £26.03
90th Percentile £48.78 £68.63 £41.05
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year - +1.45% -9.80%

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 13,978 15,675 14,651
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.99% 94.51% 94.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,346 9,208 8,430
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.87% +1.32%
10th Percentile £256 £260 £248
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 614 657 689
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +2.86% -13.58%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £54.63 £51.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £19.73 £18.56 £18.70
% change year-on-year +6.30% -0.75% -4.64%

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019. 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 +5 427 £450 - 42
Berkshire -2 272 £430 -4.44% 10
Hampshire -19 207 £440 -2.22% 25
Surrey -4 151 £525 +5.00% 15
Buckinghamshire +28 119 £450 - 22
West Sussex -19 52 £500 +14.29% 4
Oxfordshire -12 37 £525 +10.53% 10
East Sussex -16 32 £450 +27.48% 6
Kent -18 28 £450 -30.77% 12
Middlesex -2 6 £523 -5.00% 1
Sussex +2 2 £450 -4.26%
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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.

1 434 (47.59%) Project Management
2 267 (29.28%) Finance
3 236 (25.88%) PRINCE2
4 232 (25.44%) Agile Software Development
5 218 (23.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 135 (14.80%) Telecoms
7 119 (13.05%) Migration
8 117 (12.83%) Security Cleared
9 99 (10.86%) SC Cleared
10 92 (10.09%) Microsoft
11 83 (9.10%) PMI Certification
12 81 (8.88%) Windows
13 78 (8.55%) SAP
14 76 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
15 75 (8.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 75 (8.22%) PMO
16 70 (7.68%) Microsoft Project
16 70 (7.68%) PMP
17 69 (7.57%) Waterfall
18 59 (6.47%) Risk Management
19 57 (6.25%) Scrum
19 57 (6.25%) Change Management
20 53 (5.81%) Project Governance
21 51 (5.59%) ITIL
22 50 (5.48%) Microsoft Excel
22 50 (5.48%) PMI
23 49 (5.37%) Microsoft Office
23 49 (5.37%) Degree
23 49 (5.37%) Data Centre
24 48 (5.26%) Retail

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 31 (3.40%) Confluence
2 29 (3.18%) SharePoint
3 9 (0.99%) CMS
4 8 (0.88%) Skype for Business
5 7 (0.77%) MS Project Server
6 5 (0.55%) Drupal
7 3 (0.33%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.33%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.22%) Apache
8 2 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.22%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.11%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.11%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.11%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 70 (7.68%) Microsoft Project
2 50 (5.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 49 (5.37%) Microsoft Office
4 37 (4.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 26 (2.85%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.22%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (1.64%) SAP S/4HANA
2 10 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.66%) SAP HR
4 5 (0.55%) NetSuite
4 5 (0.55%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.44%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle CRM
6 2 (0.22%) Primavera
6 2 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.22%) Sage X3
6 2 (0.22%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.22%) SystmOne
6 2 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.22%) Workfront
7 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.11%) JDE OneWorld
7 1 (0.11%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.11%) SAP SCM
7 1 (0.11%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 76 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (3.73%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (3.18%) Office 365
4 19 (2.08%) Dynamics 365
5 18 (1.97%) SaaS
6 7 (0.77%) SuccessFactors
7 6 (0.66%) PaaS
8 4 (0.44%) IaaS
9 3 (0.33%) iPaaS
9 3 (0.33%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.33%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.22%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.22%) Yammer
11 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.11%) Slack
11 1 (0.11%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.29%) 2G
1 30 (3.29%) 3G
1 30 (3.29%) 4G
2 20 (2.19%) WAN
3 18 (1.97%) 5G
3 18 (1.97%) Firewall
4 17 (1.86%) LAN
4 17 (1.86%) VoIP
5 10 (1.10%) 2.5G
5 10 (1.10%) Skype
6 9 (0.99%) ATM
7 7 (0.77%) Ethernet
7 7 (0.77%) Network Security
7 7 (0.77%) Radio Access Network
8 6 (0.66%) DNS
8 6 (0.66%) Internet
9 5 (0.55%) Cisco ISE
9 5 (0.55%) DWDM
9 5 (0.55%) Unified Communications
10 4 (0.44%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.54%) SQL Server
2 8 (0.88%) Data Lake
2 8 (0.88%) Oracle Database
3 5 (0.55%) Big Data
3 5 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (0.55%) SAP HANA
4 3 (0.33%) Power BI
5 1 (0.11%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.11%) MySQL
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.11%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 40 (4.39%) JIRA
2 4 (0.44%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (0.22%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.22%) MSI
5 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 267 (29.28%) Finance
2 135 (14.80%) Telecoms
3 48 (5.26%) Retail
4 31 (3.40%) Marketing
5 23 (2.52%) Legal
5 23 (2.52%) Manufacturing
6 17 (1.86%) Banking
7 15 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
8 12 (1.32%) Automotive
9 11 (1.21%) Billing
9 11 (1.21%) French Language
10 9 (0.99%) Electronics
11 5 (0.55%) Military
12 4 (0.44%) Advertising
13 3 (0.33%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.33%) Law
13 3 (0.33%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.22%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.22%) Local Government
14 2 (0.22%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (1.75%) .NET
2 5 (0.55%) HTML
2 5 (0.55%) Web Services
3 4 (0.44%) CSS
4 2 (0.22%) ADO
4 2 (0.22%) J2EE
4 2 (0.22%) Middleware
4 2 (0.22%) Velocity
5 1 (0.11%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.11%) EJB
5 1 (0.11%) Flash
5 1 (0.11%) JSP
5 1 (0.11%) LDAP
5 1 (0.11%) Node.js
5 1 (0.11%) OLE
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.11%) REST
5 1 (0.11%) SOAP
5 1 (0.11%) Spring
5 1 (0.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 50 (5.48%) PMI
2 49 (5.37%) Data Centre
3 40 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (2.30%) Management Information System
5 17 (1.86%) NHS
6 16 (1.75%) User Experience
7 14 (1.54%) Virtual Team
8 13 (1.43%) Mobile App
9 10 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
9 10 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.55%) FMCG
11 5 (0.55%) IVR
12 4 (0.44%) e-Learning
12 4 (0.44%) EPoS
12 4 (0.44%) Life Science
13 3 (0.33%) Private Cloud
13 3 (0.33%) Security Operations Centre
14 2 (0.22%) CMDB
14 2 (0.22%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 81 (8.88%) Windows
2 36 (3.95%) Windows 10
3 25 (2.74%) Windows Server
4 24 (2.63%) Linux
5 15 (1.64%) Windows 7
6 12 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.33%) AIX
9 2 (0.22%) Solaris
9 2 (0.22%) Unix
9 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.22%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.11%) Android
10 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 434 (47.59%) Project Management
2 236 (25.88%) PRINCE2
3 232 (25.44%) Agile Software Development
4 218 (23.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 119 (13.05%) Migration
6 69 (7.57%) Waterfall
7 59 (6.47%) Risk Management
8 57 (6.25%) Change Management
8 57 (6.25%) Scrum
9 53 (5.81%) Project Governance
10 51 (5.59%) ITIL
11 47 (5.15%) ERP
11 47 (5.15%) SDLC
12 41 (4.50%) CRM
12 41 (4.50%) E-Commerce
12 41 (4.50%) Problem-Solving
13 40 (4.39%) Project Planning
14 37 (4.06%) Business Intelligence
14 37 (4.06%) Matrix Organization
15 35 (3.84%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 11 (1.21%) C
2 7 (0.77%) SQL
3 6 (0.66%) Java
4 1 (0.11%) C#
4 1 (0.11%) C++
4 1 (0.11%) Lingo
4 1 (0.11%) PHP
4 1 (0.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 117 (12.83%) Security Cleared
2 99 (10.86%) SC Cleared
3 83 (9.10%) PMI Certification
4 75 (8.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 70 (7.68%) PMP
6 49 (5.37%) Degree
7 35 (3.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 17 (1.86%) APMP
9 11 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (1.10%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.44%) ISEB
12 3 (0.33%) CCNA
12 3 (0.33%) CISM
12 3 (0.33%) CISSP
12 3 (0.33%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.33%) Master's Degree
13 2 (0.22%) CBAP
13 2 (0.22%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (8.22%) PMO
2 27 (2.96%) QA
3 16 (1.75%) GDPR
4 12 (1.32%) SLA
5 4 (0.44%) GxP
5 4 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.33%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.22%) NIST
7 2 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.11%) COBIT
8 1 (0.11%) GAAP
8 1 (0.11%) GMP
8 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (2.52%) Active Directory
2 14 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.66%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.33%) Firmware
4 3 (0.33%) vSphere
5 2 (0.22%) Docker
5 2 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 13 (1.43%) SCCM
2 5 (0.55%) RSA Archer
2 5 (0.55%) SCOM
3 4 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (0.33%) Ansible
4 3 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (0.33%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.11%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.11%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 92 (10.09%) Microsoft
2 78 (8.55%) SAP
3 41 (4.50%) Oracle
4 31 (3.40%) Cisco
5 17 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
6 15 (1.64%) Remedy
6 15 (1.64%) VMware
7 14 (1.54%) Citrix
7 14 (1.54%) hybris
8 9 (0.99%) Red Hat
9 8 (0.88%) F5
9 8 (0.88%) Workday
10 6 (0.66%) Huawei
10 6 (0.66%) IBM
10 6 (0.66%) Nokia
11 5 (0.55%) Planview
11 5 (0.55%) Veeam
12 4 (0.44%) Atlassian
12 4 (0.44%) Ericsson
12 4 (0.44%) TIBCO