Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 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
England > South East
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 20 13
Rank change year-on-year +3 -7 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 1297 1233 1738
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 7.71% 7.42% 9.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.16% 7.89% 9.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 918 858 1211
South East median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £313 £308 £313
90th Percentile £575 £575 £525
England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 8
South East median hourly rate £30.00 £45.50 £49.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.07% -8.54% +73.04%
10th Percentile £24.02 £22.03 £30.78
90th Percentile £43.80 £65.38 £61.57
England median hourly rate £31.25 £34.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -9.42% -13.75% +33.33%

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 15904 15621 18300
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.50% 93.95% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9440 9298 10742
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 646 772 917
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.21% +6.00% +15.63%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

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 21 November 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 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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 -7 487 £450 +2.86% 37
Hampshire +15 337 £400 - 20
Berkshire +1 263 £438 +2.94% 20
Surrey -4 216 £500 +5.26% 10
Buckinghamshire -12 141 £450 +7.14% 8
West Sussex +1 116 £450 +5.88% 5
Oxfordshire +4 82 £475 -2.56% 9
East Sussex +1 52 £419 +17.63% 2
Kent -14 45 £425 -5.56% 4
Middlesex +2 18 £413 -9.59%
Sussex -4 4 £450 -10.00%
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 South East region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 640 (49.34%) Project Management
2 351 (27.06%) PRINCE2
3 337 (25.98%) Finance
4 319 (24.60%) Stakeholder Management
5 263 (20.28%) Agile Software Development
6 145 (11.18%) Migration
6 145 (11.18%) Security Cleared
7 144 (11.10%) PMI Certification
8 143 (11.03%) PMP
9 133 (10.25%) Telecoms
10 127 (9.79%) Microsoft
11 125 (9.64%) Change Management
12 98 (7.56%) Microsoft Project
13 92 (7.09%) Waterfall
14 85 (6.55%) SC Cleared
14 85 (6.55%) Project Planning
15 84 (6.48%) Retail
16 80 (6.17%) ITIL
16 80 (6.17%) PMO
17 76 (5.86%) Windows
18 71 (5.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 68 (5.24%) Programme Management
19 68 (5.24%) GDPR
20 67 (5.17%) Scrum
20 67 (5.17%) SAP
20 67 (5.17%) Oracle
21 66 (5.09%) Matrix Organization
21 66 (5.09%) Office 365
22 65 (5.01%) Data Centre
22 65 (5.01%) CRM

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 44 (3.39%) SharePoint
2 19 (1.46%) Confluence
3 15 (1.16%) Skype for Business
4 14 (1.08%) MS Project Server
4 14 (1.08%) WebSphere
5 12 (0.93%) CMS
6 6 (0.46%) Documentum
6 6 (0.46%) MS Exchange
7 5 (0.39%) OpenStack
7 5 (0.39%) SAS
8 4 (0.31%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.15%) Drupal
9 2 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.077%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.077%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.077%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 98 (7.56%) Microsoft Project
2 47 (3.62%) Microsoft Office
3 41 (3.16%) Microsoft Excel
4 25 (1.93%) MS Visio
5 22 (1.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.15%) Open Workbench
6 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.077%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 7 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
1 7 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
1 7 (0.54%) SAP BPC
2 5 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
2 5 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.31%) NetSuite
3 4 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.31%) PlanetPress Connect
3 4 (0.31%) SAP HR
3 4 (0.31%) Siebel CRM
3 4 (0.31%) Temenos T24
4 3 (0.23%) Adobe Campaign
4 3 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.23%) Eloqua
4 3 (0.23%) HFM
4 3 (0.23%) Hyperion Planning
4 3 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 66 (5.09%) Office 365
2 40 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (2.93%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (1.39%) SaaS
5 9 (0.69%) IaaS
5 9 (0.69%) PaaS
6 7 (0.54%) OneDrive
7 5 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
7 5 (0.39%) Yammer
8 4 (0.31%) Bluemix
8 4 (0.31%) IBM Cloud
9 3 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.077%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.077%) CloudSense
11 1 (0.077%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 1 (0.077%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 1 (0.077%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.47%) LAN
1 32 (2.47%) WAN
2 22 (1.70%) VoIP
3 20 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
4 17 (1.31%) Network Security
5 14 (1.08%) Internet
5 14 (1.08%) Wireless
6 13 (1.00%) Skype
6 13 (1.00%) Unified Communications
7 9 (0.69%) Firewall
8 8 (0.62%) IP Telephony
9 6 (0.46%) Ethernet
9 6 (0.46%) SMS
10 5 (0.39%) DWDM
10 5 (0.39%) Intranet
10 5 (0.39%) LTE
10 5 (0.39%) SDH
11 4 (0.31%) DHCP
11 4 (0.31%) DNS
11 4 (0.31%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (1.23%) Big Data
2 10 (0.77%) Hadoop
3 9 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (0.46%) MS Access
4 6 (0.46%) Power BI
4 6 (0.46%) Spotfire
5 4 (0.31%) Cloudera CDH
5 4 (0.31%) Oracle ODI
6 3 (0.23%) DB2
6 3 (0.23%) Electronic Patient Records
6 3 (0.23%) Essbase
6 3 (0.23%) GIS
6 3 (0.23%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (0.23%) SAP HANA
7 2 (0.15%) EDMS
7 2 (0.15%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.15%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.077%) Lumira
Development Applications
1 28 (2.16%) JIRA
2 5 (0.39%) GitLab
2 5 (0.39%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.15%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.077%) LSMW
General
1 337 (25.98%) Finance
2 133 (10.25%) Telecoms
3 84 (6.48%) Retail
4 59 (4.55%) Marketing
5 42 (3.24%) Banking
6 32 (2.47%) Manufacturing
7 27 (2.08%) Legal
8 26 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
9 24 (1.85%) Billing
10 19 (1.46%) Publishing
11 11 (0.85%) Advertising
12 9 (0.69%) Back Office
13 8 (0.62%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.54%) Automotive
14 7 (0.54%) German Language
15 5 (0.39%) Electronics
15 5 (0.39%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.31%) French Language
16 4 (0.31%) Local Government
17 3 (0.23%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (0.69%) .NET
2 5 (0.39%) HTML
2 5 (0.39%) Middleware
2 5 (0.39%) SAPUI5
2 5 (0.39%) Web Services
3 4 (0.31%) Kafka
4 2 (0.15%) EDI
4 2 (0.15%) Velocity
5 1 (0.077%) COM
5 1 (0.077%) COM+
5 1 (0.077%) J2EE
5 1 (0.077%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 65 (5.01%) Data Centre
2 61 (4.70%) PMI
3 43 (3.32%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (2.93%) Management Information System
5 21 (1.62%) NHS
6 19 (1.46%) Computer Science
7 16 (1.23%) Virtual Team
8 11 (0.85%) Social Media
9 10 (0.77%) FMCG
10 9 (0.69%) User Experience
11 8 (0.62%) Life Science
12 6 (0.46%) CCTV
12 6 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.46%) Greenfield Project
12 6 (0.46%) Mobile App
12 6 (0.46%) Smart Meter
13 5 (0.39%) Data Structures
13 5 (0.39%) Driving Licence
13 5 (0.39%) Mainframe
13 5 (0.39%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 76 (5.86%) Windows
2 31 (2.39%) Windows 10
3 12 (0.93%) Windows 7
4 11 (0.85%) Unix
5 10 (0.77%) Solaris
6 8 (0.62%) Windows Server
6 8 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (0.54%) Android
7 7 (0.54%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.39%) Linux
8 5 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.23%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.15%) AIX
11 2 (0.15%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.077%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 640 (49.34%) Project Management
2 351 (27.06%) PRINCE2
3 319 (24.60%) Stakeholder Management
4 263 (20.28%) Agile Software Development
5 145 (11.18%) Migration
6 125 (9.64%) Change Management
7 92 (7.09%) Waterfall
8 85 (6.55%) Project Planning
9 80 (6.17%) ITIL
10 68 (5.24%) Programme Management
11 67 (5.17%) Scrum
12 66 (5.09%) Matrix Organization
13 65 (5.01%) CRM
14 63 (4.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 57 (4.39%) Supplier Management
16 51 (3.93%) Business Intelligence
17 50 (3.86%) Collaborative Working
18 49 (3.78%) Risk Management
19 48 (3.70%) Project Governance
20 47 (3.62%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 13 (1.00%) SQL
2 10 (0.77%) Java
3 7 (0.54%) C
4 4 (0.31%) PHP
5 2 (0.15%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.15%) Python
6 1 (0.077%) C#
6 1 (0.077%) COBOL
6 1 (0.077%) Lingo
6 1 (0.077%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.077%) R
6 1 (0.077%) Ruby
6 1 (0.077%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 145 (11.18%) Security Cleared
2 144 (11.10%) PMI Certification
3 143 (11.03%) PMP
4 85 (6.55%) SC Cleared
5 71 (5.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 62 (4.78%) Degree
6 62 (4.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 36 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
8 20 (1.54%) APMP
9 16 (1.23%) DV Cleared
10 12 (0.93%) Master's Degree
11 7 (0.54%) CCNA
11 7 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (0.46%) ISEB
13 4 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.23%) ACCA
14 3 (0.23%) HNC
14 3 (0.23%) HND
14 3 (0.23%) MCSE
14 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (6.17%) PMO
2 68 (5.24%) GDPR
3 63 (4.86%) QA
4 15 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (1.16%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.62%) GxP
6 6 (0.46%) PMBOK
6 6 (0.46%) SLA
7 5 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.31%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.23%) GMP
9 3 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.077%) COBIT
11 1 (0.077%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.077%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.077%) MiFID
System Software
1 31 (2.39%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.077%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.077%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.077%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.077%) vSphere
5 1 (0.077%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
2 8 (0.62%) SCCM
3 6 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (0.23%) AirWatch
4 3 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.077%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.077%) Forum Sentry
5 1 (0.077%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 127 (9.79%) Microsoft
2 67 (5.17%) Oracle
2 67 (5.17%) SAP
3 43 (3.32%) Cisco
4 30 (2.31%) Motorola
5 22 (1.70%) VMware
6 21 (1.62%) Workday
7 19 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
8 13 (1.00%) Citrix
9 9 (0.69%) NetApp
10 8 (0.62%) Avaya
10 8 (0.62%) Remedy
10 8 (0.62%) Siebel
11 7 (0.54%) Cloudera
11 7 (0.54%) Tableau
12 6 (0.46%) Verint
13 5 (0.39%) Hyperion
13 5 (0.39%) PeopleSoft
14 4 (0.31%) EMC
14 4 (0.31%) Juniper