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 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 20 10
Rank change year-on-year +1 -10  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 563 657 841
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 7.29% 7.32% 9.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.70% 7.71% 9.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 452 566
Median daily rate £450 £443 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.69% +4.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 7
Median hourly rate £32.00 £31.63 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.18% -23.79%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £35.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year +3.49% -8.33%  

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 7309 8525 8846
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.59% 94.96% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4270 5079 5054
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 317 385 418
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.44 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.38% +20.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 28 June 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
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 28 June 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
Hampshire +7 136 £385 -6.09% 20
Berkshire +9 124 £475 +8.57% 10
Surrey +5 107 £500 - 6
Buckinghamshire -32 52 £440 +4.76% 7
West Sussex +1 47 £450 - 3
Oxfordshire -13 38 £450 -6.25% 9
Kent -11 24 £425 -10.52% 3
East Sussex -1 15 £500 +9.58% 8
Middlesex +14 10 £450 +5.88% 2
Sussex -4 1 £450 -
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 606 (51.84%) Project Management
2 396 (33.88%) PRINCE2
3 291 (24.89%) Finance
4 258 (22.07%) Stakeholder Management
5 205 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
6 152 (13.00%) Migration
7 135 (11.55%) ITIL
8 131 (11.21%) Microsoft
9 117 (10.01%) Change Management
9 117 (10.01%) Security Cleared
10 114 (9.75%) Telecoms
11 111 (9.50%) PMI Certification
12 109 (9.32%) PMP
13 106 (9.07%) Microsoft Project
14 85 (7.27%) PMO
15 78 (6.67%) Data Centre
16 75 (6.42%) SC Cleared
17 72 (6.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 69 (5.90%) Retail
19 63 (5.39%) SAP
20 62 (5.30%) Microsoft Office
20 62 (5.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
20 62 (5.30%) Project Planning
21 59 (5.05%) Windows
21 59 (5.05%) Management Information System
22 57 (4.88%) QA
23 56 (4.79%) Oracle
24 55 (4.70%) Office 365
25 54 (4.62%) PMI
26 52 (4.45%) Degree

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 41 (3.51%) SharePoint
2 14 (1.20%) WebSphere
3 8 (0.68%) CMS
3 8 (0.68%) Skype for Business
4 5 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (0.43%) IIS
5 4 (0.34%) Confluence
5 4 (0.34%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.26%) Drupal
6 3 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.26%) IBM HTTP Server
6 3 (0.26%) LiveCycle
6 3 (0.26%) SAS
7 2 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.086%) Documentum
8 1 (0.086%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.086%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.086%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.086%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.086%) Umbraco
Applications
1 106 (9.07%) Microsoft Project
2 62 (5.30%) Microsoft Office
3 32 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
4 19 (1.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 17 (1.45%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.26%) Open Workbench
6 3 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.086%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.086%) Maya
7 1 (0.086%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 8 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.60%) Maximo
2 7 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.43%) NetSuite
3 5 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
3 5 (0.43%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.26%) Eagle PACE
5 3 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.26%) Staffware
5 3 (0.26%) Workday HCM
6 2 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.17%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.17%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.086%) BPCS
7 1 (0.086%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.086%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.086%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.086%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 55 (4.70%) Office 365
2 34 (2.91%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (1.11%) SaaS
5 9 (0.77%) OneDrive
5 9 (0.77%) SuccessFactors
6 8 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (0.68%) IaaS
7 5 (0.43%) G Suite
7 5 (0.43%) Yammer
8 3 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.26%) PaaS
9 1 (0.086%) Google Drive
9 1 (0.086%) Google Tag Manager
9 1 (0.086%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.31%) Wi-Fi
2 26 (2.22%) LAN
3 24 (2.05%) WAN
4 14 (1.20%) VoIP
5 12 (1.03%) LTE
6 10 (0.86%) Firewall
6 10 (0.86%) VoLTE
7 9 (0.77%) Network Security
8 8 (0.68%) Intranet
8 8 (0.68%) Skype
8 8 (0.68%) Unified Communications
8 8 (0.68%) Wireless
9 7 (0.60%) Internet
10 6 (0.51%) MPLS
10 6 (0.51%) SAN
10 6 (0.51%) VPN
11 4 (0.34%) LDAP
11 4 (0.34%) MGW
11 4 (0.34%) PSTN
12 3 (0.26%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (0.77%) DB2
2 7 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (0.60%) GIS
3 6 (0.51%) Data Lake
3 6 (0.51%) MS Access
3 6 (0.51%) SQL Server
4 4 (0.34%) Big Data
5 3 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (0.26%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.26%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.26%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.26%) SAP HANA
6 2 (0.17%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.17%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.17%) Electronic Patient Records
6 2 (0.17%) Geospatial Data
6 2 (0.17%) Power BI
7 1 (0.086%) OLAP
7 1 (0.086%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (0.77%) 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%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.086%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 291 (24.89%) Finance
2 114 (9.75%) Telecoms
3 69 (5.90%) Retail
4 39 (3.34%) Marketing
5 30 (2.57%) Banking
6 21 (1.80%) Manufacturing
6 21 (1.80%) Publishing
7 17 (1.45%) Legal
7 17 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
8 12 (1.03%) Back Office
8 12 (1.03%) Billing
9 10 (0.86%) Automotive
10 9 (0.77%) Advertising
10 9 (0.77%) French Language
11 7 (0.60%) Electronics
12 5 (0.43%) Digital Economy
13 4 (0.34%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.26%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.17%) Front Office
15 2 (0.17%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (0.94%) Middleware
2 5 (0.43%) .NET
2 5 (0.43%) Web Services
3 4 (0.34%) EDI
3 4 (0.34%) HTML
3 4 (0.34%) XML
4 2 (0.17%) JSON
4 2 (0.17%) Mason
4 2 (0.17%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (0.17%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.086%) COM
5 1 (0.086%) SAP Fiori
5 1 (0.086%) Velocity
5 1 (0.086%) WSDL
5 1 (0.086%) XMPP
5 1 (0.086%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 78 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 59 (5.05%) Management Information System
3 54 (4.62%) PMI
4 50 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (1.11%) NHS
6 12 (1.03%) Public Cloud
6 12 (1.03%) Virtual Team
7 10 (0.86%) Life Science
8 9 (0.77%) Smart Meter
9 7 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (0.60%) EPoS
10 6 (0.51%) Computer Science
10 6 (0.51%) Digital Media
10 6 (0.51%) Driving Licence
10 6 (0.51%) e-Learning
11 5 (0.43%) FMCG
11 5 (0.43%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (0.43%) IVR
11 5 (0.43%) PKI
11 5 (0.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 59 (5.05%) Windows
2 29 (2.48%) Windows 10
3 22 (1.88%) Linux
4 15 (1.28%) Unix
5 6 (0.51%) Windows 7
6 5 (0.43%) zOS
7 4 (0.34%) AIX
8 3 (0.26%) Solaris
8 3 (0.26%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.17%) Android
9 2 (0.17%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.086%) MVS
10 1 (0.086%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 606 (51.84%) Project Management
2 396 (33.88%) PRINCE2
3 258 (22.07%) Stakeholder Management
4 205 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
5 152 (13.00%) Migration
6 135 (11.55%) ITIL
7 117 (10.01%) Change Management
8 62 (5.30%) Project Planning
9 51 (4.36%) Risk Management
9 51 (4.36%) Scrum
10 46 (3.93%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 45 (3.85%) Supplier Management
11 45 (3.85%) Waterfall
12 44 (3.76%) CRM
13 42 (3.59%) Matrix Organization
13 42 (3.59%) SDLC
14 41 (3.51%) Business Analysis
15 39 (3.34%) E-Commerce
15 39 (3.34%) PRINCE
16 37 (3.17%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (1.54%) C
2 13 (1.11%) SQL
3 9 (0.77%) Java
4 3 (0.26%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.17%) PHP
6 1 (0.086%) C#
6 1 (0.086%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.086%) Python
Qualifications
1 117 (10.01%) Security Cleared
2 111 (9.50%) PMI Certification
3 109 (9.32%) PMP
4 75 (6.42%) SC Cleared
5 72 (6.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 62 (5.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 52 (4.45%) Degree
8 36 (3.08%) APMP
9 34 (2.91%) BPSS Clearance
10 16 (1.37%) DV Cleared
11 7 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.51%) CISA
12 6 (0.51%) CISSP
12 6 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (0.43%) CISM
13 5 (0.43%) HND
13 5 (0.43%) ISEB
14 4 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (0.34%) HNC
14 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (7.27%) PMO
2 57 (4.88%) QA
3 28 (2.40%) GDPR
4 13 (1.11%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.51%) PMBOK
6 5 (0.43%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.43%) GxP
6 5 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.43%) SLA
7 3 (0.26%) GMP
7 3 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.17%) IFRS
8 2 (0.17%) IFRS 9
8 2 (0.17%) ISO 22301
8 2 (0.17%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.086%) FATCA
9 1 (0.086%) MiFID
System Software
1 17 (1.45%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.17%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 2 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.17%) XenApp
4 2 (0.17%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.086%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.086%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (0.086%) vCloud
5 1 (0.086%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (1.03%) SCCM
2 9 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (0.34%) AirWatch
4 4 (0.34%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.17%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (0.17%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.086%) Forum Sentry
6 1 (0.086%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.086%) TeamSite
6 1 (0.086%) vRealize
Vendors
1 131 (11.21%) Microsoft
2 63 (5.39%) SAP
3 56 (4.79%) Oracle
4 30 (2.57%) Remedy
5 29 (2.48%) Motorola
6 26 (2.22%) Cisco
7 20 (1.71%) Workday
8 17 (1.45%) VMware
9 14 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (0.94%) Ericsson
11 8 (0.68%) Citrix
12 7 (0.60%) Apttus
12 7 (0.60%) Avaya
12 7 (0.60%) EMC
12 7 (0.60%) IBM
12 7 (0.60%) JD Edwards
12 7 (0.60%) PeopleSoft
12 7 (0.60%) Tableau
13 6 (0.51%) hybris
13 6 (0.51%) Verint
South East
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Brighton
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Rate: £350 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £375 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Surrey
Revoco
Rate: From £350 to £390 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Advento Staffing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £400 - £440 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
LEXSTRA
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 21 hours ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Kent
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £530 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Amersham
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £39000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Volt
Rate: £475.00 - £495.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Volt
Rate: From £475 to £495 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Modis International
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
UKCloud
Rate: Competitive Rates / Negotiable
Posted: 7 days ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Thames Valley Police
Rate: £36,592 Fixed Term Contract for 12 months
Posted: 18 days ago
Milton Keynes
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £460 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
South East
IntaPeople
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago