The median contractor rate for a Software Project Manager was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 29 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.

Software Project Manager
England / South East
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 237 244 237
Rank change year-on-year +7 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Project Manager 11 22 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.14% 0.24% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.25% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 19 19
Median daily rate £488 £400 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.87% -11.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £296 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £480 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £425
% change year-on-year -6.25% -5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £62.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +38.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £62.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -28.00% +38.88%  

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 7404 8887 9270
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.10% 95.11% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4201 5439 4953
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 £235 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 384 451
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +8.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Software Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Project Manager in the South East

Software 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 Software Project Manager in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Project Manager in the South East

Software Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Project Manager in the South East over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Project Manager in the South East

Software 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 Software Project Manager in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Project Manager in the South East

Software 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 Software Project Manager within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 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 +30 5 £500 +25.00% 6
Hampshire +9 2 £418 +15.17% 3
Middlesex +3 1 £538 +7.50%
Surrey -6 1 £550 +29.41% 2
West Sussex - 1 £380 -
Kent - 1 £475 -
Software Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Software 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 Software Project Manager in the job title.

1 22 (68.75%) Project Management
2 19 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (31.25%) Waterfall
3 10 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (21.88%) Scrum
4 7 (21.88%) PRINCE2
5 6 (18.75%) Software Delivery
5 6 (18.75%) SDLC
5 6 (18.75%) Software Engineering
6 5 (15.63%) Confluence
6 5 (15.63%) JIRA
7 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
7 4 (12.50%) E-Commerce
7 4 (12.50%) Finance
8 3 (9.38%) Change Management
8 3 (9.38%) Manufacturing
8 3 (9.38%) Publishing
8 3 (9.38%) MS Office
8 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
8 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (9.38%) Supplier Management
8 3 (9.38%) Degree
8 3 (9.38%) Data Analysis
8 3 (9.38%) Banking
8 3 (9.38%) Retail
8 3 (9.38%) Resource Allocation
8 3 (9.38%) Project Governance
8 3 (9.38%) Spreadsheet

Software 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 5 (15.63%) Confluence
2 1 (3.13%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Office
1 3 (9.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Taleo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) GIS
Development Applications
1 5 (15.63%) JIRA
General
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Banking
2 3 (9.38%) Manufacturing
2 3 (9.38%) Publishing
2 3 (9.38%) Retail
3 2 (6.25%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (68.75%) Project Management
2 19 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (31.25%) Waterfall
4 7 (21.88%) PRINCE2
4 7 (21.88%) Scrum
5 6 (18.75%) SDLC
5 6 (18.75%) Software Delivery
5 6 (18.75%) Software Engineering
6 4 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
7 3 (9.38%) Change Management
7 3 (9.38%) Data Analysis
7 3 (9.38%) Project Governance
7 3 (9.38%) Resource Allocation
7 3 (9.38%) Supplier Management
8 2 (6.25%) BDD
8 2 (6.25%) Project Planning
8 2 (6.25%) Website Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (3.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Degree
1 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) PMP
Vendors
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle
2 1 (3.13%) PeopleSoft
2 1 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (3.13%) Workday
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