Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Project Manager was £468 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 24 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.

Software Project Manager
England > South East
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 338 330 353
Rank change year-on-year -8 +23 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Software Project Manager 37 49 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.22% 0.29% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.31% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 39 36
South East median daily rate £468 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.58% +11.76% +5.59%
10th Percentile £358 £358 £385
90th Percentile £570 £578 £538
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South East median hourly rate - £67.50 -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £38.00 £41.63
% change year-on-year +18.42% -8.71% +85.00%

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 15902 15635 18500
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.50% 93.94% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9436 9281 10868
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 641 786 927
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +5.41% +15.63%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.25 £10.33
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%

Software Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Software Project Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 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 -6 19 £525 +4.95% 4
Oxfordshire +12 12 £525 +7.69% 1
Hampshire +12 8 £388 -7.46% 1
West Sussex -8 6 £450 +23.29% 1
Berkshire +7 5 £375 -28.61% 3
Surrey -11 2 £430 -9.47% 1
Buckinghamshire -22 2 £468 -15.00%
Middlesex +6 1 £475 -10.38%
Software Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 28 (75.68%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (54.05%) Stakeholder Management
2 20 (54.05%) Project Management
3 14 (37.84%) Software Delivery
4 10 (27.03%) Finance
5 8 (21.62%) PRINCE2
5 8 (21.62%) Scrum
6 7 (18.92%) JIRA
6 7 (18.92%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (18.92%) Waterfall
7 6 (16.22%) SDLC
7 6 (16.22%) Computer Science
7 6 (16.22%) PMP
7 6 (16.22%) Change Management
8 5 (13.51%) PMI Certification
8 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
8 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Project
8 5 (13.51%) Publishing
8 5 (13.51%) Supplier Management
8 5 (13.51%) Degree
8 5 (13.51%) Analytics
9 4 (10.81%) Confluence
9 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
9 4 (10.81%) Project Governance
9 4 (10.81%) Web Analytics
9 4 (10.81%) Data Analysis
9 4 (10.81%) Software Engineering
9 4 (10.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (10.81%) E-Commerce
9 4 (10.81%) Manufacturing

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 4 (10.81%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.70%) EngageOne
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Exstream
1 1 (2.70%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) SaaS
1 1 (2.70%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (18.92%) JIRA
General
1 10 (27.03%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Publishing
3 4 (10.81%) Manufacturing
4 3 (8.11%) Retail
5 2 (5.41%) Automotive
5 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.70%) Back Office
6 1 (2.70%) Banking
6 1 (2.70%) Games
6 1 (2.70%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) Infotainment
2 2 (5.41%) PMI
3 1 (2.70%) FMCG
3 1 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.70%) Learning Management System
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (75.68%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (54.05%) Project Management
2 20 (54.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (37.84%) Software Delivery
4 8 (21.62%) PRINCE2
4 8 (21.62%) Scrum
5 7 (18.92%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (18.92%) Waterfall
6 6 (16.22%) Change Management
6 6 (16.22%) SDLC
7 5 (13.51%) Analytics
7 5 (13.51%) Supplier Management
8 4 (10.81%) Data Analysis
8 4 (10.81%) E-Commerce
8 4 (10.81%) Project Governance
8 4 (10.81%) Software Engineering
8 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
8 4 (10.81%) Web Analytics
9 3 (8.11%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
9 3 (8.11%) Resource Allocation
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) PMP
2 5 (13.51%) Degree
2 5 (13.51%) PMI Certification
3 4 (10.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (5.41%) Master's Degree
4 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) PMO
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle
2 1 (2.70%) SAP
2 1 (2.70%) TIBCO