The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales 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.

Project Manager
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 37 18
Rank change year-on-year +13 -19  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 32 33 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 5.68% 5.96% 7.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.86% 6.02% 7.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 27 23
Median daily rate £363 £362 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.13% -8.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £261 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £414 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £50.50 £54.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.48% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year -8.57% -3.44%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales. 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 Wales
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 546 548 431
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 96.98% 98.92% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 368 297
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 36 20
Median hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.92% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £29.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in South Wales

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Project Manager in South Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in South Wales

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Manager in South Wales

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Manager in South Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Manager in South Wales

Project Manager
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales 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
Cardiff +30 22 £413 +17.85% 1
Newport -8 4 £383 +1.32%
Glamorgan - 1 - -
Project Manager
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Wales region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 24 (36.92%) Project Management
2 20 (30.77%) Finance
3 19 (29.23%) PRINCE2
4 17 (26.15%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (18.46%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (13.85%) SharePoint
7 8 (12.31%) Microsoft
7 8 (12.31%) Waterfall
8 7 (10.77%) PMP
9 6 (9.23%) PMI Certification
9 6 (9.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (9.23%) PRINCE
9 6 (9.23%) PMI
9 6 (9.23%) Supplier Management
10 5 (7.69%) Security Cleared
10 5 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
10 5 (7.69%) SAP
10 5 (7.69%) MS Project
11 4 (6.15%) Oracle
11 4 (6.15%) ERP
11 4 (6.15%) Avaya
11 4 (6.15%) Information Security
11 4 (6.15%) PCI DSS
11 4 (6.15%) SC Cleared
12 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (4.62%) ISMS
12 3 (4.62%) Data Mapping
12 3 (4.62%) French Language
12 3 (4.62%) Information Management
12 3 (4.62%) Management Information System

Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 9 (13.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (7.69%) MS Project
2 3 (4.62%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.08%) Sage X3
3 1 (1.54%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.54%) Intranet
1 1 (1.54%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.08%) Crystal Reports
1 2 (3.08%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.54%) Big Data
2 1 (1.54%) Relational Database
General
1 20 (30.77%) Finance
2 3 (4.62%) Back Office
2 3 (4.62%) French Language
3 2 (3.08%) Advertising
3 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.23%) PMI
2 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.62%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.08%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.54%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (36.92%) Project Management
2 19 (29.23%) PRINCE2
3 17 (26.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (18.46%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (12.31%) Waterfall
6 6 (9.23%) PRINCE
6 6 (9.23%) Supplier Management
7 5 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (6.15%) ERP
8 4 (6.15%) Information Security
9 3 (4.62%) Data Mapping
9 3 (4.62%) Information Management
9 3 (4.62%) ISMS
9 3 (4.62%) ITIL
10 2 (3.08%) Business Transformation
10 2 (3.08%) Change Management
10 2 (3.08%) Portfolio Management
10 2 (3.08%) Process Improvement
10 2 (3.08%) Programme Management
10 2 (3.08%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 7 (10.77%) PMP
2 6 (9.23%) PMI Certification
2 6 (9.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 5 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 4 (6.15%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.08%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (3.08%) CISSP
6 1 (1.54%) APMP
6 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.08%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.54%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.54%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (12.31%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.69%) SAP
3 4 (6.15%) Avaya
3 4 (6.15%) Oracle
4 2 (3.08%) Sage
5 1 (1.54%) ServiceNow