The median contractor rate for an IT Project Manager was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 24 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.

IT Project Manager
England / South West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 109 113
Rank change year-on-year -11 +4  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Project Manager 16 32 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.60% 1.07% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 1.13% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 22 24
Median daily rate £375 £376 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.33% -5.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £326 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £434 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £425 £413
% change year-on-year -3.41% +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.50 £35.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year +27.27% +5.14%  

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 West. 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 West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2564 2841 2973
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.78% 95.34% 95.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1602 1836 1909
Median daily rate £375 £368 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% -0.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 141 200
Median hourly rate £39.50 £27.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.63% +57.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

IT Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Project Manager in the South West

IT Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Project Manager in the South West

IT Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Project Manager in the South West over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Project Manager in the South West

IT Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Project Manager in the South West

IT Project Manager
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Project Manager within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 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
Devon -3 5 £305 -4.68% 1
Bristol -4 4 £424 +12.31% 4
Gloucestershire - 2 £406 -
Dorset +2 1 £425 +13.33% 1
Somerset - 1 £350 -
Cornwall - 1 £370 -
IT Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT 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 West region featuring IT Project Manager in the job title.

1 15 (51.72%) Project Management
2 11 (37.93%) PRINCE2
3 8 (27.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (24.14%) Finance
4 7 (24.14%) Migration
5 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (17.24%) Software Delivery
7 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
7 4 (13.79%) Office 365
7 4 (13.79%) ITIL
7 4 (13.79%) Change Management
7 4 (13.79%) Risk Management
8 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
8 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
8 3 (10.34%) Waterfall
8 3 (10.34%) Project Governance
8 3 (10.34%) Data Centre
9 2 (6.90%) Windows 10
9 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (6.90%) APMP
9 2 (6.90%) Contingency Planning
9 2 (6.90%) QA
9 2 (6.90%) ERP
9 2 (6.90%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (3.45%) Aerospace
10 1 (3.45%) FileNet
10 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
10 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Office

IT Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 1 (3.45%) FileNet
1 1 (3.45%) IBM Notes
1 1 (3.45%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.45%) Unified Communications
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.45%) Marketing
2 1 (3.45%) Military
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.45%) CCTV
2 1 (3.45%) FlexPod
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.45%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Windows 10
2 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) Project Management
2 11 (37.93%) PRINCE2
3 8 (27.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (24.14%) Migration
5 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (17.24%) Software Delivery
7 4 (13.79%) Change Management
7 4 (13.79%) ITIL
7 4 (13.79%) Risk Management
7 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
8 3 (10.34%) Project Governance
8 3 (10.34%) Waterfall
9 2 (6.90%) Contingency Planning
9 2 (6.90%) ERP
10 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce
10 1 (3.45%) Information Security
10 1 (3.45%) PRINCE
10 1 (3.45%) SFIA
10 1 (3.45%) SOA
10 1 (3.45%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
1 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) APMP
2 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (3.45%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.45%) MCSE
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.45%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.45%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) PMO
Vendors
1 1 (3.45%) Lotus
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.45%) NetApp
1 1 (3.45%) Pega
1 1 (3.45%) Pegasus