Period
to 18 June 2019

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 18 June 2019.

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 West
6 months to
18 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 42 21 18
Rank change year-on-year -21 -3 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 311 347 412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.19% 6.97% 7.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.43% 7.33% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 224 319
South West median daily rate £400 £414 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.32% +5.41% -4.27%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £287
90th Percentile £544 £525 £515
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 4
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £30.48 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.42% -28.28% +100.24%
10th Percentile £36.28 £21.25 £30.20
90th Percentile £55.93 £52.95 £47.63
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.56
% change year-on-year - +7.51% -14.89%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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 West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 5,723 4,734 5,019
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.49% 95.12% 95.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,628 2,836 3,158
South West median daily rate £438 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £220
90th Percentile £623 £550 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £434
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.81% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 275 281
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £28.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.35% -25.97% +2.67%
10th Percentile £12.14 £11.80 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.05 £48.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £19.50 £18.51 £18.98
% change year-on-year +5.33% -2.46% -5.10%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in the South West

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 Project Manager in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in the South West

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in the South West over the 6 months to 18 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Manager in the South West

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 Project Manager in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Manager in the South West

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in the South West over the 6 months to 18 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Project Manager in the South West

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 Project Manager within the South West region over the 6 months to 18 June 2019. 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
Bristol -9 114 £400 -4.48% 23
Wiltshire -30 75 £430 +3.61% 11
Devon +2 61 £363 -1.02% 6
Gloucestershire -11 26 £400 -14.89% 5
Somerset -7 15 £356 -5.00% 4
Dorset -6 8 £548 +18.38% 3
Cornwall -11 3 £550 +37.50% 2
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 June 2019, Project Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 133 (42.77%) Project Management
2 86 (27.65%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (27.33%) Security Cleared
4 81 (26.05%) PRINCE2
5 72 (23.15%) Finance
6 65 (20.90%) SC Cleared
7 54 (17.36%) Stakeholder Management
8 51 (16.40%) Migration
9 41 (13.18%) Microsoft Project
10 34 (10.93%) Microsoft
11 28 (9.00%) Problem-Solving
12 25 (8.04%) Microsoft Azure
13 24 (7.72%) APMP
14 23 (7.40%) Change Control
15 19 (6.11%) CRM
15 19 (6.11%) ERP
16 18 (5.79%) ITIL
16 18 (5.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 18 (5.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 18 (5.79%) Project Planning
17 17 (5.47%) Programme Management
18 16 (5.14%) Telecoms
18 16 (5.14%) Waterfall
18 16 (5.14%) Office 365
19 15 (4.82%) DV Cleared
19 15 (4.82%) Service Management
20 14 (4.50%) Military
20 14 (4.50%) User Experience
21 13 (4.18%) Retail
21 13 (4.18%) SAP

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 8 (2.57%) MS Project Server
2 7 (2.25%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.64%) CMS
4 2 (0.64%) Confluence
5 1 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.32%) IIS
Applications
1 41 (13.18%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (1.93%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.29%) assyst
2 3 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.64%) Minerva
3 2 (0.64%) SAP PLM
3 2 (0.64%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.32%) Primavera
4 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.32%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 25 (8.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (5.14%) Office 365
3 4 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.96%) Boomi
4 3 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (0.96%) GitHub
4 3 (0.96%) SaaS
5 2 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.64%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.32%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.32%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.96%) SAN
1 3 (0.96%) VoIP
2 2 (0.64%) WAN
3 1 (0.32%) Broadband
3 1 (0.32%) Internet
3 1 (0.32%) LAN
3 1 (0.32%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
1 3 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.32%) EDRMS
2 1 (0.32%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (0.32%) Power BI
2 1 (0.32%) QlikView
2 1 (0.32%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 13 (4.18%) JIRA
2 3 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.64%) Bitbucket
General
1 72 (23.15%) Finance
2 16 (5.14%) Telecoms
3 14 (4.50%) Military
4 13 (4.18%) Retail
5 9 (2.89%) Marketing
6 8 (2.57%) Manufacturing
7 7 (2.25%) Banking
8 5 (1.61%) Billing
8 5 (1.61%) Local Government
9 4 (1.29%) Law
9 4 (1.29%) Legal
10 3 (0.96%) Electronics
11 2 (0.64%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.32%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.29%) Middleware
2 2 (0.64%) JFC
3 1 (0.32%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.50%) User Experience
2 12 (3.86%) Data Centre
3 11 (3.54%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (2.57%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.25%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.25%) NHS
6 5 (1.61%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.61%) PMI
7 3 (0.96%) CCTV
7 3 (0.96%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.64%) Reinsurance
8 2 (0.64%) VLE
9 1 (0.32%) Animation
9 1 (0.32%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.32%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.32%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.32%) FMCG
9 1 (0.32%) Photography
9 1 (0.32%) PKI
9 1 (0.32%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 9 (2.89%) Windows
2 5 (1.61%) Windows 7
3 4 (1.29%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.64%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.32%) Linux
5 1 (0.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (42.77%) Project Management
2 86 (27.65%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (26.05%) PRINCE2
4 54 (17.36%) Stakeholder Management
5 51 (16.40%) Migration
6 28 (9.00%) Problem-Solving
7 23 (7.40%) Change Control
8 19 (6.11%) CRM
8 19 (6.11%) ERP
9 18 (5.79%) ITIL
9 18 (5.79%) Project Planning
9 18 (5.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 17 (5.47%) Programme Management
11 16 (5.14%) Waterfall
12 15 (4.82%) Service Management
13 12 (3.86%) Change Management
13 12 (3.86%) E-Commerce
13 12 (3.86%) Risk Management
14 11 (3.54%) Continuous Improvement
14 11 (3.54%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.61%) C
2 4 (1.29%) SQL
3 1 (0.32%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 85 (27.33%) Security Cleared
2 65 (20.90%) SC Cleared
3 24 (7.72%) APMP
4 18 (5.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 15 (4.82%) DV Cleared
6 12 (3.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 6 (1.93%) PMI Certification
8 5 (1.61%) Degree
9 4 (1.29%) PMP
10 3 (0.96%) CISM
10 3 (0.96%) CISSP
11 2 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.32%) MAPM
12 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.32%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.86%) PMO
2 5 (1.61%) QA
3 4 (1.29%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.96%) GDPR
5 2 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.32%) COBIT
6 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (0.96%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.29%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (0.96%) Grafana
2 3 (0.96%) Kibana
3 2 (0.64%) MIIS
4 1 (0.32%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 34 (10.93%) Microsoft
2 13 (4.18%) SAP
3 7 (2.25%) ServiceNow
4 6 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (1.61%) Oracle
5 5 (1.61%) Splunk
6 4 (1.29%) Citrix
6 4 (1.29%) VMware
7 3 (0.96%) Cisco
7 3 (0.96%) Dell
7 3 (0.96%) Informatica
7 3 (0.96%) MuleSoft
7 3 (0.96%) Talend
8 2 (0.64%) Google
8 2 (0.64%) hybris
8 2 (0.64%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.64%) JDA
8 2 (0.64%) Sage
9 1 (0.32%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.32%) RedPrairie