Period
to 18 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £421 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 18 December 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
England > South West
6 months to
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 32 21
Rank change year-on-year +6 -11 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 327 290 495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.89% 5.19% 7.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.20% 5.48% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 214 385
South West median daily rate £421 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.31% - -4.76%
10th Percentile £306 £263 £313
90th Percentile £541 £538 £520
England median daily rate £463 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 8
South West median hourly rate £38.43 £38.00 £20.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +84.24% -6.25%
10th Percentile £35.34 £21.20 £19.60
90th Percentile £42.03 £42.55 £42.00
England median hourly rate £32.50 £33.28 £33.00
% change year-on-year -2.34% +0.85% +8.20%

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 5275 5290 6231
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.06% 94.72% 95.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3322 3439 4095
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £210 £213 £225
90th Percentile £538 £550 £520
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 257 364 386
South West median hourly rate £27.50 £25.88 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.28% -13.75% +50.00%
10th Percentile £11.30 £11.08 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.35 £45.88
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 December 2017.

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
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 December 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
Bristol -3 98 £410 +2.50% 13
Wiltshire +5 93 £460 +9.79% 4
Devon +1 32 £375 +7.14% 3
Gloucestershire +20 28 £425 -5.56%
Cornwall +8 20 £363 +20.83%
Somerset -2 19 £425 - 5
Dorset -5 14 £488 +19.27% 3
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 West region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 164 (50.15%) Project Management
2 112 (34.25%) PRINCE2
3 108 (33.03%) Finance
4 89 (27.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 83 (25.38%) Agile Software Development
6 72 (22.02%) Security Cleared
7 44 (13.46%) SC Cleared
8 42 (12.84%) Risk Management
9 37 (11.31%) Change Management
10 32 (9.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 31 (9.48%) Programme Management
12 30 (9.17%) Project Planning
13 28 (8.56%) Change Control
14 27 (8.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 26 (7.95%) Migration
16 25 (7.65%) Office 365
17 24 (7.34%) Microsoft Project
18 23 (7.03%) Scrum
19 22 (6.73%) DV Cleared
20 21 (6.42%) Microsoft Office
20 21 (6.42%) ITIL
21 20 (6.12%) Telecoms
22 18 (5.50%) Manufacturing
22 18 (5.50%) SAP
22 18 (5.50%) Project Governance
22 18 (5.50%) Collaborative Working
23 17 (5.20%) Microsoft
23 17 (5.20%) Degree
24 15 (4.59%) Retail
24 15 (4.59%) SharePoint

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 15 (4.59%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.75%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (1.22%) Confluence
4 2 (0.61%) CMS
5 1 (0.31%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.31%) SAS
5 1 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 24 (7.34%) Microsoft Project
2 21 (6.42%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (2.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.92%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.61%) Primavera
1 2 (0.61%) SAP BPC
1 2 (0.61%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.31%) Maximo
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.31%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.31%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 25 (7.65%) Office 365
2 7 (2.14%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.31%) Heroku
3 1 (0.31%) PaaS
3 1 (0.31%) SaaS
3 1 (0.31%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.67%) Wi-Fi
2 11 (3.36%) Broadband
2 11 (3.36%) WAN
3 10 (3.06%) LAN
4 6 (1.83%) SMS
5 5 (1.53%) Unified Communications
6 3 (0.92%) Wireless
7 2 (0.61%) 3G
7 2 (0.61%) 4G
7 2 (0.61%) Firewall
7 2 (0.61%) Network Security
8 1 (0.31%) 2G
8 1 (0.31%) Intelligent Network
8 1 (0.31%) Intranet
8 1 (0.31%) MPLS
8 1 (0.31%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.31%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.31%) SAN
8 1 (0.31%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.61%) Big Data
2 2 (0.61%) EDRMS
2 2 (0.61%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.31%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.31%) GIS
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.31%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.31%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.14%) JIRA
2 1 (0.31%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (0.31%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.31%) VersionOne
General
1 108 (33.03%) Finance
2 20 (6.12%) Telecoms
3 18 (5.50%) Manufacturing
4 15 (4.59%) Retail
5 11 (3.36%) Marketing
6 9 (2.75%) Military
7 7 (2.14%) Legal
8 6 (1.83%) Electronics
8 6 (1.83%) Local Government
9 5 (1.53%) Automotive
10 4 (1.22%) Back Office
10 4 (1.22%) Billing
11 3 (0.92%) Banking
12 1 (0.31%) Advertising
12 1 (0.31%) French Language
12 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.22%) JFC
2 2 (0.61%) Web Services
3 1 (0.31%) CSS
3 1 (0.31%) Flask
3 1 (0.31%) HTML
3 1 (0.31%) Spring
3 1 (0.31%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 15 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.36%) PMI
3 7 (2.14%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.53%) NHS
5 4 (1.22%) Driving Licence
5 4 (1.22%) SCADA
6 3 (0.92%) Data Centre
6 3 (0.92%) User Experience
6 3 (0.92%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.31%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.31%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.31%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.31%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.31%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.31%) EPoS
7 1 (0.31%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.31%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.31%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.31%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (3.06%) Windows
2 6 (1.83%) Windows 10
3 3 (0.92%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (50.15%) Project Management
2 112 (34.25%) PRINCE2
3 89 (27.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 83 (25.38%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (12.84%) Risk Management
6 37 (11.31%) Change Management
7 32 (9.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 31 (9.48%) Programme Management
9 30 (9.17%) Project Planning
10 28 (8.56%) Change Control
11 26 (7.95%) Migration
12 23 (7.03%) Scrum
13 21 (6.42%) ITIL
14 18 (5.50%) Collaborative Working
14 18 (5.50%) Project Governance
15 15 (4.59%) Continuous Improvement
16 14 (4.28%) ERP
16 14 (4.28%) Waterfall
17 12 (3.67%) Business Intelligence
17 12 (3.67%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.75%) C
2 1 (0.31%) C#
2 1 (0.31%) Java
2 1 (0.31%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.31%) Python
2 1 (0.31%) SQL
2 1 (0.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 72 (22.02%) Security Cleared
2 44 (13.46%) SC Cleared
3 27 (8.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 22 (6.73%) DV Cleared
5 17 (5.20%) Degree
6 13 (3.98%) PMI Certification
6 13 (3.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 7 (2.14%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (1.83%) APMP
8 6 (1.83%) ISEB
9 4 (1.22%) PMP
10 3 (0.92%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.61%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.61%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 2 (0.61%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 1 (0.31%) CCNA
12 1 (0.31%) CCNP
12 1 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.31%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.31%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.98%) PMO
2 9 (2.75%) QA
3 5 (1.53%) GDPR
4 4 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (1.22%) ISO 14001
4 4 (1.22%) ISO 9001
4 4 (1.22%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.61%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.61%) SLA
6 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (0.92%) Active Directory
1 3 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.31%) Docker
2 1 (0.31%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (0.92%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (5.50%) SAP
2 17 (5.20%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.14%) Cisco
4 6 (1.83%) Citrix
5 5 (1.53%) VMware
5 5 (1.53%) WSO2
6 3 (0.92%) Capita
7 2 (0.61%) hybris
7 2 (0.61%) LANDesk
7 2 (0.61%) NetApp
7 2 (0.61%) Oracle
7 2 (0.61%) ServiceNow
7 2 (0.61%) Splunk
8 1 (0.31%) Anaplan
8 1 (0.31%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.31%) CyberArk
8 1 (0.31%) Ericsson
8 1 (0.31%) Guidewire
8 1 (0.31%) Nokia
8 1 (0.31%) Red Hat