Period
to 20 November 2019

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 20 November 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
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 43 33 25
Rank change year-on-year -10 -8 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 342 373 362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.28% 5.92% 6.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.55% 6.23% 6.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 252 262
South West median daily rate £425 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £540 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 3
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £38.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +8.00% +1.12%
10th Percentile £31.03 £32.63 £35.34
90th Percentile £47.20 £59.50 £42.03
England median hourly rate £36.70 £35.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year +4.86% +12.00% -9.42%

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 6,160 5,984 5,345
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.06% 95.00% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,925 3,754 3,345
South West median daily rate £432 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.53% +9.68% +3.33%
10th Percentile £257 £250 £210
90th Percentile £613 £575 £538
England median daily rate £470 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +4.44% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 318 281 251
South West median hourly rate £40.25 £39.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.21% +30.00% +20.00%
10th Percentile £12.32 £12.50 £11.34
90th Percentile £53.75 £49.25 £50.00
England median hourly rate £19.50 £18.50 £18.66
% change year-on-year +5.41% -0.86% +0.86%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 20 November 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 -1 119 £425 +6.25% 27
Wiltshire +4 109 £438 -2.56% 10
Devon +3 41 £415 -2.35% 6
Gloucestershire -28 20 £405 +8.00% 9
Somerset -4 18 £400 -8.57% 6
Dorset -4 12 £463 +15.63% 1
Cornwall +1 5 £513 +46.43%
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 130 (38.01%) Project Management
2 91 (26.61%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (26.61%) Security Cleared
3 88 (25.73%) Finance
4 80 (23.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 79 (23.10%) PRINCE2
6 57 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 56 (16.37%) Public Sector
7 56 (16.37%) Project Delivery
8 37 (10.82%) Migration
8 37 (10.82%) Project Planning
9 35 (10.23%) Microsoft
10 31 (9.06%) Risk Management
11 29 (8.48%) Change Management
12 23 (6.73%) Microsoft Project
12 23 (6.73%) Microsoft Office
12 23 (6.73%) Office 365
12 23 (6.73%) Cybersecurity
13 21 (6.14%) Business Intelligence
14 20 (5.85%) SAP
15 19 (5.56%) Retail
16 18 (5.26%) Telecoms
17 17 (4.97%) SharePoint
17 17 (4.97%) ERP
17 17 (4.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 17 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
18 16 (4.68%) CRM
19 15 (4.39%) Manufacturing
19 15 (4.39%) E-Commerce
19 15 (4.39%) DV Cleared

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 17 (4.97%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.34%) Skype for Business
3 7 (2.05%) CMS
4 4 (1.17%) MS Project Server
5 3 (0.88%) Drupal
6 2 (0.58%) ColdFusion
6 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.58%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.29%) Confluence
Applications
1 23 (6.73%) Microsoft Office
1 23 (6.73%) Microsoft Project
2 11 (3.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (3.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.58%) Minerva
3 2 (0.58%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.58%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.29%) Magento
4 1 (0.29%) Primavera
4 1 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.29%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 23 (6.73%) Office 365
2 14 (4.09%) Azure
3 8 (2.34%) AWS
3 8 (2.34%) Power Platform
4 7 (2.05%) SaaS
5 3 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.58%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.29%) IaaS
7 1 (0.29%) PaaS
7 1 (0.29%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 1 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.34%) LAN
1 8 (2.34%) Skype
2 7 (2.05%) WAN
3 4 (1.17%) DKIM
3 4 (1.17%) Unified Communications
4 3 (0.88%) Extranet
4 3 (0.88%) Internet
4 3 (0.88%) Intranet
5 2 (0.58%) VoIP
5 2 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.58%) Z-Wave
6 1 (0.29%) 2G
6 1 (0.29%) 3G
6 1 (0.29%) 4G
6 1 (0.29%) DMARC
6 1 (0.29%) PSTN
6 1 (0.29%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.29%) SAN
6 1 (0.29%) Wireless
6 1 (0.29%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.34%) Power BI
2 4 (1.17%) QlikView
2 4 (1.17%) SAP HANA
3 3 (0.88%) SAP BW
4 2 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.58%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (1.46%) JIRA
2 2 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 88 (25.73%) Finance
2 56 (16.37%) Public Sector
3 19 (5.56%) Retail
4 18 (5.26%) Telecoms
5 15 (4.39%) Manufacturing
6 13 (3.80%) Marketing
7 11 (3.22%) Electronics
8 10 (2.92%) Billing
9 8 (2.34%) Banking
10 3 (0.88%) Legal
10 3 (0.88%) Local Government
10 3 (0.88%) Military
11 2 (0.58%) Back Office
11 2 (0.58%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.29%) Automotive
12 1 (0.29%) Housing Association
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.75%) .NET
2 3 (0.88%) Web Services
3 2 (0.58%) JFC
3 2 (0.58%) LDAP
4 1 (0.29%) CSS
4 1 (0.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.80%) Data Centre
3 12 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (2.34%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (2.05%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.75%) NHS
6 6 (1.75%) User Experience
7 5 (1.46%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.17%) PMI
9 3 (0.88%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.88%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.58%) CMDB
11 1 (0.29%) Animation
11 1 (0.29%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.29%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.29%) PKI
11 1 (0.29%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.29%) Tandem
11 1 (0.29%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.29%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (2.63%) Windows
2 5 (1.46%) Windows 10
3 2 (0.58%) Mac OS X
3 2 (0.58%) Windows 7
3 2 (0.58%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (38.01%) Project Management
2 91 (26.61%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (23.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 79 (23.10%) PRINCE2
5 56 (16.37%) Project Delivery
6 37 (10.82%) Migration
6 37 (10.82%) Project Planning
7 31 (9.06%) Risk Management
8 29 (8.48%) Change Management
9 23 (6.73%) Cybersecurity
10 21 (6.14%) Business Intelligence
11 17 (4.97%) ERP
12 16 (4.68%) CRM
13 15 (4.39%) E-Commerce
13 15 (4.39%) Problem-Solving
13 15 (4.39%) Waterfall
14 14 (4.09%) ITIL
14 14 (4.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 13 (3.80%) Programme Management
16 12 (3.51%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (0.58%) C
2 1 (0.29%) C#
2 1 (0.29%) Java
2 1 (0.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 91 (26.61%) Security Cleared
2 57 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 17 (4.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 15 (4.39%) DV Cleared
5 14 (4.09%) PMP
6 13 (3.80%) APMP
7 11 (3.22%) Degree
8 10 (2.92%) PMI Certification
8 10 (2.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.88%) HND
11 1 (0.29%) CHECK Team Leader
11 1 (0.29%) CHECK Team Member
11 1 (0.29%) CISSP
11 1 (0.29%) CREST Certified
11 1 (0.29%) GCIH
11 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.29%) MOS
11 1 (0.29%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.92%) QA
2 9 (2.63%) PMO
3 5 (1.46%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (0.58%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.58%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.29%) COBIT
5 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.29%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.29%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.29%) ISO 9002
5 1 (0.29%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (0.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.58%) CASB
2 1 (0.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (0.29%) WMI
Vendors
1 35 (10.23%) Microsoft
2 20 (5.85%) SAP
3 10 (2.92%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (2.05%) CheckPoint
5 5 (1.46%) hybris
6 4 (1.17%) ServiceNow
7 3 (0.88%) Cisco
7 3 (0.88%) Demandware
8 2 (0.58%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.58%) JDA
8 2 (0.58%) Oracle
8 2 (0.58%) Sage
8 2 (0.58%) Tableau
8 2 (0.58%) YouTube
9 1 (0.29%) Adobe
9 1 (0.29%) Citrix
9 1 (0.29%) Civica
9 1 (0.29%) FireEye
9 1 (0.29%) RedPrairie
9 1 (0.29%) Workday