Period
to 21 October 2018

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 21 October 2018.

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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 22 31
Rank change year-on-year -5 +9 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 392 368 324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 6.49% 6.69% 5.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.83% 7.02% 5.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 268 242
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -1.23%
10th Percentile £313 £295 £275
90th Percentile £575 £525 £536
England median daily rate £470 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +4.44% - +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 17
South West median hourly rate £41.50 £38.43 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% +5.27% -13.10%
10th Percentile £27.85 £35.34 £20.72
90th Percentile £59.50 £42.03 £41.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year +7.69% -10.34% -11.59%

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 5,737 5,241 5,533
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.97% 95.33% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,526 3,270 3,569
South West median daily rate £418 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.33% - -
10th Percentile £250 £213 £215
90th Percentile £575 £535 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 292 245 331
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.21% +20.00% +0.92%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.77 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.50 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +4.11%

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 21 October 2018.

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 21 October 2018.

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 21 October 2018. 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 -7 140 £400 - 31
Wiltshire -14 75 £443 -1.12% 8
Devon +17 53 £425 +25.93% 2
Gloucestershire +14 39 £375 -11.76% 7
Somerset -1 23 £425 +1.80% 10
Dorset +7 19 £400 -6.98% 3
Cornwall -4 17 £350 -6.67% 2
Avon - 1 £550 -
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, 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.

1 174 (44.39%) Project Management
2 132 (33.67%) PRINCE2
3 117 (29.85%) Agile Software Development
4 107 (27.30%) Finance
4 107 (27.30%) Stakeholder Management
5 91 (23.21%) Security Cleared
6 71 (18.11%) SC Cleared
7 45 (11.48%) Migration
8 34 (8.67%) Waterfall
9 33 (8.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 29 (7.40%) Business Intelligence
10 29 (7.40%) Scrum
10 29 (7.40%) Change Management
11 28 (7.14%) Microsoft
12 27 (6.89%) Risk Management
13 24 (6.12%) Project Planning
13 24 (6.12%) Microsoft Project
13 24 (6.12%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 24 (6.12%) Office 365
14 22 (5.61%) Data Warehouse
15 21 (5.36%) Telecoms
16 20 (5.10%) Manufacturing
16 20 (5.10%) Windows
16 20 (5.10%) CRM
17 19 (4.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 19 (4.85%) PRINCE
17 19 (4.85%) Microsoft Azure
18 18 (4.59%) Problem-Solving
18 18 (4.59%) ERP
19 17 (4.34%) Programme Management

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 (2.04%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.02%) CMS
2 4 (1.02%) Skype for Business
3 3 (0.77%) SAS
4 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.51%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.51%) MS Project Server
4 2 (0.51%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.26%) Confluence
5 1 (0.26%) Drupal
5 1 (0.26%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 24 (6.12%) Microsoft Project
2 9 (2.30%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.02%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.02%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (0.77%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.51%) Siebel CRM
5 1 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.26%) Primavera
5 1 (0.26%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.26%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 24 (6.12%) Office 365
2 19 (4.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.28%) FinancialForce
5 3 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.51%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (0.51%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.51%) PaaS
6 2 (0.51%) SaaS
7 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.32%) WAN
2 7 (1.79%) SMS
3 6 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (1.28%) Skype
5 4 (1.02%) LAN
6 3 (0.77%) VoIP
7 2 (0.51%) 3G
7 2 (0.51%) 4G
7 2 (0.51%) DNS
7 2 (0.51%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (0.51%) SMTP
7 2 (0.51%) VPN
8 1 (0.26%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (0.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.26%) Firewall
8 1 (0.26%) Internet
8 1 (0.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.61%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (1.53%) Power BI
3 5 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (1.02%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.77%) Big Data
6 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.26%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.26%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 6 (1.53%) JIRA
2 1 (0.26%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 107 (27.30%) Finance
2 21 (5.36%) Telecoms
3 20 (5.10%) Manufacturing
4 12 (3.06%) Marketing
4 12 (3.06%) Retail
5 8 (2.04%) Legal
6 7 (1.79%) Banking
7 6 (1.53%) Electronics
8 5 (1.28%) Billing
8 5 (1.28%) Military
9 4 (1.02%) Law
10 3 (0.77%) Advertising
10 3 (0.77%) Back Office
10 3 (0.77%) French Language
10 3 (0.77%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.51%) Local Government
12 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.28%) Middleware
2 3 (0.77%) JFC
3 2 (0.51%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (0.51%) Velocity
4 1 (0.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (3.57%) Data Centre
2 12 (3.06%) Management Information System
3 10 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.04%) NHS
4 8 (2.04%) PMI
5 4 (1.02%) Mobile App
6 3 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (0.77%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (0.77%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.51%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.51%) Handset
7 2 (0.51%) User Experience
8 1 (0.26%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.26%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.26%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (0.26%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.26%) EPoS
8 1 (0.26%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.26%) RIA
8 1 (0.26%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 20 (5.10%) Windows
2 16 (4.08%) Windows 10
3 5 (1.28%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.51%) Unix
5 1 (0.26%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (44.39%) Project Management
2 132 (33.67%) PRINCE2
3 117 (29.85%) Agile Software Development
4 107 (27.30%) Stakeholder Management
5 45 (11.48%) Migration
6 34 (8.67%) Waterfall
7 29 (7.40%) Business Intelligence
7 29 (7.40%) Change Management
7 29 (7.40%) Scrum
8 27 (6.89%) Risk Management
9 24 (6.12%) Project Planning
9 24 (6.12%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 20 (5.10%) CRM
11 19 (4.85%) PRINCE
12 18 (4.59%) ERP
12 18 (4.59%) Problem-Solving
13 17 (4.34%) Change Control
13 17 (4.34%) Programme Management
14 14 (3.57%) Project Governance
15 13 (3.32%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 6 (1.53%) C
Qualifications
1 91 (23.21%) Security Cleared
2 71 (18.11%) SC Cleared
3 33 (8.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 19 (4.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 16 (4.08%) APMP
5 16 (4.08%) PMP
6 13 (3.32%) DV Cleared
7 11 (2.81%) Degree
8 10 (2.55%) BPSS Clearance
8 10 (2.55%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.51%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.51%) ISEB
10 1 (0.26%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.26%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.26%) IIBA
10 1 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.26%) MBA
10 1 (0.26%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.26%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.55%) QA
2 7 (1.79%) GDPR
3 5 (1.28%) PMO
4 2 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.26%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.26%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.26%) SEPA
5 1 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.51%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (0.77%) SCCM
2 2 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 28 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 8 (2.04%) Oracle
2 8 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
2 8 (2.04%) SAP
3 4 (1.02%) Cisco
4 3 (0.77%) ServiceNow
5 2 (0.51%) CheckPoint
5 2 (0.51%) Cognos
5 2 (0.51%) IBM
5 2 (0.51%) Ivanti
5 2 (0.51%) Red Hat
5 2 (0.51%) Siebel
5 2 (0.51%) VMware
6 1 (0.26%) ATG
6 1 (0.26%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.26%) Fujitsu
6 1 (0.26%) Google
6 1 (0.26%) NEC
6 1 (0.26%) Planview
6 1 (0.26%) Sophos