The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 30 April 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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 14 16
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 231 258 251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 8.87% 8.79% 8.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.28% 9.13% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 187 176
Median daily rate £400 £410 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +3.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £487 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 £21.83 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +94.73% -27.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £23.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +68.47% -32.35%  

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 2490 2826 2974
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.59% 96.32% 95.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1585 1803 1836
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.13% +5.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 189 173
Median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.85% +74.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £12.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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 3 months to 30 April 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in the South West over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

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 3 months to 30 April 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
Bristol -1 83 £378 -7.92% 17
Wiltshire +9 62 £450 +12.50% 10
Devon -3 34 £375 +4.45% 2
Gloucestershire +1 19 £425 +54.54% 1
Somerset 0 6 £438 +2.94% 3
Dorset -16 5 £390 -11.36% 4
Cornwall -2 1 £300 -7.69%
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 185 (49.87%) Project Management
2 146 (39.35%) PRINCE2
3 104 (28.03%) Finance
4 93 (25.07%) Security Cleared
5 83 (22.37%) Stakeholder Management
6 68 (18.33%) SC Cleared
7 64 (17.25%) Agile Software Development
8 37 (9.97%) Telecoms
9 36 (9.70%) Migration
10 33 (8.89%) ITIL
10 33 (8.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 28 (7.55%) APMP
11 28 (7.55%) Microsoft
12 26 (7.01%) DV Cleared
13 25 (6.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 25 (6.74%) Change Management
13 25 (6.74%) Microsoft Project
14 22 (5.93%) Programme Management
15 21 (5.66%) Project Planning
15 21 (5.66%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 21 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
16 20 (5.39%) Waterfall
17 19 (5.12%) Business Intelligence
18 18 (4.85%) SAP
18 18 (4.85%) Office 365
19 17 (4.58%) Project Governance
19 17 (4.58%) PMI Certification
19 17 (4.58%) Risk Management
19 17 (4.58%) Marketing
20 16 (4.31%) Degree

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 10 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.08%) MS Project Server
3 3 (0.81%) CMS
3 3 (0.81%) Confluence
3 3 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (0.54%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.27%) FileNet
5 1 (0.27%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.27%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.27%) SAS
Applications
1 25 (6.74%) Microsoft Project
2 12 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.54%) Primavera
3 1 (0.27%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.85%) Office 365
2 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
2 7 (1.89%) Wireless
3 5 (1.35%) Broadband
3 5 (1.35%) Internet
3 5 (1.35%) LDAP
4 4 (1.08%) LAN
4 4 (1.08%) SAN
5 3 (0.81%) WAN
6 2 (0.54%) 3G
6 2 (0.54%) 4G
6 2 (0.54%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.27%) DNS
7 1 (0.27%) Extranet
7 1 (0.27%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.27%) RFID
7 1 (0.27%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.54%) Big Data
3 1 (0.27%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.27%) GIS
3 1 (0.27%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 4 (1.08%) JIRA
2 3 (0.81%) Bitbucket
2 3 (0.81%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.27%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.27%) Git (software)
General
1 104 (28.03%) Finance
2 37 (9.97%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.58%) Marketing
4 16 (4.31%) Manufacturing
5 14 (3.77%) Electronics
6 13 (3.50%) Retail
7 11 (2.96%) Banking
8 6 (1.62%) Local Government
9 5 (1.35%) Legal
9 5 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (1.08%) Military
11 3 (0.81%) Automotive
11 3 (0.81%) Billing
12 2 (0.54%) Avionics
12 2 (0.54%) Back Office
12 2 (0.54%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.81%) Middleware
2 2 (0.54%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.31%) Management Information System
3 14 (3.77%) Data Centre
4 9 (2.43%) PMI
5 6 (1.62%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.08%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.08%) Smart Meter
7 3 (0.81%) Driving Licence
7 3 (0.81%) NHS
8 2 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.54%) Home Automation
8 2 (0.54%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.54%) User Experience
8 2 (0.54%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.27%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.27%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.27%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.27%) Linked Data
9 1 (0.27%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.27%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 7 (1.89%) Windows
2 4 (1.08%) Windows 10
3 2 (0.54%) AIX
4 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.27%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (49.87%) Project Management
2 146 (39.35%) PRINCE2
3 83 (22.37%) Stakeholder Management
4 64 (17.25%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (9.70%) Migration
6 33 (8.89%) ITIL
7 25 (6.74%) Change Management
8 22 (5.93%) Programme Management
9 21 (5.66%) Project Planning
9 21 (5.66%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 20 (5.39%) Waterfall
11 19 (5.12%) Business Intelligence
12 17 (4.58%) Project Governance
12 17 (4.58%) Risk Management
13 14 (3.77%) Change Control
14 13 (3.50%) Scrum
14 13 (3.50%) Service Delivery
15 12 (3.23%) Digital Marketing
15 12 (3.23%) Performance Management
15 12 (3.23%) Resource Allocation
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.35%) SQL
2 4 (1.08%) C
3 1 (0.27%) C#
3 1 (0.27%) C++
Qualifications
1 93 (25.07%) Security Cleared
2 68 (18.33%) SC Cleared
3 33 (8.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 28 (7.55%) APMP
5 26 (7.01%) DV Cleared
6 25 (6.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 17 (4.58%) PMI Certification
8 16 (4.31%) Degree
9 15 (4.04%) PMP
10 6 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.81%) Chartered Engineer
12 3 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.81%) CITP
12 3 (0.81%) HNC
12 3 (0.81%) HND
12 3 (0.81%) MBCS
13 2 (0.54%) CFA
13 2 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.54%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.77%) PMO
2 7 (1.89%) JSP 440
2 7 (1.89%) QA
3 4 (1.08%) GxP
3 4 (1.08%) SLA
4 2 (0.54%) MiFID
5 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.27%) IFRS
5 1 (0.27%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.27%) PMBOK
System Software
1 4 (1.08%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.81%) Firmware
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 28 (7.55%) Microsoft
2 18 (4.85%) SAP
3 7 (1.89%) Oracle
4 6 (1.62%) BT
4 6 (1.62%) Cisco
4 6 (1.62%) Pegasus
5 5 (1.35%) IBM
6 4 (1.08%) Atlassian
7 3 (0.81%) Citrix
7 3 (0.81%) Huawei
7 3 (0.81%) IFS
7 3 (0.81%) Talend
8 2 (0.54%) Fujitsu
8 2 (0.54%) IBM Sterling
8 2 (0.54%) Lotus
8 2 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.27%) Avaya
9 1 (0.27%) Computacenter
9 1 (0.27%) Genesys
9 1 (0.27%) Northgate
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