Period
to 19 July 2018

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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 18 22
Rank change year-on-year -6 +4 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 372 430 444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 7.00% 7.80% 7.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.35% 8.16% 7.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 332 337
South West median daily rate £400 £399 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.31% -0.31% -
10th Percentile £300 £288 £295
90th Percentile £525 £513 £506
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 1
South West median hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £21.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +83.28% -39.38%
10th Percentile £21.85 £30.60 £21.19
90th Percentile £58.95 £47.25 £22.46
England median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -8.70% -5.48%

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 5,061 5,272 5,800
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.24% 95.61% 95.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,033 3,301 3,737
South West median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% -
10th Percentile £250 £220 £230
90th Percentile £550 £538 £550
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 304 277 325
South West median hourly rate £34.25 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.04% +10.00% +66.67%
10th Percentile £12.15 £11.72 £11.35
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% +8.57%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 19 July 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 -6 130 £400 +6.67% 12
Wiltshire -11 69 £423 -0.59% 5
Devon +7 50 £348 -6.59% 1
Dorset +10 24 £425 +3.03% 1
Cornwall +9 23 £380 +5.56% 2
Somerset +12 22 £375 - 5
Gloucestershire +2 22 £470 +10.59% 3
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 July 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.

1 171 (45.97%) Project Management
2 125 (33.60%) PRINCE2
3 123 (33.06%) Finance
4 102 (27.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 94 (25.27%) Agile Software Development
6 48 (12.90%) Security Cleared
7 40 (10.75%) Waterfall
8 38 (10.22%) Migration
9 34 (9.14%) Microsoft
10 31 (8.33%) SC Cleared
11 30 (8.06%) Change Management
12 23 (6.18%) APMP
12 23 (6.18%) Windows
13 22 (5.91%) Business Intelligence
13 22 (5.91%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 21 (5.65%) Risk Management
15 19 (5.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 18 (4.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 18 (4.84%) Microsoft Project
16 18 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
16 18 (4.84%) Office 365
17 17 (4.57%) Change Control
17 17 (4.57%) CRM
17 17 (4.57%) Manufacturing
18 16 (4.30%) Scrum
18 16 (4.30%) Banking
19 15 (4.03%) Telecoms
19 15 (4.03%) ITIL
19 15 (4.03%) Windows 10
20 14 (3.76%) SDLC

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 4 (1.08%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.81%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.54%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.54%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.27%) Apache
4 1 (0.27%) CMS
4 1 (0.27%) Confluence
4 1 (0.27%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (4.84%) Microsoft Project
2 11 (2.96%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.81%) Oracle ERP
1 3 (0.81%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.54%) Sage X3
2 2 (0.54%) Siebel CRM
3 1 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.27%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.27%) Maximo
3 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.27%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
1 18 (4.84%) Office 365
2 5 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.34%) FinancialForce
3 4 (1.08%) PaaS
3 4 (1.08%) SaaS
4 2 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (0.54%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.27%) BlueKai
5 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.27%) IaaS
5 1 (0.27%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.27%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
2 8 (2.15%) SMS
3 4 (1.08%) Skype
4 3 (0.81%) Internet
4 3 (0.81%) LAN
4 3 (0.81%) WAN
5 2 (0.54%) ADSL
5 2 (0.54%) Broadband
5 2 (0.54%) DMZ
5 2 (0.54%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.54%) Tactical Data Link
5 2 (0.54%) VLAN
6 1 (0.27%) Firewall
6 1 (0.27%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.27%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.27%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (0.27%) SSL
6 1 (0.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.76%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (0.81%) Big Data
2 3 (0.81%) Hadoop
2 3 (0.81%) Power BI
3 2 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.27%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.27%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (0.54%) JIRA
2 1 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 123 (33.06%) Finance
2 17 (4.57%) Manufacturing
3 16 (4.30%) Banking
4 15 (4.03%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.96%) Marketing
5 11 (2.96%) Military
5 11 (2.96%) Retail
6 10 (2.69%) Legal
7 8 (2.15%) Retail Banking
8 7 (1.88%) Back Office
9 5 (1.34%) Electronics
10 4 (1.08%) Advertising
11 3 (0.81%) French Language
12 2 (0.54%) Billing
12 2 (0.54%) Law
13 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.27%) Automotive
13 1 (0.27%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.27%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.08%) Middleware
2 3 (0.81%) JFC
3 2 (0.54%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (0.54%) Velocity
4 1 (0.27%) .NET
4 1 (0.27%) Apache Flex
4 1 (0.27%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (3.76%) Management Information System
2 8 (2.15%) Data Centre
3 7 (1.88%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (1.88%) Mobile App
4 6 (1.61%) NHS
4 6 (1.61%) PMI
5 4 (1.08%) User Experience
6 3 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.54%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.54%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.27%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.27%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.27%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.27%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.27%) PKI
8 1 (0.27%) RIA
8 1 (0.27%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 23 (6.18%) Windows
2 15 (4.03%) Windows 10
3 6 (1.61%) Unix
4 4 (1.08%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.81%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.27%) VMS
6 1 (0.27%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (45.97%) Project Management
2 125 (33.60%) PRINCE2
3 102 (27.42%) Stakeholder Management
4 94 (25.27%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (10.75%) Waterfall
6 38 (10.22%) Migration
7 30 (8.06%) Change Management
8 22 (5.91%) Business Intelligence
8 22 (5.91%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 21 (5.65%) Risk Management
10 17 (4.57%) Change Control
10 17 (4.57%) CRM
11 16 (4.30%) Scrum
12 15 (4.03%) ITIL
13 14 (3.76%) ERP
13 14 (3.76%) SDLC
14 12 (3.23%) Infrastructure Management
14 12 (3.23%) Programme Management
14 12 (3.23%) Service Management
15 11 (2.96%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (0.81%) C
2 2 (0.54%) Java
2 2 (0.54%) SQL
3 1 (0.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 48 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 31 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 23 (6.18%) APMP
4 19 (5.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 18 (4.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 13 (3.49%) PMP
7 10 (2.69%) Degree
8 7 (1.88%) PMI Certification
9 5 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.81%) A+ Certification
10 3 (0.81%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (0.81%) Server+ Certification
11 2 (0.54%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.54%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.54%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.27%) CIMA
12 1 (0.27%) IIBA
12 1 (0.27%) ISEB
12 1 (0.27%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.76%) GDPR
2 11 (2.96%) QA
3 4 (1.08%) PMO
4 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.27%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.27%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.54%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.54%) Terminal Services
1 2 (0.54%) XenApp
2 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (1.61%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (0.81%) SCCM
3 1 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 34 (9.14%) Microsoft
2 11 (2.96%) SAP
3 8 (2.15%) Oracle
4 7 (1.88%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (1.34%) Citrix
5 5 (1.34%) Google
6 3 (0.81%) Cisco
6 3 (0.81%) Juniper
6 3 (0.81%) Sophos
6 3 (0.81%) Symantec
7 2 (0.54%) Cognos
7 2 (0.54%) Ivanti
7 2 (0.54%) Sage
7 2 (0.54%) ServiceNow
7 2 (0.54%) Siebel
7 2 (0.54%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.27%) Fiserv
8 1 (0.27%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.27%) Planview
8 1 (0.27%) Tealium