Period
to 23 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £418 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 21 16
Rank change year-on-year -7 -5 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 327 368 494
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 6.37% 6.98% 8.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.68% 7.30% 8.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 283 378
South West median daily rate £418 £400 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.38% -0.62% +0.63%
10th Percentile £306 £285 £312
90th Percentile £525 £525 £507
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 7
South West median hourly rate £32.97 £45.00 £20.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.74% +118.18% -31.25%
10th Percentile £21.25 £31.60 £19.60
90th Percentile £53.40 £49.35 £29.74
England median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £27.38
% change year-on-year +11.11% +15.07% -21.79%

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 4,896 5,042 5,643
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.42% 95.58% 95.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,998 3,253 3,733
South West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £240 £213 £238
90th Percentile £563 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 270 319 348
South West median hourly rate £23.50 £35.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.86% -6.67% +78.57%
10th Percentile £11.59 £11.00 £12.43
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £47.88
England median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.58% - +11.76%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 23 April 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 -2 110 £425 +8.97% 18
Wiltshire -10 66 £425 +0.59% 4
Devon -10 32 £370 +3.14% 8
Cornwall +10 29 £375 +25.00% 1
Gloucestershire +6 27 £470 +17.50% 12
Dorset +4 21 £475 - 6
Somerset +9 19 £395 -7.06%
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 161 (49.24%) Project Management
2 101 (30.89%) PRINCE2
3 98 (29.97%) Finance
4 89 (27.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 82 (25.08%) Agile Software Development
6 51 (15.60%) Security Cleared
7 34 (10.40%) Migration
8 33 (10.09%) Microsoft
8 33 (10.09%) SC Cleared
9 29 (8.87%) Risk Management
10 27 (8.26%) Waterfall
11 26 (7.95%) Change Management
12 21 (6.42%) APMP
13 20 (6.12%) Windows
14 19 (5.81%) Change Control
15 17 (5.20%) Telecoms
16 16 (4.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 16 (4.89%) Office 365
17 15 (4.59%) Problem-Solving
17 15 (4.59%) Programme Management
17 15 (4.59%) ITIL
17 15 (4.59%) Microsoft Project
17 15 (4.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 14 (4.28%) ERP
18 14 (4.28%) Manufacturing
18 14 (4.28%) Resource Management
18 14 (4.28%) Banking
19 13 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
19 13 (3.98%) Windows 10
19 13 (3.98%) Stakeholder Engagement

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 7 (2.14%) Skype for Business
2 6 (1.83%) Confluence
2 6 (1.83%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.61%) CMS
3 2 (0.61%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.31%) Apache
4 1 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 15 (4.59%) Microsoft Project
2 10 (3.06%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.22%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (0.61%) Sage X3
2 2 (0.61%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.31%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.31%) Maximo
3 1 (0.31%) Primavera
3 1 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.31%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.31%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.89%) Office 365
2 6 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.92%) SaaS
4 2 (0.61%) Mimecast
4 2 (0.61%) PaaS
4 2 (0.61%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.31%) BlueKai
5 1 (0.31%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.31%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.75%) Skype
2 8 (2.45%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (1.22%) SMS
4 3 (0.92%) Broadband
4 3 (0.92%) Firewall
5 2 (0.61%) ADSL
5 2 (0.61%) DMZ
5 2 (0.61%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.61%) Internet
5 2 (0.61%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (0.61%) Tactical Data Link
5 2 (0.61%) VLAN
6 1 (0.31%) 3G
6 1 (0.31%) 4G
6 1 (0.31%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.31%) LAN
6 1 (0.31%) Network Security
6 1 (0.31%) SAN
6 1 (0.31%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (0.31%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.61%) Big Data
2 2 (0.61%) EDRMS
2 2 (0.61%) Electronic Patient Records
2 2 (0.61%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.31%) GIS
3 1 (0.31%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.31%) Power BI
3 1 (0.31%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (2.75%) JIRA
2 1 (0.31%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (0.31%) VersionOne
2 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio
General
1 98 (29.97%) Finance
2 17 (5.20%) Telecoms
3 14 (4.28%) Banking
3 14 (4.28%) Manufacturing
4 13 (3.98%) Retail
5 12 (3.67%) Military
6 9 (2.75%) Marketing
7 6 (1.83%) Retail Banking
8 5 (1.53%) Advertising
8 5 (1.53%) Back Office
9 4 (1.22%) Electronics
9 4 (1.22%) Legal
10 3 (0.92%) Billing
10 3 (0.92%) Local Government
11 2 (0.61%) Automotive
11 2 (0.61%) French Language
11 2 (0.61%) Law
12 1 (0.31%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.31%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.92%) JFC
1 3 (0.92%) Web Services
2 2 (0.61%) Middleware
3 1 (0.31%) Apache Flex
3 1 (0.31%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.45%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.14%) Data Centre
3 7 (2.14%) Mobile App
3 7 (2.14%) NHS
3 7 (2.14%) PMI
4 6 (1.83%) User Experience
5 2 (0.61%) Driving Licence
5 2 (0.61%) EPoS
5 2 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (0.61%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.31%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.31%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.31%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.31%) FlexPod
6 1 (0.31%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.31%) HP Storage
6 1 (0.31%) PKI
6 1 (0.31%) RIA
6 1 (0.31%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 20 (6.12%) Windows
2 13 (3.98%) Windows 10
3 5 (1.53%) Unix
4 4 (1.22%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.92%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.31%) VMS
6 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (49.24%) Project Management
2 101 (30.89%) PRINCE2
3 89 (27.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 82 (25.08%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (10.40%) Migration
6 29 (8.87%) Risk Management
7 27 (8.26%) Waterfall
8 26 (7.95%) Change Management
9 19 (5.81%) Change Control
10 15 (4.59%) ITIL
10 15 (4.59%) Problem-Solving
10 15 (4.59%) Programme Management
11 14 (4.28%) ERP
11 14 (4.28%) Resource Management
12 13 (3.98%) Project Planning
12 13 (3.98%) Scrum
12 13 (3.98%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 12 (3.67%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (3.67%) CRM
14 11 (3.36%) Supplier Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (2.45%) C
2 4 (1.22%) SQL
3 3 (0.92%) Java
4 1 (0.31%) PHP
Qualifications
1 51 (15.60%) Security Cleared
2 33 (10.09%) SC Cleared
3 21 (6.42%) APMP
4 16 (4.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 15 (4.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 9 (2.75%) DV Cleared
7 8 (2.45%) PMI Certification
7 8 (2.45%) PMP
8 7 (2.14%) Degree
9 3 (0.92%) ISEB
10 2 (0.61%) A+ Certification
10 2 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.61%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (0.61%) Server+ Certification
11 1 (0.31%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.31%) CIMA
11 1 (0.31%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.98%) QA
2 12 (3.67%) GDPR
3 8 (2.45%) PMO
4 4 (1.22%) ISO 14001
4 4 (1.22%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.61%) SLA
6 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (1.53%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.61%) Terminal Services
2 2 (0.61%) XenApp
3 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (1.83%) Single Sign-On
2 4 (1.22%) SCCM
3 1 (0.31%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 33 (10.09%) Microsoft
2 12 (3.67%) SAP
3 6 (1.83%) Citrix
4 5 (1.53%) Capita
5 4 (1.22%) Google
6 3 (0.92%) Cisco
6 3 (0.92%) Oracle
6 3 (0.92%) Sitecore
6 3 (0.92%) Symantec
7 2 (0.61%) hybris
7 2 (0.61%) Juniper
7 2 (0.61%) NetApp
7 2 (0.61%) Sage
7 2 (0.61%) Sophos
7 2 (0.61%) Splunk
8 1 (0.31%) BMC
8 1 (0.31%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.31%) Guidewire
8 1 (0.31%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.31%) Tealium