Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 26 32
Rank change year-on-year -9 +6 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 369 337 286
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.66% 6.04% 5.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.96% 6.36% 5.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 234 212
South West median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £314 £308 £263
90th Percentile £575 £542 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 17
South West median hourly rate £36.30 £38.43 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.53% +1.12% +84.24%
10th Percentile £29.07 £35.34 £21.20
90th Percentile £59.50 £42.03 £42.55
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -9.72%

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 6,193 5,302 5,346
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.98% 95.07% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,960 3,339 3,483
South West median daily rate £425 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £253 £210 £213
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 295 255 362
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% +4.76% -12.50%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.18 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £46.45
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% -

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 14 December 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 -2 142 £408 -0.91% 17
Wiltshire -24 82 £450 -1.10% 4
Gloucestershire -7 37 £375 -11.76% 9
Devon -1 33 £425 +13.33% 1
Dorset +7 21 £400 -12.81% 6
Somerset -5 19 £425 - 7
Cornwall -10 14 £370 +2.07%
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 14 December 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.

1 165 (44.72%) Project Management
2 114 (30.89%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (30.35%) PRINCE2
4 108 (29.27%) Security Cleared
5 96 (26.02%) Finance
6 87 (23.58%) SC Cleared
7 86 (23.31%) Stakeholder Management
8 43 (11.65%) Migration
9 34 (9.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 27 (7.32%) Change Management
10 27 (7.32%) Telecoms
11 25 (6.78%) Risk Management
11 25 (6.78%) Scrum
11 25 (6.78%) Business Intelligence
11 25 (6.78%) Project Planning
11 25 (6.78%) Problem-Solving
12 21 (5.69%) Waterfall
13 20 (5.42%) Office 365
14 19 (5.15%) DV Cleared
14 19 (5.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 19 (5.15%) CRM
15 18 (4.88%) ERP
15 18 (4.88%) Windows
15 18 (4.88%) Microsoft Project
15 18 (4.88%) Microsoft
15 18 (4.88%) Change Control
15 18 (4.88%) APMP
16 17 (4.61%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 17 (4.61%) Data Centre
16 17 (4.61%) Kanban

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 9 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.08%) CMS
2 4 (1.08%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (0.54%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.54%) MS Project Server
3 2 (0.54%) Office Communications Server
3 2 (0.54%) SAS
4 1 (0.27%) Confluence
4 1 (0.27%) Drupal
4 1 (0.27%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.27%) SAP Portal
4 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 18 (4.88%) Microsoft Project
2 8 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.08%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.81%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.27%) Primavera
4 1 (0.27%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.27%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.42%) Office 365
2 13 (3.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.54%) IBM Cloud
4 2 (0.54%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.27%) IaaS
5 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.52%) WAN
2 5 (1.36%) Skype
3 4 (1.08%) LAN
4 3 (0.81%) VoIP
4 3 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.54%) 3G
5 2 (0.54%) 4G
5 2 (0.54%) DNS
5 2 (0.54%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (0.54%) SMS
5 2 (0.54%) SMTP
5 2 (0.54%) VPN
6 1 (0.27%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (0.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.27%) Firewall
6 1 (0.27%) Internet
6 1 (0.27%) SAN
6 1 (0.27%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (1.63%) Power BI
3 5 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (1.08%) Big Data
5 3 (0.81%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.27%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.27%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.27%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 14 (3.79%) JIRA
2 1 (0.27%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.27%) IBM UrbanCode
2 1 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 96 (26.02%) Finance
2 27 (7.32%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.61%) Manufacturing
4 13 (3.52%) Billing
5 11 (2.98%) Retail
6 7 (1.90%) Marketing
7 6 (1.63%) Law
7 6 (1.63%) Legal
8 5 (1.36%) Banking
9 4 (1.08%) Electronics
10 3 (0.81%) Advertising
10 3 (0.81%) Back Office
10 3 (0.81%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.81%) French Language
10 3 (0.81%) Military
11 2 (0.54%) Local Government
12 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.27%) Automotive
12 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.81%) Middleware
2 2 (0.54%) Velocity
2 2 (0.54%) Web Services
3 1 (0.27%) JFC
3 1 (0.27%) REST
3 1 (0.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.61%) Data Centre
2 11 (2.98%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.17%) NHS
3 8 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (1.63%) PMI
5 5 (1.36%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.81%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.54%) Fintech
7 2 (0.54%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.54%) Handset
7 2 (0.54%) User Experience
8 1 (0.27%) CMDB
8 1 (0.27%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.27%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (0.27%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.27%) EPoS
8 1 (0.27%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.27%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.27%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.27%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 18 (4.88%) Windows
2 16 (4.34%) Windows 10
3 5 (1.36%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (44.72%) Project Management
2 114 (30.89%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (30.35%) PRINCE2
4 86 (23.31%) Stakeholder Management
5 43 (11.65%) Migration
6 27 (7.32%) Change Management
7 25 (6.78%) Business Intelligence
7 25 (6.78%) Problem-Solving
7 25 (6.78%) Project Planning
7 25 (6.78%) Risk Management
7 25 (6.78%) Scrum
8 21 (5.69%) Waterfall
9 19 (5.15%) CRM
10 18 (4.88%) Change Control
10 18 (4.88%) ERP
11 17 (4.61%) Kanban
11 17 (4.61%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 16 (4.34%) PRINCE
13 14 (3.79%) Programme Management
13 14 (3.79%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.44%) C
2 1 (0.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 108 (29.27%) Security Cleared
2 87 (23.58%) SC Cleared
3 34 (9.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 19 (5.15%) DV Cleared
4 19 (5.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 18 (4.88%) APMP
6 14 (3.79%) PMP
7 9 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (2.44%) PMI Certification
8 7 (1.90%) Degree
9 2 (0.54%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.27%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.17%) QA
2 6 (1.63%) PMO
3 5 (1.36%) GDPR
4 1 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.27%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.27%) SEPA
4 1 (0.27%) SLA
4 1 (0.27%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (0.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (0.81%) SCCM
2 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (4.88%) Microsoft
2 8 (2.17%) SAP
3 6 (1.63%) Oracle
4 5 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (0.81%) CheckPoint
5 3 (0.81%) ServiceNow
6 2 (0.54%) BT
6 2 (0.54%) Cisco
6 2 (0.54%) Cognos
6 2 (0.54%) IBM
6 2 (0.54%) Ivanti
6 2 (0.54%) Red Hat
6 2 (0.54%) VMware
7 1 (0.27%) Adobe
7 1 (0.27%) ATG
7 1 (0.27%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.27%) EMC
7 1 (0.27%) Fujitsu
7 1 (0.27%) HP
7 1 (0.27%) NEC