The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Stoke-on-Trent during the 3 months to 22 June 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
Staffordshire / Stoke-on-Trent
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 5 8
Rank change year-on-year -8 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 3 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 6.52% 14.29% 11.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.98% 14.71% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 3
Median daily rate £388 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.42% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +2.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £35.75 £37.75
% change year-on-year +8.39% -5.29%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent. 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
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 43 68 35
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 93.48% 97.14% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 47 21
Median daily rate £335 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.58% +6.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £130 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £10.15 - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent that featured Project Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in Stoke-on-Trent

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Project Manager in Stoke-on-Trent.

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in Stoke-on-Trent

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 13 Co-occurring IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 Stoke-on-Trent region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Project Management
1 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Billing
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (16.67%) Business Process Modelling
4 1 (16.67%) Smart Meter
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) PMP
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (16.67%) CRM
4 1 (16.67%) MS Visio

Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent 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:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
General
1 2 (33.33%) Billing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Project Management
1 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Business Process Modelling
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) PMP
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft