The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Suffolk during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Manager
East of England / Suffolk
Rank 13 8 18
Rank change year-on-year -5 +10  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 17 21 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 9.50% 11.29% 4.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.71% 11.41% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 7
Median daily rate £388 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.16% +12.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £346 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £540 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year -20.00% +3.44%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Suffolk. 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
Suffolk
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 175 184 183
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 97.77% 98.92% 97.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 125 108
Median daily rate £400 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.62% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 17
Median hourly rate £12.00 £11.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -26.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £20.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in Suffolk

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in Suffolk

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in Suffolk over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Manager in Suffolk

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Project Manager in Suffolk.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Manager in Suffolk

Project Manager
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

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 Suffolk region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Ipswich -3 15 £419 +19.64% 2
Project Manager
East of England

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Suffolk region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 15 (57.69%) Project Management
2 10 (38.46%) PRINCE2
2 10 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (34.62%) Finance
4 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (23.08%) Programme Management
5 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 5 (19.23%) Business Analysis
7 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
7 4 (15.38%) WAN
7 4 (15.38%) Windows
7 4 (15.38%) Waterfall
7 4 (15.38%) Office 365
7 4 (15.38%) Data Centre
8 3 (11.54%) Secure Coding
8 3 (11.54%) High Availability
8 3 (11.54%) French Language
8 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (11.54%) NAS
8 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
8 3 (11.54%) Network Optimisation
8 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
8 3 (11.54%) IIS
8 3 (11.54%) ITIL
8 3 (11.54%) ERP
8 3 (11.54%) LAN
8 3 (11.54%) SAN
8 3 (11.54%) Citrix
8 3 (11.54%) Middleware

Project Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk 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 3 (11.54%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) WAN
2 3 (11.54%) LAN
2 3 (11.54%) NAS
2 3 (11.54%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
General
1 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) French Language
3 1 (3.85%) Advertising
3 1 (3.85%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.54%) Clustering
3 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) NHS
4 1 (3.85%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) Project Management
2 10 (38.46%) PRINCE2
2 10 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (23.08%) Programme Management
5 5 (19.23%) Business Analysis
6 4 (15.38%) Waterfall
7 3 (11.54%) Change Management
7 3 (11.54%) ERP
7 3 (11.54%) High Availability
7 3 (11.54%) ITIL
7 3 (11.54%) Load Balancing
7 3 (11.54%) Network Optimisation
7 3 (11.54%) Secure Coding
7 3 (11.54%) Supplier Management
8 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (7.69%) ITSM
8 2 (7.69%) Migration
8 2 (7.69%) Service Management
8 2 (7.69%) Six Sigma
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) APMP
2 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) PMBOK
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) Citrix
2 3 (11.54%) VMware
3 1 (3.85%) ServiceNow