The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Sussex during the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Manager
South East / Sussex
Rank 3 4 5
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 1 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sussex 11.11% 18.18% 11.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.67% 19.05% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £475 £188 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +153.33% -60.52%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £50.00
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 Sussex. 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
Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 6 21 32
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sussex 66.67% 95.45% 91.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 14
Median daily rate £390 £275 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.81% -35.29%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in Sussex

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in Sussex

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Sussex

For the 6 months to 22 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 Sussex region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Project Planning
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (100.00%) APMP
1 1 (100.00%) Malware Detection/Protection

Project Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Sussex 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (100.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Project Planning
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) APMP