Period
to 12 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Development Project Manager was £470 per day in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 12 December 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 - Development
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 588 595 570
Rank change year-on-year +7 -25 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Development Project Manager 47 62 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.088% 0.11% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.12% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 46 72
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £444 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.92% +6.93% +2.47%
10th Percentile £329 £319 £313
90th Percentile £570 £550 £556
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £420
% change year-on-year +5.26% +13.10% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £52.75 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.69% +64.84% -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £52.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year -14.69% +64.84% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. 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
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies in the UK excluding London with a recognized job title 50941 53472 60706
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.99% 94.77% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 31301 32964 36442
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £225 £220 £225
90th Percentile £560 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2260 2669 3288
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% - +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.51 £10.29 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.00 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Development Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings that featured Development Project Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Development Project Manager in the UK excluding London

Development Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Development Project Manager in the UK excluding London

Development Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Development Project Manager in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 12 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Development Project Manager in the UK excluding London

Development Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Development Project Manager in the UK excluding London

Development Project Manager
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Development Project Manager within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 12 December 2017. 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
South East -10 19 £505 +2.28% 1
Midlands +25 10 £450 +12.85% 2
East of England -13 8 £425 +3.03%
North of England +45 6 £433 +8.13%
West Midlands +19 6 £500 +17.58% 2
Yorkshire +22 4 £433 +11.61%
East Midlands -6 4 £391 -1.88%
North West +18 2 £350 -12.50%
South West +5 2 £590 +31.11%
Wales - 2 £295 -
Development Project Manager
UK

Development Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, Development 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 UK excluding London region featuring Development Project Manager in the job title.

1 27 (57.45%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (48.94%) Project Management
3 18 (38.30%) Finance
4 15 (31.91%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (29.79%) SDLC
6 10 (21.28%) Scrum
6 10 (21.28%) Software Delivery
7 9 (19.15%) PRINCE2
8 8 (17.02%) JIRA
9 7 (14.89%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (12.77%) PMO
11 5 (10.64%) Waterfall
11 5 (10.64%) Web Development
11 5 (10.64%) Degree
12 4 (8.51%) Retail
12 4 (8.51%) Change Management
12 4 (8.51%) Risk Management
12 4 (8.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (8.51%) Confluence
12 4 (8.51%) Analytics
13 3 (6.38%) Target Operating Model
13 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
13 3 (6.38%) Change Control
13 3 (6.38%) Product Management
13 3 (6.38%) Mentoring
13 3 (6.38%) Coaching
13 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
13 3 (6.38%) Project Planning
13 3 (6.38%) Computer Science
13 3 (6.38%) E-Commerce

Development Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 4 (8.51%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.13%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.13%) PaaS
2 1 (2.13%) SaaS
2 1 (2.13%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (17.02%) JIRA
2 1 (2.13%) Eclipse
General
1 18 (38.30%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Retail
3 3 (6.38%) Publishing
4 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.26%) Marketing
5 1 (2.13%) Automotive
5 1 (2.13%) Back Office
5 1 (2.13%) Banking
5 1 (2.13%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) .NET
1 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET
1 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (6.38%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.13%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.13%) Learning Management System
2 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (57.45%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (48.94%) Project Management
3 15 (31.91%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (29.79%) SDLC
5 10 (21.28%) Scrum
5 10 (21.28%) Software Delivery
6 9 (19.15%) PRINCE2
7 7 (14.89%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (10.64%) Waterfall
8 5 (10.64%) Web Development
9 4 (8.51%) Analytics
9 4 (8.51%) Change Management
9 4 (8.51%) Risk Management
10 3 (6.38%) Data Analysis
10 3 (6.38%) E-Commerce
10 3 (6.38%) Migration
10 3 (6.38%) Project Planning
10 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
10 3 (6.38%) Target Operating Model
10 3 (6.38%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.38%) Java
2 2 (4.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) Degree
2 4 (8.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (4.26%) PMP
4 1 (2.13%) APMP
4 1 (2.13%) Master's Degree
4 1 (2.13%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.13%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.77%) PMO
2 1 (2.13%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (4.26%) Adobe
2 1 (2.13%) CheckPoint
2 1 (2.13%) Google
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.13%) SAP
2 1 (2.13%) Twitter