Period
to 24 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Development Project Manager was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 24 September 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 - Development
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 596 596 621
Rank change year-on-year 0 +25 -57
Contract jobs requiring a Development Project Manager 51 45 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.094% 0.087% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% 0.092% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 37 37
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £500 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +19.05% -
10th Percentile £325 £353 £305
90th Percentile £545 £570 £553
UK median daily rate £450 £500 £444
% change year-on-year -10.00% +12.68% +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - £46.25
10th Percentile £41.25 - £27.33
90th Percentile £43.75 - £64.58
UK median hourly rate £42.50 - £46.25

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 51,628 48,958 56,796
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.95% 95.03% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,425 29,796 34,877
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £250 £228 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £544
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,463 2,208 2,592
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -2.70% +5.71%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.20
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.92 £18.94
% change year-on-year -7.51% -0.08% +6.02%

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 24 September 2018.

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 24 September 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
North of England -19 17 £390 -9.04% 1
South East -19 12 £515 -1.90% 3
Midlands -14 11 £444 -11.25% 2
North West -9 10 £375 +7.14%
West Midlands -18 9 £450 -10.00% 1
Yorkshire -21 7 £425 -1.73% 1
South West -7 4 £438 -40.07%
East of England -5 3 £419 -1.47%
Scotland - 3 £375 - 1
East Midlands +7 2 £400 +4.58% 1
South Coast - 1 £500 -
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 24 September 2018, Development 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 UK excluding London region featuring Development Project Manager in the job title.

1 34 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (58.82%) Project Management
3 18 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (25.49%) Waterfall
5 11 (21.57%) Scrum
6 8 (15.69%) PRINCE2
6 8 (15.69%) Software Delivery
6 8 (15.69%) SDLC
7 7 (13.73%) Supplier Management
8 6 (11.76%) JIRA
8 6 (11.76%) .NET
8 6 (11.76%) Risk Management
9 5 (9.80%) Finance
9 5 (9.80%) SQL Server
9 5 (9.80%) Java
10 4 (7.84%) Project Planning
10 4 (7.84%) Erlang
10 4 (7.84%) Kanban
10 4 (7.84%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 4 (7.84%) E-Commerce
10 4 (7.84%) ERP
10 4 (7.84%) Change Management
10 4 (7.84%) Retail
10 4 (7.84%) Project Governance
11 3 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
11 3 (5.88%) Migration
11 3 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (5.88%) PMP
11 3 (5.88%) PMI Certification
11 3 (5.88%) Microsoft

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 1 (1.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (1.96%) CMS
1 1 (1.96%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.96%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.96%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.96%) Riak
Development Applications
1 6 (11.76%) JIRA
General
1 5 (9.80%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Retail
3 2 (3.92%) Automotive
3 2 (3.92%) Marketing
4 1 (1.96%) Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Billing
4 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.76%) .NET
2 2 (3.92%) Velocity
3 1 (1.96%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.96%) Mason
3 1 (1.96%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.92%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.96%) Fintech
2 1 (1.96%) FMCG
2 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.96%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (58.82%) Project Management
3 18 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (25.49%) Waterfall
5 11 (21.57%) Scrum
6 8 (15.69%) PRINCE2
6 8 (15.69%) SDLC
6 8 (15.69%) Software Delivery
7 7 (13.73%) Supplier Management
8 6 (11.76%) Risk Management
9 4 (7.84%) Change Management
9 4 (7.84%) E-Commerce
9 4 (7.84%) ERP
9 4 (7.84%) Kanban
9 4 (7.84%) Project Governance
9 4 (7.84%) Project Planning
9 4 (7.84%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 3 (5.88%) Functional Testing
10 3 (5.88%) Non-Functional Testing
10 3 (5.88%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.80%) Java
2 4 (7.84%) Erlang
3 3 (5.88%) SQL
4 1 (1.96%) C#
4 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.96%) VB
4 1 (1.96%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.96%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) PMI Certification
1 3 (5.88%) PMP
2 2 (3.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.96%) APMP
3 1 (1.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (5.88%) Microsoft
1 3 (5.88%) Oracle
2 2 (3.92%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.96%) Adobe
3 1 (1.96%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.96%) Google