Period
to 9 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Development Project Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 624 593 604
Rank change year-on-year -31 +11 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Development Project Manager 46 47 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.083% 0.088% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.093% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 40 47
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.26% +4.44% +8.43%
10th Percentile £343 £329 £320
90th Percentile £538 £570 £560
UK median daily rate £455 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -9.00% +5.26% +13.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £52.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% -14.69% +64.84%
10th Percentile £41.25 £45.00 £38.58
90th Percentile £43.75 £45.00 £65.93
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £52.75
% change year-on-year -5.56% -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 52,664 50,562 53,613
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 95.06% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,526 31,047 33,047
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £223
90th Percentile £575 £560 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,357 2,249 2,674
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.74 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.35% +1.37% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.59 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -2 13 £400 -7.51% 2
South East -22 13 £513 +1.49%
Midlands -9 10 £405 -10.00% 1
West Midlands -18 8 £428 -14.50% 1
Yorkshire -1 7 £395 -8.67% 1
North West -10 6 £400 +14.29% 1
South West -30 4 £438 -25.85%
Scotland - 3 - -
East Midlands +9 2 £400 +2.24%
East of England -14 2 £388 -8.82% 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 9 December 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 (73.91%) Project Management
2 32 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (32.61%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (23.91%) Waterfall
4 11 (23.91%) SDLC
5 10 (21.74%) Scrum
6 8 (17.39%) Finance
7 7 (15.22%) PRINCE2
8 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
9 5 (10.87%) .NET
9 5 (10.87%) Change Management
9 5 (10.87%) Software Delivery
10 4 (8.70%) Java
10 4 (8.70%) Supplier Management
10 4 (8.70%) JIRA
10 4 (8.70%) Project Governance
11 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 3 (6.52%) Project Planning
11 3 (6.52%) Oracle
11 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Office
11 3 (6.52%) CRM
11 3 (6.52%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (6.52%) PMP
11 3 (6.52%) PMI Certification
11 3 (6.52%) Risk Management
11 3 (6.52%) Programme Management
11 3 (6.52%) Retail
11 3 (6.52%) Web Application Development
11 3 (6.52%) Workshop Facilitation
12 2 (4.35%) Commercial Awareness

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 (2.17%) OpenStack
1 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.17%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.17%) Slack
2 1 (2.17%) Trello
2 1 (2.17%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) Internet
1 1 (2.17%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.17%) CouchDB
3 1 (2.17%) InfluxDB
3 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.17%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (8.70%) JIRA
2 1 (2.17%) GitLab
2 1 (2.17%) Robot Framework
2 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (17.39%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Retail
3 2 (4.35%) Banking
3 2 (4.35%) Billing
3 2 (4.35%) Marketing
4 1 (2.17%) Automotive
4 1 (2.17%) Games
4 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.87%) .NET
2 1 (2.17%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.17%) Jinja
2 1 (2.17%) Kafka
2 1 (2.17%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.17%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.17%) Fintech
2 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.17%) NHS
2 1 (2.17%) PMI
2 1 (2.17%) Social Media
2 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (73.91%) Project Management
2 32 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (32.61%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (23.91%) SDLC
4 11 (23.91%) Waterfall
5 10 (21.74%) Scrum
6 7 (15.22%) PRINCE2
7 5 (10.87%) Change Management
7 5 (10.87%) Software Delivery
8 4 (8.70%) Project Governance
8 4 (8.70%) Supplier Management
9 3 (6.52%) CRM
9 3 (6.52%) Programme Management
9 3 (6.52%) Project Planning
9 3 (6.52%) Risk Management
9 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (6.52%) Web Application Development
9 3 (6.52%) Workshop Facilitation
10 2 (4.35%) Commercial Awareness
10 2 (4.35%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.70%) Java
2 1 (2.17%) C#
2 1 (2.17%) Erlang
2 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.17%) Python
2 1 (2.17%) SQL
2 1 (2.17%) VB
2 1 (2.17%) VB.NET
2 1 (2.17%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) PMI Certification
1 3 (6.52%) PMP
2 2 (4.35%) Degree
2 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) APMP
3 1 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Docker
1 1 (2.17%) KVM
1 1 (2.17%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Ansible
1 1 (2.17%) Grafana
1 1 (2.17%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle
3 2 (4.35%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.17%) Mirantis
4 1 (2.17%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.17%) Salesforce.com