Period
to 23 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Development Project Manager was £471 per day in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 583 561 575
Rank change year-on-year -22 +14 -88
Contract jobs requiring a Development Project Manager 46 65 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.088% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.13% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 50 71
UK excluding London median daily rate £471 £444 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.20% +6.93% +1.22%
10th Percentile £314 £348 £313
90th Percentile £567 £539 £538
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £38.00 £62.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.42% -39.20% +108.33%
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £38.00 £62.50
% change year-on-year +18.42% -39.20% +108.33%

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 49,737 49,670 58,182
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 94.79% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,581 30,560 34,909
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £225 £215 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,160 2,627 2,968
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.41% +12.12%
10th Percentile £10.59 £10.50 £10.32
90th Percentile £47.85 £47.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%

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 23 February 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Development Project Manager in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 February 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
Midlands +6 15 £480 +15.66% 2
West Midlands +14 13 £490 -2.00% 2
South East -20 11 £511 +3.54% 4
East of England -11 8 £490 +17.01% 3
North of England +29 5 £420 +5.00%
South West +17 3 £450 - 2
Yorkshire -5 3 £425 +4.94%
North West +9 2 £375 +3.45%
East Midlands -4 2 £400 +0.31%
Scotland -13 2 - - 1
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 23 February 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 33 (71.74%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (50.00%) Project Management
3 18 (39.13%) Finance
4 12 (26.09%) SDLC
5 11 (23.91%) Scrum
6 8 (17.39%) .NET
6 8 (17.39%) SQL Server
7 7 (15.22%) Retail
7 7 (15.22%) Waterfall
7 7 (15.22%) JIRA
8 6 (13.04%) C#
8 6 (13.04%) PRINCE2
8 6 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
9 5 (10.87%) Web Development
9 5 (10.87%) Degree
9 5 (10.87%) DevOps
9 5 (10.87%) Software Delivery
9 5 (10.87%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (10.87%) PMO
10 4 (8.70%) System Integration Testing
10 4 (8.70%) Mentoring
10 4 (8.70%) Coaching
10 4 (8.70%) StructureMap
10 4 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (8.70%) Migration
10 4 (8.70%) WCF
10 4 (8.70%) Release Management
10 4 (8.70%) PRINCE2 Certification

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 3 (6.52%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.17%) PaaS
2 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.35%) Riak
Development Applications
1 7 (15.22%) JIRA
2 4 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (8.70%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.17%) Eclipse
General
1 18 (39.13%) Finance
2 7 (15.22%) Retail
3 3 (6.52%) Banking
3 3 (6.52%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.17%) Automotive
4 1 (2.17%) Games
4 1 (2.17%) Marketing
4 1 (2.17%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.39%) .NET
2 4 (8.70%) SOAP
2 4 (8.70%) StructureMap
2 4 (8.70%) WCF
2 4 (8.70%) XML
3 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.17%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (71.74%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (50.00%) Project Management
3 12 (26.09%) SDLC
4 11 (23.91%) Scrum
5 7 (15.22%) Waterfall
6 6 (13.04%) PRINCE2
6 6 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (10.87%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (10.87%) DevOps
7 5 (10.87%) Software Delivery
7 5 (10.87%) Web Development
8 4 (8.70%) Coaching
8 4 (8.70%) Mentoring
8 4 (8.70%) Migration
8 4 (8.70%) Release Management
8 4 (8.70%) System Integration Testing
9 3 (6.52%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (6.52%) Target Operating Model
9 3 (6.52%) TDD
10 2 (4.35%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.04%) C#
2 4 (8.70%) SQL
3 2 (4.35%) Erlang
3 2 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) Degree
2 4 (8.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.17%) Master's Degree
3 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.17%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.87%) PMO
2 2 (4.35%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.35%) Adobe
2 2 (4.35%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.17%) Capita
3 1 (2.17%) CheckPoint