Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 585 569 598
Rank change year-on-year -16 +29 -97
Contract jobs requiring a Development Project Manager 58 44 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.11% 0.089% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.094% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 35 62
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £475 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +13.10% -0.88%
10th Percentile £363 £345 £326
90th Percentile £540 £549 £507
UK median daily rate £450 £500 £425
% change year-on-year -10.04% +17.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -31.43% -2.78%
10th Percentile £21.25 £30.00 £26.83
90th Percentile £23.75 £30.00 £60.08
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year -25.00% -31.43% -2.78%

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 50,361 46,772 57,680
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.90% 95.07% 95.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,494 28,245 35,015
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £230
90th Percentile £568 £545 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,321 2,326 2,485
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.52% -11.15% +19.40%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -6.50% +14.29%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +9 16 £450 - 1
West Midlands -14 14 £450 - 1
North of England -17 14 £388 -8.82% 1
South East -41 11 £525 - 2
North West -11 9 £375 -16.67%
East of England +4 7 £468 +44.40%
Scotland -40 6 £375 - 1
Yorkshire -21 5 £460 +8.24% 1
South West +8 4 £425 -
East Midlands 0 2 - -
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 22 June 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 40 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (46.55%) Project Management
3 17 (29.31%) Waterfall
4 16 (27.59%) Finance
5 13 (22.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (22.41%) Scrum
6 11 (18.97%) .NET
7 10 (17.24%) PRINCE2
8 9 (15.52%) JIRA
8 9 (15.52%) SQL Server
8 9 (15.52%) Retail
9 7 (12.07%) Microsoft
10 6 (10.34%) Java
10 6 (10.34%) SQL
10 6 (10.34%) DevOps
10 6 (10.34%) Software Delivery
11 5 (8.62%) SDLC
11 5 (8.62%) XML
11 5 (8.62%) E-Commerce
11 5 (8.62%) Migration
11 5 (8.62%) Erlang
11 5 (8.62%) Kanban
11 5 (8.62%) QA
12 4 (6.90%) WCF
12 4 (6.90%) Matrix Management
12 4 (6.90%) Release Management
12 4 (6.90%) Project Planning
12 4 (6.90%) Supplier Management
12 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (6.90%) Continuous Integration

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 2 (3.45%) Confluence
2 1 (1.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (1.72%) CMS
2 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Magento
1 2 (3.45%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (3.45%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.72%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.72%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.72%) HTTP
1 1 (1.72%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.52%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.17%) Riak
4 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (15.52%) JIRA
2 4 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (6.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (27.59%) Finance
2 9 (15.52%) Retail
3 3 (5.17%) Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Automotive
4 1 (1.72%) Legal
4 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.97%) .NET
2 5 (8.62%) XML
3 4 (6.90%) SOAP
3 4 (6.90%) StructureMap
3 4 (6.90%) WCF
4 2 (3.45%) Velocity
5 1 (1.72%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.72%) Middleware
5 1 (1.72%) REST
5 1 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.45%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.72%) FMCG
2 1 (1.72%) Internet of Things
2 1 (1.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.72%) Android
1 1 (1.72%) Windows
1 1 (1.72%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (46.55%) Project Management
3 17 (29.31%) Waterfall
4 13 (22.41%) Scrum
4 13 (22.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (17.24%) PRINCE2
6 6 (10.34%) DevOps
6 6 (10.34%) Software Delivery
7 5 (8.62%) E-Commerce
7 5 (8.62%) Kanban
7 5 (8.62%) Migration
7 5 (8.62%) SDLC
8 4 (6.90%) Change Management
8 4 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (6.90%) Matrix Management
8 4 (6.90%) Project Governance
8 4 (6.90%) Project Planning
8 4 (6.90%) Release Management
8 4 (6.90%) Risk Management
8 4 (6.90%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.34%) Java
1 6 (10.34%) SQL
2 5 (8.62%) Erlang
3 4 (6.90%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (5.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.72%) APMP
3 1 (1.72%) Degree
3 1 (1.72%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.72%) PMP
3 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) GDPR
Vendors
1 7 (12.07%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.17%) Atlassian
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle
4 1 (1.72%) Adobe
4 1 (1.72%) Capita
4 1 (1.72%) Google
4 1 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.72%) Workday