Period
to 21 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Development Project Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 July 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
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 790 785 785
Rank change year-on-year -5 0 -109
Contract jobs requiring a Development Project Manager 101 73 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.097% 0.076% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.080% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 56 78
UK median daily rate £450 £500 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +13.64% +3.53%
10th Percentile £363 £366 £355
90th Percentile £638 £593 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76% +2.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +20.00% -35.06%
10th Percentile £21.25 £30.00 £23.00
90th Percentile £32.75 £30.00 £27.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -25.00% +20.00% -35.06%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 98,820 91,098 104,627
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.94% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,745 59,055 68,056
UK median daily rate £450 £428 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +0.59% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £619 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,198 2,930 3,131
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.63% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.40
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -7.89% +11.76%

Development Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Development Project Manager in the UK

Development Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Development Project Manager in the UK

Development Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Development Project Manager over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Development Project Manager in the UK

Development Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Development Project Manager in the UK

Development Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Development Project Manager over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Development Project Manager in the UK

Development Project Manager
Top 13 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 21 July 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
England -4 95 £460 -8.00% 14
UK excluding London +6 67 £438 -7.89% 10
London -41 34 £550 - 5
Midlands +7 18 £450 -5.26%
North of England -9 18 £388 -10.40% 3
West Midlands -14 15 £450 -5.26%
South East -21 15 £525 - 2
North West -4 10 £375 -16.67%
Yorkshire -16 8 £425 -0.87% 3
East of England 0 6 £470 +89.90% 3
Scotland -34 6 £375 -13.04% 1
South West +6 4 £425 - 1
East Midlands +8 3 £400 -

Development Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 featuring Development Project Manager in the job title.

1 61 (60.40%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (55.45%) Project Management
3 30 (29.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 27 (26.73%) Finance
5 23 (22.77%) Waterfall
6 21 (20.79%) PRINCE2
7 20 (19.80%) Scrum
8 19 (18.81%) SDLC
9 14 (13.86%) .NET
9 14 (13.86%) JIRA
10 11 (10.89%) Microsoft
10 11 (10.89%) Retail
11 10 (9.90%) SQL Server
11 10 (9.90%) Software Delivery
12 9 (8.91%) Project Planning
13 8 (7.92%) Change Management
13 8 (7.92%) Risk Management
13 8 (7.92%) Problem-Solving
13 8 (7.92%) Matrix Management
14 7 (6.93%) Java
14 7 (6.93%) SQL
14 7 (6.93%) QA
14 7 (6.93%) Banking
15 6 (5.94%) Supplier Management
15 6 (5.94%) XML
15 6 (5.94%) Microsoft Project
15 6 (5.94%) E-Commerce
15 6 (5.94%) Erlang
15 6 (5.94%) Release Management
15 6 (5.94%) DevOps

Development Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 5 (4.95%) Confluence
2 2 (1.98%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.99%) CMS
3 1 (0.99%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (5.94%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.98%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Magento
1 2 (1.98%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (1.98%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.99%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.99%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.99%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.97%) Internet
2 2 (1.98%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.90%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.96%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (3.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.97%) Riak
4 2 (1.98%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.99%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 14 (13.86%) JIRA
2 5 (4.95%) Visual Studio
3 4 (3.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.99%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 27 (26.73%) Finance
2 11 (10.89%) Retail
3 7 (6.93%) Banking
4 3 (2.97%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.98%) Advertising
5 2 (1.98%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.98%) Marketing
5 2 (1.98%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.99%) Automotive
6 1 (0.99%) Back Office
6 1 (0.99%) Electronics
6 1 (0.99%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.86%) .NET
2 6 (5.94%) XML
3 4 (3.96%) SOAP
3 4 (3.96%) StructureMap
3 4 (3.96%) WCF
4 3 (2.97%) CSS
4 3 (2.97%) HTML
4 3 (2.97%) Velocity
5 2 (1.98%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.98%) jQuery
5 2 (1.98%) REST
5 2 (1.98%) Web Services
6 1 (0.99%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.97%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.98%) PMI
3 2 (1.98%) Robotics
4 1 (0.99%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.99%) FMCG
4 1 (0.99%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.99%) Windows
1 1 (0.99%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (60.40%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (55.45%) Project Management
3 30 (29.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (22.77%) Waterfall
5 21 (20.79%) PRINCE2
6 20 (19.80%) Scrum
7 19 (18.81%) SDLC
8 10 (9.90%) Software Delivery
9 9 (8.91%) Project Planning
10 8 (7.92%) Change Management
10 8 (7.92%) Matrix Management
10 8 (7.92%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (7.92%) Risk Management
11 6 (5.94%) DevOps
11 6 (5.94%) E-Commerce
11 6 (5.94%) Release Management
11 6 (5.94%) Supplier Management
12 5 (4.95%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (4.95%) Migration
12 5 (4.95%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.93%) Java
1 7 (6.93%) SQL
2 6 (5.94%) Erlang
3 4 (3.96%) C#
4 2 (1.98%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (4.95%) PMI Certification
2 4 (3.96%) Degree
3 3 (2.97%) APMP
3 3 (2.97%) PMP
3 3 (2.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (2.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (2.97%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.97%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.93%) QA
2 2 (1.98%) PMBOK
2 2 (1.98%) PMO
3 1 (0.99%) GDPR
Vendors
1 11 (10.89%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.97%) Atlassian
2 3 (2.97%) Oracle
3 2 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.99%) Adobe
4 1 (0.99%) Charles River
4 1 (0.99%) Google
4 1 (0.99%) SAP
4 1 (0.99%) Workday