Period
to 18 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Development Project Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 808 786 791
Rank change year-on-year -22 +5 -94
Contract jobs requiring a Development Project Manager 76 81 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.074% 0.081% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.086% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 61 70
UK median daily rate £450 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +8.11% +10.12%
10th Percentile £326 £363 £315
90th Percentile £648 £598 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £500 £425
% change year-on-year -15.00% +17.65% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +18.42% +18.75%
10th Percentile £41.25 £45.00 £25.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £45.00 £63.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% +18.42% +18.75%

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 97,688 94,343 101,051
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.91% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,226 61,914 65,863
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,139 2,819 3,291
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +2.33% +1.58%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.78 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.68
% change year-on-year -2.78% +1.84% +1.00%

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 18 October 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
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 18 October 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 -11 71 £450 -10.00% 9
UK excluding London -19 51 £425 -15.00% 9
London -22 23 £560 +6.67% 1
North of England -21 18 £395 -8.67% 3
South East -16 14 £500 -4.31% 3
North West -11 10 £375 +7.14% 2
Midlands -14 9 £450 -10.00% 2
Yorkshire -17 8 £400 -7.51% 1
West Midlands -16 7 £450 -10.00% 1
South West -12 4 £438 -25.85%
Scotland - 3 £375 - 1
East Midlands +5 2 £400 +4.58% 1
East of England -13 2 £388 -8.82%

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 46 (60.53%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (56.58%) Project Management
3 28 (36.84%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (22.37%) PRINCE2
5 16 (21.05%) SDLC
6 15 (19.74%) Waterfall
7 13 (17.11%) Scrum
7 13 (17.11%) Finance
8 9 (11.84%) Risk Management
9 8 (10.53%) Software Delivery
9 8 (10.53%) PMI Certification
10 7 (9.21%) PMP
10 7 (9.21%) Project Planning
10 7 (9.21%) JIRA
11 6 (7.89%) Supplier Management
11 6 (7.89%) Change Management
11 6 (7.89%) .NET
11 6 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (7.89%) Analytics
12 5 (6.58%) Java
12 5 (6.58%) SQL Server
12 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Project
12 5 (6.58%) Web Development
12 5 (6.58%) Degree
12 5 (6.58%) Software Engineering
12 5 (6.58%) Programme Management
13 4 (5.26%) Matrix Management
13 4 (5.26%) Erlang
13 4 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
13 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Office

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 3 (3.95%) Confluence
2 1 (1.32%) CMS
2 1 (1.32%) Drupal
2 1 (1.32%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.32%) Umbraco
2 1 (1.32%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.63%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.32%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (2.63%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.32%) SaaS
1 1 (1.32%) Slack
1 1 (1.32%) Trello
1 1 (1.32%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.32%) Internet
1 1 (1.32%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.58%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.32%) CouchDB
3 1 (1.32%) InfluxDB
3 1 (1.32%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.32%) Redis
3 1 (1.32%) Riak
Development Applications
1 7 (9.21%) JIRA
2 1 (1.32%) GitLab
2 1 (1.32%) Robot Framework
2 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (17.11%) Finance
2 3 (3.95%) Banking
2 3 (3.95%) Marketing
2 3 (3.95%) Retail
3 2 (2.63%) Billing
3 2 (2.63%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.32%) Advertising
4 1 (1.32%) Automotive
4 1 (1.32%) Electronics
4 1 (1.32%) Games
4 1 (1.32%) Law
4 1 (1.32%) Legal
4 1 (1.32%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.89%) .NET
2 4 (5.26%) CSS
3 3 (3.95%) HTML
4 2 (2.63%) jQuery
5 1 (1.32%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.32%) Jinja
5 1 (1.32%) Kafka
5 1 (1.32%) Middleware
5 1 (1.32%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.95%) PMI
3 2 (2.63%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.63%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.63%) Robotics
3 2 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.32%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.32%) Equities
4 1 (1.32%) Fintech
4 1 (1.32%) NHS
4 1 (1.32%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (60.53%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (56.58%) Project Management
3 28 (36.84%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (22.37%) PRINCE2
5 16 (21.05%) SDLC
6 15 (19.74%) Waterfall
7 13 (17.11%) Scrum
8 9 (11.84%) Risk Management
9 8 (10.53%) Software Delivery
10 7 (9.21%) Project Planning
11 6 (7.89%) Analytics
11 6 (7.89%) Change Management
11 6 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (7.89%) Supplier Management
12 5 (6.58%) Programme Management
12 5 (6.58%) Software Engineering
12 5 (6.58%) Web Development
13 4 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
13 4 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
13 4 (5.26%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.58%) Java
2 4 (5.26%) Erlang
2 4 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.95%) SQL
4 1 (1.32%) C#
4 1 (1.32%) Python
4 1 (1.32%) VB
4 1 (1.32%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.32%) VB6
Qualifications
1 8 (10.53%) PMI Certification
2 7 (9.21%) PMP
3 5 (6.58%) Degree
4 2 (2.63%) APMP
4 2 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.63%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) PMBOK
2 1 (1.32%) PMO
2 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) Docker
1 1 (1.32%) KVM
1 1 (1.32%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (1.32%) Ansible
1 1 (1.32%) Grafana
1 1 (1.32%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.95%) Oracle
3 2 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.32%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.32%) Intapp
4 1 (1.32%) Mirantis
4 1 (1.32%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.32%) SAP