Period
to 21 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Development Project Manager was £480 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 796 762 728
Rank change year-on-year -34 -34 -68
Contract jobs requiring a Development Project Manager 84 79 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.083% 0.086% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.091% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 63 98
UK median daily rate £480 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +11.76% -
10th Percentile £357 £359 £334
90th Percentile £590 £588 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £475 £420
% change year-on-year -10.53% +13.10% +1.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.75 £62.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.62% -58.80% +66.67%
10th Percentile £21.25 £21.68 £61.25
90th Percentile £32.75 £29.23 £63.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.75 £62.50
% change year-on-year -12.62% -58.80% +66.67%

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 96,028 87,287 101,432
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.93% 94.87% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,193 56,709 65,411
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,954 3,007 3,316
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.93 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.27% -2.92% +14.71%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.56 £48.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

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 April 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 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Development Project Manager in the UK

Development Project Manager
Top 14 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 April 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 -47 77 £490 +3.16% 11
UK excluding London -46 45 £425 -10.53% 10
London -33 38 £550 +2.33% 1
Midlands 0 15 £438 -7.89% 2
West Midlands +5 13 £444 -6.58% 2
South East -40 8 £450 -14.29% 3
East of England -8 7 £468 +10.00% 3
North of England -20 5 £375 -6.25% 2
Scotland -35 5 £400 +6.67%
Yorkshire -14 3 £420 +12.00% 1
South West - 3 - -
East Midlands +3 2 £400 -
North West -10 2 £375 -11.76% 1
Wales - 2 £295 -

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 50 (59.52%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (50.00%) Project Management
3 37 (44.05%) Finance
4 21 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (19.05%) SDLC
6 14 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 14 (16.67%) Scrum
7 13 (15.48%) JIRA
7 13 (15.48%) PRINCE2
8 12 (14.29%) .NET
8 12 (14.29%) Microsoft
9 10 (11.90%) Change Management
9 10 (11.90%) Banking
9 10 (11.90%) Retail
10 7 (8.33%) Computer Science
10 7 (8.33%) QA
10 7 (8.33%) Confluence
10 7 (8.33%) SQL Server
10 7 (8.33%) Java
11 6 (7.14%) XML
11 6 (7.14%) TDD
11 6 (7.14%) Project Planning
11 6 (7.14%) Web Analytics
11 6 (7.14%) Software Delivery
11 6 (7.14%) Analytics
11 6 (7.14%) DevOps
12 5 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (5.95%) Mentoring
12 5 (5.95%) Coaching
12 5 (5.95%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management

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 7 (8.33%) Confluence
2 1 (1.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (1.19%) CMS
2 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.38%) Magento
2 1 (1.19%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.19%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.38%) Dynamics 365
1 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.76%) HTTP
2 3 (3.57%) Internet
3 2 (2.38%) FTP
3 2 (2.38%) SMTP
3 2 (2.38%) SSH
3 2 (2.38%) SSL
3 2 (2.38%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.38%) VPN
4 1 (1.19%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.76%) Blockchain
2 4 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.38%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.38%) Riak
4 1 (1.19%) Big Data
4 1 (1.19%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 13 (15.48%) JIRA
2 5 (5.95%) Visual Studio
3 4 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.19%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 37 (44.05%) Finance
2 10 (11.90%) Banking
2 10 (11.90%) Retail
3 2 (2.38%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.19%) Advertising
4 1 (1.19%) Automotive
4 1 (1.19%) Back Office
4 1 (1.19%) Electronics
4 1 (1.19%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.19%) Law
4 1 (1.19%) Legal
4 1 (1.19%) Marketing
4 1 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.29%) .NET
2 6 (7.14%) XML
3 4 (4.76%) SOAP
3 4 (4.76%) StructureMap
3 4 (4.76%) WCF
4 2 (2.38%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.38%) REST
4 2 (2.38%) Velocity
4 2 (2.38%) Web Services
5 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.19%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.57%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.19%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.19%) Equities
5 1 (1.19%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.19%) FMCG
5 1 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.19%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.19%) PMI
5 1 (1.19%) Reinsurance
5 1 (1.19%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.19%) Android
1 1 (1.19%) Windows
1 1 (1.19%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (59.52%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (50.00%) Project Management
3 21 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (19.05%) SDLC
5 14 (16.67%) Scrum
5 14 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 13 (15.48%) PRINCE2
7 10 (11.90%) Change Management
8 6 (7.14%) Analytics
8 6 (7.14%) DevOps
8 6 (7.14%) Project Planning
8 6 (7.14%) Software Delivery
8 6 (7.14%) TDD
8 6 (7.14%) Web Analytics
9 5 (5.95%) Coaching
9 5 (5.95%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (5.95%) Kaizen
9 5 (5.95%) Mentoring
9 5 (5.95%) Release Management
9 5 (5.95%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.33%) Java
2 5 (5.95%) C#
2 5 (5.95%) SQL
3 2 (2.38%) Erlang
4 1 (1.19%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (5.95%) Degree
2 3 (3.57%) APMP
2 3 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.19%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.19%) PMP
4 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.19%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.33%) QA
2 2 (2.38%) PMO
3 1 (1.19%) GDPR
Vendors
1 12 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.38%) Atlassian
2 2 (2.38%) Oracle
3 1 (1.19%) Adobe
3 1 (1.19%) Capita
3 1 (1.19%) Charles River
3 1 (1.19%) Google
3 1 (1.19%) SAP
3 1 (1.19%) Workday