Period
to 21 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Digital 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.

Digital Project Manager
UK
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 564 560 469
Rank change year-on-year -4 -91 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Digital Project Manager 349 304 525
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.32% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.33% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 239 390
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +9.24%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £310
90th Percentile £575 £569 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
UK median hourly rate £39.00 £52.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +25.30% -40.71%
10th Percentile £36.00 £48.15 £41.25
90th Percentile £44.00 £53.85 £41.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £52.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year -25.00% +25.30% -

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%

Digital Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Digital Project Manager in the UK

Digital Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Digital Project Manager in the UK

Digital Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Digital Project Manager in the UK

Digital Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Digital Project Manager in the UK

Digital Project Manager
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Digital 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 -7 327 £450 - 31
UK excluding London +31 181 £425 -2.86% 13
London -52 160 £450 - 18
South East +16 71 £400 +1.59% 4
North of England -5 37 £440 +3.53% 3
South West +18 24 £360 -4.00% 1
Midlands -20 23 £488 +2.63% 4
North West +1 22 £440 -7.37%
West Midlands -27 21 £488 +2.63% 1
East of England -3 11 £464 +3.06% 1
Scotland -34 10 £300 -45.45%
North East - 8 £485 -
Yorkshire -25 7 £430 +2.87% 3
Wales -9 5 £450 -0.28%
East Midlands -3 2 - - 3

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, Digital 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 Digital Project Manager in the job title.

1 198 (56.73%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (45.85%) Project Management
3 104 (29.80%) Stakeholder Management
4 102 (29.23%) Finance
5 83 (23.78%) PRINCE2
6 79 (22.64%) Scrum
7 69 (19.77%) E-Commerce
8 59 (16.91%) Marketing
9 41 (11.75%) Retail
9 41 (11.75%) Waterfall
10 39 (11.17%) User Experience
11 36 (10.32%) CMS
12 34 (9.74%) Banking
13 30 (8.60%) CRM
14 29 (8.31%) JIRA
14 29 (8.31%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 26 (7.45%) Content Management
16 22 (6.30%) Microsoft Project
16 22 (6.30%) Problem-Solving
16 22 (6.30%) SDLC
17 21 (6.02%) Analytics
17 21 (6.02%) Risk Management
18 20 (5.73%) HTML
19 19 (5.44%) PMI Certification
20 18 (5.16%) Programme Management
20 18 (5.16%) Supplier Management
20 18 (5.16%) Agile Project Management
21 17 (4.87%) Mobile App
21 17 (4.87%) PMP
22 16 (4.58%) Change Management

Digital 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 36 (10.32%) CMS
2 11 (3.15%) WordPress
3 9 (2.58%) Confluence
4 8 (2.29%) Drupal
5 7 (2.01%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (0.86%) EPiServer
6 3 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.29%) Jadu
7 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.29%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.29%) Umbraco
Applications
1 22 (6.30%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (1.15%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.86%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.29%) Magento
2 1 (0.29%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.29%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.29%) Office 365
2 7 (2.01%) Trello
3 3 (0.86%) BlueKai
3 3 (0.86%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 2 (0.57%) iPaaS
4 2 (0.57%) SaaS
5 1 (0.29%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.29%) SurveyMonkey
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.15%) Internet
1 4 (1.15%) SMS
2 2 (0.57%) Skype
3 1 (0.29%) Intranet
3 1 (0.29%) PPP
3 1 (0.29%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.43%) Big Data
2 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (8.31%) JIRA
2 2 (0.57%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.29%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.29%) Selenium
3 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 102 (29.23%) Finance
2 59 (16.91%) Marketing
3 41 (11.75%) Retail
4 34 (9.74%) Banking
5 10 (2.87%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.29%) Retail Banking
7 7 (2.01%) Japanese Language
8 5 (1.43%) Legal
8 5 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.15%) Advertising
9 4 (1.15%) Automotive
9 4 (1.15%) Front Office
10 3 (0.86%) Digital Economy
10 3 (0.86%) German Language
10 3 (0.86%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.57%) French Language
11 2 (0.57%) Games
11 2 (0.57%) Law
12 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.73%) HTML
2 13 (3.72%) CSS
3 7 (2.01%) .NET
3 7 (2.01%) Web Services
4 6 (1.72%) ASP.NET
4 6 (1.72%) ASP.NET Web API
4 6 (1.72%) Velocity
5 3 (0.86%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.57%) CGI
6 2 (0.57%) Middleware
7 1 (0.29%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.29%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 39 (11.17%) User Experience
2 17 (4.87%) Mobile App
3 13 (3.72%) Social Media
4 10 (2.87%) PMI
5 7 (2.01%) FMCG
6 5 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (1.43%) Mobile Banking
6 5 (1.43%) Online Banking
7 4 (1.15%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.15%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.15%) Fintech
7 4 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.15%) Video on Demand
8 3 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (0.86%) NHS
9 2 (0.57%) Graphic Design
9 2 (0.57%) Internet of Things
9 2 (0.57%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.57%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 6 (1.72%) Apple iOS
2 4 (1.15%) Android
3 1 (0.29%) Windows
3 1 (0.29%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (56.73%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (45.85%) Project Management
3 104 (29.80%) Stakeholder Management
4 83 (23.78%) PRINCE2
5 79 (22.64%) Scrum
6 69 (19.77%) E-Commerce
7 41 (11.75%) Waterfall
8 30 (8.60%) CRM
9 29 (8.31%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 26 (7.45%) Content Management
11 22 (6.30%) Problem-Solving
11 22 (6.30%) SDLC
12 21 (6.02%) Analytics
12 21 (6.02%) Risk Management
13 18 (5.16%) Agile Project Management
13 18 (5.16%) Programme Management
13 18 (5.16%) Supplier Management
14 16 (4.58%) Change Management
14 16 (4.58%) Digital Marketing
15 15 (4.30%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (2.29%) SQL
2 6 (1.72%) C#
3 3 (0.86%) Java
3 3 (0.86%) PHP
4 1 (0.29%) C
4 1 (0.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 19 (5.44%) PMI Certification
2 17 (4.87%) PMP
3 15 (4.30%) Degree
4 14 (4.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 14 (4.01%) Security Cleared
5 10 (2.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 9 (2.58%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.43%) APMP
8 4 (1.15%) Master's Degree
8 4 (1.15%) MBA
9 3 (0.86%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.57%) APMG
11 1 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.29%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.87%) QA
2 7 (2.01%) PMO
3 4 (1.15%) GDPR
4 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.29%) PSD2
4 1 (0.29%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 15 (4.30%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.15%) Adobe
3 9 (2.58%) Sitecore
4 8 (2.29%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (2.01%) CA Agile Central
6 6 (1.72%) Google
7 5 (1.43%) SAP
8 4 (1.15%) Oracle
9 2 (0.57%) Capita
9 2 (0.57%) hybris
9 2 (0.57%) IBM
9 2 (0.57%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.29%) Demandware
10 1 (0.29%) Facebook
10 1 (0.29%) Guidewire
10 1 (0.29%) Klarna
10 1 (0.29%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.29%) PayPal
10 1 (0.29%) Twitter
10 1 (0.29%) WorldPay