Period
to 17 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Digital Project Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 558 573 439
Rank change year-on-year +15 -134 +40
Contract jobs requiring a Digital Project Manager 346 298 503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.31% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.32% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 227 370
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% -4.12%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £285
90th Percentile £588 £564 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £420
% change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.89% -13.25% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +38.89% -13.25% -1.19%

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 95,102 92,258 100,985
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.78% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,208 60,233 64,366
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £254 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,777 3,239 3,822
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £18.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -2.76% +12.18%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £47.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +9.09%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +35 333 £450 +5.88% 68
UK excluding London +96 178 £450 +12.50% 37
London -41 162 £475 +5.56% 33
South East -6 58 £425 +4.62% 13
Midlands +36 44 £475 +8.57% 3
North of England +62 35 £500 +25.00% 8
West Midlands +24 33 £475 +13.43% 3
North West +23 18 £450 +12.50% 4
East of England -9 18 £421 +8.71% 3
South West +7 11 £425 +47.83% 8
Scotland -15 11 £300 -29.41% 2
North East +62 10 £525 -
East Midlands +9 10 £350 -27.50%
Yorkshire +18 7 £456 +34.19% 4
Wales - 1 £320 -

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, Digital Project Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Digital Project Manager in the job title.

1 185 (53.47%) Agile Software Development
2 162 (46.82%) Project Management
3 133 (38.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 104 (30.06%) Finance
5 75 (21.68%) PRINCE2
6 73 (21.10%) E-Commerce
7 69 (19.94%) Scrum
8 52 (15.03%) Retail
8 52 (15.03%) Marketing
8 52 (15.03%) Waterfall
9 37 (10.69%) Mobile App
10 33 (9.54%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 30 (8.67%) User Experience
11 30 (8.67%) CRM
12 29 (8.38%) CMS
13 27 (7.80%) Risk Management
14 25 (7.23%) Banking
15 22 (6.36%) Programme Management
16 21 (6.07%) ITIL
16 21 (6.07%) HTML
16 21 (6.07%) Content Management
16 21 (6.07%) SDLC
17 20 (5.78%) CSS
18 19 (5.49%) Project Planning
18 19 (5.49%) Resource Management
19 17 (4.91%) Microsoft
19 17 (4.91%) Supplier Management
19 17 (4.91%) JIRA
19 17 (4.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 17 (4.91%) Analytics

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 29 (8.38%) CMS
2 8 (2.31%) Confluence
3 5 (1.45%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.16%) Drupal
5 3 (0.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (0.87%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.87%) WordPress
6 2 (0.58%) ArcGIS
6 2 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.58%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.58%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.29%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.29%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 13 (3.76%) Microsoft Project
2 9 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.58%) Eloqua
2 2 (0.58%) Magento
3 1 (0.29%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.29%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.58%) Asana
2 2 (0.58%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (0.58%) Veeva
3 1 (0.29%) Heroku
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.29%) Office 365
3 1 (0.29%) Slack
3 1 (0.29%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.31%) Internet
2 2 (0.58%) DHCP
2 2 (0.58%) DNS
2 2 (0.58%) Firewall
2 2 (0.58%) Skype
2 2 (0.58%) VPN
3 1 (0.29%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.16%) Big Data
2 2 (0.58%) FileMaker
3 1 (0.29%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.29%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.29%) MySQL
3 1 (0.29%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.29%) Pentaho
3 1 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (4.91%) JIRA
2 2 (0.58%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.29%) Vagrant
General
1 104 (30.06%) Finance
2 52 (15.03%) Marketing
2 52 (15.03%) Retail
3 25 (7.23%) Banking
4 14 (4.05%) Japanese Language
5 9 (2.60%) Automotive
6 5 (1.45%) Front Office
7 4 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.87%) Advertising
8 3 (0.87%) Billing
8 3 (0.87%) Games
8 3 (0.87%) German Language
8 3 (0.87%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.87%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.87%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.58%) Back Office
9 2 (0.58%) Publishing
10 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.29%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.07%) HTML
2 20 (5.78%) CSS
3 7 (2.02%) Web Services
4 5 (1.45%) .NET
5 3 (0.87%) J2EE
6 2 (0.58%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.58%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (0.58%) HTML5
7 1 (0.29%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.29%) Flask
7 1 (0.29%) jQuery
7 1 (0.29%) JSON
7 1 (0.29%) LAMP
7 1 (0.29%) Middleware
7 1 (0.29%) Natural Language Processing
7 1 (0.29%) React
7 1 (0.29%) RESTful
7 1 (0.29%) Spring
7 1 (0.29%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 37 (10.69%) Mobile App
2 30 (8.67%) User Experience
3 11 (3.18%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (2.02%) PMI
4 7 (2.02%) Virtual Team
5 5 (1.45%) Social Media
6 4 (1.16%) EPoS
6 4 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.58%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.58%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.58%) e-Learning
7 2 (0.58%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (0.58%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.58%) NHS
7 2 (0.58%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.29%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.29%) Fintech
8 1 (0.29%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.29%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 11 (3.18%) Android
2 9 (2.60%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.58%) Windows
4 1 (0.29%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (53.47%) Agile Software Development
2 162 (46.82%) Project Management
3 133 (38.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 75 (21.68%) PRINCE2
5 73 (21.10%) E-Commerce
6 69 (19.94%) Scrum
7 52 (15.03%) Waterfall
8 33 (9.54%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 30 (8.67%) CRM
10 27 (7.80%) Risk Management
11 22 (6.36%) Programme Management
12 21 (6.07%) Content Management
12 21 (6.07%) ITIL
12 21 (6.07%) SDLC
13 19 (5.49%) Project Planning
13 19 (5.49%) Resource Management
14 17 (4.91%) Analytics
14 17 (4.91%) Supplier Management
15 15 (4.34%) Digital Marketing
16 14 (4.05%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (2.02%) JavaScript
2 5 (1.45%) Java
3 3 (0.87%) PHP
3 3 (0.87%) SQL
4 2 (0.58%) C
4 2 (0.58%) C#
5 1 (0.29%) Lingo
5 1 (0.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (4.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 12 (3.47%) PMI Certification
3 10 (2.89%) PMP
4 8 (2.31%) Degree
4 8 (2.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 7 (2.02%) Security Cleared
6 6 (1.73%) APMP
7 4 (1.16%) ISEB
8 3 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.87%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.58%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.29%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.62%) PMO
2 14 (4.05%) QA
3 4 (1.16%) GDPR
3 4 (1.16%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.29%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.29%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.29%) Docker
1 1 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (0.29%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (0.58%) TeamSite
2 1 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (4.91%) Microsoft
2 7 (2.02%) Adobe
2 7 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (1.73%) Capita
4 5 (1.45%) Google
5 4 (1.16%) Sitecore
6 3 (0.87%) hybris
6 3 (0.87%) IBM
7 2 (0.58%) ATG
7 2 (0.58%) HP
7 2 (0.58%) ThinPrint
8 1 (0.29%) Apple
8 1 (0.29%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.29%) Marketo
8 1 (0.29%) OpenText
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle
8 1 (0.29%) Pega
8 1 (0.29%) Polycom
8 1 (0.29%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.29%) Siebel