Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Digital Project Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 537 536 464
Rank change year-on-year -1 -72 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Digital Project Manager 358 383 512
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.37% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.39% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 280 382
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £256 £281
90th Percentile £575 £585 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +12.50% -3.03% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.89% -20.00% +40.49%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year +38.89% -11.11% -4.71%

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 96141 99356 108750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63392 64835 69190
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.17% +4.41% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2869 3292 4137
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 +9 348 £450 +5.88% 23
London -57 185 £450 - 11
UK excluding London +33 168 £450 +12.50% 13
Midlands +63 50 £475 +11.76% 3
South East -15 45 £413 +3.13% 3
North of England +65 36 £450 +24.14% 5
West Midlands +53 35 £475 +15.15% 2
Yorkshire +26 15 £400 +10.34% 2
East of England -5 15 £475 +22.58%
North West +21 14 £450 +20.00% 3
South West -1 13 £418 +33.60% 1
East Midlands +18 12 £400 -17.14% 1
North East +75 7 £525 -
Scotland -18 7 £413 +3.13% 1
Wales - 2 £404 -

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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.

1 187 (52.23%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (41.62%) Project Management
3 118 (32.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 104 (29.05%) Finance
5 81 (22.63%) E-Commerce
6 73 (20.39%) Marketing
7 71 (19.83%) Scrum
8 61 (17.04%) Retail
9 60 (16.76%) PRINCE2
10 43 (12.01%) Waterfall
11 36 (10.06%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 34 (9.50%) CRM
13 32 (8.94%) Mobile App
14 30 (8.38%) Digital Marketing
15 27 (7.54%) CMS
16 24 (6.70%) User Experience
16 24 (6.70%) Banking
17 21 (5.87%) JIRA
17 21 (5.87%) Risk Management
17 21 (5.87%) Analytics
18 20 (5.59%) SDLC
18 20 (5.59%) Programme Management
19 19 (5.31%) HTML
20 18 (5.03%) PMO
21 17 (4.75%) PMI Certification
21 17 (4.75%) Project Planning
22 16 (4.47%) Content Management
22 16 (4.47%) PMP
23 15 (4.19%) CSS
23 15 (4.19%) ITIL

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 27 (7.54%) CMS
2 9 (2.51%) Confluence
3 6 (1.68%) Drupal
4 5 (1.40%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.12%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.56%) ArcGIS
6 2 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.56%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.56%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.28%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.28%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (3.91%) Microsoft Project
2 8 (2.23%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.12%) Magento
3 2 (0.56%) Sprinklr
4 1 (0.28%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.28%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.40%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.84%) Asana
3 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.84%) Veeva
4 2 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.56%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.56%) Slack
5 1 (0.28%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.28%) GitHub
5 1 (0.28%) Heroku
5 1 (0.28%) Office 365
5 1 (0.28%) Trello
5 1 (0.28%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.23%) Internet
2 2 (0.56%) DHCP
2 2 (0.56%) DNS
2 2 (0.56%) Firewall
2 2 (0.56%) Intranet
2 2 (0.56%) Skype
2 2 (0.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.40%) Big Data
2 2 (0.56%) Mixpanel
3 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.28%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.28%) MySQL
3 1 (0.28%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.28%) Pentaho
3 1 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.28%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (5.87%) JIRA
2 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.28%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 104 (29.05%) Finance
2 73 (20.39%) Marketing
3 61 (17.04%) Retail
4 24 (6.70%) Banking
5 11 (3.07%) Automotive
6 10 (2.79%) Telecoms
7 9 (2.51%) Japanese Language
8 7 (1.96%) Publishing
9 5 (1.40%) Advertising
9 5 (1.40%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.40%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (1.12%) Games
11 3 (0.84%) Front Office
11 3 (0.84%) German Language
11 3 (0.84%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.56%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.28%) Back Office
13 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.28%) Local Government
13 1 (0.28%) Portuguese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.31%) HTML
2 15 (4.19%) CSS
3 4 (1.12%) HTML5
4 3 (0.84%) .NET
4 3 (0.84%) J2EE
4 3 (0.84%) JSON
5 2 (0.56%) Laravel
5 2 (0.56%) Natural Language Processing
5 2 (0.56%) RESTful
5 2 (0.56%) Web Services
6 1 (0.28%) EDI
6 1 (0.28%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.28%) Flask
6 1 (0.28%) jQuery
6 1 (0.28%) LAMP
6 1 (0.28%) Middleware
6 1 (0.28%) React
6 1 (0.28%) Spring
6 1 (0.28%) Spring Boot
6 1 (0.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.94%) Mobile App
2 24 (6.70%) User Experience
3 13 (3.63%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (3.35%) Social Media
5 10 (2.79%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (2.51%) Virtual Team
7 5 (1.40%) Digital Media
7 5 (1.40%) EPoS
7 5 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (1.40%) PMI
8 4 (1.12%) FMCG
9 2 (0.56%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.56%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.56%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (0.56%) Photography
9 2 (0.56%) Social Network
10 1 (0.28%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.28%) Fintech
10 1 (0.28%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 11 (3.07%) Android
2 8 (2.23%) Apple iOS
3 3 (0.84%) Windows
4 2 (0.56%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.28%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (52.23%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (41.62%) Project Management
3 118 (32.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 81 (22.63%) E-Commerce
5 71 (19.83%) Scrum
6 60 (16.76%) PRINCE2
7 43 (12.01%) Waterfall
8 36 (10.06%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 34 (9.50%) CRM
10 30 (8.38%) Digital Marketing
11 21 (5.87%) Analytics
11 21 (5.87%) Risk Management
12 20 (5.59%) Programme Management
12 20 (5.59%) SDLC
13 17 (4.75%) Project Planning
14 16 (4.47%) Content Management
15 15 (4.19%) ITIL
16 14 (3.91%) Business Intelligence
16 14 (3.91%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 13 (3.63%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (1.68%) Java
1 6 (1.68%) JavaScript
2 3 (0.84%) PHP
3 2 (0.56%) SQL
4 1 (0.28%) Lingo
4 1 (0.28%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (4.75%) PMI Certification
2 16 (4.47%) PMP
3 10 (2.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 9 (2.51%) Degree
5 8 (2.23%) APMP
5 8 (2.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 7 (1.96%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.84%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (0.84%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.56%) ISEB
9 1 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.28%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.28%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.03%) PMO
2 12 (3.35%) QA
3 4 (1.12%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.84%) GDPR
5 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.28%) Docker
1 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (0.28%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (0.28%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 13 (3.63%) Microsoft
2 8 (2.23%) Google
3 7 (1.96%) Adobe
4 6 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (1.12%) hybris
5 4 (1.12%) Sitecore
6 3 (0.84%) ATG
6 3 (0.84%) IBM
7 2 (0.56%) Apple
7 2 (0.56%) Capita
7 2 (0.56%) HP
7 2 (0.56%) SAP
7 2 (0.56%) ThinPrint
7 2 (0.56%) TSYS
8 1 (0.28%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.28%) Citrix
8 1 (0.28%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.28%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.28%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 1 (0.28%) WSO2