Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Project Manager was £543 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.

Senior Project Manager
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 396 418 339
Rank change year-on-year +22 -79 0
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Project Manager 595 575 797
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.55% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.58% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 419 580
UK median daily rate £543 £505 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.43% +1.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £413 £400 £380
90th Percentile £725 £688 £698
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £475 £480
% change year-on-year +7.89% -1.04% -1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £67.50 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +28.57% +16.67%
10th Percentile £14.90 £66.25 £50.25
90th Percentile £48.50 £68.75 £56.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 £67.50 £52.50
% change year-on-year -31.48% +28.57% +16.67%

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 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

Senior Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Project Manager in the UK

Senior Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Project Manager in the UK

Senior Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Project Manager over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Project Manager in the UK

Senior Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Project Manager in the UK

Senior Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Project Manager over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Senior Project Manager in the UK

Senior 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 Senior 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 +22 562 £549 +6.50% 33
UK excluding London +48 316 £513 +7.89% 18
London -26 266 £550 - 16
South East -2 100 £475 -5.00% 5
North of England +100 84 £525 +16.67% 7
Midlands -7 43 £525 +13.51% 1
Yorkshire +50 39 £525 +8.58% 4
South West +23 34 £550 -8.33%
East of England -8 33 £538 +11.98% 4
North West +34 32 £500 +11.11% 3
West Midlands +5 24 £550 +16.40% 1
Scotland -5 22 £473 +5.00% 1
East Midlands +2 18 £500 +11.73%
North East +73 13 £540 +40.35%
Wales - 2 £750 -

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Senior 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 Senior Project Manager in the job title.

1 262 (44.03%) Project Management
2 241 (40.50%) Finance
3 172 (28.91%) Stakeholder Management
4 162 (27.23%) PRINCE2
5 150 (25.21%) Agile Software Development
6 68 (11.43%) Migration
7 67 (11.26%) Change Management
8 64 (10.76%) Security Cleared
9 55 (9.24%) Programme Management
10 51 (8.57%) PMP
11 50 (8.40%) PMO
12 48 (8.07%) Waterfall
13 47 (7.90%) Project Planning
14 46 (7.73%) PMI Certification
15 45 (7.56%) SC Cleared
16 44 (7.39%) Risk Management
16 44 (7.39%) Retail
17 43 (7.23%) Microsoft Project
18 40 (6.72%) Office 365
19 39 (6.55%) Banking
20 38 (6.39%) Degree
21 35 (5.88%) Legal
22 34 (5.71%) Microsoft
22 34 (5.71%) GDPR
23 32 (5.38%) Change Control
24 31 (5.21%) Stakeholder Engagement
24 31 (5.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
24 31 (5.21%) Scrum
24 31 (5.21%) Matrix Organization
25 30 (5.04%) QA

Senior 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 14 (2.35%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.67%) CMS
2 4 (0.67%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.34%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.34%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.17%) Confluence
4 1 (0.17%) Documentum
4 1 (0.17%) Moodle
4 1 (0.17%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.17%) SAS
4 1 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 43 (7.23%) Microsoft Project
2 15 (2.52%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.67%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (0.50%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.34%) CA PPM
3 2 (0.34%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.34%) Primavera
3 2 (0.34%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.34%) SAP EWM
3 2 (0.34%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.17%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
4 1 (0.17%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 1 (0.17%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.17%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.17%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.17%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 40 (6.72%) Office 365
2 18 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.01%) IaaS
5 3 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.50%) PaaS
5 3 (0.50%) SaaS
6 2 (0.34%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.17%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.17%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 1 (0.17%) Slack
7 1 (0.17%) Veeva
7 1 (0.17%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.35%) LAN
2 13 (2.18%) WAN
3 8 (1.34%) Firewall
3 8 (1.34%) SMS
4 6 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (0.84%) IP Telephony
5 5 (0.84%) VoIP
6 3 (0.50%) SAN
6 3 (0.50%) Skype
6 3 (0.50%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.34%) ATM
7 2 (0.34%) Broadband
7 2 (0.34%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.34%) iSCSI
7 2 (0.34%) MPLS
7 2 (0.34%) Wireless
8 1 (0.17%) CTI
8 1 (0.17%) DWDM
8 1 (0.17%) Internet
8 1 (0.17%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (0.50%) Big Data
2 3 (0.50%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.34%) Electronic Patient Records
3 2 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.17%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.17%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.17%) MS Access
4 1 (0.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (1.01%) JIRA
2 1 (0.17%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (0.17%) JIRA Agile
General
1 241 (40.50%) Finance
2 44 (7.39%) Retail
3 39 (6.55%) Banking
4 35 (5.88%) Legal
5 20 (3.36%) Telecoms
6 17 (2.86%) Marketing
7 8 (1.34%) Advertising
7 8 (1.34%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.34%) Retail Banking
8 7 (1.18%) Front Office
9 6 (1.01%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.01%) Law
9 6 (1.01%) Local Government
9 6 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.84%) Back Office
10 5 (0.84%) Billing
11 4 (0.67%) Automotive
12 3 (0.50%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.50%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.34%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.50%) .NET
2 2 (0.34%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.17%) CSS
3 1 (0.17%) EDI
3 1 (0.17%) Flash
3 1 (0.17%) HTML
3 1 (0.17%) JFC
3 1 (0.17%) Middleware
3 1 (0.17%) Velocity
3 1 (0.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (3.87%) Data Centre
3 19 (3.19%) Management Information System
4 16 (2.69%) Virtual Team
5 14 (2.35%) PMI
6 11 (1.85%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.18%) NHS
8 5 (0.84%) CCTV
8 5 (0.84%) Smartcard
9 4 (0.67%) EPoS
9 4 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (0.67%) Market Risk
9 4 (0.67%) Reinsurance
9 4 (0.67%) User Experience
10 3 (0.50%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.50%) Derivative
10 3 (0.50%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.50%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 27 (4.54%) Windows
2 13 (2.18%) Windows 10
3 9 (1.51%) Windows 7
4 5 (0.84%) Android
5 3 (0.50%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.50%) Solaris
5 3 (0.50%) Unix
6 2 (0.34%) AIX
6 2 (0.34%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.17%) Linux
7 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.17%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (44.03%) Project Management
2 172 (28.91%) Stakeholder Management
3 162 (27.23%) PRINCE2
4 150 (25.21%) Agile Software Development
5 68 (11.43%) Migration
6 67 (11.26%) Change Management
7 55 (9.24%) Programme Management
8 48 (8.07%) Waterfall
9 47 (7.90%) Project Planning
10 44 (7.39%) Risk Management
11 32 (5.38%) Change Control
12 31 (5.21%) Matrix Organization
12 31 (5.21%) Scrum
12 31 (5.21%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 27 (4.54%) Supplier Management
14 25 (4.20%) Matrix Management
14 25 (4.20%) Project Governance
15 23 (3.87%) ITIL
16 20 (3.36%) Data Migration
17 19 (3.19%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (1.01%) Java
2 4 (0.67%) C
3 2 (0.34%) JavaScript
3 2 (0.34%) PHP
4 1 (0.17%) Lingo
4 1 (0.17%) Perl
4 1 (0.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 64 (10.76%) Security Cleared
2 51 (8.57%) PMP
3 46 (7.73%) PMI Certification
4 45 (7.56%) SC Cleared
5 38 (6.39%) Degree
6 31 (5.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 28 (4.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 12 (2.02%) DV Cleared
9 10 (1.68%) APMP
9 10 (1.68%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.84%) ISEB
11 4 (0.67%) HNC
11 4 (0.67%) HND
12 3 (0.50%) Master's Degree
13 2 (0.34%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 2 (0.34%) Six Sigma Green Belt
14 1 (0.17%) CAPM
14 1 (0.17%) CISSP
14 1 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
14 1 (0.17%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (8.40%) PMO
2 34 (5.71%) GDPR
3 30 (5.04%) QA
4 4 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.67%) MiFID
5 3 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.50%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.50%) SLA
6 2 (0.34%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.34%) IFRS
6 2 (0.34%) IFRS 9
6 2 (0.34%) PMBOK
6 2 (0.34%) PSD2
6 2 (0.34%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.34%) UCITS
7 1 (0.17%) AIFMD
7 1 (0.17%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.17%) EMIR
7 1 (0.17%) FINREP
7 1 (0.17%) SEPA
System Software
1 4 (0.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.34%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.17%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (1.01%) SCCM
2 3 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (0.34%) WSUS
4 1 (0.17%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.17%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 34 (5.71%) Microsoft
2 28 (4.71%) SAP
3 17 (2.86%) Oracle
4 8 (1.34%) Cisco
5 7 (1.18%) PeopleSoft
6 5 (0.84%) Reuters
7 3 (0.50%) Adobe
7 3 (0.50%) Blue Coat
7 3 (0.50%) Citrix
7 3 (0.50%) Google
7 3 (0.50%) Temenos
8 2 (0.34%) Bloomberg
8 2 (0.34%) Capita
8 2 (0.34%) Dell
8 2 (0.34%) Demandware
8 2 (0.34%) EqualLogic
8 2 (0.34%) hybris
8 2 (0.34%) SonicWALL
8 2 (0.34%) Veeam
8 2 (0.34%) VMware