The median contractor rate for a Senior Project Manager was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 March 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
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 317 286 307
Rank change year-on-year -31 +21  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Project Manager 286 423 373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.79% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.83% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 318 220
Median daily rate £538 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £411 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £650 £655
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £495 £475
% change year-on-year -4.04% +4.21%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Median hourly rate £45.00 - £52.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.60 - £39.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.40 - £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - £52.50

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42574 50675 51233
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 32785 30936
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 1588 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.93 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Senior Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Senior Project Manager in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Senior Project Manager in the UK

Senior Project Manager
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -33 268 £540 +2.85% 55
London -29 129 £575 +4.54% 28
South East +5 61 £510 +2.00% 2
South West +12 20 £450 +4.40% 4
City of London -27 20 £575 -4.16% 10
Berkshire +35 19 £475 -
West Midlands +18 16 £425 -10.52% 6
Scotland +4 16 £430 -16.19% 1
Surrey +6 14 £556 +11.25%
Edinburgh 0 13 £440 -14.19% 1
East Midlands -8 11 £500 +9.28% 3
Yorkshire +17 10 £544 +15.38% 2
North West +11 10 £425 -9.81% 5
Wiltshire +9 10 £525 +25.37% 1
Hampshire +7 10 £500 +4.71%
Swindon - 9 £525 - 1
West Yorkshire +25 8 £538 +18.13% 2
Reading +23 8 £461 +2.33%
Nottingham +11 7 £544 -2.46%
Nottinghamshire +8 7 £544 -2.46%
West Sussex +6 6 £475 +2.70% 1
Manchester +6 6 £415 -15.94% 2
Birmingham +4 5 £425 -15.00% 1
East of England -28 5 £388 -26.88% 5
Kent - 5 £525 -
Leeds - 5 £544 - 1
Guildford +7 4 £569 +13.75%
North East -10 4 £288 -36.00%
Winchester - 4 £463 -
Bristol +6 3 £410 -6.28% 1

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 233 (44.81%) Project Management
2 190 (36.54%) Finance
3 169 (32.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 150 (28.85%) PRINCE2
5 132 (25.38%) Agile Software Development
6 61 (11.73%) Banking
7 54 (10.38%) Migration
8 49 (9.42%) Change Management
9 40 (7.69%) Programme Management
10 38 (7.31%) Retail
10 38 (7.31%) Security Cleared
11 37 (7.12%) MS Project
12 36 (6.92%) Microsoft
12 36 (6.92%) Scrum
13 35 (6.73%) Risk Management
13 35 (6.73%) Waterfall
13 35 (6.73%) Matrix Organization
14 34 (6.54%) Project Planning
14 34 (6.54%) PMP
15 28 (5.38%) SAP
15 28 (5.38%) ITIL
15 28 (5.38%) QA
15 28 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
15 28 (5.38%) PMO
16 27 (5.19%) Investment Management
17 26 (5.00%) Degree
17 26 (5.00%) MS Excel
17 26 (5.00%) PMI Certification
18 25 (4.81%) Legal
18 25 (4.81%) Marketing

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 9 (1.73%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.77%) CMS
2 4 (0.77%) MS Project Server
3 3 (0.58%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.38%) Drupal
5 1 (0.19%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.19%) Confluence
5 1 (0.19%) Documentum
5 1 (0.19%) iPlanet
5 1 (0.19%) JBoss
5 1 (0.19%) Liferay
Applications
1 37 (7.12%) MS Project
2 26 (5.00%) MS Excel
3 18 (3.46%) MS Office
4 14 (2.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (2.12%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.19%) Maya
6 1 (0.19%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.35%) Sonata
2 5 (0.96%) SAP FI
2 5 (0.96%) Unit4 Business World
3 4 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.77%) SAP CO
3 4 (0.77%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (0.58%) CA PPM
4 3 (0.58%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.58%) Primavera
4 3 (0.58%) SAP PM
5 2 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.19%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 1 (0.19%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.19%) Maximo
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.19%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.19%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 25 (4.81%) Office 365
2 5 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.38%) SaaS
4 2 (0.38%) Yammer
5 1 (0.19%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.19%) IaaS
5 1 (0.19%) PaaS
5 1 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.15%) VoIP
1 6 (1.15%) WAN
2 4 (0.77%) LAN
2 4 (0.77%) Skype
3 3 (0.58%) Firewall
3 3 (0.58%) Internet
3 3 (0.58%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.38%) IP Telephony
4 2 (0.38%) MPLS
4 2 (0.38%) Network Security
4 2 (0.38%) VPN
4 2 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.19%) Broadband
5 1 (0.19%) CTI
5 1 (0.19%) DMZ
5 1 (0.19%) PSTN
5 1 (0.19%) RIP
5 1 (0.19%) SAN
5 1 (0.19%) TETRA
5 1 (0.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (1.35%) SAP BW
2 7 (1.35%) SAP HANA
3 5 (0.96%) Big Data
3 5 (0.96%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.38%) Power BI
4 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.19%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.19%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.19%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.19%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.19%) GIS
5 1 (0.19%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.19%) HBase
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.19%) QlikView
5 1 (0.19%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 16 (3.08%) JIRA
2 3 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 190 (36.54%) Finance
2 61 (11.73%) Banking
3 38 (7.31%) Retail
4 25 (4.81%) Legal
4 25 (4.81%) Marketing
5 21 (4.04%) Telecoms
6 19 (3.65%) Front Office
7 15 (2.88%) Investment Banking
8 11 (2.12%) Pharmaceutical
9 9 (1.73%) Retail Banking
10 8 (1.54%) Local Government
11 7 (1.35%) Advertising
12 6 (1.15%) Billing
12 6 (1.15%) Law
12 6 (1.15%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.96%) Publishing
14 4 (0.77%) Automotive
14 4 (0.77%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.38%) Back Office
15 2 (0.38%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (0.96%) Middleware
2 2 (0.38%) Laravel
2 2 (0.38%) Web Services
3 1 (0.19%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.19%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 19 (3.65%) Data Centre
4 16 (3.08%) PMI
5 12 (2.31%) Fintech
6 10 (1.92%) User Experience
7 9 (1.73%) Virtual Team
8 8 (1.54%) Smart Meter
9 7 (1.35%) Derivative
9 7 (1.35%) NHS
10 6 (1.15%) FMCG
11 5 (0.96%) CCTV
11 5 (0.96%) Fixed Income
12 4 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
12 4 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.77%) SCADA
13 3 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 3 (0.58%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.58%) Reference Data
14 2 (0.38%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 16 (3.08%) Windows
2 7 (1.35%) Linux
3 6 (1.15%) Windows 10
4 5 (0.96%) Unix
5 4 (0.77%) AIX
5 4 (0.77%) VMS
6 2 (0.38%) Solaris
7 1 (0.19%) Android
7 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (44.81%) Project Management
2 169 (32.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 150 (28.85%) PRINCE2
4 132 (25.38%) Agile Software Development
5 54 (10.38%) Migration
6 49 (9.42%) Change Management
7 40 (7.69%) Programme Management
8 36 (6.92%) Scrum
9 35 (6.73%) Matrix Organization
9 35 (6.73%) Risk Management
9 35 (6.73%) Waterfall
10 34 (6.54%) Project Planning
11 28 (5.38%) ITIL
12 27 (5.19%) Investment Management
13 25 (4.81%) Matrix Management
13 25 (4.81%) Wealth Management
14 24 (4.62%) Project Governance
15 23 (4.42%) Asset Management
15 23 (4.42%) Change Control
16 20 (3.85%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (1.92%) Java
2 9 (1.73%) C
3 8 (1.54%) SQL
4 7 (1.35%) PL/SQL
5 2 (0.38%) PHP
6 1 (0.19%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.19%) Python
6 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 38 (7.31%) Security Cleared
2 34 (6.54%) PMP
3 26 (5.00%) Degree
3 26 (5.00%) PMI Certification
4 25 (4.81%) SC Cleared
5 24 (4.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 22 (4.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 12 (2.31%) APMP
8 8 (1.54%) DV Cleared
9 7 (1.35%) CTC Cleared
10 4 (0.77%) ISEB
10 4 (0.77%) MBA
11 2 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.38%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 2 (0.38%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 1 (0.19%) ACCA
12 1 (0.19%) CISSP
12 1 (0.19%) HND
12 1 (0.19%) MAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.38%) PMO
1 28 (5.38%) QA
2 8 (1.54%) MiFID
3 5 (0.96%) PMBOK
4 4 (0.77%) GDPR
4 4 (0.77%) GxP
5 3 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.38%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.38%) FATCA
6 2 (0.38%) GMP
6 2 (0.38%) SEPA
7 1 (0.19%) Basel III
7 1 (0.19%) COBIT
7 1 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.19%) EMIR
7 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (0.96%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.19%) HDFS
3 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (0.38%) SCCM
2 1 (0.19%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 36 (6.92%) Microsoft
2 28 (5.38%) SAP
3 23 (4.42%) Oracle
4 8 (1.54%) Cisco
5 7 (1.35%) FNZ
6 6 (1.15%) Charles River
6 6 (1.15%) Citrix
7 4 (0.77%) Remedy
7 4 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (0.77%) Yardi
8 3 (0.58%) CA
8 3 (0.58%) CheckPoint
8 3 (0.58%) NEC
8 3 (0.58%) ServiceNow
8 3 (0.58%) Tableau
8 3 (0.58%) VMware
9 2 (0.38%) Blue Coat
9 2 (0.38%) BT
9 2 (0.38%) TOWER Software
9 2 (0.38%) WorldPay
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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Plan-Net
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Posted: 5 days ago
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AMS contingency
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