The median contractor rate for a Software Development Project Manager was £463 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.

Project Manager - Software Development
UK
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 573 607 591
Rank change year-on-year +34 -16  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Development Project Manager 10 33 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.062% 0.074%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.065% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 22 24
Median daily rate £463 £431 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.24% -0.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £326 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £571 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £410 £413
% change year-on-year +9.75% -0.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £62.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +38.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £62.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year - +38.88%  

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%  

Software Development Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Development Project Manager in the UK

Software Development Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Development Project Manager in the UK

Software Development Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Development Project Manager over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Development Project Manager in the UK

Software Development Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Development Project Manager in the UK

Software Development Project Manager
Top 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Development 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 +27 9 £475 +6.44% 5
South East +8 6 £506 +26.56% 3
Bracknell - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 - - 1
London +21 1 £550 +12.24% 1
Scotland +21 1 £375 -8.53%
Hampshire +12 1 £418 -12.10% 1
Surrey +2 1 £550 +15.78%
Farnborough 0 1 £418 -12.10%
West Malling - 1 £475 -
Staines - 1 £550 -
Warwick - 1 £450 -
Manchester - 1 £450 -
Middlesex - 1 £538 -
Kent - 1 £475 -
Salford - 1 £450 -
Warwickshire - 1 £450 -
North West - 1 £450 -
West Midlands - 1 £450 -
Glasgow - 1 £375 -

Software Development Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Software Development 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 Software Development Project Manager in the job title.

1 25 (75.76%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (69.70%) Project Management
3 11 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 9 (27.27%) Finance
5 8 (24.24%) Scrum
5 8 (24.24%) SDLC
6 7 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (21.21%) .NET
6 7 (21.21%) PRINCE2
7 5 (15.15%) Java
8 4 (12.12%) JIRA
8 4 (12.12%) Confluence
9 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (9.09%) Oracle
9 3 (9.09%) Banking
9 3 (9.09%) Supplier Management
9 3 (9.09%) Analytics
9 3 (9.09%) Project Governance
10 2 (6.06%) Change Control
10 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 2 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (6.06%) Software Delivery
10 2 (6.06%) Project Planning
10 2 (6.06%) Web Development
10 2 (6.06%) Degree
10 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
10 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
10 2 (6.06%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management

Software Development 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 4 (12.12%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS Office
2 1 (3.03%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.03%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) JIRA
General
1 9 (27.27%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Automotive
3 2 (6.06%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.06%) Publishing
3 2 (6.06%) Retail
4 1 (3.03%) Aerospace
4 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) .NET
2 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.03%) PMI
2 1 (3.03%) User Experience
2 1 (3.03%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (75.76%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (69.70%) Project Management
3 11 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 8 (24.24%) Scrum
4 8 (24.24%) SDLC
5 7 (21.21%) PRINCE2
5 7 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (9.09%) Analytics
6 3 (9.09%) Project Governance
6 3 (9.09%) Supplier Management
7 2 (6.06%) Change Control
7 2 (6.06%) Configuration Management
7 2 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (6.06%) Project Planning
7 2 (6.06%) Software Delivery
7 2 (6.06%) Software Engineering
7 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
7 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (6.06%) Web Analytics
7 2 (6.06%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) Java
2 2 (6.06%) C#
3 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (6.06%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) PMI Certification
2 2 (6.06%) PMP
2 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) Oracle
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
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