Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Development Project Manager was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 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.

Project Manager - Software Development
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 836 843 825
Rank change year-on-year +7 -18 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Software Development Project Manager 48 56 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.053% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.056% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 39 60
UK median daily rate £500 £485 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +17.22% +0.91%
10th Percentile £333 £356 £313
90th Percentile £582 £620 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £456 £418
% change year-on-year -1.37% +9.28% +7.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £52.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.69% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £52.75 -
% change year-on-year -14.69% - -

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 97824 99914 107019
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64542 65150 68083
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 +2.04% +4.53% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2932 3310 4089
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

Software Development Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Development Project Manager.

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

Software Development Project Manager
Top 13 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 6 months to 22 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 +6 46 £500 +2.83% 6
UK excluding London +29 33 £450 -1.37% 6
South East +11 17 £500 +2.83% 1
London -37 15 £555 +0.91% 1
Midlands +19 5 £400 -3.61% 1
East of England -8 5 £425 +3.03%
North of England +67 3 £433 +33.08% 1
East Midlands -9 3 £400 -3.61%
West Midlands +27 2 - - 1
Yorkshire +23 2 £433 +45.38% 1
Wales - 2 £295 - 1
North West +11 1 £350 +7.69%
South West +7 1 £450 - 2

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 31 (64.58%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (60.42%) Project Management
3 21 (43.75%) Finance
4 18 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (29.17%) Software Delivery
6 12 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 12 (25.00%) JIRA
7 11 (22.92%) Computer Science
7 11 (22.92%) SDLC
8 10 (20.83%) Analytics
9 9 (18.75%) Web Analytics
10 8 (16.67%) Confluence
10 8 (16.67%) Change Management
10 8 (16.67%) PRINCE2
10 8 (16.67%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
11 7 (14.58%) Scrum
11 7 (14.58%) Data Analysis
12 6 (12.50%) Degree
12 6 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
13 5 (10.42%) Waterfall
14 4 (8.33%) Product Management
14 4 (8.33%) Publishing
14 4 (8.33%) Java
14 4 (8.33%) .NET
14 4 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 3 (6.25%) Mentoring
15 3 (6.25%) Coaching
15 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
15 3 (6.25%) PMO
15 3 (6.25%) C#

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 8 (16.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.08%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) FTP
1 2 (4.17%) HTTP
1 2 (4.17%) SMTP
1 2 (4.17%) SSH
1 2 (4.17%) SSL
1 2 (4.17%) TCP/IP
1 2 (4.17%) VPN
2 1 (2.08%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 21 (43.75%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Publishing
3 3 (6.25%) Retail
4 2 (4.17%) Games
4 2 (4.17%) Law
4 2 (4.17%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.08%) Advertising
5 1 (2.08%) Back Office
5 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) .NET
2 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.08%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.08%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.08%) Learning Management System
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (64.58%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (60.42%) Project Management
3 18 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (29.17%) Software Delivery
5 12 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 11 (22.92%) SDLC
7 10 (20.83%) Analytics
8 9 (18.75%) Web Analytics
9 8 (16.67%) Change Management
9 8 (16.67%) PRINCE2
9 8 (16.67%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
10 7 (14.58%) Data Analysis
10 7 (14.58%) Scrum
11 6 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
12 5 (10.42%) Waterfall
13 4 (8.33%) Product Management
14 3 (6.25%) Coaching
14 3 (6.25%) Mentoring
14 3 (6.25%) Risk Management
14 3 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.33%) Java
2 3 (6.25%) C#
3 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) Degree
2 4 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (4.17%) PMP
4 1 (2.08%) APMP
4 1 (2.08%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.08%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) PMO
2 1 (2.08%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (2.08%) Adobe
1 1 (2.08%) CheckPoint
1 1 (2.08%) Google
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle
1 1 (2.08%) SAP
1 1 (2.08%) Twitter