The median contractor rate for a Software Development Project Manager was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 581 624 593
Rank change year-on-year +43 -31  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Development Project Manager 21 19 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.045% 0.035% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.037% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 38
Median daily rate £513 £420 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.02% -4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £317 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £383 £425
% change year-on-year +1.30% -10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £46.25

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 44357 51050 53273
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28704 33277 33414
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1368 1510 2064
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

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 23 June 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 19 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 23 June 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 +36 21 £513 +22.02% 5
London +9 12 £570 +3.63% 2
South East - 4 £425 - 1
Yorkshire +28 3 £350 -17.64%
West Yorkshire +23 2 £388 -8.82%
Leeds +14 2 £388 -8.82%
Hampshire - 2 £406 -
Nottingham +3 1 - - 1
East Midlands -7 1 - - 1
Nottinghamshire -8 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £525 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £165 -
City of London - 1 £565 - 1
East of England - 1 £248 -
Portsmouth - 1 £425 -
Reading - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £248 -
Basingstoke - 1 £388 -

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (45.16%) Finance
3 13 (41.94%) Project Management
4 8 (25.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (16.13%) JIRA
5 5 (16.13%) Analytics
5 5 (16.13%) Software Delivery
6 4 (12.90%) SDLC
6 4 (12.90%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
6 4 (12.90%) Data Analysis
6 4 (12.90%) Confluence
6 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 4 (12.90%) Web Analytics
6 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
6 4 (12.90%) .NET
6 4 (12.90%) Change Management
7 3 (9.68%) Publishing
7 3 (9.68%) Scrum
7 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
7 3 (9.68%) Waterfall
8 2 (6.45%) Translating Business Requirements
8 2 (6.45%) Project Governance
8 2 (6.45%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 2 (6.45%) Banking
8 2 (6.45%) Supplier Management
8 2 (6.45%) CRM
8 2 (6.45%) PMP
8 2 (6.45%) C#
8 2 (6.45%) Java

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 (12.90%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Maximo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Big Data
1 1 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) JIRA
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Forms
General
1 14 (45.16%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Publishing
3 2 (6.45%) Back Office
3 2 (6.45%) Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Front Office
4 1 (3.23%) Games
4 1 (3.23%) Retail
4 1 (3.23%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.23%) Equities
2 1 (3.23%) Fixed Income
2 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (41.94%) Project Management
3 8 (25.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (16.13%) Analytics
4 5 (16.13%) Software Delivery
5 4 (12.90%) Change Management
5 4 (12.90%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (12.90%) Data Analysis
5 4 (12.90%) SDLC
5 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 4 (12.90%) Web Analytics
6 3 (9.68%) Scrum
6 3 (9.68%) Waterfall
7 2 (6.45%) CRM
7 2 (6.45%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
7 2 (6.45%) Project Governance
7 2 (6.45%) Supplier Management
7 2 (6.45%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) C#
1 2 (6.45%) Java
2 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) MiFID
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle
2 1 (3.23%) SAP
2 1 (3.23%) webMethods