Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Project Manager was £440 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 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.

Software Project Manager
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 734 688 639
Rank change year-on-year -46 -49 +86
Contract jobs requiring a Software Project Manager 153 203 261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.19% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.20% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 139 201
UK median daily rate £440 £438 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.57% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £325 £331 £313
90th Percentile £570 £603 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £416 £420
% change year-on-year +2.10% -0.89% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 2
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £38.00 £41.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.42% -8.71% +85.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £38.00 £41.63
% change year-on-year +18.42% -8.71% +85.00%

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 97742 99747 107875
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64508 65028 68632
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 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3319 4120
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 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Software Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Project Manager in the UK

Software Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Project Manager in the UK

Software Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Project Manager over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Project Manager in the UK

Software Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Project Manager in the UK

Software 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 Software Project Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 23 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 -33 143 £450 +2.86% 38
UK excluding London -7 106 £425 +2.10% 28
London -22 47 £475 -5.00% 13
South East -7 37 £468 -1.58% 7
Midlands +9 20 £425 +3.03% 1
North of England +53 16 £425 +31.78% 8
East of England -14 14 £475 +15.15% 3
South West -13 11 £413 +1.54% 6
West Midlands +29 10 £350 -9.68% 1
East Midlands -19 10 £475 +14.46%
North West +15 8 £425 +41.67% 3
Yorkshire +21 7 £425 +1.19% 5
Scotland -3 6 £400 -4.19% 1
Wales +16 4 £298 -20.67% 2
North East +61 1 £350 -

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Software 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 Project Manager in the job title.

1 90 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (48.37%) Project Management
3 56 (36.60%) Software Delivery
4 53 (34.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 50 (32.68%) Finance
6 36 (23.53%) PRINCE2
7 31 (20.26%) Scrum
8 26 (16.99%) SDLC
9 25 (16.34%) JIRA
10 21 (13.73%) Waterfall
11 16 (10.46%) Degree
11 16 (10.46%) Computer Science
11 16 (10.46%) Confluence
12 14 (9.15%) Analytics
13 13 (8.50%) Microsoft
13 13 (8.50%) Continuous Improvement
14 12 (7.84%) Java
14 12 (7.84%) .NET
14 12 (7.84%) Microsoft Project
15 11 (7.19%) E-Commerce
15 11 (7.19%) Project Governance
15 11 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
15 11 (7.19%) Project Planning
16 10 (6.54%) Web Analytics
16 10 (6.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 10 (6.54%) Change Management
17 9 (5.88%) PMP
17 9 (5.88%) PMI Certification
17 9 (5.88%) Mentoring
17 9 (5.88%) Coaching

Software 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 16 (10.46%) Confluence
2 4 (2.61%) CMS
3 3 (1.96%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.31%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.65%) Drupal
5 1 (0.65%) JBoss
5 1 (0.65%) Kentico
5 1 (0.65%) SAS
5 1 (0.65%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (7.84%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (3.27%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.65%) EngageOne
5 1 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.96%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.65%) Exstream
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.65%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.27%) SaaS
2 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.65%) GitHub
3 1 (0.65%) PaaS
3 1 (0.65%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.31%) FTP
1 2 (1.31%) HTTP
1 2 (1.31%) SMTP
1 2 (1.31%) SSH
1 2 (1.31%) SSL
1 2 (1.31%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.31%) VPN
2 1 (0.65%) Firewall
2 1 (0.65%) LDAP
2 1 (0.65%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.61%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.31%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 25 (16.34%) JIRA
2 4 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.65%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (0.65%) TestRail
General
1 50 (32.68%) Finance
2 7 (4.58%) Retail
3 6 (3.92%) Manufacturing
3 6 (3.92%) Publishing
4 4 (2.61%) Banking
5 3 (1.96%) Marketing
6 2 (1.31%) Automotive
6 2 (1.31%) Games
6 2 (1.31%) Law
6 2 (1.31%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.65%) Advertising
7 1 (0.65%) Back Office
7 1 (0.65%) Billing
7 1 (0.65%) Electronics
7 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.65%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.84%) .NET
2 4 (2.61%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.31%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (1.31%) Web Services
4 1 (0.65%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.46%) Computer Science
2 11 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (3.92%) PMI
4 3 (1.96%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.31%) FMCG
5 2 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.31%) Infotainment
5 2 (1.31%) Learning Management System
5 2 (1.31%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.31%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.65%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.65%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.65%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.65%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.65%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.65%) EPoS
6 1 (0.65%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.65%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.65%) VxWorks
1 1 (0.65%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (48.37%) Project Management
3 56 (36.60%) Software Delivery
4 53 (34.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 36 (23.53%) PRINCE2
6 31 (20.26%) Scrum
7 26 (16.99%) SDLC
8 21 (13.73%) Waterfall
9 14 (9.15%) Analytics
10 13 (8.50%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (7.19%) E-Commerce
11 11 (7.19%) Project Governance
11 11 (7.19%) Project Planning
12 10 (6.54%) Change Management
12 10 (6.54%) Web Analytics
13 9 (5.88%) Coaching
13 9 (5.88%) Mentoring
13 9 (5.88%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
14 8 (5.23%) Change Control
14 8 (5.23%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.84%) Java
2 5 (3.27%) C#
3 2 (1.31%) C
3 2 (1.31%) RPG
4 1 (0.65%) C++
4 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.65%) Pascal
4 1 (0.65%) PHP
4 1 (0.65%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (10.46%) Degree
2 10 (6.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 9 (5.88%) PMI Certification
3 9 (5.88%) PMP
4 4 (2.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (1.96%) APMP
5 3 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.96%) Master's Degree
6 2 (1.31%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.31%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.65%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.65%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.88%) PMO
2 4 (2.61%) ISO 14001
2 4 (2.61%) ISO 9001
2 4 (2.61%) QA
3 1 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.65%) GDPR
3 1 (0.65%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.65%) IEC 62304
3 1 (0.65%) PSD2
Systems Management
1 3 (1.96%) FlexNet
1 3 (1.96%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 13 (8.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.27%) IBM
3 4 (2.61%) Oracle
4 3 (1.96%) HP
4 3 (1.96%) Sitecore
4 3 (1.96%) Snow
5 1 (0.65%) Adobe
5 1 (0.65%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.65%) Google
5 1 (0.65%) Saba
5 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.65%) SAP
5 1 (0.65%) Siebel
5 1 (0.65%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.65%) Twitter