The median contractor rate for a Software Project Manager was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Project Manager
UK
Rank 550 533 495
Rank change year-on-year -17 -38  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Project Manager 59 108 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.20% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.21% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 84 77
Median daily rate £375 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £329 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £425
% change year-on-year -6.25% -5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 £62.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.00% +38.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £62.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -28.00% +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 42399 50658 50465
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.80% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27502 32772 30486
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 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1497 1585 2011
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 £11.30 £11.44 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Software Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Project Manager.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Project Manager in the UK

Software 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 Software Project Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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 -12 48 £390 -8.23% 40
London +5 15 £488 -11.36% 5
South East +12 11 £475 +18.75% 14
Scotland +26 8 £375 -7.40% 1
South West +4 6 £350 +7.69% 8
Devon 0 6 £350 +7.69% 2
West Midlands +15 5 £345 -5.47% 1
Berkshire +28 4 £500 +25.00% 3
Glasgow +2 4 £375 -7.40%
Exeter - 4 £350 -
North West +24 3 £450 +10.42% 2
Edinburgh +20 3 £650 - 1
Hampshire +7 3 £391 +7.93% 4
East Midlands -6 3 £500 +25.00% 1
Wales - 3 £321 - 1
South Wales - 3 £321 - 1
Northampton -3 2 - -
Plymouth -4 2 £375 +15.38% 1
Northamptonshire -4 2 - -
East of England -7 2 £375 -10.44% 3
North East -11 2 £320 -20.00% 1
Walsall - 2 £294 -
Warwickshire - 2 £450 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £320 -
Bracknell - 2 - -
Liverpool - 2 - - 1
Tyne and Wear - 2 £320 - 1
Merseyside - 2 - - 1
Yorkshire +16 1 £348 +12.09% 5
West Yorkshire +15 1 £348 +12.09% 4

Software Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 78 (60.94%) Project Management
2 73 (57.03%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (30.47%) PRINCE2
4 29 (22.66%) Finance
5 28 (21.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 28 (21.88%) Scrum
6 26 (20.31%) Waterfall
7 23 (17.97%) SDLC
7 23 (17.97%) Software Delivery
8 19 (14.84%) JIRA
9 16 (12.50%) Java
9 16 (12.50%) Oracle
10 13 (10.16%) SQL
11 12 (9.38%) Change Management
12 11 (8.59%) .NET
12 11 (8.59%) Microsoft
12 11 (8.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 11 (8.59%) Software Engineering
12 11 (8.59%) Banking
12 11 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (7.81%) MS Office
14 9 (7.03%) Migration
15 8 (6.25%) Asset Management
16 7 (5.47%) Risk Management
16 7 (5.47%) PL/SQL
16 7 (5.47%) E-Commerce
16 7 (5.47%) Confluence
16 7 (5.47%) Degree
16 7 (5.47%) Wealth Management
16 7 (5.47%) FNZ

Software Project Manager Skill Set
Top Related 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 7 (5.47%) Confluence
2 3 (2.34%) CMS
3 1 (0.78%) Apache
3 1 (0.78%) JBoss
3 1 (0.78%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.78%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (7.81%) MS Office
2 6 (4.69%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (3.91%) MS Excel
4 2 (1.56%) MS Project
5 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (5.47%) Sonata
2 2 (1.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.56%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.78%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.78%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.34%) SaaS
2 2 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.56%) Office 365
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.78%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.78%) Internet
1 1 (0.78%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.34%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.56%) Big Data
2 2 (1.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.78%) GIS
Development Applications
1 19 (14.84%) JIRA
2 1 (0.78%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.78%) Selenium
2 1 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 29 (22.66%) Finance
2 11 (8.59%) Banking
3 6 (4.69%) Retail
4 5 (3.91%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.13%) Publishing
6 3 (2.34%) Automotive
6 3 (2.34%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.34%) Legal
7 2 (1.56%) Law
7 2 (1.56%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.56%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.78%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.78%) Back Office
8 1 (0.78%) Billing
8 1 (0.78%) Electronics
8 1 (0.78%) Local Government
8 1 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.59%) .NET
2 1 (0.78%) AngularJS
2 1 (0.78%) HTML
2 1 (0.78%) J2EE
2 1 (0.78%) JSP
2 1 (0.78%) Play Framework
2 1 (0.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.47%) Fintech
3 5 (3.91%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.13%) PMI
5 3 (2.34%) CCTV
5 3 (2.34%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.34%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.34%) Derivative
5 3 (2.34%) EPoS
6 2 (1.56%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.56%) STB
6 2 (1.56%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.78%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (0.78%) CMDB
7 1 (0.78%) Home Automation
7 1 (0.78%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.78%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.91%) Unix
2 3 (2.34%) Windows
3 2 (1.56%) Android
3 2 (1.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (60.94%) Project Management
2 73 (57.03%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (30.47%) PRINCE2
4 28 (21.88%) Scrum
4 28 (21.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 26 (20.31%) Waterfall
6 23 (17.97%) SDLC
6 23 (17.97%) Software Delivery
7 12 (9.38%) Change Management
8 11 (8.59%) Software Engineering
9 9 (7.03%) Migration
10 8 (6.25%) Asset Management
11 7 (5.47%) E-Commerce
11 7 (5.47%) Risk Management
11 7 (5.47%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
11 7 (5.47%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 7 (5.47%) Wealth Management
12 5 (3.91%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (3.91%) Kanban
12 5 (3.91%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.50%) Java
2 13 (10.16%) SQL
3 7 (5.47%) PL/SQL
4 4 (3.13%) C#
5 2 (1.56%) C
5 2 (1.56%) C++
5 2 (1.56%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.56%) Python
6 1 (0.78%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.78%) Embedded C++
6 1 (0.78%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (8.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 7 (5.47%) Degree
3 6 (4.69%) PMP
4 5 (3.91%) PMI Certification
4 5 (3.91%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.91%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.13%) APMP
6 3 (2.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.91%) QA
2 2 (1.56%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.78%) Firmware
Vendors
1 16 (12.50%) Oracle
2 11 (8.59%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.47%) FNZ
4 2 (1.56%) BMC
4 2 (1.56%) LANDesk
4 2 (1.56%) Remedy
4 2 (1.56%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.78%) Actimize
5 1 (0.78%) BT
5 1 (0.78%) IFS
5 1 (0.78%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (0.78%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.78%) SAP
5 1 (0.78%) Snow
5 1 (0.78%) Workday
5 1 (0.78%) Yardi
Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market daily rates
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TRG
Rate: 350-450 Per Day
Posted: 16 days ago