Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £419 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 20 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 62 29
Rank change year-on-year +21 -33 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 52 42 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 4.38% 3.00% 6.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.53% 3.06% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 33 86
Wales median daily rate £419 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.69% +9.59% -8.75%
10th Percentile £288 £242 £273
90th Percentile £550 £480 £440
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Wales median hourly rate - £24.25 -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £32.89 £39.00
% change year-on-year +6.42% -15.67% +25.81%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales. 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
Wales
Contract vacancies in Wales with a recognized job title 1149 1372 1596
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.88% 97.93% 96.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 766 921 1132
Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £167 £193 £210
90th Percentile £550 £556 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 89 80
Wales median hourly rate £15.24 £13.50 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.89% -1.82% -3.51%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.30 £9.23
90th Percentile £47.00 £64.00 £30.48
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in Wales

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in Wales

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in Wales over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Manager in Wales

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Manager in Wales

Project Manager
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Manager within the Wales region over the 6 months to 20 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
South Wales +15 43 £425 +4.62% 1
West Wales +9 5 £300 -
North Wales -3 2 £330 -2.22%
Project Manager
UK

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 across the Wales region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 24 (46.15%) Project Management
2 21 (40.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (30.77%) PRINCE2
4 14 (26.92%) Finance
5 10 (19.23%) PMO
6 8 (15.38%) Identity Access Management
6 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Project
7 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
8 6 (11.54%) Information Security
8 6 (11.54%) Project Planning
8 6 (11.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 6 (11.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 5 (9.62%) Mentoring
9 5 (9.62%) Coaching
9 5 (9.62%) Scrum
9 5 (9.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (7.69%) CRM
10 4 (7.69%) Migration
10 4 (7.69%) Risk Management
10 4 (7.69%) Supplier Management
10 4 (7.69%) SDLC
10 4 (7.69%) Change Control
11 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (5.77%) Waterfall
11 3 (5.77%) Portfolio Management
11 3 (5.77%) Project Governance
11 3 (5.77%) Web Development
11 3 (5.77%) JIRA
11 3 (5.77%) Resource Management

Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 3 (5.77%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.92%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Trello
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.92%) Office 365
2 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) LAN
2 2 (3.85%) Skype
2 2 (3.85%) WLAN
3 1 (1.92%) MPLS
3 1 (1.92%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (1.92%) WAN
3 1 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.92%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) Qlik Sense
1 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) MS Access
2 1 (1.92%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (5.77%) JIRA
2 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.92%) TestRail
2 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (26.92%) Finance
2 3 (5.77%) Banking
2 3 (5.77%) Spanish Language
3 1 (1.92%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (1.92%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.92%) NHS
3 1 (1.92%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.77%) Windows
1 3 (5.77%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (46.15%) Project Management
2 21 (40.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (30.77%) PRINCE2
4 8 (15.38%) Identity Access Management
5 6 (11.54%) Information Security
5 6 (11.54%) Project Planning
5 6 (11.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 5 (9.62%) Coaching
6 5 (9.62%) Mentoring
6 5 (9.62%) Scrum
7 4 (7.69%) Change Control
7 4 (7.69%) CRM
7 4 (7.69%) Migration
7 4 (7.69%) Risk Management
7 4 (7.69%) SDLC
7 4 (7.69%) Supplier Management
8 3 (5.77%) Portfolio Management
8 3 (5.77%) Resource Management
8 3 (5.77%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.92%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (11.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 5 (9.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.92%) APMP
4 1 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.92%) PMP
4 1 (1.92%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (19.23%) PMO
2 2 (3.85%) GDPR
3 1 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.92%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.92%) SAP
2 1 (1.92%) VMware