The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £335 per day in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 3 months to 28 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.

Project Manager
Hertfordshire / Watford
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 16 13
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 7 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 5.98% 7.22% 10.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.36% 7.78% 10.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 7
Median daily rate £335 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.55% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £450 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year -8.57% -3.44%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Watford. 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
Watford
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 110 90 128
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 94.02% 92.78% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 41 60
Median daily rate £425 £365 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.43% -5.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 10
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% +4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £37.50 £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in Watford

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in Watford

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Manager in Watford

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Watford region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 6 (37.50%) Project Management
1 6 (37.50%) Retail
2 5 (31.25%) Supplier Management
3 4 (25.00%) Degree
3 4 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (25.00%) SAP
4 3 (18.75%) BPR
4 3 (18.75%) Change Control
4 3 (18.75%) SDLC
4 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
4 3 (18.75%) Business Process Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 2 (12.50%) Six Sigma
5 2 (12.50%) Lean Six Sigma
5 2 (12.50%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 2 (12.50%) Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (12.50%) User Experience
5 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (12.50%) Change Management
5 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 2 (12.50%) Ariba
6 1 (6.25%) EPoS
6 1 (6.25%) MS Project
6 1 (6.25%) MS Office
6 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
6 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
6 1 (6.25%) Citrix
6 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification

Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
1 1 (6.25%) MS Project
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Network Security
General
1 6 (37.50%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Games
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (12.50%) User Experience
2 1 (6.25%) EPoS
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Project Management
2 5 (31.25%) Supplier Management
3 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (18.75%) BPR
4 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
4 3 (18.75%) Business Process Analysis
4 3 (18.75%) Change Control
4 3 (18.75%) SDLC
5 2 (12.50%) Change Management
5 2 (12.50%) Lean Six Sigma
5 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 2 (12.50%) Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (12.50%) Six Sigma
5 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
6 1 (6.25%) IT Strategy
6 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 2 (12.50%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) SAP
2 2 (12.50%) Ariba
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) NGA Human Resources
3 1 (6.25%) VMware
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