The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 3 months to 29 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
Hertfordshire / Watford
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 1 15
Rank change year-on-year -4 +14  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 25 30 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 15.24% 22.06% 10.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 17.61% 22.22% 10.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 7
Median daily rate £463 £431 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.24% -9.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £310 £393
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £513 £494
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 £37.50 £35.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year +4.89% -8.33%  

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 142 135 147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 86.59% 99.26% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 279 350
Median daily rate £375 £315 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.04% -13.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £120 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £365
% change year-on-year +1.01% +8.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 36 8
Median hourly rate £40.00 £14.00 £8.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +185.71% +64.70%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in Watford over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 29 June 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 18 (54.55%) Project Management
2 13 (39.39%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (24.24%) Retail
4 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 6 (18.18%) SAP
4 6 (18.18%) ERP
4 6 (18.18%) Change Control
4 6 (18.18%) Procure-to-Pay
5 5 (15.15%) Project Governance
5 5 (15.15%) Mobile App
5 5 (15.15%) Quality Management
5 5 (15.15%) QMS
6 4 (12.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (12.12%) Degree
6 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (12.12%) Change Management
6 4 (12.12%) Business Continuity
6 4 (12.12%) PRINCE2
6 4 (12.12%) TRIRIGA
6 4 (12.12%) Line Management
6 4 (12.12%) Contingency Planning
6 4 (12.12%) IT Strategy
7 3 (9.09%) Budgeting and Forecasting
7 3 (9.09%) Virtual Team
7 3 (9.09%) Mobile Application Development
7 3 (9.09%) Software Asset Management
7 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (9.09%) Asset Management
7 3 (9.09%) Supplier Management
7 3 (9.09%) Matrix Management

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 (3.03%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (3.03%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (12.12%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) LAN
1 1 (3.03%) SAN
1 1 (3.03%) Skype
1 1 (3.03%) WAN
General
1 8 (24.24%) Retail
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Legal
2 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Mobile App
2 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.09%) Virtual Team
3 2 (6.06%) User Experience
4 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (54.55%) Project Management
2 13 (39.39%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (18.18%) Change Control
3 6 (18.18%) ERP
3 6 (18.18%) Procure-to-Pay
3 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 5 (15.15%) Project Governance
4 5 (15.15%) QMS
4 5 (15.15%) Quality Management
5 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (12.12%) Business Continuity
5 4 (12.12%) Change Management
5 4 (12.12%) Contingency Planning
5 4 (12.12%) IT Strategy
5 4 (12.12%) Line Management
5 4 (12.12%) PRINCE2
6 3 (9.09%) Asset Management
6 3 (9.09%) Budgeting and Forecasting
6 3 (9.09%) Mobile Application Development
6 3 (9.09%) Software Asset Management
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) Degree
1 4 (12.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (6.06%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 2 (6.06%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) PMO
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) SAP
2 2 (6.06%) Ariba
2 2 (6.06%) IBM
3 1 (3.03%) iManage
3 1 (3.03%) Snow