Period
to 12 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £435 per day in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

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
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 19 15
Rank change year-on-year +11 -4 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 46 35 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 12.30% 8.12% 9.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.74% 8.58% 10.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 19 19
Watford median daily rate £435 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% -5.88% -10.53%
10th Percentile £365 £272 £303
90th Percentile £580 £508 £513
Hertfordshire median daily rate £475 £449 £400
% change year-on-year +5.85% +12.19% -14.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £42.50 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford. 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
Watford
Contract vacancies in Watford with a recognized job title 361 408 277
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.52% 94.66% 96.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 192 150
Watford median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -0.64%
10th Percentile £182 £200 £180
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 9
Watford median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +38.46% -3.70%
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.55 £11.61
90th Percentile £36.63 £40.00 £15.45
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -2.86% +20.69% -15.94%

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 6 months to 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 2018, Project Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Watford region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 18 (39.13%) Project Management
2 14 (30.43%) PRINCE2
3 12 (26.09%) Finance
3 12 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (21.74%) ERP
5 9 (19.57%) Project Governance
6 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
6 8 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
7 7 (15.22%) Migration
7 7 (15.22%) Retail
8 6 (13.04%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (13.04%) Supplier Management
8 6 (13.04%) Performance Management
8 6 (13.04%) Data Migration
8 6 (13.04%) Hyperion
8 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Project
8 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Excel
8 6 (13.04%) Cognos
8 6 (13.04%) ITIL
9 5 (10.87%) MS Visio
9 5 (10.87%) Service Management
9 5 (10.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 4 (8.70%) Marketing
10 4 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (8.70%) Waterfall
10 4 (8.70%) Skype
10 4 (8.70%) Change Management
10 4 (8.70%) NHS
10 4 (8.70%) CRM

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 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (10.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (10.87%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.17%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) Skype
2 2 (4.35%) 2.5G
2 2 (4.35%) 2G
2 2 (4.35%) 3G
2 2 (4.35%) 4G
2 2 (4.35%) 5G
3 1 (2.17%) MPLS
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 12 (26.09%) Finance
2 7 (15.22%) Retail
3 4 (8.70%) Marketing
4 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.17%) Legal
5 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (8.70%) NHS
3 2 (4.35%) PMI
4 1 (2.17%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.17%) Windows
1 1 (2.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (39.13%) Project Management
2 14 (30.43%) PRINCE2
3 12 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (21.74%) ERP
5 9 (19.57%) Project Governance
6 7 (15.22%) Migration
7 6 (13.04%) Data Migration
7 6 (13.04%) ITIL
7 6 (13.04%) Performance Management
7 6 (13.04%) Supplier Management
8 5 (10.87%) Service Management
9 4 (8.70%) Change Management
9 4 (8.70%) CRM
9 4 (8.70%) Waterfall
10 3 (6.52%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (6.52%) E-Commerce
10 3 (6.52%) Service Delivery
10 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 3 (6.52%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) Degree
1 3 (6.52%) PMI Certification
1 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
1 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (6.52%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (6.52%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 3 (6.52%) PMO
3 1 (2.17%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.04%) Cognos
2 6 (13.04%) Hyperion
3 3 (6.52%) SAP
4 2 (4.35%) Anaplan
4 2 (4.35%) Oracle
5 1 (2.17%) Salesforce.com