The table below looks at the statistics for Project Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Project Management over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Management
Rank 17 14 32
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +18
Contract jobs citing Project Management 38 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 8.84% 7.26% 2.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.79% 12.78% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 9 4
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£345 £295 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.94% +12.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £210 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £380 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £380 £379
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +0.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.83% -6.25%
Project Management
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
297 133 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 69.07% 56.84% 60.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 59 151
Average daily rate £420 £320 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -14.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £208 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £438 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 12 11
Average hourly rate £63.00 £30.00 £51.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.00% -41.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

Project Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Project Management across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Project Management Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Project Management
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Project Management across the Lancashire region.

Project Management Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Project Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Management across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Project Management Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Project Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Project Management across the Lancashire region.

Project Management Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Project Management
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Management within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool -6 13 £380 +28.81%
Preston -6 7 £510 +70.00% 2
Blackburn - 2 £400 -
Burnley - - - -
Chorley - - - - 1
Project Management
North West

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing Project Management also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Project Management.

1 40 (41.24%) PRINCE2
2 28 (28.87%) Finance
3 24 (24.74%) Security Cleared
4 21 (21.65%) Supplier Management
5 19 (19.59%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (18.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (16.49%) Service Management
8 15 (15.46%) SC Cleared
9 13 (13.40%) ISEB
10 12 (12.37%) ITIL
11 11 (11.34%) PMI Certification
11 11 (11.34%) ISEB Practitioner
12 10 (10.31%) Windows
12 10 (10.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 9 (9.28%) APMP
13 9 (9.28%) MS Project
13 9 (9.28%) Scrum
14 8 (8.25%) Programme Management
14 8 (8.25%) SQL
14 8 (8.25%) PMP
14 8 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
15 7 (7.22%) Computer Science
15 7 (7.22%) MS Exchange
15 7 (7.22%) Microsoft
15 7 (7.22%) Active Directory
15 7 (7.22%) HP
15 7 (7.22%) Oracle
15 7 (7.22%) C
15 7 (7.22%) SharePoint
15 7 (7.22%) Telecoms

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing Project Management also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Project Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (7.22%) MS Exchange
1 7 (7.22%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.03%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.03%) Documentum
3 1 (1.03%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (9.28%) MS Project
2 6 (6.19%) MS Office
3 4 (4.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (3.09%) MS Excel
5 2 (2.06%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.03%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.15%) Internet
2 4 (4.12%) Firewall
2 4 (4.12%) DHCP
2 4 (4.12%) DNS
3 2 (2.06%) SAN
4 1 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.03%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.03%) FWSM
4 1 (1.03%) VoIP
4 1 (1.03%) WAN
4 1 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.03%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
1 1 (1.03%) Eclipse
General
1 28 (28.87%) Finance
2 7 (7.22%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.12%) Local Government
4 3 (3.09%) Banking
5 2 (2.06%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.03%) Front Office
6 1 (1.03%) Back Office
6 1 (1.03%) Legal
6 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 45 (46.39%) Project Manager
2 8 (8.25%) Environment Manager
3 7 (7.22%) Test Manager
4 6 (6.19%) Analyst
5 5 (5.15%) Digital Project Manager
5 5 (5.15%) Agile Coach
6 4 (4.12%) Integration Manager
6 4 (4.12%) Senior Manager
6 4 (4.12%) Business Analyst
6 4 (4.12%) Senior Project Manager
6 4 (4.12%) Knowledge Manager
7 3 (3.09%) IT Project Manager
7 3 (3.09%) Service Manager
8 2 (2.06%) Software Project Manager
8 2 (2.06%) Change Analyst
8 2 (2.06%) Team Leader
8 2 (2.06%) Delivery Manager
8 2 (2.06%) Trainer
8 2 (2.06%) Delivery Project Manager
8 2 (2.06%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.06%) Web Services
1 2 (2.06%) DWR
2 1 (1.03%) Ajax
2 1 (1.03%) XHTML
2 1 (1.03%) EJB
2 1 (1.03%) CSS
2 1 (1.03%) JDBC
2 1 (1.03%) JSP
2 1 (1.03%) Servlets
2 1 (1.03%) Struts
2 1 (1.03%) HTML
2 1 (1.03%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.22%) Computer Science
3 6 (6.19%) PMI
4 3 (3.09%) NHS
5 1 (1.03%) Open Source
5 1 (1.03%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.03%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.03%) CESG
5 1 (1.03%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.03%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.31%) Windows
2 5 (5.15%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (5.15%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (5.15%) Windows XP
3 2 (2.06%) UNIX
3 2 (2.06%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.03%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (41.24%) PRINCE2
2 21 (21.65%) Supplier Management
3 19 (19.59%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (18.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (16.49%) Service Management
6 12 (12.37%) ITIL
7 9 (9.28%) Scrum
8 8 (8.25%) Programme Management
9 6 (6.19%) Risk Management
9 6 (6.19%) Migration
9 6 (6.19%) Business Analysis
10 5 (5.15%) Capacity Management
10 5 (5.15%) PRINCE
10 5 (5.15%) Service Delivery
10 5 (5.15%) Change Management
10 5 (5.15%) ITSM
11 4 (4.12%) Test Strategy
11 4 (4.12%) Test Management
12 3 (3.09%) Release Management
12 3 (3.09%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.25%) SQL
2 7 (7.22%) C
3 6 (6.19%) Java
4 2 (2.06%) R
5 1 (1.03%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 24 (24.74%) Security Cleared
2 15 (15.46%) SC Cleared
3 13 (13.40%) ISEB
4 11 (11.34%) PMI Certification
4 11 (11.34%) ISEB Practitioner
5 10 (10.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 9 (9.28%) APMP
7 8 (8.25%) PMP
8 4 (4.12%) Degree
9 2 (2.06%) CISSP
9 2 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (2.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.03%) CCNP
10 1 (1.03%) CCNA
10 1 (1.03%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.12%) QA
2 1 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (7.22%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.15%) XenServer
3 4 (4.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (4.12%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 7 (7.22%) Microsoft
1 7 (7.22%) HP
1 7 (7.22%) Oracle
2 6 (6.19%) VMware
3 5 (5.15%) Citrix
4 3 (3.09%) Cisco
4 3 (3.09%) SAP
5 1 (1.03%) Infor
5 1 (1.03%) Splunk
5 1 (1.03%) ArcSight
5 1 (1.03%) Meru Networks
5 1 (1.03%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.03%) IBM
5 1 (1.03%) Compaq
5 1 (1.03%) Dell
5 1 (1.03%) Adobe
5 1 (1.03%) Primavera
5 1 (1.03%) Kronos