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 3 August 2015 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Management
Rank 6 12 23
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +11
Contract jobs citing Project Management 47 45 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 14.42% 10.25% 5.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 17.87% 12.64% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 23 8
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£419 £345 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.37% +10.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £306 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £405 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £391 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.23% +0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £31.40 £36.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.37% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £28.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.52% -17.85%
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
263 356 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 80.67% 81.09% 53.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 203 70
Average daily rate £400 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £287 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 21
Average hourly rate £31.40 £25.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.60% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.05 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.29 £47.55 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.16% -14.51%

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 3 August 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Management across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015.

Project Management Hourly Rate Histogram 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 3 August 2015. 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 +13 27 £409 +9.00% 1
Preston +9 7 £482 - 4
Burnley - 2 £300 -
Lytham St Annes -1 1 - -
Chorley - 1 £325 - 1
Project Management
North West

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 25 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
1 25 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (26.67%) Change Management
3 23 (25.56%) Security Cleared
4 20 (22.22%) Finance
5 17 (18.89%) PRINCE2
6 14 (15.56%) SC Cleared
6 14 (15.56%) Waterfall
7 13 (14.44%) Microsoft
8 11 (12.22%) ITIL
8 11 (12.22%) Migration
9 10 (11.11%) MS Project
9 10 (11.11%) MS Excel
10 9 (10.00%) Web Services
10 9 (10.00%) Configuration Management
10 9 (10.00%) Programme Management
11 8 (8.89%) Business Analysis
11 8 (8.89%) PMI Certification
11 8 (8.89%) SharePoint
11 8 (8.89%) Open Source
12 7 (7.78%) Agile Project Management
12 7 (7.78%) Release Management
12 7 (7.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 7 (7.78%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (7.78%) Windows
12 7 (7.78%) MS Office
12 7 (7.78%) Service Management
12 7 (7.78%) Service Delivery
12 7 (7.78%) Risk Management
13 6 (6.67%) Back Office

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 8 (8.89%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.44%) SAS
3 1 (1.11%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.11%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.11%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.11%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 10 (11.11%) MS Project
1 10 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.78%) MS Office
3 1 (1.11%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.11%) PaaS
1 1 (1.11%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.11%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.78%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.11%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.11%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.11%) ProC
General
1 20 (22.22%) Finance
2 6 (6.67%) Back Office
3 2 (2.22%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.22%) Retail
4 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (32.22%) Project Manager
2 17 (18.89%) Analyst
3 11 (12.22%) Business Analyst
4 8 (8.89%) Delivery Manager
5 4 (4.44%) Agile Business Analyst
5 4 (4.44%) Tester
5 4 (4.44%) Test Analyst
5 4 (4.44%) Developer
5 4 (4.44%) Senior Manager
5 4 (4.44%) Senior Project Manager
6 3 (3.33%) Project Planner
7 2 (2.22%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (2.22%) Lead Developer
7 2 (2.22%) Services Delivery Manager
7 2 (2.22%) Service Manager
7 2 (2.22%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (2.22%) Lean Practitioner
7 2 (2.22%) PMO Lead
7 2 (2.22%) Project Controller
7 2 (2.22%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.00%) Web Services
2 3 (3.33%) JSP
3 1 (1.11%) .NET
3 1 (1.11%) XML
3 1 (1.11%) Middleware
3 1 (1.11%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.67%) NHS
2 4 (4.44%) PMI
2 4 (4.44%) Economics
2 4 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.33%) iPad
3 3 (3.33%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.22%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.22%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.11%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.78%) Windows
2 6 (6.67%) Android
2 6 (6.67%) Windows 7
2 6 (6.67%) Apple iOS
2 6 (6.67%) Windows 8
3 2 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.22%) VME
4 1 (1.11%) UNIX
4 1 (1.11%) Solaris
4 1 (1.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
1 25 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (26.67%) Change Management
3 17 (18.89%) PRINCE2
4 14 (15.56%) Waterfall
5 11 (12.22%) ITIL
5 11 (12.22%) Migration
6 9 (10.00%) Configuration Management
6 9 (10.00%) Programme Management
7 8 (8.89%) Open Source
7 8 (8.89%) Business Analysis
8 7 (7.78%) Service Management
8 7 (7.78%) Service Delivery
8 7 (7.78%) Risk Management
8 7 (7.78%) Release Management
8 7 (7.78%) Agile Project Management
9 6 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
9 6 (6.67%) Change Control
10 5 (5.56%) User Stories
10 5 (5.56%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.33%) C
2 2 (2.22%) COBOL
2 2 (2.22%) Java
2 2 (2.22%) SQL
3 1 (1.11%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.11%) VBA
3 1 (1.11%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (25.56%) Security Cleared
2 14 (15.56%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.89%) PMI Certification
4 7 (7.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 5 (5.56%) PMP
5 5 (5.56%) Degree
6 4 (4.44%) APMP
7 3 (3.33%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.22%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 2 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.11%) HND
9 1 (1.11%) ISEB
9 1 (1.11%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.56%) QA
2 3 (3.33%) P3O
3 2 (2.22%) JSP 440
System Software
1 6 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (6.67%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.11%) Puppet
2 1 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.11%) Ansible
2 1 (1.11%) Salt
Vendors
1 13 (14.44%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.67%) Apple
2 6 (6.67%) LANDesk
3 2 (2.22%) Micro Focus
3 2 (2.22%) HP
3 2 (2.22%) Oracle
4 1 (1.11%) IBM
4 1 (1.11%) VMware
4 1 (1.11%) CheckPoint
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