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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Management
Rank 23 15 18
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +3
Contract jobs citing Project Management 22 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.06% 6.86% 5.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.47% 10.45% 9.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 8
Average daily rate
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£335 £275 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.81% -34.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £262 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £380 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £20.35 £13.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £27.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.59% -16.15%
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
340 134 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 78.16% 65.69% 56.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 74 106
Average daily rate £400 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £213 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 12
Average hourly rate £34.02 £37.00 £20.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.05% +83.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.35 £16.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £31.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 28 January 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
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 28 January 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
Preston - 5 £500 - 1
Blackburn - - - - 1
Burnley - - - -
Chorley - - - - 1
Colne - - - -
Project Management
North West

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 15 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 14 (22.22%) PRINCE2
2 14 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (20.63%) Finance
4 12 (19.05%) Supplier Management
5 10 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (15.87%) SC Cleared
6 9 (14.29%) SQL
7 8 (12.70%) Windows
7 8 (12.70%) Migration
8 7 (11.11%) Project Planning
8 7 (11.11%) HP
9 6 (9.52%) Oracle
9 6 (9.52%) C
9 6 (9.52%) MS Project
9 6 (9.52%) SharePoint
10 5 (7.94%) Service Management
10 5 (7.94%) Management Information System
10 5 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (7.94%) ITIL
10 5 (7.94%) MS Exchange
10 5 (7.94%) Active Directory
10 5 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (6.35%) Oracle Database
11 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (6.35%) XenServer
11 4 (6.35%) Citrix
11 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (6.35%) Microsoft

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 6 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (7.94%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle 9iAS
3 1 (1.59%) IIS
3 1 (1.59%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (9.52%) MS Project
2 3 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (3.17%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.59%) Retail-J
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.76%) DHCP
1 3 (4.76%) DNS
2 2 (3.17%) WAN
2 2 (3.17%) Firewall
3 1 (1.59%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.35%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (1.59%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle BI EE
General
1 13 (20.63%) Finance
2 3 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.17%) Local Government
3 2 (3.17%) Banking
4 1 (1.59%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (60.32%) Project Manager
2 7 (11.11%) Senior Project Manager
2 7 (11.11%) Senior Manager
3 6 (9.52%) Consultant
4 5 (7.94%) IT Project Manager
4 5 (7.94%) Test Manager
5 4 (6.35%) Analyst
5 4 (6.35%) Environment Manager
5 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Manager
5 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 3 (4.76%) Business Consultant
6 3 (4.76%) Test Environment Manager
7 2 (3.17%) Agile Project Manager
7 2 (3.17%) Coordinator
7 2 (3.17%) Business Analyst
7 2 (3.17%) Oracle Consultant
7 2 (3.17%) Project Coordinator
7 2 (3.17%) Service Manager
7 2 (3.17%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (1.59%) Integration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.59%) Web Services
1 1 (1.59%) .NET
1 1 (1.59%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (1.59%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.94%) Management Information System
1 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.17%) Data Integration
2 2 (3.17%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.59%) Economics
3 1 (1.59%) Smartcard
3 1 (1.59%) NHS
3 1 (1.59%) HP Superdome
3 1 (1.59%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.70%) Windows
2 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (6.35%) Windows XP
3 2 (3.17%) VME
3 2 (3.17%) UNIX
4 1 (1.59%) AIX
4 1 (1.59%) HPUX
4 1 (1.59%) Solaris
4 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.22%) PRINCE2
1 14 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (19.05%) Supplier Management
3 10 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (12.70%) Migration
5 7 (11.11%) Project Planning
6 5 (7.94%) Service Management
6 5 (7.94%) ITIL
7 3 (4.76%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.76%) Scrum
7 3 (4.76%) RUP
7 3 (4.76%) Release Management
7 3 (4.76%) Programme Management
8 2 (3.17%) Data Mapping
8 2 (3.17%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (3.17%) Time Management
8 2 (3.17%) Data Migration
8 2 (3.17%) Data Governance
8 2 (3.17%) Process Improvement
8 2 (3.17%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.29%) SQL
2 6 (9.52%) C
3 2 (3.17%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.59%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 10 (15.87%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.76%) Degree
3 3 (4.76%) PMP
3 3 (4.76%) PMI Certification
4 2 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (3.17%) MBA
5 1 (1.59%) MCSE
5 1 (1.59%) CISSP
5 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.59%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.59%) QA
1 1 (1.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (7.94%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.35%) XenServer
3 3 (4.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (4.76%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 7 (11.11%) HP
2 6 (9.52%) Oracle
3 4 (6.35%) Citrix
3 4 (6.35%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.35%) VMware
4 2 (3.17%) Fujitsu
4 2 (3.17%) ICL
5 1 (1.59%) Axway
5 1 (1.59%) Cisco
5 1 (1.59%) IBM
5 1 (1.59%) SAP
5 1 (1.59%) webMethods
5 1 (1.59%) Compaq
5 1 (1.59%) Dell
5 1 (1.59%) EMC
5 1 (1.59%) Splunk
5 1 (1.59%) ArcSight