The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Lancashire region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Management
Rank 10 23 22
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -1
Contract jobs citing Project Management 45 14 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.27% 5.11% 6.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.89% 9.59% 9.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 8 9
Average daily rate
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£345 £313 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.40% -17.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £271 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £350 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £391 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+0.96% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £36.25 - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £35.00 £27.75
% change year-on-year
-17.85% +26.12%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
324 146 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 73.97% 53.28% 64.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 69 161
Average daily rate £400 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £220 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £350 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 21 12
Average hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £33.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +12.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £15.00 £19.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.55 £75.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
Project Management
North West

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 31 July 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
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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 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 -12 13 £375 +27.11% 2
Lytham St Annes +7 8 £320 +21.90%
Preston -2 7 - -
Blackburn - 3 £268 -
Burnley - - - -
Chorley - - - - 1
Project Management
North West

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 38 (38.38%) PRINCE2
2 33 (33.33%) Finance
3 19 (19.19%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (19.19%) Supplier Management
4 18 (18.18%) Security Cleared
5 15 (15.15%) Service Management
6 13 (13.13%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (13.13%) ITIL
6 13 (13.13%) ISEB
7 12 (12.12%) PMI Certification
8 11 (11.11%) ISEB Practitioner
9 10 (10.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 10 (10.10%) Scrum
10 9 (9.09%) Risk Management
10 9 (9.09%) PMP
10 9 (9.09%) MS Project
10 9 (9.09%) SC Cleared
10 9 (9.09%) APMP
11 8 (8.08%) MS Office
11 8 (8.08%) Windows
11 8 (8.08%) Microsoft
11 8 (8.08%) Service Delivery
11 8 (8.08%) Telecoms
11 8 (8.08%) Migration
12 7 (7.07%) Java
12 7 (7.07%) Computer Science
13 6 (6.06%) Release Management
13 6 (6.06%) Test Management
13 6 (6.06%) Business Analysis
13 6 (6.06%) Degree

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.02%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.01%) Documentum
3 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.01%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (9.09%) MS Project
2 8 (8.08%) MS Office
3 3 (3.03%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.02%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.02%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.01%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.01%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.05%) SAN
1 5 (5.05%) Internet
2 4 (4.04%) Wireless
3 3 (3.03%) IP Telephony
3 3 (3.03%) LAN
3 3 (3.03%) Firewall
3 3 (3.03%) WLAN
4 1 (1.01%) DHCP
4 1 (1.01%) HTTP
4 1 (1.01%) DNS
4 1 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.01%) VoIP
4 1 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.01%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.01%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.02%) MSI
1 2 (2.02%) AdminStudio
1 2 (2.02%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (1.01%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
2 1 (1.01%) Eclipse
General
1 33 (33.33%) Finance
2 8 (8.08%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.04%) Banking
3 4 (4.04%) Local Government
4 1 (1.01%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.01%) Front Office
4 1 (1.01%) Back Office
4 1 (1.01%) Law
4 1 (1.01%) Legal
4 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 41 (41.41%) Project Manager
2 8 (8.08%) Environment Manager
3 7 (7.07%) Architect
4 6 (6.06%) Test Manager
5 5 (5.05%) Analyst
5 5 (5.05%) Enterprise Architect
5 5 (5.05%) Security Architect
5 5 (5.05%) Digital Project Manager
5 5 (5.05%) Agile Coach
6 4 (4.04%) Enterprise Security Architect
6 4 (4.04%) Knowledge Manager
6 4 (4.04%) Senior Project Manager
6 4 (4.04%) Business Analyst
6 4 (4.04%) Senior Manager
6 4 (4.04%) Release Manager
7 3 (3.03%) Integration Manager
7 3 (3.03%) Network Manager
7 3 (3.03%) Delivery Manager
8 2 (2.02%) Software Project Manager
8 2 (2.02%) Change Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.04%) .NET
2 2 (2.02%) Application Packaging
2 2 (2.02%) Software Packaging
2 2 (2.02%) DWR
3 1 (1.01%) HTML
3 1 (1.01%) J2EE
3 1 (1.01%) EJB
3 1 (1.01%) CSS
3 1 (1.01%) JDBC
3 1 (1.01%) JSP
3 1 (1.01%) Servlets
3 1 (1.01%) Struts
3 1 (1.01%) Web Services
3 1 (1.01%) XHTML
3 1 (1.01%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.07%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.06%) PMI
2 6 (6.06%) CESG
3 4 (4.04%) NHS
4 3 (3.03%) Thin Client
4 3 (3.03%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.02%) Data Extraction
5 2 (2.02%) Open Source
6 1 (1.01%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (1.01%) Economics
6 1 (1.01%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.08%) Windows
2 4 (4.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (3.03%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.02%) Windows Vista
4 2 (2.02%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.01%) UNIX
5 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (38.38%) PRINCE2
2 19 (19.19%) Stakeholder Management
2 19 (19.19%) Supplier Management
3 15 (15.15%) Service Management
4 13 (13.13%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (13.13%) ITIL
5 10 (10.10%) Scrum
6 9 (9.09%) Risk Management
7 8 (8.08%) Service Delivery
7 8 (8.08%) Migration
8 6 (6.06%) TOGAF
8 6 (6.06%) Programme Management
8 6 (6.06%) Business Analysis
8 6 (6.06%) Release Management
8 6 (6.06%) Test Management
8 6 (6.06%) Security Architecture
9 5 (5.05%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (5.05%) Capacity Management
9 5 (5.05%) PRINCE
9 5 (5.05%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.07%) Java
2 6 (6.06%) C
3 3 (3.03%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.02%) R
4 2 (2.02%) SQL
4 2 (2.02%) VB
5 1 (1.01%) Python
5 1 (1.01%) Ruby
5 1 (1.01%) C#
5 1 (1.01%) C++
5 1 (1.01%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 13 (13.13%) ISEB
3 12 (12.12%) PMI Certification
4 11 (11.11%) ISEB Practitioner
5 10 (10.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 9 (9.09%) SC Cleared
6 9 (9.09%) APMP
6 9 (9.09%) PMP
7 6 (6.06%) CISSP
7 6 (6.06%) Degree
8 5 (5.05%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (4.04%) CCNA
10 3 (3.03%) MCSE
10 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.01%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.05%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.01%) XenApp
3 1 (1.01%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (2.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (2.02%) SCCM
2 1 (1.01%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 8 (8.08%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.06%) Oracle
3 5 (5.05%) Cisco
3 5 (5.05%) VMware
4 4 (4.04%) SAP
4 4 (4.04%) Citrix
5 2 (2.02%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.02%) HP
6 1 (1.01%) Kronos
6 1 (1.01%) Infor
6 1 (1.01%) Meru Networks
6 1 (1.01%) Primavera
6 1 (1.01%) Adobe
6 1 (1.01%) IBM