The table below looks at the statistics for the Project Manager role 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 Manager in their job title 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 Manager
Rank 18 20 33
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 36 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 8.37% 4.70% 2.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.00% 5.02% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 9 6
Average daily rate
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£376 £300 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.41% -5.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £284 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £420 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £32.50 £35.05
% change year-on-year
+26.15% -7.27%
Project Manager
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
360 219 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 83.72% 93.59% 95.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 91 226
Average daily rate £350 £300 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -15.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 24
Average hourly rate £22.00 £14.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.72% -35.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.73 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.80 £25.34 £40.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Project Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Project Manager in the job title across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Project Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Project Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Project Manager Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Project Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

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

Project Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Project Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Project Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Project Manager
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 Manager 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 -3 13 £379 +28.38%
Preston -3 10 £555 +85.00% 2
Blackburn - 1 £400 -
Burnley - - - - 1
Chorley - - - - 1
Project Manager
North West

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region that cited Project Manager in their job title 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 with Project Manager in their job title.

1 45 (51.14%) Project Management
2 27 (30.68%) PRINCE2
3 25 (28.41%) Finance
4 19 (21.59%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (14.77%) MS Project
7 11 (12.50%) Security Cleared
8 10 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (11.36%) Supplier Management
9 9 (10.23%) C
10 8 (9.09%) Microsoft
10 8 (9.09%) Validation
10 8 (9.09%) Change Management
10 8 (9.09%) Test Strategy
11 7 (7.95%) Service Management
12 5 (5.68%) NHS
12 5 (5.68%) PMI Certification
12 5 (5.68%) SC Cleared
12 5 (5.68%) Spreadsheet
12 5 (5.68%) Integration Testing
12 5 (5.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 4 (4.55%) Banking
13 4 (4.55%) Programme Management
13 4 (4.55%) Project Planning
13 4 (4.55%) QA
13 4 (4.55%) ITIL
13 4 (4.55%) PMP
13 4 (4.55%) Oracle
13 4 (4.55%) MS Office
13 4 (4.55%) Configuration Management

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region that cited Project Manager in their job title 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 with Project Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.14%) Documentum
1 1 (1.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (14.77%) MS Project
2 5 (5.68%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (4.55%) MS Office
4 3 (3.41%) MS Excel
5 1 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Maximo
1 1 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.41%) Firewall
2 2 (2.27%) Wireless
3 1 (1.14%) WAN
3 1 (1.14%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.27%) Oracle Database
1 2 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (2.27%) SQL Server
General
1 25 (28.41%) Finance
2 4 (4.55%) Banking
3 3 (3.41%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.27%) Local Government
4 2 (2.27%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.14%) Front Office
5 1 (1.14%) Back Office
5 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.41%) .NET
2 1 (1.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.68%) NHS
3 1 (1.14%) GIS
3 1 (1.14%) Smartcard
3 1 (1.14%) PMI
3 1 (1.14%) Economics
3 1 (1.14%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.27%) UNIX
1 2 (2.27%) Windows
2 1 (1.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (51.14%) Project Management
2 27 (30.68%) PRINCE2
3 19 (21.59%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (11.36%) Supplier Management
6 8 (9.09%) Validation
6 8 (9.09%) Change Management
6 8 (9.09%) Test Strategy
7 7 (7.95%) Service Management
8 5 (5.68%) Integration Testing
9 4 (4.55%) Programme Management
9 4 (4.55%) Project Planning
9 4 (4.55%) ITIL
9 4 (4.55%) Configuration Management
9 4 (4.55%) Migration
10 3 (3.41%) Scrum
10 3 (3.41%) Risk Management
10 3 (3.41%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
10 3 (3.41%) Data Validation
10 3 (3.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.23%) C
2 3 (3.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.68%) PMI Certification
2 5 (5.68%) SC Cleared
2 5 (5.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 4 (4.55%) PMP
4 3 (3.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.14%) ISEB
5 1 (1.14%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.55%) Oracle
3 2 (2.27%) Planview
3 2 (2.27%) HP
3 2 (2.27%) Software AG
3 2 (2.27%) Cognos
3 2 (2.27%) SAP
3 2 (2.27%) webMethods
4 1 (1.14%) ESRI
4 1 (1.14%) Primavera
4 1 (1.14%) Cisco
4 1 (1.14%) Adobe
4 1 (1.14%) Kronos
4 1 (1.14%) Infor