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 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Manager
Rank 13 12 18
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 40 17 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 9.09% 8.29% 6.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.90% 8.76% 6.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 9 12
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£375 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £249 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.15 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +20.46%
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
404 194 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 91.82% 94.63% 91.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 98 160
Average daily rate £377 £300 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.50% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £170 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 26 20
Average hourly rate £25.45 £15.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.66% -31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.35 £14.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £35.00 £31.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 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 -1 7 £451 - 3
Blackburn - - - - 1
Burnley - - - -
Chorley - - - - 2
Colne - - - -
Project Manager
North West

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 36 (46.75%) Project Management
2 19 (24.68%) PRINCE2
2 19 (24.68%) Stakeholder Management
3 18 (23.38%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (23.38%) Supplier Management
4 17 (22.08%) Finance
5 16 (20.78%) Migration
6 13 (16.88%) Security Cleared
7 11 (14.29%) MS Project
8 7 (9.09%) SC Cleared
9 6 (7.79%) Security Management
9 6 (7.79%) C
10 5 (6.49%) Mainframe
10 5 (6.49%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (6.49%) Project Planning
10 5 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (5.19%) Change Control
11 4 (5.19%) Release Management
11 4 (5.19%) VME
11 4 (5.19%) Data Migration
11 4 (5.19%) Telecoms
11 4 (5.19%) Oracle
11 4 (5.19%) Microsoft
12 3 (3.90%) PMP
12 3 (3.90%) PMI Certification
12 3 (3.90%) RUP
12 3 (3.90%) Service Delivery
12 3 (3.90%) Scrum
12 3 (3.90%) Banking
13 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (1.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (14.29%) MS Project
2 1 (1.30%) MS Office
2 1 (1.30%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.30%) Retail-J
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.60%) Firewall
1 2 (2.60%) WAN
2 1 (1.30%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.49%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database
General
1 17 (22.08%) Finance
2 4 (5.19%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.90%) Banking
4 1 (1.30%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.30%) Middleware
1 1 (1.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.49%) Mainframe
1 5 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.60%) NHS
3 1 (1.30%) Smartcard
3 1 (1.30%) Economics
3 1 (1.30%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.30%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.19%) VME
2 2 (2.60%) UNIX
2 2 (2.60%) Windows
3 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (46.75%) Project Management
2 19 (24.68%) PRINCE2
2 19 (24.68%) Stakeholder Management
3 18 (23.38%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (23.38%) Supplier Management
4 16 (20.78%) Migration
5 6 (7.79%) Security Management
6 5 (6.49%) Project Planning
7 4 (5.19%) Change Control
7 4 (5.19%) Release Management
7 4 (5.19%) Data Migration
8 3 (3.90%) RUP
8 3 (3.90%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.90%) Scrum
9 2 (2.60%) Agile Project Management
9 2 (2.60%) Programme Management
9 2 (2.60%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 2 (2.60%) Change Management
9 2 (2.60%) Service Management
9 2 (2.60%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.79%) C
2 2 (2.60%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (16.88%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.90%) PMP
3 3 (3.90%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (5.19%) Oracle
1 4 (5.19%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.60%) ICL
2 2 (2.60%) Fujitsu
2 2 (2.60%) Cisco
3 1 (1.30%) HP
3 1 (1.30%) EMC
3 1 (1.30%) Citrix
3 1 (1.30%) VMware
3 1 (1.30%) Planview
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