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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Manager
Rank 20 22 43
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 34 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 7.98% 3.69% 1.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.71% 4.12% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 3
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£347 £300 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.82% -2.43%
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 £30.00 £31.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -15.54%
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
350 243 387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 82.16% 89.67% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 109 230
Average daily rate £350 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 36 25
Average hourly rate £22.00 £15.00 £31.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -52.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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
Preston +3 10 £510 +70.00% 2
Blackpool -4 10 £378 +27.96% 1
Burnley - - - - 1
Blackburn - - - -
Project Manager
North West

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 43 (47.78%) Project Management
2 26 (28.89%) Finance
3 23 (25.56%) PRINCE2
4 18 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (18.89%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (15.56%) C
6 14 (15.56%) MS Project
7 12 (13.33%) Security Cleared
8 9 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (8.89%) Test Strategy
9 8 (8.89%) Microsoft
9 8 (8.89%) Validation
9 8 (8.89%) Change Management
10 7 (7.78%) Service Management
10 7 (7.78%) SC Cleared
10 7 (7.78%) Supplier Management
11 6 (6.67%) Project Planning
11 6 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 5 (5.56%) NHS
12 5 (5.56%) PMI Certification
12 5 (5.56%) Integration Testing
12 5 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
13 4 (4.44%) Banking
13 4 (4.44%) QA
13 4 (4.44%) MS Office
13 4 (4.44%) .NET
13 4 (4.44%) Oracle
13 4 (4.44%) ITIL
13 4 (4.44%) Configuration Management
13 4 (4.44%) Migration

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 3 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.11%) Documentum
Applications
1 14 (15.56%) MS Project
2 5 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (4.44%) MS Office
4 3 (3.33%) MS Excel
5 1 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Maximo
1 1 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.44%) Firewall
2 2 (2.22%) Wireless
3 1 (1.11%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.22%) Oracle Database
General
1 26 (28.89%) Finance
2 4 (4.44%) Banking
3 3 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.22%) Local Government
4 2 (2.22%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.11%) Front Office
5 1 (1.11%) Back Office
5 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.44%) .NET
2 1 (1.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.56%) NHS
3 1 (1.11%) Smartcard
3 1 (1.11%) GIS
3 1 (1.11%) Economics
3 1 (1.11%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.11%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.11%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.33%) Windows
2 2 (2.22%) UNIX
3 1 (1.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (47.78%) Project Management
2 23 (25.56%) PRINCE2
3 18 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (18.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (8.89%) Change Management
5 8 (8.89%) Validation
5 8 (8.89%) Test Strategy
6 7 (7.78%) Service Management
6 7 (7.78%) Supplier Management
7 6 (6.67%) Project Planning
8 5 (5.56%) Integration Testing
9 4 (4.44%) Programme Management
9 4 (4.44%) Migration
9 4 (4.44%) ITIL
9 4 (4.44%) Configuration Management
10 3 (3.33%) Risk Management
10 3 (3.33%) Quality Management
10 3 (3.33%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
10 3 (3.33%) Scrum
10 3 (3.33%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.56%) C
2 3 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.78%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 5 (5.56%) PMI Certification
5 4 (4.44%) PMP
6 2 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.11%) ISEB
7 1 (1.11%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.44%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (8.89%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.44%) Oracle
3 3 (3.33%) HP
3 3 (3.33%) Planview
4 2 (2.22%) Software AG
4 2 (2.22%) webMethods
4 2 (2.22%) SAP
4 2 (2.22%) Cognos
5 1 (1.11%) Cisco
5 1 (1.11%) Primavera
5 1 (1.11%) ESRI
5 1 (1.11%) Kronos
5 1 (1.11%) Infor
5 1 (1.11%) Adobe