The table below looks at the statistics for Project Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Project Management over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Management
Rank 14 26 9
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -17
Contract jobs citing Project Management 8 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 7.69% 3.28% 6.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.96% 4.26% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
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£385 £215 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+79.06% -26.49%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.12 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £35.22
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -0.62%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Preston region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Preston
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
73 94 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 70.19% 77.05% 67.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 39 21
Average daily rate £435 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.25% +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £215 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £450 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 5
Average hourly rate £37.00 £22.83 £25.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.10% -11.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.00 £18.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £32.58 £135.37
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Project Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Project Management across the Preston region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Project Management Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

Project Management
Daily Rate Trend in Preston

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

Project Management Daily Rate Trend in Preston

Project Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Preston

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Management across the Preston region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Project Management Daily Rate Histogram in Preston

Project Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

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

Project Management Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 5 (35.71%) MS Project
4 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Finance
4 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (21.43%) Migration
5 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
5 3 (21.43%) Change Management
5 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
5 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared
5 3 (21.43%) MS Office
5 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
6 2 (14.29%) PMI
6 2 (14.29%) PMI Certification
6 2 (14.29%) ITIL
6 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (14.29%) Project Planning
6 2 (14.29%) Time Management
6 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
6 2 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
6 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
7 1 (7.14%) OpenShift
7 1 (7.14%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (7.14%) Ansible

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 1 (7.14%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
1 1 (7.14%) OpenStack
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Project
2 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 3 (21.43%) MS Office
4 2 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) OpenShift
1 1 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (7.14%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
1 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) ProC
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Project Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Coordinator
2 2 (14.29%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Transition Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) JSP
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
1 1 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
2 2 (14.29%) PMI
2 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (7.14%) UNIX
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Solaris
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (21.43%) Migration
2 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
2 3 (21.43%) Change Management
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Project Planning
3 2 (14.29%) Time Management
3 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) ITSM
4 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
4 1 (7.14%) System Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C
1 1 (7.14%) Java
1 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
1 1 (7.14%) VBA
1 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared
4 2 (14.29%) PMI Certification
5 1 (7.14%) BC Cleared
5 1 (7.14%) Degree
5 1 (7.14%) APMP
5 1 (7.14%) HND
5 1 (7.14%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.14%) Ansible
1 1 (7.14%) Salt
1 1 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) VMware
2 1 (7.14%) IBM
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle