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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Management
Rank 14 13 22
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Contract jobs citing Project Management 8 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 6.40% 8.33% 4.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.42% 11.25% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 3
Average daily rate £382 £385 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.74% +79.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 £25.12 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.23% +62.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £26.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -25.71%
Project Management
Lancashire

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
95 80 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 76.00% 74.07% 77.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 40 41
Average daily rate £375 £435 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% +12.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £300 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 10 9
Average hourly rate £37.50 £31.92 £23.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.49% +37.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016, 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 8 (47.06%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
3 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2
3 4 (23.53%) SQL
3 4 (23.53%) Finance
4 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
4 3 (17.65%) Performance Management
4 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
4 3 (17.65%) Change Management
5 2 (11.76%) PMI Certification
5 2 (11.76%) Release Management
5 2 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
5 2 (11.76%) MS Office
5 2 (11.76%) Validation
5 2 (11.76%) Information Security
5 2 (11.76%) Programme Management
5 2 (11.76%) Information Management
5 2 (11.76%) Logistics
5 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
5 2 (11.76%) Data Architecture
5 2 (11.76%) SDLC
5 2 (11.76%) Portfolio Management
5 2 (11.76%) Software Licensing
5 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Licensing
6 1 (5.88%) Tellabs
6 1 (5.88%) Virgin Media
6 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.88%) Radio Access Network

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (5.88%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.76%) MS Office
2 2 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (5.88%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) ATM
1 1 (5.88%) BGP
1 1 (5.88%) GSM
1 1 (5.88%) IPv4
1 1 (5.88%) LTE
1 1 (5.88%) MegaStream
1 1 (5.88%) MPLS
1 1 (5.88%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (5.88%) SDH
1 1 (5.88%) UMTS
1 1 (5.88%) VoLTE
1 1 (5.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) JIRA
1 1 (5.88%) Subversion
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Aerospace
3 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Project Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Software Project Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Delivery Project Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Finance Project Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) NHS Project Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Technical Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Performance Manager
3 1 (5.88%) PMO Administrator
3 1 (5.88%) Programme Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Project Administrator
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Integration Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Programme Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Supply Chain Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Licensing
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) NHS
2 1 (5.88%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2
3 3 (17.65%) Change Management
3 3 (17.65%) Performance Management
3 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
4 2 (11.76%) Data Architecture
4 2 (11.76%) Information Management
4 2 (11.76%) Information Security
4 2 (11.76%) Logistics
4 2 (11.76%) Portfolio Management
4 2 (11.76%) Programme Management
4 2 (11.76%) Release Management
4 2 (11.76%) SDLC
4 2 (11.76%) Software Licensing
4 2 (11.76%) Validation
5 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.88%) Data Validation
5 1 (5.88%) Quality Management
5 1 (5.88%) Re-Platforming
5 1 (5.88%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) PMI Certification
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) APMP
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) PMP
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) BT
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco
2 1 (5.88%) Ericsson
2 1 (5.88%) Huawei
2 1 (5.88%) Mapinfo
2 1 (5.88%) Nokia
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) Remedy
2 1 (5.88%) Tellabs
2 1 (5.88%) Virgin Media