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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Management
Rank 11 19 13
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Contract jobs citing Project Management 8 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 7.48% 4.30% 4.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.81% 6.90% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Average daily rate
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- £215 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -26.49%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £22.73 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.63 £28.32 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+1.07% -17.31%
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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
74 58 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 69.16% 62.37% 75.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 31 39
Average daily rate £400 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £215 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 1
Average hourly rate £26.83 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.24% -18.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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
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 27 March 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 5 (38.46%) MS Project
2 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 3 (23.08%) MS Office
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
3 3 (23.08%) Finance
4 2 (15.38%) Migration
4 2 (15.38%) Service Management
4 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
4 2 (15.38%) Change Management
4 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL
4 2 (15.38%) SQL
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (15.38%) Project Planning
4 2 (15.38%) Degree
4 2 (15.38%) Time Management
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
5 1 (7.69%) C#
5 1 (7.69%) BC Cleared

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (7.69%) IIS
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
1 1 (7.69%) OpenStack
1 1 (7.69%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) MS Project
2 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
3 3 (23.08%) MS Office
4 2 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (7.69%) PaaS
1 1 (7.69%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) LAN
1 1 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Discoverer
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle BI Publisher
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Project Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Coordinator
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Project Coordinator
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Business Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Technical Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Developer Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) E-Business Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Oracle Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Oracle Technical Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Business Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Technical Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
2 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Project Planning
2 2 (15.38%) Migration
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Service Management
2 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
2 2 (15.38%) Change Management
2 2 (15.38%) Time Management
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
3 1 (7.69%) Security Architecture
3 1 (7.69%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
3 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (7.69%) DevOps
3 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.69%) Coaching
3 1 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) ITSM
3 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) VBA
2 1 (7.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) Degree
4 1 (7.69%) BC Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) APMP
4 1 (7.69%) HND
4 1 (7.69%) ISEB
4 1 (7.69%) CISSP
4 1 (7.69%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
1 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.69%) Ansible
1 1 (7.69%) Salt
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) IBM
3 1 (7.69%) webMethods
3 1 (7.69%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Splunk
3 1 (7.69%) ArcSight