The table below looks at the statistics for the Project Manager role 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 Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Manager
Rank 15 14 24
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 10 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 9.80% 5.17% 2.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.24% 5.26% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Average daily rate
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£510 £300 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% -32.35%
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 £30.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
- -18.91%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Preston 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
Preston
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
89 57 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 87.25% 98.28% 97.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 30 107
Average daily rate £425 £288 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.82% -30.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £185 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £557 £350 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 2
Average hourly rate £22.00 £12.64 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.11% -61.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Project Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Project Manager in the job title across the Preston region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Project Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

Project Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Preston

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

Project Manager Daily Rate Trend in Preston

Project Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

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

Project Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 10 (76.92%) Project Management
2 7 (53.85%) MS Project
3 5 (38.46%) PRINCE2
4 4 (30.77%) Finance
5 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
5 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
6 2 (15.38%) Asset Management
6 2 (15.38%) Programme Management
6 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
6 2 (15.38%) Firewall
6 2 (15.38%) UNIX
6 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
6 2 (15.38%) SQL
6 2 (15.38%) Oracle
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 2 (15.38%) NHS
7 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
7 1 (7.69%) Primavera
7 1 (7.69%) Adobe
7 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
7 1 (7.69%) SAP
7 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
7 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
7 1 (7.69%) Documentum
7 1 (7.69%) WAN
7 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (7.69%) Cisco
7 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
7 1 (7.69%) Telecoms

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.69%) Documentum
Applications
1 7 (53.85%) MS Project
2 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
3 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) WAN
2 1 (7.69%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) NHS
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Project Management
2 5 (38.46%) PRINCE2
3 2 (15.38%) Asset Management
3 2 (15.38%) Programme Management
4 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
4 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.69%) Information Security
4 1 (7.69%) Resource Management
4 1 (7.69%) Time Management
4 1 (7.69%) Document Management
4 1 (7.69%) Supply Chain Management
4 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
4 1 (7.69%) CAFM
4 1 (7.69%) Network Architecture
4 1 (7.69%) Change Control
4 1 (7.69%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Primavera
2 1 (7.69%) Adobe
2 1 (7.69%) SAP
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco
2 1 (7.69%) Kronos
2 1 (7.69%) Infor