The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Project Manager role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lead Project Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Project Manager
Rank 567 557 564
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Project Manager 34 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.025% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.027% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 8 8
Average daily rate
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£414 £450 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £387 £386
10% offered a daily rate of more than £624 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £450 £390
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52738 47909 50224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.70% 93.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 33149 28976 28331
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2128 2109 2472
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

Lead Project Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Lead Project Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Lead Project Manager
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lead Project Manager within the UK.

Lead Project Manager Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Lead Project Manager
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lead Project Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

Lead Project Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Lead Project Manager
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Lead Project Manager within the UK.

Lead Project Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Lead Project Manager
Top 24 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Project Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 30 October 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
England -15 29 £425 -5.55% 4
London +12 18 £475 +5.55% 1
South East -18 3 £373 - 1
City of London - 3 £425 -
North West -14 2 £705 +56.66%
South West - 2 £396 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £398 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £398 - 1
Bristol - 2 £396 -
East of England - 1 £425 - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Chelmsford - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Docklands, London - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Portsmouth - - - - 1
York - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
North Yorkshire - - - -

Lead Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Lead 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 Lead Project Manager in their job title.

1 18 (29.03%) Stakeholder Management
2 17 (27.42%) Finance
2 17 (27.42%) Project Management
3 10 (16.13%) Banking
4 8 (12.90%) Migration
5 7 (11.29%) PRINCE2
5 7 (11.29%) Retail
6 6 (9.68%) Change Management
6 6 (9.68%) Change Control
7 5 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (8.06%) SAP
8 4 (6.45%) Windows
8 4 (6.45%) Risk Management
8 4 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (4.84%) Project Planning
9 3 (4.84%) Marketing
9 3 (4.84%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (4.84%) MS Project
9 3 (4.84%) MS Office
9 3 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (4.84%) Data Migration
9 3 (4.84%) Windows 7
9 3 (4.84%) APMP
10 2 (3.23%) Mobile Payment
10 2 (3.23%) Line Management
10 2 (3.23%) PMI Certification
10 2 (3.23%) Microsoft
10 2 (3.23%) Active Directory
10 2 (3.23%) Citrix
10 2 (3.23%) SQL Server

Lead Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Lead 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 Lead Project Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (4.84%) MS Project
1 3 (4.84%) MS Office
2 2 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.61%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) SAP SD
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Force.com
1 1 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) ADSL
1 1 (1.61%) VPN
1 1 (1.61%) Internet
1 1 (1.61%) L2TP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.23%) SAP BI
1 2 (3.23%) SAP BW
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) WATIR
1 1 (1.61%) Selenium
1 1 (1.61%) Subversion
1 1 (1.61%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (1.61%) Sahi
1 1 (1.61%) Cucumber
General
1 17 (27.42%) Finance
2 10 (16.13%) Banking
3 7 (11.29%) Retail
4 3 (4.84%) Marketing
5 2 (3.23%) Front Office
5 2 (3.23%) Legal
5 2 (3.23%) German Language
6 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.61%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.61%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.61%) Publishing
6 1 (1.61%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.61%) Visualforce
1 1 (1.61%) Mason
1 1 (1.61%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.23%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (1.61%) Blog
3 1 (1.61%) Social Network
3 1 (1.61%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.61%) Data Extraction
3 1 (1.61%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.61%) PMI
3 1 (1.61%) User Experience
3 1 (1.61%) Open Source
3 1 (1.61%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.45%) Windows
2 3 (4.84%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.61%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.61%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (29.03%) Stakeholder Management
2 17 (27.42%) Project Management
3 8 (12.90%) Migration
4 7 (11.29%) PRINCE2
5 6 (9.68%) Change Management
5 6 (9.68%) Change Control
6 4 (6.45%) Risk Management
6 4 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (4.84%) Project Planning
7 3 (4.84%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (4.84%) Data Migration
8 2 (3.23%) Line Management
8 2 (3.23%) Mobile Commerce
8 2 (3.23%) ITIL
8 2 (3.23%) Programme Management
8 2 (3.23%) Supplier Management
8 2 (3.23%) Data Management
8 2 (3.23%) Time Management
8 2 (3.23%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.61%) Apex Code
1 1 (1.61%) Python
1 1 (1.61%) C
1 1 (1.61%) Java
1 1 (1.61%) SQL
1 1 (1.61%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (4.84%) APMP
2 2 (3.23%) PMI Certification
2 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.61%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 2 (3.23%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (8.06%) SAP
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.23%) Citrix
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle
3 1 (1.61%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.61%) Salesforce.com