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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Project Manager
Rank 561 545 554
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Project Manager 31 25 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.049% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.053% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 20 4
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£398 £507 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.49% +27.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £448 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £596 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £500 £390
% change year-on-year
-20.80% +28.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.77 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 26 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 24 December 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 -26 27 £405 -20.06%
Yorkshire -3 10 £396 -11.31%
West Yorkshire -6 10 £396 -11.31%
London +4 7 £490 -6.66%
North West -12 1 £770 +71.11%
Leeds -14 1 £373 -26.86%
South East -31 1 £360 -29.75%
East of England - 1 £425 -
East Yorkshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
York - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Hull - - - -

Lead Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 22 (36.07%) Finance
1 22 (36.07%) Stakeholder Management
2 18 (29.51%) Project Management
3 11 (18.03%) Banking
3 11 (18.03%) Retail
4 10 (16.39%) PRINCE2
5 9 (14.75%) Migration
6 7 (11.48%) Change Management
6 7 (11.48%) SAP
7 5 (8.20%) MS Project
7 5 (8.20%) MS Office
7 5 (8.20%) PMI Certification
8 4 (6.56%) Project Planning
8 4 (6.56%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (6.56%) APMP
8 4 (6.56%) Risk Management
8 4 (6.56%) Legal
8 4 (6.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (6.56%) PMP
8 4 (6.56%) Windows
8 4 (6.56%) Change Control
8 4 (6.56%) Line Management
9 3 (4.92%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (4.92%) Windows 7
9 3 (4.92%) Data Migration
9 3 (4.92%) Retail Banking
9 3 (4.92%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (4.92%) MS PowerPoint
10 2 (3.28%) Business Analysis
10 2 (3.28%) Asset Management

Lead Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (8.20%) MS Project
1 5 (8.20%) MS Office
2 3 (4.92%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) SAP SD
2 1 (1.64%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.64%) Force.com
1 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) VPN
1 1 (1.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.28%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (3.28%) SAP BW
1 2 (3.28%) SAP BI
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (1.64%) WATIR
1 1 (1.64%) Selenium
1 1 (1.64%) Sahi
1 1 (1.64%) Cucumber
General
1 22 (36.07%) Finance
2 11 (18.03%) Banking
2 11 (18.03%) Retail
3 4 (6.56%) Legal
4 3 (4.92%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.28%) Marketing
5 2 (3.28%) German Language
6 1 (1.64%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.64%) Front Office
6 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.64%) Publishing
6 1 (1.64%) Games
6 1 (1.64%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.64%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.64%) .NET
1 1 (1.64%) Mason
1 1 (1.64%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.64%) PMI
1 1 (1.64%) NHS
1 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
1 1 (1.64%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (1.64%) Informatics
1 1 (1.64%) Blog
1 1 (1.64%) Credit Risk
1 1 (1.64%) Online Gambling
1 1 (1.64%) Data Extraction
1 1 (1.64%) Open Source
1 1 (1.64%) User Experience
1 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.56%) Windows
2 3 (4.92%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (36.07%) Stakeholder Management
2 18 (29.51%) Project Management
3 10 (16.39%) PRINCE2
4 9 (14.75%) Migration
5 7 (11.48%) Change Management
6 4 (6.56%) Risk Management
6 4 (6.56%) Project Planning
6 4 (6.56%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (6.56%) Change Control
6 4 (6.56%) Line Management
7 3 (4.92%) Data Migration
7 3 (4.92%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (4.92%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (3.28%) CRM
8 2 (3.28%) ITIL
8 2 (3.28%) Business Analysis
8 2 (3.28%) Supplier Management
8 2 (3.28%) Asset Management
8 2 (3.28%) Data Management
8 2 (3.28%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.64%) C
1 1 (1.64%) Java
1 1 (1.64%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 5 (8.20%) PMI Certification
2 4 (6.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 4 (6.56%) PMP
2 4 (6.56%) APMP
3 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (11.48%) SAP
2 2 (3.28%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.28%) Citrix
2 2 (3.28%) Oracle
3 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com