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 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Project Manager
Rank 579 565 580
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Project Manager 34 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.023% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.025% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 8 6
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£414 £450 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% -16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £387 £433
10% offered a daily rate of more than £624 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £450 £445
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +1.12%
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
52969 48660 50794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33173 29376 28609
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2125 2122 2499
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -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 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 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 22 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 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 -9 29 £425 -5.55% 4
London +6 18 £475 +5.55%
South East -16 3 £373 - 2
City of London - 3 £425 -
North West -9 2 £705 +56.66%
South West - 2 £396 -
Bristol - 2 £396 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £398 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £398 - 2
East of England - 1 £425 -
West Midlands - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Portsmouth - - - - 1
York - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
North Yorkshire - - - - 1

Lead Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 19 (29.23%) Finance
2 18 (27.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 17 (26.15%) Project Management
4 10 (15.38%) Banking
5 8 (12.31%) Migration
6 7 (10.77%) PRINCE2
6 7 (10.77%) Retail
6 7 (10.77%) Change Control
7 6 (9.23%) Change Management
8 5 (7.69%) SAP
8 5 (7.69%) Security Cleared
8 5 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (6.15%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (6.15%) ITIL
9 4 (6.15%) Windows
9 4 (6.15%) Risk Management
10 3 (4.62%) MS Project
10 3 (4.62%) MS Office
10 3 (4.62%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (4.62%) Project Planning
10 3 (4.62%) Marketing
10 3 (4.62%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (4.62%) Data Migration
10 3 (4.62%) Windows 7
10 3 (4.62%) APMP
11 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
11 2 (3.08%) XenApp
11 2 (3.08%) Mobile Payment
11 2 (3.08%) Line Management
11 2 (3.08%) SCCM

Lead Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 (3.08%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (4.62%) MS Project
1 3 (4.62%) MS Office
2 2 (3.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) SAP SD
2 1 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.54%) Force.com
1 1 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.54%) ADSL
1 1 (1.54%) VPN
1 1 (1.54%) Internet
1 1 (1.54%) L2TP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.08%) SAP BW
1 2 (3.08%) SAP BI
1 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.54%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (1.54%) Subversion
1 1 (1.54%) WATIR
1 1 (1.54%) Selenium
1 1 (1.54%) Sahi
1 1 (1.54%) Cucumber
General
1 19 (29.23%) Finance
2 10 (15.38%) Banking
3 7 (10.77%) Retail
4 3 (4.62%) Marketing
5 2 (3.08%) German Language
5 2 (3.08%) Front Office
5 2 (3.08%) Legal
6 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.54%) Publishing
6 1 (1.54%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.54%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.54%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.54%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.54%) .NET
1 1 (1.54%) Mason
1 1 (1.54%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.08%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (1.54%) User Experience
3 1 (1.54%) PMI
3 1 (1.54%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.54%) Blog
3 1 (1.54%) Social Network
3 1 (1.54%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.54%) Data Extraction
3 1 (1.54%) Open Source
3 1 (1.54%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.15%) Windows
2 3 (4.62%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.54%) Linux
3 1 (1.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (27.69%) Stakeholder Management
2 17 (26.15%) Project Management
3 8 (12.31%) Migration
4 7 (10.77%) PRINCE2
4 7 (10.77%) Change Control
5 6 (9.23%) Change Management
6 4 (6.15%) Risk Management
6 4 (6.15%) ITIL
6 4 (6.15%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (4.62%) Data Migration
7 3 (4.62%) Project Planning
7 3 (4.62%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (4.62%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (3.08%) Mobile Commerce
8 2 (3.08%) Programme Management
8 2 (3.08%) Data Management
8 2 (3.08%) Time Management
8 2 (3.08%) Performance Management
8 2 (3.08%) Supplier Management
8 2 (3.08%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.54%) C
1 1 (1.54%) Java
1 1 (1.54%) SQL
1 1 (1.54%) Python
1 1 (1.54%) Apex Code
1 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.62%) APMP
3 2 (3.08%) PMI Certification
3 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.54%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) QA
2 1 (1.54%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 2 (3.08%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.08%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (7.69%) SAP
2 2 (3.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.08%) Citrix
3 1 (1.54%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle