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 27 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Project Manager
Rank 586 559 537
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Project Manager 27 30 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.057% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.062% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 23 3
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£459 £525 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.57% +40.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £518 £465
% change year-on-year
-19.08% +11.29%
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
50953 48768 42881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.48% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31537 30266 24598
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 1997 2122
Average hourly rate £16.54 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -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 27 May 2015.

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 27 May 2015. 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 -27 24 £459 -14.60% 7
West Yorkshire -8 8 £445 -9.64% 1
Yorkshire -16 8 £445 -9.64% 1
London +7 7 £477 -17.04% 3
Halifax 0 6 £358 -27.30%
South West +12 3 £356 -32.19%
Bristol +4 3 £356 -32.19%
Birmingham -5 3 £460 - 1
West Midlands -11 3 £460 -12.38% 2
North West -23 3 £408 -36.07% 1
Leeds - 3 £459 - 1
Cardiff +11 2 £356 -30.19%
South Wales +3 2 £356 -30.19%
Edinburgh 0 2 £408 +3.16%
Scotland -2 2 £408 +3.16%
Wales -4 2 £356 -30.19%
Cheshire -11 1 £356 -44.15%
Merseyside - 1 £510 - 1
Chester - 1 £356 -
Liverpool - 1 £510 - 1
Manchester - 1 £408 -
Stockport - 1 £408 -

Lead Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 38 (66.67%) Finance
2 27 (47.37%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (33.33%) Banking
3 19 (33.33%) Retail
4 17 (29.82%) Project Management
5 9 (15.79%) Retail Banking
6 6 (10.53%) Migration
6 6 (10.53%) PRINCE2
7 5 (8.77%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (8.77%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (7.02%) Risk Management
8 4 (7.02%) SAP
8 4 (7.02%) PMP
8 4 (7.02%) PMI Certification
9 3 (5.26%) MS Excel
9 3 (5.26%) MS Project
9 3 (5.26%) Waterfall
9 3 (5.26%) Data Migration
9 3 (5.26%) FATCA
10 2 (3.51%) Cyber Security
10 2 (3.51%) MS PowerPoint
10 2 (3.51%) General Ledger
10 2 (3.51%) Resource Management
10 2 (3.51%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (3.51%) Cash Management
10 2 (3.51%) MS Office
10 2 (3.51%) C
10 2 (3.51%) Oracle
10 2 (3.51%) CRM

Lead Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (5.26%) MS Project
1 3 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.51%) MS Office
2 2 (3.51%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle General Ledger
General
1 38 (66.67%) Finance
2 19 (33.33%) Banking
2 19 (33.33%) Retail
3 9 (15.79%) Retail Banking
4 2 (3.51%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.75%) Marketing
5 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.75%) Legal
5 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.75%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.75%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.75%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.75%) NHS
2 1 (1.75%) Informatics
2 1 (1.75%) Credit Risk
2 1 (1.75%) Online Gambling
2 1 (1.75%) Reference Data
2 1 (1.75%) Mobile Payment
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (47.37%) Stakeholder Management
2 17 (29.82%) Project Management
3 6 (10.53%) PRINCE2
3 6 (10.53%) Migration
4 5 (8.77%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (8.77%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 4 (7.02%) Risk Management
6 3 (5.26%) Waterfall
6 3 (5.26%) Data Migration
7 2 (3.51%) Cash Management
7 2 (3.51%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (3.51%) Cyber Security
7 2 (3.51%) CRM
7 2 (3.51%) Resource Management
7 2 (3.51%) Programme Management
8 1 (1.75%) Scrum
8 1 (1.75%) Matrix Management
8 1 (1.75%) Release Management
8 1 (1.75%) Data Management
8 1 (1.75%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.51%) C
2 1 (1.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (7.02%) PMP
1 4 (7.02%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.75%) CIMA
2 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.75%) APMP
2 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) FATCA
2 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 4 (7.02%) SAP
2 2 (3.51%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Liverpool
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £480 - 540 per day
Posted: 16 days ago