The table below looks at the statistics for the Project Director role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Project Director in their job title over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Director
Rank 611 601 579
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Project Director 13 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.029% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.031% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 3
Average daily rate £438 £725 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.65% +31.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £585 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £716 £750 £670
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £725 £625
% change year-on-year
-39.65% +16.00%
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
48652 48803 46653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.49% 94.48% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31297 30382 27621
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1739 1915 2049
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Project Director
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Project Director Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Project Director
Daily Rate Trend

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

Project Director Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Project Director
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Director within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Project Director Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Project Director
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Project Director Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Project Director
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Director within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -32 12 £438 -39.65%
London +8 5 £633 -15.66%
South East -6 2 £438 +16.66%
City of London - 1 £575 -
Ealing - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -

Project Director
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Project Director 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 Director in their job title.

1 5 (33.33%) Project Management
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
1 5 (33.33%) Coaching
2 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (26.67%) Degree
3 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (13.33%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Pega
4 1 (6.67%) Hadoop
4 1 (6.67%) Open Source
4 1 (6.67%) hybris
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Big Data
4 1 (6.67%) Cloudera
4 1 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (6.67%) People Management
4 1 (6.67%) QA
4 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
4 1 (6.67%) Practice Management
4 1 (6.67%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) SAP
4 1 (6.67%) CRM
4 1 (6.67%) Siebel
4 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (6.67%) VPN

Project Director
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Project Director 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 Director in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Big Data
1 1 (6.67%) Hadoop
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.67%) Aerospace
3 1 (6.67%) Billing
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Coaching
1 5 (33.33%) Project Management
2 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (13.33%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) Business Development
4 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.67%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.67%) CRM
4 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (6.67%) Open Source
4 1 (6.67%) People Management
4 1 (6.67%) Practice Management
4 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
4 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
4 1 (6.67%) Validation
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Adobe
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco
1 1 (6.67%) Cloudera
1 1 (6.67%) hybris
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.67%) Pega
1 1 (6.67%) SAP
1 1 (6.67%) Siebel