The table below looks at the statistics for the Project Leader 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 Leader in their job title over the 3 months to 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Lead
Rank 561 522 513
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Project Leader 62 71 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.15% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 45 34
Average daily rate £450 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £253 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £683 £600 £605
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £318 £250
% change year-on-year
+16.53% +27.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £103.43 £27.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+276.09% -25.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £103.43 £27.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+276.09% -25.67%

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
47935 48321 46997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.47% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 30815 30072 27703
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1687 1903 2072
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Project Leader
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Project Leader Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Project Leader
Daily Rate Trend

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

Project Leader Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Project Leader
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Leader within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Project Leader Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Project Leader
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Project Leader Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Project Leader
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Leader within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Project Leader Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Project Leader
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Leader within the UK over the 3 months to 13 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 -7 53 £450 +11.11% 10
London -4 21 £480 -8.57% 3
South East +2 11 £500 +26.90% 3
East of England -1 5 £250 -2.72% 3
Scotland -2 5 £413 +50.00%
West Midlands -13 5 £300 -
Edinburgh - 5 £413 -
Berkshire +13 4 £500 +25.00% 1
South West -1 4 £370 - 1
Norfolk - 4 £250 -
East Midlands -4 3 £400 +60.00%
Nottinghamshire -4 3 £400 -
Yorkshire -10 3 £358 -20.55%
Somerset - 3 £370 - 1
Norwich - 3 £281 -
Buckinghamshire +12 2 - -
West Yorkshire -8 2 £251 -44.16%
City of London - 2 £580 -
Mansfield - 2 £380 -
Oxford - 2 £575 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £575 - 1
Coventry - 2 £283 -
Hook +9 1 - -
Bedfordshire +7 1 - -
Hampshire +3 1 - -
Birmingham -3 1 - -
Leeds -8 1 £145 -
Nottingham -13 1 £445 -
Reading - 1 £500 -
Leamington Spa - 1 £500 -

Project Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Project Leader 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 Leader in their job title.

1 68 (43.87%) Project Management
2 48 (30.97%) Finance
3 37 (23.87%) Stakeholder Management
4 33 (21.29%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (20.65%) PRINCE2
6 20 (12.90%) Programme Management
7 17 (10.97%) PMI Certification
8 15 (9.68%) Microsoft
9 14 (9.03%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (9.03%) Migration
10 13 (8.39%) SAP
10 13 (8.39%) MS Project
10 13 (8.39%) MS Excel
11 12 (7.74%) Marketing
11 12 (7.74%) PMI
11 12 (7.74%) SDLC
12 11 (7.10%) PMP
13 10 (6.45%) CRM
13 10 (6.45%) Project Planning
13 10 (6.45%) JIRA
13 10 (6.45%) Project Governance
14 9 (5.81%) Waterfall
14 9 (5.81%) Banking
14 9 (5.81%) Oracle
15 8 (5.16%) Salesforce.com
15 8 (5.16%) Telecoms
15 8 (5.16%) Back Office
15 8 (5.16%) NHS
15 8 (5.16%) Dynamics CRM
15 8 (5.16%) Business Analysis

Project Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Project Leader 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 Leader in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (3.23%) Confluence
1 5 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.65%) CMS
2 1 (0.65%) JBoss
2 1 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (8.39%) MS Excel
1 13 (8.39%) MS Project
2 7 (4.52%) MS Office
3 5 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.29%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.65%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.65%) Open Workbench
5 1 (0.65%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 8 (5.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.58%) SAP MM
2 4 (2.58%) SAP PP
2 4 (2.58%) SAP SD
3 3 (1.94%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (1.29%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (1.29%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle FAH
5 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.65%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.65%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.29%) Office 365
2 1 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.65%) Heroku
2 1 (0.65%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.58%) WAN
2 3 (1.94%) SAN
2 3 (1.94%) VPN
3 2 (1.29%) DNS
3 2 (1.29%) Firewall
3 2 (1.29%) LAN
4 1 (0.65%) 4G
4 1 (0.65%) DHCP
4 1 (0.65%) H.323
4 1 (0.65%) Intranet
4 1 (0.65%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.65%) ISDN
4 1 (0.65%) MPLS
4 1 (0.65%) PBX
4 1 (0.65%) VoLTE
4 1 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.52%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.29%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.29%) MySQL
3 2 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.65%) Adabas
4 1 (0.65%) Big Data
4 1 (0.65%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (0.65%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.65%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.65%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 10 (6.45%) JIRA
2 4 (2.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.29%) Git (software)
General
1 48 (30.97%) Finance
2 12 (7.74%) Marketing
3 9 (5.81%) Banking
4 8 (5.16%) Back Office
4 8 (5.16%) Telecoms
5 7 (4.52%) Manufacturing
6 6 (3.87%) Billing
7 5 (3.23%) Games
7 5 (3.23%) Legal
7 5 (3.23%) Retail
8 4 (2.58%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.94%) Electronics
10 2 (1.29%) Law
10 2 (1.29%) Publishing
11 1 (0.65%) Advertising
11 1 (0.65%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.65%) Automotive
11 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.65%) Front Office
11 1 (0.65%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.94%) XBRL
2 2 (1.29%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.65%) Middleware
3 1 (0.65%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (0.65%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.74%) PMI
2 8 (5.16%) NHS
3 7 (4.52%) Equities
4 5 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.94%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.94%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.29%) Biology
8 1 (0.65%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.65%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.65%) Derivative
8 1 (0.65%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.65%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.87%) Windows
2 5 (3.23%) Android
2 5 (3.23%) Apple iOS
2 5 (3.23%) Unix
3 1 (0.65%) Linux
3 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.65%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (43.87%) Project Management
2 37 (23.87%) Stakeholder Management
3 33 (21.29%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (20.65%) PRINCE2
5 20 (12.90%) Programme Management
6 14 (9.03%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (9.03%) Migration
7 12 (7.74%) SDLC
8 10 (6.45%) CRM
8 10 (6.45%) Project Governance
8 10 (6.45%) Project Planning
9 9 (5.81%) Waterfall
10 8 (5.16%) Business Analysis
11 7 (4.52%) ITIL
11 7 (4.52%) Service Management
12 6 (3.87%) Scrum
12 6 (3.87%) User Stories
13 5 (3.23%) Analytics
13 5 (3.23%) Data Analysis
13 5 (3.23%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.87%) SQL
2 3 (1.94%) Java
2 3 (1.94%) Perl
3 2 (1.29%) C
3 2 (1.29%) Shell Script
3 2 (1.29%) VBA
4 1 (0.65%) ABAP
4 1 (0.65%) C#
4 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.65%) Python
4 1 (0.65%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (10.97%) PMI Certification
2 11 (7.10%) PMP
3 7 (4.52%) Degree
3 7 (4.52%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (2.58%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.58%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.94%) APMP
7 2 (1.29%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.29%) PhD
8 1 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.65%) CIPD
8 1 (0.65%) CISA
8 1 (0.65%) CISM
8 1 (0.65%) CISSP
8 1 (0.65%) ISEB
8 1 (0.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.65%) QiCA
8 1 (0.65%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.94%) MiFID
2 2 (1.29%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.29%) P3O
2 2 (1.29%) SLA
3 1 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.65%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.65%) XenApp
1 1 (0.65%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.65%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (9.68%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.39%) SAP
3 9 (5.81%) Oracle
4 8 (5.16%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (4.52%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 3 (1.94%) Citrix
6 3 (1.94%) Hyperion
7 2 (1.29%) BT
7 2 (1.29%) Cisco
7 2 (1.29%) HP
7 2 (1.29%) Pega
8 1 (0.65%) Ab Initio
8 1 (0.65%) Autodesk
8 1 (0.65%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.65%) EMC
8 1 (0.65%) GENBAND
8 1 (0.65%) hybris
8 1 (0.65%) Murex
8 1 (0.65%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.65%) Sitecore
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