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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Lead
Rank 549 539 564
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Project Leader 46 39 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.073% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.088% 0.079% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 19 16
Average daily rate
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£450 £370 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% +9.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £253 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £616 £515 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £409 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £33.00 £20.50 £17.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.97% +16.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £20.50 £17.58
% change year-on-year
+60.97% +16.60%

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
52042 49402 53772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.67% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31512 29330 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2126 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 2014.

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
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 22 August 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 -16 42 £450 +20.00% 8
London +11 13 £450 +18.03% 1
South East +1 10 £450 +125.00%
East of England - 5 - - 3
West Midlands -19 4 £383 - 1
South West -31 3 - -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Canary Wharf +16 1 - -
West Yorkshire +11 1 £350 - 1
Yorkshire +3 1 £350 - 2
North West +1 1 £368 +5.00%
Scotland -13 1 - - 1
Glasgow -13 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £350 -
Cheshire - 1 £368 -
Derbyshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - - 1
East Yorkshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
Hull - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Dartford - - - -

Project Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 25 (28.41%) Project Management
2 24 (27.27%) Finance
3 18 (20.45%) Microsoft
4 16 (18.18%) Windows
5 15 (17.05%) MS Excel
6 14 (15.91%) PRINCE2
7 11 (12.50%) MS Project
8 10 (11.36%) UNIX
8 10 (11.36%) Oracle
8 10 (11.36%) Migration
9 9 (10.23%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (10.23%) SQL
9 9 (10.23%) VoIP
9 9 (10.23%) Security Cleared
10 8 (9.09%) LAN
10 8 (9.09%) WAN
10 8 (9.09%) Cisco
10 8 (9.09%) IBM
10 8 (9.09%) PMI Certification
10 8 (9.09%) XML
10 8 (9.09%) Banking
10 8 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (7.95%) Linux
11 7 (7.95%) FMCG
12 6 (6.82%) SC Cleared
12 6 (6.82%) Degree
12 6 (6.82%) Change Control
12 6 (6.82%) Technical Analysis
12 6 (6.82%) Perl
12 6 (6.82%) SharePoint

Project Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 6 (6.82%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.68%) FileNet
3 2 (2.27%) Lync
3 2 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.14%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.14%) Apache
Applications
1 15 (17.05%) MS Excel
2 11 (12.50%) MS Project
3 3 (3.41%) MS Office
3 3 (3.41%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (3.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.14%) SAP FI-CA
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.23%) VoIP
2 8 (9.09%) LAN
2 8 (9.09%) WAN
3 5 (5.68%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (4.55%) LTE
5 3 (3.41%) Bluetooth
6 2 (2.27%) Wireless
6 2 (2.27%) Firewall
6 2 (2.27%) DSL
7 1 (1.14%) Intranet
7 1 (1.14%) Internet
7 1 (1.14%) DVB
7 1 (1.14%) 3G
7 1 (1.14%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.14%) VDSL
7 1 (1.14%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.14%) ADSL
7 1 (1.14%) PBX
7 1 (1.14%) WLAN
7 1 (1.14%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.55%) Relational Database
1 4 (4.55%) MySQL
1 4 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.14%) SAP HANA
2 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.14%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Subversion
1 1 (1.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (1.14%) JIRA
General
1 24 (27.27%) Finance
2 8 (9.09%) Banking
3 5 (5.68%) Dutch Language
4 4 (4.55%) Retail
5 2 (2.27%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.14%) Billing
6 1 (1.14%) Back Office
6 1 (1.14%) Automotive
6 1 (1.14%) Legal
6 1 (1.14%) French Language
6 1 (1.14%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.09%) XML
2 5 (5.68%) Middleware
2 5 (5.68%) HTML
2 5 (5.68%) JDBC
2 5 (5.68%) JSP
2 5 (5.68%) Servlets
3 4 (4.55%) GWT
3 4 (4.55%) Ajax
3 4 (4.55%) XSLT
3 4 (4.55%) DHTML
4 3 (3.41%) .NET
4 3 (3.41%) STL
5 1 (1.14%) CGI
5 1 (1.14%) Struts
5 1 (1.14%) Web Services
5 1 (1.14%) J2EE
5 1 (1.14%) EJB
5 1 (1.14%) CSS
5 1 (1.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.95%) FMCG
2 6 (6.82%) PMI
3 5 (5.68%) Life Science
4 4 (4.55%) Data Integration
4 4 (4.55%) Mathematics
4 4 (4.55%) Biology
4 4 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.55%) EPoS
5 3 (3.41%) Fixed Income
5 3 (3.41%) Social Network
6 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.27%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.27%) NHS
7 1 (1.14%) Grid Computing
7 1 (1.14%) Clustering
7 1 (1.14%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.14%) Economics
7 1 (1.14%) SCADA
7 1 (1.14%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 16 (18.18%) Windows
2 10 (11.36%) UNIX
3 7 (7.95%) Linux
4 5 (5.68%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (28.41%) Project Management
2 14 (15.91%) PRINCE2
3 10 (11.36%) Migration
4 9 (10.23%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (6.82%) Change Control
6 6 (6.82%) Technical Analysis
7 5 (5.68%) Risk Management
8 4 (4.55%) Incident Management
8 4 (4.55%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (4.55%) Information Security
8 4 (4.55%) Bioinformatics
8 4 (4.55%) Software Engineering
8 4 (4.55%) Build Automation
8 4 (4.55%) Agile Project Management
8 4 (4.55%) Workflow
9 3 (3.41%) Scrum
9 3 (3.41%) Validation
9 3 (3.41%) ERP
9 3 (3.41%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.23%) SQL
2 6 (6.82%) Perl
3 5 (5.68%) PL/SQL
3 5 (5.68%) Java
3 5 (5.68%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.55%) C
4 4 (4.55%) C#
4 4 (4.55%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.41%) C++
5 3 (3.41%) VB
5 3 (3.41%) Python
5 3 (3.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (10.23%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.09%) PMI Certification
3 6 (6.82%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.82%) Degree
3 6 (6.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (4.55%) PMP
5 3 (3.41%) ISEB
5 3 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.41%) MCITP
5 3 (3.41%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.14%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.55%) QA
2 1 (1.14%) GCP
System Software
1 3 (3.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (1.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.27%) SCCM
1 2 (2.27%) Tivoli
1 2 (2.27%) Netcool
1 2 (2.27%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 1 (1.14%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (1.14%) Control-M
2 1 (1.14%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (1.14%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 18 (20.45%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.36%) Oracle
3 8 (9.09%) Cisco
3 8 (9.09%) IBM
4 4 (4.55%) SAP
5 3 (3.41%) CheckPoint
5 3 (3.41%) Symantec
5 3 (3.41%) Citrix
6 2 (2.27%) HP
6 2 (2.27%) EMC
6 2 (2.27%) VMware
7 1 (1.14%) Intel
7 1 (1.14%) Sun
7 1 (1.14%) BMC
7 1 (1.14%) Cognizant
7 1 (1.14%) Ericsson
7 1 (1.14%) Hitachi
7 1 (1.14%) Siemens
7 1 (1.14%) Veritas
7 1 (1.14%) Red Hat
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