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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Lead
Rank 529 520 492
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Project Leader 42 39 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.080% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.086% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 25 14
Average daily rate
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£300 £308 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -23.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £211 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £400 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £325 £239
% change year-on-year
-12.30% +36.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £35.50 £37.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.05% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £37.00 -
% change year-on-year
-4.05% -

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
46318 45203 42184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.55% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29063 26904 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1785 1961 2473
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 29 January 2015.

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 28 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 29 January 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 -18 36 £310 -4.61% 10
London +13 11 £425 +50.44% 1
North West +4 5 £330 - 4
Milton Keynes -5 5 £300 +3.44%
Buckinghamshire -14 5 £300 -14.16%
South East -19 5 £300 -14.04%
West Yorkshire - 3 £323 -
Yorkshire - 3 £323 -
Manchester - 3 - -
West Midlands -2 2 - -
South West -19 2 - - 1
Cheshire +3 1 £350 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
Liverpool - - - - 1
Bristol - - - - 1
Andover - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Durham - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - - 3
City of London - - - -
Merseyside - - - - 1
North East - - - - 1
Wales - - - -
Ormskirk - - - - 2
Swansea - - - -
West Wales - - - -

Project Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 42 (36.84%) Project Management
2 25 (21.93%) Finance
2 25 (21.93%) Migration
3 19 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 19 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 18 (15.79%) Oracle
5 15 (13.16%) SQL
6 14 (12.28%) MS Excel
6 14 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (11.40%) WAN
7 13 (11.40%) XML
7 13 (11.40%) Windows
7 13 (11.40%) Degree
8 12 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (9.65%) Firewall
9 11 (9.65%) OSPF
9 11 (9.65%) Internet
9 11 (9.65%) UNIX
10 10 (8.77%) Cisco
10 10 (8.77%) LAN
10 10 (8.77%) Change Management
11 9 (7.89%) EIGRP
11 9 (7.89%) CheckPoint
11 9 (7.89%) MPLS
11 9 (7.89%) Nortel
11 9 (7.89%) MS Office
11 9 (7.89%) SAP
11 9 (7.89%) Life Science
11 9 (7.89%) VPLS
11 9 (7.89%) Cisco ASA

Project Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 8 (7.02%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.63%) FileNet
3 2 (1.75%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.88%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.88%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (12.28%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.89%) MS Office
3 8 (7.02%) MS Project
4 6 (5.26%) MS Visio
5 5 (4.39%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (1.75%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.88%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.88%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.88%) SAP WM
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.88%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.88%) SAP SRM
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.88%) Hyperion Planning
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.40%) WAN
2 11 (9.65%) Firewall
2 11 (9.65%) OSPF
2 11 (9.65%) Internet
3 10 (8.77%) LAN
4 9 (7.89%) EIGRP
4 9 (7.89%) MPLS
4 9 (7.89%) VPLS
4 9 (7.89%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (7.02%) Fibre Channel
5 8 (7.02%) DMZ
5 8 (7.02%) BGP
5 8 (7.02%) Wireless
6 4 (3.51%) NAS
6 4 (3.51%) SAN
7 2 (1.75%) VLAN
7 2 (1.75%) VRRP
7 2 (1.75%) Intranet
7 2 (1.75%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.26%) Relational Database
2 6 (5.26%) MySQL
3 4 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.88%) Essbase
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.88%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.88%) Big Data
6 1 (0.88%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.88%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 25 (21.93%) Finance
2 6 (5.26%) Banking
3 3 (2.63%) Retail
4 2 (1.75%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.88%) Publishing
5 1 (0.88%) Legal
5 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.88%) Marketing
5 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.88%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.88%) Hindi Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.40%) XML
2 7 (6.14%) HTML
2 7 (6.14%) JDBC
2 7 (6.14%) JSP
2 7 (6.14%) Servlets
3 6 (5.26%) Ajax
3 6 (5.26%) GWT
3 6 (5.26%) XSLT
3 6 (5.26%) DHTML
3 6 (5.26%) .NET
4 5 (4.39%) STL
5 1 (0.88%) J2EE
5 1 (0.88%) Struts
5 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.88%) EJB
5 1 (0.88%) EDI
5 1 (0.88%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.88%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.89%) Life Science
2 6 (5.26%) Mathematics
2 6 (5.26%) Biology
2 6 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 6 (5.26%) Data Integration
3 5 (4.39%) Fixed Income
3 5 (4.39%) PMI
3 5 (4.39%) NHS
3 5 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.75%) User Experience
4 2 (1.75%) EPoS
5 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.88%) Grid Computing
5 1 (0.88%) Statistics
5 1 (0.88%) Derivative
5 1 (0.88%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 1 (0.88%) PKI
5 1 (0.88%) Tandem
5 1 (0.88%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.40%) Windows
2 11 (9.65%) UNIX
3 6 (5.26%) Linux
4 5 (4.39%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (36.84%) Project Management
2 25 (21.93%) Migration
3 19 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 14 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (8.77%) Change Management
7 7 (6.14%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (6.14%) ITIL
7 7 (6.14%) Requirements Analysis
8 6 (5.26%) Bioinformatics
8 6 (5.26%) Software Engineering
8 6 (5.26%) Build Automation
9 5 (4.39%) Project Governance
9 5 (4.39%) Project Planning
10 4 (3.51%) Mentoring
10 4 (3.51%) Coaching
10 4 (3.51%) Portfolio Management
10 4 (3.51%) Agile Project Management
10 4 (3.51%) Risk Management
11 3 (2.63%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (13.16%) SQL
2 7 (6.14%) Java
2 7 (6.14%) JavaScript
3 6 (5.26%) Perl
3 6 (5.26%) PL/SQL
3 6 (5.26%) Python
3 6 (5.26%) Shell Script
4 5 (4.39%) C++
5 2 (1.75%) C#
5 2 (1.75%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.88%) VBA
6 1 (0.88%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (11.40%) Degree
2 7 (6.14%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.26%) PMP
3 6 (5.26%) PMI Certification
4 5 (4.39%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.88%) HNC
6 1 (0.88%) HND
6 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.75%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) FINREP
System Software
1 6 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (7.02%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (1.75%) SCCM
3 1 (0.88%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.88%) Netcool
3 1 (0.88%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 1 (0.88%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 19 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 18 (15.79%) Oracle
3 10 (8.77%) Cisco
4 9 (7.89%) CheckPoint
4 9 (7.89%) Nortel
4 9 (7.89%) SAP
5 8 (7.02%) SolarWinds
6 4 (3.51%) Citrix
7 3 (2.63%) IBM
8 2 (1.75%) 3PAR
8 2 (1.75%) Intel
8 2 (1.75%) Cognos
8 2 (1.75%) Primavera
8 2 (1.75%) Symantec
8 2 (1.75%) VMware
9 1 (0.88%) Ericsson
9 1 (0.88%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.88%) Lotus
9 1 (0.88%) Tableau
9 1 (0.88%) Pega
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