The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Project Leader featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Lead
Rank 588 543 547
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Project Leader 55 98 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.18% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.18% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 51 45
Median daily rate £496 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.30% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £257 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £613 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £388 £398
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £22.35 £31.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -29.60%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.35 £31.75
% change year-on-year
- -29.60%

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
50276 53000 51116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 32796 33319 31430
Median daily rate £425 £400 £397
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1494 2025 2060
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

Project Leader
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Project Leader in the job title.

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 26 June 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
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Leader within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -31 50 £496 +20.30% 5
London -3 23 £550 +12.24% 3
South East -14 7 £310 -20.12%
Yorkshire +1 5 £500 +21.21%
East of England +11 4 £550 +30.17% 1
North West -12 4 £379 -1.30%
West Yorkshire +9 3 £500 +21.21%
Ipswich -4 3 £550 +4.76%
Suffolk -7 3 £550 +4.76%
Scotland -12 3 £431 -4.22%
South West +1 2 £456 -
Leeds -4 2 £543 +31.51%
Cheshire -5 2 £493 +15.88%
Edinburgh -12 2 £500 +11.11%
Berkshire -13 2 £388 +35.96%
West Midlands -22 2 £550 +91.30% 1
North East - 2 £444 -
Manchester - 2 £265 -
Sheffield - 2 £463 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £463 -
City of London +35 1 - -
Wales +20 1 £425 -
East Sussex +11 1 £345 -4.16%
Canary Wharf +3 1 - -
Glasgow +2 1 £362 -
Corsham -2 1 £388 -
Warwickshire -7 1 £550 -
Hampshire -9 1 £310 -20.64%
Wiltshire -13 1 £388 -
Solihull -19 1 - -

Project Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, Project Leader contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Project Leader in the job title.

1 48 (39.67%) Project Management
2 34 (28.10%) Finance
3 27 (22.31%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (16.53%) PRINCE2
5 16 (13.22%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (9.92%) Project Planning
7 11 (9.09%) MS Project
7 11 (9.09%) SAP
8 10 (8.26%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (8.26%) Banking
8 10 (8.26%) Security Cleared
9 9 (7.44%) Microsoft
9 9 (7.44%) NHS
9 9 (7.44%) Change Management
9 9 (7.44%) Programme Management
10 8 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (6.61%) Migration
10 8 (6.61%) SC Cleared
11 7 (5.79%) QA
11 7 (5.79%) Business Analysis
11 7 (5.79%) MS Excel
11 7 (5.79%) CRM
11 7 (5.79%) Oracle
11 7 (5.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 6 (4.96%) Process Improvement
12 6 (4.96%) Line Management
12 6 (4.96%) Degree
12 6 (4.96%) Resource Management
13 5 (4.13%) User Acceptance Testing
13 5 (4.13%) MS PowerPoint

Project Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.48%) SAS
2 2 (1.65%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.65%) nginx
2 2 (1.65%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.65%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.83%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (0.83%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (9.09%) MS Project
2 7 (5.79%) MS Excel
3 5 (4.13%) MS Office
3 5 (4.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.65%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.65%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.83%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 5 (4.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.65%) SAP PS
3 1 (0.83%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.83%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.83%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.83%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.65%) Office 365
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.83%) SaaS
2 1 (0.83%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.48%) HTTP
2 2 (1.65%) Intranet
2 2 (1.65%) SSL
3 1 (0.83%) 4G
3 1 (0.83%) CTI
3 1 (0.83%) DNS
3 1 (0.83%) Firewall
3 1 (0.83%) FTP
3 1 (0.83%) LDAP
3 1 (0.83%) VoLTE
3 1 (0.83%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.65%) Adabas
2 2 (1.65%) DB2
2 2 (1.65%) Infinispan
2 2 (1.65%) MySQL
2 2 (1.65%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.65%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.65%) Redis
2 2 (1.65%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.65%) SAP BI
2 2 (1.65%) SAP Data Services
2 2 (1.65%) SAP HANA
2 2 (1.65%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.83%) Big Data
3 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.83%) Essbase
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.65%) JIRA
2 1 (0.83%) Protractor
2 1 (0.83%) SoapUI
General
1 34 (28.10%) Finance
2 10 (8.26%) Banking
3 5 (4.13%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.13%) Marketing
3 5 (4.13%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (3.31%) Legal
4 4 (3.31%) Retail
5 2 (1.65%) Law
6 1 (0.83%) Advertising
6 1 (0.83%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.83%) Back Office
6 1 (0.83%) Electronics
6 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.31%) XBRL
2 3 (2.48%) Java EE
3 2 (1.65%) .NET
3 2 (1.65%) Play Framework
3 2 (1.65%) RESTful
4 1 (0.83%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.83%) HTML
4 1 (0.83%) HTML5
4 1 (0.83%) jQuery
4 1 (0.83%) Middleware
4 1 (0.83%) REST
4 1 (0.83%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.44%) NHS
2 8 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.31%) PMI
4 3 (2.48%) Biometrics
5 2 (1.65%) Equities
5 2 (1.65%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.65%) PKI
5 2 (1.65%) Replication
6 1 (0.83%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.83%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.83%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.83%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.83%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.13%) Windows
2 3 (2.48%) Linux
2 3 (2.48%) Windows 7
2 3 (2.48%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.65%) Android
3 2 (1.65%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.65%) Ubuntu
3 2 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.83%) Unix
4 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (39.67%) Project Management
2 27 (22.31%) Stakeholder Management
3 20 (16.53%) PRINCE2
4 16 (13.22%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (9.92%) Project Planning
6 10 (8.26%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (7.44%) Change Management
7 9 (7.44%) Programme Management
8 8 (6.61%) Migration
9 7 (5.79%) Business Analysis
9 7 (5.79%) CRM
9 7 (5.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 6 (4.96%) Line Management
10 6 (4.96%) Process Improvement
10 6 (4.96%) Resource Management
11 5 (4.13%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (4.13%) Information Security
11 5 (4.13%) Scrum
11 5 (4.13%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (3.31%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.48%) Java
2 2 (1.65%) C#
3 1 (0.83%) C
3 1 (0.83%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.83%) NATURAL
3 1 (0.83%) Perl
3 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.83%) Python
3 1 (0.83%) Scala
3 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.83%) SQL
3 1 (0.83%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (8.26%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.61%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.96%) Degree
4 5 (4.13%) CISM
4 5 (4.13%) CISSP
5 4 (3.31%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (3.31%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.65%) APMP
6 2 (1.65%) CIPD
6 2 (1.65%) ISEB
6 2 (1.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.83%) HNC
7 1 (0.83%) HND
7 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.83%) MCITP
7 1 (0.83%) MCTS
7 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.83%) NVQ Level 3
7 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.79%) QA
2 5 (4.13%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.83%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (1.65%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.83%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (9.09%) SAP
2 9 (7.44%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.79%) Oracle
4 2 (1.65%) CheckPoint
4 2 (1.65%) Cisco
4 2 (1.65%) HP
4 2 (1.65%) Hyperion
4 2 (1.65%) Pega
4 2 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.83%) Adobe
5 1 (0.83%) Bloomberg
5 1 (0.83%) Blue Coat
5 1 (0.83%) Citrix
5 1 (0.83%) Informatica
5 1 (0.83%) Lotus
5 1 (0.83%) NetApp
5 1 (0.83%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (0.83%) VMware