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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Lead
Rank 558 527 505
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Project Leader 41 43 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.083% 0.076%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.090% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 25 12
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£382 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £248 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £440 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
- +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Average hourly rate £22.35 £34.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.26% -8.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.35 £34.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-34.26% -8.10%

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
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 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 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 27 March 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 -11 38 £382 +9.14% 8
London -6 10 £415 +18.57% 2
North West -10 5 £330 - 2
South East -33 5 £390 +5.46% 2
South West - 5 - -
East of England +7 3 £230 - 1
Scotland -5 3 - -
Berkshire -8 3 £382 -
West Midlands -10 3 - -
Glasgow - 3 - -
East Midlands -6 2 £250 - 1
Derbyshire +5 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire -6 1 £500 +42.85%
Leeds -12 1 £500 +42.85%
Yorkshire -15 1 £500 +42.85%
Merseyside - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £398 -
Derby - 1 - -
Gateshead - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Aldershot - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Blackpool - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - - 2
Ormskirk - - - -
Slough - - - -
St Albans - - - -
St Helens - - - -

Project Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 39 (38.61%) Project Management
2 20 (19.80%) Finance
3 19 (18.81%) Migration
4 17 (16.83%) SAP
4 17 (16.83%) PRINCE2
5 15 (14.85%) Microsoft
6 13 (12.87%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (11.88%) Firewall
8 11 (10.89%) OSPF
8 11 (10.89%) Cisco
8 11 (10.89%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (8.91%) VPLS
9 9 (8.91%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (8.91%) WAN
9 9 (8.91%) Nortel
9 9 (8.91%) CheckPoint
9 9 (8.91%) ITIL
9 9 (8.91%) Windows
9 9 (8.91%) EIGRP
9 9 (8.91%) MPLS
9 9 (8.91%) Wireless
9 9 (8.91%) Change Management
10 8 (7.92%) Internet
10 8 (7.92%) BGP
10 8 (7.92%) SQL Server
10 8 (7.92%) DMZ
10 8 (7.92%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (7.92%) SolarWinds
10 8 (7.92%) Fibre Channel
10 8 (7.92%) Cisco Prime

Project Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 7 (6.93%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.99%) Apache Solr
2 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (0.99%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.99%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (4.95%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.96%) MS Office
3 3 (2.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.98%) MS Project
4 2 (1.98%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.99%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) SAP HR
1 2 (1.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.99%) SAP SRM
2 1 (0.99%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (0.99%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.99%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.99%) Magento
2 1 (0.99%) Sage CRM
2 1 (0.99%) SAP SD
2 1 (0.99%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.99%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.99%) SAP PP
2 1 (0.99%) SAP WM
2 1 (0.99%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.99%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.99%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.88%) Firewall
2 11 (10.89%) OSPF
3 9 (8.91%) EIGRP
3 9 (8.91%) WAN
3 9 (8.91%) Wireless
3 9 (8.91%) MPLS
3 9 (8.91%) VPLS
3 9 (8.91%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (7.92%) Fibre Channel
4 8 (7.92%) DMZ
4 8 (7.92%) BGP
4 8 (7.92%) Internet
5 6 (5.94%) LAN
6 5 (4.95%) SAN
7 4 (3.96%) NAS
8 2 (1.98%) VLAN
8 2 (1.98%) IP Telephony
8 2 (1.98%) Intranet
8 2 (1.98%) DHCP
8 2 (1.98%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.92%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.96%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (1.98%) OLAP
4 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.98%) QlikView
5 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.99%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.99%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.99%) Big Data
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.99%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.99%) Essbase
5 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 20 (19.80%) Finance
2 5 (4.95%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.96%) Retail
4 3 (2.97%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.98%) Automotive
5 2 (1.98%) Dutch Language
5 2 (1.98%) Banking
6 1 (0.99%) French Language
6 1 (0.99%) Hindi Language
6 1 (0.99%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (0.99%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.99%) Marketing
6 1 (0.99%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.98%) .NET
1 2 (1.98%) XML
2 1 (0.99%) EDI
2 1 (0.99%) Regular Expression
2 1 (0.99%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.99%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.95%) PMI
2 5 (4.95%) NHS
3 2 (1.98%) Life Science
3 2 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.98%) User Experience
3 2 (1.98%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.99%) Replication
4 1 (0.99%) Fixed Income
4 1 (0.99%) Clustering
4 1 (0.99%) PKI
4 1 (0.99%) Statistics
4 1 (0.99%) Taxonomies
4 1 (0.99%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (0.99%) Copywriting
4 1 (0.99%) FMCG
4 1 (0.99%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.99%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.91%) Windows
2 5 (4.95%) UNIX
3 1 (0.99%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (38.61%) Project Management
2 19 (18.81%) Migration
3 17 (16.83%) PRINCE2
4 13 (12.87%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (10.89%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (8.91%) ITIL
6 9 (8.91%) Change Management
7 8 (7.92%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (5.94%) Risk Management
9 5 (4.95%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (4.95%) Service Delivery
10 4 (3.96%) Change Control
10 4 (3.96%) Project Planning
11 3 (2.97%) Wealth Management
11 3 (2.97%) Data Management
11 3 (2.97%) Logistics
11 3 (2.97%) Business Analysis
11 3 (2.97%) Test Scripting
11 3 (2.97%) Data Migration
11 3 (2.97%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.93%) SQL
2 3 (2.97%) C++
3 2 (1.98%) Python
3 2 (1.98%) T-SQL
3 2 (1.98%) C
4 1 (0.99%) C#
4 1 (0.99%) VBA
4 1 (0.99%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 7 (6.93%) Degree
2 6 (5.94%) PMP
2 6 (5.94%) PMI Certification
2 6 (5.94%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.95%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.96%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.99%) CISA
5 1 (0.99%) CISM
5 1 (0.99%) CEH
5 1 (0.99%) HNC
5 1 (0.99%) HND
5 1 (0.99%) MCSE
5 1 (0.99%) CCNA
5 1 (0.99%) CISSP
5 1 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.98%) QA
2 1 (0.99%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.99%) FINREP
2 1 (0.99%) GxP
2 1 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (5.94%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.99%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (7.92%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (0.99%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.99%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (16.83%) SAP
2 15 (14.85%) Microsoft
3 11 (10.89%) Cisco
4 9 (8.91%) Nortel
4 9 (8.91%) CheckPoint
5 8 (7.92%) SolarWinds
6 7 (6.93%) Oracle
7 3 (2.97%) HP
8 2 (1.98%) Informatica
8 2 (1.98%) 3PAR
9 1 (0.99%) Tableau
9 1 (0.99%) Lotus
9 1 (0.99%) Sage
9 1 (0.99%) hybris
9 1 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.99%) Endeca
9 1 (0.99%) Google
9 1 (0.99%) Pega
9 1 (0.99%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.99%) Ericsson
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