Period
to 19 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Leader was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Project Lead
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 250 222 227
Rank change year-on-year -28 +5 +62
Contract jobs requiring a Project Leader 4 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.057% 0.065% 0.076%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.068% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £530
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -10.38% +51.43%
10th Percentile £403 £299 £442
90th Percentile £598 £578 £580
Central London median daily rate £500 £428 £530
% change year-on-year +16.96% -19.34% +69.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6,628 5,914 6,258
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.42% 95.87% 95.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,239 4,594 4,973
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £288
90th Percentile £688 £650 £644
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 61 93
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.89 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.56% -10.58% +11.95%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £11.65
90th Percentile £37.88 £37.50 £46.90
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.22 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.59% -13.90% +12.31%

Project Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Project Leader in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Project Leader in the City of London

Project Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Project Leader in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Leader in the City of London

Project Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Leader in the City of London over the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Leader in the City of London

Project Leader
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Leader in the City of London

Project Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, Project Leader contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region featuring Project Leader in the job title.

1 2 (50.00%) Smartcard
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
1 2 (50.00%) Retail
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (50.00%) Contactless
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Thinking
2 1 (25.00%) Strategic Thinking
2 1 (25.00%) Decision-Making
2 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Bloomberg
2 1 (25.00%) Spend Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Creative Thinking
2 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Hedge funds
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Advertising
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Fixed Income

Project Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Advertising
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (50.00%) Contactless
1 2 (50.00%) Smartcard
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) Fixed Income
2 1 (25.00%) Hedge funds
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Thinking
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Creative Thinking
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Decision-Making
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Spend Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Strategic Thinking
2 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Bloomberg