The median contractor rate for a Project Leader was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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
UK / England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 511 577 517
Rank change year-on-year +66 -60  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Leader 69 50 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.10% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.11% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 40 51
Median daily rate £450 £496 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.31% +20.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £299 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £682 £628 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £22.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - £22.35

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40257 46300 48376
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.74% 95.04% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 26259 30600 30961
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1356 1863
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.55 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Project Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Project Leader in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Project Leader in England

Project Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Leader in England

Project Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Leader in England over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Leader in England

Project Leader
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Leader in England

Project Leader
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 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
London +17 34 £475 -13.63% 5
South East +45 13 £525 +69.62% 3
North West +31 8 £500 +32.01%
West Midlands +27 5 £450 -18.18%
Yorkshire +21 4 £325 -35.00% 1
East of England -9 2 £375 -31.81%
South West +1 1 £350 -23.28%
East Midlands -10 1 £375 -16.66%
Project Leader
UK

Project Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, 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 across the England region featuring Project Leader in the job title.

1 44 (39.29%) Project Management
2 40 (35.71%) Finance
3 19 (16.96%) Microsoft
4 16 (14.29%) Programme Management
5 14 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (11.61%) Banking
6 13 (11.61%) SAP
7 12 (10.71%) PMI Certification
7 12 (10.71%) Risk Management
8 11 (9.82%) SharePoint
9 10 (8.93%) PRINCE2
9 10 (8.93%) PMI
9 10 (8.93%) Retail
9 10 (8.93%) Migration
10 9 (8.04%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (8.04%) Change Management
10 9 (8.04%) Windows
10 9 (8.04%) Microsoft Excel
10 9 (8.04%) CRM
11 8 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 7 (6.25%) SAP HANA
12 7 (6.25%) Telecoms
12 7 (6.25%) Microsoft Project
13 6 (5.36%) Java
13 6 (5.36%) SQL
13 6 (5.36%) E-Commerce
13 6 (5.36%) LAN
13 6 (5.36%) WAN
13 6 (5.36%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (5.36%) Security Cleared

Project Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 11 (9.82%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.57%) IIS
3 3 (2.68%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.79%) CMS
5 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.89%) LiveLink
5 1 (0.89%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.89%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (8.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (6.25%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (4.46%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.57%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (1.79%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.89%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.89%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.89%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.89%) SAP LE
3 1 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.57%) Office 365
2 2 (1.79%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.36%) LAN
1 6 (5.36%) WAN
1 6 (5.36%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (4.46%) DHCP
2 5 (4.46%) DNS
2 5 (4.46%) Firewall
3 4 (3.57%) Internet
3 4 (3.57%) VLAN
4 2 (1.79%) Skype
5 1 (0.89%) DWDM
5 1 (0.89%) Intranet
5 1 (0.89%) SDH
5 1 (0.89%) SONET
5 1 (0.89%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (0.89%) VoIP
5 1 (0.89%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.25%) SAP HANA
2 4 (3.57%) MS Access
2 4 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.68%) Big Data
4 2 (1.79%) Electronic Patient Records
4 2 (1.79%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (1.79%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.89%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.89%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (3.57%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.79%) LSMW
General
1 40 (35.71%) Finance
2 13 (11.61%) Banking
3 10 (8.93%) Retail
4 7 (6.25%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.46%) Legal
6 4 (3.57%) Military
7 3 (2.68%) Financial Institution
7 3 (2.68%) Marketing
8 1 (0.89%) Advertising
8 1 (0.89%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.89%) Automotive
8 1 (0.89%) Back Office
8 1 (0.89%) Billing
8 1 (0.89%) Electronics
8 1 (0.89%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.89%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.89%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (0.89%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.89%) Thai Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.46%) .NET
1 5 (4.46%) HTML
1 5 (4.46%) J2EE
1 5 (4.46%) Java EE
1 5 (4.46%) Spring
1 5 (4.46%) Struts
1 5 (4.46%) XML
2 4 (3.57%) .NET Framework
2 4 (3.57%) jQuery
3 3 (2.68%) JFC
4 2 (1.79%) SAP Fiori
5 1 (0.89%) EDI
5 1 (0.89%) Middleware
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.93%) PMI
2 5 (4.46%) Equities
3 4 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.57%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.57%) FMCG
3 4 (3.57%) User Experience
4 3 (2.68%) Hedge funds
4 3 (2.68%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.79%) EPoS
5 2 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.89%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.89%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (0.89%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.89%) NHS
6 1 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.04%) Windows
2 4 (3.57%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.89%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (39.29%) Project Management
2 16 (14.29%) Programme Management
3 14 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (10.71%) Risk Management
5 10 (8.93%) Migration
5 10 (8.93%) PRINCE2
6 9 (8.04%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (8.04%) Change Management
6 9 (8.04%) CRM
7 6 (5.36%) E-Commerce
7 6 (5.36%) Logistics
7 6 (5.36%) Project Planning
8 5 (4.46%) Matrix Organization
8 5 (4.46%) MVC
8 5 (4.46%) SDLC
8 5 (4.46%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 5 (4.46%) Visualisation
8 5 (4.46%) Web Development
9 4 (3.57%) DevOps
9 4 (3.57%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.36%) Java
1 6 (5.36%) SQL
2 5 (4.46%) C#
3 4 (3.57%) Delphi
3 4 (3.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.79%) PHP
5 1 (0.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (10.71%) PMI Certification
2 6 (5.36%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.46%) Degree
4 3 (2.68%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.68%) PMP
5 2 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.79%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.89%) CCNA
6 1 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.89%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.89%) MCITP
6 1 (0.89%) MCSE
6 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.89%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.57%) PMO
2 2 (1.79%) MiFID
3 1 (0.89%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (1.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.89%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (2.68%) SCCM
2 2 (1.79%) MOM
2 2 (1.79%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (16.96%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.61%) SAP
3 2 (1.79%) Citrix
3 2 (1.79%) Oracle
3 2 (1.79%) Workday
4 1 (0.89%) Charles River
4 1 (0.89%) CheckPoint
4 1 (0.89%) Cisco
4 1 (0.89%) HP
4 1 (0.89%) JD Edwards
4 1 (0.89%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
4 1 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.89%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.89%) Temenos
4 1 (0.89%) VMware