The median contractor rate for a Project Leader was £408 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 536 569 535
Rank change year-on-year +33 -34  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Leader 41 57 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.098% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.12% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 40 39
Median daily rate £408 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.89% +8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £683 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £308 £341 £415
% change year-on-year -9.89% -17.77%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £160.00 £22.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +615.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £103.43 £23.74
% change year-on-year - +335.74%  

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 39575 47323 46031
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.28% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25800 31094 28258
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1459 1862
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 +20 18 £500 +4.16% 1
South East +19 10 £425 +17.24%
East of England +1 8 £300 +20.00%
North West +30 2 £411 +105.62% 1
West Midlands +10 1 £285 -5.00%
South West -6 1 - -
North East -7 1 £300 -
Project Leader
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 32 (34.04%) Project Management
2 28 (29.79%) Finance
3 15 (15.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (13.83%) Programme Management
5 10 (10.64%) Risk Management
5 10 (10.64%) PMI Certification
6 9 (9.57%) PMI
6 9 (9.57%) PRINCE2
6 9 (9.57%) CRM
6 9 (9.57%) Banking
6 9 (9.57%) Security Cleared
7 8 (8.51%) Retail
7 8 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (8.51%) Change Management
8 7 (7.45%) Legal
8 7 (7.45%) Visualisation
9 6 (6.38%) DV Cleared
9 6 (6.38%) Project Planning
9 6 (6.38%) Degree
9 6 (6.38%) Big Data
9 6 (6.38%) Analytics
9 6 (6.38%) Data Management
9 6 (6.38%) SAP
10 5 (5.32%) ERP
10 5 (5.32%) Financial Institution
10 5 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (5.32%) Use Case
10 5 (5.32%) Hedge funds
10 5 (5.32%) PMO
11 4 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing

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 4 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.19%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.06%) CMS
3 1 (1.06%) LiveLink
3 1 (1.06%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (4.26%) MS Project
2 2 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.06%) MS Office
3 1 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.19%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (2.13%) Primavera
2 2 (2.13%) SAP FI
2 2 (2.13%) Workday HCM
3 1 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.06%) Infor M3
3 1 (1.06%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (1.06%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 1 (1.06%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.06%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.06%) SAP MM
3 1 (1.06%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.13%) Office 365
2 1 (1.06%) OneDrive
2 1 (1.06%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.06%) Intranet
1 1 (1.06%) Skype
1 1 (1.06%) VPN
1 1 (1.06%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.38%) Big Data
2 3 (3.19%) Flink
2 3 (3.19%) Hadoop
2 3 (3.19%) NoSQL
2 3 (3.19%) RDBMS
2 3 (3.19%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.13%) SAP BW
3 2 (2.13%) SAP HANA
3 2 (2.13%) Spotfire
4 1 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.06%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
General
1 28 (29.79%) Finance
2 9 (9.57%) Banking
3 8 (8.51%) Retail
4 7 (7.45%) Legal
5 5 (5.32%) Financial Institution
6 4 (4.26%) Telecoms
7 3 (3.19%) Manufacturing
7 3 (3.19%) Military
8 1 (1.06%) Aerospace
8 1 (1.06%) Automotive
8 1 (1.06%) Back Office
8 1 (1.06%) Billing
8 1 (1.06%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (1.06%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.06%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.19%) JFC
1 3 (3.19%) Kafka
2 2 (2.13%) Spark Streaming
3 1 (1.06%) .NET
3 1 (1.06%) HTML
3 1 (1.06%) Middleware
3 1 (1.06%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.57%) PMI
2 5 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.32%) Hedge funds
3 4 (4.26%) Cyber Defence
3 4 (4.26%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.13%) Equities
4 2 (2.13%) Life Science
5 1 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.06%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.06%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (34.04%) Project Management
2 15 (15.96%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (13.83%) Programme Management
4 10 (10.64%) Risk Management
5 9 (9.57%) CRM
5 9 (9.57%) PRINCE2
6 8 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (8.51%) Change Management
7 7 (7.45%) Visualisation
8 6 (6.38%) Analytics
8 6 (6.38%) Data Management
8 6 (6.38%) Project Planning
9 5 (5.32%) ERP
9 5 (5.32%) Use Case
10 4 (4.26%) Data Analytics
10 4 (4.26%) Data Integration
10 4 (4.26%) Logistics
10 4 (4.26%) Performance Metrics
10 4 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (3.19%) Big Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.06%) C
1 1 (1.06%) C#
1 1 (1.06%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (10.64%) PMI Certification
2 9 (9.57%) Security Cleared
3 6 (6.38%) Degree
3 6 (6.38%) DV Cleared
4 4 (4.26%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.06%) APMP
5 1 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.06%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.06%) PMP
5 1 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.32%) PMO
2 2 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.13%) MiFID
3 1 (1.06%) FATCA
3 1 (1.06%) GDPR
3 1 (1.06%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.13%) MOM
2 1 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (6.38%) SAP
2 4 (4.26%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.26%) Oracle
3 2 (2.13%) Workday
4 1 (1.06%) Charles River
4 1 (1.06%) Infor
4 1 (1.06%) NEC
4 1 (1.06%) Northgate
4 1 (1.06%) Orchard
4 1 (1.06%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (1.06%) Saba
4 1 (1.06%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
4 1 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.06%) Temenos