Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Project Leader was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 716 746 704
Rank change year-on-year +30 -42 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Project Leader 126 118 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.13% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 75 111
England median daily rate £463 £500 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +13.64% +9.86%
10th Percentile £299 £314 £254
90th Percentile £675 £750 £700
UK median daily rate £456 £500 £443
% change year-on-year -8.75% +12.99% +10.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
England median hourly rate £39.23 £21.05 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.41% - -
UK median hourly rate £39.23 £21.05 -
% change year-on-year +86.41% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 88370 92296 99465
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 58881 60820 64344
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2615 2980 3832
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.77 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Project Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 19 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Leader in England over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -19 67 £479 -8.37% 2
North of England +62 19 £500 +18.62% 1
North West +31 17 £500 +32.01%
South East +13 16 £500 +25.00% 1
Midlands +19 12 £419 -6.94% 1
West Midlands +23 9 £450 - 1
East of England -17 6 £380 -30.91% 2
South West +8 4 £375 -14.78%
East Midlands +5 2 £388 -27.91%
Yorkshire +20 1 - - 1
Project Leader
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 52 (41.27%) Project Management
2 43 (34.13%) Finance
3 24 (19.05%) Microsoft
4 21 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (12.70%) PRINCE2
6 14 (11.11%) SharePoint
7 13 (10.32%) SAP
8 12 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
8 12 (9.52%) Migration
9 11 (8.73%) Programme Management
9 11 (8.73%) Banking
9 11 (8.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 11 (8.73%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 11 (8.73%) PMO
10 10 (7.94%) Security Cleared
10 10 (7.94%) Degree
10 10 (7.94%) Retail
10 10 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (7.14%) Change Control
12 8 (6.35%) SC Cleared
12 8 (6.35%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (6.35%) Windows
12 8 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (5.56%) ETL
13 7 (5.56%) Microsoft Project
13 7 (5.56%) Project Planning
14 6 (4.76%) Office 365
14 6 (4.76%) Oracle
14 6 (4.76%) PRINCE
14 6 (4.76%) Telecoms

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 14 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.59%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (8.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (5.56%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.59%) Cognos TM1
1 2 (1.59%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.79%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.79%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.79%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.79%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.76%) Office 365
2 1 (0.79%) OneDrive
2 1 (0.79%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.17%) LAN
1 4 (3.17%) WAN
2 2 (1.59%) DWDM
2 2 (1.59%) SDH
2 2 (1.59%) SONET
2 2 (1.59%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (0.79%) DHCP
3 1 (0.79%) DNS
3 1 (0.79%) Internet
3 1 (0.79%) Intranet
3 1 (0.79%) Skype
3 1 (0.79%) SMS
3 1 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.97%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.17%) SAP HANA
2 4 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.38%) DTS
3 3 (2.38%) SAP Data Services
3 3 (2.38%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.38%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.79%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.79%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (0.79%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.59%) Subversion
2 1 (0.79%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.79%) JIRA
2 1 (0.79%) LSMW
2 1 (0.79%) Maven
General
1 43 (34.13%) Finance
2 11 (8.73%) Banking
3 10 (7.94%) Retail
4 6 (4.76%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.97%) Back Office
5 5 (3.97%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.97%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (3.17%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.59%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.59%) Legal
7 2 (1.59%) Military
8 1 (0.79%) Advertising
8 1 (0.79%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.79%) Automotive
8 1 (0.79%) Electronics
8 1 (0.79%) Marketing
8 1 (0.79%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (0.79%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.97%) J2EE
2 3 (2.38%) Java EE
2 3 (2.38%) Spring
2 3 (2.38%) Struts
3 2 (1.59%) EDI
3 2 (1.59%) HTML
3 2 (1.59%) SAP PI
4 1 (0.79%) .NET
4 1 (0.79%) CAML
4 1 (0.79%) CSS
4 1 (0.79%) Mason
4 1 (0.79%) SAP Fiori
4 1 (0.79%) XML
4 1 (0.79%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.97%) EPoS
4 3 (2.38%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (2.38%) Equities
4 3 (2.38%) FMCG
4 3 (2.38%) User Experience
5 2 (1.59%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.59%) PMI
6 1 (0.79%) Clustering
6 1 (0.79%) Derivative
6 1 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.79%) NHS
6 1 (0.79%) Reinsurance
6 1 (0.79%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.35%) Windows
2 6 (4.76%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.59%) Mac OS X
3 2 (1.59%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.79%) Linux
4 1 (0.79%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (41.27%) Project Management
2 21 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (12.70%) PRINCE2
4 12 (9.52%) Migration
5 11 (8.73%) Programme Management
5 11 (8.73%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 10 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (7.14%) Change Control
8 8 (6.35%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (5.56%) ETL
9 7 (5.56%) Project Planning
10 6 (4.76%) Change Management
10 6 (4.76%) PRINCE
11 5 (3.97%) Data Modelling
11 5 (3.97%) Matrix Organization
11 5 (3.97%) Test Strategy
12 4 (3.17%) Cash Management
12 4 (3.17%) Data Architecture
12 4 (3.17%) Line Management
12 4 (3.17%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.97%) Java
2 2 (1.59%) C#
2 2 (1.59%) JavaScript
2 2 (1.59%) SQL
3 1 (0.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (7.94%) Degree
1 10 (7.94%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.35%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.97%) PMI Certification
3 5 (3.97%) PMP
4 2 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.79%) CISA
5 1 (0.79%) CISM
5 1 (0.79%) CISSP
5 1 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.79%) CRISC
5 1 (0.79%) HNC
5 1 (0.79%) HND
5 1 (0.79%) ISEB
5 1 (0.79%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.73%) PMO
2 4 (3.17%) QA
3 2 (1.59%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (3.17%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.38%) Firmware
3 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 24 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 13 (10.32%) SAP
3 6 (4.76%) Oracle
4 5 (3.97%) NEC
5 3 (2.38%) Remedy
6 2 (1.59%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.59%) Cognos
6 2 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.59%) Workday
7 1 (0.79%) Cerner
7 1 (0.79%) Forcepoint
7 1 (0.79%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.79%) VMware