The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for Project Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Project Management over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Management
North West / Lancashire
Rank 14 10 13
Rank change year-on-year -4 +3  
Contract jobs citing Project Management 16 56 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 7.88% 12.84% 10.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.30% 16.57% 12.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 46 15
Median daily rate £360 £411 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.46% +26.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £326 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £521 £411
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Median hourly rate £25.00 £12.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -3.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £36.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year -24.13% +31.81%  

Project Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 172 338 296
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 84.73% 77.52% 78.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 211 179
Median daily rate £378 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.62% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 50 26
Median hourly rate £43.00 £39.13 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.90% +5.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.83 £35.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.50 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Project Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire citing Project Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Project Management in Lancashire

Project Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Management in Lancashire

Project Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Management in Lancashire over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Management in Lancashire

Project Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Management in Lancashire

Project Management
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Management within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 22 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
Blackpool +6 10 £355 -11.47%
Preston -5 3 £413 -15.69% 3
Blackburn -4 1 - -
Project Management
North West

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Project Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Project Management.

1 11 (35.48%) Stakeholder Management
1 11 (35.48%) PRINCE2
2 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (22.58%) Business Analysis
3 7 (22.58%) UML
3 7 (22.58%) OOA/OOD
3 7 (22.58%) OO
3 7 (22.58%) Use Case
3 7 (22.58%) Agile Project Management
3 7 (22.58%) Open Source
3 7 (22.58%) Service Design
4 6 (19.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (19.35%) CRM
4 6 (19.35%) MS Visio
4 6 (19.35%) ISEB
4 6 (19.35%) PMO
5 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
5 5 (16.13%) Marketing
5 5 (16.13%) Email Marketing
5 5 (16.13%) Test Scripting
5 5 (16.13%) Single Customer View
6 4 (12.90%) Change Control
6 4 (12.90%) Data Analysis
7 3 (9.68%) Change Management
7 3 (9.68%) NHS
7 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
7 3 (9.68%) Oracle
7 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (9.68%) Degree
7 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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:

Applications
1 6 (19.35%) MS PowerPoint
1 6 (19.35%) MS Visio
2 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
3 2 (6.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (3.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.23%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) SaaS
2 1 (3.23%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 1 (3.23%) Cognos Report Studio
2 1 (3.23%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (16.13%) Marketing
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Local Government
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Analyst
1 12 (38.71%) Business Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) Project Manager
3 5 (16.13%) CRM Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) CRM Business Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Contracts Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Data Centre Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Data Centre Migration Project Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Data Centre Project Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Data Migration Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Data Migration Project Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Engagement Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Migration Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Migration Project Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Engagement Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Programme Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (9.68%) NHS
2 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.45%) Graphic Design
2 2 (6.45%) Mainframe
2 2 (6.45%) Photography
2 2 (6.45%) Smart Meter
2 2 (6.45%) Social Media
3 1 (3.23%) CESG
3 1 (3.23%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.23%) User Experience
3 1 (3.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) OS/2
1 2 (6.45%) Unix
2 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) PRINCE2
1 11 (35.48%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (22.58%) Agile Project Management
3 7 (22.58%) Business Analysis
3 7 (22.58%) OO
3 7 (22.58%) OOA/OOD
3 7 (22.58%) Open Source
3 7 (22.58%) Service Design
3 7 (22.58%) UML
3 7 (22.58%) Use Case
4 6 (19.35%) CRM
5 5 (16.13%) Email Marketing
5 5 (16.13%) Single Customer View
5 5 (16.13%) Test Scripting
6 4 (12.90%) Change Control
6 4 (12.90%) Data Analysis
7 3 (9.68%) Change Management
7 3 (9.68%) Migration
8 2 (6.45%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) Delphi
1 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
1 1 (3.23%) Perl
1 1 (3.23%) Python
1 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
1 1 (3.23%) SQL
1 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) ISEB
2 3 (9.68%) Degree
2 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
2 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) CISSP
3 1 (3.23%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) PMO
2 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) Cognos