Period
to 16 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £334 per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 6 months to 16 December 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 Manager
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 32 48
Rank change year-on-year 0 +16 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 42 22 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 6.05% 4.80% 2.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.36% 5.03% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 19 9
Lancashire median daily rate £334 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.41% -5.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £250 £322 £281
90th Percentile £489 £679 £520
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £405
% change year-on-year - +4.94% -4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Lancashire median hourly rate £40.00 - £38.87
10th Percentile £28.83 - £28.45
90th Percentile £52.30 - £50.88
North West median hourly rate £30.34 £45.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year -32.59% +31.40% +46.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire. 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
Lancashire
Contract vacancies in Lancashire with a recognized job title 660 437 559
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.10% 95.41% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 273 384
Lancashire median daily rate £464 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.42% +10.00% -13.79%
10th Percentile £262 £250 £185
90th Percentile £664 £572 £561
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 47 58
Lancashire median hourly rate £29.21 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.27% +6.25% +8.11%
10th Percentile £10.60 £10.98 £11.04
90th Percentile £45.50 £53.00 £61.54
North West median hourly rate £19.25 £19.50 £18.13
% change year-on-year -1.28% +7.59% -9.38%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in Lancashire

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in Lancashire

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in Lancashire over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Manager in Lancashire

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Manager in Lancashire

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in Lancashire over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Project Manager in Lancashire

Project Manager
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 Manager within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 16 December 2018. 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
Preston +6 14 £278 -34.71% 3
Chorley -2 12 £400 -3.90% 2
Blackpool -15 3 £334 -46.30%
Blackburn - 2 £325 -
Accrington - 1 £425 -
Burnley - 1 £375 -
Lancaster - 1 £425 - 2
Skelmersdale - 1 £550 -
Project Manager
North West

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, Project Manager 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 Lancashire region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 32 (76.19%) Project Management
2 16 (38.10%) PRINCE2
3 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
4 10 (23.81%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (23.81%) Microsoft Office
5 9 (21.43%) Finance
6 8 (19.05%) LAN
7 7 (16.67%) SQL
7 7 (16.67%) Oracle
7 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (11.90%) Manufacturing
8 5 (11.90%) PRINCE
8 5 (11.90%) Data Protection
9 4 (9.52%) Time Management
9 4 (9.52%) Project Planning
9 4 (9.52%) Change Control
9 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (9.52%) Software Delivery
9 4 (9.52%) NHS
9 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (7.14%) Local Government
10 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
10 3 (7.14%) Risk Management
10 3 (7.14%) Migration
10 3 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (7.14%) PMP
10 3 (7.14%) SaaS
10 3 (7.14%) Virtual Team
10 3 (7.14%) GDPR
10 3 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement

Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 10 (23.81%) Microsoft Office
1 10 (23.81%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.38%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Dynamics 365
1 3 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.05%) LAN
2 1 (2.38%) DMZ
2 1 (2.38%) Firewall
2 1 (2.38%) Skype
2 1 (2.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) Electronic Patient Records
1 1 (2.38%) GIS
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) JIRA
General
1 9 (21.43%) Finance
2 5 (11.90%) Manufacturing
3 3 (7.14%) Local Government
4 2 (4.76%) German Language
4 2 (4.76%) Marketing
5 1 (2.38%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.38%) Billing
5 1 (2.38%) Legal
5 1 (2.38%) Retail
5 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) EDI
2 1 (2.38%) CSS
2 1 (2.38%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (9.52%) NHS
2 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.14%) Virtual Team
3 2 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (4.76%) LLPG
4 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.38%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) Unix
2 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (76.19%) Project Management
2 16 (38.10%) PRINCE2
3 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (11.90%) Data Protection
4 5 (11.90%) PRINCE
5 4 (9.52%) Change Control
5 4 (9.52%) Project Planning
5 4 (9.52%) Software Delivery
5 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (9.52%) Time Management
6 3 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (7.14%) Migration
6 3 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (7.14%) Risk Management
7 2 (4.76%) Change Management
7 2 (4.76%) E-Commerce
7 2 (4.76%) ITIL
7 2 (4.76%) Portfolio Management
7 2 (4.76%) Programme Management
7 2 (4.76%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) PMP
1 3 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) APMP
3 1 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.38%) Degree
3 1 (2.38%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) GDPR
2 1 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.38%) PMO
2 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (2.38%) Virtual Servers
Vendors
1 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (4.76%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.38%) ESRI