Period
to 21 April 2019

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 6 months to 21 April 2019.

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
21 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 40 26 36
Rank change year-on-year -14 +10 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 33 36 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 4.31% 6.87% 3.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.55% 7.11% 3.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 25 17
Lancashire median daily rate £413 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.79% -1.18% -0.58%
10th Percentile £266 £251 £391
90th Percentile £650 £542 £538
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Lancashire median hourly rate - £32.82 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +22.70% +22.12%
North West median hourly rate £28.98 £31.41 £32.56
% change year-on-year -7.74% -3.52% +42.47%

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 725 506 502
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 96.56% 91.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 308 300
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% +3.23%
10th Percentile £292 £250 £230
90th Percentile £675 £575 £546
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 50 78
Lancashire median hourly rate £36.11 £36.25 £40.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.38% -10.77% +7.62%
10th Percentile £15.68 £11.18 £11.33
90th Percentile £44.05 £63.00 £52.65
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% -11.19%

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 21 April 2019.

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
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 21 April 2019. 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 -4 19 £363 +14.71% 2
Blackpool +4 3 £331 -37.05% 1
Chorley -4 2 £400 -4.76%
Blackburn -14 2 £575 +15.00%
Darwen - 1 £340 -
Skelmersdale - 1 £550 -
Project Manager
North West

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 2019, 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 22 (66.67%) Project Management
2 10 (30.30%) PRINCE2
3 8 (24.24%) Finance
4 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (15.15%) CRM
6 5 (15.15%) PMO
7 4 (12.12%) Software Delivery
7 4 (12.12%) SAS
7 4 (12.12%) Change Management
8 3 (9.09%) Scrum
8 3 (9.09%) JIRA
8 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
8 3 (9.09%) Atlassian
8 3 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (9.09%) Workshop Facilitation
9 2 (6.06%) Problem-Solving
9 2 (6.06%) Apache Hive
9 2 (6.06%) Strategic Thinking
9 2 (6.06%) Innovative Thinking
9 2 (6.06%) Business Process Modelling
9 2 (6.06%) DevOps
9 2 (6.06%) Process Improvement
9 2 (6.06%) BPMN
9 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (6.06%) ServiceNow
9 2 (6.06%) ITIL
9 2 (6.06%) Service Management
9 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
9 2 (6.06%) Degree

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (12.12%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.03%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) Apache Hive
2 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.03%) PowerCenter
2 1 (3.03%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) JIRA
2 1 (3.03%) GitLab
2 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Billing
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.03%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (3.03%) NHS
1 1 (3.03%) Smart Meter
1 1 (3.03%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (66.67%) Project Management
2 10 (30.30%) PRINCE2
3 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (15.15%) CRM
6 4 (12.12%) Change Management
6 4 (12.12%) Software Delivery
7 3 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (9.09%) Scrum
7 3 (9.09%) Workshop Facilitation
8 2 (6.06%) Asset Management
8 2 (6.06%) BPMN
8 2 (6.06%) Business Process Modelling
8 2 (6.06%) ITIL
8 2 (6.06%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (6.06%) Process Improvement
8 2 (6.06%) Programme Management
8 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
8 2 (6.06%) Service Management
8 2 (6.06%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
1 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.03%) PMP
2 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) PMO
2 1 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Kubernetes
1 1 (3.03%) Puppet
1 1 (3.03%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) Atlassian
2 2 (6.06%) ServiceNow
3 1 (3.03%) Cloudera
3 1 (3.03%) Hortonworks
3 1 (3.03%) Informatica
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle
3 1 (3.03%) Teradata