Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 6 months to 18 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 Manager
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 42 33
Rank change year-on-year +17 -9 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 26 24 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 5.73% 3.63% 5.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.05% 3.80% 5.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 14 42
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £438 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -7.89% +25.83%
10th Percentile £326 £322 £413
90th Percentile £667 £493 £540
North West median daily rate £430 £410 £425
% change year-on-year +4.88% -3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - £38.87 -
North West median hourly rate £45.00 £29.62 £45.25
% change year-on-year +51.91% -34.54% +3.43%

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 430 632 859
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 95.47% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 424 588
Lancashire median daily rate £406 £388 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.84% -9.88% +22.86%
10th Percentile £263 £187 £213
90th Percentile £563 £550 £613
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 68 82
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +5.56% +63.64%
10th Percentile £14.69 £11.19 £19.85
90th Percentile £66.19 £59.31 £54.45
North West median hourly rate £18.75 £16.11 £20.50
% change year-on-year +16.41% -21.43% +28.13%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 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
Preston 0 11 £425 -5.56%
Blackpool +21 6 £622 +255.43%
Blackburn - 3 £488 - 1
Chorley +6 2 £416 +11.00% 1
Project Manager
North West

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Project Manager 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 Lancashire region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 15 (57.69%) Project Management
2 11 (42.31%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (26.92%) PRINCE2
4 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
5 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
5 5 (19.23%) Data Centre
6 4 (15.38%) Change Management
6 4 (15.38%) CRM
6 4 (15.38%) E-Commerce
7 3 (11.54%) Unix
7 3 (11.54%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (11.54%) Internet
7 3 (11.54%) Supplier Management
7 3 (11.54%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (11.54%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (7.69%) Software Delivery
8 2 (7.69%) LabWare
8 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (7.69%) SDLC
8 2 (7.69%) Smart Meter
8 2 (7.69%) Migration
8 2 (7.69%) Data Management
8 2 (7.69%) Finance
8 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
8 2 (7.69%) Scrum
8 2 (7.69%) Programme Management
8 2 (7.69%) ITIL
8 2 (7.69%) PRINCE
8 2 (7.69%) Microsoft

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 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) Internet
2 1 (3.85%) LAN
2 1 (3.85%) SMS
2 1 (3.85%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) JIRA
General
1 3 (11.54%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.85%) Billing
3 1 (3.85%) French Language
3 1 (3.85%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Smart Meter
3 1 (3.85%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) NHS
3 1 (3.85%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Unix
2 1 (3.85%) AIX
2 1 (3.85%) HPUX
2 1 (3.85%) OS/2
2 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) Project Management
2 11 (42.31%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (26.92%) PRINCE2
4 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (15.38%) Change Management
5 4 (15.38%) CRM
5 4 (15.38%) E-Commerce
6 3 (11.54%) Supplier Management
7 2 (7.69%) Data Management
7 2 (7.69%) ITIL
7 2 (7.69%) Migration
7 2 (7.69%) PRINCE
7 2 (7.69%) Programme Management
7 2 (7.69%) Scrum
7 2 (7.69%) SDLC
7 2 (7.69%) Software Delivery
8 1 (3.85%) Business Transformation
8 1 (3.85%) Contingency Planning
8 1 (3.85%) Data Centre Operations
8 1 (3.85%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
1 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.85%) Degree
3 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) LabWare
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) Google
2 1 (3.85%) IBM
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle
2 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.85%) Symantec
2 1 (3.85%) Twitter