The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £455 per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 14 27
Rank change year-on-year -15 +13  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 14 36 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 4.15% 8.07% 4.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.70% 8.41% 5.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 27 13
Median daily rate £455 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.75% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £325 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £505 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £414
% change year-on-year - +2.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £35.75 £37.75
% change year-on-year +8.39% -5.29%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 298 428 376
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 88.43% 95.96% 93.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 266 233
Median daily rate £425 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £566 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 36 43
Median hourly rate £41.25 £25.12 £21.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.21% +14.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £46.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire that featured Project Manager in the job title.

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 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 3 months to 23 June 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
Preston -14 10 £450 +35.84%
Blackburn - 3 £488 - 1
Chorley +3 1 £413 +10.00% 1
Project Manager
North West

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 13 (56.52%) Project Management
2 12 (52.17%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (43.48%) Migration
4 9 (39.13%) Data Centre
5 8 (34.78%) SC Cleared
5 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
5 8 (34.78%) Unix
6 5 (21.74%) Supplier Management
6 5 (21.74%) Data Centre Operations
6 5 (21.74%) Mainframe
6 5 (21.74%) Change Management
7 4 (17.39%) CRM
7 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2
8 3 (13.04%) OS/2
8 3 (13.04%) IBM
8 3 (13.04%) Windows
8 3 (13.04%) Linux
8 3 (13.04%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (13.04%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (13.04%) Logistics
9 2 (8.70%) Data Management
9 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (8.70%) Smart Meter
9 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
9 2 (8.70%) PRINCE
10 1 (4.35%) Unit4 Business World
10 1 (4.35%) Oracle
10 1 (4.35%) ITIL
10 1 (4.35%) Oracle Forms

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:

Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.35%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Dynamics 365
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (4.35%) Billing
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
1 1 (4.35%) French Language
1 1 (4.35%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) Data Centre
2 5 (21.74%) Mainframe
3 2 (8.70%) Smart Meter
4 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Unix
2 3 (13.04%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) OS/2
2 3 (13.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Project Management
2 12 (52.17%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (43.48%) Migration
4 5 (21.74%) Change Management
4 5 (21.74%) Data Centre Operations
4 5 (21.74%) Supplier Management
5 4 (17.39%) CRM
5 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2
6 3 (13.04%) Logistics
7 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (8.70%) Data Management
7 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (8.70%) PRINCE
8 1 (4.35%) Data Migration
8 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
8 1 (4.35%) ETL
8 1 (4.35%) ITIL
8 1 (4.35%) Release Management
8 1 (4.35%) Service Management
8 1 (4.35%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) SC Cleared
1 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) IBM
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle