Period
to 1 April 2020

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

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
6 months to
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 29 31 39
Rank change year-on-year +2 +8 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 82 129 137
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Leeds 5.58% 5.76% 5.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.74% 6.02% 5.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 99 110
Median daily rate £500 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £383 £313 £325
90th Percentile £587 £554 £520
West Yorkshire median daily rate £475 £444 £418
% change year-on-year +7.04% +6.29% -1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Median hourly rate £30.00 £23.96 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.23% -29.54% -2.86%
10th Percentile £24.62 £21.86 £30.85
90th Percentile £34.50 £26.05 £37.55
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £30.00 £23.96 £34.00
% change year-on-year +25.23% -29.54% +13.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds. 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
Leeds
Contract vacancies in Leeds with a recognized job title 1,428 2,144 2,379
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.14% 95.71% 96.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 922 1,520 1,663
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £281 £275 £268
90th Percentile £612 £575 £538
West Yorkshire median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 72 55
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.65 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.28% -48.19% +166.67%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £36.75 £32.90 £40.00
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £14.65
% change year-on-year +9.38% +9.22% +17.20%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in Leeds

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Project Manager in Leeds.

Daily rate trend for Project Manager in Leeds

Project Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Project Manager in Leeds over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Project Manager in Leeds

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Project Manager in Leeds.

Hourly rate trend for Project Manager in Leeds

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

For the 6 months to 1 April 2020, 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 Leeds region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 29 (35.37%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (34.15%) Project Management
3 27 (32.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 21 (25.61%) PRINCE2
5 17 (20.73%) Finance
6 11 (13.41%) Service Management
6 11 (13.41%) Microsoft
6 11 (13.41%) Public Sector
7 10 (12.20%) Project Delivery
8 9 (10.98%) Waterfall
8 9 (10.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 9 (10.98%) Microsoft Project
8 9 (10.98%) Change Management
9 8 (9.76%) Risk Management
10 7 (8.54%) Supplier Management
10 7 (8.54%) Retail
10 7 (8.54%) Programme Management
10 7 (8.54%) Office 365
11 6 (7.32%) Cybersecurity
11 6 (7.32%) Migration
12 5 (6.10%) Practice Management
12 5 (6.10%) ITSM
12 5 (6.10%) IBM
12 5 (6.10%) Degree
12 5 (6.10%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 5 (6.10%) Line Management
12 5 (6.10%) Coaching
12 5 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (6.10%) SIEM
12 5 (6.10%) Change Control

Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 3 (3.66%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.22%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 9 (10.98%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (1.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.54%) Office 365
2 4 (4.88%) Azure
3 1 (1.22%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (1.22%) Power Platform
3 1 (1.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.88%) Firewall
2 3 (3.66%) Network Security
3 1 (1.22%) LAN
3 1 (1.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.22%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.22%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.22%) Big Data
2 1 (1.22%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (1.22%) JIRA
General
1 17 (20.73%) Finance
2 11 (13.41%) Public Sector
3 7 (8.54%) Retail
4 3 (3.66%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.44%) Back Office
5 2 (2.44%) Legal
6 1 (1.22%) Banking
6 1 (1.22%) Marketing
6 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.44%) .NET
2 1 (1.22%) Akka.NET
2 1 (1.22%) Kafka
2 1 (1.22%) SailPoint
2 1 (1.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.66%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.44%) BYOD
3 2 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.22%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 1 (1.22%) Cyberattack
4 1 (1.22%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.22%) PMI
4 1 (1.22%) Social Media
4 1 (1.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.44%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (35.37%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (34.15%) Project Management
3 27 (32.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 21 (25.61%) PRINCE2
5 11 (13.41%) Service Management
6 10 (12.20%) Project Delivery
7 9 (10.98%) Change Management
7 9 (10.98%) Waterfall
8 8 (9.76%) Risk Management
9 7 (8.54%) Programme Management
9 7 (8.54%) Supplier Management
10 6 (7.32%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (7.32%) Migration
11 5 (6.10%) Change Control
11 5 (6.10%) Coaching
11 5 (6.10%) ITSM
11 5 (6.10%) Line Management
11 5 (6.10%) Practice Management
11 5 (6.10%) SIEM
11 5 (6.10%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (10.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 5 (6.10%) Degree
3 4 (4.88%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (3.66%) PMI Certification
4 3 (3.66%) RIBA
5 2 (2.44%) APMP
5 2 (2.44%) PMP
6 1 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.66%) PMO
2 1 (1.22%) GDPR
2 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.22%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (2.44%) MaaS360
1 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (2.44%) QRadar
2 1 (1.22%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.22%) Rancher
2 1 (1.22%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 11 (13.41%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.10%) IBM
3 4 (4.88%) Cisco
3 4 (4.88%) Remedy
4 2 (2.44%) Cognos
4 2 (2.44%) Oracle
4 2 (2.44%) Ping Identity
4 2 (2.44%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.44%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.22%) BeyondTrust
5 1 (1.22%) CyberArk
5 1 (1.22%) Databricks
5 1 (1.22%) HP
5 1 (1.22%) SAP
5 1 (1.22%) VMware