Period
to 21 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 21 January 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
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 43 29
Rank change year-on-year +15 -14 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 143 112 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 6.52% 4.73% 5.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.76% 4.93% 5.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 78 131
Leeds median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £334 £325 £263
90th Percentile £563 £525 £538
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Leeds median hourly rate £32.00 £30.75 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.07% +7.89% -36.67%
10th Percentile £30.50 £30.08 £20.75
90th Percentile £33.50 £31.50 £37.45
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £32.00 £30.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year +4.92% +19.61% -29.17%

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 2,114 2,271 2,901
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.40% 95.82% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,480 1,475 1,963
Leeds median daily rate £400 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.52% +12.57%
10th Percentile £261 £257 £263
90th Percentile £550 £550 £563
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 53 83
Leeds median hourly rate £20.50 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.85% -10.00% +20.00%
10th Percentile £10.63 £10.50 £9.34
90th Percentile £40.00 £29.25 £36.63
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.65 £12.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +17.20% -13.79% +17.17%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in Leeds

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in Leeds

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in Leeds over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Manager in Leeds

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor 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 21 January 2018, 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 Leeds region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 65 (45.45%) Project Management
2 64 (44.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 60 (41.96%) Finance
4 48 (33.57%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (22.38%) PRINCE2
6 20 (13.99%) Microsoft Project
6 20 (13.99%) GDPR
7 17 (11.89%) Change Management
7 17 (11.89%) Coaching
8 15 (10.49%) Scrum
9 14 (9.79%) Supplier Management
10 13 (9.09%) SAP
10 13 (9.09%) CRM
11 12 (8.39%) Migration
11 12 (8.39%) Data Protection
12 11 (7.69%) Banking
13 9 (6.29%) Retail
13 9 (6.29%) Degree
13 9 (6.29%) Line Management
13 9 (6.29%) PMO
14 8 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (5.59%) Data Centre
14 8 (5.59%) Dynamics CRM
14 8 (5.59%) Waterfall
14 8 (5.59%) Process Management
14 8 (5.59%) Microsoft Excel
14 8 (5.59%) ITIL
15 7 (4.90%) e-Learning
15 7 (4.90%) Programme Management
15 7 (4.90%) Confluence

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 7 (4.90%) Confluence
2 1 (0.70%) CMS
2 1 (0.70%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (13.99%) Microsoft Project
2 8 (5.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (4.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (5.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.10%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.40%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.70%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.10%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.40%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.40%) Office 365
2 2 (1.40%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.70%) IaaS
3 1 (0.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.50%) Firewall
2 4 (2.80%) LAN
3 3 (2.10%) WAN
4 1 (0.70%) Broadband
4 1 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.70%) SMS
4 1 (0.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (1.40%) Big Data
1 2 (1.40%) DB2
1 2 (1.40%) Hadoop
1 2 (1.40%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.70%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.70%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 7 (4.90%) JIRA
General
1 60 (41.96%) Finance
2 11 (7.69%) Banking
3 9 (6.29%) Retail
4 4 (2.80%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.10%) Marketing
6 2 (1.40%) Back Office
6 2 (1.40%) Games
7 1 (0.70%) German Language
7 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.70%) .NET
1 1 (0.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (5.59%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.90%) e-Learning
3 3 (2.10%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (1.40%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.40%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.70%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.70%) PMI
5 1 (0.70%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.70%) Social Media
5 1 (0.70%) User Experience
5 1 (0.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.80%) Windows
2 3 (2.10%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.40%) Linux
4 1 (0.70%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (45.45%) Project Management
2 64 (44.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 48 (33.57%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (22.38%) PRINCE2
5 17 (11.89%) Change Management
5 17 (11.89%) Coaching
6 15 (10.49%) Scrum
7 14 (9.79%) Supplier Management
8 13 (9.09%) CRM
9 12 (8.39%) Data Protection
9 12 (8.39%) Migration
10 9 (6.29%) Line Management
11 8 (5.59%) ITIL
11 8 (5.59%) Process Management
11 8 (5.59%) Waterfall
12 7 (4.90%) Mentoring
12 7 (4.90%) Programme Management
13 6 (4.20%) Disaster Recovery
14 5 (3.50%) Business Analysis
14 5 (3.50%) Continuous Improvement
Qualifications
1 9 (6.29%) Degree
2 4 (2.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (2.10%) APMP
3 3 (2.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.40%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.40%) SAP Certification
5 1 (0.70%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (13.99%) GDPR
2 9 (6.29%) PMO
3 2 (1.40%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.40%) Docker
2 1 (0.70%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.70%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (1.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (9.09%) SAP
2 6 (4.20%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.10%) Cisco
4 2 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.40%) Siebel
5 1 (0.70%) BMC
5 1 (0.70%) Capita
5 1 (0.70%) Civica
5 1 (0.70%) IBM
5 1 (0.70%) Intel
5 1 (0.70%) Progress
5 1 (0.70%) Remedy
5 1 (0.70%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.70%) VMware