Period
to 8 August 2020

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 8 August 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 32 31 45
Rank change year-on-year -1 +14 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 41 120 121
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Leeds 5.90% 6.50% 4.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.14% 6.88% 5.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 95 97
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £377 £325 £330
90th Percentile £584 £545 £538
West Yorkshire median daily rate £444 £450 £415
% change year-on-year -1.39% +8.43% -2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 3
Median hourly rate £25.60 £24.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.47% -31.94% -10.00%
10th Percentile £23.90 £19.75 £22.60
90th Percentile £27.29 £38.95 £43.20
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £25.60 £24.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.47% -31.94% -10.00%

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 668 1,745 2,414
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.12% 94.58% 95.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 1,216 1,668
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £278 £263 £300
90th Percentile £603 £575 £538
West Yorkshire median daily rate £440 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +3.53% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 70 64
Median hourly rate £21.50 £20.86 £20.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +3.67% +21.92%
10th Percentile £13.22 £11.15 £10.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £40.70
Median hourly rate £20.11 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +14.91% +9.38% +14.86%

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 8 August 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 8 August 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 17 (41.46%) Project Management
2 15 (36.59%) Finance
2 15 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (31.71%) Project Delivery
4 11 (26.83%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (24.39%) Migration
5 10 (24.39%) PRINCE2
6 9 (21.95%) Change Management
7 7 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (12.20%) Risk Management
8 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Project
9 4 (9.76%) Remedy
9 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
9 4 (9.76%) Programme Management
9 4 (9.76%) Supplier Management
9 4 (9.76%) Requirements Management
9 4 (9.76%) JIRA
9 4 (9.76%) AWS
9 4 (9.76%) Waterfall
9 4 (9.76%) Feasibility Study
9 4 (9.76%) Public Sector
9 4 (9.76%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 3 (7.32%) Workshop Facilitation
10 3 (7.32%) PMO
10 3 (7.32%) Slack
10 3 (7.32%) Redux
10 3 (7.32%) npm
10 3 (7.32%) Jest
10 3 (7.32%) Enzyme
10 3 (7.32%) Sonatype Nexus

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 (7.32%) Cloud Foundry
1 3 (7.32%) Confluence
1 3 (7.32%) Mule
2 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.76%) AWS
2 3 (7.32%) GCP
2 3 (7.32%) GitHub
2 3 (7.32%) npm
2 3 (7.32%) Slack
3 2 (4.88%) Power Platform
4 1 (2.44%) PaaS
4 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) DNS
1 3 (7.32%) Firewall
1 3 (7.32%) Reverse Proxy
1 3 (7.32%) SSL
1 3 (7.32%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) Power BI
2 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) JIRA
2 3 (7.32%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.32%) Jenkins
2 3 (7.32%) JUnit
2 3 (7.32%) Maven
2 3 (7.32%) Mockito
2 3 (7.32%) Selenium
2 3 (7.32%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 15 (36.59%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Public Sector
3 2 (4.88%) Banking
3 2 (4.88%) Marketing
4 1 (2.44%) Retail
4 1 (2.44%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) Enzyme
1 3 (7.32%) Express
1 3 (7.32%) Jest
1 3 (7.32%) JSON
1 3 (7.32%) Node.js
1 3 (7.32%) Redux
1 3 (7.32%) REST
1 3 (7.32%) Spring
1 3 (7.32%) Spring Boot
1 3 (7.32%) WireMock
2 2 (4.88%) SailPoint
3 1 (2.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.88%) BYOD
3 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.88%) NHS
3 2 (4.88%) PMI
3 2 (4.88%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.44%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) AIX
1 1 (2.44%) Linux
1 1 (2.44%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (41.46%) Project Management
2 15 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (31.71%) Project Delivery
4 11 (26.83%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (24.39%) Migration
5 10 (24.39%) PRINCE2
6 9 (21.95%) Change Management
7 5 (12.20%) Risk Management
8 4 (9.76%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 4 (9.76%) Feasibility Study
8 4 (9.76%) Programme Management
8 4 (9.76%) Requirements Management
8 4 (9.76%) Supplier Management
8 4 (9.76%) Waterfall
9 3 (7.32%) Coaching
9 3 (7.32%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (7.32%) Load Balancing
9 3 (7.32%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (7.32%) SDLC
9 3 (7.32%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.32%) ES6
1 3 (7.32%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) Degree
1 2 (4.88%) PMI Certification
1 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.44%) APMP
2 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) PMO
2 2 (4.88%) QA
3 1 (2.44%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) MaaS360
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (2.44%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
1 4 (9.76%) Remedy
2 3 (7.32%) AppDynamics
2 3 (7.32%) Blue Coat
2 3 (7.32%) F5
2 3 (7.32%) Splunk
3 2 (4.88%) BeyondTrust
3 2 (4.88%) BMC
3 2 (4.88%) Ping Identity
4 1 (2.44%) Cisco
4 1 (2.44%) CyberArk
4 1 (2.44%) HP
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle
4 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.44%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.44%) VMware