Period
to 20 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 40 29 46
Rank change year-on-year -11 +17 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 112 144 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 4.82% 6.55% 4.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.03% 6.78% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 109 78
Leeds median daily rate £425 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £363 £335 £325
90th Percentile £538 £563 £525
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Leeds median hourly rate - £32.00 £30.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.07% +7.89%
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £24.25 £32.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year -24.22% +4.92% +19.61%

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 2,226 2,125 2,297
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.87% 96.63% 95.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,555 1,485 1,493
Leeds median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £300 £261 £258
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 49 53
Leeds median hourly rate £16.87 £20.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.73% +51.85% -10.00%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £25.62 £40.00 £29.25
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £14.65 £12.50
% change year-on-year +4.44% +17.20% -10.71%

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019, 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 53 (47.32%) Project Management
2 45 (40.18%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (29.46%) Stakeholder Management
4 29 (25.89%) Finance
5 22 (19.64%) PRINCE2
6 16 (14.29%) Change Management
7 11 (9.82%) Migration
8 8 (7.14%) Retail
8 8 (7.14%) JIRA
8 8 (7.14%) Waterfall
8 8 (7.14%) Coaching
8 8 (7.14%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
9 7 (6.25%) Change Control
9 7 (6.25%) Security Cleared
9 7 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 7 (6.25%) Scrum
9 7 (6.25%) Microsoft Project
9 7 (6.25%) CRM
10 6 (5.36%) ITIL
10 6 (5.36%) Matrix Management
10 6 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
10 6 (5.36%) People Management
10 6 (5.36%) SDLC
10 6 (5.36%) PMO
10 6 (5.36%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (4.46%) Dependency Management
11 5 (4.46%) Microsoft Azure
11 5 (4.46%) Project Governance
11 5 (4.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

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 4 (3.57%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (6.25%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.79%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.89%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.68%) Office 365
4 2 (1.79%) IBM Cloud
4 2 (1.79%) Trello
5 1 (0.89%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 1 (0.89%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.57%) Network Security
1 4 (3.57%) Skype
2 3 (2.68%) Cisco ISE
2 3 (2.68%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 8 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 29 (25.89%) Finance
2 8 (7.14%) Retail
3 4 (3.57%) Banking
4 3 (2.68%) Games
5 2 (1.79%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.89%) Back Office
6 1 (0.89%) Marketing
6 1 (0.89%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.79%) Velocity
1 2 (1.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.36%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.57%) Smart Meter
4 3 (2.68%) NHS
5 2 (1.79%) CMDB
5 2 (1.79%) Tandem
5 2 (1.79%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.89%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.89%) Mobile Games
6 1 (0.89%) PMI
6 1 (0.89%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.89%) Apple iOS
1 1 (0.89%) Mac OS X
1 1 (0.89%) Windows
1 1 (0.89%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (47.32%) Project Management
2 45 (40.18%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (29.46%) Stakeholder Management
4 22 (19.64%) PRINCE2
5 16 (14.29%) Change Management
6 11 (9.82%) Migration
7 8 (7.14%) Coaching
7 8 (7.14%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
7 8 (7.14%) Waterfall
8 7 (6.25%) Change Control
8 7 (6.25%) CRM
8 7 (6.25%) Scrum
8 7 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 6 (5.36%) ITIL
9 6 (5.36%) Matrix Management
9 6 (5.36%) People Management
9 6 (5.36%) SDLC
10 5 (4.46%) Dependency Management
10 5 (4.46%) Project Governance
10 5 (4.46%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 7 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.46%) Degree
2 5 (4.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 5 (4.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 5 (4.46%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.68%) PMI Certification
3 3 (2.68%) PMP
4 1 (0.89%) APMP
4 1 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.36%) PMO
2 3 (2.68%) GDPR
3 2 (1.79%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.79%) QA
3 2 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.89%) IFRS
4 1 (0.89%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.89%) P3O
Systems Management
1 1 (0.89%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 5 (4.46%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.57%) Cisco
2 4 (3.57%) Citrix
3 3 (2.68%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (2.68%) SAP
4 2 (1.79%) BMC
4 2 (1.79%) Pega
4 2 (1.79%) SolarWinds
5 1 (0.89%) Apple
5 1 (0.89%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.89%) Dell
5 1 (0.89%) EMC
5 1 (0.89%) F5
5 1 (0.89%) NetApp
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle
5 1 (0.89%) Remedy
5 1 (0.89%) Splunk
5 1 (0.89%) Tufin
5 1 (0.89%) Verint
5 1 (0.89%) VMware