Period
to 21 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 27 41
Rank change year-on-year -12 +14 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 129 134 154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 5.20% 6.30% 5.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.43% 6.42% 5.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 97 127
Leeds median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £326 £313 £316
90th Percentile £534 £551 £543
West Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Leeds median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +28.00% -
10th Percentile £22.60 £37.50 £30.33
90th Percentile £43.20 £42.50 £135.45
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year -10.00% +28.00% +12.61%

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 2,376 2,087 2,865
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.81% 98.07% 96.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,645 1,436 2,003
Leeds median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +9.97%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £290
90th Percentile £550 £545 £569
West Yorkshire median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 24 52
Leeds median hourly rate £17.00 £17.25 £12.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.45% +33.62% -5.04%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.95 £9.50
90th Percentile £39.40 £40.55 £23.38
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £12.38
% change year-on-year +10.71% +13.13% -8.97%

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 August 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Project Manager in Leeds

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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 67 (51.94%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (49.61%) Project Management
3 51 (39.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 45 (34.88%) Finance
5 33 (25.58%) PRINCE2
6 16 (12.40%) Change Management
7 14 (10.85%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
8 13 (10.08%) Migration
9 12 (9.30%) Scrum
10 9 (6.98%) Degree
11 8 (6.20%) Banking
11 8 (6.20%) PMP
11 8 (6.20%) ITIL
11 8 (6.20%) PMO
11 8 (6.20%) SDLC
11 8 (6.20%) Waterfall
12 7 (5.43%) Coaching
12 7 (5.43%) DevOps
12 7 (5.43%) PMI Certification
12 7 (5.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 6 (4.65%) Risk Management
13 6 (4.65%) Microsoft Project
13 6 (4.65%) Microsoft Excel
13 6 (4.65%) Resource Management
13 6 (4.65%) Data Migration
13 6 (4.65%) Continuous Improvement
14 5 (3.88%) Project Governance
14 5 (3.88%) Security Cleared
14 5 (3.88%) Matrix Management
14 5 (3.88%) Project Planning

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 (2.33%) CMS
1 3 (2.33%) Jadu
2 2 (1.55%) EPiServer
2 2 (1.55%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (4.65%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (4.65%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.55%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.55%) IBM Cloud
2 2 (1.55%) Trello
3 1 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.33%) Firewall
2 2 (1.55%) Broadband
3 1 (0.78%) LAN
3 1 (0.78%) Skype
3 1 (0.78%) SMS
3 1 (0.78%) WAN
3 1 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
1 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 3 (2.33%) JIRA
General
1 45 (34.88%) Finance
2 8 (6.20%) Banking
3 5 (3.88%) Retail
4 4 (3.10%) Marketing
5 2 (1.55%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.78%) Legal
6 1 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.33%) .NET
2 1 (0.78%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.88%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (3.10%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.10%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.10%) NHS
3 3 (2.33%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.33%) Tandem
4 2 (1.55%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (1.55%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.78%) FMCG
5 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.78%) PMI
5 1 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.55%) Windows
2 1 (0.78%) AIX
2 1 (0.78%) Android
2 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.78%) Linux
2 1 (0.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (51.94%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (49.61%) Project Management
3 51 (39.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 33 (25.58%) PRINCE2
5 16 (12.40%) Change Management
6 14 (10.85%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
7 13 (10.08%) Migration
8 12 (9.30%) Scrum
9 8 (6.20%) ITIL
9 8 (6.20%) SDLC
9 8 (6.20%) Waterfall
10 7 (5.43%) Coaching
10 7 (5.43%) DevOps
11 6 (4.65%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (4.65%) Data Migration
11 6 (4.65%) Resource Management
11 6 (4.65%) Risk Management
12 5 (3.88%) Matrix Management
12 5 (3.88%) Project Governance
12 5 (3.88%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (6.98%) Degree
2 8 (6.20%) PMP
3 7 (5.43%) PMI Certification
3 7 (5.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 5 (3.88%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (3.10%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.55%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (1.55%) CISSP
7 1 (0.78%) APMP
7 1 (0.78%) CCNA
7 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.78%) MCSE
7 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.78%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.20%) PMO
2 5 (3.88%) GDPR
3 3 (2.33%) QA
4 2 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (1.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.78%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (3.88%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.55%) Sitecore
2 2 (1.55%) VMware
2 2 (1.55%) Zoho
3 1 (0.78%) Cisco
3 1 (0.78%) Dell
3 1 (0.78%) EMC
3 1 (0.78%) F5
3 1 (0.78%) IBM
3 1 (0.78%) Intel
3 1 (0.78%) NetApp
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle
3 1 (0.78%) SAP
3 1 (0.78%) Splunk