The median contractor rate for a Project Leader was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 Lead
England / North West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 161 148
Rank change year-on-year +27 -13  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Leader 8 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.27% 0.11% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.11% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Median daily rate £500 £379 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.01% -1.30%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £450 £388
% change year-on-year -8.33% +16.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - £22.35

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2764 3554 3498
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.76% 94.75% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1625 2206 2024
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 132 197
Median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.68% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £43.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Project Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Project Leader in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Project Leader in the North West

Project Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Project Leader in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Leader in the North West

Project Leader
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Leader in the North West

Project Leader
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Leader within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +28 5 £500 +1.52%
Manchester +14 3 - -
Project Leader
England

Project Leader Skill Set
Top 22 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Project Leader 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 North West region featuring Project Leader in the job title.

1 5 (50.00%) Java
1 5 (50.00%) J2EE
1 5 (50.00%) Struts
1 5 (50.00%) MVC
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
1 5 (50.00%) Spring
1 5 (50.00%) Java EE
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Retail
3 1 (10.00%) Software Deployment
3 1 (10.00%) Workday HCM
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (10.00%) MiFID
3 1 (10.00%) Workday
3 1 (10.00%) GDPR
3 1 (10.00%) Data Management
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) Temenos
3 1 (10.00%) EPoS

Project Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (30.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Workday HCM
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) J2EE
1 5 (50.00%) Java EE
1 5 (50.00%) Spring
1 5 (50.00%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (10.00%) Change Management
2 1 (10.00%) Data Management
2 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (10.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) GDPR
1 1 (10.00%) MiFID
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Temenos
2 1 (10.00%) Workday