The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Preston with a requirement for Project Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Project Management over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Management
Lancashire / Preston
Rank 18 14 10
Rank change year-on-year -4 -4  
Contract jobs citing Project Management 3 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 3.19% 6.19% 7.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.75% 7.79% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
Median daily rate £413 £489 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.69% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £12.50 £22.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -45.01%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £27.88
% change year-on-year -15.38% +16.59%  

Project Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Preston with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Preston
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 80 77 74
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Preston 85.11% 79.38% 71.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 31 40
Median daily rate £420 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £195 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 27 7
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £25.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +49.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £57.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Project Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Preston

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Preston citing Project Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Project Management in Preston

Project Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Preston

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Management in Preston

Project Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Management in Preston

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Project Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Preston region with a requirement for Project Management.

1 4 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (22.22%) Mainframe
3 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
3 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) Change Management
3 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 2 (22.22%) Unix
3 2 (22.22%) OS/2
3 2 (22.22%) NHS
3 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
3 2 (22.22%) Data Centre Operations
4 1 (11.11%) PMO
4 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Business Transformation
4 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
4 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (11.11%) Benchmarking
4 1 (11.11%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (11.11%) MS Office
4 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
4 1 (11.11%) CRM
4 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (11.11%) ERP
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (11.11%) Telecoms

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills in Preston 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:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle EBS R12
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (11.11%) Local Government
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Data Centre Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Data Centre Migration Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Data Centre Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Data Migration Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Data Migration Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Migration Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Migration Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Contracts Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Data Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Programme Assurance Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Programme Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Quality Manager
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
1 2 (22.22%) Mainframe
1 2 (22.22%) NHS
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) OS/2
1 2 (22.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (22.22%) Change Management
3 2 (22.22%) Data Centre Operations
3 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
4 1 (11.11%) Benchmarking
4 1 (11.11%) Business Transformation
4 1 (11.11%) CRM
4 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
4 1 (11.11%) ERP
4 1 (11.11%) Process Management
4 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (11.11%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) PMO
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle