Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Preston during the 6 months to 23 November 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 Manager
Lancashire > Preston
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 20 18
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 11 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 5.39% 2.29% 5.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.82% 2.52% 6.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 9
Preston median daily rate £425 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% -5.26% -14.41%
10th Percentile £372 £425 £423
90th Percentile £488 £475 £515
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £450 £475
% change year-on-year -5.56% -5.26% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Preston median hourly rate - £26.75 -
Lancashire median hourly rate - £38.87 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Preston. 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
Preston
Contract vacancies in Preston with a recognized job title 189 119 180
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.65% 90.84% 90.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 72 99
Preston median daily rate £425 £325 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.77% -22.62% +20.00%
10th Percentile £322 £100 £187
90th Percentile £550 £462 £580
Lancashire median daily rate £413 £384 £435
% change year-on-year +7.49% -11.78% +24.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 31 37
Preston median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +10.29% +55.50%
10th Percentile £19.22 £11.25 £22.56
90th Percentile £56.85 £59.31 £44.00
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £37.38 £36.00
% change year-on-year +13.71% +3.82% +63.64%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Preston

Job postings that featured Project Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Preston.

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in Preston

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Preston

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in Preston

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Manager in Preston

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Project Manager 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 Preston region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 4 (36.36%) Project Management
1 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (36.36%) Change Management
1 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
1 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
2 3 (27.27%) Unix
3 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
3 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Data Centre Operations
4 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 1 (9.09%) Validation
4 1 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (9.09%) Smart Meter
4 1 (9.09%) Scrum
4 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
4 1 (9.09%) Budget Control
4 1 (9.09%) Earned Value Management
4 1 (9.09%) Project Governance
4 1 (9.09%) Twitter
4 1 (9.09%) Business Transformation
4 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (9.09%) Software Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (9.09%) Runbook
4 1 (9.09%) Creative Thinking

Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 1 (9.09%) French Language
1 1 (9.09%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Unix
2 1 (9.09%) AIX
2 1 (9.09%) HPUX
2 1 (9.09%) OS/2
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Change Management
1 4 (36.36%) Project Management
1 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
2 2 (18.18%) Migration
2 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
3 1 (9.09%) Acceptance Criteria
3 1 (9.09%) Collaborative Working
3 1 (9.09%) Creative Thinking
3 1 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (9.09%) Data Management
3 1 (9.09%) Earned Value Management
3 1 (9.09%) PRINCE
3 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
3 1 (9.09%) Project Governance
3 1 (9.09%) Runbook
3 1 (9.09%) Scrum
3 1 (9.09%) Strategic Thinking
3 1 (9.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Google
1 1 (9.09%) IBM
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle
1 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
1 1 (9.09%) Twitter