The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Preston during the 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 16 8
Rank change year-on-year +2 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 6 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 6.74% 5.21% 10.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.32% 5.32% 11.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 4
Median daily rate £425 £390 £371
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +5.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £276 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £472 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year -8.57% -3.44%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Preston. 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
Preston
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 82 94 95
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Preston 92.13% 97.92% 88.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 35 47
Median daily rate £415 £363 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.48% -6.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £135 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £486 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 36 14
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +167.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.73 £20.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.93 £47.33 £34.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Preston

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Preston that featured Project Manager in the job title.

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 30 March 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 7 (63.64%) Migration
1 7 (63.64%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
2 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 6 (54.55%) Unix
2 6 (54.55%) Project Management
2 6 (54.55%) Data Centre
3 4 (36.36%) Change Management
4 3 (27.27%) Mainframe
4 3 (27.27%) OS/2
4 3 (27.27%) Windows
4 3 (27.27%) Linux
4 3 (27.27%) Data Centre Operations
5 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
5 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
6 1 (9.09%) Data Guard
6 1 (9.09%) Smart Meter
6 1 (9.09%) Logistics
6 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
6 1 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (9.09%) Finance
6 1 (9.09%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (9.09%) NHS
6 1 (9.09%) SQL
6 1 (9.09%) Oracle
6 1 (9.09%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (9.09%) CRM
6 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (9.09%) Unit4 Business World
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Data Centre
2 3 (27.27%) Mainframe
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 1 (9.09%) NHS
3 1 (9.09%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Unix
2 3 (27.27%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) OS/2
2 3 (27.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Migration
1 7 (63.64%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (54.55%) Project Management
3 4 (36.36%) Change Management
4 3 (27.27%) Data Centre Operations
5 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
5 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
6 1 (9.09%) Business Transformation
6 1 (9.09%) CRM
6 1 (9.09%) ETL
6 1 (9.09%) Logistics
6 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
1 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) IBM
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle