The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Preston during the 3 months to 24 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 Manager
Lancashire / Preston
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 14 12
Rank change year-on-year -13 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 10 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 4.22% 3.67% 9.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.83% 3.88% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 5
Median daily rate £450 £331 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.84% -30.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £216 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £446 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £414
% change year-on-year - +2.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £35.75 £37.75
% change year-on-year +8.39% -5.29%  

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 207 103 96
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Preston 87.34% 94.50% 94.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 56 48
Median daily rate £425 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £122 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £483 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 20 15
Median hourly rate £41.50 £33.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.88% +59.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £20.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £47.50 £46.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 24 June 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 10 (58.82%) Migration
2 9 (52.94%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (52.94%) Project Management
2 9 (52.94%) Data Centre
3 8 (47.06%) SC Cleared
3 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
3 8 (47.06%) Unix
4 5 (29.41%) Data Centre Operations
4 5 (29.41%) Mainframe
4 5 (29.41%) Change Management
5 3 (17.65%) Windows
5 3 (17.65%) Linux
5 3 (17.65%) IBM
5 3 (17.65%) OS/2
5 3 (17.65%) Logistics
5 3 (17.65%) Supplier Management
6 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (5.88%) Finance
7 1 (5.88%) Service Management
7 1 (5.88%) Oracle
7 1 (5.88%) ITIL
7 1 (5.88%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (5.88%) PRINCE
7 1 (5.88%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
7 1 (5.88%) EDI
7 1 (5.88%) ETL
7 1 (5.88%) Data Management
7 1 (5.88%) French Language
7 1 (5.88%) German Language

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 (5.88%) Unit4 Business World
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) French Language
1 1 (5.88%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Data Centre
2 5 (29.41%) Mainframe
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Unix
2 3 (17.65%) Linux
2 3 (17.65%) OS/2
2 3 (17.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Migration
2 9 (52.94%) Project Management
2 9 (52.94%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (29.41%) Change Management
3 5 (29.41%) Data Centre Operations
4 3 (17.65%) Logistics
4 3 (17.65%) Supplier Management
5 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.88%) Data Management
6 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
6 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.88%) ETL
6 1 (5.88%) ITIL
6 1 (5.88%) PRINCE
6 1 (5.88%) Release Management
6 1 (5.88%) Service Management
6 1 (5.88%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) SC Cleared
1 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) IBM
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle
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