The median contractor rate for a Project Leader was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 25 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 / South East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 225 270 242
Rank change year-on-year +45 -28  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Leader 13 7 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.17% 0.079% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.084% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 16
Median daily rate £525 £310 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +69.62% -20.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £739 £428 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 - -
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 South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7222 8372 8994
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.55% 95.03% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4233 4992 5132
Median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 307 381 432
Median hourly rate £17.77 £19.61 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +21.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
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 South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Project Leader in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Project Leader in the South East

Project Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Leader in the South East

Project Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Leader in the South East over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Leader in the South East

Project Leader
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Leader in the South East

Project Leader
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 25 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
Hampshire +13 7 £678 +118.90% 1
Buckinghamshire -12 3 £525 +75.00% 1
Berkshire +19 2 - -
Surrey - 1 £275 -
Project Leader
England

Project Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 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 South East region featuring Project Leader in the job title.

1 6 (26.09%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Retail
2 5 (21.74%) Visualisation
3 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
3 4 (17.39%) Military
3 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
3 4 (17.39%) Project Management
4 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
4 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (13.04%) Migration
4 3 (13.04%) Financial Institution
4 3 (13.04%) JFC
4 3 (13.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (13.04%) Hedge funds
4 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (13.04%) Big Data
4 3 (13.04%) Big Data Analytics
4 3 (13.04%) Data Analytics
4 3 (13.04%) Analytics
4 3 (13.04%) DV Cleared
5 2 (8.70%) Electronic Patient Records
5 2 (8.70%) Budgeting and Forecasting
5 2 (8.70%) Scorecard
5 2 (8.70%) Geospatial Data
5 2 (8.70%) DevOps
5 2 (8.70%) Coaching
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
5 2 (8.70%) Logistics
5 2 (8.70%) Financial Modelling

Project Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
1 1 (4.35%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Skype
1 1 (4.35%) VPN
1 1 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Big Data
2 2 (8.70%) Electronic Patient Records
2 2 (8.70%) Geospatial Data
General
1 6 (26.09%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Retail
3 4 (17.39%) Military
4 3 (13.04%) Financial Institution
5 1 (4.35%) Billing
5 1 (4.35%) Electronics
5 1 (4.35%) Legal
5 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
5 1 (4.35%) Marketing
5 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) JFC
2 1 (4.35%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (13.04%) Hedge funds
2 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (4.35%) EPoS
3 1 (4.35%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Visualisation
2 4 (17.39%) Project Management
3 3 (13.04%) Analytics
3 3 (13.04%) Big Data Analytics
3 3 (13.04%) Data Analytics
3 3 (13.04%) Migration
4 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.70%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 2 (8.70%) Coaching
4 2 (8.70%) DevOps
4 2 (8.70%) Financial Modelling
4 2 (8.70%) Logistics
4 2 (8.70%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (8.70%) Programme Management
4 2 (8.70%) Scorecard
4 2 (8.70%) Scrum
4 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
5 1 (4.35%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (4.35%) Use Case
5 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) PMI Certification
3 1 (4.35%) PMP
3 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) SAP