Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Lead Project Manager was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies 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.

Lead Project Manager
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 830 797 749
Rank change year-on-year -33 -48 +45
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Project Manager 57 94 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.055% 0.089% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.094% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 66 134
UK median daily rate £538 £469 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.54% +4.28% -
10th Percentile £350 £325 £356
90th Percentile £720 £788 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £519 £385 £388
% change year-on-year +34.74% -0.65% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £150.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97742 99747 107875
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64508 65028 68632
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3319 4120
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Lead Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Project Manager in the UK

Lead Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Project Manager in the UK

Lead Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Project Manager over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Project Manager in the UK

Lead Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Lead Project Manager in the UK

Lead Project Manager
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Project Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -18 53 £539 +10.29% 8
London -39 30 £540 +0.47% 3
UK excluding London +20 25 £519 +34.74% 5
North of England +58 9 £586 +42.93% 2
North West +24 8 £622 +34.49% 1
South East 0 8 £513 +33.99%
South West -3 3 £551 -26.50%
Scotland -5 3 £350 -0.85%
Midlands +24 2 £575 +15.00% 3
West Midlands +31 1 - - 3
East Midlands - 1 £575 -

Lead Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

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

1 34 (59.65%) Project Management
2 22 (38.60%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (36.84%) Finance
4 19 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (17.54%) Scrum
5 10 (17.54%) Banking
6 9 (15.79%) Migration
6 9 (15.79%) PRINCE2
7 6 (10.53%) PMP
8 5 (8.77%) Change Management
8 5 (8.77%) Risk Management
8 5 (8.77%) SAP
8 5 (8.77%) Data Migration
9 4 (7.02%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (7.02%) Waterfall
9 4 (7.02%) Matrix Management
9 4 (7.02%) Matrix Organization
9 4 (7.02%) Microsoft
9 4 (7.02%) PMI Certification
9 4 (7.02%) Telecoms
9 4 (7.02%) Investment Banking
9 4 (7.02%) Programme Management
10 3 (5.26%) Business Analysis
10 3 (5.26%) Content Management
10 3 (5.26%) Quality Management
10 3 (5.26%) Manufacturing
10 3 (5.26%) ISEB
10 3 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (5.26%) Java
10 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Project

Lead Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 2 (3.51%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Cerner Millennium
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.75%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) Office 365
2 1 (1.75%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (1.75%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) ATM
1 1 (1.75%) Skype
1 1 (1.75%) SMS
1 1 (1.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (3.51%) SAP HANA
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) JIRA
General
1 21 (36.84%) Finance
2 10 (17.54%) Banking
3 4 (7.02%) Investment Banking
3 4 (7.02%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.26%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.51%) Games
5 2 (3.51%) Marketing
5 2 (3.51%) Retail
6 1 (1.75%) Advertising
6 1 (1.75%) Electronics
6 1 (1.75%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.75%) Front Office
6 1 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.75%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (1.75%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.75%) .NET
1 1 (1.75%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (3.51%) Equities
1 2 (3.51%) Interactive TV
1 2 (3.51%) Mobile App
1 2 (3.51%) Video on Demand
2 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.75%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.75%) Derivative
2 1 (1.75%) Fixed Income
2 1 (1.75%) NHS
2 1 (1.75%) OTC Derivatives
2 1 (1.75%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.75%) Linux
1 1 (1.75%) Windows
1 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (59.65%) Project Management
2 22 (38.60%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (17.54%) Scrum
5 9 (15.79%) Migration
5 9 (15.79%) PRINCE2
6 5 (8.77%) Change Management
6 5 (8.77%) Data Migration
6 5 (8.77%) Risk Management
7 4 (7.02%) Matrix Management
7 4 (7.02%) Matrix Organization
7 4 (7.02%) Programme Management
7 4 (7.02%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (7.02%) Waterfall
8 3 (5.26%) Business Analysis
8 3 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (5.26%) Content Management
8 3 (5.26%) Data Protection
8 3 (5.26%) Quality Management
9 2 (3.51%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.26%) Java
2 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.51%) PHP
3 1 (1.75%) C#
3 1 (1.75%) Python
3 1 (1.75%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (10.53%) PMP
2 4 (7.02%) PMI Certification
3 3 (5.26%) ISEB
4 2 (3.51%) Degree
4 2 (3.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.75%) APMP
5 1 (1.75%) CISA
5 1 (1.75%) CISM
5 1 (1.75%) CISSP
5 1 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.75%) CRISC
5 1 (1.75%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.75%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) GDPR
1 3 (5.26%) PMO
2 2 (3.51%) MiFID
3 1 (1.75%) EMIR
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.75%) IAG
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (8.77%) SAP
2 4 (7.02%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.75%) Cerner
3 1 (1.75%) CyberArk
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle
3 1 (1.75%) Workday