The median contractor rate for a Lead Project Manager was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Lead Project Manager
UK
Rank 561 579 570
Rank change year-on-year +18 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Project Manager 38 49 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.085% 0.093% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.090% 0.097% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 36 39
Median daily rate £438 £476 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.08% +4.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £323 £372
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £358 £448
% change year-on-year +3.49% -20.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42403 50275 49651
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.18% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27453 32530 30008
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1493 1573 1955
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Lead Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Lead Project Manager.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Lead Project Manager in the UK

Lead Project Manager
Top 30 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 3 months to 23 March 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
England +24 35 £438 -8.28% 6
London +10 14 £550 +7.31% 2
South East +18 8 £425 +19.38% 1
East of England +1 6 £300 -
Huntingdon - 6 £300 -
Cambridgeshire - 6 £300 -
Yorkshire +10 3 £339 -34.33%
Scotland +28 2 £386 -15.84%
North West +21 2 £411 -25.22% 1
Hampshire +7 2 £390 +21.87%
West Midlands +6 2 £393 +23.62% 1
West Yorkshire +5 2 £339 -5.17%
Middlesex +3 2 £425 +17.24%
Buckinghamshire -9 2 £438 -
Halifax - 2 £339 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £438 -
Cheshire +29 1 £278 -49.54%
Berkshire +22 1 - -
Edinburgh +19 1 £500 +8.93%
Glasgow - 1 £273 -
Guildford - 1 £395 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 £688 -
Knutsford - 1 £278 -
Manchester - 1 £545 - 1
Reading - 1 - -
Thatcham - 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £285 -
Surrey - 1 £395 -

Lead Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 30 (38.46%) Finance
2 27 (34.62%) Project Management
3 23 (29.49%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (20.51%) Migration
5 13 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (15.38%) Banking
6 12 (15.38%) PRINCE2
7 11 (14.10%) Data Migration
8 10 (12.82%) Microsoft
8 10 (12.82%) PMI Certification
8 10 (12.82%) Change Management
8 10 (12.82%) Programme Management
9 9 (11.54%) Scrum
9 9 (11.54%) PMI
9 9 (11.54%) CRM
9 9 (11.54%) Data Centre
10 8 (10.26%) Oracle
10 8 (10.26%) Risk Management
11 7 (8.97%) Telecoms
11 7 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (8.97%) Enterprise Architecture
12 6 (7.69%) Degree
12 6 (7.69%) Retail
13 5 (6.41%) Law
13 5 (6.41%) Data Management
13 5 (6.41%) Unix
13 5 (6.41%) Windows
13 5 (6.41%) Linux
13 5 (6.41%) Security Cleared
13 5 (6.41%) CyberArk

Lead Project Manager Skill Set
Top Related 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 3 (3.85%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.56%) MS Project Server
2 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.28%) CMS
3 1 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.28%) LiveLink
3 1 (1.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (2.56%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.56%) MS Project
2 1 (1.28%) MS Office
2 1 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) CA PPM
1 2 (2.56%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.56%) Primavera
1 2 (2.56%) SAP FI
1 2 (2.56%) Workday HCM
2 1 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.28%) HFM
2 1 (1.28%) Maximo
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.28%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.28%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.28%) SAP MM
2 1 (1.28%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.56%) Office 365
2 1 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.28%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (1.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.56%) Firewall
1 2 (2.56%) Internet
1 2 (2.56%) VPN
2 1 (1.28%) HTTP
2 1 (1.28%) Intranet
2 1 (1.28%) LAN
2 1 (1.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.13%) Big Data
1 4 (5.13%) NoSQL
2 3 (3.85%) Flink
2 3 (3.85%) Hadoop
2 3 (3.85%) RDBMS
2 3 (3.85%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.56%) Spotfire
4 1 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.28%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.28%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.28%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Cucumber
1 1 (1.28%) JUnit
1 1 (1.28%) Mockito
General
1 30 (38.46%) Finance
2 12 (15.38%) Banking
3 7 (8.97%) Telecoms
4 6 (7.69%) Retail
5 5 (6.41%) Law
6 4 (5.13%) Legal
7 3 (3.85%) Billing
7 3 (3.85%) Investment Banking
8 2 (2.56%) General Ledger
8 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
8 2 (2.56%) Marketing
9 1 (1.28%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (1.28%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.13%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (3.85%) Kafka
2 3 (3.85%) Middleware
3 2 (2.56%) Spark Streaming
4 1 (1.28%) .NET
4 1 (1.28%) Akka
4 1 (1.28%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.28%) HATEOAS
4 1 (1.28%) HTML
4 1 (1.28%) JAX-RS
4 1 (1.28%) OAuth2
4 1 (1.28%) OpenID
4 1 (1.28%) Play Framework
4 1 (1.28%) REST
4 1 (1.28%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.54%) Data Centre
1 9 (11.54%) PMI
2 7 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.56%) Credit Risk
3 2 (2.56%) Cyber Defence
3 2 (2.56%) Life Science
4 1 (1.28%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.28%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.28%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.41%) Linux
1 5 (6.41%) Unix
1 5 (6.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (34.62%) Project Management
2 23 (29.49%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (20.51%) Migration
4 13 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (15.38%) PRINCE2
6 11 (14.10%) Data Migration
7 10 (12.82%) Change Management
7 10 (12.82%) Programme Management
8 9 (11.54%) CRM
8 9 (11.54%) Scrum
9 8 (10.26%) Risk Management
10 7 (8.97%) Enterprise Architecture
11 5 (6.41%) Cybersecurity
11 5 (6.41%) Data Management
12 4 (5.13%) Data Integration
12 4 (5.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 3 (3.85%) Change Control
13 3 (3.85%) Supplier Management
13 3 (3.85%) System Integration Testing
13 3 (3.85%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.56%) C
1 2 (2.56%) SQL
2 1 (1.28%) C#
2 1 (1.28%) Java
2 1 (1.28%) PHP
2 1 (1.28%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (12.82%) PMI Certification
2 6 (7.69%) Degree
3 5 (6.41%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.13%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.85%) APMP
5 3 (3.85%) PMP
6 2 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.28%) BICSI Certification
7 1 (1.28%) BICSI RCDD
7 1 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.28%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) P3O
1 2 (2.56%) PMBOK
1 2 (2.56%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.28%) FATCA
2 1 (1.28%) GDPR
2 1 (1.28%) MiFID
2 1 (1.28%) PMO
2 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.56%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (1.28%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.56%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.28%) Grafana
2 1 (1.28%) Kibana
2 1 (1.28%) logstash
2 1 (1.28%) MOM
2 1 (1.28%) rkt
2 1 (1.28%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 10 (12.82%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.26%) Oracle
3 5 (6.41%) CyberArk
4 4 (5.13%) SAP
5 2 (2.56%) CA
5 2 (2.56%) Workday
6 1 (1.28%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.28%) Charles River
6 1 (1.28%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.28%) NEC
6 1 (1.28%) Nokia
6 1 (1.28%) Nokia Networks
6 1 (1.28%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 1 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.28%) Splunk
6 1 (1.28%) Temenos
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