Period
to 26 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Director was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 April 2018.

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.

Projects Director
UK
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 862 841 870
Rank change year-on-year -21 +29 -44
Contract jobs requiring a Project Director 13 8 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.009% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.009% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 15
UK median daily rate £550 £650 £675
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.38% -3.70% -0.92%
10th Percentile £278 £410 £419
90th Percentile £675 £905 £800
UK excluding London median daily rate £583 £763 £438
% change year-on-year -23.61% +74.29% -35.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
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 95,880 86,503 101,518
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 94.88% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,022 56,274 65,535
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,959 2,959 3,321
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% -2.56% +14.71%
10th Percentile £10.79 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.19 £48.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

Project Director
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Director in the UK

Project Director
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Director in the UK

Project Director
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Director over the 6 months to 26 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Director in the UK

Project Director
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Director in the UK

Project Director
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Director within the UK over the 6 months to 26 April 2018. 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
UK excluding London -19 9 £583 -23.61% 1
England -51 9 £565 -13.08% 2
South East -20 4 £600 -29.41%
London -54 4 £295 -41.00% 1
Wales - 2 £500 -
Scotland - 2 £632 -
South West - 1 £650 -

Project Director Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 April 2018, Project Director contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Project Director in the job title.

1 7 (53.85%) Project Management
2 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) Finance
4 3 (23.08%) Scrum
4 3 (23.08%) Degree
4 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (15.38%) FMCG
5 2 (15.38%) Information Architecture
5 2 (15.38%) Target Operating Model
5 2 (15.38%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 2 (15.38%) Decision-Making
5 2 (15.38%) PMI Certification
5 2 (15.38%) Informatics
5 2 (15.38%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (15.38%) Advertising
5 2 (15.38%) PMI
5 2 (15.38%) Change Management
5 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
5 2 (15.38%) UML
6 1 (7.69%) CRM
6 1 (7.69%) LAN
6 1 (7.69%) WAN
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco
6 1 (7.69%) Quality Management
6 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
6 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
6 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
6 1 (7.69%) Workflow
6 1 (7.69%) PMP

Project Director 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 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco IPT
1 1 (7.69%) IP Telephony
1 1 (7.69%) LAN
1 1 (7.69%) Softphone
1 1 (7.69%) Unified Communications
1 1 (7.69%) WAN
1 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Advertising
3 1 (7.69%) Legal
3 1 (7.69%) Marketing
3 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) FMCG
1 2 (15.38%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Project Management
2 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) Scrum
3 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (15.38%) Change Management
4 2 (15.38%) Decision-Making
4 2 (15.38%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 2 (15.38%) Informatics
4 2 (15.38%) Information Architecture
4 2 (15.38%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
4 2 (15.38%) Target Operating Model
4 2 (15.38%) UML
5 1 (7.69%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (7.69%) Customer-Centricity
5 1 (7.69%) Due Diligence
5 1 (7.69%) Financial Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
5 1 (7.69%) Programme Delivery
5 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) PMI Certification
3 1 (7.69%) PMP
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco
1 1 (7.69%) Google