The median contractor rate for a Project Director was £638 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 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.

Project Director
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 595 633 620
Rank change year-on-year +38 -13  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Director 5 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.013% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.014% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
Median daily rate £638 £663 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.77% +20.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £470 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £798 £768 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £763 - £675
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 43148 51543 50918
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.77% 95.22% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28028 33436 30785
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 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1488 1586 2043
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Project Director
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 8 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 3 months to 30 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 +46 5 £638 -3.77% 3
London +32 3 £479 -27.73% 2
South East - 1 £850 -
Guildford - 1 £850 -
Leeds - 1 £675 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £675 -
Surrey - 1 £850 -
Yorkshire - 1 £675 -

Project Director Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, Project Director 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 Project Director in the job title.

1 4 (36.36%) Project Management
2 2 (18.18%) Guice
2 2 (18.18%) RESTful
2 2 (18.18%) Scala
2 2 (18.18%) Open Source
2 2 (18.18%) HTML5
2 2 (18.18%) REST
2 2 (18.18%) CSS3
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) TDD
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
2 2 (18.18%) JSON
2 2 (18.18%) Spring MVC
2 2 (18.18%) Django
2 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 2 (18.18%) Play Framework
2 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (18.18%) IT Strategy
2 2 (18.18%) MVC
2 2 (18.18%) C#
2 2 (18.18%) HTML
2 2 (18.18%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) JUnit
2 2 (18.18%) CSS
2 2 (18.18%) Linux
2 2 (18.18%) Python
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Programme Management
2 2 (18.18%) Spring
2 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Misys Equation
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
1 1 (9.09%) RIP
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
1 2 (18.18%) JUnit
General
1 2 (18.18%) Banking
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) International Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Marketing
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Ajax
1 2 (18.18%) CSS
1 2 (18.18%) CSS3
1 2 (18.18%) Django
1 2 (18.18%) Guice
1 2 (18.18%) HTML
1 2 (18.18%) HTML5
1 2 (18.18%) JSON
1 2 (18.18%) Play Framework
1 2 (18.18%) REST
1 2 (18.18%) RESTful
1 2 (18.18%) Ruby on Rails
1 2 (18.18%) Spring
1 2 (18.18%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Internet of Things
1 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
1 1 (9.09%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Project Management
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (18.18%) IT Strategy
2 2 (18.18%) MVC
2 2 (18.18%) Open Source
2 2 (18.18%) Programme Management
2 2 (18.18%) TDD
3 1 (9.09%) Change Control
3 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Email Marketing
3 1 (9.09%) KYC
3 1 (9.09%) Line Management
3 1 (9.09%) Marketing Automation
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (9.09%) Scrum
3 1 (9.09%) SDLC
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) C#
1 2 (18.18%) Java
1 2 (18.18%) Python
1 2 (18.18%) Ruby
1 2 (18.18%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) PhD
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Google
2 1 (9.09%) Misys
2 1 (9.09%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud