Period
to 20 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Leader was £470 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 January 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.

Project Lead
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 760 716 719
Rank change year-on-year -44 +3 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Project Leader 110 128 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.14% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 73 104
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £449
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +0.28% +12.19%
10th Percentile £305 £270 £266
90th Percentile £680 £750 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £411 £413
% change year-on-year -2.62% -0.42% +26.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
UK median hourly rate £39.23 £21.05 £46.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.41% -55.08% +31.97%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.23 £21.05 -
% change year-on-year +86.41% - -

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 94,249 91,784 102,687
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.78% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,616 59,908 65,517
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,769 3,237 3,875
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.10 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.13
% change year-on-year - -3.45% +9.85%

Project Leader
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Leader in the UK

Project Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Leader in the UK

Project Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Leader over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Leader in the UK

Project Leader
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Leader in the UK

Project Leader
Top 14 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 20 January 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
England -31 99 £475 +5.56% 18
London -34 55 £475 -6.86% 8
UK excluding London -5 50 £400 -2.62% 12
North of England +38 14 £350 -16.96% 4
South East -26 13 £500 +6.67% 2
North West +11 12 £350 +26.13%
Midlands -3 9 £325 -27.78% 2
Scotland -13 6 £338 +23.85% 1
West Midlands +15 5 £275 -29.03%
East of England -10 5 £525 +75.00% 1
East Midlands -1 3 £388 -29.55% 2
South West +1 2 £452 +2.84% 1
Wales +14 1 £450 - 1
Yorkshire +12 1 - - 4

Project Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 featuring Project Leader in the job title.

1 43 (39.09%) Project Management
2 38 (34.55%) Finance
3 22 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (16.36%) Microsoft
5 15 (13.64%) SAP
5 15 (13.64%) PMO
6 13 (11.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 12 (10.91%) Migration
8 11 (10.00%) PRINCE2
8 11 (10.00%) Change Control
9 10 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (9.09%) Banking
9 10 (9.09%) Windows
10 9 (8.18%) SharePoint
10 9 (8.18%) Degree
11 8 (7.27%) Security Cleared
11 8 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (6.36%) Line Management
12 7 (6.36%) SC Cleared
12 7 (6.36%) Data Migration
12 7 (6.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 7 (6.36%) Microsoft Excel
12 7 (6.36%) Programme Management
13 6 (5.45%) Maximo
13 6 (5.45%) CMS
13 6 (5.45%) Scrum
13 6 (5.45%) Oracle
13 6 (5.45%) SQL Server
13 6 (5.45%) Active Directory
13 6 (5.45%) Documentum

Project Leader 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 9 (8.18%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.45%) CMS
2 6 (5.45%) Documentum
3 1 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (6.36%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (6.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (5.45%) Maximo
2 2 (1.82%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (1.82%) SAP CO
2 2 (1.82%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.82%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.91%) Exchequer
3 1 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.91%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.91%) SAP PS
3 1 (0.91%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.64%) Office 365
2 1 (0.91%) GitHub
2 1 (0.91%) OneDrive
2 1 (0.91%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.64%) WAN
2 3 (2.73%) LAN
3 2 (1.82%) Intranet
3 2 (1.82%) SMS
4 1 (0.91%) DHCP
4 1 (0.91%) DNS
4 1 (0.91%) Firewall
4 1 (0.91%) Internet
4 1 (0.91%) SAN
4 1 (0.91%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.73%) DTS
3 3 (2.73%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (2.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.73%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.82%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.91%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.91%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.91%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.91%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (0.91%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.82%) JIRA
1 2 (1.82%) Subversion
2 1 (0.91%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.91%) Maven
2 1 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.91%) Visual Studio
General
1 38 (34.55%) Finance
2 10 (9.09%) Banking
3 6 (5.45%) Retail
4 5 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (3.64%) Back Office
5 4 (3.64%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.64%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.64%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.82%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.82%) Military
7 1 (0.91%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.91%) Automotive
7 1 (0.91%) Electronics
7 1 (0.91%) Law
7 1 (0.91%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.82%) .NET
1 2 (1.82%) EDI
1 2 (1.82%) HTML
1 2 (1.82%) J2EE
1 2 (1.82%) SAP PI
2 1 (0.91%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.91%) AngularJS
2 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.91%) CAML
2 1 (0.91%) CSS
2 1 (0.91%) Dropwizard
2 1 (0.91%) Mason
2 1 (0.91%) Node.js
2 1 (0.91%) Play Framework
2 1 (0.91%) RESTful
2 1 (0.91%) Web Services
2 1 (0.91%) WinForms
2 1 (0.91%) XML
2 1 (0.91%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.73%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (2.73%) EPoS
3 3 (2.73%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.82%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (1.82%) User Experience
5 1 (0.91%) Clustering
5 1 (0.91%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.91%) Derivative
5 1 (0.91%) Equities
5 1 (0.91%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.91%) NHS
5 1 (0.91%) PMI
5 1 (0.91%) Reinsurance
5 1 (0.91%) Social Media
5 1 (0.91%) Tandem
5 1 (0.91%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.09%) Windows
2 6 (5.45%) Windows 10
3 3 (2.73%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.91%) AIX
4 1 (0.91%) Android
4 1 (0.91%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.91%) Linux
4 1 (0.91%) Solaris
4 1 (0.91%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (39.09%) Project Management
2 22 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (11.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 12 (10.91%) Migration
5 11 (10.00%) Change Control
5 11 (10.00%) PRINCE2
6 10 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (6.36%) Data Migration
7 7 (6.36%) Line Management
7 7 (6.36%) Programme Management
8 6 (5.45%) Asset Management
8 6 (5.45%) Content Management
8 6 (5.45%) Document Management
8 6 (5.45%) ETL
8 6 (5.45%) Scrum
9 5 (4.55%) CAFM
9 5 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (4.55%) Matrix Organization
10 4 (3.64%) Cybersecurity
10 4 (3.64%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.73%) C#
1 3 (2.73%) JavaScript
2 2 (1.82%) Java
2 2 (1.82%) SQL
3 1 (0.91%) C
3 1 (0.91%) C++
3 1 (0.91%) Embedded C++
3 1 (0.91%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (8.18%) Degree
2 8 (7.27%) Security Cleared
3 7 (6.36%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.82%) CISA
4 2 (1.82%) CISM
4 2 (1.82%) CISSP
4 2 (1.82%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.82%) PMP
5 1 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.91%) CRISC
5 1 (0.91%) HNC
5 1 (0.91%) HND
5 1 (0.91%) ISEB
5 1 (0.91%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (13.64%) PMO
2 5 (4.55%) QA
3 2 (1.82%) GDPR
4 1 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.91%) IFRS
System Software
1 6 (5.45%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.73%) Firmware
3 1 (0.91%) Docker
3 1 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.91%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (16.36%) Microsoft
2 15 (13.64%) SAP
3 6 (5.45%) Oracle
4 5 (4.55%) NEC
5 3 (2.73%) Cognos
5 3 (2.73%) Remedy
6 2 (1.82%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.82%) Workday
7 1 (0.91%) 3PAR
7 1 (0.91%) Brocade
7 1 (0.91%) Citrix
7 1 (0.91%) Concur
7 1 (0.91%) EMC
7 1 (0.91%) Forcepoint
7 1 (0.91%) HP
7 1 (0.91%) IBM
7 1 (0.91%) NetApp
7 1 (0.91%) VMware