The median contractor rate for a Project Leader was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 April 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 Lead
UK
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 560 587 560
Rank change year-on-year +27 -27  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Leader 43 58 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.091% 0.10% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.096% 0.11% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 40 41
Median daily rate £375 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £381 £425
% change year-on-year -16.06% -10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £22.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £22.35

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 44592 53123 52813
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.58% 95.09% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28970 34603 31991
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.62% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1459 1537 2115
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.70
% change year-on-year - +4.79%  

Project Leader
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 28 April 2017.

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 30 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 3 months to 28 April 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 +30 39 £375 -21.05% 9
London +18 16 £488 -11.36% 4
Cambridgeshire +10 8 £300 -
East of England -1 8 £300 -42.85%
South East +21 7 £425 +38.32% 1
Huntingdon - 6 £300 -
Berkshire - 5 £425 -
Scotland +38 2 £309 -14.70%
North West +33 2 £523 +161.25% 1
Yorkshire +21 2 £326 -34.75% 1
West Midlands +20 2 £349 -7.00% 1
Leeds +19 2 £326 -39.86% 1
West Yorkshire +17 2 £326 -34.75% 1
Hampshire +14 2 £578 +86.59% 1
Bracknell - 2 - -
Peterborough - 2 - -
Manchester +12 1 £545 +172.50%
Glasgow +5 1 £308 -15.05%
City of London -5 1 £475 +5.55% 2
East Midlands -13 1 £375 -1.31%
North East - 1 £300 -
Leicestershire - 1 £375 -
Renfrewshire - 1 £310 -
Cheshire - 1 £500 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 £300 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £350 -
Paisley - 1 £310 -
Reading - 1 - -
Slough - 1 £425 -
Southampton - 1 £325 -

Project Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, 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 34 (35.42%) Project Management
2 29 (30.21%) Finance
3 15 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (14.58%) Programme Management
5 12 (12.50%) Risk Management
6 11 (11.46%) Change Management
7 10 (10.42%) CRM
8 9 (9.38%) PMI Certification
8 9 (9.38%) Security Cleared
9 8 (8.33%) PMI
9 8 (8.33%) PRINCE2
10 7 (7.29%) Microsoft
10 7 (7.29%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (7.29%) Banking
10 7 (7.29%) Retail
10 7 (7.29%) Visualisation
10 7 (7.29%) Degree
11 6 (6.25%) Project Planning
11 6 (6.25%) DV Cleared
11 6 (6.25%) Legal
11 6 (6.25%) ERP
12 5 (5.21%) Oracle
12 5 (5.21%) WAN
12 5 (5.21%) Financial Institution
12 5 (5.21%) Management Information System
12 5 (5.21%) Hedge funds
12 5 (5.21%) Analytics
12 5 (5.21%) Logistics
12 5 (5.21%) Use Case
12 5 (5.21%) User Acceptance Testing

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 4 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.08%) CMS
2 2 (2.08%) IIS
3 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.04%) LiveLink
3 1 (1.04%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.04%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.08%) Workday HCM
3 1 (1.04%) Infor M3
3 1 (1.04%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (1.04%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 1 (1.04%) Primavera
3 1 (1.04%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.04%) Office 365
1 1 (1.04%) OneDrive
1 1 (1.04%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.21%) WAN
2 3 (3.13%) DHCP
2 3 (3.13%) DNS
2 3 (3.13%) Firewall
2 3 (3.13%) Internet
2 3 (3.13%) LAN
2 3 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (2.08%) VLAN
4 1 (1.04%) BGP
4 1 (1.04%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.04%) EIGRP
4 1 (1.04%) Intranet
4 1 (1.04%) OSPF
4 1 (1.04%) Skype
4 1 (1.04%) VoIP
4 1 (1.04%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.13%) Big Data
1 3 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.08%) MS Access
2 2 (2.08%) Spotfire
2 2 (2.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.04%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.04%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.04%) PowerCenter
3 1 (1.04%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.04%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (30.21%) Finance
2 7 (7.29%) Banking
2 7 (7.29%) Retail
3 6 (6.25%) Legal
4 5 (5.21%) Financial Institution
5 4 (4.17%) Military
5 4 (4.17%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.08%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.08%) Marketing
7 1 (1.04%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.04%) Back Office
7 1 (1.04%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.13%) .NET
1 3 (3.13%) HTML
1 3 (3.13%) JFC
1 3 (3.13%) XML
2 2 (2.08%) .NET Framework
2 2 (2.08%) jQuery
2 2 (2.08%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.04%) EDI
3 1 (1.04%) J2EE
3 1 (1.04%) Java EE
3 1 (1.04%) Middleware
3 1 (1.04%) Spring
3 1 (1.04%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.33%) PMI
2 5 (5.21%) Hedge funds
2 5 (5.21%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.17%) Cyber Defence
4 3 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.08%) Equities
5 2 (2.08%) Life Science
6 1 (1.04%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.04%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.04%) NHS
6 1 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (35.42%) Project Management
2 15 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (14.58%) Programme Management
4 12 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 11 (11.46%) Change Management
6 10 (10.42%) CRM
7 8 (8.33%) PRINCE2
8 7 (7.29%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (7.29%) Visualisation
9 6 (6.25%) ERP
9 6 (6.25%) Project Planning
10 5 (5.21%) Analytics
10 5 (5.21%) Logistics
10 5 (5.21%) Use Case
10 5 (5.21%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (4.17%) Data Analytics
11 4 (4.17%) Data Management
11 4 (4.17%) Performance Metrics
12 3 (3.13%) Resource Management
12 3 (3.13%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.13%) C#
1 3 (3.13%) SQL
2 2 (2.08%) Delphi
2 2 (2.08%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.04%) Java
3 1 (1.04%) PHP
3 1 (1.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (9.38%) PMI Certification
1 9 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.29%) Degree
3 6 (6.25%) DV Cleared
4 4 (4.17%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.04%) APMP
5 1 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.04%) CCNA
5 1 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.04%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.04%) MCITP
5 1 (1.04%) MCSE
5 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.04%) PMP
5 1 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.21%) PMO
2 3 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.08%) MiFID
3 2 (2.08%) QA
4 1 (1.04%) Basel III
4 1 (1.04%) COREP
4 1 (1.04%) FINREP
4 1 (1.04%) GDPR
4 1 (1.04%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.04%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.04%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (2.08%) MOM
2 1 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (7.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.21%) Oracle
3 4 (4.17%) SAP
4 2 (2.08%) Cisco
4 2 (2.08%) Workday
5 1 (1.04%) Charles River
5 1 (1.04%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.04%) Citrix
5 1 (1.04%) HP
5 1 (1.04%) Infor
5 1 (1.04%) Informatica
5 1 (1.04%) NEC
5 1 (1.04%) Northgate
5 1 (1.04%) Orchard
5 1 (1.04%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.04%) Saba
5 1 (1.04%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
5 1 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.04%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.04%) Temenos
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