Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Project Leader was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 July 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
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 712 795 716
Rank change year-on-year +83 -79 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Project Leader 128 115 174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.10% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.11% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 83 92
UK median daily rate £450 £500 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +21.21% +3.13%
10th Percentile £275 £266 £250
90th Percentile £655 £698 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £422 £379
% change year-on-year -12.22% +11.36% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £160.00 £22.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -78.13% +615.88% -32.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £160.00 £22.35
% change year-on-year -84.38% +615.88% -32.27%

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 90227 104434 107865
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.01% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 58501 67966 66791
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £233
90th Percentile £619 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2891 3103 4169
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.44 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76% +1.49%

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 25 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Leader over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Project Leader in the UK

Project Leader
Top 15 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 25 July 2017. 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 +89 120 £475 -4.28% 15
UK excluding London +57 64 £370 -12.22% 9
London +36 62 £500 -9.09% 6
South East +34 21 £425 +29.87% 2
North of England +70 16 £500 +25.55% 4
North West +45 11 £500 +88.68% 4
East of England -16 10 £300 -45.45% 2
Midlands +24 8 £431 +1.47% 1
West Midlands +33 7 £450 - 1
Scotland +45 6 £310 -28.07%
Yorkshire +19 4 £325 -22.89%
South West +6 2 £350 -23.29%
North East +51 1 £300 -32.39%
East Midlands -7 1 £375 -6.25%
Northern Ireland - 1 £350 -

Project Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 53 (41.41%) Project Management
2 45 (35.16%) Finance
3 19 (14.84%) Microsoft
4 18 (14.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (12.50%) Programme Management
5 16 (12.50%) Banking
6 15 (11.72%) SAP
7 14 (10.94%) Risk Management
8 12 (9.38%) Migration
8 12 (9.38%) PMI Certification
9 11 (8.59%) PRINCE2
9 11 (8.59%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (7.81%) Windows
10 10 (7.81%) PMI
11 9 (7.03%) CRM
11 9 (7.03%) Telecoms
11 9 (7.03%) Change Management
12 8 (6.25%) SharePoint
12 8 (6.25%) Microsoft Project
12 8 (6.25%) WAN
12 8 (6.25%) Retail
12 8 (6.25%) Project Planning
12 8 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 7 (5.47%) Test Strategy
13 7 (5.47%) SAP HANA
13 7 (5.47%) SQL Server
13 7 (5.47%) Microsoft Excel
13 7 (5.47%) ETL
13 7 (5.47%) LAN
14 6 (4.69%) E-Commerce

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 8 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.13%) IIS
3 3 (2.34%) CMS
3 3 (2.34%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.78%) LiveLink
4 1 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.78%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (6.25%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (5.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (4.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (3.91%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.13%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (1.56%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.78%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.78%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.78%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.78%) SAP GTS
3 1 (0.78%) SAP LE
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.91%) Office 365
2 2 (1.56%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.25%) WAN
2 7 (5.47%) LAN
3 6 (4.69%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (3.91%) DHCP
4 5 (3.91%) DNS
4 5 (3.91%) Firewall
4 5 (3.91%) Internet
5 4 (3.13%) VLAN
6 2 (1.56%) DWDM
6 2 (1.56%) SDH
6 2 (1.56%) Skype
6 2 (1.56%) SONET
6 2 (1.56%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (0.78%) BGP
7 1 (0.78%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.78%) EIGRP
7 1 (0.78%) Intranet
7 1 (0.78%) OSPF
7 1 (0.78%) VoIP
7 1 (0.78%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.47%) SAP HANA
1 7 (5.47%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.13%) MS Access
2 4 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.34%) DTS
3 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.56%) Electronic Patient Records
4 2 (1.56%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (1.56%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.78%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.78%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.78%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.78%) PowerCenter
5 1 (0.78%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (3.13%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.56%) LSMW
General
1 45 (35.16%) Finance
2 16 (12.50%) Banking
3 9 (7.03%) Telecoms
4 8 (6.25%) Retail
5 5 (3.91%) Back Office
5 5 (3.91%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.91%) Legal
6 3 (2.34%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.34%) Marketing
7 1 (0.78%) Advertising
7 1 (0.78%) Automotive
7 1 (0.78%) Billing
7 1 (0.78%) Electronics
7 1 (0.78%) Local Government
7 1 (0.78%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.78%) Military
7 1 (0.78%) Portuguese Language
7 1 (0.78%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.78%) Thai Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.91%) .NET
1 5 (3.91%) HTML
1 5 (3.91%) J2EE
1 5 (3.91%) Java EE
1 5 (3.91%) Spring
1 5 (3.91%) Struts
2 4 (3.13%) .NET Framework
2 4 (3.13%) jQuery
2 4 (3.13%) XML
3 2 (1.56%) SAP Fiori
4 1 (0.78%) EDI
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.81%) PMI
2 6 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.69%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.69%) FMCG
3 5 (3.91%) Equities
4 4 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.13%) User Experience
5 2 (1.56%) EPoS
5 2 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.56%) NHS
6 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.78%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.81%) Windows
2 5 (3.91%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.56%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (41.41%) Project Management
2 18 (14.06%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (12.50%) Programme Management
4 14 (10.94%) Risk Management
5 12 (9.38%) Migration
6 11 (8.59%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (8.59%) PRINCE2
7 9 (7.03%) Change Management
7 9 (7.03%) CRM
8 8 (6.25%) Project Planning
8 8 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 7 (5.47%) ETL
9 7 (5.47%) Test Strategy
10 6 (4.69%) Data Modelling
10 6 (4.69%) E-Commerce
10 6 (4.69%) Matrix Organization
11 5 (3.91%) ERP
11 5 (3.91%) ITIL
11 5 (3.91%) MVC
11 5 (3.91%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.69%) Java
1 6 (4.69%) SQL
2 5 (3.91%) C#
3 4 (3.13%) Delphi
3 4 (3.13%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.56%) PHP
5 1 (0.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (9.38%) PMI Certification
2 5 (3.91%) Degree
3 4 (3.13%) PMP
3 4 (3.13%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (2.34%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.78%) CCNA
5 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.78%) MCITP
5 1 (0.78%) MCSE
5 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.78%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.91%) PMO
2 1 (0.78%) Basel III
2 1 (0.78%) COREP
2 1 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.78%) FINREP
2 1 (0.78%) MiFID
2 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.34%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.78%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (2.34%) SCCM
2 2 (1.56%) MOM
2 2 (1.56%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (14.84%) Microsoft
2 15 (11.72%) SAP
3 4 (3.13%) Oracle
4 2 (1.56%) Cisco
4 2 (1.56%) Citrix
4 2 (1.56%) Workday
5 1 (0.78%) Cerner
5 1 (0.78%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.78%) HP
5 1 (0.78%) Informatica
5 1 (0.78%) JD Edwards
5 1 (0.78%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
5 1 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.78%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.78%) VMware
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