The table below looks at the statistics for Project Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Project Management over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Management
Rank 24 13 17
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +4
Contract jobs citing Project Management 8 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 5.16% 5.00% 4.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.40% 7.32% 6.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
Average daily rate
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£500 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £380 £380
% change year-on-year
+2.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £29.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-1.72% -10.76%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheltenham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
125 41 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 80.65% 68.33% 63.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 21 26
Average daily rate £450 £438 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +29.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £299 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 16
Average hourly rate £36.00 £30.01 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.98% -16.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £24.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £33.10 £39.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Project Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Project Management across the Cheltenham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Project Management Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Project Management
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Project Management across the Cheltenham region.

Project Management Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Project Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Project Management Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Project Management also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Project Management.

1 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
2 8 (47.06%) DV Cleared
3 7 (41.18%) PRINCE2
4 6 (35.29%) Windows
5 5 (29.41%) MS Project
5 5 (29.41%) MS Visio
5 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
6 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (17.65%) HP
7 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
7 3 (17.65%) MS Office
7 3 (17.65%) Primavera
7 3 (17.65%) Validation
7 3 (17.65%) Project Planning
7 3 (17.65%) Cisco
7 3 (17.65%) MS Project Server
7 3 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (11.76%) Rational Functional Tester
8 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
8 2 (11.76%) Coaching
8 2 (11.76%) Test Management
8 2 (11.76%) Degree
8 2 (11.76%) Service Management
8 2 (11.76%) Firewall
8 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
8 2 (11.76%) Finance
8 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Project Management also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Project Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (17.65%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Project
1 5 (29.41%) MS Visio
2 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 3 (17.65%) MS Office
3 2 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (5.88%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (11.76%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) EIGRP
2 1 (5.88%) TACACS
2 1 (5.88%) DMZ
2 1 (5.88%) MPLS
2 1 (5.88%) BGP
2 1 (5.88%) LAN
2 1 (5.88%) VPN
2 1 (5.88%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Rational Functional Tester
1 2 (11.76%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.88%) Rational Rose
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Project Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Architect
2 2 (11.76%) Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Test Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Network Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Service Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
3 1 (5.88%) Test Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) Economics
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (11.76%) Linux
4 1 (5.88%) UNIX
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) PRINCE2
2 3 (17.65%) Validation
2 3 (17.65%) Project Planning
3 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
3 2 (11.76%) Coaching
3 2 (11.76%) Test Management
3 2 (11.76%) Service Management
3 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
3 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.88%) PRINCE
4 1 (5.88%) UML
4 1 (5.88%) OO
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL
4 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) Change Management
4 1 (5.88%) Business Development
4 1 (5.88%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C
1 1 (5.88%) Java
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
2 8 (47.06%) DV Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) Degree
3 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
3 2 (11.76%) ISEB
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (11.76%) PMP
3 2 (11.76%) PMI Certification
4 1 (5.88%) CCNP
4 1 (5.88%) CCNA
4 1 (5.88%) CCSA
4 1 (5.88%) CCSE
4 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) HP
2 3 (17.65%) Primavera
2 3 (17.65%) Cisco
3 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.88%) webMethods
4 1 (5.88%) Nokia
4 1 (5.88%) Juniper
4 1 (5.88%) Informatica