The table below looks at the statistics for PMP in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PMP over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)
Rank 70 66 62
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs citing PMP 10 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.01% 0.97% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.41% 4.60% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 3
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£350 £245 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -18.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.38 £44.00
% change year-on-year
- -26.42%
PMP
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Qualifications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
156 174 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.73% 21.12% 23.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 87 49
Average daily rate £420 £385 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +11.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £181 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £579 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 12 14
Average hourly rate £16.84 £22.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.15% -43.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.20 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.13
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.64%

PMP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PMP across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

PMP Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

PMP
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

PMP Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

PMP
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PMP across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

PMP Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

PMP
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PMP within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +2 3 £413 - 1
Warrington -2 3 £500 -
Macclesfield - 1 £225 -
PMP
North West

PMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing PMP 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 PMP.

1 23 (95.83%) PMI Certification
2 20 (83.33%) PRINCE2
3 15 (62.50%) Project Management
4 14 (58.33%) Finance
5 7 (29.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 7 (29.17%) Migration
5 7 (29.17%) Banking
6 6 (25.00%) Degree
7 5 (20.83%) Information Security
7 5 (20.83%) Blue Coat
7 5 (20.83%) McAfee
7 5 (20.83%) Programme Management
7 5 (20.83%) Cisco
7 5 (20.83%) Change Management
7 5 (20.83%) Firewall
7 5 (20.83%) Juniper
7 5 (20.83%) Nokia
7 5 (20.83%) CheckPoint
7 5 (20.83%) TippingPoint
7 5 (20.83%) F5
7 5 (20.83%) ArcSight
7 5 (20.83%) Cyber-Ark
7 5 (20.83%) Business Development
8 4 (16.67%) Mentoring
8 4 (16.67%) Coaching
8 4 (16.67%) ITIL
8 4 (16.67%) Risk Management
9 3 (12.50%) Retail
9 3 (12.50%) Retail Banking
9 3 (12.50%) PRINCE

PMP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing PMP 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 PMP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Project
1 2 (8.33%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) Firewall
2 1 (4.17%) ATM
2 1 (4.17%) DHCP
2 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.17%) DNS
2 1 (4.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) DTS
General
1 14 (58.33%) Finance
2 7 (29.17%) Banking
3 3 (12.50%) Retail
3 3 (12.50%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Project Manager
2 7 (29.17%) Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) PMO Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Implementation Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Business Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Security Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Information Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Information Security Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Security Project Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Information Security Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Financial Services Business Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Payments Business Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) PMO Lead
6 1 (4.17%) Financial Business Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Business Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Banking Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Deployment Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Junior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (4.17%) Handset
2 1 (4.17%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
1 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (83.33%) PRINCE2
2 15 (62.50%) Project Management
3 7 (29.17%) Migration
4 5 (20.83%) Information Security
4 5 (20.83%) Programme Management
4 5 (20.83%) Change Management
4 5 (20.83%) Business Development
5 4 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 4 (16.67%) Coaching
5 4 (16.67%) ITIL
5 4 (16.67%) Risk Management
6 3 (12.50%) PRINCE
7 2 (8.33%) Supplier Management
7 2 (8.33%) Business Analysis
8 1 (4.17%) Matrix Management
8 1 (4.17%) Test Management
8 1 (4.17%) Time Management
8 1 (4.17%) Business Transformation
8 1 (4.17%) Technical Analysis
8 1 (4.17%) Resource Management
Qualifications
1 23 (95.83%) PMI Certification
2 7 (29.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 6 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
4 1 (4.17%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
1 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Blue Coat
1 5 (20.83%) McAfee
1 5 (20.83%) Cisco
1 5 (20.83%) Juniper
1 5 (20.83%) Nokia
1 5 (20.83%) CheckPoint
1 5 (20.83%) TippingPoint
1 5 (20.83%) F5
1 5 (20.83%) ArcSight
1 5 (20.83%) Cyber-Ark
2 1 (4.17%) VMware