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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)
Rank 57 72 62
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -10
Contract jobs citing PMP 6 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.75% 0.47% 1.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.33% 2.55% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 8
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£470 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.51% +4.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £385
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -2.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £26.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+34.57% -27.70%
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
180 157 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.47% 18.36% 19.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 68 84
Average daily rate £325 £305 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £408 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 12
Average hourly rate £17.50 £32.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% +22.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.84 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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
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 2 September 2014. 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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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
Knutsford +10 4 £470 +8.67%
Warrington - - - - 1
Widnes - - - -
Chester - - - -
Crewe - - - - 1
PMP
North West

PMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 9 (69.23%) PMI Certification
1 9 (69.23%) Finance
2 7 (53.85%) Project Management
3 6 (46.15%) PMI
4 5 (38.46%) Banking
4 5 (38.46%) Supplier Management
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 4 (30.77%) MS Project
5 4 (30.77%) ITIL
5 4 (30.77%) PRINCE2
6 3 (23.08%) Windows
6 3 (23.08%) MS Office
6 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
6 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
6 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (23.08%) Change Management
6 3 (23.08%) Retail
6 3 (23.08%) TOGAF
6 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
7 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (15.38%) Change Control
7 2 (15.38%) Web Development
7 2 (15.38%) Application Packaging
7 2 (15.38%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
7 2 (15.38%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (15.38%) Release Management
7 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting

PMP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Project
2 3 (23.08%) MS Office
3 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
2 2 (15.38%) VPN
2 2 (15.38%) Firewall
2 2 (15.38%) Wireless
3 1 (7.69%) DHCP
3 1 (7.69%) DNS
3 1 (7.69%) SAN
General
1 9 (69.23%) Finance
2 5 (38.46%) Banking
3 3 (23.08%) Retail
4 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Project Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Business Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Desktop Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Security Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Information Security Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Information Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Information Security Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Security Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) PMI
2 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
1 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Project Management
2 5 (38.46%) Supplier Management
3 4 (30.77%) ITIL
3 4 (30.77%) PRINCE2
4 3 (23.08%) TOGAF
4 3 (23.08%) Change Management
5 2 (15.38%) ITSM
5 2 (15.38%) Service Management
5 2 (15.38%) Quality Management
5 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
5 2 (15.38%) Web Development
5 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
5 2 (15.38%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Release Management
5 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
5 2 (15.38%) Product Management
5 2 (15.38%) PRINCE
5 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (15.38%) Information Security
5 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) VB
1 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) PMI Certification
2 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (15.38%) CISSP
3 2 (15.38%) CISA
4 1 (7.69%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
1 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
2 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (15.38%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 2 (15.38%) SCCM
1 2 (15.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) CA
2 2 (15.38%) Symantec
3 1 (7.69%) VMware