The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Cheshire region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)
Rank 55 65 60
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -5
Contract jobs citing PMP 8 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.00% 0.26% 0.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.68% 1.28% 5.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 6
Average daily rate
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£425 £475 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £475 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £32.38 £38.98
% change year-on-year
-16.60% -16.94%
Qualifications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
171 156 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.46% 20.34% 16.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 58 65
Average daily rate £310 £320 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -6.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £428 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 21 10
Average hourly rate £16.84 £35.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.88% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.84 £16.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.50 £43.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
PMP
North West

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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 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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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
Knutsford +9 4 £470 -1.05%
Chester - 1 - -
Crewe - - - - 1
Warrington - - - -
Widnes - - - -
PMP
North West

PMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 5 (38.46%) PMI
3 5 (38.46%) Banking
3 5 (38.46%) Supplier Management
4 3 (23.08%) TOGAF
4 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
4 3 (23.08%) MS Project
4 3 (23.08%) ITIL
4 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
4 3 (23.08%) Windows
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (23.08%) Change Management
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (15.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (15.38%) Product Management
5 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (15.38%) Change Control
5 2 (15.38%) Firewall
5 2 (15.38%) Symantec
5 2 (15.38%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (15.38%) CA
5 2 (15.38%) MS Office
5 2 (15.38%) VB
5 2 (15.38%) VPN
5 2 (15.38%) SLA
5 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking

PMP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 3 (23.08%) MS Project
2 2 (15.38%) MS Office
3 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
2 2 (15.38%) Firewall
2 2 (15.38%) VPN
2 2 (15.38%) Wireless
3 1 (7.69%) SAN
3 1 (7.69%) DNS
3 1 (7.69%) DHCP
General
1 9 (69.23%) Finance
2 5 (38.46%) Banking
3 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
3 2 (15.38%) Retail
4 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Project Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Business Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Desktop Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Information Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Information Security Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Security Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Security Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Information Security Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Salesforce.com Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Salesforce.com Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Salesforce.com Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Application Packaging
2 1 (7.69%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) PMI
2 1 (7.69%) 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 3 (23.08%) TOGAF
3 3 (23.08%) ITIL
3 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
3 3 (23.08%) Change Management
4 2 (15.38%) Product Management
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (15.38%) Change Control
4 2 (15.38%) PRINCE
4 2 (15.38%) Web Development
4 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
4 2 (15.38%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) Release Management
4 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
4 2 (15.38%) Quality Management
4 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
4 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.69%) Information Security
5 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) VB
1 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.69%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) PMI Certification
2 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (7.69%) CAPM
3 1 (7.69%) CISSP
3 1 (7.69%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
2 1 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
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%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (15.38%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (15.38%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 2 (15.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Symantec
2 2 (15.38%) CA
3 1 (7.69%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Salesforce.com