The first table below looks at the demand for Project Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Project Management over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Management
Rank 9 14 10
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Contract jobs citing Project Management 93 78 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.55% 10.32% 10.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.95% 13.93% 16.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 36 34
Average daily rate £400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £250 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £464 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £57.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.75 £37.00 £26.28
% change year-on-year
-6.08% +40.79%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
622 560 457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 77.27% 74.07% 62.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 245 235
Average daily rate £388 £351 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.55% -1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £475 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 26 14
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +32.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £14.00 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £56.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
Project Management
North West

Project Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Project Management Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Project Management
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Project Management Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Project Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Management across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Project Management Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Project Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Project Management Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Project Management
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 Project Management within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +9 24 £425 - 1
Chester -20 16 £223 -32.31% 1
Knutsford +5 12 £450 +31.38%
Crewe - 2 - -
Widnes - 1 £400 -
Northwich - 1 £400 -
Runcorn - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 1
Daresbury - - - -
Macclesfield - - - - 2
Project Management
North West

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 88 (43.14%) Finance
2 53 (25.98%) Banking
3 50 (24.51%) Stakeholder Management
4 37 (18.14%) PRINCE2
5 28 (13.73%) MS Excel
6 22 (10.78%) Microsoft
6 22 (10.78%) Migration
7 19 (9.31%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (9.31%) MS Office
8 18 (8.82%) MS Project
8 18 (8.82%) Service Delivery
9 17 (8.33%) Change Control
10 16 (7.84%) Change Management
10 16 (7.84%) SAP
10 16 (7.84%) ITIL
10 16 (7.84%) PMI Certification
11 15 (7.35%) Agile Project Management
12 14 (6.86%) Oracle
13 13 (6.37%) .NET
13 13 (6.37%) Windows
13 13 (6.37%) SharePoint
13 13 (6.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 13 (6.37%) Risk Management
14 12 (5.88%) Scrum
14 12 (5.88%) Business Analysis
14 12 (5.88%) PMI
14 12 (5.88%) Java
14 12 (5.88%) Waterfall
15 11 (5.39%) Security Cleared
15 11 (5.39%) AIX

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 13 (6.37%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.47%) CMS
2 3 (1.47%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.47%) Lync
3 2 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (0.98%) IIS
3 2 (0.98%) Oracle Application Server
3 2 (0.98%) CICS
4 1 (0.49%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.49%) LiveLink
4 1 (0.49%) Umbraco
Applications
1 28 (13.73%) MS Excel
2 19 (9.31%) MS Office
3 18 (8.82%) MS Project
4 9 (4.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (3.92%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.49%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.49%) FrameMaker
6 1 (0.49%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 4 (1.96%) Exstream
2 2 (0.98%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.49%) CA Clarity
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.43%) LAN
2 6 (2.94%) WAN
3 5 (2.45%) DHCP
4 4 (1.96%) Internet
4 4 (1.96%) MPLS
4 4 (1.96%) NGN
4 4 (1.96%) DNS
4 4 (1.96%) SAN
5 3 (1.47%) Intranet
5 3 (1.47%) VPN
6 2 (0.98%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.98%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.98%) Network Security
6 2 (0.98%) MVNO
7 1 (0.49%) MGW
7 1 (0.49%) NAS
7 1 (0.49%) H.323
7 1 (0.49%) Firewall
7 1 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.90%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.47%) DB2
3 3 (1.47%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.47%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.98%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.98%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.98%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.98%) SAP BW
4 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.49%) SAP BI
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.49%) DTS
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (1.96%) Maven
2 2 (0.98%) JIRA
3 1 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.49%) Axure RP
General
1 88 (43.14%) Finance
2 53 (25.98%) Banking
3 11 (5.39%) Retail
4 9 (4.41%) Retail Banking
4 9 (4.41%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.43%) Financial Institution
6 5 (2.45%) Billing
6 5 (2.45%) Advertising
7 2 (0.98%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.98%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.98%) Legal
7 2 (0.98%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.49%) Automotive
8 1 (0.49%) Law
8 1 (0.49%) Back Office
8 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.49%) Local Government
8 1 (0.49%) Marketing
8 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 95 (46.57%) Project Manager
2 35 (17.16%) Analyst
3 16 (7.84%) Business Analyst
3 16 (7.84%) Senior Manager
4 15 (7.35%) Senior Project Manager
5 12 (5.88%) Programme Manager
6 11 (5.39%) Infrastructure Manager
6 11 (5.39%) Delivery Manager
7 10 (4.90%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 8 (3.92%) Developer
8 8 (3.92%) PMO Analyst
8 8 (3.92%) Designer
9 7 (3.43%) Architect
9 7 (3.43%) Service Manager
10 6 (2.94%) Services Delivery Manager
10 6 (2.94%) Technical Manager
10 6 (2.94%) IT Project Manager
11 5 (2.45%) Team Leader
11 5 (2.45%) Project Analyst
11 5 (2.45%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.37%) .NET
2 6 (2.94%) XML
3 5 (2.45%) Web Services
3 5 (2.45%) Middleware
4 4 (1.96%) WinForms
4 4 (1.96%) HTML
4 4 (1.96%) JMS
4 4 (1.96%) DOM
4 4 (1.96%) CSS
4 4 (1.96%) JSON
4 4 (1.96%) HTML5
4 4 (1.96%) REST
4 4 (1.96%) CSS3
4 4 (1.96%) Ajax
5 3 (1.47%) Java EE
5 3 (1.47%) XSLT
6 2 (0.98%) JDBC
6 2 (0.98%) JSP
6 2 (0.98%) J2EE
6 2 (0.98%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.88%) PMI
2 11 (5.39%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.45%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (1.96%) Mainframe
5 2 (0.98%) GIS
5 2 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (0.98%) Streaming Video
5 2 (0.98%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.49%) Clustering
6 1 (0.49%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.49%) CMDB
6 1 (0.49%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.49%) Open Source
6 1 (0.49%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.49%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.49%) NHS
6 1 (0.49%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.49%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 13 (6.37%) Windows
2 11 (5.39%) AIX
3 8 (3.92%) Linux
4 7 (3.43%) UNIX
5 4 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.49%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.49%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (24.51%) Stakeholder Management
2 37 (18.14%) PRINCE2
3 22 (10.78%) Migration
4 19 (9.31%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (8.82%) Service Delivery
6 17 (8.33%) Change Control
7 16 (7.84%) Change Management
7 16 (7.84%) ITIL
8 15 (7.35%) Agile Project Management
9 13 (6.37%) Risk Management
10 12 (5.88%) Scrum
10 12 (5.88%) Business Analysis
10 12 (5.88%) Waterfall
11 11 (5.39%) Supplier Management
12 10 (4.90%) Resource Management
12 10 (4.90%) Matrix Management
13 9 (4.41%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (4.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 8 (3.92%) Portfolio Management
14 8 (3.92%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.88%) Java
2 6 (2.94%) SQL
3 5 (2.45%) C#
3 5 (2.45%) VBA
4 4 (1.96%) JavaScript
4 4 (1.96%) XPath
5 2 (0.98%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.49%) Apex Code
6 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.49%) VB
6 1 (0.49%) C
6 1 (0.49%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.49%) C++
6 1 (0.49%) Python
6 1 (0.49%) XAML
6 1 (0.49%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (7.84%) PMI Certification
2 13 (6.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 11 (5.39%) Security Cleared
4 10 (4.90%) PMP
5 7 (3.43%) Degree
6 6 (2.94%) SC Cleared
7 5 (2.45%) APMP
8 3 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.47%) MCSE
9 2 (0.98%) ISEB
9 2 (0.98%) CISSP
9 2 (0.98%) MCP
9 2 (0.98%) CISA
9 2 (0.98%) GIAC
9 2 (0.98%) MCITP
10 1 (0.49%) HNC
10 1 (0.49%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.90%) QA
2 4 (1.96%) SLA
3 1 (0.49%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (2.94%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.45%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.96%) PowerHA
4 3 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.49%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (0.98%) Tivoli
1 2 (0.98%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 2 (0.98%) SCCM
1 2 (0.98%) SCVMM
1 2 (0.98%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.49%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 22 (10.78%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.84%) SAP
3 14 (6.86%) Oracle
4 7 (3.43%) HP
5 5 (2.45%) Dell
5 5 (2.45%) VMware
6 4 (1.96%) IBM
7 3 (1.47%) BMC
7 3 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.98%) Adobe
8 2 (0.98%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (0.98%) Cisco
8 2 (0.98%) Pega
9 1 (0.49%) Tableau
9 1 (0.49%) Verint
9 1 (0.49%) Minitab
9 1 (0.49%) Teradata
9 1 (0.49%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.49%) JBoss
9 1 (0.49%) Progress
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