The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cheshire region that had Project Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Manager
Rank 23 16 11
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 69 85 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.82% 8.76% 11.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.30% 9.25% 11.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 61 40
Median daily rate £425 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £345 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £500 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +11.42%
Project Manager
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
831 919 749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.22% 94.74% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 602 559 405
Median daily rate £420 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 45 44
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.16 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.17% +1.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £33.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Project Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cheshire region that featured Project Manager in the job title.

Project Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Project Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Project Manager Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Project Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Manager across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016.

Project Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Project Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Project Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Project Manager
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Manager within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +6 22 £450 +34.32% 2
Chester -9 14 £401 -5.76%
Knutsford -2 7 £375 -6.25%
Macclesfield -5 5 £450 +2.85%
Northwich -2 2 - - 1
Runcorn - 2 £425 -
Crewe +9 1 £300 -14.28%
Alderley Edge +2 1 £510 +20.00%
Daresbury - 1 £425 -
Project Manager
North West

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, Project Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 57 (42.54%) Project Management
2 53 (39.55%) Finance
3 39 (29.10%) Stakeholder Management
4 28 (20.90%) PRINCE2
5 24 (17.91%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (17.91%) Migration
6 17 (12.69%) Banking
7 15 (11.19%) Pharmaceutical
7 15 (11.19%) Microsoft
8 14 (10.45%) Data Centre
9 13 (9.70%) PMI Certification
9 13 (9.70%) MS Excel
9 13 (9.70%) Change Management
9 13 (9.70%) Supplier Management
9 13 (9.70%) Security Cleared
10 12 (8.96%) Windows
11 11 (8.21%) MS Project
12 10 (7.46%) PMP
12 10 (7.46%) Programme Management
12 10 (7.46%) SC Cleared
13 9 (6.72%) MS PowerPoint
13 9 (6.72%) SIEM
13 9 (6.72%) Unix
14 8 (5.97%) MS Office
14 8 (5.97%) Active Directory
14 8 (5.97%) BT
14 8 (5.97%) Project Governance
14 8 (5.97%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 8 (5.97%) Office 365
15 7 (5.22%) Coaching

Project Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.24%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (1.49%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.75%) Apache
3 1 (0.75%) CMS
3 1 (0.75%) IIS
3 1 (0.75%) SAS
3 1 (0.75%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (9.70%) MS Excel
2 11 (8.21%) MS Project
3 9 (6.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (5.97%) MS Office
5 3 (2.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.73%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.97%) Office 365
2 7 (5.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.24%) SaaS
4 1 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.73%) Firewall
2 3 (2.24%) 2G
2 3 (2.24%) 3G
2 3 (2.24%) 4G
2 3 (2.24%) GSM
2 3 (2.24%) LAN
2 3 (2.24%) LTE
2 3 (2.24%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (2.24%) UMTS
2 3 (2.24%) VoIP
2 3 (2.24%) WAN
3 2 (1.49%) CTI
3 2 (1.49%) DHCP
3 2 (1.49%) H.323
3 2 (1.49%) Network Security
4 1 (0.75%) MPLS
4 1 (0.75%) NAS
4 1 (0.75%) SAN
4 1 (0.75%) Skype
4 1 (0.75%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.24%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.49%) DB2
2 2 (1.49%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.75%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (0.75%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 3 (2.24%) Octopus Deploy
1 3 (2.24%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.75%) MSI
General
1 53 (39.55%) Finance
2 17 (12.69%) Banking
3 15 (11.19%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (4.48%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.99%) Local Government
6 3 (2.24%) Legal
6 3 (2.24%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.24%) Marketing
6 3 (2.24%) Retail
7 1 (0.75%) Billing
7 1 (0.75%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.75%) German Language
7 1 (0.75%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.49%) Middleware
2 1 (0.75%) Web Services
2 1 (0.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.45%) Data Centre
2 4 (2.99%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.24%) Fat Client
3 3 (2.24%) Mainframe
3 3 (2.24%) Performance Metrics
3 3 (2.24%) PKI
3 3 (2.24%) PMI
3 3 (2.24%) Thin Client
3 3 (2.24%) Visualisation
4 2 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.49%) Credit Risk
4 2 (1.49%) IVR
4 2 (1.49%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.75%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.75%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.75%) NHS
5 1 (0.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.96%) Windows
2 9 (6.72%) Unix
3 7 (5.22%) AIX
4 6 (4.48%) Linux
4 6 (4.48%) Windows 10
5 4 (2.99%) Android
6 3 (2.24%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.49%) Solaris
8 1 (0.75%) CentOS
8 1 (0.75%) HPUX
8 1 (0.75%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.75%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (42.54%) Project Management
2 39 (29.10%) Stakeholder Management
3 28 (20.90%) PRINCE2
4 24 (17.91%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (17.91%) Migration
5 13 (9.70%) Change Management
5 13 (9.70%) Supplier Management
6 10 (7.46%) Programme Management
7 9 (6.72%) SIEM
8 8 (5.97%) Project Governance
8 8 (5.97%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 7 (5.22%) Budgeting and Forecasting
9 7 (5.22%) Coaching
9 7 (5.22%) Line Management
9 7 (5.22%) People Management
9 7 (5.22%) Risk Management
10 6 (4.48%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (4.48%) Contingency Planning
10 6 (4.48%) Data Migration
10 6 (4.48%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.73%) C
2 3 (2.24%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.24%) SQL
3 2 (1.49%) Java
4 1 (0.75%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (9.70%) PMI Certification
1 13 (9.70%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.46%) PMP
2 10 (7.46%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 5 (3.73%) Degree
4 5 (3.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.49%) QA
2 1 (0.75%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.75%) Solvency II
System Software
1 8 (5.97%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.75%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.24%) Puppet
1 3 (2.24%) SCCM
1 3 (2.24%) SCOrch
2 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.75%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.75%) vRealize
Vendors
1 15 (11.19%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.97%) BT
3 7 (5.22%) ArcSight
3 7 (5.22%) Oracle
4 6 (4.48%) Citrix
4 6 (4.48%) Hyperion
5 5 (3.73%) Openreach
6 4 (2.99%) Cisco
6 4 (2.99%) HP
7 3 (2.24%) Ericsson
7 3 (2.24%) Huawei
7 3 (2.24%) Nokia
7 3 (2.24%) Nokia Networks
8 2 (1.49%) Adobe
8 2 (1.49%) Avaya
8 2 (1.49%) EMC
8 2 (1.49%) Genesys
8 2 (1.49%) IBM
8 2 (1.49%) Sourcefire
8 2 (1.49%) Tripwire