The table below looks at the statistics for the Project Manager role 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 Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Manager
Rank 21 15 7
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 60 75 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.29% 8.19% 12.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.00% 9.16% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 41 51
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£431 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £308 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £45.00 £44.90 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.22% +30.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £38.15 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+8.12% +17.38%
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
750 819 797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 91.13% 89.41% 93.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 380 438
Average daily rate £380 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £520 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 69 29
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.63% +125.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £44.92 £58.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

Project Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Project Manager in the job title across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 24 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Manager within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
Warrington 0 14 £390 -23.52% 5
Chester +7 10 £430 +14.66% 2
Knutsford -5 6 £450 +18.42% 1
Macclesfield -2 4 £438 +2.94%
Crewe - 1 - -
Wilmslow - 1 - -
Widnes - - - -
Ellesmere Port - - - -
Runcorn - - - - 1
Project Manager
North West

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Project Manager in their job title 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 with Project Manager in their job title.

1 66 (48.89%) Finance
2 62 (45.93%) Project Management
3 37 (27.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 33 (24.44%) Banking
5 32 (23.70%) PRINCE2
6 17 (12.59%) ITIL
7 15 (11.11%) Retail
8 14 (10.37%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (10.37%) Migration
9 13 (9.63%) Change Management
10 12 (8.89%) MS Project
11 11 (8.15%) Supplier Management
12 10 (7.41%) Project Planning
12 10 (7.41%) SAP
12 10 (7.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 9 (6.67%) ERP
14 8 (5.93%) PMI
14 8 (5.93%) PMP
14 8 (5.93%) Legal
14 8 (5.93%) Local Government
14 8 (5.93%) Time Management
15 7 (5.19%) Matrix Management
15 7 (5.19%) SAP EWM
15 7 (5.19%) Retail Banking
15 7 (5.19%) Manufacturing
15 7 (5.19%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (4.44%) PMI Certification
16 6 (4.44%) Microsoft
16 6 (4.44%) LAN
17 5 (3.70%) Waterfall

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Project Manager in their job title 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 with Project Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.96%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (8.89%) MS Project
2 5 (3.70%) MS Office
3 4 (2.96%) MS Excel
4 2 (1.48%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (5.19%) SAP EWM
2 5 (3.70%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.74%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.44%) LAN
2 5 (3.70%) WAN
3 1 (0.74%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.74%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.74%) SAP BW
2 1 (0.74%) DB2
2 1 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
General
1 66 (48.89%) Finance
2 33 (24.44%) Banking
3 15 (11.11%) Retail
4 8 (5.93%) Local Government
4 8 (5.93%) Legal
5 7 (5.19%) Manufacturing
5 7 (5.19%) Pharmaceutical
5 7 (5.19%) Retail Banking
6 4 (2.96%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.74%) Billing
7 1 (0.74%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.48%) Middleware
2 1 (0.74%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.93%) PMI
2 5 (3.70%) Mainframe
2 5 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.22%) Reference Data
3 3 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.48%) CMDB
4 2 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.48%) IVR
4 2 (1.48%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (0.74%) Online Banking
5 1 (0.74%) Life Science
5 1 (0.74%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.74%) Open Source
5 1 (0.74%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.22%) Linux
2 2 (1.48%) Windows 7
2 2 (1.48%) UNIX
2 2 (1.48%) Windows
3 1 (0.74%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (45.93%) Project Management
2 37 (27.41%) Stakeholder Management
3 32 (23.70%) PRINCE2
4 17 (12.59%) ITIL
5 14 (10.37%) Migration
5 14 (10.37%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (9.63%) Change Management
7 11 (8.15%) Supplier Management
8 10 (7.41%) Project Planning
8 10 (7.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 9 (6.67%) ERP
10 8 (5.93%) Time Management
11 7 (5.19%) Matrix Management
12 5 (3.70%) Information Security
12 5 (3.70%) E-Commerce
12 5 (3.70%) Risk Management
12 5 (3.70%) Business Analysis
12 5 (3.70%) Waterfall
12 5 (3.70%) Cyber Security
13 4 (2.96%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.96%) C
2 2 (1.48%) Java
3 1 (0.74%) PHP
3 1 (0.74%) SQL
3 1 (0.74%) VB
3 1 (0.74%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (5.93%) PMP
2 6 (4.44%) PMI Certification
3 5 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 5 (3.70%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.22%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.48%) CISSP
5 2 (1.48%) CISA
5 2 (1.48%) APMP
5 2 (1.48%) Degree
6 1 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.74%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.74%) CAPM
6 1 (0.74%) ISEB
6 1 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.96%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.22%) QA
3 2 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.74%) SLA
4 1 (0.74%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 1 (0.74%) Tivoli
1 1 (0.74%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (7.41%) SAP
2 6 (4.44%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.70%) JDA
3 5 (3.70%) RedPrairie
4 3 (2.22%) Oracle
5 1 (0.74%) Cisco
5 1 (0.74%) IBM
5 1 (0.74%) Remedy
5 1 (0.74%) Primavera
5 1 (0.74%) Ab Initio
5 1 (0.74%) HP
5 1 (0.74%) Ariba
5 1 (0.74%) Hyperion
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