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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Manager
Rank 28 12 12
Rank change year-on-year
-16 0
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 53 80 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.53% 10.43% 9.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.07% 11.07% 10.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 55 44
Average daily rate £425 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £336 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £415 £401
% change year-on-year
+1.20% +3.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 5
Average hourly rate £21.60 £41.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.31% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.32 £27.50 £43.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.88 £45.00 £51.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%
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
873 723 817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 91.03% 94.26% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 422 407
Average daily rate £400 £388 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +11.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £275 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 52 71
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £22.55
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% -17.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £41.50 £42.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Manager within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Chester -1 17 £450 +5.88% 1
Warrington -25 9 £475 +2.70% 1
Knutsford +3 8 £430 - 1
Macclesfield -8 2 £500 +25.00% 3
Alderley Edge - 2 - -
Sandbach - 1 £420 -
Project Manager
North West

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 59 (42.45%) Project Management
1 59 (42.45%) Finance
2 44 (31.65%) Stakeholder Management
3 38 (27.34%) Banking
4 26 (18.71%) PRINCE2
5 25 (17.99%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (13.67%) Migration
7 17 (12.23%) Change Management
8 16 (11.51%) Service Management
9 15 (10.79%) ITIL
10 13 (9.35%) Project Governance
10 13 (9.35%) ServiceNow
11 12 (8.63%) Data Centre
11 12 (8.63%) BT
12 11 (7.91%) Local Government
12 11 (7.91%) Network Management
13 10 (7.19%) Risk Management
14 9 (6.47%) Pharmaceutical
14 9 (6.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 9 (6.47%) Security Cleared
14 9 (6.47%) Performance Management
15 8 (5.76%) Project Planning
15 8 (5.76%) Translating Business Requirements
15 8 (5.76%) Manufacturing
16 7 (5.04%) PMI Certification
16 7 (5.04%) Oracle
16 7 (5.04%) Application Performance Management
16 7 (5.04%) QA
16 7 (5.04%) SC Cleared
17 6 (4.32%) Business Analysis

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (1.44%) JBoss
1 2 (1.44%) MS Exchange
1 2 (1.44%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.72%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.44%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.44%) MS Office
1 2 (1.44%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.72%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.44%) Office 365
1 2 (1.44%) SaaS
2 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.88%) Internet
2 2 (1.44%) Firewall
2 2 (1.44%) NetScreen
3 1 (0.72%) LAN
3 1 (0.72%) VLAN
3 1 (0.72%) VoIP
3 1 (0.72%) WAN
3 1 (0.72%) Wireless
3 1 (0.72%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (1.44%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 2 (1.44%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.72%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (1.44%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.72%) MSI
General
1 59 (42.45%) Finance
2 38 (27.34%) Banking
3 11 (7.91%) Local Government
4 9 (6.47%) Pharmaceutical
5 8 (5.76%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.16%) Retail
7 2 (1.44%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.72%) Billing
8 1 (0.72%) German Language
8 1 (0.72%) Legal
8 1 (0.72%) Marketing
8 1 (0.72%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.63%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.16%) PMI
3 2 (1.44%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.44%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (0.72%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.72%) FMCG
4 1 (0.72%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.72%) NHS
4 1 (0.72%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.32%) Windows
2 5 (3.60%) Unix
3 2 (1.44%) AIX
3 2 (1.44%) Android
3 2 (1.44%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.44%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.44%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.72%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (42.45%) Project Management
2 44 (31.65%) Stakeholder Management
3 26 (18.71%) PRINCE2
4 25 (17.99%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (13.67%) Migration
6 17 (12.23%) Change Management
7 16 (11.51%) Service Management
8 15 (10.79%) ITIL
9 13 (9.35%) Project Governance
10 11 (7.91%) Network Management
11 10 (7.19%) Risk Management
12 9 (6.47%) Performance Management
13 8 (5.76%) Project Planning
13 8 (5.76%) Translating Business Requirements
14 7 (5.04%) Application Performance Management
15 6 (4.32%) Business Analysis
16 5 (3.60%) Release Management
17 4 (2.88%) Agile Project Management
17 4 (2.88%) Business Intelligence
18 3 (2.16%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.44%) C
1 2 (1.44%) SQL
2 1 (0.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (6.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 9 (6.47%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.04%) PMI Certification
2 7 (5.04%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.88%) PMP
4 3 (2.16%) Degree
5 2 (1.44%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.72%) APMP
6 1 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.72%) ECDL
6 1 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.04%) QA
2 4 (2.88%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.72%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.72%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (0.72%) SCCM
1 1 (0.72%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 13 (9.35%) ServiceNow
2 12 (8.63%) BT
3 7 (5.04%) Oracle
4 5 (3.60%) Citrix
5 3 (2.16%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.16%) VMware
6 2 (1.44%) Ab Initio
6 2 (1.44%) F5
6 2 (1.44%) Juniper
6 2 (1.44%) SAP
6 2 (1.44%) Tableau
6 2 (1.44%) Talend
6 2 (1.44%) Vertica
7 1 (0.72%) AppSense
7 1 (0.72%) Cisco
7 1 (0.72%) HP
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