The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 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 Job Titles advertised 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Manager
Rank 14 9 7
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 66 92 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.23% 11.98% 13.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.79% 13.09% 14.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 38 67
Average daily rate
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£438 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £483 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £401
% change year-on-year
- -0.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 5
Average hourly rate £43.75 £42.50 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £28.02 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £48.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £29.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -17.14%
Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
751 703 784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.64% 91.54% 93.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 292 433
Average daily rate £375 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 48 45
Average hourly rate £15.00 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.46% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.16 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Project Manager
North West

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 31 July 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 31 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
Chester -2 14 £500 +33.33% 3
Warrington -9 13 £488 - 1
Macclesfield -1 4 £525 +23.52% 3
Crewe - 1 - -
Widnes - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Project Manager
North West

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 86 (46.74%) Finance
2 78 (42.39%) Project Management
3 54 (29.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 41 (22.28%) PRINCE2
5 31 (16.85%) Banking
6 29 (15.76%) Migration
7 23 (12.50%) Change Management
8 22 (11.96%) ITIL
9 19 (10.33%) Project Planning
10 17 (9.24%) MS Project
11 16 (8.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 14 (7.61%) Retail
12 14 (7.61%) Security Cleared
12 14 (7.61%) Matrix Management
13 13 (7.07%) Local Government
13 13 (7.07%) SAP
13 13 (7.07%) Windows
14 12 (6.52%) Change Control
15 11 (5.98%) SC Cleared
16 10 (5.43%) Microsoft
17 9 (4.89%) PMI
17 9 (4.89%) ERP
17 9 (4.89%) Agile Software Development
17 9 (4.89%) Windows 7
17 9 (4.89%) Performance Management
17 9 (4.89%) Data Migration
17 9 (4.89%) Resource Management
18 8 (4.35%) Supplier Management
18 8 (4.35%) LAN
18 8 (4.35%) MS Excel

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 5 (2.72%) Lync
2 2 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (1.09%) IIS
2 2 (1.09%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.09%) CMS
3 1 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 17 (9.24%) MS Project
2 8 (4.35%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.26%) MS Office
4 4 (2.17%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.80%) SAP EWM
2 5 (2.72%) SAP ERP
3 4 (2.17%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.35%) LAN
2 7 (3.80%) WAN
3 2 (1.09%) DHCP
3 2 (1.09%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.09%) VPN
3 2 (1.09%) DNS
3 2 (1.09%) MPLS
3 2 (1.09%) H.323
3 2 (1.09%) NGN
3 2 (1.09%) PSTN
3 2 (1.09%) VoIP
3 2 (1.09%) MGW
4 1 (0.54%) ATM
4 1 (0.54%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.54%) SAP BW
2 1 (0.54%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.54%) Apache Hive
2 1 (0.54%) Big Data
2 1 (0.54%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.54%) DB2
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (1.63%) MSI
General
1 86 (46.74%) Finance
2 31 (16.85%) Banking
3 14 (7.61%) Retail
4 13 (7.07%) Local Government
5 7 (3.80%) Retail Banking
5 7 (3.80%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.72%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (2.17%) Advertising
7 4 (2.17%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.63%) Legal
9 2 (1.09%) Billing
10 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.72%) .NET
2 3 (1.63%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.54%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.89%) PMI
2 6 (3.26%) Mainframe
2 6 (3.26%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.09%) IVR
4 2 (1.09%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (0.54%) Life Science
5 1 (0.54%) CMDB
5 1 (0.54%) FMCG
5 1 (0.54%) GIS
5 1 (0.54%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.54%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 13 (7.07%) Windows
2 9 (4.89%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.09%) Linux
3 2 (1.09%) UNIX
4 1 (0.54%) VMS
4 1 (0.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (42.39%) Project Management
2 54 (29.35%) Stakeholder Management
3 41 (22.28%) PRINCE2
4 29 (15.76%) Migration
5 23 (12.50%) Change Management
6 22 (11.96%) ITIL
7 19 (10.33%) Project Planning
8 16 (8.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 14 (7.61%) Matrix Management
10 12 (6.52%) Change Control
11 9 (4.89%) Resource Management
11 9 (4.89%) Performance Management
11 9 (4.89%) Data Migration
11 9 (4.89%) ERP
11 9 (4.89%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (4.35%) Supplier Management
13 7 (3.80%) Service Delivery
13 7 (3.80%) Web Development
14 5 (2.72%) Business Analysis
14 5 (2.72%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.17%) Java
2 1 (0.54%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (7.61%) Security Cleared
2 11 (5.98%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 6 (3.26%) PMP
4 6 (3.26%) PMI Certification
4 6 (3.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 5 (2.72%) APMP
6 2 (1.09%) Degree
7 1 (0.54%) ISEB
7 1 (0.54%) CISSP
7 1 (0.54%) CISA
7 1 (0.54%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.54%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.63%) QA
2 2 (1.09%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.09%) SLA
3 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.63%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (1.63%) XenApp
2 2 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.09%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.09%) VMware ESX
2 2 (1.09%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (1.63%) SCCM
2 1 (0.54%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 13 (7.07%) SAP
2 10 (5.43%) Microsoft
3 5 (2.72%) JDA
3 5 (2.72%) Oracle
3 5 (2.72%) RedPrairie
4 3 (1.63%) AppSense
4 3 (1.63%) Citrix
5 2 (1.09%) Avaya
5 2 (1.09%) Ariba
5 2 (1.09%) Cisco
5 2 (1.09%) Verint
5 2 (1.09%) VMware
6 1 (0.54%) IBM
6 1 (0.54%) Remedy
6 1 (0.54%) Primavera
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