The table below looks at the statistics for Project Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Project Management over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Management
Rank 14 9 4
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs citing Project Management 8 27 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 6.02% 12.68% 22.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.16% 15.79% 28.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 18
Average daily rate
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£298 £348 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.38% +6.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £225 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £385 £379
% change year-on-year
+2.46% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
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Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
98 171 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 73.68% 80.28% 77.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 50 54
Average daily rate £320 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 23 6
Average hourly rate £31.56 £31.56 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £29.60 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Project Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Project Management Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Project Management
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Project Management Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Project Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Management across the Chester region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Project Management Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

Project Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Project Management Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 8 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 7 (29.17%) SharePoint
2 7 (29.17%) MS Office
2 7 (29.17%) SAP
3 6 (25.00%) QA
4 5 (20.83%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 4 (16.67%) People Management
6 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (12.50%) Migration
6 3 (12.50%) Time Management
6 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (8.33%) Change Control
7 2 (8.33%) Office 365
7 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
7 2 (8.33%) Degree
7 2 (8.33%) Scrum
7 2 (8.33%) VMware
7 2 (8.33%) VMware ESX
7 2 (8.33%) Banking
7 2 (8.33%) Retail
7 2 (8.33%) SAP PM
7 2 (8.33%) Quality Management
7 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
7 2 (8.33%) Change Management
7 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
7 2 (8.33%) DB2

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 7 (29.17%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.33%) IIS
3 1 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (4.17%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (29.17%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) SAN
1 2 (8.33%) DHCP
1 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (8.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) DB2
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 4 (16.67%) Project Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Senior Manager
3 3 (12.50%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Agile Project Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Programme Manager
4 2 (8.33%) PMO Lead
5 1 (4.17%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Project Support Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Security Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Service Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Security Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Transformation Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.17%) Handset
3 1 (4.17%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
1 2 (8.33%) AIX
1 2 (8.33%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (16.67%) E-Commerce
2 4 (16.67%) People Management
3 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (12.50%) Migration
3 3 (12.50%) Time Management
4 2 (8.33%) Change Control
4 2 (8.33%) Scrum
4 2 (8.33%) Quality Management
4 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.33%) Change Management
4 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
4 2 (8.33%) ERP
4 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (8.33%) DSDM
4 2 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (8.33%) Mobile Transformation
5 1 (4.17%) Workflow
5 1 (4.17%) Project Planning
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) PMP
2 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
1 2 (8.33%) VMware ESX
1 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) SAP
2 2 (8.33%) VMware
2 2 (8.33%) IBM
2 2 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft