The first table below looks at the demand for the Project Manager role 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 Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 17 April 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 Chester 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Manager
Rank 11 4 1
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 32 21 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 12.31% 14.58% 23.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.17% 14.89% 25.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
Average daily rate £332 £329 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.83% -9.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £312 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £346 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £401
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -0.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +15.62%
Job Titles Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
243 141 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 93.46% 97.92% 93.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 37 22
Average daily rate £350 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £236 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £439 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 17 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £11.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +216.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £9.00 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Project Manager
Cheshire

Project Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Project Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Project Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Project Manager Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Project Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Project Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Project Manager
Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Manager across the Chester region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Project Manager Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 34 (57.63%) Stakeholder Management
2 22 (37.29%) Project Management
3 18 (30.51%) PRINCE2
3 18 (30.51%) Project Planning
4 16 (27.12%) Windows
4 16 (27.12%) Migration
5 14 (23.73%) Local Government
6 12 (20.34%) Windows 7
7 11 (18.64%) ITIL
8 9 (15.25%) Change Management
9 8 (13.56%) Finance
10 7 (11.86%) MSI
10 7 (11.86%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (11.86%) AppSense
10 7 (11.86%) Citrix
10 7 (11.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (11.86%) XenApp
10 7 (11.86%) Application Packaging
11 5 (8.47%) Critical Path Analysis
11 5 (8.47%) Oracle
11 5 (8.47%) MS Project
11 5 (8.47%) MS Office
12 4 (6.78%) SAP
12 4 (6.78%) AIX
12 4 (6.78%) E-Commerce
12 4 (6.78%) MS Visio
12 4 (6.78%) LAN
12 4 (6.78%) WAN
12 4 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (6.78%) Oracle EBS R12

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 (3.39%) IIS
2 1 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (1.69%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (8.47%) MS Project
1 5 (8.47%) MS Office
2 4 (6.78%) MS Visio
3 3 (5.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (3.39%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (3.39%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.39%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (1.69%) SAP SEM
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) LAN
1 4 (6.78%) WAN
2 2 (3.39%) DHCP
2 2 (3.39%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.39%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (11.86%) MSI
General
1 14 (23.73%) Local Government
2 8 (13.56%) Finance
3 3 (5.08%) Retail
4 2 (3.39%) Legal
4 2 (3.39%) Banking
5 1 (1.69%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.86%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.69%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.69%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 16 (27.12%) Windows
2 12 (20.34%) Windows 7
3 4 (6.78%) AIX
4 1 (1.69%) HPUX
4 1 (1.69%) Linux
4 1 (1.69%) VMS
4 1 (1.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (57.63%) Stakeholder Management
2 22 (37.29%) Project Management
3 18 (30.51%) PRINCE2
3 18 (30.51%) Project Planning
4 16 (27.12%) Migration
5 11 (18.64%) ITIL
6 9 (15.25%) Change Management
7 5 (8.47%) Critical Path Analysis
8 4 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (6.78%) E-Commerce
9 3 (5.08%) Web Development
9 3 (5.08%) Change Control
10 2 (3.39%) Mobile Transformation
10 2 (3.39%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 2 (3.39%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (3.39%) ERP
10 2 (3.39%) Service Delivery
10 2 (3.39%) Workflow
10 2 (3.39%) Scrum
10 2 (3.39%) Information Security
Qualifications
1 7 (11.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (3.39%) PMP
2 2 (3.39%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 7 (11.86%) Microsoft App-V
1 7 (11.86%) XenApp
2 2 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.39%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.39%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.39%) VMware ESX
2 2 (3.39%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (1.69%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (11.86%) Citrix
1 7 (11.86%) AppSense
2 5 (8.47%) Oracle
3 4 (6.78%) SAP
4 3 (5.08%) BMC
5 2 (3.39%) VMware
6 1 (1.69%) Remedy
6 1 (1.69%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.69%) HP