The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Manager
Rank 6 15 6
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 30 27 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 15.31% 11.69% 12.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.71% 12.33% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 3
Average daily rate
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£425 £313 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.89% -19.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £293 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £333 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £405 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.46% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 4
Average hourly rate £31.25 £40.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.83% -4.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £35.00 £28.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.00 £54.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.15 £35.03
% change year-on-year
-1.70% +8.92%
Project Manager
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester 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
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
191 219 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 97.45% 94.81% 98.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 87 43
Average daily rate £413 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £222 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 34 18
Average hourly rate £27.50 £36.07 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.74% +3.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.49 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.25 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Manager across the Chester region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Project Manager Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 March 2015.

Project Manager Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 22 (57.89%) PRINCE2
2 20 (52.63%) ITIL
3 18 (47.37%) Project Management
3 18 (47.37%) Local Government
4 13 (34.21%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (26.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 10 (26.32%) SharePoint
6 8 (21.05%) MS Project
6 8 (21.05%) Finance
6 8 (21.05%) Matrix Management
7 7 (18.42%) MS Visio
8 6 (15.79%) Change Management
8 6 (15.79%) Migration
8 6 (15.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (13.16%) Banking
9 5 (13.16%) Project Planning
9 5 (13.16%) Oracle
10 4 (10.53%) MS Office
10 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
10 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (7.89%) Business Transformation
11 3 (7.89%) Oracle EBS R12
11 3 (7.89%) Oracle HRMS
11 3 (7.89%) Oracle Applications
11 3 (7.89%) PL/SQL
11 3 (7.89%) SQL
11 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
11 3 (7.89%) WAN
11 3 (7.89%) E-Commerce
12 2 (5.26%) ERP

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 10 (26.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (21.05%) MS Project
2 7 (18.42%) MS Visio
3 4 (10.53%) MS Office
4 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Oracle HRMS
1 3 (7.89%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.63%) Maximo
2 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.63%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) WAN
2 1 (2.63%) DMZ
General
1 18 (47.37%) Local Government
2 8 (21.05%) Finance
3 5 (13.16%) Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Back Office
4 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.63%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.26%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (2.63%) IVR
3 1 (2.63%) Online Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (57.89%) PRINCE2
2 20 (52.63%) ITIL
3 18 (47.37%) Project Management
4 13 (34.21%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (21.05%) Matrix Management
6 6 (15.79%) Migration
6 6 (15.79%) Change Management
7 5 (13.16%) Project Planning
8 3 (7.89%) E-Commerce
8 3 (7.89%) Business Transformation
9 2 (5.26%) Supplier Management
9 2 (5.26%) Web Application Development
9 2 (5.26%) Time Management
9 2 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (5.26%) People Management
9 2 (5.26%) ERP
9 2 (5.26%) CRM
10 1 (2.63%) E-business
10 1 (2.63%) Workflow
10 1 (2.63%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.89%) PL/SQL
1 3 (7.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (26.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 6 (15.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) Oracle
2 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.26%) SAP
4 1 (2.63%) JD Edwards