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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Manager
Rank 15 17 7
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 8 18 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 6.56% 8.65% 15.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.41% 9.14% 16.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 7
Average daily rate
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£500 £438 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £394 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £503 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.38 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.19% +24.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £42.38 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-5.60% +30.38%
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
108 197 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 88.52% 94.71% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 65 51
Average daily rate £400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 30 27
Average hourly rate £18.00 £31.56 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.95% -16.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.00 £16.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 9 (50.00%) Project Management
2 7 (38.89%) Finance
3 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (27.78%) Change Management
3 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (27.78%) ITIL
3 5 (27.78%) Local Government
4 4 (22.22%) Time Management
4 4 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (22.22%) Banking
5 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 3 (16.67%) Oracle
5 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 3 (16.67%) ETL
5 3 (16.67%) Data Analytics
5 3 (16.67%) Analytics
5 3 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (16.67%) People Management
6 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (11.11%) Kanban
6 2 (11.11%) Matrix Management
6 2 (11.11%) MS Office
6 2 (11.11%) Project Planning
7 1 (5.56%) Web Development
7 1 (5.56%) QA
7 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
7 1 (5.56%) Online Banking
7 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (5.56%) Mobile Banking

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Office
2 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Project
2 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle HRMS
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 5 (27.78%) Local Government
3 4 (22.22%) Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Retail
4 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Online Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Mobile Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Project Management
2 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (27.78%) Change Management
2 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) ITIL
3 4 (22.22%) Time Management
4 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 3 (16.67%) ETL
4 3 (16.67%) Data Analytics
4 3 (16.67%) Analytics
4 3 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (16.67%) People Management
5 2 (11.11%) Kanban
5 2 (11.11%) Matrix Management
5 2 (11.11%) Project Planning
6 1 (5.56%) Web Development
6 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) ERP
6 1 (5.56%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft