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 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Manager
Rank 13 18 1
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 10 16 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 7.25% 7.44% 26.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.06% 8.29% 28.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 19
Average daily rate
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£455 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.33% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £343 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £472 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 £44.90 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.22% +69.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -15.54%
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
124 193 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 89.86% 89.77% 91.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 63 52
Average daily rate £298 £312 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.64% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 26 5
Average hourly rate £26.50 £31.56 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.01% -20.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.84 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 16 September 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 19 (47.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 13 (32.50%) Project Management
3 11 (27.50%) ITIL
3 11 (27.50%) Finance
4 10 (25.00%) Change Management
5 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (20.00%) Local Government
7 6 (15.00%) Windows
8 5 (12.50%) PRINCE2
8 5 (12.50%) E-Commerce
8 5 (12.50%) Project Planning
9 4 (10.00%) Banking
9 4 (10.00%) Retail
9 4 (10.00%) Matrix Management
9 4 (10.00%) Time Management
9 4 (10.00%) Migration
9 4 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (10.00%) People Management
10 3 (7.50%) Data Analytics
10 3 (7.50%) Analytics
10 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (7.50%) Windows 7
10 3 (7.50%) ETL
10 3 (7.50%) SAP
10 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
10 3 (7.50%) Scrum
10 3 (7.50%) Information Security
10 3 (7.50%) Web Development
11 2 (5.00%) Degree

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (5.00%) IIS
2 1 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.50%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) LAN
1 2 (5.00%) WAN
1 2 (5.00%) DHCP
1 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (5.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 11 (27.50%) Finance
2 8 (20.00%) Local Government
3 4 (10.00%) Banking
3 4 (10.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.50%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.50%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.50%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.00%) Windows
2 3 (7.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.50%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (47.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 13 (32.50%) Project Management
3 11 (27.50%) ITIL
4 10 (25.00%) Change Management
5 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (12.50%) Project Planning
6 5 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 5 (12.50%) E-Commerce
7 4 (10.00%) Migration
7 4 (10.00%) Matrix Management
7 4 (10.00%) Time Management
7 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (10.00%) People Management
8 3 (7.50%) Data Analytics
8 3 (7.50%) Analytics
8 3 (7.50%) ETL
8 3 (7.50%) Scrum
8 3 (7.50%) Information Security
8 3 (7.50%) Web Development
9 2 (5.00%) ERP
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (2.50%) PMP
2 1 (2.50%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.50%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.00%) VMware ESX
1 2 (5.00%) VMware Workstation
1 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (7.50%) SAP
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.00%) VMware