The table below looks at the statistics for the IT Project Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IT Project Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Project Manager
Rank 81 81 70
Rank change year-on-year
0 -11
Contract jobs requiring an IT Project Manager 15 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.98% 0.47% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 0.49% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 2
Average daily rate
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£475 £438 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £399 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £468 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +16.66%
IT Project Manager
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester 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
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1440 1221 930
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.36% 94.80% 93.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 853 658 462
Average daily rate £350 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 60 79
Average hourly rate £13.87 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.51% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.49 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

IT Project Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

IT Project Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

IT Project Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

IT Project Manager Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

IT Project Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Project Manager across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

IT Project Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

IT Project Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

IT Project Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

IT Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited IT 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 IT Project Manager in their job title.

1 19 (55.88%) Project Management
2 16 (47.06%) Finance
3 14 (41.18%) PRINCE2
4 7 (20.59%) Migration
4 7 (20.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (11.76%) Critical Success Factor
5 4 (11.76%) MS Project
5 4 (11.76%) PRINCE
6 3 (8.82%) Citrix
6 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (8.82%) VMware
6 3 (8.82%) ITIL
6 3 (8.82%) Business Analysis
6 3 (8.82%) Banking
7 2 (5.88%) Retail
7 2 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (5.88%) Data Migration
7 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (5.88%) Change Control
7 2 (5.88%) Email Migration
7 2 (5.88%) Line Management
7 2 (5.88%) Programme Management
7 2 (5.88%) Lotus
7 2 (5.88%) NHS
7 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
7 2 (5.88%) IBM Notes
7 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
7 2 (5.88%) MS Exchange
8 1 (2.94%) VPN

IT Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited IT 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 IT Project Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.88%) IBM Notes
1 2 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MS Project
2 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) VPN
1 1 (2.94%) Network Security
1 1 (2.94%) Unified Communications
1 1 (2.94%) MVNO
General
1 16 (47.06%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Banking
3 2 (5.88%) Retail
4 1 (2.94%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) NHS
2 1 (2.94%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.94%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (55.88%) Project Management
2 14 (41.18%) PRINCE2
3 7 (20.59%) Migration
4 4 (11.76%) PRINCE
4 4 (11.76%) Critical Success Factor
5 3 (8.82%) ITIL
5 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (8.82%) Business Analysis
6 2 (5.88%) Data Migration
6 2 (5.88%) Programme Management
6 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (5.88%) Change Control
6 2 (5.88%) Email Migration
6 2 (5.88%) Line Management
7 1 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.94%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.94%) Information Management
7 1 (2.94%) Data Cleansing
7 1 (2.94%) WFM
7 1 (2.94%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (8.82%) Citrix
1 3 (8.82%) VMware
2 2 (5.88%) Lotus
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.94%) IBM
3 1 (2.94%) Capita