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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Project Manager
Rank 85 77 73
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Contract jobs requiring an IT Project Manager 12 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.71% 0.85% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.90% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 5
Average daily rate
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£450 £438 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £384 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £500 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £408 £378
% change year-on-year
+4.29% +7.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £32.74 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+19.12% +7.33%
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
1572 1227 1084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.02% 95.26% 93.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 958 701 541
Average daily rate £350 £328 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.70% -1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 59 90
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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 18 (52.94%) Project Management
2 16 (47.06%) Finance
3 13 (38.24%) PRINCE2
4 7 (20.59%) Migration
5 6 (17.65%) Banking
6 5 (14.71%) Retail
6 5 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (14.71%) MS Project
7 4 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (8.82%) Business Analysis
8 3 (8.82%) Retail Banking
8 3 (8.82%) Citrix
8 3 (8.82%) ITIL
9 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
9 2 (5.88%) VMware
9 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
9 2 (5.88%) Lotus
9 2 (5.88%) NHS
9 2 (5.88%) IBM Notes
9 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
9 2 (5.88%) MS Exchange
9 2 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (5.88%) Programme Management
9 2 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 2 (5.88%) Change Control
9 2 (5.88%) Email Migration
9 2 (5.88%) Line Management
9 2 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint

IT Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 5 (14.71%) 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 6 (17.65%) Banking
3 5 (14.71%) Retail
4 3 (8.82%) Retail Banking
5 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.94%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) NHS
2 1 (2.94%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.94%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Windows
1 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
1 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
1 1 (2.94%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (52.94%) Project Management
2 13 (38.24%) PRINCE2
3 7 (20.59%) Migration
4 5 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (8.82%) Business Analysis
5 3 (8.82%) ITIL
6 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (5.88%) Change Control
6 2 (5.88%) Email Migration
6 2 (5.88%) Line Management
6 2 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (5.88%) Programme Management
6 2 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.94%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.94%) Information Management
7 1 (2.94%) Logistics
7 1 (2.94%) Data Migration
7 1 (2.94%) Data Cleansing
7 1 (2.94%) WFM
7 1 (2.94%) Business Continuity
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (2.94%) PMP
2 1 (2.94%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.94%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (8.82%) Citrix
2 2 (5.88%) Lotus
2 2 (5.88%) VMware
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.94%) IBM
3 1 (2.94%) Capita