The table below looks at the statistics for Project Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Project Management 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 Management
Rank 6 14 9
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Contract jobs citing Project Management 189 118 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.65% 9.38% 10.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.67% 12.87% 15.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 52 54
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £224 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £27.13 - £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.63 £28.32 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+1.07% -17.31%
Project Management
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1206 917 682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.35% 72.89% 71.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 648 475 333
Average daily rate £380 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 34 36
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.63 £24.74
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.27% -32.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.64 £10.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £33.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

Project Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Project Management across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Project Management Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Project Management
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Project Management Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Project Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

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

Project Management Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Project Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Project Management Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Project Management
Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

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

Project Management Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

Project Management
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Management within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oldham -1 8 £300 - 2
Salford +3 5 £425 - 3
Bolton -4 2 £500 +37.93% 1
Bury - - - - 3
Cheadle - - - -
Rochdale - - - - 2
Stockport - - - - 7
Altrincham - - - -
Project Management
North West

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Project Management also 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 that cited Project Management.

1 128 (41.03%) Finance
2 92 (29.49%) PRINCE2
3 49 (15.71%) MS Project
4 47 (15.06%) Banking
5 40 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 40 (12.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 38 (12.18%) MS Excel
7 36 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
7 36 (11.54%) MS PowerPoint
8 35 (11.22%) Retail
8 35 (11.22%) Microsoft
9 34 (10.90%) Analytical Skills
10 30 (9.62%) Programme Management
11 29 (9.29%) Migration
12 26 (8.33%) Degree
13 23 (7.37%) Service Delivery
13 23 (7.37%) SAP
14 21 (6.73%) ITIL
14 21 (6.73%) Manufacturing
15 19 (6.09%) Change Management
16 18 (5.77%) Citrix
17 17 (5.45%) Windows
17 17 (5.45%) MS Office
18 16 (5.13%) Change Control
18 16 (5.13%) Agile Project Management
19 15 (4.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 15 (4.81%) PRINCE
19 15 (4.81%) Risk Management
19 15 (4.81%) Software Engineering
20 14 (4.49%) Scrum

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Project Management also 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 that cited Project Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (1.92%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.60%) IBM Notes
3 4 (1.28%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.96%) NetWeaver
4 3 (0.96%) IIS
5 1 (0.32%) CMS
5 1 (0.32%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.32%) SAS
Applications
1 49 (15.71%) MS Project
2 38 (12.18%) MS Excel
3 36 (11.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (5.45%) MS Office
5 4 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.28%) SAP ERP
2 3 (0.96%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.64%) Tridion
3 2 (0.64%) SAP MM
3 2 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.32%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.32%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.32%) SAP PLM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.56%) Firewall
2 6 (1.92%) SAN
3 5 (1.60%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.28%) Internet
5 3 (0.96%) NetScaler
5 3 (0.96%) DNS
5 3 (0.96%) WAN
5 3 (0.96%) DHCP
6 2 (0.64%) Intranet
6 2 (0.64%) Wireless
6 2 (0.64%) Network Security
6 2 (0.64%) NAS
7 1 (0.32%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.32%) LAN
7 1 (0.32%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (1.28%) SAP BW
1 4 (1.28%) Cognos Analysis Studio
1 4 (1.28%) Cognos Report Studio
1 4 (1.28%) Cognos Framework Manager
1 4 (1.28%) Cognos Transformer
2 3 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (0.96%) DB2
3 2 (0.64%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (0.64%) RDBMS
3 2 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (0.64%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.64%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.32%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (0.32%) QlikView
4 1 (0.32%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.32%) Star Schema
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 6 (1.92%) JIRA
2 3 (0.96%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (0.96%) Selenium
2 3 (0.96%) Fiddler
2 3 (0.96%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.32%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.32%) Subversion
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle APEX
General
1 128 (41.03%) Finance
2 47 (15.06%) Banking
3 35 (11.22%) Retail
4 21 (6.73%) Manufacturing
5 12 (3.85%) Telecoms
6 11 (3.53%) Retail Banking
7 9 (2.88%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (2.24%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.92%) Legal
9 6 (1.92%) Local Government
10 5 (1.60%) Law
11 3 (0.96%) Back Office
11 3 (0.96%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.64%) Marketing
13 1 (0.32%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.32%) French Language
13 1 (0.32%) German Language
13 1 (0.32%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.32%) Swedish Language
13 1 (0.32%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 128 (41.03%) Project Manager
2 34 (10.90%) Analyst
3 15 (4.81%) Business Analyst
4 14 (4.49%) Consultant
5 13 (4.17%) IT Project Manager
6 12 (3.85%) Senior Manager
7 11 (3.53%) Programme Manager
7 11 (3.53%) SAP Manager
8 10 (3.21%) Coordinator
8 10 (3.21%) PMO Lead
9 9 (2.88%) Developer
9 9 (2.88%) Infrastructure Manager
9 9 (2.88%) Senior Project Manager
9 9 (2.88%) Project Coordinator
10 8 (2.56%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 7 (2.24%) Administrator
11 7 (2.24%) Architect
11 7 (2.24%) Data Centre Project Manager
11 7 (2.24%) Change Analyst
12 6 (1.92%) Project Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.24%) Web Services
2 6 (1.92%) HTML
2 6 (1.92%) CSS
3 5 (1.60%) SAP Basis
4 4 (1.28%) HTML5
4 4 (1.28%) CSS3
4 4 (1.28%) .NET
4 4 (1.28%) XML
5 3 (0.96%) SOAP
5 3 (0.96%) Application Packaging
5 3 (0.96%) jQuery
6 2 (0.64%) XSLT
6 2 (0.64%) XHTML
6 2 (0.64%) Apache Cordova
7 1 (0.32%) EDI
7 1 (0.32%) Middleware
7 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.32%) JSON
7 1 (0.32%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 34 (10.90%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.17%) Life Science
3 7 (2.24%) NHS
3 7 (2.24%) Informatics
4 6 (1.92%) Computer Science
4 6 (1.92%) PMI
5 5 (1.60%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.96%) Clustering
6 3 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (0.96%) Freedom of Information Act
6 3 (0.96%) Client/Server
6 3 (0.96%) Freedom of Information
6 3 (0.96%) Derivative
6 3 (0.96%) Data Structures
6 3 (0.96%) Open Source
6 3 (0.96%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.64%) Statistics
7 2 (0.64%) Online Banking
7 2 (0.64%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.32%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 17 (5.45%) Windows
2 6 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (1.92%) Windows 7
3 5 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (1.28%) Windows 8
4 4 (1.28%) Linux
4 4 (1.28%) Windows XP
5 3 (0.96%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.96%) Android
6 2 (0.64%) UNIX
6 2 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.64%) Windows 2000
6 2 (0.64%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (29.49%) PRINCE2
2 40 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
2 40 (12.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 36 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (9.62%) Programme Management
5 29 (9.29%) Migration
6 23 (7.37%) Service Delivery
7 21 (6.73%) ITIL
8 19 (6.09%) Change Management
9 16 (5.13%) Change Control
9 16 (5.13%) Agile Project Management
10 15 (4.81%) Risk Management
10 15 (4.81%) PRINCE
10 15 (4.81%) Software Engineering
11 14 (4.49%) Scrum
11 14 (4.49%) Continuous Improvement
11 14 (4.49%) Mentoring
12 13 (4.17%) Coaching
12 13 (4.17%) Matrix Management
13 12 (3.85%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (3.53%) SQL
2 10 (3.21%) Java
3 5 (1.60%) VBScript
4 4 (1.28%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.96%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.64%) XPath
6 2 (0.64%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.32%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.32%) ABAP
7 1 (0.32%) VBA
7 1 (0.32%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (8.33%) Degree
2 15 (4.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 10 (3.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 8 (2.56%) PMI Certification
5 7 (2.24%) ISEB
6 6 (1.92%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.96%) CCEE
7 3 (0.96%) CCIA
7 3 (0.96%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (0.96%) CCEA
7 3 (0.96%) CISSP
7 3 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.96%) MCSE
7 3 (0.96%) CCNP
7 3 (0.96%) PMP
7 3 (0.96%) MCITP
8 2 (0.64%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.64%) CCNA
8 2 (0.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.85%) QA
2 6 (1.92%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 5 (1.60%) GMP
3 5 (1.60%) GxP
3 5 (1.60%) SLA
4 4 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.28%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.96%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.32%) FATCA
6 1 (0.32%) P3O
6 1 (0.32%) COBIT
System Software
1 11 (3.53%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.96%) Terminal Server
2 3 (0.96%) XenApp
2 3 (0.96%) XenDesktop
3 2 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.64%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (0.64%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 35 (11.22%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.37%) SAP
3 18 (5.77%) Citrix
4 11 (3.53%) Oracle
5 7 (2.24%) Cisco
6 5 (1.60%) Lotus
6 5 (1.60%) VMware
7 4 (1.28%) Cognos
7 4 (1.28%) Splunk
8 3 (0.96%) ArcSight
8 3 (0.96%) hybris
8 3 (0.96%) Wyse
8 3 (0.96%) AppSense
8 3 (0.96%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.96%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.64%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.64%) NetApp
10 1 (0.32%) Tableau
10 1 (0.32%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.32%) McAfee
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