The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Project Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 1 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Manager
Rank 10 17 9
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 187 116 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 9.93% 8.79% 11.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.70% 9.24% 12.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 58 72
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£420 £414 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.51% +6.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £293 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £424 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £29.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+41.17% +2.58%
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
1747 1256 1125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 92.73% 95.15% 94.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1043 749 579
Average daily rate £375 £325 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £213 £212
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 55 90
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.93 £11.35 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Project Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Project Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Project Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Project Manager Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Project Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

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

Project Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Project Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Project Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Project Manager
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 Manager within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 1 September 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
Salford +9 5 £439 +1.73%
Bolton +2 3 £370 -1.33%
Altrincham - 2 £331 -
Project Manager
North West

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

1 170 (50.45%) Finance
2 165 (48.96%) Project Management
3 90 (26.71%) PRINCE2
4 66 (19.58%) Banking
5 64 (18.99%) Stakeholder Management
6 60 (17.80%) Agile Software Development
7 46 (13.65%) Retail
8 31 (9.20%) Migration
8 31 (9.20%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 25 (7.42%) MS Project
10 23 (6.82%) Change Management
11 20 (5.93%) Risk Management
12 19 (5.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 18 (5.34%) Project Planning
13 18 (5.34%) Microsoft
14 17 (5.04%) SAP
14 17 (5.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 16 (4.75%) Retail Banking
16 15 (4.45%) ITIL
16 15 (4.45%) Telecoms
16 15 (4.45%) Data Centre
17 14 (4.15%) Change Control
17 14 (4.15%) Mainframe
18 13 (3.86%) Java
18 13 (3.86%) PMI Certification
19 12 (3.56%) MS Excel
19 12 (3.56%) SharePoint
20 11 (3.26%) MS Office
20 11 (3.26%) Citrix
20 11 (3.26%) Scrum

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 12 (3.56%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.78%) CMS
3 5 (1.48%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.48%) IBM Notes
4 4 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.59%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.30%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.30%) Confluence
6 1 (0.30%) CICS
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 25 (7.42%) MS Project
2 12 (3.56%) MS Excel
3 11 (3.26%) MS Office
4 4 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.89%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.89%) Oracle General Ledger
1 3 (0.89%) SAP GRC
1 3 (0.89%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.59%) Agresso
3 1 (0.30%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.30%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.30%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.30%) SAP PS
3 1 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.30%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.30%) HFM
3 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.30%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.30%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.30%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.30%) SAP ECC
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle FAH
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.48%) WAN
2 4 (1.19%) Firewall
3 3 (0.89%) Network Security
3 3 (0.89%) LAN
4 2 (0.59%) Intranet
4 2 (0.59%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.30%) MVNO
5 1 (0.30%) NFC
5 1 (0.30%) Internet
5 1 (0.30%) DSL
5 1 (0.30%) WLAN
5 1 (0.30%) DHCP
5 1 (0.30%) HTTP
5 1 (0.30%) VPN
5 1 (0.30%) DNS
5 1 (0.30%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.59%) Big Data
3 1 (0.30%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (1.19%) MSI
2 2 (0.59%) JIRA
3 1 (0.30%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 170 (50.45%) Finance
2 66 (19.58%) Banking
3 46 (13.65%) Retail
4 16 (4.75%) Retail Banking
5 15 (4.45%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.67%) Local Government
6 9 (2.67%) Legal
7 6 (1.78%) Marketing
7 6 (1.78%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.19%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.89%) General Ledger
9 3 (0.89%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.89%) Back Office
9 3 (0.89%) Law
10 2 (0.59%) Advertising
11 1 (0.30%) Billing
11 1 (0.30%) Automotive
11 1 (0.30%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.67%) .NET
2 3 (0.89%) Middleware
3 1 (0.30%) XMPP
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.30%) Web Services
3 1 (0.30%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 15 (4.45%) Data Centre
2 14 (4.15%) Mainframe
3 9 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (1.78%) PMI
5 5 (1.48%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.48%) User Experience
6 4 (1.19%) FMCG
7 2 (0.59%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (0.59%) IPTV
7 2 (0.59%) Derivative
7 2 (0.59%) Online Banking
7 2 (0.59%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.59%) EPoS
7 2 (0.59%) New Media
7 2 (0.59%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.30%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.30%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.30%) NHS
8 1 (0.30%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.30%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 10 (2.97%) Windows
2 7 (2.08%) Windows 7
3 6 (1.78%) Windows 8
3 6 (1.78%) Windows XP
4 3 (0.89%) UNIX
5 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.30%) zOS
5 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.30%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (48.96%) Project Management
2 90 (26.71%) PRINCE2
3 64 (18.99%) Stakeholder Management
4 60 (17.80%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (9.20%) Migration
5 31 (9.20%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 23 (6.82%) Change Management
7 20 (5.93%) Risk Management
8 18 (5.34%) Project Planning
9 15 (4.45%) ITIL
10 14 (4.15%) Change Control
11 11 (3.26%) Scrum
12 10 (2.97%) Programme Management
12 10 (2.97%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (2.97%) Waterfall
12 10 (2.97%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 9 (2.67%) Business Analysis
13 9 (2.67%) Service Delivery
13 9 (2.67%) Service Management
13 9 (2.67%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 13 (3.86%) Java
2 2 (0.59%) JavaScript
2 2 (0.59%) Python
3 1 (0.30%) JCL
3 1 (0.30%) SQL
3 1 (0.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (5.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 17 (5.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 13 (3.86%) PMI Certification
4 9 (2.67%) ISEB
4 9 (2.67%) Security Cleared
5 7 (2.08%) PMP
6 5 (1.48%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.19%) Degree
8 2 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.59%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.30%) APMP
9 1 (0.30%) CCNA
9 1 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.30%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.48%) QA
2 2 (0.59%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.30%) GAMP
3 1 (0.30%) GMP
System Software
1 10 (2.97%) Active Directory
1 10 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.30%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 3 (0.89%) SCCM
2 2 (0.59%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.30%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 18 (5.34%) Microsoft
2 17 (5.04%) SAP
3 11 (3.26%) Citrix
4 10 (2.97%) VMware
5 9 (2.67%) Oracle
6 7 (2.08%) IBM
7 5 (1.48%) Lotus
8 3 (0.89%) Cisco
8 3 (0.89%) HP
8 3 (0.89%) Ariba
9 2 (0.59%) Hyperion
10 1 (0.30%) CA
10 1 (0.30%) Avaya
10 1 (0.30%) Teradata
10 1 (0.30%) Planview
10 1 (0.30%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.30%) Tableau
10 1 (0.30%) Talend
10 1 (0.30%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.30%) EMC
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