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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Manager
Rank 10 16 16
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 145 94 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.36% 8.51% 7.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.04% 9.15% 8.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 58 44
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£415 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £315 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £500 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.15 £33.25
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +17.74%
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
1314 1027 932
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.92% 93.03% 90.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 772 544 499
Average daily rate £338 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 51 68
Average hourly rate £14.00 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.10 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 - 7 £381 - 1
Salford -1 3 £350 -17.64% 1
Bolton +2 1 - -
Altrincham -1 1 - - 3
Stockport - - - - 3
Wigan - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Project Manager
North West

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 110 (41.67%) Finance
2 104 (39.39%) Project Management
3 74 (28.03%) PRINCE2
4 58 (21.97%) Stakeholder Management
5 38 (14.39%) Banking
6 29 (10.98%) Migration
6 29 (10.98%) Retail
7 28 (10.61%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (8.71%) Citrix
9 21 (7.95%) Oracle
10 19 (7.20%) Microsoft
11 17 (6.44%) SAP
11 17 (6.44%) Scrum
12 16 (6.06%) E-Commerce
13 15 (5.68%) Active Directory
14 13 (4.92%) Supplier Management
14 13 (4.92%) PRINCE
15 12 (4.55%) Windows
15 12 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 11 (4.17%) Data Migration
16 11 (4.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 11 (4.17%) JIRA
16 11 (4.17%) SQL
16 11 (4.17%) PMI Certification
16 11 (4.17%) Telecoms
17 10 (3.79%) Financial Institution
17 10 (3.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 10 (3.79%) MS Project
17 10 (3.79%) ERP
18 9 (3.41%) ITIL

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 6 (2.27%) MS Exchange
1 6 (2.27%) IBM Notes
2 3 (1.14%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.76%) SAS
4 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.38%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.38%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (3.79%) MS Project
2 4 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.14%) MS Office
4 2 (0.76%) MS Excel
5 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.14%) Agresso
2 3 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.76%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.76%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.76%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.76%) SAP SD
3 2 (0.76%) Tridion
4 1 (0.38%) Finacle
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.38%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.38%) Summit
4 1 (0.38%) SAP PLM
4 1 (0.38%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.38%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.76%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.38%) Office 365
2 1 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.89%) WAN
2 4 (1.52%) Firewall
2 4 (1.52%) LAN
3 2 (0.76%) IP Telephony
3 2 (0.76%) NGN
3 2 (0.76%) Intranet
3 2 (0.76%) SAN
4 1 (0.38%) VoIP
4 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.38%) DNS
4 1 (0.38%) Internet
4 1 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.38%) DVB
4 1 (0.38%) EIGRP
4 1 (0.38%) MPLS
4 1 (0.38%) OSPF
4 1 (0.38%) NAS
4 1 (0.38%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.38%) VPLS
4 1 (0.38%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.76%) OLAP
1 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 11 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 110 (41.67%) Finance
2 38 (14.39%) Banking
3 29 (10.98%) Retail
4 11 (4.17%) Telecoms
5 10 (3.79%) Financial Institution
6 6 (2.27%) Legal
7 5 (1.89%) Local Government
7 5 (1.89%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.52%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.14%) Back Office
9 3 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (1.14%) Marketing
10 2 (0.76%) Games
10 2 (0.76%) Law
11 1 (0.38%) Electronics
11 1 (0.38%) Advertising
11 1 (0.38%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.52%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (0.76%) .NET
3 1 (0.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.27%) Mainframe
2 6 (2.27%) PMI
2 6 (2.27%) NHS
3 4 (1.52%) User Experience
4 3 (1.14%) Credit Risk
4 3 (1.14%) Reference Data
4 3 (1.14%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (1.14%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.14%) Life Science
4 3 (1.14%) Statistics
5 2 (0.76%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (0.76%) Freedom of Information Act
5 2 (0.76%) AS400
5 2 (0.76%) New Media
5 2 (0.76%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.38%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.38%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.38%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 12 (4.55%) Windows
2 5 (1.89%) Windows XP
2 5 (1.89%) Windows 7
3 4 (1.52%) UNIX
3 4 (1.52%) Windows 8
4 3 (1.14%) Solaris
5 2 (0.76%) Linux
5 2 (0.76%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.38%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (39.39%) Project Management
2 74 (28.03%) PRINCE2
3 58 (21.97%) Stakeholder Management
4 29 (10.98%) Migration
5 28 (10.61%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (6.44%) Scrum
7 16 (6.06%) E-Commerce
8 13 (4.92%) Supplier Management
8 13 (4.92%) PRINCE
9 11 (4.17%) Data Migration
9 11 (4.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 10 (3.79%) ERP
11 9 (3.41%) ITIL
11 9 (3.41%) Programme Management
11 9 (3.41%) Project Planning
12 8 (3.03%) Service Delivery
13 7 (2.65%) Matrix Management
14 6 (2.27%) Change Management
14 6 (2.27%) Mentoring
15 5 (1.89%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.17%) SQL
2 9 (3.41%) Java
3 4 (1.52%) PL/SQL
4 2 (0.76%) SQR
4 2 (0.76%) VBA
5 1 (0.38%) C#
5 1 (0.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 11 (4.17%) PMI Certification
3 10 (3.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 9 (3.41%) Degree
5 5 (1.89%) PMP
6 2 (0.76%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.76%) HNC
6 2 (0.76%) HND
6 2 (0.76%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
7 1 (0.38%) ISEB
7 1 (0.38%) CCNA
7 1 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.89%) Solvency II
2 3 (1.14%) QA
3 2 (0.76%) FATCA
System Software
1 15 (5.68%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.76%) XenApp
3 2 (0.76%) XenDesktop
3 2 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (0.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (8.71%) Citrix
2 21 (7.95%) Oracle
3 19 (7.20%) Microsoft
4 17 (6.44%) SAP
5 7 (2.65%) VMware
6 6 (2.27%) Lotus
7 4 (1.52%) Progress
8 3 (1.14%) IBM
8 3 (1.14%) hybris
9 2 (0.76%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.76%) Cisco
10 1 (0.38%) HP
10 1 (0.38%) Dell
10 1 (0.38%) Nortel
10 1 (0.38%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.38%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.38%) Sage
10 1 (0.38%) PeopleSoft
10 1 (0.38%) Teradata
10 1 (0.38%) Avaloq
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