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 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
Project Manager
Rank 11 16 7
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 146 115 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 9.57% 8.93% 11.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.14% 9.42% 12.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 54 61
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£415 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £518 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £405 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.46% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £92.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +14.75%
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%

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 July 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 July 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
Stockport -2 3 £413 -0.60% 4
Oldham - 3 £438 - 4
Salford - 2 £394 -
Project Manager
North West

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 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.

1 164 (49.10%) Project Management
2 154 (46.11%) Finance
3 100 (29.94%) PRINCE2
4 57 (17.07%) Banking
5 49 (14.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 46 (13.77%) Retail
7 42 (12.57%) Agile Software Development
8 41 (12.28%) Migration
9 33 (9.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 32 (9.58%) MS Project
11 23 (6.89%) Citrix
12 21 (6.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 21 (6.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 20 (5.99%) Risk Management
14 19 (5.69%) SAP
14 19 (5.69%) Change Control
15 18 (5.39%) Data Centre
15 18 (5.39%) MS Excel
16 17 (5.09%) ITIL
16 17 (5.09%) Microsoft
17 16 (4.79%) Change Management
18 14 (4.19%) Programme Management
18 14 (4.19%) MS PowerPoint
19 13 (3.89%) Local Government
19 13 (3.89%) E-Commerce
20 12 (3.59%) Java
20 12 (3.59%) VMware
20 12 (3.59%) Retail Banking
20 12 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
21 11 (3.29%) Line Management

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 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 7 (2.10%) IBM Notes
1 7 (2.10%) SharePoint
1 7 (2.10%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.60%) CMS
2 2 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.30%) Confluence
3 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.30%) CICS
Applications
1 32 (9.58%) MS Project
2 18 (5.39%) MS Excel
3 14 (4.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (2.40%) MS Office
5 2 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.20%) SAP CO
1 4 (1.20%) SAP FI
1 4 (1.20%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (0.90%) SAP SD
2 3 (0.90%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (0.90%) SAP GRC
2 3 (0.90%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.30%) Finacle
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.30%) Agresso
3 1 (0.30%) Summit
3 1 (0.30%) HFM
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.30%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.30%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.30%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.30%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.30%) SAP ECC
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.20%) SuccessFactors
1 4 (1.20%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.10%) SAN
2 3 (0.90%) WAN
2 3 (0.90%) Unified Communications
3 2 (0.60%) VPN
3 2 (0.60%) Network Security
3 2 (0.60%) Firewall
4 1 (0.30%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.30%) NGN
4 1 (0.30%) HTTP
4 1 (0.30%) DMZ
4 1 (0.30%) Intranet
4 1 (0.30%) Internet
4 1 (0.30%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.60%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.30%) DB2
3 1 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.30%) EDMS
3 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.30%) QlikView
3 1 (0.30%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (1.50%) JIRA
2 4 (1.20%) MSI
3 1 (0.30%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 154 (46.11%) Finance
2 57 (17.07%) Banking
3 46 (13.77%) Retail
4 13 (3.89%) Local Government
5 12 (3.59%) Retail Banking
6 11 (3.29%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.10%) Legal
8 5 (1.50%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.90%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.90%) Back Office
9 3 (0.90%) Corporate Banking
9 3 (0.90%) Marketing
10 2 (0.60%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.60%) Law
11 1 (0.30%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.50%) .NET
2 2 (0.60%) Middleware
3 1 (0.30%) Web Services
3 1 (0.30%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.39%) Data Centre
2 12 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.40%) Mainframe
4 5 (1.50%) PMI
5 4 (1.20%) FMCG
6 3 (0.90%) SWIFT
6 3 (0.90%) Derivative
6 3 (0.90%) Credit Risk
6 3 (0.90%) NHS
7 2 (0.60%) IPTV
7 2 (0.60%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.60%) Online Banking
7 2 (0.60%) Life Science
7 2 (0.60%) New Media
7 2 (0.60%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.30%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.30%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.30%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.30%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.30%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (2.10%) Windows
2 6 (1.80%) Windows 7
3 5 (1.50%) Windows 8
3 5 (1.50%) Windows XP
4 4 (1.20%) UNIX
5 1 (0.30%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (49.10%) Project Management
2 100 (29.94%) PRINCE2
3 49 (14.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 42 (12.57%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (12.28%) Migration
6 33 (9.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 20 (5.99%) Risk Management
8 19 (5.69%) Change Control
9 17 (5.09%) ITIL
10 16 (4.79%) Change Management
11 14 (4.19%) Programme Management
12 13 (3.89%) E-Commerce
13 11 (3.29%) Scrum
13 11 (3.29%) Data Migration
13 11 (3.29%) Line Management
14 10 (2.99%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (2.99%) Business Analysis
14 10 (2.99%) Supplier Management
14 10 (2.99%) Project Planning
14 10 (2.99%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 12 (3.59%) Java
2 6 (1.80%) SQL
3 3 (0.90%) PL/SQL
4 2 (0.60%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.60%) Python
5 1 (0.30%) JCL
5 1 (0.30%) VB
5 1 (0.30%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 21 (6.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 21 (6.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 8 (2.40%) PMI Certification
3 6 (1.80%) ISEB
4 5 (1.50%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.20%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.90%) PMP
6 3 (0.90%) Degree
7 2 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.30%) CCNA
8 1 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.30%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.90%) QA
2 2 (0.60%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.30%) GMP
3 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (3.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (2.40%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (1.20%) SCCM
2 1 (0.30%) SCOM
2 1 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.30%) Nagios
Vendors
1 23 (6.89%) Citrix
2 19 (5.69%) SAP
3 17 (5.09%) Microsoft
4 12 (3.59%) VMware
5 11 (3.29%) Oracle
6 7 (2.10%) Lotus
7 4 (1.20%) Progress
7 4 (1.20%) Dell
8 3 (0.90%) IBM
8 3 (0.90%) HP
8 3 (0.90%) Ariba
9 1 (0.30%) CA
9 1 (0.30%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.30%) Avaya
9 1 (0.30%) Sage
9 1 (0.30%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.30%) Cisco
9 1 (0.30%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.30%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.30%) Teradata
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