The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Manchester region that had Project Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Manager
Rank 9 11 14
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 165 139 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 9.34% 9.22% 9.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.84% 9.65% 9.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 82 54
Median daily rate £410 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £414 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £39.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.85%
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
1676 1440 1248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.85% 95.49% 95.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 993 846 659
Median daily rate £378 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 62 65
Median hourly rate £12.50 £13.87 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.87% -10.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £23.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

Project Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Manchester region that featured Project Manager in the job title.

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 25 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Manager within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford -6 2 £172 -56.25%
Stockport -11 2 £235 -43.03%
Oldham -1 1 £375 -14.28%
Rochdale - 1 £350 -
Sale - 1 £425 - 1
Wigan - 1 £438 - 1
Project Manager
North West

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, Project Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 141 (43.93%) Project Management
2 97 (30.22%) PRINCE2
3 88 (27.41%) Finance
4 75 (23.36%) Stakeholder Management
5 51 (15.89%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (12.15%) Retail
6 39 (12.15%) Data Centre
7 34 (10.59%) Migration
8 29 (9.03%) Banking
9 28 (8.72%) Change Management
10 26 (8.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 24 (7.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 21 (6.54%) PMI Certification
13 20 (6.23%) Microsoft
13 20 (6.23%) E-Commerce
13 20 (6.23%) Business Analysis
14 19 (5.92%) Supplier Management
14 19 (5.92%) MS Project
15 18 (5.61%) CRM
15 18 (5.61%) ERP
15 18 (5.61%) Scrum
16 17 (5.30%) PMP
17 15 (4.67%) SAP
17 15 (4.67%) Line Management
18 14 (4.36%) ITIL
18 14 (4.36%) Windows
18 14 (4.36%) Programme Management
19 13 (4.05%) Risk Management
20 12 (3.74%) NHS
20 12 (3.74%) Oracle

Project Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (1.56%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.25%) CMS
2 4 (1.25%) SAS
3 2 (0.62%) IBM Notes
3 2 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (0.62%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.62%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.31%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.31%) IIS
4 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.31%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 19 (5.92%) MS Project
2 8 (2.49%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.93%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.31%) MS Office
5 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.87%) Unit4 Business World
2 5 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.62%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.62%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.62%) SAP HR
3 2 (0.62%) SAP IS-U
3 2 (0.62%) SAP Payroll
3 2 (0.62%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.31%) Maximo
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.31%) SAP hybris
4 1 (0.31%) SystmOne
4 1 (0.31%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.18%) Office 365
2 4 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.93%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.62%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.31%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.87%) Intranet
2 5 (1.56%) Firewall
2 5 (1.56%) LAN
3 4 (1.25%) Network Security
3 4 (1.25%) WAN
4 3 (0.93%) Skype
5 2 (0.62%) 4G
5 2 (0.62%) Internet
5 2 (0.62%) MPLS
5 2 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.31%) ADSL
6 1 (0.31%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.31%) DHCP
6 1 (0.31%) DWDM
6 1 (0.31%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.31%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.31%) PSTN
6 1 (0.31%) SMS
6 1 (0.31%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (0.93%) Spatial Data
3 2 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.62%) Electronic Patient Records
3 2 (0.62%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (0.62%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.31%) DB2
4 1 (0.31%) QlikView
4 1 (0.31%) SAS EBI
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 88 (27.41%) Finance
2 39 (12.15%) Retail
3 29 (9.03%) Banking
4 10 (3.12%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.56%) Marketing
6 4 (1.25%) Legal
7 3 (0.93%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.62%) Billing
8 2 (0.62%) Games
8 2 (0.62%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.62%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.31%) Back Office
9 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.31%) French Language
9 1 (0.31%) Local Government
9 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.56%) .NET
2 2 (0.62%) Middleware
2 2 (0.62%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (0.62%) XML
3 1 (0.31%) Apache Flex
3 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (0.31%) Classic ASP
3 1 (0.31%) CSS
3 1 (0.31%) HTML
3 1 (0.31%) OLE
3 1 (0.31%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 39 (12.15%) Data Centre
2 12 (3.74%) NHS
3 10 (3.12%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.80%) PMI
5 7 (2.18%) FMCG
6 6 (1.87%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.25%) EPoS
7 4 (1.25%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.93%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.62%) CCTV
9 2 (0.62%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.62%) Life Science
9 2 (0.62%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.31%) Copywriting
10 1 (0.31%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.31%) Learning Management System
10 1 (0.31%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.31%) SystemC
10 1 (0.31%) User Experience
10 1 (0.31%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (4.36%) Windows
2 10 (3.12%) Unix
3 4 (1.25%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.62%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.31%) AIX
5 1 (0.31%) HPUX
5 1 (0.31%) Linux
5 1 (0.31%) OS/2
5 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.31%) Solaris
5 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (43.93%) Project Management
2 97 (30.22%) PRINCE2
3 75 (23.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 51 (15.89%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (10.59%) Migration
6 28 (8.72%) Change Management
7 20 (6.23%) Business Analysis
7 20 (6.23%) E-Commerce
8 19 (5.92%) Supplier Management
9 18 (5.61%) CRM
9 18 (5.61%) ERP
9 18 (5.61%) Scrum
10 15 (4.67%) Line Management
11 14 (4.36%) ITIL
11 14 (4.36%) Programme Management
12 13 (4.05%) Risk Management
13 11 (3.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 10 (3.12%) Project Planning
14 10 (3.12%) Service Delivery
15 9 (2.80%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3 (0.93%) JavaScript
1 3 (0.93%) SQL
2 2 (0.62%) Java
2 2 (0.62%) PHP
3 1 (0.31%) C
3 1 (0.31%) C#
3 1 (0.31%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (8.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 24 (7.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 21 (6.54%) PMI Certification
4 17 (5.30%) PMP
5 7 (2.18%) Degree
6 6 (1.87%) Security Cleared
7 5 (1.56%) PgMP
8 4 (1.25%) APMP
8 4 (1.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.43%) QA
2 7 (2.18%) AIFMD
2 7 (2.18%) UCITS
3 4 (1.25%) GMP
4 3 (0.93%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.62%) SLA
6 1 (0.31%) FATCA
System Software
1 5 (1.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.62%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (6.23%) Microsoft
2 15 (4.67%) SAP
3 12 (3.74%) Oracle
4 8 (2.49%) Sitecore
5 6 (1.87%) Citrix
5 6 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (1.56%) PeopleSoft
7 4 (1.25%) Google
8 3 (0.93%) Cisco
8 3 (0.93%) HP
8 3 (0.93%) IBM
9 2 (0.62%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.62%) Cadence
9 2 (0.62%) hybris
9 2 (0.62%) Lotus
9 2 (0.62%) Progress
9 2 (0.62%) Tableau
9 2 (0.62%) Teradata
9 2 (0.62%) VMware
9 2 (0.62%) Wyse
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