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 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 Manager
Rank 8 16 12
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 187 113 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.53% 8.98% 9.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.51% 9.65% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 64 48
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£413 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +8.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £481 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £405 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.46% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.15 £35.03
% change year-on-year
-1.70% +8.92%
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
1495 1171 896
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 92.17% 93.08% 93.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 791 615 410
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 58 76
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.52 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.76% -17.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £30.60 £40.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 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 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 13 £300 - 3
Bolton +3 3 £438 +20.68% 1
Stockport - 2 £381 - 1
Wigan - - - -
Bury - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Altrincham - - - -
Project Manager
North West

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 131 (41.99%) Finance
2 128 (41.03%) Project Management
3 91 (29.17%) PRINCE2
4 56 (17.95%) Stakeholder Management
5 55 (17.63%) Banking
6 39 (12.50%) Retail
6 39 (12.50%) Migration
7 37 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (8.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 26 (8.33%) MS Project
10 25 (8.01%) Citrix
11 22 (7.05%) Microsoft
12 21 (6.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 18 (5.77%) SAP
14 17 (5.45%) Change Control
15 16 (5.13%) E-Commerce
15 16 (5.13%) Programme Management
16 14 (4.49%) MS Excel
16 14 (4.49%) ITIL
17 13 (4.17%) Oracle
17 13 (4.17%) PRINCE
17 13 (4.17%) Scrum
18 12 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
18 12 (3.85%) Supplier Management
18 12 (3.85%) Risk Management
19 11 (3.53%) Change Management
19 11 (3.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 11 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
20 10 (3.21%) Matrix Management
20 10 (3.21%) Retail Banking

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 10 (3.21%) MS Exchange
1 10 (3.21%) IBM Notes
2 3 (0.96%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.32%) CMS
3 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 26 (8.33%) MS Project
2 14 (4.49%) MS Excel
3 12 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.60%) MS Office
5 4 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.96%) SAP SD
1 3 (0.96%) SAP FI
1 3 (0.96%) SAP FI/CO
1 3 (0.96%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.64%) Tridion
2 2 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.32%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.32%) SAP PLM
3 1 (0.32%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.32%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.32%) Finacle
3 1 (0.32%) Summit
3 1 (0.32%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.60%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.24%) SAN
2 5 (1.60%) WAN
3 3 (0.96%) Firewall
4 2 (0.64%) IP Telephony
4 2 (0.64%) NGN
4 2 (0.64%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.64%) LAN
4 2 (0.64%) Intranet
5 1 (0.32%) Internet
5 1 (0.32%) MPLS
5 1 (0.32%) OSPF
5 1 (0.32%) EIGRP
5 1 (0.32%) VoIP
5 1 (0.32%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.32%) VPN
5 1 (0.32%) MVNO
5 1 (0.32%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.32%) VPLS
5 1 (0.32%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.64%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.32%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.32%) DB2
3 1 (0.32%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.32%) EDMS
3 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.32%) QlikView
3 1 (0.32%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (2.56%) JIRA
General
1 131 (41.99%) Finance
2 55 (17.63%) Banking
3 39 (12.50%) Retail
4 10 (3.21%) Retail Banking
5 9 (2.88%) Local Government
5 9 (2.88%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.24%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.92%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.92%) Legal
8 3 (0.96%) Corporate Banking
8 3 (0.96%) Back Office
8 3 (0.96%) Law
9 2 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.64%) Marketing
10 1 (0.32%) Electronics
10 1 (0.32%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.64%) .NET
2 1 (0.32%) EDI
2 1 (0.32%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (1.92%) PMI
2 6 (1.92%) NHS
3 4 (1.28%) Mainframe
3 4 (1.28%) Credit Risk
4 3 (0.96%) Computer Science
4 3 (0.96%) Life Science
4 3 (0.96%) SWIFT
4 3 (0.96%) Derivative
4 3 (0.96%) Statistics
5 2 (0.64%) Online Banking
5 2 (0.64%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.64%) AS400
5 2 (0.64%) User Experience
6 1 (0.32%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.32%) Clustering
6 1 (0.32%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.32%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.32%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (0.32%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (2.24%) Windows
2 4 (1.28%) Windows XP
2 4 (1.28%) Windows 7
2 4 (1.28%) Windows 8
3 3 (0.96%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (41.03%) Project Management
2 91 (29.17%) PRINCE2
3 56 (17.95%) Stakeholder Management
4 39 (12.50%) Migration
5 37 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (8.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 17 (5.45%) Change Control
8 16 (5.13%) Programme Management
8 16 (5.13%) E-Commerce
9 14 (4.49%) ITIL
10 13 (4.17%) PRINCE
10 13 (4.17%) Scrum
11 12 (3.85%) Risk Management
11 12 (3.85%) Supplier Management
12 11 (3.53%) Change Management
13 10 (3.21%) Project Planning
13 10 (3.21%) Matrix Management
14 9 (2.88%) Data Migration
15 7 (2.24%) Business Analysis
15 7 (2.24%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (3.21%) SQL
2 9 (2.88%) Java
3 4 (1.28%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.32%) C#
4 1 (0.32%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 21 (6.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 11 (3.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 9 (2.88%) PMI Certification
4 8 (2.56%) Degree
5 3 (0.96%) ISEB
5 3 (0.96%) PMP
5 3 (0.96%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.64%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.60%) QA
2 4 (1.28%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.64%) FATCA
4 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (1.60%) Active Directory
1 5 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.32%) XenApp
3 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (0.64%) SCCM
2 1 (0.32%) SCOM
2 1 (0.32%) Nagios
Vendors
1 25 (8.01%) Citrix
2 22 (7.05%) Microsoft
3 18 (5.77%) SAP
4 13 (4.17%) Oracle
5 10 (3.21%) Lotus
6 8 (2.56%) VMware
7 4 (1.28%) Progress
7 4 (1.28%) Dell
8 3 (0.96%) hybris
9 2 (0.64%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.64%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (0.64%) IBM
10 1 (0.32%) HP
10 1 (0.32%) Cisco
10 1 (0.32%) Business Objects
10 1 (0.32%) Actimize
10 1 (0.32%) Capita
10 1 (0.32%) DoubleClick
10 1 (0.32%) Google
10 1 (0.32%) JD Edwards
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