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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Manager
Rank 9 9 13
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 178 187 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 9.65% 11.25% 10.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.18% 11.81% 10.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 102 72
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £545 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £409
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £18.99 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £31.10 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-26.04% -17.06%
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
1749 1583 1299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.80% 95.25% 93.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1023 834 676
Median daily rate £390 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 59 63
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.54 £10.01 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £20.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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
Stockport -7 2 £193 -52.71% 1
Wigan - 2 £431 -
Salford -10 1 - -
Bury - 1 £463 -
Rochdale - 1 £350 - 1
Project Manager
North West

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 129 (39.94%) Project Management
2 92 (28.48%) PRINCE2
3 70 (21.67%) Finance
4 58 (17.96%) Stakeholder Management
5 56 (17.34%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (11.15%) Change Management
7 35 (10.84%) Banking
8 34 (10.53%) Retail
9 30 (9.29%) Migration
10 29 (8.98%) Data Centre
11 27 (8.36%) CRM
11 27 (8.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 24 (7.43%) PMI Certification
13 21 (6.50%) Supplier Management
14 20 (6.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 19 (5.88%) PMP
15 19 (5.88%) Microsoft
16 18 (5.57%) E-Commerce
16 18 (5.57%) ERP
16 18 (5.57%) Scrum
17 16 (4.95%) ITIL
17 16 (4.95%) MS Project
17 16 (4.95%) Salesforce.com
18 15 (4.64%) SAP
18 15 (4.64%) Programme Management
19 13 (4.02%) Oracle
19 13 (4.02%) Marketing
19 13 (4.02%) Project Planning
19 13 (4.02%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 13 (4.02%) Line Management

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 (1.55%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.24%) SAS
3 3 (0.93%) CMS
3 3 (0.93%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.62%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.31%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.31%) IIS
5 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 16 (4.95%) MS Project
2 10 (3.10%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.24%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.93%) MS Office
6 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.24%) SAP HR
1 4 (1.24%) SAP Payroll
2 3 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.62%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.62%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.62%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.31%) Maximo
4 1 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.31%) SAP hybris
4 1 (0.31%) SystmOne
4 1 (0.31%) TrackWise
4 1 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.41%) Google Analytics
2 8 (2.48%) Office 365
3 4 (1.24%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.31%) IaaS
5 1 (0.31%) PaaS
5 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.79%) SMS
2 8 (2.48%) Intranet
3 4 (1.24%) Skype
4 3 (0.93%) Firewall
4 3 (0.93%) Internet
4 3 (0.93%) LAN
4 3 (0.93%) Network Security
4 3 (0.93%) WAN
5 2 (0.62%) 4G
6 1 (0.31%) ADSL
6 1 (0.31%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.31%) DWDM
6 1 (0.31%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.31%) MPLS
6 1 (0.31%) PSTN
6 1 (0.31%) SSL
6 1 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (0.62%) Electronic Patient Records
2 2 (0.62%) MS Access
2 2 (0.62%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (0.62%) Oracle ODI
2 2 (0.62%) Relational Database
2 2 (0.62%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.31%) QlikView
3 1 (0.31%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.31%) SAS EBI
3 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.31%) JIRA
1 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 70 (21.67%) Finance
2 35 (10.84%) Banking
3 34 (10.53%) Retail
4 13 (4.02%) Marketing
5 5 (1.55%) Legal
5 5 (1.55%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.24%) Local Government
7 3 (0.93%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.93%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.62%) Back Office
8 2 (0.62%) Billing
8 2 (0.62%) Games
9 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.86%) .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%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.98%) Data Centre
2 12 (3.72%) PMI
3 11 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.10%) NHS
5 9 (2.79%) Copywriting
5 9 (2.79%) FMCG
6 5 (1.55%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.24%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.62%) CMDB
8 2 (0.62%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.62%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.62%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.62%) EPoS
8 2 (0.62%) Life Science
8 2 (0.62%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.31%) Learning Management System
9 1 (0.31%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.31%) Statistics
9 1 (0.31%) SystemC
9 1 (0.31%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (3.72%) Windows
2 10 (3.10%) Unix
3 4 (1.24%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.62%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.31%) Linux
5 1 (0.31%) OS/2
5 1 (0.31%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (39.94%) Project Management
2 92 (28.48%) PRINCE2
3 58 (17.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 56 (17.34%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (11.15%) Change Management
6 30 (9.29%) Migration
7 27 (8.36%) CRM
8 21 (6.50%) Supplier Management
9 18 (5.57%) E-Commerce
9 18 (5.57%) ERP
9 18 (5.57%) Scrum
10 16 (4.95%) ITIL
11 15 (4.64%) Programme Management
12 13 (4.02%) Line Management
12 13 (4.02%) Project Planning
12 13 (4.02%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 12 (3.72%) Analytics
13 12 (3.72%) Asset Management
13 12 (3.72%) Business Analysis
13 12 (3.72%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 3 (0.93%) JavaScript
2 2 (0.62%) Java
2 2 (0.62%) PHP
2 2 (0.62%) SQL
3 1 (0.31%) C
3 1 (0.31%) C#
3 1 (0.31%) VB
3 1 (0.31%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 27 (8.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 24 (7.43%) PMI Certification
3 20 (6.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 19 (5.88%) PMP
5 10 (3.10%) Degree
6 7 (2.17%) PgMP
7 4 (1.24%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.24%) Security Cleared
8 3 (0.93%) APMP
9 1 (0.31%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.41%) QA
2 4 (1.24%) AIFMD
2 4 (1.24%) GMP
2 4 (1.24%) UCITS
3 3 (0.93%) SLA
4 2 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.62%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.31%) FATCA
System Software
1 4 (1.24%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.62%) BitLocker
2 2 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.62%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 16 (4.95%) Salesforce.com
3 15 (4.64%) SAP
4 13 (4.02%) Oracle
5 11 (3.41%) Google
6 9 (2.79%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7 5 (1.55%) PeopleSoft
8 3 (0.93%) Cisco
8 3 (0.93%) Citrix
8 3 (0.93%) hybris
8 3 (0.93%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.62%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.62%) BT
9 2 (0.62%) IBM
9 2 (0.62%) Progress
9 2 (0.62%) Remedy
9 2 (0.62%) Teradata
9 2 (0.62%) VMware
10 1 (0.31%) Aprimo
10 1 (0.31%) Wyse
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