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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Manager
Rank 6 15 11
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 191 136 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.58% 9.76% 10.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.45% 10.54% 11.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 71 56
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£413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £303 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £407 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.41% +1.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £21.50 - £92.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +0.80%
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
1534 1290 917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.03% 92.61% 94.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 805 681 412
Average daily rate £363 £342 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.99% +5.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 64 89
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.25 £37.49 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +2 11 £338 +12.50% 2
Stockport -2 5 £408 +1.87% 3
Bolton 0 2 £438 +9.37%
Salford - 2 £425 - 1
Project Manager
North West

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 150 (44.64%) Project Management
2 146 (43.45%) Finance
3 102 (30.36%) PRINCE2
4 58 (17.26%) Banking
5 55 (16.37%) Stakeholder Management
6 42 (12.50%) Migration
7 41 (12.20%) Retail
8 36 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
9 30 (8.93%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 27 (8.04%) MS Project
11 24 (7.14%) Citrix
12 21 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 21 (6.25%) Microsoft
13 19 (5.65%) SAP
13 19 (5.65%) Programme Management
14 18 (5.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 17 (5.06%) Change Control
16 16 (4.76%) ITIL
17 15 (4.46%) E-Commerce
18 14 (4.17%) MS Excel
18 14 (4.17%) Change Management
18 14 (4.17%) Risk Management
18 14 (4.17%) Supplier Management
19 13 (3.87%) MS PowerPoint
19 13 (3.87%) Scrum
19 13 (3.87%) PRINCE
20 12 (3.57%) Local Government
20 12 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
21 11 (3.27%) Project Planning
21 11 (3.27%) SQL

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (2.98%) IBM Notes
1 10 (2.98%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.60%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.30%) Confluence
3 1 (0.30%) CICS
3 1 (0.30%) CMS
Applications
1 27 (8.04%) MS Project
2 14 (4.17%) MS Excel
3 13 (3.87%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.49%) MS Office
5 4 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.89%) SAP FI
1 3 (0.89%) SAP SD
1 3 (0.89%) SAP CO
1 3 (0.89%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.60%) Tridion
3 1 (0.30%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.30%) SAP PLM
3 1 (0.30%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.30%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.30%) Agresso
3 1 (0.30%) Summit
3 1 (0.30%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.30%) Finacle
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.49%) SuccessFactors
1 5 (1.49%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.08%) SAN
2 4 (1.19%) WAN
3 3 (0.89%) Unified Communications
3 3 (0.89%) Firewall
4 2 (0.60%) NGN
4 2 (0.60%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.30%) Network Security
5 1 (0.30%) LAN
5 1 (0.30%) VoIP
5 1 (0.30%) HTTP
5 1 (0.30%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.30%) VPN
5 1 (0.30%) Intranet
5 1 (0.30%) DMZ
5 1 (0.30%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.60%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.30%) QlikView
3 1 (0.30%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.30%) DB2
3 1 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.30%) EDMS
3 1 (0.30%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (2.68%) JIRA
General
1 146 (43.45%) Finance
2 58 (17.26%) Banking
3 41 (12.20%) Retail
4 12 (3.57%) Local Government
5 10 (2.98%) Retail Banking
6 9 (2.68%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.08%) Legal
8 6 (1.79%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.79%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.89%) Corporate Banking
9 3 (0.89%) Law
10 2 (0.60%) Back Office
10 2 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.60%) Marketing
11 1 (0.30%) Advertising
11 1 (0.30%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.60%) .NET
2 1 (0.30%) EDI
2 1 (0.30%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (1.79%) PMI
3 5 (1.49%) NHS
3 5 (1.49%) Mainframe
4 4 (1.19%) Credit Risk
5 3 (0.89%) Derivative
5 3 (0.89%) SWIFT
5 3 (0.89%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.60%) User Experience
6 2 (0.60%) AS400
6 2 (0.60%) Life Science
6 2 (0.60%) Online Banking
6 2 (0.60%) Statistics
7 1 (0.30%) VSAM
7 1 (0.30%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.30%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.30%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.30%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.30%) IVR
7 1 (0.30%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (2.38%) Windows
2 5 (1.49%) Windows 7
3 4 (1.19%) Windows 8
3 4 (1.19%) UNIX
3 4 (1.19%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.30%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (44.64%) Project Management
2 102 (30.36%) PRINCE2
3 55 (16.37%) Stakeholder Management
4 42 (12.50%) Migration
5 36 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (8.93%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 19 (5.65%) Programme Management
8 17 (5.06%) Change Control
9 16 (4.76%) ITIL
10 15 (4.46%) E-Commerce
11 14 (4.17%) Change Management
11 14 (4.17%) Risk Management
11 14 (4.17%) Supplier Management
12 13 (3.87%) Scrum
12 13 (3.87%) PRINCE
13 11 (3.27%) Project Planning
14 9 (2.68%) Data Migration
14 9 (2.68%) Matrix Management
15 8 (2.38%) Service Delivery
16 7 (2.08%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (3.27%) SQL
2 9 (2.68%) Java
3 4 (1.19%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.30%) C#
4 1 (0.30%) COBOL
4 1 (0.30%) VB
4 1 (0.30%) JCL
Qualifications
1 21 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 18 (5.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 9 (2.68%) PMI Certification
4 8 (2.38%) Degree
5 4 (1.19%) ISEB
5 4 (1.19%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.89%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.89%) PMP
7 2 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.49%) QA
2 3 (0.89%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.60%) FATCA
4 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (2.08%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.30%) XenApp
4 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (0.60%) SCCM
2 1 (0.30%) SCOM
2 1 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.30%) Nagios
2 1 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 24 (7.14%) Citrix
2 21 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 19 (5.65%) SAP
4 11 (3.27%) Oracle
5 10 (2.98%) Lotus
6 9 (2.68%) VMware
7 5 (1.49%) Progress
8 4 (1.19%) Dell
9 3 (0.89%) hybris
10 2 (0.60%) IBM
10 2 (0.60%) HP
10 2 (0.60%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.30%) Actimize
11 1 (0.30%) Capita
11 1 (0.30%) DoubleClick
11 1 (0.30%) Google
11 1 (0.30%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.30%) Avaloq
11 1 (0.30%) Business Objects
11 1 (0.30%) PeopleSoft
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