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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Manager
Rank 9 13 8
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 157 136 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.36% 10.98% 11.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.00% 11.79% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 66 56
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£425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £294 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £479 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £408 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.22% +1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £92.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £36.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-0.69% -4.76%
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
1427 1154 880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.13% 93.14% 93.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 777 605 415
Average daily rate £360 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £193 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 59 76
Average hourly rate £13.94 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.09% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.33 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £40.00 £82.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -1 5 £408 +1.87% 1
Oldham 0 4 £465 +55.00% 1
Bolton -7 2 £438 +9.37% 1
Salford - 1 £400 -
Project Manager
North West

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 153 (45.54%) Project Management
2 150 (44.64%) Finance
3 102 (30.36%) PRINCE2
4 57 (16.96%) Banking
5 51 (15.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 46 (13.69%) Retail
7 39 (11.61%) Migration
8 38 (11.31%) Agile Software Development
9 29 (8.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 26 (7.74%) MS Project
11 24 (7.14%) Citrix
12 20 (5.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 19 (5.65%) SAP
14 18 (5.36%) ITIL
14 18 (5.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 17 (5.06%) Change Control
15 17 (5.06%) Programme Management
16 16 (4.76%) Risk Management
17 15 (4.46%) MS Excel
17 15 (4.46%) E-Commerce
18 14 (4.17%) Microsoft
18 14 (4.17%) PRINCE
18 14 (4.17%) Change Management
19 13 (3.87%) MS PowerPoint
19 13 (3.87%) Retail Banking
20 12 (3.57%) Local Government
20 12 (3.57%) Scrum
21 11 (3.27%) SQL
21 11 (3.27%) Oracle
21 11 (3.27%) Supplier Management

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (2.08%) IBM Notes
2 6 (1.79%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.60%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.30%) Confluence
4 1 (0.30%) CMS
4 1 (0.30%) CICS
Applications
1 26 (7.74%) MS Project
2 15 (4.46%) MS Excel
3 13 (3.87%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.49%) MS Office
5 2 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.19%) SAP FI
1 4 (1.19%) SAP CO
1 4 (1.19%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (0.89%) SAP BPC
2 3 (0.89%) SAP GRC
2 3 (0.89%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.30%) Finacle
3 1 (0.30%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.30%) SAP ECC
3 1 (0.30%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.30%) Summit
3 1 (0.30%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.30%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.19%) SuccessFactors
1 4 (1.19%) 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%) IP Telephony
4 2 (0.60%) NGN
4 2 (0.60%) Network Security
5 1 (0.30%) MVNO
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%) DMZ
5 1 (0.30%) Intranet
5 1 (0.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.60%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.30%) Big Data
3 1 (0.30%) QlikView
3 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.30%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.30%) DB2
3 1 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.30%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 8 (2.38%) JIRA
General
1 150 (44.64%) Finance
2 57 (16.96%) Banking
3 46 (13.69%) Retail
4 13 (3.87%) Retail Banking
5 12 (3.57%) Local Government
6 10 (2.98%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.79%) Legal
8 5 (1.49%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.89%) Corporate Banking
9 3 (0.89%) Law
9 3 (0.89%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.60%) Back Office
10 2 (0.60%) Marketing
11 1 (0.30%) Advertising
11 1 (0.30%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.30%) .NET
1 1 (0.30%) EDI
1 1 (0.30%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (1.49%) PMI
2 5 (1.49%) Mainframe
3 4 (1.19%) NHS
3 4 (1.19%) Credit Risk
4 3 (0.89%) SWIFT
4 3 (0.89%) Derivative
5 2 (0.60%) AS400
5 2 (0.60%) Online Banking
5 2 (0.60%) IPTV
5 2 (0.60%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.60%) Life Science
5 2 (0.60%) FMCG
5 2 (0.60%) New Media
6 1 (0.30%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.30%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.30%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.30%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.30%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.30%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (1.79%) Windows
2 4 (1.19%) UNIX
2 4 (1.19%) Windows 7
3 3 (0.89%) Windows 8
3 3 (0.89%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.30%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (45.54%) Project Management
2 102 (30.36%) PRINCE2
3 51 (15.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 39 (11.61%) Migration
5 38 (11.31%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (8.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 18 (5.36%) ITIL
8 17 (5.06%) Change Control
8 17 (5.06%) Programme Management
9 16 (4.76%) Risk Management
10 15 (4.46%) E-Commerce
11 14 (4.17%) PRINCE
11 14 (4.17%) Change Management
12 12 (3.57%) Scrum
13 11 (3.27%) Supplier Management
14 10 (2.98%) Business Analysis
14 10 (2.98%) Matrix Management
15 9 (2.68%) Service Delivery
15 9 (2.68%) Data Migration
15 9 (2.68%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (3.27%) SQL
2 8 (2.38%) Java
3 4 (1.19%) PL/SQL
4 2 (0.60%) Python
4 2 (0.60%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.30%) COBOL
5 1 (0.30%) VB
5 1 (0.30%) JCL
Qualifications
1 20 (5.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 18 (5.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 9 (2.68%) PMI Certification
4 6 (1.79%) Degree
5 4 (1.19%) PMP
5 4 (1.19%) ISEB
6 3 (0.89%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.89%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.89%) QA
2 2 (0.60%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.30%) FATCA
3 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.30%) GMP
System Software
1 6 (1.79%) Active Directory
1 6 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.30%) XenApp
3 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (0.60%) SCCM
2 1 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.30%) SCOM
2 1 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.30%) Nagios
Vendors
1 24 (7.14%) Citrix
2 19 (5.65%) SAP
3 14 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 11 (3.27%) Oracle
5 9 (2.68%) VMware
6 7 (2.08%) Lotus
7 5 (1.49%) Progress
8 4 (1.19%) Dell
9 3 (0.89%) HP
9 3 (0.89%) Ariba
10 2 (0.60%) IBM
11 1 (0.30%) Avaloq
11 1 (0.30%) hybris
11 1 (0.30%) DoubleClick
11 1 (0.30%) Google
11 1 (0.30%) Actimize
11 1 (0.30%) Capita
11 1 (0.30%) Business Objects
11 1 (0.30%) PeopleSoft
11 1 (0.30%) Cisco
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