The first table below looks at the demand for Project Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Project Management over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Merseyside region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Management
Rank 17 9 7
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs citing Project Management 12 28 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 6.28% 13.59% 12.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.01% 19.31% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 27
Average daily rate £375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £260 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.76
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.05 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.99% +27.45%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
109 145 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 57.07% 70.39% 63.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 84 95
Average daily rate £400 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £234 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 12
Average hourly rate £21.75 - £21.86
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 - £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 - £28.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Project Management
North West

Project Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Project Management across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Project Management Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Project Management
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Project Management across the Merseyside region.

Project Management Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Project Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Management across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Project Management Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

Project Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Project Management across the Merseyside region.

Project Management Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Project Management
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Management within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -5 7 £375 -22.27% 5
Wirral - - - - 1
Project Management
North West

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside region citing Project Management also 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 that cited Project Management.

1 8 (33.33%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) ITIL
2 5 (20.83%) PRINCE2
3 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (16.67%) .NET
3 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (16.67%) Finance
3 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (12.50%) VMware
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (12.50%) Performance Management
4 3 (12.50%) Service Management
4 3 (12.50%) C#
4 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (12.50%) OO
4 3 (12.50%) MCSE
4 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
5 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
5 2 (8.33%) Citrix
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (8.33%) HNC
5 2 (8.33%) C++
5 2 (8.33%) VB
5 2 (8.33%) VB.NET
5 2 (8.33%) Java
5 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
5 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
5 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
5 2 (8.33%) Change Management
5 2 (8.33%) ITSM

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside region citing Project Management also 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 that cited Project Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) SAN
2 1 (4.17%) Network Security
2 1 (4.17%) IP Telephony
2 1 (4.17%) Wireless
2 1 (4.17%) Firewall
2 1 (4.17%) LAN
2 1 (4.17%) VoIP
2 1 (4.17%) WLAN
2 1 (4.17%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.17%) MySQL
2 1 (4.17%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Project Manager
2 3 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) ICT Project Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Technical Assurance Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Lead Business Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Service Support Manager
4 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Service Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Business Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Head of IT
4 1 (4.17%) Security Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Drupal Developer
4 1 (4.17%) PHP Drupal Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Assistant Project Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Technical Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Business Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Help Desk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (8.33%) WinForms
2 2 (8.33%) .NET Remoting
2 2 (8.33%) WCF
2 2 (8.33%) WPF
3 1 (4.17%) Symfony
3 1 (4.17%) jQuery
3 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (4.17%) CSS
3 1 (4.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Fat Client
1 1 (4.17%) Open Source
1 1 (4.17%) NHS
1 1 (4.17%) Thin Client
1 1 (4.17%) PMI
1 1 (4.17%) Biometrics
1 1 (4.17%) CESG
1 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) ITIL
1 5 (20.83%) PRINCE2
2 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (12.50%) Performance Management
3 3 (12.50%) Service Management
3 3 (12.50%) OO
4 2 (8.33%) Change Management
4 2 (8.33%) ITSM
4 2 (8.33%) Programme Management
4 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.33%) Business Transformation
4 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.33%) Business Analysis
4 2 (8.33%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.17%) Matrix Management
5 1 (4.17%) Web Development
5 1 (4.17%) Business Development
5 1 (4.17%) TOGAF
5 1 (4.17%) Information Management
5 1 (4.17%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) C#
2 2 (8.33%) C++
2 2 (8.33%) VB
2 2 (8.33%) VB.NET
2 2 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.17%) PHP
3 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (12.50%) MCSE
3 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (8.33%) HNC
3 2 (8.33%) Degree
4 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
4 1 (4.17%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) VMware
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) Citrix
2 2 (8.33%) Cisco
2 2 (8.33%) Altiris
3 1 (4.17%) Zend
3 1 (4.17%) SAP