The table below looks at the statistics 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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Management
Rank 18 8 23
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +15
Contract jobs citing Project Management 22 33 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 6.83% 10.54% 2.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.63% 14.80% 4.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 2
Average daily rate £264 £390 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.37% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £31.44 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+27.22% +14.32%
Project Management
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
255 223 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 79.19% 71.25% 59.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 103 59
Average daily rate £425 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £650 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £16.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.42% -1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £16.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.50 £16.50 £66.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Liverpool -14 9 £375 -42.30% 3
Birkenhead - 4 £218 -
Wirral +5 2 £218 -24.34%
Bootle - 1 - -
St Helens - 1 - -
Project Management
North West

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 21 (37.50%) Finance
2 15 (26.79%) Business Analysis
3 13 (23.21%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (23.21%) PRINCE2
4 8 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (12.50%) Banking
5 7 (12.50%) Change Management
5 7 (12.50%) Windows
5 7 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (10.71%) BPR
7 5 (8.93%) ITIL
7 5 (8.93%) SQL
7 5 (8.93%) QA
7 5 (8.93%) Social Media
8 4 (7.14%) XenApp
8 4 (7.14%) PaaS
8 4 (7.14%) Waterfall
8 4 (7.14%) IaaS
8 4 (7.14%) Analytics
8 4 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (7.14%) SCOrch
8 4 (7.14%) Converged Infrastructure
8 4 (7.14%) Windows Server
8 4 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (7.14%) PowerShell
8 4 (7.14%) IIS
8 4 (7.14%) MS Excel
8 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
8 4 (7.14%) HP
8 4 (7.14%) SAN

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 4 (7.14%) IIS
2 3 (5.36%) CICS
2 3 (5.36%) Confluence
3 2 (3.57%) CMS
3 2 (3.57%) WordPress
4 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.36%) MS Office
2 3 (5.36%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (5.36%) CA PPM
2 1 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.14%) IaaS
1 4 (7.14%) PaaS
2 2 (3.57%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.14%) SAN
2 2 (3.57%) Intranet
3 1 (1.79%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (1.79%) LAN
3 1 (1.79%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) DB2
1 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (5.36%) JIRA
2 1 (1.79%) Ant
2 1 (1.79%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.79%) Maven
2 1 (1.79%) ProtoShare
2 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (37.50%) Finance
2 7 (12.50%) Banking
3 3 (5.36%) Publishing
3 3 (5.36%) Retail
4 2 (3.57%) Local Government
4 2 (3.57%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.79%) Automotive
5 1 (1.79%) Billing
5 1 (1.79%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 20 (35.71%) Project Manager
2 16 (28.57%) Analyst
3 10 (17.86%) Business Analyst
4 5 (8.93%) Change Manager
4 5 (8.93%) Infrastructure Manager
4 5 (8.93%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 5 (8.93%) IT Manager
4 5 (8.93%) IT Project Manager
5 4 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Programme Manager
6 3 (5.36%) Agile Project Manager
6 3 (5.36%) Junior
6 3 (5.36%) Junior Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Junior Business Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Server Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Windows Server Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) IT Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (3.57%) User Experience Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.57%) HTML
2 1 (1.79%) .NET
2 1 (1.79%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.93%) Social Media
3 3 (5.36%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.36%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.36%) iPad
3 3 (5.36%) NHS
3 3 (5.36%) SWIFT
3 3 (5.36%) User Experience
3 3 (5.36%) Wiki
4 2 (3.57%) Blog
4 2 (3.57%) Copywriting
4 2 (3.57%) Data Extraction
4 2 (3.57%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (3.57%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.79%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.50%) Windows
2 4 (7.14%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.79%) Linux
3 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.79%) Business Analysis
2 13 (23.21%) PRINCE2
2 13 (23.21%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (12.50%) Change Management
5 6 (10.71%) BPR
6 5 (8.93%) ITIL
7 4 (7.14%) Analytics
7 4 (7.14%) Converged Infrastructure
7 4 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (7.14%) Waterfall
8 3 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (5.36%) E-Commerce
8 3 (5.36%) Line Management
8 3 (5.36%) Project Planning
8 3 (5.36%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (5.36%) Use Case
8 3 (5.36%) Workflow
8 3 (5.36%) Workflow Analysis
9 2 (3.57%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.93%) SQL
2 4 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.36%) C
4 1 (1.79%) Java
4 1 (1.79%) LINC
Qualifications
1 3 (5.36%) Degree
2 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.79%) CITP
3 1 (1.79%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.79%) PMP
3 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.93%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
1 4 (7.14%) XenApp
2 2 (3.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) SCOrch
2 3 (5.36%) EdgeSight
2 3 (5.36%) Nagios
2 3 (5.36%) SCOM
3 2 (3.57%) SCCM
4 1 (1.79%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 4 (7.14%) HP
1 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.36%) CA
2 3 (5.36%) Citrix
2 3 (5.36%) IBM
3 2 (3.57%) Google
3 2 (3.57%) Rally
3 2 (3.57%) Twitter
4 1 (1.79%) Cisco
4 1 (1.79%) Unisys