The first table below looks at the demand for the Project Manager role 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 Manager in their job title 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 Job Titles advertised 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 Manager
Rank 14 15 12
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 15 18 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 7.85% 8.74% 9.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.88% 9.14% 10.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 19
Average daily rate £496 £365 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.95% +21.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £295 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £430 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £401
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -0.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.76
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +15.62%
Job Titles Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
169 197 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 88.48% 95.63% 92.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 107 116
Average daily rate £315 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £78 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 43
Average hourly rate £17.50 £12.42 £21.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.90% -43.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.50 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £100.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Project Manager
North West

Project Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Project Manager in the job title across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Project Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Project Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Project Manager Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Project Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

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

Project Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

Project Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Project Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Project Manager
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 Manager 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 +4 13 £503 +35.81% 6
Wirral - - - - 1
Birkenhead - - - - 1
Project Manager
North West

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 12 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (40.74%) Project Management
3 7 (25.93%) PRINCE2
4 6 (22.22%) Finance
5 5 (18.52%) Banking
5 5 (18.52%) Business Analysis
6 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (11.11%) NHS
7 3 (11.11%) Change Management
7 3 (11.11%) Risk Management
8 2 (7.41%) Validation
8 2 (7.41%) Project Planning
8 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
8 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
8 2 (7.41%) Change Control
8 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
8 2 (7.41%) SAP
9 1 (3.70%) ITIL
9 1 (3.70%) SAP BW
9 1 (3.70%) Biometrics
9 1 (3.70%) PMI
9 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
9 1 (3.70%) SAN
9 1 (3.70%) UNIX
9 1 (3.70%) Windows
9 1 (3.70%) Informix
9 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce
9 1 (3.70%) SOA
9 1 (3.70%) VoIP
9 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) SAN
1 1 (3.70%) VoIP
1 1 (3.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SAP BW
1 1 (3.70%) Informix
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Games
3 1 (3.70%) Retail Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) NHS
2 1 (3.70%) Biometrics
2 1 (3.70%) PMI
2 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) UNIX
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (40.74%) Project Management
3 7 (25.93%) PRINCE2
4 5 (18.52%) Business Analysis
5 3 (11.11%) Change Management
5 3 (11.11%) Risk Management
6 2 (7.41%) Validation
6 2 (7.41%) Project Planning
6 2 (7.41%) Change Control
6 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.70%) ITIL
7 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce
7 1 (3.70%) SOA
7 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.70%) Quality Management
7 1 (3.70%) Programme Management
7 1 (3.70%) Logistics
7 1 (3.70%) Supplier Management
7 1 (3.70%) Business Development
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) SAP
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) Citrix
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle
2 1 (3.70%) VMware