The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 4 15 17
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 53 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 15.77% 6.78% 7.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.99% 7.50% 8.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 10 10
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£425 £538 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.93% +34.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £335 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £558 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £408 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.22% +1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 Merseyside 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
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
312 160 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 92.86% 90.40% 96.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 93 123
Average daily rate £300 £320 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £78 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 10
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +17.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.53 £11.87 £11.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.67 £18.50 £83.70
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 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 22 May 2015.

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 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
Liverpool +8 38 £425 -20.93% 10
Bootle - 6 £450 -
Wirral - 3 - -
Project Manager
North West

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 36 (42.86%) Project Management
2 32 (38.10%) PRINCE2
3 21 (25.00%) ITIL
4 20 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (17.86%) Finance
6 12 (14.29%) Migration
7 11 (13.10%) Programme Management
8 10 (11.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 8 (9.52%) Service Management
9 8 (9.52%) ITSM
10 7 (8.33%) Retail
11 6 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (7.14%) Change Control
11 6 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (7.14%) Microsoft
12 5 (5.95%) MS Office
12 5 (5.95%) Telecoms
12 5 (5.95%) Security Cleared
12 5 (5.95%) Project Planning
12 5 (5.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 4 (4.76%) Business Analysis
13 4 (4.76%) Banking
13 4 (4.76%) Matrix Management
13 4 (4.76%) Change Management
13 4 (4.76%) SharePoint
14 3 (3.57%) SAP
14 3 (3.57%) Process Management
14 3 (3.57%) Workflow
14 3 (3.57%) PRINCE
14 3 (3.57%) User Experience

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.38%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (5.95%) MS Office
2 2 (2.38%) MS Project
2 2 (2.38%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.19%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.38%) WAN
1 2 (2.38%) DHCP
1 2 (2.38%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.38%) DNS
2 1 (1.19%) LAN
2 1 (1.19%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.19%) DB2
1 1 (1.19%) Big Data
General
1 15 (17.86%) Finance
2 7 (8.33%) Retail
3 5 (5.95%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.76%) Banking
5 3 (3.57%) Local Government
6 2 (2.38%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.19%) Law
7 1 (1.19%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.19%) XML
1 1 (1.19%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.57%) User Experience
1 3 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (3.57%) Smartphone
2 2 (2.38%) iPad
2 2 (2.38%) NHS
3 1 (1.19%) Handset
3 1 (1.19%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.19%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.38%) Windows
2 1 (1.19%) AIX
2 1 (1.19%) UNIX
2 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (42.86%) Project Management
2 32 (38.10%) PRINCE2
3 21 (25.00%) ITIL
4 20 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (14.29%) Migration
6 11 (13.10%) Programme Management
7 8 (9.52%) Service Management
7 8 (9.52%) ITSM
8 6 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (7.14%) Change Control
9 5 (5.95%) Project Planning
10 4 (4.76%) Business Analysis
10 4 (4.76%) Matrix Management
10 4 (4.76%) Change Management
11 3 (3.57%) Process Management
11 3 (3.57%) Workflow
11 3 (3.57%) PRINCE
11 3 (3.57%) Supplier Management
11 3 (3.57%) Software Delivery
12 2 (2.38%) Data Migration
Qualifications
1 10 (11.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 6 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (5.95%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (2.38%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.38%) PMP
4 2 (2.38%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.19%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.57%) FATCA
System Software
1 2 (2.38%) Hyper-V
1 2 (2.38%) VMware ESX
1 2 (2.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.19%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.19%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 6 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.57%) SAP
3 2 (2.38%) VMware
3 2 (2.38%) Oracle
4 1 (1.19%) Apple
4 1 (1.19%) CheckPoint
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