The table below looks at the statistics for Project Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Project Management over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Management
Rank 20 19 14
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Contract jobs citing Project Management 58 24 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 7.41% 6.38% 8.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.07% 8.70% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 14 17
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£426 £360 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.40% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £333 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £400 £586
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £385 £380
% change year-on-year
+2.99% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £28.50 - £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £29.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-1.72% -10.76%
Project Management
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
576 276 279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 73.56% 73.40% 62.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 128 114
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £205 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 26 22
Average hourly rate £28.50 £25.00 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £14.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.20 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Project Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Project Management Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Project Management
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Project Management Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Project Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Management across the North East region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Project Management Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Project Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Project Management Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Project Management
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
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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
Tyne and Wear -1 36 £426 +21.78% 6
Durham -7 14 £288 -25.80% 2
Northumberland - - - -
Project Management
England

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 36 (32.14%) PRINCE2
2 31 (27.68%) Finance
3 28 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 22 (19.64%) Security Cleared
5 21 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (16.07%) MS Office
7 17 (15.18%) ITIL
8 16 (14.29%) Service Management
9 15 (13.39%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (11.61%) SC Cleared
10 13 (11.61%) MS Excel
11 11 (9.82%) MS Project
12 10 (8.93%) Change Management
12 10 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (8.93%) Programme Management
12 10 (8.93%) Agile Project Management
13 9 (8.04%) MS PowerPoint
13 9 (8.04%) Economics
13 9 (8.04%) Windows
13 9 (8.04%) SharePoint
13 9 (8.04%) ISEB
14 8 (7.14%) APMP
15 7 (6.25%) Mentoring
15 7 (6.25%) User Stories
15 7 (6.25%) MS Visio
15 7 (6.25%) SQL
15 7 (6.25%) C
15 7 (6.25%) Content Management
15 7 (6.25%) Scrum
16 6 (5.36%) SAP

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 9 (8.04%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.57%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (3.57%) Lync
2 4 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.79%) IIS
4 1 (0.89%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.89%) CMS
Applications
1 18 (16.07%) MS Office
2 13 (11.61%) MS Excel
3 11 (9.82%) MS Project
4 9 (8.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (6.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.68%) SAP SD
1 3 (2.68%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.89%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.68%) Wireless
1 3 (2.68%) IP Telephony
2 2 (1.79%) DHCP
2 2 (1.79%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.89%) Adabas
1 1 (0.89%) SAP BI
1 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database
1 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.89%) StarTeam
General
1 31 (27.68%) Finance
2 3 (2.68%) Manufacturing
2 3 (2.68%) Billing
3 2 (1.79%) Military
3 2 (1.79%) Electronics
4 1 (0.89%) Back Office
4 1 (0.89%) Legal
4 1 (0.89%) Banking
4 1 (0.89%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 56 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 12 (10.71%) Analyst
3 6 (5.36%) Senior Manager
3 6 (5.36%) Senior Project Manager
4 5 (4.46%) Service Manager
4 5 (4.46%) ScrumMaster
5 4 (3.57%) Product Manager
5 4 (3.57%) Messaging Engineer
5 4 (3.57%) Coordinator
6 3 (2.68%) Consultant
6 3 (2.68%) Support Engineer
6 3 (2.68%) SAP SD Consultant
6 3 (2.68%) SAP Consultant
6 3 (2.68%) Data Manager
6 3 (2.68%) Agile Project Manager
6 3 (2.68%) Sales Consultant
6 3 (2.68%) SAP Analyst
6 3 (2.68%) SAP SD Analyst
6 3 (2.68%) Messaging Support Engineer
7 2 (1.79%) SAP Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.68%) .NET
2 2 (1.79%) CSS
2 2 (1.79%) .NET Framework
2 2 (1.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.39%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.04%) Economics
3 3 (2.68%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.79%) Open Source
5 1 (0.89%) IVR
5 1 (0.89%) NHS
5 1 (0.89%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.89%) Graphic Design
5 1 (0.89%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.04%) Windows
2 1 (0.89%) Linux
2 1 (0.89%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (32.14%) PRINCE2
2 21 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (15.18%) ITIL
4 16 (14.29%) Service Management
5 10 (8.93%) Change Management
5 10 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (8.93%) Programme Management
5 10 (8.93%) Agile Project Management
6 7 (6.25%) User Stories
6 7 (6.25%) Mentoring
6 7 (6.25%) Scrum
6 7 (6.25%) Content Management
7 6 (5.36%) Change Control
7 6 (5.36%) Line Management
8 5 (4.46%) Coaching
8 5 (4.46%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (4.46%) Risk Management
9 4 (3.57%) Six Sigma
9 4 (3.57%) Supplier Management
9 4 (3.57%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.25%) C
1 7 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (0.89%) Python
2 1 (0.89%) NATURAL
2 1 (0.89%) JCL
2 1 (0.89%) Ruby
2 1 (0.89%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.89%) C#
2 1 (0.89%) C++
2 1 (0.89%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (19.64%) Security Cleared
2 13 (11.61%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.04%) ISEB
4 8 (7.14%) APMP
5 3 (2.68%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.79%) MCSE
6 2 (1.79%) MCSA
7 1 (0.89%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.89%) PMP
7 1 (0.89%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.57%) QA
2 1 (0.89%) P3O
System Software
1 3 (2.68%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (0.89%) WMI
2 1 (0.89%) SCCM
2 1 (0.89%) SCOM
2 1 (0.89%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 28 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.36%) SAP
3 4 (3.57%) HP
4 2 (1.79%) Apple
4 2 (1.79%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.89%) Serena
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle
5 1 (0.89%) Genesys
5 1 (0.89%) Borland
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