The first table below looks at the demand for APMP in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited APMP over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the North West 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP)
Rank 121 127 127
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Contract jobs citing APMP 11 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.36% 0.038% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.01% 0.20% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 3
Average daily rate
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£403 £396 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.64% +17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £396 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £396 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £41.50
Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
546 511 641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 17.89% 19.17% 19.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 232 324
Average daily rate £328 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.76% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £479 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 49 47
Average hourly rate £22.00 £32.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.30% +51.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-10.71% -4.54%
APMP
England

APMP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing APMP across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

APMP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

APMP
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

APMP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

APMP
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing APMP across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

APMP Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

APMP
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

APMP Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

APMP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing APMP within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 July 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
(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
Lancashire - 5 £400 -
Manchester - 2 £500 -
APMP
England

APMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing APMP 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 APMP.

1 29 (93.55%) PRINCE2
2 23 (74.19%) ISEB
2 23 (74.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 19 (61.29%) ISEB Practitioner
4 16 (51.61%) Project Management
5 15 (48.39%) Supplier Management
6 13 (41.94%) Computer Science
6 13 (41.94%) Finance
7 11 (35.48%) Internet
8 9 (29.03%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (29.03%) Service Delivery
9 7 (22.58%) Service Management
9 7 (22.58%) ITSM
9 7 (22.58%) Degree
10 6 (19.35%) Scrum
11 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (16.13%) ITIL
11 5 (16.13%) PMI
11 5 (16.13%) PMI Certification
11 5 (16.13%) Java
12 4 (12.90%) User Stories
12 4 (12.90%) Test Strategy
12 4 (12.90%) Capacity Management
12 4 (12.90%) Software Testing
12 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
12 4 (12.90%) Product Management
12 4 (12.90%) PMP
12 4 (12.90%) Programme Management
13 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
13 3 (9.68%) Kanban

APMP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing APMP 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 APMP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) GoldMine
Communications & Networking
1 11 (35.48%) Internet
2 1 (3.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) MS Access
General
1 13 (41.94%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Integration Manager
2 6 (19.35%) Project Manager
3 5 (16.13%) Agile Coach
4 4 (12.90%) Environment Manager
4 4 (12.90%) Test Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Programme Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Business Project Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Business Manager
6 1 (3.23%) ScrumMaster
6 1 (3.23%) MI Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Project Assurance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (41.94%) Computer Science
2 5 (16.13%) PMI
3 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.23%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Windows 7
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (93.55%) PRINCE2
2 16 (51.61%) Project Management
3 15 (48.39%) Supplier Management
4 9 (29.03%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (29.03%) Service Delivery
5 7 (22.58%) Service Management
5 7 (22.58%) ITSM
6 6 (19.35%) Scrum
7 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (16.13%) ITIL
8 4 (12.90%) User Stories
8 4 (12.90%) Test Strategy
8 4 (12.90%) Capacity Management
8 4 (12.90%) Software Testing
8 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
8 4 (12.90%) Product Management
8 4 (12.90%) Programme Management
9 3 (9.68%) Kanban
9 3 (9.68%) Business Analysis
9 3 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) Java
2 1 (3.23%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) VB
2 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
2 1 (3.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (74.19%) ISEB
1 23 (74.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 19 (61.29%) ISEB Practitioner
3 7 (22.58%) Degree
4 5 (16.13%) PMI Certification
5 4 (12.90%) PMP
6 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
7 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.23%) Salesforce.com