The table below looks at the statistics for the IT Project Manager role 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 IT Project Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Project Manager
Rank 138 105 103
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -2
Contract jobs requiring an IT Project Manager 20 36 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.53% 1.10% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 1.17% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 20 12
Average daily rate £405 £406 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.30% +14.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.60% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £21.30 £40.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.75% -11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%
IT Project Manager
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3564 3084 2661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.04% 94.28% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2143 1714 1351
Average daily rate £386 £363 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 186 201
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £42.50 £41.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

IT Project Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

IT Project Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

IT Project Manager
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

IT Project Manager Daily Rate Trend in the North West

IT Project Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Project Manager across the North West region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

IT Project Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

IT Project Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

IT Project Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

IT Project Manager
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 IT Project Manager within the North West region over the 3 months to 10 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
Manchester -25 7 £400 +3.22% 4
Cheshire -7 5 £453 +16.77% 2
Merseyside -3 3 - -
Lancashire +1 2 £413 +15.78% 1
Cumbria -1 1 - -
IT Project Manager
England

IT Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited IT 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 IT Project Manager in their job title.

1 31 (48.44%) Project Management
2 23 (35.94%) Finance
3 22 (34.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (31.25%) PRINCE2
5 15 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (17.19%) Banking
7 7 (10.94%) PRINCE
8 6 (9.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 6 (9.38%) PMI Certification
9 5 (7.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (7.81%) ITIL
9 5 (7.81%) Waterfall
10 4 (6.25%) Release Management
10 4 (6.25%) Retail
10 4 (6.25%) PMI
10 4 (6.25%) Risk Management
10 4 (6.25%) Migration
11 3 (4.69%) Legal
11 3 (4.69%) Change Management
11 3 (4.69%) Project Planning
11 3 (4.69%) Resource Management
11 3 (4.69%) SIEM
11 3 (4.69%) Change Control
12 2 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
12 2 (3.13%) Business Transformation
12 2 (3.13%) Customer Engagement
12 2 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (3.13%) Retail Banking
12 2 (3.13%) Matrix Management
12 2 (3.13%) Supplier Management

IT Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited IT 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 IT Project Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.13%) MS Project
2 1 (1.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.56%) Intranet
1 1 (1.56%) Network Security
1 1 (1.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.56%) DataStage
1 1 (1.56%) QlikView
1 1 (1.56%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (1.56%) JIRA
General
1 23 (35.94%) Finance
2 11 (17.19%) Banking
3 4 (6.25%) Retail
4 3 (4.69%) Legal
5 2 (3.13%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.13%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.56%) German Language
6 1 (1.56%) Military
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.25%) PMI
2 2 (3.13%) NHS
3 1 (1.56%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (1.56%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.56%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (48.44%) Project Management
2 22 (34.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 20 (31.25%) PRINCE2
4 15 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (10.94%) PRINCE
6 6 (9.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 5 (7.81%) ITIL
7 5 (7.81%) Waterfall
8 4 (6.25%) Migration
8 4 (6.25%) Release Management
8 4 (6.25%) Risk Management
9 3 (4.69%) Change Control
9 3 (4.69%) Change Management
9 3 (4.69%) Project Planning
9 3 (4.69%) Resource Management
9 3 (4.69%) SIEM
10 2 (3.13%) Business Transformation
10 2 (3.13%) GAP Analysis
10 2 (3.13%) Infrastructure Transformation
10 2 (3.13%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 6 (9.38%) PMI Certification
2 5 (7.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (3.13%) PMP
3 2 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.56%) CCA
4 1 (1.56%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (3.13%) BT
1 2 (3.13%) Citrix
1 2 (3.13%) SAP
2 1 (1.56%) CA
2 1 (1.56%) Capita
2 1 (1.56%) HP
2 1 (1.56%) IBM
2 1 (1.56%) Informatica
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle
2 1 (1.56%) ServiceNow
2 1 (1.56%) Teradata
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