The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 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 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Project Manager
Rank 127 97 107
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +10
Contract jobs requiring an IT Project Manager 15 22 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.47% 0.89% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.96% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 6
Average daily rate £410 £300 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.66% -10.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £228 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £413 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.58% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £26.98 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+48.28% +3.75%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2903 2296 2849
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.84% 93.37% 91.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1544 1087 1385
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 184 180
Average hourly rate £17.75 £18.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% -2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.69 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.51 £54.64 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
IT Project Manager
England

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 23 April 2014.

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 23 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
Manchester -9 7 £388 +14.72%
Cheshire -6 4 £368 +8.88%
Merseyside +2 1 £375 -
Lancashire -22 1 £489 +117.33%
IT Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 20 (51.28%) Project Management
2 14 (35.90%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (30.77%) PRINCE2
4 10 (25.64%) Finance
5 7 (17.95%) Migration
5 7 (17.95%) Windows
6 5 (12.82%) Mainframe
6 5 (12.82%) Windows 7
7 4 (10.26%) Change Management
7 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
7 4 (10.26%) Project Planning
8 3 (7.69%) Information Security
8 3 (7.69%) MS Project
8 3 (7.69%) ITIL
8 3 (7.69%) Risk Management
8 3 (7.69%) PMI Certification
8 3 (7.69%) Local Government
9 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (5.13%) Supplier Management
9 2 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (5.13%) MS Office
9 2 (5.13%) UNIX
9 2 (5.13%) PMI
9 2 (5.13%) PMP
9 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
9 2 (5.13%) Service Delivery
9 2 (5.13%) VMware
9 2 (5.13%) Degree
9 2 (5.13%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.69%) MS Project
3 2 (5.13%) MS Office
4 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (25.64%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Local Government
3 2 (5.13%) Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Retail
4 1 (2.56%) Legal
4 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.13%) PMI
3 1 (2.56%) Economics
3 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.56%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (2.56%) NHS
3 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.56%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.95%) Windows
2 5 (12.82%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.13%) UNIX
4 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (51.28%) Project Management
2 14 (35.90%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (30.77%) PRINCE2
4 7 (17.95%) Migration
5 4 (10.26%) Change Management
5 4 (10.26%) Project Planning
6 3 (7.69%) Information Security
6 3 (7.69%) ITIL
6 3 (7.69%) Risk Management
7 2 (5.13%) Supplier Management
7 2 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (5.13%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.56%) Information Management
8 1 (2.56%) Logistics
8 1 (2.56%) Critical Path Analysis
8 1 (2.56%) Matrix Management
8 1 (2.56%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (2.56%) Test Scripting
8 1 (2.56%) Performance Management
8 1 (2.56%) Validation
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) PMI Certification
2 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (5.13%) PMP
2 2 (5.13%) Degree
3 1 (2.56%) CISSP
3 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.56%) CISM
3 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (5.13%) VMware
2 1 (2.56%) IBM
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.56%) SAP
2 1 (2.56%) Remedy