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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Project Manager
Rank 106 101 111
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +10
Contract jobs requiring an IT Project Manager 25 24 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.79% 0.88% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.96% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 7
Average daily rate
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£425 £358 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.88% +23.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £304 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £399 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.55% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.05 £45.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +38.46%
IT Project Manager
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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
2919 2508 2428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.78% 92.17% 91.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1674 1287 1242
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 178 181
Average hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -6.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.90 £11.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £40.00 £42.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 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
Manchester -4 12 £475 +31.03% 5
Cheshire -1 4 £340 -2.85% 1
Merseyside -7 2 £335 -7.58% 3
Cumbria +2 1 - -
Lancashire -18 1 £388 +29.16% 2
IT Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 22 (40.00%) Project Management
2 18 (32.73%) Finance
3 15 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (25.45%) PRINCE2
5 10 (18.18%) Migration
6 9 (16.36%) Supplier Management
7 5 (9.09%) Retail
7 5 (9.09%) Microsoft
8 4 (7.27%) Data Migration
8 4 (7.27%) Local Government
8 4 (7.27%) Banking
8 4 (7.27%) Project Planning
9 3 (5.45%) Risk Management
9 3 (5.45%) VMware
9 3 (5.45%) Citrix
9 3 (5.45%) PMI Certification
9 3 (5.45%) NHS
9 3 (5.45%) SAP
9 3 (5.45%) MS Exchange
10 2 (3.64%) Budget Control
10 2 (3.64%) Email Migration
10 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (3.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (3.64%) Matrix Management
10 2 (3.64%) Release Management
10 2 (3.64%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (3.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 2 (3.64%) IBM Notes
10 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
10 2 (3.64%) Data Warehouse

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 3 (5.45%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.64%) IBM Notes
2 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MS Project
2 1 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) PBX
1 1 (1.82%) PSTN
1 1 (1.82%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.82%) YouTrack
General
1 18 (32.73%) Finance
2 5 (9.09%) Retail
3 4 (7.27%) Local Government
3 4 (7.27%) Banking
4 2 (3.64%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.82%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.45%) NHS
2 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.64%) PMI
2 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.82%) AS400
3 1 (1.82%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.82%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.82%) Windows
1 1 (1.82%) Solaris
1 1 (1.82%) Windows XP
1 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (40.00%) Project Management
2 15 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (25.45%) PRINCE2
4 10 (18.18%) Migration
5 9 (16.36%) Supplier Management
6 4 (7.27%) Data Migration
6 4 (7.27%) Project Planning
7 3 (5.45%) Risk Management
8 2 (3.64%) Programme Management
8 2 (3.64%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (3.64%) ITIL
8 2 (3.64%) PRINCE
8 2 (3.64%) Matrix Management
8 2 (3.64%) Release Management
8 2 (3.64%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (3.64%) Strategic Planning
8 2 (3.64%) Budget Control
8 2 (3.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (3.64%) Email Migration
9 1 (1.82%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.82%) PHP
1 1 (1.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.45%) PMI Certification
2 2 (3.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.82%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.82%) XenApp
1 1 (1.82%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 5 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.45%) Citrix
2 3 (5.45%) SAP
2 3 (5.45%) VMware
3 2 (3.64%) Lotus
4 1 (1.82%) Mitel
4 1 (1.82%) Capita
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle
4 1 (1.82%) Ariba