The first table below looks at the demand for PLM skills 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 PLM over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Product Lifecyle Management (PLM)
Rank 122 117 136
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +19
Contract jobs citing PLM 13 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.43% 0.40% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.57% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 4
Average daily rate
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£500 £494 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +64.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £459 £363
% change year-on-year
+8.93% +26.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £42.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2130 1940 2087
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 70.34% 70.91% 64.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1141 973 1106
Average daily rate £375 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £465 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 94 109
Average hourly rate £27.17 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.51% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.75 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
PLM
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PLM
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

PLM Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

PLM
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

PLM Daily Rate Trend in the North West

PLM
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PLM across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

PLM Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

PLM
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

PLM Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

PLM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing PLM 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 PLM.

1 9 (60.00%) SAP
1 9 (60.00%) SAP PLM
2 5 (33.33%) ERP
3 4 (26.67%) FMCG
3 4 (26.67%) SAP ERP
4 3 (20.00%) Retail
4 3 (20.00%) MS Visio
4 3 (20.00%) Data Modelling
5 2 (13.33%) MS Project
5 2 (13.33%) Document Management
5 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
6 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Supply Chain Management
6 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) SAP SCM
6 1 (6.67%) Lombardi
6 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
6 1 (6.67%) Oracle
6 1 (6.67%) IBM
6 1 (6.67%) Process Management
6 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
6 1 (6.67%) Validation
6 1 (6.67%) Migration
6 1 (6.67%) Infor
6 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
6 1 (6.67%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (6.67%) Use Case
6 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Test Management
6 1 (6.67%) Data Migration

PLM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing PLM 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 PLM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (13.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (60.00%) SAP PLM
2 4 (26.67%) SAP ERP
3 1 (6.67%) SAP SCM
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Retail
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Lombardi
General
1 3 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Consultant
1 9 (60.00%) SAP Consultant
2 6 (40.00%) SAP PLM Consultant
3 5 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 5 (33.33%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Solutions Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Package Solution Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) ERP
2 3 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (13.33%) Document Management
4 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Supply Chain Management
4 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Process Management
4 1 (6.67%) Validation
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (6.67%) Use Case
4 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Test Management
4 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) SAP
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) IBM
2 1 (6.67%) Infor