The table below looks at the statistics 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 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Product Lifecyle Management (PLM)
Rank 149 129 124
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -5
Contract jobs citing PLM 14 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.32% 0.45% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.60% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 4
Average daily rate
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£453 £500 £494
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.50% +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £343 £447
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £513 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £460 £459
% change year-on-year
-2.17% +0.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £31.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%
PLM
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3466 2318 2047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 78.84% 74.18% 71.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2129 1288 1045
Average daily rate £413 £373 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.73% +12.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 102 103
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £67.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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 September 2015.

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
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 PLM within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 September 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
Cumbria -6 12 £438 - 1
Manchester -17 2 £463 -7.50% 2
PLM
England

PLM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 15 (75.00%) SAP
2 13 (65.00%) Teamcenter
2 13 (65.00%) Security Cleared
3 12 (60.00%) Primavera
4 10 (50.00%) Manufacturing
4 10 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 10 (50.00%) SAP PLM
5 9 (45.00%) IBM
6 7 (35.00%) ERP
6 7 (35.00%) Test Management
7 6 (30.00%) SAP PM
7 6 (30.00%) SAP PP
7 6 (30.00%) CAD
7 6 (30.00%) Quality Management
8 5 (25.00%) Automation Testing
9 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
9 3 (15.00%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (15.00%) DV Cleared
9 3 (15.00%) SAP QM
9 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
9 3 (15.00%) Business Analysis
9 3 (15.00%) Data Modelling
9 3 (15.00%) SOA
9 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET
9 3 (15.00%) .NET
10 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (10.00%) HP
10 2 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management

PLM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 13 (65.00%) Teamcenter
2 12 (60.00%) Primavera
3 10 (50.00%) SAP PLM
4 6 (30.00%) SAP PP
4 6 (30.00%) SAP PM
5 3 (15.00%) SAP QM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) ClearCase
General
1 10 (50.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Consultant
1 8 (40.00%) SAP Consultant
2 3 (15.00%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Test Specialist
2 3 (15.00%) SAP PM Consultant
2 3 (15.00%) CAD Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Test Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Programme Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (5.00%) Team Leader
4 1 (5.00%) SAP FI Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Test Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Automation Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Package Solution Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Solutions Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) SAP PLM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) .NET
1 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) ERP
1 7 (35.00%) Test Management
2 6 (30.00%) CAD
2 6 (30.00%) Quality Management
3 5 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (15.00%) Data Modelling
4 3 (15.00%) SOA
4 3 (15.00%) Business Analysis
4 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (10.00%) Functional Testing
6 1 (5.00%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.00%) Change Management
6 1 (5.00%) Project Management
6 1 (5.00%) Document Management
6 1 (5.00%) Logistics
Qualifications
1 13 (65.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (15.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (75.00%) SAP
2 9 (45.00%) IBM
3 2 (10.00%) HP
3 2 (10.00%) OpenText
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle