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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Product Lifecyle Management (PLM)
Rank 145 134 115
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -19
Contract jobs citing PLM 8 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.069% 0.085%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.096% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Average daily rate
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£500 £438 £588
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -25.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £408 £558
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £468 £618
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £340 £425
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.40 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-1.12% -6.34%
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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
2772 2094 1670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 74.92% 72.43% 70.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1512 1077 823
Average daily rate £400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 126 83
Average hourly rate £41.00 £31.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.15% +14.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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
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 31 March 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 16 (94.12%) SAP
1 16 (94.12%) SAP PLM
2 9 (52.94%) Change Management
2 9 (52.94%) Document Management
3 8 (47.06%) Manufacturing
4 7 (41.18%) ERP
4 7 (41.18%) FMCG
5 6 (35.29%) SAP ERP
5 6 (35.29%) Quality Management
6 2 (11.76%) Portfolio Management
6 2 (11.76%) CAD
6 2 (11.76%) Logistics
6 2 (11.76%) Teamcenter
7 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
7 1 (5.88%) Finance
7 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (5.88%) Retail
7 1 (5.88%) Content Management
7 1 (5.88%) ENOVIA
7 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
7 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (5.88%) Degree
7 1 (5.88%) Project Management
7 1 (5.88%) Migration
7 1 (5.88%) Military
7 1 (5.88%) PDM
7 1 (5.88%) PTC
7 1 (5.88%) Windchill
7 1 (5.88%) N-Tier

PLM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
1 1 (5.88%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 16 (94.12%) SAP PLM
2 6 (35.29%) SAP ERP
3 2 (11.76%) Teamcenter
4 1 (5.88%) ENOVIA
4 1 (5.88%) SAP xRPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
General
1 8 (47.06%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Military
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (94.12%) Consultant
2 15 (88.24%) SAP Consultant
3 14 (82.35%) SAP PLM Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Project Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) CAD Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Implementation Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) SAP Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) SAP Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Middleware
1 1 (5.88%) Itk
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) FMCG
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) N-Tier
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Change Management
1 9 (52.94%) Document Management
2 7 (41.18%) ERP
3 6 (35.29%) Quality Management
4 2 (11.76%) Portfolio Management
4 2 (11.76%) Logistics
4 2 (11.76%) CAD
5 1 (5.88%) Project Management
5 1 (5.88%) Data Modelling
5 1 (5.88%) Migration
5 1 (5.88%) PDM
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.88%) Content Management
5 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (5.88%) Release Management
5 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C++
1 1 (5.88%) Java
1 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
1 1 (5.88%) Perl
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
Vendors
1 16 (94.12%) SAP
2 1 (5.88%) Siemens
2 1 (5.88%) PTC
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle