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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Product Lifecyle Management (PLM)
Rank 141 119 125
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +6
Contract jobs citing PLM 17 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.44% 0.43% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.59% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 4
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.00% +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £340 £447
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £513 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £500 £459
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +8.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.44 £37.80 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-27.40% -
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
2940 2205 1953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.80% 73.43% 71.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1749 1188 983
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 102 90
Average hourly rate £37.97 £28.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.05% +36.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £53.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -5 15 £498 -
Manchester -14 2 £463 -7.50%
PLM
England

PLM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 18 (78.26%) SAP
2 14 (60.87%) Teamcenter
3 13 (56.52%) SAP PLM
3 13 (56.52%) Security Cleared
4 12 (52.17%) Primavera
4 12 (52.17%) Manufacturing
5 10 (43.48%) SC Cleared
6 9 (39.13%) IBM
7 8 (34.78%) ERP
7 8 (34.78%) Quality Management
8 7 (30.43%) CAD
8 7 (30.43%) Test Management
9 6 (26.09%) SAP PM
9 6 (26.09%) SAP PP
10 5 (21.74%) Automation Testing
11 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
11 3 (13.04%) DV Cleared
11 3 (13.04%) Change Management
11 3 (13.04%) Data Modelling
11 3 (13.04%) SOA
11 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
11 3 (13.04%) .NET
11 3 (13.04%) SAP QM
11 3 (13.04%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (13.04%) Document Management
11 3 (13.04%) Business Analysis
11 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Architecture
11 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
12 2 (8.70%) Degree
12 2 (8.70%) Logistics

PLM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (4.35%) MS Visio
1 1 (4.35%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 14 (60.87%) Teamcenter
2 13 (56.52%) SAP PLM
3 12 (52.17%) Primavera
4 6 (26.09%) SAP PP
4 6 (26.09%) SAP PM
5 3 (13.04%) SAP QM
6 1 (4.35%) ENOVIA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (8.70%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) ClearCase
General
1 12 (52.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.35%) Military
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Consultant
2 10 (43.48%) SAP Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Test Specialist
3 3 (13.04%) SAP PLM Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) CAD Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) SAP PM Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Programme Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.35%) Implementation Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) SAP FI Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Programme Test Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Test Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Automation Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Package Solution Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) .NET
1 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.35%) Middleware
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (4.35%) Itk
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) ERP
1 8 (34.78%) Quality Management
2 7 (30.43%) CAD
2 7 (30.43%) Test Management
3 5 (21.74%) Automation Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
4 3 (13.04%) Business Analysis
4 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (13.04%) Data Modelling
4 3 (13.04%) SOA
4 3 (13.04%) Change Management
4 3 (13.04%) Document Management
5 2 (8.70%) Logistics
5 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (8.70%) Project Management
5 2 (8.70%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Functional Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (4.35%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) C++
1 1 (4.35%) Java
1 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
1 1 (4.35%) Perl
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (56.52%) Security Cleared
2 10 (43.48%) SC Cleared
3 3 (13.04%) DV Cleared
3 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
4 2 (8.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (78.26%) SAP
2 9 (39.13%) IBM
3 2 (8.70%) HP
3 2 (8.70%) OpenText
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle
4 1 (4.35%) PTC
4 1 (4.35%) Siemens