The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PMI 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 PMI over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Management Institute (PMI)
Rank 154 121 120
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -1
Contract jobs citing PMI 13 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.30% 0.49% 0.56%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.05% 1.54% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 6
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£400 £448 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.61% +13.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £213 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £523 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £21.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year
- -21.49%
PMI
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1236 976 840
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 28.58% 31.64% 29.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 760 518 413
Average daily rate £400 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 53 52
Average hourly rate £21.50 £16.84 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.67% -2.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £12.00 £10.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £36.10 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

PMI
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

PMI Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

PMI
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

PMI Daily Rate Trend in the North West

PMI
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PMI across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

PMI Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

PMI
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 PMI within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Cheshire -11 5 £350 -21.78%
Manchester -20 5 £400 -13.51% 3
Lancashire - 1 £489 -
Merseyside - 1 - -
PMI
England

PMI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing PMI 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 PMI.

1 32 (96.97%) PMI Certification
2 26 (78.79%) Project Management
3 13 (39.39%) Finance
4 12 (36.36%) Manufacturing
4 12 (36.36%) Process Management
4 12 (36.36%) Informatics
5 11 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
5 11 (33.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 11 (33.33%) GMP
5 11 (33.33%) GxP
6 10 (30.30%) PRINCE2
6 10 (30.30%) ITIL
6 10 (30.30%) Validation
7 8 (24.24%) PRINCE
8 7 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (18.18%) Problem Management
10 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (15.15%) Banking
10 5 (15.15%) HP
11 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
11 4 (12.12%) Service Management
11 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
12 3 (9.09%) Waterfall
12 3 (9.09%) Release Management
12 3 (9.09%) Project Planning
12 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (9.09%) Strategic Planning
13 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
13 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
13 2 (6.06%) Programme Management

PMI
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing PMI 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 PMI. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.06%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Project
1 2 (6.06%) MS Office
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) WAN
General
1 13 (39.39%) Finance
2 12 (36.36%) Manufacturing
3 11 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (15.15%) Banking
5 2 (6.06%) Retail
5 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
5 2 (6.06%) Retail Banking
6 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Project Manager
2 12 (36.36%) Solutions Architect
2 12 (36.36%) Architect
3 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Head of Infrastructure
4 2 (6.06%) Service Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Release Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Implementation Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Business Project Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Business Manager
5 1 (3.03%) IT Operations Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Agile Project Manager
5 1 (3.03%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Change Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 12 (36.36%) Informatics
2 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.03%) Economics
4 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
1 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
1 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (78.79%) Project Management
2 12 (36.36%) Process Management
3 10 (30.30%) ITIL
3 10 (30.30%) PRINCE2
3 10 (30.30%) Validation
4 8 (24.24%) PRINCE
5 7 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (18.18%) Problem Management
7 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (12.12%) Service Management
9 3 (9.09%) Release Management
9 3 (9.09%) Strategic Planning
9 3 (9.09%) Project Planning
9 3 (9.09%) Waterfall
10 2 (6.06%) Kanban
10 2 (6.06%) Change Control
10 2 (6.06%) Mentoring
10 2 (6.06%) Coaching
10 2 (6.06%) SDLC
10 2 (6.06%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) Java
Qualifications
1 32 (96.97%) PMI Certification
2 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) PMP
3 2 (6.06%) DV Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) MCP
3 2 (6.06%) ISEB
4 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (33.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 11 (33.33%) GMP
1 11 (33.33%) GxP
2 2 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) OpenView
1 2 (6.06%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) HP
2 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.06%) ION Trading
4 1 (3.03%) Avaya