The first 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Management Institute (PMI)
Rank 117 98 120
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +22
Contract jobs citing PMI 19 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.62% 0.70% 0.32%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.67% 3.07% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 6
Average daily rate £550 £423 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.17% +12.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £217 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £469 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £414 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.58% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £165.00 £41.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+295.20% +51.81%
Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
711 553 718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.14% 22.88% 23.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 251 340
Average daily rate £325 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £205 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 46 58
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.42 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.45% -12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.61 £10.80 £11.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £34.80 £25.76
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -20.00%
PMI
England

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 24 April 2014.

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 24 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -8 9 £575 +35.29%
Manchester -12 5 £475 +46.15% 1
Lancashire - 2 £550 -
PMI
England

PMI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 29 (93.55%) PMI Certification
2 26 (83.87%) PRINCE2
3 24 (77.42%) Project Management
4 17 (54.84%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (51.61%) Finance
6 11 (35.48%) Banking
7 10 (32.26%) PMP
8 9 (29.03%) MS Project
9 8 (25.81%) MS Excel
9 8 (25.81%) Management Information System
10 6 (19.35%) UNIX
10 6 (19.35%) Windows
10 6 (19.35%) Information Security
10 6 (19.35%) Economics
11 5 (16.13%) Advertising
11 5 (16.13%) Scrum
11 5 (16.13%) MS Visio
11 5 (16.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (16.13%) Mainframe
11 5 (16.13%) Waterfall
11 5 (16.13%) Portfolio Management
11 5 (16.13%) Vulnerability Management
12 4 (12.90%) Billing
13 3 (9.68%) Exstream
13 3 (9.68%) Retail
13 3 (9.68%) Degree
13 3 (9.68%) PRINCE
13 3 (9.68%) HP
13 3 (9.68%) Linux
13 3 (9.68%) SAP

PMI
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 9 (29.03%) MS Project
2 8 (25.81%) MS Excel
3 5 (16.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Exstream
2 2 (6.45%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) LAN
1 2 (6.45%) WAN
2 1 (3.23%) ATM
General
1 16 (51.61%) Finance
2 11 (35.48%) Banking
3 5 (16.13%) Advertising
4 4 (12.90%) Billing
5 3 (9.68%) Retail
6 2 (6.45%) General Ledger
6 2 (6.45%) Financial Institution
6 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
7 1 (3.23%) Legal
7 1 (3.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (54.84%) Project Manager
2 7 (22.58%) Programme Manager
3 6 (19.35%) IT Programme Manager
4 3 (9.68%) IT Services Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Service Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Project Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Portfolio Manager
5 2 (6.45%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.23%) SAP Manager
6 1 (3.23%) PMO Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Digital Project Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Project Leader
6 1 (3.23%) SAP Project Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Management Information System
2 6 (19.35%) Economics
3 5 (16.13%) Mainframe
4 2 (6.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) UNIX
1 6 (19.35%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (83.87%) PRINCE2
2 24 (77.42%) Project Management
3 17 (54.84%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (19.35%) Information Security
5 5 (16.13%) Scrum
5 5 (16.13%) Waterfall
5 5 (16.13%) Portfolio Management
5 5 (16.13%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (9.68%) PRINCE
7 2 (6.45%) CRM
7 2 (6.45%) Risk Management
7 2 (6.45%) Asset Management
7 2 (6.45%) Project Planning
7 2 (6.45%) Performance Management
8 1 (3.23%) Change Control
8 1 (3.23%) Logistics
8 1 (3.23%) Supplier Management
8 1 (3.23%) Programme Management
8 1 (3.23%) ITIL
8 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
Qualifications
1 29 (93.55%) PMI Certification
2 10 (32.26%) PMP
3 5 (16.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (9.68%) Degree
5 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
5 2 (6.45%) ISEB
6 1 (3.23%) CISSP
6 1 (3.23%) CISA
6 1 (3.23%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
1 1 (3.23%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) SAP
1 3 (9.68%) HP
2 2 (6.45%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (3.23%) Wincor Nixdorf