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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Management Institute (PMI)
Rank 118 107 109
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +2
Contract jobs citing PMI 14 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.45% 0.52% 0.51%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.71% 1.89% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 5
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£405 £375 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% +66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £280 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £560 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £438 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.28% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £36.25
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
818 742 719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.01% 27.80% 27.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 425 364
Average daily rate £350 £338 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 48 55
Average hourly rate £20.35 £19.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.33% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £10.40 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £25.87
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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
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 30 January 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
Manchester -4 6 £410 +9.33% 1
Merseyside - 5 - -
Cheshire +2 3 £350 -6.66% 1
PMI
England

PMI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 16 (94.12%) PMI Certification
2 10 (58.82%) Project Management
3 9 (52.94%) PRINCE2
4 8 (47.06%) Finance
5 7 (41.18%) SAP
6 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
6 5 (29.41%) Waterfall
7 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (23.53%) Banking
7 4 (23.53%) Progress
7 4 (23.53%) ITIL
7 4 (23.53%) PRINCE
8 3 (17.65%) PMP
8 3 (17.65%) CA
8 3 (17.65%) Service Management
8 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
8 3 (17.65%) MS Office
8 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
8 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
8 3 (17.65%) Retail
8 3 (17.65%) Portfolio Management
8 3 (17.65%) Tableau
8 3 (17.65%) QA
8 3 (17.65%) MS PowerPoint
9 2 (11.76%) Retail Banking
9 2 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (11.76%) Information Security
9 2 (11.76%) CISSP
9 2 (11.76%) MS Project

PMI
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Office
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
1 3 (17.65%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (11.76%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP PM
1 1 (5.88%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) DB2
General
1 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Banking
3 3 (17.65%) Retail
4 2 (11.76%) Retail Banking
5 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Project Manager
2 5 (29.41%) SAP Project Manager
2 5 (29.41%) SAP Manager
3 4 (23.53%) Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) PMO Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (5.88%) DBA
6 1 (5.88%) Administrator
6 1 (5.88%) Project Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Technical Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Implementation Manager
6 1 (5.88%) SAP Basis Administrator
6 1 (5.88%) Senior DBA
6 1 (5.88%) Security Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Web Manager
6 1 (5.88%) SAP Administrator
6 1 (5.88%) Senior SAP Administrator
6 1 (5.88%) Technical Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Project Management
2 9 (52.94%) PRINCE2
3 5 (29.41%) Waterfall
4 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (23.53%) ITIL
4 4 (23.53%) PRINCE
5 3 (17.65%) Service Management
5 3 (17.65%) Portfolio Management
6 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (11.76%) Information Security
6 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
6 2 (11.76%) Change Management
6 2 (11.76%) ITSM
6 2 (11.76%) Project Planning
7 1 (5.88%) Quality Management
7 1 (5.88%) CMMI
7 1 (5.88%) RUP
7 1 (5.88%) ERP
7 1 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (5.88%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (94.12%) PMI Certification
2 3 (17.65%) PMP
3 2 (11.76%) CISSP
3 2 (11.76%) CISA
3 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
2 2 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) SAP
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
3 4 (23.53%) Progress
4 3 (17.65%) CA
4 3 (17.65%) Tableau
5 1 (5.88%) IBM