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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Management Institute (PMI)
Rank 123 114 128
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +14
Contract jobs citing PMI 13 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.41% 0.55% 0.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.41% 2.14% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 12
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£470 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £381 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £487 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.75 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -46.50%
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
919 747 885
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.07% 25.65% 26.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 387 415
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £216 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £462 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 54 89
Average hourly rate £16.84 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.77% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.83 £10.50 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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
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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 +7 8 £448 +14.74%
Manchester -6 5 £500 -
Lancashire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
PMI
England

PMI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 30 (88.24%) PMI Certification
2 26 (76.47%) PRINCE2
3 24 (70.59%) Project Management
4 19 (55.88%) PMP
5 15 (44.12%) Finance
6 14 (41.18%) Banking
7 13 (38.24%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (29.41%) Management Information System
8 10 (29.41%) Information Security
8 10 (29.41%) MS Project
9 9 (26.47%) Scrum
10 8 (23.53%) Supplier Management
11 7 (20.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 7 (20.59%) ITSM
11 7 (20.59%) Service Management
11 7 (20.59%) Economics
11 7 (20.59%) UNIX
11 7 (20.59%) Windows
11 7 (20.59%) ISEB
12 6 (17.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 6 (17.65%) Mainframe
12 6 (17.65%) ISEB Practitioner
13 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
13 5 (14.71%) Java
13 5 (14.71%) Oracle
13 5 (14.71%) APMP
13 5 (14.71%) Waterfall
13 5 (14.71%) Vulnerability Management
14 4 (11.76%) User Stories

PMI
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.94%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 10 (29.41%) MS Project
2 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
3 4 (11.76%) MS Visio
3 4 (11.76%) MS Office
4 2 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) PeopleSoft Financials
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.88%) DB2
1 2 (5.88%) Data Mining
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database
General
1 15 (44.12%) Finance
2 14 (41.18%) Banking
3 4 (11.76%) Advertising
4 3 (8.82%) Retail
5 2 (5.88%) Billing
5 2 (5.88%) General Ledger
6 1 (2.94%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 21 (61.76%) Project Manager
2 5 (14.71%) Agile Coach
3 4 (11.76%) IT Project Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Senior Project Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Senior Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Programme Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Junior
5 2 (5.88%) Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) DBA
5 2 (5.88%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (5.88%) Junior Project Manager
5 2 (5.88%) SQL DBA
5 2 (5.88%) IT Programme Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Junior DBA
5 2 (5.88%) Junior Oracle DBA
5 2 (5.88%) Security Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Web Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Security Project Manager
6 1 (2.94%) ScrumMaster
6 1 (2.94%) Digital Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 10 (29.41%) Management Information System
2 7 (20.59%) Economics
3 6 (17.65%) Mainframe
4 3 (8.82%) Computer Science
5 2 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.94%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.59%) UNIX
1 7 (20.59%) Windows
2 3 (8.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (76.47%) PRINCE2
2 24 (70.59%) Project Management
3 13 (38.24%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (29.41%) Information Security
5 9 (26.47%) Scrum
6 8 (23.53%) Supplier Management
7 7 (20.59%) ITSM
7 7 (20.59%) Service Management
8 5 (14.71%) Waterfall
8 5 (14.71%) Vulnerability Management
9 4 (11.76%) User Stories
9 4 (11.76%) Portfolio Management
9 4 (11.76%) Product Management
9 4 (11.76%) Service Delivery
9 4 (11.76%) ITIL
9 4 (11.76%) Programme Management
10 3 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (8.82%) Kanban
11 2 (5.88%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.71%) Java
2 2 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (88.24%) PMI Certification
2 19 (55.88%) PMP
3 7 (20.59%) ISEB
3 7 (20.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 6 (17.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 6 (17.65%) ISEB Practitioner
5 5 (14.71%) APMP
6 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
6 3 (8.82%) CISA
6 3 (8.82%) CISSP
7 1 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.94%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) Oracle
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.88%) Sybase
3 2 (5.88%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (2.94%) Remedy
4 1 (2.94%) Wincor Nixdorf