The table below looks at the statistics for PMP 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 PMP over the 3 months to 30 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)
Rank 127 112 105
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -7
Contract jobs citing PMP 24 19 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.66% 0.66% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.29% 3.35% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 11
Average daily rate
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£500 £400 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +11.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £303 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £483 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £378 £423
% change year-on-year
+12.58% -10.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.13 £45.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-21.94% +28.57%
PMP
England

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

Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
730 567 387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.03% 19.80% 16.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 255 163
Average daily rate £400 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £220 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 91 33
Average hourly rate £46.09 £18.00 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+156.05% -2.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.70 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £36.07 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

PMP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

PMP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

PMP
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

PMP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

PMP
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PMP across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

PMP Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

PMP
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PMP across the North West region.

PMP Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

PMP
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 PMP within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Cheshire 0 12 £500 +33.33% 3
Manchester -11 6 £525 +2.43% 2
Lancashire +1 5 £390 -
PMP
England

PMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing PMP 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 PMP.

1 47 (95.92%) PMI Certification
2 40 (81.63%) PRINCE2
3 29 (59.18%) Project Management
4 24 (48.98%) Finance
5 13 (26.53%) Degree
6 11 (22.45%) Programme Management
7 10 (20.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 9 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (16.33%) Banking
9 8 (16.33%) Blue Coat
9 8 (16.33%) Business Development
9 8 (16.33%) TippingPoint
9 8 (16.33%) F5
9 8 (16.33%) ArcSight
9 8 (16.33%) McAfee
9 8 (16.33%) CheckPoint
9 8 (16.33%) Juniper
9 8 (16.33%) Nokia
9 8 (16.33%) Cisco
9 8 (16.33%) Information Security
9 8 (16.33%) Change Management
9 8 (16.33%) Firewall
9 8 (16.33%) Cyber-Ark
10 7 (14.29%) Mentoring
10 7 (14.29%) Coaching
10 7 (14.29%) Migration
10 7 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (14.29%) Scrum
10 7 (14.29%) ITIL
11 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared

PMP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing PMP 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 PMP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 5 (10.20%) MS Office
2 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.04%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) SAP PS
1 1 (2.04%) SAP PM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.33%) Firewall
2 1 (2.04%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.04%) DTS
2 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.04%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) JIRA
General
1 24 (48.98%) Finance
2 8 (16.33%) Banking
3 4 (8.16%) Retail
3 4 (8.16%) Telecoms
4 3 (6.12%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.04%) Legal
5 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (48.98%) Project Manager
2 6 (12.24%) Analyst
3 5 (10.20%) Programme Manager
4 4 (8.16%) Business Analyst
4 4 (8.16%) Senior Manager
4 4 (8.16%) Senior Project Manager
4 4 (8.16%) Implementation Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Security Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Security Project Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Information Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Information Security Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Information Security Project Manager
6 2 (4.08%) PMO Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Portfolio Manager
7 1 (2.04%) Coordinator
7 1 (2.04%) Implementation Project Manager
7 1 (2.04%) IT Programme Manager
7 1 (2.04%) Project Coordinator
7 1 (2.04%) IT Project Manager
7 1 (2.04%) Programme Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) Web Services
1 1 (2.04%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.16%) Economics
3 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.08%) PMI
3 2 (4.08%) AS400
4 1 (2.04%) Handset
4 1 (2.04%) Biometrics
4 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.04%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (2.04%) User Experience
4 1 (2.04%) Biotechnology
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (81.63%) PRINCE2
2 29 (59.18%) Project Management
3 11 (22.45%) Programme Management
4 9 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (16.33%) Information Security
5 8 (16.33%) Business Development
5 8 (16.33%) Change Management
6 7 (14.29%) Migration
6 7 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (14.29%) Scrum
6 7 (14.29%) ITIL
6 7 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 7 (14.29%) Coaching
7 6 (12.24%) Supplier Management
8 4 (8.16%) Business Analysis
8 4 (8.16%) Risk Management
8 4 (8.16%) Service Management
8 4 (8.16%) PRINCE
9 3 (6.12%) RUP
9 3 (6.12%) Software Engineering
Qualifications
1 47 (95.92%) PMI Certification
2 13 (26.53%) Degree
3 10 (20.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.08%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.04%) MCSE
6 1 (2.04%) ISEB
6 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 8 (16.33%) Cisco
1 8 (16.33%) Juniper
1 8 (16.33%) Nokia
1 8 (16.33%) CheckPoint
1 8 (16.33%) McAfee
1 8 (16.33%) Blue Coat
1 8 (16.33%) TippingPoint
1 8 (16.33%) F5
1 8 (16.33%) ArcSight
1 8 (16.33%) Cyber-Ark
2 4 (8.16%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.12%) HP
3 3 (6.12%) Oracle
4 2 (4.08%) Citrix
4 2 (4.08%) Google
4 2 (4.08%) VMware
5 1 (2.04%) TSYS
5 1 (2.04%) IBM
5 1 (2.04%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.04%) SAP