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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)
Rank 134 98 125
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +27
Contract jobs citing PMP 16 33 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.41% 1.09% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.00% 6.04% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 23 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £470 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% +23.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £338 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £563 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £405 £388
% change year-on-year
-4.32% +4.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £31.50 £32.38
% change year-on-year
+74.60% -2.70%
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
799 546 508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.67% 17.98% 19.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 266 231
Average daily rate £400 £326 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.60% +0.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £212 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 53 51
Average hourly rate £30.52 £22.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.72% -32.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £15.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -14 8 £400 -5.88% 8
Cheshire -7 4 £400 -5.88% 1
Merseyside -13 2 £250 -25.37%
PMP
England

PMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 34 (91.89%) PMI Certification
2 27 (72.97%) Project Management
3 25 (67.57%) PRINCE2
4 19 (51.35%) Finance
5 11 (29.73%) Banking
6 10 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (21.62%) Degree
7 8 (21.62%) MS Office
8 7 (18.92%) Migration
8 7 (18.92%) Programme Management
8 7 (18.92%) Waterfall
9 6 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
10 5 (13.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (13.51%) PRINCE
10 5 (13.51%) Scrum
10 5 (13.51%) Change Management
10 5 (13.51%) Retail
11 4 (10.81%) Economics
11 4 (10.81%) Firewall
11 4 (10.81%) Risk Management
11 4 (10.81%) Service Management
11 4 (10.81%) MS Project
11 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
12 3 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
12 3 (8.11%) CheckPoint
12 3 (8.11%) McAfee
12 3 (8.11%) Juniper
12 3 (8.11%) Nokia

PMP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.41%) IIS
1 2 (5.41%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (21.62%) MS Office
2 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.81%) MS Project
3 2 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) Firewall
2 2 (5.41%) DHCP
2 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.41%) DNS
2 2 (5.41%) SAN
3 1 (2.70%) VPN
3 1 (2.70%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) JIRA
2 1 (2.70%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 19 (51.35%) Finance
2 11 (29.73%) Banking
3 5 (13.51%) Retail
4 3 (8.11%) Retail Banking
5 2 (5.41%) Front Office
5 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.70%) Legal
6 1 (2.70%) Billing
Job Titles
1 23 (62.16%) Project Manager
2 5 (13.51%) Programme Manager
2 5 (13.51%) Analyst
3 4 (10.81%) PMO Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Agile Project Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Information Security Project Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Portfolio Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Security Manager
4 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Implementation Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Security Project Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Information Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Information Security Manager
5 1 (2.70%) Programme Director
5 1 (2.70%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (2.70%) Junior
5 1 (2.70%) Business Analyst
5 1 (2.70%) Test Manager
5 1 (2.70%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (2.70%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) Web Services
1 2 (5.41%) Middleware
2 1 (2.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.81%) Economics
3 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.41%) PMI
3 2 (5.41%) EPoS
4 1 (2.70%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Windows
1 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (72.97%) Project Management
2 25 (67.57%) PRINCE2
3 10 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (18.92%) Programme Management
4 7 (18.92%) Migration
4 7 (18.92%) Waterfall
5 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (13.51%) Scrum
6 5 (13.51%) Change Management
6 5 (13.51%) PRINCE
7 4 (10.81%) Risk Management
7 4 (10.81%) Service Management
8 3 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (8.11%) Information Security
8 3 (8.11%) Business Analysis
8 3 (8.11%) Supplier Management
8 3 (8.11%) Project Planning
8 3 (8.11%) Business Development
8 3 (8.11%) Resource Management
8 3 (8.11%) Kanban
Qualifications
1 34 (91.89%) PMI Certification
2 8 (21.62%) Degree
3 5 (13.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
6 1 (2.70%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.41%) VMware ESX
1 2 (5.41%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.11%) Cisco
2 3 (8.11%) Juniper
2 3 (8.11%) Nokia
2 3 (8.11%) CheckPoint
2 3 (8.11%) McAfee
2 3 (8.11%) Blue Coat
2 3 (8.11%) TippingPoint
2 3 (8.11%) F5
2 3 (8.11%) ArcSight
2 3 (8.11%) Cyber-Ark
3 2 (5.41%) VMware
3 2 (5.41%) IBM
4 1 (2.70%) HP
4 1 (2.70%) Tableau
4 1 (2.70%) Talend