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 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)
Rank 124 130 127
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Contract jobs citing PMP 15 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.47% 0.20% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.45% 1.18% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 12
Average daily rate
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£468 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £320 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £441 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £405 £400
% change year-on-year
-4.32% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £26.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+34.57% -27.69%
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
611 507 664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.24% 17.04% 19.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 239 342
Average daily rate £375 £305 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.95% -16.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £220 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 52 49
Average hourly rate £23.00 £26.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £10.50 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.75 £28.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -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 16 September 2014.

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 16 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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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 7 £483 +48.46% 2
Cheshire +11 6 £470 +20.51% 1
Merseyside - 1 £335 - 1
PMP
England

PMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 44 (91.67%) PMI Certification
2 26 (54.17%) PRINCE2
3 23 (47.92%) Finance
4 21 (43.75%) Project Management
5 19 (39.58%) PMI
6 17 (35.42%) Banking
7 14 (29.17%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (25.00%) Supplier Management
9 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (20.83%) Information Security
9 10 (20.83%) Management Information System
9 10 (20.83%) Windows
10 8 (16.67%) Scrum
10 8 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 7 (14.58%) Security Cleared
11 7 (14.58%) Economics
11 7 (14.58%) ITSM
11 7 (14.58%) Service Management
11 7 (14.58%) UNIX
11 7 (14.58%) MS Project
11 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
12 6 (12.50%) Mainframe
12 6 (12.50%) Product Management
13 5 (10.42%) Vulnerability Management
13 5 (10.42%) Programme Management
13 5 (10.42%) ISEB
13 5 (10.42%) ITIL
13 5 (10.42%) MS Office
14 4 (8.33%) Java
14 4 (8.33%) Oracle

PMP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 1 (2.08%) IIS
1 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.08%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (2.08%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (14.58%) MS Project
2 5 (10.42%) MS Office
3 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (2.08%) Agresso
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) TCP/IP
1 3 (6.25%) Firewall
2 2 (4.17%) Wireless
2 2 (4.17%) VPN
3 1 (2.08%) DNS
3 1 (2.08%) SAN
3 1 (2.08%) ATM
3 1 (2.08%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) DB2
2 2 (4.17%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.08%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.08%) QlikView
3 1 (2.08%) Big Data
General
1 23 (47.92%) Finance
2 17 (35.42%) Banking
3 4 (8.33%) Retail
4 2 (4.17%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.08%) Automotive
5 1 (2.08%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 6 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
3 5 (10.42%) Programme Manager
4 4 (8.33%) Analyst
4 4 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 4 (8.33%) Senior Manager
4 4 (8.33%) Senior Project Manager
4 4 (8.33%) Agile Coach
5 3 (6.25%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Security Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Senior Desktop Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Web Manager
7 1 (2.08%) Security Project Manager
7 1 (2.08%) ScrumMaster
7 1 (2.08%) Business Intelligence Manager
7 1 (2.08%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
7 1 (2.08%) Information Security Project Manager
7 1 (2.08%) Architect
7 1 (2.08%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.08%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (39.58%) PMI
2 10 (20.83%) Management Information System
3 7 (14.58%) Economics
4 6 (12.50%) Mainframe
5 3 (6.25%) Computer Science
6 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.08%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.83%) Windows
2 7 (14.58%) UNIX
3 3 (6.25%) Linux
3 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (54.17%) PRINCE2
2 21 (43.75%) Project Management
3 14 (29.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (25.00%) Supplier Management
5 10 (20.83%) Information Security
5 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (16.67%) Scrum
7 7 (14.58%) ITSM
7 7 (14.58%) Service Management
8 6 (12.50%) Product Management
9 5 (10.42%) Programme Management
9 5 (10.42%) ITIL
9 5 (10.42%) Vulnerability Management
10 4 (8.33%) User Stories
10 4 (8.33%) Service Delivery
10 4 (8.33%) Change Management
10 4 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (6.25%) Release Management
11 3 (6.25%) Test Scripting
11 3 (6.25%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.33%) Java
2 2 (4.17%) VB
2 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 44 (91.67%) PMI Certification
2 8 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 7 (14.58%) Security Cleared
4 5 (10.42%) ISEB
5 4 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (8.33%) APMP
6 3 (6.25%) CISSP
6 3 (6.25%) CISA
7 2 (4.17%) Degree
8 1 (2.08%) CAPM
8 1 (2.08%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.17%) QA
2 2 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.08%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (4.17%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 2 (4.17%) SCCM
1 2 (4.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.33%) Oracle
3 2 (4.17%) Sybase
3 2 (4.17%) CA
3 2 (4.17%) Symantec
4 1 (2.08%) VMware
4 1 (2.08%) Huawei
4 1 (2.08%) Wincor Nixdorf
4 1 (2.08%) Hyperion
4 1 (2.08%) CODA
4 1 (2.08%) JD Edwards
4 1 (2.08%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.08%) SAP
4 1 (2.08%) Cognos