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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)
Rank 139 99 110
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +11
Contract jobs citing PMP 13 32 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.35% 1.04% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.78% 5.36% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 22 7
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£413 £475 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +33.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £561 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £411 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
-0.24% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.38 £38.00
% change year-on-year
- -14.80%
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
732 597 457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.93% 19.48% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 306 195
Average daily rate £385 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.94% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £575 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 70 35
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -24.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.50 £16.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.10%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -11 9 £400 +63.26% 1
Manchester -18 2 £550 +15.78% 2
Lancashire -8 1 - -
Merseyside -12 1 - -
PMP
England

PMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 38 (95.00%) PMI Certification
2 30 (75.00%) PRINCE2
3 23 (57.50%) Project Management
4 17 (42.50%) Finance
5 10 (25.00%) Migration
5 10 (25.00%) Programme Management
6 8 (20.00%) Banking
6 8 (20.00%) Degree
7 7 (17.50%) Change Management
7 7 (17.50%) MS Office
8 6 (15.00%) PRINCE
8 6 (15.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (15.00%) Mentoring
8 6 (15.00%) Coaching
9 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (12.50%) Cyber-Ark
9 5 (12.50%) TippingPoint
9 5 (12.50%) F5
9 5 (12.50%) ArcSight
9 5 (12.50%) Business Development
9 5 (12.50%) Retail
9 5 (12.50%) Blue Coat
9 5 (12.50%) Juniper
9 5 (12.50%) Nokia
9 5 (12.50%) CheckPoint
9 5 (12.50%) ITIL
9 5 (12.50%) Cisco
9 5 (12.50%) McAfee
9 5 (12.50%) Firewall
9 5 (12.50%) Information Security

PMP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 (5.00%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (17.50%) MS Office
2 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.50%) MS Project
3 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) Firewall
2 2 (5.00%) DHCP
2 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.00%) DNS
2 2 (5.00%) SAN
3 1 (2.50%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.50%) DTS
2 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) JIRA
General
1 17 (42.50%) Finance
2 8 (20.00%) Banking
3 5 (12.50%) Retail
4 4 (10.00%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (42.50%) Project Manager
2 7 (17.50%) Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) Programme Manager
3 5 (12.50%) PMO Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Implementation Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Security Project Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Portfolio Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Security Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Information Security Project Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Coordinator
5 2 (5.00%) Business Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Information Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Information Security Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Programme Director
6 1 (2.50%) Financial Business Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Project Director
6 1 (2.50%) Business Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Banking Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Junior
6 1 (2.50%) Project Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) Web Services
1 1 (2.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.00%) Economics
3 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.00%) PMI
3 2 (5.00%) AS400
3 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.50%) Handset
4 1 (2.50%) Biometrics
4 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.50%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (2.50%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) Windows
1 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (75.00%) PRINCE2
2 23 (57.50%) Project Management
3 10 (25.00%) Migration
3 10 (25.00%) Programme Management
4 7 (17.50%) Change Management
5 6 (15.00%) PRINCE
5 6 (15.00%) Mentoring
5 6 (15.00%) Coaching
6 5 (12.50%) ITIL
6 5 (12.50%) Information Security
6 5 (12.50%) Business Development
7 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (10.00%) Service Management
8 3 (7.50%) Risk Management
8 3 (7.50%) Scrum
8 3 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (5.00%) Software Engineering
9 2 (5.00%) Business Analysis
9 2 (5.00%) Project Planning
9 2 (5.00%) Kanban
Qualifications
1 38 (95.00%) PMI Certification
2 8 (20.00%) Degree
3 6 (15.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.50%) ISTQB
6 1 (2.50%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.00%) VMware ESX
1 2 (5.00%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) Cisco
1 5 (12.50%) Juniper
1 5 (12.50%) Nokia
1 5 (12.50%) CheckPoint
1 5 (12.50%) McAfee
1 5 (12.50%) TippingPoint
1 5 (12.50%) F5
1 5 (12.50%) ArcSight
1 5 (12.50%) Cyber-Ark
1 5 (12.50%) Blue Coat
2 4 (10.00%) VMware
2 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.50%) Oracle
4 2 (5.00%) Citrix
5 1 (2.50%) HP
5 1 (2.50%) Google