The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the North West region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)
Rank 120 103 123
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +20
Contract jobs citing PMP 16 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.52% 0.50% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.63% 2.66% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 6
Average daily rate £475 £342 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.78% -4.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £296 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £428 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £400 £436
% change year-on-year
-1.87% -8.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £36.53 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +1.45%
Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
609 451 609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.82% 18.66% 19.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 196 296
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £168 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £490 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £355
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 35 30
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.77 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.09 £30.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -
PMP
England

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -6 7 £340 +13.33% 1
Manchester -12 5 £475 +33.99%
Merseyside - - - -
PMP
England

PMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 32 (86.49%) PMI Certification
2 19 (51.35%) Finance
2 19 (51.35%) PRINCE2
3 17 (45.95%) Project Management
3 17 (45.95%) Banking
4 11 (29.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (27.03%) PMI
6 8 (21.62%) Information Security
6 8 (21.62%) Windows
7 7 (18.92%) Supplier Management
8 6 (16.22%) TOGAF
8 6 (16.22%) Economics
8 6 (16.22%) UNIX
8 6 (16.22%) Management Information System
9 5 (13.51%) Mainframe
9 5 (13.51%) HP
9 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
9 5 (13.51%) Vulnerability Management
10 4 (10.81%) MS Project
10 4 (10.81%) MS Office
10 4 (10.81%) Legal
11 3 (8.11%) Financial Institution
11 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
11 3 (8.11%) Linux
11 3 (8.11%) PRINCE
11 3 (8.11%) Retail
11 3 (8.11%) Exstream
11 3 (8.11%) Migration
12 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
12 2 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint

PMP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.70%) SAS
2 1 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.70%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (2.70%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS Project
1 4 (10.81%) MS Office
2 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.70%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Exstream
2 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.70%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.70%) VPN
2 1 (2.70%) DNS
2 1 (2.70%) SAN
2 1 (2.70%) Intranet
2 1 (2.70%) Firewall
2 1 (2.70%) Wireless
2 1 (2.70%) ATM
2 1 (2.70%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.70%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Grunt
General
1 19 (51.35%) Finance
2 17 (45.95%) Banking
3 4 (10.81%) Legal
4 3 (8.11%) Financial Institution
4 3 (8.11%) Retail
5 1 (2.70%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.70%) Marketing
5 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (59.46%) Project Manager
2 5 (13.51%) Analyst
3 4 (10.81%) Business Analyst
3 4 (10.81%) Programme Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Senior Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Senior Project Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Developer
5 2 (5.41%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (2.70%) CRM Project Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Senior Programme Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Functional Architect
6 1 (2.70%) PMO Administrator
6 1 (2.70%) CRM Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Lead Project Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Front-End Web Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Salesforce.com Consultant
6 1 (2.70%) Salesforce.com Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) HTML
1 1 (2.70%) .NET
1 1 (2.70%) CSS
1 1 (2.70%) Application Packaging
1 1 (2.70%) Visualforce
1 1 (2.70%) Sass
1 1 (2.70%) OOCSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) PMI
2 6 (16.22%) Management Information System
2 6 (16.22%) Economics
3 5 (13.51%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.70%) SCADA
4 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.70%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.62%) Windows
2 6 (16.22%) UNIX
3 3 (8.11%) Linux
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (51.35%) PRINCE2
2 17 (45.95%) Project Management
3 11 (29.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (21.62%) Information Security
5 7 (18.92%) Supplier Management
6 6 (16.22%) TOGAF
7 5 (13.51%) Vulnerability Management
8 3 (8.11%) Migration
8 3 (8.11%) PRINCE
9 2 (5.41%) Validation
9 2 (5.41%) ITIL
9 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (5.41%) Risk Management
9 2 (5.41%) Service Delivery
9 2 (5.41%) CRM
9 2 (5.41%) E-Commerce
9 2 (5.41%) Time Management
9 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (2.70%) TDD
10 1 (2.70%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.70%) PHP
1 1 (2.70%) VB
1 1 (2.70%) Ruby
1 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.70%) Apex Code
1 1 (2.70%) R
Qualifications
1 32 (86.49%) PMI Certification
2 2 (5.41%) Degree
2 2 (5.41%) CISSP
3 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) CISA
3 1 (2.70%) CISM
3 1 (2.70%) GIAC
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (2.70%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (2.70%) SCCM
1 1 (2.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
1 5 (13.51%) HP
2 1 (2.70%) CA
2 1 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (2.70%) TIBCO
2 1 (2.70%) Symantec
2 1 (2.70%) VMware
2 1 (2.70%) Minitab
2 1 (2.70%) Wincor Nixdorf