The table below looks at the statistics for Project Management skills 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 Project Management over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Management
Rank 13 12 11
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Project Management 292 262 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.04% 9.25% 9.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.34% 12.66% 14.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 143 155
Average daily rate
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£390 £358 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £380 £380
% change year-on-year
+2.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 11
Average hourly rate £39.50 £21.57 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.12% -38.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.18 £20.03 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.10 £23.11 £99.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £29.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-1.72% -10.76%
Project Management
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2367 2070 2015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.26% 73.09% 66.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1400 1039 1026
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £486 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 114 100
Average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.67 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £72.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Project Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Project Management across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Project Management Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Project Management
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Project Management Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Project Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Management across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Project Management Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Project Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Project Management Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Project Management
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Management across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Project Management Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Project Management
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 Project Management within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 December 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 0 129 £375 +6.00% 57
Cheshire -4 76 £388 +3.33% 14
Lancashire -4 32 £451 +71.99% 3
Merseyside +2 28 £289 -25.48% 13
Cumbria - 1 - - 3
Project Management
England

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Project Management 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 Project Management.

1 215 (37.13%) Finance
2 131 (22.63%) PRINCE2
3 93 (16.06%) Stakeholder Management
4 91 (15.72%) Microsoft
5 87 (15.03%) Agile Software Development
6 74 (12.78%) Analytical Skills
7 63 (10.88%) Banking
8 58 (10.02%) ITIL
9 57 (9.84%) MS Excel
10 53 (9.15%) MS Office
11 50 (8.64%) Retail
12 47 (8.12%) Windows
13 46 (7.94%) Migration
14 44 (7.60%) MS Project
15 38 (6.56%) Scrum
15 38 (6.56%) Change Management
16 37 (6.39%) Oracle
16 37 (6.39%) Security Cleared
17 34 (5.87%) Business Analysis
17 34 (5.87%) Degree
18 33 (5.70%) QA
18 33 (5.70%) Service Delivery
19 32 (5.53%) Risk Management
19 32 (5.53%) Programme Management
20 30 (5.18%) MS PowerPoint
20 30 (5.18%) SAP
21 29 (5.01%) Supplier Management
22 27 (4.66%) Stakeholder Engagement
23 26 (4.49%) Project Planning
23 26 (4.49%) Active Directory

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Project Management 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 Project Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (3.63%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.90%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (0.86%) IIS
5 4 (0.69%) CICS
5 4 (0.69%) IBM Notes
5 4 (0.69%) NetWeaver
6 3 (0.52%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.52%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.52%) SAS
6 3 (0.52%) Confluence
7 2 (0.35%) Adobe CQ
7 2 (0.35%) CMS
8 1 (0.17%) Drupal
8 1 (0.17%) Site Server
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.17%) LiveLink
8 1 (0.17%) Apache
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle 9iAS
Applications
1 57 (9.84%) MS Excel
2 53 (9.15%) MS Office
3 44 (7.60%) MS Project
4 30 (5.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (1.38%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.55%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.86%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.69%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (0.69%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.52%) SAP EWM
6 2 (0.35%) Tridion
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle HRMS
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.35%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.35%) SAP HCM
6 2 (0.35%) SAP PM
7 1 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.17%) Retail-J
7 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.17%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.42%) Firewall
2 13 (2.25%) DNS
3 11 (1.90%) DHCP
3 11 (1.90%) WAN
4 9 (1.55%) LAN
5 7 (1.21%) Internet
6 6 (1.04%) 4G
7 4 (0.69%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.69%) Intranet
8 3 (0.52%) VPN
8 3 (0.52%) SAN
9 2 (0.35%) ATM
9 2 (0.35%) VoIP
9 2 (0.35%) Wireless
10 1 (0.17%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.17%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.17%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.17%) Network Security
10 1 (0.17%) 3G
10 1 (0.17%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.38%) DB2
2 6 (1.04%) Big Data
2 6 (1.04%) SAP BW
3 5 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (0.69%) Oracle Database
4 4 (0.69%) Cognos Analysis Studio
4 4 (0.69%) Cognos Report Studio
4 4 (0.69%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 4 (0.69%) Cognos Transformer
4 4 (0.69%) MySQL
4 4 (0.69%) SQL Server
5 3 (0.52%) RDBMS
5 3 (0.52%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.35%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.35%) OLAP
6 2 (0.35%) MS Access
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (2.07%) JIRA
2 5 (0.86%) Subversion
3 4 (0.69%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (0.52%) Selenium
4 3 (0.52%) JUnit
4 3 (0.52%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.35%) Calabash
5 2 (0.35%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.35%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.17%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.17%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
6 1 (0.17%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 215 (37.13%) Finance
2 63 (10.88%) Banking
3 50 (8.64%) Retail
4 25 (4.32%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.42%) Legal
6 12 (2.07%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.73%) Pharmaceutical
8 9 (1.55%) Retail Banking
9 8 (1.38%) Law
10 6 (1.04%) Marketing
11 5 (0.86%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.69%) Back Office
13 3 (0.52%) Local Government
13 3 (0.52%) Automotive
14 2 (0.35%) Electronics
14 2 (0.35%) Advertising
14 2 (0.35%) Games
15 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.17%) Billing
15 1 (0.17%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 262 (45.25%) Project Manager
2 76 (13.13%) Analyst
3 39 (6.74%) Business Analyst
4 26 (4.49%) Senior Manager
5 23 (3.97%) Senior Project Manager
6 22 (3.80%) Consultant
6 22 (3.80%) Programme Manager
7 19 (3.28%) IT Project Manager
8 17 (2.94%) Developer
8 17 (2.94%) Architect
9 16 (2.76%) Service Manager
10 14 (2.42%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 14 (2.42%) Infrastructure Manager
11 13 (2.25%) Delivery Manager
11 13 (2.25%) Coordinator
12 12 (2.07%) Project Coordinator
13 11 (1.90%) Test Manager
14 10 (1.73%) Project Analyst
15 9 (1.55%) Technical Manager
15 9 (1.55%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.59%) HTML
1 15 (2.59%) CSS
1 15 (2.59%) XML
2 8 (1.38%) JSP
3 7 (1.21%) Web Services
3 7 (1.21%) .NET
4 5 (0.86%) jQuery
4 5 (0.86%) J2EE
4 5 (0.86%) JDBC
5 4 (0.69%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (0.69%) JMS
5 4 (0.69%) Spring MVC
5 4 (0.69%) Ajax
5 4 (0.69%) Spring
5 4 (0.69%) JNDI
6 3 (0.52%) SAP Basis
6 3 (0.52%) Middleware
6 3 (0.52%) XHTML
6 3 (0.52%) XSD
6 3 (0.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 74 (12.78%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 16 (2.76%) NHS
4 14 (2.42%) PMI
5 12 (2.07%) Mainframe
6 8 (1.38%) User Experience
6 8 (1.38%) Visualisation
6 8 (1.38%) IBM Mainframe
7 7 (1.21%) Life Science
8 6 (1.04%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (0.86%) Freedom of Information
9 5 (0.86%) Economics
9 5 (0.86%) Statistics
9 5 (0.86%) Freedom of Information Act
9 5 (0.86%) iPad
10 4 (0.69%) Data Structures
10 4 (0.69%) FMCG
10 4 (0.69%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.52%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 47 (8.12%) Windows
2 14 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (1.90%) Windows 7
4 10 (1.73%) UNIX
5 9 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (1.55%) Windows XP
6 7 (1.21%) Linux
7 6 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.86%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.86%) Android
8 5 (0.86%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.52%) Solaris
10 2 (0.35%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.17%) AIX
11 1 (0.17%) HPUX
11 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (22.63%) PRINCE2
2 93 (16.06%) Stakeholder Management
3 87 (15.03%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (10.02%) ITIL
5 46 (7.94%) Migration
6 38 (6.56%) Scrum
6 38 (6.56%) Change Management
7 34 (5.87%) Business Analysis
8 33 (5.70%) Service Delivery
9 32 (5.53%) Risk Management
9 32 (5.53%) Programme Management
10 29 (5.01%) Supplier Management
11 27 (4.66%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 26 (4.49%) Project Planning
13 24 (4.15%) ERP
14 23 (3.97%) E-Commerce
14 23 (3.97%) PRINCE
14 23 (3.97%) Agile Project Management
15 21 (3.63%) Service Management
15 21 (3.63%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 24 (4.15%) SQL
2 16 (2.76%) Java
3 11 (1.90%) C
4 5 (0.86%) PL/SQL
5 4 (0.69%) JavaScript
5 4 (0.69%) VBA
6 2 (0.35%) R
6 2 (0.35%) Objective-C
6 2 (0.35%) XPath
7 1 (0.17%) SQR
7 1 (0.17%) Python
7 1 (0.17%) PHP
7 1 (0.17%) C#
7 1 (0.17%) VBScript
7 1 (0.17%) ABAP
7 1 (0.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 37 (6.39%) Security Cleared
2 34 (5.87%) Degree
3 26 (4.49%) PMI Certification
4 24 (4.15%) PMP
5 20 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 18 (3.11%) SC Cleared
7 14 (2.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 10 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (1.55%) CISSP
10 8 (1.38%) ISEB
11 7 (1.21%) MCSE
11 7 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (1.04%) CCNP
13 4 (0.69%) CCNA
13 4 (0.69%) MCP
13 4 (0.69%) Chartered Engineer
14 3 (0.52%) CISA
14 3 (0.52%) CIMA
14 3 (0.52%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.70%) QA
2 9 (1.55%) SLA
3 7 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.86%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.69%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.17%) GCP
6 1 (0.17%) GMP
6 1 (0.17%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.17%) FATCA
6 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
System Software
1 26 (4.49%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.55%) XenServer
3 7 (1.21%) XenApp
3 7 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.35%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.35%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.35%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.17%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (0.86%) SCCM
1 5 (0.86%) SCOM
2 4 (0.69%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.17%) MOM
3 1 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 91 (15.72%) Microsoft
2 37 (6.39%) Oracle
3 30 (5.18%) SAP
4 23 (3.97%) Cisco
5 18 (3.11%) Citrix
6 17 (2.94%) HP
7 15 (2.59%) VMware
8 11 (1.90%) IBM
9 8 (1.38%) hybris
10 7 (1.21%) Tableau
10 7 (1.21%) ArcSight
11 6 (1.04%) Cognos
11 6 (1.04%) CheckPoint
12 5 (0.86%) Business Objects
12 5 (0.86%) Juniper
12 5 (0.86%) CA
13 4 (0.69%) Cyber-Ark
13 4 (0.69%) F5
13 4 (0.69%) Nokia
13 4 (0.69%) Lotus
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