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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Management
Rank 8 12 13
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Contract jobs citing Project Management 442 286 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.08% 9.22% 9.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.78% 12.43% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 145 138
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£425 £374 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £223 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £486 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £385
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 2
Average hourly rate £54.00 £27.50 £21.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.36% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.52 £22.60 £16.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.97 £120.00 £26.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.72 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+5.73% +3.44%
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
3459 2300 2078
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 78.90% 74.15% 71.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2130 1275 1052
Average daily rate £413 £366 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.62% +10.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 102 105
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% +32.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £67.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 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 +1 165 £400 +6.66% 64
Cheshire +6 112 £440 +10.00% 21
Lancashire +4 76 £440 +35.38% 5
Merseyside +8 34 £393 -12.53% 8
Cumbria -9 12 £349 -0.35% 1
Project Management
England

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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.

1 310 (37.62%) Finance
2 251 (30.46%) PRINCE2
3 178 (21.60%) Agile Software Development
4 174 (21.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 96 (11.65%) Banking
6 88 (10.68%) ITIL
6 88 (10.68%) Microsoft
7 81 (9.83%) Migration
8 75 (9.10%) Change Management
9 70 (8.50%) Business Analysis
10 69 (8.37%) MS Excel
11 62 (7.52%) Risk Management
12 60 (7.28%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 60 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
13 57 (6.92%) Security Cleared
14 56 (6.80%) Waterfall
14 56 (6.80%) Service Delivery
14 56 (6.80%) Pharmaceutical
15 55 (6.67%) MS Project
16 53 (6.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 50 (6.07%) Windows
17 50 (6.07%) Service Management
18 45 (5.46%) Programme Management
19 44 (5.34%) Retail
19 44 (5.34%) MS Office
20 43 (5.22%) PMI Certification
20 43 (5.22%) Degree
21 42 (5.10%) Manufacturing
22 37 (4.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
23 36 (4.37%) SAP

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 31 (3.76%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.46%) SAS
3 5 (0.61%) Confluence
4 4 (0.49%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.49%) IBM Notes
5 3 (0.36%) IIS
5 3 (0.36%) CMS
5 3 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (0.36%) Lync
5 3 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.12%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.12%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.12%) Node.js
7 1 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.12%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.12%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.12%) Drupal
7 1 (0.12%) WordPress
7 1 (0.12%) Documentum
Applications
1 69 (8.37%) MS Excel
2 55 (6.67%) MS Project
3 44 (5.34%) MS Office
4 32 (3.88%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (1.21%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.61%) Temenos T24
4 3 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.36%) SAP GRC
4 3 (0.36%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.24%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.24%) Agresso
5 2 (0.24%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.24%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.12%) Primavera
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.12%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.12%) TrackWise
6 1 (0.12%) CA PPM
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.12%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.85%) SaaS
2 3 (0.36%) Office 365
3 2 (0.24%) IaaS
4 1 (0.12%) MailChimp
4 1 (0.12%) SoftLayer
4 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.12%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.91%) WAN
2 20 (2.43%) LAN
3 13 (1.58%) Firewall
4 12 (1.46%) Wireless
5 11 (1.33%) Internet
5 11 (1.33%) DNS
5 11 (1.33%) DHCP
6 10 (1.21%) VoIP
6 10 (1.21%) Intranet
7 8 (0.97%) TCP/IP
7 8 (0.97%) Cisco IPT
7 8 (0.97%) Network Security
8 6 (0.73%) SAN
9 3 (0.36%) VPN
9 3 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.24%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.24%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.12%) NAS
11 1 (0.12%) NFC
11 1 (0.12%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (1.33%) SQL Server
3 10 (1.21%) Big Data
4 6 (0.73%) Relational Database
4 6 (0.73%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 6 (0.73%) MS Access
5 5 (0.61%) RDBMS
5 5 (0.61%) QlikView
5 5 (0.61%) Base SAS
6 4 (0.49%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.24%) DB2
7 2 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.24%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.24%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.24%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.12%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.12%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.12%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 13 (1.58%) JIRA
1 13 (1.58%) Rational DOORS
2 8 (0.97%) Git (software)
3 7 (0.85%) Subversion
4 6 (0.73%) Maven
5 4 (0.49%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.36%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.36%) FishEye
6 3 (0.36%) Gradle
6 3 (0.36%) Artifactory
6 3 (0.36%) MSI
6 3 (0.36%) Ant
6 3 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.24%) Fiddler
7 2 (0.24%) HP UFT
7 2 (0.24%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.12%) ProC
8 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.12%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.12%) JMeter
General
1 310 (37.62%) Finance
2 96 (11.65%) Banking
3 56 (6.80%) Pharmaceutical
4 44 (5.34%) Retail
5 42 (5.10%) Manufacturing
6 32 (3.88%) Telecoms
7 23 (2.79%) Legal
8 15 (1.82%) Retail Banking
9 12 (1.46%) Local Government
10 11 (1.33%) Billing
11 8 (0.97%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.97%) Marketing
12 4 (0.49%) Law
13 3 (0.36%) Advertising
14 2 (0.24%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.24%) Automotive
14 2 (0.24%) Front Office
14 2 (0.24%) Back Office
14 2 (0.24%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 371 (45.02%) Project Manager
2 137 (16.63%) Analyst
3 86 (10.44%) Business Analyst
4 39 (4.73%) Infrastructure Manager
5 38 (4.61%) IT Project Manager
5 38 (4.61%) Architect
6 36 (4.37%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 27 (3.28%) Delivery Manager
8 25 (3.03%) Consultant
8 25 (3.03%) Senior Manager
9 22 (2.67%) Solutions Architect
9 22 (2.67%) Coordinator
10 21 (2.55%) Senior Project Manager
10 21 (2.55%) Developer
10 21 (2.55%) Business Manager
11 20 (2.43%) Service Manager
12 19 (2.31%) Agile Project Manager
13 16 (1.94%) PMO Lead
13 16 (1.94%) Change Manager
13 16 (1.94%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (2.67%) Web Services
2 13 (1.58%) HTML
2 13 (1.58%) .NET
3 6 (0.73%) CSS
3 6 (0.73%) XML
4 5 (0.61%) Middleware
5 4 (0.49%) JSON
5 4 (0.49%) Application Packaging
5 4 (0.49%) HTML5
5 4 (0.49%) REST
6 3 (0.36%) CSS3
6 3 (0.36%) SAP Basis
6 3 (0.36%) JSP
7 2 (0.24%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.12%) XHTML
8 1 (0.12%) EDI
8 1 (0.12%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.12%) Ajax
8 1 (0.12%) XMPP
8 1 (0.12%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 60 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (3.64%) Data Centre
2 30 (3.64%) Management Information System
3 26 (3.16%) PMI
4 14 (1.70%) Mainframe
5 12 (1.46%) Informatics
5 12 (1.46%) User Experience
6 9 (1.09%) Mobile App
6 9 (1.09%) NHS
7 8 (0.97%) Visualisation
8 7 (0.85%) Computer Science
9 5 (0.61%) Life Science
9 5 (0.61%) Clustering
9 5 (0.61%) Smartphone
9 5 (0.61%) FMCG
10 4 (0.49%) Performance Metrics
10 4 (0.49%) Credit Risk
11 3 (0.36%) Fat Client
11 3 (0.36%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.36%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 50 (6.07%) Windows
2 12 (1.46%) Windows XP
2 12 (1.46%) Windows 7
3 11 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (1.33%) Linux
4 10 (1.21%) UNIX
5 8 (0.97%) Android
5 8 (0.97%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.73%) Windows 8
7 5 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.24%) VME
8 2 (0.24%) OS/2
8 2 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.12%) AIX
9 1 (0.12%) Solaris
9 1 (0.12%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (30.46%) PRINCE2
2 178 (21.60%) Agile Software Development
3 174 (21.12%) Stakeholder Management
4 88 (10.68%) ITIL
5 81 (9.83%) Migration
6 75 (9.10%) Change Management
7 70 (8.50%) Business Analysis
8 62 (7.52%) Risk Management
9 60 (7.28%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 56 (6.80%) Waterfall
10 56 (6.80%) Service Delivery
11 50 (6.07%) Service Management
12 45 (5.46%) Programme Management
13 35 (4.25%) Continuous Improvement
14 34 (4.13%) Project Planning
15 32 (3.88%) Supplier Management
16 29 (3.52%) Scrum
16 29 (3.52%) Business Intelligence
16 29 (3.52%) Change Control
17 28 (3.40%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (2.67%) Java
2 20 (2.43%) SQL
3 8 (0.97%) JavaScript
4 7 (0.85%) C
4 7 (0.85%) Python
4 7 (0.85%) PowerShell
5 5 (0.61%) Objective-C
6 3 (0.36%) VBScript
6 3 (0.36%) VB
6 3 (0.36%) C++
6 3 (0.36%) COBOL
6 3 (0.36%) Perl
7 2 (0.24%) PHP
7 2 (0.24%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.24%) C#
7 2 (0.24%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.24%) VBA
8 1 (0.12%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.12%) R
8 1 (0.12%) JCL
Qualifications
1 57 (6.92%) Security Cleared
2 53 (6.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 43 (5.22%) Degree
3 43 (5.22%) PMI Certification
4 37 (4.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 32 (3.88%) SC Cleared
6 27 (3.28%) APMP
7 22 (2.67%) PMP
8 8 (0.97%) DV Cleared
8 8 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (0.73%) ISEB
9 6 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.61%) CCNA
11 4 (0.49%) CCNP
11 4 (0.49%) MCSE
11 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.49%) MCITP
12 3 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.24%) CCEE
13 2 (0.24%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.16%) QA
2 21 (2.55%) P3O
3 13 (1.58%) GxP
4 12 (1.46%) GMP
5 11 (1.33%) SLA
6 10 (1.21%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 5 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.61%) FATCA
8 3 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.24%) GAAP
9 2 (0.24%) COBIT
9 2 (0.24%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
System Software
1 27 (3.28%) Active Directory
2 20 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.85%) XenApp
3 7 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (0.61%) XenDesktop
5 4 (0.49%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.36%) XenServer
7 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.24%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.24%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.12%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (0.97%) SCCM
2 3 (0.36%) BladeLogic
3 2 (0.24%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.24%) SCVMM
3 2 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.12%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.12%) Oozie
4 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.12%) StatsD
4 1 (0.12%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.12%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 88 (10.68%) Microsoft
2 36 (4.37%) SAP
3 32 (3.88%) VMware
4 27 (3.28%) Cisco
5 25 (3.03%) Citrix
6 18 (2.18%) Oracle
7 16 (1.94%) HP
8 12 (1.46%) BT
9 9 (1.09%) IBM
10 8 (0.97%) NetApp
10 8 (0.97%) ServiceNow
11 6 (0.73%) Informatica
12 5 (0.61%) Temenos
13 4 (0.49%) Avaya
13 4 (0.49%) Lotus
13 4 (0.49%) Atlassian
14 3 (0.36%) F5
14 3 (0.36%) Planview
14 3 (0.36%) CheckPoint
14 3 (0.36%) Toshiba
North West
Intapeople
Rate: £250 Per Day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £550 to £650 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 10 hours ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £42 - £425 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
North West
Computer People
Rate: £400.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £9.00 - £9.50 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
North West England
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
North West England
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £495.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Ulverston
Real Staffing
Rate: £25 - £27.50 per hour + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
North West England
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £Market Rate
Posted: 20 days ago
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £700.00 - £800.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago