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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Project Management over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Management
Rank 17 8 11
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Contract jobs citing Project Management 273 429 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.81% 10.22% 9.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.62% 12.70% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 265 145
Median daily rate £400 £420 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +13.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 7
Median hourly rate £21.00 £47.39 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.68% +72.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.17 £28.42 £18.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.44 £56.97 £101.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £33.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-24.24% +10.00%
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
2838 3377 2403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.16% 80.42% 75.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1795 2043 1333
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 135 108
Median hourly rate £23.50 £40.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.25% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.12 £16.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £59.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +30.16%

Project Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Project Management as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 August 2016.

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 25 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Management within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -6 144 £400 - 36
Cheshire -14 49 £413 -4.62% 14
Lancashire -9 24 £388 -11.93% 5
Merseyside -4 21 £388 +19.23% 1
Cumbria +11 9 £500 +42.85% 1
Project Management
England

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Project Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Project Management.

1 212 (30.50%) Finance
2 187 (26.91%) PRINCE2
3 163 (23.45%) Agile Software Development
4 160 (23.02%) Stakeholder Management
5 105 (15.11%) Microsoft
6 78 (11.22%) Business Analysis
7 74 (10.65%) ITIL
8 67 (9.64%) Change Management
9 66 (9.50%) Migration
10 65 (9.35%) MS Excel
11 62 (8.92%) Risk Management
12 56 (8.06%) Data Centre
13 55 (7.91%) Waterfall
14 51 (7.34%) Banking
15 50 (7.19%) Security Cleared
16 46 (6.62%) Degree
17 44 (6.33%) Windows
18 43 (6.19%) MS Office
18 43 (6.19%) SAP
18 43 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
19 42 (6.04%) Agile Project Management
19 42 (6.04%) Supplier Management
20 41 (5.90%) Linux
20 41 (5.90%) ERP
20 41 (5.90%) SC Cleared
21 40 (5.76%) Oracle
22 39 (5.61%) MS Project
22 39 (5.61%) PMI Certification
22 39 (5.61%) Scrum
22 39 (5.61%) Retail

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 26 (3.74%) Apache
2 20 (2.88%) SharePoint
3 15 (2.16%) IIS
4 11 (1.58%) MS Exchange
4 11 (1.58%) Tomcat
5 10 (1.44%) Skype for Business
6 6 (0.86%) JBoss
7 5 (0.72%) CICS
8 4 (0.58%) CMS
8 4 (0.58%) Oracle UPK
9 2 (0.29%) ColdFusion
9 2 (0.29%) Drupal
9 2 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.29%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.14%) FileNet
10 1 (0.14%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.14%) SAS
10 1 (0.14%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 65 (9.35%) MS Excel
2 43 (6.19%) MS Office
3 39 (5.61%) MS Project
4 29 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (2.59%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.29%) Mingle
6 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.86%) BASE24
1 6 (0.86%) Magento
1 6 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (0.72%) SAP hybris
2 5 (0.72%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (0.43%) SAP Business One
3 3 (0.43%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
4 2 (0.29%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.14%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.14%) Primavera
5 1 (0.14%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.14%) SAP PS
5 1 (0.14%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.88%) IaaS
2 10 (1.44%) Office 365
3 7 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.72%) PaaS
4 5 (0.72%) SaaS
5 2 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 2 (0.29%) IBM Cloud
5 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.29%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.30%) Internet
2 15 (2.16%) Firewall
3 14 (2.01%) DNS
4 12 (1.73%) LAN
4 12 (1.73%) Skype
5 11 (1.58%) WAN
6 9 (1.29%) GSM
6 9 (1.29%) UMTS
7 7 (1.01%) ATM
7 7 (1.01%) SSL
8 6 (0.86%) Radio Access Network
9 5 (0.72%) DHCP
9 5 (0.72%) SAN
10 4 (0.58%) 4G
10 4 (0.58%) LTE
10 4 (0.58%) MPLS
10 4 (0.58%) Network Security
10 4 (0.58%) VoIP
11 3 (0.43%) 2G
11 3 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.45%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.16%) Data Mining
3 10 (1.44%) MySQL
4 7 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (0.86%) DB2
5 6 (0.86%) Qlik Sense
5 6 (0.86%) QlikView
6 5 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (0.58%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.43%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.43%) SAP HANA
9 2 (0.29%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.29%) GIS
9 2 (0.29%) Spatial Data
10 1 (0.14%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.14%) NonStop SQL
10 1 (0.14%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (3.45%) JIRA
2 7 (1.01%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.01%) Subversion
3 4 (0.58%) Cucumber
3 4 (0.58%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.29%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 2 (0.29%) Selenium
4 2 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.14%) Android Studio
5 1 (0.14%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.14%) Gradle
5 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.14%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 212 (30.50%) Finance
2 51 (7.34%) Banking
3 39 (5.61%) Retail
4 25 (3.60%) Manufacturing
5 19 (2.73%) Telecoms
6 17 (2.45%) Pharmaceutical
7 13 (1.87%) Back Office
8 12 (1.73%) Marketing
9 8 (1.15%) Legal
10 7 (1.01%) Local Government
11 5 (0.72%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.72%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.58%) Billing
12 4 (0.58%) Law
13 2 (0.29%) Electronics
13 2 (0.29%) Front Office
13 2 (0.29%) Games
13 2 (0.29%) Military
13 2 (0.29%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 271 (38.99%) Project Manager
2 136 (19.57%) Analyst
3 85 (12.23%) Business Analyst
4 47 (6.76%) Delivery Manager
5 39 (5.61%) Architect
6 32 (4.60%) IT Manager
7 27 (3.88%) Business Manager
8 25 (3.60%) Infrastructure Manager
8 25 (3.60%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 25 (3.60%) IT Project Manager
8 25 (3.60%) Senior Manager
9 23 (3.31%) Consultant
10 21 (3.02%) Digital Delivery Manager
10 21 (3.02%) Project Analyst
11 20 (2.88%) Business Project Manager
12 19 (2.73%) Solutions Architect
12 19 (2.73%) Transition Manager
13 18 (2.59%) Service Manager
13 18 (2.59%) Technical Manager
14 17 (2.45%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.45%) Middleware
2 16 (2.30%) .NET
3 15 (2.16%) Web Services
3 15 (2.16%) XML
4 12 (1.73%) .NET Framework
5 11 (1.58%) J2EE
6 10 (1.44%) HTML
6 10 (1.44%) LAMP
7 8 (1.15%) CSS
8 7 (1.01%) ASP.NET
8 7 (1.01%) JSP
9 6 (0.86%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (0.72%) Entity Framework
11 4 (0.58%) Gherkin
11 4 (0.58%) jQuery
11 4 (0.58%) NHibernate
12 3 (0.43%) SOAP
12 3 (0.43%) WAMP
13 2 (0.29%) JSON
13 2 (0.29%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 56 (8.06%) Data Centre
2 43 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (5.47%) Management Information System
4 18 (2.59%) PMI
5 16 (2.30%) Life Science
5 16 (2.30%) User Experience
6 15 (2.16%) Computer Science
6 15 (2.16%) NHS
7 10 (1.44%) Mainframe
8 9 (1.29%) PKI
9 8 (1.15%) Visualisation
10 7 (1.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 7 (1.01%) IBM Mainframe
10 7 (1.01%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.01%) New Media
10 7 (1.01%) Tandem
11 6 (0.86%) EMV
11 6 (0.86%) Performance Metrics
12 5 (0.72%) Data Extraction
12 5 (0.72%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 44 (6.33%) Windows
2 41 (5.90%) Linux
3 27 (3.88%) Unix
4 12 (1.73%) Apple iOS
4 12 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (1.58%) Android
6 10 (1.44%) AIX
7 9 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (1.01%) Windows Server
9 6 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.58%) CentOS
10 4 (0.58%) VME
10 4 (0.58%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.29%) Solaris
13 1 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.14%) HPUX
13 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (26.91%) PRINCE2
2 163 (23.45%) Agile Software Development
3 160 (23.02%) Stakeholder Management
4 78 (11.22%) Business Analysis
5 74 (10.65%) ITIL
6 67 (9.64%) Change Management
7 66 (9.50%) Migration
8 62 (8.92%) Risk Management
9 55 (7.91%) Waterfall
10 42 (6.04%) Agile Project Management
10 42 (6.04%) Supplier Management
11 41 (5.90%) ERP
12 39 (5.61%) Scrum
13 36 (5.18%) Programme Management
14 33 (4.75%) Change Control
14 33 (4.75%) TOGAF
15 32 (4.60%) User Stories
16 31 (4.46%) Information Security
17 30 (4.32%) Service Delivery
18 29 (4.17%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 35 (5.04%) SQL
2 34 (4.89%) Java
3 18 (2.59%) JavaScript
4 17 (2.45%) Python
5 16 (2.30%) PHP
6 15 (2.16%) Bash Shell
7 10 (1.44%) COBOL
8 8 (1.15%) C#
9 6 (0.86%) C
9 6 (0.86%) Ruby
10 5 (0.72%) C++
10 5 (0.72%) PowerShell
11 4 (0.58%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.29%) JCL
13 1 (0.14%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.14%) Bourne shell
13 1 (0.14%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.14%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.14%) REXX
13 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 50 (7.19%) Security Cleared
2 46 (6.62%) Degree
3 41 (5.90%) SC Cleared
4 39 (5.61%) PMI Certification
5 25 (3.60%) PMP
6 24 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 23 (3.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 14 (2.01%) CISMP
8 14 (2.01%) ISEB
9 11 (1.58%) CISSP
9 11 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (1.44%) APMP
10 10 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
11 9 (1.29%) ISTQB
11 9 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 7 (1.01%) MCITP
12 7 (1.01%) MCTS
12 7 (1.01%) RHCE
13 4 (0.58%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.31%) QA
2 16 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.29%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (1.01%) AIFMD
5 7 (1.01%) UCITS
6 6 (0.86%) SLA
7 4 (0.58%) GMP
7 4 (0.58%) P3O
8 3 (0.43%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.29%) COBIT
10 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.14%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.14%) SEPA
System Software
1 33 (4.75%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.86%) UAG
4 4 (0.58%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.43%) vSphere
6 1 (0.14%) Docker
6 1 (0.14%) Firmware
6 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.14%) Veritas File System
6 1 (0.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (3.31%) Puppet
2 12 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (1.29%) Red Hat Satellite
4 5 (0.72%) vRealize
5 3 (0.43%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.29%) SCCM
6 2 (0.29%) SmoothWall
7 1 (0.14%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.14%) CA Endevor
7 1 (0.14%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.14%) Legato
7 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.14%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.14%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (0.14%) SCOM
7 1 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 105 (15.11%) Microsoft
2 43 (6.19%) SAP
3 40 (5.76%) Oracle
4 24 (3.45%) HP
5 17 (2.45%) IBM
6 16 (2.30%) Citrix
7 13 (1.87%) VMware
8 12 (1.73%) SaltStack
9 11 (1.58%) Cisco
9 11 (1.58%) Red Hat
10 10 (1.44%) Sitecore
11 9 (1.29%) Brocade
12 8 (1.15%) PeopleSoft
12 8 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (1.01%) ServiceNow
13 7 (1.01%) Wyse
14 6 (0.86%) F5
14 6 (0.86%) Hyperion
15 5 (0.72%) ArcSight
15 5 (0.72%) EMC
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