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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Management
Rank 8 7 10
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Project Management 435 439 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.80% 11.31% 10.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.28% 14.49% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 217 172
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £500 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 2
Average hourly rate £29.49 £34.00 £32.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.25% +3.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £13.00 £18.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.91 £50.00 £46.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £26.75 £34.75
% change year-on-year
+4.67% -23.02%
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
3275 3030 2316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.35% 78.05% 75.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2028 1664 1217
Average daily rate £415 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 148 130
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -3.17%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Management within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
(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
Manchester -4 173 £416 +4.06% 58
Cheshire -1 116 £425 +6.25% 11
Lancashire +8 72 £435 +24.28% 8
Merseyside +3 42 £375 -16.66% 5
Cumbria -2 2 - - 3
Project Management
England

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

1 236 (31.76%) Finance
2 222 (29.88%) Agile Software Development
3 195 (26.24%) PRINCE2
4 120 (16.15%) Stakeholder Management
5 105 (14.13%) Waterfall
6 89 (11.98%) Change Management
7 86 (11.57%) Microsoft
8 79 (10.63%) Business Analysis
9 77 (10.36%) Migration
10 68 (9.15%) Risk Management
10 68 (9.15%) Security Cleared
11 64 (8.61%) ITIL
11 64 (8.61%) Banking
12 63 (8.48%) MS Excel
12 63 (8.48%) Agile Project Management
13 61 (8.21%) Oracle
14 52 (7.00%) Supplier Management
14 52 (7.00%) User Stories
15 50 (6.73%) Degree
16 48 (6.46%) SC Cleared
17 46 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
17 46 (6.19%) SDLC
17 46 (6.19%) PMI Certification
18 43 (5.79%) SAP
19 42 (5.65%) Linux
19 42 (5.65%) JIRA
20 41 (5.52%) Programme Management
20 41 (5.52%) Service Management
21 40 (5.38%) Service Delivery
21 40 (5.38%) Retail

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 23 (3.10%) SharePoint
2 18 (2.42%) Apache
3 17 (2.29%) Confluence
4 16 (2.15%) CICS
5 15 (2.02%) Tuxedo
6 12 (1.62%) IIS
7 11 (1.48%) Tomcat
8 10 (1.35%) IBM Domino
8 10 (1.35%) JBoss
8 10 (1.35%) Skype for Business
9 8 (1.08%) MS Exchange
9 8 (1.08%) WebLogic
9 8 (1.08%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.67%) Oracle UPK
11 3 (0.40%) CMS
11 3 (0.40%) SAS
11 3 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 63 (8.48%) MS Excel
2 37 (4.98%) MS PowerPoint
3 34 (4.58%) MS Project
4 29 (3.90%) MS Office
5 20 (2.69%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.27%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.27%) Open Workbench
7 2 (0.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (0.94%) Magento
2 6 (0.81%) SAP HR
2 6 (0.81%) SAP Payroll
3 5 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.67%) Primavera
4 4 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.54%) SAP PS
5 3 (0.40%) CA PPM
5 3 (0.40%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.27%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.27%) SAP hybris
6 2 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.13%) Maximo
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.13%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.42%) IaaS
2 9 (1.21%) Office 365
2 9 (1.21%) SaaS
3 7 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.94%) PaaS
4 6 (0.81%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.48%) Firewall
2 10 (1.35%) WAN
3 9 (1.21%) Skype
4 8 (1.08%) SAN
5 7 (0.94%) LAN
6 6 (0.81%) DNS
6 6 (0.81%) Internet
6 6 (0.81%) Intranet
6 6 (0.81%) VoIP
7 5 (0.67%) 4G
8 3 (0.40%) DHCP
8 3 (0.40%) GSM
8 3 (0.40%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.40%) LTE
8 3 (0.40%) Network Security
8 3 (0.40%) UMTS
8 3 (0.40%) Wireless
9 2 (0.27%) 2G
9 2 (0.27%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.29%) Oracle Reports
2 16 (2.15%) DB2
3 14 (1.88%) SQL Server
4 8 (1.08%) MySQL
4 8 (1.08%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.40%) Data Mining
5 3 (0.40%) MS Access
5 3 (0.40%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.27%) GIS
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.27%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.27%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.13%) Big Data
7 1 (0.13%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.13%) DataStage
7 1 (0.13%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 42 (5.65%) JIRA
2 17 (2.29%) Subversion
3 8 (1.08%) ClearCase
4 5 (0.67%) Cucumber
4 5 (0.67%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.67%) Selenium
5 4 (0.54%) JUnit
5 4 (0.54%) TestDirector
6 3 (0.40%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.27%) Android Studio
7 2 (0.27%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 2 (0.27%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.27%) eggPlant
7 2 (0.27%) Gradle
7 2 (0.27%) HP UFT
7 2 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 236 (31.76%) Finance
2 64 (8.61%) Banking
3 40 (5.38%) Retail
4 20 (2.69%) Pharmaceutical
5 15 (2.02%) Manufacturing
5 15 (2.02%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.62%) Local Government
7 11 (1.48%) Legal
8 8 (1.08%) Law
9 7 (0.94%) Marketing
10 6 (0.81%) Back Office
11 5 (0.67%) Billing
12 4 (0.54%) Front Office
12 4 (0.54%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.40%) Games
13 3 (0.40%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.27%) Military
15 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 272 (36.61%) Project Manager
2 148 (19.92%) Analyst
3 110 (14.80%) Business Analyst
4 70 (9.42%) Delivery Manager
5 38 (5.11%) Digital Delivery Manager
6 35 (4.71%) Architect
7 34 (4.58%) IT Manager
8 32 (4.31%) Senior Manager
9 27 (3.63%) Consultant
9 27 (3.63%) Infrastructure Manager
9 27 (3.63%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 26 (3.50%) IT Project Manager
10 26 (3.50%) Security Manager
11 25 (3.36%) Technical Manager
12 22 (2.96%) Service Manager
13 20 (2.69%) Technical Analyst
14 19 (2.56%) Developer
15 17 (2.29%) Change Manager
16 16 (2.15%) Project Analyst
16 16 (2.15%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (4.85%) Web Services
2 18 (2.42%) .NET
2 18 (2.42%) XML
3 15 (2.02%) JSP
4 12 (1.62%) XSD
5 10 (1.35%) J2EE
6 9 (1.21%) HTML
6 9 (1.21%) JMS
7 8 (1.08%) CSS
7 8 (1.08%) EJB
7 8 (1.08%) Hibernate
7 8 (1.08%) Servlets
7 8 (1.08%) Struts
7 8 (1.08%) WSDL
8 5 (0.67%) jQuery
9 4 (0.54%) Ajax
9 4 (0.54%) JSON
9 4 (0.54%) REST
9 4 (0.54%) Spring
9 4 (0.54%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 46 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (4.98%) Management Information System
3 27 (3.63%) Mainframe
4 25 (3.36%) Data Centre
5 21 (2.83%) PMI
6 15 (2.02%) User Experience
7 13 (1.75%) NHS
8 8 (1.08%) IBM Mainframe
8 8 (1.08%) PKI
9 7 (0.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 7 (0.94%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.81%) Computer Science
10 6 (0.81%) Data Extraction
10 6 (0.81%) iPad
10 6 (0.81%) Life Science
11 4 (0.54%) FMCG
11 4 (0.54%) Performance Metrics
12 3 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.40%) New Media
12 3 (0.40%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 42 (5.65%) Linux
2 39 (5.25%) Windows
3 24 (3.23%) Unix
4 19 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (1.88%) VME
6 12 (1.62%) Windows Server
7 11 (1.48%) Android
8 9 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.81%) AIX
10 6 (0.81%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.81%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.54%) CentOS
13 2 (0.27%) OS/2
13 2 (0.27%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (29.88%) Agile Software Development
2 195 (26.24%) PRINCE2
3 120 (16.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 105 (14.13%) Waterfall
5 89 (11.98%) Change Management
6 79 (10.63%) Business Analysis
7 77 (10.36%) Migration
8 68 (9.15%) Risk Management
9 64 (8.61%) ITIL
10 63 (8.48%) Agile Project Management
11 52 (7.00%) Supplier Management
11 52 (7.00%) User Stories
12 46 (6.19%) SDLC
13 41 (5.52%) Programme Management
13 41 (5.52%) Service Management
14 40 (5.38%) Service Delivery
15 38 (5.11%) Scrum
16 37 (4.98%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 34 (4.58%) Open Source
17 34 (4.58%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 37 (4.98%) SQL
2 36 (4.85%) Java
3 25 (3.36%) JavaScript
4 22 (2.96%) COBOL
5 21 (2.83%) Python
6 13 (1.75%) Bash Shell
7 10 (1.35%) C++
8 9 (1.21%) PHP
9 8 (1.08%) Assembly Language
10 7 (0.94%) PowerShell
11 6 (0.81%) C#
12 5 (0.67%) Objective-C
12 5 (0.67%) Ruby
13 4 (0.54%) C
14 3 (0.40%) Apple Swift
15 2 (0.27%) JCL
15 2 (0.27%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.27%) VB
15 2 (0.27%) VBScript
16 1 (0.13%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 68 (9.15%) Security Cleared
2 50 (6.73%) Degree
3 48 (6.46%) SC Cleared
4 46 (6.19%) PMI Certification
5 32 (4.31%) PMP
5 32 (4.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 21 (2.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 16 (2.15%) CISSP
8 15 (2.02%) BPSS Clearance
9 14 (1.88%) CISMP
10 12 (1.62%) ISEB
11 9 (1.21%) APMP
12 7 (0.94%) ISTQB
12 7 (0.94%) PgMP
13 6 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (0.67%) Sun Certification
15 3 (0.40%) MCTS
15 3 (0.40%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.63%) QA
2 22 (2.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.67%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.67%) SLA
5 4 (0.54%) GMP
5 4 (0.54%) P3O
5 4 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.40%) AIFMD
6 3 (0.40%) UCITS
7 1 (0.13%) Basel II
7 1 (0.13%) COBIT
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.13%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.13%) PMBOK
System Software
1 8 (1.08%) Active Directory
1 8 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (0.54%) VMware ESX
2 4 (0.54%) XenApp
3 3 (0.40%) vSphere
4 2 (0.27%) BitLocker
4 2 (0.27%) Docker
4 2 (0.27%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.27%) UAG
5 1 (0.13%) Brightmail
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 16 (2.15%) Puppet
2 12 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (1.48%) AirWatch
4 10 (1.35%) XenMobile
5 5 (0.67%) vRealize
6 4 (0.54%) SCOrch
7 3 (0.40%) EdgeSight
7 3 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.40%) Nagios
7 3 (0.40%) SCCM
7 3 (0.40%) SCOM
8 2 (0.27%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.27%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (0.27%) SmoothWall
8 2 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.13%) CA Endevor
9 1 (0.13%) CA Wily
9 1 (0.13%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.13%) NSN NetAct
9 1 (0.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 86 (11.57%) Microsoft
2 61 (8.21%) Oracle
3 43 (5.79%) SAP
4 23 (3.10%) HP
5 20 (2.69%) IBM
6 17 (2.29%) Red Hat
7 14 (1.88%) Micro Focus
8 13 (1.75%) VMware
9 12 (1.62%) Citrix
9 12 (1.62%) SaltStack
10 11 (1.48%) PeopleSoft
11 9 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (1.08%) Chordiant
13 7 (0.94%) Cisco
13 7 (0.94%) hybris
14 5 (0.67%) ArcSight
14 5 (0.67%) Sun
15 4 (0.54%) BT
15 4 (0.54%) Huawei
16 3 (0.40%) Capita
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