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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Management
Rank 10 14 14
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing Project Management 289 270 291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.22% 9.33% 8.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.92% 13.24% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 137 138
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£373 £370 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.81% +2.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £225 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £388
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 11
Average hourly rate £27.00 £21.61 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.95% -47.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £16.89 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £113.75 £26.32 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.10 £29.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+2.03% +5.35%
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
2236 2039 2143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.32% 70.43% 64.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1229 1033 1140
Average daily rate £375 £330 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 97 109
Average hourly rate £26.50 £19.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.47% -28.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £45.00 £49.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 0 122 £369 -3.27% 70
Cheshire -7 68 £400 +15.10% 17
Lancashire +11 41 £320 +6.66% 6
Merseyside -9 19 £449 -0.27% 9
Cumbria 0 4 £350 - 1
Project Management
England

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 208 (34.67%) Finance
2 150 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 105 (17.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 94 (15.67%) Microsoft
5 85 (14.17%) MS Excel
6 73 (12.17%) Banking
7 69 (11.50%) MS Project
8 67 (11.17%) Migration
9 59 (9.83%) MS Office
9 59 (9.83%) ITIL
10 58 (9.67%) Windows
11 55 (9.17%) Agile Software Development
12 47 (7.83%) Retail
13 45 (7.50%) Business Analysis
14 43 (7.17%) Change Management
15 39 (6.50%) Security Cleared
16 38 (6.33%) Scrum
17 37 (6.17%) SAP
18 34 (5.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 33 (5.50%) Supplier Management
20 31 (5.17%) PMI Certification
21 30 (5.00%) Degree
22 29 (4.83%) SharePoint
23 28 (4.67%) Programme Management
24 26 (4.33%) Service Delivery
24 26 (4.33%) PMI
24 26 (4.33%) QA
24 26 (4.33%) MS PowerPoint
24 26 (4.33%) SC Cleared
24 26 (4.33%) Change Control

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 29 (4.83%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.33%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (0.67%) CICS
5 3 (0.50%) CMS
5 3 (0.50%) Lync
6 2 (0.33%) Adobe CQ
6 2 (0.33%) MS Project Server
6 2 (0.33%) Drupal
6 2 (0.33%) IIS
7 1 (0.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.17%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.17%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.17%) Apache
7 1 (0.17%) Documentum
7 1 (0.17%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.17%) Site Server
7 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 85 (14.17%) MS Excel
2 69 (11.50%) MS Project
3 59 (9.83%) MS Office
4 26 (4.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 23 (3.83%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.17%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (1.17%) SAP EWM
2 5 (0.83%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.67%) Oracle Retail
3 4 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.50%) SAP HCM
4 3 (0.50%) SAP PM
5 2 (0.33%) Magento
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.33%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 2 (0.33%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.17%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.17%) Maximo
6 1 (0.17%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.17%) GoldMine
6 1 (0.17%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.50%) Office 365
2 1 (0.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.33%) DNS
2 13 (2.17%) DHCP
2 13 (2.17%) SAN
3 12 (2.00%) Internet
4 11 (1.83%) LAN
5 10 (1.67%) WAN
6 7 (1.17%) Firewall
7 6 (1.00%) VPN
7 6 (1.00%) Wireless
8 5 (0.83%) Intranet
9 4 (0.67%) IP Telephony
9 4 (0.67%) WLAN
10 3 (0.50%) MPLS
10 3 (0.50%) VoIP
10 3 (0.50%) TCP/IP
11 2 (0.33%) NGN
12 1 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.17%) H.323
12 1 (0.17%) BGP
12 1 (0.17%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.17%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.33%) DB2
3 5 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (0.67%) MySQL
5 3 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.50%) Big Data
6 2 (0.33%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.33%) QlikView
6 2 (0.33%) MS Access
7 1 (0.17%) EDMS
7 1 (0.17%) DTS
7 1 (0.17%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.17%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.17%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (0.67%) JIRA
2 2 (0.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (0.33%) Wise Package Studio
2 2 (0.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.33%) Calabash
2 2 (0.33%) Subversion
2 2 (0.33%) MSI
2 2 (0.33%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.17%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 1 (0.17%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.17%) Axure RP
General
1 208 (34.67%) Finance
2 73 (12.17%) Banking
3 47 (7.83%) Retail
4 18 (3.00%) Manufacturing
5 15 (2.50%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.00%) Retail Banking
7 10 (1.67%) Marketing
7 10 (1.67%) Advertising
8 9 (1.50%) Local Government
9 8 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (1.00%) Billing
10 6 (1.00%) Legal
11 4 (0.67%) Automotive
12 3 (0.50%) Back Office
12 3 (0.50%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.33%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.33%) French Language
13 2 (0.33%) Law
13 2 (0.33%) Electronics
14 1 (0.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 266 (44.33%) Project Manager
2 78 (13.00%) Analyst
3 51 (8.50%) Business Analyst
4 35 (5.83%) Programme Manager
5 34 (5.67%) Senior Manager
6 31 (5.17%) Senior Project Manager
7 20 (3.33%) Architect
8 16 (2.67%) Change Manager
8 16 (2.67%) Developer
9 15 (2.50%) Infrastructure Manager
10 14 (2.33%) Project Analyst
10 14 (2.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 13 (2.17%) IT Project Manager
12 11 (1.83%) Security Manager
13 9 (1.50%) Consultant
13 9 (1.50%) Project Planner
13 9 (1.50%) PMO Analyst
13 9 (1.50%) PMO Manager
13 9 (1.50%) PMO Lead
14 8 (1.33%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.33%) .NET
2 11 (1.83%) HTML
3 10 (1.67%) CSS
4 8 (1.33%) Web Services
5 7 (1.17%) XML
6 6 (1.00%) Ajax
6 6 (1.00%) JSP
6 6 (1.00%) J2EE
7 5 (0.83%) JDBC
8 4 (0.67%) JNDI
8 4 (0.67%) jQuery
8 4 (0.67%) JMS
8 4 (0.67%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.67%) XHTML
9 3 (0.50%) Middleware
10 2 (0.33%) HTML5
10 2 (0.33%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (0.33%) RESTful
10 2 (0.33%) DWR
10 2 (0.33%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 26 (4.33%) PMI
2 18 (3.00%) NHS
3 14 (2.33%) Management Information System
4 10 (1.67%) Mainframe
5 8 (1.33%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.17%) IBM Mainframe
6 7 (1.17%) CESG
6 7 (1.17%) Open Source
7 6 (1.00%) Data Extraction
8 5 (0.83%) Thin Client
8 5 (0.83%) Life Science
8 5 (0.83%) Fat Client
8 5 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (0.83%) FMCG
9 4 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.67%) Freedom of Information
9 4 (0.67%) Economics
9 4 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (0.67%) Freedom of Information Act
9 4 (0.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 58 (9.67%) Windows
2 19 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (2.00%) Windows 7
4 10 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (1.50%) Windows XP
5 9 (1.50%) UNIX
6 8 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.67%) Linux
8 3 (0.50%) AIX
8 3 (0.50%) HPUX
8 3 (0.50%) Android
8 3 (0.50%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.33%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.33%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.17%) Fedora
10 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 105 (17.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 67 (11.17%) Migration
4 59 (9.83%) ITIL
5 55 (9.17%) Agile Software Development
6 45 (7.50%) Business Analysis
7 43 (7.17%) Change Management
8 38 (6.33%) Scrum
9 33 (5.50%) Supplier Management
10 28 (4.67%) Programme Management
11 26 (4.33%) Service Delivery
11 26 (4.33%) Change Control
12 25 (4.17%) Service Management
13 24 (4.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 23 (3.83%) Agile Project Management
14 23 (3.83%) E-Commerce
15 21 (3.50%) Risk Management
15 21 (3.50%) Project Planning
15 21 (3.50%) Product Management
16 19 (3.17%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 21 (3.50%) SQL
2 18 (3.00%) Java
3 10 (1.67%) C
4 7 (1.17%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.00%) C#
6 5 (0.83%) VBA
6 5 (0.83%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.50%) VB
8 2 (0.33%) R
8 2 (0.33%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.33%) PHP
8 2 (0.33%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.17%) Python
9 1 (0.17%) C++
9 1 (0.17%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.17%) SQR
9 1 (0.17%) XPath
9 1 (0.17%) Ruby
9 1 (0.17%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 39 (6.50%) Security Cleared
2 34 (5.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 31 (5.17%) PMI Certification
4 30 (5.00%) Degree
5 26 (4.33%) SC Cleared
6 22 (3.67%) PMP
7 20 (3.33%) ISEB
8 16 (2.67%) APMP
9 15 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 13 (2.17%) MCSE
11 13 (2.17%) ISEB Practitioner
12 12 (2.00%) CISSP
13 9 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (1.17%) CCNA
15 6 (1.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
16 5 (0.83%) MCP
16 5 (0.83%) HNC
17 4 (0.67%) CCNP
18 3 (0.50%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.33%) QA
2 6 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.83%) SLA
4 3 (0.50%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.17%) GCP
5 1 (0.17%) GMP
5 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.17%) Basel III
System Software
1 23 (3.83%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.50%) XenServer
4 4 (0.67%) XenApp
4 4 (0.67%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (1.67%) SCCM
2 5 (0.83%) SCOM
3 4 (0.67%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (0.50%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.17%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.17%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 94 (15.67%) Microsoft
2 37 (6.17%) SAP
3 21 (3.50%) VMware
4 20 (3.33%) Oracle
5 18 (3.00%) Cisco
6 16 (2.67%) HP
6 16 (2.67%) Citrix
7 12 (2.00%) IBM
8 4 (0.67%) RedPrairie
8 4 (0.67%) JDA
8 4 (0.67%) Dell
8 4 (0.67%) Avaya
9 3 (0.50%) Business Objects
9 3 (0.50%) Adobe
9 3 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.50%) Endeca
10 2 (0.33%) Altiris
10 2 (0.33%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.33%) NetApp
10 2 (0.33%) Nortel
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