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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Management
Rank 12 8 12
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing Project Management 347 359 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.46% 9.51% 8.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.67% 12.18% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 205 115
Median daily rate £400 £400 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £257 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 7
Median hourly rate £20.39 £47.39 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.97% +136.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £29.89 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £47.43 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £33.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-17.91% +11.66%
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
2974 2948 2247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.04% 78.07% 74.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1862 1737 1227
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 126 94
Median hourly rate £23.50 £37.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.48% +34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £57.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 -5 161 £400 -2.78% 39
Lancashire 0 61 £450 +15.30% 5
Cheshire -6 58 £390 -8.23% 9
Merseyside -1 31 £356 +1.71% 6
Cumbria +7 8 - -
Project Management
England

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 246 (32.24%) Finance
2 201 (26.34%) PRINCE2
3 199 (26.08%) Agile Software Development
4 158 (20.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 105 (13.76%) Microsoft
6 82 (10.75%) ITIL
7 81 (10.62%) Business Analysis
8 77 (10.09%) Waterfall
9 74 (9.70%) Change Management
10 73 (9.57%) Migration
11 72 (9.44%) Risk Management
12 70 (9.17%) Banking
13 64 (8.39%) MS Excel
14 61 (7.99%) Oracle
15 58 (7.60%) Agile Project Management
16 53 (6.95%) Security Cleared
17 49 (6.42%) Degree
17 49 (6.42%) Data Centre
18 47 (6.16%) Linux
19 46 (6.03%) SAP
19 46 (6.03%) PMI Certification
20 44 (5.77%) Windows
20 44 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
21 43 (5.64%) Java
22 42 (5.50%) MS Project
22 42 (5.50%) Service Management
22 42 (5.50%) Programme Management
22 42 (5.50%) Retail
23 41 (5.37%) Scrum
23 41 (5.37%) ERP

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 25 (3.28%) Apache
2 21 (2.75%) SharePoint
3 18 (2.36%) IIS
4 16 (2.10%) CICS
5 14 (1.83%) JBoss
5 14 (1.83%) Tomcat
6 11 (1.44%) Skype for Business
7 8 (1.05%) WebLogic
7 8 (1.05%) WebSphere
8 7 (0.92%) MS Exchange
8 7 (0.92%) Tuxedo
9 5 (0.66%) Confluence
9 5 (0.66%) Oracle UPK
10 4 (0.52%) CMS
11 2 (0.26%) ColdFusion
11 2 (0.26%) Drupal
11 2 (0.26%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.26%) Umbraco
Applications
1 64 (8.39%) MS Excel
2 42 (5.50%) MS Project
3 37 (4.85%) MS Office
4 31 (4.06%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (1.97%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.26%) Mingle
7 2 (0.26%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 8 (1.05%) Magento
2 6 (0.79%) Unit4 Business World
3 5 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.66%) SAP hybris
3 5 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.39%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.26%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.26%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.13%) CA PPM
7 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.13%) Northgate Housing
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.13%) SAP PS
7 1 (0.13%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 23 (3.01%) IaaS
2 8 (1.05%) PaaS
2 8 (1.05%) SaaS
3 7 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.92%) Office 365
4 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 2 (0.26%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.13%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.97%) Internet
2 12 (1.57%) DNS
2 12 (1.57%) LAN
2 12 (1.57%) WAN
3 11 (1.44%) Firewall
4 10 (1.31%) GSM
4 10 (1.31%) Skype
4 10 (1.31%) UMTS
5 9 (1.18%) SAN
6 7 (0.92%) SSL
7 5 (0.66%) 4G
7 5 (0.66%) Radio Access Network
7 5 (0.66%) VoIP
8 4 (0.52%) 2G
8 4 (0.52%) 3G
8 4 (0.52%) DHCP
8 4 (0.52%) LTE
8 4 (0.52%) MPLS
8 4 (0.52%) Network Security
9 3 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (2.49%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.23%) DB2
3 14 (1.83%) Data Mining
3 14 (1.83%) MySQL
4 13 (1.70%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (0.92%) Relational Database
6 6 (0.79%) Qlik Sense
6 6 (0.79%) QlikView
7 5 (0.66%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.39%) GIS
8 3 (0.39%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.26%) SAP HANA
9 2 (0.26%) Spatial Data
10 1 (0.13%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.13%) DataStage
10 1 (0.13%) Electronic Patient Records
10 1 (0.13%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 31 (4.06%) JIRA
2 17 (2.23%) Subversion
3 8 (1.05%) ClearCase
3 8 (1.05%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.39%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 3 (0.39%) Cucumber
4 3 (0.39%) JUnit
4 3 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.26%) Android Studio
5 2 (0.26%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.26%) Gradle
5 2 (0.26%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.26%) Selenium
6 1 (0.13%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.13%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 246 (32.24%) Finance
2 70 (9.17%) Banking
3 42 (5.50%) Retail
4 24 (3.15%) Manufacturing
4 24 (3.15%) Pharmaceutical
5 20 (2.62%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.70%) Back Office
7 10 (1.31%) Legal
8 9 (1.18%) Marketing
9 7 (0.92%) Local Government
10 6 (0.79%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.79%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.52%) Front Office
11 4 (0.52%) Law
12 3 (0.39%) Billing
13 2 (0.26%) Military
13 2 (0.26%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.13%) French Language
14 1 (0.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 285 (37.35%) Project Manager
2 142 (18.61%) Analyst
3 90 (11.80%) Business Analyst
4 64 (8.39%) Delivery Manager
5 44 (5.77%) Architect
6 37 (4.85%) Digital Delivery Manager
7 35 (4.59%) Senior Manager
8 31 (4.06%) IT Manager
9 29 (3.80%) Infrastructure Manager
9 29 (3.80%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 25 (3.28%) IT Project Manager
11 24 (3.15%) Consultant
12 23 (3.01%) Business Manager
13 22 (2.88%) Developer
14 20 (2.62%) Solutions Architect
15 19 (2.49%) Business Project Manager
15 19 (2.49%) Programme Manager
15 19 (2.49%) Security Manager
15 19 (2.49%) Service Manager
15 19 (2.49%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (3.54%) Web Services
2 20 (2.62%) XML
3 19 (2.49%) .NET
4 18 (2.36%) JSP
4 18 (2.36%) Middleware
5 14 (1.83%) J2EE
6 11 (1.44%) .NET Framework
6 11 (1.44%) LAMP
6 11 (1.44%) XSD
7 10 (1.31%) HTML
8 9 (1.18%) JMS
9 8 (1.05%) CSS
9 8 (1.05%) EJB
9 8 (1.05%) Hibernate
9 8 (1.05%) Servlets
9 8 (1.05%) Struts
9 8 (1.05%) WSDL
10 6 (0.79%) jQuery
11 5 (0.66%) ASP.NET
11 5 (0.66%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 49 (6.42%) Data Centre
2 44 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (4.59%) Management Information System
4 27 (3.54%) PMI
5 20 (2.62%) Mainframe
6 17 (2.23%) Life Science
6 17 (2.23%) User Experience
7 15 (1.97%) Computer Science
8 12 (1.57%) NHS
9 9 (1.18%) IBM Mainframe
9 9 (1.18%) PKI
10 8 (1.05%) Mobile App
10 8 (1.05%) Visualisation
11 7 (0.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 5 (0.66%) Data Extraction
12 5 (0.66%) iPad
12 5 (0.66%) Smart Meter
12 5 (0.66%) Wiki
13 4 (0.52%) FMCG
13 4 (0.52%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 47 (6.16%) Linux
2 44 (5.77%) Windows
3 28 (3.67%) Unix
4 16 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (1.83%) Android
6 12 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (1.44%) Apple iOS
8 9 (1.18%) AIX
8 9 (1.18%) VME
8 9 (1.18%) Windows Server
9 6 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.52%) CentOS
10 4 (0.52%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.26%) OS/2
11 2 (0.26%) Solaris
12 1 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.13%) HPUX
12 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (26.34%) PRINCE2
2 199 (26.08%) Agile Software Development
3 158 (20.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 82 (10.75%) ITIL
5 81 (10.62%) Business Analysis
6 77 (10.09%) Waterfall
7 74 (9.70%) Change Management
8 73 (9.57%) Migration
9 72 (9.44%) Risk Management
10 58 (7.60%) Agile Project Management
11 42 (5.50%) Programme Management
11 42 (5.50%) Service Management
12 41 (5.37%) ERP
12 41 (5.37%) Scrum
13 39 (5.11%) SDLC
13 39 (5.11%) Service Delivery
13 39 (5.11%) User Stories
14 35 (4.59%) Supplier Management
15 34 (4.46%) Project Planning
16 32 (4.19%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 43 (5.64%) Java
2 38 (4.98%) SQL
3 26 (3.41%) JavaScript
4 19 (2.49%) COBOL
5 17 (2.23%) PHP
5 17 (2.23%) Python
6 15 (1.97%) Bash Shell
7 9 (1.18%) Assembly Language
8 8 (1.05%) PowerShell
9 7 (0.92%) C#
10 6 (0.79%) C
10 6 (0.79%) Ruby
11 5 (0.66%) C++
12 4 (0.52%) Objective-C
13 3 (0.39%) Apple Swift
13 3 (0.39%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.26%) JCL
14 2 (0.26%) VB
14 2 (0.26%) VBScript
15 1 (0.13%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 53 (6.95%) Security Cleared
2 49 (6.42%) Degree
3 46 (6.03%) PMI Certification
4 41 (5.37%) SC Cleared
5 28 (3.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 26 (3.41%) PMP
7 24 (3.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 14 (1.83%) CISMP
9 13 (1.70%) ISEB
10 11 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
10 11 (1.44%) CISSP
10 11 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (1.31%) APMP
12 9 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (1.05%) ISTQB
14 7 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 7 (0.92%) MCITP
14 7 (0.92%) MCTS
14 7 (0.92%) RHCE
15 5 (0.66%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.15%) QA
2 17 (2.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.57%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (0.92%) AIFMD
4 7 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (0.92%) UCITS
5 6 (0.79%) P3O
6 5 (0.66%) SLA
7 4 (0.52%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.52%) GMP
8 2 (0.26%) COBIT
9 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.13%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.13%) PMBOK
System Software
1 30 (3.93%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.79%) UAG
4 4 (0.52%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.39%) vSphere
5 3 (0.39%) XenApp
6 2 (0.26%) Docker
6 2 (0.26%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.13%) Firmware
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.13%) Veritas File System
7 1 (0.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (3.01%) Puppet
2 12 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (1.18%) Red Hat Satellite
4 5 (0.66%) AirWatch
4 5 (0.66%) vRealize
5 3 (0.39%) SCCM
5 3 (0.39%) SCOM
5 3 (0.39%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.26%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.26%) EdgeSight
6 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.26%) Nagios
6 2 (0.26%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.26%) SmoothWall
6 2 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.26%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.13%) CA Endevor
7 1 (0.13%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.13%) Legato
7 1 (0.13%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 105 (13.76%) Microsoft
2 61 (7.99%) Oracle
3 46 (6.03%) SAP
4 26 (3.41%) HP
5 18 (2.36%) Citrix
5 18 (2.36%) IBM
6 17 (2.23%) Red Hat
7 13 (1.70%) VMware
8 12 (1.57%) SaltStack
9 10 (1.31%) PeopleSoft
10 9 (1.18%) Brocade
10 9 (1.18%) Cisco
10 9 (1.18%) hybris
10 9 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (1.18%) Sitecore
11 8 (1.05%) Chordiant
12 7 (0.92%) ServiceNow
12 7 (0.92%) Wyse
13 6 (0.79%) Micro Focus
13 6 (0.79%) Sun
North West
CPS Group UK
Rate: £200 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
LA International
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
LA International
Rate: £17 - £19 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FDM Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Wigan
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago