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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Management
Rank 8 12 12
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing Project Management 379 257 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.80% 8.46% 9.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.79% 11.61% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 111 132
Average daily rate
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£413 £381 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.19% +2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 1
Average hourly rate £47.39 £20.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+136.95% -27.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £30.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+11.66% -11.11%
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
2963 2214 1927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.64% 72.90% 72.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1766 1193 967
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 99 87
Average hourly rate £37.97 £27.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.05% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.05 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £46.91 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +9 158 £415 +10.66% 73
Cheshire +9 93 £433 +8.12% 24
Lancashire +8 49 £409 +13.15% 11
Merseyside +3 32 £375 -11.86% 7
Cumbria -8 15 £350 - 3
Project Management
England

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 302 (36.78%) Finance
2 259 (31.55%) PRINCE2
3 153 (18.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 128 (15.59%) Agile Software Development
5 100 (12.18%) Banking
6 91 (11.08%) MS Excel
6 91 (11.08%) MS Project
6 91 (11.08%) ITIL
7 89 (10.84%) Microsoft
7 89 (10.84%) Migration
8 78 (9.50%) Change Management
9 75 (9.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 67 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
11 65 (7.92%) Degree
12 64 (7.80%) Programme Management
13 63 (7.67%) MS PowerPoint
14 62 (7.55%) Business Analysis
15 57 (6.94%) Service Delivery
15 57 (6.94%) Manufacturing
16 56 (6.82%) Security Cleared
17 55 (6.70%) Pharmaceutical
18 50 (6.09%) Risk Management
18 50 (6.09%) PMI Certification
19 49 (5.97%) Windows
19 49 (5.97%) Retail
20 48 (5.85%) MS Office
21 44 (5.36%) SAP
22 43 (5.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
23 42 (5.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
24 41 (4.99%) Change Control

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 34 (4.14%) SharePoint
2 7 (0.85%) SAS
3 5 (0.61%) MS Exchange
3 5 (0.61%) Confluence
4 4 (0.49%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.24%) IIS
5 2 (0.24%) NetWeaver
5 2 (0.24%) ArcGIS
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle Spatial
5 2 (0.24%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.12%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.12%) Lync
6 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.12%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.12%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.12%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 91 (11.08%) MS Project
1 91 (11.08%) MS Excel
2 63 (7.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 48 (5.85%) MS Office
4 10 (1.22%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.61%) Temenos T24
4 3 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.37%) SAP GRC
4 3 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.37%) SAP BPC
4 3 (0.37%) Oracle HRMS
4 3 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.24%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.24%) Agresso
5 2 (0.24%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.24%) SAP R/3
5 2 (0.24%) Primavera
5 2 (0.24%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.12%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.12%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.73%) SaaS
2 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.24%) PaaS
4 1 (0.12%) Office 365
4 1 (0.12%) IaaS
4 1 (0.12%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.12%) SoftLayer
4 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.71%) WAN
1 14 (1.71%) Firewall
2 11 (1.34%) SAN
3 10 (1.22%) DHCP
4 9 (1.10%) Intranet
4 9 (1.10%) Wireless
5 8 (0.97%) Internet
5 8 (0.97%) LAN
5 8 (0.97%) DNS
6 6 (0.73%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.49%) 4G
8 3 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.24%) Network Security
9 2 (0.24%) NAS
9 2 (0.24%) VoIP
9 2 (0.24%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.12%) Radio Access Network
10 1 (0.12%) HTTP
10 1 (0.12%) UMTS
10 1 (0.12%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (1.22%) SQL Server
3 8 (0.97%) Big Data
4 5 (0.61%) QlikView
5 3 (0.37%) Data Mining
5 3 (0.37%) MS Access
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.24%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.24%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 2 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.24%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.24%) DB2
6 2 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.12%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.12%) Base SAS
7 1 (0.12%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 13 (1.58%) JIRA
2 9 (1.10%) Git (software)
3 7 (0.85%) Subversion
4 3 (0.37%) Maven
4 3 (0.37%) Cucumber
4 3 (0.37%) MSI
4 3 (0.37%) FishEye
4 3 (0.37%) Gradle
4 3 (0.37%) Artifactory
4 3 (0.37%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.24%) Fiddler
5 2 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.24%) HP UFT
5 2 (0.24%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.12%) ProC
6 1 (0.12%) Rational DOORS
General
1 302 (36.78%) Finance
2 100 (12.18%) Banking
3 57 (6.94%) Manufacturing
4 55 (6.70%) Pharmaceutical
5 49 (5.97%) Retail
6 30 (3.65%) Telecoms
7 20 (2.44%) Local Government
8 18 (2.19%) Legal
9 17 (2.07%) Retail Banking
10 11 (1.34%) Marketing
10 11 (1.34%) Financial Institution
11 10 (1.22%) Back Office
12 6 (0.73%) Billing
13 5 (0.61%) Electronics
14 4 (0.49%) Law
15 3 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
16 2 (0.24%) German Language
16 2 (0.24%) Automotive
16 2 (0.24%) Front Office
16 2 (0.24%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 389 (47.38%) Project Manager
2 118 (14.37%) Analyst
3 70 (8.53%) Business Analyst
4 41 (4.99%) IT Project Manager
5 39 (4.75%) Infrastructure Manager
6 38 (4.63%) Architect
7 36 (4.38%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 26 (3.17%) Senior Manager
9 25 (3.05%) Business Manager
10 24 (2.92%) Solutions Architect
10 24 (2.92%) Senior Project Manager
11 22 (2.68%) Consultant
12 21 (2.56%) PMO Lead
13 20 (2.44%) Change Manager
14 19 (2.31%) Coordinator
15 18 (2.19%) Developer
16 17 (2.07%) Delivery Manager
17 16 (1.95%) Agile Project Manager
18 15 (1.83%) Project Analyst
18 15 (1.83%) Business Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (1.83%) Web Services
2 10 (1.22%) .NET
3 7 (0.85%) HTML
4 6 (0.73%) Middleware
5 4 (0.49%) JSON
5 4 (0.49%) Application Packaging
5 4 (0.49%) REST
6 3 (0.37%) HTML5
6 3 (0.37%) XML
6 3 (0.37%) SAP Basis
6 3 (0.37%) CSS
6 3 (0.37%) JSP
7 2 (0.24%) Spring
7 2 (0.24%) Dojo
7 2 (0.24%) CSS3
8 1 (0.12%) WCF
8 1 (0.12%) RESTful
8 1 (0.12%) EDI
8 1 (0.12%) Java SE
8 1 (0.12%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 67 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (4.14%) Data Centre
3 28 (3.41%) PMI
4 27 (3.29%) Management Information System
5 16 (1.95%) NHS
6 14 (1.71%) Life Science
7 13 (1.58%) Informatics
8 11 (1.34%) Mainframe
9 9 (1.10%) Computer Science
10 8 (0.97%) User Experience
10 8 (0.97%) Visualisation
11 6 (0.73%) FMCG
12 5 (0.61%) Credit Risk
12 5 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (0.61%) DTV
12 5 (0.61%) Clustering
12 5 (0.61%) Economics
12 5 (0.61%) Performance Metrics
13 4 (0.49%) Mobile App
14 3 (0.37%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 49 (5.97%) Windows
2 15 (1.83%) Windows 7
3 13 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (1.46%) Windows 8
5 11 (1.34%) Apple iOS
5 11 (1.34%) Android
5 11 (1.34%) Linux
6 10 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (1.10%) Windows XP
8 8 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (0.85%) UNIX
10 3 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.24%) VME
11 2 (0.24%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.12%) AIX
12 1 (0.12%) Solaris
12 1 (0.12%) OS/2
12 1 (0.12%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (31.55%) PRINCE2
2 153 (18.64%) Stakeholder Management
3 128 (15.59%) Agile Software Development
4 91 (11.08%) ITIL
5 89 (10.84%) Migration
6 78 (9.50%) Change Management
7 75 (9.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 64 (7.80%) Programme Management
9 62 (7.55%) Business Analysis
10 57 (6.94%) Service Delivery
11 50 (6.09%) Risk Management
12 41 (4.99%) Change Control
13 40 (4.87%) Service Management
14 36 (4.38%) Continuous Improvement
15 34 (4.14%) Waterfall
15 34 (4.14%) Project Planning
16 30 (3.65%) PRINCE
17 26 (3.17%) Agile Project Management
18 25 (3.05%) Business Intelligence
18 25 (3.05%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 20 (2.44%) Java
2 19 (2.31%) SQL
3 7 (0.85%) JavaScript
3 7 (0.85%) C
4 5 (0.61%) Python
4 5 (0.61%) Objective-C
5 4 (0.49%) PowerShell
5 4 (0.49%) VBScript
5 4 (0.49%) PL/SQL
6 3 (0.37%) VB
6 3 (0.37%) Shell Script
6 3 (0.37%) C++
6 3 (0.37%) COBOL
6 3 (0.37%) Perl
7 1 (0.12%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.12%) C#
7 1 (0.12%) JCL
7 1 (0.12%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.12%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 65 (7.92%) Degree
2 56 (6.82%) Security Cleared
3 50 (6.09%) PMI Certification
4 43 (5.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 42 (5.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 38 (4.63%) SC Cleared
7 27 (3.29%) PMP
8 8 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.85%) HNC
9 7 (0.85%) HND
9 7 (0.85%) ISEB
10 6 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.73%) CITP
10 6 (0.73%) APMP
10 6 (0.73%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.61%) CCNA
12 4 (0.49%) MCITP
12 4 (0.49%) CCNP
12 4 (0.49%) MCSE
12 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.05%) QA
2 16 (1.95%) GxP
3 14 (1.71%) GMP
4 12 (1.46%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 10 (1.22%) SLA
6 9 (1.10%) P3O
7 5 (0.61%) FATCA
7 5 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.24%) GAAP
9 2 (0.24%) COBIT
9 2 (0.24%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 29 (3.53%) Active Directory
2 16 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (0.73%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.37%) XenApp
6 2 (0.24%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.24%) Terminal Server
6 2 (0.24%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.24%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (1.10%) SCCM
2 6 (0.73%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.24%) TIBCO Hawk
3 2 (0.24%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.24%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.12%) Puppet
4 1 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.12%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.12%) Oozie
4 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.12%) Ansible
4 1 (0.12%) Salt
4 1 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 89 (10.84%) Microsoft
2 44 (5.36%) SAP
3 30 (3.65%) Citrix
4 27 (3.29%) VMware
5 18 (2.19%) Cisco
6 16 (1.95%) Oracle
7 12 (1.46%) HP
8 8 (0.97%) NetApp
9 6 (0.73%) Apple
9 6 (0.73%) IBM
9 6 (0.73%) LANDesk
10 5 (0.61%) Temenos
11 4 (0.49%) Informatica
11 4 (0.49%) Lotus
11 4 (0.49%) CheckPoint
11 4 (0.49%) McAfee
11 4 (0.49%) Atlassian
11 4 (0.49%) F5
12 3 (0.37%) ArcSight
12 3 (0.37%) Cyber-Ark
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