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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Management
Rank 17 7 11
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +4
Contract jobs citing Project Management 290 486 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.18% 10.83% 9.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.84% 13.22% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 316 157
Median daily rate £413 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +8.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 4
Median hourly rate £21.05 £54.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.02% +68.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £46.66 £21.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.05 £56.97 £133.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £31.44 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-15.71% +4.80%
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
2947 3676 2436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.13% 81.94% 75.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1875 2296 1401
Median daily rate £410 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 145 112
Median hourly rate £26.25 £37.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.05% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.86 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.89 £56.97 £78.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 29 September 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 -9 132 £400 - 43
Cheshire 0 90 £450 - 16
Lancashire -8 28 £463 +5.71% 4
Merseyside -22 10 £400 - 10
Cumbria +8 8 £500 +33.33% 1
Project Management
England

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 199 (29.35%) Agile Software Development
2 196 (28.91%) Finance
3 168 (24.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 162 (23.89%) PRINCE2
5 96 (14.16%) Microsoft
6 86 (12.68%) Business Analysis
7 70 (10.32%) Migration
8 66 (9.73%) ITIL
9 65 (9.59%) MS Excel
10 59 (8.70%) Data Centre
11 58 (8.55%) Agile Project Management
12 57 (8.41%) Waterfall
13 56 (8.26%) Change Management
14 55 (8.11%) Scrum
14 55 (8.11%) Windows
15 54 (7.96%) Security Cleared
16 51 (7.52%) MS Office
17 48 (7.08%) Banking
17 48 (7.08%) Degree
18 46 (6.78%) Risk Management
19 45 (6.64%) JIRA
19 45 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
20 44 (6.49%) MS PowerPoint
20 44 (6.49%) Java
21 43 (6.34%) SC Cleared
22 42 (6.19%) Linux
22 42 (6.19%) Programme Management
23 41 (6.05%) ERP
23 41 (6.05%) Oracle
24 38 (5.60%) SQL

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 28 (4.13%) Apache
2 17 (2.51%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.62%) IIS
4 8 (1.18%) MS Exchange
4 8 (1.18%) Tomcat
5 6 (0.88%) JBoss
6 5 (0.74%) CMS
7 4 (0.59%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.44%) CICS
9 2 (0.29%) ColdFusion
9 2 (0.29%) Drupal
9 2 (0.29%) MS Project Server
9 2 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.29%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.15%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.15%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.15%) SAS
10 1 (0.15%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 65 (9.59%) MS Excel
2 51 (7.52%) MS Office
3 44 (6.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 32 (4.72%) MS Project
4 32 (4.72%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.29%) Mingle
5 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.03%) Magento
2 6 (0.88%) BASE24
2 6 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.74%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.74%) SAP hybris
3 5 (0.74%) Unit4 Business World
4 3 (0.44%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.29%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.15%) CA PPM
6 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.15%) Northgate Housing
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.15%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.15%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 26 (3.83%) IaaS
2 8 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.18%) Office 365
3 6 (0.88%) SaaS
4 5 (0.74%) PaaS
5 3 (0.44%) IBM Cloud
5 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.44%) SoftLayer
6 2 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.51%) Internet
2 13 (1.92%) LAN
3 12 (1.77%) DNS
4 11 (1.62%) WAN
5 10 (1.47%) Firewall
6 9 (1.33%) GSM
6 9 (1.33%) Radio Access Network
6 9 (1.33%) UMTS
7 8 (1.18%) SSL
8 7 (1.03%) ATM
9 5 (0.74%) MPLS
9 5 (0.74%) SAN
9 5 (0.74%) Skype
10 4 (0.59%) Network Security
10 4 (0.59%) VoIP
11 3 (0.44%) 2G
11 3 (0.44%) Broadband
11 3 (0.44%) Intranet
11 3 (0.44%) LTE
11 3 (0.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (3.24%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.21%) Data Mining
3 11 (1.62%) MySQL
4 7 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (1.03%) Oracle Database
5 6 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (0.88%) Qlik Sense
5 6 (0.88%) QlikView
6 5 (0.74%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (0.59%) DB2
7 4 (0.59%) GIS
7 4 (0.59%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.44%) SAP HANA
9 2 (0.29%) Big Data
9 2 (0.29%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.29%) NonStop SQL
9 2 (0.29%) Spatial Data
10 1 (0.15%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 45 (6.64%) JIRA
2 12 (1.77%) Git (software)
2 12 (1.77%) Subversion
3 10 (1.47%) Cucumber
4 6 (0.88%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (0.44%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.44%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.29%) Selenium
6 2 (0.29%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.15%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 196 (28.91%) Finance
2 48 (7.08%) Banking
3 33 (4.87%) Retail
4 22 (3.24%) Manufacturing
5 19 (2.80%) Telecoms
6 14 (2.06%) Pharmaceutical
7 13 (1.92%) Marketing
8 9 (1.33%) Back Office
9 7 (1.03%) Legal
10 6 (0.88%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.74%) Local Government
12 4 (0.59%) Games
12 4 (0.59%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.44%) Billing
13 3 (0.44%) Front Office
14 2 (0.29%) Electronics
14 2 (0.29%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.15%) Law
Job Titles
1 244 (35.99%) Project Manager
2 132 (19.47%) Analyst
3 81 (11.95%) Business Analyst
4 51 (7.52%) Delivery Manager
5 40 (5.90%) Architect
6 28 (4.13%) Infrastructure Manager
6 28 (4.13%) IT Manager
7 27 (3.98%) Developer
7 27 (3.98%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 23 (3.39%) Business Manager
8 23 (3.39%) Migration Manager
8 23 (3.39%) Senior Analyst
9 22 (3.24%) Consultant
10 21 (3.10%) Migration Project Manager
10 21 (3.10%) Technical Manager
11 20 (2.95%) Senior Business Analyst
11 20 (2.95%) Senior Manager
12 19 (2.80%) IT Project Manager
12 19 (2.80%) Project Analyst
13 18 (2.65%) Business Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.54%) .NET
2 18 (2.65%) .NET Framework
2 18 (2.65%) HTML
2 18 (2.65%) Middleware
3 15 (2.21%) XML
4 14 (2.06%) ASP.NET
5 13 (1.92%) CSS
6 12 (1.77%) ASP.NET MVC
6 12 (1.77%) J2EE
6 12 (1.77%) Web Services
7 11 (1.62%) Entity Framework
7 11 (1.62%) LAMP
8 10 (1.47%) Gherkin
8 10 (1.47%) NHibernate
9 9 (1.33%) jQuery
10 7 (1.03%) JSP
11 4 (0.59%) JSON
11 4 (0.59%) REST
12 3 (0.44%) WAMP
12 3 (0.44%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 59 (8.70%) Data Centre
2 45 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (5.46%) Management Information System
4 26 (3.83%) User Experience
5 20 (2.95%) Computer Science
6 18 (2.65%) PMI
7 16 (2.36%) NHS
8 13 (1.92%) Life Science
8 13 (1.92%) Wiki
9 9 (1.33%) Mainframe
9 9 (1.33%) PKI
10 8 (1.18%) Performance Metrics
11 7 (1.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 7 (1.03%) IBM Mainframe
11 7 (1.03%) New Media
11 7 (1.03%) Visualisation
12 6 (0.88%) EMV
12 6 (0.88%) Mobile App
12 6 (0.88%) Tandem
13 5 (0.74%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 55 (8.11%) Windows
2 42 (6.19%) Linux
3 32 (4.72%) Unix
4 13 (1.92%) Apple iOS
5 12 (1.77%) Android
5 12 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (1.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (1.33%) AIX
8 6 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.74%) Windows Server
10 4 (0.59%) VME
11 3 (0.44%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.29%) Solaris
12 2 (0.29%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.15%) CentOS
13 1 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.15%) HPUX
13 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (29.35%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (24.78%) Stakeholder Management
3 162 (23.89%) PRINCE2
4 86 (12.68%) Business Analysis
5 70 (10.32%) Migration
6 66 (9.73%) ITIL
7 58 (8.55%) Agile Project Management
8 57 (8.41%) Waterfall
9 56 (8.26%) Change Management
10 55 (8.11%) Scrum
11 46 (6.78%) Risk Management
12 42 (6.19%) Programme Management
13 41 (6.05%) ERP
14 37 (5.46%) Change Control
15 36 (5.31%) Open Source
16 34 (5.01%) TOGAF
16 34 (5.01%) Use Case
17 33 (4.87%) Supplier Management
18 31 (4.57%) OO
18 31 (4.57%) UML
Programming Languages
1 44 (6.49%) Java
2 38 (5.60%) SQL
3 25 (3.69%) JavaScript
4 20 (2.95%) Bash Shell
5 19 (2.80%) PHP
6 18 (2.65%) Python
7 15 (2.21%) C#
8 10 (1.47%) COBOL
9 6 (0.88%) C
9 6 (0.88%) PL/SQL
9 6 (0.88%) Ruby
10 4 (0.59%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.29%) C++
11 2 (0.29%) Delphi
11 2 (0.29%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.29%) Perl
11 2 (0.29%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.15%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.15%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.15%) VB6
Qualifications
1 54 (7.96%) Security Cleared
2 48 (7.08%) Degree
3 43 (6.34%) SC Cleared
4 32 (4.72%) PMI Certification
5 22 (3.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 18 (2.65%) PMP
7 15 (2.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 14 (2.06%) CISMP
8 14 (2.06%) ISEB
9 12 (1.77%) BPSS Clearance
9 12 (1.77%) CISSP
10 10 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (1.33%) APMP
11 9 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.88%) ISTQB
12 6 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (0.88%) MCITP
12 6 (0.88%) MCTS
12 6 (0.88%) RHCE
13 4 (0.59%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (1.92%) QA
3 9 (1.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (1.03%) AIFMD
4 7 (1.03%) UCITS
5 6 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.59%) P3O
7 3 (0.44%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.44%) GMP
7 3 (0.44%) SLA
8 2 (0.29%) COBIT
9 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.15%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.15%) SEPA
System Software
1 37 (5.46%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.88%) UAG
3 5 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 2 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.29%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.15%) Firmware
5 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.15%) Veritas File System
5 1 (0.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 28 (4.13%) Puppet
2 17 (2.51%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (1.33%) Red Hat Satellite
4 3 (0.44%) SCCM
5 2 (0.29%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.29%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.29%) vRealize
6 1 (0.15%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.15%) Legato
6 1 (0.15%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.15%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.15%) SCOM
6 1 (0.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 96 (14.16%) Microsoft
2 41 (6.05%) Oracle
3 34 (5.01%) SAP
4 20 (2.95%) HP
5 17 (2.51%) SaltStack
6 14 (2.06%) Red Hat
7 12 (1.77%) Citrix
7 12 (1.77%) IBM
8 10 (1.47%) Sitecore
9 9 (1.33%) Brocade
10 8 (1.18%) Cisco
10 8 (1.18%) ServiceNow
11 7 (1.03%) F5
11 7 (1.03%) VMware
12 6 (0.88%) Hyperion
13 5 (0.74%) hybris
13 5 (0.74%) Wyse
14 4 (0.59%) BT
14 4 (0.59%) Fujitsu
14 4 (0.59%) Huawei
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