The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Management
Rank 11 11 16
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs citing Project Management 258 250 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.75% 9.81% 8.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.55% 13.76% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 127 113
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £284 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £380
% change year-on-year
- +1.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 6
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £31.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 - £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 - £45.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £37.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-16.21% +39.62%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2056 1817 2072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 69.69% 71.31% 65.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1111 883 1079
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £465 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 83 108
Average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.90 £13.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £72.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%
Project Management
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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 11 July 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 11 July 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 11 July 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.

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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 -1 106 £375 -3.22% 44
Cheshire -5 59 £390 -0.44% 14
Lancashire +12 46 £405 +24.61% 2
Merseyside -7 12 £404 +9.05% 9
Cumbria +2 3 £350 -6.66% 6
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Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

1 203 (34.88%) Finance
2 161 (27.66%) PRINCE2
3 105 (18.04%) Stakeholder Management
4 83 (14.26%) Microsoft
5 70 (12.03%) MS Excel
6 68 (11.68%) Banking
7 63 (10.82%) ITIL
8 62 (10.65%) MS Project
9 61 (10.48%) Migration
10 52 (8.93%) Change Management
10 52 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
11 43 (7.39%) MS Office
11 43 (7.39%) SAP
11 43 (7.39%) Windows
11 43 (7.39%) Supplier Management
12 41 (7.04%) Business Analysis
13 36 (6.19%) Retail
14 34 (5.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 31 (5.33%) PMI Certification
15 31 (5.33%) Degree
15 31 (5.33%) Security Cleared
16 30 (5.15%) Service Delivery
17 29 (4.98%) Risk Management
17 29 (4.98%) Scrum
17 29 (4.98%) Service Management
17 29 (4.98%) SharePoint
18 28 (4.81%) Change Control
19 27 (4.64%) QA
20 26 (4.47%) PMI
20 26 (4.47%) Agile Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 (4.98%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.20%) CMS
3 6 (1.03%) MS Exchange
4 5 (0.86%) IBM Notes
4 5 (0.86%) Lync
5 4 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.52%) IIS
6 3 (0.52%) CICS
6 3 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.34%) Oracle Application Server
7 2 (0.34%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.34%) Drupal
7 2 (0.34%) WordPress
7 2 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.17%) nginx
8 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 70 (12.03%) MS Excel
2 62 (10.65%) MS Project
3 43 (7.39%) MS Office
4 24 (4.12%) MS Visio
5 23 (3.95%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.34%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.17%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.69%) SAP ERP
2 4 (0.69%) SAP EWM
2 4 (0.69%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (0.52%) SAP HCM
3 3 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.34%) Magento
4 2 (0.34%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.34%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 2 (0.34%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.17%) Exstream
5 1 (0.17%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 1 (0.17%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.17%) Maximo
5 1 (0.17%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.17%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.17%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.17%) GoldMine
5 1 (0.17%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.03%) Office 365
2 1 (0.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.58%) LAN
2 14 (2.41%) SAN
2 14 (2.41%) Firewall
3 13 (2.23%) WAN
4 9 (1.55%) Internet
5 7 (1.20%) DHCP
5 7 (1.20%) Wireless
6 5 (0.86%) DNS
6 5 (0.86%) MPLS
6 5 (0.86%) Intranet
7 4 (0.69%) VPN
7 4 (0.69%) WLAN
7 4 (0.69%) IP Telephony
8 3 (0.52%) NGN
8 3 (0.52%) VoIP
8 3 (0.52%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.52%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.34%) HTTP
9 2 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.34%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.75%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.37%) DB2
3 7 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (0.86%) MySQL
5 4 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.69%) Ingres
5 4 (0.69%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.52%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.52%) Cognos Query Studio
6 3 (0.52%) Cognos Analysis Studio
6 3 (0.52%) Cognos Report Studio
6 3 (0.52%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 3 (0.52%) Cognos Connection
6 3 (0.52%) Cognos Event Studio
7 2 (0.34%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.34%) QlikView
7 2 (0.34%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (0.86%) Maven
2 2 (0.34%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.34%) MSI
2 2 (0.34%) AdminStudio
2 2 (0.34%) Subversion
2 2 (0.34%) Cucumber
2 2 (0.34%) Wise Package Studio
2 2 (0.34%) Calabash
3 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.17%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.17%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.17%) JIRA
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle APEX
General
1 203 (34.88%) Finance
2 68 (11.68%) Banking
3 36 (6.19%) Retail
4 13 (2.23%) Manufacturing
4 13 (2.23%) Retail Banking
4 13 (2.23%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.72%) Marketing
6 9 (1.55%) Local Government
6 9 (1.55%) Advertising
7 7 (1.20%) Legal
8 6 (1.03%) Billing
9 4 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.52%) Back Office
10 3 (0.52%) Automotive
10 3 (0.52%) French Language
11 2 (0.34%) German Language
11 2 (0.34%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.34%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.34%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 257 (44.16%) Project Manager
2 78 (13.40%) Analyst
3 50 (8.59%) Business Analyst
4 39 (6.70%) Senior Manager
5 36 (6.19%) Senior Project Manager
6 33 (5.67%) Programme Manager
7 25 (4.30%) Architect
8 22 (3.78%) Infrastructure Manager
9 20 (3.44%) Developer
9 20 (3.44%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 16 (2.75%) Change Manager
11 13 (2.23%) Delivery Manager
12 12 (2.06%) Project Analyst
12 12 (2.06%) Technical Manager
12 12 (2.06%) Service Manager
12 12 (2.06%) PMO Analyst
13 11 (1.89%) PMO Lead
13 11 (1.89%) Consultant
13 11 (1.89%) IT Project Manager
14 10 (1.72%) Project Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.78%) .NET
2 13 (2.23%) HTML
3 12 (2.06%) CSS
3 12 (2.06%) Web Services
3 12 (2.06%) XML
4 10 (1.72%) Ajax
5 6 (1.03%) jQuery
5 6 (1.03%) HTML5
6 5 (0.86%) REST
6 5 (0.86%) CSS3
6 5 (0.86%) JSON
6 5 (0.86%) Middleware
6 5 (0.86%) DOM
6 5 (0.86%) XSLT
6 5 (0.86%) JMS
6 5 (0.86%) ASP.NET
7 4 (0.69%) J2EE
7 4 (0.69%) JSP
7 4 (0.69%) Java EE
8 3 (0.52%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 26 (4.47%) PMI
2 19 (3.26%) NHS
3 16 (2.75%) Management Information System
4 8 (1.37%) Mainframe
4 8 (1.37%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.20%) CESG
5 7 (1.20%) Open Source
6 6 (1.03%) IBM Mainframe
6 6 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (0.86%) Data Extraction
7 5 (0.86%) FMCG
7 5 (0.86%) CMDB
8 4 (0.69%) Fat Client
8 4 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (0.69%) Freedom of Information Act
8 4 (0.69%) Thin Client
8 4 (0.69%) Freedom of Information
8 4 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.52%) GIS
10 2 (0.34%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 43 (7.39%) Windows
2 16 (2.75%) UNIX
3 15 (2.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (1.72%) Windows 7
5 9 (1.55%) AIX
5 9 (1.55%) Linux
6 7 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (0.86%) Windows XP
7 5 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.52%) HPUX
9 2 (0.34%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.34%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.34%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.34%) Android
10 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.17%) Solaris
10 1 (0.17%) OS/400
10 1 (0.17%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (27.66%) PRINCE2
2 105 (18.04%) Stakeholder Management
3 63 (10.82%) ITIL
4 61 (10.48%) Migration
5 52 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
5 52 (8.93%) Change Management
6 43 (7.39%) Supplier Management
7 41 (7.04%) Business Analysis
8 30 (5.15%) Service Delivery
9 29 (4.98%) Service Management
9 29 (4.98%) Risk Management
9 29 (4.98%) Scrum
10 28 (4.81%) Change Control
11 26 (4.47%) Agile Project Management
12 25 (4.30%) Project Planning
13 24 (4.12%) E-Commerce
14 23 (3.95%) Programme Management
15 20 (3.44%) Configuration Management
15 20 (3.44%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 19 (3.26%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 22 (3.78%) Java
2 21 (3.61%) SQL
3 12 (2.06%) JavaScript
4 7 (1.20%) C#
5 6 (1.03%) XPath
6 5 (0.86%) PowerShell
6 5 (0.86%) VBA
7 4 (0.69%) VB
8 3 (0.52%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.52%) PHP
9 2 (0.34%) Objective-C
9 2 (0.34%) C
10 1 (0.17%) Ruby
10 1 (0.17%) RPG
10 1 (0.17%) C++
10 1 (0.17%) COBOL
10 1 (0.17%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.17%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.17%) Python
10 1 (0.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 34 (5.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 31 (5.33%) Degree
2 31 (5.33%) Security Cleared
2 31 (5.33%) PMI Certification
3 23 (3.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 20 (3.44%) PMP
5 19 (3.26%) ISEB
6 18 (3.09%) SC Cleared
7 17 (2.92%) APMP
8 12 (2.06%) ISEB Practitioner
9 9 (1.55%) CISSP
9 9 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (1.37%) MCSE
11 7 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (1.03%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 5 (0.86%) HNC
13 5 (0.86%) CCNA
14 3 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (0.34%) CIMA
15 2 (0.34%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.64%) QA
2 5 (0.86%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.52%) SLA
3 3 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.17%) GCP
4 1 (0.17%) GMP
4 1 (0.17%) Basel III
System Software
1 18 (3.09%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.86%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.69%) PowerHA
5 2 (0.34%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.17%) XenServer
6 1 (0.17%) vSphere
6 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (1.03%) SCCM
2 4 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (0.52%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.17%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.17%) SCOM
5 1 (0.17%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 83 (14.26%) Microsoft
2 43 (7.39%) SAP
3 24 (4.12%) Oracle
4 17 (2.92%) VMware
5 15 (2.58%) Cisco
6 12 (2.06%) IBM
6 12 (2.06%) Citrix
7 8 (1.37%) Endeca
8 7 (1.20%) HP
9 6 (1.03%) Avaya
9 6 (1.03%) CheckPoint
10 5 (0.86%) Lotus
11 4 (0.69%) RedPrairie
11 4 (0.69%) Symantec
11 4 (0.69%) Nortel
11 4 (0.69%) JDA
11 4 (0.69%) McAfee
12 3 (0.52%) Informatica
12 3 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.52%) Adobe
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