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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Management
Rank 8 8 10
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Project Management 388 360 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.32% 9.72% 9.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.75% 12.60% 12.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 208 129
Median daily rate £408 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.84% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £259 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 5
Median hourly rate £20.39 £41.95 £15.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.38% +165.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £29.89 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.27 £47.39 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £34.00 £34.75
% change year-on-year
-19.11% -2.15%
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
3043 2858 2275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.95% 77.14% 74.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1928 1694 1213
Median daily rate £413 £385 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 123 94
Median hourly rate £31.25 £34.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.08% +18.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.75 £52.13 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 June 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 June 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 June 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 +1 171 £400 - 50
Cheshire 0 83 £410 +2.50% 6
Lancashire +7 68 £450 +20.00% 6
Merseyside +1 38 £372 -5.58% 10
Cumbria 0 5 - - 1
Project Management
England

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 (31.99%) Finance
2 217 (28.22%) Agile Software Development
3 204 (26.53%) PRINCE2
4 148 (19.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 105 (13.65%) Microsoft
6 84 (10.92%) Waterfall
7 83 (10.79%) Business Analysis
8 77 (10.01%) Migration
9 76 (9.88%) Change Management
9 76 (9.88%) ITIL
10 73 (9.49%) Risk Management
11 68 (8.84%) Banking
12 65 (8.45%) MS Excel
13 64 (8.32%) Oracle
14 63 (8.19%) Agile Project Management
15 61 (7.93%) Security Cleared
16 54 (7.02%) Linux
17 53 (6.89%) Degree
18 50 (6.50%) PMI Certification
19 48 (6.24%) SC Cleared
20 47 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
21 46 (5.98%) Windows
21 46 (5.98%) SAP
22 45 (5.85%) Programme Management
22 45 (5.85%) Data Centre
23 43 (5.59%) SDLC
23 43 (5.59%) Java
24 42 (5.46%) Retail
25 41 (5.33%) Supplier Management
25 41 (5.33%) 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 (3.25%) Apache
2 22 (2.86%) SharePoint
3 19 (2.47%) IIS
4 16 (2.08%) CICS
5 15 (1.95%) Tomcat
6 14 (1.82%) JBoss
6 14 (1.82%) Tuxedo
7 12 (1.56%) Confluence
7 12 (1.56%) Skype for Business
8 8 (1.04%) IBM Domino
8 8 (1.04%) WebLogic
8 8 (1.04%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.91%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.65%) Oracle UPK
11 4 (0.52%) CMS
12 2 (0.26%) Drupal
12 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.26%) Umbraco
Applications
1 65 (8.45%) MS Excel
2 40 (5.20%) MS Project
3 38 (4.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 33 (4.29%) MS Office
5 18 (2.34%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.26%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.26%) Mingle
7 2 (0.26%) Open Workbench
7 2 (0.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (1.04%) Magento
2 5 (0.65%) SAP hybris
3 4 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.52%) Primavera
3 4 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.52%) SAP PS
4 3 (0.39%) SAP CRM
4 3 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.26%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.26%) SAP Payroll
5 2 (0.26%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.13%) CA PPM
6 1 (0.13%) Northgate Housing
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 21 (2.73%) IaaS
2 7 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (0.91%) Office 365
2 7 (0.91%) PaaS
2 7 (0.91%) SaaS
3 2 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.26%) SoftLayer
3 2 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.13%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.95%) Internet
2 12 (1.56%) WAN
3 11 (1.43%) DNS
3 11 (1.43%) Firewall
3 11 (1.43%) LAN
4 10 (1.30%) GSM
4 10 (1.30%) SAN
4 10 (1.30%) UMTS
5 9 (1.17%) Skype
6 7 (0.91%) 4G
6 7 (0.91%) SSL
6 7 (0.91%) VoIP
7 5 (0.65%) Radio Access Network
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%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.21%) DB2
2 16 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
2 16 (2.08%) SQL Server
3 15 (1.95%) MySQL
4 14 (1.82%) Data Mining
5 7 (0.91%) Relational Database
6 6 (0.78%) Qlik Sense
6 6 (0.78%) QlikView
7 3 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.39%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.39%) Spatial Data
8 2 (0.26%) GIS
9 1 (0.13%) Big Data
9 1 (0.13%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.13%) Electronic Patient Records
9 1 (0.13%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.13%) NonStop SQL
9 1 (0.13%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 38 (4.94%) JIRA
2 16 (2.08%) Subversion
3 8 (1.04%) ClearCase
4 6 (0.78%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.52%) JUnit
6 3 (0.39%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 3 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.26%) Android Studio
7 2 (0.26%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.26%) Gradle
7 2 (0.26%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.26%) Selenium
7 2 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.13%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.13%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.13%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 246 (31.99%) Finance
2 68 (8.84%) Banking
3 42 (5.46%) Retail
4 26 (3.38%) Pharmaceutical
5 23 (2.99%) Manufacturing
6 20 (2.60%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.30%) Marketing
8 9 (1.17%) Back Office
8 9 (1.17%) Legal
9 6 (0.78%) Local Government
10 4 (0.52%) Front Office
10 4 (0.52%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.52%) Law
11 3 (0.39%) Billing
11 3 (0.39%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.26%) Military
13 1 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.13%) French Language
13 1 (0.13%) Games
13 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 287 (37.32%) Project Manager
2 133 (17.30%) Analyst
3 87 (11.31%) Business Analyst
4 73 (9.49%) Delivery Manager
5 46 (5.98%) Architect
6 37 (4.81%) Digital Delivery Manager
7 35 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
7 35 (4.55%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 35 (4.55%) Senior Manager
8 32 (4.16%) IT Manager
9 27 (3.51%) Consultant
10 25 (3.25%) IT Project Manager
11 24 (3.12%) Business Manager
11 24 (3.12%) Technical Manager
12 21 (2.73%) Business Project Manager
12 21 (2.73%) Solutions Architect
13 20 (2.60%) Security Manager
14 18 (2.34%) Programme Manager
14 18 (2.34%) Project Analyst
14 18 (2.34%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (3.64%) Web Services
2 21 (2.73%) XML
3 19 (2.47%) JSP
4 18 (2.34%) .NET
5 15 (1.95%) Middleware
6 13 (1.69%) J2EE
7 12 (1.56%) XSD
8 11 (1.43%) LAMP
9 9 (1.17%) HTML
9 9 (1.17%) JMS
10 8 (1.04%) .NET Framework
10 8 (1.04%) EJB
10 8 (1.04%) Hibernate
10 8 (1.04%) Servlets
10 8 (1.04%) Struts
10 8 (1.04%) WSDL
11 7 (0.91%) CSS
12 5 (0.65%) jQuery
13 4 (0.52%) Spring
13 4 (0.52%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 47 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (5.85%) Data Centre
3 34 (4.42%) Management Information System
4 31 (4.03%) PMI
5 26 (3.38%) Mainframe
6 16 (2.08%) User Experience
7 15 (1.95%) Life Science
8 12 (1.56%) Computer Science
8 12 (1.56%) NHS
9 9 (1.17%) PKI
10 8 (1.04%) IBM Mainframe
10 8 (1.04%) Mobile App
11 7 (0.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 7 (0.91%) iPad
12 6 (0.78%) Wiki
13 5 (0.65%) Data Extraction
13 5 (0.65%) Performance Metrics
14 4 (0.52%) Clustering
14 4 (0.52%) FMCG
14 4 (0.52%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 54 (7.02%) Linux
2 46 (5.98%) Windows
3 27 (3.51%) Unix
4 22 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (2.08%) VME
6 13 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (1.56%) Android
8 11 (1.43%) Windows Server
9 9 (1.17%) AIX
9 9 (1.17%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.65%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.52%) CentOS
13 2 (0.26%) OS/2
13 2 (0.26%) Solaris
14 1 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.13%) HPUX
14 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (28.22%) Agile Software Development
2 204 (26.53%) PRINCE2
3 148 (19.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 84 (10.92%) Waterfall
5 83 (10.79%) Business Analysis
6 77 (10.01%) Migration
7 76 (9.88%) Change Management
7 76 (9.88%) ITIL
8 73 (9.49%) Risk Management
9 63 (8.19%) Agile Project Management
10 45 (5.85%) Programme Management
11 43 (5.59%) SDLC
12 41 (5.33%) ERP
12 41 (5.33%) Service Delivery
12 41 (5.33%) Supplier Management
13 40 (5.20%) Scrum
13 40 (5.20%) User Stories
14 36 (4.68%) Project Planning
14 36 (4.68%) Service Management
15 32 (4.16%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 43 (5.59%) Java
2 34 (4.42%) SQL
3 24 (3.12%) COBOL
3 24 (3.12%) JavaScript
4 17 (2.21%) PHP
4 17 (2.21%) Python
5 15 (1.95%) Bash Shell
6 10 (1.30%) PowerShell
7 9 (1.17%) Assembly Language
8 6 (0.78%) C#
8 6 (0.78%) Ruby
9 5 (0.65%) C
9 5 (0.65%) C++
10 4 (0.52%) Objective-C
11 3 (0.39%) Apple Swift
11 3 (0.39%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.26%) JCL
12 2 (0.26%) VB
12 2 (0.26%) VBScript
13 1 (0.13%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 61 (7.93%) Security Cleared
2 53 (6.89%) Degree
3 50 (6.50%) PMI Certification
4 48 (6.24%) SC Cleared
5 27 (3.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 27 (3.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 25 (3.25%) PMP
7 14 (1.82%) CISMP
8 13 (1.69%) ISEB
9 12 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
10 11 (1.43%) APMP
10 11 (1.43%) CISSP
11 10 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (1.04%) ISTQB
14 7 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 7 (0.91%) MCITP
14 7 (0.91%) MCTS
14 7 (0.91%) RHCE
15 6 (0.78%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.12%) QA
2 17 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (0.91%) AIFMD
4 7 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (0.91%) UCITS
5 6 (0.78%) P3O
6 5 (0.65%) SLA
7 4 (0.52%) GMP
8 2 (0.26%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.13%) Basel II
9 1 (0.13%) 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 26 (3.38%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.78%) UAG
4 4 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.52%) VMware ESX
4 4 (0.52%) XenApp
5 3 (0.39%) vSphere
6 2 (0.26%) Docker
6 2 (0.26%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.13%) Brightmail
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 (2.99%) Puppet
2 12 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (1.43%) AirWatch
4 9 (1.17%) Red Hat Satellite
5 8 (1.04%) XenMobile
6 5 (0.65%) vRealize
7 4 (0.52%) SCOM
7 4 (0.52%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.39%) EdgeSight
8 3 (0.39%) Nagios
8 3 (0.39%) SCCM
9 2 (0.26%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.26%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.26%) SmoothWall
9 2 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.13%) CA Endevor
10 1 (0.13%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.13%) NSN NetAct
10 1 (0.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 105 (13.65%) Microsoft
2 64 (8.32%) Oracle
3 46 (5.98%) SAP
4 26 (3.38%) HP
5 23 (2.99%) Red Hat
6 19 (2.47%) Citrix
7 17 (2.21%) IBM
8 14 (1.82%) VMware
9 12 (1.56%) Micro Focus
9 12 (1.56%) SaltStack
10 10 (1.30%) Cisco
10 10 (1.30%) hybris
10 10 (1.30%) PeopleSoft
11 9 (1.17%) Brocade
11 9 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (1.17%) Sitecore
12 8 (1.04%) Chordiant
13 7 (0.91%) ServiceNow
14 6 (0.78%) Sun
14 6 (0.78%) Wyse
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £60k-£65k per annum + +Bonus + 30 Days Holiday
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