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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Management
Rank 8 11 10
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing Project Management 363 268 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.85% 8.94% 10.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.90% 12.22% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 124 135
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £266 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 0
Average hourly rate £47.39 £17.90 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+164.82% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £31.25 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+6.40% -8.75%
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
2814 2193 1815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.34% 73.12% 72.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1669 1165 895
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £549 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 93 83
Average hourly rate £34.00 £26.83 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.72% +27.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £45.00 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 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 3 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 3 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 +8 165 £400 +8.47% 65
Cheshire +4 86 £400 -2.43% 25
Lancashire -5 43 £385 -5.52% 7
Merseyside +3 27 £325 -12.28% 13
Cumbria -8 12 £350 -22.22% 3
Project Management
England

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 282 (35.92%) Finance
2 234 (29.81%) PRINCE2
3 138 (17.58%) Stakeholder Management
4 114 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
5 99 (12.61%) Banking
6 90 (11.46%) Migration
7 88 (11.21%) MS Project
8 87 (11.08%) MS Excel
9 85 (10.83%) Microsoft
10 81 (10.32%) ITIL
11 71 (9.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 70 (8.92%) Change Management
13 68 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
14 67 (8.54%) Programme Management
15 65 (8.28%) MS PowerPoint
16 60 (7.64%) Degree
17 59 (7.52%) Business Analysis
18 51 (6.50%) Manufacturing
18 51 (6.50%) Windows
19 49 (6.24%) SAP
20 48 (6.11%) MS Office
20 48 (6.11%) Security Cleared
21 47 (5.99%) Service Delivery
21 47 (5.99%) Retail
22 46 (5.86%) Risk Management
23 45 (5.73%) PMI Certification
24 44 (5.61%) Pharmaceutical
25 42 (5.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
26 41 (5.22%) Change Control
27 39 (4.97%) Service Management

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

For the 6 months to 3 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 28 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 6 (0.76%) SAS
3 5 (0.64%) Confluence
3 5 (0.64%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.51%) IBM Notes
5 3 (0.38%) ArcGIS
5 3 (0.38%) Oracle Spatial
6 2 (0.25%) IIS
6 2 (0.25%) CICS
6 2 (0.25%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.13%) Lync
7 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.13%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.13%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.13%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 88 (11.21%) MS Project
2 87 (11.08%) MS Excel
3 65 (8.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 48 (6.11%) MS Office
5 8 (1.02%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.13%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 9 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.38%) SAP BPC
4 3 (0.38%) Temenos T24
4 3 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.38%) SAP GRC
4 3 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.38%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.38%) Oracle HRMS
4 3 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.25%) Agresso
5 2 (0.25%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.25%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.13%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.13%) CA PPM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP PLM
6 1 (0.13%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.38%) SaaS
2 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.13%) PaaS
3 1 (0.13%) Office 365
3 1 (0.13%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.04%) Firewall
2 12 (1.53%) SAN
2 12 (1.53%) WAN
3 11 (1.40%) DHCP
3 11 (1.40%) Internet
4 8 (1.02%) LAN
4 8 (1.02%) DNS
4 8 (1.02%) Wireless
5 7 (0.89%) Intranet
6 6 (0.76%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.51%) 4G
8 3 (0.38%) Network Security
9 2 (0.25%) NAS
9 2 (0.25%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.13%) Cisco ICM
10 1 (0.13%) PBX
10 1 (0.13%) PSTN
10 1 (0.13%) UMTS
10 1 (0.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.53%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (1.02%) Big Data
4 5 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (0.64%) QlikView
5 4 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.51%) DB2
6 3 (0.38%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.25%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.25%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.25%) MS Access
7 2 (0.25%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.13%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.13%) Star Schema
8 1 (0.13%) DTS
8 1 (0.13%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.13%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.13%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (1.40%) JIRA
2 10 (1.27%) Git (software)
3 7 (0.89%) Subversion
4 3 (0.38%) Maven
4 3 (0.38%) MSI
4 3 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.38%) Cucumber
4 3 (0.38%) FishEye
4 3 (0.38%) Gradle
4 3 (0.38%) Artifactory
4 3 (0.38%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.25%) Fiddler
5 2 (0.25%) HP UFT
5 2 (0.25%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.13%) ProC
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle APEX
General
1 282 (35.92%) Finance
2 99 (12.61%) Banking
3 51 (6.50%) Manufacturing
4 47 (5.99%) Retail
5 44 (5.61%) Pharmaceutical
6 30 (3.82%) Telecoms
7 23 (2.93%) Local Government
8 17 (2.17%) Retail Banking
8 17 (2.17%) Legal
9 11 (1.40%) Marketing
9 11 (1.40%) Financial Institution
10 9 (1.15%) Back Office
11 5 (0.64%) Electronics
12 4 (0.51%) Law
13 3 (0.38%) Billing
13 3 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.25%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.25%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.25%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 370 (47.13%) Project Manager
2 107 (13.63%) Analyst
3 61 (7.77%) Business Analyst
4 38 (4.84%) Architect
4 38 (4.84%) Infrastructure Manager
5 36 (4.59%) IT Project Manager
6 35 (4.46%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 25 (3.18%) Business Manager
8 23 (2.93%) Solutions Architect
9 22 (2.80%) Developer
9 22 (2.80%) Consultant
9 22 (2.80%) PMO Lead
10 21 (2.68%) Senior Manager
10 21 (2.68%) Senior Project Manager
11 20 (2.55%) Coordinator
12 18 (2.29%) Change Manager
13 17 (2.17%) Agile Project Manager
14 16 (2.04%) Project Coordinator
14 16 (2.04%) Project Analyst
15 15 (1.91%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.04%) Web Services
2 12 (1.53%) .NET
3 8 (1.02%) HTML
4 6 (0.76%) Middleware
5 5 (0.64%) CSS
5 5 (0.64%) HTML5
6 4 (0.51%) REST
6 4 (0.51%) CSS3
6 4 (0.51%) JSON
6 4 (0.51%) Application Packaging
7 3 (0.38%) Dojo
7 3 (0.38%) SAP Basis
7 3 (0.38%) Spring
7 3 (0.38%) JSP
8 2 (0.25%) XML
8 2 (0.25%) JDBC
8 2 (0.25%) J2EE
8 2 (0.25%) JNDI
8 2 (0.25%) jQuery
8 2 (0.25%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 68 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (4.33%) Data Centre
3 26 (3.31%) PMI
4 25 (3.18%) Management Information System
5 15 (1.91%) Mainframe
5 15 (1.91%) Informatics
6 14 (1.78%) Life Science
6 14 (1.78%) NHS
7 9 (1.15%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.02%) Visualisation
9 5 (0.64%) Credit Risk
9 5 (0.64%) DTV
9 5 (0.64%) Handset
9 5 (0.64%) Clustering
9 5 (0.64%) Economics
9 5 (0.64%) Performance Metrics
9 5 (0.64%) User Experience
10 4 (0.51%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.51%) GIS
10 4 (0.51%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 51 (6.50%) Windows
2 15 (1.91%) Windows 7
3 14 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (1.53%) Windows 8
4 12 (1.53%) Linux
5 11 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (1.27%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.27%) Android
7 9 (1.15%) Windows XP
7 9 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (0.89%) UNIX
9 4 (0.51%) VME
10 3 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.25%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.13%) AIX
12 1 (0.13%) Solaris
12 1 (0.13%) OS/2
12 1 (0.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (29.81%) PRINCE2
2 138 (17.58%) Stakeholder Management
3 114 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
4 90 (11.46%) Migration
5 81 (10.32%) ITIL
6 71 (9.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 70 (8.92%) Change Management
8 67 (8.54%) Programme Management
9 59 (7.52%) Business Analysis
10 47 (5.99%) Service Delivery
11 46 (5.86%) Risk Management
12 41 (5.22%) Change Control
13 39 (4.97%) Service Management
14 33 (4.20%) Continuous Improvement
15 32 (4.08%) Project Planning
16 31 (3.95%) Waterfall
17 30 (3.82%) PRINCE
18 25 (3.18%) Supplier Management
18 25 (3.18%) Agile Project Management
19 24 (3.06%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 25 (3.18%) Java
2 21 (2.68%) SQL
3 10 (1.27%) JavaScript
4 8 (1.02%) C
5 5 (0.64%) PL/SQL
5 5 (0.64%) Python
5 5 (0.64%) Objective-C
6 4 (0.51%) PowerShell
6 4 (0.51%) T-SQL
6 4 (0.51%) VBScript
7 3 (0.38%) C++
7 3 (0.38%) COBOL
7 3 (0.38%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.38%) Perl
8 2 (0.25%) VBA
8 2 (0.25%) C#
8 2 (0.25%) VB
9 1 (0.13%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.13%) JCL
9 1 (0.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 60 (7.64%) Degree
2 48 (6.11%) Security Cleared
3 45 (5.73%) PMI Certification
4 42 (5.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 34 (4.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 33 (4.20%) SC Cleared
7 25 (3.18%) PMP
8 10 (1.27%) ISEB
9 8 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (0.89%) HNC
10 7 (0.89%) HND
11 6 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.76%) CITP
11 6 (0.76%) DV Cleared
12 5 (0.64%) CCNA
13 4 (0.51%) MCITP
13 4 (0.51%) APMP
13 4 (0.51%) MCSE
13 4 (0.51%) CCNP
13 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.42%) QA
2 16 (2.04%) GxP
3 14 (1.78%) GMP
4 12 (1.53%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 10 (1.27%) SLA
6 8 (1.02%) P3O
7 4 (0.51%) FATCA
7 4 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.38%) COBIT
8 3 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.25%) GAAP
9 2 (0.25%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 28 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 17 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.89%) Hyper-V
3 7 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.38%) XenApp
5 2 (0.25%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.25%) Terminal Server
5 2 (0.25%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.25%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (1.27%) SCCM
2 6 (0.76%) AirWatch
3 4 (0.51%) Cisco IPCC
4 3 (0.38%) TIBCO Hawk
5 2 (0.25%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.25%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.13%) Puppet
6 1 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.13%) Oozie
6 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.13%) Ansible
6 1 (0.13%) Salt
6 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 85 (10.83%) Microsoft
2 49 (6.24%) SAP
3 30 (3.82%) Citrix
4 27 (3.44%) VMware
5 20 (2.55%) Oracle
5 20 (2.55%) Cisco
6 10 (1.27%) HP
7 7 (0.89%) IBM
7 7 (0.89%) NetApp
8 6 (0.76%) Apple
8 6 (0.76%) LANDesk
9 5 (0.64%) CheckPoint
9 5 (0.64%) McAfee
9 5 (0.64%) EMC
10 4 (0.51%) Nokia
10 4 (0.51%) Lotus
10 4 (0.51%) Juniper
10 4 (0.51%) Atlassian
10 4 (0.51%) TippingPoint
10 4 (0.51%) F5
Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £140 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
Connectus
Rate: £47.76 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Morecambe, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £200.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £800 - £1000 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Hays Resource Management - Astrazeneca
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £475 - £525 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £351 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
GreenJobs - The National Trust
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Lancashire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
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Cheshire
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Posted: 23 days ago