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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Management
England / North West
Rank 19 12 9
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Contract jobs citing Project Management 186 369 349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.17% 9.62% 10.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.71% 11.69% 13.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 257 192
Median daily rate £416 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.06% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £534 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 14
Median hourly rate £32.69 £20.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.43% -51.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.86 £17.50 £19.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.52 £45.60 £53.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-31.25% +35.59%

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
2135 3156 2639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.31% 82.29% 77.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1363 1903 1514
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £533 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 144 112
Median hourly rate £42.48 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.26% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £16.00 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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 -5 93 £388 +3.33% 53
Cheshire +6 34 £463 +8.82% 12
Merseyside +2 29 £475 +46.15% 6
Lancashire -14 17 £355 -13.67% 7
Cumbria +6 3 £203 -49.37%
Project Management
England

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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.

1 173 (36.81%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (25.53%) Finance
3 108 (22.98%) Stakeholder Management
4 97 (20.64%) PRINCE2
5 66 (14.04%) Microsoft
6 55 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
7 50 (10.64%) Waterfall
8 49 (10.43%) Business Analysis
9 46 (9.79%) Change Management
10 45 (9.57%) MS Excel
11 43 (9.15%) Scrum
12 42 (8.94%) ITIL
13 41 (8.72%) MS PowerPoint
14 40 (8.51%) Migration
15 38 (8.09%) Oracle
16 37 (7.87%) Windows
17 36 (7.66%) Agile Project Management
18 35 (7.45%) Business Intelligence
19 34 (7.23%) Change Control
20 33 (7.02%) PMO
20 33 (7.02%) Banking
20 33 (7.02%) JIRA
21 32 (6.81%) MS Visio
21 32 (6.81%) MS Office
21 32 (6.81%) SQL
21 32 (6.81%) Security Cleared
22 30 (6.38%) MS Project
22 30 (6.38%) Management Information System
22 30 (6.38%) Programme Management
23 29 (6.17%) CRM

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 14 (2.98%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.49%) Apache
2 7 (1.49%) CMS
3 2 (0.43%) NServiceBus
3 2 (0.43%) SAS
3 2 (0.43%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.21%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.21%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.21%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.21%) Confluence
4 1 (0.21%) Content Management Server
4 1 (0.21%) JBoss
4 1 (0.21%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.21%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.21%) nginx
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.21%) SAP Portal
4 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 45 (9.57%) MS Excel
2 41 (8.72%) MS PowerPoint
3 32 (6.81%) MS Office
3 32 (6.81%) MS Visio
4 30 (6.38%) MS Project
5 6 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.21%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 10 (2.13%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (1.28%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (1.28%) SAP ERP
2 6 (1.28%) SAP HR
3 5 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (1.06%) SAP GRC
4 2 (0.43%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.43%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.43%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.43%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.21%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.21%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.21%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.21%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.55%) SaaS
2 8 (1.70%) IaaS
2 8 (1.70%) Office 365
3 5 (1.06%) SuccessFactors
4 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.43%) PaaS
6 1 (0.21%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.21%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.21%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.98%) Firewall
2 9 (1.91%) Internet
2 9 (1.91%) LAN
3 8 (1.70%) Radio Access Network
3 8 (1.70%) WAN
4 6 (1.28%) Network Security
5 5 (1.06%) IP Telephony
6 4 (0.85%) DNS
6 4 (0.85%) SAN
6 4 (0.85%) SSL
7 3 (0.64%) NFC
7 3 (0.64%) RFID
7 3 (0.64%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.64%) VoIP
7 3 (0.64%) Wireless
8 2 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.43%) IPsec
8 2 (0.43%) IPv4
8 2 (0.43%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.43%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.11%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.77%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (1.91%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (1.28%) GIS
5 6 (1.28%) SAP BW
6 5 (1.06%) Big Data
6 5 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (1.06%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (0.85%) MySQL
8 3 (0.64%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.43%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.43%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.43%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 33 (7.02%) JIRA
2 9 (1.91%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.49%) Cucumber
4 6 (1.28%) Subversion
5 5 (1.06%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (0.85%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.64%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.21%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.21%) Gradle
8 1 (0.21%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.21%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.21%) Vagrant
General
1 120 (25.53%) Finance
2 33 (7.02%) Banking
3 22 (4.68%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.55%) Retail
5 11 (2.34%) Legal
5 11 (2.34%) Marketing
6 10 (2.13%) Games
7 8 (1.70%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.06%) Local Government
8 5 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.85%) Back Office
10 3 (0.64%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.43%) Advertising
11 2 (0.43%) Automotive
11 2 (0.43%) Billing
12 1 (0.21%) International Banking
12 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.21%) Publishing
12 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 166 (35.32%) Project Manager
2 78 (16.60%) Analyst
3 58 (12.34%) Business Analyst
4 33 (7.02%) Developer
5 32 (6.81%) Delivery Manager
6 29 (6.17%) IT Manager
7 25 (5.32%) Architect
8 20 (4.26%) Infrastructure Manager
9 19 (4.04%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 17 (3.62%) Business Manager
11 16 (3.40%) IT Project Manager
12 15 (3.19%) Change Manager
12 15 (3.19%) Programme Manager
12 15 (3.19%) Service Manager
12 15 (3.19%) Technical Manager
13 14 (2.98%) Migration Manager
13 14 (2.98%) Migration Project Manager
14 13 (2.77%) Senior Analyst
14 13 (2.77%) Senior Business Analyst
14 13 (2.77%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.68%) HTML
2 17 (3.62%) .NET
3 15 (3.19%) CSS
3 15 (3.19%) Web Services
4 13 (2.77%) ASP.NET
5 11 (2.34%) .NET Framework
5 11 (2.34%) Entity Framework
6 10 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (1.91%) HTML5
7 9 (1.91%) jQuery
8 8 (1.70%) NHibernate
9 7 (1.49%) Gherkin
9 7 (1.49%) JSON
9 7 (1.49%) WCF
9 7 (1.49%) XML
10 6 (1.28%) REST
11 5 (1.06%) Ajax
12 4 (0.85%) Velocity
13 3 (0.64%) CSS3
13 3 (0.64%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 55 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (6.38%) Management Information System
3 22 (4.68%) User Experience
4 19 (4.04%) Data Centre
5 13 (2.77%) NHS
6 10 (2.13%) PMI
6 10 (2.13%) Wiki
7 7 (1.49%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.49%) Life Science
8 6 (1.28%) Blackberry
8 6 (1.28%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.28%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.06%) Social Media
10 4 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.85%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.64%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.64%) Internet of Things
11 3 (0.64%) New Media
11 3 (0.64%) Taxonomies
12 2 (0.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 37 (7.87%) Windows
2 18 (3.83%) Linux
3 16 (3.40%) Unix
4 13 (2.77%) Android
5 10 (2.13%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.28%) AIX
7 6 (1.28%) Windows Phone
8 4 (0.85%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.43%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (36.81%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (22.98%) Stakeholder Management
3 97 (20.64%) PRINCE2
4 50 (10.64%) Waterfall
5 49 (10.43%) Business Analysis
6 46 (9.79%) Change Management
7 43 (9.15%) Scrum
8 42 (8.94%) ITIL
9 40 (8.51%) Migration
10 36 (7.66%) Agile Project Management
11 35 (7.45%) Business Intelligence
12 34 (7.23%) Change Control
13 30 (6.38%) Programme Management
14 29 (6.17%) CRM
15 27 (5.74%) Risk Management
15 27 (5.74%) SDLC
16 26 (5.53%) Service Management
17 25 (5.32%) Open Source
17 25 (5.32%) Service Design
17 25 (5.32%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 32 (6.81%) SQL
2 25 (5.32%) JavaScript
3 19 (4.04%) Java
4 14 (2.98%) C#
5 9 (1.91%) Python
6 7 (1.49%) PL/SQL
7 5 (1.06%) Bash Shell
7 5 (1.06%) Objective-C
7 5 (1.06%) PHP
8 3 (0.64%) C
8 3 (0.64%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.43%) C++
9 2 (0.43%) Delphi
9 2 (0.43%) ES6
9 2 (0.43%) Perl
10 1 (0.21%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.21%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (0.21%) Groovy
10 1 (0.21%) VB
10 1 (0.21%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (6.81%) Security Cleared
2 28 (5.96%) Degree
3 24 (5.11%) SC Cleared
4 20 (4.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 18 (3.83%) ISEB
6 17 (3.62%) PMI Certification
7 12 (2.55%) PMP
7 12 (2.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 7 (1.49%) APMP
8 7 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (1.06%) RHCSA
10 4 (0.85%) ECDL
11 3 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.64%) MCSE
11 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.43%) CISSP
13 1 (0.21%) CCIE
13 1 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.21%) HNC
13 1 (0.21%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (7.02%) PMO
2 28 (5.96%) QA
3 9 (1.91%) SLA
4 4 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.64%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.43%) COBIT
6 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.21%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.21%) GDPR
7 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.21%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (2.34%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (0.43%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (0.43%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.21%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.21%) Varnish
4 1 (0.21%) vSphere
4 1 (0.21%) XenApp
4 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (1.28%) Puppet
2 5 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.43%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.43%) SCCM
4 2 (0.43%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.21%) Netcool
5 1 (0.21%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 66 (14.04%) Microsoft
2 38 (8.09%) Oracle
3 22 (4.68%) SAP
4 13 (2.77%) Citrix
5 9 (1.91%) ServiceNow
6 8 (1.70%) Hyperion
6 8 (1.70%) VMware
7 7 (1.49%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.06%) Ariba
8 5 (1.06%) Concur
8 5 (1.06%) Google
8 5 (1.06%) SaltStack
9 4 (0.85%) Apple
9 4 (0.85%) Cisco
9 4 (0.85%) Veritas
10 3 (0.64%) Cognos
10 3 (0.64%) IBM
10 3 (0.64%) Sitecore
10 3 (0.64%) Wyse
11 2 (0.43%) Snow
Salford, Lancashire
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Blackburn
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