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 27 May 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
27 May 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 436 387 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.03% 10.52% 9.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.48% 13.57% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 202 158
Median daily rate £414 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.40% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £251 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 17 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £15.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +115.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.66 £13.00 £13.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.59 £47.39 £43.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.40 £33.25
% change year-on-year
-12.42% -5.56%
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
3234 2852 2298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.81% 77.54% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2013 1642 1204
Median daily rate £425 £393 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.28% +1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 139 115
Median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £14.00 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -3 188 £403 +4.54% 44
Cheshire +1 110 £425 +6.25% 12
Lancashire +10 75 £450 +37.40% 9
Merseyside +3 37 £335 -14.92% 5
Cumbria -7 3 - -
Project Management
England

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 255 (32.04%) Finance
2 226 (28.39%) Agile Software Development
3 216 (27.14%) PRINCE2
4 128 (16.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 107 (13.44%) Microsoft
6 101 (12.69%) Waterfall
7 93 (11.68%) Change Management
8 88 (11.06%) Business Analysis
9 78 (9.80%) Risk Management
10 77 (9.67%) Migration
11 75 (9.42%) ITIL
12 71 (8.92%) MS Excel
13 68 (8.54%) Security Cleared
14 65 (8.17%) Agile Project Management
15 64 (8.04%) Banking
16 63 (7.91%) Oracle
17 56 (7.04%) PMI Certification
18 54 (6.78%) Supplier Management
19 53 (6.66%) Degree
19 53 (6.66%) Linux
20 51 (6.41%) SC Cleared
21 50 (6.28%) User Stories
22 47 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
22 47 (5.90%) Windows
23 46 (5.78%) Programme Management
24 45 (5.65%) MS Project
24 45 (5.65%) SDLC
25 44 (5.53%) SAP
26 42 (5.28%) JIRA
26 42 (5.28%) Project Planning

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 24 (3.02%) Apache
1 24 (3.02%) SharePoint
2 19 (2.39%) IIS
3 17 (2.14%) Confluence
4 16 (2.01%) CICS
5 15 (1.88%) Tomcat
5 15 (1.88%) Tuxedo
6 14 (1.76%) JBoss
7 10 (1.26%) IBM Domino
7 10 (1.26%) Skype for Business
8 8 (1.01%) WebLogic
8 8 (1.01%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.88%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.63%) Oracle UPK
11 2 (0.25%) CMS
11 2 (0.25%) SAS
11 2 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.13%) eRoom
12 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.13%) FileNet
Applications
1 71 (8.92%) MS Excel
2 45 (5.65%) MS Project
3 40 (5.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 30 (3.77%) MS Office
5 23 (2.89%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.25%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.25%) Open Workbench
7 2 (0.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (1.01%) Magento
2 6 (0.75%) SAP HR
2 6 (0.75%) SAP Payroll
3 5 (0.63%) Primavera
4 4 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.50%) SAP hybris
4 4 (0.50%) SAP PS
5 3 (0.38%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.25%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.13%) Maximo
7 1 (0.13%) Northgate Housing
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.13%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 21 (2.64%) IaaS
2 10 (1.26%) SaaS
3 7 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.88%) Office 365
3 7 (0.88%) PaaS
4 6 (0.75%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.13%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.51%) Firewall
2 11 (1.38%) Internet
3 10 (1.26%) DNS
4 9 (1.13%) SAN
4 9 (1.13%) Skype
4 9 (1.13%) WAN
5 8 (1.01%) LAN
6 7 (0.88%) 4G
6 7 (0.88%) SSL
7 6 (0.75%) GSM
7 6 (0.75%) UMTS
7 6 (0.75%) VoIP
8 5 (0.63%) Radio Access Network
9 4 (0.50%) 2G
9 4 (0.50%) 3G
9 4 (0.50%) DHCP
9 4 (0.50%) Intranet
9 4 (0.50%) LTE
9 4 (0.50%) Network Security
10 3 (0.38%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.14%) DB2
1 17 (2.14%) Oracle Reports
2 15 (1.88%) SQL Server
3 14 (1.76%) Data Mining
3 14 (1.76%) MySQL
4 8 (1.01%) Relational Database
5 6 (0.75%) Qlik Sense
5 6 (0.75%) QlikView
6 4 (0.50%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.38%) MS Access
7 3 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.25%) GIS
8 2 (0.25%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.13%) Big Data
9 1 (0.13%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.13%) DataStage
9 1 (0.13%) NonStop SQL
9 1 (0.13%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 42 (5.28%) JIRA
2 16 (2.01%) Subversion
3 8 (1.01%) ClearCase
4 4 (0.50%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.50%) JUnit
5 3 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.25%) Android Studio
6 2 (0.25%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 2 (0.25%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.25%) Gradle
6 2 (0.25%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.13%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 255 (32.04%) Finance
2 64 (8.04%) Banking
3 36 (4.52%) Retail
4 25 (3.14%) Pharmaceutical
5 20 (2.51%) Telecoms
6 17 (2.14%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.13%) Legal
7 9 (1.13%) Local Government
8 8 (1.01%) Law
8 8 (1.01%) Marketing
9 6 (0.75%) Back Office
10 5 (0.63%) Billing
11 4 (0.50%) Front Office
11 4 (0.50%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.25%) Military
12 2 (0.25%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.13%) Games
13 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 292 (36.68%) Project Manager
2 143 (17.96%) Analyst
3 103 (12.94%) Business Analyst
4 78 (9.80%) Delivery Manager
5 46 (5.78%) Architect
6 38 (4.77%) IT Manager
7 37 (4.65%) Digital Delivery Manager
8 33 (4.15%) Consultant
8 33 (4.15%) Infrastructure Manager
8 33 (4.15%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 30 (3.77%) IT Project Manager
9 30 (3.77%) Senior Manager
10 26 (3.27%) Technical Manager
11 22 (2.76%) Security Manager
11 22 (2.76%) Solutions Architect
12 20 (2.51%) Business Manager
12 20 (2.51%) Service Manager
12 20 (2.51%) Technical Analyst
13 18 (2.26%) Change Manager
13 18 (2.26%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (4.27%) Web Services
2 23 (2.89%) .NET
3 19 (2.39%) JSP
4 18 (2.26%) XML
5 12 (1.51%) Middleware
5 12 (1.51%) XSD
6 11 (1.38%) J2EE
7 10 (1.26%) LAMP
8 9 (1.13%) JMS
9 8 (1.01%) EJB
9 8 (1.01%) Hibernate
9 8 (1.01%) Servlets
9 8 (1.01%) Struts
9 8 (1.01%) WSDL
10 7 (0.88%) CSS
10 7 (0.88%) HTML
11 6 (0.75%) .NET Framework
12 5 (0.63%) jQuery
13 4 (0.50%) Ajax
13 4 (0.50%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 47 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (4.77%) Data Centre
3 37 (4.65%) Management Information System
4 31 (3.89%) PMI
5 28 (3.52%) Mainframe
6 15 (1.88%) User Experience
7 13 (1.63%) NHS
8 10 (1.26%) Life Science
9 8 (1.01%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.01%) IBM Mainframe
9 8 (1.01%) PKI
10 7 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 7 (0.88%) iPad
10 7 (0.88%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.75%) Wiki
12 5 (0.63%) Data Extraction
12 5 (0.63%) Performance Metrics
13 4 (0.50%) Clustering
13 4 (0.50%) FMCG
14 3 (0.38%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 53 (6.66%) Linux
2 47 (5.90%) Windows
3 25 (3.14%) Unix
4 24 (3.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (1.88%) VME
6 13 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (1.51%) Windows Server
8 10 (1.26%) Android
9 9 (1.13%) AIX
10 7 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.75%) Windows 10
12 5 (0.63%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.50%) CentOS
14 2 (0.25%) OS/2
14 2 (0.25%) Solaris
14 2 (0.25%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.13%) HPUX
15 1 (0.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (28.39%) Agile Software Development
2 216 (27.14%) PRINCE2
3 128 (16.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 101 (12.69%) Waterfall
5 93 (11.68%) Change Management
6 88 (11.06%) Business Analysis
7 78 (9.80%) Risk Management
8 77 (9.67%) Migration
9 75 (9.42%) ITIL
10 65 (8.17%) Agile Project Management
11 54 (6.78%) Supplier Management
12 50 (6.28%) User Stories
13 46 (5.78%) Programme Management
14 45 (5.65%) SDLC
15 42 (5.28%) Project Planning
16 41 (5.15%) Service Delivery
17 39 (4.90%) ERP
17 39 (4.90%) Service Management
18 35 (4.40%) Change Control
18 35 (4.40%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 41 (5.15%) Java
2 35 (4.40%) SQL
3 26 (3.27%) JavaScript
4 23 (2.89%) COBOL
5 21 (2.64%) Python
6 16 (2.01%) PHP
7 15 (1.88%) Bash Shell
8 9 (1.13%) C++
8 9 (1.13%) PowerShell
9 8 (1.01%) Assembly Language
10 7 (0.88%) C#
11 6 (0.75%) Ruby
12 4 (0.50%) C
12 4 (0.50%) Objective-C
13 3 (0.38%) Apple Swift
13 3 (0.38%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.25%) JCL
14 2 (0.25%) VB
14 2 (0.25%) VBScript
15 1 (0.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 68 (8.54%) Security Cleared
2 56 (7.04%) PMI Certification
3 53 (6.66%) Degree
4 51 (6.41%) SC Cleared
5 33 (4.15%) PMP
5 33 (4.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 26 (3.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 14 (1.76%) CISMP
8 13 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
9 12 (1.51%) CISSP
10 11 (1.38%) ISEB
11 10 (1.26%) APMP
12 9 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (1.01%) ISTQB
14 7 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 7 (0.88%) MCITP
14 7 (0.88%) MCTS
14 7 (0.88%) PgMP
14 7 (0.88%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.39%) QA
2 18 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.76%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (0.88%) AIFMD
4 7 (0.88%) UCITS
5 6 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.75%) SLA
6 5 (0.63%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.63%) P3O
7 4 (0.50%) GMP
8 1 (0.13%) Basel II
8 1 (0.13%) COBIT
8 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.13%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.13%) PMBOK
System Software
1 22 (2.76%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.75%) UAG
4 4 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.50%) VMware ESX
4 4 (0.50%) XenApp
5 3 (0.38%) vSphere
6 2 (0.25%) Docker
6 2 (0.25%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.13%) Brightmail
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.13%) Veritas File System
7 1 (0.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 22 (2.76%) Puppet
2 12 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (1.38%) AirWatch
4 10 (1.26%) XenMobile
5 8 (1.01%) Red Hat Satellite
6 5 (0.63%) vRealize
7 4 (0.50%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.38%) EdgeSight
8 3 (0.38%) Nagios
8 3 (0.38%) SCCM
8 3 (0.38%) SCOM
9 2 (0.25%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.25%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.25%) SmoothWall
9 2 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.13%) CA Endevor
10 1 (0.13%) CA Wily
10 1 (0.13%) Legato
10 1 (0.13%) NSN NetAct
10 1 (0.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 107 (13.44%) Microsoft
2 63 (7.91%) Oracle
3 44 (5.53%) SAP
4 24 (3.02%) Red Hat
5 21 (2.64%) HP
6 18 (2.26%) IBM
7 15 (1.88%) Citrix
8 14 (1.76%) Micro Focus
8 14 (1.76%) VMware
9 12 (1.51%) SaltStack
10 11 (1.38%) PeopleSoft
11 10 (1.26%) Cisco
12 9 (1.13%) hybris
12 9 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
13 8 (1.01%) Brocade
13 8 (1.01%) Chordiant
13 8 (1.01%) ServiceNow
14 6 (0.75%) Sitecore
14 6 (0.75%) Sun
15 5 (0.63%) ArcSight
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