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 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Management
Rank 11 10 12
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing Project Management 291 254 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.92% 9.18% 9.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.21% 12.44% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 120 150
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £528 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £380 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.21% -1.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 8
Average hourly rate £106.25 £26.60 £42.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+299.43% -37.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £17.89 £29.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £161.25 £45.32 £94.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £30.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-11.47% -6.15%
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
2384 2041 2029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.06% 73.79% 66.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1409 1010 1019
Average daily rate £378 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.85% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.13% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 124 96
Average hourly rate £28.13 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £44.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 30 October 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.

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 0 145 £400 +25.39% 77
Cheshire 0 63 £400 +5.26% 21
Lancashire -1 39 £408 +63.00% 6
Merseyside -2 21 £383 -4.37% 7
Cumbria - 1 - - 1
Project Management
England

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 189 (34.62%) Finance
2 126 (23.08%) PRINCE2
3 85 (15.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 82 (15.02%) Microsoft
4 82 (15.02%) Agile Software Development
5 77 (14.10%) Analytical Skills
6 66 (12.09%) MS Excel
7 57 (10.44%) MS Office
7 57 (10.44%) Banking
8 53 (9.71%) Migration
9 51 (9.34%) ITIL
10 47 (8.61%) Windows
11 44 (8.06%) MS Project
11 44 (8.06%) Retail
12 39 (7.14%) Business Analysis
13 36 (6.59%) Change Management
13 36 (6.59%) Scrum
14 35 (6.41%) SAP
15 32 (5.86%) Service Delivery
16 31 (5.68%) Supplier Management
16 31 (5.68%) Security Cleared
17 30 (5.49%) Programme Management
17 30 (5.49%) Oracle
18 29 (5.31%) Risk Management
18 29 (5.31%) MS PowerPoint
19 26 (4.76%) Degree
20 25 (4.58%) Stakeholder Engagement
21 24 (4.40%) NHS
21 24 (4.40%) Project Planning
21 24 (4.40%) QA

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

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 20 (3.66%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.28%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (0.92%) IIS
5 4 (0.73%) NetWeaver
6 3 (0.55%) SAS
6 3 (0.55%) CICS
6 3 (0.55%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.37%) Adobe CQ
7 2 (0.37%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.18%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.18%) CMS
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle 9iAS
8 1 (0.18%) Site Server
8 1 (0.18%) Apache
8 1 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.18%) Drupal
8 1 (0.18%) nginx
8 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 66 (12.09%) MS Excel
2 57 (10.44%) MS Office
3 44 (8.06%) MS Project
4 29 (5.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.65%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.18%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 8 (1.47%) SAP ERP
2 7 (1.28%) SAP EWM
3 6 (1.10%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.73%) Oracle Retail
5 4 (0.73%) SAP PM
6 3 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.55%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.18%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.18%) SAP PS
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.18%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.18%) GoldMine
7 1 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.38%) DNS
2 11 (2.01%) DHCP
3 9 (1.65%) Firewall
3 9 (1.65%) WAN
4 6 (1.10%) Intranet
4 6 (1.10%) Internet
5 5 (0.92%) LAN
6 4 (0.73%) SAN
7 3 (0.55%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.37%) VPN
8 2 (0.37%) Wireless
9 1 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.18%) SNMP
9 1 (0.18%) VoIP
9 1 (0.18%) SMTP
9 1 (0.18%) LDAP
9 1 (0.18%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.18%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.18%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.18%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.83%) DB2
2 7 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (1.28%) Big Data
3 5 (0.92%) SAP BW
3 5 (0.92%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.55%) RDBMS
4 3 (0.55%) MS Access
4 3 (0.55%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.55%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.37%) OLAP
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.18%) EDMS
6 1 (0.18%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.18%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.18%) MySQL
6 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.55%) JIRA
2 2 (0.37%) Calabash
2 2 (0.37%) Cucumber
2 2 (0.37%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.37%) Subversion
3 1 (0.18%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 1 (0.18%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.18%) Axure RP
General
1 189 (34.62%) Finance
2 57 (10.44%) Banking
3 44 (8.06%) Retail
4 18 (3.30%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.93%) Manufacturing
6 11 (2.01%) Legal
7 10 (1.83%) Marketing
8 9 (1.65%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (1.47%) Retail Banking
9 8 (1.47%) Local Government
10 6 (1.10%) Law
10 6 (1.10%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.73%) Advertising
11 4 (0.73%) Back Office
12 3 (0.55%) Automotive
12 3 (0.55%) Electronics
12 3 (0.55%) Billing
13 2 (0.37%) Games
14 1 (0.18%) Military
14 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 238 (43.59%) Project Manager
2 78 (14.29%) Analyst
3 47 (8.61%) Business Analyst
4 26 (4.76%) Senior Manager
5 23 (4.21%) Senior Project Manager
6 19 (3.48%) Programme Manager
6 19 (3.48%) IT Project Manager
7 17 (3.11%) Architect
8 15 (2.75%) Consultant
9 13 (2.38%) Delivery Manager
9 13 (2.38%) Service Manager
10 11 (2.01%) Change Manager
10 11 (2.01%) Infrastructure Manager
10 11 (2.01%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 11 (2.01%) Developer
11 9 (1.65%) Project Analyst
11 9 (1.65%) Security Manager
11 9 (1.65%) PMO Lead
12 8 (1.47%) PMO Analyst
12 8 (1.47%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.38%) HTML
1 13 (2.38%) CSS
1 13 (2.38%) XML
2 7 (1.28%) .NET
2 7 (1.28%) Web Services
3 4 (0.73%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (0.73%) JDBC
3 4 (0.73%) JSP
3 4 (0.73%) J2EE
3 4 (0.73%) XHTML
4 3 (0.55%) SAP Basis
4 3 (0.55%) JMS
4 3 (0.55%) XSLT
4 3 (0.55%) JNDI
4 3 (0.55%) jQuery
4 3 (0.55%) HTML5
4 3 (0.55%) CSS3
5 2 (0.37%) Apache Cordova
5 2 (0.37%) DWR
5 2 (0.37%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 77 (14.10%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (4.40%) NHS
3 20 (3.66%) Management Information System
4 16 (2.93%) PMI
5 10 (1.83%) Mainframe
6 7 (1.28%) Life Science
6 7 (1.28%) Data Protection Act
6 7 (1.28%) IBM Mainframe
6 7 (1.28%) Visualisation
7 6 (1.10%) User Experience
7 6 (1.10%) Freedom of Information Act
7 6 (1.10%) Freedom of Information
8 5 (0.92%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.73%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.73%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.73%) Economics
9 4 (0.73%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.55%) Statistics
10 3 (0.55%) FMCG
10 3 (0.55%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 47 (8.61%) Windows
2 13 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (1.65%) Windows 7
4 7 (1.28%) Linux
5 6 (1.10%) UNIX
6 5 (0.92%) Windows XP
6 5 (0.92%) Android
6 5 (0.92%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.73%) AIX
7 4 (0.73%) HPUX
8 3 (0.55%) Solaris
9 2 (0.37%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.37%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (23.08%) PRINCE2
2 85 (15.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 82 (15.02%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (9.71%) Migration
5 51 (9.34%) ITIL
6 39 (7.14%) Business Analysis
7 36 (6.59%) Change Management
7 36 (6.59%) Scrum
8 32 (5.86%) Service Delivery
9 31 (5.68%) Supplier Management
10 30 (5.49%) Programme Management
11 29 (5.31%) Risk Management
12 25 (4.58%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 24 (4.40%) Project Planning
14 23 (4.21%) Service Management
15 22 (4.03%) ERP
16 21 (3.85%) Product Management
17 19 (3.48%) Data Migration
17 19 (3.48%) Agile Project Management
17 19 (3.48%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 18 (3.30%) SQL
2 15 (2.75%) Java
3 10 (1.83%) C
4 6 (1.10%) VBA
5 5 (0.92%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.55%) XPath
7 2 (0.37%) R
7 2 (0.37%) C#
7 2 (0.37%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.37%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.18%) SQR
8 1 (0.18%) Python
8 1 (0.18%) VB
8 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 31 (5.68%) Security Cleared
2 26 (4.76%) Degree
3 23 (4.21%) PMP
3 23 (4.21%) PMI Certification
4 22 (4.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 18 (3.30%) SC Cleared
6 13 (2.38%) ISEB
7 12 (2.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 9 (1.65%) CISSP
8 9 (1.65%) APMP
9 8 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (1.10%) ISEB Practitioner
10 6 (1.10%) MCSE
10 6 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.92%) CCNP
12 4 (0.73%) Chartered Engineer
12 4 (0.73%) MCP
12 4 (0.73%) CCNA
13 3 (0.55%) CIMA
13 3 (0.55%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.40%) QA
2 6 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.92%) SLA
4 4 (0.73%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.73%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.18%) GCP
5 1 (0.18%) GMP
5 1 (0.18%) Basel III
5 1 (0.18%) Solvency II
System Software
1 21 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.65%) XenServer
3 6 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.92%) XenApp
5 3 (0.55%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.55%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (1.10%) SCCM
2 5 (0.92%) SCOM
3 4 (0.73%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (0.55%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 82 (15.02%) Microsoft
2 35 (6.41%) SAP
3 30 (5.49%) Oracle
4 18 (3.30%) HP
4 18 (3.30%) Cisco
5 15 (2.75%) VMware
6 12 (2.20%) IBM
7 11 (2.01%) Citrix
8 4 (0.73%) RedPrairie
8 4 (0.73%) Business Objects
8 4 (0.73%) JDA
8 4 (0.73%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.55%) Primavera
9 3 (0.55%) Nortel
9 3 (0.55%) Avaya
9 3 (0.55%) Dell
9 3 (0.55%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.37%) Splunk
10 2 (0.37%) ArcSight
10 2 (0.37%) Endeca
Greater Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ECS
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
North West
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 31000 Per Annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Recital Consulting
Rate: Competitive Market Rates offered (DOE)
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £400 to £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Streamline Connections
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Qualserv Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West England
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £360.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate value
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago