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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Management
Rank 8 10 11
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing Project Management 394 300 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.74% 9.92% 10.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.18% 13.76% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 161 136
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +12.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 0
Average hourly rate £32.70 £15.79 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.09% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £35.22
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -0.62%
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
2778 2180 1710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 75.69% 72.09% 72.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1589 1153 840
Average daily rate £400 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 110 83
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.92 £13.67 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £51.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +9 186 £400 +6.66% 67
Cheshire -3 101 £400 -4.76% 24
Lancashire -5 44 £328 -18.12% 8
Merseyside +2 28 £413 +15.87% 7
Cumbria -1 9 £373 -6.87% 8
Project Management
England

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 274 (36.83%) Finance
2 210 (28.23%) PRINCE2
3 131 (17.61%) Stakeholder Management
4 111 (14.92%) Agile Software Development
5 101 (13.58%) Banking
6 91 (12.23%) MS Project
7 88 (11.83%) MS Excel
8 81 (10.89%) Microsoft
9 77 (10.35%) Migration
10 75 (10.08%) ITIL
11 71 (9.54%) MS PowerPoint
12 67 (9.01%) Degree
13 66 (8.87%) Programme Management
14 63 (8.47%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 61 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
16 58 (7.80%) Change Management
17 50 (6.72%) SAP
17 50 (6.72%) Windows
18 49 (6.59%) PMI Certification
18 49 (6.59%) Retail
19 48 (6.45%) Business Analysis
19 48 (6.45%) MS Office
20 45 (6.05%) Manufacturing
21 44 (5.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
22 42 (5.65%) Change Control
22 42 (5.65%) Security Cleared
23 38 (5.11%) Service Delivery
24 37 (4.97%) Risk Management
24 37 (4.97%) Pharmaceutical
25 35 (4.70%) Waterfall

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 22 (2.96%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.08%) Confluence
3 6 (0.81%) CICS
4 5 (0.67%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.54%) IBM Notes
6 3 (0.40%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.40%) ArcGIS
6 3 (0.40%) Oracle Spatial
7 2 (0.27%) NetWeaver
7 2 (0.27%) IIS
8 1 (0.13%) SAS
8 1 (0.13%) CMS
8 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.13%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.13%) Lync
8 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.13%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.13%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 91 (12.23%) MS Project
2 88 (11.83%) MS Excel
3 71 (9.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 48 (6.45%) MS Office
5 10 (1.34%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.13%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 8 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.54%) Oracle HRMS
5 3 (0.40%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.40%) SAP BPC
5 3 (0.40%) SAP GRC
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.27%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.27%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.27%) Primavera
6 2 (0.27%) Agresso
7 1 (0.13%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.13%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.13%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.13%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.13%) PaaS
3 1 (0.13%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.42%) Firewall
2 14 (1.88%) SAN
3 12 (1.61%) Internet
4 10 (1.34%) 4G
5 9 (1.21%) DHCP
6 8 (1.08%) WAN
7 7 (0.94%) Wireless
8 6 (0.81%) LAN
8 6 (0.81%) DNS
8 6 (0.81%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.40%) ATM
9 3 (0.40%) Intranet
9 3 (0.40%) Network Security
10 2 (0.27%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.27%) NAS
11 1 (0.13%) VPN
11 1 (0.13%) PBX
11 1 (0.13%) PSTN
11 1 (0.13%) UMTS
11 1 (0.13%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.21%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.94%) DB2
3 6 (0.81%) Big Data
4 5 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (0.67%) QlikView
5 4 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.40%) MySQL
6 3 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.27%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.13%) MS Access
8 1 (0.13%) DTS
8 1 (0.13%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.13%) Star Schema
8 1 (0.13%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.13%) SAP BI
8 1 (0.13%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 19 (2.55%) JIRA
2 10 (1.34%) Git (software)
2 10 (1.34%) Subversion
3 5 (0.67%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (0.40%) JUnit
4 3 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.40%) Maven
4 3 (0.40%) Cucumber
4 3 (0.40%) FishEye
4 3 (0.40%) Artifactory
4 3 (0.40%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.40%) Gradle
5 2 (0.27%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.27%) Selenium
5 2 (0.27%) Fiddler
5 2 (0.27%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.13%) ProC
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle APEX
General
1 274 (36.83%) Finance
2 101 (13.58%) Banking
3 49 (6.59%) Retail
4 45 (6.05%) Manufacturing
5 37 (4.97%) Pharmaceutical
6 33 (4.44%) Telecoms
7 23 (3.09%) Local Government
8 18 (2.42%) Retail Banking
9 11 (1.48%) Legal
10 9 (1.21%) Back Office
10 9 (1.21%) Financial Institution
10 9 (1.21%) Marketing
11 6 (0.81%) Law
12 5 (0.67%) Electronics
13 3 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.27%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.27%) Automotive
15 1 (0.13%) Military
15 1 (0.13%) Publishing
15 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 347 (46.64%) Project Manager
2 96 (12.90%) Analyst
3 52 (6.99%) Business Analyst
4 37 (4.97%) IT Project Manager
5 36 (4.84%) Infrastructure Manager
6 32 (4.30%) Architect
7 31 (4.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 25 (3.36%) Senior Manager
9 23 (3.09%) Senior Project Manager
9 23 (3.09%) Business Manager
10 22 (2.96%) PMO Lead
11 21 (2.82%) Consultant
11 21 (2.82%) Developer
12 20 (2.69%) Solutions Architect
12 20 (2.69%) Coordinator
13 18 (2.42%) Programme Manager
14 17 (2.28%) PMO Analyst
15 16 (2.15%) Project Coordinator
16 15 (2.02%) Change Manager
17 14 (1.88%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.69%) Web Services
2 14 (1.88%) .NET
3 11 (1.48%) HTML
4 10 (1.34%) JSP
5 8 (1.08%) CSS
6 6 (0.81%) Spring
6 6 (0.81%) JNDI
6 6 (0.81%) Middleware
6 6 (0.81%) JMS
6 6 (0.81%) JDBC
6 6 (0.81%) J2EE
7 5 (0.67%) XML
7 5 (0.67%) jQuery
7 5 (0.67%) HTML5
8 4 (0.54%) CSS3
8 4 (0.54%) REST
8 4 (0.54%) JSON
9 3 (0.40%) XSD
9 3 (0.40%) Ajax
9 3 (0.40%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 61 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (3.63%) PMI
3 21 (2.82%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.02%) NHS
4 15 (2.02%) Informatics
5 13 (1.75%) Life Science
6 11 (1.48%) Open Source
7 10 (1.34%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.21%) Mainframe
9 8 (1.08%) User Experience
10 6 (0.81%) Visualisation
10 6 (0.81%) iPad
10 6 (0.81%) IBM Mainframe
11 5 (0.67%) Handset
11 5 (0.67%) DTV
11 5 (0.67%) Economics
11 5 (0.67%) Credit Risk
11 5 (0.67%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.67%) Performance Metrics
12 4 (0.54%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 50 (6.72%) Windows
2 15 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (1.61%) Windows 7
3 12 (1.61%) Linux
4 10 (1.34%) Apple iOS
4 10 (1.34%) Android
4 10 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (1.34%) UNIX
5 9 (1.21%) Windows 8
6 4 (0.54%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.27%) VME
8 2 (0.27%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.13%) AIX
9 1 (0.13%) Solaris
9 1 (0.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (28.23%) PRINCE2
2 131 (17.61%) Stakeholder Management
3 111 (14.92%) Agile Software Development
4 77 (10.35%) Migration
5 75 (10.08%) ITIL
6 66 (8.87%) Programme Management
7 63 (8.47%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 58 (7.80%) Change Management
9 48 (6.45%) Business Analysis
10 42 (5.65%) Change Control
11 38 (5.11%) Service Delivery
12 37 (4.97%) Risk Management
13 35 (4.70%) Waterfall
14 33 (4.44%) PRINCE
15 31 (4.17%) Service Management
16 29 (3.90%) Agile Project Management
17 28 (3.76%) Project Planning
18 26 (3.49%) Scrum
19 25 (3.36%) ERP
20 23 (3.09%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 28 (3.76%) Java
2 22 (2.96%) SQL
3 10 (1.34%) C
3 10 (1.34%) JavaScript
4 6 (0.81%) PL/SQL
5 5 (0.67%) Python
5 5 (0.67%) Objective-C
6 4 (0.54%) PowerShell
6 4 (0.54%) T-SQL
6 4 (0.54%) VBScript
7 3 (0.40%) C++
7 3 (0.40%) Perl
7 3 (0.40%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.27%) VBA
8 2 (0.27%) C#
9 1 (0.13%) VB
9 1 (0.13%) ABAP
9 1 (0.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 67 (9.01%) Degree
2 49 (6.59%) PMI Certification
3 44 (5.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 42 (5.65%) Security Cleared
5 27 (3.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 26 (3.49%) PMP
7 25 (3.36%) SC Cleared
8 9 (1.21%) ISEB
9 7 (0.94%) HND
9 7 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.81%) CITP
10 6 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.81%) HNC
11 5 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.67%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.54%) MCITP
12 4 (0.54%) MBA
12 4 (0.54%) CCNP
12 4 (0.54%) MCSE
13 3 (0.40%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.96%) QA
2 16 (2.15%) GxP
3 14 (1.88%) GMP
4 13 (1.75%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 11 (1.48%) SLA
6 5 (0.67%) FATCA
7 3 (0.40%) ISO 9000
7 3 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.40%) COBIT
7 3 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.40%) P3O
8 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.13%) GAAP
System Software
1 22 (2.96%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.94%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.54%) XenApp
5 2 (0.27%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (0.27%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.27%) Terminal Server
5 2 (0.27%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.13%) Xen
6 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (0.94%) SCCM
2 6 (0.81%) AirWatch
3 4 (0.54%) Cisco IPCC
4 3 (0.40%) TIBCO Hawk
5 2 (0.27%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.27%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.13%) MOM
6 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.13%) Puppet
6 1 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.13%) Ansible
6 1 (0.13%) Oozie
6 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.13%) Salt
Vendors
1 81 (10.89%) Microsoft
2 50 (6.72%) SAP
3 25 (3.36%) Citrix
4 23 (3.09%) Oracle
5 20 (2.69%) VMware
6 18 (2.42%) Cisco
7 10 (1.34%) HP
8 9 (1.21%) IBM
9 7 (0.94%) McAfee
10 6 (0.81%) Cyber-Ark
10 6 (0.81%) TippingPoint
10 6 (0.81%) hybris
10 6 (0.81%) F5
10 6 (0.81%) ArcSight
10 6 (0.81%) LANDesk
10 6 (0.81%) Blue Coat
10 6 (0.81%) Juniper
10 6 (0.81%) CheckPoint
10 6 (0.81%) NetApp
10 6 (0.81%) Nokia
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