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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Management
England / North West
Rank 19 19 13
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs citing Project Management 183 307 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.04% 8.09% 8.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.57% 9.99% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 223 163
Median daily rate £413 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £522 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 8
Median hourly rate £26.75 £20.65 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.51% -48.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.08 £17.50 £20.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.35 £47.00 £43.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £31.47
% change year-on-year
-26.66% +19.16%

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 3073 2410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.08% 80.95% 76.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1375 1875 1444
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £565 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 110 99
Median hourly rate £37.25 £38.00 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.97% +35.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -6 87 £403 +9.97% 55
Cheshire +11 33 £450 +5.88% 16
Merseyside +5 23 £483 +82.07% 12
Lancashire -19 18 £375 -15.06% 4
Cumbria +7 3 £225 -37.93%
Project Management
England

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 166 (34.87%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (25.42%) Stakeholder Management
3 110 (23.11%) Finance
4 90 (18.91%) PRINCE2
5 66 (13.87%) Microsoft
6 58 (12.18%) Analytical Skills
7 51 (10.71%) Scrum
8 50 (10.50%) Migration
9 47 (9.87%) Business Analysis
10 46 (9.66%) MS Excel
11 45 (9.45%) Waterfall
12 44 (9.24%) Change Management
13 42 (8.82%) MS PowerPoint
14 40 (8.40%) SQL
15 39 (8.19%) ITIL
15 39 (8.19%) MS Office
15 39 (8.19%) Windows
16 37 (7.77%) MS Visio
16 37 (7.77%) Oracle
16 37 (7.77%) Business Intelligence
16 37 (7.77%) Agile Project Management
17 34 (7.14%) JIRA
17 34 (7.14%) Security Cleared
18 32 (6.72%) Programme Management
19 31 (6.51%) Change Control
20 29 (6.09%) Banking
21 28 (5.88%) Data Centre
22 27 (5.67%) Supplier Management
23 26 (5.46%) Management Information System
23 26 (5.46%) HTML

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 12 (2.52%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.68%) Apache
3 7 (1.47%) CMS
4 5 (1.05%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.42%) NServiceBus
5 2 (0.42%) SAS
5 2 (0.42%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.21%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.21%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.21%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.21%) Confluence
6 1 (0.21%) Content Management Server
6 1 (0.21%) Drupal
6 1 (0.21%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.21%) nginx
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.21%) SAP Portal
6 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.21%) Umbraco
Applications
1 46 (9.66%) MS Excel
2 42 (8.82%) MS PowerPoint
3 39 (8.19%) MS Office
4 37 (7.77%) MS Visio
5 24 (5.04%) MS Project
6 4 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.21%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (2.10%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (1.26%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (1.26%) SAP ERP
2 6 (1.26%) SAP HR
3 5 (1.05%) BASE24
3 5 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (1.05%) SAP GRC
4 3 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.42%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.42%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.42%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.21%) Magento
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.21%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.21%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.21%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.31%) Office 365
2 10 (2.10%) SaaS
3 7 (1.47%) IaaS
4 5 (1.05%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.21%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.21%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.21%) PaaS
7 1 (0.21%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.15%) Firewall
2 11 (2.31%) Internet
2 11 (2.31%) LAN
3 10 (2.10%) WAN
4 9 (1.89%) Radio Access Network
5 7 (1.47%) DNS
6 6 (1.26%) Network Security
7 5 (1.05%) ATM
7 5 (1.05%) IP Telephony
7 5 (1.05%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.84%) SAN
8 4 (0.84%) SSL
9 3 (0.63%) BIG-IP
9 3 (0.63%) Broadband
9 3 (0.63%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 3 (0.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (0.63%) Intranet
9 3 (0.63%) Skype
9 3 (0.63%) VoIP
9 3 (0.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.25%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (2.10%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (1.26%) SAP BW
6 5 (1.05%) Big Data
6 5 (1.05%) MySQL
6 5 (1.05%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.84%) GIS
7 4 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.63%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.63%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.42%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.42%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.42%) SAP HANA
9 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 34 (7.14%) JIRA
2 11 (2.31%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.68%) Cucumber
3 8 (1.68%) Subversion
4 6 (1.26%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (0.84%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.63%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.21%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.21%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.21%) Vagrant
General
1 110 (23.11%) Finance
2 29 (6.09%) Banking
3 19 (3.99%) Telecoms
4 18 (3.78%) Retail
5 13 (2.73%) Marketing
6 11 (2.31%) Games
6 11 (2.31%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.47%) Legal
8 6 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.84%) Back Office
9 4 (0.84%) Local Government
10 3 (0.63%) Billing
11 2 (0.42%) Advertising
11 2 (0.42%) Automotive
11 2 (0.42%) Front Office
11 2 (0.42%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.42%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.21%) Electronics
12 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 162 (34.03%) Project Manager
2 74 (15.55%) Analyst
3 51 (10.71%) Business Analyst
4 37 (7.77%) Developer
5 35 (7.35%) Delivery Manager
6 27 (5.67%) Architect
6 27 (5.67%) IT Manager
7 18 (3.78%) Business Manager
7 18 (3.78%) Change Manager
8 17 (3.57%) Infrastructure Manager
9 16 (3.36%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 16 (3.36%) Technical Manager
10 15 (3.15%) Migration Manager
11 14 (2.94%) .NET Developer
11 14 (2.94%) IT Project Manager
11 14 (2.94%) Migration Project Manager
11 14 (2.94%) Senior Developer
11 14 (2.94%) Service Manager
12 13 (2.73%) ASP.NET Developer
13 12 (2.52%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (5.46%) HTML
2 19 (3.99%) .NET
2 19 (3.99%) CSS
3 15 (3.15%) ASP.NET
4 13 (2.73%) Web Services
5 12 (2.52%) .NET Framework
5 12 (2.52%) Entity Framework
5 12 (2.52%) XML
6 11 (2.31%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (1.89%) HTML5
7 9 (1.89%) jQuery
7 9 (1.89%) NHibernate
8 8 (1.68%) Gherkin
8 8 (1.68%) JSON
9 7 (1.47%) REST
9 7 (1.47%) WCF
10 6 (1.26%) J2EE
11 4 (0.84%) Ajax
11 4 (0.84%) SOAP
11 4 (0.84%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 58 (12.18%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 26 (5.46%) Management Information System
4 24 (5.04%) User Experience
5 15 (3.15%) NHS
6 10 (2.10%) Wiki
7 9 (1.89%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.68%) Mainframe
9 7 (1.47%) Performance Metrics
9 7 (1.47%) PMI
10 6 (1.26%) Blackberry
10 6 (1.26%) New Media
10 6 (1.26%) Social Media
11 5 (1.05%) EMV
11 5 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.05%) IBM Mainframe
11 5 (1.05%) Life Science
11 5 (1.05%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.05%) Tandem
12 4 (0.84%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 39 (8.19%) Windows
2 17 (3.57%) Unix
3 16 (3.36%) Android
4 15 (3.15%) Linux
5 13 (2.73%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.26%) Windows Phone
6 6 (1.26%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.05%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (34.87%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (25.42%) Stakeholder Management
3 90 (18.91%) PRINCE2
4 51 (10.71%) Scrum
5 50 (10.50%) Migration
6 47 (9.87%) Business Analysis
7 45 (9.45%) Waterfall
8 44 (9.24%) Change Management
9 39 (8.19%) ITIL
10 37 (7.77%) Agile Project Management
10 37 (7.77%) Business Intelligence
11 32 (6.72%) Programme Management
12 31 (6.51%) Change Control
13 27 (5.67%) Supplier Management
14 26 (5.46%) CRM
15 25 (5.25%) Service Management
16 24 (5.04%) BDD
16 24 (5.04%) ERP
16 24 (5.04%) Use Case
17 23 (4.83%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 40 (8.40%) SQL
2 25 (5.25%) JavaScript
3 24 (5.04%) Java
4 16 (3.36%) C#
5 9 (1.89%) Python
6 8 (1.68%) PL/SQL
7 6 (1.26%) PHP
8 5 (1.05%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.05%) COBOL
8 5 (1.05%) Objective-C
9 3 (0.63%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.42%) C++
10 2 (0.42%) Delphi
10 2 (0.42%) ES6
10 2 (0.42%) Perl
11 1 (0.21%) C
11 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.21%) VB
11 1 (0.21%) VB6
Qualifications
1 34 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 26 (5.46%) Degree
3 25 (5.25%) SC Cleared
4 18 (3.78%) PMI Certification
5 15 (3.15%) PMP
5 15 (3.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 11 (2.31%) ISEB
6 11 (2.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 6 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (1.05%) APMP
8 5 (1.05%) MCSE
8 5 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.84%) RHCSA
10 3 (0.63%) ECDL
11 2 (0.42%) CISSP
11 2 (0.42%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.21%) APMG
12 1 (0.21%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.04%) QA
2 6 (1.26%) SLA
3 4 (0.84%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.42%) COBIT
4 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.21%) P3O
5 1 (0.21%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.21%) SEPA
System Software
1 15 (3.15%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (0.42%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 2 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.42%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.21%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.21%) Varnish
5 1 (0.21%) vSphere
5 1 (0.21%) XenApp
5 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (1.26%) Puppet
2 5 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.42%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.42%) SCCM
4 2 (0.42%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.21%) Netcool
5 1 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.21%) WSUS
5 1 (0.21%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 66 (13.87%) Microsoft
2 37 (7.77%) Oracle
3 21 (4.41%) SAP
4 9 (1.89%) IBM
5 8 (1.68%) Citrix
5 8 (1.68%) ServiceNow
6 6 (1.26%) Red Hat
6 6 (1.26%) VMware
7 5 (1.05%) Ariba
7 5 (1.05%) Cisco
7 5 (1.05%) Concur
7 5 (1.05%) Google
7 5 (1.05%) SaltStack
8 4 (0.84%) Apple
8 4 (0.84%) Sitecore
9 3 (0.63%) F5
9 3 (0.63%) HP
9 3 (0.63%) Hyperion
9 3 (0.63%) Veritas
10 2 (0.42%) Dell
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