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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Management
Rank 8 9 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing Project Management 440 315 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.33% 10.15% 10.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.85% 13.95% 15.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 175 142
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £538 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 2 8
Average hourly rate £34.00 £32.75 £53.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.81% -38.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £18.95 £23.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.70 £46.55 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £34.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-20.28% -6.75%
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
2963 2258 1759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.33% 72.77% 71.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1622 1187 865
Average daily rate £400 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 124 86
Average hourly rate £38.00 £25.25 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.49% -10.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.49 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +11 210 £400 +6.66% 50
Cheshire -3 108 £400 - 30
Merseyside +6 41 £413 +10.00% 13
Lancashire -5 41 £350 -27.46% 10
Cumbria -7 7 £373 -6.87% 2
Project Management
England

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 259 (35.92%) Finance
2 218 (30.24%) PRINCE2
3 128 (17.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 98 (13.59%) Banking
5 95 (13.18%) Agile Software Development
6 84 (11.65%) MS Excel
6 84 (11.65%) MS Project
7 80 (11.10%) Microsoft
8 70 (9.71%) Migration
9 67 (9.29%) ITIL
9 67 (9.29%) MS PowerPoint
10 66 (9.15%) Degree
11 63 (8.74%) Programme Management
12 62 (8.60%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 62 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
13 58 (8.04%) Change Management
14 51 (7.07%) Retail
15 48 (6.66%) PMI Certification
16 47 (6.52%) Windows
17 46 (6.38%) MS Office
17 46 (6.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 44 (6.10%) Manufacturing
19 43 (5.96%) SAP
20 40 (5.55%) Business Analysis
21 39 (5.41%) Change Control
22 38 (5.27%) Security Cleared
23 37 (5.13%) Pharmaceutical
24 36 (4.99%) Telecoms
25 34 (4.72%) Risk Management
26 33 (4.58%) Service Delivery

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (3.05%) SharePoint
2 7 (0.97%) MS Exchange
3 6 (0.83%) IBM Notes
3 6 (0.83%) CICS
4 5 (0.69%) Confluence
5 3 (0.42%) ArcGIS
5 3 (0.42%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.42%) Oracle Spatial
6 1 (0.14%) CMS
6 1 (0.14%) LiveLink
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.14%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.14%) SAS
6 1 (0.14%) IIS
6 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.14%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.14%) Lync
6 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.14%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 84 (11.65%) MS Excel
1 84 (11.65%) MS Project
2 67 (9.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 46 (6.38%) MS Office
4 11 (1.53%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.14%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 6 (0.83%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.55%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 4 (0.55%) Oracle HRMS
2 4 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.42%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.42%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.28%) Tridion
4 2 (0.28%) Primavera
4 2 (0.28%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.14%) Agresso
5 1 (0.14%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.14%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.14%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.14%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.14%) PaaS
3 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.14%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.14%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.22%) Firewall
2 12 (1.66%) SAN
2 12 (1.66%) Internet
3 10 (1.39%) 4G
4 9 (1.25%) WAN
5 6 (0.83%) DHCP
5 6 (0.83%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.83%) LAN
6 3 (0.42%) Wireless
6 3 (0.42%) Intranet
6 3 (0.42%) ATM
6 3 (0.42%) DNS
6 3 (0.42%) Network Security
6 3 (0.42%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.28%) NAS
8 1 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.14%) MPLS
8 1 (0.14%) 3G
8 1 (0.14%) Broadband
8 1 (0.14%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.25%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (0.83%) QlikView
2 6 (0.83%) DB2
2 6 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (0.55%) Big Data
3 4 (0.55%) Cognos Analysis Studio
3 4 (0.55%) Cognos Report Studio
3 4 (0.55%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 4 (0.55%) Cognos Transformer
3 4 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (0.42%) MySQL
5 2 (0.28%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.28%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (0.28%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.14%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.14%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 15 (2.08%) JIRA
2 7 (0.97%) Subversion
2 7 (0.97%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.55%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (0.42%) JUnit
4 3 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.42%) Fiddler
4 3 (0.42%) Selenium
4 3 (0.42%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.14%) Maven
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.14%) FishEye
5 1 (0.14%) Gradle
5 1 (0.14%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
General
1 259 (35.92%) Finance
2 98 (13.59%) Banking
3 51 (7.07%) Retail
4 44 (6.10%) Manufacturing
5 37 (5.13%) Pharmaceutical
6 36 (4.99%) Telecoms
7 21 (2.91%) Local Government
8 15 (2.08%) Legal
8 15 (2.08%) Retail Banking
9 9 (1.25%) Back Office
9 9 (1.25%) Financial Institution
9 9 (1.25%) Marketing
10 6 (0.83%) Law
11 5 (0.69%) Electronics
12 3 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.28%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.14%) Games
14 1 (0.14%) Military
14 1 (0.14%) Publishing
14 1 (0.14%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 345 (47.85%) Project Manager
2 87 (12.07%) Analyst
3 46 (6.38%) Business Analyst
4 34 (4.72%) Infrastructure Manager
5 32 (4.44%) IT Project Manager
6 30 (4.16%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 28 (3.88%) Senior Manager
8 27 (3.74%) Architect
9 25 (3.47%) Senior Project Manager
10 24 (3.33%) Consultant
11 23 (3.19%) Coordinator
12 22 (3.05%) Programme Manager
13 21 (2.91%) Business Manager
14 20 (2.77%) Developer
15 19 (2.64%) PMO Analyst
15 19 (2.64%) Project Coordinator
16 18 (2.50%) Solutions Architect
17 17 (2.36%) PMO Lead
18 13 (1.80%) SAP Manager
18 13 (1.80%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.94%) Web Services
2 13 (1.80%) .NET
3 10 (1.39%) HTML
4 9 (1.25%) JSP
4 9 (1.25%) CSS
5 6 (0.83%) Spring
5 6 (0.83%) JNDI
5 6 (0.83%) XML
5 6 (0.83%) JDBC
5 6 (0.83%) J2EE
5 6 (0.83%) JMS
6 5 (0.69%) Middleware
6 5 (0.69%) jQuery
7 4 (0.55%) HTML5
7 4 (0.55%) CSS3
8 3 (0.42%) XSD
8 3 (0.42%) SOAP
8 3 (0.42%) SAP Basis
8 3 (0.42%) Ajax
8 3 (0.42%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 62 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (3.19%) PMI
3 19 (2.64%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.08%) NHS
4 15 (2.08%) Informatics
5 12 (1.66%) Life Science
6 10 (1.39%) Computer Science
6 10 (1.39%) Mainframe
7 9 (1.25%) User Experience
8 8 (1.11%) Open Source
9 7 (0.97%) Visualisation
10 6 (0.83%) iPad
10 6 (0.83%) IBM Mainframe
10 6 (0.83%) Economics
11 5 (0.69%) Handset
11 5 (0.69%) DTV
11 5 (0.69%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.55%) Performance Metrics
12 4 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (0.55%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 47 (6.52%) Windows
2 14 (1.94%) Windows 7
3 12 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (1.53%) Windows 8
4 11 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (1.39%) UNIX
6 9 (1.25%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.25%) Android
7 8 (1.11%) Linux
8 6 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.69%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.28%) VME
10 2 (0.28%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.14%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (30.24%) PRINCE2
2 128 (17.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 95 (13.18%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (9.71%) Migration
5 67 (9.29%) ITIL
6 63 (8.74%) Programme Management
7 62 (8.60%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 58 (8.04%) Change Management
9 40 (5.55%) Business Analysis
10 39 (5.41%) Change Control
11 34 (4.72%) Risk Management
12 33 (4.58%) Service Delivery
13 31 (4.30%) Project Planning
14 29 (4.02%) Service Management
14 29 (4.02%) PRINCE
15 28 (3.88%) Agile Project Management
16 25 (3.47%) Time Management
17 24 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
17 24 (3.33%) Scrum
17 24 (3.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 26 (3.61%) Java
1 26 (3.61%) SQL
2 8 (1.11%) JavaScript
3 6 (0.83%) C
3 6 (0.83%) PL/SQL
4 5 (0.69%) VBScript
5 4 (0.55%) T-SQL
6 3 (0.42%) Objective-C
6 3 (0.42%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.28%) VBA
7 2 (0.28%) C#
7 2 (0.28%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.14%) Python
8 1 (0.14%) C++
8 1 (0.14%) Perl
8 1 (0.14%) VB
8 1 (0.14%) ABAP
8 1 (0.14%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 66 (9.15%) Degree
2 48 (6.66%) PMI Certification
3 46 (6.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 38 (5.27%) Security Cleared
5 29 (4.02%) PMP
6 27 (3.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 22 (3.05%) SC Cleared
8 12 (1.66%) ISEB
9 7 (0.97%) HND
10 6 (0.83%) CITP
10 6 (0.83%) HNC
10 6 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.55%) MCSE
11 4 (0.55%) MBA
12 3 (0.42%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (0.42%) CCEA
12 3 (0.42%) MCITP
12 3 (0.42%) CCEE
12 3 (0.42%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.74%) QA
2 16 (2.22%) GxP
3 13 (1.80%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 13 (1.80%) GMP
4 11 (1.53%) SLA
5 4 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.42%) ISO 9000
6 3 (0.42%) COBIT
6 3 (0.42%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.14%) P3O
7 1 (0.14%) FATCA
System Software
1 23 (3.19%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.55%) XenApp
4 3 (0.42%) Terminal Server
4 3 (0.42%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.42%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.28%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.14%) Xen
6 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (0.83%) AirWatch
2 4 (0.55%) SCCM
2 4 (0.55%) Cisco IPCC
3 3 (0.42%) TIBCO Hawk
4 2 (0.28%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.14%) MOM
5 1 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.14%) Puppet
5 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.14%) Salt
5 1 (0.14%) Ansible
5 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 80 (11.10%) Microsoft
2 43 (5.96%) SAP
3 28 (3.88%) Citrix
3 28 (3.88%) Oracle
4 19 (2.64%) Cisco
5 16 (2.22%) VMware
6 10 (1.39%) CheckPoint
7 9 (1.25%) McAfee
7 9 (1.25%) Juniper
7 9 (1.25%) IBM
7 9 (1.25%) ArcSight
8 8 (1.11%) Cyber-Ark
8 8 (1.11%) TippingPoint
8 8 (1.11%) F5
8 8 (1.11%) hybris
8 8 (1.11%) Blue Coat
8 8 (1.11%) Nokia
9 7 (0.97%) HP
9 7 (0.97%) Tableau
10 6 (0.83%) LANDesk
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