The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Management
Rank 10 10 17
Rank change year-on-year
0 +7
Contract jobs citing Project Management 255 271 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.50% 10.01% 8.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.10% 14.17% 12.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 144 127
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £472 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+0.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 10
Average hourly rate £23.25 £27.50 £21.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.45% +26.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £27.50 £21.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £27.50 £43.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +25.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2107 1912 2089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 70.21% 70.63% 64.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1129 954 1106
Average daily rate £375 £338 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 92 111
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.50 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.14% -8.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
Project Management
England

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 -5 97 £375 -6.25% 59
Cheshire -6 58 £388 +7.63% 20
Lancashire +11 44 £345 +10.40% 5
Merseyside -13 14 £426 +0.11% 10
Cumbria 0 3 £350 -6.66% 5
Project Management
England

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 203 (34.94%) Finance
2 154 (26.51%) PRINCE2
3 99 (17.04%) Stakeholder Management
4 86 (14.80%) Microsoft
5 77 (13.25%) MS Excel
6 69 (11.88%) Banking
7 64 (11.02%) MS Project
8 62 (10.67%) Migration
9 53 (9.12%) ITIL
10 52 (8.95%) MS Office
11 51 (8.78%) Agile Software Development
12 49 (8.43%) Windows
13 48 (8.26%) Change Management
14 44 (7.57%) Business Analysis
15 40 (6.88%) Supplier Management
15 40 (6.88%) Retail
16 39 (6.71%) SAP
17 33 (5.68%) Scrum
18 31 (5.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 30 (5.16%) Security Cleared
19 30 (5.16%) Programme Management
19 30 (5.16%) PMI Certification
20 29 (4.99%) Degree
21 28 (4.82%) Service Management
21 28 (4.82%) SharePoint
22 26 (4.48%) Service Delivery
22 26 (4.48%) QA
22 26 (4.48%) Change Control
23 25 (4.30%) MS PowerPoint
24 24 (4.13%) Java

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 28 (4.82%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.38%) CMS
3 6 (1.03%) MS Exchange
4 5 (0.86%) IBM Notes
4 5 (0.86%) Lync
5 4 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.69%) CICS
5 4 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.34%) Adobe CQ
6 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.34%) WordPress
6 2 (0.34%) MS Project Server
6 2 (0.34%) IIS
6 2 (0.34%) Drupal
7 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.17%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.17%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 77 (13.25%) MS Excel
2 64 (11.02%) MS Project
3 52 (8.95%) MS Office
4 25 (4.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 23 (3.96%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.17%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.17%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.86%) SAP EWM
2 4 (0.69%) Oracle Retail
2 4 (0.69%) SAP ERP
2 4 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.52%) SAP HCM
3 3 (0.52%) SAP PM
4 2 (0.34%) Magento
4 2 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.34%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 2 (0.34%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.17%) GoldMine
5 1 (0.17%) CA Clarity
5 1 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.17%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.17%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.17%) Maximo
5 1 (0.17%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.03%) Office 365
2 1 (0.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.24%) SAN
2 12 (2.07%) Firewall
3 10 (1.72%) LAN
4 9 (1.55%) Internet
5 8 (1.38%) DNS
5 8 (1.38%) WAN
6 7 (1.20%) DHCP
7 6 (1.03%) Wireless
8 5 (0.86%) Intranet
8 5 (0.86%) VPN
9 4 (0.69%) WLAN
9 4 (0.69%) MPLS
9 4 (0.69%) IP Telephony
10 3 (0.52%) VoIP
10 3 (0.52%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.52%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.34%) Network Security
11 2 (0.34%) NGN
12 1 (0.17%) VLAN
12 1 (0.17%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.41%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.38%) DB2
3 6 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.69%) MySQL
5 4 (0.69%) Ingres
5 4 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.34%) Big Data
7 2 (0.34%) Cognos Query Studio
7 2 (0.34%) Cognos Analysis Studio
7 2 (0.34%) Cognos Report Studio
7 2 (0.34%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 2 (0.34%) Cognos Connection
7 2 (0.34%) Cognos Event Studio
7 2 (0.34%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.34%) MS Access
7 2 (0.34%) QlikView
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 5 (0.86%) Maven
2 2 (0.34%) Calabash
2 2 (0.34%) Wise Package Studio
2 2 (0.34%) Cucumber
2 2 (0.34%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.34%) MSI
2 2 (0.34%) AdminStudio
2 2 (0.34%) Subversion
3 1 (0.17%) JIRA
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.17%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 1 (0.17%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.17%) Axure RP
General
1 203 (34.94%) Finance
2 69 (11.88%) Banking
3 40 (6.88%) Retail
4 16 (2.75%) Telecoms
4 16 (2.75%) Manufacturing
5 12 (2.07%) Retail Banking
6 10 (1.72%) Marketing
7 9 (1.55%) Local Government
7 9 (1.55%) Advertising
8 7 (1.20%) Billing
9 6 (1.03%) Legal
10 5 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.69%) Automotive
12 3 (0.52%) French Language
12 3 (0.52%) Back Office
13 2 (0.34%) Electronics
13 2 (0.34%) Law
13 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.34%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.34%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 258 (44.41%) Project Manager
2 79 (13.60%) Analyst
3 50 (8.61%) Business Analyst
4 36 (6.20%) Senior Manager
5 33 (5.68%) Senior Project Manager
6 29 (4.99%) Programme Manager
7 21 (3.61%) Developer
8 20 (3.44%) Architect
9 17 (2.93%) Infrastructure Manager
10 16 (2.75%) Change Manager
10 16 (2.75%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 13 (2.24%) Project Analyst
12 12 (2.07%) PMO Lead
12 12 (2.07%) IT Project Manager
12 12 (2.07%) PMO Analyst
13 11 (1.89%) Delivery Manager
14 10 (1.72%) Project Planner
14 10 (1.72%) PMO Manager
15 9 (1.55%) Technical Manager
15 9 (1.55%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.79%) .NET
2 15 (2.58%) HTML
3 14 (2.41%) CSS
4 12 (2.07%) Web Services
5 11 (1.89%) Ajax
5 11 (1.89%) XML
6 6 (1.03%) HTML5
6 6 (1.03%) J2EE
6 6 (1.03%) JSP
6 6 (1.03%) JMS
6 6 (1.03%) jQuery
7 5 (0.86%) JSON
7 5 (0.86%) Middleware
7 5 (0.86%) DOM
7 5 (0.86%) JDBC
7 5 (0.86%) ASP.NET
7 5 (0.86%) CSS3
7 5 (0.86%) REST
8 4 (0.69%) XSLT
8 4 (0.69%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (4.13%) PMI
2 21 (3.61%) NHS
3 15 (2.58%) Management Information System
4 9 (1.55%) Mainframe
5 8 (1.38%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.20%) IBM Mainframe
6 7 (1.20%) CESG
6 7 (1.20%) Open Source
7 6 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (1.03%) Data Extraction
7 6 (1.03%) CMDB
8 5 (0.86%) FMCG
9 4 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.69%) Thin Client
9 4 (0.69%) Freedom of Information
9 4 (0.69%) Fat Client
9 4 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (0.69%) Freedom of Information Act
10 3 (0.52%) Economics
10 3 (0.52%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 49 (8.43%) Windows
2 15 (2.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (1.89%) UNIX
4 10 (1.72%) Windows 7
5 8 (1.38%) Linux
6 6 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (0.86%) Windows XP
7 5 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.52%) AIX
8 3 (0.52%) HPUX
8 3 (0.52%) Android
8 3 (0.52%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.34%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.17%) Fedora
10 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (26.51%) PRINCE2
2 99 (17.04%) Stakeholder Management
3 62 (10.67%) Migration
4 53 (9.12%) ITIL
5 51 (8.78%) Agile Software Development
6 48 (8.26%) Change Management
7 44 (7.57%) Business Analysis
8 40 (6.88%) Supplier Management
9 33 (5.68%) Scrum
10 30 (5.16%) Programme Management
11 28 (4.82%) Service Management
12 26 (4.48%) Service Delivery
12 26 (4.48%) Change Control
13 23 (3.96%) Agile Project Management
14 22 (3.79%) Risk Management
14 22 (3.79%) Project Planning
15 21 (3.61%) E-Commerce
16 20 (3.44%) Configuration Management
16 20 (3.44%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 17 (2.93%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (4.13%) Java
2 20 (3.44%) SQL
3 13 (2.24%) JavaScript
4 7 (1.20%) C
5 6 (1.03%) C#
5 6 (1.03%) XPath
6 5 (0.86%) VBA
6 5 (0.86%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.52%) VB
8 2 (0.34%) R
8 2 (0.34%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.34%) PHP
8 2 (0.34%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.17%) Ruby
9 1 (0.17%) Python
9 1 (0.17%) C++
9 1 (0.17%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.17%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 31 (5.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 30 (5.16%) Security Cleared
2 30 (5.16%) PMI Certification
3 29 (4.99%) Degree
4 21 (3.61%) PMP
5 20 (3.44%) ISEB
5 20 (3.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 18 (3.10%) SC Cleared
7 16 (2.75%) APMP
8 13 (2.24%) ISEB Practitioner
9 11 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (1.72%) CISSP
11 9 (1.55%) MCSE
12 7 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (1.03%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 5 (0.86%) CCNA
14 5 (0.86%) HNC
15 3 (0.52%) CIMA
15 3 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 2 (0.34%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.48%) QA
2 4 (0.69%) SLA
2 4 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.34%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.17%) GCP
4 1 (0.17%) GMP
4 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.17%) Basel III
System Software
1 19 (3.27%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.69%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.34%) XenServer
4 2 (0.34%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (1.20%) SCCM
2 4 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (0.52%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.34%) SCOM
5 1 (0.17%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.17%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.17%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 86 (14.80%) Microsoft
2 39 (6.71%) SAP
3 22 (3.79%) Oracle
4 17 (2.93%) VMware
5 15 (2.58%) Cisco
6 13 (2.24%) Citrix
7 12 (2.07%) IBM
8 8 (1.38%) HP
9 6 (1.03%) Avaya
9 6 (1.03%) CheckPoint
10 5 (0.86%) Lotus
11 4 (0.69%) RedPrairie
11 4 (0.69%) Adobe
11 4 (0.69%) Nortel
11 4 (0.69%) JDA
11 4 (0.69%) Symantec
11 4 (0.69%) McAfee
12 3 (0.52%) Endeca
13 2 (0.34%) PeopleSoft
13 2 (0.34%) JBoss
Manchester, Lancashire
Salt
Rate: Negotiable rates
Posted: 1 hour ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £475 - 525 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day D.O.E. - Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
North West
Robert Walters
Rate: £175 - £200 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West England
Jumar Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Mason Frank
Rate: £450 - £575 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Net Talent
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Spring Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago