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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Management
Rank 18 12 12
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing Project Management 322 302 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.47% 9.59% 9.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.55% 12.56% 12.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 181 129
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £41.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.21% +164.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £45.00 £39.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.34 £31.47 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +14.43%
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
3051 2405 2025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.27% 76.40% 74.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1872 1428 1031
Average daily rate £400 £385 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 99 108
Average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.30 £49.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -3 152 £375 +9.09% 69
Cheshire -10 59 £430 +8.17% 21
Lancashire +21 57 £435 +33.84% 9
Merseyside -7 24 £265 -32.05% 11
Cumbria -6 3 £400 - 1
Project Management
England

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 262 (35.79%) Finance
2 221 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
3 190 (25.96%) PRINCE2
4 150 (20.49%) Stakeholder Management
5 83 (11.34%) Waterfall
6 77 (10.52%) Business Analysis
7 73 (9.97%) Banking
8 69 (9.43%) ITIL
9 68 (9.29%) Change Management
10 67 (9.15%) Migration
11 66 (9.02%) Microsoft
11 66 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
12 63 (8.61%) MS Excel
13 59 (8.06%) Risk Management
14 49 (6.69%) Security Cleared
15 47 (6.42%) Service Management
16 46 (6.28%) Scrum
17 44 (6.01%) Web Services
18 41 (5.60%) Windows
18 41 (5.60%) User Stories
19 40 (5.46%) Retail
20 39 (5.33%) Supplier Management
20 39 (5.33%) Degree
20 39 (5.33%) Management Information System
21 38 (5.19%) Oracle
22 37 (5.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
23 36 (4.92%) SDLC
24 35 (4.78%) Service Delivery
25 34 (4.64%) PMI Certification
25 34 (4.64%) MS Project

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 21 (2.87%) SharePoint
2 16 (2.19%) Confluence
3 14 (1.91%) SAS
4 12 (1.64%) Tuxedo
5 11 (1.50%) Lync
6 9 (1.23%) IBM Domino
7 6 (0.82%) CMS
7 6 (0.82%) IIS
8 3 (0.41%) CICS
8 3 (0.41%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.41%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.41%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.41%) WordPress
9 2 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.27%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.27%) Sonic ESB
10 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.14%) Node.js
Applications
1 63 (8.61%) MS Excel
2 34 (4.64%) MS Project
3 30 (4.10%) MS Office
4 27 (3.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (2.19%) MS Visio
6 8 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.27%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
1 6 (0.82%) SAP HR
1 6 (0.82%) SAP Payroll
2 4 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.55%) Primavera
3 3 (0.41%) CA PPM
3 3 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.41%) SAP PS
4 2 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.27%) Magento
4 2 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.14%) Maximo
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle FAH
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.14%) Tridion
5 1 (0.14%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.82%) SaaS
1 6 (0.82%) SuccessFactors
2 5 (0.68%) IaaS
2 5 (0.68%) Office 365
3 4 (0.55%) PaaS
4 3 (0.41%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.14%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.73%) WAN
2 15 (2.05%) LAN
3 12 (1.64%) VoIP
4 10 (1.37%) Internet
4 10 (1.37%) Intranet
5 9 (1.23%) Network Security
6 8 (1.09%) Cisco IPT
6 8 (1.09%) SAN
7 6 (0.82%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (0.68%) DHCP
8 5 (0.68%) DNS
8 5 (0.68%) TCP/IP
8 5 (0.68%) Wireless
9 3 (0.41%) DMZ
9 3 (0.41%) Firewall
9 3 (0.41%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.27%) 4G
10 2 (0.27%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.27%) Skype
10 2 (0.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (1.64%) SQL Server
3 11 (1.50%) Relational Database
4 10 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
5 9 (1.23%) Base SAS
5 9 (1.23%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 9 (1.23%) SAS EBI
6 7 (0.96%) MS Access
7 6 (0.82%) MySQL
8 5 (0.68%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.55%) Big Data
9 4 (0.55%) DB2
9 4 (0.55%) GIS
10 2 (0.27%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.27%) DataStage
10 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.14%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.14%) Informix
11 1 (0.14%) Oracle Discoverer
11 1 (0.14%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 29 (3.96%) JIRA
2 17 (2.32%) Git (software)
3 14 (1.91%) Subversion
4 7 (0.96%) Selenium
5 6 (0.82%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.68%) Cucumber
7 4 (0.55%) Maven
7 4 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.55%) TestDirector
8 3 (0.41%) Ant
8 3 (0.41%) Fiddler
8 3 (0.41%) HP UFT
8 3 (0.41%) Hudson
8 3 (0.41%) JUnit
8 3 (0.41%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.27%) eggPlant
9 2 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.27%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.14%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.14%) LoadRunner
General
1 262 (35.79%) Finance
2 73 (9.97%) Banking
3 40 (5.46%) Retail
4 21 (2.87%) Telecoms
5 20 (2.73%) Manufacturing
6 14 (1.91%) Legal
7 13 (1.78%) Pharmaceutical
8 11 (1.50%) Law
8 11 (1.50%) Local Government
9 8 (1.09%) Billing
10 7 (0.96%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.82%) Marketing
12 4 (0.55%) Back Office
12 4 (0.55%) Front Office
12 4 (0.55%) Games
12 4 (0.55%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.55%) Publishing
13 3 (0.41%) Advertising
14 2 (0.27%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.14%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 254 (34.70%) Project Manager
2 130 (17.76%) Analyst
3 92 (12.57%) Business Analyst
4 49 (6.69%) Delivery Manager
5 41 (5.60%) Senior Manager
6 39 (5.33%) IT Manager
7 32 (4.37%) Developer
8 31 (4.23%) IT Project Manager
9 30 (4.10%) Architect
10 28 (3.83%) Infrastructure Manager
11 27 (3.69%) Technical Manager
12 26 (3.55%) Consultant
12 26 (3.55%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 26 (3.55%) Senior Project Manager
13 25 (3.42%) Service Manager
14 21 (2.87%) Programme Manager
15 20 (2.73%) Digital Analyst
15 20 (2.73%) Digital Business Analyst
16 16 (2.19%) Banking Project Manager
16 16 (2.19%) Digital Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (6.01%) Web Services
2 18 (2.46%) .NET
2 18 (2.46%) HTML
3 14 (1.91%) CSS
4 12 (1.64%) Middleware
5 9 (1.23%) HTML5
6 8 (1.09%) JSON
6 8 (1.09%) REST
7 7 (0.96%) CSS3
8 6 (0.82%) XML
9 4 (0.55%) Ajax
9 4 (0.55%) ASP.NET
9 4 (0.55%) jQuery
10 3 (0.41%) JSP
10 3 (0.41%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (0.41%) Spring
10 3 (0.41%) Spring MVC
10 3 (0.41%) XSD
11 2 (0.27%) LAMP
12 1 (0.14%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 66 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (5.33%) Management Information System
3 28 (3.83%) Data Centre
4 21 (2.87%) Mainframe
5 17 (2.32%) NHS
6 15 (2.05%) PMI
7 13 (1.78%) User Experience
8 8 (1.09%) iPad
8 8 (1.09%) Mobile App
9 7 (0.96%) Smartphone
10 6 (0.82%) Data Integration
10 6 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (0.82%) Social Media
11 3 (0.41%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.41%) Data Extraction
11 3 (0.41%) SWIFT
11 3 (0.41%) Wiki
12 2 (0.27%) Animation
12 2 (0.27%) IPTV
12 2 (0.27%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 41 (5.60%) Windows
2 20 (2.73%) Unix
3 19 (2.60%) Linux
4 18 (2.46%) Android
5 16 (2.19%) Windows Server
6 12 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (1.64%) VME
7 11 (1.50%) Apple iOS
8 8 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.55%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.41%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.27%) OS/2
12 2 (0.27%) Solaris
12 2 (0.27%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.27%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (25.96%) PRINCE2
3 150 (20.49%) Stakeholder Management
4 83 (11.34%) Waterfall
5 77 (10.52%) Business Analysis
6 69 (9.43%) ITIL
7 68 (9.29%) Change Management
8 67 (9.15%) Migration
9 59 (8.06%) Risk Management
10 47 (6.42%) Service Management
11 46 (6.28%) Scrum
12 41 (5.60%) User Stories
13 39 (5.33%) Supplier Management
14 36 (4.92%) SDLC
15 35 (4.78%) Service Delivery
16 34 (4.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 31 (4.23%) Agile Project Management
18 30 (4.10%) Open Source
19 29 (3.96%) Project Planning
20 27 (3.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 28 (3.83%) SQL
2 24 (3.28%) Java
3 17 (2.32%) JavaScript
4 13 (1.78%) Python
5 11 (1.50%) COBOL
6 10 (1.37%) PowerShell
7 9 (1.23%) C
8 8 (1.09%) C#
9 7 (0.96%) Objective-C
10 6 (0.82%) C++
11 5 (0.68%) PHP
12 3 (0.41%) Groovy
12 3 (0.41%) Perl
12 3 (0.41%) VBScript
13 1 (0.14%) Delphi
13 1 (0.14%) LINC
13 1 (0.14%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.14%) R
13 1 (0.14%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 49 (6.69%) Security Cleared
2 39 (5.33%) Degree
3 37 (5.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 34 (4.64%) PMI Certification
5 31 (4.23%) PMP
6 24 (3.28%) SC Cleared
7 15 (2.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 13 (1.78%) BPSS Clearance
9 11 (1.50%) APMP
9 11 (1.50%) ISEB
10 9 (1.23%) DV Cleared
11 7 (0.96%) PgMP
12 6 (0.82%) CISSP
12 6 (0.82%) MCITP
12 6 (0.82%) MCSE
12 6 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.68%) CCNA
13 5 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.41%) CCDP
14 3 (0.41%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.19%) QA
2 15 (2.05%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.09%) P3O
5 5 (0.68%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.55%) SLA
7 1 (0.14%) Basel II
7 1 (0.14%) FATCA
7 1 (0.14%) GMP
7 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (1.78%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.64%) XenApp
3 9 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.68%) XenDesktop
5 4 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.41%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.27%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.27%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.27%) XenServer
8 1 (0.14%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 8 (1.09%) AirWatch
1 8 (1.09%) XenMobile
2 6 (0.82%) SCCM
3 4 (0.55%) SCOM
3 4 (0.55%) SCOrch
4 3 (0.41%) BladeLogic
4 3 (0.41%) EdgeSight
4 3 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.41%) Nagios
5 1 (0.14%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.14%) Netcool
5 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.14%) StatsD
5 1 (0.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.14%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 66 (9.02%) Microsoft
2 38 (5.19%) Oracle
3 30 (4.10%) SAP
4 18 (2.46%) Citrix
4 18 (2.46%) HP
5 17 (2.32%) ServiceNow
6 16 (2.19%) Cisco
7 15 (2.05%) Red Hat
8 13 (1.78%) IBM
8 13 (1.78%) VMware
9 11 (1.50%) BT
9 11 (1.50%) Micro Focus
10 6 (0.82%) Apple
10 6 (0.82%) Avaya
11 5 (0.68%) Google
11 5 (0.68%) Wyse
12 4 (0.55%) EMC
12 4 (0.55%) hybris
12 4 (0.55%) Splunk
13 3 (0.41%) Twitter
Chester, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Rate: 400 - 425
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Rate: 400 - 425
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Burnley
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + doe
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: Market Daily Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £340 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Coburg Banks IT
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £450 - 550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North West
Sanderson
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £370.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North West
Oliver James Associates
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
Intapeople
Rate: £380 - £430 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Charity Commission
Rate: From £46,196 to £50,818 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Warrington
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Bluetown Online LTD
Posted: 13 days ago
Lancashire
Computer Futures
Rate: £240 - £280 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
North West England
Interquest Group PLC
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 20 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £220 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Merseyside
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £280.00 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Manchester
MRP Global
Posted: 27 days ago