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 9 December 2016 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Management
Rank 14 14 13
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Project Management 270 344 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.59% 8.33% 8.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.24% 10.48% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 234 157
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £266 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £407 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.68% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 3
Median hourly rate £22.00 £35.01 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.16% -11.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £20.33 £24.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £54.60 £41.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.44 £28.69
% change year-on-year
-12.53% +9.58%
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
2638 3284 2521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.91% 79.48% 77.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1770 1995 1498
Median daily rate £413 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 128 107
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.15 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% +9.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.46 £12.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £47.71 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.02% +36.00%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Management within the North West region over the 3 months to 9 December 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
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statistics and trends)
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 0 122 £400 +6.66% 34
Cheshire +5 76 £450 +4.65% 13
Lancashire -11 28 £450 +1.69% 9
Merseyside -9 16 £431 +38.00% 10
Cumbria +10 4 £225 -55.00% 2
Project Management
England

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, 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.

1 163 (30.99%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (26.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 129 (24.52%) Finance
4 101 (19.20%) PRINCE2
5 78 (14.83%) Microsoft
6 55 (10.46%) Analytical Skills
7 54 (10.27%) Scrum
8 53 (10.08%) Migration
8 53 (10.08%) MS Excel
9 47 (8.94%) Waterfall
10 46 (8.75%) ITIL
10 46 (8.75%) MS Office
11 45 (8.56%) SQL
11 45 (8.56%) Business Analysis
12 43 (8.17%) MS PowerPoint
12 43 (8.17%) Change Management
13 41 (7.79%) Data Centre
14 39 (7.41%) Oracle
14 39 (7.41%) Windows
15 37 (7.03%) Business Intelligence
16 36 (6.84%) Security Cleared
17 35 (6.65%) Agile Project Management
17 35 (6.65%) MS Visio
18 34 (6.46%) ERP
18 34 (6.46%) JIRA
19 33 (6.27%) Programme Management
20 32 (6.08%) Banking
21 31 (5.89%) Risk Management
22 30 (5.70%) Degree
23 29 (5.51%) Management Information System

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 8 (1.52%) Apache
1 8 (1.52%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.33%) CMS
2 7 (1.33%) MS Exchange
3 5 (0.95%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.38%) Drupal
4 2 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (0.38%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.19%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.19%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.19%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.19%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.19%) Confluence
5 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.19%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.19%) nginx
5 1 (0.19%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.19%) SAP Portal
5 1 (0.19%) SAS
5 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 53 (10.08%) MS Excel
2 46 (8.75%) MS Office
3 43 (8.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 35 (6.65%) MS Visio
5 23 (4.37%) MS Project
6 2 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.19%) Mingle
7 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.33%) Oracle Applications
1 7 (1.33%) Oracle EBS R12
1 7 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (1.14%) BASE24
2 6 (1.14%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.95%) SAP ERP
3 5 (0.95%) SAP HR
4 4 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.76%) SAP GRC
4 4 (0.76%) Unit4 Business World
5 3 (0.57%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.38%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.38%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.19%) Magento
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.19%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.19%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.19%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.90%) IaaS
1 10 (1.90%) SaaS
2 7 (1.33%) Office 365
3 4 (0.76%) SuccessFactors
4 3 (0.57%) IBM Cloud
4 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.57%) PaaS
4 3 (0.57%) SoftLayer
5 2 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.04%) LAN
2 15 (2.85%) WAN
3 14 (2.66%) Firewall
4 10 (1.90%) Internet
5 8 (1.52%) DNS
5 8 (1.52%) Radio Access Network
6 6 (1.14%) ATM
6 6 (1.14%) Network Security
7 5 (0.95%) IP Telephony
7 5 (0.95%) SAN
7 5 (0.95%) Skype
7 5 (0.95%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.95%) VoIP
8 4 (0.76%) GSM
8 4 (0.76%) SSL
8 4 (0.76%) UMTS
9 3 (0.57%) Broadband
9 3 (0.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 3 (0.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (0.57%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (1.71%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (0.95%) GIS
5 5 (0.95%) Oracle BI EE
5 5 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (0.95%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.76%) MySQL
6 4 (0.76%) SAP BW
6 4 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.57%) Big Data
7 3 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (0.57%) Data Mining
7 3 (0.57%) SAP HANA
7 3 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.38%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.19%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 34 (6.46%) JIRA
2 14 (2.66%) Git (software)
3 11 (2.09%) Subversion
4 10 (1.90%) Cucumber
5 5 (0.95%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.76%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.57%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.19%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.19%) Selenium
8 1 (0.19%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.19%) Vagrant
General
1 129 (24.52%) Finance
2 32 (6.08%) Banking
3 24 (4.56%) Retail
4 20 (3.80%) Manufacturing
5 14 (2.66%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.09%) Back Office
6 11 (2.09%) Marketing
7 9 (1.71%) Games
8 8 (1.52%) Legal
9 6 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (1.14%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.57%) Billing
10 3 (0.57%) Front Office
10 3 (0.57%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.57%) Local Government
11 2 (0.38%) Advertising
11 2 (0.38%) Automotive
11 2 (0.38%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.19%) Electronics
12 1 (0.19%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 184 (34.98%) Project Manager
2 80 (15.21%) Analyst
3 47 (8.94%) Business Analyst
4 39 (7.41%) Developer
5 38 (7.22%) Delivery Manager
6 28 (5.32%) IT Manager
7 27 (5.13%) Architect
8 18 (3.42%) Migration Manager
9 17 (3.23%) Senior Developer
10 16 (3.04%) .NET Developer
10 16 (3.04%) Business Manager
10 16 (3.04%) Change Manager
10 16 (3.04%) Migration Project Manager
11 15 (2.85%) ASP.NET Developer
11 15 (2.85%) Senior Manager
11 15 (2.85%) Service Manager
11 15 (2.85%) Technical Manager
12 14 (2.66%) C# Developer
12 14 (2.66%) Infrastructure Manager
12 14 (2.66%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.75%) HTML
2 21 (3.99%) .NET
3 19 (3.61%) CSS
4 17 (3.23%) ASP.NET
5 15 (2.85%) .NET Framework
5 15 (2.85%) Entity Framework
6 14 (2.66%) ASP.NET MVC
6 14 (2.66%) Web Services
7 12 (2.28%) XML
8 11 (2.09%) jQuery
8 11 (2.09%) NHibernate
9 10 (1.90%) Gherkin
10 8 (1.52%) J2EE
10 8 (1.52%) JSON
11 6 (1.14%) HTML5
11 6 (1.14%) REST
11 6 (1.14%) WCF
12 5 (0.95%) Middleware
13 4 (0.76%) Ajax
13 4 (0.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 55 (10.46%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (7.79%) Data Centre
3 29 (5.51%) Management Information System
4 24 (4.56%) User Experience
5 17 (3.23%) NHS
6 12 (2.28%) Life Science
7 10 (1.90%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.90%) Wiki
8 9 (1.71%) Mainframe
9 7 (1.33%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.14%) Blackberry
10 6 (1.14%) EMV
10 6 (1.14%) IBM Mainframe
10 6 (1.14%) Performance Metrics
10 6 (1.14%) Smart Meter
10 6 (1.14%) Smartphone
10 6 (1.14%) Tandem
10 6 (1.14%) Visualisation
11 5 (0.95%) Driving Licence
11 5 (0.95%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 39 (7.41%) Windows
2 18 (3.42%) Android
2 18 (3.42%) Unix
3 15 (2.85%) Apple iOS
4 14 (2.66%) Linux
5 6 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.14%) Windows Phone
5 6 (1.14%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (0.95%) AIX
7 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (30.99%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (26.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 101 (19.20%) PRINCE2
4 54 (10.27%) Scrum
5 53 (10.08%) Migration
6 47 (8.94%) Waterfall
7 46 (8.75%) ITIL
8 45 (8.56%) Business Analysis
9 43 (8.17%) Change Management
10 37 (7.03%) Business Intelligence
11 35 (6.65%) Agile Project Management
12 34 (6.46%) ERP
13 33 (6.27%) Programme Management
14 31 (5.89%) Risk Management
15 28 (5.32%) Service Management
16 26 (4.94%) Supplier Management
17 25 (4.75%) BDD
18 23 (4.37%) Change Control
18 23 (4.37%) Service Delivery
19 22 (4.18%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 45 (8.56%) SQL
2 26 (4.94%) JavaScript
3 25 (4.75%) Java
4 19 (3.61%) C#
5 8 (1.52%) Python
6 6 (1.14%) COBOL
6 6 (1.14%) PL/SQL
7 5 (0.95%) Bash Shell
7 5 (0.95%) PHP
8 3 (0.57%) C
8 3 (0.57%) Objective-C
8 3 (0.57%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.38%) C++
9 2 (0.38%) Delphi
9 2 (0.38%) ES6
10 1 (0.19%) Perl
10 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.19%) VB
10 1 (0.19%) VB6
10 1 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 36 (6.84%) Security Cleared
2 30 (5.70%) Degree
3 27 (5.13%) SC Cleared
4 17 (3.23%) PMI Certification
4 17 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 16 (3.04%) PMP
6 10 (1.90%) ISEB
7 9 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 6 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.95%) APMP
9 5 (0.95%) MCSE
9 5 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.76%) RHCSA
11 2 (0.38%) CISSP
11 2 (0.38%) ECDL
11 2 (0.38%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.38%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
12 1 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.99%) QA
2 4 (0.76%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (0.76%) SLA
3 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.38%) P3O
3 2 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.19%) COBIT
4 1 (0.19%) SEPA
System Software
1 23 (4.37%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (0.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 2 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.38%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.38%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.19%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.19%) Varnish
5 1 (0.19%) vSphere
5 1 (0.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (1.14%) Puppet
2 5 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.76%) AirWatch
4 3 (0.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (0.57%) SCCM
5 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.38%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.19%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.19%) Netcool
6 1 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.19%) SCOM
6 1 (0.19%) WSUS
6 1 (0.19%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 78 (14.83%) Microsoft
2 39 (7.41%) Oracle
3 29 (5.51%) SAP
4 13 (2.47%) Citrix
5 9 (1.71%) IBM
6 8 (1.52%) HP
7 7 (1.33%) Hyperion
8 6 (1.14%) Apple
8 6 (1.14%) Cisco
8 6 (1.14%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.14%) ServiceNow
8 6 (1.14%) VMware
9 5 (0.95%) SaltStack
9 5 (0.95%) Wyse
10 4 (0.76%) Ariba
10 4 (0.76%) Concur
10 4 (0.76%) F5
10 4 (0.76%) Google
10 4 (0.76%) LANDesk
11 3 (0.57%) Veritas
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