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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Management
Rank 11 11 16
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs citing Project Management 257 257 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.47% 9.63% 8.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.17% 13.57% 12.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 132 126
Average daily rate
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£381 £373 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.34% +2.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £251 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £474 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £388 £380
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +1.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 10
Average hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +27.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £27.50 £21.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £27.50 £43.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.75 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +18.42%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2112 1894 2123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 69.59% 70.94% 65.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1134 949 1122
Average daily rate £375 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £454 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 87 112
Average hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.95% -6.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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 25 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 25 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 25 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 -4 102 £375 -6.25% 55
Cheshire -7 58 £400 +7.38% 18
Lancashire +10 42 £361 +15.59% 4
Merseyside -8 15 £426 +9.80% 8
Cumbria +1 3 £350 -6.66% 6
Project Management
England

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 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.

1 196 (34.27%) Finance
2 151 (26.40%) PRINCE2
3 101 (17.66%) Stakeholder Management
4 85 (14.86%) Microsoft
5 74 (12.94%) MS Excel
6 68 (11.89%) Banking
7 62 (10.84%) MS Project
8 61 (10.66%) Migration
9 54 (9.44%) ITIL
10 51 (8.92%) MS Office
10 51 (8.92%) Agile Software Development
11 49 (8.57%) Windows
12 48 (8.39%) Change Management
13 43 (7.52%) Business Analysis
14 42 (7.34%) Supplier Management
15 39 (6.82%) Retail
16 38 (6.64%) SAP
17 33 (5.77%) Scrum
18 31 (5.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 31 (5.42%) PMI Certification
19 30 (5.24%) Service Management
19 30 (5.24%) Security Cleared
20 29 (5.07%) Service Delivery
20 29 (5.07%) Programme Management
21 28 (4.90%) Degree
21 28 (4.90%) SharePoint
22 26 (4.55%) PMI
23 25 (4.37%) Risk Management
23 25 (4.37%) QA
23 25 (4.37%) Change Control

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 (4.90%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.40%) CMS
3 6 (1.05%) MS Exchange
4 5 (0.87%) IBM Notes
4 5 (0.87%) Lync
5 4 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (0.52%) IIS
6 3 (0.52%) CICS
7 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.35%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.35%) Drupal
7 2 (0.35%) WordPress
7 2 (0.35%) Adobe CQ
7 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.17%) nginx
8 1 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.17%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 74 (12.94%) MS Excel
2 62 (10.84%) MS Project
3 51 (8.92%) MS Office
4 23 (4.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (4.02%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.17%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 1 (0.17%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (0.87%) SAP EWM
2 4 (0.70%) Oracle Retail
2 4 (0.70%) SAP ERP
2 4 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.52%) SAP HCM
3 3 (0.52%) SAP PM
4 2 (0.35%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 2 (0.35%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.35%) Magento
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.17%) GoldMine
5 1 (0.17%) CA Clarity
5 1 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.17%) Maximo
5 1 (0.17%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.17%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.17%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.17%) Exstream
5 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.05%) Office 365
2 1 (0.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.45%) SAN
2 13 (2.27%) Firewall
3 10 (1.75%) LAN
4 9 (1.57%) Internet
5 8 (1.40%) WAN
5 8 (1.40%) DHCP
5 8 (1.40%) DNS
6 7 (1.22%) Wireless
7 5 (0.87%) Intranet
8 4 (0.70%) IP Telephony
8 4 (0.70%) MPLS
8 4 (0.70%) VPN
8 4 (0.70%) WLAN
9 3 (0.52%) VoIP
9 3 (0.52%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.52%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.35%) Network Security
10 2 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.35%) NGN
11 1 (0.17%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.62%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.22%) DB2
3 6 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (0.70%) MySQL
5 4 (0.70%) Ingres
6 3 (0.52%) Cognos Query Studio
6 3 (0.52%) Cognos Analysis Studio
6 3 (0.52%) Cognos Report Studio
6 3 (0.52%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 3 (0.52%) Cognos Connection
6 3 (0.52%) Cognos Event Studio
6 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.35%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.35%) Big Data
7 2 (0.35%) MS Access
7 2 (0.35%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 5 (0.87%) Maven
2 2 (0.35%) MSI
2 2 (0.35%) AdminStudio
2 2 (0.35%) Subversion
2 2 (0.35%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.35%) Cucumber
2 2 (0.35%) Wise Package Studio
2 2 (0.35%) Calabash
3 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.17%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.17%) JIRA
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 196 (34.27%) Finance
2 68 (11.89%) Banking
3 39 (6.82%) Retail
4 16 (2.80%) Manufacturing
5 14 (2.45%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.92%) Retail Banking
7 10 (1.75%) Marketing
8 9 (1.57%) Local Government
8 9 (1.57%) Advertising
9 6 (1.05%) Billing
9 6 (1.05%) Legal
10 5 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.70%) Automotive
12 3 (0.52%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.52%) Back Office
12 3 (0.52%) French Language
13 2 (0.35%) German Language
13 2 (0.35%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.35%) Electronics
13 2 (0.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 254 (44.41%) Project Manager
2 77 (13.46%) Analyst
3 50 (8.74%) Business Analyst
4 36 (6.29%) Senior Manager
5 33 (5.77%) Senior Project Manager
6 30 (5.24%) Programme Manager
7 21 (3.67%) Architect
8 20 (3.50%) Developer
9 18 (3.15%) Infrastructure Manager
10 17 (2.97%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 16 (2.80%) Change Manager
12 13 (2.27%) Delivery Manager
13 12 (2.10%) IT Project Manager
13 12 (2.10%) Project Analyst
13 12 (2.10%) PMO Analyst
13 12 (2.10%) PMO Lead
14 10 (1.75%) PMO Manager
14 10 (1.75%) Project Planner
15 9 (1.57%) Consultant
15 9 (1.57%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.67%) .NET
2 14 (2.45%) HTML
3 13 (2.27%) CSS
4 12 (2.10%) Web Services
5 11 (1.92%) XML
6 10 (1.75%) Ajax
7 6 (1.05%) jQuery
7 6 (1.05%) HTML5
8 5 (0.87%) REST
8 5 (0.87%) CSS3
8 5 (0.87%) JSON
8 5 (0.87%) DOM
8 5 (0.87%) JMS
8 5 (0.87%) Middleware
8 5 (0.87%) ASP.NET
9 4 (0.70%) J2EE
9 4 (0.70%) JSP
9 4 (0.70%) XSLT
9 4 (0.70%) Java EE
10 3 (0.52%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 26 (4.55%) PMI
2 20 (3.50%) NHS
3 14 (2.45%) Management Information System
4 8 (1.40%) Mainframe
4 8 (1.40%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.22%) CESG
5 7 (1.22%) Open Source
6 6 (1.05%) CMDB
6 6 (1.05%) IBM Mainframe
6 6 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (0.87%) Data Extraction
7 5 (0.87%) FMCG
8 4 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (0.70%) Freedom of Information Act
8 4 (0.70%) Freedom of Information
8 4 (0.70%) Thin Client
8 4 (0.70%) Fat Client
8 4 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.52%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.52%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 49 (8.57%) Windows
2 16 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (1.92%) UNIX
4 9 (1.57%) Windows 7
5 8 (1.40%) Linux
6 7 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (0.87%) Windows XP
7 5 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.52%) Android
8 3 (0.52%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.52%) AIX
8 3 (0.52%) HPUX
9 2 (0.35%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.35%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.17%) Solaris
10 1 (0.17%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (26.40%) PRINCE2
2 101 (17.66%) Stakeholder Management
3 61 (10.66%) Migration
4 54 (9.44%) ITIL
5 51 (8.92%) Agile Software Development
6 48 (8.39%) Change Management
7 43 (7.52%) Business Analysis
8 42 (7.34%) Supplier Management
9 33 (5.77%) Scrum
10 30 (5.24%) Service Management
11 29 (5.07%) Service Delivery
11 29 (5.07%) Programme Management
12 25 (4.37%) Risk Management
12 25 (4.37%) Change Control
13 23 (4.02%) Agile Project Management
13 23 (4.02%) Project Planning
14 21 (3.67%) E-Commerce
15 20 (3.50%) Configuration Management
15 20 (3.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 17 (2.97%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (3.85%) Java
2 19 (3.32%) SQL
3 12 (2.10%) JavaScript
4 6 (1.05%) C#
4 6 (1.05%) XPath
5 5 (0.87%) PowerShell
5 5 (0.87%) VBA
6 4 (0.70%) C
7 3 (0.52%) VB
8 2 (0.35%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.35%) PHP
8 2 (0.35%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.17%) Ruby
9 1 (0.17%) Python
9 1 (0.17%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.17%) C++
9 1 (0.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 31 (5.42%) PMI Certification
1 31 (5.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 30 (5.24%) Security Cleared
3 28 (4.90%) Degree
4 23 (4.02%) PMP
5 20 (3.50%) ISEB
5 20 (3.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 18 (3.15%) SC Cleared
7 16 (2.80%) APMP
8 13 (2.27%) ISEB Practitioner
9 10 (1.75%) CISSP
9 10 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (1.57%) MCSE
11 7 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (1.05%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 5 (0.87%) HNC
13 5 (0.87%) CCNA
14 3 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 2 (0.35%) CIMA
15 2 (0.35%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.37%) QA
2 4 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.52%) SLA
4 2 (0.35%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.17%) Basel III
5 1 (0.17%) GCP
5 1 (0.17%) GMP
System Software
1 18 (3.15%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.87%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.35%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.35%) XenServer
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (1.22%) SCCM
2 4 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (0.52%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.35%) SCOM
5 1 (0.17%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.17%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.17%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 85 (14.86%) Microsoft
2 38 (6.64%) SAP
3 21 (3.67%) Oracle
4 18 (3.15%) VMware
5 16 (2.80%) Cisco
6 12 (2.10%) Citrix
7 10 (1.75%) IBM
8 9 (1.57%) HP
9 6 (1.05%) Avaya
9 6 (1.05%) CheckPoint
10 5 (0.87%) Lotus
11 4 (0.70%) McAfee
11 4 (0.70%) Symantec
11 4 (0.70%) Nortel
11 4 (0.70%) JDA
11 4 (0.70%) Adobe
11 4 (0.70%) Endeca
11 4 (0.70%) RedPrairie
12 3 (0.52%) Cognos
12 3 (0.52%) Informatica
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Posted: Yesterday
Salford
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
networx
Rate: Circa £40,000 - £45,000 pa plus benefits depending on skills
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool
Networx Recruitment
Rate: Circa £40,000 - £45,000 pa plus benefits depending on skills
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
NES Global Talent
Rate: Good Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £510.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Greater Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Greater Manchester
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
North West England
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Macclesfield
Interquest - IQ ESM
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Greater Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Liverpool
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £17 - 36 per hour
Posted: 26 days ago