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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Management
Rank 12 10 15
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Contract jobs citing Project Management 289 247 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.19% 9.25% 8.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.45% 12.71% 12.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 130 112
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 £251 £250 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 9
Average hourly rate £40.50 £21.57 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.76% -18.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.24 £14.99 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £38.55 £53.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £27.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.59% -16.15%
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
2321 1944 1719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.80% 72.84% 66.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1383 991 928
Average daily rate £375 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 97 78
Average hourly rate £27.00 £33.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +53.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +1 120 £325 -13.33% 69
Cheshire 0 90 £390 +4.00% 29
Merseyside +9 27 £350 -9.09% 17
Lancashire -9 22 £335 +21.81% 8
Cumbria 0 3 - - 4
Project Management
England

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 210 (36.33%) Finance
2 127 (21.97%) PRINCE2
3 97 (16.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 89 (15.40%) Agile Software Development
5 79 (13.67%) Microsoft
6 66 (11.42%) Banking
7 65 (11.25%) Analytical Skills
8 60 (10.38%) ITIL
9 51 (8.82%) Migration
10 48 (8.30%) Retail
11 44 (7.61%) MS Excel
12 42 (7.27%) Windows
12 42 (7.27%) MS Office
13 40 (6.92%) MS Project
14 37 (6.40%) Oracle
15 35 (6.06%) Service Delivery
16 34 (5.88%) Risk Management
16 34 (5.88%) Security Cleared
17 32 (5.54%) Degree
17 32 (5.54%) Scrum
18 31 (5.36%) Change Management
19 30 (5.19%) Programme Management
20 29 (5.02%) Project Planning
20 29 (5.02%) Agile Project Management
21 28 (4.84%) Stakeholder Engagement
21 28 (4.84%) SAP
22 27 (4.67%) SQL
22 27 (4.67%) PMI Certification
22 27 (4.67%) ERP
23 26 (4.50%) Supplier Management

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 21 (3.63%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.56%) MS Exchange
3 7 (1.21%) CICS
4 5 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (0.87%) IIS
4 5 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.69%) NetWeaver
5 4 (0.69%) IBM Notes
6 3 (0.52%) SAS
6 3 (0.52%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.52%) Confluence
7 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.35%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.17%) Drupal
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Spatial
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle 9iAS
8 1 (0.17%) Site Server
8 1 (0.17%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.17%) CMS
Applications
1 44 (7.61%) MS Excel
2 42 (7.27%) MS Office
3 40 (6.92%) MS Project
4 23 (3.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (1.21%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.17%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 8 (1.38%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.87%) SAP ERP
3 5 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.69%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.52%) SAP MM
5 3 (0.52%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.35%) SAP EWM
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle HRMS
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.35%) Tridion
6 2 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.17%) Retail-J
7 1 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.17%) SAP PM
7 1 (0.17%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.35%) Office 365
2 1 (0.17%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.77%) Firewall
2 11 (1.90%) Internet
3 10 (1.73%) DNS
3 10 (1.73%) DHCP
4 9 (1.56%) WAN
5 7 (1.21%) LAN
6 6 (1.04%) 4G
7 5 (0.87%) SAN
8 4 (0.69%) Intranet
8 4 (0.69%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.35%) ATM
9 2 (0.35%) VPN
9 2 (0.35%) Network Security
10 1 (0.17%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.17%) SNMP
10 1 (0.17%) SMTP
10 1 (0.17%) GSM
10 1 (0.17%) PBX
10 1 (0.17%) PSTN
10 1 (0.17%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.90%) DB2
2 7 (1.21%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.21%) Big Data
3 6 (1.04%) SAP BW
3 6 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (0.87%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.69%) Cognos Analysis Studio
5 4 (0.69%) Cognos Report Studio
5 4 (0.69%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 4 (0.69%) Cognos Transformer
5 4 (0.69%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.69%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.52%) MySQL
7 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.35%) OLAP
7 2 (0.35%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 12 (2.08%) JIRA
2 4 (0.69%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (0.52%) Selenium
3 3 (0.52%) Subversion
3 3 (0.52%) JUnit
3 3 (0.52%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.17%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.17%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 210 (36.33%) Finance
2 66 (11.42%) Banking
3 48 (8.30%) Retail
4 25 (4.33%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.08%) Legal
6 11 (1.90%) Retail Banking
7 9 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
8 8 (1.38%) Law
8 8 (1.38%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.38%) Local Government
9 6 (1.04%) Marketing
10 4 (0.69%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.35%) Games
11 2 (0.35%) Advertising
11 2 (0.35%) Back Office
11 2 (0.35%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.17%) Electronics
12 1 (0.17%) Automotive
12 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 268 (46.37%) Project Manager
2 69 (11.94%) Analyst
3 32 (5.54%) Business Analyst
4 26 (4.50%) Consultant
5 25 (4.33%) Senior Manager
6 24 (4.15%) IT Project Manager
7 23 (3.98%) Programme Manager
8 22 (3.81%) Senior Project Manager
9 20 (3.46%) Infrastructure Manager
10 18 (3.11%) Developer
11 17 (2.94%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 17 (2.94%) Coordinator
11 17 (2.94%) Architect
12 16 (2.77%) Project Coordinator
12 16 (2.77%) Service Manager
13 13 (2.25%) Delivery Manager
14 11 (1.90%) Project Analyst
14 11 (1.90%) Test Manager
15 10 (1.73%) Administrator
15 10 (1.73%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.42%) HTML
1 14 (2.42%) CSS
1 14 (2.42%) XML
2 12 (2.08%) .NET
3 10 (1.73%) JSP
3 10 (1.73%) Web Services
4 7 (1.21%) jQuery
4 7 (1.21%) JNDI
4 7 (1.21%) JMS
4 7 (1.21%) JDBC
4 7 (1.21%) J2EE
5 4 (0.69%) CSS3
5 4 (0.69%) HTML5
5 4 (0.69%) Spring
6 3 (0.52%) Spring MVC
6 3 (0.52%) Ajax
6 3 (0.52%) SAP Basis
6 3 (0.52%) SOAP
6 3 (0.52%) XSD
6 3 (0.52%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 65 (11.25%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.46%) Management Information System
3 16 (2.77%) Mainframe
4 13 (2.25%) NHS
5 10 (1.73%) PMI
5 10 (1.73%) IBM Mainframe
6 9 (1.56%) Visualisation
7 6 (1.04%) User Experience
8 5 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (0.87%) Life Science
8 5 (0.87%) Handset
8 5 (0.87%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.69%) iPad
9 4 (0.69%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.69%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.69%) Freedom of Information
9 4 (0.69%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.69%) Freedom of Information Act
9 4 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.52%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 42 (7.27%) Windows
2 13 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (1.73%) UNIX
4 9 (1.56%) Linux
4 9 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (1.38%) Windows 7
5 8 (1.38%) Windows XP
6 6 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.87%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.52%) Solaris
9 2 (0.35%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.35%) Android
9 2 (0.35%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.35%) VME
10 1 (0.17%) AIX
10 1 (0.17%) HPUX
10 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (21.97%) PRINCE2
2 97 (16.78%) Stakeholder Management
3 89 (15.40%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (10.38%) ITIL
5 51 (8.82%) Migration
6 35 (6.06%) Service Delivery
7 34 (5.88%) Risk Management
8 32 (5.54%) Scrum
9 31 (5.36%) Change Management
10 30 (5.19%) Programme Management
11 29 (5.02%) Project Planning
11 29 (5.02%) Agile Project Management
12 28 (4.84%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 27 (4.67%) ERP
14 26 (4.50%) Supplier Management
15 25 (4.33%) Business Analysis
16 24 (4.15%) E-Commerce
17 23 (3.98%) PRINCE
18 22 (3.81%) Waterfall
19 21 (3.63%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 27 (4.67%) SQL
2 19 (3.29%) Java
3 7 (1.21%) C
4 6 (1.04%) JavaScript
4 6 (1.04%) PL/SQL
5 4 (0.69%) VBA
6 3 (0.52%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.35%) C#
7 2 (0.35%) XPath
8 1 (0.17%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.17%) Python
8 1 (0.17%) PHP
8 1 (0.17%) VBScript
8 1 (0.17%) ABAP
8 1 (0.17%) SQR
Qualifications
1 34 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 32 (5.54%) Degree
3 27 (4.67%) PMI Certification
4 23 (3.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 22 (3.81%) PMP
6 18 (3.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 15 (2.60%) SC Cleared
8 10 (1.73%) ISEB
9 8 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (1.04%) MCSE
11 5 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.87%) CCNP
11 5 (0.87%) CISSP
11 5 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.69%) Chartered Engineer
13 3 (0.52%) CCNA
13 3 (0.52%) MCP
14 2 (0.35%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
14 2 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.15%) QA
2 9 (1.56%) SLA
3 5 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.69%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.52%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.35%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.17%) COBIT
7 1 (0.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.17%) FATCA
7 1 (0.17%) P3O
System Software
1 23 (3.98%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.21%) XenServer
4 6 (1.04%) XenApp
5 3 (0.52%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.35%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.35%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.17%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (0.87%) SCCM
2 4 (0.69%) Cisco IPCC
3 3 (0.52%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (0.52%) SCOM
4 1 (0.17%) MOM
4 1 (0.17%) TIBCO Hawk
4 1 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 79 (13.67%) Microsoft
2 37 (6.40%) Oracle
3 28 (4.84%) SAP
4 25 (4.33%) Cisco
5 18 (3.11%) Citrix
6 15 (2.60%) VMware
7 14 (2.42%) HP
8 13 (2.25%) IBM
9 9 (1.56%) ArcSight
10 8 (1.38%) hybris
10 8 (1.38%) CheckPoint
11 7 (1.21%) Juniper
11 7 (1.21%) Tableau
12 6 (1.04%) F5
12 6 (1.04%) Cyber-Ark
12 6 (1.04%) McAfee
12 6 (1.04%) Cognos
12 6 (1.04%) Nokia
12 6 (1.04%) Blue Coat
12 6 (1.04%) TippingPoint
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Pari Passu
Rate: From £325 to £365 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Rate: £400 - £500+ per day depending on experienc
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
FT Select
Rate: From £365 to £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £150 - £160 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
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Rate: £350 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
LA International
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Liverpool, Merseyside
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £675 - £725 Per Day limited company basis
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Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £325 - £425 per day
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Liverpool
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Liverpool, Merseyside
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per annum
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Cheshire
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Manchester
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Liverpool
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