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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Management
Rank 9 12 11
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing Project Management 400 289 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.09% 10.20% 9.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.83% 14.11% 14.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 150 112
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £224 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £505 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 3 10
Average hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +13.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £21.40 £15.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £49.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.63 £28.32 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+1.07% -17.31%
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
2697 2048 1649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 74.77% 72.27% 70.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1464 1047 809
Average daily rate £400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 128 80
Average hourly rate £41.00 £31.56 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.93% +14.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.58 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +8 189 £400 +6.66% 69
Cheshire -3 95 £401 +4.83% 34
Merseyside +6 39 £400 +6.66% 13
Lancashire -2 38 £325 -18.75% 6
Cumbria -7 8 - - 5
Project Management
England

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 243 (35.32%) Finance
2 195 (28.34%) PRINCE2
3 113 (16.42%) Stakeholder Management
4 90 (13.08%) Agile Software Development
4 90 (13.08%) Banking
5 82 (11.92%) MS Project
6 76 (11.05%) Microsoft
7 75 (10.90%) MS Excel
8 69 (10.03%) Migration
9 66 (9.59%) ITIL
9 66 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
10 62 (9.01%) MS PowerPoint
11 61 (8.87%) Degree
12 59 (8.58%) Programme Management
13 57 (8.28%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 51 (7.41%) Change Management
15 50 (7.27%) Retail
16 45 (6.54%) MS Office
16 45 (6.54%) PMI Certification
17 44 (6.40%) Windows
18 42 (6.10%) SAP
18 42 (6.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 37 (5.38%) Service Delivery
19 37 (5.38%) Manufacturing
19 37 (5.38%) Telecoms
19 37 (5.38%) Security Cleared
20 36 (5.23%) Business Analysis
21 33 (4.80%) Risk Management
21 33 (4.80%) Change Control
22 30 (4.36%) Agile Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (3.05%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.02%) MS Exchange
2 7 (1.02%) CICS
3 6 (0.87%) IBM Notes
4 4 (0.58%) NetWeaver
4 4 (0.58%) IIS
5 3 (0.44%) ArcGIS
5 3 (0.44%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.44%) Oracle Spatial
5 3 (0.44%) Confluence
6 2 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.29%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.29%) SAS
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle 9iAS
7 1 (0.15%) CMS
7 1 (0.15%) LiveLink
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.15%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.15%) OpenStack
Applications
1 82 (11.92%) MS Project
2 75 (10.90%) MS Excel
3 62 (9.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 45 (6.54%) MS Office
5 11 (1.60%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.15%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 7 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 7 (1.02%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.58%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 4 (0.58%) SAP ERP
2 4 (0.58%) Oracle HRMS
2 4 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.44%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.44%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.29%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.29%) Tridion
4 2 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.15%) SAP PLM
5 1 (0.15%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.15%) Retail-J
5 1 (0.15%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.15%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.15%) SAP PS
5 1 (0.15%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.15%) PaaS
2 1 (0.15%) Office 365
2 1 (0.15%) OpenShift
2 1 (0.15%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.33%) Firewall
2 13 (1.89%) SAN
3 10 (1.45%) Internet
3 10 (1.45%) WAN
3 10 (1.45%) 4G
4 7 (1.02%) DHCP
4 7 (1.02%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.02%) LAN
5 4 (0.58%) Intranet
5 4 (0.58%) DNS
6 3 (0.44%) NetScaler
6 3 (0.44%) Network Security
6 3 (0.44%) ATM
7 2 (0.29%) NAS
7 2 (0.29%) Wireless
8 1 (0.15%) Cisco ICM
8 1 (0.15%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.15%) Broadband
8 1 (0.15%) GSM
8 1 (0.15%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.45%) DB2
2 7 (1.02%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (0.87%) Big Data
4 5 (0.73%) SAP BW
5 4 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.58%) QlikView
5 4 (0.58%) Cognos Analysis Studio
5 4 (0.58%) Cognos Report Studio
5 4 (0.58%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 4 (0.58%) Cognos Transformer
6 3 (0.44%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.44%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.44%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.44%) MySQL
7 2 (0.29%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.29%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 12 (1.74%) JIRA
2 4 (0.58%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (0.58%) Subversion
2 4 (0.58%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.44%) SoapUI
3 3 (0.44%) Selenium
3 3 (0.44%) Fiddler
3 3 (0.44%) JUnit
3 3 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle APEX
General
1 243 (35.32%) Finance
2 90 (13.08%) Banking
3 50 (7.27%) Retail
4 37 (5.38%) Manufacturing
4 37 (5.38%) Telecoms
5 26 (3.78%) Pharmaceutical
6 18 (2.62%) Local Government
7 17 (2.47%) Retail Banking
7 17 (2.47%) Legal
8 10 (1.45%) Marketing
8 10 (1.45%) Back Office
9 7 (1.02%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.87%) Law
11 5 (0.73%) Electronics
12 3 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.29%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.15%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.15%) French Language
14 1 (0.15%) German Language
14 1 (0.15%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 319 (46.37%) Project Manager
2 78 (11.34%) Analyst
3 38 (5.52%) Business Analyst
4 31 (4.51%) IT Project Manager
5 28 (4.07%) Infrastructure Manager
6 27 (3.92%) Senior Manager
7 26 (3.78%) Consultant
8 25 (3.63%) Architect
8 25 (3.63%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 24 (3.49%) Senior Project Manager
10 20 (2.91%) Programme Manager
10 20 (2.91%) Developer
11 18 (2.62%) Coordinator
12 17 (2.47%) PMO Lead
13 16 (2.33%) Project Coordinator
14 15 (2.18%) Service Manager
14 15 (2.18%) Business Manager
15 14 (2.03%) Project Analyst
15 14 (2.03%) Solutions Architect
16 13 (1.89%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.89%) .NET
2 10 (1.45%) CSS
2 10 (1.45%) JSP
2 10 (1.45%) HTML
3 9 (1.31%) Web Services
4 8 (1.16%) XML
5 7 (1.02%) JDBC
5 7 (1.02%) J2EE
5 7 (1.02%) JMS
5 7 (1.02%) JNDI
5 7 (1.02%) jQuery
6 6 (0.87%) Spring
7 5 (0.73%) Middleware
7 5 (0.73%) SAP Basis
7 5 (0.73%) HTML5
7 5 (0.73%) CSS3
8 3 (0.44%) Application Packaging
8 3 (0.44%) Dojo
8 3 (0.44%) Spring MVC
8 3 (0.44%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 66 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (3.05%) Management Information System
3 20 (2.91%) PMI
4 18 (2.62%) NHS
5 13 (1.89%) Life Science
6 12 (1.74%) Informatics
7 11 (1.60%) Mainframe
8 9 (1.31%) Visualisation
9 8 (1.16%) User Experience
10 7 (1.02%) Computer Science
10 7 (1.02%) IBM Mainframe
11 6 (0.87%) Economics
11 6 (0.87%) iPad
12 5 (0.73%) DTV
12 5 (0.73%) Handset
13 4 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
13 4 (0.58%) Online Banking
13 4 (0.58%) Mobile App
14 3 (0.44%) Data Structures
14 3 (0.44%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 44 (6.40%) Windows
2 13 (1.89%) Windows 7
3 12 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (1.60%) Windows 8
5 10 (1.45%) Linux
6 9 (1.31%) UNIX
6 9 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (1.31%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.31%) Android
7 7 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.73%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.29%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.29%) VME
9 2 (0.29%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.15%) AIX
10 1 (0.15%) HPUX
10 1 (0.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (28.34%) PRINCE2
2 113 (16.42%) Stakeholder Management
3 90 (13.08%) Agile Software Development
4 69 (10.03%) Migration
5 66 (9.59%) ITIL
6 59 (8.58%) Programme Management
7 57 (8.28%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 51 (7.41%) Change Management
9 37 (5.38%) Service Delivery
10 36 (5.23%) Business Analysis
11 33 (4.80%) Risk Management
11 33 (4.80%) Change Control
12 30 (4.36%) Agile Project Management
13 27 (3.92%) Continuous Improvement
13 27 (3.92%) Service Management
14 26 (3.78%) Project Planning
15 25 (3.63%) Scrum
16 24 (3.49%) Business Intelligence
17 23 (3.34%) Supplier Management
18 22 (3.20%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 23 (3.34%) Java
1 23 (3.34%) SQL
2 9 (1.31%) JavaScript
3 7 (1.02%) PL/SQL
4 6 (0.87%) C
5 5 (0.73%) VBScript
6 4 (0.58%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.44%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.29%) XPath
8 2 (0.29%) VBA
8 2 (0.29%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.29%) C#
9 1 (0.15%) ABAP
9 1 (0.15%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 61 (8.87%) Degree
2 45 (6.54%) PMI Certification
3 42 (6.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 37 (5.38%) Security Cleared
5 29 (4.22%) PMP
6 23 (3.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 18 (2.62%) SC Cleared
8 13 (1.89%) ISEB
9 7 (1.02%) HND
10 6 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.87%) HNC
10 6 (0.87%) CITP
11 5 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.58%) MCSE
12 4 (0.58%) CCNP
13 3 (0.44%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (0.44%) CCEA
13 3 (0.44%) CISSP
13 3 (0.44%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.49%) QA
2 13 (1.89%) GxP
3 11 (1.60%) SLA
4 10 (1.45%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 10 (1.45%) GMP
5 6 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.73%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.44%) ISO 9000
7 3 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.44%) COBIT
8 1 (0.15%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.15%) FATCA
8 1 (0.15%) P3O
System Software
1 22 (3.20%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.58%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.58%) XenApp
4 3 (0.44%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.44%) Terminal Server
5 2 (0.29%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.15%) Xen
6 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (0.58%) Cisco IPCC
1 4 (0.58%) SCCM
2 3 (0.44%) TIBCO Hawk
3 2 (0.29%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.15%) MOM
4 1 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.15%) Puppet
4 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.15%) Ansible
4 1 (0.15%) Salt
Vendors
1 76 (11.05%) Microsoft
2 42 (6.10%) SAP
3 29 (4.22%) Oracle
4 24 (3.49%) Citrix
5 19 (2.76%) Cisco
6 11 (1.60%) IBM
6 11 (1.60%) VMware
6 11 (1.60%) ArcSight
7 10 (1.45%) CheckPoint
8 9 (1.31%) McAfee
8 9 (1.31%) Juniper
9 8 (1.16%) HP
9 8 (1.16%) Nokia
9 8 (1.16%) Cyber-Ark
9 8 (1.16%) hybris
9 8 (1.16%) F5
9 8 (1.16%) TippingPoint
9 8 (1.16%) Blue Coat
10 7 (1.02%) Tableau
11 6 (0.87%) LANDesk
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