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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Management
Rank 11 14 13
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing Project Management 287 266 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.03% 8.99% 8.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.40% 12.49% 13.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 125 144
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£390 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £211 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £533 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £385 £379
% change year-on-year
+2.46% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 12
Average hourly rate £32.00 £27.05 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.29% -31.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.95 £18.98 £18.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £133.75 £43.25 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
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
2315 2130 2193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 72.80% 72.01% 65.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1330 1081 1163
Average daily rate £375 £330 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 115 106
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.54 £26.08
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.09% -13.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £50.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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
(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 +2 136 £400 +8.10% 60
Cheshire -8 67 £400 +6.66% 30
Lancashire +3 41 £335 +13.55% 7
Merseyside -8 17 £449 -1.37% 18
Cumbria -6 2 £200 - 4
Project Management
England

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 203 (34.76%) Finance
2 152 (26.03%) PRINCE2
3 100 (17.12%) Stakeholder Management
4 90 (15.41%) Agile Software Development
5 85 (14.55%) Microsoft
6 73 (12.50%) MS Excel
6 73 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
7 63 (10.79%) Banking
8 62 (10.62%) MS Project
9 59 (10.10%) MS Office
10 58 (9.93%) Migration
11 55 (9.42%) ITIL
12 50 (8.56%) Windows
13 48 (8.22%) Retail
14 45 (7.71%) Business Analysis
15 42 (7.19%) Security Cleared
16 39 (6.68%) Change Management
17 38 (6.51%) Scrum
18 37 (6.34%) SAP
19 34 (5.82%) Service Delivery
19 34 (5.82%) Supplier Management
20 31 (5.31%) Programme Management
20 31 (5.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
21 30 (5.14%) Risk Management
22 29 (4.97%) PMI Certification
23 27 (4.62%) Oracle
23 27 (4.62%) Service Management
23 27 (4.62%) SC Cleared
23 27 (4.62%) Degree
24 26 (4.45%) Project Planning

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 25 (4.28%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.20%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (0.51%) Lync
4 3 (0.51%) CICS
5 2 (0.34%) MS Project Server
5 2 (0.34%) Drupal
5 2 (0.34%) IIS
5 2 (0.34%) CMS
5 2 (0.34%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (0.17%) nginx
6 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.17%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.17%) Documentum
6 1 (0.17%) Site Server
6 1 (0.17%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.17%) Apache
6 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 73 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 62 (10.62%) MS Project
3 59 (10.10%) MS Office
4 25 (4.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (2.74%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.17%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (1.20%) SAP EWM
2 5 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.86%) SAP ERP
2 5 (0.86%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.68%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.51%) SAP PM
4 3 (0.51%) SAP HCM
5 2 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.34%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 1 (0.17%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.17%) Maximo
6 1 (0.17%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.17%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.17%) GoldMine
6 1 (0.17%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.23%) DNS
2 12 (2.05%) Internet
3 11 (1.88%) DHCP
4 9 (1.54%) Firewall
4 9 (1.54%) WAN
5 8 (1.37%) SAN
6 6 (1.03%) LAN
6 6 (1.03%) Intranet
7 3 (0.51%) Wireless
7 3 (0.51%) VPN
8 2 (0.34%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.34%) VoIP
8 2 (0.34%) SNMP
8 2 (0.34%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.17%) HSRP
9 1 (0.17%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.17%) Multicast
9 1 (0.17%) xDSL
9 1 (0.17%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.17%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.20%) DB2
2 5 (0.86%) Big Data
2 5 (0.86%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.51%) MS Access
4 2 (0.34%) MySQL
4 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.17%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.17%) EDMS
5 1 (0.17%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.17%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.17%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.51%) JIRA
2 2 (0.34%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.34%) Subversion
2 2 (0.34%) Cucumber
2 2 (0.34%) Calabash
3 1 (0.17%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.17%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (0.17%) MSI
3 1 (0.17%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.17%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 1 (0.17%) Eclipse
General
1 203 (34.76%) Finance
2 63 (10.79%) Banking
3 48 (8.22%) Retail
4 17 (2.91%) Manufacturing
5 15 (2.57%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.71%) Retail Banking
6 10 (1.71%) Local Government
7 9 (1.54%) Advertising
7 9 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
7 9 (1.54%) Marketing
8 6 (1.03%) Billing
8 6 (1.03%) Legal
9 5 (0.86%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.68%) Back Office
11 3 (0.51%) Electronics
11 3 (0.51%) Automotive
11 3 (0.51%) Law
12 2 (0.34%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.17%) Military
13 1 (0.17%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 258 (44.18%) Project Manager
2 81 (13.87%) Analyst
3 54 (9.25%) Business Analyst
4 36 (6.16%) Senior Manager
5 33 (5.65%) Senior Project Manager
6 29 (4.97%) Programme Manager
7 20 (3.42%) Architect
8 14 (2.40%) Change Manager
9 13 (2.23%) IT Project Manager
10 12 (2.05%) Delivery Manager
11 11 (1.88%) Consultant
11 11 (1.88%) Project Analyst
11 11 (1.88%) Security Manager
12 10 (1.71%) Developer
12 10 (1.71%) Project Planner
12 10 (1.71%) Service Manager
13 9 (1.54%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 9 (1.54%) Infrastructure Manager
14 8 (1.37%) PMO Manager
14 8 (1.37%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.71%) HTML
1 10 (1.71%) .NET
2 9 (1.54%) CSS
2 9 (1.54%) XML
3 7 (1.20%) Web Services
4 5 (0.86%) J2EE
5 4 (0.68%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (0.68%) JDBC
5 4 (0.68%) JSP
6 3 (0.51%) JMS
6 3 (0.51%) JNDI
7 2 (0.34%) jQuery
7 2 (0.34%) DWR
7 2 (0.34%) Ajax
7 2 (0.34%) Struts
7 2 (0.34%) XHTML
7 2 (0.34%) Middleware
7 2 (0.34%) HTML5
8 1 (0.17%) Sass
8 1 (0.17%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 73 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (4.11%) PMI
3 21 (3.60%) NHS
4 17 (2.91%) Management Information System
5 10 (1.71%) Mainframe
6 8 (1.37%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.37%) IBM Mainframe
7 7 (1.20%) User Experience
7 7 (1.20%) CESG
8 6 (1.03%) Life Science
9 5 (0.86%) Open Source
9 5 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (0.68%) Data Extraction
10 4 (0.68%) Freedom of Information Act
10 4 (0.68%) Economics
10 4 (0.68%) Freedom of Information
10 4 (0.68%) Visualisation
10 4 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.51%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 50 (8.56%) Windows
2 13 (2.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (1.88%) Windows 7
4 9 (1.54%) UNIX
5 8 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (1.03%) Windows XP
6 6 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.86%) Linux
8 3 (0.51%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.51%) AIX
8 3 (0.51%) HPUX
8 3 (0.51%) Android
9 2 (0.34%) Solaris
9 2 (0.34%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (26.03%) PRINCE2
2 100 (17.12%) Stakeholder Management
3 90 (15.41%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (9.93%) Migration
5 55 (9.42%) ITIL
6 45 (7.71%) Business Analysis
7 39 (6.68%) Change Management
8 38 (6.51%) Scrum
9 34 (5.82%) Service Delivery
9 34 (5.82%) Supplier Management
10 31 (5.31%) Programme Management
11 30 (5.14%) Risk Management
12 27 (4.62%) Service Management
13 26 (4.45%) Project Planning
13 26 (4.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 24 (4.11%) E-Commerce
14 24 (4.11%) Change Control
15 23 (3.94%) Mentoring
15 23 (3.94%) PRINCE
16 20 (3.42%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 16 (2.74%) SQL
2 15 (2.57%) Java
3 10 (1.71%) C
4 6 (1.03%) VBA
5 4 (0.68%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.34%) PHP
6 2 (0.34%) C#
6 2 (0.34%) VB
6 2 (0.34%) Objective-C
6 2 (0.34%) R
7 1 (0.17%) SQR
7 1 (0.17%) Python
7 1 (0.17%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.17%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.17%) XPath
7 1 (0.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 42 (7.19%) Security Cleared
2 31 (5.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 29 (4.97%) PMI Certification
4 27 (4.62%) SC Cleared
4 27 (4.62%) Degree
5 21 (3.60%) PMP
6 20 (3.42%) ISEB
7 18 (3.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 16 (2.74%) APMP
9 13 (2.23%) ISEB Practitioner
10 12 (2.05%) CISSP
11 8 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (1.03%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 6 (1.03%) MCSE
12 6 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.86%) HNC
14 4 (0.68%) HND
14 4 (0.68%) MCP
14 4 (0.68%) CCNP
14 4 (0.68%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.45%) QA
2 5 (0.86%) SLA
2 5 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.68%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.34%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.17%) Basel III
5 1 (0.17%) GCP
5 1 (0.17%) GMP
System Software
1 23 (3.94%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.54%) XenServer
3 7 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.68%) XenApp
5 2 (0.34%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.34%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (1.37%) SCCM
2 5 (0.86%) SCOM
3 4 (0.68%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (0.51%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 85 (14.55%) Microsoft
2 37 (6.34%) SAP
3 27 (4.62%) Oracle
4 16 (2.74%) Cisco
5 15 (2.57%) VMware
6 14 (2.40%) HP
7 12 (2.05%) IBM
7 12 (2.05%) Citrix
8 4 (0.68%) JDA
8 4 (0.68%) Primavera
8 4 (0.68%) Avaya
8 4 (0.68%) RedPrairie
9 3 (0.51%) Adobe
9 3 (0.51%) Progress
9 3 (0.51%) Dell
9 3 (0.51%) Business Objects
9 3 (0.51%) Endeca
10 2 (0.34%) PeopleSoft
10 2 (0.34%) Nortel
10 2 (0.34%) CheckPoint
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester
Argyll Scott
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 320 - 360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £401 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Merseyside
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
North West England
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £1 per day + RATE NEGOTIABLE
Posted: 9 days ago
North West
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 300 Per Day Salary negotiable
Posted: 11 days ago
Greater Manchester
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 21 days ago