The table below looks at the statistics for the Project Manager role 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 Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Manager
Rank 13 10 12
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 257 306 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.05% 10.51% 9.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.73% 11.37% 9.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 158 164
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£400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £299 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 9
Average hourly rate £45.00 £38.73 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.19% -6.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £27.88 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+6.72% -24.65%
Project Manager
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2943 2692 3024
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.14% 92.48% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1640 1324 1552
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 203 219
Average hourly rate £16.80 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.02% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.29 £10.50 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Project Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Project Manager in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Project Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Project Manager
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 Manager across the North West region.

Project Manager Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Project Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Manager across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Project Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Project Manager
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 Manager across the North West region.

Project Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Project Manager
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Manager across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Project Manager Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Project Manager
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 Manager within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 August 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 -7 108 £414 +6.77% 39
Cheshire -9 62 £446 +11.50% 11
Lancashire +16 33 £347 +15.82% 12
Merseyside -4 24 £388 +1.97% 10
Project Manager
England

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Project Manager in their job title 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 with Project Manager in their job title.

1 265 (43.30%) Project Management
2 223 (36.44%) Finance
3 160 (26.14%) PRINCE2
4 152 (24.84%) Stakeholder Management
5 90 (14.71%) Banking
6 70 (11.44%) Migration
7 53 (8.66%) Retail
8 50 (8.17%) Change Management
9 49 (8.01%) Windows
10 48 (7.84%) SAP
11 47 (7.68%) MS Project
12 39 (6.37%) Agile Software Development
13 35 (5.72%) Security Cleared
13 35 (5.72%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 31 (5.07%) ITIL
14 31 (5.07%) Microsoft
15 29 (4.74%) Supplier Management
15 29 (4.74%) Project Planning
16 27 (4.41%) PMI Certification
17 26 (4.25%) NHS
17 26 (4.25%) Oracle
17 26 (4.25%) MS Excel
18 25 (4.08%) WAN
19 24 (3.92%) UNIX
19 24 (3.92%) PMP
19 24 (3.92%) Information Security
19 24 (3.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 24 (3.92%) Change Control
20 22 (3.59%) SC Cleared
20 22 (3.59%) Programme Management

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Project Manager in their job title 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 with Project Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (1.96%) SharePoint
2 5 (0.82%) CMS
2 5 (0.82%) Lync
3 3 (0.49%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.33%) Adobe CQ
4 2 (0.33%) IIS
4 2 (0.33%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.16%) Documentum
5 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 47 (7.68%) MS Project
2 26 (4.25%) MS Excel
3 16 (2.61%) MS Office
4 11 (1.80%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.31%) SAP EWM
3 5 (0.82%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.65%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.33%) SAP HCM
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.33%) Agresso
5 2 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.16%) Maximo
6 1 (0.16%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.16%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.33%) SaaS
2 1 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.08%) WAN
2 16 (2.61%) LAN
3 7 (1.14%) Firewall
4 5 (0.82%) SAN
5 4 (0.65%) VoIP
5 4 (0.65%) DNS
6 3 (0.49%) Wireless
6 3 (0.49%) Internet
6 3 (0.49%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.33%) MGW
7 2 (0.33%) NGN
7 2 (0.33%) ATM
7 2 (0.33%) PSTN
7 2 (0.33%) VPN
7 2 (0.33%) DHCP
7 2 (0.33%) SSL
7 2 (0.33%) MPLS
7 2 (0.33%) H.323
7 2 (0.33%) Intranet
8 1 (0.16%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (0.98%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.98%) DB2
3 4 (0.65%) QlikView
3 4 (0.65%) Oracle Database
3 4 (0.65%) Data Mining
3 4 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.33%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.16%) EDMS
5 1 (0.16%) Informix
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (0.16%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (0.65%) JIRA
2 3 (0.49%) MSI
General
1 223 (36.44%) Finance
2 90 (14.71%) Banking
3 53 (8.66%) Retail
4 18 (2.94%) Telecoms
4 18 (2.94%) Local Government
5 13 (2.12%) Billing
6 12 (1.96%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.80%) Retail Banking
8 10 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
9 9 (1.47%) Marketing
10 8 (1.31%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.31%) Advertising
11 6 (0.98%) Legal
12 3 (0.49%) Back Office
13 2 (0.33%) Games
13 2 (0.33%) Law
14 1 (0.16%) Automotive
14 1 (0.16%) Electronics
14 1 (0.16%) Front Office
14 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.47%) .NET
2 4 (0.65%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (0.49%) Application Packaging
4 2 (0.33%) Web Services
4 2 (0.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 26 (4.25%) NHS
2 22 (3.59%) Mainframe
2 22 (3.59%) PMI
3 19 (3.10%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.12%) Economics
5 7 (1.14%) Mobile App
6 6 (0.98%) FMCG
7 5 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.65%) IBM Mainframe
9 3 (0.49%) Life Science
9 3 (0.49%) Data Extraction
9 3 (0.49%) Social Media
10 2 (0.33%) Web 2.0
10 2 (0.33%) New Media
10 2 (0.33%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.33%) DTV
10 2 (0.33%) GIS
10 2 (0.33%) Freedom of Information
10 2 (0.33%) E-Learning
10 2 (0.33%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 49 (8.01%) Windows
2 24 (3.92%) UNIX
3 14 (2.29%) Windows 7
4 11 (1.80%) Linux
5 3 (0.49%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.16%) AIX
6 1 (0.16%) HPUX
6 1 (0.16%) VMS
6 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.16%) Android
6 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 265 (43.30%) Project Management
2 160 (26.14%) PRINCE2
3 152 (24.84%) Stakeholder Management
4 70 (11.44%) Migration
5 50 (8.17%) Change Management
6 39 (6.37%) Agile Software Development
7 35 (5.72%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 31 (5.07%) ITIL
9 29 (4.74%) Supplier Management
9 29 (4.74%) Project Planning
10 24 (3.92%) Information Security
10 24 (3.92%) Change Control
11 22 (3.59%) Programme Management
12 21 (3.43%) Business Analysis
13 20 (3.27%) E-Commerce
13 20 (3.27%) Data Migration
14 19 (3.10%) Scrum
15 18 (2.94%) CRM
15 18 (2.94%) ERP
16 14 (2.29%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (2.61%) C
2 8 (1.31%) SQL
3 5 (0.82%) Java
4 4 (0.65%) VB
5 2 (0.33%) ABAP
5 2 (0.33%) VBScript
5 2 (0.33%) SQR
6 1 (0.16%) PHP
6 1 (0.16%) Scala
Qualifications
1 35 (5.72%) Security Cleared
2 27 (4.41%) PMI Certification
3 24 (3.92%) PMP
3 24 (3.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 22 (3.59%) SC Cleared
5 18 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 8 (1.31%) Degree
7 6 (0.98%) APMP
8 3 (0.49%) ISEB
9 2 (0.33%) CISSP
9 2 (0.33%) CISA
10 1 (0.16%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.16%) HNC
10 1 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.16%) CAPM
10 1 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.94%) QA
2 3 (0.49%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.16%) Solvency II
System Software
1 12 (1.96%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (0.49%) XenApp
2 3 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.33%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (0.82%) SCCM
2 3 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.33%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.16%) SCOM
Vendors
1 48 (7.84%) SAP
2 31 (5.07%) Microsoft
3 26 (4.25%) Oracle
4 12 (1.96%) Citrix
4 12 (1.96%) Cisco
5 8 (1.31%) HP
6 7 (1.14%) IBM
7 5 (0.82%) VMware
7 5 (0.82%) JDA
7 5 (0.82%) RedPrairie
8 4 (0.65%) Splunk
8 4 (0.65%) Avaya
8 4 (0.65%) Juniper
9 3 (0.49%) AppSense
9 3 (0.49%) Adobe
9 3 (0.49%) Cyber-Ark
9 3 (0.49%) Planview
9 3 (0.49%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.33%) 3PAR
10 2 (0.33%) Verint
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