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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Manager
Rank 13 15 12
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 269 223 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.44% 8.07% 8.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.20% 8.94% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 108 139
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £269 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 8
Average hourly rate £43.13 £44.90 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.95% +23.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.03 £33.28 £20.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.94 £59.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.13 £39.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+4.11% +21.53%
Project Manager
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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
2925 2495 2777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.81% 90.33% 91.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1720 1212 1396
Average daily rate £350 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 192 190
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.67 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £40.57 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 21 November 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
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 21 November 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 0 128 £425 +13.33% 51
Cheshire +3 57 £400 -5.88% 13
Lancashire +3 38 £444 +55.28% 7
Merseyside 0 19 £319 -16.11% 7
Cumbria - 2 £400 -
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Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 249 (47.34%) Project Management
2 188 (35.74%) Finance
3 156 (29.66%) PRINCE2
4 110 (20.91%) Stakeholder Management
5 73 (13.88%) Banking
6 69 (13.12%) Agile Software Development
7 50 (9.51%) Migration
8 46 (8.75%) Microsoft
9 39 (7.41%) Retail
10 36 (6.84%) MS Project
11 34 (6.46%) NHS
11 34 (6.46%) Supplier Management
12 32 (6.08%) SAP
13 31 (5.89%) Oracle
14 28 (5.32%) ITIL
14 28 (5.32%) Change Management
14 28 (5.32%) Project Planning
14 28 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
15 27 (5.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 26 (4.94%) Security Cleared
17 25 (4.75%) PMI Certification
17 25 (4.75%) Windows
18 23 (4.37%) PMP
19 22 (4.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
20 21 (3.99%) WAN
21 20 (3.80%) MS Office
21 20 (3.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
21 20 (3.80%) Programme Management
21 20 (3.80%) Scrum
22 19 (3.61%) Telecoms

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 6 (1.14%) MS Exchange
2 5 (0.95%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.76%) IBM Notes
4 3 (0.57%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.38%) IIS
5 2 (0.38%) SAS
5 2 (0.38%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 36 (6.84%) MS Project
2 20 (3.80%) MS Office
3 16 (3.04%) MS Excel
4 6 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.95%) SAP EWM
3 3 (0.57%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.57%) Agresso
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.38%) Tridion
4 2 (0.38%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.19%) Retail-J
5 1 (0.19%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.19%) SAP PLM
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.19%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 1 (0.19%) Exchequer
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.38%) Office 365
2 1 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.99%) WAN
2 13 (2.47%) LAN
3 8 (1.52%) Firewall
4 5 (0.95%) SAN
5 4 (0.76%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.76%) DNS
5 4 (0.76%) Internet
6 3 (0.57%) DHCP
7 2 (0.38%) Intranet
7 2 (0.38%) MPLS
7 2 (0.38%) EIGRP
8 1 (0.19%) ATM
8 1 (0.19%) OSPF
8 1 (0.19%) DVB
8 1 (0.19%) VoIP
8 1 (0.19%) WLAN
8 1 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.19%) Wireless
8 1 (0.19%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.19%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (0.95%) DB2
3 4 (0.76%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.76%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (0.57%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.38%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.38%) OLAP
6 1 (0.19%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.19%) EDMS
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.19%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (0.95%) JIRA
2 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.19%) YouTrack
General
1 188 (35.74%) Finance
2 73 (13.88%) Banking
3 39 (7.41%) Retail
4 19 (3.61%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.28%) Pharmaceutical
5 12 (2.28%) Legal
6 11 (2.09%) Financial Institution
6 11 (2.09%) Local Government
7 10 (1.90%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.52%) Retail Banking
9 5 (0.95%) Marketing
10 4 (0.76%) Billing
10 4 (0.76%) Back Office
11 3 (0.57%) Advertising
12 2 (0.38%) Games
12 2 (0.38%) Law
13 1 (0.19%) Automotive
13 1 (0.19%) Electronics
13 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.19%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.14%) Oracle Fusion
2 5 (0.95%) .NET
3 3 (0.57%) Middleware
4 2 (0.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (6.46%) NHS
2 28 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (2.85%) PMI
4 11 (2.09%) Mainframe
5 8 (1.52%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.33%) User Experience
7 6 (1.14%) Economics
8 5 (0.95%) IBM Mainframe
8 5 (0.95%) Reference Data
9 4 (0.76%) Statistics
10 3 (0.57%) DTV
10 3 (0.57%) Freedom of Information
10 3 (0.57%) Life Science
10 3 (0.57%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.57%) FMCG
11 2 (0.38%) New Media
11 2 (0.38%) CMDB
11 2 (0.38%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.38%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 25 (4.75%) Windows
2 10 (1.90%) UNIX
3 9 (1.71%) Windows 7
4 6 (1.14%) Windows 8
5 5 (0.95%) Linux
6 4 (0.76%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.57%) Solaris
7 3 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.38%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.19%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.19%) Android
9 1 (0.19%) AIX
9 1 (0.19%) HPUX
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (47.34%) Project Management
2 156 (29.66%) PRINCE2
3 110 (20.91%) Stakeholder Management
4 69 (13.12%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (9.51%) Migration
6 34 (6.46%) Supplier Management
7 28 (5.32%) Project Planning
7 28 (5.32%) Change Management
7 28 (5.32%) ITIL
8 27 (5.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 20 (3.80%) Scrum
9 20 (3.80%) Programme Management
10 19 (3.61%) ERP
11 18 (3.42%) Data Migration
12 17 (3.23%) E-Commerce
13 16 (3.04%) Change Control
14 14 (2.66%) Risk Management
15 13 (2.47%) Information Security
15 13 (2.47%) PRINCE
15 13 (2.47%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (2.47%) SQL
2 10 (1.90%) C
3 6 (1.14%) Java
4 2 (0.38%) VB
4 2 (0.38%) ABAP
4 2 (0.38%) VBA
4 2 (0.38%) SQR
4 2 (0.38%) PHP
5 1 (0.19%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.19%) Scala
5 1 (0.19%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.19%) C#
Qualifications
1 26 (4.94%) Security Cleared
2 25 (4.75%) PMI Certification
3 23 (4.37%) PMP
4 22 (4.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 20 (3.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 14 (2.66%) Degree
7 12 (2.28%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.57%) ISEB
8 3 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.38%) CISA
9 2 (0.38%) APMP
9 2 (0.38%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
9 2 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.38%) CISSP
9 2 (0.38%) HNC
9 2 (0.38%) HND
10 1 (0.19%) CCNP
10 1 (0.19%) CCNA
10 1 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.85%) QA
2 5 (0.95%) Solvency II
3 4 (0.76%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.19%) SLA
5 1 (0.19%) FATCA
System Software
1 19 (3.61%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.38%) VMware ESX
2 2 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.38%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.38%) XenApp
2 2 (0.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (0.38%) Tivoli
1 2 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.19%) SCCM
2 1 (0.19%) SCOM
Vendors
1 46 (8.75%) Microsoft
2 32 (6.08%) SAP
3 31 (5.89%) Oracle
4 18 (3.42%) Citrix
5 13 (2.47%) Cisco
6 10 (1.90%) HP
7 9 (1.71%) IBM
8 7 (1.33%) VMware
9 5 (0.95%) CheckPoint
10 4 (0.76%) Lotus
10 4 (0.76%) Cyber-Ark
11 3 (0.57%) Juniper
12 2 (0.38%) JDA
12 2 (0.38%) Nokia
12 2 (0.38%) Avaya
12 2 (0.38%) Sybase
12 2 (0.38%) PeopleSoft
12 2 (0.38%) Cognos
12 2 (0.38%) McAfee
12 2 (0.38%) Blue Coat
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