The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Project Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Manager
England / North West
Rank 23 22 12
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 172 280 292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.56% 7.14% 9.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.88% 7.53% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 171 173
Median daily rate £405 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.70% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £415
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +1.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 6
Median hourly rate £32.56 £23.35 £43.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.42% -46.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.91 £20.65 £40.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.51 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.12 £31.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-16.40% -16.66%

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
2499 3718 2980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 95.31% 94.75% 95.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1596 2214 1718
Median daily rate £375 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 168 188
Median hourly rate £18.00 £21.30 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.49% +27.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £51.80 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.08
% change year-on-year
- +8.83%

Project Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Project Manager in the job title.

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Manager within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +3 103 £385 -6.09% 21
Cheshire 0 24 £400 -5.88% 10
Merseyside -5 15 £495 +41.42% 6
Lancashire -11 10 £450 -5.26% 2
Cumbria +12 5 £225 -35.71%
Project Manager
England

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, Project Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 172 (44.56%) Project Management
2 113 (29.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 101 (26.17%) PRINCE2
4 90 (23.32%) Finance
5 83 (21.50%) Agile Software Development
6 73 (18.91%) Migration
7 37 (9.59%) Data Centre
8 33 (8.55%) Retail
9 28 (7.25%) Change Management
10 26 (6.74%) Scrum
11 25 (6.48%) Microsoft
11 25 (6.48%) Security Cleared
12 24 (6.22%) Risk Management
12 24 (6.22%) Telecoms
13 23 (5.96%) Oracle
14 22 (5.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 20 (5.18%) Banking
15 20 (5.18%) SC Cleared
16 19 (4.92%) Data Migration
17 17 (4.40%) Project Governance
17 17 (4.40%) SAP
17 17 (4.40%) CRM
18 15 (3.89%) NHS
18 15 (3.89%) ITIL
19 14 (3.63%) Windows
19 14 (3.63%) ERP
19 14 (3.63%) Project Planning
20 13 (3.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
20 13 (3.37%) Office 365
20 13 (3.37%) Business Analysis

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (1.04%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.78%) Drupal
3 2 (0.52%) CMS
3 2 (0.52%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.26%) Apache
4 1 (0.26%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.26%) Confluence
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 13 (3.37%) MS Project
2 12 (3.11%) MS Excel
3 10 (2.59%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (2.59%) MS Visio
4 9 (2.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.55%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (1.30%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (1.04%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.78%) SAP MII
5 3 (0.78%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.52%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.52%) Workday HCM
7 1 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.26%) Magento
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.26%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.26%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.26%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.26%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.37%) Office 365
2 8 (2.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.30%) SaaS
4 4 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.26%) IaaS
6 1 (0.26%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.26%) PaaS
6 1 (0.26%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.11%) WAN
2 9 (2.33%) LAN
3 8 (2.07%) Firewall
4 6 (1.55%) VoIP
5 3 (0.78%) IP Telephony
5 3 (0.78%) MPLS
5 3 (0.78%) PSTN
5 3 (0.78%) RFID
5 3 (0.78%) Unified Communications
5 3 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.52%) Broadband
6 2 (0.52%) Internet
6 2 (0.52%) NFC
6 2 (0.52%) Skype
7 1 (0.26%) ATM
7 1 (0.26%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (0.26%) VPN
7 1 (0.26%) Wireless
7 1 (0.26%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.04%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (0.78%) GIS
4 2 (0.52%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.26%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.26%) Big Data
5 1 (0.26%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.26%) Essbase
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (2.07%) JIRA
2 2 (0.52%) GitLab
3 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.26%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 90 (23.32%) Finance
2 33 (8.55%) Retail
3 24 (6.22%) Telecoms
4 20 (5.18%) Banking
5 11 (2.85%) Local Government
5 11 (2.85%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.55%) Marketing
7 5 (1.30%) Advertising
7 5 (1.30%) Legal
7 5 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.04%) Billing
9 3 (0.78%) Games
10 2 (0.52%) Law
10 2 (0.52%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.26%) Automotive
11 1 (0.26%) Back Office
11 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.55%) HTML
2 4 (1.04%) .NET
2 4 (1.04%) HTML5
3 2 (0.52%) WebGL
4 1 (0.26%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.26%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.26%) CodeIgniter
4 1 (0.26%) CSS
4 1 (0.26%) Laravel
4 1 (0.26%) Middleware
4 1 (0.26%) OAuth2
4 1 (0.26%) OpenID
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.26%) SAML
4 1 (0.26%) Symfony
4 1 (0.26%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (0.26%) Web Services
4 1 (0.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.59%) Data Centre
2 15 (3.89%) NHS
3 8 (2.07%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (1.81%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.55%) IVR
5 6 (1.55%) Mobile App
5 6 (1.55%) Smart Meter
6 5 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.30%) FMCG
7 4 (1.04%) Life Science
7 4 (1.04%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.04%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.78%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.78%) PMI
8 3 (0.78%) SCADA
9 2 (0.52%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.52%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.52%) Internet of Things
9 2 (0.52%) New Media
9 2 (0.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (3.63%) Windows
2 9 (2.33%) Unix
3 8 (2.07%) Android
4 6 (1.55%) Linux
5 5 (1.30%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.04%) AIX
7 3 (0.78%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (44.56%) Project Management
2 113 (29.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 101 (26.17%) PRINCE2
4 83 (21.50%) Agile Software Development
5 73 (18.91%) Migration
6 28 (7.25%) Change Management
7 26 (6.74%) Scrum
8 24 (6.22%) Risk Management
9 19 (4.92%) Data Migration
10 17 (4.40%) CRM
10 17 (4.40%) Project Governance
11 15 (3.89%) ITIL
12 14 (3.63%) ERP
12 14 (3.63%) Project Planning
13 13 (3.37%) Business Analysis
13 13 (3.37%) Programme Management
14 12 (3.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 12 (3.11%) Waterfall
15 11 (2.85%) E-Commerce
15 11 (2.85%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (3.11%) SQL
2 5 (1.30%) JavaScript
3 4 (1.04%) C#
4 3 (0.78%) Java
5 2 (0.52%) C
5 2 (0.52%) PHP
6 1 (0.26%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 25 (6.48%) Security Cleared
2 22 (5.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 20 (5.18%) SC Cleared
4 13 (3.37%) PMP
4 13 (3.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 11 (2.85%) PMI Certification
6 8 (2.07%) Degree
7 4 (1.04%) APMP
8 3 (0.78%) ISEB
9 2 (0.52%) CCIE
9 2 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.52%) CISSP
9 2 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.26%) APMG
10 1 (0.26%) CCNA
10 1 (0.26%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.26%) HNC
10 1 (0.26%) MCSE
10 1 (0.26%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.11%) QA
2 4 (1.04%) GDPR
3 3 (0.78%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.52%) MiFID
5 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.26%) GxP
5 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.26%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.26%) SEPA
5 1 (0.26%) TARGET2
System Software
1 4 (1.04%) Active Directory
1 4 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (0.78%) AirWatch
2 3 (0.78%) Data Guard
2 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.26%) SCCM
3 1 (0.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (6.48%) Microsoft
2 23 (5.96%) Oracle
3 17 (4.40%) SAP
4 10 (2.59%) Cisco
5 6 (1.55%) Avaya
6 4 (1.04%) Apple
6 4 (1.04%) arcserve
6 4 (1.04%) IBM
6 4 (1.04%) VMware
7 3 (0.78%) Citrix
7 3 (0.78%) Hyperion
7 3 (0.78%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.52%) HP
8 2 (0.52%) Rackspace
8 2 (0.52%) Temenos
8 2 (0.52%) Workday
9 1 (0.26%) hybris
9 1 (0.26%) Openreach
9 1 (0.26%) Talend
9 1 (0.26%) VocaLink
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