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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Manager
England / North West
Rank 23 20 9
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 165 277 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.29% 7.44% 11.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.63% 7.84% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 177 213
Median daily rate £420 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £552
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £413
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 19
Median hourly rate £20.28 £23.20 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.59% -44.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £19.59 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.52 £40.00 £49.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.25 £31.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-12.80% -21.87%

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
2490 3533 3137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.86% 94.92% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1551 2113 1720
Median daily rate £375 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 189 202
Median hourly rate £17.50 £27.05 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.30% +42.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.74
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.55%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -4 86 £395 -1.25% 20
Merseyside +4 27 £475 +35.71% 8
Cheshire +3 27 £408 -4.11% 6
Lancashire -7 9 £425 +3.65% 3
Cumbria +7 3 £196 -49.35%
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 165 (44.12%) Project Management
2 97 (25.94%) Stakeholder Management
3 96 (25.67%) PRINCE2
4 88 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 80 (21.39%) Finance
6 68 (18.18%) Migration
7 30 (8.02%) Microsoft
7 30 (8.02%) Data Centre
8 27 (7.22%) Retail
8 27 (7.22%) Security Cleared
9 25 (6.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 24 (6.42%) Banking
11 23 (6.15%) Oracle
12 22 (5.88%) Change Management
12 22 (5.88%) Risk Management
12 22 (5.88%) Scrum
12 22 (5.88%) SC Cleared
13 19 (5.08%) Telecoms
13 19 (5.08%) CRM
14 18 (4.81%) Data Migration
14 18 (4.81%) Project Governance
15 17 (4.55%) Waterfall
15 17 (4.55%) Project Planning
15 17 (4.55%) Windows
16 16 (4.28%) ITIL
17 15 (4.01%) QA
17 15 (4.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 15 (4.01%) NHS
18 14 (3.74%) MS Excel
18 14 (3.74%) Programme Management

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 (1.07%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.80%) Drupal
3 2 (0.53%) CMS
3 2 (0.53%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.27%) Apache
4 1 (0.27%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.27%) Confluence
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 14 (3.74%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.48%) MS Project
3 11 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (2.67%) MS Office
4 10 (2.67%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 11 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.60%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (1.34%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (1.07%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.80%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.53%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.53%) Workday HCM
7 1 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.27%) Magento
7 1 (0.27%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.27%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.27%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.48%) Office 365
2 6 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.34%) SaaS
4 3 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.27%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.27%) IaaS
5 1 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.27%) PaaS
5 1 (0.27%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.67%) WAN
2 9 (2.41%) LAN
3 6 (1.60%) VoIP
4 5 (1.34%) Firewall
4 5 (1.34%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (1.07%) RFID
6 3 (0.80%) Internet
6 3 (0.80%) IP Telephony
6 3 (0.80%) MPLS
6 3 (0.80%) NFC
6 3 (0.80%) PSTN
6 3 (0.80%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.53%) Skype
8 1 (0.27%) Broadband
8 1 (0.27%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.27%) Cisco IPT
8 1 (0.27%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (0.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.27%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.07%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (0.80%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (0.80%) GIS
4 1 (0.27%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (0.27%) Big Data
4 1 (0.27%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.27%) Essbase
4 1 (0.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (2.14%) JIRA
2 2 (0.53%) GitLab
3 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.27%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 80 (21.39%) Finance
2 27 (7.22%) Retail
3 24 (6.42%) Banking
4 19 (5.08%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.41%) Local Government
6 8 (2.14%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.87%) Legal
7 7 (1.87%) Marketing
8 5 (1.34%) Advertising
8 5 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.80%) Billing
9 3 (0.80%) Law
10 2 (0.53%) Games
11 1 (0.27%) Automotive
11 1 (0.27%) Back Office
11 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.34%) HTML
2 4 (1.07%) HTML5
3 2 (0.53%) .NET
3 2 (0.53%) WebGL
4 1 (0.27%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.27%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.27%) CodeIgniter
4 1 (0.27%) Laravel
4 1 (0.27%) Middleware
4 1 (0.27%) OAuth2
4 1 (0.27%) OpenID
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.27%) SAML
4 1 (0.27%) Symfony
4 1 (0.27%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (0.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.02%) Data Centre
2 15 (4.01%) NHS
3 8 (2.14%) Mainframe
4 7 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (1.60%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.60%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.07%) Life Science
7 4 (1.07%) PMI
7 4 (1.07%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.80%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.80%) Internet of Things
8 3 (0.80%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.53%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.53%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.53%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.53%) LLPG
9 2 (0.53%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.53%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.53%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (4.55%) Windows
2 11 (2.94%) Unix
3 9 (2.41%) Linux
4 8 (2.14%) Android
5 5 (1.34%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.07%) AIX
7 3 (0.80%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.53%) OS/2
9 1 (0.27%) MVS
9 1 (0.27%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.27%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (44.12%) Project Management
2 97 (25.94%) Stakeholder Management
3 96 (25.67%) PRINCE2
4 88 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 68 (18.18%) Migration
6 22 (5.88%) Change Management
6 22 (5.88%) Risk Management
6 22 (5.88%) Scrum
7 19 (5.08%) CRM
8 18 (4.81%) Data Migration
8 18 (4.81%) Project Governance
9 17 (4.55%) Project Planning
9 17 (4.55%) Waterfall
10 16 (4.28%) ITIL
11 14 (3.74%) Programme Management
12 13 (3.48%) Business Analysis
12 13 (3.48%) ERP
12 13 (3.48%) Process Improvement
12 13 (3.48%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 12 (3.21%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 12 (3.21%) SQL
2 5 (1.34%) JavaScript
3 4 (1.07%) C#
3 4 (1.07%) Java
4 2 (0.53%) PHP
5 1 (0.27%) C
5 1 (0.27%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 27 (7.22%) Security Cleared
2 25 (6.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 22 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 15 (4.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 12 (3.21%) PMP
6 11 (2.94%) PMI Certification
7 8 (2.14%) Degree
8 5 (1.34%) APMP
8 5 (1.34%) ISEB
9 3 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.53%) CCIE
10 2 (0.53%) CCNA
10 2 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.27%) ACCA
11 1 (0.27%) CCNP
11 1 (0.27%) CIMA
11 1 (0.27%) CISM
11 1 (0.27%) CISSP
11 1 (0.27%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.01%) QA
2 3 (0.80%) GDPR
3 2 (0.53%) MiFID
4 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.27%) GxP
4 1 (0.27%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.07%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (0.53%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.27%) RACF
3 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.07%) Data Guard
1 4 (1.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (0.80%) AirWatch
2 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 30 (8.02%) Microsoft
2 23 (6.15%) Oracle
3 12 (3.21%) SAP
4 4 (1.07%) arcserve
5 3 (0.80%) Apple
5 3 (0.80%) Cisco
5 3 (0.80%) Citrix
5 3 (0.80%) Hyperion
5 3 (0.80%) IBM
5 3 (0.80%) Sitecore
5 3 (0.80%) VMware
6 2 (0.53%) ArcSight
6 2 (0.53%) Cognos
6 2 (0.53%) Rackspace
6 2 (0.53%) Temenos
6 2 (0.53%) Workday
7 1 (0.27%) HP
7 1 (0.27%) Juniper
7 1 (0.27%) Openreach
7 1 (0.27%) PeopleSoft
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