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 19 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Manager
Rank 13 17 15
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 292 222 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.04% 7.84% 8.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.81% 8.62% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 122 139
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£405 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £275 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £495 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 7
Average hourly rate £41.50 £44.90 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.57% +19.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £35.55 £28.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £63.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £42.38 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-5.60% +30.38%
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
2978 2575 2741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.17% 90.93% 90.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1739 1290 1390
Average daily rate £350 £338 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 189 213
Average hourly rate £16.08 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.60% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £41.00 £45.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +1 127 £425 +13.33% 35
Cheshire -3 72 £419 - 9
Lancashire +5 40 £405 +55.76% 2
Merseyside -2 19 £313 -16.66% 6
Cumbria - 1 - -
Project Manager
England

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 262 (46.21%) Project Management
2 209 (36.86%) Finance
3 168 (29.63%) PRINCE2
4 122 (21.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 81 (14.29%) Banking
6 74 (13.05%) Agile Software Development
7 55 (9.70%) Migration
8 48 (8.47%) Microsoft
9 46 (8.11%) Retail
10 43 (7.58%) MS Project
11 38 (6.70%) Oracle
12 33 (5.82%) ITIL
12 33 (5.82%) Supplier Management
13 30 (5.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 29 (5.11%) Change Management
15 28 (4.94%) PMI Certification
15 28 (4.94%) NHS
15 28 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
15 28 (4.94%) Project Planning
16 27 (4.76%) Security Cleared
16 27 (4.76%) PMP
16 27 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 27 (4.76%) SAP
16 27 (4.76%) Windows
17 26 (4.59%) Citrix
18 25 (4.41%) Scrum
18 25 (4.41%) Programme Management
19 23 (4.06%) Telecoms
19 23 (4.06%) Active Directory
20 20 (3.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 8 (1.41%) MS Exchange
2 7 (1.23%) IBM Notes
3 5 (0.88%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.53%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.35%) NetWeaver
5 2 (0.35%) IIS
5 2 (0.35%) SAS
6 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.18%) CMS
Applications
1 43 (7.58%) MS Project
2 19 (3.35%) MS Office
3 17 (3.00%) MS Excel
4 6 (1.06%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.53%) SAP EWM
3 3 (0.53%) Agresso
4 2 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle HRMS
4 2 (0.35%) Tridion
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.35%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.18%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.18%) Retail-J
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.18%) SAP PLM
5 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.18%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 1 (0.18%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.35%) Office 365
2 1 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.17%) WAN
2 14 (2.47%) LAN
3 10 (1.76%) Firewall
4 5 (0.88%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.88%) SAN
5 4 (0.71%) Internet
5 4 (0.71%) DNS
6 3 (0.53%) DHCP
7 2 (0.35%) EIGRP
7 2 (0.35%) MPLS
7 2 (0.35%) Intranet
7 2 (0.35%) VoIP
7 2 (0.35%) 4G
8 1 (0.18%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.18%) WAAS
8 1 (0.18%) NAS
8 1 (0.18%) VPLS
8 1 (0.18%) VLAN
8 1 (0.18%) Network Security
8 1 (0.18%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (0.88%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.53%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.35%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.35%) DB2
4 2 (0.35%) OLAP
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (0.18%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.18%) EDMS
5 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (1.59%) JIRA
2 1 (0.18%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.18%) YouTrack
General
1 209 (36.86%) Finance
2 81 (14.29%) Banking
3 46 (8.11%) Retail
4 23 (4.06%) Telecoms
5 15 (2.65%) Legal
6 13 (2.29%) Financial Institution
7 12 (2.12%) Pharmaceutical
7 12 (2.12%) Retail Banking
8 10 (1.76%) Local Government
9 7 (1.23%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.06%) Law
11 4 (0.71%) Back Office
11 4 (0.71%) Marketing
12 2 (0.35%) Games
12 2 (0.35%) Advertising
13 1 (0.18%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.18%) Automotive
13 1 (0.18%) Electronics
13 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.18%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.06%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (0.53%) .NET
2 3 (0.53%) Middleware
3 2 (0.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (4.94%) NHS
1 28 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (2.47%) PMI
3 11 (1.94%) Mainframe
4 8 (1.41%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.23%) User Experience
6 6 (1.06%) Economics
7 5 (0.88%) Reference Data
7 5 (0.88%) IBM Mainframe
8 4 (0.71%) Mobile App
8 4 (0.71%) Statistics
9 3 (0.53%) FMCG
9 3 (0.53%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.53%) Life Science
9 3 (0.53%) DTV
9 3 (0.53%) Freedom of Information
10 2 (0.35%) STB
10 2 (0.35%) IVR
10 2 (0.35%) GIS
10 2 (0.35%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 27 (4.76%) Windows
2 10 (1.76%) UNIX
3 9 (1.59%) Windows 7
4 6 (1.06%) Windows XP
4 6 (1.06%) Windows 8
5 5 (0.88%) Linux
6 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.53%) Solaris
6 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.35%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.18%) Android
8 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.18%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (46.21%) Project Management
2 168 (29.63%) PRINCE2
3 122 (21.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 74 (13.05%) Agile Software Development
5 55 (9.70%) Migration
6 33 (5.82%) ITIL
6 33 (5.82%) Supplier Management
7 30 (5.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 29 (5.11%) Change Management
9 28 (4.94%) Project Planning
10 25 (4.41%) Scrum
10 25 (4.41%) Programme Management
11 18 (3.17%) E-Commerce
11 18 (3.17%) Data Migration
12 17 (3.00%) ERP
12 17 (3.00%) PRINCE
13 15 (2.65%) Information Security
14 13 (2.29%) Change Control
14 13 (2.29%) Risk Management
15 12 (2.12%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (3.17%) SQL
2 12 (2.12%) C
3 7 (1.23%) Java
4 3 (0.53%) PL/SQL
5 2 (0.35%) SQR
5 2 (0.35%) ABAP
5 2 (0.35%) VBA
5 2 (0.35%) PHP
6 1 (0.18%) Scala
6 1 (0.18%) VB
6 1 (0.18%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.18%) C#
Qualifications
1 28 (4.94%) PMI Certification
2 27 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 27 (4.76%) PMP
2 27 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 20 (3.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 17 (3.00%) Degree
5 12 (2.12%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.53%) ISEB
8 2 (0.35%) CISA
8 2 (0.35%) CISSP
8 2 (0.35%) HNC
8 2 (0.35%) HND
8 2 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.35%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
9 1 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.18%) APMP
9 1 (0.18%) CCNP
9 1 (0.18%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.47%) QA
2 5 (0.88%) Solvency II
3 4 (0.71%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.53%) SLA
5 2 (0.35%) FATCA
5 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.18%) GxP
System Software
1 23 (4.06%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.53%) XenApp
2 3 (0.53%) XenDesktop
3 2 (0.35%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.18%) SCCM
1 1 (0.18%) SCOM
Vendors
1 48 (8.47%) Microsoft
2 38 (6.70%) Oracle
3 27 (4.76%) SAP
4 26 (4.59%) Citrix
5 15 (2.65%) Cisco
6 10 (1.76%) VMware
7 8 (1.41%) HP
8 7 (1.23%) IBM
8 7 (1.23%) Lotus
8 7 (1.23%) CheckPoint
9 6 (1.06%) Cyber-Ark
10 5 (0.88%) Juniper
11 4 (0.71%) Blue Coat
11 4 (0.71%) McAfee
11 4 (0.71%) Nokia
11 4 (0.71%) F5
11 4 (0.71%) ArcSight
11 4 (0.71%) TippingPoint
12 3 (0.53%) hybris
13 2 (0.35%) Sybase
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