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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Manager
Rank 15 11 9
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 267 258 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.39% 9.18% 9.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.21% 10.00% 10.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 132 165
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£400 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £499 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
Average hourly rate £45.00 £44.90 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.22% +32.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.88 £36.25 £33.25
% change year-on-year
+15.51% +9.02%
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
2899 2581 2936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.13% 91.85% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1700 1257 1488
Average daily rate £361 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.15% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £494 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 206 188
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.11% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.54 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

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 October 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 22 October 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 -4 118 £400 +14.28% 43
Cheshire -4 62 £431 +13.48% 13
Lancashire +4 39 £403 +35.86% 3
Merseyside +4 24 £388 -3.12% 10
Project Manager
England

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 243 (44.83%) Project Management
2 192 (35.42%) Finance
3 150 (27.68%) PRINCE2
4 123 (22.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 73 (13.47%) Banking
6 65 (11.99%) Agile Software Development
7 58 (10.70%) Migration
8 41 (7.56%) MS Project
9 40 (7.38%) SAP
9 40 (7.38%) Retail
10 36 (6.64%) NHS
11 31 (5.72%) Change Management
11 31 (5.72%) Oracle
11 31 (5.72%) Microsoft
12 30 (5.54%) Supplier Management
13 29 (5.35%) ITIL
13 29 (5.35%) Security Cleared
14 27 (4.98%) Windows
15 26 (4.80%) ERP
15 26 (4.80%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 26 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
16 24 (4.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 23 (4.24%) Project Planning
18 22 (4.06%) PMP
18 22 (4.06%) PMI Certification
18 22 (4.06%) WAN
19 21 (3.87%) Programme Management
19 21 (3.87%) Data Migration
20 19 (3.51%) Scrum
20 19 (3.51%) Change Control

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 7 (1.29%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.55%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.37%) IIS
3 2 (0.37%) SAS
3 2 (0.37%) NetWeaver
3 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.18%) Documentum
Applications
1 41 (7.56%) MS Project
2 18 (3.32%) MS Excel
3 17 (3.14%) MS Office
4 4 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.37%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.48%) SAP EWM
3 7 (1.29%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.92%) SAP ERP
4 5 (0.92%) Agresso
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.37%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.18%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.18%) Maximo
6 1 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.18%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.18%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.37%) Office 365
2 1 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.06%) WAN
2 14 (2.58%) LAN
3 6 (1.11%) Firewall
4 5 (0.92%) SAN
5 4 (0.74%) DNS
5 4 (0.74%) Intranet
5 4 (0.74%) Internet
6 3 (0.55%) DHCP
6 3 (0.55%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.37%) EIGRP
7 2 (0.37%) Wireless
8 1 (0.18%) VPLS
8 1 (0.18%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.18%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.18%) NAS
8 1 (0.18%) WAAS
8 1 (0.18%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.18%) VLAN
8 1 (0.18%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (0.92%) DB2
3 4 (0.74%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.74%) Data Mining
3 4 (0.74%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.37%) OLAP
5 2 (0.37%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (0.18%) Big Data
6 1 (0.18%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 4 (0.74%) JIRA
2 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 192 (35.42%) Finance
2 73 (13.47%) Banking
3 40 (7.38%) Retail
4 18 (3.32%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.58%) Local Government
6 13 (2.40%) Legal
6 13 (2.40%) Manufacturing
7 12 (2.21%) Pharmaceutical
8 10 (1.85%) Financial Institution
9 8 (1.48%) Retail Banking
9 8 (1.48%) Billing
10 6 (1.11%) Marketing
11 5 (0.92%) Back Office
12 4 (0.74%) Advertising
13 2 (0.37%) Law
13 2 (0.37%) Games
14 1 (0.18%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.18%) Front Office
14 1 (0.18%) Electronics
14 1 (0.18%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.11%) Oracle Fusion
2 5 (0.92%) .NET
3 2 (0.37%) Web Services
3 2 (0.37%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 36 (6.64%) NHS
2 26 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (2.95%) Mainframe
4 13 (2.40%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.40%) PMI
5 8 (1.48%) Economics
6 5 (0.92%) IBM Mainframe
6 5 (0.92%) Reference Data
6 5 (0.92%) User Experience
7 4 (0.74%) Freedom of Information
7 4 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (0.74%) Life Science
8 3 (0.55%) FMCG
8 3 (0.55%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.55%) DTV
9 2 (0.37%) GIS
9 2 (0.37%) STB
9 2 (0.37%) IVR
9 2 (0.37%) E-Learning
9 2 (0.37%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 27 (4.98%) Windows
2 14 (2.58%) UNIX
3 9 (1.66%) Windows 7
4 8 (1.48%) Linux
5 4 (0.74%) Windows 8
6 3 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.55%) Solaris
7 2 (0.37%) Windows 2000
7 2 (0.37%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.18%) Android
8 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.18%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.18%) AIX
8 1 (0.18%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (44.83%) Project Management
2 150 (27.68%) PRINCE2
3 123 (22.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 65 (11.99%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (10.70%) Migration
6 31 (5.72%) Change Management
7 30 (5.54%) Supplier Management
8 29 (5.35%) ITIL
9 26 (4.80%) ERP
9 26 (4.80%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 23 (4.24%) Project Planning
11 21 (3.87%) Programme Management
11 21 (3.87%) Data Migration
12 19 (3.51%) Scrum
12 19 (3.51%) Change Control
13 17 (3.14%) E-Commerce
14 16 (2.95%) People Management
14 16 (2.95%) Risk Management
15 15 (2.77%) Business Analysis
16 14 (2.58%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 12 (2.21%) C
2 9 (1.66%) SQL
3 5 (0.92%) Java
4 2 (0.37%) VB
4 2 (0.37%) ABAP
4 2 (0.37%) VBA
4 2 (0.37%) SQR
5 1 (0.18%) Scala
5 1 (0.18%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 29 (5.35%) Security Cleared
2 24 (4.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 22 (4.06%) PMP
3 22 (4.06%) PMI Certification
4 14 (2.58%) SC Cleared
5 11 (2.03%) Degree
5 11 (2.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (0.74%) ISEB
7 3 (0.55%) APMP
7 3 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.55%) HNC
8 2 (0.37%) HND
8 2 (0.37%) CISSP
8 2 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.37%) CISA
8 2 (0.37%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
9 1 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.18%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.21%) QA
2 4 (0.74%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.55%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (3.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.37%) VMware ESX
2 2 (0.37%) XenApp
2 2 (0.37%) XenDesktop
2 2 (0.37%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.37%) Tivoli
1 2 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (0.37%) SCCM
2 1 (0.18%) SCOM
Vendors
1 40 (7.38%) SAP
2 31 (5.72%) Oracle
2 31 (5.72%) Microsoft
3 15 (2.77%) Citrix
4 8 (1.48%) HP
4 8 (1.48%) Cisco
4 8 (1.48%) IBM
5 7 (1.29%) VMware
6 5 (0.92%) RedPrairie
6 5 (0.92%) JDA
7 3 (0.55%) Cyber-Ark
8 2 (0.37%) Sybase
8 2 (0.37%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (0.37%) Cognos
8 2 (0.37%) Avaya
8 2 (0.37%) Software AG
8 2 (0.37%) webMethods
8 2 (0.37%) Primavera
8 2 (0.37%) 3PAR
8 2 (0.37%) Planview
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