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 30 June 2016 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Manager
Rank 16 10 8
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 323 332 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.62% 8.93% 10.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.09% 9.42% 10.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 205 159
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £303 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 8
Median hourly rate £27.50 £35.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +2.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £35.15 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £36.35 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +11.42%
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
3554 3523 2941
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.90% 94.78% 95.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2209 2041 1584
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 194 175
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.16 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.17% -7.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.47 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 30 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Manager within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +2 160 £400 -2.96% 28
Cheshire -7 69 £425 +3.03% 7
Lancashire +6 34 £413 +4.76% 4
Merseyside -10 28 £400 -3.03% 6
Cumbria +1 1 - -
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, 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.

1 284 (44.24%) Project Management
2 193 (30.06%) Finance
3 180 (28.04%) PRINCE2
4 153 (23.83%) Stakeholder Management
5 93 (14.49%) Agile Software Development
6 79 (12.31%) Migration
7 63 (9.81%) Change Management
7 63 (9.81%) Data Centre
8 59 (9.19%) Banking
9 54 (8.41%) Retail
10 40 (6.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 40 (6.23%) Business Analysis
10 40 (6.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 39 (6.07%) Microsoft
12 38 (5.92%) PMI Certification
12 38 (5.92%) Supplier Management
13 35 (5.45%) Security Cleared
14 34 (5.30%) Business Intelligence
15 33 (5.14%) MS Project
15 33 (5.14%) Programme Management
16 32 (4.98%) Risk Management
17 30 (4.67%) Windows
17 30 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
18 29 (4.52%) CRM
19 28 (4.36%) PMP
19 28 (4.36%) SDLC
20 27 (4.21%) E-Commerce
20 27 (4.21%) SC Cleared
21 26 (4.05%) Project Planning
21 26 (4.05%) Stakeholder Engagement

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 14 (2.18%) SharePoint
2 5 (0.78%) CMS
2 5 (0.78%) SAS
3 4 (0.62%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (0.47%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.31%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.31%) IIS
5 2 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.31%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.16%) Apache
6 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.16%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.16%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 33 (5.14%) MS Project
2 23 (3.58%) MS Excel
3 16 (2.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (2.02%) MS Office
5 7 (1.09%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.16%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (1.87%) Unit4 Business World
2 5 (0.78%) Hyperion Planning
3 4 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.31%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.31%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.31%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.31%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.31%) SAP Payroll
5 2 (0.31%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.16%) Maximo
6 1 (0.16%) Northgate Housing
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.16%) Summit
6 1 (0.16%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.34%) Office 365
2 11 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.47%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.47%) SaaS
4 2 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.16%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.02%) LAN
2 12 (1.87%) Firewall
2 12 (1.87%) WAN
3 9 (1.40%) Network Security
4 7 (1.09%) Intranet
5 5 (0.78%) 4G
6 4 (0.62%) DHCP
6 4 (0.62%) Skype
7 3 (0.47%) 2G
7 3 (0.47%) 3G
7 3 (0.47%) GSM
7 3 (0.47%) LTE
7 3 (0.47%) MPLS
7 3 (0.47%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (0.47%) UMTS
7 3 (0.47%) VoIP
8 2 (0.31%) CTI
8 2 (0.31%) H.323
8 2 (0.31%) Internet
8 2 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.02%) Data Mining
2 8 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (0.62%) DB2
5 3 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (0.47%) Electronic Patient Records
5 3 (0.47%) Spatial Data
5 3 (0.47%) SQL Server
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (0.31%) QlikView
6 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.16%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (0.16%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.16%) SAS EBI
7 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
1 3 (0.47%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.16%) JIRA
2 1 (0.16%) MSI
2 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 193 (30.06%) Finance
2 59 (9.19%) Banking
3 54 (8.41%) Retail
4 20 (3.12%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.49%) Back Office
5 16 (2.49%) Pharmaceutical
6 11 (1.71%) Marketing
7 9 (1.40%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.25%) Billing
8 8 (1.25%) Legal
9 7 (1.09%) Retail Banking
10 5 (0.78%) Local Government
11 3 (0.47%) Electronics
11 3 (0.47%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.47%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.31%) Advertising
12 2 (0.31%) Games
13 1 (0.16%) French Language
13 1 (0.16%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.16%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.09%) .NET
2 4 (0.62%) Middleware
3 3 (0.47%) XML
4 2 (0.31%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (0.31%) Web Services
5 1 (0.16%) Apache Flex
5 1 (0.16%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.16%) Classic ASP
5 1 (0.16%) CSS
5 1 (0.16%) HTML
5 1 (0.16%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 63 (9.81%) Data Centre
2 30 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (2.96%) NHS
4 15 (2.34%) PMI
5 13 (2.02%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.09%) FMCG
6 7 (1.09%) Mainframe
6 7 (1.09%) Mobile App
7 6 (0.93%) Digital Media
7 6 (0.93%) SWIFT
8 5 (0.78%) Smart Meter
9 4 (0.62%) EPoS
9 4 (0.62%) PKI
9 4 (0.62%) Visualisation
10 3 (0.47%) Credit Risk
10 3 (0.47%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.47%) Performance Metrics
10 3 (0.47%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.47%) User Experience
11 2 (0.31%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (4.67%) Windows
2 24 (3.74%) Unix
3 14 (2.18%) Linux
4 11 (1.71%) AIX
5 10 (1.56%) Windows 10
6 5 (0.78%) Solaris
7 4 (0.62%) Android
7 4 (0.62%) HPUX
7 4 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.47%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.47%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.16%) CentOS
10 1 (0.16%) OS/2
10 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (44.24%) Project Management
2 180 (28.04%) PRINCE2
3 153 (23.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 93 (14.49%) Agile Software Development
5 79 (12.31%) Migration
6 63 (9.81%) Change Management
7 40 (6.23%) Business Analysis
8 38 (5.92%) Supplier Management
9 34 (5.30%) Business Intelligence
10 33 (5.14%) Programme Management
11 32 (4.98%) Risk Management
12 29 (4.52%) CRM
13 28 (4.36%) SDLC
14 27 (4.21%) E-Commerce
15 26 (4.05%) Project Planning
15 26 (4.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 24 (3.74%) ERP
17 23 (3.58%) Change Control
17 23 (3.58%) Line Management
17 23 (3.58%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (1.40%) C
2 8 (1.25%) Java
2 8 (1.25%) SQL
3 7 (1.09%) JavaScript
4 6 (0.93%) PHP
5 3 (0.47%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.16%) C#
6 1 (0.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 40 (6.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 40 (6.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 38 (5.92%) PMI Certification
3 35 (5.45%) Security Cleared
4 28 (4.36%) PMP
5 27 (4.21%) SC Cleared
6 13 (2.02%) Degree
7 7 (1.09%) APMP
8 4 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.62%) PgMP
9 2 (0.31%) CISMP
9 2 (0.31%) CISSP
9 2 (0.31%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.16%) AAT
10 1 (0.16%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.16%) CCA
10 1 (0.16%) ISEB
10 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.96%) QA
2 7 (1.09%) AIFMD
2 7 (1.09%) UCITS
3 6 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.62%) GMP
4 4 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.47%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.16%) FATCA
7 1 (0.16%) SLA
7 1 (0.16%) Solvency II
System Software
1 14 (2.18%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (0.78%) SCCM
2 3 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.47%) Puppet
2 3 (0.47%) SCOrch
3 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (0.31%) SCOM
4 1 (0.16%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.16%) vRealize
Vendors
1 39 (6.07%) Microsoft
2 22 (3.43%) Oracle
3 21 (3.27%) SAP
4 14 (2.18%) Citrix
5 10 (1.56%) BT
6 9 (1.40%) Sitecore
7 8 (1.25%) ArcSight
8 7 (1.09%) Cisco
8 7 (1.09%) HP
9 6 (0.93%) Hyperion
9 6 (0.93%) IBM
9 6 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (0.78%) EMC
10 5 (0.78%) Openreach
10 5 (0.78%) PeopleSoft
11 4 (0.62%) Google
12 3 (0.47%) Huawei
12 3 (0.47%) Nokia
12 3 (0.47%) Nokia Networks
12 3 (0.47%) ServiceNow
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