The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Manager
Rank 8 6 15
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 330 271 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.74% 11.21% 8.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.71% 12.01% 9.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 154 139
Average daily rate £400 £353 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.31% -1.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £398 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.88% -0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 £53.25 £25.76
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.57% +106.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+0.80% +25.00%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2818 2256 2857
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.73% 93.34% 91.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1505 1067 1396
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 181 178
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.66 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.23 £55.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Project Manager
England

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 24 April 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
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 24 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Manager within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -2 134 £400 +6.66% 9
Cheshire +1 108 £400 +15.60% 10
Lancashire -4 34 £400 +49.53% 2
Merseyside +2 14 £513 +39.45% 2
Cumbria -1 2 £375 +15.38% 1
Project Manager
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Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 244 (42.66%) Project Management
2 206 (36.01%) Finance
3 162 (28.32%) PRINCE2
4 158 (27.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 86 (15.03%) Banking
6 67 (11.71%) Migration
7 59 (10.31%) Windows
8 52 (9.09%) Retail
9 47 (8.22%) Project Planning
10 45 (7.87%) Change Management
11 41 (7.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 39 (6.82%) Microsoft
13 38 (6.64%) SAP
14 35 (6.12%) MS Project
14 35 (6.12%) ITIL
15 31 (5.42%) Change Control
16 30 (5.24%) Supplier Management
17 29 (5.07%) MS Excel
17 29 (5.07%) CRM
18 28 (4.90%) Oracle
18 28 (4.90%) Security Cleared
19 27 (4.72%) Agile Software Development
20 26 (4.55%) PMI Certification
21 24 (4.20%) Risk Management
22 23 (4.02%) Telecoms
23 22 (3.85%) PMP
24 21 (3.67%) Retail Banking
25 20 (3.50%) SC Cleared
26 19 (3.32%) Management Information System
26 19 (3.32%) E-Commerce

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 17 (2.97%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.92%) Lync
3 7 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (1.22%) MS Exchange
4 5 (0.87%) CMS
5 3 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (0.52%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.35%) Adobe CQ
6 2 (0.35%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.35%) IIS
7 1 (0.17%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 35 (6.12%) MS Project
2 29 (5.07%) MS Excel
3 16 (2.80%) MS Office
4 15 (2.62%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (2.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.87%) SAP CRM
4 4 (0.70%) Maximo
4 4 (0.70%) Exstream
5 3 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.35%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.17%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 1 (0.17%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.17%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.17%) SAP SEM
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.70%) Office 365
2 3 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.32%) WAN
2 15 (2.62%) LAN
3 12 (2.10%) Internet
4 10 (1.75%) Firewall
5 7 (1.22%) MPLS
6 6 (1.05%) SAN
6 6 (1.05%) VoIP
6 6 (1.05%) NGN
7 4 (0.70%) NAS
7 4 (0.70%) DNS
8 3 (0.52%) Network Security
9 2 (0.35%) MGW
9 2 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.35%) H.323
9 2 (0.35%) MVNO
9 2 (0.35%) SSL
9 2 (0.35%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.35%) VPN
9 2 (0.35%) PSTN
9 2 (0.35%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (0.87%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (0.70%) QlikView
3 4 (0.70%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.52%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.35%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.17%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.17%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.17%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.17%) Big Data
6 1 (0.17%) DB2
6 1 (0.17%) Informix
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.17%) Ingres
6 1 (0.17%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (0.17%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.17%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 7 (1.22%) MSI
2 1 (0.17%) JIRA
General
1 206 (36.01%) Finance
2 86 (15.03%) Banking
3 52 (9.09%) Retail
4 23 (4.02%) Telecoms
5 21 (3.67%) Retail Banking
6 18 (3.15%) Local Government
7 11 (1.92%) Billing
8 9 (1.57%) Legal
9 7 (1.22%) Financial Institution
10 6 (1.05%) Marketing
11 5 (0.87%) Advertising
12 3 (0.52%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.17%) Law
13 1 (0.17%) Back Office
13 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.17%) Publishing
13 1 (0.17%) Games
13 1 (0.17%) German Language
13 1 (0.17%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.10%) .NET
2 7 (1.22%) Application Packaging
3 3 (0.52%) Middleware
4 2 (0.35%) HTML
4 2 (0.35%) XML
4 2 (0.35%) XHTML
5 1 (0.17%) Web Services
5 1 (0.17%) WCF
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 19 (3.32%) Management Information System
2 17 (2.97%) PMI
2 17 (2.97%) NHS
3 15 (2.62%) Mainframe
4 6 (1.05%) Economics
5 5 (0.87%) IBM Mainframe
5 5 (0.87%) FMCG
6 4 (0.70%) Mobile App
7 3 (0.52%) Data Extraction
7 3 (0.52%) Interactive TV
8 2 (0.35%) Web 2.0
8 2 (0.35%) Informatics
8 2 (0.35%) GIS
8 2 (0.35%) AS400
8 2 (0.35%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.35%) Social Media
9 1 (0.17%) Health Informatics
9 1 (0.17%) DataPower
9 1 (0.17%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.17%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 59 (10.31%) Windows
2 18 (3.15%) UNIX
2 18 (3.15%) Windows 7
3 9 (1.57%) Linux
4 8 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (1.40%) AIX
5 2 (0.35%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.17%) VMS
6 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.17%) Android
6 1 (0.17%) HPUX
6 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (42.66%) Project Management
2 162 (28.32%) PRINCE2
3 158 (27.62%) Stakeholder Management
4 67 (11.71%) Migration
5 47 (8.22%) Project Planning
6 45 (7.87%) Change Management
7 35 (6.12%) ITIL
8 31 (5.42%) Change Control
9 30 (5.24%) Supplier Management
10 29 (5.07%) CRM
11 27 (4.72%) Agile Software Development
12 24 (4.20%) Risk Management
13 19 (3.32%) E-Commerce
14 18 (3.15%) Information Security
15 17 (2.97%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 16 (2.80%) Matrix Management
16 16 (2.80%) ERP
16 16 (2.80%) PRINCE
17 15 (2.62%) Scrum
17 15 (2.62%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (1.75%) C
2 9 (1.57%) Java
3 6 (1.05%) SQL
4 2 (0.35%) VBScript
4 2 (0.35%) VB
4 2 (0.35%) Perl
4 2 (0.35%) PHP
5 1 (0.17%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 41 (7.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 28 (4.90%) Security Cleared
3 26 (4.55%) PMI Certification
4 22 (3.85%) PMP
5 20 (3.50%) SC Cleared
6 19 (3.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 11 (1.92%) Degree
8 4 (0.70%) CISSP
9 3 (0.52%) CISA
9 3 (0.52%) APMP
10 2 (0.35%) GIAC
10 2 (0.35%) ISEB
11 1 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.17%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.57%) QA
2 3 (0.52%) SLA
3 2 (0.35%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (1.92%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.57%) XenApp
4 7 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.35%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (0.35%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.17%) UAG
6 1 (0.17%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 7 (1.22%) SCCM
2 3 (0.52%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.35%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 2 (0.35%) Novell Identity Manager
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 2 (0.35%) AppDNA
3 2 (0.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 39 (6.82%) Microsoft
2 38 (6.64%) SAP
3 28 (4.90%) Oracle
4 15 (2.62%) VMware
5 13 (2.27%) Citrix
6 11 (1.92%) Cisco
7 8 (1.40%) IBM
7 8 (1.40%) HP
8 7 (1.22%) AppSense
9 5 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (0.87%) Avaya
10 4 (0.70%) Juniper
10 4 (0.70%) Business Objects
10 4 (0.70%) Splunk
11 3 (0.52%) Sitecore
11 3 (0.52%) PeopleSoft
11 3 (0.52%) BMC
11 3 (0.52%) NetApp
12 2 (0.35%) Novell
12 2 (0.35%) Remedy
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