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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Manager
Rank 25 13 12
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 212 399 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.99% 9.02% 8.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.34% 9.48% 9.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 260 156
Median daily rate £408 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.85% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
- +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Median hourly rate £31.40 £54.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.85% +20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £35.80 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.79% +19.31%
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
3343 4210 2992
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.38% 95.14% 93.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2124 2572 1701
Median daily rate £395 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 209 197
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.33 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.67% +7.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 26 September 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
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 26 September 2016.

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 26 September 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 -21 106 £400 -5.88% 23
Cheshire -11 53 £410 -8.88% 7
Merseyside -8 13 £413 +3.12% 9
Lancashire +3 9 £450 -4.25% 1
Cumbria +9 4 £360 +3.59% 1
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 249 (45.77%) Project Management
2 157 (28.86%) Finance
3 142 (26.10%) Stakeholder Management
4 140 (25.74%) PRINCE2
5 92 (16.91%) Migration
6 88 (16.18%) Agile Software Development
7 66 (12.13%) Data Centre
8 53 (9.74%) Change Management
9 48 (8.82%) Retail
10 45 (8.27%) Banking
11 34 (6.25%) Business Analysis
12 33 (6.07%) Security Cleared
13 32 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
14 30 (5.51%) Risk Management
15 29 (5.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 28 (5.15%) Microsoft
17 26 (4.78%) Oracle
17 26 (4.78%) SC Cleared
18 25 (4.60%) MS Project
18 25 (4.60%) Telecoms
18 25 (4.60%) Scrum
19 23 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
19 23 (4.23%) Programme Management
19 23 (4.23%) PMI Certification
19 23 (4.23%) E-Commerce
20 22 (4.04%) Data Migration
20 22 (4.04%) SDLC
21 21 (3.86%) SAP
22 20 (3.68%) Windows
22 20 (3.68%) CRM

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 7 (1.29%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.74%) CMS
2 4 (0.74%) MS Exchange
2 4 (0.74%) SAS
3 3 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (0.37%) Apache
4 2 (0.37%) IBM Notes
4 2 (0.37%) IIS
4 2 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (0.37%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.18%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.18%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.18%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.18%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 25 (4.60%) MS Project
2 16 (2.94%) MS Excel
3 11 (2.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.65%) MS Office
5 6 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (1.84%) Unit4 Business World
2 5 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.92%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.55%) Hyperion Planning
3 3 (0.55%) SAP MII
4 2 (0.37%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (0.37%) SAP R/3
4 2 (0.37%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.18%) Maximo
5 1 (0.18%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.18%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.18%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.18%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.18%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.39%) Office 365
2 11 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.37%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.37%) IBM Cloud
4 2 (0.37%) SoftLayer
5 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.18%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.02%) LAN
2 10 (1.84%) Firewall
2 10 (1.84%) WAN
3 6 (1.10%) Network Security
4 5 (0.92%) VoIP
5 4 (0.74%) DHCP
5 4 (0.74%) IP Telephony
5 4 (0.74%) MPLS
6 3 (0.55%) 2G
6 3 (0.55%) 3G
6 3 (0.55%) 4G
6 3 (0.55%) GSM
6 3 (0.55%) LTE
6 3 (0.55%) PSTN
6 3 (0.55%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (0.55%) UMTS
6 3 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.37%) SAN
7 2 (0.37%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.37%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.02%) Data Mining
2 9 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (1.29%) Oracle BI EE
4 4 (0.74%) DB2
4 4 (0.74%) SQL Server
5 3 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.37%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.37%) Electronic Patient Records
6 2 (0.37%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (0.37%) QlikView
6 2 (0.37%) Spatial Data
6 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.18%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.18%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (0.18%) SAS EBI
7 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.55%) JIRA
1 3 (0.55%) Octopus Deploy
1 3 (0.55%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.18%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 157 (28.86%) Finance
2 48 (8.82%) Retail
3 45 (8.27%) Banking
4 25 (4.60%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.02%) Back Office
6 9 (1.65%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.47%) Retail Banking
8 7 (1.29%) Legal
8 7 (1.29%) Local Government
8 7 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (1.10%) Billing
9 6 (1.10%) Marketing
10 3 (0.55%) Advertising
11 2 (0.37%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.37%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.18%) Electronics
12 1 (0.18%) French Language
12 1 (0.18%) Games
12 1 (0.18%) German Language
12 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.65%) .NET
2 3 (0.55%) HTML
2 3 (0.55%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (0.55%) XML
3 1 (0.18%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.18%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (0.18%) Classic ASP
3 1 (0.18%) CodeIgniter
3 1 (0.18%) CSS
3 1 (0.18%) HTML5
3 1 (0.18%) Laravel
3 1 (0.18%) Middleware
3 1 (0.18%) OLE
3 1 (0.18%) Symfony
3 1 (0.18%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (0.18%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 66 (12.13%) Data Centre
2 23 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.31%) NHS
4 14 (2.57%) Management Information System
5 8 (1.47%) Mobile App
5 8 (1.47%) Visualisation
6 7 (1.29%) FMCG
6 7 (1.29%) IVR
6 7 (1.29%) Mainframe
6 7 (1.29%) PMI
6 7 (1.29%) Smart Meter
6 7 (1.29%) SWIFT
7 5 (0.92%) Digital Media
8 4 (0.74%) PKI
8 4 (0.74%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.55%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.55%) Performance Metrics
9 3 (0.55%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.55%) SCADA
9 3 (0.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (3.68%) Windows
2 15 (2.76%) Linux
2 15 (2.76%) Unix
3 14 (2.57%) AIX
4 10 (1.84%) Windows 10
5 5 (0.92%) Solaris
6 4 (0.74%) HPUX
6 4 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.37%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.18%) Android
8 1 (0.18%) CentOS
8 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (45.77%) Project Management
2 142 (26.10%) Stakeholder Management
3 140 (25.74%) PRINCE2
4 92 (16.91%) Migration
5 88 (16.18%) Agile Software Development
6 53 (9.74%) Change Management
7 34 (6.25%) Business Analysis
8 32 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
9 30 (5.51%) Risk Management
10 25 (4.60%) Scrum
11 23 (4.23%) E-Commerce
11 23 (4.23%) Programme Management
12 22 (4.04%) Data Migration
12 22 (4.04%) SDLC
13 20 (3.68%) CRM
14 18 (3.31%) Change Control
14 18 (3.31%) ERP
14 18 (3.31%) ITIL
15 17 (3.13%) Supplier Management
16 16 (2.94%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 8 (1.47%) C
2 7 (1.29%) Java
2 7 (1.29%) JavaScript
2 7 (1.29%) SQL
3 4 (0.74%) PHP
4 3 (0.55%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.37%) C#
6 1 (0.18%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 33 (6.07%) Security Cleared
2 29 (5.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 26 (4.78%) SC Cleared
4 23 (4.23%) PMI Certification
5 19 (3.49%) PMP
6 17 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 7 (1.29%) APMP
7 7 (1.29%) Degree
8 3 (0.55%) CISSP
8 3 (0.55%) ISEB
9 2 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.37%) CISMP
9 2 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.18%) CAPM
10 1 (0.18%) CCA
10 1 (0.18%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.18%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.57%) QA
2 7 (1.29%) AIFMD
2 7 (1.29%) UCITS
3 5 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (0.92%) Solvency II
4 3 (0.55%) GMP
4 3 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.37%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.18%) COBIT
6 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.18%) FATCA
6 1 (0.18%) SEPA
6 1 (0.18%) SLA
6 1 (0.18%) TARGET2
System Software
1 11 (2.02%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (1.29%) SCCM
2 3 (0.55%) Data Guard
2 3 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.55%) Puppet
2 3 (0.55%) SCOM
2 3 (0.55%) SCOrch
3 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.18%) vRealize
Vendors
1 28 (5.15%) Microsoft
2 26 (4.78%) Oracle
3 21 (3.86%) SAP
4 13 (2.39%) Cisco
5 10 (1.84%) Citrix
5 10 (1.84%) Sitecore
6 9 (1.65%) Hyperion
7 8 (1.47%) IBM
8 7 (1.29%) Avaya
9 6 (1.10%) EMC
9 6 (1.10%) HP
10 4 (0.74%) Huawei
11 3 (0.55%) ArcSight
11 3 (0.55%) BT
11 3 (0.55%) Ericsson
11 3 (0.55%) Google
11 3 (0.55%) JD Edwards
11 3 (0.55%) Nokia
11 3 (0.55%) Nokia Networks
11 3 (0.55%) Tableau
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