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 5 May 2015 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Manager
Rank 8 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 438 361 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.27% 11.51% 11.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.18% 12.56% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 192 153
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +13.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £318 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.60% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 7
Average hourly rate £45.25 £35.00 £57.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.28% -39.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £35.00 £31.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £45.00 £92.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-14.66% -
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
3596 2874 2256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.51% 91.62% 93.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1945 1546 1057
Average daily rate £388 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 186 179
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.91 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 5 May 2015.

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 5 May 2015.

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 5 May 2015. 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 +4 188 £413 +3.12% 43
Cheshire -5 118 £400 -5.88% 30
Merseyside +8 56 £448 -14.76% 7
Lancashire -4 32 £350 -12.50% 7
Cumbria +6 14 £378 +0.66% 2
Project Manager
England

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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.

1 356 (45.99%) Project Management
2 280 (36.18%) Finance
3 230 (29.72%) PRINCE2
4 145 (18.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 100 (12.92%) Agile Software Development
6 97 (12.53%) Banking
7 90 (11.63%) Migration
8 66 (8.53%) Retail
9 64 (8.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 64 (8.27%) MS Project
10 63 (8.14%) ITIL
11 50 (6.46%) SAP
11 50 (6.46%) Microsoft
12 48 (6.20%) Programme Management
13 43 (5.56%) Security Cleared
14 39 (5.04%) Change Management
15 37 (4.78%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 36 (4.65%) Local Government
16 36 (4.65%) Supplier Management
16 36 (4.65%) MS Excel
17 35 (4.52%) Change Control
18 34 (4.39%) Citrix
19 33 (4.26%) Project Planning
20 31 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
20 31 (4.01%) Pharmaceutical
21 30 (3.88%) PRINCE
21 30 (3.88%) Risk Management
22 29 (3.75%) PMI Certification
22 29 (3.75%) Degree
23 28 (3.62%) SC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 18 (2.33%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.29%) MS Exchange
2 10 (1.29%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.13%) CICS
3 1 (0.13%) CMS
3 1 (0.13%) Confluence
3 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 64 (8.27%) MS Project
2 36 (4.65%) MS Excel
3 20 (2.58%) MS Office
4 18 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (1.29%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.26%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (0.65%) SAP FI
1 5 (0.65%) SAP CO
1 5 (0.65%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (0.52%) Oracle HRMS
2 4 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (0.52%) SAP SD
2 4 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.39%) Primavera
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.26%) Tridion
4 2 (0.26%) Agresso
4 2 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.26%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.26%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.13%) Exchequer
5 1 (0.13%) Maximo
5 1 (0.13%) Summit
5 1 (0.13%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.13%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.52%) SuccessFactors
1 4 (0.52%) Boomi
2 2 (0.26%) Office 365
3 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.07%) Firewall
2 14 (1.81%) WAN
2 14 (1.81%) SAN
3 10 (1.29%) LAN
4 6 (0.78%) 4G
5 3 (0.39%) Unified Communications
5 3 (0.39%) HTTP
5 3 (0.39%) Intranet
5 3 (0.39%) Internet
6 2 (0.26%) DMZ
6 2 (0.26%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.26%) VPN
6 2 (0.26%) VoIP
6 2 (0.26%) Wireless
6 2 (0.26%) IP Telephony
6 2 (0.26%) NGN
6 2 (0.26%) Network Security
7 1 (0.13%) MVNO
7 1 (0.13%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
1 10 (1.29%) QlikView
2 3 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (0.39%) Big Data
2 3 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (0.26%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (0.26%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.13%) DB2
4 1 (0.13%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.13%) EDMS
4 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (1.29%) JIRA
2 1 (0.13%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.13%) YouTrack
2 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 280 (36.18%) Finance
2 97 (12.53%) Banking
3 66 (8.53%) Retail
4 36 (4.65%) Local Government
5 31 (4.01%) Pharmaceutical
6 27 (3.49%) Manufacturing
7 26 (3.36%) Telecoms
8 20 (2.58%) Retail Banking
9 13 (1.68%) Legal
10 8 (1.03%) Law
10 8 (1.03%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.65%) Marketing
12 3 (0.39%) Back Office
12 3 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.26%) Electronics
14 1 (0.13%) Advertising
14 1 (0.13%) Military
14 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.13%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (0.65%) .NET
2 2 (0.26%) XML
2 2 (0.26%) Middleware
2 2 (0.26%) HTML
3 1 (0.13%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.13%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.13%) jQuery
3 1 (0.13%) HTML5
3 1 (0.13%) CSS3
3 1 (0.13%) EDI
3 1 (0.13%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 31 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (2.33%) Mainframe
3 12 (1.55%) NHS
4 10 (1.29%) PMI
5 8 (1.03%) Handset
6 7 (0.90%) Management Information System
7 6 (0.78%) User Experience
8 4 (0.52%) Performance Metrics
8 4 (0.52%) Economics
8 4 (0.52%) Smartphone
8 4 (0.52%) Credit Risk
8 4 (0.52%) Computer Science
8 4 (0.52%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.39%) Learning Management System
9 3 (0.39%) SWIFT
9 3 (0.39%) Derivative
9 3 (0.39%) Statistics
9 3 (0.39%) Online Banking
9 3 (0.39%) GIS
10 2 (0.26%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 26 (3.36%) Windows
2 7 (0.90%) VME
2 7 (0.90%) Windows 7
2 7 (0.90%) UNIX
3 5 (0.65%) Windows 8
4 4 (0.52%) Windows XP
5 2 (0.26%) AIX
6 1 (0.13%) Linux
6 1 (0.13%) zOS
6 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (45.99%) Project Management
2 230 (29.72%) PRINCE2
3 145 (18.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 100 (12.92%) Agile Software Development
5 90 (11.63%) Migration
6 63 (8.14%) ITIL
7 48 (6.20%) Programme Management
8 39 (5.04%) Change Management
9 37 (4.78%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 36 (4.65%) Supplier Management
11 35 (4.52%) Change Control
12 33 (4.26%) Project Planning
13 30 (3.88%) Risk Management
13 30 (3.88%) PRINCE
14 24 (3.10%) E-Commerce
15 23 (2.97%) Matrix Management
16 21 (2.71%) Business Analysis
16 21 (2.71%) Service Management
17 19 (2.45%) Service Delivery
18 17 (2.20%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 19 (2.45%) SQL
2 13 (1.68%) C
3 10 (1.29%) Java
4 8 (1.03%) PL/SQL
5 4 (0.52%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.26%) C#
6 2 (0.26%) Python
7 1 (0.13%) JCL
7 1 (0.13%) VB
7 1 (0.13%) COBOL
7 1 (0.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 64 (8.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 43 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 29 (3.75%) PMI Certification
3 29 (3.75%) Degree
4 28 (3.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 28 (3.62%) SC Cleared
5 21 (2.71%) PMP
6 11 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (1.03%) ISEB
8 4 (0.52%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.13%) APMP
9 1 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.13%) CCNP
9 1 (0.13%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.68%) QA
2 6 (0.78%) FATCA
2 6 (0.78%) SLA
3 5 (0.65%) GxP
4 4 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.26%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.13%) GMP
System Software
1 10 (1.29%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.13%) XenApp
4 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (0.78%) Cisco IPCC
2 3 (0.39%) SCCM
3 2 (0.26%) SCOM
4 1 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.13%) Nagios
Vendors
1 50 (6.46%) SAP
1 50 (6.46%) Microsoft
2 34 (4.39%) Citrix
3 26 (3.36%) Oracle
4 20 (2.58%) VMware
5 17 (2.20%) Cisco
6 10 (1.29%) Lotus
7 9 (1.16%) CheckPoint
7 9 (1.16%) Juniper
8 8 (1.03%) McAfee
8 8 (1.03%) Nokia
8 8 (1.03%) Blue Coat
8 8 (1.03%) TippingPoint
8 8 (1.03%) F5
8 8 (1.03%) ArcSight
8 8 (1.03%) Cyber-Ark
9 5 (0.65%) Progress
9 5 (0.65%) Informatica
9 5 (0.65%) HP
10 4 (0.52%) Dell
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