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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Manager
Rank 28 17 13
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 196 315 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.16% 7.52% 8.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.51% 8.00% 9.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 197 156
Median daily rate £413 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +5.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £323 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £576
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Median hourly rate £34.62 £36.84 £43.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.01% -14.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.32 £22.31 £40.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.92 £51.37 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.90 £37.05 £41.25
% change year-on-year
-11.20% -10.18%
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
3009 3936 3091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.50% 93.94% 94.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1974 2361 1816
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 192 177
Median hourly rate £19.66 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.34% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.71
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +8.21%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 4 December 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 -7 116 £400 -5.88% 28
Cheshire -5 39 £400 -5.88% 6
Merseyside -4 13 £418 +4.37% 5
Lancashire -20 7 £450 -5.26% 5
Cumbria +10 5 £600 +26.31% 2
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 185 (44.36%) Project Management
2 131 (31.41%) Stakeholder Management
3 113 (27.10%) Finance
4 108 (25.90%) PRINCE2
5 78 (18.71%) Agile Software Development
6 73 (17.51%) Migration
7 51 (12.23%) Data Centre
8 32 (7.67%) Retail
9 31 (7.43%) Change Management
10 30 (7.19%) Risk Management
11 28 (6.71%) Oracle
12 27 (6.47%) Banking
13 25 (6.00%) Scrum
14 23 (5.52%) Security Cleared
15 22 (5.28%) Telecoms
16 21 (5.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 21 (5.04%) Data Migration
17 20 (4.80%) Microsoft
18 19 (4.56%) SAP
18 19 (4.56%) Project Governance
19 18 (4.32%) SC Cleared
20 17 (4.08%) ERP
21 16 (3.84%) PMP
21 16 (3.84%) Programme Management
22 15 (3.60%) Business Analysis
22 15 (3.60%) WAN
23 14 (3.36%) Business Intelligence
23 14 (3.36%) ITIL
23 14 (3.36%) PMI Certification
24 13 (3.12%) Project Planning

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 4 (0.96%) CMS
2 3 (0.72%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (0.48%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.24%) Apache
4 1 (0.24%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.24%) Confluence
4 1 (0.24%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (2.40%) MS PowerPoint
1 10 (2.40%) MS Project
1 10 (2.40%) MS Visio
2 7 (1.68%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.44%) Oracle Applications
1 6 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.20%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (1.20%) Unit4 Business World
3 4 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.96%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.72%) SAP MII
5 2 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.48%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.48%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.48%) SAP R/3
5 2 (0.48%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.24%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.24%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.24%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.24%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.44%) Office 365
2 5 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (0.72%) SaaS
5 2 (0.48%) IBM Cloud
5 2 (0.48%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.60%) WAN
2 12 (2.88%) LAN
3 8 (1.92%) Firewall
4 7 (1.68%) VoIP
5 4 (0.96%) IP Telephony
6 3 (0.72%) MPLS
6 3 (0.72%) PSTN
6 3 (0.72%) Unified Communications
6 3 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.48%) WLAN
8 1 (0.24%) ATM
8 1 (0.24%) Broadband
8 1 (0.24%) Cisco IPT
8 1 (0.24%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.24%) DHCP
8 1 (0.24%) Intranet
8 1 (0.24%) Network Security
8 1 (0.24%) SAN
8 1 (0.24%) Skype
8 1 (0.24%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.20%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (0.72%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (0.48%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.48%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.24%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.24%) DB2
5 1 (0.24%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.24%) Essbase
5 1 (0.24%) GIS
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (1.92%) JIRA
2 1 (0.24%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 113 (27.10%) Finance
2 32 (7.67%) Retail
3 27 (6.47%) Banking
4 22 (5.28%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.64%) Manufacturing
6 9 (2.16%) Local Government
7 7 (1.68%) Legal
8 6 (1.44%) Retail Banking
9 5 (1.20%) Advertising
10 4 (0.96%) Billing
10 4 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.72%) Games
11 3 (0.72%) Marketing
12 2 (0.48%) Law
12 2 (0.48%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.24%) Automotive
13 1 (0.24%) Back Office
13 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.44%) HTML
2 5 (1.20%) .NET
3 4 (0.96%) HTML5
4 2 (0.48%) Middleware
4 2 (0.48%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (0.48%) WebGL
5 1 (0.24%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.24%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.24%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.24%) CodeIgniter
5 1 (0.24%) CSS
5 1 (0.24%) Laravel
5 1 (0.24%) OAuth2
5 1 (0.24%) OLE
5 1 (0.24%) OpenID
5 1 (0.24%) SAML
5 1 (0.24%) Symfony
5 1 (0.24%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (0.24%) Web Services
5 1 (0.24%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 51 (12.23%) Data Centre
2 11 (2.64%) Mobile App
2 11 (2.64%) NHS
3 9 (2.16%) Management Information System
4 7 (1.68%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (1.68%) Smart Meter
5 6 (1.44%) IVR
5 6 (1.44%) Mainframe
6 5 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.20%) FMCG
6 5 (1.20%) Visualisation
7 4 (0.96%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.72%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.72%) Life Science
8 3 (0.72%) New Media
8 3 (0.72%) SCADA
8 3 (0.72%) User Experience
9 2 (0.48%) EPoS
9 2 (0.48%) Learning Management System
9 2 (0.48%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 12 (2.88%) Windows
2 10 (2.40%) Unix
3 7 (1.68%) Android
4 6 (1.44%) Linux
5 5 (1.20%) AIX
6 4 (0.96%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.72%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.24%) HPUX
8 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.24%) Solaris
8 1 (0.24%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (44.36%) Project Management
2 131 (31.41%) Stakeholder Management
3 108 (25.90%) PRINCE2
4 78 (18.71%) Agile Software Development
5 73 (17.51%) Migration
6 31 (7.43%) Change Management
7 30 (7.19%) Risk Management
8 25 (6.00%) Scrum
9 21 (5.04%) Data Migration
10 19 (4.56%) Project Governance
11 17 (4.08%) ERP
12 16 (3.84%) Programme Management
13 15 (3.60%) Business Analysis
14 14 (3.36%) Business Intelligence
14 14 (3.36%) ITIL
15 13 (3.12%) CRM
15 13 (3.12%) Project Planning
16 12 (2.88%) Analytics
16 12 (2.88%) Change Control
16 12 (2.88%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 8 (1.92%) SQL
2 6 (1.44%) JavaScript
3 4 (0.96%) C
3 4 (0.96%) C#
4 3 (0.72%) Java
5 1 (0.24%) Objective-C
5 1 (0.24%) PHP
Qualifications
1 23 (5.52%) Security Cleared
2 21 (5.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 18 (4.32%) SC Cleared
4 16 (3.84%) PMP
5 14 (3.36%) PMI Certification
6 11 (2.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 9 (2.16%) Degree
8 4 (0.96%) APMP
8 4 (0.96%) ISEB
9 2 (0.48%) CCIE
9 2 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.48%) CISSP
9 2 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.24%) CAPM
10 1 (0.24%) CCA
10 1 (0.24%) CCNA
10 1 (0.24%) CISM
10 1 (0.24%) HNC
10 1 (0.24%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.88%) QA
2 5 (1.20%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.24%) COBIT
3 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.24%) GxP
3 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.24%) SEPA
3 1 (0.24%) SLA
3 1 (0.24%) TARGET2
System Software
1 5 (1.20%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.96%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (0.72%) AirWatch
1 3 (0.72%) Data Guard
1 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
1 3 (0.72%) SCOM
2 2 (0.48%) SCCM
2 2 (0.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 28 (6.71%) Oracle
2 20 (4.80%) Microsoft
3 19 (4.56%) SAP
4 12 (2.88%) Cisco
5 7 (1.68%) Hyperion
6 6 (1.44%) Avaya
7 4 (0.96%) Apple
7 4 (0.96%) Citrix
7 4 (0.96%) IBM
7 4 (0.96%) VMware
7 4 (0.96%) Workday
8 3 (0.72%) HP
8 3 (0.72%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.48%) arcserve
9 2 (0.48%) Cadence
9 2 (0.48%) EMC
9 2 (0.48%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.48%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.24%) BT
10 1 (0.24%) Saba
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