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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Manager
Rank 7 11 9
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 433 295 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.70% 10.20% 9.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.73% 11.04% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 161 130
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £414 £405 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 9 5
Average hourly rate £41.00 £43.50 £49.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.74% -11.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £35.00 £29.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.00 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £35.05
% change year-on-year
-5.84% +9.84%
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
3401 2671 2203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.92% 92.39% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1801 1385 1044
Average daily rate £380 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 215 179
Average hourly rate £19.45 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.69 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £48.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.76% -2.85%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 31 March 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 +6 188 £413 +3.12% 34
Cheshire -2 103 £425 +8.97% 24
Merseyside +4 51 £419 +4.68% 2
Lancashire +8 43 £350 +7.69% 2
Cumbria -2 13 - - 2
Project Manager
England

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 320 (45.01%) Project Management
2 239 (33.61%) Finance
3 214 (30.10%) PRINCE2
4 141 (19.83%) Stakeholder Management
5 100 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
6 97 (13.64%) Migration
7 90 (12.66%) Banking
8 65 (9.14%) MS Project
9 62 (8.72%) ITIL
10 60 (8.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 59 (8.30%) Retail
12 52 (7.31%) Microsoft
13 40 (5.63%) Programme Management
13 40 (5.63%) Security Cleared
14 39 (5.49%) Supplier Management
15 36 (5.06%) MS Excel
16 35 (4.92%) SAP
17 34 (4.78%) Local Government
17 34 (4.78%) Project Planning
18 33 (4.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 32 (4.50%) Change Control
19 32 (4.50%) Citrix
19 32 (4.50%) Change Management
20 31 (4.36%) PMI Certification
21 30 (4.22%) Oracle
21 30 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
22 28 (3.94%) Telecoms
23 27 (3.80%) E-Commerce
23 27 (3.80%) PRINCE
24 26 (3.66%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 21 (2.95%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.55%) MS Exchange
2 11 (1.55%) IBM Notes
3 2 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.14%) IIS
4 1 (0.14%) CMS
4 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 65 (9.14%) MS Project
2 36 (5.06%) MS Excel
3 21 (2.95%) MS Office
4 18 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (1.55%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.28%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (0.56%) SAP SD
1 4 (0.56%) Oracle HRMS
1 4 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.42%) SAP CO
2 3 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (0.42%) SAP FI
2 3 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.28%) Tridion
4 1 (0.14%) Exchequer
4 1 (0.14%) Maximo
4 1 (0.14%) Summit
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.14%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.14%) Retail-J
4 1 (0.14%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.14%) SAP PLM
4 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.70%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (0.42%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.11%) WAN
2 13 (1.83%) Firewall
3 12 (1.69%) SAN
4 10 (1.41%) LAN
5 6 (0.84%) 4G
6 4 (0.56%) Intranet
7 3 (0.42%) Internet
7 3 (0.42%) DHCP
7 3 (0.42%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.42%) DNS
8 2 (0.28%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.28%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.28%) NGN
8 2 (0.28%) VPN
8 2 (0.28%) VoIP
8 2 (0.28%) DMZ
8 2 (0.28%) MPLS
9 1 (0.14%) OSPF
9 1 (0.14%) EIGRP
9 1 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (0.98%) QlikView
3 3 (0.42%) Big Data
4 2 (0.28%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.28%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.28%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.14%) DB2
5 1 (0.14%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.14%) EDMS
5 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (1.27%) JIRA
2 1 (0.14%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.14%) YouTrack
2 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 239 (33.61%) Finance
2 90 (12.66%) Banking
3 59 (8.30%) Retail
4 34 (4.78%) Local Government
5 28 (3.94%) Telecoms
6 22 (3.09%) Manufacturing
7 19 (2.67%) Pharmaceutical
8 18 (2.53%) Retail Banking
9 15 (2.11%) Legal
10 7 (0.98%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.84%) Law
12 5 (0.70%) Marketing
13 4 (0.56%) Back Office
14 3 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.28%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.28%) Electronics
16 1 (0.14%) General Ledger
16 1 (0.14%) Advertising
16 1 (0.14%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (0.70%) .NET
2 3 (0.42%) Middleware
3 2 (0.28%) XML
3 2 (0.28%) HTML
4 1 (0.14%) EDI
4 1 (0.14%) CSS
4 1 (0.14%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.14%) jQuery
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.14%) HTML5
4 1 (0.14%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 30 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (2.25%) Mainframe
3 14 (1.97%) NHS
4 9 (1.27%) PMI
5 8 (1.13%) Handset
6 7 (0.98%) Management Information System
7 6 (0.84%) User Experience
8 4 (0.56%) Credit Risk
8 4 (0.56%) Computer Science
8 4 (0.56%) Economics
8 4 (0.56%) Smartphone
8 4 (0.56%) Statistics
8 4 (0.56%) Online Banking
9 3 (0.42%) Derivative
9 3 (0.42%) GIS
9 3 (0.42%) Life Science
9 3 (0.42%) SWIFT
10 2 (0.28%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.28%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.28%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 24 (3.38%) Windows
2 7 (0.98%) VME
2 7 (0.98%) Windows 7
3 5 (0.70%) Windows 8
3 5 (0.70%) Windows XP
3 5 (0.70%) UNIX
4 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (0.28%) AIX
4 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 320 (45.01%) Project Management
2 214 (30.10%) PRINCE2
3 141 (19.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 100 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
5 97 (13.64%) Migration
6 62 (8.72%) ITIL
7 40 (5.63%) Programme Management
8 39 (5.49%) Supplier Management
9 34 (4.78%) Project Planning
10 33 (4.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 32 (4.50%) Change Control
11 32 (4.50%) Change Management
12 27 (3.80%) E-Commerce
12 27 (3.80%) PRINCE
13 23 (3.23%) Risk Management
14 22 (3.09%) Data Migration
15 20 (2.81%) Business Analysis
15 20 (2.81%) Matrix Management
16 19 (2.67%) Scrum
17 18 (2.53%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (2.67%) SQL
2 16 (2.25%) C
3 11 (1.55%) Java
4 8 (1.13%) PL/SQL
5 2 (0.28%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.28%) C#
6 1 (0.14%) COBOL
6 1 (0.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 60 (8.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 40 (5.63%) Security Cleared
3 31 (4.36%) PMI Certification
4 26 (3.66%) Degree
5 24 (3.38%) PMP
6 22 (3.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 21 (2.95%) SC Cleared
8 11 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.84%) ISEB
10 2 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.14%) CCNP
11 1 (0.14%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.69%) QA
2 6 (0.84%) SLA
3 5 (0.70%) Solvency II
3 5 (0.70%) GxP
4 4 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.28%) FATCA
6 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (1.55%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.14%) XenApp
4 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (0.84%) Cisco IPCC
2 2 (0.28%) SCCM
2 2 (0.28%) SCOM
3 1 (0.14%) Nagios
Vendors
1 52 (7.31%) Microsoft
2 35 (4.92%) SAP
3 32 (4.50%) Citrix
4 30 (4.22%) Oracle
5 17 (2.39%) Cisco
6 15 (2.11%) VMware
7 12 (1.69%) CheckPoint
8 11 (1.55%) Lotus
9 9 (1.27%) Juniper
10 8 (1.13%) Nokia
10 8 (1.13%) McAfee
10 8 (1.13%) Blue Coat
10 8 (1.13%) TippingPoint
10 8 (1.13%) F5
10 8 (1.13%) ArcSight
10 8 (1.13%) Cyber-Ark
11 6 (0.84%) HP
12 5 (0.70%) Informatica
13 4 (0.56%) Dell
13 4 (0.56%) IBM
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