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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Manager
Rank 17 9 10
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 278 346 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.60% 9.04% 9.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.01% 9.51% 9.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 205 150
Median daily rate £416 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.05% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £316 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 7
Median hourly rate £37.13 £35.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -15.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.43 £35.15 £27.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.83 £36.35 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £41.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.87% +36.66%
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
3470 3637 2924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.83% 95.01% 95.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2156 2141 1584
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 190 193
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.16 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.17% +0.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.39 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

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 28 July 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
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 28 July 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 -4 147 £400 -4.19% 23
Cheshire -16 44 £450 +5.88% 6
Lancashire 0 30 £419 -3.73% 3
Merseyside -14 26 £400 - 2
Cumbria +9 1 - -
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 285 (44.19%) Project Management
2 199 (30.85%) Finance
3 173 (26.82%) PRINCE2
4 156 (24.19%) Stakeholder Management
5 88 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
6 86 (13.33%) Migration
7 71 (11.01%) Data Centre
8 63 (9.77%) Change Management
9 62 (9.61%) Banking
10 55 (8.53%) Retail
11 40 (6.20%) Supplier Management
12 38 (5.89%) Business Intelligence
12 38 (5.89%) Microsoft
13 37 (5.74%) PMI Certification
13 37 (5.74%) Business Analysis
13 37 (5.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 36 (5.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 35 (5.43%) Risk Management
16 33 (5.12%) MS Project
17 32 (4.96%) Security Cleared
17 32 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
18 30 (4.65%) PMP
18 30 (4.65%) Programme Management
19 29 (4.50%) SDLC
19 29 (4.50%) Oracle
20 28 (4.34%) Windows
20 28 (4.34%) E-Commerce
21 27 (4.19%) CRM
21 27 (4.19%) Project Planning
22 26 (4.03%) Stakeholder Engagement

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 9 (1.40%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.62%) CMS
2 4 (0.62%) MS Exchange
2 4 (0.62%) SAS
3 3 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (0.47%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (0.31%) IBM Notes
4 2 (0.31%) IIS
4 2 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (0.31%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.16%) Apache
5 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.16%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.16%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 33 (5.12%) MS Project
2 23 (3.57%) MS Excel
3 15 (2.33%) MS Office
3 15 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.09%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.16%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 13 (2.02%) Unit4 Business World
2 5 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.78%) Hyperion Planning
2 5 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.31%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.31%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (0.31%) SAP MII
4 2 (0.31%) SAP R/3
4 2 (0.31%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.16%) Maximo
5 1 (0.16%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.16%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.16%) SAP hybris
5 1 (0.16%) Summit
5 1 (0.16%) SystmOne
5 1 (0.16%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.33%) Office 365
2 13 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (0.47%) SaaS
5 2 (0.31%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.16%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.33%) LAN
2 14 (2.17%) WAN
3 12 (1.86%) Firewall
4 9 (1.40%) Network Security
5 6 (0.93%) Intranet
6 4 (0.62%) DHCP
6 4 (0.62%) Skype
6 4 (0.62%) VoIP
7 3 (0.47%) 2G
7 3 (0.47%) 3G
7 3 (0.47%) 4G
7 3 (0.47%) GSM
7 3 (0.47%) LTE
7 3 (0.47%) MPLS
7 3 (0.47%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (0.47%) UMTS
8 2 (0.31%) CTI
8 2 (0.31%) H.323
8 2 (0.31%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.02%) Data Mining
2 8 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (1.09%) Oracle BI EE
4 6 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (0.62%) DB2
5 4 (0.62%) SQL Server
6 3 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.31%) Electronic Patient Records
7 2 (0.31%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (0.31%) QlikView
7 2 (0.31%) Spatial Data
7 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.16%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (0.16%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.16%) SAS EBI
8 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
1 3 (0.47%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.16%) JIRA
2 1 (0.16%) MSI
2 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 199 (30.85%) Finance
2 62 (9.61%) Banking
3 55 (8.53%) Retail
4 20 (3.10%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.48%) Back Office
6 14 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
7 11 (1.71%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.55%) Legal
9 9 (1.40%) Marketing
9 9 (1.40%) Retail Banking
10 8 (1.24%) Billing
11 7 (1.09%) Local Government
12 3 (0.47%) Electronics
12 3 (0.47%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.47%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.31%) Games
14 1 (0.16%) Advertising
14 1 (0.16%) French Language
14 1 (0.16%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.40%) .NET
2 4 (0.62%) Middleware
3 3 (0.47%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (0.47%) XML
4 2 (0.31%) Web Services
5 1 (0.16%) Apache Flex
5 1 (0.16%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.16%) Classic ASP
5 1 (0.16%) CSS
5 1 (0.16%) HTML
5 1 (0.16%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 71 (11.01%) Data Centre
2 32 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (2.48%) Management Information System
3 16 (2.48%) NHS
4 11 (1.71%) PMI
5 9 (1.40%) FMCG
5 9 (1.40%) Visualisation
6 8 (1.24%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.24%) Smart Meter
7 7 (1.09%) Mainframe
8 6 (0.93%) Digital Media
8 6 (0.93%) SWIFT
9 4 (0.62%) EPoS
9 4 (0.62%) IVR
9 4 (0.62%) PKI
9 4 (0.62%) User Experience
10 3 (0.47%) Credit Risk
10 3 (0.47%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.47%) Learning Management System
10 3 (0.47%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 28 (4.34%) Windows
2 25 (3.88%) Unix
3 15 (2.33%) Linux
4 11 (1.71%) AIX
5 9 (1.40%) Windows 10
6 5 (0.78%) Solaris
7 4 (0.62%) Android
7 4 (0.62%) HPUX
7 4 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.47%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.31%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.16%) CentOS
10 1 (0.16%) OS/2
10 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 285 (44.19%) Project Management
2 173 (26.82%) PRINCE2
3 156 (24.19%) Stakeholder Management
4 88 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
5 86 (13.33%) Migration
6 63 (9.77%) Change Management
7 40 (6.20%) Supplier Management
8 38 (5.89%) Business Intelligence
9 37 (5.74%) Business Analysis
10 35 (5.43%) Risk Management
11 30 (4.65%) Programme Management
12 29 (4.50%) SDLC
13 28 (4.34%) E-Commerce
14 27 (4.19%) CRM
14 27 (4.19%) Project Planning
15 26 (4.03%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 25 (3.88%) Scrum
17 24 (3.72%) Line Management
18 23 (3.57%) ERP
19 22 (3.41%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 9 (1.40%) C
2 8 (1.24%) Java
3 7 (1.09%) JavaScript
3 7 (1.09%) SQL
4 6 (0.93%) PHP
5 3 (0.47%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.16%) C#
6 1 (0.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 37 (5.74%) PMI Certification
1 37 (5.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 36 (5.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 32 (4.96%) Security Cleared
4 30 (4.65%) PMP
5 25 (3.88%) SC Cleared
6 11 (1.71%) Degree
7 5 (0.78%) APMP
8 4 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.31%) CISMP
9 2 (0.31%) CISSP
9 2 (0.31%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.16%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.16%) CCA
10 1 (0.16%) ISEB
10 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.16%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.64%) QA
2 7 (1.09%) AIFMD
2 7 (1.09%) UCITS
3 6 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.62%) GMP
4 4 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.62%) Solvency II
5 3 (0.47%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.31%) SLA
7 1 (0.16%) COBIT
7 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.16%) FATCA
System Software
1 14 (2.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (1.09%) SCCM
2 3 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.47%) Puppet
2 3 (0.47%) SCOM
2 3 (0.47%) SCOrch
3 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.16%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.16%) vRealize
Vendors
1 38 (5.89%) Microsoft
2 29 (4.50%) Oracle
3 22 (3.41%) SAP
4 14 (2.17%) Citrix
5 12 (1.86%) Cisco
6 11 (1.71%) Hyperion
7 10 (1.55%) BT
8 9 (1.40%) Sitecore
9 8 (1.24%) ArcSight
9 8 (1.24%) HP
10 6 (0.93%) EMC
10 6 (0.93%) IBM
10 6 (0.93%) PeopleSoft
11 5 (0.78%) Openreach
11 5 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (0.62%) Avaya
12 4 (0.62%) Huawei
13 3 (0.47%) Ericsson
13 3 (0.47%) Google
13 3 (0.47%) Nokia Networks
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