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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Manager
Rank 14 9 8
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 366 370 351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.39% 10.07% 11.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.93% 10.63% 12.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 218 183
Median daily rate £425 £409 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.97% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £408
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 12
Median hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £32.05 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £49.50 £44.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-17.85% -2.77%
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
3687 3481 2869
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.56% 94.72% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2224 1960 1542
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £236 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 205 191
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.31 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.39 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +2 181 £425 +2.10% 27
Cheshire -12 78 £425 - 7
Lancashire +12 40 £425 +11.84% 4
Merseyside -9 30 £375 -11.76% 4
Cumbria -6 2 - -
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 291 (44.22%) Project Management
2 187 (28.42%) PRINCE2
3 183 (27.81%) Finance
4 142 (21.58%) Stakeholder Management
5 95 (14.44%) Agile Software Development
6 87 (13.22%) Migration
7 81 (12.31%) Change Management
8 64 (9.73%) Banking
9 60 (9.12%) Data Centre
10 47 (7.14%) Retail
11 46 (6.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 43 (6.53%) Microsoft
12 43 (6.53%) PMI Certification
12 43 (6.53%) Supplier Management
13 39 (5.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 38 (5.78%) CRM
15 37 (5.62%) Security Cleared
16 36 (5.47%) Business Analysis
17 34 (5.17%) Project Planning
18 33 (5.02%) Windows
18 33 (5.02%) MS Project
19 32 (4.86%) PMP
20 31 (4.71%) Business Intelligence
21 30 (4.56%) Risk Management
21 30 (4.56%) SC Cleared
22 29 (4.41%) Programme Management
22 29 (4.41%) MS Excel
22 29 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
23 28 (4.26%) ERP
24 27 (4.10%) 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 15 (2.28%) SharePoint
2 5 (0.76%) MS Exchange
2 5 (0.76%) SAS
2 5 (0.76%) Skype for Business
3 4 (0.61%) CMS
4 3 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.30%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.30%) IIS
6 1 (0.15%) Apache
6 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.15%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.15%) JBoss
6 1 (0.15%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 33 (5.02%) MS Project
2 29 (4.41%) MS Excel
3 18 (2.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (2.28%) MS Office
5 8 (1.22%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.15%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.06%) SAP HR
1 7 (1.06%) SAP Payroll
2 5 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.76%) Hyperion Planning
3 4 (0.61%) Unit4 Business World
4 3 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.30%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.30%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.15%) Maximo
6 1 (0.15%) Northgate Housing
6 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.15%) SAP hybris
6 1 (0.15%) Summit
6 1 (0.15%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.43%) Office 365
2 10 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.37%) Google Analytics
4 7 (1.06%) SuccessFactors
5 5 (0.76%) SaaS
6 2 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.15%) IaaS
7 1 (0.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.13%) Firewall
2 13 (1.98%) LAN
3 12 (1.82%) WAN
4 8 (1.22%) Network Security
5 7 (1.06%) Intranet
5 7 (1.06%) SMS
6 6 (0.91%) Skype
7 5 (0.76%) 4G
8 4 (0.61%) VoIP
9 3 (0.46%) 2G
9 3 (0.46%) 3G
9 3 (0.46%) DHCP
9 3 (0.46%) GSM
9 3 (0.46%) Internet
9 3 (0.46%) LTE
9 3 (0.46%) MPLS
9 3 (0.46%) Radio Access Network
9 3 (0.46%) UMTS
9 3 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.30%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.82%) Data Mining
2 7 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (0.61%) SQL Server
5 3 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (0.46%) DB2
5 3 (0.46%) Electronic Patient Records
6 2 (0.30%) MS Access
6 2 (0.30%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (0.30%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (0.30%) QlikView
6 2 (0.30%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.15%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (0.15%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.15%) SAS EBI
7 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
1 3 (0.46%) Vagrant
2 2 (0.30%) JIRA
3 1 (0.15%) MSI
3 1 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 183 (27.81%) Finance
2 64 (9.73%) Banking
3 47 (7.14%) Retail
4 18 (2.74%) Pharmaceutical
5 16 (2.43%) Back Office
5 16 (2.43%) Marketing
6 15 (2.28%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.67%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.22%) Legal
8 8 (1.22%) Local Government
9 7 (1.06%) Billing
10 5 (0.76%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.46%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.30%) Advertising
12 2 (0.30%) Electronics
12 2 (0.30%) Games
12 2 (0.30%) German Language
12 2 (0.30%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.15%) French Language
13 1 (0.15%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.06%) .NET
2 3 (0.46%) Middleware
2 3 (0.46%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (0.46%) XML
3 2 (0.30%) Web Services
4 1 (0.15%) Apache Flex
4 1 (0.15%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.15%) Classic ASP
4 1 (0.15%) CSS
4 1 (0.15%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 60 (9.12%) Data Centre
2 29 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (2.89%) PMI
4 18 (2.74%) NHS
5 12 (1.82%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.22%) Mainframe
7 7 (1.06%) Copywriting
7 7 (1.06%) FMCG
8 6 (0.91%) SWIFT
9 5 (0.76%) Digital Media
10 4 (0.61%) PKI
10 4 (0.61%) Smart Meter
10 4 (0.61%) Visualisation
11 3 (0.46%) Credit Risk
11 3 (0.46%) Fat Client
11 3 (0.46%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.46%) Performance Metrics
11 3 (0.46%) Thin Client
11 3 (0.46%) User Experience
12 2 (0.30%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 33 (5.02%) Windows
2 20 (3.04%) Unix
3 11 (1.67%) Linux
3 11 (1.67%) Windows 10
4 10 (1.52%) AIX
5 4 (0.61%) Android
5 4 (0.61%) Solaris
5 4 (0.61%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.46%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.46%) HPUX
6 3 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.30%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.15%) CentOS
8 1 (0.15%) OS/2
8 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.15%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (44.22%) Project Management
2 187 (28.42%) PRINCE2
3 142 (21.58%) Stakeholder Management
4 95 (14.44%) Agile Software Development
5 87 (13.22%) Migration
6 81 (12.31%) Change Management
7 43 (6.53%) Supplier Management
8 38 (5.78%) CRM
9 36 (5.47%) Business Analysis
10 34 (5.17%) Project Planning
11 31 (4.71%) Business Intelligence
12 30 (4.56%) Risk Management
13 29 (4.41%) Programme Management
14 28 (4.26%) ERP
15 27 (4.10%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 26 (3.95%) Data Migration
16 26 (3.95%) Scrum
17 25 (3.80%) E-Commerce
17 25 (3.80%) ITIL
18 24 (3.65%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 9 (1.37%) C
1 9 (1.37%) SQL
2 7 (1.06%) Java
3 6 (0.91%) JavaScript
4 5 (0.76%) PHP
5 3 (0.46%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.15%) C#
6 1 (0.15%) VB
6 1 (0.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 46 (6.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 43 (6.53%) PMI Certification
3 39 (5.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 37 (5.62%) Security Cleared
5 32 (4.86%) PMP
6 30 (4.56%) SC Cleared
7 18 (2.74%) Degree
8 7 (1.06%) PgMP
9 6 (0.91%) APMP
10 3 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.46%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.30%) CISMP
11 2 (0.30%) CISSP
12 1 (0.15%) AAT
12 1 (0.15%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.15%) ISEB
12 1 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.89%) QA
2 7 (1.06%) AIFMD
2 7 (1.06%) UCITS
3 5 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.61%) GMP
4 4 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.46%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.46%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.46%) SLA
6 2 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.15%) FATCA
System Software
1 14 (2.13%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (0.91%) SCCM
2 3 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.46%) Puppet
2 3 (0.46%) SCOrch
3 2 (0.30%) Windows Intune
4 1 (0.15%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.15%) vRealize
Vendors
1 43 (6.53%) Microsoft
2 25 (3.80%) Oracle
3 22 (3.34%) SAP
4 14 (2.13%) Citrix
4 14 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (1.52%) BT
6 9 (1.37%) Google
7 8 (1.22%) ArcSight
7 8 (1.22%) HP
8 7 (1.06%) Cisco
8 7 (1.06%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 6 (0.91%) Hyperion
9 6 (0.91%) Sitecore
10 5 (0.76%) IBM
10 5 (0.76%) Openreach
10 5 (0.76%) PeopleSoft
11 4 (0.61%) EMC
11 4 (0.61%) Remedy
11 4 (0.61%) VMware
12 3 (0.46%) Nokia
Liverpool, Merseyside
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 17 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Robert Walters
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West England
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £000 - £1 per annum + Great Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £475 - £510 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Liverpool
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Greater Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £351 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Warrington
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Oldham
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 26 days ago
Skelmersdale
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago