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 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Manager
Rank 9 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 367 350 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.16% 11.27% 10.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.89% 12.18% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 181 143
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +9.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £401 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.62% +0.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 5
Average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £44.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -22.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £35.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.00 £45.00 £92.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £36.75 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-2.72% -2.77%
Project Manager
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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
3369 2874 2211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.25% 92.53% 93.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1925 1552 1049
Average daily rate £385 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 190 177
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £42.50 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 29 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 29 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 29 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 +5 152 £423 +5.62% 33
Cheshire -6 103 £425 - 16
Merseyside +10 51 £413 -23.25% 6
Lancashire -12 22 £380 -5.00% 8
Cumbria +3 13 £378 +0.66% 3
Project Manager
England

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 352 (46.32%) Project Management
2 268 (35.26%) Finance
3 216 (28.42%) PRINCE2
4 140 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 97 (12.76%) Banking
6 95 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 89 (11.71%) Migration
8 68 (8.95%) Retail
9 65 (8.55%) ITIL
10 59 (7.76%) MS Project
11 58 (7.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 48 (6.32%) SAP
13 45 (5.92%) Programme Management
14 42 (5.53%) Security Cleared
15 40 (5.26%) Change Management
16 39 (5.13%) Microsoft
16 39 (5.13%) Data Centre
17 38 (5.00%) Change Control
18 37 (4.87%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 36 (4.74%) Local Government
20 35 (4.61%) MS Excel
21 33 (4.34%) Supplier Management
22 31 (4.08%) Pharmaceutical
22 31 (4.08%) Risk Management
23 30 (3.95%) Citrix
23 30 (3.95%) Project Planning
24 29 (3.82%) SC Cleared
25 28 (3.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
25 28 (3.68%) PRINCE
25 28 (3.68%) Telecoms

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 20 (2.63%) SharePoint
2 6 (0.79%) IBM Notes
3 5 (0.66%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.39%) IIS
5 1 (0.13%) CICS
5 1 (0.13%) CMS
5 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.13%) Confluence
Applications
1 59 (7.76%) MS Project
2 35 (4.61%) MS Excel
3 20 (2.63%) MS Office
4 17 (2.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.18%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.26%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (0.66%) SAP FI
1 5 (0.66%) SAP FI/CO
1 5 (0.66%) SAP CO
1 5 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (0.53%) Oracle HRMS
2 4 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (0.53%) SAP SD
3 3 (0.39%) Primavera
3 3 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.39%) SAP BPC
3 3 (0.39%) SAP GRC
3 3 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.26%) Agresso
5 1 (0.13%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.13%) Maximo
5 1 (0.13%) Summit
5 1 (0.13%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.13%) TrackWise
5 1 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.53%) SuccessFactors
1 4 (0.53%) Boomi
2 2 (0.26%) Office 365
2 2 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.11%) SAN
2 13 (1.71%) Firewall
3 11 (1.45%) WAN
4 7 (0.92%) LAN
5 6 (0.79%) 4G
6 4 (0.53%) DHCP
6 4 (0.53%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.53%) DNS
6 4 (0.53%) Intranet
7 3 (0.39%) HTTP
7 3 (0.39%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.26%) NGN
8 2 (0.26%) Network Security
8 2 (0.26%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.26%) Wireless
8 2 (0.26%) VPN
8 2 (0.26%) VoIP
8 2 (0.26%) Internet
8 2 (0.26%) DMZ
9 1 (0.13%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (1.32%) QlikView
3 3 (0.39%) Big Data
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.26%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.26%) DB2
4 2 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.13%) EDMS
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 8 (1.05%) JIRA
2 1 (0.13%) ProC
2 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 268 (35.26%) Finance
2 97 (12.76%) Banking
3 68 (8.95%) Retail
4 36 (4.74%) Local Government
5 31 (4.08%) Pharmaceutical
6 28 (3.68%) Telecoms
7 27 (3.55%) Manufacturing
8 22 (2.89%) Retail Banking
9 13 (1.71%) Legal
10 8 (1.05%) Law
11 7 (0.92%) Marketing
12 6 (0.79%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.39%) Back Office
13 3 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.26%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.26%) Electronics
15 1 (0.13%) Advertising
15 1 (0.13%) Military
15 1 (0.13%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.39%) .NET
2 2 (0.26%) Application Packaging
2 2 (0.26%) XML
2 2 (0.26%) HTML
3 1 (0.13%) Middleware
3 1 (0.13%) CSS
3 1 (0.13%) JSP
3 1 (0.13%) Web Services
3 1 (0.13%) EDI
3 1 (0.13%) HTML5
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.13%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.13%) jQuery
3 1 (0.13%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 39 (5.13%) Data Centre
2 27 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (2.76%) Mainframe
4 12 (1.58%) NHS
5 10 (1.32%) PMI
6 8 (1.05%) Handset
6 8 (1.05%) Management Information System
7 4 (0.53%) Mobile App
7 4 (0.53%) User Experience
7 4 (0.53%) Performance Metrics
7 4 (0.53%) Credit Risk
8 3 (0.39%) GIS
8 3 (0.39%) Economics
8 3 (0.39%) Online Banking
8 3 (0.39%) Derivative
8 3 (0.39%) Smartphone
8 3 (0.39%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.39%) SWIFT
9 2 (0.26%) New Media
9 2 (0.26%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 27 (3.55%) Windows
2 8 (1.05%) VME
3 7 (0.92%) UNIX
4 6 (0.79%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.53%) Windows 8
5 4 (0.53%) Windows XP
6 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.39%) AIX
6 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.13%) zOS
7 1 (0.13%) Solaris
7 1 (0.13%) Linux
7 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 352 (46.32%) Project Management
2 216 (28.42%) PRINCE2
3 140 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
4 95 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 89 (11.71%) Migration
6 65 (8.55%) ITIL
7 45 (5.92%) Programme Management
8 40 (5.26%) Change Management
9 38 (5.00%) Change Control
10 37 (4.87%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 33 (4.34%) Supplier Management
12 31 (4.08%) Risk Management
13 30 (3.95%) Project Planning
14 28 (3.68%) PRINCE
15 26 (3.42%) Business Analysis
16 23 (3.03%) E-Commerce
16 23 (3.03%) Matrix Management
17 20 (2.63%) Service Management
17 20 (2.63%) CRM
18 17 (2.24%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 16 (2.11%) C
1 16 (2.11%) SQL
2 12 (1.58%) Java
3 9 (1.18%) PL/SQL
4 4 (0.53%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.26%) Python
6 1 (0.13%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.13%) JCL
6 1 (0.13%) VB
6 1 (0.13%) C#
6 1 (0.13%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 58 (7.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 42 (5.53%) Security Cleared
3 29 (3.82%) SC Cleared
4 28 (3.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 25 (3.29%) PMI Certification
6 23 (3.03%) Degree
7 17 (2.24%) PMP
8 10 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (1.05%) ISEB
10 6 (0.79%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.13%) HNC
11 1 (0.13%) APMP
11 1 (0.13%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.45%) QA
2 6 (0.79%) SLA
3 5 (0.66%) GxP
4 4 (0.53%) FATCA
4 4 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.26%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.13%) GMP
6 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (1.71%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.39%) VMware ESX
3 3 (0.39%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (0.79%) Cisco IPCC
2 4 (0.53%) SCCM
3 2 (0.26%) SCOM
4 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.13%) Nagios
4 1 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 48 (6.32%) SAP
2 39 (5.13%) Microsoft
3 30 (3.95%) Citrix
4 25 (3.29%) Oracle
5 23 (3.03%) VMware
6 10 (1.32%) Cisco
7 6 (0.79%) HP
7 6 (0.79%) Lotus
7 6 (0.79%) CheckPoint
8 5 (0.66%) Juniper
8 5 (0.66%) Informatica
8 5 (0.66%) Nokia
8 5 (0.66%) McAfee
8 5 (0.66%) Progress
8 5 (0.66%) IBM
8 5 (0.66%) Blue Coat
8 5 (0.66%) TippingPoint
8 5 (0.66%) Cyber-Ark
8 5 (0.66%) F5
8 5 (0.66%) ArcSight
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