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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Manager
Rank 13 10 11
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 275 303 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.65% 10.24% 9.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.45% 11.15% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 148 167
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£405 £386 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.85% +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 9
Average hourly rate £45.00 £38.73 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.19% -6.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
- -18.91%
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
2909 2717 3100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.48% 91.85% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1669 1347 1558
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 204 212
Average hourly rate £16.80 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.02% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Manager within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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 -5 131 £425 +13.33% 40
Cheshire -8 64 £440 +9.93% 18
Lancashire +5 34 £347 +15.82% 5
Merseyside 0 21 £400 +3.89% 10
Project Manager
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Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 258 (42.64%) Project Management
2 222 (36.69%) Finance
3 173 (28.60%) PRINCE2
4 151 (24.96%) Stakeholder Management
5 86 (14.21%) Banking
6 72 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
7 60 (9.92%) Migration
8 49 (8.10%) MS Project
9 48 (7.93%) SAP
10 46 (7.60%) Retail
11 45 (7.44%) Windows
12 44 (7.27%) Change Management
13 32 (5.29%) Microsoft
13 32 (5.29%) Security Cleared
13 32 (5.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 31 (5.12%) NHS
15 30 (4.96%) Oracle
16 29 (4.79%) Supplier Management
17 28 (4.63%) ITIL
18 27 (4.46%) MS Excel
18 27 (4.46%) PMI Certification
18 27 (4.46%) Project Planning
19 25 (4.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 25 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
19 25 (4.13%) ERP
20 24 (3.97%) UNIX
20 24 (3.97%) PMP
20 24 (3.97%) Information Security
21 22 (3.64%) WAN
21 22 (3.64%) Programme Management

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 11 (1.82%) SharePoint
2 5 (0.83%) Lync
3 3 (0.50%) CMS
3 3 (0.50%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.33%) Adobe CQ
4 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.33%) NetWeaver
4 2 (0.33%) IIS
5 1 (0.17%) Documentum
5 1 (0.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 49 (8.10%) MS Project
2 27 (4.46%) MS Excel
3 14 (2.31%) MS Office
4 9 (1.49%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.32%) SAP EWM
3 6 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.83%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.50%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.50%) Agresso
5 3 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.33%) SAP HCM
6 2 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.33%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.17%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.17%) Maximo
7 1 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.17%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 1 (0.17%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.33%) SaaS
2 1 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.64%) WAN
2 17 (2.81%) LAN
3 7 (1.16%) Firewall
4 5 (0.83%) DNS
4 5 (0.83%) SAN
5 4 (0.66%) Internet
6 3 (0.50%) Wireless
6 3 (0.50%) VoIP
6 3 (0.50%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.50%) Intranet
7 2 (0.33%) MGW
7 2 (0.33%) H.323
7 2 (0.33%) SSL
7 2 (0.33%) DHCP
7 2 (0.33%) ATM
7 2 (0.33%) PSTN
8 1 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.17%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.17%) DVB
8 1 (0.17%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (0.99%) DB2
3 5 (0.83%) SQL Server
4 4 (0.66%) Oracle Database
4 4 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (0.66%) QlikView
4 4 (0.66%) Data Mining
5 3 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.33%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (0.17%) EDMS
7 1 (0.17%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (0.66%) JIRA
General
1 222 (36.69%) Finance
2 86 (14.21%) Banking
3 46 (7.60%) Retail
4 17 (2.81%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.31%) Local Government
6 13 (2.15%) Billing
7 12 (1.98%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
9 10 (1.65%) Financial Institution
10 9 (1.49%) Retail Banking
11 8 (1.32%) Marketing
11 8 (1.32%) Legal
11 8 (1.32%) Advertising
12 4 (0.66%) Back Office
13 2 (0.33%) Games
13 2 (0.33%) Law
14 1 (0.17%) Front Office
14 1 (0.17%) Electronics
14 1 (0.17%) Automotive
14 1 (0.17%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.32%) .NET
2 5 (0.83%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (0.50%) Web Services
4 1 (0.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 31 (5.12%) NHS
2 25 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (3.47%) Mainframe
3 21 (3.47%) PMI
4 19 (3.14%) Management Information System
5 13 (2.15%) Economics
6 7 (1.16%) Mobile App
7 6 (0.99%) IBM Mainframe
8 5 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (0.83%) User Experience
9 4 (0.66%) Reference Data
9 4 (0.66%) FMCG
10 3 (0.50%) Freedom of Information
10 3 (0.50%) DTV
10 3 (0.50%) Social Media
10 3 (0.50%) Life Science
11 2 (0.33%) New Media
11 2 (0.33%) Web 2.0
11 2 (0.33%) GIS
11 2 (0.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 45 (7.44%) Windows
2 24 (3.97%) UNIX
3 11 (1.82%) Linux
3 11 (1.82%) Windows 7
4 4 (0.66%) Windows 8
5 3 (0.50%) Solaris
6 2 (0.33%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.33%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.17%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.17%) AIX
7 1 (0.17%) HPUX
7 1 (0.17%) VMS
7 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.17%) Android
7 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (42.64%) Project Management
2 173 (28.60%) PRINCE2
3 151 (24.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 72 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
5 60 (9.92%) Migration
6 44 (7.27%) Change Management
7 32 (5.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 29 (4.79%) Supplier Management
9 28 (4.63%) ITIL
10 27 (4.46%) Project Planning
11 25 (4.13%) ERP
12 24 (3.97%) Information Security
13 22 (3.64%) Programme Management
13 22 (3.64%) Change Control
14 21 (3.47%) Business Analysis
14 21 (3.47%) E-Commerce
15 20 (3.31%) Data Migration
16 19 (3.14%) Scrum
17 18 (2.98%) Risk Management
17 18 (2.98%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (2.64%) C
2 9 (1.49%) SQL
3 5 (0.83%) Java
4 4 (0.66%) VB
5 2 (0.33%) SQR
5 2 (0.33%) ABAP
5 2 (0.33%) VBScript
6 1 (0.17%) PHP
6 1 (0.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 32 (5.29%) Security Cleared
2 27 (4.46%) PMI Certification
3 25 (4.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 24 (3.97%) PMP
5 20 (3.31%) SC Cleared
6 17 (2.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 10 (1.65%) Degree
8 6 (0.99%) APMP
9 3 (0.50%) HNC
9 3 (0.50%) ISEB
10 2 (0.33%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
10 2 (0.33%) CISA
10 2 (0.33%) CISSP
10 2 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.33%) HND
11 1 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.17%) CCNA
11 1 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.17%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.81%) QA
2 4 (0.66%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.33%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.17%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (2.81%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.33%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.17%) XenApp
4 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (0.50%) SCCM
2 2 (0.33%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 48 (7.93%) SAP
2 32 (5.29%) Microsoft
3 30 (4.96%) Oracle
4 14 (2.31%) Citrix
5 10 (1.65%) Cisco
6 9 (1.49%) IBM
7 8 (1.32%) HP
8 6 (0.99%) VMware
9 5 (0.83%) Avaya
9 5 (0.83%) JDA
9 5 (0.83%) RedPrairie
10 4 (0.66%) Splunk
11 3 (0.50%) Adobe
11 3 (0.50%) Planview
11 3 (0.50%) Cyber-Ark
12 2 (0.33%) Verint
12 2 (0.33%) 3PAR
12 2 (0.33%) webMethods
12 2 (0.33%) Remedy
12 2 (0.33%) Salesforce.com
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