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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Manager
Rank 12 16 10
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 384 248 307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.88% 8.04% 10.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.50% 8.72% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 140 162
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£425 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £421 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.31% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £54.00 £45.00 £38.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +16.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £29.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+41.17% +2.58%
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
4042 2843 2649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.46% 92.16% 92.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2427 1582 1315
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 179 203
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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
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 28 August 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 +8 181 £420 +1.20% 46
Cheshire +8 95 £440 -2.22% 20
Merseyside +8 38 £400 - 3
Lancashire -20 21 £475 +37.68% 2
Cumbria -11 9 £349 -12.81% 1
Project Manager
England

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 370 (49.20%) Project Management
2 296 (39.36%) Finance
3 190 (25.27%) PRINCE2
4 180 (23.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 130 (17.29%) Agile Software Development
6 115 (15.29%) Banking
7 71 (9.44%) Migration
8 66 (8.78%) Retail
9 55 (7.31%) Change Management
10 53 (7.05%) Pharmaceutical
11 47 (6.25%) Security Cleared
12 45 (5.98%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 45 (5.98%) ITIL
13 42 (5.59%) SAP
14 41 (5.45%) MS Project
15 40 (5.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 40 (5.32%) Risk Management
16 39 (5.19%) Microsoft
17 38 (5.05%) Project Planning
18 36 (4.79%) Change Control
19 35 (4.65%) SC Cleared
19 35 (4.65%) Programme Management
20 33 (4.39%) Windows
21 32 (4.26%) Data Centre
21 32 (4.26%) Oracle
22 31 (4.12%) Manufacturing
22 31 (4.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
23 30 (3.99%) PMI Certification
24 29 (3.86%) SharePoint
24 29 (3.86%) Service Management

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 29 (3.86%) SharePoint
2 6 (0.80%) CMS
3 5 (0.66%) IBM Notes
3 5 (0.66%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (0.40%) IIS
5 3 (0.40%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.13%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.13%) Confluence
6 1 (0.13%) JBoss
6 1 (0.13%) CICS
6 1 (0.13%) Lync
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 41 (5.45%) MS Project
2 27 (3.59%) MS Excel
3 23 (3.06%) MS Office
4 6 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.40%) Agresso
3 3 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.40%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (0.40%) SAP GRC
3 3 (0.40%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.27%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.27%) Primavera
4 2 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.27%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.13%) TrackWise
5 1 (0.13%) HFM
5 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.13%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.13%) CA PPM
5 1 (0.13%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.13%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.13%) SAP ECC
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.66%) SaaS
2 4 (0.53%) Office 365
3 3 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.46%) Intranet
1 11 (1.46%) Firewall
2 8 (1.06%) SAN
2 8 (1.06%) WAN
3 6 (0.80%) LAN
4 5 (0.66%) DNS
4 5 (0.66%) DHCP
5 3 (0.40%) HTTP
5 3 (0.40%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.40%) Internet
5 3 (0.40%) Network Security
6 2 (0.27%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.27%) Wireless
7 1 (0.13%) NFC
7 1 (0.13%) DSL
7 1 (0.13%) DMZ
7 1 (0.13%) VPN
7 1 (0.13%) Broadband
7 1 (0.13%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (2.93%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (1.60%) QlikView
3 4 (0.53%) Big Data
4 3 (0.40%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (0.40%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.40%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (0.27%) EDMS
6 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.13%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.13%) DB2
6 1 (0.13%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.13%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.13%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (0.53%) MSI
2 3 (0.40%) ProC
3 2 (0.27%) JIRA
4 1 (0.13%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 296 (39.36%) Finance
2 115 (15.29%) Banking
3 66 (8.78%) Retail
4 53 (7.05%) Pharmaceutical
5 31 (4.12%) Manufacturing
6 28 (3.72%) Telecoms
7 22 (2.93%) Retail Banking
8 18 (2.39%) Legal
9 17 (2.26%) Local Government
10 8 (1.06%) Marketing
10 8 (1.06%) Billing
10 8 (1.06%) Law
11 5 (0.66%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.53%) Back Office
12 4 (0.53%) Advertising
13 2 (0.27%) Military
13 2 (0.27%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.27%) Front Office
14 1 (0.13%) Electronics
14 1 (0.13%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.33%) .NET
2 6 (0.80%) Web Services
3 5 (0.66%) Middleware
3 5 (0.66%) Application Packaging
4 4 (0.53%) HTML
5 3 (0.40%) JSP
6 2 (0.27%) Velocity
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.13%) XMPP
7 1 (0.13%) XML
7 1 (0.13%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 32 (4.26%) Data Centre
2 21 (2.79%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (2.13%) Mainframe
4 15 (1.99%) User Experience
5 13 (1.73%) PMI
6 9 (1.20%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.20%) NHS
7 8 (1.06%) CESG
7 8 (1.06%) FMCG
7 8 (1.06%) Mobile App
8 5 (0.66%) iPad
8 5 (0.66%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.40%) Online Banking
9 3 (0.40%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.40%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.40%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.40%) Performance Metrics
10 2 (0.27%) BYOD
10 2 (0.27%) New Media
10 2 (0.27%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 33 (4.39%) Windows
2 13 (1.73%) Windows 7
3 12 (1.60%) Windows XP
4 10 (1.33%) Windows 8
5 8 (1.06%) UNIX
6 5 (0.66%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.66%) Android
7 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.40%) Solaris
7 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.13%) VME
8 1 (0.13%) zOS
8 1 (0.13%) AIX
8 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 370 (49.20%) Project Management
2 190 (25.27%) PRINCE2
3 180 (23.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 130 (17.29%) Agile Software Development
5 71 (9.44%) Migration
6 55 (7.31%) Change Management
7 45 (5.98%) ITIL
7 45 (5.98%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 40 (5.32%) Risk Management
9 38 (5.05%) Project Planning
10 36 (4.79%) Change Control
11 35 (4.65%) Programme Management
12 29 (3.86%) Service Management
13 23 (3.06%) Business Intelligence
13 23 (3.06%) Business Analysis
14 22 (2.93%) PRINCE
15 21 (2.79%) Scrum
15 21 (2.79%) Supplier Management
15 21 (2.79%) Waterfall
16 20 (2.66%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 18 (2.39%) Java
2 10 (1.33%) C
3 5 (0.66%) SQL
4 4 (0.53%) JavaScript
4 4 (0.53%) PL/SQL
5 3 (0.40%) Python
5 3 (0.40%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.13%) JCL
6 1 (0.13%) VB
6 1 (0.13%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.13%) C++
Qualifications
1 47 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 40 (5.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 35 (4.65%) SC Cleared
4 31 (4.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 30 (3.99%) PMI Certification
6 21 (2.79%) PMP
7 16 (2.13%) Degree
8 10 (1.33%) ISEB
9 8 (1.06%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.40%) APMP
10 3 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.27%) CCNA
12 1 (0.13%) HNC
12 1 (0.13%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.53%) QA
2 7 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.66%) FATCA
3 5 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.53%) GxP
4 4 (0.53%) P3O
5 3 (0.40%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.13%) GAMP
6 1 (0.13%) GMP
System Software
1 17 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (2.13%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.40%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.40%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.13%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (0.93%) SCCM
2 2 (0.27%) SCOM
2 2 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (0.27%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.13%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.13%) Nagios
Vendors
1 42 (5.59%) SAP
2 39 (5.19%) Microsoft
3 32 (4.26%) Oracle
4 27 (3.59%) VMware
5 21 (2.79%) Citrix
6 11 (1.46%) Informatica
7 10 (1.33%) IBM
8 7 (0.93%) HP
9 6 (0.80%) Cisco
10 5 (0.66%) Lotus
11 4 (0.53%) CheckPoint
11 4 (0.53%) ServiceNow
11 4 (0.53%) BT
12 3 (0.40%) Riverbed
12 3 (0.40%) Ariba
13 2 (0.27%) Avaya
13 2 (0.27%) Juniper
13 2 (0.27%) Apple
13 2 (0.27%) Nokia
13 2 (0.27%) F5
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