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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Manager
Rank 9 11 9
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 354 255 291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.25% 8.49% 10.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.94% 9.07% 11.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 137 149
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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 £313 £313 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £533 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £404 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +0.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 5
Average hourly rate £35.75 £42.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.15 £27.00 £28.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.35 £45.00 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +3.44%
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
3562 2812 2516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.05% 93.64% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2095 1521 1204
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £506 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 193 193
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.08 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.15% -8.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +8 158 £421 -0.88% 50
Cheshire -4 79 £425 - 19
Merseyside +10 51 £400 +18.51% 6
Lancashire -4 21 £435 +23.40% 12
Cumbria -14 7 £350 -12.50% 2
Project Manager
England

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 396 (49.62%) Project Management
2 297 (37.22%) Finance
3 228 (28.57%) PRINCE2
4 168 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 118 (14.79%) Agile Software Development
6 111 (13.91%) Banking
7 96 (12.03%) Migration
8 69 (8.65%) Retail
9 67 (8.40%) MS Project
10 60 (7.52%) ITIL
11 57 (7.14%) Change Management
12 55 (6.89%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 54 (6.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 53 (6.64%) Microsoft
15 51 (6.39%) Pharmaceutical
16 50 (6.27%) Security Cleared
17 47 (5.89%) Change Control
18 44 (5.51%) Programme Management
19 40 (5.01%) MS Excel
19 40 (5.01%) Data Centre
20 39 (4.89%) SC Cleared
20 39 (4.89%) Project Planning
20 39 (4.89%) SAP
21 38 (4.76%) Risk Management
22 37 (4.64%) SharePoint
23 34 (4.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
24 33 (4.14%) Citrix
25 32 (4.01%) Manufacturing
25 32 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
26 31 (3.88%) Local Government

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 37 (4.64%) SharePoint
2 7 (0.88%) MS Exchange
2 7 (0.88%) IBM Notes
3 5 (0.63%) CMS
4 4 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (0.38%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.38%) IIS
6 1 (0.13%) JBoss
6 1 (0.13%) CICS
6 1 (0.13%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.13%) Confluence
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.13%) Lync
Applications
1 67 (8.40%) MS Project
2 40 (5.01%) MS Excel
3 31 (3.88%) MS Office
4 20 (2.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (1.38%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.38%) SAP BPC
3 3 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (0.38%) SAP GRC
3 3 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.38%) Oracle HRMS
3 3 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.25%) Agresso
4 2 (0.25%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.25%) Primavera
4 2 (0.25%) 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%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.13%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.63%) SaaS
2 4 (0.50%) Office 365
3 3 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (0.38%) Boomi
3 3 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.88%) SAN
2 12 (1.50%) WAN
3 11 (1.38%) Firewall
3 11 (1.38%) Intranet
4 7 (0.88%) LAN
5 5 (0.63%) DHCP
5 5 (0.63%) DNS
6 4 (0.50%) 4G
7 3 (0.38%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.38%) HTTP
7 3 (0.38%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.25%) VPN
8 2 (0.25%) Network Security
8 2 (0.25%) Internet
8 2 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.25%) Wireless
9 1 (0.13%) NFC
9 1 (0.13%) DSL
9 1 (0.13%) VoIP
9 1 (0.13%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (1.25%) QlikView
3 3 (0.38%) Big Data
3 3 (0.38%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (0.38%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.38%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (0.25%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.25%) DB2
4 2 (0.25%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.13%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.13%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 4 (0.50%) MSI
2 3 (0.38%) JIRA
2 3 (0.38%) ProC
3 1 (0.13%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 297 (37.22%) Finance
2 111 (13.91%) Banking
3 69 (8.65%) Retail
4 51 (6.39%) Pharmaceutical
5 32 (4.01%) Manufacturing
6 31 (3.88%) Telecoms
6 31 (3.88%) Local Government
7 20 (2.51%) Retail Banking
8 14 (1.75%) Legal
9 9 (1.13%) Law
10 8 (1.00%) Billing
11 7 (0.88%) Marketing
12 6 (0.75%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.75%) Back Office
13 4 (0.50%) Advertising
14 3 (0.38%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.25%) Front Office
16 1 (0.13%) Electronics
16 1 (0.13%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.25%) .NET
2 5 (0.63%) Web Services
2 5 (0.63%) Application Packaging
3 3 (0.38%) Middleware
3 3 (0.38%) JSP
4 2 (0.25%) HTML
4 2 (0.25%) Velocity
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.13%) XML
5 1 (0.13%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 40 (5.01%) Data Centre
2 32 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (2.51%) Mainframe
4 12 (1.50%) User Experience
5 10 (1.25%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.13%) PMI
7 8 (1.00%) CESG
7 8 (1.00%) FMCG
8 7 (0.88%) NHS
9 4 (0.50%) Performance Metrics
10 3 (0.38%) iPad
10 3 (0.38%) SWIFT
10 3 (0.38%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.38%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.38%) Smartphone
10 3 (0.38%) Derivative
10 3 (0.38%) Online Banking
10 3 (0.38%) Life Science
10 3 (0.38%) Credit Risk
10 3 (0.38%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 31 (3.88%) Windows
2 13 (1.63%) Windows 7
3 12 (1.50%) Windows XP
4 10 (1.25%) Windows 8
5 8 (1.00%) UNIX
6 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.38%) VME
6 3 (0.38%) AIX
6 3 (0.38%) Solaris
7 2 (0.25%) Android
7 2 (0.25%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.13%) zOS
8 1 (0.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 396 (49.62%) Project Management
2 228 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 168 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 118 (14.79%) Agile Software Development
5 96 (12.03%) Migration
6 60 (7.52%) ITIL
7 57 (7.14%) Change Management
8 55 (6.89%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 47 (5.89%) Change Control
10 44 (5.51%) Programme Management
11 39 (4.89%) Project Planning
12 38 (4.76%) Risk Management
13 26 (3.26%) Matrix Management
13 26 (3.26%) Business Analysis
14 25 (3.13%) Supplier Management
15 24 (3.01%) PRINCE
15 24 (3.01%) User Acceptance Testing
16 23 (2.88%) CRM
17 22 (2.76%) Business Intelligence
18 21 (2.63%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 18 (2.26%) Java
2 12 (1.50%) C
3 8 (1.00%) SQL
4 6 (0.75%) PL/SQL
5 3 (0.38%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.38%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.25%) Python
7 1 (0.13%) VB
7 1 (0.13%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.13%) COBOL
7 1 (0.13%) JCL
Qualifications
1 54 (6.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 50 (6.27%) Security Cleared
3 39 (4.89%) SC Cleared
4 34 (4.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 31 (3.88%) PMI Certification
6 25 (3.13%) Degree
7 24 (3.01%) PMP
8 9 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (1.00%) ISEB
10 6 (0.75%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.25%) APMP
11 2 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.25%) CCNA
12 1 (0.13%) HNC
12 1 (0.13%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.13%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.13%) QA
2 7 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.63%) FATCA
4 4 (0.50%) GxP
4 4 (0.50%) SLA
4 4 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.38%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.25%) P3O
7 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.13%) GAMP
7 1 (0.13%) GMP
System Software
1 17 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (1.88%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.38%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.38%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.13%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (0.88%) SCCM
2 2 (0.25%) SCOM
2 2 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (0.25%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.13%) Nagios
Vendors
1 53 (6.64%) Microsoft
2 39 (4.89%) SAP
3 33 (4.14%) Citrix
4 28 (3.51%) Oracle
5 27 (3.38%) VMware
6 9 (1.13%) IBM
7 8 (1.00%) Cisco
7 8 (1.00%) Informatica
8 7 (0.88%) Lotus
9 5 (0.63%) CheckPoint
9 5 (0.63%) HP
10 3 (0.38%) Dell
10 3 (0.38%) Juniper
10 3 (0.38%) Ariba
10 3 (0.38%) Nokia
10 3 (0.38%) Blue Coat
10 3 (0.38%) F5
10 3 (0.38%) ArcSight
10 3 (0.38%) TippingPoint
10 3 (0.38%) Cyber-Ark
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