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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Manager
Rank 21 12 16
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 237 376 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.81% 8.88% 7.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.22% 9.33% 8.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 230 146
Median daily rate £411 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.23% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £325 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Median hourly rate £21.05 £36.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.34% -18.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £40.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-23.12% +34.45%
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
3284 4032 3006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.31% 95.25% 94.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2081 2400 1662
Median daily rate £390 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 205 205
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.33 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.44% +3.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £11.50 £10.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £47.71 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +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 26 August 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
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 26 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Manager within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 August 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 -11 125 £400 -2.78% 17
Cheshire -5 51 £425 - 6
Merseyside -9 18 £400 - 1
Lancashire +4 11 £413 -13.15% 4
Cumbria +9 3 £360 +3.59%
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 August 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.

1 272 (45.11%) Project Management
2 176 (29.19%) Finance
3 169 (28.03%) PRINCE2
4 141 (23.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 86 (14.26%) Migration
6 83 (13.76%) Agile Software Development
7 72 (11.94%) Data Centre
8 63 (10.45%) Change Management
9 57 (9.45%) Retail
10 54 (8.96%) Banking
11 40 (6.63%) Business Analysis
12 37 (6.14%) Supplier Management
13 36 (5.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 35 (5.80%) Business Intelligence
15 34 (5.64%) PMI Certification
16 33 (5.47%) Risk Management
16 33 (5.47%) Microsoft
17 31 (5.14%) Security Cleared
18 30 (4.98%) MS Project
18 30 (4.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 30 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
19 28 (4.64%) PMP
19 28 (4.64%) CRM
19 28 (4.64%) Programme Management
19 28 (4.64%) Scrum
20 26 (4.31%) E-Commerce
20 26 (4.31%) Oracle
20 26 (4.31%) Windows
21 25 (4.15%) Telecoms
21 25 (4.15%) Line Management

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 9 (1.49%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.66%) CMS
2 4 (0.66%) MS Exchange
2 4 (0.66%) SAS
3 3 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (0.33%) IBM Notes
4 2 (0.33%) IIS
4 2 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (0.33%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.33%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.17%) Apache
5 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.17%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.17%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 30 (4.98%) MS Project
2 21 (3.48%) MS Excel
3 16 (2.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (2.32%) MS Office
5 5 (0.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (1.99%) Unit4 Business World
2 5 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.83%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.50%) Hyperion Planning
3 3 (0.50%) SAP MII
3 3 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.33%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.33%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (0.33%) SAP R/3
4 2 (0.33%) SystmOne
4 2 (0.33%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.17%) Maximo
5 1 (0.17%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.17%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.17%) SAP hybris
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.49%) Office 365
2 12 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.33%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.17%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.17%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.17%) SaaS
5 1 (0.17%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.49%) LAN
2 14 (2.32%) Firewall
2 14 (2.32%) WAN
3 9 (1.49%) Network Security
4 4 (0.66%) DHCP
4 4 (0.66%) VoIP
5 3 (0.50%) 2G
5 3 (0.50%) 3G
5 3 (0.50%) 4G
5 3 (0.50%) GSM
5 3 (0.50%) LTE
5 3 (0.50%) MPLS
5 3 (0.50%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (0.50%) UMTS
5 3 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.33%) H.323
6 2 (0.33%) Internet
6 2 (0.33%) Intranet
6 2 (0.33%) IP Telephony
6 2 (0.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.32%) Data Mining
2 8 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (1.16%) Oracle BI EE
4 5 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (0.66%) DB2
6 3 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (0.50%) Electronic Patient Records
6 3 (0.50%) SQL Server
7 2 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.33%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (0.33%) QlikView
7 2 (0.33%) Spatial Data
7 2 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.17%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (0.17%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.17%) SAS EBI
8 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
1 3 (0.50%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.17%) JIRA
2 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 176 (29.19%) Finance
2 57 (9.45%) Retail
3 54 (8.96%) Banking
4 25 (4.15%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.65%) Back Office
6 11 (1.82%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.49%) Billing
7 9 (1.49%) Retail Banking
8 8 (1.33%) Legal
8 8 (1.33%) Marketing
8 8 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (1.16%) Local Government
10 3 (0.50%) Electronics
10 3 (0.50%) Games
11 2 (0.33%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.33%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.17%) French Language
12 1 (0.17%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.17%) German Language
12 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.66%) .NET
2 4 (0.66%) XML
3 3 (0.50%) HTML
4 2 (0.33%) CSS
4 2 (0.33%) Middleware
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (0.33%) Web Services
5 1 (0.17%) Apache Flex
5 1 (0.17%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.17%) Classic ASP
5 1 (0.17%) HTML5
5 1 (0.17%) OLE
5 1 (0.17%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (0.17%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 72 (11.94%) Data Centre
2 30 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (3.15%) NHS
4 15 (2.49%) Management Information System
5 11 (1.82%) FMCG
6 9 (1.49%) Mobile App
6 9 (1.49%) PMI
7 8 (1.33%) IVR
7 8 (1.33%) Smart Meter
7 8 (1.33%) Visualisation
8 7 (1.16%) Digital Media
8 7 (1.16%) SWIFT
9 6 (1.00%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.83%) User Experience
11 4 (0.66%) EPoS
11 4 (0.66%) PKI
12 3 (0.50%) Credit Risk
12 3 (0.50%) Fat Client
12 3 (0.50%) New Media
12 3 (0.50%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 26 (4.31%) Windows
2 24 (3.98%) Unix
3 15 (2.49%) Linux
4 12 (1.99%) AIX
5 10 (1.66%) Windows 10
6 5 (0.83%) Solaris
7 4 (0.66%) Android
7 4 (0.66%) HPUX
7 4 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.50%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.33%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.17%) CentOS
10 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 272 (45.11%) Project Management
2 169 (28.03%) PRINCE2
3 141 (23.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 86 (14.26%) Migration
5 83 (13.76%) Agile Software Development
6 63 (10.45%) Change Management
7 40 (6.63%) Business Analysis
8 37 (6.14%) Supplier Management
9 35 (5.80%) Business Intelligence
10 33 (5.47%) Risk Management
11 28 (4.64%) CRM
11 28 (4.64%) Programme Management
11 28 (4.64%) Scrum
12 26 (4.31%) E-Commerce
13 25 (4.15%) Line Management
13 25 (4.15%) SDLC
14 22 (3.65%) ERP
15 21 (3.48%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 20 (3.32%) Change Control
16 20 (3.32%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (1.49%) C
1 9 (1.49%) Java
2 8 (1.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (1.16%) SQL
4 6 (1.00%) PHP
5 3 (0.50%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.17%) C#
6 1 (0.17%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 36 (5.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 34 (5.64%) PMI Certification
3 31 (5.14%) Security Cleared
4 30 (4.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 28 (4.64%) PMP
6 24 (3.98%) SC Cleared
7 9 (1.49%) Degree
8 6 (1.00%) APMP
9 3 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.50%) CISSP
10 2 (0.33%) CISMP
10 2 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.17%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.17%) CCA
11 1 (0.17%) Chartered Engineer
11 1 (0.17%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.17%) ISEB
11 1 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.65%) QA
2 7 (1.16%) AIFMD
2 7 (1.16%) UCITS
3 6 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.83%) Solvency II
5 4 (0.66%) GMP
5 4 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.50%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.17%) COBIT
7 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.17%) FATCA
7 1 (0.17%) SEPA
7 1 (0.17%) SLA
7 1 (0.17%) TARGET2
System Software
1 11 (1.82%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (1.16%) SCCM
2 3 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.50%) Puppet
2 3 (0.50%) SCOM
2 3 (0.50%) SCOrch
3 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.17%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.17%) vRealize
Vendors
1 33 (5.47%) Microsoft
2 26 (4.31%) Oracle
3 23 (3.81%) SAP
4 17 (2.82%) Cisco
5 13 (2.16%) Citrix
6 10 (1.66%) Sitecore
7 9 (1.49%) BT
7 9 (1.49%) Hyperion
8 8 (1.33%) ArcSight
8 8 (1.33%) Avaya
8 8 (1.33%) IBM
9 7 (1.16%) HP
10 6 (1.00%) EMC
11 5 (0.83%) Openreach
11 5 (0.83%) PeopleSoft
11 5 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (0.66%) Huawei
13 3 (0.50%) Ericsson
13 3 (0.50%) Google
13 3 (0.50%) Nokia Networks
Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: 300 - 400
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £400 - £550 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £426 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £380.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West England
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 days ago