The table below looks at the statistics for Project Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Project Management over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Management
Rank 13 21 18
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -3
Contract jobs citing Project Management 9 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 7.63% 3.10% 6.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.98% 4.94% 10.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 9
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£308 £288 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -32.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £258 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £318 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+1.29% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £29.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +1.75%
Project Management
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
82 81 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 69.49% 62.79% 58.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 37 37
Average daily rate £350 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

Project Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Project Management across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Project Management Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Project Management
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Project Management across the Northern Ireland region.

Project Management Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Project Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Project Management across the Northern Ireland region.

Project Management Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Project Management
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Management within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 1 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
County Antrim +8 9 £308 +6.95% 2
County Londonderry - - - -
Project Management
UK

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing Project Management also 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 that cited Project Management.

1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 4 (30.77%) Banking
3 3 (23.08%) Investment Banking
3 3 (23.08%) Business Analysis
3 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Tandem
4 2 (15.38%) Use Case
4 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
4 2 (15.38%) Data Privacy
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
4 2 (15.38%) Data Mapping
4 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) Data Mining
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 2 (15.38%) MS Office
4 2 (15.38%) UNIX
4 2 (15.38%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) Requirements Management
4 2 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Legal
5 1 (7.69%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.69%) Fixed Income
5 1 (7.69%) Credit Risk
5 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (7.69%) MS Excel

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing Project Management also 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 that cited Project Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
2 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (7.69%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Data Mining
1 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Banking
3 3 (23.08%) Investment Banking
4 2 (15.38%) Legal
5 1 (7.69%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Project Manager
3 3 (23.08%) Business Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Software Tester
5 1 (7.69%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Contracts Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Tandem
2 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (7.69%) Credit Risk
3 1 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (7.69%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Business Analysis
1 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
2 2 (15.38%) Data Mapping
2 2 (15.38%) Data Privacy
2 2 (15.38%) Requirements Management
2 2 (15.38%) Use Case
2 2 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Change Management
3 1 (7.69%) Workflow
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Basel III
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
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