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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Management
Rank 17 11 23
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +12
Contract jobs citing Project Management 9 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 8.26% 9.64% 4.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.54% 14.04% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 6
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£172 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.58% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £236 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £340 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £27.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.59% -16.15%
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
78 57 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 71.56% 68.67% 50.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 15 43
Average daily rate £171 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.91% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £88 £270 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Management across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Project Management Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -3 9 £172 -39.56% 1
Project Management
UK

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 12 (48.00%) Banking
2 11 (44.00%) Investment Banking
3 10 (40.00%) Finance
4 9 (36.00%) Degree
5 7 (28.00%) Computer Science
6 6 (24.00%) Business Analysis
6 6 (24.00%) Middleware
6 6 (24.00%) SQL
6 6 (24.00%) UNIX
7 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
8 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
8 4 (16.00%) J2EE
8 4 (16.00%) Oracle
8 4 (16.00%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (16.00%) Fixed Income
8 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
9 3 (12.00%) Data Mapping
9 3 (12.00%) Tandem
9 3 (12.00%) Equities
9 3 (12.00%) Test Scripting
9 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
10 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (8.00%) PMP
10 2 (8.00%) PMI Certification
10 2 (8.00%) MS Office
10 2 (8.00%) Data Mining
10 2 (8.00%) Credit Risk
10 2 (8.00%) Reference Data
10 2 (8.00%) Systems Analysis

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (16.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (8.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (4.00%) DB2 UDB
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.00%) DB2
3 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
General
1 12 (48.00%) Banking
2 11 (44.00%) Investment Banking
3 10 (40.00%) Finance
4 2 (8.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Project Manager
2 8 (32.00%) Analyst
3 6 (24.00%) Business Analyst
4 5 (20.00%) Junior
5 4 (16.00%) Junior Project Manager
6 3 (12.00%) Assistant Project Manager
7 1 (4.00%) IT Project Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Ab Initio Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Junior Business Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Banking Business Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Junior Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Technical Support
7 1 (4.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) Middleware
2 4 (16.00%) J2EE
3 1 (4.00%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (4.00%) JMS
3 1 (4.00%) Web Services
3 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (16.00%) Fixed Income
2 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (12.00%) Tandem
3 3 (12.00%) Equities
4 2 (8.00%) Credit Risk
4 2 (8.00%) Reference Data
5 1 (4.00%) SWIFT
5 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) UNIX
2 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Business Analysis
2 3 (12.00%) Data Mapping
2 3 (12.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (8.00%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (8.00%) Change Management
3 2 (8.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (8.00%) Data Privacy
4 1 (4.00%) Metaprogramming
4 1 (4.00%) Parallel Processing
4 1 (4.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (4.00%) Migration
4 1 (4.00%) Time Management
4 1 (4.00%) Requirements Management
4 1 (4.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (4.00%) Resource Management
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL
4 1 (4.00%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) ActionScript 2.0
2 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.00%) Korn
2 1 (4.00%) ActionScript
2 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) PMP
2 2 (8.00%) PMI Certification
3 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) Basel III
1 1 (4.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) Ab Initio