The table below looks at the statistics for the Project Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Manager
Rank 13 13 11
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 293 279 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.29% 9.29% 9.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.87% 10.00% 10.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 214 140
Average daily rate
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£400 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £311 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £488 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £403 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.10% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +12.90%
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 South 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
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2968 2789 1925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.10% 92.87% 94.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1900 1836 1148
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 172 131
Average hourly rate £19.03 £20.00 £17.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.85% +14.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%

Project Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Project Manager in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Project Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Project Manager
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Project Manager across the South West region.

Project Manager Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Project Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Manager across the South West region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

Project Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Project Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Project Manager across the South West region.

Project Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Project Manager
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 30 June 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
Bristol -7 87 £390 -3.10% 21
Wiltshire +1 72 £390 -2.50% 12
Dorset +16 32 £450 +10.42% 3
Gloucestershire +5 30 £425 +6.25% 5
Somerset +1 27 £420 -1.17% 3
Devon -10 20 £325 -27.77% 2
Cornwall +5 4 £300 +20.00% 1
Avon - 1 - -
Project Manager
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Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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.

1 268 (49.81%) Project Management
2 211 (39.22%) PRINCE2
3 176 (32.71%) Finance
4 120 (22.30%) Stakeholder Management
5 95 (17.66%) Agile Software Development
6 79 (14.68%) Security Cleared
7 51 (9.48%) SC Cleared
7 51 (9.48%) Banking
8 50 (9.29%) Telecoms
9 48 (8.92%) MS Project
10 47 (8.74%) ITIL
11 46 (8.55%) Programme Management
12 43 (7.99%) Retail
13 41 (7.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 41 (7.62%) Change Management
14 36 (6.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 31 (5.76%) SAP
15 31 (5.76%) Marketing
16 29 (5.39%) Business Intelligence
16 29 (5.39%) Microsoft
16 29 (5.39%) Data Centre
17 28 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
17 28 (5.20%) Scrum
18 26 (4.83%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 25 (4.65%) Migration
20 23 (4.28%) Waterfall
21 22 (4.09%) Manufacturing
21 22 (4.09%) Project Planning
22 21 (3.90%) PMI Certification
22 21 (3.90%) MS Office

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 14 (2.60%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.37%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.37%) Drupal
2 2 (0.37%) CMS
2 2 (0.37%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.19%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.19%) WordPress
3 1 (0.19%) Lync
3 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.19%) SAS
3 1 (0.19%) CICS
Applications
1 48 (8.92%) MS Project
2 21 (3.90%) MS Office
3 20 (3.72%) MS Excel
4 11 (2.04%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.37%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.19%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.19%) Niku Workbench
Business Applications
1 14 (2.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.37%) Sage 1000
4 2 (0.37%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.37%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.19%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.19%) Agresso
5 1 (0.19%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.19%) Maximo
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.19%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.19%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.86%) Office 365
2 2 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.19%) Yammer
3 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.19%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.04%) WAN
1 11 (2.04%) Internet
2 7 (1.30%) LAN
3 5 (0.93%) SMS
4 3 (0.56%) SAN
4 3 (0.56%) Intranet
5 2 (0.37%) Network Security
5 2 (0.37%) ATM
5 2 (0.37%) Broadband
5 2 (0.37%) HTTP
6 1 (0.19%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.19%) VPN
6 1 (0.19%) DNS
6 1 (0.19%) VoIP
6 1 (0.19%) NAS
6 1 (0.19%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.19%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (0.19%) Firewall
6 1 (0.19%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (1.86%) Big Data
3 3 (0.56%) QlikView
3 3 (0.56%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (0.56%) Pentaho
3 3 (0.56%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.37%) EDMS
4 2 (0.37%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.37%) DB2
5 1 (0.19%) Ingres
5 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.19%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.19%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.19%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.19%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (0.74%) JIRA
2 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.19%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.19%) ERwin
General
1 176 (32.71%) Finance
2 51 (9.48%) Banking
3 50 (9.29%) Telecoms
4 43 (7.99%) Retail
5 31 (5.76%) Marketing
6 22 (4.09%) Manufacturing
7 16 (2.97%) Legal
8 14 (2.60%) Electronics
9 11 (2.04%) Local Government
10 10 (1.86%) Retail Banking
11 9 (1.67%) Games
12 8 (1.49%) Military
13 7 (1.30%) Advertising
13 7 (1.30%) Billing
14 4 (0.74%) Back Office
15 3 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.37%) Investment Banking
17 1 (0.19%) General Ledger
17 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
17 1 (0.19%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.74%) .NET
2 1 (0.19%) J2EE
2 1 (0.19%) Web Services
2 1 (0.19%) XML
2 1 (0.19%) JSON
2 1 (0.19%) WCF
2 1 (0.19%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (0.19%) Apache Camel
2 1 (0.19%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (5.39%) Data Centre
2 28 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.35%) NHS
3 18 (3.35%) Management Information System
4 14 (2.60%) DTV
5 10 (1.86%) Social Media
5 10 (1.86%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.30%) Private Cloud
7 5 (0.93%) PMI
8 3 (0.56%) FMCG
8 3 (0.56%) User Experience
8 3 (0.56%) Mobile Games
9 2 (0.37%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.37%) Economics
9 2 (0.37%) Informatics
9 2 (0.37%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.37%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (0.37%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.37%) Performance Metrics
10 1 (0.19%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 11 (2.04%) Windows
2 4 (0.74%) Linux
3 2 (0.37%) AIX
3 2 (0.37%) Android
3 2 (0.37%) UNIX
3 2 (0.37%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.19%) VMS
4 1 (0.19%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (49.81%) Project Management
2 211 (39.22%) PRINCE2
3 120 (22.30%) Stakeholder Management
4 95 (17.66%) Agile Software Development
5 47 (8.74%) ITIL
6 46 (8.55%) Programme Management
7 41 (7.62%) Change Management
8 29 (5.39%) Business Intelligence
9 28 (5.20%) Scrum
10 26 (4.83%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 25 (4.65%) Migration
12 23 (4.28%) Waterfall
13 22 (4.09%) Project Planning
14 20 (3.72%) CRM
14 20 (3.72%) E-Commerce
15 19 (3.53%) ERP
15 19 (3.53%) Service Management
16 17 (3.16%) PRINCE
16 17 (3.16%) Risk Management
16 17 (3.16%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 14 (2.60%) C
2 7 (1.30%) SQL
3 6 (1.12%) Java
4 1 (0.19%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.19%) PHP
4 1 (0.19%) C#
4 1 (0.19%) Ruby
4 1 (0.19%) R
Qualifications
1 79 (14.68%) Security Cleared
2 51 (9.48%) SC Cleared
3 41 (7.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 36 (6.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 21 (3.90%) PMI Certification
6 17 (3.16%) PMP
6 17 (3.16%) APMP
7 14 (2.60%) DV Cleared
7 14 (2.60%) Degree
8 4 (0.74%) ISEB
9 3 (0.56%) CISSP
9 3 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.37%) GCIA
10 2 (0.37%) CISM
11 1 (0.19%) CIMA
11 1 (0.19%) MAPM
11 1 (0.19%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.19%) HNC
11 1 (0.19%) ACCA
11 1 (0.19%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.67%) QA
2 6 (1.12%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.74%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.37%) SLA
4 2 (0.37%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.19%) FATCA
System Software
1 2 (0.37%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.37%) Snort
2 1 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.37%) Nessus
2 1 (0.19%) SCCM
2 1 (0.19%) SCOM
2 1 (0.19%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 31 (5.76%) SAP
2 29 (5.39%) Microsoft
3 11 (2.04%) Sourcefire
4 10 (1.86%) LogRhythm
5 8 (1.49%) Citrix
6 6 (1.12%) Oracle
7 5 (0.93%) Cisco
8 4 (0.74%) Business Objects
9 3 (0.56%) Cognos
9 3 (0.56%) Sage
9 3 (0.56%) Birst
9 3 (0.56%) Tableau
10 2 (0.37%) VMware
10 2 (0.37%) ArcSight
10 2 (0.37%) Google
10 2 (0.37%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.37%) Adobe
10 2 (0.37%) Juniper
11 1 (0.19%) Ariba
11 1 (0.19%) Cerner
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