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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Manager
Rank 16 13 14
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 253 276 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 8.14% 8.69% 9.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.69% 9.43% 9.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 190 144
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£398 £400 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.50% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £405 £398
% change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £42.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +57.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-10.05% +0.80%
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
2911 2927 2169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.66% 92.13% 94.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1805 1780 1287
Average daily rate £375 £350 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £230 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 178 145
Average hourly rate £20.19 £20.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.92% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.33 £45.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-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 27 April 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 27 April 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 +5 84 £400 -2.43% 27
Wiltshire +4 49 £383 -7.27% 10
Gloucestershire -9 28 £375 - 8
Somerset -4 25 £405 +9.83% 2
Dorset -3 20 £375 +1.35% 8
Devon -5 20 £470 +13.93% 1
Cornwall -3 1 £325 -8.77%
Project Manager
England

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 234 (46.80%) Project Management
2 190 (38.00%) PRINCE2
3 177 (35.40%) Finance
4 118 (23.60%) Stakeholder Management
5 77 (15.40%) Agile Software Development
6 70 (14.00%) Security Cleared
7 57 (11.40%) Banking
8 48 (9.60%) MS Project
9 41 (8.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 39 (7.80%) ITIL
10 39 (7.80%) Programme Management
10 39 (7.80%) Retail
11 37 (7.40%) Microsoft
11 37 (7.40%) Change Management
11 37 (7.40%) SC Cleared
12 36 (7.20%) Waterfall
13 35 (7.00%) Telecoms
14 33 (6.60%) Scrum
15 32 (6.40%) PRINCE
15 32 (6.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 31 (6.20%) SAP
17 30 (6.00%) Migration
18 29 (5.80%) E-Commerce
19 28 (5.60%) NHS
19 28 (5.60%) Marketing
20 22 (4.40%) Business Transformation
21 21 (4.20%) Business Intelligence
21 21 (4.20%) Project Planning
22 20 (4.00%) MS Excel
23 19 (3.80%) Service Management

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 9 (1.80%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.60%) Lync
2 3 (0.60%) CMS
2 3 (0.60%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.40%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.20%) Drupal
4 1 (0.20%) WordPress
4 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.20%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 48 (9.60%) MS Project
2 20 (4.00%) MS Excel
3 15 (3.00%) MS Office
4 9 (1.80%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.40%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.20%) Niku Workbench
Business Applications
1 10 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.40%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.40%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.40%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.40%) Summit
3 2 (0.40%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.20%) Agresso
4 1 (0.20%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.20%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.20%) Maximo
4 1 (0.20%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.20%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.60%) Office 365
2 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.20%) Yammer
3 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.60%) Internet
2 5 (1.00%) Extranet
2 5 (1.00%) LAN
2 5 (1.00%) SMS
3 3 (0.60%) WAN
4 2 (0.40%) HTTP
4 2 (0.40%) VoIP
4 2 (0.40%) SAN
4 2 (0.40%) Intranet
5 1 (0.20%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.20%) VPN
5 1 (0.20%) DNS
5 1 (0.20%) Firewall
5 1 (0.20%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.20%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.40%) Big Data
2 10 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.60%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.40%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.20%) DB2
5 1 (0.20%) MySQL
5 1 (0.20%) EDMS
5 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.20%) QlikView
5 1 (0.20%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.20%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (0.60%) Maven
1 3 (0.60%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.40%) JIRA
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
General
1 177 (35.40%) Finance
2 57 (11.40%) Banking
3 39 (7.80%) Retail
4 35 (7.00%) Telecoms
5 28 (5.60%) Marketing
6 17 (3.40%) Retail Banking
6 17 (3.40%) Manufacturing
7 15 (3.00%) Legal
8 10 (2.00%) Electronics
9 7 (1.40%) Advertising
9 7 (1.40%) Games
10 6 (1.20%) Military
11 4 (0.80%) Billing
12 3 (0.60%) Local Government
13 2 (0.40%) Back Office
13 2 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.20%) Automotive
14 1 (0.20%) Law
14 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.80%) .NET
2 3 (0.60%) RESTful
3 1 (0.20%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.20%) Apache Camel
3 1 (0.20%) HTML
3 1 (0.20%) J2EE
3 1 (0.20%) Web Services
3 1 (0.20%) XML
3 1 (0.20%) JSON
3 1 (0.20%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.60%) NHS
2 19 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.00%) User Experience
4 14 (2.80%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.00%) DTV
5 10 (2.00%) Private Cloud
5 10 (2.00%) Social Media
6 7 (1.40%) PMI
6 7 (1.40%) Mobile App
7 4 (0.80%) E-Learning
7 4 (0.80%) Informatics
8 3 (0.60%) Economics
8 3 (0.60%) Mobile Games
8 3 (0.60%) Mobile Banking
8 3 (0.60%) Learning Management System
9 2 (0.40%) PACS
9 2 (0.40%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.40%) GIS
9 2 (0.40%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.40%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 15 (3.00%) Windows
2 7 (1.40%) Linux
3 3 (0.60%) CentOS
3 3 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.40%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.40%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.40%) Solaris
4 2 (0.40%) Android
5 1 (0.20%) UNIX
5 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.20%) VMS
5 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.20%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (46.80%) Project Management
2 190 (38.00%) PRINCE2
3 118 (23.60%) Stakeholder Management
4 77 (15.40%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (7.80%) Programme Management
5 39 (7.80%) ITIL
6 37 (7.40%) Change Management
7 36 (7.20%) Waterfall
8 33 (6.60%) Scrum
9 32 (6.40%) PRINCE
10 30 (6.00%) Migration
11 29 (5.80%) E-Commerce
12 22 (4.40%) Business Transformation
13 21 (4.20%) Business Intelligence
13 21 (4.20%) Project Planning
14 19 (3.80%) Service Management
15 16 (3.20%) Risk Management
15 16 (3.20%) Resource Management
16 15 (3.00%) Change Control
16 15 (3.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 10 (2.00%) C
2 6 (1.20%) Java
3 4 (0.80%) Ruby
4 3 (0.60%) Bash Shell
4 3 (0.60%) SQL
4 3 (0.60%) Python
5 1 (0.20%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.20%) PHP
5 1 (0.20%) C#
Qualifications
1 70 (14.00%) Security Cleared
2 41 (8.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 37 (7.40%) SC Cleared
4 32 (6.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 18 (3.60%) DV Cleared
6 13 (2.60%) APMP
7 11 (2.20%) PMI Certification
8 9 (1.80%) Degree
9 8 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.00%) PMP
11 3 (0.60%) ISEB
11 3 (0.60%) CISSP
11 3 (0.60%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.40%) ACCA
12 2 (0.40%) CISM
12 2 (0.40%) CIMA
12 2 (0.40%) GCIA
13 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.20%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.40%) QA
2 6 (1.20%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.40%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.40%) SLA
3 2 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.40%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.20%) FATCA
4 1 (0.20%) COREP
4 1 (0.20%) FINREP
4 1 (0.20%) PMBOK
System Software
1 4 (0.80%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.60%) vCloud
3 2 (0.40%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (0.20%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (0.60%) Puppet
1 3 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.40%) Nessus
3 1 (0.20%) SCCM
3 1 (0.20%) SCOM
3 1 (0.20%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 37 (7.40%) Microsoft
2 31 (6.20%) SAP
3 5 (1.00%) Cisco
4 3 (0.60%) Oracle
5 2 (0.40%) Business Objects
5 2 (0.40%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (0.40%) Juniper
5 2 (0.40%) EMC
5 2 (0.40%) Citrix
5 2 (0.40%) JD Edwards
5 2 (0.40%) Sourcefire
5 2 (0.40%) Trapeze
5 2 (0.40%) InterSystems
5 2 (0.40%) LogRhythm
6 1 (0.20%) VMware
6 1 (0.20%) Amdocs
6 1 (0.20%) Splunk
6 1 (0.20%) Facebook
6 1 (0.20%) Twitter
6 1 (0.20%) ICL
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