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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Manager
Rank 14 12 12
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 246 287 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 8.25% 9.58% 9.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.79% 10.36% 9.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 210 124
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £408 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.22% +1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +57.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £36.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-0.69% -4.76%
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
2798 2771 1947
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.80% 92.49% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1754 1789 1173
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 196 143
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £15.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -1 79 £440 +7.19% 20
Wiltshire -3 52 £386 -6.36% 9
Somerset -1 28 £423 -0.58% 2
Gloucestershire -10 22 £420 +12.00% 8
Dorset +1 19 £375 +7.14% 12
Devon -6 17 £325 -19.25% 2
Cornwall -1 1 £325 -8.77% 1
Project Manager
England

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 251 (48.08%) Project Management
2 201 (38.51%) PRINCE2
3 175 (33.52%) Finance
4 115 (22.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 85 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
6 75 (14.37%) Security Cleared
7 51 (9.77%) Banking
8 47 (9.00%) Programme Management
9 45 (8.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 44 (8.43%) SC Cleared
11 42 (8.05%) Retail
12 41 (7.85%) Telecoms
13 40 (7.66%) MS Project
13 40 (7.66%) ITIL
14 39 (7.47%) Change Management
15 35 (6.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 34 (6.51%) Microsoft
17 32 (6.13%) SAP
18 31 (5.94%) Migration
18 31 (5.94%) Marketing
18 31 (5.94%) Waterfall
19 29 (5.56%) Scrum
20 26 (4.98%) PRINCE
20 26 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
21 23 (4.41%) Business Intelligence
22 22 (4.21%) MS Excel
22 22 (4.21%) E-Commerce
22 22 (4.21%) Manufacturing
22 22 (4.21%) NHS
23 20 (3.83%) Business Transformation

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 13 (2.49%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.57%) Lync
3 2 (0.38%) IBM Notes
3 2 (0.38%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.38%) CMS
4 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.19%) Drupal
4 1 (0.19%) SAS
4 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.19%) WordPress
4 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 40 (7.66%) MS Project
2 22 (4.21%) MS Excel
3 18 (3.45%) MS Office
4 11 (2.11%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.38%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.19%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.19%) Niku Workbench
Business Applications
1 13 (2.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.38%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.38%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.38%) Summit
4 2 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.38%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.38%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.19%) Maximo
5 1 (0.19%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.19%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.19%) Agresso
5 1 (0.19%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.72%) Office 365
2 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.19%) Yammer
3 1 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.72%) Internet
1 9 (1.72%) WAN
2 7 (1.34%) LAN
3 5 (0.96%) SMS
4 3 (0.57%) Intranet
5 2 (0.38%) Network Security
5 2 (0.38%) HTTP
5 2 (0.38%) VoIP
5 2 (0.38%) SAN
5 2 (0.38%) Firewall
6 1 (0.19%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.19%) VPN
6 1 (0.19%) DNS
6 1 (0.19%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (0.19%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.49%) Big Data
2 9 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.38%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.38%) Data Mining
3 2 (0.38%) EDMS
4 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.19%) Ingres
4 1 (0.19%) DB2
4 1 (0.19%) MySQL
4 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.19%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.19%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (0.57%) JIRA
2 1 (0.19%) Maven
2 1 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
General
1 175 (33.52%) Finance
2 51 (9.77%) Banking
3 42 (8.05%) Retail
4 41 (7.85%) Telecoms
5 31 (5.94%) Marketing
6 22 (4.21%) Manufacturing
7 17 (3.26%) Legal
8 15 (2.87%) Retail Banking
9 13 (2.49%) Electronics
10 8 (1.53%) Games
11 7 (1.34%) Military
11 7 (1.34%) Billing
11 7 (1.34%) Advertising
12 4 (0.77%) Local Government
13 3 (0.57%) Back Office
13 3 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.19%) Publishing
14 1 (0.19%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (0.96%) .NET
2 1 (0.19%) WCF
2 1 (0.19%) JSON
2 1 (0.19%) J2EE
2 1 (0.19%) HTML
2 1 (0.19%) Web Services
2 1 (0.19%) XML
2 1 (0.19%) Apache Camel
2 1 (0.19%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (0.19%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 26 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (4.21%) NHS
3 14 (2.68%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.49%) DTV
5 10 (1.92%) Social Media
5 10 (1.92%) Private Cloud
5 10 (1.92%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.34%) User Experience
7 6 (1.15%) PMI
8 4 (0.77%) Informatics
9 3 (0.57%) Mobile Games
9 3 (0.57%) Economics
9 3 (0.57%) Mobile Banking
9 3 (0.57%) FMCG
10 2 (0.38%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.38%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.38%) GIS
10 2 (0.38%) E-Learning
11 1 (0.19%) Copywriting
11 1 (0.19%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 13 (2.49%) Windows
2 6 (1.15%) Linux
3 2 (0.38%) Windows 7
3 2 (0.38%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.38%) Android
3 2 (0.38%) Solaris
4 1 (0.19%) VMS
4 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.19%) AIX
4 1 (0.19%) UNIX
4 1 (0.19%) VME
4 1 (0.19%) CentOS
4 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (48.08%) Project Management
2 201 (38.51%) PRINCE2
3 115 (22.03%) Stakeholder Management
4 85 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
5 47 (9.00%) Programme Management
6 40 (7.66%) ITIL
7 39 (7.47%) Change Management
8 31 (5.94%) Migration
8 31 (5.94%) Waterfall
9 29 (5.56%) Scrum
10 26 (4.98%) PRINCE
11 23 (4.41%) Business Intelligence
12 22 (4.21%) E-Commerce
13 20 (3.83%) Business Transformation
14 19 (3.64%) Service Management
14 19 (3.64%) Project Planning
15 17 (3.26%) Digital Marketing
15 17 (3.26%) Change Control
15 17 (3.26%) CRM
16 16 (3.07%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 13 (2.49%) C
2 6 (1.15%) Java
3 3 (0.57%) SQL
4 2 (0.38%) Ruby
5 1 (0.19%) Python
5 1 (0.19%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.19%) PHP
5 1 (0.19%) C#
5 1 (0.19%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 75 (14.37%) Security Cleared
2 45 (8.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 44 (8.43%) SC Cleared
4 35 (6.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 15 (2.87%) PMI Certification
6 14 (2.68%) DV Cleared
7 13 (2.49%) APMP
8 10 (1.92%) PMP
9 9 (1.72%) Degree
10 6 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.57%) CISSP
11 3 (0.57%) ISEB
12 2 (0.38%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.38%) ACCA
12 2 (0.38%) CISM
12 2 (0.38%) CIMA
12 2 (0.38%) GCIA
13 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.19%) HNC
13 1 (0.19%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.72%) QA
2 6 (1.15%) Solvency II
3 3 (0.57%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.38%) FATCA
4 2 (0.38%) PMBOK
4 2 (0.38%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.38%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.19%) SLA
5 1 (0.19%) COREP
5 1 (0.19%) FINREP
5 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (0.77%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.19%) vCloud
2 1 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.38%) Nessus
2 1 (0.19%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.19%) SCCM
2 1 (0.19%) SCOM
2 1 (0.19%) Puppet
Vendors
1 34 (6.51%) Microsoft
2 32 (6.13%) SAP
3 7 (1.34%) Citrix
4 5 (0.96%) Oracle
4 5 (0.96%) Cisco
5 2 (0.38%) Trapeze
5 2 (0.38%) LogRhythm
5 2 (0.38%) Business Objects
5 2 (0.38%) Lotus
5 2 (0.38%) JD Edwards
5 2 (0.38%) Juniper
5 2 (0.38%) Sourcefire
5 2 (0.38%) VMware
6 1 (0.19%) ICL
6 1 (0.19%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.19%) Google
6 1 (0.19%) Fujitsu
6 1 (0.19%) McAfee
6 1 (0.19%) Niku
6 1 (0.19%) Ariba
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