The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £398 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bolton during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Manager
Manchester / Bolton
Rank 9 6 5
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 4 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bolton 9.76% 6.25% 11.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.76% 6.67% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Median daily rate £398 - £438
90% offered a daily rate of more than £387 - £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 - £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year -20.00% +3.44%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Bolton. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Bolton
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 41 15 26
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bolton 100.00% 93.75% 96.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 11 18
Median daily rate £375 £410 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.53% +36.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
Median hourly rate £10.92 £40.00 £10.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.71% +299.80%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Bolton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bolton that featured Project Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in Bolton

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bolton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Project Manager in Bolton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in Bolton

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bolton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Manager in Bolton

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Project Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bolton region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) Project Management
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) PRINCE2
2 4 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (57.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (42.86%) Quality Management
3 3 (42.86%) Dependency Management
4 2 (28.57%) Resource Management
4 2 (28.57%) Change Management
4 2 (28.57%) Migration
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) ITSM
4 2 (28.57%) Service Management
4 2 (28.57%) Programme Management
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) IP Telephony
5 1 (14.29%) Content Management
5 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
5 1 (14.29%) APMP
5 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications
5 1 (14.29%) Change Control
5 1 (14.29%) DSDM
5 1 (14.29%) VoIP
5 1 (14.29%) ISEB
5 1 (14.29%) Intranet
5 1 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (14.29%) arcserve
5 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (14.29%) SQL

Project Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Intranet
1 1 (14.29%) IP Telephony
1 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications
1 1 (14.29%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Project Management
2 4 (57.14%) PRINCE2
2 4 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (42.86%) Dependency Management
3 3 (42.86%) Quality Management
4 2 (28.57%) Change Management
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) ITSM
4 2 (28.57%) Migration
4 2 (28.57%) Programme Management
4 2 (28.57%) Resource Management
4 2 (28.57%) Service Management
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) Change Control
5 1 (14.29%) Content Management
5 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
5 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (14.29%) DSDM
5 1 (14.29%) Matrix Management
5 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (14.29%) APMP
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) arcserve
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) PeopleSoft