Period
to 22 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for PMO skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PMO over the 6 months to 22 February 2018 with a comparison to the 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.

Project Management Office (PMO)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 66 60
Rank change year-on-year +4 -6 -3
Contract jobs citing PMO 30 21 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.28% 1.72% 2.70%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.74% 17.07% 22.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 16 42
Cheshire median daily rate £323 £375 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.00% -1.06% +68.44%
10th Percentile £263 £213 £213
90th Percentile £414 £481 £475
North West median daily rate £350 £350 £378
% change year-on-year - -7.28% +11.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Cheshire median hourly rate - £34.98 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +39.90% -14.53%
North West median hourly rate £23.45 £20.50 £26.83
% change year-on-year +14.40% -23.59% -8.27%

PMO is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 138 123 237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 10.49% 10.07% 12.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 86 184
Cheshire median daily rate £346 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.59% - +28.30%
10th Percentile £213 £198 £213
90th Percentile £550 £666 £575
North West median daily rate £393 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -1.88% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 7
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £25.00 £17.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.00% +44.26% +15.53%
10th Percentile £11.50 £17.25 £11.80
90th Percentile £38.55 £39.72 £27.50
North West median hourly rate £24.56 £20.20 £36.26
% change year-on-year +21.58% -44.28% +107.17%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing PMO as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for PMO in Cheshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PMO in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for PMO in Cheshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PMO in Cheshire over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PMO in Cheshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PMO in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PMO in Cheshire

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Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PMO within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 22 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford -10 6 £341 -5.54% 2
Warrington +6 4 £275 -35.29%
Chester -2 4 £400 +77.78%
Crewe -18 4 £269 -
Alderley Edge - 3 £300 -
Wilmslow +1 1 £275 -38.89% 1
Macclesfield - 1 £325 -
PMO
North West

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing PMO also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for PMO.

1 15 (50.00%) Finance
2 9 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
4 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (20.00%) Dependency Management
5 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (16.67%) Project Management
6 4 (13.33%) Programme Management
6 4 (13.33%) Integration Testing
6 4 (13.33%) Test Strategy
6 4 (13.33%) Banking
6 4 (13.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (13.33%) Defect Management
6 4 (13.33%) Project Governance
6 4 (13.33%) Scenario Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Change Control
7 3 (10.00%) Project Planning
7 3 (10.00%) Portfolio Management
7 3 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
7 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2
8 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce
8 2 (6.67%) ITIL
8 2 (6.67%) PRINCE
8 2 (6.67%) Resource Management
8 2 (6.67%) Retail Banking
8 2 (6.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 1 (3.33%) Analytical Thinking

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (13.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) GIS
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
General
1 15 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Banking
3 3 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (6.67%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.33%) Billing
5 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Analyst
2 5 (16.67%) PMO Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Senior Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Senior Test Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Test Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Project Planner
5 2 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) IT Manager
5 2 (6.67%) PMO Officer
5 2 (6.67%) PMO Planner
5 2 (6.67%) Programme Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Project Officer
5 2 (6.67%) Project Support Officer
5 2 (6.67%) Service Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Support Officer
6 1 (3.33%) Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.33%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (20.00%) Dependency Management
1 6 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (16.67%) Project Management
3 4 (13.33%) Defect Management
3 4 (13.33%) Integration Testing
3 4 (13.33%) Programme Management
3 4 (13.33%) Project Governance
3 4 (13.33%) Scenario Testing
3 4 (13.33%) Test Strategy
4 3 (10.00%) Change Control
4 3 (10.00%) Portfolio Management
4 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (10.00%) Project Planning
5 2 (6.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce
5 2 (6.67%) ITIL
5 2 (6.67%) PRINCE
5 2 (6.67%) Resource Management
6 1 (3.33%) Analytics
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle