Period
to 13 December 2017

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 13 December 2017 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
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 71 58
Rank change year-on-year +9 -13 -8
Contract jobs citing PMO 33 24 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.48% 1.74% 2.45%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.92% 16.33% 18.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 15 39
Cheshire median daily rate £325 £388 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.13% -2.64% +33.78%
10th Percentile £263 £254 £263
90th Percentile £438 £473 £488
North West median daily rate £360 £350 £380
% change year-on-year +2.86% -7.89% +22.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Cheshire median hourly rate - £25.00 £25.00
North West median hourly rate £21.67 £25.87 £27.17
% change year-on-year -16.23% -4.76% -5.51%

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 144 147 276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 10.84% 10.68% 13.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 107 217
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £415 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.66% -2.35% +15.25%
10th Percentile £252 £239 £256
90th Percentile £545 £650 £638
North West median daily rate £388 £400 £414
% change year-on-year -3.13% -3.38% +18.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 16
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £25.00 £17.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.00% +44.26% +2.44%
10th Percentile £8.38 £17.25 £9.94
90th Percentile £19.25 £35.90 £27.50
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -24.00% +11.11% +30.43%

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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 13 December 2017.

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 13 December 2017. 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 -8 9 £320 -15.79% 1
Warrington +12 4 £275 -33.33%
Crewe - 3 £318 -
Chester +4 2 £413 +23.97%
Alderley Edge -4 2 £275 -
Wilmslow - 1 £275 - 1
PMO
North West

For the 6 months to 13 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PMO also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for PMO.

1 21 (63.64%) Finance
2 12 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
3 8 (24.24%) Project Management
3 8 (24.24%) Dependency Management
4 7 (21.21%) Banking
5 6 (18.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (18.18%) Integration Testing
5 6 (18.18%) Test Strategy
5 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (18.18%) Defect Management
5 6 (18.18%) Scenario Testing
6 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Excel
6 5 (15.15%) Project Planning
6 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (12.12%) Project Governance
7 4 (12.12%) SharePoint
7 4 (12.12%) PRINCE2
7 4 (12.12%) Programme Management
8 3 (9.09%) Change Control
8 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (6.06%) Business Transformation
9 2 (6.06%) ITIL V3
9 2 (6.06%) Portfolio Management
9 2 (6.06%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (6.06%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (6.06%) Data Analysis
9 2 (6.06%) Logistics
9 2 (6.06%) Retail Banking

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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 4 (12.12%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (18.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (6.06%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Rational Rose
General
1 21 (63.64%) Finance
2 7 (21.21%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Advertising
3 2 (6.06%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (6.06%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Billing
4 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Analyst
2 6 (18.18%) Senior Manager
2 6 (18.18%) Senior Test Manager
2 6 (18.18%) Test Manager
3 4 (12.12%) PMO Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Consultant
4 3 (9.09%) PMO Consultant
4 3 (9.09%) Project Planner
5 2 (6.06%) Integration Manager
5 2 (6.06%) PMO Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Resource Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Resource Controller
6 1 (3.03%) Billing Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Data Business Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) PMO Lead
6 1 (3.03%) PMO Officer
6 1 (3.03%) Senior PMO
6 1 (3.03%) Senior PMO Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) Dependency Management
1 8 (24.24%) Project Management
2 6 (18.18%) Defect Management
2 6 (18.18%) Integration Testing
2 6 (18.18%) Scenario Testing
2 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (18.18%) Test Strategy
3 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (15.15%) Project Planning
4 4 (12.12%) PRINCE2
4 4 (12.12%) Programme Management
4 4 (12.12%) Project Governance
5 3 (9.09%) Change Control
6 2 (6.06%) Business Transformation
6 2 (6.06%) Data Analysis
6 2 (6.06%) Data Management
6 2 (6.06%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.06%) ITIL
6 2 (6.06%) Migration
6 2 (6.06%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle