The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for PMP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 52 79 60
Rank change year-on-year +27 -19  
Contract jobs citing PMP 1 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.19% 0.51% 1.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.11% 1.98% 7.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 11
Median daily rate £495 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.47% +3.03%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £61.50 £35.13
% change year-on-year -33.33% +75.08%  

PMP is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 90 252 172
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 16.76% 25.95% 21.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 113 94
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 13
Median hourly rate £18.68 £35.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.62% +84.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.92 £17.30 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.98 £44.00 £52.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

PMP
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing PMP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for PMP in Cheshire

PMP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PMP in Cheshire

PMP
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 PMP within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Macclesfield - 1 £495 -
PMP
North West

PMP
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PMP 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 PMP.

1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Web Application Development
2 1 (50.00%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Automotive
2 1 (50.00%) ABAP
2 1 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical

PMP
Top Related 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:

General
1 1 (50.00%) Automotive
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Development Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Development Project Manager
2 1 (50.00%) SAP Manager
2 1 (50.00%) SAP Project Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Software Development Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Software Development Project Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Software Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) SAP