Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Project Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Project Management over the 6 months to 24 November 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 12 16
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4 +4
Contract jobs citing Project Management 113 137 184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 8.49% 9.46% 8.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.16% 11.00% 10.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 97 131
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £425 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.18% -3.41% +10.00%
10th Percentile £300 £240 £275
90th Percentile £600 £580 £550
North West median daily rate £425 £410 £422
% change year-on-year +3.66% -2.82% +8.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -61.82% +254.84%
North West median hourly rate £28.50 £21.02 £47.39
% change year-on-year +35.57% -55.64% +45.82%

Project Management is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1112 1245 1759
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 83.55% 85.98% 84.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 799 893 1159
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £263 £238 £279
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 32 58
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £19.06 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.80% +8.93% -4.19%
10th Percentile £10.58 £13.00 £12.81
90th Percentile £35.00 £33.75 £35.00
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £30.52
% change year-on-year +13.64% -27.92% +74.40%

Project Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Management in Cheshire

Project Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Management in Cheshire

Project Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Management in Cheshire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Management in Cheshire

Project Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Management in Cheshire

Project Management
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 Project Management within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 24 November 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
Warrington +1 41 £475 +5.56% 3
Chester +5 15 £300 -40.00% 1
Crewe -7 13 £475 +187.88%
Knutsford -16 8 £370 -7.50% 4
Widnes - 5 £488 -
Alderley Edge -4 3 £420 -
Runcorn - 2 £300 -
Wilmslow - 1 £275 - 1
Northwich - 1 £360 -
Project Management
North West

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Project Management 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 Project Management.

1 52 (46.02%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (38.94%) Finance
3 37 (32.74%) Stakeholder Management
4 35 (30.97%) PRINCE2
5 21 (18.58%) Agile Project Management
6 18 (15.93%) Banking
7 17 (15.04%) ITIL
8 14 (12.39%) Migration
8 14 (12.39%) Scrum
8 14 (12.39%) Programme Management
9 12 (10.62%) Risk Management
9 12 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (9.73%) Change Management
10 11 (9.73%) Amazon AWS
11 10 (8.85%) PMO
12 9 (7.96%) Microsoft Office
12 9 (7.96%) Microsoft
13 8 (7.08%) Management Information System
13 8 (7.08%) Data Management
13 8 (7.08%) SFIA
14 7 (6.19%) Data Centre
14 7 (6.19%) Matrix Organization
14 7 (6.19%) Project Governance
14 7 (6.19%) Data Analysis
14 7 (6.19%) Supplier Management
14 7 (6.19%) Business Analysis
14 7 (6.19%) Degree
14 7 (6.19%) SC Cleared
14 7 (6.19%) Security Cleared
14 7 (6.19%) PRINCE

Project Management
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 (2.65%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.88%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (7.96%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (6.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (2.65%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.77%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.88%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.73%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.54%) Office 365
3 4 (3.54%) PaaS
4 3 (2.65%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.88%) Heroku
5 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.65%) Firewall
1 3 (2.65%) Skype
2 2 (1.77%) DHCP
2 2 (1.77%) DNS
2 2 (1.77%) SMS
2 2 (1.77%) VPN
3 1 (0.88%) FTP
3 1 (0.88%) IMAP
3 1 (0.88%) Internet
3 1 (0.88%) Intranet
3 1 (0.88%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.88%) SAN
3 1 (0.88%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.65%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.88%) GIS
2 1 (0.88%) Ingres
2 1 (0.88%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (2.65%) Jenkins
1 3 (2.65%) TeamCity
2 2 (1.77%) JIRA
General
1 44 (38.94%) Finance
2 18 (15.93%) Banking
3 5 (4.42%) Law
4 4 (3.54%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.65%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.65%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.77%) Legal
6 2 (1.77%) Marketing
6 2 (1.77%) Retail
7 1 (0.88%) Advertising
7 1 (0.88%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.88%) French Language
7 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 43 (38.05%) Project Manager
2 16 (14.16%) Analyst
2 16 (14.16%) Delivery Manager
3 10 (8.85%) Agile Delivery Manager
4 8 (7.08%) Senior Manager
5 7 (6.19%) Business Analyst
6 6 (5.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (4.42%) Consultant
7 5 (4.42%) Public Sector Delivery Manager
7 5 (4.42%) Senior Project Manager
7 5 (4.42%) Technical Manager
8 4 (3.54%) Agile Project Manager
8 4 (3.54%) Business Manager
8 4 (3.54%) Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (3.54%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 4 (3.54%) IT Manager
8 4 (3.54%) IT Project Manager
8 4 (3.54%) Programme Manager
9 3 (2.65%) Business Project Manager
9 3 (2.65%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.77%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (0.88%) JSON
2 1 (0.88%) Node.js
2 1 (0.88%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (0.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.08%) Management Information System
3 7 (6.19%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.77%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (1.77%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.77%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.77%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.77%) NHS
4 2 (1.77%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.88%) CESG
5 1 (0.88%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (0.88%) EMC VNX
5 1 (0.88%) EMC VNXe
5 1 (0.88%) iPhone
5 1 (0.88%) Life Science
5 1 (0.88%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (0.88%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.42%) Linux
2 4 (3.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (3.54%) Windows
3 3 (2.65%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.77%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.88%) AIX
5 1 (0.88%) Android
5 1 (0.88%) Unix
5 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (46.02%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (32.74%) Stakeholder Management
3 35 (30.97%) PRINCE2
4 21 (18.58%) Agile Project Management
5 17 (15.04%) ITIL
6 14 (12.39%) Migration
6 14 (12.39%) Programme Management
6 14 (12.39%) Scrum
7 12 (10.62%) Risk Management
8 11 (9.73%) Change Management
9 8 (7.08%) Data Management
9 8 (7.08%) SFIA
10 7 (6.19%) Business Analysis
10 7 (6.19%) Data Analysis
10 7 (6.19%) Matrix Organization
10 7 (6.19%) PRINCE
10 7 (6.19%) Project Governance
10 7 (6.19%) Supplier Management
11 6 (5.31%) Data Protection
11 6 (5.31%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.42%) Java
2 4 (3.54%) Python
2 4 (3.54%) Ruby
3 2 (1.77%) SQL
3 2 (1.77%) VBA
4 1 (0.88%) COBOL
4 1 (0.88%) Go
4 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (6.19%) Degree
1 7 (6.19%) SC Cleared
1 7 (6.19%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 5 (4.42%) CISSP
3 5 (4.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (3.54%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.54%) CISM
5 3 (2.65%) CCDP
5 3 (2.65%) CCIE
5 3 (2.65%) CCNP
5 3 (2.65%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (0.88%) CCNA
6 1 (0.88%) GCFA
6 1 (0.88%) GCIA
6 1 (0.88%) GCIH
6 1 (0.88%) GSEC
6 1 (0.88%) MCSE
6 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.88%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.85%) PMO
2 2 (1.77%) GDPR
2 2 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.77%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.77%) QA
3 1 (0.88%) CESG Infosec
3 1 (0.88%) COBIT
3 1 (0.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 1 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.88%) SLA
3 1 (0.88%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (4.42%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.65%) Docker
3 1 (0.88%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.88%) vSphere
3 1 (0.88%) XenApp
3 1 (0.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (4.42%) SCCM
2 3 (2.65%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.88%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.88%) IBM BigFix
4 1 (0.88%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.88%) SCOM
4 1 (0.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 9 (7.96%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.31%) SAP
3 4 (3.54%) Oracle
3 4 (3.54%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.65%) Cisco
4 3 (2.65%) Citrix
5 2 (1.77%) HP
5 2 (1.77%) Veritas
5 2 (1.77%) VMware
6 1 (0.88%) Apple
6 1 (0.88%) AppSense
6 1 (0.88%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.88%) Dell
6 1 (0.88%) EMC
6 1 (0.88%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.88%) Hyperion
6 1 (0.88%) IBM
6 1 (0.88%) NetApp
6 1 (0.88%) Progress
6 1 (0.88%) Salesforce.com