Period
to 19 September 2018

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 19 September 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 17 15
Rank change year-on-year +4 -2 -1
Contract jobs citing Project Management 113 93 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 8.61% 7.44% 9.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.86% 9.02% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 83 111
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -11.76% -
10th Percentile £316 £290 £254
90th Percentile £525 £535 £575
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 5
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £21.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +113.83% -
North West median hourly rate £29.75 £35.00 £21.05
% change year-on-year -15.00% +66.31% -55.59%

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 1,146 1,031 1,483
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 87.28% 82.48% 86.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 761 720 1,062
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03% -
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £544 £526 £594
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 43 33
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76% -
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £44.75 £53.00 £38.35
North West median hourly rate £22.43 £30.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -25.23% +39.53% -27.65%

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 19 September 2018.

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 19 September 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
Chester +12 25 £375 +25.00% 7
Warrington -2 20 £500 +25.00% 4
Knutsford +5 17 £400 +14.29% 3
Macclesfield +4 10 £430 +7.50% 1
Crewe -19 5 £423 +5.63%
Runcorn 0 1 - -
Wilmslow -8 1 £250 -9.09% 2
Project Management
North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Project Management 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 Project Management.

1 48 (42.48%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (30.09%) Finance
3 31 (27.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 25 (22.12%) SQL
4 25 (22.12%) Problem-Solving
5 18 (15.93%) .NET
5 18 (15.93%) Scrum
5 18 (15.93%) Microsoft Azure
6 17 (15.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (15.04%) C#
6 17 (15.04%) ASP.NET
7 16 (14.16%) Windows
7 16 (14.16%) Business Intelligence
7 16 (14.16%) Change Management
8 15 (13.27%) Web Services
8 15 (13.27%) SQL Server
8 15 (13.27%) Relational Database
9 14 (12.39%) Redis
9 14 (12.39%) Docker
9 14 (12.39%) .NET Core
9 14 (12.39%) DB2
9 14 (12.39%) Visual Studio
9 14 (12.39%) Teradata
9 14 (12.39%) .NET Framework
9 14 (12.39%) NoSQL
9 14 (12.39%) Entity Framework
10 13 (11.50%) Security Cleared
10 13 (11.50%) Risk Management
10 13 (11.50%) Oracle
10 13 (11.50%) SDLC

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 6 (5.31%) Confluence
2 5 (4.42%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.77%) CMS
4 1 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.88%) IIS
4 1 (0.88%) SAS
4 1 (0.88%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (10.62%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (5.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (4.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (1.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.77%) JDE OneWorld
2 2 (1.77%) NetSuite
2 2 (1.77%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.77%) SAP MDG
2 2 (1.77%) SAP MDM
2 2 (1.77%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.88%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.88%) Finacle
3 1 (0.88%) HFM
3 1 (0.88%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.88%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 18 (15.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.42%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.54%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (3.54%) GitHub
3 4 (3.54%) Office 365
4 1 (0.88%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.88%) DHCP
1 1 (0.88%) Skype
1 1 (0.88%) Unified Communications
1 1 (0.88%) VLAN
1 1 (0.88%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 15 (13.27%) Relational Database
2 15 (13.27%) SQL Server
3 14 (12.39%) DB2
3 14 (12.39%) NoSQL
3 14 (12.39%) Redis
4 4 (3.54%) Amazon Aurora
4 4 (3.54%) Amazon Redshift
5 3 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.88%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.88%) MySQL
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.88%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 14 (12.39%) Visual Studio
2 8 (7.08%) JIRA
3 2 (1.77%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.77%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.88%) CA Release Automation
4 1 (0.88%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.88%) JMeter
4 1 (0.88%) JUnit
4 1 (0.88%) Maven
4 1 (0.88%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.88%) Selenium
General
1 34 (30.09%) Finance
2 7 (6.19%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (4.42%) Banking
3 5 (4.42%) Legal
4 4 (3.54%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.54%) Retail
5 3 (2.65%) Advertising
6 2 (1.77%) Law
6 2 (1.77%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.88%) Marketing
7 1 (0.88%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.88%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 42 (37.17%) Project Manager
2 15 (13.27%) Developer
3 14 (12.39%) Lead Developer
4 13 (11.50%) Analyst
4 13 (11.50%) Technical Manager
4 13 (11.50%) Technical Project Manager
5 11 (9.73%) Technical Product Manager
6 8 (7.08%) Infrastructure Manager
7 7 (6.19%) .NET Developer
7 7 (6.19%) Business Analyst
7 7 (6.19%) Delivery Manager
7 7 (6.19%) Delivery Project Manager
7 7 (6.19%) Digital Project Manager
7 7 (6.19%) Engineering Manager
7 7 (6.19%) Lead .NET Developer
7 7 (6.19%) Product Delivery Manager
7 7 (6.19%) Stakeholder Manager
8 6 (5.31%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
8 6 (5.31%) Project Officer
9 5 (4.42%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (15.93%) .NET
2 17 (15.04%) ASP.NET
3 15 (13.27%) Web Services
4 14 (12.39%) .NET Core
4 14 (12.39%) .NET Framework
4 14 (12.39%) Entity Framework
5 8 (7.08%) XML
6 5 (4.42%) HTML
7 4 (3.54%) JSON
8 3 (2.65%) Velocity
8 3 (2.65%) WCF
9 2 (1.77%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (1.77%) CSS
10 1 (0.88%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.88%) Middleware
10 1 (0.88%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (0.88%) REST
10 1 (0.88%) SOAP
10 1 (0.88%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.08%) PMI
3 5 (4.42%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.54%) Taxonomies
5 3 (2.65%) NHS
6 1 (0.88%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.88%) Fintech
6 1 (0.88%) FMCG
6 1 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.88%) iPhone
6 1 (0.88%) IPTV
6 1 (0.88%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (14.16%) Windows
2 11 (9.73%) Unix
3 8 (7.08%) Linux
4 6 (5.31%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (42.48%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (27.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 25 (22.12%) Problem-Solving
4 18 (15.93%) Scrum
5 16 (14.16%) Business Intelligence
5 16 (14.16%) Change Management
6 13 (11.50%) Risk Management
6 13 (11.50%) SDLC
7 12 (10.62%) Change Control
7 12 (10.62%) PRINCE2
7 12 (10.62%) Programme Management
8 10 (8.85%) Business Analysis
8 10 (8.85%) ITIL
9 9 (7.96%) Decision-Making
9 9 (7.96%) Migration
9 9 (7.96%) Project Planning
9 9 (7.96%) Waterfall
10 8 (7.08%) Agile Project Management
10 8 (7.08%) Line Management
10 8 (7.08%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 25 (22.12%) SQL
2 17 (15.04%) C#
3 10 (8.85%) Java
4 7 (6.19%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.54%) Perl
5 4 (3.54%) PL/SQL
5 4 (3.54%) Python
6 2 (1.77%) C
7 1 (0.88%) X++
Qualifications
1 13 (11.50%) Security Cleared
2 11 (9.73%) SC Cleared
3 10 (8.85%) PMI Certification
4 5 (4.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (2.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.77%) CCNA
6 2 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.77%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.77%) PMP
7 1 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.88%) CISM
7 1 (0.88%) CISSP
7 1 (0.88%) CRISC
7 1 (0.88%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.88%) Degree
7 1 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.08%) PMO
2 4 (3.54%) QA
3 2 (1.77%) SLA
4 1 (0.88%) COBIT
4 1 (0.88%) GDPR
System Software
1 14 (12.39%) Docker
2 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.88%) BladeLogic
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 14 (12.39%) Teradata
2 13 (11.50%) Oracle
3 10 (8.85%) Microsoft
4 6 (5.31%) Hyperion
5 5 (4.42%) SAP
6 4 (3.54%) Talend
7 2 (1.77%) Cisco
7 2 (1.77%) Google
7 2 (1.77%) HP
8 1 (0.88%) Adobe
8 1 (0.88%) CA
8 1 (0.88%) Casewise
8 1 (0.88%) Hortonworks
8 1 (0.88%) IBM
8 1 (0.88%) Meraki
8 1 (0.88%) NetApp
8 1 (0.88%) Saba
8 1 (0.88%) Sage
8 1 (0.88%) Sybase
8 1 (0.88%) VMware