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 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Management
North West / Cheshire
Rank 17 18 15
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3  
Contract jobs citing Project Management 40 90 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 7.53% 9.12% 10.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.91% 10.87% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 66 54
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £257 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £546 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 8
Median hourly rate £42.48 £20.00 £41.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +112.37% -52.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.48 £20.00 £40.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.46 £20.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £36.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year -24.13% +31.81%  

Project Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 449 828 659
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 84.56% 83.89% 82.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 513 424
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £291 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 27 36
Median hourly rate £42.48 £22.54 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.44% -35.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £13.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Project Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Project Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 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 7 £498 +11.79%
Crewe - 6 £325 - 2
Chester -2 4 £450 +5.88% 2
Warrington +7 3 - - 3
Knutsford 0 3 £450 +5.88%
Project Management
North West

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 39 (43.82%) Finance
2 35 (39.33%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (31.46%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (19.10%) Banking
5 15 (16.85%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (15.73%) Waterfall
7 13 (14.61%) SDLC
7 13 (14.61%) Microsoft
7 13 (14.61%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (14.61%) QA
8 11 (12.36%) Oracle
8 11 (12.36%) MS Project
9 10 (11.24%) Windows
9 10 (11.24%) Degree
10 9 (10.11%) Business Analysis
10 9 (10.11%) ITIL
10 9 (10.11%) MS Office
11 8 (8.99%) SAP
11 8 (8.99%) Unix
12 7 (7.87%) Change Management
12 7 (7.87%) Linux
12 7 (7.87%) Supplier Management
12 7 (7.87%) Scrum
12 7 (7.87%) Migration
12 7 (7.87%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (7.87%) Spreadsheet
13 6 (6.74%) Translating Business Requirements
13 6 (6.74%) Analytics
13 6 (6.74%) Project Planning
13 6 (6.74%) PRINCE2

Project Management
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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (5.62%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.37%) SAS
3 1 (1.12%) CMS
3 1 (1.12%) Content Management Server
3 1 (1.12%) EPiServer
3 1 (1.12%) JBoss
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.12%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.12%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.12%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (12.36%) MS Project
2 9 (10.11%) MS Office
3 7 (7.87%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (6.74%) MS Excel
5 4 (4.49%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (4.49%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (5.62%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.12%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.12%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.12%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.12%) SAP MDG
2 1 (1.12%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.25%) SaaS
2 1 (1.12%) IaaS
2 1 (1.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.49%) Firewall
1 4 (4.49%) Internet
2 2 (2.25%) IPsec
2 2 (2.25%) Kerberos
2 2 (2.25%) SAN
2 2 (2.25%) SSL
2 2 (2.25%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.12%) Anycast
3 1 (1.12%) BIG-IP
3 1 (1.12%) DMVPN
3 1 (1.12%) DNS
3 1 (1.12%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (1.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (1.12%) LAN
3 1 (1.12%) WAN
3 1 (1.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.62%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (4.49%) Big Data
2 4 (4.49%) GIS
3 2 (2.25%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.25%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.12%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.12%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.12%) DB2
4 1 (1.12%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.12%) PowerCenter
4 1 (1.12%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.12%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.12%) SAS EBI
4 1 (1.12%) Spotfire
4 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (5.62%) JIRA
2 1 (1.12%) ClearCase
2 1 (1.12%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.12%) Gradle
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (1.12%) Subversion
General
1 39 (43.82%) Finance
2 17 (19.10%) Banking
3 4 (4.49%) Back Office
3 4 (4.49%) Legal
3 4 (4.49%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.37%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.25%) Local Government
5 2 (2.25%) Retail
6 1 (1.12%) Advertising
6 1 (1.12%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (32.58%) Project Manager
2 15 (16.85%) Analyst
3 10 (11.24%) Architect
4 8 (8.99%) Business Analyst
5 7 (7.87%) Applications Architect
5 7 (7.87%) Delivery Manager
5 7 (7.87%) Oracle Architect
6 6 (6.74%) Administrator
7 5 (5.62%) Developer
7 5 (5.62%) Infrastructure Manager
7 5 (5.62%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 5 (5.62%) IT Manager
7 5 (5.62%) Project Analyst
8 4 (4.49%) Linux Administrator
8 4 (4.49%) Service Manager
8 4 (4.49%) Unix Administrator
9 3 (3.37%) .NET Developer
9 3 (3.37%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (3.37%) Project Coordinator
9 3 (3.37%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.49%) .NET
2 3 (3.37%) ASP.NET
2 3 (3.37%) CSS
2 3 (3.37%) HTML
3 2 (2.25%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.25%) Entity Framework
3 2 (2.25%) jQuery
3 2 (2.25%) SAML
3 2 (2.25%) Web Services
3 2 (2.25%) XML
4 1 (1.12%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (1.12%) CSS3
4 1 (1.12%) HTML5
4 1 (1.12%) NHibernate
4 1 (1.12%) REST
4 1 (1.12%) Struts2
4 1 (1.12%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.85%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.62%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.49%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.49%) NHS
4 3 (3.37%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.37%) PMI
5 2 (2.25%) EPoS
6 1 (1.12%) CMDB
6 1 (1.12%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.12%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.12%) iPad
6 1 (1.12%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.12%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.12%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.12%) User Experience
6 1 (1.12%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.24%) Windows
2 8 (8.99%) Unix
3 7 (7.87%) Linux
4 5 (5.62%) AIX
5 4 (4.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.37%) Windows Phone
6 3 (3.37%) Windows Server
6 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (39.33%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (31.46%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (15.73%) Waterfall
4 13 (14.61%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (14.61%) SDLC
5 9 (10.11%) Business Analysis
5 9 (10.11%) ITIL
6 7 (7.87%) Change Management
6 7 (7.87%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (7.87%) Migration
6 7 (7.87%) Scrum
6 7 (7.87%) Supplier Management
7 6 (6.74%) Analytics
7 6 (6.74%) PRINCE2
7 6 (6.74%) Project Planning
7 6 (6.74%) Translating Business Requirements
8 5 (5.62%) Coaching
8 5 (5.62%) Data Analysis
8 5 (5.62%) Data Migration
8 5 (5.62%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.62%) JavaScript
1 5 (5.62%) SQL
2 3 (3.37%) VBA
3 2 (2.25%) C#
3 2 (2.25%) Java
3 2 (2.25%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.12%) ABAP
4 1 (1.12%) Groovy
4 1 (1.12%) Perl
4 1 (1.12%) Python
4 1 (1.12%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (11.24%) Degree
2 6 (6.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (4.49%) ECDL
3 4 (4.49%) PMI Certification
3 4 (4.49%) RHCSA
3 4 (4.49%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.37%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (3.37%) MCSE
4 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.37%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.12%) ACCA
5 1 (1.12%) CCNP
5 1 (1.12%) CIMA
5 1 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.12%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.61%) QA
2 6 (6.74%) SLA
3 5 (5.62%) PMO
4 3 (3.37%) PCI DSS
5 2 (2.25%) Data Quality
6 1 (1.12%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (6.74%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.25%) AirWatch
1 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.12%) Netcool
Vendors
1 13 (14.61%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.36%) Oracle
3 8 (8.99%) SAP
4 6 (6.74%) Hyperion
5 4 (4.49%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.49%) Veritas
6 2 (2.25%) Apple
6 2 (2.25%) Citrix
6 2 (2.25%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.12%) Aruba
7 1 (1.12%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.12%) Chordiant
7 1 (1.12%) Cisco
7 1 (1.12%) F5
7 1 (1.12%) Google
7 1 (1.12%) IBM
7 1 (1.12%) Informatica
7 1 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.12%) Sitecore
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