Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 14 12
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2 +4
Contract jobs citing Project Management 100 107 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 8.10% 8.07% 9.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.44% 9.56% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 98 93
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £444 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.23% +4.41% -5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £299 £230
90th Percentile £558 £651 £575
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% -2.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 6
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +66.67% -61.82%
North West median hourly rate £30.00 £29.00 £21.52
% change year-on-year +3.45% +34.74% -54.94%

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 1,059 1,119 1,169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 85.82% 84.39% 86.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 817 838
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £257 £235
90th Percentile £538 £625 £600
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 34 34
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £16.17 £20.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.23% -19.72% +13.35%
10th Percentile £13.45 £9.68 £13.00
90th Percentile £44.60 £36.75 £42.48
North West median hourly rate £22.43 £27.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -16.93% +12.50% -17.24%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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
Warrington -9 22 £478 -4.50% 8
Knutsford +6 15 £392 +5.84% 2
Chester +2 14 £388 +13.30% 5
Macclesfield +5 12 £430 -31.75% 1
Crewe -12 8 £423 -11.05% 2
Wilmslow -6 1 £525 +90.91% 1
Project Management
North West

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 34 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 24 (24.00%) Finance
4 21 (21.00%) Scrum
5 19 (19.00%) Risk Management
6 17 (17.00%) Java
7 14 (14.00%) SQL
7 14 (14.00%) Security Cleared
7 14 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (13.00%) Business Analysis
9 12 (12.00%) Programme Management
9 12 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (11.00%) SC Cleared
11 10 (10.00%) SAP
11 10 (10.00%) SDLC
12 9 (9.00%) Microsoft
12 9 (9.00%) Windows
12 9 (9.00%) Migration
12 9 (9.00%) Change Management
12 9 (9.00%) Agile Project Management
12 9 (9.00%) JIRA
13 8 (8.00%) Change Control
13 8 (8.00%) BDD
13 8 (8.00%) Waterfall
13 8 (8.00%) Visualisation
13 8 (8.00%) Regression Testing
13 8 (8.00%) Legal
13 8 (8.00%) XML
13 8 (8.00%) Oracle
14 7 (7.00%) JavaScript

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 5 (5.00%) Confluence
1 5 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.00%) CMS
2 1 (1.00%) IIS
2 1 (1.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (6.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (6.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (5.00%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (6.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.00%) SAP MDG
2 2 (2.00%) SAP MDM
2 2 (2.00%) SAP PP
3 1 (1.00%) Finacle
3 1 (1.00%) HFM
3 1 (1.00%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (1.00%) JDE OneWorld
3 1 (1.00%) NetSuite
3 1 (1.00%) Sage 1000
3 1 (1.00%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.00%) GitHub
4 3 (3.00%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (3.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.00%) Intranet
2 1 (1.00%) EIGRP
2 1 (1.00%) Firewall
2 1 (1.00%) MPLS
2 1 (1.00%) OSPF
2 1 (1.00%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (4.00%) Amazon Aurora
2 4 (4.00%) Amazon Redshift
3 3 (3.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.00%) MySQL
4 2 (2.00%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.00%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (9.00%) JIRA
2 4 (4.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (3.00%) JMeter
3 3 (3.00%) JUnit
3 3 (3.00%) Maven
3 3 (3.00%) Selenium
3 3 (3.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (3.00%) Zephyr
4 1 (1.00%) CA Release Automation
General
1 24 (24.00%) Finance
2 8 (8.00%) Legal
3 7 (7.00%) Banking
4 6 (6.00%) Law
5 5 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (4.00%) Manufacturing
6 4 (4.00%) Retail
7 3 (3.00%) Investment Banking
8 2 (2.00%) Advertising
8 2 (2.00%) Games
9 1 (1.00%) Financial Institution
9 1 (1.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (36.00%) Project Manager
2 20 (20.00%) Analyst
3 10 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 8 (8.00%) Technical Manager
4 8 (8.00%) Technical Project Manager
5 7 (7.00%) Project Officer
5 7 (7.00%) Technical Product Manager
6 6 (6.00%) SAP Manager
6 6 (6.00%) SAP Project Manager
6 6 (6.00%) Scrum Master
7 5 (5.00%) Support Officer
7 5 (5.00%) Tester
8 4 (4.00%) AWS Engineer
8 4 (4.00%) Data Engineer
8 4 (4.00%) IT Project Manager
8 4 (4.00%) Product Delivery Manager
8 4 (4.00%) Project Support Officer
8 4 (4.00%) Senior Project Manager
8 4 (4.00%) Senior Project Officer
8 4 (4.00%) Stakeholder Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.00%) XML
2 5 (5.00%) .NET
2 5 (5.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (4.00%) HTML
3 4 (4.00%) JSON
4 3 (3.00%) CSS
4 3 (3.00%) Velocity
4 3 (3.00%) WCF
5 2 (2.00%) .NET Core
5 2 (2.00%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (2.00%) React
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.00%) Taxonomies
3 2 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.00%) NHS
3 2 (2.00%) PMI
3 2 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.00%) Tandem
4 1 (1.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.00%) FMCG
4 1 (1.00%) Learning Management System
4 1 (1.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.00%) Windows
2 5 (5.00%) Unix
3 4 (4.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (3.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 21 (21.00%) Scrum
4 19 (19.00%) Risk Management
5 13 (13.00%) Business Analysis
6 12 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (12.00%) Programme Management
7 10 (10.00%) SDLC
8 9 (9.00%) Agile Project Management
8 9 (9.00%) Change Management
8 9 (9.00%) Migration
9 8 (8.00%) BDD
9 8 (8.00%) Change Control
9 8 (8.00%) Regression Testing
9 8 (8.00%) Visualisation
9 8 (8.00%) Waterfall
10 7 (7.00%) Analytics
10 7 (7.00%) PRINCE2
10 7 (7.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 7 (7.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 17 (17.00%) Java
2 14 (14.00%) SQL
3 7 (7.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (6.00%) Python
5 5 (5.00%) C#
6 4 (4.00%) Perl
6 4 (4.00%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.00%) PHP
7 2 (2.00%) R
8 1 (1.00%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (14.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.00%) CISSP
3 7 (7.00%) Degree
4 6 (6.00%) CISM
5 5 (5.00%) CISA
6 3 (3.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (2.00%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.00%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.00%) CRISC
8 1 (1.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.00%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.00%) QA
2 6 (6.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (6.00%) PMO
3 1 (1.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.00%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 10 (10.00%) SAP
2 9 (9.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.00%) Oracle
4 7 (7.00%) Hyperion
5 4 (4.00%) Talend
6 2 (2.00%) Cisco
6 2 (2.00%) HP
6 2 (2.00%) OpenText
7 1 (1.00%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.00%) Hyland
7 1 (1.00%) IBM
7 1 (1.00%) McAfee
7 1 (1.00%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.00%) Saba
7 1 (1.00%) Sage
7 1 (1.00%) Sybase
7 1 (1.00%) Symantec