The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Manager
North West > Cheshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 21 16
Rank change year-on-year -2 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 39 70 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.21% 7.82% 8.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.55% 8.29% 9.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 57 71
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -  
10th Percentile £223 £309 £338
90th Percentile £500 £527 £525
North West median daily rate £438 £413 £406
% change year-on-year +6.06% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £55.00 - £35.00
North West median hourly rate £55.00 £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +100.00% -21.42%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 595 844 910
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 94.75% 94.30% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1355 2254 2280
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  
10th Percentile £245 £269 £273
90th Percentile £525 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 93 197
Cheshire median hourly rate £30.00 £15.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -4.88%  
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £13.50
90th Percentile £56.00 £23.00 £33.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +16.66% -6.25%  

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured Project Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in Cheshire

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in Cheshire

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in Cheshire over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Manager in Cheshire

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Manager in Cheshire

Project Manager
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 Manager within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
Warrington +7 9 £390 -13.33% 2
Crewe +3 7 £500 +66.66%
Knutsford +2 6 £350 -6.66% 1
Chester +5 5 £238 -40.66%
Macclesfield +2 2 £325 -27.77%
Northwich +2 1 £550 -
Widnes - 1 £475 -
Project Manager
North West

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, Project Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 31 (37.35%) Project Management
2 30 (36.14%) Finance
3 24 (28.92%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (22.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (20.48%) Banking
6 12 (14.46%) PRINCE2
7 9 (10.84%) ITIL
7 9 (10.84%) PRINCE
7 9 (10.84%) Migration
8 8 (9.64%) Retail
8 8 (9.64%) Data Management
8 8 (9.64%) Microsoft
9 7 (8.43%) Microsoft Office
9 7 (8.43%) Change Management
9 7 (8.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (7.23%) Office 365
10 6 (7.23%) PMO
10 6 (7.23%) GDPR
10 6 (7.23%) PMI Certification
10 6 (7.23%) Java
11 5 (6.02%) J2EE
11 5 (6.02%) Struts
11 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Excel
11 5 (6.02%) MVC
11 5 (6.02%) PMI
11 5 (6.02%) Spring
11 5 (6.02%) Java EE
11 5 (6.02%) Retail Banking
11 5 (6.02%) SDLC
11 5 (6.02%) Project Governance

Project Manager Skill Set
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 2 (2.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.20%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.20%) SAS
2 1 (1.20%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (8.43%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.23%) Office 365
2 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.41%) Skype
2 1 (1.20%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.41%) GIS
3 1 (1.20%) Big Data
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server
General
1 30 (36.14%) Finance
2 17 (20.48%) Banking
3 8 (9.64%) Retail
4 5 (6.02%) Retail Banking
5 4 (4.82%) Marketing
5 4 (4.82%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (2.41%) Local Government
7 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.02%) J2EE
1 5 (6.02%) Java EE
1 5 (6.02%) Spring
1 5 (6.02%) Struts
2 1 (1.20%) .NET
2 1 (1.20%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.02%) PMI
2 3 (3.61%) Data Structures
2 3 (3.61%) IVR
3 2 (2.41%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.41%) EPoS
3 2 (2.41%) LLPG
4 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.20%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.61%) Linux
2 2 (2.41%) Unix
2 2 (2.41%) Windows
3 1 (1.20%) AIX
3 1 (1.20%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (37.35%) Project Management
2 24 (28.92%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (22.89%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (14.46%) PRINCE2
5 9 (10.84%) ITIL
5 9 (10.84%) Migration
5 9 (10.84%) PRINCE
6 8 (9.64%) Data Management
7 7 (8.43%) Change Management
8 5 (6.02%) MVC
8 5 (6.02%) Project Governance
8 5 (6.02%) SDLC
9 4 (4.82%) Change Control
9 4 (4.82%) Coaching
9 4 (4.82%) Data Protection
9 4 (4.82%) Project Planning
9 4 (4.82%) Supplier Management
9 4 (4.82%) Time Management
9 4 (4.82%) Waterfall
9 4 (4.82%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.23%) Java
2 2 (2.41%) ABAP
2 2 (2.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (8.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 6 (7.23%) PMI Certification
3 4 (4.82%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.82%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.41%) CCNA
4 2 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.41%) Degree
4 2 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.41%) PMP
5 1 (1.20%) ACCA
5 1 (1.20%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.23%) GDPR
1 6 (7.23%) PMO
2 3 (3.61%) QA
3 2 (2.41%) MiFID
3 2 (2.41%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.41%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (9.64%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.82%) Oracle
2 4 (4.82%) SAP
3 2 (2.41%) ArcSight
3 2 (2.41%) Cisco
3 2 (2.41%) Temenos
4 1 (1.20%) FireEye
4 1 (1.20%) Google
4 1 (1.20%) Hyperion
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