The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 26 10
Rank change year-on-year +13 -16  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 43 65 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 7.85% 6.42% 11.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.25% 6.92% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 49 62
Median daily rate £388 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £258 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 13
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -42.85%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year -8.57% -3.44%  

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 521 939 812
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 95.07% 92.69% 95.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 614 479
Median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £259 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 38 62
Median hourly rate £19.50 £14.00 £21.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.28% -35.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.48 £27.37 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire that featured Project Manager in the job title.

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 30 March 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 30 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
Knutsford +16 8 £375 -11.76%
Chester +1 7 £350 -9.67% 3
Warrington +22 6 £400 -18.36% 2
Crewe +9 4 £170 -62.22% 1
Macclesfield -2 4 £498 +11.79%
Wilmslow - 1 £450 -
Project Manager
North West

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 28 (38.36%) Project Management
2 25 (34.25%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (28.77%) Finance
4 17 (23.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (20.55%) Banking
6 12 (16.44%) PRINCE2
7 11 (15.07%) Migration
8 10 (13.70%) Microsoft
9 7 (9.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (9.59%) Windows
10 6 (8.22%) MS Office
10 6 (8.22%) Change Management
10 6 (8.22%) Data Management
10 6 (8.22%) Data Migration
10 6 (8.22%) Retail
11 5 (6.85%) PRINCE
11 5 (6.85%) SAP
11 5 (6.85%) ITIL
11 5 (6.85%) SDLC
11 5 (6.85%) Waterfall
11 5 (6.85%) PMO
12 4 (5.48%) Project Governance
12 4 (5.48%) Coaching
12 4 (5.48%) MS Excel
12 4 (5.48%) NHS
12 4 (5.48%) Workflow
12 4 (5.48%) Local Government
12 4 (5.48%) MS PowerPoint
12 4 (5.48%) Retail Banking
12 4 (5.48%) Project Planning

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 1 (1.37%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (8.22%) MS Office
2 4 (5.48%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.48%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (4.11%) MS Project
3 3 (4.11%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) SaaS
2 1 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.74%) MPLS
2 1 (1.37%) Firewall
2 1 (1.37%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (4.11%) GIS
2 1 (1.37%) Big Data
2 1 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.37%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.37%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 2 (2.74%) JIRA
General
1 21 (28.77%) Finance
2 15 (20.55%) Banking
3 6 (8.22%) Retail
4 4 (5.48%) Local Government
4 4 (5.48%) Retail Banking
5 3 (4.11%) Marketing
6 2 (2.74%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.37%) Advertising
7 1 (1.37%) Automotive
7 1 (1.37%) Back Office
7 1 (1.37%) Billing
7 1 (1.37%) Legal
7 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.37%) OAuth2
1 1 (1.37%) OpenID
1 1 (1.37%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.48%) NHS
2 3 (4.11%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.11%) Data Structures
2 3 (4.11%) IVR
3 2 (2.74%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.74%) EPoS
3 2 (2.74%) LLPG
3 2 (2.74%) PMI
4 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.37%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.59%) Windows
2 3 (4.11%) Android
2 3 (4.11%) Linux
2 3 (4.11%) Windows Phone
3 2 (2.74%) Unix
4 1 (1.37%) AIX
4 1 (1.37%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (38.36%) Project Management
2 25 (34.25%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (23.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (16.44%) PRINCE2
5 11 (15.07%) Migration
6 6 (8.22%) Change Management
6 6 (8.22%) Data Management
6 6 (8.22%) Data Migration
7 5 (6.85%) ITIL
7 5 (6.85%) PRINCE
7 5 (6.85%) SDLC
7 5 (6.85%) Waterfall
8 4 (5.48%) Coaching
8 4 (5.48%) Project Governance
8 4 (5.48%) Project Planning
8 4 (5.48%) Workflow
9 3 (4.11%) Mobile Device Management
9 3 (4.11%) Process Improvement
9 3 (4.11%) Scrum
9 3 (4.11%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.74%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 7 (9.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (4.11%) PMI Certification
2 3 (4.11%) SC Cleared
2 3 (4.11%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.74%) Degree
3 2 (2.74%) PMP
4 1 (1.37%) ACCA
4 1 (1.37%) CIMA
4 1 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.85%) PMO
2 3 (4.11%) GDPR
3 2 (2.74%) MiFID
3 2 (2.74%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.74%) QA
3 2 (2.74%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.74%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (1.37%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.11%) AirWatch
1 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 10 (13.70%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.85%) SAP
3 3 (4.11%) Apple
4 2 (2.74%) ArcSight
4 2 (2.74%) Citrix
4 2 (2.74%) Oracle
4 2 (2.74%) Temenos
5 1 (1.37%) FireEye
5 1 (1.37%) Google
5 1 (1.37%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.37%) Saba
5 1 (1.37%) VMware
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