Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 26 16
Rank change year-on-year +2 -10 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 83 97 171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.23% 6.56% 8.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.52% 7.00% 8.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 79 130
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -2.94% +2.16%
10th Percentile £277 £245 £325
90th Percentile £570 £538 £625
North West median daily rate £430 £410 £425
% change year-on-year +4.88% -3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Cheshire median hourly rate - £21.05 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -61.74% +22.22%
North West median hourly rate £45.00 £29.62 £45.25
% change year-on-year +51.91% -34.54% +3.43%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cheshire
Contract vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 1273 1386 1998
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.50% 93.78% 95.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 894 1002 1326
Cheshire median daily rate £409 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.19% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £266
90th Percentile £617 £600 £588
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 50 86
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.86 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.52% -12.59% +5.20%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £10.13
90th Percentile £33.00 £33.75 £35.00
North West median hourly rate £18.75 £16.11 £20.50
% change year-on-year +16.41% -21.43% +28.13%

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +15 19 £400 -11.11% 1
Chester +8 14 £400 -5.88%
Knutsford -14 11 £425 +13.33% 1
Crewe -4 10 £500 +203.03%
Widnes - 3 £475 -
Northwich +2 2 £455 +42.19%
Macclesfield -2 1 £400 -6.98%
Project Manager
North West

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 45 (54.22%) Project Management
2 31 (37.35%) Finance
3 25 (30.12%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (28.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (19.28%) PRINCE2
6 13 (15.66%) Banking
7 11 (13.25%) Risk Management
8 9 (10.84%) Programme Management
9 6 (7.23%) SC Cleared
9 6 (7.23%) Security Cleared
9 6 (7.23%) Migration
9 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Excel
9 6 (7.23%) SMS
9 6 (7.23%) Microsoft
9 6 (7.23%) Waterfall
9 6 (7.23%) Project Governance
10 5 (6.02%) Amazon AWS
10 5 (6.02%) Agile Project Management
10 5 (6.02%) Matrix Organization
10 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Office
10 5 (6.02%) Java
10 5 (6.02%) Change Management
11 4 (4.82%) Data Protection
11 4 (4.82%) PRINCE
11 4 (4.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (3.61%) Business Intelligence
12 3 (3.61%) SQL
12 3 (3.61%) J2EE
12 3 (3.61%) Struts
12 3 (3.61%) Configuration Management

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
1 2 (2.41%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.20%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.20%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.02%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.61%) Office 365
3 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.20%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.23%) SMS
2 3 (3.61%) Skype
3 2 (2.41%) Wireless
4 1 (1.20%) IMAP
4 1 (1.20%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (1.20%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.20%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.61%) JIRA
2 1 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 31 (37.35%) Finance
2 13 (15.66%) Banking
3 3 (3.61%) Law
3 3 (3.61%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.41%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.41%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.41%) Retail
5 1 (1.20%) Advertising
5 1 (1.20%) French Language
5 1 (1.20%) Marketing
5 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.61%) J2EE
1 3 (3.61%) Java EE
1 3 (3.61%) Spring
1 3 (3.61%) Struts
2 1 (1.20%) .NET
2 1 (1.20%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (1.20%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (3.61%) Data Centre
1 3 (3.61%) e-Learning
2 2 (2.41%) NHS
2 2 (2.41%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.20%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.20%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (1.20%) PMI
3 1 (1.20%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (54.22%) Project Management
2 25 (30.12%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (28.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (19.28%) PRINCE2
5 11 (13.25%) Risk Management
6 9 (10.84%) Programme Management
7 6 (7.23%) Migration
7 6 (7.23%) Project Governance
7 6 (7.23%) Waterfall
8 5 (6.02%) Agile Project Management
8 5 (6.02%) Change Management
8 5 (6.02%) Matrix Organization
9 4 (4.82%) Data Protection
9 4 (4.82%) PRINCE
10 3 (3.61%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (3.61%) Configuration Management
10 3 (3.61%) Information Assurance
10 3 (3.61%) MVC
10 3 (3.61%) Resource Management
10 3 (3.61%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.02%) Java
2 3 (3.61%) SQL
3 1 (1.20%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (7.23%) SC Cleared
1 6 (7.23%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (2.41%) CCNA
3 2 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.41%) Degree
3 2 (2.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.20%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.20%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.61%) GDPR
1 3 (3.61%) PMO
2 2 (2.41%) QA
3 1 (1.20%) SLA
3 1 (1.20%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 6 (7.23%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.61%) TSYS
3 2 (2.41%) Apple
3 2 (2.41%) Cisco
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle
4 1 (1.20%) Progress
4 1 (1.20%) Salesforce.com