The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 June 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.

Project Management
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 31 18
Rank change year-on-year +15 -13  
Contract jobs citing Project Management 9 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 6.67% 5.56% 6.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.83% 7.10% 7.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 11
Median daily rate £300 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% -20.28%  

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 Chester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 115 169 202
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 85.19% 78.24% 88.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 153 117
Median daily rate £378 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.42% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 10
Median hourly rate £13.00 £21.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.09% -37.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £20.78 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.85 £21.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Project Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

Project Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Management in Chester

Project Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Management in Chester over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Management in Chester

Project Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Management in Chester

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 Chester region with a requirement for Project Management.

1 5 (38.46%) Windows
1 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
1 5 (38.46%) Service Management
1 5 (38.46%) SCCM
1 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (38.46%) Office 365
1 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
1 5 (38.46%) Windows Server
2 4 (30.77%) Customer Requirements
2 4 (30.77%) Presales
2 4 (30.77%) Line Management
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (23.08%) Finance
4 2 (15.38%) Degree
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) Banking
4 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
4 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
5 1 (7.69%) PMI
5 1 (7.69%) PMI Certification
5 1 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
5 1 (7.69%) CRM
5 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
5 1 (7.69%) SAS
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence

Project Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 (7.69%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (38.46%) Office 365
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Legal
3 1 (7.69%) Local Government
3 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Consultant
1 5 (38.46%) Technical Consultant
2 4 (30.77%) Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Banking Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Business IT Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Business Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Business Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) IT Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) IT Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) IT Manager
4 1 (7.69%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Process Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Process Improvement Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Programme Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Project Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Software Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
1 5 (38.46%) Windows Server
1 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Service Management
2 4 (30.77%) Customer Requirements
2 4 (30.77%) Line Management
2 4 (30.77%) Presales
3 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
4 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
5 1 (7.69%) Analytics
5 1 (7.69%) Change Control
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement Process
5 1 (7.69%) Expense Management
5 1 (7.69%) Matrix Organization
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Improvement
5 1 (7.69%) Programme Delivery
5 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
5 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Supplier Management
5 1 (7.69%) Work Breakdown Structure
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
1 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (7.69%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) GDPR
1 1 (7.69%) PMO
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) SCCM
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Salesforce.com