Period
to 19 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

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
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 18 8
Rank change year-on-year +3 -10 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 13 11 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 6.70% 5.00% 14.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.03% 5.39% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 34
Chester median daily rate £400 £313 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.00% -16.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £215 £210 £238
90th Percentile £515 £437 £521
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Chester median hourly rate - £32.56 -
Cheshire median hourly rate - £26.80 £23.20
% change year-on-year - +15.52% -43.93%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester. 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
Chester
Contract vacancies in Chester with a recognized job title 185 204 247
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.36% 92.73% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 162 178
Chester median daily rate £345 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.00% -6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £201 £176 £246
90th Percentile £455 £481 £525
Cheshire median daily rate £413 £400 £423
% change year-on-year +3.13% -5.33% +12.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 33
Chester median hourly rate £14.00 £15.15 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.59% -10.04% -7.12%
10th Percentile £12.83 £13.25 £14.00
90th Percentile £35.25 £35.00 £36.75
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% - -0.99%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in Chester

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in Chester

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in Chester over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Manager in Chester

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Manager in Chester

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, Project Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Chester region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 7 (53.85%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (46.15%) Finance
3 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) Project Management
4 3 (23.08%) Banking
5 2 (15.38%) SMS
5 2 (15.38%) Project Governance
5 2 (15.38%) Matrix Organization
5 2 (15.38%) Programme Management
6 1 (7.69%) Gantt Chart
6 1 (7.69%) Change Control
6 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
6 1 (7.69%) User Experience
6 1 (7.69%) SDLC
6 1 (7.69%) Contingency Planning
6 1 (7.69%) Virtual Team
6 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
6 1 (7.69%) ITIL
6 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
6 1 (7.69%) Change Management
6 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
6 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
6 1 (7.69%) Data Management
6 1 (7.69%) Statistics
6 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
6 1 (7.69%) Marketing
6 1 (7.69%) Web Development
6 1 (7.69%) Degree
6 1 (7.69%) JIRA

Project Manager Skill Set
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%) Umbraco
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) SMS
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
1 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Marketing
3 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) User Experience
1 1 (7.69%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Project Management
3 2 (15.38%) Matrix Organization
3 2 (15.38%) Programme Management
3 2 (15.38%) Project Governance
4 1 (7.69%) Change Control
4 1 (7.69%) Change Management
4 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.69%) Contingency Planning
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.69%) Gantt Chart
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) Matrix Management
4 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
4 1 (7.69%) SDLC
4 1 (7.69%) Trend Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
1 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) TSYS