The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Manager
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 16 12 5
Rank change year-on-year -4 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 7 19 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 7.00% 12.58% 16.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.69% 13.19% 16.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 15
Median daily rate £350 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £237 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 10
Median hourly rate - - £31.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year -20.00% +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 Chester. 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
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 91 144 181
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 91.00% 95.36% 97.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 99 114
Median daily rate £375 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -15.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £250 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 22
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.52% -38.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £14.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Project Manager in Chester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Manager in Chester

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 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 Chester region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 5 (38.46%) PRINCE2
2 4 (30.77%) Project Management
2 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Local Government
3 3 (23.08%) Process Improvement
3 3 (23.08%) Coaching
3 3 (23.08%) People Management
3 3 (23.08%) Data Structures
3 3 (23.08%) IVR
3 3 (23.08%) Change Management
3 3 (23.08%) Workflow
3 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (15.38%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (15.38%) PMO
4 2 (15.38%) GIS
4 2 (15.38%) MPLS
4 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (15.38%) LLPG
4 2 (15.38%) Data Management
5 1 (7.69%) Matrix Management
5 1 (7.69%) Banking
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL
5 1 (7.69%) NHS
5 1 (7.69%) SAS
5 1 (7.69%) Matrix Organization

Project Manager Skill Set
Top Related 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
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (15.38%) GIS
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
1 4 (30.77%) Local Government
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Data Structures
1 3 (23.08%) IVR
2 2 (15.38%) LLPG
3 1 (7.69%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) PRINCE2
2 4 (30.77%) Project Management
3 3 (23.08%) Change Management
3 3 (23.08%) Coaching
3 3 (23.08%) People Management
3 3 (23.08%) Process Improvement
3 3 (23.08%) Workflow
4 2 (15.38%) Data Management
4 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL
5 1 (7.69%) Matrix Management
5 1 (7.69%) Matrix Organization
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Virtual Desktop
Chester, Cheshire
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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