Period
to 20 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 6 months to 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 16 24
Rank change year-on-year +1 +8 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 17 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 8.54% 6.57% 5.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.72% 6.80% 6.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 17
Chester median daily rate £375 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £203 £291
90th Percentile £459 £565 £623
Cheshire median daily rate £430 £400 £411
% change year-on-year +7.50% -2.74% -3.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Chester median hourly rate £40.00 - -
Cheshire median hourly rate £40.00 - £21.05

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 195 206 280
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.99% 96.71% 94.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 162 242
Chester median daily rate £375 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -9.09% +3.13%
10th Percentile £257 £228 £236
90th Percentile £475 £499 £525
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £408 £400
% change year-on-year -1.84% +1.88% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 20 12
Chester median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% -16.86%
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.23 £13.25
90th Percentile £21.00 £22.40 £15.15
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £14.86
% change year-on-year +34.62% -12.52% -12.17%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 6 (35.29%) Project Management
2 5 (29.41%) Finance
3 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2
3 4 (23.53%) Change Management
3 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (17.65%) Windows
4 3 (17.65%) ITIL
4 3 (17.65%) Migration
5 2 (11.76%) Office 365
5 2 (11.76%) Translating Business Requirements
5 2 (11.76%) Windows 10
5 2 (11.76%) Unified Communications
5 2 (11.76%) User Stories
5 2 (11.76%) Legal
5 2 (11.76%) Lean Six Sigma
5 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (11.76%) Six Sigma
6 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
6 1 (5.88%) OpenText
6 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
6 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.88%) Banking
6 1 (5.88%) Retail
6 1 (5.88%) Critical Path Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) Strategic Planning
6 1 (5.88%) Marketing

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 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Unified Communications
2 1 (5.88%) Skype
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Legal
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Marketing
3 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Project Management
2 4 (23.53%) Change Management
2 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2
2 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (17.65%) ITIL
3 3 (17.65%) Migration
4 2 (11.76%) Lean Six Sigma
4 2 (11.76%) Six Sigma
4 2 (11.76%) Translating Business Requirements
4 2 (11.76%) User Stories
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.88%) Business Transformation
5 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.88%) Planning and Forecasting
5 1 (5.88%) Proactive Management
5 1 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (5.88%) Process Improvement
5 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.88%) Target Operating Model
5 1 (5.88%) Work Breakdown Structure
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) PMO
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) OpenText