The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £238 per day in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 3 months to 24 June 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
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 28 20
Rank change year-on-year +8 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 5 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 3.57% 6.42% 7.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.68% 6.67% 7.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 13
Median daily rate £238 £401 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.69% -5.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £284 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £610 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £414
% change year-on-year - +2.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £35.75 £37.75
% change year-on-year +8.39% -5.29%  

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 136 210 210
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 97.14% 96.33% 94.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 188 117
Median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £300 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 19
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £17.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -24.13%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.84 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.85 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 24 June 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 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 24 June 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 (41.67%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Project Management
2 4 (33.33%) Change Management
2 4 (33.33%) Data Management
3 3 (25.00%) IVR
3 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (25.00%) Process Improvement
3 3 (25.00%) Coaching
3 3 (25.00%) People Management
3 3 (25.00%) Data Structures
3 3 (25.00%) Workflow
4 2 (16.67%) LLPG
4 2 (16.67%) Local Government
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) GIS
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) Banking
5 1 (8.33%) Supply Chain Management
5 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
5 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) SAS
5 1 (8.33%) PMI
5 1 (8.33%) PMI Certification
5 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (8.33%) Quality Management
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement

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 (8.33%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (16.67%) GIS
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Local Government
3 1 (8.33%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Data Structures
1 3 (25.00%) IVR
2 2 (16.67%) LLPG
3 1 (8.33%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Change Management
1 4 (33.33%) Data Management
1 4 (33.33%) Project Management
2 3 (25.00%) Coaching
2 3 (25.00%) People Management
2 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (25.00%) Process Improvement
2 3 (25.00%) Workflow
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) Change Control
4 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (8.33%) Quality Management
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
4 1 (8.33%) Supply Chain Management
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) GDPR
1 1 (8.33%) PMO
1 1 (8.33%) QA