Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 24 10
Rank change year-on-year +9 -14 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 14 17 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 6.73% 5.70% 11.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.97% 6.03% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 17 27
Chester median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -11.11%
10th Percentile £203 £291 £292
90th Percentile £565 £623 £510
Cheshire median daily rate £413 £410 £425
% change year-on-year +0.61% -3.53% +2.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Chester median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate - £21.05 £55.00
% change year-on-year - -61.74% +22.22%

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 201 282 288
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.63% 94.63% 94.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 241 181
Chester median daily rate £375 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £219 £235 £290
90th Percentile £503 £525 £519
Cheshire median daily rate £408 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +1.88% -3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 12 28
Chester median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -16.86% -38.76%
10th Percentile £11.23 £13.28 £12.13
90th Percentile £22.40 £17.27 £34.13
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.93 £16.84
% change year-on-year -12.93% -11.34% +4.21%

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 24 November 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 November 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 7 (50.00%) Finance
1 7 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) Project Management
3 3 (21.43%) Banking
3 3 (21.43%) TSYS
3 3 (21.43%) Matrix Organization
4 2 (14.29%) Android Development
4 2 (14.29%) Project Governance
4 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 2 (14.29%) Android
4 2 (14.29%) Degree
4 2 (14.29%) SMS
4 2 (14.29%) Apple
5 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
5 1 (7.14%) PMI
5 1 (7.14%) PMI Certification
5 1 (7.14%) Quality Management
5 1 (7.14%) Change Management
5 1 (7.14%) Supply Chain Management
5 1 (7.14%) Supplier Management
5 1 (7.14%) Statistics
5 1 (7.14%) Web Development
5 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
5 1 (7.14%) JIRA
5 1 (7.14%) QA
5 1 (7.14%) Matrix Management
5 1 (7.14%) Umbraco
5 1 (7.14%) Time Management
5 1 (7.14%) Telecoms

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 (7.14%) Umbraco
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) SMS
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
1 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Mobile Payment
1 1 (7.14%) PMI
1 1 (7.14%) User Experience
1 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) Project Management
3 3 (21.43%) Matrix Organization
4 2 (14.29%) Android Development
4 2 (14.29%) Project Governance
4 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 1 (7.14%) Change Control
5 1 (7.14%) Change Management
5 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
5 1 (7.14%) Matrix Management
5 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
5 1 (7.14%) Quality Management
5 1 (7.14%) Statistics
5 1 (7.14%) Supplier Management
5 1 (7.14%) Supply Chain Management
5 1 (7.14%) Time Management
5 1 (7.14%) Trend Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Web Development
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) GDPR
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) TSYS
2 2 (14.29%) Apple