The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for PLM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PLM over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 100 92
Rank change year-on-year +14 -8  
Contract jobs citing PLM 4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.29% 0.055% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.066% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Median daily rate £363 - £530
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 - £502
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 - £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £613 £457
% change year-on-year -38.77% +34.02%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £27.44
% change year-on-year +5.26% +38.48%  

PLM is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1104 1507 1143
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 80.17% 82.21% 76.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 633 912 655
Median daily rate £390 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 19 32
Median hourly rate £19.50 £14.50 £16.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.48% -11.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £36.00 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

PLM
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing PLM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for PLM in Manchester

PLM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PLM in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for PLM in Manchester

PLM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PLM in Manchester over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PLM in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PLM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for PLM.

1 7 (87.50%) SAP
2 4 (50.00%) SAP PLM
2 4 (50.00%) FMCG
3 3 (37.50%) Retail
3 3 (37.50%) Business Analysis
3 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 1 (12.50%) Data Loss Prevention
4 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (12.50%) Automotive
4 1 (12.50%) Clustering
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) ERP
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
4 1 (12.50%) SDLC
4 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications
4 1 (12.50%) High Availability

PLM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Business Applications
1 4 (50.00%) SAP PLM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications
General
1 3 (37.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Business Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Retail Business Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) IT Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) FMCG
2 1 (12.50%) Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Business Analysis
1 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Data Loss Prevention
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (12.50%) ERP
2 1 (12.50%) High Availability
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) SDLC
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) SAP