Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 18 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 22 11
Rank change year-on-year -12 -11 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 138 254 342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.70% 7.12% 9.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.97% 7.54% 9.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 187 190
Manchester median daily rate £450 £400 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.04% +2.12%
10th Percentile £316 £269 £306
90th Percentile £606 £525 £575
North West median daily rate £430 £410 £425
% change year-on-year +4.88% -3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Manchester median hourly rate - £32.50 £18.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +74.03% -
North West median hourly rate £45.00 £29.62 £45.25
% change year-on-year +51.91% -34.54% +3.43%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Contract vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 2776 3367 3572
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.55% 94.34% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1750 2147 2066
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £232 £238 £228
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 83 140
Manchester median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -6.45% +3.33%
10th Percentile £11.34 £10.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £41.10 £39.50 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £18.75 £16.11 £20.50
% change year-on-year +16.41% -21.43% +28.13%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings that featured Project Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in Manchester

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in Manchester

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in Manchester over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Manager in Manchester

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Manager in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Manager in Manchester

Project Manager
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Manager within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton +3 8 £450 +12.50%
Stockport +1 6 £475 +1.06% 2
Salford +2 5 £575 +64.29%
Wigan 0 1 - -
Rochdale - 1 - - 1
Project Manager
North West

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 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 Manchester region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 66 (47.83%) Project Management
2 53 (38.41%) Finance
3 39 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (23.91%) Stakeholder Management
5 28 (20.29%) PRINCE2
6 17 (12.32%) Migration
7 16 (11.59%) Banking
8 14 (10.14%) Waterfall
9 13 (9.42%) Matrix Management
9 13 (9.42%) Retail
10 12 (8.70%) Microsoft
11 11 (7.97%) Risk Management
11 11 (7.97%) Business Analysis
12 10 (7.25%) Microsoft Project
13 9 (6.52%) Scrum
13 9 (6.52%) Data Protection
14 8 (5.80%) PMO
14 8 (5.80%) Degree
14 8 (5.80%) Windows
15 7 (5.07%) CRM
15 7 (5.07%) PeopleSoft
15 7 (5.07%) Strategic Thinking
15 7 (5.07%) Virtual Team Management
15 7 (5.07%) Virtual Team
16 6 (4.35%) Service Management
16 6 (4.35%) Programme Management
17 5 (3.62%) Telecoms
17 5 (3.62%) Change Management
17 5 (3.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 5 (3.62%) PMI Certification

Project Manager Skill Set
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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.90%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.72%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (7.25%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.45%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.72%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (0.72%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.72%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.72%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.72%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.72%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.72%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.90%) Office 365
2 3 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.72%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.45%) Internet
1 2 (1.45%) SMS
2 1 (0.72%) DNS
2 1 (0.72%) Firewall
2 1 (0.72%) Intranet
2 1 (0.72%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.72%) VLAN
2 1 (0.72%) VoIP
2 1 (0.72%) VPN
2 1 (0.72%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.45%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.72%) Data Mart
3 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (0.72%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.72%) JIRA
General
1 53 (38.41%) Finance
2 16 (11.59%) Banking
3 13 (9.42%) Retail
4 5 (3.62%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.17%) Games
5 3 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.17%) Marketing
6 1 (0.72%) Advertising
6 1 (0.72%) Automotive
6 1 (0.72%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.72%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.72%) Law
6 1 (0.72%) Legal
6 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.72%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.72%) Publishing
6 1 (0.72%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.72%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.07%) Virtual Team
2 5 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.90%) Data Centre
3 4 (2.90%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.17%) CCTV
4 3 (2.17%) Interactive TV
4 3 (2.17%) Life Science
4 3 (2.17%) Video on Demand
5 2 (1.45%) Minimum Viable Product
5 2 (1.45%) Online Banking
5 2 (1.45%) PMI
6 1 (0.72%) Clustering
6 1 (0.72%) FMCG
6 1 (0.72%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.80%) Windows
2 5 (3.62%) Windows 10
3 4 (2.90%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.45%) AIX
4 2 (1.45%) Unix
4 2 (1.45%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.72%) Linux
5 1 (0.72%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (47.83%) Project Management
2 39 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (23.91%) Stakeholder Management
4 28 (20.29%) PRINCE2
5 17 (12.32%) Migration
6 14 (10.14%) Waterfall
7 13 (9.42%) Matrix Management
8 11 (7.97%) Business Analysis
8 11 (7.97%) Risk Management
9 9 (6.52%) Data Protection
9 9 (6.52%) Scrum
10 7 (5.07%) CRM
10 7 (5.07%) Strategic Thinking
10 7 (5.07%) Virtual Team Management
11 6 (4.35%) Programme Management
11 6 (4.35%) Service Management
12 5 (3.62%) Change Management
12 5 (3.62%) Customer Engagement
12 5 (3.62%) ITIL
12 5 (3.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.17%) SQL
2 1 (0.72%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (5.80%) Degree
2 5 (3.62%) PMI Certification
2 5 (3.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 5 (3.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (2.17%) PMP
3 3 (2.17%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.45%) ISEB
5 1 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.72%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.72%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.80%) PMO
2 5 (3.62%) GDPR
3 3 (2.17%) IFRS
3 3 (2.17%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.72%) Basel II
4 1 (0.72%) IAS 39
4 1 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.72%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.72%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 3 (2.17%) FlexNet
1 3 (2.17%) IBM BigFix
2 2 (1.45%) SCCM
3 1 (0.72%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 12 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.07%) PeopleSoft
3 4 (2.90%) HP
3 4 (2.90%) IBM
4 3 (2.17%) SAP
4 3 (2.17%) Snow
4 3 (2.17%) Wyse
5 2 (1.45%) Capita
5 2 (1.45%) Google
5 2 (1.45%) Oracle
5 2 (1.45%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.72%) Apple
6 1 (0.72%) Cisco
6 1 (0.72%) Lotus
6 1 (0.72%) Progress