Period
to 15 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 15 July 2019.

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
15 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 48 24 26
Rank change year-on-year -24 +2 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 110 207 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.90% 6.42% 5.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.13% 6.79% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 120 91
Manchester median daily rate £450 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% -2.72%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £263
90th Percentile £625 £550 £519
North West median daily rate £450 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% +2.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 0
Manchester median hourly rate £28.95 £30.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.50% - -
North West median hourly rate £29.90 £33.91 £45.00
% change year-on-year -11.82% -24.65% +100.00%

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 2,664 3,047 2,649
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.57% 94.54% 94.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,714 1,930 1,598
Manchester median daily rate £425 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.96% -5.63%
10th Percentile £254 £250 £213
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 132 99
Manchester median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +12.90% +3.33%
10th Percentile £11.16 £11.68 £10.48
90th Percentile £29.90 £40.00 £43.75
North West median hourly rate £19.03 £17.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +8.74% -18.60% +7.50%

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 15 July 2019.

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 15 July 2019. 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
Salford +8 14 £523 +22.94% 2
Bolton -5 3 - - 4
Stockport +10 2 £400 -3.03% 1
Wigan -1 1 - - 1
Project Manager
North West

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

For the 6 months to 15 July 2019, 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 Manchester region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 56 (50.91%) Project Management
2 36 (32.73%) PRINCE2
3 28 (25.45%) Finance
4 26 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (21.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (16.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 13 (11.82%) PMI Certification
8 12 (10.91%) Office 365
9 10 (9.09%) Programme Management
9 10 (9.09%) NHS
9 10 (9.09%) Scrum
9 10 (9.09%) E-Commerce
9 10 (9.09%) Windows
10 9 (8.18%) PMP
10 9 (8.18%) Management Information System
10 9 (8.18%) Quality Management
10 9 (8.18%) Contract Management
11 8 (7.27%) Microsoft
12 7 (6.36%) Migration
12 7 (6.36%) Supplier Management
12 7 (6.36%) Degree
12 7 (6.36%) JIRA
12 7 (6.36%) ITIL
12 7 (6.36%) ISO 9000
12 7 (6.36%) PRINCE
12 7 (6.36%) Data Centre
13 6 (5.45%) SDLC
13 6 (5.45%) VMware
13 6 (5.45%) SAP
13 6 (5.45%) Business Analysis

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 3 (2.73%) Confluence
2 2 (1.82%) CMS
3 1 (0.91%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (2.73%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (2.73%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.91%) Maximo
1 1 (0.91%) SAP IS-U
1 1 (0.91%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.91%) Office 365
2 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.91%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.91%) GitHub
3 1 (0.91%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.91%) Firewall
1 1 (0.91%) Internet
1 1 (0.91%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.91%) Electronic Patient Records
1 1 (0.91%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (6.36%) JIRA
General
1 28 (25.45%) Finance
2 6 (5.45%) Retail
3 4 (3.64%) Banking
3 4 (3.64%) Legal
4 3 (2.73%) Marketing
5 2 (1.82%) Law
6 1 (0.91%) Advertising
6 1 (0.91%) French Language
6 1 (0.91%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.91%) Local Government
6 1 (0.91%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.82%) .NET
2 1 (0.91%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.91%) CakePHP
2 1 (0.91%) LAMP
2 1 (0.91%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.09%) NHS
2 9 (8.18%) Management Information System
3 7 (6.36%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.55%) PMI
5 3 (2.73%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.82%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.91%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.91%) Life Science
7 1 (0.91%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.91%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.09%) Windows
2 5 (4.55%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (50.91%) Project Management
2 36 (32.73%) PRINCE2
3 26 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (21.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (9.09%) E-Commerce
5 10 (9.09%) Programme Management
5 10 (9.09%) Scrum
6 9 (8.18%) Contract Management
6 9 (8.18%) Quality Management
7 7 (6.36%) ITIL
7 7 (6.36%) Migration
7 7 (6.36%) PRINCE
7 7 (6.36%) Supplier Management
8 6 (5.45%) Business Analysis
8 6 (5.45%) SDLC
9 5 (4.55%) Line Management
9 5 (4.55%) Strategic Roadmap
10 4 (3.64%) Business Transformation
10 4 (3.64%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (3.64%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.91%) C#
1 1 (0.91%) PHP
1 1 (0.91%) SQL
1 1 (0.91%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (16.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 13 (11.82%) PMI Certification
3 9 (8.18%) PMP
4 7 (6.36%) Degree
5 5 (4.55%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (2.73%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.82%) APMP
8 1 (0.91%) ISEB
8 1 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.36%) ISO 9000
2 3 (2.73%) PMO
3 2 (1.82%) EMIR
4 1 (0.91%) Basel III
4 1 (0.91%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.91%) GDPR
4 1 (0.91%) GMP
4 1 (0.91%) MiFID
4 1 (0.91%) PSD2
4 1 (0.91%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 8 (7.27%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.45%) SAP
2 6 (5.45%) VMware
3 2 (1.82%) hybris
3 2 (1.82%) Pega
3 2 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (1.82%) ServiceNow
4 1 (0.91%) Avaya
4 1 (0.91%) BT
4 1 (0.91%) Sage
4 1 (0.91%) Workday