Period
to 17 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 42 24
Rank change year-on-year +15 -18 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 179 138 218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 5.56% 4.74% 6.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.87% 4.97% 6.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 85 166
Manchester median daily rate £425 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.41% +10.00% -3.03%
10th Percentile £286 £315 £284
90th Percentile £525 £578 £513
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £405
% change year-on-year - +4.94% -4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate £30.34 - -
North West median hourly rate £30.34 £45.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year -32.59% +31.40% +46.67%

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 3,050 2,774 3,190
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 95.36% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,943 1,778 2,040
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £225 £238 £225
90th Percentile £563 £575 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 115 70
Manchester median hourly rate £19.59 £17.43 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.38% +16.20% -7.69%
10th Percentile £11.26 £11.35 £10.25
90th Percentile £34.63 £41.60 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £19.25 £19.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.28% +8.33% -8.86%

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 17 December 2018.

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 17 December 2018. 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 +9 14 £425 -22.73% 3
Bolton -1 3 £294 -34.72%
Wigan +2 2 £249 -41.47%
Stockport 0 1 £525 +10.53%
Project Manager
North West

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, 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 70 (39.11%) Project Management
2 49 (27.37%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (22.91%) PRINCE2
4 40 (22.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 39 (21.79%) Finance
6 30 (16.76%) Migration
7 29 (16.20%) Security Cleared
7 29 (16.20%) Data Centre
8 23 (12.85%) SC Cleared
9 15 (8.38%) NHS
9 15 (8.38%) Microsoft
9 15 (8.38%) Office 365
10 13 (7.26%) Retail
11 12 (6.70%) ITIL
11 12 (6.70%) Supplier Management
12 11 (6.15%) Change Management
13 10 (5.59%) SDLC
13 10 (5.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 10 (5.59%) Firewall
13 10 (5.59%) Waterfall
14 9 (5.03%) Project Governance
14 9 (5.03%) Project Planning
14 9 (5.03%) Legal
15 8 (4.47%) GDPR
15 8 (4.47%) Target Operating Model
15 8 (4.47%) Windows 10
15 8 (4.47%) Cisco
15 8 (4.47%) Avaya
15 8 (4.47%) CRM
15 8 (4.47%) LAN

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 7 (3.91%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.23%) Drupal
3 3 (1.68%) CMS
4 2 (1.12%) Confluence
5 1 (0.56%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.56%) SAS
5 1 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.56%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 7 (3.91%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.12%) Sage X3
3 1 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.56%) Magento
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.38%) Office 365
2 5 (2.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.23%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (2.23%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.59%) Firewall
2 8 (4.47%) LAN
3 6 (3.35%) Wireless
4 5 (2.79%) DHCP
4 5 (2.79%) DNS
5 2 (1.12%) Skype
5 2 (1.12%) WLAN
6 1 (0.56%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (0.56%) WAN
6 1 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.12%) Big Data
2 2 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.12%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.12%) Riak
3 1 (0.56%) Base SAS
3 1 (0.56%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (0.56%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (3.35%) JIRA
General
1 39 (21.79%) Finance
2 13 (7.26%) Retail
3 9 (5.03%) Legal
4 5 (2.79%) Law
5 4 (2.23%) Banking
6 3 (1.68%) Advertising
6 3 (1.68%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.12%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.12%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.56%) Billing
8 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.56%) Games
8 1 (0.56%) Marketing
8 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.79%) .NET
2 1 (0.56%) AngularJS
2 1 (0.56%) J2EE
2 1 (0.56%) WinForms
2 1 (0.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 29 (16.20%) Data Centre
2 15 (8.38%) NHS
3 5 (2.79%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.79%) Driving Licence
3 5 (2.79%) FMCG
3 5 (2.79%) User Experience
4 4 (2.23%) Blog
4 4 (2.23%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.12%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.56%) CCTV
6 1 (0.56%) Cyberattack
6 1 (0.56%) EPoS
6 1 (0.56%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.56%) Life Science
6 1 (0.56%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.56%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.56%) Social Media
6 1 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.47%) Windows 10
2 7 (3.91%) Windows
3 1 (0.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (39.11%) Project Management
2 49 (27.37%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (22.91%) PRINCE2
4 40 (22.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 30 (16.76%) Migration
6 12 (6.70%) ITIL
6 12 (6.70%) Supplier Management
7 11 (6.15%) Change Management
8 10 (5.59%) SDLC
8 10 (5.59%) Waterfall
9 9 (5.03%) Project Governance
9 9 (5.03%) Project Planning
10 8 (4.47%) Analytics
10 8 (4.47%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (4.47%) CRM
10 8 (4.47%) Logistics
10 8 (4.47%) Matrix Management
10 8 (4.47%) Target Operating Model
11 7 (3.91%) Decision-Making
11 7 (3.91%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.68%) C
1 3 (1.68%) Erlang
1 3 (1.68%) VB
1 3 (1.68%) VB.NET
1 3 (1.68%) VB6
2 2 (1.12%) C#
2 2 (1.12%) SQL
3 1 (0.56%) Java
3 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 29 (16.20%) Security Cleared
2 23 (12.85%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.12%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.12%) PMP
4 2 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.56%) APMP
5 1 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.56%) ISEB
5 1 (0.56%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 8 (4.47%) GDPR
3 7 (3.91%) QA
4 3 (1.68%) WCAG
5 2 (1.12%) PMO
6 1 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 15 (8.38%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.47%) Avaya
2 8 (4.47%) Cisco
3 7 (3.91%) ServiceNow
4 6 (3.35%) Aruba
5 5 (2.79%) Google
6 3 (1.68%) BT
6 3 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.68%) SAP
7 2 (1.12%) Oracle
7 2 (1.12%) Remedy
7 2 (1.12%) Sage
8 1 (0.56%) Ariba
8 1 (0.56%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.56%) Citrix
8 1 (0.56%) hybris
8 1 (0.56%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.56%) IBM
8 1 (0.56%) iManage
8 1 (0.56%) Informatica