Period
to 17 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 17 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 37 22
Rank change year-on-year -2 -15 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 152 137 256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.85% 4.86% 7.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.11% 5.11% 7.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 83 171
Manchester median daily rate £413 £435 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.17% +7.41% -4.71%
10th Percentile £275 £313 £288
90th Percentile £516 £610 £525
North West median daily rate £413 £430 £413
% change year-on-year -4.07% +4.24% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Manchester median hourly rate £30.34 - £32.50
10th Percentile £22.66 - £31.25
90th Percentile £33.83 - £33.75
North West median hourly rate £32.67 £47.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -31.23% +72.73% -24.66%

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 2,977 2,679 3,448
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.96% 94.97% 94.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,839 1,649 2,145
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £225 £225 £238
90th Percentile £563 £563 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 115 85
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +15.25% -4.42%
10th Percentile £11.12 £11.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £44.50 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -10.53%

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 October 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in Manchester over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 October 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 +3 10 £425 -26.09%
Stockport +4 3 £413 -43.49% 4
Bolton +1 3 £188 -58.33% 1
Wigan - 1 £238 - 1
Project Manager
North West

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 59 (38.82%) Project Management
2 38 (25.00%) Finance
3 37 (24.34%) Stakeholder Management
4 35 (23.03%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (15.79%) Migration
6 21 (13.82%) PRINCE2
7 17 (11.18%) Waterfall
8 16 (10.53%) NHS
9 15 (9.87%) Change Management
10 12 (7.89%) E-Commerce
10 12 (7.89%) GDPR
11 11 (7.24%) Microsoft
11 11 (7.24%) SQL Server
11 11 (7.24%) .NET
11 11 (7.24%) Project Planning
12 10 (6.58%) Security Cleared
13 9 (5.92%) Retail
13 9 (5.92%) Scrum
13 9 (5.92%) SC Cleared
13 9 (5.92%) Data Centre
13 9 (5.92%) SDLC
14 8 (5.26%) User Experience
14 8 (5.26%) Erlang
14 8 (5.26%) JIRA
14 8 (5.26%) Risk Management
14 8 (5.26%) CRM
15 7 (4.61%) SharePoint
15 7 (4.61%) Microsoft Project
15 7 (4.61%) Service Delivery
15 7 (4.61%) Web Development

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 (4.61%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.63%) Drupal
3 3 (1.97%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (1.97%) CMS
4 2 (1.32%) SAS
5 1 (0.66%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.66%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.66%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.66%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.66%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 7 (4.61%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.32%) Sage X3
3 1 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.66%) Magento
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.66%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.61%) Office 365
2 4 (2.63%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.29%) Firewall
2 3 (1.97%) LAN
2 3 (1.97%) SMS
3 2 (1.32%) WAN
3 2 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.66%) Skype
4 1 (0.66%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (0.66%) Wireless
4 1 (0.66%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.24%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.29%) Riak
3 2 (1.32%) Big Data
3 2 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.32%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.66%) Base SAS
4 1 (0.66%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (0.66%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (5.26%) JIRA
2 3 (1.97%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 38 (25.00%) Finance
2 9 (5.92%) Retail
3 6 (3.95%) Advertising
3 6 (3.95%) Legal
4 5 (3.29%) Banking
5 4 (2.63%) Marketing
5 4 (2.63%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.32%) Law
6 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.32%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.66%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.24%) .NET
2 1 (0.66%) AngularJS
2 1 (0.66%) J2EE
2 1 (0.66%) WinForms
2 1 (0.66%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.53%) NHS
2 9 (5.92%) Data Centre
3 8 (5.26%) User Experience
4 5 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.29%) FMCG
5 4 (2.63%) Blog
5 4 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.32%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.66%) Life Science
7 1 (0.66%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.66%) Minimum Viable Product
7 1 (0.66%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.66%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.66%) Social Media
7 1 (0.66%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.63%) Windows
1 4 (2.63%) Windows 10
2 2 (1.32%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (38.82%) Project Management
2 37 (24.34%) Stakeholder Management
3 35 (23.03%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (15.79%) Migration
5 21 (13.82%) PRINCE2
6 17 (11.18%) Waterfall
7 15 (9.87%) Change Management
8 12 (7.89%) E-Commerce
9 11 (7.24%) Project Planning
10 9 (5.92%) Scrum
10 9 (5.92%) SDLC
11 8 (5.26%) CRM
11 8 (5.26%) Risk Management
12 7 (4.61%) Analytics
12 7 (4.61%) Service Delivery
12 7 (4.61%) Software Delivery
12 7 (4.61%) Web Development
13 5 (3.29%) Decision-Making
13 5 (3.29%) PRINCE
13 5 (3.29%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.26%) Erlang
2 5 (3.29%) C
2 5 (3.29%) SQL
2 5 (3.29%) VB
2 5 (3.29%) VB.NET
2 5 (3.29%) VB6
3 3 (1.97%) C#
4 1 (0.66%) Java
4 1 (0.66%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.66%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (6.58%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.92%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.97%) Degree
3 3 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.66%) APMP
5 1 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.66%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.66%) ISEB
5 1 (0.66%) MBA
5 1 (0.66%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.66%) PMP
5 1 (0.66%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.89%) GDPR
2 5 (3.29%) QA
3 3 (1.97%) WCAG
4 2 (1.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.66%) IFRS
5 1 (0.66%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.66%) PMO
Vendors
1 11 (7.24%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.29%) Google
3 3 (1.97%) Atlassian
3 3 (1.97%) Avaya
3 3 (1.97%) BT
3 3 (1.97%) Cisco
3 3 (1.97%) Oracle
3 3 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (1.97%) SAP
4 2 (1.32%) Citrix
4 2 (1.32%) Remedy
4 2 (1.32%) Sage
4 2 (1.32%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.66%) Ariba
5 1 (0.66%) Aruba
5 1 (0.66%) ForeScout
5 1 (0.66%) hybris
5 1 (0.66%) Hyperion
5 1 (0.66%) IBM
5 1 (0.66%) Informatica