The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £409 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Manager
North West / Manchester
Rank 24 12 6
Rank change year-on-year -12 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 78 157 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 5.89% 8.81% 11.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.21% 9.32% 12.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 87 97
Median daily rate £409 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.82% +3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £318 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £545 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £29.49 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +37.17%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year -20.00% +3.44%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1256 1684 1531
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 94.86% 94.45% 95.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 790 977 803
Median daily rate £375 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 34 46
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.64 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.89% +11.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £13.50 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester that featured Project Manager in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford -1 4 £380 - 1
Bolton -3 4 £398 -
Project Manager
North West

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 84 (44.44%) Project Management
2 54 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 49 (25.93%) Finance
4 48 (25.40%) Stakeholder Management
5 42 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (13.76%) Retail
7 25 (13.23%) Migration
8 18 (9.52%) Risk Management
9 17 (8.99%) Banking
10 14 (7.41%) Scrum
10 14 (7.41%) Oracle
11 13 (6.88%) Telecoms
11 13 (6.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 13 (6.88%) Data Centre
12 12 (6.35%) PMO
13 11 (5.82%) ITIL
13 11 (5.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 10 (5.29%) PMP
14 10 (5.29%) Microsoft
14 10 (5.29%) Project Governance
15 9 (4.76%) PMI Certification
15 9 (4.76%) SQL
15 9 (4.76%) Programme Management
15 9 (4.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 8 (4.23%) Business Analysis
16 8 (4.23%) Project Planning
16 8 (4.23%) Security Cleared
16 8 (4.23%) CRM
16 8 (4.23%) E-Commerce
16 8 (4.23%) WAN

Project Manager Skill Set
Top Related 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 (1.59%) CMS
1 3 (1.59%) Drupal
2 1 (0.53%) iPlanet
2 1 (0.53%) JBoss
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.53%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (3.17%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.65%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.12%) MS Project
4 2 (1.06%) MS Office
5 1 (0.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (3.17%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (2.65%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.06%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (1.06%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (1.06%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.53%) Magento
5 1 (0.53%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.53%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.70%) Office 365
2 2 (1.06%) IaaS
3 1 (0.53%) PaaS
3 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.23%) WAN
2 5 (2.65%) LAN
3 4 (2.12%) Internet
3 4 (2.12%) VoIP
4 3 (1.59%) Firewall
4 3 (1.59%) NFC
4 3 (1.59%) RFID
5 2 (1.06%) Skype
5 2 (1.06%) Unified Communications
5 2 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.53%) BGP
6 1 (0.53%) EIGRP
6 1 (0.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (0.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.53%) IGRP
6 1 (0.53%) Intranet
6 1 (0.53%) NetScreen
6 1 (0.53%) OSPF
6 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.53%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.12%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.53%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 4 (2.12%) JIRA
2 2 (1.06%) GitLab
3 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.53%) Trac
General
1 49 (25.93%) Finance
2 26 (13.76%) Retail
3 17 (8.99%) Banking
4 13 (6.88%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.65%) Local Government
5 5 (2.65%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.59%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.06%) Billing
7 2 (1.06%) Games
7 2 (1.06%) Law
7 2 (1.06%) Legal
8 1 (0.53%) Advertising
8 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.53%) Marketing
8 1 (0.53%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.59%) HTML
1 3 (1.59%) HTML5
2 1 (0.53%) .NET
2 1 (0.53%) Middleware
2 1 (0.53%) Web Services
2 1 (0.53%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.88%) Data Centre
2 6 (3.17%) Life Science
3 5 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (2.65%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.12%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.12%) NHS
5 3 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.59%) Internet of Things
5 3 (1.59%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.59%) PMI
6 2 (1.06%) User Experience
7 1 (0.53%) Fintech
7 1 (0.53%) FMCG
7 1 (0.53%) Interactive TV
7 1 (0.53%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.53%) Robotics
7 1 (0.53%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.65%) Android
1 5 (2.65%) Apple iOS
1 5 (2.65%) Windows
2 4 (2.12%) Unix
3 2 (1.06%) Linux
4 1 (0.53%) AIX
4 1 (0.53%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (44.44%) Project Management
2 54 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 48 (25.40%) Stakeholder Management
4 42 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (13.23%) Migration
6 18 (9.52%) Risk Management
7 14 (7.41%) Scrum
8 11 (5.82%) ITIL
9 10 (5.29%) Project Governance
10 9 (4.76%) Programme Management
10 9 (4.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 8 (4.23%) Business Analysis
11 8 (4.23%) CRM
11 8 (4.23%) E-Commerce
11 8 (4.23%) Project Planning
12 7 (3.70%) Cybersecurity
13 6 (3.17%) Change Management
13 6 (3.17%) Facilities Management
13 6 (3.17%) Process Improvement
13 6 (3.17%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.76%) SQL
2 3 (1.59%) C#
2 3 (1.59%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.06%) Java
3 2 (1.06%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (6.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 11 (5.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 10 (5.29%) PMP
4 9 (4.76%) PMI Certification
5 8 (4.23%) Security Cleared
6 6 (3.17%) SC Cleared
7 5 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.59%) Degree
9 2 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.53%) APMG
10 1 (0.53%) APMP
10 1 (0.53%) CCIE
10 1 (0.53%) CCNA
10 1 (0.53%) CCNP
10 1 (0.53%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.35%) PMO
2 7 (3.70%) QA
3 1 (0.53%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.06%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.53%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (2.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (7.41%) Oracle
2 10 (5.29%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.12%) arcserve
4 3 (1.59%) SAP
4 3 (1.59%) VMware
5 2 (1.06%) Cisco
5 2 (1.06%) Hyperion
5 2 (1.06%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.06%) Workday
6 1 (0.53%) Actimize
6 1 (0.53%) ATG
6 1 (0.53%) Citrix
6 1 (0.53%) Computacenter
6 1 (0.53%) F5
6 1 (0.53%) hybris
6 1 (0.53%) IBM
6 1 (0.53%) Juniper
6 1 (0.53%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.53%) PlateSpin
6 1 (0.53%) Siebel
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