Period
to 17 January 2020

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 17 January 2020.

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 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 25 32 43
Rank change year-on-year +7 +11 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 135 169 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 5.33% 5.71% 4.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.64% 6.03% 5.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 106 88
Manchester median daily rate £425 £425 £436
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.58% +9.06%
10th Percentile £313 £278 £317
90th Percentile £550 £538 £591
North West median daily rate £440 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Manchester median hourly rate £24.50 £30.34 £18.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.24% +68.15% -
10th Percentile £23.25 £27.65 £16.88
90th Percentile £26.35 £34.30 £19.21
North West median hourly rate £30.50 £30.34 £45.00
% change year-on-year +0.54% -32.59% +38.23%

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 2,392 2,804 2,694
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.43% 94.70% 95.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,584 1,797 1,739
Manchester median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - -
10th Percentile £220 £232 £225
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 119 121
Manchester median hourly rate £17.75 £18.00 £17.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.39% +3.27% +18.17%
10th Percentile £10.83 £11.28 £11.25
90th Percentile £34.05 £33.15 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.74
% change year-on-year -5.00% +12.74% +1.37%

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 January 2020.

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 January 2020. 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
Oldham - 7 £500 -
Salford +6 5 £550 +29.41%
Stockport +6 4 £400 -23.81% 1
Bolton +5 3 £463 +15.63% 1
Wigan -3 1 £400 +53.85% 1
Project Manager
North West

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2020, 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 52 (38.52%) Project Management
2 38 (28.15%) Stakeholder Management
3 31 (22.96%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (22.96%) Finance
4 29 (21.48%) PRINCE2
5 24 (17.78%) Project Delivery
6 19 (14.07%) Data Centre
7 18 (13.33%) Change Management
7 18 (13.33%) Migration
8 16 (11.85%) Microsoft
9 14 (10.37%) Public Sector
10 12 (8.89%) Banking
10 12 (8.89%) Project Planning
11 9 (6.67%) SAP
11 9 (6.67%) Scrum
11 9 (6.67%) PMO
12 8 (5.93%) Dynamics 365
12 8 (5.93%) Advertising
12 8 (5.93%) ERP
12 8 (5.93%) Oracle
12 8 (5.93%) WAN
13 7 (5.19%) Wireless
13 7 (5.19%) Cisco
13 7 (5.19%) LAN
13 7 (5.19%) Business Analysis
13 7 (5.19%) Supplier Management
13 7 (5.19%) SC Cleared
13 7 (5.19%) Security Cleared
13 7 (5.19%) Azure
14 6 (4.44%) Waterfall

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 6 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.74%) CMS
2 1 (0.74%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.48%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.22%) Maximo
2 2 (1.48%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.74%) iTrent
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.93%) Dynamics 365
2 7 (5.19%) Azure
3 4 (2.96%) Office 365
4 2 (1.48%) Power Platform
4 2 (1.48%) SaaS
5 1 (0.74%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.93%) WAN
2 7 (5.19%) LAN
2 7 (5.19%) Wireless
3 2 (1.48%) Firewall
4 1 (0.74%) Skype
4 1 (0.74%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.48%) Power BI
3 1 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.74%) QlikView
3 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.48%) JIRA
General
1 31 (22.96%) Finance
2 14 (10.37%) Public Sector
3 12 (8.89%) Banking
4 8 (5.93%) Advertising
5 3 (2.22%) Legal
5 3 (2.22%) Local Government
5 3 (2.22%) Retail
5 3 (2.22%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.48%) Automotive
6 2 (1.48%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.74%) Back Office
7 1 (0.74%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.96%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (2.22%) .NET
3 2 (1.48%) Middleware
4 1 (0.74%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.07%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.44%) NHS
3 3 (2.22%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.48%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.48%) Handset
4 2 (1.48%) Life Science
4 2 (1.48%) User Experience
5 1 (0.74%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (0.74%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.74%) FMCG
5 1 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.74%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.44%) Windows
2 5 (3.70%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (38.52%) Project Management
2 38 (28.15%) Stakeholder Management
3 31 (22.96%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (21.48%) PRINCE2
5 24 (17.78%) Project Delivery
6 18 (13.33%) Change Management
6 18 (13.33%) Migration
7 12 (8.89%) Project Planning
8 9 (6.67%) Scrum
9 8 (5.93%) ERP
10 7 (5.19%) Business Analysis
10 7 (5.19%) Supplier Management
11 6 (4.44%) Case Management
11 6 (4.44%) ITIL
11 6 (4.44%) Service Management
11 6 (4.44%) Waterfall
12 5 (3.70%) Change Control
12 5 (3.70%) CRM
12 5 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (3.70%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.74%) C
1 1 (0.74%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (5.19%) SC Cleared
1 7 (5.19%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.44%) PMP
2 6 (4.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (2.96%) Degree
4 3 (2.22%) PMI Certification
4 3 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (1.48%) ISEB
6 1 (0.74%) CAPM
6 1 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.74%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.74%) MCSE
6 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.67%) PMO
2 1 (0.74%) GDPR
2 1 (0.74%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.74%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 16 (11.85%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.67%) SAP
3 8 (5.93%) Oracle
4 7 (5.19%) Cisco
5 4 (2.96%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.48%) CyberArk
7 1 (0.74%) Ariba
7 1 (0.74%) Avaya
7 1 (0.74%) BT
7 1 (0.74%) Cognos
7 1 (0.74%) Google
7 1 (0.74%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.74%) Splunk
7 1 (0.74%) Tableau
7 1 (0.74%) Teradata
7 1 (0.74%) Workday