The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £394 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 27 June 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.

Project Manager
North West / Manchester
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 9 12
Rank change year-on-year -12 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 86 167 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 6.15% 9.35% 9.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.57% 9.85% 9.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 95 81
Median daily rate £394 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.54% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £281 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £35.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year +3.49% -8.33%  

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 1308 1696 1429
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 93.50% 94.91% 95.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 746 1006 841
Median daily rate £375 £378 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.79% +8.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 38 63
Median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.00% -9.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £28.50 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 27 June 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 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 3 months to 27 June 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
Bolton - 2 £267 -
Salford +4 1 £650 +277.35%
Oldham -1 1 - -
Cheadle - 1 £450 -
Project Manager
North West

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 74 (45.40%) Project Management
2 57 (34.97%) Finance
3 55 (33.74%) PRINCE2
4 35 (21.47%) Stakeholder Management
5 33 (20.25%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (20.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 28 (17.18%) People Management
7 24 (14.72%) Line Management
8 21 (12.88%) Banking
8 21 (12.88%) Migration
9 17 (10.43%) Retail
10 14 (8.59%) ITIL
10 14 (8.59%) Microsoft
11 10 (6.13%) Life Science
12 9 (5.52%) Project Planning
13 8 (4.91%) Microsoft Project
13 8 (4.91%) CRM
14 7 (4.29%) Citrix
14 7 (4.29%) Manufacturing
14 7 (4.29%) ITSM
14 7 (4.29%) Waterfall
14 7 (4.29%) Data Centre
14 7 (4.29%) Contingency Planning
15 6 (3.68%) ServiceNow
15 6 (3.68%) Cybersecurity
15 6 (3.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 6 (3.68%) XenApp
15 6 (3.68%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 6 (3.68%) Dynamics CRM
15 6 (3.68%) Programme Management

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 (1.84%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.23%) CMS
2 2 (1.23%) IBM Domino
3 1 (0.61%) iPlanet
3 1 (0.61%) JBoss
3 1 (0.61%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (4.91%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (3.07%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.23%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.61%) Actimize
3 1 (0.61%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.61%) SAP MII
3 1 (0.61%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.45%) Office 365
2 1 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.61%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.68%) RFID
2 5 (3.07%) Internet
3 3 (1.84%) Firewall
3 3 (1.84%) LAN
3 3 (1.84%) NAS
3 3 (1.84%) NFC
3 3 (1.84%) SAN
3 3 (1.84%) WAN
4 2 (1.23%) DNS
4 2 (1.23%) Skype
4 2 (1.23%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.61%) DHCP
5 1 (0.61%) EIGRP
5 1 (0.61%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (0.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (0.61%) IGRP
5 1 (0.61%) Intranet
5 1 (0.61%) SMS
5 1 (0.61%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.61%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (0.61%) QlikView
2 1 (0.61%) SAP BW
2 1 (0.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.61%) JIRA
1 1 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.61%) Trac
General
1 57 (34.97%) Finance
2 21 (12.88%) Banking
3 17 (10.43%) Retail
4 7 (4.29%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.68%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.45%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (2.45%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.84%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.61%) Advertising
8 1 (0.61%) Back Office
8 1 (0.61%) Billing
8 1 (0.61%) Games
8 1 (0.61%) Legal
8 1 (0.61%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.61%) .NET
1 1 (0.61%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.13%) Life Science
2 7 (4.29%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.07%) NHS
4 4 (2.45%) CMDB
4 4 (2.45%) Internet of Things
4 4 (2.45%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.84%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.84%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.84%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.23%) Interactive TV
6 2 (1.23%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.23%) PMI
6 2 (1.23%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.61%) CCTV
7 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.61%) FMCG
7 1 (0.61%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Robotics
7 1 (0.61%) User Experience
7 1 (0.61%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.68%) Windows
2 4 (2.45%) Windows 10
2 4 (2.45%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.23%) AIX
3 2 (1.23%) Linux
3 2 (1.23%) Unix
4 1 (0.61%) Android
4 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.61%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (45.40%) Project Management
2 55 (33.74%) PRINCE2
3 35 (21.47%) Stakeholder Management
4 33 (20.25%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (17.18%) People Management
6 24 (14.72%) Line Management
7 21 (12.88%) Migration
8 14 (8.59%) ITIL
9 9 (5.52%) Project Planning
10 8 (4.91%) CRM
11 7 (4.29%) Contingency Planning
11 7 (4.29%) ITSM
11 7 (4.29%) Waterfall
12 6 (3.68%) Change Management
12 6 (3.68%) Cybersecurity
12 6 (3.68%) Programme Management
12 6 (3.68%) Scrum
12 6 (3.68%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 5 (3.07%) Quality Management
13 5 (3.07%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.23%) Java
1 2 (1.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (20.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 5 (3.07%) PMI Certification
3 4 (2.45%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (2.45%) PMP
4 2 (1.23%) Degree
4 2 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.23%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.61%) APMG
5 1 (0.61%) CCNA
5 1 (0.61%) CCNP
5 1 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.61%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.07%) PMO
2 4 (2.45%) QA
3 3 (1.84%) GDPR
4 1 (0.61%) Basel II
4 1 (0.61%) IAS 39
4 1 (0.61%) IFRS
4 1 (0.61%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.61%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.61%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.61%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.61%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (3.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 6 (3.68%) XenApp
2 2 (1.23%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.61%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (2.45%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (0.61%) MOM
2 1 (0.61%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (8.59%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.29%) Citrix
3 6 (3.68%) ServiceNow
4 5 (3.07%) Google
5 4 (2.45%) SAP
5 4 (2.45%) Wyse
6 3 (1.84%) Oracle
6 3 (1.84%) VMware
7 2 (1.23%) IBM
7 2 (1.23%) Workday
8 1 (0.61%) Cisco
8 1 (0.61%) EMC
8 1 (0.61%) F5
8 1 (0.61%) Juniper
8 1 (0.61%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.61%) PlateSpin
8 1 (0.61%) Siebel
8 1 (0.61%) Virgin Media
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