Period
to 20 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Merseyside during the 6 months to 20 February 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 > Merseyside
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 18 22
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 24 45 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 5.58% 7.40% 5.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.87% 7.77% 6.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 27 23
Merseyside median daily rate £425 £465 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.60% +24.00% -
10th Percentile £350 £371 £300
90th Percentile £505 £605 £468
North West median daily rate £425 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £30.00 £23.90 £23.35
% change year-on-year +25.55% +2.33% -43.73%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside. 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
Merseyside
Contract vacancies in Merseyside with a recognized job title 409 579 630
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.12% 95.23% 93.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 355 341
Merseyside median daily rate £400 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.85% +11.43%
10th Percentile £177 £213 £198
90th Percentile £572 £571 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 25 30
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.00 £15.09 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.85% +0.60% +14.03%
10th Percentile £9.16 £11.00 £11.36
90th Percentile £18.87 £28.25 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.88 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -0.67% -16.28% +30.30%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings that featured Project Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in Merseyside

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Project Manager in Merseyside.

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in Merseyside

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in Merseyside over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Manager in Merseyside

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Manager in Merseyside.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Manager in Merseyside

Project Manager
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 6 months to 20 February 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
Liverpool -10 20 £425 -8.60% 1
Project Manager
North West

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 Merseyside region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 12 (50.00%) Project Management
2 9 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (20.83%) Finance
4 5 (20.83%) PRINCE2
5 4 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 3 (12.50%) Information Security
6 3 (12.50%) Retail
7 2 (8.33%) Asset Management
7 2 (8.33%) Facilities Management
7 2 (8.33%) Wealth Management
7 2 (8.33%) Investment Management
7 2 (8.33%) SIEM
7 2 (8.33%) Scrum
7 2 (8.33%) Firewall
7 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
7 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
7 2 (8.33%) Windows
7 2 (8.33%) Data Loss Prevention
7 2 (8.33%) GDPR
7 2 (8.33%) Data Protection
7 2 (8.33%) Windows 10
8 1 (4.17%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (4.17%) SFIA
8 1 (4.17%) Prototyping
8 1 (4.17%) Market Research
8 1 (4.17%) SaaS
8 1 (4.17%) A/B Testing
8 1 (4.17%) PMO
8 1 (4.17%) IT Strategy

Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
1 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Firewall
2 1 (4.17%) RFID
2 1 (4.17%) Skype
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (4.17%) Automotive
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Games
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.17%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
1 2 (8.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Project Management
2 9 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (20.83%) PRINCE2
5 4 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 3 (12.50%) Information Security
7 2 (8.33%) Asset Management
7 2 (8.33%) Data Loss Prevention
7 2 (8.33%) Data Protection
7 2 (8.33%) Facilities Management
7 2 (8.33%) Investment Management
7 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
7 2 (8.33%) Scrum
7 2 (8.33%) SIEM
7 2 (8.33%) Wealth Management
8 1 (4.17%) A/B Testing
8 1 (4.17%) IT Strategy
8 1 (4.17%) Prototyping
8 1 (4.17%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 1 (4.17%) Software Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
1 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) GDPR
2 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.17%) PMO
2 1 (4.17%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.17%) Rapid7
1 1 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (4.17%) Workday