Period
to 25 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Merseyside during the 6 months to 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 18 14
Rank change year-on-year +3 -4 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 36 47 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 7.66% 7.19% 7.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.09% 7.48% 7.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 30 27
Merseyside median daily rate £425 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +35.71% -15.15%
10th Percentile £350 £350 £308
90th Percentile £526 £639 £453
North West median daily rate £413 £420 £413
% change year-on-year -1.79% +1.82% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £31.41 £42.50 £23.20
% change year-on-year -26.10% +83.19% -43.41%

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 445 628 629
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.68% 96.02% 95.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 399 378
Merseyside median daily rate £405 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £213
90th Percentile £580 £578 £502
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 27 30
Merseyside median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.54% - -
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.00 £10.30
90th Percentile £18.79 £20.50 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.88 £20.00 £20.78
% change year-on-year -10.60% -3.75% +17.07%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +4 26 £425 -10.53%
Bootle -4 2 - -
Birkenhead - 1 £400 -
Project Manager
North West

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 21 (58.33%) Project Management
2 8 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 7 (19.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (16.67%) PMO
5 5 (13.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 5 (13.89%) Finance
5 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
5 5 (13.89%) Supplier Management
6 4 (11.11%) Contingency Planning
6 4 (11.11%) IT Strategy
7 3 (8.33%) Marketing Technology
7 3 (8.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 3 (8.33%) Customer Engagement
7 3 (8.33%) Marketing
7 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (8.33%) E-Commerce
7 3 (8.33%) Manufacturing
7 3 (8.33%) Information Security
8 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
8 2 (5.56%) Risk Management
8 2 (5.56%) Scrum
8 2 (5.56%) Automotive
8 2 (5.56%) CRM
8 2 (5.56%) HP
8 2 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (5.56%) Asset Management
8 2 (5.56%) Information Management
8 2 (5.56%) Waterfall
8 2 (5.56%) Wealth Management

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:

Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Salesforce.com CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) Firewall
1 1 (2.78%) SMS
General
1 5 (13.89%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 3 (8.33%) Marketing
3 2 (5.56%) Automotive
4 1 (2.78%) Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Legal
4 1 (2.78%) Retail
4 1 (2.78%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Marketing Technology
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (58.33%) Project Management
2 8 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 7 (19.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (13.89%) Supplier Management
5 4 (11.11%) Contingency Planning
5 4 (11.11%) IT Strategy
6 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (8.33%) Customer Engagement
6 3 (8.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 3 (8.33%) E-Commerce
6 3 (8.33%) Information Security
7 2 (5.56%) Asset Management
7 2 (5.56%) CRM
7 2 (5.56%) Information Management
7 2 (5.56%) Investment Management
7 2 (5.56%) Risk Management
7 2 (5.56%) Scrum
7 2 (5.56%) SIEM
7 2 (5.56%) Waterfall
7 2 (5.56%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (2.78%) Degree
2 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.67%) PMO
2 2 (5.56%) GDPR
3 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.56%) HP
2 2 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (5.56%) ServiceNow
3 1 (2.78%) DocuSign
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle
3 1 (2.78%) Rapid7
3 1 (2.78%) SAP
3 1 (2.78%) Siebel