Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £444 per day in advertised job vacancies in Merseyside during the 6 months to 20 November 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 > Merseyside
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 22 13
Rank change year-on-year -6 -9 0
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 23 38 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 4.68% 6.41% 8.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.89% 6.80% 8.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 35
Merseyside median daily rate £444 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.94% - +18.08%
10th Percentile £337 £313 £260
90th Percentile £525 £458 £488
North West median daily rate £425 £410 £425
% change year-on-year +3.66% -3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £45.00 £29.62 £45.25
% change year-on-year +51.91% -34.54% +3.43%

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 470 559 727
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.72% 94.27% 94.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 329 352
Merseyside median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £200 £213 £158
90th Percentile £550 £513 £526
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 31
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.13% +3.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £9.32 £12.75 £11.50
90th Percentile £18.87 £25.01 £23.75
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.11 £20.25
% change year-on-year +17.96% -20.46% +26.25%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 £444 +10.94% 1
Project Manager
North West

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

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

1 9 (39.13%) Project Management
1 9 (39.13%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (34.78%) Retail
3 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
5 4 (17.39%) PMO
5 4 (17.39%) Supplier Management
6 3 (13.04%) Logistics
6 3 (13.04%) Data Protection
6 3 (13.04%) Finance
6 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
6 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
6 3 (13.04%) Software Delivery
7 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
7 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (8.70%) Windows 10
7 2 (8.70%) EPoS
7 2 (8.70%) PSTN
7 2 (8.70%) VoIP
7 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
7 2 (8.70%) Programme Management
7 2 (8.70%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (8.70%) Migration
7 2 (8.70%) Project Planning
8 1 (4.35%) Logistic Regression
8 1 (4.35%) Use Case
8 1 (4.35%) Online Games
8 1 (4.35%) SQL
8 1 (4.35%) Asset Management
8 1 (4.35%) Deep Learning

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 (4.35%) Apache Spark
1 1 (4.35%) SAS
1 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) PSTN
1 2 (8.70%) VoIP
2 1 (4.35%) Firewall
2 1 (4.35%) RFID
2 1 (4.35%) Skype
General
1 8 (34.78%) Retail
2 3 (13.04%) Finance
3 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.35%) Advertising
4 1 (4.35%) Games
4 1 (4.35%) Law
4 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) EPoS
3 1 (4.35%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.35%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (4.35%) NHS
3 1 (4.35%) Online Games
3 1 (4.35%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Windows 10
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Project Management
1 9 (39.13%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (17.39%) Supplier Management
4 3 (13.04%) Data Protection
4 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
4 3 (13.04%) Logistics
4 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
4 3 (13.04%) Software Delivery
5 2 (8.70%) Migration
5 2 (8.70%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (8.70%) Programme Management
5 2 (8.70%) Project Planning
5 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
6 1 (4.35%) Asset Management
6 1 (4.35%) Data Modelling
6 1 (4.35%) Facilities Management
6 1 (4.35%) Risk Management
6 1 (4.35%) Validation
6 1 (4.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) Python
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) PMO
2 1 (4.35%) GDPR
2 1 (4.35%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.35%) Teradata
1 1 (4.35%) Workday