Period
to 12 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in Merseyside during the 6 months to 12 November 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 30 21
Rank change year-on-year +15 -9 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 41 24 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 8.54% 4.87% 6.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.07% 5.08% 6.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 16 21
Merseyside median daily rate £438 £444 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.41% +10.94% -
10th Percentile £335 £337 £313
90th Percentile £538 £525 £456
North West median daily rate £425 £435 £411
% change year-on-year -2.30% +5.78% -3.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate £25.20 - -
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £29.62
% change year-on-year -22.22% +51.91% -18.84%

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 452 472 575
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.17% 95.74% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 305 340
Merseyside median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £225 £204 £213
90th Percentile £575 £550 £513
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 21
Merseyside median hourly rate £16.75 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.85% -13.33% -
10th Percentile £12.40 £11.25 £12.75
90th Percentile £24.80 £18.87 £25.06
North West median hourly rate £19.25 £17.62 £16.22
% change year-on-year +9.25% +8.66% -20.90%

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 12 November 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 12 November 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 33 £456 +2.82% 6
Birkenhead - 3 £400 - 1
Prescot - 2 £575 -
Project Manager
North West

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

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 24 (58.54%) Project Management
2 13 (31.71%) Finance
2 13 (31.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (14.63%) PRINCE2
5 5 (12.20%) Legal
5 5 (12.20%) Banking
5 5 (12.20%) Waterfall
5 5 (12.20%) PMO
6 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (9.76%) QA
6 4 (9.76%) Automotive
6 4 (9.76%) Change Management
6 4 (9.76%) PMI Certification
7 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
7 3 (7.32%) Front Office
7 3 (7.32%) PMP
7 3 (7.32%) Migration
7 3 (7.32%) Data Migration
7 3 (7.32%) Supplier Management
7 3 (7.32%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (4.88%) Workshop Facilitation
8 2 (4.88%) Decision-Making
8 2 (4.88%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (4.88%) Proactive Monitoring
8 2 (4.88%) Windows 10
8 2 (4.88%) SCCM
8 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (4.88%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (4.88%) SDLC

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 (2.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.44%) AutoCAD
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) SMS
2 1 (2.44%) Firewall
General
1 13 (31.71%) Finance
2 5 (12.20%) Banking
2 5 (12.20%) Legal
3 4 (9.76%) Automotive
4 3 (7.32%) Front Office
5 2 (4.88%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
5 2 (4.88%) Retail
6 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.88%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.44%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.44%) FMCG
3 1 (2.44%) NHS
3 1 (2.44%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) Windows
1 2 (4.88%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (58.54%) Project Management
2 13 (31.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (14.63%) PRINCE2
5 5 (12.20%) Waterfall
6 4 (9.76%) Change Management
7 3 (7.32%) Data Migration
7 3 (7.32%) Migration
7 3 (7.32%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (7.32%) Supplier Management
8 2 (4.88%) CRM
8 2 (4.88%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (4.88%) Data Analysis
8 2 (4.88%) Data Modelling
8 2 (4.88%) Decision-Making
8 2 (4.88%) Proactive Monitoring
8 2 (4.88%) Programme Management
8 2 (4.88%) Risk Management
8 2 (4.88%) SDLC
8 2 (4.88%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) PMI Certification
2 3 (7.32%) PMP
3 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) PMO
2 4 (9.76%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.44%) IBM
2 1 (2.44%) SAP