The median contractor rate for a IT Project Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Project Manager
England / North West
Rank 110 127 99
Rank change year-on-year +17 -28  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Project Manager 18 30 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.70% 0.78% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.83% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 23
Median daily rate £450 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £415 £414
% change year-on-year -0.60% +0.30%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £41.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -34.93% +38.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2439 3620 3389
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 95.05% 94.34% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1527 2156 1777
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 172 203
Median hourly rate £16.18 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.28% +31.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.37 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

IT Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured IT Project Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for IT Project Manager in the North West

IT Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Project Manager in the North West

IT Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Project Manager in the North West over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Project Manager in the North West

IT Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Project Manager in the North West

IT Project Manager
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Project Manager within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
Manchester +16 13 £450 - 4
Cheshire +30 3 £320 -24.70% 2
Merseyside -2 2 £488 +50.00%
IT Project Manager
England

IT Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT 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 North West region featuring IT Project Manager in the job title.

1 20 (54.05%) Project Management
2 10 (27.03%) PRINCE2
2 10 (27.03%) Finance
2 10 (27.03%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (21.62%) Migration
3 8 (21.62%) Retail
3 8 (21.62%) Office 365
4 5 (13.51%) Supplier Management
4 5 (13.51%) Banking
4 5 (13.51%) CRM
5 4 (10.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (10.81%) ITIL
6 3 (8.11%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (8.11%) PMO
6 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
6 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
6 3 (8.11%) E-Commerce
7 2 (5.41%) Oracle
7 2 (5.41%) MS Project
7 2 (5.41%) SAP
7 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
7 2 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (5.41%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (5.41%) Data Management
7 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
7 2 (5.41%) Mobile App
7 2 (5.41%) Data Centre

IT Project Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 (2.70%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.41%) MS Project
3 1 (2.70%) MS Office
3 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.62%) Office 365
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.70%) IaaS
3 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
General
1 10 (27.03%) Finance
2 8 (21.62%) Retail
3 5 (13.51%) Banking
4 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
5 2 (5.41%) Local Government
5 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
5 2 (5.41%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (2.70%) Billing
6 1 (2.70%) Legal
6 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.41%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.70%) Fintech
3 1 (2.70%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (54.05%) Project Management
2 10 (27.03%) PRINCE2
2 10 (27.03%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (21.62%) Migration
4 5 (13.51%) CRM
4 5 (13.51%) Supplier Management
5 4 (10.81%) ITIL
6 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (8.11%) E-Commerce
7 2 (5.41%) Business Analysis
7 2 (5.41%) Data Integration
7 2 (5.41%) Data Management
7 2 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (5.41%) ITIL V3
7 2 (5.41%) Load Testing
7 2 (5.41%) Project Governance
7 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (5.41%) System Testing
7 2 (5.41%) Wealth Management
8 1 (2.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) PMO
2 1 (2.70%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) SCCM
1 1 (2.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle
1 2 (5.41%) SAP
2 1 (2.70%) arcserve
2 1 (2.70%) BT
2 1 (2.70%) Citrix
2 1 (2.70%) Computacenter
2 1 (2.70%) VMware
Manchester, Lancashire
AMS contingency
Posted: 2 days ago