The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for PMP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)
England / North West
Rank 130 140 123
Rank change year-on-year +10 -17  
Contract jobs citing PMP 7 18 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.27% 0.47% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.44% 2.25% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 17 15
Median daily rate £460 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £425 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £680 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £61.50 £35.13
% change year-on-year -33.33% +75.08%  

PMP is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West.

Academic & Professional Certification
North West
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 486 799 712
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 18.98% 20.93% 20.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 396 326
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £246 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 50 68
Median hourly rate £42.24 £40.00 £46.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.59% -13.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £13.50 £15.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £62.50 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

PMP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing PMP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for PMP in the North West

PMP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PMP in the North West

PMP
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 PMP in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PMP in the North West

PMP
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 PMP within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 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 +13 5 £425 -27.96% 2
Cheshire +26 1 £495 +16.47%
Cumbria - 1 - -
PMP
England

PMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PMP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for PMP.

1 14 (77.78%) PMI Certification
2 13 (72.22%) PRINCE2
3 12 (66.67%) Project Management
4 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (27.78%) Scrum
5 5 (27.78%) Finance
6 4 (22.22%) Risk Management
7 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 2 (11.11%) Matrix Organization
8 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (11.11%) PMO
8 2 (11.11%) Change Control
8 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
8 2 (11.11%) PMI
8 2 (11.11%) Migration
8 2 (11.11%) Hyperion
8 2 (11.11%) Oracle
8 2 (11.11%) Programme Management
8 2 (11.11%) Degree
8 2 (11.11%) Hyperion Planning
9 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
9 1 (5.56%) 4G
9 1 (5.56%) Portfolio Management
9 1 (5.56%) VCAP
9 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (5.56%) LTE
9 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
9 1 (5.56%) JIRA

PMP
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:

Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Hyperion Planning
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) 2G
1 1 (5.56%) 3G
1 1 (5.56%) 4G
1 1 (5.56%) Firewall
1 1 (5.56%) LTE
1 1 (5.56%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.56%) Automotive
3 1 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Project Manager
2 2 (11.11%) Hyperion Planning Manager
2 2 (11.11%) Hyperion Project Manager
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Project Manager
2 2 (11.11%) Planning Manager
2 2 (11.11%) Programme Manager
2 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared Project Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Agile Project Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Business Change Project Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Business Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Change Project Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Mainframe Project Manager
3 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Project Change Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Software Development Project Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Transformation Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Transformation Project Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Transition Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) PMI
2 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Licensing
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) PRINCE2
2 12 (66.67%) Project Management
3 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (27.78%) Scrum
4 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (22.22%) Risk Management
6 2 (11.11%) Change Control
6 2 (11.11%) Matrix Organization
6 2 (11.11%) Migration
6 2 (11.11%) Programme Management
7 1 (5.56%) Agile Project Management
7 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (5.56%) Escalation Management
7 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
7 1 (5.56%) Portfolio Management
7 1 (5.56%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
7 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
7 1 (5.56%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) ABAP
1 1 (5.56%) Java
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (77.78%) PMI Certification
2 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) Degree
3 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (5.56%) APMG
4 1 (5.56%) CCIE
4 1 (5.56%) CCNA
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.56%) HNC
4 1 (5.56%) HND
4 1 (5.56%) MCSE
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.56%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) PMO
2 1 (5.56%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Hyperion
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco
2 1 (5.56%) Citrix
2 1 (5.56%) Ericsson
2 1 (5.56%) Huawei
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Nokia
2 1 (5.56%) SAP
2 1 (5.56%) VMware