Period
to 18 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Project Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Project Management over the 6 months to 18 October 2018 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.

Project Management
England > North West
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 23 11
Rank change year-on-year 0 -12 -3
Contract jobs citing Project Management 393 390 663
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.64% 6.94% 9.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.97% 8.44% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 268 434
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £287 £263
90th Percentile £543 £585 £575
England median daily rate £460 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +2.22% +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 21 24
North West median hourly rate £29.50 £35.00 £21.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.71% +66.49% -55.64%
10th Percentile £12.45 £20.67 £11.47
90th Percentile £39.00 £55.00 £42.73
England median hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year +13.21% -1.85% -14.12%

Project Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,929 4,620 6,135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.25% 82.25% 84.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,100 2,895 3,895
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £258
90th Percentile £575 £575 £572
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 196 191
North West median hourly rate £22.43 £30.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.23% +42.86% -29.33%
10th Percentile £11.41 £11.75 £11.50
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.86 £51.25
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.66 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.84% +9.60% +3.85%

Project Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Project Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Project Management in the North West

Project Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Management in the North West

Project Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Management in the North West over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Management in the North West

Project Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Management in the North West

Project Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Management in the North West over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Project Management in the North West

Project Management
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 Project Management within the North West region over the 6 months to 18 October 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
Manchester -17 143 £425 +6.25% 65
Cheshire +2 119 £400 - 17
Lancashire +2 63 £350 -15.15% 21
Merseyside +13 48 £400 -13.51% 14
Cumbria -5 7 £375 - 3
Project Management
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Project Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Project Management.

1 125 (31.81%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (29.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 106 (26.97%) Finance
4 74 (18.83%) PRINCE2
5 51 (12.98%) Problem-Solving
6 50 (12.72%) Analytical Skills
7 47 (11.96%) Microsoft
8 41 (10.43%) SQL
9 37 (9.41%) Security Cleared
10 36 (9.16%) Risk Management
11 35 (8.91%) Scrum
11 35 (8.91%) Business Analysis
12 34 (8.65%) PMO
13 33 (8.40%) Degree
13 33 (8.40%) Change Management
14 32 (8.14%) Microsoft Excel
15 31 (7.89%) SC Cleared
16 30 (7.63%) Migration
17 29 (7.38%) ITIL
17 29 (7.38%) Microsoft Project
17 29 (7.38%) Waterfall
18 28 (7.12%) JIRA
18 28 (7.12%) Oracle
18 28 (7.12%) Legal
18 28 (7.12%) Programme Management
19 26 (6.62%) Project Planning
19 26 (6.62%) SDLC
20 25 (6.36%) Agile Project Management
20 25 (6.36%) Microsoft Office
21 24 (6.11%) Windows

Project Management
Co-occurring 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 14 (3.56%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.04%) Confluence
3 3 (0.76%) ArcGIS
3 3 (0.76%) OpenStack
3 3 (0.76%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.51%) SAS
4 2 (0.51%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.25%) CMS
5 1 (0.25%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.25%) IIS
5 1 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 32 (8.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (7.38%) Microsoft Project
3 25 (6.36%) Microsoft Office
4 20 (5.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (2.54%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.25%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.25%) InVision
6 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.76%) JDE OneWorld
2 3 (0.76%) NetSuite
2 3 (0.76%) SAP PP
3 2 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.51%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.51%) SAP MDG
3 2 (0.51%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.25%) CA PPM
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.25%) Finacle
4 1 (0.25%) HFM
4 1 (0.25%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.25%) Magento
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.25%) Sage 1000
4 1 (0.25%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 22 (5.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.29%) Office 365
4 8 (2.04%) GitHub
5 7 (1.78%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (1.53%) SaaS
7 4 (1.02%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 3 (0.76%) IaaS
8 3 (0.76%) PaaS
9 1 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.56%) LAN
2 10 (2.54%) SMS
3 8 (2.04%) Firewall
4 7 (1.78%) WAN
5 6 (1.53%) Network Security
6 5 (1.27%) OSPF
6 5 (1.27%) Skype
7 4 (1.02%) BGP
7 4 (1.02%) Unified Communications
8 3 (0.76%) DHCP
8 3 (0.76%) DNS
8 3 (0.76%) Wireless
9 2 (0.51%) Internet
9 2 (0.51%) Intranet
9 2 (0.51%) MPLS
9 2 (0.51%) SAN
9 2 (0.51%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.51%) VPN
9 2 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.51%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.34%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (3.31%) DB2
4 12 (3.05%) Relational Database
5 11 (2.80%) NoSQL
5 11 (2.80%) Redis
6 4 (1.02%) Amazon Aurora
6 4 (1.02%) Amazon Redshift
6 4 (1.02%) Big Data
6 4 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.76%) Riak
8 2 (0.51%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.51%) BusinessObjects XI
8 2 (0.51%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.51%) MS Access
8 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.25%) Electronic Patient Records
9 1 (0.25%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 28 (7.12%) JIRA
2 11 (2.80%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.53%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.02%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.02%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (0.76%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.76%) JMeter
5 3 (0.76%) JUnit
5 3 (0.76%) Maven
5 3 (0.76%) Selenium
5 3 (0.76%) Zephyr
6 1 (0.25%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.25%) CA Release Automation
6 1 (0.25%) Rational Rose
General
1 106 (26.97%) Finance
2 28 (7.12%) Legal
3 20 (5.09%) Banking
4 12 (3.05%) Law
5 11 (2.80%) Manufacturing
5 11 (2.80%) Retail
6 8 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (1.78%) Marketing
8 6 (1.53%) Games
8 6 (1.53%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.27%) Local Government
10 4 (1.02%) Advertising
10 4 (1.02%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.76%) German Language
11 3 (0.76%) Military
12 2 (0.51%) Automotive
12 2 (0.51%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.51%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.51%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.25%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 166 (42.24%) Project Manager
2 53 (13.49%) Analyst
3 38 (9.67%) Business Analyst
4 26 (6.62%) Infrastructure Manager
5 25 (6.36%) IT Manager
6 21 (5.34%) Developer
6 21 (5.34%) IT Project Manager
7 19 (4.83%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 16 (4.07%) Delivery Manager
8 16 (4.07%) Technical Manager
9 15 (3.82%) Technical Project Manager
10 13 (3.31%) Consultant
11 12 (3.05%) SAP Manager
12 11 (2.80%) Development Manager
12 11 (2.80%) Lead Developer
12 11 (2.80%) Migration Manager
12 11 (2.80%) Migration Project Manager
12 11 (2.80%) SAP Project Manager
12 11 (2.80%) Technical Product Manager
13 10 (2.54%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (5.60%) .NET
2 16 (4.07%) HTML
3 14 (3.56%) ASP.NET
3 14 (3.56%) CSS
3 14 (3.56%) Web Services
4 11 (2.80%) .NET Core
4 11 (2.80%) .NET Framework
4 11 (2.80%) Entity Framework
4 11 (2.80%) XML
5 7 (1.78%) JSON
6 6 (1.53%) HTML5
6 6 (1.53%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 6 (1.53%) Visualforce
7 5 (1.27%) AngularJS
8 3 (0.76%) EDI
8 3 (0.76%) jQuery
8 3 (0.76%) REST
8 3 (0.76%) SOAP
8 3 (0.76%) Velocity
8 3 (0.76%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 50 (12.72%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (5.60%) Management Information System
3 14 (3.56%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (3.31%) Data Centre
4 13 (3.31%) NHS
5 10 (2.54%) PMI
6 7 (1.78%) Virtual Team
7 6 (1.53%) 3D Graphics
8 5 (1.27%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.27%) FMCG
8 5 (1.27%) Social Media
8 5 (1.27%) User Experience
9 4 (1.02%) Taxonomies
10 2 (0.51%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.51%) LLPG
10 2 (0.51%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.51%) Smartcard
11 1 (0.25%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.25%) Fintech
11 1 (0.25%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 24 (6.11%) Windows
2 13 (3.31%) Linux
3 12 (3.05%) Unix
4 9 (2.29%) Windows 10
5 5 (1.27%) AIX
6 3 (0.76%) Solaris
7 2 (0.51%) HPUX
7 2 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (31.81%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (29.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 74 (18.83%) PRINCE2
4 51 (12.98%) Problem-Solving
5 36 (9.16%) Risk Management
6 35 (8.91%) Business Analysis
6 35 (8.91%) Scrum
7 33 (8.40%) Change Management
8 30 (7.63%) Migration
9 29 (7.38%) ITIL
9 29 (7.38%) Waterfall
10 28 (7.12%) Programme Management
11 26 (6.62%) Project Planning
11 26 (6.62%) SDLC
12 25 (6.36%) Agile Project Management
13 23 (5.85%) Service Delivery
14 22 (5.60%) Time Management
15 21 (5.34%) Change Control
15 21 (5.34%) Decision-Making
16 19 (4.83%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 41 (10.43%) SQL
2 21 (5.34%) C#
3 17 (4.33%) Java
4 14 (3.56%) JavaScript
5 9 (2.29%) C
6 6 (1.53%) Apex Code
6 6 (1.53%) C++
6 6 (1.53%) Erlang
7 4 (1.02%) Objective-C
7 4 (1.02%) Perl
7 4 (1.02%) PL/SQL
7 4 (1.02%) Python
7 4 (1.02%) VB
8 2 (0.51%) PHP
8 2 (0.51%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.51%) VB6
8 2 (0.51%) VBA
8 2 (0.51%) X++
Qualifications
1 37 (9.41%) Security Cleared
2 33 (8.40%) Degree
3 31 (7.89%) SC Cleared
4 17 (4.33%) PMI Certification
5 16 (4.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 12 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (2.54%) MBA
7 10 (2.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 9 (2.29%) PMP
9 8 (2.04%) CCNP
10 7 (1.78%) BPSS Clearance
10 7 (1.78%) CISM
10 7 (1.78%) CISSP
11 5 (1.27%) CCDP
11 5 (1.27%) CCNA
12 3 (0.76%) CCIE
12 3 (0.76%) Chartered Engineer
13 2 (0.51%) APMP
13 2 (0.51%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.51%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (8.65%) PMO
2 14 (3.56%) QA
3 12 (3.05%) GDPR
4 4 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (0.76%) SLA
6 2 (0.51%) P3O
7 1 (0.25%) COBIT
7 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.25%) GLP
7 1 (0.25%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.25%) NEBOSH
7 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.25%) SEPA
7 1 (0.25%) TARGET2
System Software
1 11 (2.80%) Docker
2 3 (0.76%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.51%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.51%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (0.51%) Forum Sentry
1 2 (0.51%) SCCM
2 1 (0.25%) Ansible
2 1 (0.25%) BladeLogic
2 1 (0.25%) IBM BigFix
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.25%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 47 (11.96%) Microsoft
2 28 (7.12%) Oracle
3 20 (5.09%) SAP
4 17 (4.33%) Cisco
5 11 (2.80%) Teradata
6 8 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (1.78%) Hyperion
8 4 (1.02%) ForeScout
8 4 (1.02%) Talend
9 3 (0.76%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.76%) BMC
9 3 (0.76%) EMC
9 3 (0.76%) F5
9 3 (0.76%) Informatica
9 3 (0.76%) Meraki
9 3 (0.76%) NetApp
9 3 (0.76%) Palo Alto
9 3 (0.76%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.76%) VMware
10 2 (0.51%) Infoblox