Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 19 11
Rank change year-on-year -5 -8 0
Contract jobs citing Project Management 363 481 787
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.79% 7.92% 9.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.26% 9.38% 11.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 343 591
North West median daily rate £445 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.88% +3.13% +5.26%
10th Percentile £305 £251 £250
90th Percentile £636 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 15
North West median hourly rate £24.56 £21.05 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.70% -47.39% -
10th Percentile £16.10 £14.38 £16.25
90th Percentile £45.75 £42.13 £56.97
England median hourly rate £26.87 £27.50 £31.44
% change year-on-year -2.31% -12.53% +12.29%

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 4,396 5,130 6,868
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.25% 84.47% 81.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,859 3,326 4,220
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £573
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +3.93% +1.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 144 274
North West median hourly rate £21.60 £23.30 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.29% -29.40% +73.68%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.33 £12.53
90th Percentile £49.10 £49.93 £52.47
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 21 January 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 0 189 £425 +6.25% 90
Cheshire -4 97 £500 +11.11% 37
Lancashire -4 28 £405 +1.25% 19
Merseyside +2 23 £456 -0.82% 8
Cumbria -3 7 - - 1
Project Management
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Project Management 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 Project Management.

1 115 (31.68%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (30.03%) Finance
3 91 (25.07%) Stakeholder Management
4 88 (24.24%) PRINCE2
5 50 (13.77%) ITIL
6 45 (12.40%) Risk Management
7 44 (12.12%) Microsoft
8 41 (11.29%) Programme Management
9 39 (10.74%) Migration
9 39 (10.74%) Management Information System
9 39 (10.74%) Degree
9 39 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
10 36 (9.92%) Change Management
11 35 (9.64%) Scrum
12 34 (9.37%) Business Analysis
13 31 (8.54%) Agile Project Management
14 30 (8.26%) PMO
15 29 (7.99%) SFIA
16 27 (7.44%) Banking
17 25 (6.89%) Information Security
18 24 (6.61%) Data Management
19 22 (6.06%) Data Protection
19 22 (6.06%) Service Delivery
20 21 (5.79%) CISSP
20 21 (5.79%) SQL
21 20 (5.51%) Java
21 20 (5.51%) SAP
21 20 (5.51%) Microsoft Excel
22 19 (5.23%) Microsoft Project
22 19 (5.23%) Microsoft Office

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 7 (1.93%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.38%) CMS
2 5 (1.38%) Skype for Business
2 5 (1.38%) Tuxedo
2 5 (1.38%) WebLogic
3 3 (0.83%) NServiceBus
3 3 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (0.83%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.55%) IBM Domino
4 2 (0.55%) IBM Notes
4 2 (0.55%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.28%) Apache
5 1 (0.28%) Confluence
5 1 (0.28%) JBoss
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.28%) SAS
5 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 20 (5.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (5.23%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (5.23%) Microsoft Project
3 9 (2.48%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.55%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.55%) Revit
Business Applications
1 5 (1.38%) Magento
2 4 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.10%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (0.83%) HFM
4 2 (0.55%) Maximo
4 2 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.55%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle SCM
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.28%) Primavera
5 1 (0.28%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.96%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.31%) PaaS
3 8 (2.20%) SaaS
4 5 (1.38%) IaaS
4 5 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.38%) Office 365
5 4 (1.10%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.28%) Heroku
7 1 (0.28%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.28%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.86%) Firewall
2 9 (2.48%) Intranet
2 9 (2.48%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (1.93%) FTP
3 7 (1.93%) Network Security
4 6 (1.65%) SMS
5 5 (1.38%) Skype
6 3 (0.83%) LAN
6 3 (0.83%) Structured Cabling
6 3 (0.83%) Unified Communications
6 3 (0.83%) VPN
6 3 (0.83%) WAN
7 2 (0.55%) DHCP
7 2 (0.55%) DNS
7 2 (0.55%) VoIP
8 1 (0.28%) Broadband
8 1 (0.28%) HTTP
8 1 (0.28%) Internet
8 1 (0.28%) PBX
8 1 (0.28%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.75%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (0.83%) MS Access
3 2 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.55%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.55%) MySQL
3 2 (0.55%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.28%) Data Mart
4 1 (0.28%) DB2
4 1 (0.28%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.28%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.28%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (2.75%) JIRA
2 8 (2.20%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.38%) PeopleTools
4 4 (1.10%) gulp
4 4 (1.10%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.83%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.83%) Grunt
5 3 (0.83%) Rational Rose
5 3 (0.83%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.28%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.28%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.28%) Subversion
General
1 109 (30.03%) Finance
2 27 (7.44%) Banking
3 8 (2.20%) Manufacturing
3 8 (2.20%) Marketing
4 7 (1.93%) Law
4 7 (1.93%) Legal
4 7 (1.93%) Retail
5 5 (1.38%) Local Government
5 5 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (1.38%) Retail Banking
5 5 (1.38%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.10%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.55%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.28%) Back Office
8 1 (0.28%) Billing
8 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.28%) Front Office
8 1 (0.28%) Games
8 1 (0.28%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 122 (33.61%) Project Manager
2 57 (15.70%) Analyst
3 31 (8.54%) Delivery Manager
4 28 (7.71%) Business Analyst
5 25 (6.89%) Architect
6 19 (5.23%) Senior Manager
7 16 (4.41%) Developer
8 15 (4.13%) IT Manager
8 15 (4.13%) Senior Project Manager
9 14 (3.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (3.86%) Infrastructure Manager
10 13 (3.58%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 13 (3.58%) IT Project Manager
11 11 (3.03%) Agile Delivery Manager
12 10 (2.75%) Consultant
12 10 (2.75%) Scrum Master
13 9 (2.48%) Operations Analyst
13 9 (2.48%) Solutions Architect
14 8 (2.20%) Agile Project Manager
15 7 (1.93%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.41%) CSS
2 14 (3.86%) .NET
3 12 (3.31%) Middleware
4 10 (2.75%) ASP.NET
4 10 (2.75%) JSON
4 10 (2.75%) Node.js
5 9 (2.48%) HTML
6 7 (1.93%) .NET Framework
6 7 (1.93%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (1.93%) Sass
6 7 (1.93%) Web Services
7 5 (1.38%) jQuery
8 4 (1.10%) .NET Core
8 4 (1.10%) HTML5
9 3 (0.83%) AngularJS
9 3 (0.83%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (0.83%) CSS3
9 3 (0.83%) Entity Framework
9 3 (0.83%) Gherkin
9 3 (0.83%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 39 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
1 39 (10.74%) Management Information System
2 16 (4.41%) Data Centre
3 13 (3.58%) User Experience
4 9 (2.48%) NHS
5 8 (2.20%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.20%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (2.20%) Virtual Team
6 7 (1.93%) CESG
6 7 (1.93%) Cyberattack
6 7 (1.93%) PMI
7 6 (1.65%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (1.38%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.10%) Life Science
10 3 (0.83%) CCTV
10 3 (0.83%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.83%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.83%) Social Media
11 2 (0.55%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.55%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 18 (4.96%) Windows
2 8 (2.20%) Windows 10
2 8 (2.20%) Windows 7
3 7 (1.93%) Apple iOS
4 6 (1.65%) Android
5 5 (1.38%) Unix
6 4 (1.10%) Linux
7 3 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.83%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.28%) AIX
8 1 (0.28%) OS/2
8 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (31.68%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (25.07%) Stakeholder Management
3 88 (24.24%) PRINCE2
4 50 (13.77%) ITIL
5 45 (12.40%) Risk Management
6 41 (11.29%) Programme Management
7 39 (10.74%) Migration
8 36 (9.92%) Change Management
9 35 (9.64%) Scrum
10 34 (9.37%) Business Analysis
11 31 (8.54%) Agile Project Management
12 29 (7.99%) SFIA
13 25 (6.89%) Information Security
14 24 (6.61%) Data Management
15 22 (6.06%) Data Protection
15 22 (6.06%) Service Delivery
16 19 (5.23%) Problem Management
16 19 (5.23%) Service Management
17 18 (4.96%) Data Analysis
17 18 (4.96%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (5.79%) SQL
2 20 (5.51%) Java
3 14 (3.86%) JavaScript
4 12 (3.31%) C#
5 11 (3.03%) Python
6 7 (1.93%) COBOL
6 7 (1.93%) Ruby
7 3 (0.83%) C
7 3 (0.83%) PHP
8 2 (0.55%) VBA
9 1 (0.28%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.28%) C++
9 1 (0.28%) Go
9 1 (0.28%) Perl
9 1 (0.28%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (10.74%) Degree
2 21 (5.79%) CISSP
3 19 (5.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 19 (5.23%) Security Cleared
4 15 (4.13%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (4.13%) SC Cleared
5 14 (3.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 13 (3.58%) CISM
7 10 (2.75%) CCIE
7 10 (2.75%) CCNP
8 9 (2.48%) CCDP
8 9 (2.48%) Chartered Engineer
8 9 (2.48%) GCED
8 9 (2.48%) GCFA
8 9 (2.48%) GCIA
8 9 (2.48%) GCIH
8 9 (2.48%) GIAC
8 9 (2.48%) GREM
8 9 (2.48%) GSEC
9 8 (2.20%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (8.26%) PMO
2 12 (3.31%) QA
3 11 (3.03%) GDPR
3 11 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.93%) CESG Infosec
4 7 (1.93%) COBIT
4 7 (1.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (1.10%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.83%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.83%) SLA
7 2 (0.55%) IFRS
7 2 (0.55%) IFRS 9
7 2 (0.55%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.28%) GMP
8 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.28%) P3O
8 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.28%) Solvency II
System Software
1 8 (2.20%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.38%) Docker
3 4 (1.10%) XenApp
4 3 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.83%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.28%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (2.48%) IBM BigFix
1 9 (2.48%) SCCM
2 7 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.83%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.83%) Puppet
3 3 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (0.83%) WSUS
4 2 (0.55%) FlexNet
4 2 (0.55%) SCOM
5 1 (0.28%) Ansible
5 1 (0.28%) EdgeSight
5 1 (0.28%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.28%) Nagios
5 1 (0.28%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.28%) Salt
5 1 (0.28%) Terraform
5 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 44 (12.12%) Microsoft
2 20 (5.51%) SAP
3 17 (4.68%) Oracle
4 16 (4.41%) Cisco
5 10 (2.75%) IBM
6 9 (2.48%) PeopleSoft
7 6 (1.65%) Citrix
8 5 (1.38%) BEA
8 5 (1.38%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.10%) Google
9 4 (1.10%) HP
9 4 (1.10%) Hyperion
9 4 (1.10%) Sophos
9 4 (1.10%) VMware
10 3 (0.83%) CA
10 3 (0.83%) Casewise
10 3 (0.83%) Concur
10 3 (0.83%) Ivanti
10 3 (0.83%) Sitecore
10 3 (0.83%) Wyse