Period
to 19 May 2019

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 19 May 2019 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
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 23 19 20
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 -10
Contract jobs citing Project Management 326 447 386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.29% 7.66% 7.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.33% 8.89% 8.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 300 247
North West median daily rate £425 £422 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.72% +5.49% -2.44%
10th Percentile £287 £287 £240
90th Percentile £588 £588 £550
England median daily rate £468 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 29 11
North West median hourly rate £28.74 £29.50 £42.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.58% -30.55% +99.41%
10th Percentile £17.54 £13.02 £22.85
90th Percentile £42.75 £49.25 £57.50
England median hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.64% +0.68%

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 4,449 5,028 4,568
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 85.79% 86.21% 84.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,858 3,169 2,816
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £266 £258 £238
90th Percentile £613 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 251 199
North West median hourly rate £25.59 £23.75 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.73% -34.03% +10.77%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.25 £11.75
90th Percentile £49.61 £53.50 £52.60
England median hourly rate £24.70 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +12.25% -12.00% +8.70%

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 19 May 2019.

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 19 May 2019.

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 19 May 2019. 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 -12 137 £401 -2.91% 19
Cheshire +11 84 £413 +0.61% 13
Lancashire -13 55 £450 -5.26% 5
Merseyside -10 27 £438 +2.94% 8
Cumbria -2 7 £368 -31.63% 1
Project Management
England

For the 6 months to 19 May 2019, 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 97 (29.75%) Finance
2 82 (25.15%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (23.31%) Stakeholder Management
4 62 (19.02%) PRINCE2
5 40 (12.27%) Microsoft
6 37 (11.35%) Problem-Solving
7 32 (9.82%) PMO
8 31 (9.51%) Programme Management
9 29 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
10 26 (7.98%) Scrum
11 25 (7.67%) Migration
11 25 (7.67%) ITIL
12 24 (7.36%) Banking
13 23 (7.06%) Waterfall
14 22 (6.75%) Management Information System
15 21 (6.44%) Change Management
15 21 (6.44%) Degree
16 20 (6.13%) JIRA
16 20 (6.13%) Retail
16 20 (6.13%) Business Analysis
16 20 (6.13%) Microsoft Azure
16 20 (6.13%) PMI Certification
16 20 (6.13%) Microsoft Office
17 19 (5.83%) Microsoft Excel
17 19 (5.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 19 (5.83%) Risk Management
17 19 (5.83%) Continuous Improvement
18 18 (5.52%) Resource Management
18 18 (5.52%) Cisco
19 17 (5.21%) Service Management

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 11 (3.37%) Confluence
2 10 (3.07%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.76%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.61%) CMS
4 2 (0.61%) SAS
5 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.31%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.31%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.31%) Umbraco
Applications
1 20 (6.13%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (5.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (4.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (2.76%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (1.84%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (1.53%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.92%) Oracle Cash Management
2 3 (0.92%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.61%) JDE OneWorld
3 2 (0.61%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.61%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.61%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.61%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.31%) Maximo
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.31%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.31%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.31%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.07%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.15%) Office 365
4 5 (1.53%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (0.92%) Boomi
5 3 (0.92%) GitHub
5 3 (0.92%) Serverless
6 2 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.61%) Power Platform
6 2 (0.61%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.31%) IaaS
7 1 (0.31%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.31%) PaaS
7 1 (0.31%) SaaS
7 1 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.07%) Skype
2 9 (2.76%) Firewall
3 6 (1.84%) DNS
3 6 (1.84%) Intranet
4 4 (1.23%) BGP
4 4 (1.23%) DHCP
4 4 (1.23%) MPLS
4 4 (1.23%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.23%) Unified Communications
4 4 (1.23%) WAN
5 3 (0.92%) IPsec
5 3 (0.92%) LAN
5 3 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.61%) Internet
6 2 (0.61%) Multicast
6 2 (0.61%) OSPF
6 2 (0.61%) Software-Defined Networking
6 2 (0.61%) VoIP
6 2 (0.61%) VPN
6 2 (0.61%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.37%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.53%) MySQL
2 5 (1.53%) NoSQL
3 3 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.92%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.61%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.61%) Electronic Patient Records
4 2 (0.61%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.61%) Power BI
4 2 (0.61%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.61%) RethinkDB
4 2 (0.61%) Spotfire
4 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.31%) PowerCenter
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 20 (6.13%) JIRA
2 6 (1.84%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (0.61%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.31%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.31%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.31%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.31%) gulp
5 1 (0.31%) JMeter
5 1 (0.31%) Rational Quality Manager
5 1 (0.31%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.31%) Rational Statemate
5 1 (0.31%) Selenium
5 1 (0.31%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.31%) Zephyr
General
1 97 (29.75%) Finance
2 24 (7.36%) Banking
3 20 (6.13%) Retail
4 14 (4.29%) Pharmaceutical
5 9 (2.76%) Legal
5 9 (2.76%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.45%) Wholesale Banking
7 6 (1.84%) Marketing
8 5 (1.53%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.53%) Law
9 4 (1.23%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.92%) Advertising
10 3 (0.92%) Avionics
10 3 (0.92%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.61%) Billing
11 2 (0.61%) Games
11 2 (0.61%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.61%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.31%) French Language
12 1 (0.31%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 145 (44.48%) Project Manager
2 32 (9.82%) Analyst
3 28 (8.59%) Delivery Manager
4 21 (6.44%) Senior Manager
5 17 (5.21%) Business Analyst
5 17 (5.21%) Consultant
6 16 (4.91%) Developer
7 14 (4.29%) IT Manager
7 14 (4.29%) Senior Project Manager
8 13 (3.99%) Business Manager
8 13 (3.99%) Digital Project Manager
9 12 (3.68%) IT Project Manager
10 11 (3.37%) Technical Manager
11 10 (3.07%) Programme Manager
12 9 (2.76%) Business Project Manager
12 9 (2.76%) Change Manager
13 8 (2.45%) Scrum Master
14 7 (2.15%) Product Manager
15 6 (1.84%) Contracts Manager
15 6 (1.84%) CRM Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.15%) .NET
2 6 (1.84%) Node.js
3 5 (1.53%) ASP.NET Web API
3 5 (1.53%) CSS
4 4 (1.23%) AngularJS
4 4 (1.23%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.23%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (1.23%) HTML
4 4 (1.23%) React
4 4 (1.23%) WCF
5 3 (0.92%) .NET Core
6 2 (0.61%) Django
6 2 (0.61%) Flask
6 2 (0.61%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (0.61%) WebSockets
7 1 (0.31%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.31%) COM
7 1 (0.31%) jQuery
7 1 (0.31%) Sass
7 1 (0.31%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (6.75%) Management Information System
3 13 (3.99%) NHS
4 10 (3.07%) PMI
5 9 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (2.45%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.84%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (1.84%) User Experience
8 5 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (1.53%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.23%) Cyberattack
9 4 (1.23%) Fintech
9 4 (1.23%) Tandem
10 3 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.92%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.61%) AS400
11 2 (0.61%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.61%) Life Science
11 2 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.31%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (4.29%) Windows
2 6 (1.84%) Linux
3 4 (1.23%) Windows 10
3 4 (1.23%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (0.92%) Unix
5 2 (0.61%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.31%) Solaris
6 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (25.15%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (23.31%) Stakeholder Management
3 62 (19.02%) PRINCE2
4 37 (11.35%) Problem-Solving
5 31 (9.51%) Programme Management
6 26 (7.98%) Scrum
7 25 (7.67%) ITIL
7 25 (7.67%) Migration
8 23 (7.06%) Waterfall
9 21 (6.44%) Change Management
10 20 (6.13%) Business Analysis
11 19 (5.83%) Continuous Improvement
11 19 (5.83%) Risk Management
12 18 (5.52%) Resource Management
13 17 (5.21%) Agile Project Management
13 17 (5.21%) SDLC
13 17 (5.21%) Service Management
14 15 (4.60%) E-Commerce
14 15 (4.60%) ERP
14 15 (4.60%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 16 (4.91%) SQL
2 8 (2.45%) C#
3 6 (1.84%) JavaScript
4 4 (1.23%) Python
5 2 (0.61%) Apex Code
5 2 (0.61%) Java
5 2 (0.61%) PHP
5 2 (0.61%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.61%) R
5 2 (0.61%) VBA
6 1 (0.31%) ActionScript
6 1 (0.31%) ActionScript 2.0
6 1 (0.31%) C
6 1 (0.31%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.31%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (6.44%) Degree
2 20 (6.13%) PMI Certification
3 19 (5.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 16 (4.91%) PMP
5 9 (2.76%) Security Cleared
6 7 (2.15%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.53%) CCNP
7 5 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.53%) ISEB
8 4 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.92%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.92%) HNC
9 3 (0.92%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.92%) MBA
10 2 (0.61%) APMP
10 2 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.61%) CCDP
10 2 (0.61%) CCIE
10 2 (0.61%) CISMP
10 2 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (9.82%) PMO
2 15 (4.60%) QA
3 6 (1.84%) ISO 9000
4 4 (1.23%) GDPR
4 4 (1.23%) SLA
5 2 (0.61%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.61%) EMIR
6 1 (0.31%) AIFMD
6 1 (0.31%) COBIT
6 1 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.31%) FATCA
6 1 (0.31%) GMP
6 1 (0.31%) GxP
6 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.31%) MiFID
6 1 (0.31%) PMBOK
System Software
1 3 (0.92%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.31%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
3 1 (0.31%) Docker
3 1 (0.31%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (0.61%) SCCM
2 1 (0.31%) Forum Sentry
2 1 (0.31%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.31%) SCOM
Vendors
1 40 (12.27%) Microsoft
2 18 (5.52%) Cisco
3 13 (3.99%) Oracle
4 12 (3.68%) SAP
5 10 (3.07%) BMC
5 10 (3.07%) ServiceNow
6 8 (2.45%) Juniper
6 8 (2.45%) Snow
7 6 (1.84%) Atlassian
8 5 (1.53%) Dell
9 4 (1.23%) IBM
9 4 (1.23%) Informatica
9 4 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.92%) HP
10 3 (0.92%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.92%) VMware
11 2 (0.61%) EMC
11 2 (0.61%) Pega
11 2 (0.61%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.61%) TIBCO