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 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Management
England / North West
Rank 15 11 10
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1  
Contract jobs citing Project Management 193 376 388
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.42% 9.80% 10.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.01% 11.88% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 250 196
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £272 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £538 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 21
Median hourly rate £37.48 £18.24 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +105.42% -47.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.74 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.96 £30.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £27.88
% change year-on-year -15.38% +16.59%  

Project Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2142 3164 2795
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 82.35% 82.44% 78.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1354 1915 1525
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 122 127
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.20 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Project Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Project Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 3 months to 25 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 -7 88 £394 -4.54% 45
Cheshire +1 40 £425 - 10
Merseyside +8 36 £450 +20.00% 8
Lancashire -8 16 £360 -12.19% 5
Cumbria +4 3 £490 +22.50% 2
Project Management
England

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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.

1 122 (29.54%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (29.30%) Finance
3 101 (24.46%) Stakeholder Management
4 91 (22.03%) PRINCE2
5 59 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 51 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
7 43 (10.41%) ITIL
8 39 (9.44%) Change Management
9 38 (9.20%) Business Analysis
10 34 (8.23%) MS Excel
10 34 (8.23%) MS Project
11 33 (7.99%) Banking
12 32 (7.75%) Scrum
12 32 (7.75%) Business Intelligence
13 30 (7.26%) Migration
13 30 (7.26%) PMO
14 29 (7.02%) Waterfall
14 29 (7.02%) Oracle
14 29 (7.02%) Management Information System
15 28 (6.78%) QA
16 27 (6.54%) Degree
16 27 (6.54%) SDLC
17 25 (6.05%) Risk Management
17 25 (6.05%) SAP
17 25 (6.05%) CRM
18 24 (5.81%) MS Office
19 23 (5.57%) SQL
19 23 (5.57%) Telecoms
19 23 (5.57%) MS PowerPoint
20 22 (5.33%) Process Improvement

Project Management
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 12 (2.91%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.94%) CMS
3 3 (0.73%) SAS
4 1 (0.24%) Apache
4 1 (0.24%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.24%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.24%) Confluence
4 1 (0.24%) Content Management Server
4 1 (0.24%) Drupal
4 1 (0.24%) EPiServer
4 1 (0.24%) JBoss
4 1 (0.24%) nginx
4 1 (0.24%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.24%) SAP Portal
4 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.24%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.24%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 34 (8.23%) MS Excel
1 34 (8.23%) MS Project
2 24 (5.81%) MS Office
3 23 (5.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (4.84%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.24%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (2.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (2.42%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (1.45%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (1.45%) SAP HR
4 5 (1.21%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (1.21%) SAP ERP
4 5 (1.21%) SAP GRC
5 4 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.48%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.48%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.48%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.48%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.24%) CSG Singleview
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.24%) Primavera
7 1 (0.24%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.24%) SAP MDG
7 1 (0.24%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.66%) SaaS
2 8 (1.94%) Office 365
3 5 (1.21%) SuccessFactors
4 3 (0.73%) IaaS
5 2 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.24%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.24%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.91%) Firewall
2 8 (1.94%) Internet
2 8 (1.94%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (0.97%) LAN
3 4 (0.97%) WAN
4 3 (0.73%) DNS
4 3 (0.73%) Network Security
4 3 (0.73%) NFC
4 3 (0.73%) RFID
4 3 (0.73%) SAN
4 3 (0.73%) SSL
4 3 (0.73%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.73%) Wireless
5 2 (0.48%) IP Telephony
5 2 (0.48%) IPsec
5 2 (0.48%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.48%) VoIP
6 1 (0.24%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.24%) DHCP
6 1 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.39%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (1.45%) Oracle Database
3 6 (1.45%) SAP BW
4 5 (1.21%) Big Data
4 5 (1.21%) GIS
4 5 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.97%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.73%) MySQL
6 3 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.73%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.48%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.48%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.24%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.24%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 12 (2.91%) JIRA
2 4 (0.97%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.73%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.48%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.24%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.24%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.24%) Gradle
5 1 (0.24%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.24%) Subversion
5 1 (0.24%) Vagrant
General
1 121 (29.30%) Finance
2 33 (7.99%) Banking
3 23 (5.57%) Telecoms
4 15 (3.63%) Retail
5 13 (3.15%) Manufacturing
6 11 (2.66%) Marketing
7 10 (2.42%) Legal
8 8 (1.94%) Back Office
9 7 (1.69%) Games
9 7 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.97%) Local Government
11 3 (0.73%) Advertising
11 3 (0.73%) Billing
11 3 (0.73%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.48%) Automotive
12 2 (0.48%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.48%) Publishing
13 1 (0.24%) International Banking
13 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 163 (39.47%) Project Manager
2 66 (15.98%) Analyst
3 46 (11.14%) Business Analyst
4 33 (7.99%) IT Manager
5 20 (4.84%) Architect
5 20 (4.84%) IT Project Manager
6 19 (4.60%) Developer
7 17 (4.12%) Business Manager
8 16 (3.87%) Programme Manager
9 15 (3.63%) Change Manager
9 15 (3.63%) Delivery Manager
9 15 (3.63%) Infrastructure Manager
9 15 (3.63%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 14 (3.39%) Senior Manager
11 11 (2.66%) Project Analyst
11 11 (2.66%) Service Manager
11 11 (2.66%) Transformation Manager
12 10 (2.42%) Contracts Manager
13 9 (2.18%) Business Change Manager
13 9 (2.18%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.15%) HTML
2 11 (2.66%) Web Services
3 9 (2.18%) CSS
4 7 (1.69%) .NET
5 6 (1.45%) ASP.NET
5 6 (1.45%) HTML5
5 6 (1.45%) XML
6 5 (1.21%) .NET Framework
6 5 (1.21%) Entity Framework
7 4 (0.97%) Ajax
7 4 (0.97%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (0.97%) jQuery
7 4 (0.97%) JSON
7 4 (0.97%) Velocity
7 4 (0.97%) WCF
8 3 (0.73%) AngularJS
8 3 (0.73%) Apache Cordova
8 3 (0.73%) CSS3
8 3 (0.73%) REST
8 3 (0.73%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 51 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (7.02%) Management Information System
3 15 (3.63%) User Experience
4 13 (3.15%) Data Centre
4 13 (3.15%) NHS
5 10 (2.42%) Life Science
5 10 (2.42%) PMI
6 7 (1.69%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.45%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.21%) Social Media
9 4 (0.97%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.73%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.73%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.73%) Graphic Design
10 3 (0.73%) Internet of Things
10 3 (0.73%) New Media
10 3 (0.73%) Photography
10 3 (0.73%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.48%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 19 (4.60%) Windows
2 11 (2.66%) Unix
3 9 (2.18%) Linux
4 8 (1.94%) Android
5 6 (1.45%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.21%) AIX
7 4 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.97%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.73%) Windows Phone
8 3 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.48%) OS/2
10 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (29.54%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (24.46%) Stakeholder Management
3 91 (22.03%) PRINCE2
4 43 (10.41%) ITIL
5 39 (9.44%) Change Management
6 38 (9.20%) Business Analysis
7 32 (7.75%) Business Intelligence
7 32 (7.75%) Scrum
8 30 (7.26%) Migration
9 29 (7.02%) Waterfall
10 27 (6.54%) SDLC
11 25 (6.05%) CRM
11 25 (6.05%) Risk Management
12 22 (5.33%) Process Improvement
13 21 (5.08%) Programme Management
14 20 (4.84%) Supplier Management
15 19 (4.60%) Agile Project Management
15 19 (4.60%) Change Control
15 19 (4.60%) Continuous Improvement
15 19 (4.60%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (5.57%) SQL
2 14 (3.39%) JavaScript
3 8 (1.94%) Java
4 7 (1.69%) C#
5 5 (1.21%) PL/SQL
6 4 (0.97%) Python
7 3 (0.73%) C
7 3 (0.73%) Objective-C
7 3 (0.73%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.73%) VBA
8 2 (0.48%) ES6
8 2 (0.48%) Perl
8 2 (0.48%) PHP
9 1 (0.24%) ABAP
9 1 (0.24%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.24%) ActionScript 2.0
9 1 (0.24%) Groovy
9 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (6.54%) Degree
2 18 (4.36%) Security Cleared
3 17 (4.12%) ISEB
3 17 (4.12%) PMI Certification
3 17 (4.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 16 (3.87%) SC Cleared
5 12 (2.91%) PMP
6 10 (2.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 6 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.21%) APMP
9 4 (0.97%) ECDL
9 4 (0.97%) RHCSA
10 3 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.73%) MCSE
10 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.48%) CCIE
11 2 (0.48%) CCNP
11 2 (0.48%) CISSP
12 1 (0.24%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (7.26%) PMO
2 28 (6.78%) QA
3 12 (2.91%) SLA
4 3 (0.73%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.73%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.48%) COBIT
5 2 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.24%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.24%) GDPR
6 1 (0.24%) GMP
6 1 (0.24%) MiFID
6 1 (0.24%) PMBOK
System Software
1 8 (1.94%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.24%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.24%) Varnish
3 1 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.24%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.24%) vSphere
3 1 (0.24%) XenApp
3 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (0.48%) AirWatch
1 2 (0.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (0.48%) MOM
1 2 (0.48%) SCCM
1 2 (0.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.24%) Ansible
2 1 (0.24%) Netcool
2 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.24%) Puppet
2 1 (0.24%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 59 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 29 (7.02%) Oracle
3 25 (6.05%) SAP
4 12 (2.91%) Citrix
5 8 (1.94%) Hyperion
5 8 (1.94%) ServiceNow
5 8 (1.94%) VMware
6 5 (1.21%) Ariba
6 5 (1.21%) Cisco
6 5 (1.21%) Concur
6 5 (1.21%) Google
7 4 (0.97%) Red Hat
7 4 (0.97%) Veritas
8 3 (0.73%) Apple
8 3 (0.73%) Cognos
8 3 (0.73%) Sitecore
8 3 (0.73%) Wyse
9 2 (0.48%) Adobe
9 2 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.48%) Snow
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