Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 20 11
Rank change year-on-year +4 -9 -3
Contract jobs citing Project Management 471 403 763
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.61% 7.13% 9.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.99% 8.64% 11.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 271 490
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £300 £250 £273
90th Percentile £538 £538 £563
England median daily rate £450 £450 £435
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 17 15
North West median hourly rate £30.00 £37.48 £20.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.95% +83.79% -42.97%
10th Percentile £12.45 £23.24 £11.10
90th Percentile £47.50 £56.00 £52.68
England median hourly rate £30.00 £26.33 £27.00
% change year-on-year +13.94% -2.48% -6.90%

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 5,239 4,662 6,376
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 84.62% 82.48% 82.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,291 2,850 3,933
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £256 £260
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 260 218 215
North West median hourly rate £24.13 £36.74 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.33% +36.06% -0.61%
10th Percentile £11.47 £11.75 £12.58
90th Percentile £53.56 £52.65 £50.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -8.16% +4.26% +11.90%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 20 July 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 -9 197 £413 +10.00% 74
Cheshire -1 108 £400 +3.90% 20
Lancashire +10 73 £433 +1.76% 16
Merseyside +12 57 £415 -0.90% 12
Cumbria +6 22 £513 +16.48% 3
Project Management
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 168 (35.67%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (28.66%) Finance
3 124 (26.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 109 (23.14%) PRINCE2
5 66 (14.01%) ITIL
6 63 (13.38%) Problem-Solving
7 56 (11.89%) PMO
8 48 (10.19%) Scrum
9 47 (9.98%) Change Management
10 45 (9.55%) Management Information System
10 45 (9.55%) Security Cleared
11 44 (9.34%) Business Analysis
11 44 (9.34%) Microsoft
11 44 (9.34%) Analytical Skills
12 41 (8.70%) Degree
13 40 (8.49%) Risk Management
14 39 (8.28%) Legal
15 37 (7.86%) Workflow
15 37 (7.86%) SQL
15 37 (7.86%) Supplier Management
15 37 (7.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 36 (7.64%) Project Planning
17 34 (7.22%) Resource Management
17 34 (7.22%) Agile Project Management
18 33 (7.01%) SC Cleared
18 33 (7.01%) Microsoft Excel
19 32 (6.79%) SFIA
20 30 (6.37%) DevOps
21 29 (6.16%) JIRA
22 28 (5.94%) Programme 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 9 (1.91%) Confluence
2 8 (1.70%) Apache
2 8 (1.70%) JBoss
2 8 (1.70%) OpenStack
2 8 (1.70%) Tomcat
3 7 (1.49%) SAS
4 6 (1.27%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.85%) IIS
5 4 (0.85%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.64%) CMS
7 1 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.21%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.21%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 33 (7.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (5.73%) Microsoft Project
3 23 (4.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (4.25%) Microsoft Office
5 13 (2.76%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.21%) InVision
6 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.21%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.64%) JDE OneWorld
2 3 (0.64%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.42%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.42%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 2 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.42%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.21%) CA PPM
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.21%) HFM
4 1 (0.21%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.21%) Magento
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 25 (5.31%) PaaS
2 20 (4.25%) SaaS
3 17 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (3.40%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (2.34%) GitHub
6 8 (1.70%) IaaS
6 8 (1.70%) Office 365
6 8 (1.70%) OpenShift
7 4 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (0.85%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.97%) Firewall
2 12 (2.55%) SMS
3 11 (2.34%) WAN
4 9 (1.91%) LAN
4 9 (1.91%) Network Security
4 9 (1.91%) Unified Communications
5 8 (1.70%) Internet
5 8 (1.70%) TCP/IP
6 7 (1.49%) SAN
6 7 (1.49%) Skype
7 6 (1.27%) DNS
8 5 (1.06%) BGP
8 5 (1.06%) DHCP
8 5 (1.06%) OSPF
8 5 (1.06%) Wireless
9 4 (0.85%) IP Telephony
9 4 (0.85%) VoIP
9 4 (0.85%) VPN
10 3 (0.64%) NetScaler
10 3 (0.64%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.73%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.25%) DB2
3 17 (3.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (2.97%) NoSQL
4 14 (2.97%) Redis
4 14 (2.97%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.06%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.85%) Amazon Aurora
6 4 (0.85%) Amazon Redshift
6 4 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (0.85%) Riak
6 4 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (0.64%) Big Data
7 3 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.42%) GIS
8 2 (0.42%) MS Access
9 1 (0.21%) MySQL
9 1 (0.21%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 29 (6.16%) JIRA
2 14 (2.97%) Visual Studio
3 9 (1.91%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.21%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.21%) MSI
4 1 (0.21%) Rational Rose
General
1 135 (28.66%) Finance
2 39 (8.28%) Legal
3 21 (4.46%) Law
4 18 (3.82%) Banking
5 15 (3.18%) Manufacturing
5 15 (3.18%) Retail
6 14 (2.97%) Telecoms
7 11 (2.34%) Marketing
7 11 (2.34%) Pharmaceutical
8 10 (2.12%) Games
9 5 (1.06%) Local Government
10 4 (0.85%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.64%) Advertising
11 3 (0.64%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.42%) Electronics
12 2 (0.42%) Military
13 1 (0.21%) Automotive
13 1 (0.21%) Billing
13 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.21%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 200 (42.46%) Project Manager
2 60 (12.74%) Analyst
3 46 (9.77%) Business Analyst
4 31 (6.58%) Developer
5 23 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 23 (4.88%) IT Manager
6 21 (4.46%) Infrastructure Manager
7 18 (3.82%) IT Project Manager
8 17 (3.61%) Digital Project Manager
9 14 (2.97%) Lead Developer
9 14 (2.97%) Senior Manager
9 14 (2.97%) Technical Manager
10 13 (2.76%) Business Manager
10 13 (2.76%) Delivery Manager
10 13 (2.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 13 (2.76%) Technical Project Manager
11 10 (2.12%) Development Manager
11 10 (2.12%) GDPR Project Manager
11 10 (2.12%) Software Project Manager
12 9 (1.91%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (5.52%) .NET
2 17 (3.61%) ASP.NET
2 17 (3.61%) Web Services
3 16 (3.40%) HTML
4 14 (2.97%) .NET Core
4 14 (2.97%) .NET Framework
4 14 (2.97%) Entity Framework
5 11 (2.34%) CSS
6 10 (2.12%) jQuery
6 10 (2.12%) JSON
7 9 (1.91%) HTML5
7 9 (1.91%) Middleware
7 9 (1.91%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 8 (1.70%) Ajax
9 7 (1.49%) XML
10 6 (1.27%) Visualforce
11 5 (1.06%) AngularJS
12 3 (0.64%) REST
12 3 (0.64%) Velocity
12 3 (0.64%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 45 (9.55%) Management Information System
2 44 (9.34%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (3.40%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (3.18%) PMI
5 12 (2.55%) Data Centre
6 11 (2.34%) Virtual Team
7 9 (1.91%) 3D Graphics
8 8 (1.70%) Clustering
8 8 (1.70%) Life Science
8 8 (1.70%) NHS
9 5 (1.06%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.06%) Social Media
10 4 (0.85%) Mainframe
10 4 (0.85%) PKI
10 4 (0.85%) Taxonomies
11 3 (0.64%) FMCG
11 3 (0.64%) Internet of Things
11 3 (0.64%) Robotics
11 3 (0.64%) User Experience
12 2 (0.42%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 26 (5.52%) Windows
2 21 (4.46%) Linux
3 13 (2.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (2.55%) Unix
5 8 (1.70%) AIX
5 8 (1.70%) Windows 10
6 6 (1.27%) Solaris
6 6 (1.27%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.85%) HPUX
8 1 (0.21%) MVS
8 1 (0.21%) OS/390
8 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.21%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (35.67%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (26.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 109 (23.14%) PRINCE2
4 66 (14.01%) ITIL
5 63 (13.38%) Problem-Solving
6 48 (10.19%) Scrum
7 47 (9.98%) Change Management
8 44 (9.34%) Business Analysis
9 40 (8.49%) Risk Management
10 37 (7.86%) Supplier Management
10 37 (7.86%) Workflow
11 36 (7.64%) Project Planning
12 34 (7.22%) Agile Project Management
12 34 (7.22%) Resource Management
13 32 (6.79%) SFIA
14 30 (6.37%) DevOps
15 28 (5.94%) Programme Management
16 25 (5.31%) Business Intelligence
16 25 (5.31%) Case Management
16 25 (5.31%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 37 (7.86%) SQL
2 26 (5.52%) C#
3 21 (4.46%) JavaScript
4 18 (3.82%) Java
5 11 (2.34%) Perl
6 9 (1.91%) C++
7 8 (1.70%) Erlang
7 8 (1.70%) Ruby
8 7 (1.49%) Go
9 6 (1.27%) Apex Code
9 6 (1.27%) C
10 4 (0.85%) Objective-C
10 4 (0.85%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.85%) Python
10 4 (0.85%) VB
11 2 (0.42%) PHP
11 2 (0.42%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.42%) VBA
12 1 (0.21%) R
12 1 (0.21%) X++
Qualifications
1 45 (9.55%) Security Cleared
2 41 (8.70%) Degree
3 37 (7.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 33 (7.01%) SC Cleared
5 26 (5.52%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (4.88%) CISM
6 23 (4.88%) CISSP
6 23 (4.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 22 (4.67%) CCNP
8 18 (3.82%) CCDP
8 18 (3.82%) Chartered Engineer
8 18 (3.82%) PMI Certification
9 11 (2.34%) CCIE
10 7 (1.49%) MBA
11 6 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (1.27%) CCNA
11 6 (1.27%) MCSE
11 6 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (1.27%) PMP
12 5 (1.06%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (11.89%) PMO
2 20 (4.25%) GDPR
3 11 (2.34%) QA
4 4 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.64%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.42%) P3O
6 2 (0.42%) SLA
7 1 (0.21%) COBIT
7 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.21%) GAAP
7 1 (0.21%) GLP
7 1 (0.21%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 22 (4.67%) Docker
2 15 (3.18%) Hyper-V
3 11 (2.34%) Active Directory
4 9 (1.91%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (1.70%) XenApp
6 6 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (1.06%) VMware NSX
7 5 (1.06%) vSphere
7 5 (1.06%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (1.70%) Kubernetes
1 8 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (1.49%) Failover Clustering
2 7 (1.49%) SCCM
3 5 (1.06%) Cisco IPCC
3 5 (1.06%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (1.06%) vCenter Server
4 4 (0.85%) IBM BigFix
5 2 (0.42%) MIIS
5 2 (0.42%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.21%) Ansible
6 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 44 (9.34%) Microsoft
2 27 (5.73%) Cisco
3 23 (4.88%) Oracle
4 16 (3.40%) SAP
5 14 (2.97%) Red Hat
5 14 (2.97%) Teradata
6 10 (2.12%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (1.91%) Citrix
7 9 (1.91%) EMC
7 9 (1.91%) NetApp
7 9 (1.91%) ServiceNow
8 8 (1.70%) Hyperion
9 7 (1.49%) VMware
10 6 (1.27%) Ivanti
10 6 (1.27%) Veritas
11 5 (1.06%) Bomgar
11 5 (1.06%) Informatica
12 4 (0.85%) Brocade
12 4 (0.85%) ForeScout
12 4 (0.85%) Talend