Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 26 17
Rank change year-on-year -4 -9 -9
Contract jobs citing Project Management 365 365 510
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.06% 6.45% 7.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.30% 7.81% 9.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 252 353
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% -1.79%
10th Percentile £259 £300 £263
90th Percentile £575 £624 £575
England median daily rate £463 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +2.78% +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 18 22
North West median hourly rate £30.00 £29.00 £21.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +34.74% -54.94%
10th Percentile £16.09 £16.10 £14.38
90th Percentile £42.53 £43.92 £42.50
England median hourly rate £33.00 £27.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +22.22% -1.82% -12.53%

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 5,000 4,673 5,470
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.03% 82.61% 85.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,166 3,014 3,511
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £588 £573
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 280 207 166
North West median hourly rate £22.47 £27.00 £24.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.80% +11.50% -16.50%
10th Percentile £11.55 £11.67 £12.13
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.55 £53.25
England median hourly rate £22.10 £25.00 £23.10
% change year-on-year -11.61% +8.25% +4.98%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 17 December 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 -18 145 £425 - 90
Cheshire -3 101 £425 -4.23% 26
Lancashire +6 57 £380 -5.00% 23
Merseyside +10 39 £478 +6.11% 12
Cumbria -3 6 £375 - 1
Project Management
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 111 (30.41%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (26.85%) Stakeholder Management
3 92 (25.21%) Finance
4 76 (20.82%) PRINCE2
5 48 (13.15%) Microsoft
6 43 (11.78%) Analytical Skills
7 42 (11.51%) Security Cleared
8 37 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
9 36 (9.86%) SC Cleared
10 35 (9.59%) Programme Management
11 34 (9.32%) Scrum
12 32 (8.77%) Migration
12 32 (8.77%) Risk Management
12 32 (8.77%) Degree
13 30 (8.22%) Business Analysis
14 28 (7.67%) Change Management
15 25 (6.85%) SQL
15 25 (6.85%) Microsoft Excel
15 25 (6.85%) PMO
16 24 (6.58%) Decision-Making
16 24 (6.58%) JIRA
17 23 (6.30%) Time Management
17 23 (6.30%) SAP
17 23 (6.30%) Data Centre
18 22 (6.03%) Oracle
18 22 (6.03%) Service Delivery
19 21 (5.75%) Microsoft Project
19 21 (5.75%) Waterfall
19 21 (5.75%) Agile Project Management
20 20 (5.48%) Coaching

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 (3.84%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.74%) Confluence
3 4 (1.10%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.82%) ArcGIS
4 3 (0.82%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.55%) CMS
5 2 (0.55%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.27%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.27%) IIS
6 1 (0.27%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 25 (6.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (5.75%) Microsoft Project
3 17 (4.66%) Microsoft Office
4 13 (3.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (1.64%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.82%) Primavera
2 3 (0.82%) SAP PP
3 2 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.55%) JDE OneWorld
3 2 (0.55%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.55%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.55%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.55%) SAP MDG
3 2 (0.55%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.27%) Finacle
4 1 (0.27%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.27%) Magento
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.27%) Sage 1000
4 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.27%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.27%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (5.21%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (3.56%) Office 365
4 8 (2.19%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (1.64%) GitHub
6 3 (0.82%) SaaS
7 2 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.55%) Serverless
8 1 (0.27%) Boomi
8 1 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.27%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.74%) Firewall
2 9 (2.47%) LAN
3 8 (2.19%) OSPF
4 7 (1.92%) BGP
4 7 (1.92%) Skype
5 6 (1.64%) DNS
5 6 (1.64%) WAN
6 5 (1.37%) Network Security
6 5 (1.37%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.10%) BIG-IP
7 4 (1.10%) Cisco Firepower
7 4 (1.10%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (1.10%) DHCP
7 4 (1.10%) Intranet
7 4 (1.10%) MPLS
7 4 (1.10%) SMS
7 4 (1.10%) VPN
7 4 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.55%) Internet
9 1 (0.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.01%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.10%) Amazon Aurora
4 4 (1.10%) Amazon Redshift
5 3 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.55%) Big Data
6 2 (0.55%) GIS
6 2 (0.55%) MS Access
6 2 (0.55%) MySQL
6 2 (0.55%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.27%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.27%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.27%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.27%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.27%) Power BI
7 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.27%) Riak
Development Applications
1 24 (6.58%) JIRA
2 5 (1.37%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.37%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (1.10%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.82%) Cucumber
4 3 (0.82%) JMeter
4 3 (0.82%) JUnit
4 3 (0.82%) Maven
4 3 (0.82%) Selenium
4 3 (0.82%) Zephyr
5 1 (0.27%) CA Release Automation
5 1 (0.27%) gulp
General
1 92 (25.21%) Finance
2 20 (5.48%) Legal
3 17 (4.66%) Banking
3 17 (4.66%) Manufacturing
4 14 (3.84%) Retail
5 9 (2.47%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (1.64%) Games
6 6 (1.64%) Law
6 6 (1.64%) Local Government
7 5 (1.37%) Marketing
8 4 (1.10%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.82%) Advertising
9 3 (0.82%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.82%) German Language
9 3 (0.82%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.82%) Military
10 2 (0.55%) Automotive
10 2 (0.55%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.27%) Avionics
11 1 (0.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 167 (45.75%) Project Manager
2 43 (11.78%) Analyst
3 28 (7.67%) IT Manager
4 26 (7.12%) IT Project Manager
5 24 (6.58%) Business Analyst
6 19 (5.21%) Infrastructure Manager
7 18 (4.93%) Delivery Manager
7 18 (4.93%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 16 (4.38%) Technical Manager
9 12 (3.29%) Project Officer
9 12 (3.29%) Senior Manager
10 11 (3.01%) Consultant
11 10 (2.74%) Migration Manager
11 10 (2.74%) Migration Project Manager
11 10 (2.74%) NHS Project Manager
11 10 (2.74%) SAP Manager
11 10 (2.74%) Support Officer
11 10 (2.74%) Technical Project Manager
12 9 (2.47%) Digital Project Manager
12 9 (2.47%) Project Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.01%) XML
2 9 (2.47%) .NET
2 9 (2.47%) CSS
2 9 (2.47%) HTML
3 6 (1.64%) ASP.NET
4 5 (1.37%) JSON
5 4 (1.10%) 802.1X
5 4 (1.10%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (1.10%) EDI
5 4 (1.10%) HTML5
5 4 (1.10%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 3 (0.82%) .NET Core
6 3 (0.82%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (0.82%) Velocity
6 3 (0.82%) WCF
7 2 (0.55%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.55%) jQuery
7 2 (0.55%) React
8 1 (0.27%) REST
8 1 (0.27%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 43 (11.78%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (6.30%) Data Centre
3 16 (4.38%) NHS
4 15 (4.11%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (3.01%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.92%) Virtual Team
7 6 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (1.37%) PMI
8 5 (1.37%) User Experience
9 4 (1.10%) 3D Graphics
9 4 (1.10%) FMCG
9 4 (1.10%) Taxonomies
10 2 (0.55%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.55%) Fintech
10 2 (0.55%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.55%) LLPG
10 2 (0.55%) Smartcard
10 2 (0.55%) Social Media
10 2 (0.55%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 20 (5.48%) Windows
2 10 (2.74%) Windows 10
3 7 (1.92%) Linux
4 5 (1.37%) Unix
5 3 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.55%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.27%) AIX
7 1 (0.27%) Solaris
7 1 (0.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (30.41%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (26.85%) Stakeholder Management
3 76 (20.82%) PRINCE2
4 37 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
5 35 (9.59%) Programme Management
6 34 (9.32%) Scrum
7 32 (8.77%) Migration
7 32 (8.77%) Risk Management
8 30 (8.22%) Business Analysis
9 28 (7.67%) Change Management
10 24 (6.58%) Decision-Making
11 23 (6.30%) Time Management
12 22 (6.03%) Service Delivery
13 21 (5.75%) Agile Project Management
13 21 (5.75%) Waterfall
14 20 (5.48%) Coaching
15 18 (4.93%) Project Planning
16 17 (4.66%) SDLC
17 16 (4.38%) Project Governance
18 15 (4.11%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 25 (6.85%) SQL
2 19 (5.21%) Java
3 11 (3.01%) C#
4 10 (2.74%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.64%) C
5 6 (1.64%) Python
6 4 (1.10%) C++
6 4 (1.10%) Perl
6 4 (1.10%) PL/SQL
7 3 (0.82%) Objective-C
7 3 (0.82%) PHP
7 3 (0.82%) VB
8 2 (0.55%) Erlang
8 2 (0.55%) R
8 2 (0.55%) VBA
9 1 (0.27%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.27%) ActionScript 2.0
9 1 (0.27%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.27%) VB6
Qualifications
1 42 (11.51%) Security Cleared
2 36 (9.86%) SC Cleared
3 32 (8.77%) Degree
4 11 (3.01%) PMI Certification
5 10 (2.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 9 (2.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 8 (2.19%) PMP
8 7 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.92%) CISSP
9 6 (1.64%) CCNP
9 6 (1.64%) CISM
9 6 (1.64%) MBA
10 5 (1.37%) CISA
11 4 (1.10%) CCDP
11 4 (1.10%) CCIE
12 3 (0.82%) AWS Certification
12 3 (0.82%) HNC
13 2 (0.55%) CCNA
13 2 (0.55%) Master's Degree
13 2 (0.55%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.85%) PMO
2 16 (4.38%) QA
3 10 (2.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 7 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.37%) GDPR
6 3 (0.82%) SLA
7 1 (0.27%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.27%) GLP
7 1 (0.27%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.27%) NEBOSH
7 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.27%) SEPA
7 1 (0.27%) TARGET2
System Software
1 4 (1.10%) Active Directory
1 4 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.10%) Forum Sentry
2 3 (0.82%) SCCM
3 1 (0.27%) Ansible
3 1 (0.27%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.27%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (0.27%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 48 (13.15%) Microsoft
2 23 (6.30%) SAP
3 22 (6.03%) Oracle
4 18 (4.93%) Cisco
5 8 (2.19%) BMC
6 7 (1.92%) Hyperion
7 6 (1.64%) Juniper
8 5 (1.37%) Atlassian
8 5 (1.37%) F5
8 5 (1.37%) Palo Alto
8 5 (1.37%) ServiceNow
8 5 (1.37%) VMware
9 4 (1.10%) Infoblox
9 4 (1.10%) Meraki
9 4 (1.10%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.10%) Talend
10 3 (0.82%) HP
10 3 (0.82%) IBM
10 3 (0.82%) Snow