Period
to 22 October 2020

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 22 October 2020 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
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 33 25 26
Rank change year-on-year -8 +1 -5
Contract jobs citing Project Management 92 326 386
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 4.74% 6.17% 6.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.68% 7.22% 7.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 206 242
Median daily rate £377 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.33% +12.50% -0.62%
10th Percentile £169 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £588 £543
England median daily rate £463 £465 £457
% change year-on-year -0.54% +1.75% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 33
Median hourly rate £35.00 £26.83 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.45% -10.57% -14.29%
10th Percentile £17.90 £18.74 £12.45
90th Percentile £53.85 £47.55 £41.20
England median hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% +1.54% +25.00%

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 1,619 4,513 4,993
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.41% 85.36% 84.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,016 2,936 3,128
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £241 £263 £263
90th Percentile £600 £581 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £470
% change year-on-year - +1.06% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 203 292
Median hourly rate £18.50 £20.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.76% -6.82% -26.67%
10th Percentile £11.10 £11.25 £11.43
90th Percentile £52.65 £53.75 £51.13
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +42.86% +16.67% -15.56%

Project Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Project Management as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Project Management in the North West.

Daily rate trend for Project Management in the North West

Project Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Project Management in the North West over the 6 months to 22 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Project Management in the North West

Project Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Project Management in the North West.

Hourly rate trend for Project Management in the North West

Project Management
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Project Management in the North West over the 6 months to 22 October 2020.

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 22 October 2020. 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 -3 42 £400 -5.88% 26
Cheshire -18 17 £379 -19.79% 9
Merseyside +10 11 £338 -25.00% 10
Lancashire +7 11 £363 -19.44% 7
Cumbria -6 5 £450 +3.15%
Project Management
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 2020, 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 25 (27.17%) Microsoft
2 23 (25.00%) Finance
2 23 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (20.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (18.48%) Project Delivery
5 16 (17.39%) ITIL
5 16 (17.39%) PRINCE2
6 15 (16.30%) Degree
6 15 (16.30%) Public Sector
7 14 (15.22%) Microsoft Office
8 13 (14.13%) Microsoft Project
8 13 (14.13%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (11.96%) Migration
10 10 (10.87%) Scrum
10 10 (10.87%) Security Cleared
11 9 (9.78%) Azure
11 9 (9.78%) NHS
11 9 (9.78%) SQL
11 9 (9.78%) Problem-Solving
12 8 (8.70%) Collaborative Working
12 8 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (8.70%) Banking
12 8 (8.70%) Retail
13 7 (7.61%) Programme Management
13 7 (7.61%) Change Management
13 7 (7.61%) SharePoint
13 7 (7.61%) Data Analysis
13 7 (7.61%) Power Platform
13 7 (7.61%) DevOps
13 7 (7.61%) Power BI

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 (7.61%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.09%) ArcGIS
2 1 (1.09%) CMS
2 1 (1.09%) Confluence
2 1 (1.09%) LiveLink
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.09%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (15.22%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (14.13%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.17%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.09%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.09%) SAP S/4HANA
1 1 (1.09%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.78%) Azure
2 7 (7.61%) Power Platform
3 5 (5.43%) AWS
4 4 (4.35%) GCP
4 4 (4.35%) GitHub
4 4 (4.35%) Power Automate
5 3 (3.26%) Office 365
5 3 (3.26%) PowerApps
6 1 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.09%) Azure Stack
6 1 (1.09%) Logic Apps
6 1 (1.09%) npm
6 1 (1.09%) SaaS
6 1 (1.09%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.26%) LAN
1 3 (3.26%) WAN
2 2 (2.17%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (2.17%) Skype
3 1 (1.09%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.09%) Internet
3 1 (1.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.61%) Power BI
2 5 (5.43%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.35%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.17%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.17%) Tableau
5 1 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.09%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (1.09%) GIS
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.09%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 5 (5.43%) JIRA
2 4 (4.35%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.09%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.09%) Visual Studio Code
3 1 (1.09%) webpack
General
1 23 (25.00%) Finance
2 15 (16.30%) Public Sector
3 8 (8.70%) Banking
3 8 (8.70%) Retail
4 5 (5.43%) Legal
4 5 (5.43%) Manufacturing
5 4 (4.35%) Marketing
5 4 (4.35%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.17%) Front Office
6 2 (2.17%) Law
6 2 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.09%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 33 (35.87%) Project Manager
2 7 (7.61%) Analyst
2 7 (7.61%) Architect
2 7 (7.61%) IT Manager
3 6 (6.52%) Project Officer
3 6 (6.52%) Project Support Officer
3 6 (6.52%) Support Officer
4 5 (5.43%) Programme Manager
4 5 (5.43%) Release Manager
5 4 (4.35%) Developer
5 4 (4.35%) IT Project Manager
5 4 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (3.26%) Business Analyst
6 3 (3.26%) Business Intelligence Manager
6 3 (3.26%) IT Programme Manager
6 3 (3.26%) Marketing Manager
6 3 (3.26%) Marketing Project Manager
6 3 (3.26%) Network Manager
6 3 (3.26%) Salesforce Project Manager
6 3 (3.26%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.35%) SOAP
1 4 (4.35%) Web Services
2 3 (3.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (2.17%) .NET
3 2 (2.17%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.17%) RESTful
4 1 (1.09%) CGI
4 1 (1.09%) CSS
4 1 (1.09%) HTML
4 1 (1.09%) JSON
4 1 (1.09%) Sass
4 1 (1.09%) Visualforce
4 1 (1.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.13%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.78%) NHS
3 4 (4.35%) User Experience
4 3 (3.26%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.26%) Hedge funds
4 3 (3.26%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.17%) CMDB
5 2 (2.17%) Credit Risk
5 2 (2.17%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.09%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.09%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.09%) Life Science
6 1 (1.09%) PKI
6 1 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.26%) Windows
2 2 (2.17%) Windows 10
2 2 (2.17%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.09%) pSOS
3 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2016
3 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (20.65%) Stakeholder Management
3 17 (18.48%) Project Delivery
4 16 (17.39%) ITIL
4 16 (17.39%) PRINCE2
5 11 (11.96%) Migration
6 10 (10.87%) Scrum
7 9 (9.78%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (8.70%) Collaborative Working
9 7 (7.61%) Change Management
9 7 (7.61%) Data Analysis
9 7 (7.61%) DevOps
9 7 (7.61%) Programme Management
10 6 (6.52%) Decision-Making
10 6 (6.52%) Project Planning
10 6 (6.52%) Risk Management
11 5 (5.43%) Business Analysis
11 5 (5.43%) E-Commerce
11 5 (5.43%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.78%) SQL
2 2 (2.17%) C
2 2 (2.17%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.09%) ActionScript
3 1 (1.09%) ActionScript 2.0
3 1 (1.09%) Apex Code
3 1 (1.09%) C#
3 1 (1.09%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.09%) SOQL
3 1 (1.09%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (16.30%) Degree
2 10 (10.87%) Security Cleared
3 6 (6.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 6 (6.52%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.26%) CISM
4 3 (3.26%) CISSP
4 3 (3.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (2.17%) APMP
5 2 (2.17%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.09%) CISA
6 1 (1.09%) CRISC
6 1 (1.09%) ECDL
6 1 (1.09%) HNC
6 1 (1.09%) HND
6 1 (1.09%) ISACA
6 1 (1.09%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.09%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.26%) PMO
2 2 (2.17%) GDPR
2 2 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.17%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.09%) COBIT
3 1 (1.09%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.09%) NIST
3 1 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.09%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 25 (27.17%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.52%) ServiceNow
3 5 (5.43%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (3.26%) Cisco
4 3 (3.26%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
5 2 (2.17%) Juniper
5 2 (2.17%) Oracle
5 2 (2.17%) SAP
5 2 (2.17%) Snow
6 1 (1.09%) Civica
6 1 (1.09%) Intel
6 1 (1.09%) Progress
6 1 (1.09%) VMware