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 29 June 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.

Project Management
England / North West
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 8 8
Rank change year-on-year -13 0  
Contract jobs citing Project Management 209 388 360
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.07% 10.32% 9.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.75% 12.58% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 248 209
Median daily rate £400 £408 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.84% +5.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +4.37% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 10
Median hourly rate £37.50 £20.39 £41.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.91% -51.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.63 £10.85 £29.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.50 £62.14 £47.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.12 £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -8.65% -21.42%  

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 2388 3085 2921
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 80.78% 82.07% 78.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 5096 7691 6241
Median daily rate £413 £415 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.60% +7.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 238 299
Median hourly rate £40.00 £28.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.35% -16.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.79 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £55.73 £57.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.64% -6.66%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 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 3 months to 29 June 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 29 June 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 -11 92 £375 -6.25% 50
Cheshire -5 42 £317 -22.68% 15
Merseyside -11 25 £450 +26.40% 6
Lancashire -17 20 £450 - 6
Cumbria +3 6 £390 -
Project Management
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 120 (30.23%) Finance
2 115 (28.97%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (24.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 95 (23.93%) PRINCE2
5 50 (12.59%) Microsoft
6 48 (12.09%) Change Management
7 44 (11.08%) ITIL
8 40 (10.08%) Business Analysis
9 38 (9.57%) SAP
10 35 (8.82%) Microsoft Project
11 34 (8.56%) Migration
12 32 (8.06%) PMO
13 31 (7.81%) CRM
14 30 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
15 28 (7.05%) Service Management
15 28 (7.05%) Banking
16 27 (6.80%) Scrum
17 25 (6.30%) Microsoft Office
17 25 (6.30%) Degree
17 25 (6.30%) Waterfall
18 23 (5.79%) Management Information System
18 23 (5.79%) Security Cleared
18 23 (5.79%) Change Control
19 22 (5.54%) Process Improvement
19 22 (5.54%) Risk Management
20 21 (5.29%) SC Cleared
20 21 (5.29%) Logistics
20 21 (5.29%) Supplier Management
21 20 (5.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
21 20 (5.04%) Microsoft Excel

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 13 (3.27%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.26%) CMS
3 3 (0.76%) ColdFusion
3 3 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (0.76%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.76%) SAS
4 2 (0.50%) JBoss
4 2 (0.50%) NetWeaver
4 2 (0.50%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.25%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 35 (8.82%) Microsoft Project
2 25 (6.30%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (5.04%) Microsoft Excel
4 16 (4.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (3.53%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.51%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.25%) Revit
7 1 (0.25%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 16 (4.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.76%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.50%) Magento
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.50%) Primavera
4 2 (0.50%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.50%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.50%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.50%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.25%) Actimize
5 1 (0.25%) CA PPM
5 1 (0.25%) CSG Singleview
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.25%) SAP AFS
5 1 (0.25%) SAP MII
5 1 (0.25%) SAP QM
5 1 (0.25%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.78%) Office 365
2 12 (3.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.01%) SaaS
4 3 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (0.76%) IaaS
4 3 (0.76%) PaaS
5 2 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.27%) Internet
2 6 (1.51%) Firewall
3 4 (1.01%) DHCP
3 4 (1.01%) DNS
3 4 (1.01%) SAN
3 4 (1.01%) Skype
3 4 (1.01%) VoIP
4 3 (0.76%) NFC
4 3 (0.76%) RFID
4 3 (0.76%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.50%) Intranet
5 2 (0.50%) ISDN
5 2 (0.50%) NAS
6 1 (0.25%) LAN
6 1 (0.25%) MPLS
6 1 (0.25%) PBX
6 1 (0.25%) PSTN
6 1 (0.25%) SMS
6 1 (0.25%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.01%) Relational Database
2 4 (1.01%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.76%) Big Data
3 3 (0.76%) GIS
3 3 (0.76%) SAP HANA
4 2 (0.50%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.25%) DB2
5 1 (0.25%) DTS
5 1 (0.25%) EDMS
5 1 (0.25%) FileMaker
5 1 (0.25%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.25%) MySQL
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.25%) PowerCenter
5 1 (0.25%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.25%) Spotfire
5 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (2.52%) JIRA
2 7 (1.76%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.01%) gulp
4 3 (0.76%) Selenium
4 3 (0.76%) WebDriver
5 2 (0.50%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.25%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.25%) Gradle
6 1 (0.25%) Grunt
6 1 (0.25%) JUnit
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.25%) Subversion
6 1 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 120 (30.23%) Finance
2 28 (7.05%) Banking
3 19 (4.79%) Manufacturing
4 17 (4.28%) Retail
5 13 (3.27%) Telecoms
6 12 (3.02%) Marketing
6 12 (3.02%) Pharmaceutical
7 11 (2.77%) Legal
8 10 (2.52%) Back Office
9 5 (1.26%) Financial Institution
10 4 (1.01%) Games
10 4 (1.01%) Local Government
11 3 (0.76%) Billing
11 3 (0.76%) Law
12 2 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.25%) Advertising
13 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.25%) Automotive
13 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 169 (42.57%) Project Manager
2 77 (19.40%) Analyst
3 47 (11.84%) Business Analyst
4 24 (6.05%) IT Manager
5 20 (5.04%) Infrastructure Manager
6 19 (4.79%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 19 (4.79%) IT Project Manager
7 16 (4.03%) Consultant
8 14 (3.53%) Developer
9 13 (3.27%) Architect
9 13 (3.27%) Senior Manager
10 11 (2.77%) Business Manager
11 10 (2.52%) Senior Project Manager
11 10 (2.52%) Technical Manager
11 10 (2.52%) Transformation Manager
12 9 (2.27%) CRM Manager
12 9 (2.27%) CRM Project Manager
12 9 (2.27%) Migration Manager
12 9 (2.27%) Programme Manager
13 8 (2.02%) Contracts Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.27%) .NET
1 9 (2.27%) XML
2 8 (2.02%) jQuery
3 7 (1.76%) ASP.NET
3 7 (1.76%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (1.76%) Web Services
4 6 (1.51%) CSS
4 6 (1.51%) HTML
5 5 (1.26%) J2EE
5 5 (1.26%) Sass
6 4 (1.01%) .NET Core
7 3 (0.76%) HTML5
8 2 (0.50%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.25%) EJB
9 1 (0.25%) JSP
9 1 (0.25%) LAMP
9 1 (0.25%) SAP Basis
9 1 (0.25%) Servlets
9 1 (0.25%) Struts
9 1 (0.25%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (5.79%) Management Information System
3 19 (4.79%) Data Centre
4 17 (4.28%) Life Science
5 14 (3.53%) User Experience
6 11 (2.77%) Mainframe
7 10 (2.52%) PMI
8 7 (1.76%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.26%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.26%) NHS
10 4 (1.01%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (1.01%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.01%) EPoS
10 4 (1.01%) Internet of Things
11 3 (0.76%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.76%) FMCG
11 3 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.76%) Social Media
12 2 (0.50%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 19 (4.79%) Windows
2 14 (3.53%) Unix
3 8 (2.02%) Windows Server
3 8 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (1.51%) Linux
4 6 (1.51%) OS/2
5 4 (1.01%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.76%) AIX
7 2 (0.50%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (28.97%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (24.94%) Stakeholder Management
3 95 (23.93%) PRINCE2
4 48 (12.09%) Change Management
5 44 (11.08%) ITIL
6 40 (10.08%) Business Analysis
7 34 (8.56%) Migration
8 31 (7.81%) CRM
9 28 (7.05%) Service Management
10 27 (6.80%) Scrum
11 25 (6.30%) Waterfall
12 23 (5.79%) Change Control
13 22 (5.54%) Process Improvement
13 22 (5.54%) Risk Management
14 21 (5.29%) Logistics
14 21 (5.29%) Supplier Management
15 20 (5.04%) Continuous Improvement
16 19 (4.79%) Agile Project Management
16 19 (4.79%) Line Management
17 17 (4.28%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 15 (3.78%) SQL
2 14 (3.53%) JavaScript
3 9 (2.27%) C#
3 9 (2.27%) Java
4 3 (0.76%) VBA
5 2 (0.50%) C
5 2 (0.50%) Objective-C
5 2 (0.50%) PHP
5 2 (0.50%) Python
6 1 (0.25%) ABAP
6 1 (0.25%) ActionScript
6 1 (0.25%) ActionScript 2.0
6 1 (0.25%) C++
6 1 (0.25%) Groovy
6 1 (0.25%) Perl
6 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.25%) R
6 1 (0.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 25 (6.30%) Degree
2 23 (5.79%) Security Cleared
3 21 (5.29%) SC Cleared
4 20 (5.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 16 (4.03%) ISEB
6 15 (3.78%) PMI Certification
7 10 (2.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 9 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (2.27%) PMP
9 5 (1.26%) CCNA
9 5 (1.26%) CCNP
9 5 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.01%) APMP
11 3 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.76%) ECDL
11 3 (0.76%) HNC
11 3 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.76%) MCP
11 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.50%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (8.06%) PMO
2 19 (4.79%) QA
3 9 (2.27%) SLA
4 6 (1.51%) GDPR
5 4 (1.01%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.50%) COBIT
6 2 (0.50%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.50%) GMP
7 1 (0.25%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.25%) GxP
7 1 (0.25%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.25%) MiFID
7 1 (0.25%) PMBOK
System Software
1 9 (2.27%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 6 (1.51%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (1.51%) Ansible
1 6 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (1.51%) Puppet
1 6 (1.51%) SCCM
2 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (0.76%) MOM
4 1 (0.25%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.25%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 50 (12.59%) Microsoft
2 38 (9.57%) SAP
3 13 (3.27%) Citrix
3 13 (3.27%) Oracle
4 10 (2.52%) Cisco
5 7 (1.76%) Hyperion
6 5 (1.26%) IBM
6 5 (1.26%) VMware
7 3 (0.76%) HP
7 3 (0.76%) ServiceNow
7 3 (0.76%) Wyse
8 2 (0.50%) Acronis
8 2 (0.50%) Apple
8 2 (0.50%) Ariba
8 2 (0.50%) Concur
8 2 (0.50%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.50%) Veritas
9 1 (0.25%) Informatica
9 1 (0.25%) Remedy
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