Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 15 9
Rank change year-on-year -8 -6 +3
Contract jobs citing Project Management 386 585 805
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.79% 8.48% 9.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.35% 10.12% 11.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 393 572
North West median daily rate £420 £405 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57% +8.39%
10th Percentile £300 £267 £263
90th Percentile £600 £575 £540
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 14
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £21.05 £47.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.80% -55.59% +45.82%
10th Percentile £17.62 £11.95 £19.46
90th Percentile £43.77 £42.59 £56.97
England median hourly rate £26.93 £27.50 £31.44
% change year-on-year -2.06% -12.53% +14.33%

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 4624 5782 6956
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.35% 83.86% 81.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2952 3723 4214
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £586 £556 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 169 284
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £23.50 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.89% -23.00% +64.97%
10th Percentile £11.67 £12.15 £12.40
90th Percentile £51.71 £53.10 £52.47
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.68% +8.49% +18.42%

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 -3 186 £419 +4.69% 33
Cheshire 0 117 £400 -5.88% 8
Merseyside 0 29 £475 +18.75% 7
Lancashire -5 28 £413 -5.71% 3
Cumbria -6 8 - -
Project Management
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 118 (30.57%) Finance
2 113 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (24.61%) PRINCE2
4 90 (23.32%) Stakeholder Management
5 54 (13.99%) ITIL
6 47 (12.18%) Microsoft
7 40 (10.36%) Programme Management
8 39 (10.10%) Banking
8 39 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
9 38 (9.84%) PMO
10 37 (9.59%) Migration
11 36 (9.33%) Degree
12 34 (8.81%) Business Analysis
12 34 (8.81%) Risk Management
13 32 (8.29%) Scrum
13 32 (8.29%) Agile Project Management
14 31 (8.03%) Change Management
15 30 (7.77%) Microsoft Office
16 25 (6.48%) Service Management
16 25 (6.48%) Management Information System
17 24 (6.22%) SAP
17 24 (6.22%) Windows
18 22 (5.70%) SQL
18 22 (5.70%) Continuous Improvement
19 21 (5.44%) Service Delivery
20 20 (5.18%) Supplier Management
20 20 (5.18%) Data Management
21 19 (4.92%) Security Cleared
21 19 (4.92%) Microsoft Project
21 19 (4.92%) Change Control

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 11 (2.85%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.33%) CMS
3 6 (1.55%) Skype for Business
4 5 (1.30%) Tuxedo
4 5 (1.30%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.04%) NServiceBus
6 3 (0.78%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.78%) SAS
6 3 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.52%) IBM Domino
7 2 (0.52%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.52%) NetWeaver
7 2 (0.52%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.26%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.26%) Confluence
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 30 (7.77%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (4.92%) Microsoft Project
3 17 (4.40%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (3.11%) MS Visio
5 8 (2.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.52%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.52%) Revit
Business Applications
1 6 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (1.55%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.78%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.52%) CA PPM
3 2 (0.52%) Magento
3 2 (0.52%) Maximo
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.52%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle SCM
4 1 (0.26%) Primavera
4 1 (0.26%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.26%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.26%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.26%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.15%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.85%) Office 365
4 9 (2.33%) PaaS
5 6 (1.55%) SaaS
6 4 (1.04%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (0.78%) IaaS
7 3 (0.78%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.26%) GitHub
9 1 (0.26%) Heroku
9 1 (0.26%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.07%) Skype
2 6 (1.55%) Network Security
2 6 (1.55%) SMS
3 5 (1.30%) DHCP
3 5 (1.30%) DNS
3 5 (1.30%) Firewall
3 5 (1.30%) Internet
3 5 (1.30%) VoIP
4 3 (0.78%) PSTN
4 3 (0.78%) VPN
5 2 (0.52%) Intranet
5 2 (0.52%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.26%) 3G
6 1 (0.26%) 4G
6 1 (0.26%) FTP
6 1 (0.26%) MPLS
6 1 (0.26%) RFID
6 1 (0.26%) SAN
6 1 (0.26%) SSL
6 1 (0.26%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.59%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (0.78%) SAP HANA
4 2 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.52%) GIS
4 2 (0.52%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.52%) MySQL
4 2 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.26%) Big Data
5 1 (0.26%) Data Mart
5 1 (0.26%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.26%) FileMaker
5 1 (0.26%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.26%) Ingres
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.26%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (2.85%) JIRA
2 8 (2.07%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.81%) gulp
4 5 (1.30%) PeopleTools
4 5 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.04%) Cucumber
5 4 (1.04%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.78%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.26%) Bitbucket
General
1 118 (30.57%) Finance
2 39 (10.10%) Banking
3 16 (4.15%) Retail
4 14 (3.63%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.33%) Marketing
5 9 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
6 8 (2.07%) Law
7 6 (1.55%) Legal
7 6 (1.55%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.30%) Retail Banking
9 4 (1.04%) Games
10 3 (0.78%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.78%) Local Government
11 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.52%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.26%) Advertising
12 1 (0.26%) Automotive
12 1 (0.26%) Back Office
12 1 (0.26%) Electronics
12 1 (0.26%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 140 (36.27%) Project Manager
2 45 (11.66%) Analyst
3 31 (8.03%) Delivery Manager
4 30 (7.77%) Architect
5 24 (6.22%) Business Analyst
6 20 (5.18%) Developer
6 20 (5.18%) IT Manager
7 18 (4.66%) Senior Manager
8 17 (4.40%) IT Project Manager
9 15 (3.89%) Consultant
10 14 (3.63%) Infrastructure Manager
11 13 (3.37%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 13 (3.37%) Senior Project Manager
12 10 (2.59%) Agile Delivery Manager
12 10 (2.59%) Programme Manager
13 9 (2.33%) Agile Project Manager
13 9 (2.33%) Banking Project Manager
13 9 (2.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 8 (2.07%) Data Architect
14 8 (2.07%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.15%) CSS
2 15 (3.89%) .NET
3 14 (3.63%) ASP.NET
4 10 (2.59%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (2.07%) Middleware
6 7 (1.81%) .NET Core
6 7 (1.81%) HTML
6 7 (1.81%) jQuery
6 7 (1.81%) Sass
7 5 (1.30%) .NET Framework
7 5 (1.30%) HTML5
8 4 (1.04%) AngularJS
8 4 (1.04%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (1.04%) CSS3
8 4 (1.04%) Entity Framework
8 4 (1.04%) Gherkin
8 4 (1.04%) NHibernate
8 4 (1.04%) WCF
8 4 (1.04%) Web Services
9 3 (0.78%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 39 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (6.48%) Management Information System
3 19 (4.92%) User Experience
4 18 (4.66%) Data Centre
5 10 (2.59%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (2.59%) PMI
5 10 (2.59%) Virtual Team
6 7 (1.81%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.81%) Life Science
7 5 (1.30%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.30%) NHS
8 3 (0.78%) CCTV
8 3 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (0.78%) Driving Licence
8 3 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.78%) EPoS
8 3 (0.78%) Interactive TV
8 3 (0.78%) Social Media
8 3 (0.78%) Video on Demand
9 2 (0.52%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 24 (6.22%) Windows
2 10 (2.59%) Windows 10
2 10 (2.59%) Windows 7
3 7 (1.81%) Android
4 6 (1.55%) Apple iOS
4 6 (1.55%) Unix
4 6 (1.55%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.30%) Linux
5 5 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.52%) AIX
8 1 (0.26%) OS/2
8 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (24.61%) PRINCE2
3 90 (23.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 54 (13.99%) ITIL
5 40 (10.36%) Programme Management
6 37 (9.59%) Migration
7 34 (8.81%) Business Analysis
7 34 (8.81%) Risk Management
8 32 (8.29%) Agile Project Management
8 32 (8.29%) Scrum
9 31 (8.03%) Change Management
10 25 (6.48%) Service Management
11 22 (5.70%) Continuous Improvement
12 21 (5.44%) Service Delivery
13 20 (5.18%) Data Management
13 20 (5.18%) Supplier Management
14 19 (4.92%) Change Control
15 17 (4.40%) Process Improvement
16 15 (3.89%) Problem Management
16 15 (3.89%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 22 (5.70%) SQL
2 15 (3.89%) C#
3 13 (3.37%) JavaScript
4 9 (2.33%) Java
5 6 (1.55%) Python
6 4 (1.04%) Ruby
7 2 (0.52%) C++
7 2 (0.52%) R
7 2 (0.52%) VBA
8 1 (0.26%) C
8 1 (0.26%) COBOL
8 1 (0.26%) Go
8 1 (0.26%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 36 (9.33%) Degree
2 19 (4.92%) Security Cleared
3 16 (4.15%) SC Cleared
4 15 (3.89%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (3.11%) PMI Certification
6 11 (2.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 10 (2.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 9 (2.33%) CCNA
8 9 (2.33%) CISSP
9 8 (2.07%) CCIE
9 8 (2.07%) CISM
10 7 (1.81%) CCNP
11 6 (1.55%) PMP
12 5 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (1.30%) CCDP
12 5 (1.30%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 5 (1.30%) Chartered Engineer
12 5 (1.30%) ISEB
13 4 (1.04%) CCSP
13 4 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (9.84%) PMO
2 14 (3.63%) QA
3 11 (2.85%) GDPR
4 8 (2.07%) COBIT
5 4 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.78%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.78%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.52%) IFRS
7 2 (0.52%) IFRS 9
7 2 (0.52%) SLA
8 1 (0.26%) CESG Infosec
8 1 (0.26%) COSO
8 1 (0.26%) GCP
8 1 (0.26%) GxP
8 1 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.26%) P3O
8 1 (0.26%) Solvency II
System Software
1 12 (3.11%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.04%) Docker
3 2 (0.52%) XenApp
4 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.26%) PowerHA
4 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.26%) vSphere
4 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (2.59%) SCCM
2 4 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.78%) IBM BigFix
3 3 (0.78%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (0.78%) WSUS
4 2 (0.52%) FlexNet
4 2 (0.52%) SCOM
4 2 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.26%) Ansible
5 1 (0.26%) EdgeSight
5 1 (0.26%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.26%) Nagios
5 1 (0.26%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.26%) Puppet
5 1 (0.26%) Salt
5 1 (0.26%) Terraform
5 1 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 47 (12.18%) Microsoft
2 24 (6.22%) SAP
3 15 (3.89%) Oracle
4 14 (3.63%) Cisco
5 9 (2.33%) IBM
5 9 (2.33%) PeopleSoft
6 6 (1.55%) ServiceNow
7 5 (1.30%) BEA
7 5 (1.30%) Concur
7 5 (1.30%) Google
8 4 (1.04%) Citrix
8 4 (1.04%) HP
8 4 (1.04%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.04%) Sophos
9 3 (0.78%) Apple
9 3 (0.78%) Ariba
9 3 (0.78%) CA
9 3 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.78%) Sitecore
9 3 (0.78%) Wyse