Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 20 15
Rank change year-on-year +2 -5 -5
Contract jobs citing Project Management 430 384 709
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.45% 7.07% 9.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.75% 8.47% 10.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 260 498
North West median daily rate £440 £402 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.32% -1.84% +5.13%
10th Percentile £313 £250 £252
90th Percentile £600 £564 £552
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 10 10
North West median hourly rate £28.00 £30.87 £20.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.30% +49.50% -41.00%
10th Percentile £14.63 £22.11 £15.75
90th Percentile £48.13 £47.21 £43.86
England median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50

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 4,914 4,534 6,491
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 85.16% 83.45% 82.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,108 2,835 3,945
North West median daily rate £402 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.46% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £259 £235 £250
90th Percentile £588 £550 £563
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 186 242
North West median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £34.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.57% +2.19% +52.22%
10th Percentile £11.52 £12.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £54.64 £51.50 £50.72
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +8.70% +10.71%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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 0 216 £425 +10.03% 77
Cheshire -13 83 £475 +11.76% 31
Lancashire +11 56 £520 +30.00% 20
Merseyside +2 39 £430 -4.56% 18
Cumbria +4 20 £538 +37.82% 1
Project Management
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 153 (35.58%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (28.37%) Finance
3 107 (24.88%) PRINCE2
4 104 (24.19%) Stakeholder Management
5 68 (15.81%) ITIL
6 53 (12.33%) Scrum
7 51 (11.86%) Management Information System
8 48 (11.16%) Risk Management
9 45 (10.47%) Change Management
9 45 (10.47%) Microsoft
9 45 (10.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 45 (10.47%) SFIA
10 44 (10.23%) PMO
11 43 (10.00%) Degree
12 42 (9.77%) Problem-Solving
12 42 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
13 40 (9.30%) Security Cleared
14 36 (8.37%) Resource Management
14 36 (8.37%) Business Analysis
14 36 (8.37%) Agile Project Management
15 35 (8.14%) Supplier Management
16 34 (7.91%) CISSP
17 33 (7.67%) Migration
18 32 (7.44%) Decision-Making
19 31 (7.21%) DevOps
19 31 (7.21%) Programme Management
20 30 (6.98%) Data Management
21 29 (6.74%) Cisco
21 29 (6.74%) Microsoft Excel
21 29 (6.74%) PaaS

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 (2.09%) Apache
1 9 (2.09%) JBoss
1 9 (2.09%) Tomcat
2 7 (1.63%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.16%) CMS
3 5 (1.16%) OpenStack
3 5 (1.16%) SAS
4 4 (0.93%) IIS
4 4 (0.93%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.70%) Tuxedo
5 3 (0.70%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.47%) Confluence
6 2 (0.47%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.47%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.23%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 29 (6.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (4.65%) Microsoft Project
3 17 (3.95%) Microsoft Office
4 16 (3.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (2.09%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.23%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.93%) HFM
1 4 (0.93%) Magento
1 4 (0.93%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (0.47%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (0.23%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.23%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.23%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 29 (6.74%) PaaS
2 22 (5.12%) SaaS
3 20 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (2.33%) OpenShift
5 8 (1.86%) IaaS
6 7 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (1.16%) Office 365
8 4 (0.93%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 3 (0.70%) GitHub
10 1 (0.23%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.23%) Heroku
10 1 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.23%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.12%) Firewall
2 10 (2.33%) Intranet
2 10 (2.33%) Network Security
3 9 (2.09%) Intrusion Detection
3 9 (2.09%) WAN
4 8 (1.86%) Internet
4 8 (1.86%) SMS
4 8 (1.86%) TCP/IP
4 8 (1.86%) Unified Communications
5 7 (1.63%) FTP
6 6 (1.40%) DNS
6 6 (1.40%) VPN
7 5 (1.16%) IP Telephony
7 5 (1.16%) SAN
7 5 (1.16%) Skype
7 5 (1.16%) VoIP
8 4 (0.93%) BGP
8 4 (0.93%) DHCP
8 4 (0.93%) LAN
8 4 (0.93%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.49%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.33%) DB2
3 6 (1.40%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.16%) MongoDB
4 5 (1.16%) NoSQL
4 5 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (1.16%) Redis
4 5 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.70%) MS Access
6 2 (0.47%) Electronic Patient Records
6 2 (0.47%) GIS
6 2 (0.47%) Riak
6 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.23%) Big Data
7 1 (0.23%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.23%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 18 (4.19%) JIRA
2 7 (1.63%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.16%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.70%) Grunt
4 3 (0.70%) PeopleTools
4 3 (0.70%) Rational Rose
5 1 (0.23%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.23%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.23%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.23%) MSI
5 1 (0.23%) Subversion
5 1 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.23%) TeamCity
General
1 122 (28.37%) Finance
2 28 (6.51%) Legal
3 20 (4.65%) Banking
4 14 (3.26%) Law
5 11 (2.56%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.33%) Manufacturing
7 9 (2.09%) Retail
8 8 (1.86%) Local Government
8 8 (1.86%) Marketing
8 8 (1.86%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (1.40%) Investment Banking
10 5 (1.16%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.93%) Games
12 2 (0.47%) Back Office
12 2 (0.47%) Billing
12 2 (0.47%) Electronics
12 2 (0.47%) Military
13 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.23%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.23%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 171 (39.77%) Project Manager
2 59 (13.72%) Analyst
3 39 (9.07%) Business Analyst
4 28 (6.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 24 (5.58%) Developer
6 22 (5.12%) IT Manager
7 20 (4.65%) Delivery Manager
8 18 (4.19%) Digital Project Manager
8 18 (4.19%) IT Project Manager
9 16 (3.72%) Architect
10 15 (3.49%) Business Manager
11 14 (3.26%) Infrastructure Manager
12 12 (2.79%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 12 (2.79%) Senior Manager
13 11 (2.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 10 (2.33%) Citrix Engineer
14 10 (2.33%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
14 10 (2.33%) Scrum Master
15 9 (2.09%) Change Manager
15 9 (2.09%) GDPR Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.72%) JSON
2 15 (3.49%) Middleware
3 14 (3.26%) HTML
4 13 (3.02%) .NET
5 12 (2.79%) CSS
6 10 (2.33%) Node.js
6 10 (2.33%) Web Services
7 9 (2.09%) .NET Framework
8 8 (1.86%) Ajax
8 8 (1.86%) jQuery
9 7 (1.63%) ASP.NET
10 6 (1.40%) Entity Framework
11 5 (1.16%) .NET Core
11 5 (1.16%) AngularJS
11 5 (1.16%) HTML5
11 5 (1.16%) Visualforce
12 3 (0.70%) Sass
12 3 (0.70%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 3 (0.70%) XHTML
13 1 (0.23%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 51 (11.86%) Management Information System
2 42 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.49%) Data Centre
4 11 (2.56%) Life Science
4 11 (2.56%) NHS
4 11 (2.56%) PMI
5 10 (2.33%) Virtual Team
6 9 (2.09%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (1.86%) Clustering
8 7 (1.63%) CESG
8 7 (1.63%) Cyberattack
9 6 (1.40%) User Experience
10 5 (1.16%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.93%) CCTV
11 4 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (0.93%) PKI
12 3 (0.70%) 3D Graphics
12 3 (0.70%) Computer Science
12 3 (0.70%) Freedom of Information
12 3 (0.70%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 20 (4.65%) Windows
2 14 (3.26%) Linux
3 12 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (1.86%) Windows 10
4 8 (1.86%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.70%) AIX
5 3 (0.70%) Solaris
5 3 (0.70%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.47%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.47%) HPUX
6 2 (0.47%) Unix
6 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.23%) Android
7 1 (0.23%) MVS
7 1 (0.23%) OS/390
7 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.23%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (35.58%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (24.88%) PRINCE2
3 104 (24.19%) Stakeholder Management
4 68 (15.81%) ITIL
5 53 (12.33%) Scrum
6 48 (11.16%) Risk Management
7 45 (10.47%) Change Management
7 45 (10.47%) SFIA
8 42 (9.77%) Problem-Solving
9 36 (8.37%) Agile Project Management
9 36 (8.37%) Business Analysis
9 36 (8.37%) Resource Management
10 35 (8.14%) Supplier Management
11 33 (7.67%) Migration
12 32 (7.44%) Decision-Making
13 31 (7.21%) DevOps
13 31 (7.21%) Programme Management
14 30 (6.98%) Data Management
15 28 (6.51%) Problem Management
15 28 (6.51%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 24 (5.58%) Java
1 24 (5.58%) SQL
2 17 (3.95%) JavaScript
3 13 (3.02%) Ruby
4 12 (2.79%) C#
5 9 (2.09%) Python
6 8 (1.86%) Go
6 8 (1.86%) Perl
7 7 (1.63%) COBOL
8 5 (1.16%) Apex Code
9 3 (0.70%) C
9 3 (0.70%) C++
9 3 (0.70%) Erlang
9 3 (0.70%) PHP
9 3 (0.70%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.23%) R
10 1 (0.23%) VB
10 1 (0.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 45 (10.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 43 (10.00%) Degree
3 40 (9.30%) Security Cleared
4 34 (7.91%) CISSP
5 28 (6.51%) SC Cleared
6 27 (6.28%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (6.05%) CISM
8 23 (5.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 22 (5.12%) CCNP
10 20 (4.65%) CCDP
10 20 (4.65%) Chartered Engineer
11 16 (3.72%) CCIE
12 15 (3.49%) PMI Certification
13 9 (2.09%) GCED
13 9 (2.09%) GCFA
13 9 (2.09%) GCIA
13 9 (2.09%) GCIH
13 9 (2.09%) GIAC
13 9 (2.09%) GSEC
13 9 (2.09%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (10.23%) PMO
2 18 (4.19%) GDPR
3 11 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (2.56%) QA
4 7 (1.63%) CESG Infosec
4 7 (1.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 6 (1.40%) PCI DSS
6 5 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.93%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.47%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.47%) SLA
10 1 (0.23%) GAAP
10 1 (0.23%) GMP
10 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 15 (3.49%) Docker
2 13 (3.02%) Hyper-V
3 11 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
3 11 (2.56%) XenApp
4 10 (2.33%) Active Directory
5 7 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (1.63%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.16%) VMware NSX
6 5 (1.16%) vSphere
7 4 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 12 (2.79%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (2.33%) IBM BigFix
3 9 (2.09%) Kubernetes
4 8 (1.86%) SCCM
5 5 (1.16%) Cisco IPCC
5 5 (1.16%) Failover Clustering
5 5 (1.16%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (1.16%) vCenter Server
6 2 (0.47%) MIIS
6 2 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (0.47%) Puppet
6 2 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.23%) EdgeSight
7 1 (0.23%) Nagios
7 1 (0.23%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 45 (10.47%) Microsoft
2 29 (6.74%) Cisco
3 17 (3.95%) SAP
4 14 (3.26%) Red Hat
5 13 (3.02%) Citrix
5 13 (3.02%) Oracle
6 10 (2.33%) ServiceNow
7 8 (1.86%) Ivanti
7 8 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (1.86%) VMware
8 6 (1.40%) EMC
8 6 (1.40%) Hyperion
8 6 (1.40%) NetApp
8 6 (1.40%) Veritas
9 5 (1.16%) Bomgar
9 5 (1.16%) CA
9 5 (1.16%) PeopleSoft
9 5 (1.16%) Teradata
10 4 (0.93%) Google
10 4 (0.93%) IBM