Period
to 27 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 27 May 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Manager
England > North West
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 25 16
Rank change year-on-year +2 -9 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 401 361 654
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.87% 6.59% 8.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.21% 6.95% 8.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 226 415
North West median daily rate £413 £423 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.37% +2.42% +1.85%
10th Percentile £275 £272 £300
90th Percentile £538 £549 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 9
North West median hourly rate £31.41 £42.50 £23.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.10% +83.19% -43.41%
10th Percentile £19.27 £8.00 £19.80
90th Percentile £51.25 £57.50 £40.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +9.38% -1.54% -8.45%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5,564 5,193 7,343
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.29% 94.80% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,458 3,165 4,399
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -2.88% +6.40%
10th Percentile £238 £220 £238
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 304 282 322
North West median hourly rate £17.88 £19.75 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.47% -5.95% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £49.63 £51.35 £47.39
England median hourly rate £18.51 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.61% -2.56% +11.43%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Project Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in the North West

Project Manager
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 Manager in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in the North West

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in the North West over the 6 months to 27 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Manager in the North West

Project Manager
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 Manager in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Manager in the North West

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in the North West over the 6 months to 27 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Project Manager in the North West

Project Manager
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 Manager within the North West region over the 6 months to 27 May 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 +1 195 £413 +1.85% 18
Cheshire -11 81 £400 +1.27% 5
Lancashire +18 54 £384 -9.59% 5
Merseyside +7 36 £425 -10.53%
Cumbria -4 15 £500 +53.85%
Project Manager
England

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 2018, Project Manager contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 189 (47.13%) Project Management
2 105 (26.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 103 (25.69%) Finance
4 84 (20.95%) Agile Software Development
5 83 (20.70%) PRINCE2
6 43 (10.72%) Migration
7 41 (10.22%) Change Management
8 32 (7.98%) Supplier Management
9 31 (7.73%) GDPR
10 30 (7.48%) Risk Management
11 29 (7.23%) Scrum
12 28 (6.98%) Project Planning
13 25 (6.23%) Microsoft
13 25 (6.23%) Waterfall
14 24 (5.99%) Microsoft Project
14 24 (5.99%) E-Commerce
15 23 (5.74%) ITIL
15 23 (5.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 22 (5.49%) Security Cleared
16 22 (5.49%) Change Control
17 21 (5.24%) Programme Management
18 20 (4.99%) Retail
18 20 (4.99%) Matrix Organization
18 20 (4.99%) PMO
19 19 (4.74%) SDLC
19 19 (4.74%) Microsoft Office
20 18 (4.49%) Banking
20 18 (4.49%) ServiceNow
20 18 (4.49%) SC Cleared
21 17 (4.24%) Time Management

Project Manager Skill Set
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 6 (1.50%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.25%) CMS
2 5 (1.25%) IBM Notes
2 5 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (0.50%) Confluence
3 2 (0.50%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.50%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 24 (5.99%) Microsoft Project
2 19 (4.74%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (4.24%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.50%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.25%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 8 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.50%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.25%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.25%) DELMIA
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.25%) HFM
3 1 (0.25%) OPENHousing
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.24%) Office 365
2 5 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.00%) SaaS
4 3 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.25%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.25%) Heroku
5 1 (0.25%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.25%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.24%) SMS
2 8 (2.00%) LAN
3 4 (1.00%) Firewall
4 3 (0.75%) Network Security
4 3 (0.75%) VoIP
5 2 (0.50%) DMZ
5 2 (0.50%) Internet
5 2 (0.50%) Intranet
5 2 (0.50%) WAN
6 1 (0.25%) Broadband
6 1 (0.25%) MPLS
6 1 (0.25%) Skype
6 1 (0.25%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.25%) VPN
6 1 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.25%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.24%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.25%) Big Data
2 5 (1.25%) Riak
3 3 (0.75%) MS Access
4 2 (0.50%) DB2
4 2 (0.50%) EDRMS
4 2 (0.50%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.25%) GIS
Development Applications
1 10 (2.49%) JIRA
2 2 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
General
1 103 (25.69%) Finance
2 20 (4.99%) Retail
3 18 (4.49%) Banking
4 17 (4.24%) Legal
5 14 (3.49%) Manufacturing
6 13 (3.24%) Marketing
7 9 (2.24%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.50%) Retail Banking
9 5 (1.25%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.25%) Local Government
9 5 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (1.00%) Law
11 3 (0.75%) Automotive
11 3 (0.75%) Billing
12 2 (0.50%) Advertising
12 2 (0.50%) Back Office
12 2 (0.50%) Games
12 2 (0.50%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.25%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.24%) .NET
2 2 (0.50%) ASP.NET
2 2 (0.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (0.50%) LDAP
2 2 (0.50%) SAP PI
3 1 (0.25%) CSS
3 1 (0.25%) HTML
3 1 (0.25%) Mason
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (3.74%) NHS
2 13 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (2.74%) Life Science
4 9 (2.24%) User Experience
5 8 (2.00%) Virtual Team
6 6 (1.50%) PMI
7 5 (1.25%) Mainframe
7 5 (1.25%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.00%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.00%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.75%) Marketing Technology
9 3 (0.75%) Taxonomies
10 2 (0.50%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (0.50%) CCTV
10 2 (0.50%) CMDB
10 2 (0.50%) FMCG
10 2 (0.50%) Handset
10 2 (0.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (2.24%) Windows
2 5 (1.25%) AIX
3 4 (1.00%) Unix
4 3 (0.75%) Windows 10
4 3 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
4 3 (0.75%) Windows NT
4 3 (0.75%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.25%) MVS
5 1 (0.25%) OS/390
5 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.25%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (47.13%) Project Management
2 105 (26.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 84 (20.95%) Agile Software Development
4 83 (20.70%) PRINCE2
5 43 (10.72%) Migration
6 41 (10.22%) Change Management
7 32 (7.98%) Supplier Management
8 30 (7.48%) Risk Management
9 29 (7.23%) Scrum
10 28 (6.98%) Project Planning
11 25 (6.23%) Waterfall
12 24 (5.99%) E-Commerce
13 23 (5.74%) ITIL
14 22 (5.49%) Change Control
15 21 (5.24%) Programme Management
16 20 (4.99%) Matrix Organization
17 19 (4.74%) SDLC
18 17 (4.24%) Problem-Solving
18 17 (4.24%) Time Management
19 14 (3.49%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (3.24%) SQL
2 8 (2.00%) Erlang
3 5 (1.25%) C#
4 3 (0.75%) C
5 2 (0.50%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.50%) VB
5 2 (0.50%) VB.NET
5 2 (0.50%) VB6
6 1 (0.25%) X++
Qualifications
1 23 (5.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 22 (5.49%) Security Cleared
3 18 (4.49%) SC Cleared
4 15 (3.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 14 (3.49%) Degree
6 10 (2.49%) PMI Certification
7 7 (1.75%) PMP
8 6 (1.50%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (1.25%) MBA
10 2 (0.50%) CCA
10 2 (0.50%) CCNA
10 2 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.25%) APMP
11 1 (0.25%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.25%) CISSP
11 1 (0.25%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.25%) HNC
11 1 (0.25%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (7.73%) GDPR
2 20 (4.99%) PMO
3 5 (1.25%) QA
4 3 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.50%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.25%) IFRS
6 1 (0.25%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.25%) PSD2
6 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (1.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.25%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 10 (2.49%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (0.25%) SCCM
2 1 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 25 (6.23%) Microsoft
2 18 (4.49%) ServiceNow
3 17 (4.24%) Oracle
4 12 (2.99%) SAP
5 5 (1.25%) Capita
5 5 (1.25%) Lotus
6 4 (1.00%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.00%) Cisco
6 4 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.75%) Citrix
8 2 (0.50%) CA
8 2 (0.50%) HP
8 2 (0.50%) hybris
8 2 (0.50%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.25%) Apple
9 1 (0.25%) Ariba
9 1 (0.25%) DocuSign
9 1 (0.25%) Informatica
9 1 (0.25%) Rapid7
9 1 (0.25%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud