The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 15 10
Rank change year-on-year -11 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 192 333 328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.50% 8.83% 9.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.93% 9.32% 9.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 218 202
Median daily rate £438 £413 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +1.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £308 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £511 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Median hourly rate £55.00 £27.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -21.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £23.50 £34.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £31.50 £36.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £35.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year +3.49% -8.33%  

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

Contract IT Job Roles
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2771 3574 3449
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.84% 94.80% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1635 2225 1997
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 132 194
Median hourly rate £19.50 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £43.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Project Manager in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 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 85 £406 -0.30% 20
Cheshire -8 38 £400 -5.88% 7
Merseyside -11 18 £475 +18.75% 6
Lancashire -14 13 £463 +12.12% 3
Cumbria +10 10 £358 -
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Project Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 168 (46.03%) Project Management
2 115 (31.51%) Finance
3 91 (24.93%) PRINCE2
4 86 (23.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 81 (22.19%) Agile Software Development
6 44 (12.05%) Banking
7 43 (11.78%) Migration
8 37 (10.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 36 (9.86%) Microsoft
10 33 (9.04%) People Management
11 30 (8.22%) Retail
12 26 (7.12%) Line Management
13 25 (6.85%) ITIL
14 23 (6.30%) Change Management
15 20 (5.48%) Microsoft Project
16 19 (5.21%) Supplier Management
16 19 (5.21%) GDPR
17 18 (4.93%) Waterfall
17 18 (4.93%) CRM
18 17 (4.66%) SAP
18 17 (4.66%) Security Cleared
19 16 (4.38%) Data Centre
20 15 (4.11%) SC Cleared
20 15 (4.11%) Change Control
20 15 (4.11%) Dynamics CRM
20 15 (4.11%) Project Planning
20 15 (4.11%) Scrum
20 15 (4.11%) Data Management
21 14 (3.84%) Microsoft Office
21 14 (3.84%) Data Protection

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 (1.64%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.82%) IBM Domino
3 2 (0.55%) CMS
4 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.27%) Documentum
4 1 (0.27%) iPlanet
4 1 (0.27%) JBoss
4 1 (0.27%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.27%) SAS
4 1 (0.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (5.48%) Microsoft Project
2 14 (3.84%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (2.19%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.10%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 15 (4.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.82%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.55%) SAP PM
3 2 (0.55%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.27%) Actimize
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.27%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.27%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.27%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.29%) Office 365
2 4 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.27%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.27%) IaaS
5 1 (0.27%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.27%) SaaS
5 1 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.92%) RFID
2 6 (1.64%) LAN
3 5 (1.37%) Internet
4 4 (1.10%) SAN
4 4 (1.10%) WAN
5 3 (0.82%) Firewall
5 3 (0.82%) NAS
5 3 (0.82%) NFC
5 3 (0.82%) Skype
6 2 (0.55%) DNS
6 2 (0.55%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.27%) BGP
7 1 (0.27%) DHCP
7 1 (0.27%) EIGRP
7 1 (0.27%) IGRP
7 1 (0.27%) Intranet
7 1 (0.27%) OSPF
7 1 (0.27%) SMS
7 1 (0.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.55%) GIS
2 2 (0.55%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.27%) Big Data
3 1 (0.27%) EDMS
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (0.27%) Power BI
3 1 (0.27%) QlikView
3 1 (0.27%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (0.27%) JIRA
1 1 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.27%) Trac
General
1 115 (31.51%) Finance
2 44 (12.05%) Banking
3 30 (8.22%) Retail
4 13 (3.56%) Manufacturing
5 11 (3.01%) Pharmaceutical
6 9 (2.47%) Retail Banking
7 7 (1.92%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.37%) Legal
8 5 (1.37%) Marketing
9 3 (0.82%) Billing
9 3 (0.82%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.82%) Local Government
10 2 (0.55%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.27%) Advertising
11 1 (0.27%) Back Office
11 1 (0.27%) French Language
11 1 (0.27%) Games
11 1 (0.27%) German Language
11 1 (0.27%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.37%) J2EE
1 5 (1.37%) Java EE
1 5 (1.37%) Spring
1 5 (1.37%) Struts
2 3 (0.82%) .NET
3 1 (0.27%) EDI
3 1 (0.27%) Middleware
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.38%) Data Centre
2 10 (2.74%) Life Science
2 10 (2.74%) Mainframe
2 10 (2.74%) NHS
3 7 (1.92%) PMI
4 5 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (1.37%) FMCG
5 4 (1.10%) CMDB
5 4 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (1.10%) EPoS
5 4 (1.10%) Internet of Things
5 4 (1.10%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (0.82%) Data Structures
6 3 (0.82%) IVR
6 3 (0.82%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.55%) Interactive TV
7 2 (0.55%) LIMS
7 2 (0.55%) LLPG
7 2 (0.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (3.01%) Windows
2 10 (2.74%) Unix
3 7 (1.92%) Linux
4 5 (1.37%) Windows 10
5 4 (1.10%) AIX
5 4 (1.10%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.82%) OS/2
7 1 (0.27%) MVS
7 1 (0.27%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (46.03%) Project Management
2 91 (24.93%) PRINCE2
3 86 (23.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 81 (22.19%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (11.78%) Migration
6 33 (9.04%) People Management
7 26 (7.12%) Line Management
8 25 (6.85%) ITIL
9 23 (6.30%) Change Management
10 19 (5.21%) Supplier Management
11 18 (4.93%) CRM
11 18 (4.93%) Waterfall
12 15 (4.11%) Change Control
12 15 (4.11%) Data Management
12 15 (4.11%) Project Planning
12 15 (4.11%) Scrum
13 14 (3.84%) Data Protection
14 13 (3.56%) Process Improvement
14 13 (3.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 12 (3.29%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 10 (2.74%) Java
2 4 (1.10%) SQL
3 2 (0.55%) ABAP
4 1 (0.27%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 37 (10.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 17 (4.66%) Security Cleared
3 15 (4.11%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 11 (3.01%) PMI Certification
6 6 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (1.64%) PMP
7 5 (1.37%) Degree
8 3 (0.82%) CCNA
8 3 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.55%) APMP
9 2 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.55%) ISEB
10 1 (0.27%) ACCA
10 1 (0.27%) APMG
10 1 (0.27%) CCNP
10 1 (0.27%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.21%) GDPR
2 13 (3.56%) PMO
3 12 (3.29%) QA
4 4 (1.10%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.10%) SLA
5 3 (0.82%) MiFID
6 2 (0.55%) GMP
7 1 (0.27%) Basel II
7 1 (0.27%) IAS 39
7 1 (0.27%) IFRS
7 1 (0.27%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.27%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.27%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (1.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 6 (1.64%) XenApp
2 2 (0.55%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.27%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (1.10%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (0.27%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.27%) MOM
2 1 (0.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 36 (9.86%) Microsoft
2 17 (4.66%) SAP
3 11 (3.01%) Oracle
4 7 (1.92%) Citrix
4 7 (1.92%) Google
5 6 (1.64%) ServiceNow
6 5 (1.37%) IBM
7 4 (1.10%) Wyse
8 3 (0.82%) Cisco
8 3 (0.82%) VMware
9 2 (0.55%) Acronis
9 2 (0.55%) ArcSight
9 2 (0.55%) Temenos
9 2 (0.55%) Workday
10 1 (0.27%) EMC
10 1 (0.27%) F5
10 1 (0.27%) FireEye
10 1 (0.27%) PlateSpin
10 1 (0.27%) Sun
10 1 (0.27%) Virgin Media
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