Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 28 21
Rank change year-on-year -2 -7 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 358 339 505
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.05% 6.05% 6.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.36% 6.37% 7.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 216 350
North West median daily rate £413 £430 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.07% +4.24% -2.94%
10th Percentile £258 £300 £290
90th Percentile £525 £588 £538
England median daily rate £468 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 5 6
North West median hourly rate £32.67 £47.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.23% +72.73% -24.66%
10th Percentile £23.34 £37.10 £19.90
90th Percentile £51.25 £55.00 £47.63
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.25 £35.75
% change year-on-year +8.53% -9.79% -13.86%

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 5,629 5,318 6,835
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.05% 94.85% 94.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,495 3,289 4,329
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £240 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £556
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 345 249 258
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -10.53%
10th Percentile £11.04 £11.25 £10.96
90th Percentile £46.80 £48.75 £47.39
England median hourly rate £18.30 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -2.14% +1.08% +4.11%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -2 152 £413 -5.17% 40
Cheshire -12 75 £428 +6.88% 5
Lancashire +7 65 £338 -20.59% 10
Merseyside +16 41 £425 -9.33% 11
Cumbria -6 6 - -
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 167 (46.65%) Project Management
2 95 (26.54%) Finance
3 88 (24.58%) Stakeholder Management
4 64 (17.88%) PRINCE2
5 63 (17.60%) Agile Software Development
6 47 (13.13%) Migration
7 46 (12.85%) Microsoft
8 36 (10.06%) Microsoft Project
9 33 (9.22%) Change Management
10 28 (7.82%) Microsoft Office
11 25 (6.98%) Risk Management
12 24 (6.70%) Windows
12 24 (6.70%) NHS
12 24 (6.70%) Security Cleared
13 23 (6.42%) Waterfall
13 23 (6.42%) Project Planning
14 22 (6.15%) SQL
15 21 (5.87%) Analytical Skills
16 20 (5.59%) Problem-Solving
17 19 (5.31%) SAP
17 19 (5.31%) Oracle
18 17 (4.75%) SharePoint
18 17 (4.75%) E-Commerce
18 17 (4.75%) Legal
18 17 (4.75%) GDPR
18 17 (4.75%) Change Control
19 16 (4.47%) SC Cleared
19 16 (4.47%) Office 365
19 16 (4.47%) Scrum
20 15 (4.19%) Retail

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 17 (4.75%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.12%) Drupal
3 3 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (0.84%) CMS
3 3 (0.84%) Confluence
3 3 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.56%) IBM Notes
4 2 (0.56%) SAS
4 2 (0.56%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.56%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.28%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.28%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.28%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 36 (10.06%) Microsoft Project
2 28 (7.82%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (2.79%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (1.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.40%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.56%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.56%) Primavera
2 2 (0.56%) Sage X3
2 2 (0.56%) SAP MDG
2 2 (0.56%) SAP MDM
2 2 (0.56%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.28%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.28%) Epicor Tropos
3 1 (0.28%) Finacle
3 1 (0.28%) Magento
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.28%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.47%) Office 365
2 6 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.12%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (1.12%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.84%) SaaS
5 3 (0.84%) Trello
6 2 (0.56%) Google Drive
7 1 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.28%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.19%) LAN
2 9 (2.51%) Firewall
3 5 (1.40%) SMS
4 4 (1.12%) DMZ
4 4 (1.12%) Unified Communications
5 3 (0.84%) Skype
5 3 (0.84%) WAN
6 2 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.28%) SAN
7 1 (0.28%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (0.28%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.28%) Wireless
7 1 (0.28%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.07%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.68%) Big Data
3 5 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.40%) Riak
4 3 (0.84%) Geospatial Data
4 3 (0.84%) MS Access
5 2 (0.56%) Electronic Patient Records
5 2 (0.56%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.28%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.28%) DB2
6 1 (0.28%) GIS
6 1 (0.28%) QlikView
6 1 (0.28%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.28%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (0.28%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (3.91%) JIRA
2 3 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
General
1 95 (26.54%) Finance
2 17 (4.75%) Legal
3 15 (4.19%) Retail
4 12 (3.35%) Banking
5 10 (2.79%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.96%) Marketing
6 7 (1.96%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.68%) Advertising
8 4 (1.12%) Automotive
8 4 (1.12%) Local Government
9 3 (0.84%) German Language
9 3 (0.84%) Law
9 3 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.56%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.56%) Billing
10 2 (0.56%) Front Office
10 2 (0.56%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.28%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.28%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.35%) .NET
2 4 (1.12%) LDAP
3 3 (0.84%) Velocity
4 2 (0.56%) EDI
4 2 (0.56%) J2EE
5 1 (0.28%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.28%) CSS
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.28%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.28%) WinForms
5 1 (0.28%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.70%) NHS
2 21 (5.87%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.63%) Data Centre
4 8 (2.23%) User Experience
5 7 (1.96%) Virtual Team
6 6 (1.68%) FMCG
6 6 (1.68%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.68%) PMI
6 6 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.12%) Blog
7 4 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (0.84%) Driving Licence
8 3 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.56%) LLPG
9 2 (0.56%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.28%) Life Science
10 1 (0.28%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.28%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.28%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 24 (6.70%) Windows
2 15 (4.19%) Windows 10
3 5 (1.40%) Unix
4 3 (0.84%) Windows 2000 Server
4 3 (0.84%) Windows NT
4 3 (0.84%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.56%) AIX
5 2 (0.56%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.28%) Linux
6 1 (0.28%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (46.65%) Project Management
2 88 (24.58%) Stakeholder Management
3 64 (17.88%) PRINCE2
4 63 (17.60%) Agile Software Development
5 47 (13.13%) Migration
6 33 (9.22%) Change Management
7 25 (6.98%) Risk Management
8 23 (6.42%) Project Planning
8 23 (6.42%) Waterfall
9 20 (5.59%) Problem-Solving
10 17 (4.75%) Change Control
10 17 (4.75%) E-Commerce
11 16 (4.47%) Scrum
12 15 (4.19%) PRINCE
13 13 (3.63%) Matrix Organization
13 13 (3.63%) SDLC
14 12 (3.35%) Decision-Making
14 12 (3.35%) ITIL
14 12 (3.35%) Supplier Management
15 11 (3.07%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 22 (6.15%) SQL
2 8 (2.23%) Erlang
3 6 (1.68%) C
4 5 (1.40%) VB
4 5 (1.40%) VB.NET
4 5 (1.40%) VB6
5 3 (0.84%) C#
6 2 (0.56%) Java
6 2 (0.56%) X++
7 1 (0.28%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 24 (6.70%) Security Cleared
2 16 (4.47%) SC Cleared
3 15 (4.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 14 (3.91%) PMI Certification
5 10 (2.79%) PMP
6 7 (1.96%) Degree
6 7 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (1.40%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.56%) APMP
9 2 (0.56%) CCNA
9 2 (0.56%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.28%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.28%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.28%) HNC
10 1 (0.28%) HND
10 1 (0.28%) ISEB
10 1 (0.28%) MBA
10 1 (0.28%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.75%) GDPR
2 11 (3.07%) PMO
2 11 (3.07%) QA
3 3 (0.84%) WCAG
4 2 (0.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.28%) IFRS
5 1 (0.28%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (1.68%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 4 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (0.56%) SCCM
1 2 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 46 (12.85%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.31%) Oracle
2 19 (5.31%) SAP
3 7 (1.96%) Google
4 4 (1.12%) Cisco
4 4 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (0.84%) Atlassian
5 3 (0.84%) Avaya
5 3 (0.84%) BT
6 2 (0.56%) Citrix
6 2 (0.56%) IBM
6 2 (0.56%) Lotus
6 2 (0.56%) Remedy
6 2 (0.56%) Sage
6 2 (0.56%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.28%) Aruba
7 1 (0.28%) ESRI
7 1 (0.28%) ForeScout
7 1 (0.28%) hybris
7 1 (0.28%) VMware