Period
to 21 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £430 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 33 36 25
Rank change year-on-year +3 -11 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 329 278 376
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.86% 5.20% 6.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.19% 5.44% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 181 279
North West median daily rate £430 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +4.94% -4.71%
10th Percentile £275 £300 £263
90th Percentile £538 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 4 7
North West median hourly rate £30.34 £45.00 £32.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.59% +38.23% +38.53%
10th Percentile £23.34 £24.56 £19.90
90th Percentile £43.80 £48.38 £47.65
England median hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £32.53
% change year-on-year -4.11% +12.21% -9.65%

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 5,316 5,113 5,733
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.66% 95.59% 94.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,328 3,263 3,694
North West median daily rate £401 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.28% - -
10th Percentile £242 £238 £238
90th Percentile £588 £598 £575
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 263 215
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £17.74 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.74% +1.37% -18.60%
10th Percentile £11.28 £11.25 £11.02
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.46 £46.40
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.08% - -

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019. 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 +8 165 £425 - 42
Cheshire +9 80 £444 +10.94% 13
Lancashire -4 35 £334 -20.95% 7
Merseyside +1 28 £483 +4.32% 9
Cumbria -3 2 £550 -
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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.

1 166 (50.46%) Project Management
2 92 (27.96%) Finance
3 79 (24.01%) Stakeholder Management
3 79 (24.01%) PRINCE2
4 75 (22.80%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (12.77%) Migration
6 34 (10.33%) Microsoft
6 34 (10.33%) Security Cleared
7 32 (9.73%) Data Centre
8 29 (8.81%) Banking
9 27 (8.21%) SC Cleared
10 25 (7.60%) Retail
10 25 (7.60%) Change Management
11 24 (7.29%) NHS
12 20 (6.08%) ITIL
12 20 (6.08%) Office 365
13 19 (5.78%) Microsoft Project
14 18 (5.47%) Risk Management
14 18 (5.47%) Waterfall
15 17 (5.17%) SAP
15 17 (5.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 17 (5.17%) Supplier Management
16 16 (4.86%) Programme Management
17 14 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
17 14 (4.26%) LAN
17 14 (4.26%) SDLC
17 14 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
17 14 (4.26%) Windows 10
18 13 (3.95%) Software Delivery
18 13 (3.95%) Analytics

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 9 (2.74%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.22%) Confluence
3 3 (0.91%) CMS
3 3 (0.91%) Drupal
4 2 (0.61%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.30%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 19 (5.78%) Microsoft Project
2 14 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (3.34%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (3.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.52%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.30%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (2.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.61%) SAP MDG
2 2 (0.61%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.30%) Epicor Tropos
3 1 (0.30%) Finacle
3 1 (0.30%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.30%) Primavera
3 1 (0.30%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.30%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.30%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.08%) Office 365
2 10 (3.04%) Dynamics 365
3 5 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.22%) SaaS
5 3 (0.91%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.30%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.26%) LAN
2 11 (3.34%) Firewall
3 6 (1.82%) Wireless
4 5 (1.52%) DHCP
4 5 (1.52%) DNS
5 3 (0.91%) Skype
6 2 (0.61%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.61%) WLAN
7 1 (0.30%) MPLS
7 1 (0.30%) SAN
7 1 (0.30%) SMS
7 1 (0.30%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (0.30%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.30%) WAN
7 1 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (1.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.61%) Big Data
2 2 (0.61%) Electronic Patient Records
2 2 (0.61%) Riak
3 1 (0.30%) DB2
3 1 (0.30%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (0.30%) GIS
3 1 (0.30%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.30%) QlikView
3 1 (0.30%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.30%) SAP HANA
3 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (3.04%) JIRA
General
1 92 (27.96%) Finance
2 29 (8.81%) Banking
3 25 (7.60%) Retail
4 13 (3.95%) Legal
5 7 (2.13%) Law
5 7 (2.13%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (1.82%) Wholesale Banking
7 5 (1.52%) Marketing
8 4 (1.22%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.22%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.91%) Automotive
9 3 (0.91%) German Language
9 3 (0.91%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.91%) Local Government
10 2 (0.61%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.61%) Billing
10 2 (0.61%) Front Office
10 2 (0.61%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.30%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.52%) .NET
2 3 (0.91%) Web Services
3 2 (0.61%) EDI
3 2 (0.61%) J2EE
4 1 (0.30%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.30%) CSS
4 1 (0.30%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.30%) WinForms
4 1 (0.30%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 32 (9.73%) Data Centre
2 24 (7.29%) NHS
3 14 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (1.82%) Driving Licence
4 6 (1.82%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.22%) Cyberattack
5 4 (1.22%) User Experience
6 3 (0.91%) Blog
6 3 (0.91%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.61%) FMCG
7 2 (0.61%) LLPG
7 2 (0.61%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.61%) PMI
7 2 (0.61%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.30%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.30%) EPoS
8 1 (0.30%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.30%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.30%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.30%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (4.26%) Windows 10
2 13 (3.95%) Windows
3 1 (0.30%) AIX
3 1 (0.30%) Linux
3 1 (0.30%) Solaris
3 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (50.46%) Project Management
2 79 (24.01%) PRINCE2
2 79 (24.01%) Stakeholder Management
3 75 (22.80%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (12.77%) Migration
5 25 (7.60%) Change Management
6 20 (6.08%) ITIL
7 18 (5.47%) Risk Management
7 18 (5.47%) Waterfall
8 17 (5.17%) Supplier Management
9 16 (4.86%) Programme Management
10 14 (4.26%) SDLC
11 13 (3.95%) Analytics
11 13 (3.95%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (3.95%) Project Governance
11 13 (3.95%) Software Delivery
12 12 (3.65%) CRM
12 12 (3.65%) Decision-Making
12 12 (3.65%) E-Commerce
12 12 (3.65%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 11 (3.34%) SQL
2 3 (0.91%) VB
2 3 (0.91%) VB.NET
2 3 (0.91%) VB6
3 2 (0.61%) C#
3 2 (0.61%) Erlang
3 2 (0.61%) Java
4 1 (0.30%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.30%) PHP
4 1 (0.30%) X++
Qualifications
1 34 (10.33%) Security Cleared
2 27 (8.21%) SC Cleared
3 17 (5.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 10 (3.04%) PMI Certification
4 10 (3.04%) PMP
5 7 (2.13%) Degree
6 6 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.61%) APMP
10 1 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.30%) CISM
10 1 (0.30%) CISSP
10 1 (0.30%) CRISC
10 1 (0.30%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.30%) HNC
10 1 (0.30%) HND
10 1 (0.30%) ISEB
10 1 (0.30%) SANS
10 1 (0.30%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.65%) PMO
2 10 (3.04%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 10 (3.04%) QA
3 9 (2.74%) GDPR
4 3 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.91%) PSD2
4 3 (0.91%) WCAG
5 2 (0.61%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.30%) GxP
6 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (0.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 34 (10.33%) Microsoft
2 17 (5.17%) SAP
3 13 (3.95%) Oracle
4 10 (3.04%) Cisco
5 8 (2.43%) Avaya
6 6 (1.82%) Aruba
6 6 (1.82%) ServiceNow
7 4 (1.22%) Google
8 3 (0.91%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.91%) BT
8 3 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.61%) hybris
9 2 (0.61%) Hyperion
9 2 (0.61%) IBM
9 2 (0.61%) Remedy
10 1 (0.30%) Arista
10 1 (0.30%) ForeScout
10 1 (0.30%) iManage
10 1 (0.30%) Palantir
10 1 (0.30%) TSYS