Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 23 15
Rank change year-on-year -7 -8 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 313 460 715
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.54% 6.73% 8.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.84% 7.14% 8.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 334 459
North West median daily rate £425 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% -3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £303 £279 £311
90th Percentile £575 £538 £578
England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 4
North West median hourly rate £45.00 £29.62 £45.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.91% -34.54% +3.43%
10th Percentile £42.50 £19.90 £23.41
90th Percentile £48.50 £47.63 £56.45
England median hourly rate £31.25 £34.50 £40.25
% change year-on-year -9.42% -14.29% +34.17%

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 5360 6447 8142
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 94.39% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3373 4157 4871
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £250 £233
90th Percentile £588 £550 £572
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 236 404
North West median hourly rate £18.75 £16.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.19% -21.95% +27.81%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.02 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.38 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%

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 19 November 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
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 19 November 2017. 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 -16 138 £450 +12.50% 17
Cheshire +1 82 £400 -3.03% 2
Lancashire +16 26 £425 -2.86% 2
Merseyside -8 23 £444 +10.94% 5
Cumbria -4 6 - -
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 140 (44.73%) Project Management
2 102 (32.59%) Finance
3 87 (27.80%) Stakeholder Management
4 79 (25.24%) Agile Software Development
5 64 (20.45%) PRINCE2
6 32 (10.22%) Banking
7 30 (9.58%) Migration
8 25 (7.99%) Retail
9 24 (7.67%) Risk Management
9 24 (7.67%) Waterfall
10 21 (6.71%) Data Centre
10 21 (6.71%) Microsoft
11 20 (6.39%) Programme Management
11 20 (6.39%) Data Protection
12 17 (5.43%) Security Cleared
13 16 (5.11%) Matrix Management
13 16 (5.11%) Change Management
14 15 (4.79%) Supplier Management
14 15 (4.79%) PMO
15 14 (4.47%) SC Cleared
15 14 (4.47%) Scrum
15 14 (4.47%) CRM
16 13 (4.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 13 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
16 13 (4.15%) GDPR
17 12 (3.83%) Windows
17 12 (3.83%) Business Analysis
18 11 (3.51%) Degree
18 11 (3.51%) Microsoft Project
18 11 (3.51%) SharePoint

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 11 (3.51%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.28%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.32%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.32%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.32%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.32%) SAS
4 1 (0.32%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11 (3.51%) Microsoft Project
2 9 (2.88%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.96%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.64%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.32%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (0.32%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.32%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.32%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.32%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.32%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.32%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.19%) Office 365
2 9 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.28%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.32%) Heroku
5 1 (0.32%) SaaS
5 1 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.88%) SMS
2 5 (1.60%) Internet
2 5 (1.60%) Skype
3 3 (0.96%) VoIP
4 2 (0.64%) Firewall
4 2 (0.64%) PSTN
4 2 (0.64%) VPN
4 2 (0.64%) WAN
4 2 (0.64%) Wireless
5 1 (0.32%) DNS
5 1 (0.32%) IMAP
5 1 (0.32%) Intranet
5 1 (0.32%) LAN
5 1 (0.32%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.32%) RFID
5 1 (0.32%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (0.32%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.32%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (0.96%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.64%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.32%) Data Mart
4 1 (0.32%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.32%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (1.60%) JIRA
2 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 102 (32.59%) Finance
2 32 (10.22%) Banking
3 25 (7.99%) Retail
4 8 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
4 8 (2.56%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.92%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.92%) Marketing
5 6 (1.92%) Retail Banking
6 5 (1.60%) Law
7 4 (1.28%) Games
8 3 (0.96%) Advertising
8 3 (0.96%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.64%) French Language
9 2 (0.64%) Legal
10 1 (0.32%) Automotive
10 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.32%) Front Office
10 1 (0.32%) German Language
10 1 (0.32%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.96%) J2EE
1 3 (0.96%) Java EE
1 3 (0.96%) Spring
1 3 (0.96%) Struts
2 2 (0.64%) EDI
3 1 (0.32%) .NET
3 1 (0.32%) Middleware
3 1 (0.32%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (0.32%) Web Services
3 1 (0.32%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.71%) Data Centre
2 13 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.88%) Virtual Team
4 8 (2.56%) NHS
5 5 (1.60%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.60%) PMI
6 3 (0.96%) CCTV
6 3 (0.96%) e-Learning
6 3 (0.96%) Interactive TV
6 3 (0.96%) Life Science
6 3 (0.96%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.96%) Video on Demand
7 2 (0.64%) EPoS
7 2 (0.64%) LIMS
7 2 (0.64%) Minimum Viable Product
7 2 (0.64%) Online Banking
7 2 (0.64%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.64%) User Experience
8 1 (0.32%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.32%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 12 (3.83%) Windows
2 8 (2.56%) Windows 10
3 5 (1.60%) Unix
4 4 (1.28%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.96%) AIX
6 2 (0.64%) Android
6 2 (0.64%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.64%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.32%) HPUX
7 1 (0.32%) Linux
7 1 (0.32%) OS/2
7 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (44.73%) Project Management
2 87 (27.80%) Stakeholder Management
3 79 (25.24%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (20.45%) PRINCE2
5 30 (9.58%) Migration
6 24 (7.67%) Risk Management
6 24 (7.67%) Waterfall
7 20 (6.39%) Data Protection
7 20 (6.39%) Programme Management
8 16 (5.11%) Change Management
8 16 (5.11%) Matrix Management
9 15 (4.79%) Supplier Management
10 14 (4.47%) CRM
10 14 (4.47%) Scrum
11 12 (3.83%) Business Analysis
12 11 (3.51%) Change Control
12 11 (3.51%) E-Commerce
12 11 (3.51%) Software Delivery
13 10 (3.19%) Project Governance
13 10 (3.19%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.88%) SQL
2 5 (1.60%) Java
3 1 (0.32%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.32%) Python
3 1 (0.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (5.43%) Security Cleared
2 14 (4.47%) SC Cleared
3 13 (4.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 11 (3.51%) Degree
5 8 (2.56%) PMI Certification
6 7 (2.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (1.60%) PMP
8 2 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.64%) CCNA
8 2 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.64%) ISEB
9 1 (0.32%) APMP
9 1 (0.32%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.32%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.79%) PMO
2 13 (4.15%) GDPR
3 3 (0.96%) IFRS
3 3 (0.96%) IFRS 9
3 3 (0.96%) QA
4 2 (0.64%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.64%) SLA
5 1 (0.32%) Basel II
5 1 (0.32%) IAS 39
5 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.32%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.32%) PowerHA
1 1 (0.32%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (0.96%) FlexNet
1 3 (0.96%) IBM BigFix
2 2 (0.64%) SCCM
3 1 (0.32%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 21 (6.71%) Microsoft
2 7 (2.24%) PeopleSoft
3 6 (1.92%) IBM
3 6 (1.92%) SAP
4 4 (1.28%) HP
4 4 (1.28%) Oracle
5 3 (0.96%) Apple
5 3 (0.96%) Cisco
5 3 (0.96%) Google
5 3 (0.96%) Snow
5 3 (0.96%) TSYS
5 3 (0.96%) Wyse
6 2 (0.64%) Capita
6 2 (0.64%) LabWare
6 2 (0.64%) Progress
6 2 (0.64%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.32%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.32%) Lotus
7 1 (0.32%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.32%) Salesforce.com