The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £405 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 17 8
Rank change year-on-year -5 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 173 316 416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.70% 8.17% 11.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.05% 8.66% 12.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 203 226
Median daily rate £405 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.70% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 24
Median hourly rate £8.00 £19.49 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.95% -52.45%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year -8.57% -3.44%  

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 2454 3648 3409
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 94.97% 94.29% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1531 2178 1787
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 172 206
Median hourly rate £16.18 £24.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.58% +26.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 29 March 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 -13 77 £403 -5.29% 24
Cheshire +11 44 £388 -8.82% 9
Merseyside +3 29 £465 +32.85% 5
Lancashire 0 8 £423 +4.64%
Cumbria +3 3 £408 -4.11% 1
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 162 (45.89%) Project Management
2 93 (26.35%) Stakeholder Management
3 90 (25.50%) Agile Software Development
4 89 (25.21%) PRINCE2
5 86 (24.36%) Finance
6 52 (14.73%) Migration
7 38 (10.76%) Microsoft
8 36 (10.20%) Banking
8 36 (10.20%) Retail
9 25 (7.08%) Data Centre
10 23 (6.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 21 (5.95%) Scrum
12 20 (5.67%) CRM
13 19 (5.38%) Security Cleared
13 19 (5.38%) ITIL
13 19 (5.38%) Oracle
13 19 (5.38%) Change Management
14 18 (5.10%) Risk Management
14 18 (5.10%) Project Planning
15 17 (4.82%) SC Cleared
15 17 (4.82%) Project Governance
15 17 (4.82%) PMO
16 16 (4.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 16 (4.53%) Waterfall
16 16 (4.53%) Windows
17 15 (4.25%) MS Project
18 14 (3.97%) Supplier Management
18 14 (3.97%) NHS
18 14 (3.97%) MS Excel
18 14 (3.97%) Office 365

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 3 (0.85%) CMS
1 3 (0.85%) Drupal
1 3 (0.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.28%) Confluence
2 1 (0.28%) Documentum
2 1 (0.28%) iPlanet
2 1 (0.28%) JBoss
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.28%) SAS
2 1 (0.28%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (4.25%) MS Project
2 14 (3.97%) MS Excel
3 13 (3.68%) MS Office
4 10 (2.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (2.55%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.28%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 13 (3.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.70%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (1.42%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (1.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.85%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.57%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.57%) Workday HCM
7 1 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.28%) Magento
7 1 (0.28%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.28%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.28%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.97%) Office 365
2 5 (1.42%) SaaS
3 4 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.57%) IaaS
5 1 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.28%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.28%) PaaS
5 1 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.98%) WAN
2 6 (1.70%) LAN
3 5 (1.42%) Firewall
4 4 (1.13%) Internet
4 4 (1.13%) RFID
4 4 (1.13%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (0.85%) NFC
5 3 (0.85%) VoIP
6 2 (0.57%) MPLS
6 2 (0.57%) Skype
6 2 (0.57%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.28%) BGP
7 1 (0.28%) Broadband
7 1 (0.28%) DNS
7 1 (0.28%) EIGRP
7 1 (0.28%) IGRP
7 1 (0.28%) Intranet
7 1 (0.28%) OSPF
7 1 (0.28%) SAN
7 1 (0.28%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.13%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.85%) GIS
4 2 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.28%) Big Data
5 1 (0.28%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.28%) EDMS
5 1 (0.28%) Essbase
5 1 (0.28%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (0.28%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 7 (1.98%) JIRA
2 2 (0.57%) GitLab
3 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.28%) Trac
General
1 86 (24.36%) Finance
2 36 (10.20%) Banking
2 36 (10.20%) Retail
3 10 (2.83%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.55%) Local Government
4 9 (2.55%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
5 8 (2.27%) Retail Banking
6 7 (1.98%) Legal
7 5 (1.42%) Marketing
8 4 (1.13%) Billing
9 3 (0.85%) Law
10 2 (0.57%) Advertising
10 2 (0.57%) Games
11 1 (0.28%) Automotive
11 1 (0.28%) Back Office
11 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.85%) HTML
1 3 (0.85%) HTML5
2 1 (0.28%) .NET
2 1 (0.28%) Middleware
2 1 (0.28%) OAuth2
2 1 (0.28%) OpenID
2 1 (0.28%) SAML
2 1 (0.28%) Web Services
2 1 (0.28%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.08%) Data Centre
2 14 (3.97%) NHS
3 10 (2.83%) Mainframe
4 7 (1.98%) Mobile App
5 6 (1.70%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (1.70%) Life Science
5 6 (1.70%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.13%) PMI
8 3 (0.85%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.85%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.85%) Internet of Things
8 3 (0.85%) IVR
8 3 (0.85%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.57%) EPoS
9 2 (0.57%) LLPG
9 2 (0.57%) User Experience
10 1 (0.28%) Biotechnology
10 1 (0.28%) LIMS
10 1 (0.28%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 16 (4.53%) Windows
2 13 (3.68%) Unix
3 9 (2.55%) Linux
4 8 (2.27%) Android
5 5 (1.42%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.85%) OS/2
6 3 (0.85%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.57%) AIX
8 1 (0.28%) MVS
8 1 (0.28%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.28%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (45.89%) Project Management
2 93 (26.35%) Stakeholder Management
3 90 (25.50%) Agile Software Development
4 89 (25.21%) PRINCE2
5 52 (14.73%) Migration
6 21 (5.95%) Scrum
7 20 (5.67%) CRM
8 19 (5.38%) Change Management
8 19 (5.38%) ITIL
9 18 (5.10%) Project Planning
9 18 (5.10%) Risk Management
10 17 (4.82%) Project Governance
11 16 (4.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 16 (4.53%) Waterfall
12 14 (3.97%) Supplier Management
13 13 (3.68%) Data Migration
13 13 (3.68%) Process Improvement
14 12 (3.40%) Programme Management
14 12 (3.40%) SDLC
15 11 (3.12%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 12 (3.40%) SQL
2 4 (1.13%) Java
3 3 (0.85%) C#
3 3 (0.85%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.57%) ABAP
4 2 (0.57%) PHP
5 1 (0.28%) C
5 1 (0.28%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 23 (6.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 19 (5.38%) Security Cleared
3 17 (4.82%) SC Cleared
4 14 (3.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 13 (3.68%) PMP
6 12 (3.40%) PMI Certification
7 7 (1.98%) Degree
8 6 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.85%) APMP
9 3 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.85%) ISEB
10 2 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.57%) CCIE
10 2 (0.57%) CCNA
10 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.28%) ACCA
11 1 (0.28%) APMG
11 1 (0.28%) CIMA
11 1 (0.28%) CISM
11 1 (0.28%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.82%) PMO
2 14 (3.97%) QA
3 5 (1.42%) GDPR
4 4 (1.13%) SLA
5 3 (0.85%) MiFID
6 2 (0.57%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.28%) GMP
7 1 (0.28%) GxP
7 1 (0.28%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (0.85%) Active Directory
1 3 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.28%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (1.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (0.85%) AirWatch
2 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.28%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 38 (10.76%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.38%) Oracle
3 11 (3.12%) SAP
4 6 (1.70%) VMware
5 5 (1.42%) IBM
6 4 (1.13%) arcserve
6 4 (1.13%) Citrix
7 3 (0.85%) Apple
7 3 (0.85%) Cisco
7 3 (0.85%) Hyperion
8 2 (0.57%) ArcSight
8 2 (0.57%) Cognos
8 2 (0.57%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.57%) Temenos
8 2 (0.57%) Workday
9 1 (0.28%) Acronis
9 1 (0.28%) F5
9 1 (0.28%) FireEye
9 1 (0.28%) hybris
9 1 (0.28%) Remedy
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