Period
to 18 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 26 16
Rank change year-on-year +8 -10 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 442 372 618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.21% 6.44% 8.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.56% 6.80% 8.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 229 410
North West median daily rate £420 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +1.19% -
10th Percentile £275 £300 £300
90th Percentile £538 £550 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 6 3
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +53.85% -9.09%
10th Percentile £23.73 £38.00 £23.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £61.25 £40.15
England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% -17.81% -0.75%

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 5,844 5,469 7,092
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.27% 94.70% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,647 3,321 4,374
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £240 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 315 257 269
North West median hourly rate £18.79 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.05% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.18 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.25 £47.39
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.83%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 18 August 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 +4 207 £425 - 20
Cheshire -1 90 £403 +0.63% 10
Lancashire +12 67 £385 -8.06% 6
Merseyside +18 42 £415 -5.14% 4
Cumbria -2 16 £500 +28.21%
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 193 (43.67%) Project Management
2 121 (27.38%) Finance
3 113 (25.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 86 (19.46%) Agile Software Development
4 86 (19.46%) PRINCE2
5 54 (12.22%) Migration
6 45 (10.18%) Microsoft
7 44 (9.95%) Change Management
8 36 (8.14%) Security Cleared
9 33 (7.47%) Project Planning
9 33 (7.47%) Risk Management
10 32 (7.24%) Microsoft Project
11 30 (6.79%) Supplier Management
12 29 (6.56%) SC Cleared
13 26 (5.88%) Scrum
13 26 (5.88%) GDPR
14 24 (5.43%) Microsoft Office
15 23 (5.20%) E-Commerce
15 23 (5.20%) Legal
16 22 (4.98%) ITIL
16 22 (4.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 22 (4.98%) Waterfall
17 21 (4.75%) Windows
17 21 (4.75%) Retail
18 20 (4.52%) NHS
18 20 (4.52%) Oracle
19 19 (4.30%) CRM
19 19 (4.30%) ServiceNow
20 18 (4.07%) SharePoint
20 18 (4.07%) Problem-Solving

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 18 (4.07%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.81%) CMS
3 6 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (0.90%) Drupal
4 4 (0.90%) IBM Notes
5 3 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.68%) Confluence
5 3 (0.68%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.68%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.45%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.45%) SAS
7 1 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.23%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.23%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 32 (7.24%) Microsoft Project
2 24 (5.43%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.68%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.23%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.23%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 13 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.45%) Sage X3
2 2 (0.45%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.23%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.23%) DELMIA
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.23%) Finacle
3 1 (0.23%) Magento
3 1 (0.23%) OPENHousing
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.23%) Primavera
3 1 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.85%) Office 365
2 8 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.36%) SaaS
4 5 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.13%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (0.68%) Trello
7 2 (0.45%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.23%) Heroku
8 1 (0.23%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.71%) LAN
2 9 (2.04%) SMS
3 5 (1.13%) Firewall
4 4 (0.90%) DMZ
4 4 (0.90%) Unified Communications
4 4 (0.90%) WAN
5 3 (0.68%) Skype
6 2 (0.45%) Intranet
6 2 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.45%) WLAN
7 1 (0.23%) Internet
7 1 (0.23%) MPLS
7 1 (0.23%) Network Security
7 1 (0.23%) SAN
7 1 (0.23%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (0.23%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.23%) VoIP
7 1 (0.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.49%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.36%) Big Data
2 6 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (0.90%) MS Access
3 4 (0.90%) Riak
4 3 (0.68%) DB2
4 3 (0.68%) Geospatial Data
5 2 (0.45%) EDRMS
5 2 (0.45%) Electronic Patient Records
5 2 (0.45%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.23%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.23%) GIS
6 1 (0.23%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.23%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (0.23%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (2.94%) JIRA
2 3 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.23%) Jenkins
General
1 121 (27.38%) Finance
2 23 (5.20%) Legal
3 21 (4.75%) Retail
4 16 (3.62%) Banking
5 14 (3.17%) Manufacturing
6 12 (2.71%) Marketing
7 9 (2.04%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.58%) Local Government
9 6 (1.36%) Advertising
10 5 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.68%) Automotive
11 3 (0.68%) Law
12 2 (0.45%) Games
12 2 (0.45%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.45%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.45%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.23%) Billing
13 1 (0.23%) Electronics
13 1 (0.23%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.26%) .NET
2 4 (0.90%) LDAP
3 3 (0.68%) Velocity
4 2 (0.45%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.45%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (0.45%) SAP PI
5 1 (0.23%) CSS
5 1 (0.23%) HTML
5 1 (0.23%) J2EE
5 1 (0.23%) Mason
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.23%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (4.52%) NHS
2 17 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (2.94%) User Experience
4 12 (2.71%) Virtual Team
5 10 (2.26%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (2.04%) Data Centre
7 7 (1.58%) FMCG
8 6 (1.36%) Life Science
8 6 (1.36%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.36%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.36%) PMI
9 5 (1.13%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.90%) Blog
10 4 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.68%) Marketing Technology
11 3 (0.68%) Taxonomies
12 2 (0.45%) CMDB
12 2 (0.45%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (4.75%) Windows
2 11 (2.49%) Windows 10
3 7 (1.58%) AIX
3 7 (1.58%) Unix
4 4 (0.90%) Windows 2000 Server
4 4 (0.90%) Windows NT
4 4 (0.90%) Windows Server
4 4 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.45%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.23%) Linux
6 1 (0.23%) MVS
6 1 (0.23%) OS/390
6 1 (0.23%) VMS
6 1 (0.23%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (43.67%) Project Management
2 113 (25.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 86 (19.46%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (19.46%) PRINCE2
4 54 (12.22%) Migration
5 44 (9.95%) Change Management
6 33 (7.47%) Project Planning
6 33 (7.47%) Risk Management
7 30 (6.79%) Supplier Management
8 26 (5.88%) Scrum
9 23 (5.20%) E-Commerce
10 22 (4.98%) ITIL
10 22 (4.98%) Waterfall
11 19 (4.30%) CRM
12 18 (4.07%) Problem-Solving
13 16 (3.62%) Change Control
13 16 (3.62%) SDLC
14 14 (3.17%) Data Migration
14 14 (3.17%) Data Protection
14 14 (3.17%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (3.85%) SQL
2 7 (1.58%) C
2 7 (1.58%) Erlang
3 3 (0.68%) C#
3 3 (0.68%) VB
3 3 (0.68%) VB.NET
3 3 (0.68%) VB6
4 2 (0.45%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.45%) X++
5 1 (0.23%) Java
5 1 (0.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 36 (8.14%) Security Cleared
2 29 (6.56%) SC Cleared
3 22 (4.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 16 (3.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 10 (2.26%) Degree
5 10 (2.26%) PMI Certification
6 6 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.13%) PMP
8 3 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.45%) CCNA
9 2 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.23%) APMP
10 1 (0.23%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.23%) CCA
10 1 (0.23%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.23%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.23%) HNC
10 1 (0.23%) ISEB
10 1 (0.23%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.88%) GDPR
2 17 (3.85%) PMO
3 12 (2.71%) QA
4 3 (0.68%) WCAG
5 2 (0.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.23%) IFRS
6 1 (0.23%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.23%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (2.26%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 4 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 10 (2.26%) Cisco IPCC
2 2 (0.45%) SCCM
2 2 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 45 (10.18%) Microsoft
2 20 (4.52%) Oracle
3 19 (4.30%) ServiceNow
4 15 (3.39%) SAP
5 7 (1.58%) Google
6 6 (1.36%) Capita
6 6 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (0.90%) Citrix
7 4 (0.90%) Lotus
8 3 (0.68%) Cisco
8 3 (0.68%) Sage
9 2 (0.45%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.45%) HP
9 2 (0.45%) hybris
9 2 (0.45%) IBM
9 2 (0.45%) Informatica
9 2 (0.45%) Remedy
10 1 (0.23%) Ariba
10 1 (0.23%) Avaya
10 1 (0.23%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud