The table below looks at the statistics for Project Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Project Management over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Management
Rank 16 13 18
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +5
Contract jobs citing Project Management 43 50 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.90% 8.80% 6.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.17% 13.70% 10.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 29 26
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£394 £375 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £476 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £6.84 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £29.24 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.59% -13.99%
Project Management
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
423 365 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 67.90% 64.26% 66.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 217 170
Average daily rate £375 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 25
Average hourly rate £22.50 £11.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.65% -36.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.92 £9.00 £10.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £30.00 £31.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

Project Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Project Management across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Project Management Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Project Management
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Project Management across the Birmingham region.

Project Management Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Project Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Management across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Project Management Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Project Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Project Management across the Birmingham region.

Project Management Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Project Management also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Project Management.

1 30 (35.71%) PRINCE2
2 25 (29.76%) Finance
3 22 (26.19%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (17.86%) Migration
5 10 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (10.71%) Business Analysis
6 9 (10.71%) ITIL
7 8 (9.52%) ISEB
7 8 (9.52%) Risk Management
7 8 (9.52%) Change Management
8 7 (8.33%) Project Planning
8 7 (8.33%) Retail
8 7 (8.33%) MS Project
9 6 (7.14%) SharePoint
9 6 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (7.14%) Banking
9 6 (7.14%) Telecoms
9 6 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (5.95%) PRINCE
10 5 (5.95%) MS Excel
10 5 (5.95%) Windows
11 4 (4.76%) UML
11 4 (4.76%) SAP
11 4 (4.76%) Remedy
11 4 (4.76%) Law
11 4 (4.76%) Degree
12 3 (3.57%) Security Cleared
12 3 (3.57%) Resource Management
12 3 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Project Management also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Project Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.19%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.19%) SAS
2 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (8.33%) MS Project
2 5 (5.95%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.57%) MS Office
4 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.19%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.19%) Remedy AR System
2 1 (1.19%) Infor M3
2 1 (1.19%) Movex
2 1 (1.19%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.38%) LAN
1 2 (2.38%) WAN
1 2 (2.38%) Firewall
1 2 (2.38%) IP Telephony
2 1 (1.19%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (2.38%) QlikView
2 1 (1.19%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.19%) MySQL
2 1 (1.19%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.38%) JIRA
2 1 (1.19%) Subversion
General
1 25 (29.76%) Finance
2 7 (8.33%) Retail
3 6 (7.14%) Banking
3 6 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.76%) Law
5 2 (2.38%) Local Government
6 1 (1.19%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 50 (59.52%) Project Manager
2 13 (15.48%) Analyst
3 10 (11.90%) Business Analyst
4 5 (5.95%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (4.76%) Senior Business Analyst
5 4 (4.76%) Coordinator
5 4 (4.76%) Project Coordinator
5 4 (4.76%) Assistant Project Manager
6 3 (3.57%) Junior Project Manager
6 3 (3.57%) IT Project Manager
6 3 (3.57%) Junior
6 3 (3.57%) Senior Project Manager
6 3 (3.57%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 3 (3.57%) Senior Manager
6 3 (3.57%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (2.38%) IT Business Analyst
7 2 (2.38%) Developer
7 2 (2.38%) Project Analyst
7 2 (2.38%) PMO Analyst
7 2 (2.38%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.38%) .NET
2 1 (1.19%) CSS
2 1 (1.19%) Web Services
2 1 (1.19%) XML
2 1 (1.19%) Ajax
2 1 (1.19%) jQuery
2 1 (1.19%) REST
2 1 (1.19%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.38%) PMI
3 2 (2.38%) NHS
3 2 (2.38%) Handset
3 2 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.19%) User Experience
4 1 (1.19%) SCADA
4 1 (1.19%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.19%) iSeries
4 1 (1.19%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.19%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.95%) Windows
2 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (2.38%) Windows 7
2 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (35.71%) PRINCE2
2 22 (26.19%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (17.86%) Migration
4 10 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (10.71%) ITIL
5 9 (10.71%) Business Analysis
6 8 (9.52%) Risk Management
6 8 (9.52%) Change Management
7 7 (8.33%) Project Planning
8 5 (5.95%) PRINCE
9 4 (4.76%) UML
10 3 (3.57%) ERP
10 3 (3.57%) CRM
10 3 (3.57%) Resource Management
10 3 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (3.57%) Programme Management
11 2 (2.38%) Root Cause Analysis
11 2 (2.38%) Business Transformation
11 2 (2.38%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.57%) SQL
2 2 (2.38%) VB
3 1 (1.19%) ActionScript
3 1 (1.19%) PHP5
3 1 (1.19%) PHP4
3 1 (1.19%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.19%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (9.52%) ISEB
2 6 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (4.76%) Degree
4 3 (3.57%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.57%) PMP
4 3 (3.57%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.38%) HNC
5 2 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.19%) HP APS
6 1 (1.19%) HND
6 1 (1.19%) MCSE
6 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.19%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) P3O
2 1 (1.19%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.19%) SLA
2 1 (1.19%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (4.76%) SAP
1 4 (4.76%) Remedy
2 3 (3.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.38%) VMware
3 2 (2.38%) GoldenSource
3 2 (2.38%) Cisco
3 2 (2.38%) Oracle
3 2 (2.38%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.19%) IBM
4 1 (1.19%) Fortinet
4 1 (1.19%) Verint
4 1 (1.19%) Teradata
4 1 (1.19%) HP
4 1 (1.19%) Citrix
4 1 (1.19%) Avaya
4 1 (1.19%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 1 (1.19%) BMC
4 1 (1.19%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (1.19%) NetApp
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