The table below looks at the statistics for the Project Manager role 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 Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Manager
Rank 5 9 14
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 104 68 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 12.87% 11.41% 8.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.90% 12.66% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 41 24
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£413 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £330 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £405 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-8.73% +0.80%
Project Manager
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
748 537 476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 92.57% 90.10% 93.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 316 251
Average daily rate £363 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 24 27
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £31.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.57% -

Project Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Project Manager in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Project Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Project Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Project Manager Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Project Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Manager across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

Project Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Project Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Project Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Project Manager in their job title 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 with Project Manager in their job title.

1 77 (53.47%) Project Management
2 58 (40.28%) PRINCE2
3 57 (39.58%) Finance
4 38 (26.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (12.50%) Migration
5 18 (12.50%) PRINCE
6 17 (11.81%) Firewall
6 17 (11.81%) Retail
7 16 (11.11%) CRM
7 16 (11.11%) Cisco
7 16 (11.11%) Project Planning
8 15 (10.42%) Banking
9 14 (9.72%) CCNA
9 14 (9.72%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (9.03%) SharePoint
10 13 (9.03%) ITIL
10 13 (9.03%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (8.33%) PMI Certification
11 12 (8.33%) F5
12 11 (7.64%) PMP
12 11 (7.64%) OSPF
12 11 (7.64%) BGP
12 11 (7.64%) Change Management
13 10 (6.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 10 (6.94%) MS Project
13 10 (6.94%) Marketing
14 9 (6.25%) ITIL V3
14 9 (6.25%) Data Migration
14 9 (6.25%) Multicast
14 9 (6.25%) UNIX

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Project Manager in their job title 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 with Project Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (9.03%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.08%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.69%) Lync
3 1 (0.69%) SAS
3 1 (0.69%) CMS
3 1 (0.69%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.69%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 10 (6.94%) MS Project
2 5 (3.47%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.78%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.69%) Movex
3 1 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.69%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.69%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.81%) Firewall
2 11 (7.64%) OSPF
2 11 (7.64%) BGP
3 9 (6.25%) Multicast
3 9 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 8 (5.56%) DNS
4 8 (5.56%) Structured Cabling
5 7 (4.86%) WAN
6 5 (3.47%) LAN
7 2 (1.39%) MPLS
8 1 (0.69%) Broadband
8 1 (0.69%) ISDN
8 1 (0.69%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.69%) VPN
8 1 (0.69%) EIGRP
8 1 (0.69%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (0.69%) Network Security
8 1 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.78%) QlikView
2 1 (0.69%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.69%) MySQL
2 1 (0.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (1.39%) JIRA
General
1 57 (39.58%) Finance
2 17 (11.81%) Retail
3 15 (10.42%) Banking
4 10 (6.94%) Marketing
5 5 (3.47%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.47%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.08%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.39%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.69%) Local Government
8 1 (0.69%) Advertising
8 1 (0.69%) Electronics
8 1 (0.69%) Automotive
8 1 (0.69%) Legal
8 1 (0.69%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.69%) JSP
1 1 (0.69%) Middleware
1 1 (0.69%) Mason
1 1 (0.69%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.08%) PMI
3 3 (2.08%) NHS
3 3 (2.08%) Performance Metrics
3 3 (2.08%) User Experience
4 2 (1.39%) Handset
5 1 (0.69%) IVR
5 1 (0.69%) SCADA
5 1 (0.69%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.69%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.69%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.25%) Linux
1 9 (6.25%) UNIX
2 8 (5.56%) Solaris
3 6 (4.17%) Windows
4 3 (2.08%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.69%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (53.47%) Project Management
2 58 (40.28%) PRINCE2
3 38 (26.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (12.50%) Migration
4 18 (12.50%) PRINCE
5 16 (11.11%) CRM
5 16 (11.11%) Project Planning
6 13 (9.03%) ITIL
6 13 (9.03%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (7.64%) Change Management
8 9 (6.25%) Risk Management
8 9 (6.25%) Data Migration
8 9 (6.25%) ITIL V3
9 8 (5.56%) Supplier Management
10 7 (4.86%) E-Discovery
11 6 (4.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 6 (4.17%) Business Analysis
12 5 (3.47%) ERP
12 5 (3.47%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (3.47%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.78%) SQL
2 1 (0.69%) Apex Code
2 1 (0.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (9.72%) CCNA
1 14 (9.72%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (8.33%) PMI Certification
3 11 (7.64%) PMP
4 10 (6.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 8 (5.56%) Degree
6 7 (4.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 6 (4.17%) Security Cleared
8 5 (3.47%) SC Cleared
9 4 (2.78%) ISEB
10 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.69%) MAPM
10 1 (0.69%) APMP
10 1 (0.69%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.69%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.69%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 16 (11.11%) Cisco
2 12 (8.33%) F5
3 7 (4.86%) CheckPoint
4 6 (4.17%) SAP
5 5 (3.47%) Microsoft
6 4 (2.78%) JD Edwards
6 4 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (2.78%) GoldenSource
7 3 (2.08%) Endeca
8 2 (1.39%) HP
9 1 (0.69%) BMC
9 1 (0.69%) Lotus
9 1 (0.69%) Apple
9 1 (0.69%) Sun
9 1 (0.69%) Google
9 1 (0.69%) VocaLink
9 1 (0.69%) Remedy
9 1 (0.69%) BT
9 1 (0.69%) Teradata
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