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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Manager
Rank 15 16 10
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 64 55 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 8.37% 8.33% 8.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.10% 9.06% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 44 44
Average daily rate
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£395 £413 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.24% +2.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £347 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £504 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £29.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.58% -21.62%
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
703 607 649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 91.90% 91.97% 96.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 382 349
Average daily rate £350 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £213 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 26 24
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.98 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -12.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.00 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £30.70 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014, 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 74 (59.20%) Project Management
2 42 (33.60%) PRINCE2
3 34 (27.20%) Finance
4 32 (25.60%) Stakeholder Management
5 26 (20.80%) ITIL
6 20 (16.00%) Banking
7 17 (13.60%) Microsoft
7 17 (13.60%) Security Cleared
8 16 (12.80%) Migration
9 15 (12.00%) Oracle
9 15 (12.00%) SC Cleared
10 14 (11.20%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (10.40%) MS Office
11 13 (10.40%) ERP
11 13 (10.40%) QA
12 12 (9.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 11 (8.80%) Windows
14 10 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
15 9 (7.20%) Degree
15 9 (7.20%) Retail
15 9 (7.20%) Management Information System
15 9 (7.20%) Change Management
16 8 (6.40%) MS Excel
16 8 (6.40%) Windows 7
16 8 (6.40%) Computer Science
17 7 (5.60%) Time Management
17 7 (5.60%) Supplier Management
17 7 (5.60%) UNIX
17 7 (5.60%) BCP
17 7 (5.60%) Service Management

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 4 (3.20%) Lync
2 3 (2.40%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.80%) SAS
3 1 (0.80%) Moodle
Applications
1 13 (10.40%) MS Office
2 8 (6.40%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.60%) MS Project
5 1 (0.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.00%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (3.20%) TRIRIGA
3 3 (2.40%) Eikon
4 2 (1.60%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (1.60%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.80%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.80%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.80%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.60%) WAN
1 2 (1.60%) SAN
1 2 (1.60%) Firewall
1 2 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.80%) Wireless
2 1 (0.80%) Network Security
2 1 (0.80%) LTE
2 1 (0.80%) 4G
2 1 (0.80%) Multicast
2 1 (0.80%) 3G
2 1 (0.80%) OSPF
2 1 (0.80%) BGP
2 1 (0.80%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.80%) DNS
2 1 (0.80%) ADSL
2 1 (0.80%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.60%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (1.60%) Essbase
2 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.80%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
General
1 34 (27.20%) Finance
2 20 (16.00%) Banking
3 9 (7.20%) Retail
4 6 (4.80%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.00%) Investment Banking
6 4 (3.20%) Retail Banking
6 4 (3.20%) Billing
6 4 (3.20%) Advertising
7 3 (2.40%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (1.60%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.60%) Front Office
9 1 (0.80%) Games
9 1 (0.80%) Automotive
9 1 (0.80%) Law
9 1 (0.80%) Legal
9 1 (0.80%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.60%) .NET
1 2 (1.60%) XMPP
2 1 (0.80%) SAP PI
2 1 (0.80%) HTML
2 1 (0.80%) J2EE
2 1 (0.80%) JSP
2 1 (0.80%) XML
2 1 (0.80%) CGI
2 1 (0.80%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.20%) Management Information System
2 8 (6.40%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.60%) PMI
3 2 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.80%) EPoS
4 1 (0.80%) NHS
4 1 (0.80%) Open Source
4 1 (0.80%) Equities
4 1 (0.80%) VLE
4 1 (0.80%) Web 2.0
4 1 (0.80%) Derivative
4 1 (0.80%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.80%) Windows
2 8 (6.40%) Windows 7
3 7 (5.60%) UNIX
4 4 (3.20%) Linux
4 4 (3.20%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.80%) AIX
5 1 (0.80%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (59.20%) Project Management
2 42 (33.60%) PRINCE2
3 32 (25.60%) Stakeholder Management
4 26 (20.80%) ITIL
5 16 (12.80%) Migration
6 13 (10.40%) ERP
7 10 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (7.20%) Change Management
9 7 (5.60%) Service Management
9 7 (5.60%) BCP
9 7 (5.60%) Supplier Management
9 7 (5.60%) Time Management
10 6 (4.80%) Business Transformation
10 6 (4.80%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (4.00%) Business Continuity
11 5 (4.00%) Business Continuity Planning
12 4 (3.20%) E-Discovery
12 4 (3.20%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 4 (3.20%) Data Migration
12 4 (3.20%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.20%) SQL
2 2 (1.60%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.80%) C#
3 1 (0.80%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.80%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (13.60%) Security Cleared
2 15 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 14 (11.20%) ITIL Certification
4 12 (9.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 9 (7.20%) Degree
6 3 (2.40%) PMI Certification
6 3 (2.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.60%) ISEB
7 2 (1.60%) PMP
7 2 (1.60%) APMP
8 1 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.80%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.40%) QA
2 1 (0.80%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 2 (1.60%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.80%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 1 (0.80%) Control-M
Vendors
1 17 (13.60%) Microsoft
2 15 (12.00%) Oracle
3 6 (4.80%) Cisco
4 5 (4.00%) SAP
4 5 (4.00%) Avaya
5 3 (2.40%) Sybase
5 3 (2.40%) Reuters
6 2 (1.60%) VMware
6 2 (1.60%) webMethods
7 1 (0.80%) hybris
7 1 (0.80%) F5
7 1 (0.80%) ATG
7 1 (0.80%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.80%) BMC
7 1 (0.80%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.80%) CheckPoint
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