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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Manager
Rank 7 12 18
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 71 67 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 9.86% 9.33% 8.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.25% 10.31% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 43 38
Average daily rate
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£405 £390 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £288 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +5.26%
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
693 650 567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.25% 90.53% 91.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 379 326
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 35 22
Average hourly rate £15.50 £12.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% -21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.68 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £25.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 4 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Manager across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Project Manager Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 97 (54.49%) Project Management
2 71 (39.89%) PRINCE2
3 61 (34.27%) Finance
4 46 (25.84%) Stakeholder Management
5 25 (14.04%) Retail
6 22 (12.36%) CRM
6 22 (12.36%) Microsoft
7 21 (11.80%) Cisco
7 21 (11.80%) Migration
8 20 (11.24%) Banking
9 19 (10.67%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (10.11%) Firewall
11 17 (9.55%) CCNA
11 17 (9.55%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (9.55%) PRINCE
12 16 (8.99%) PMP
12 16 (8.99%) PMI Certification
12 16 (8.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 16 (8.99%) ITIL
12 16 (8.99%) Data Centre
13 14 (7.87%) MS Excel
13 14 (7.87%) OSPF
13 14 (7.87%) BGP
14 13 (7.30%) F5
15 12 (6.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 12 (6.74%) SharePoint
15 12 (6.74%) Change Management
15 12 (6.74%) Marketing
16 11 (6.18%) UNIX
16 11 (6.18%) Data Migration

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 12 (6.74%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.37%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.12%) CMS
3 2 (1.12%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.12%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (0.56%) SAS
4 1 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 14 (7.87%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.62%) MS Project
3 3 (1.69%) MS Office
3 3 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (5.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.69%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.56%) Magento
3 1 (0.56%) SAP PS
3 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.81%) Office 365
2 1 (0.56%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.11%) Firewall
2 14 (7.87%) OSPF
2 14 (7.87%) BGP
3 10 (5.62%) TCP/IP
4 9 (5.06%) Multicast
5 8 (4.49%) Structured Cabling
5 8 (4.49%) DNS
6 7 (3.93%) WAN
7 4 (2.25%) MPLS
8 3 (1.69%) EIGRP
8 3 (1.69%) VPN
8 3 (1.69%) Cisco PIX
8 3 (1.69%) Network Security
8 3 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.12%) LAN
10 1 (0.56%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.69%) QlikView
2 2 (1.12%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.12%) JIRA
2 1 (0.56%) MSI
General
1 61 (34.27%) Finance
2 25 (14.04%) Retail
3 20 (11.24%) Banking
4 12 (6.74%) Marketing
5 5 (2.81%) Retail Banking
5 5 (2.81%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.12%) Advertising
6 2 (1.12%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.12%) Legal
7 1 (0.56%) Back Office
7 1 (0.56%) Electronics
7 1 (0.56%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.69%) .NET
2 2 (1.12%) Flash
3 1 (0.56%) Middleware
3 1 (0.56%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.56%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.56%) jQuery
3 1 (0.56%) Mason
3 1 (0.56%) Visualforce
3 1 (0.56%) HTML5
3 1 (0.56%) CSS3
3 1 (0.56%) CSS
3 1 (0.56%) JSP
3 1 (0.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.99%) Data Centre
2 6 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.25%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.25%) EPoS
4 3 (1.69%) PMI
4 3 (1.69%) User Experience
4 3 (1.69%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (1.12%) NHS
6 1 (0.56%) DTV
6 1 (0.56%) Handset
6 1 (0.56%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.56%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.56%) SystemC
6 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.56%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.18%) UNIX
2 10 (5.62%) Linux
3 9 (5.06%) Solaris
4 8 (4.49%) Windows
5 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.12%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.56%) Android
6 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (54.49%) Project Management
2 71 (39.89%) PRINCE2
3 46 (25.84%) Stakeholder Management
4 22 (12.36%) CRM
5 21 (11.80%) Migration
6 19 (10.67%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (9.55%) PRINCE
8 16 (8.99%) ITIL
9 12 (6.74%) Change Management
10 11 (6.18%) Data Migration
11 10 (5.62%) ITIL V3
11 10 (5.62%) Risk Management
11 10 (5.62%) Project Planning
12 9 (5.06%) Business Analysis
12 9 (5.06%) Supplier Management
13 7 (3.93%) Programme Management
13 7 (3.93%) E-Discovery
14 6 (3.37%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 6 (3.37%) E-Commerce
15 5 (2.81%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.25%) SQL
2 1 (0.56%) Apex Code
2 1 (0.56%) C
2 1 (0.56%) C#
2 1 (0.56%) Java
2 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (9.55%) CCNA
1 17 (9.55%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (8.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 16 (8.99%) PMP
2 16 (8.99%) PMI Certification
3 12 (6.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 9 (5.06%) Degree
5 7 (3.93%) Security Cleared
6 5 (2.81%) ISEB
7 4 (2.25%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.56%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 6 (3.37%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.56%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 22 (12.36%) Microsoft
2 21 (11.80%) Cisco
3 13 (7.30%) F5
4 8 (4.49%) SAP
5 7 (3.93%) CheckPoint
6 5 (2.81%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.25%) JD Edwards
7 4 (2.25%) Endeca
8 3 (1.69%) Google
8 3 (1.69%) HP
8 3 (1.69%) GoldenSource
9 2 (1.12%) VMware
9 2 (1.12%) Lotus
9 2 (1.12%) IBM
10 1 (0.56%) Sun
10 1 (0.56%) Apple
10 1 (0.56%) Citrix
10 1 (0.56%) NetApp
10 1 (0.56%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.56%) hybris
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