The table below looks at the statistics for Project Planning 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 Planning over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Planning
Rank 56 57 50
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 9 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.18% 0.76% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% 1.10% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £104.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -39.06%
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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
497 456 452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 64.97% 69.62% 67.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 312 249
Average daily rate £375 £365 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -3.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 11
Average hourly rate £22.00 £175.00 £18.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-87.42% +822.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £12.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £175.00 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Project Planning
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Project Planning Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Project Planning
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Project Planning Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Project Planning
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Project Planning Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Project Planning
Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Planning across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Project Planning Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Project Planning 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 Planning.

1 6 (54.55%) Project Management
2 4 (36.36%) Migration
2 4 (36.36%) Windows
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (27.27%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
4 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
4 2 (18.18%) Finance
4 2 (18.18%) SCCM
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) TDD
4 2 (18.18%) WAN
4 2 (18.18%) VB
4 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
4 2 (18.18%) UNIX
4 2 (18.18%) LAN
4 2 (18.18%) HP
4 2 (18.18%) Dell
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
5 1 (9.09%) Sybase
5 1 (9.09%) DB2
5 1 (9.09%) EJB
5 1 (9.09%) SOAP
5 1 (9.09%) Web Services
5 1 (9.09%) XML
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Project Planning 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 Planning. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 1 (9.09%) CICS
1 1 (9.09%) TPMS
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) WAN
1 2 (18.18%) LAN
2 1 (9.09%) ATM
2 1 (9.09%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) VoIP
2 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) DB2
2 1 (9.09%) Informix
2 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (9.09%) MySQL
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (9.09%) MSI
1 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Project Manager
2 3 (27.27%) Technical Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Chief Technical Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Chief Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Team Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Business Manager
4 1 (9.09%) PMO Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) CRM Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Business Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) EJB
1 1 (9.09%) SOAP
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
1 1 (9.09%) XML
1 1 (9.09%) Middleware
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) J2EE
1 1 (9.09%) JavaBeans
1 1 (9.09%) Application Packaging
1 1 (9.09%) WCF
1 1 (9.09%) Silverlight
1 1 (9.09%) Reactive Extensions
1 1 (9.09%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Device Driver
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
2 2 (18.18%) UNIX
3 1 (9.09%) Linux
3 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Project Management
2 4 (36.36%) Migration
3 3 (27.27%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (27.27%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) TDD
4 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL
5 1 (9.09%) CRM
5 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
5 1 (9.09%) Workflow
5 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (9.09%) Scrum
5 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
5 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
5 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
5 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Security Architecture
5 1 (9.09%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 2 (18.18%) VB
3 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
3 1 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (9.09%) ISSAP
1 1 (9.09%) MCITP
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
1 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) WMI
2 1 (9.09%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) HP
1 2 (18.18%) Dell
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Sybase
2 1 (9.09%) CA
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft