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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Planning
Rank 59 60 52
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 2 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.27% 0.57% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.80% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£250 - £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £389
% change year-on-year
- -3.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £190.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+133.33% -12.19%
Project Planning
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
544 497 429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 74.32% 70.30% 69.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 309 253
Average daily rate £375 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 2
Average hourly rate £28.25 £27.50 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.72% -84.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 8 (72.73%) Project Management
2 7 (63.64%) Finance
3 5 (45.45%) PRINCE2
4 4 (36.36%) SQL
5 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
5 3 (27.27%) Migration
5 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
5 3 (27.27%) GoldenSource
5 3 (27.27%) Resource Management
5 3 (27.27%) QlikView
5 3 (27.27%) Data Migration
5 3 (27.27%) E-Discovery
5 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (18.18%) Degree
6 2 (18.18%) Windows
6 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
7 1 (9.09%) CRM
7 1 (9.09%) OO
7 1 (9.09%) B2B
7 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
7 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
7 1 (9.09%) ISEB
7 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (9.09%) .NET
7 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
7 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
7 1 (9.09%) ADO.NET
7 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
7 1 (9.09%) Web Services

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) QlikView
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (63.64%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Project Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Developer
2 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Technical Project Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Senior Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
2 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Technical Manager
2 1 (9.09%) CRM Project Manager
2 1 (9.09%) CRM Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) ADO.NET
1 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
1 1 (9.09%) XML
1 1 (9.09%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Project Management
2 5 (45.45%) PRINCE2
3 3 (27.27%) Migration
3 3 (27.27%) Resource Management
3 3 (27.27%) Data Migration
3 3 (27.27%) E-Discovery
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (9.09%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (9.09%) Web Development
5 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Project Management
5 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
5 1 (9.09%) E-Procurement
5 1 (9.09%) OO
5 1 (9.09%) CRM
5 1 (9.09%) B2B
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) APMP
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) GoldenSource
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft