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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Planning
Rank 43 50 39
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -11
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 9 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.52% 0.53% 2.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.23% 0.79% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
Average daily rate
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£403 £333 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% +33.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £319 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £347 £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £358
% change year-on-year
+6.80% +4.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.35 £35.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year
-41.87% -33.33%
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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
403 382 292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 67.85% 67.37% 63.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 245 135
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 20
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% -41.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.15 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £20.00 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Planning across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Project Planning Daily Rate Histogram 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 23 January 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 (42.11%) Migration
2 7 (36.84%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Finance
3 6 (31.58%) Project Management
4 5 (26.32%) PRINCE2
4 5 (26.32%) SCCM
4 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
5 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
5 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (21.05%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (21.05%) SQL
5 4 (21.05%) VB
5 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
5 4 (21.05%) HP
5 4 (21.05%) Dell
6 3 (15.79%) LAN
6 3 (15.79%) WAN
6 3 (15.79%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (15.79%) WMI
6 3 (15.79%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (15.79%) Device Driver
6 3 (15.79%) Data Migration
6 3 (15.79%) Sysprep
7 2 (10.53%) Change Control
7 2 (10.53%) System Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Firewall
7 2 (10.53%) Retail
7 2 (10.53%) Degree
7 2 (10.53%) PMI Certification

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.26%) CICS
1 1 (5.26%) TPMS
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) LAN
1 3 (15.79%) WAN
2 2 (10.53%) Firewall
3 1 (5.26%) ATM
3 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.26%) Internet
3 1 (5.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.26%) QlikView
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) DB2
2 1 (5.26%) Informix
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (5.26%) MSI
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Retail
3 1 (5.26%) Local Government
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Project Manager
2 3 (15.79%) Technical Architect
2 3 (15.79%) Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Chief Technical Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Configuration Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (10.53%) Chief Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Implementation Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Implementation Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Team Leader
4 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) EJB
1 1 (5.26%) JavaBeans
1 1 (5.26%) Middleware
1 1 (5.26%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.79%) Device Driver
3 2 (10.53%) PMI
4 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.26%) Taxonomies
4 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (5.26%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.26%) UNIX
3 1 (5.26%) Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Vista
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Migration
2 6 (31.58%) Project Management
3 5 (26.32%) PRINCE2
4 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
5 3 (15.79%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (15.79%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (15.79%) Data Migration
6 2 (10.53%) Change Control
6 2 (10.53%) System Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Data Privacy
7 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
7 1 (5.26%) Change Management
7 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
7 1 (5.26%) Security Architecture
7 1 (5.26%) E-Discovery
7 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
7 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (5.26%) Scrum
7 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
1 4 (21.05%) VB
1 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (10.53%) PMI Certification
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) MAPM
2 1 (5.26%) ISSAP
2 1 (5.26%) PMP
2 1 (5.26%) MCP
2 1 (5.26%) MCSA
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) SCCM
2 3 (15.79%) Sysprep
2 3 (15.79%) WMI
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) HP
1 4 (21.05%) Dell
2 1 (5.26%) CA
2 1 (5.26%) GoldenSource
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) Sybase