The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Birmingham region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Planning
Rank 55 45 51
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +6
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 3 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.49% 0.78% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 1.16% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Average daily rate - £350 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +37.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +158.33%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
386 345 374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 63.38% 67.51% 61.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 189 209
Average daily rate £395 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.26% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £215 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 16
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.06 £10.76 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £37.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Project Planning
West Midlands

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 13 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2 (33.33%) MS Project
1 2 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
2 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
2 1 (16.67%) Dependency Management

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Project
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Project Planner
2 1 (16.67%) Business Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Business Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
1 1 (16.67%) Project Management
1 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
1 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
1 1 (16.67%) Dependency Management
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) SAP