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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Planning
Rank 55 57 45
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -12
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 9 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.08% 0.49% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 0.76% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 2
Average daily rate
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£450 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -9.67%
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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
590 393 358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 71.00% 64.32% 69.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 227 194
Average daily rate £380 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £230 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 17
Average hourly rate £14.50 £22.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.55% +60.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.78 £10.15 £10.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.30 £31.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

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 21 April 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 13 (72.22%) Finance
2 11 (61.11%) Project Management
3 9 (50.00%) PRINCE2
4 5 (27.78%) Migration
4 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (22.22%) GoldenSource
5 4 (22.22%) Resource Management
5 4 (22.22%) QlikView
5 4 (22.22%) E-Discovery
5 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
5 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
5 4 (22.22%) SQL
5 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
6 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (16.67%) Data Migration
6 3 (16.67%) Degree
7 2 (11.11%) Change Control
7 2 (11.11%) MS Project
7 2 (11.11%) ITIL
7 2 (11.11%) Windows
7 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (11.11%) PMI
7 2 (11.11%) PMI Certification
8 1 (5.56%) PRINCE
8 1 (5.56%) PMP
8 1 (5.56%) CRM
8 1 (5.56%) LAN
8 1 (5.56%) WAN
8 1 (5.56%) Active Directory

Project Planning
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) LAN
1 1 (5.56%) WAN
1 1 (5.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) QlikView
2 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
General
1 13 (72.22%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 16 (88.89%) Project Manager
2 2 (11.11%) Configuration Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Technical Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Implementation Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Implementation Project Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Senior Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
3 2 (11.11%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Project Management
2 9 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 5 (27.78%) Migration
4 4 (22.22%) Resource Management
4 4 (22.22%) E-Discovery
4 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
5 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (16.67%) Data Migration
6 2 (11.11%) Change Control
6 2 (11.11%) ITIL
7 1 (5.56%) CRM
7 1 (5.56%) PRINCE
7 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
7 1 (5.56%) Change Management
7 1 (5.56%) E-Procurement
7 1 (5.56%) Logistics
7 1 (5.56%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (11.11%) PMI Certification
3 1 (5.56%) ISEB
3 1 (5.56%) PMP
3 1 (5.56%) MAPM
3 1 (5.56%) APMP
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) GoldenSource