The first table below looks at the demand for Project Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Project Management over the 3 months to 18 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 Midlands 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Management
Rank 4 11 8
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing Project Management 27 15 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 13.17% 7.46% 8.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 18.49% 11.36% 16.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 12
Average daily rate £375 £350 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £200 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £530 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.05 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.99% +27.45%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
146 132 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 71.22% 65.67% 53.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 65 69
Average daily rate £375 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 £32.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.87% +52.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Project Management
England

Project Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Project Management Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Project Management
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Project Management Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Project Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Management across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Project Management Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

Project Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Project Management Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands region citing Project Management 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 Management.

1 19 (38.00%) SAP
2 12 (24.00%) SharePoint
2 12 (24.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 11 (22.00%) ITIL
4 10 (20.00%) CRM
5 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (16.00%) MS Excel
5 8 (16.00%) Service Delivery
6 7 (14.00%) SAP CRM
6 7 (14.00%) SAP MDM
6 7 (14.00%) Data Management
6 7 (14.00%) PRINCE2
6 7 (14.00%) Master Data Management
7 6 (12.00%) Social Media
7 6 (12.00%) Siebel
7 6 (12.00%) Change Management
7 6 (12.00%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (12.00%) Billing
8 5 (10.00%) Migration
8 5 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (10.00%) Data Migration
9 4 (8.00%) Manufacturing
9 4 (8.00%) Automotive
9 4 (8.00%) PRINCE
9 4 (8.00%) ERP
9 4 (8.00%) Data Governance
10 3 (6.00%) Change Control
10 3 (6.00%) Software Deployment
10 3 (6.00%) Matrix Management
10 3 (6.00%) Waterfall

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands region citing Project Management 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 Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (24.00%) SharePoint
1 12 (24.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (2.00%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 8 (16.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS Project
2 1 (2.00%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 7 (14.00%) SAP CRM
1 7 (14.00%) SAP MDM
2 6 (12.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.00%) SAP PP
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) Intranet
1 1 (2.00%) ATM
1 1 (2.00%) LAN
1 1 (2.00%) SDH
1 1 (2.00%) VoIP
1 1 (2.00%) WLAN
1 1 (2.00%) WAN
1 1 (2.00%) SMTP
1 1 (2.00%) Firewall
1 1 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (2.00%) Wireless
1 1 (2.00%) Frame Relay
1 1 (2.00%) IPsec
1 1 (2.00%) H.323
1 1 (2.00%) DWDM
1 1 (2.00%) MPLS
1 1 (2.00%) OSPF
1 1 (2.00%) BGP
1 1 (2.00%) WiMAX
1 1 (2.00%) VSAT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 6 (12.00%) Billing
2 4 (8.00%) Manufacturing
2 4 (8.00%) Automotive
3 2 (4.00%) Finance
4 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.00%) Legal
4 1 (2.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (44.00%) Project Manager
2 13 (26.00%) Architect
3 12 (24.00%) SharePoint Architect
4 8 (16.00%) Senior Manager
4 8 (16.00%) Senior Project Manager
5 7 (14.00%) CRM Project Manager
5 7 (14.00%) CRM Manager
6 5 (10.00%) SAP Project Manager
6 5 (10.00%) SAP Manager
7 4 (8.00%) Head of Data Management
8 3 (6.00%) Senior SAP Project Manager
9 2 (4.00%) Service Manager
9 2 (4.00%) Consultant
10 1 (2.00%) SAP CRM Project Manager
10 1 (2.00%) Network Engineer
10 1 (2.00%) Support Engineer
10 1 (2.00%) Business Analyst
10 1 (2.00%) Software Engineer
10 1 (2.00%) Analyst
10 1 (2.00%) Change Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Social Media
2 1 (2.00%) Economics
2 1 (2.00%) PKI
2 1 (2.00%) FMCG
2 1 (2.00%) Data Conversion
2 1 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.00%) AIX
1 1 (2.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.00%) ITIL
2 10 (20.00%) CRM
3 8 (16.00%) Service Delivery
4 7 (14.00%) Data Management
4 7 (14.00%) PRINCE2
4 7 (14.00%) Master Data Management
5 6 (12.00%) Change Management
6 5 (10.00%) Migration
6 5 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (10.00%) Data Migration
7 4 (8.00%) PRINCE
7 4 (8.00%) ERP
7 4 (8.00%) Data Governance
8 3 (6.00%) Change Control
8 3 (6.00%) Software Deployment
8 3 (6.00%) Matrix Management
8 3 (6.00%) Waterfall
8 3 (6.00%) Service Management
8 3 (6.00%) Six Sigma
8 3 (6.00%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.00%) C
1 1 (2.00%) SQL
1 1 (2.00%) ABAP
1 1 (2.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (6.00%) Degree
2 2 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.00%) CCIE
3 1 (2.00%) CCNP
3 1 (2.00%) CCDP
3 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.00%) Postgraduate
3 1 (2.00%) MBA
3 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (38.00%) SAP
2 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (12.00%) Siebel
4 3 (6.00%) McAfee
5 2 (4.00%) Oracle
5 2 (4.00%) Business Objects
6 1 (2.00%) Hyperion
6 1 (2.00%) HP
6 1 (2.00%) Nortel
6 1 (2.00%) Citrix
6 1 (2.00%) Cisco
6 1 (2.00%) OPNET
6 1 (2.00%) Riverbed