The table below looks at the statistics for the Project Manager role 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 Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Manager
Rank 9 17 17
Rank change year-on-year
+8 0
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 16 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 7.62% 5.06% 5.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.12% 5.36% 5.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 9
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£475 £500 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £413 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £30.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +7.14%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
197 168 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 93.81% 94.38% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 56 78
Average daily rate £450 £394 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Average hourly rate £18.00 £28.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.84% +62.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Project Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Project Manager in the job title across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Project Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Project Manager
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Project Manager Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Project Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Manager across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 August 2015.

Project Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

Project Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Project Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands region that cited Project Manager in their job title 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 with Project Manager in their job title.

1 12 (54.55%) Project Management
2 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (27.27%) PRINCE2
4 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (18.18%) Finance
5 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 3 (13.64%) Supplier Management
6 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
6 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
6 3 (13.64%) Marketing
6 3 (13.64%) Manufacturing
6 3 (13.64%) PRINCE
6 3 (13.64%) SAP
7 2 (9.09%) Citrix
7 2 (9.09%) EPoS
7 2 (9.09%) Windows
7 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
7 2 (9.09%) Service Management
7 2 (9.09%) Wireless
7 2 (9.09%) PLM
7 2 (9.09%) Retail
7 2 (9.09%) Data Management
7 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (9.09%) Big Data
7 2 (9.09%) Business Analysis
7 2 (9.09%) PaaS
8 1 (4.55%) Agile Project Management
8 1 (4.55%) Analytics
8 1 (4.55%) Cyber Security
8 1 (4.55%) Internet of Things

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands region that cited Project Manager in their job title 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 with Project Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.55%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) PaaS
2 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Wireless
2 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Big Data
2 1 (4.55%) SAP BW
2 1 (4.55%) SAP HANA
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Manufacturing
2 3 (13.64%) Marketing
3 2 (9.09%) Retail
4 1 (4.55%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.55%) Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Automotive
4 1 (4.55%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) EPoS
2 1 (4.55%) NHS
2 1 (4.55%) CESG
2 1 (4.55%) Smart Meter
2 1 (4.55%) Internet of Things
2 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
1 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
1 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Project Management
2 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (27.27%) PRINCE2
4 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (13.64%) PRINCE
5 3 (13.64%) Supplier Management
5 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
6 2 (9.09%) Data Management
6 2 (9.09%) Business Analysis
6 2 (9.09%) PLM
6 2 (9.09%) Service Management
7 1 (4.55%) Data Security
7 1 (4.55%) Risk Management
7 1 (4.55%) Migration
7 1 (4.55%) CRM
7 1 (4.55%) Data Modelling
7 1 (4.55%) SOA
7 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (4.55%) B2C
7 1 (4.55%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) ABAP
1 1 (4.55%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) ISEB
3 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) SAP
2 2 (9.09%) Citrix
3 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.55%) Callidus
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