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 23 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Manager
Rank 9 19 15
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 21 8 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 10.88% 4.49% 8.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.41% 4.82% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 11
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£450 £375 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £353 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £444 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -12.16%
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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
184 166 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 95.34% 93.26% 94.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 85 81
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 8
Average hourly rate £37.00 £6.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+469.23% -74.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014, 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 13 (40.63%) Project Management
2 8 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 5 (15.63%) ITIL
3 5 (15.63%) Finance
3 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.50%) Migration
4 4 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (12.50%) MS Project
4 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 4 (12.50%) Marketing
5 3 (9.38%) Business Analysis
5 3 (9.38%) Data Migration
5 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
5 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
5 3 (9.38%) Waterfall
5 3 (9.38%) ERP
5 3 (9.38%) SAP
5 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (9.38%) Change Management
5 3 (9.38%) Retail
6 2 (6.25%) Asset Management
6 2 (6.25%) Billing
6 2 (6.25%) Six Sigma
6 2 (6.25%) ITSM
6 2 (6.25%) PMI Certification
6 2 (6.25%) Service Management
6 2 (6.25%) C
6 2 (6.25%) SOA
6 2 (6.25%) SLA

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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.

Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Project
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
2 1 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) SAP MII
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) LAN
1 1 (3.13%) WAN
1 1 (3.13%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SAP BW
1 1 (3.13%) SAP BI
General
1 5 (15.63%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Marketing
3 3 (9.38%) Retail
4 2 (6.25%) Billing
4 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.13%) Local Government
5 1 (3.13%) Automotive
5 1 (3.13%) Legal
5 1 (3.13%) Front Office
5 1 (3.13%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.13%) PMI
1 1 (3.13%) NHS
1 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.13%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) Project Management
2 8 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (15.63%) ITIL
4 4 (12.50%) Migration
5 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (9.38%) Change Management
5 3 (9.38%) ERP
5 3 (9.38%) Data Migration
5 3 (9.38%) Waterfall
5 3 (9.38%) Business Analysis
6 2 (6.25%) Project Planning
6 2 (6.25%) Asset Management
6 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (6.25%) Process Improvement
6 2 (6.25%) Performance Management
6 2 (6.25%) SOA
6 2 (6.25%) Six Sigma
6 2 (6.25%) ITSM
6 2 (6.25%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
2 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) PMI Certification
4 1 (3.13%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.38%) SAP
3 1 (3.13%) Cognos
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle
3 1 (3.13%) Business Objects
3 1 (3.13%) HP
3 1 (3.13%) Dell
3 1 (3.13%) BT
3 1 (3.13%) VMware
3 1 (3.13%) RedPrairie