The table below looks at the statistics for Project Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Project Management over the 3 months to 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Management
Rank 12 17 30
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +13
Contract jobs citing Project Management 10 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 9.80% 5.19% 5.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.93% 7.08% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 8
Average daily rate
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£325 £330 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £435 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £383 £380
% change year-on-year
+1.76% +0.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.79 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-7.36% -7.69%
Project Management
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
67 113 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 65.69% 73.38% 78.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 79 107
Average daily rate £350 £305 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% -7.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £231 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £414 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 6
Average hourly rate £12.25 £15.50 £10.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.96% +44.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £12.90 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £34.75 £19.37
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Project Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Project Management Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Project Management
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Project Management Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Project Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Management across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

Project Management Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

Project Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Project Management Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Project Management
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Management within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent +4 4 £425 +16.43% 3
Burton-upon-Trent - 4 - -
Lichfield - - - -
Stafford - - - - 8
Project Management
West Midlands

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 11 (52.38%) PRINCE2
2 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 5 (23.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
3 5 (23.81%) Finance
3 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (19.05%) Cadence
4 4 (19.05%) Change Control
4 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (14.29%) Flash
5 3 (14.29%) ActionScript
5 3 (14.29%) HTML
5 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 3 (14.29%) MS Project
5 3 (14.29%) CSS
5 3 (14.29%) Web Services
5 3 (14.29%) Migration
5 3 (14.29%) Project Planning
5 3 (14.29%) jQuery
5 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Apache Flex
5 3 (14.29%) ActionScript 3.0
5 3 (14.29%) HTML5
5 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 2 (9.52%) Adobe AIR
6 2 (9.52%) Performance Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Web Development
6 2 (9.52%) Scrum
6 2 (9.52%) Programme Management

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 3 (14.29%) MS Project
3 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
4 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Back Office
2 1 (4.76%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Project Manager
2 4 (19.05%) Senior Programme Manager
2 4 (19.05%) IT Programme Manager
2 4 (19.05%) Senior IT Programme Manager
2 4 (19.05%) Programme Manager
2 4 (19.05%) Senior Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Front-End Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Agile Project Manager
4 2 (9.52%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (4.76%) UI Programmer
5 1 (4.76%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Business Process Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Lead Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Process Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Business Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) Flash
1 3 (14.29%) HTML
1 3 (14.29%) CSS
1 3 (14.29%) Web Services
1 3 (14.29%) jQuery
1 3 (14.29%) Apache Flex
1 3 (14.29%) HTML5
2 2 (9.52%) Adobe AIR
3 1 (4.76%) .NET
3 1 (4.76%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) NHS
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) PRINCE2
2 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (19.05%) Change Control
4 3 (14.29%) Migration
4 3 (14.29%) Project Planning
4 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Web Development
5 2 (9.52%) Scrum
5 2 (9.52%) Programme Management
5 2 (9.52%) Data Analysis
5 2 (9.52%) ITIL
5 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
5 2 (9.52%) ERP
5 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.76%) Email Migration
6 1 (4.76%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) ActionScript
1 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 3 (14.29%) ActionScript 3.0
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 4 (19.05%) Cadence
3 2 (9.52%) Adobe
4 1 (4.76%) Citrix
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