The table below looks at the statistics for the Project Manager role 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 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 12 11 30
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 12 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 9.68% 10.38% 3.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.08% 10.68% 3.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 6
Average daily rate
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£375 £270 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £228 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £342 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.69 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -12.16%
Project Manager
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Staffordshire 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
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
119 103 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 95.97% 97.17% 96.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 63 107
Average daily rate £315 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 9
Average hourly rate £9.50 £17.10 £10.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.42% +66.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £8.00 £9.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £28.85 £11.57
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 Staffordshire

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

Project Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Project Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Project Manager Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Project Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Manager across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Project Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

Project Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Project Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Project Manager
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 Manager within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 23 September 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 5 £375 +1.35% 1
Stafford - 2 £365 -
Lichfield - - - -
Project Manager
West Midlands

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 10 (58.82%) Project Management
2 7 (41.18%) PRINCE2
3 6 (35.29%) Migration
4 5 (29.41%) Finance
5 3 (17.65%) PCI DSS
6 2 (11.76%) Release Management
6 2 (11.76%) Data Migration
6 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (11.76%) NHS
6 2 (11.76%) ITIL
6 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
6 2 (11.76%) ERP
6 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
7 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
7 1 (5.88%) Citrix
7 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
7 1 (5.88%) MS Project
7 1 (5.88%) Quality Management
7 1 (5.88%) Back Office
7 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
7 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (5.88%) IP Telephony
7 1 (5.88%) TOGAF
7 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (5.88%) Project Planning
7 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Budget Control
7 1 (5.88%) Waterfall

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.88%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) IP Telephony
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Back Office
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) NHS
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Project Management
2 7 (41.18%) PRINCE2
3 6 (35.29%) Migration
4 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.76%) ERP
4 2 (11.76%) Data Migration
4 2 (11.76%) Release Management
4 2 (11.76%) ITIL
5 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Budget Control
5 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
5 1 (5.88%) Email Migration
5 1 (5.88%) Quality Management
5 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.88%) TOGAF
5 1 (5.88%) Project Planning
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Citrix
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