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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Manager
Rank 8 14 17
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 30 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 13.76% 7.52% 4.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.08% 8.06% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 7 2
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£375 £330 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -21.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £220 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £385 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £405 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-8.73% +0.80%
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
199 124 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 91.28% 93.23% 92.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 69 47
Average daily rate £375 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 13
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.26 £15.31
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.59% +6.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £8.50 £9.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.00 £20.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.57% -

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 28 April 2015.

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 28 April 2015. 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 +8 6 £400 +6.66% 2
Stafford - 1 £340 -
Project Manager
West Midlands

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 23 (62.16%) Project Management
2 15 (40.54%) PRINCE2
3 11 (29.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (27.03%) Finance
4 10 (27.03%) Software Delivery
5 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
6 8 (21.62%) MS Project
7 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
7 7 (18.92%) SAN
7 7 (18.92%) VMware
7 7 (18.92%) Project Planning
8 6 (16.22%) Supplier Management
8 6 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (13.51%) Migration
9 5 (13.51%) Firewall
10 4 (10.81%) Change Management
10 4 (10.81%) SharePoint
10 4 (10.81%) E-Commerce
10 4 (10.81%) Citrix
10 4 (10.81%) Local Government
10 4 (10.81%) Waterfall
11 3 (8.11%) Business Analysis
11 3 (8.11%) Legal
11 3 (8.11%) Lingo
11 3 (8.11%) Scrum
11 3 (8.11%) CRM
11 3 (8.11%) Linux
11 3 (8.11%) NHS

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.81%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.41%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.41%) Lync
2 2 (5.41%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (21.62%) MS Project
2 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.92%) SAN
2 5 (13.51%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) EDMS
General
1 10 (27.03%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Local Government
3 3 (8.11%) Legal
4 2 (5.41%) Games
4 2 (5.41%) Back Office
5 1 (2.70%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.11%) NHS
3 2 (5.41%) Private Cloud
3 2 (5.41%) PMI
4 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (62.16%) Project Management
2 15 (40.54%) PRINCE2
3 11 (29.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (27.03%) Software Delivery
5 7 (18.92%) Project Planning
6 6 (16.22%) Supplier Management
7 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (13.51%) Migration
7 5 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (10.81%) Waterfall
8 4 (10.81%) Change Management
8 4 (10.81%) E-Commerce
9 3 (8.11%) CRM
9 3 (8.11%) Service Management
9 3 (8.11%) Scrum
9 3 (8.11%) Business Analysis
10 2 (5.41%) Resource Management
10 2 (5.41%) Process Improvement
10 2 (5.41%) Business Transformation
10 2 (5.41%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) Lingo
2 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (5.41%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.41%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
2 7 (18.92%) VMware
3 4 (10.81%) Citrix
4 2 (5.41%) Lotus
4 2 (5.41%) Remedy
4 2 (5.41%) EMC
4 2 (5.41%) Cisco
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle