The table below looks at the statistics for PLM skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PLM over the 3 months to 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Product Lifecyle Management (PLM)
Rank 93 83 96
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +13
Contract jobs citing PLM 29 20 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.13% 0.94% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 1.38% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £428 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.82% +22.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 7 9
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.80 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £37.80 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £45.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.00%
PLM
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1795 1448 1610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.84% 68.37% 69.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 936 769 822
Average daily rate £375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 59 85
Average hourly rate £29.75 £35.15 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.36% +17.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £10.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

PLM
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

PLM Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

PLM
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

PLM Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

PLM
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

PLM Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

PLM
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PLM across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

PLM Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

PLM
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PLM within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 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
Coventry +3 26 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Warwickshire - - - -
PLM
England

PLM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing PLM 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 PLM.

1 44 (81.48%) Automotive
2 35 (64.81%) Validation
3 31 (57.41%) Project Management
3 31 (57.41%) ENOVIA
4 29 (53.70%) Manufacturing
5 27 (50.00%) SAP
6 25 (46.30%) CAD
7 21 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
8 20 (37.04%) Migration
9 19 (35.19%) Software Testing
9 19 (35.19%) Requirements Management
9 19 (35.19%) Time Management
9 19 (35.19%) Business Transformation
10 14 (25.93%) Data Architecture
10 14 (25.93%) DELMIA
10 14 (25.93%) PDM
11 10 (18.52%) WebSphere
11 10 (18.52%) Change Management
12 6 (11.11%) Management Information System
12 6 (11.11%) IBM
12 6 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
12 6 (11.11%) Web Services
12 6 (11.11%) UNIX
12 6 (11.11%) Windows
12 6 (11.11%) ETL
12 6 (11.11%) Marketing
12 6 (11.11%) Data Migration
12 6 (11.11%) Data Mapping
12 6 (11.11%) Finance
12 6 (11.11%) TOGAF

PLM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing PLM 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 PLM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (18.52%) WebSphere
2 4 (7.41%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (9.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (7.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 31 (57.41%) ENOVIA
2 14 (25.93%) DELMIA
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.41%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.11%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Rational DOORS
General
1 44 (81.48%) Automotive
2 29 (53.70%) Manufacturing
3 6 (11.11%) Finance
3 6 (11.11%) Marketing
4 4 (7.41%) Retail
5 1 (1.85%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 17 (31.48%) Applications Engineer
2 7 (12.96%) Architect
3 6 (11.11%) Integration Architect
4 4 (7.41%) Help Desk Support
4 4 (7.41%) Portfolio Manager
4 4 (7.41%) Requirements Manager
5 3 (5.56%) Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) Systems Support
5 3 (5.56%) Administrator
6 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Support Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) Project Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (1.85%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (1.85%) Systems Support Analyst
7 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Architect
7 1 (1.85%) Requirements Engineer
7 1 (1.85%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 1 (1.85%) Help Desk Analyst
7 1 (1.85%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.11%) Web Services
1 6 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
1 6 (11.11%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 5 (9.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 6 (11.11%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.11%) UNIX
1 6 (11.11%) Windows
2 4 (7.41%) Linux
2 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (7.41%) Windows 7
2 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (64.81%) Validation
2 31 (57.41%) Project Management
3 25 (46.30%) CAD
4 20 (37.04%) Migration
5 19 (35.19%) Software Testing
5 19 (35.19%) Requirements Management
5 19 (35.19%) Time Management
5 19 (35.19%) Business Transformation
6 14 (25.93%) Data Architecture
6 14 (25.93%) PDM
7 10 (18.52%) Change Management
8 6 (11.11%) ETL
8 6 (11.11%) TOGAF
8 6 (11.11%) Data Migration
8 6 (11.11%) Data Mapping
8 6 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (9.26%) Logistics
9 5 (9.26%) Business Continuity
9 5 (9.26%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (9.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) P3O
System Software
1 4 (7.41%) NFS
1 4 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 27 (50.00%) SAP
2 6 (11.11%) IBM
3 5 (9.26%) Oracle
4 4 (7.41%) Microsoft
4 4 (7.41%) VMware
5 1 (1.85%) Cincom