The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Product Lifecyle Management (PLM)
Rank 110 65 100
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +35
Contract jobs citing PLM 8 33 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.34% 1.80% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 2.63% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £380 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.18% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 31 1
Average hourly rate £35.25 £37.80 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.74% +116.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £55.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% -31.27%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1648 1253 1423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.59% 68.36% 62.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 854 607 673
Average daily rate £375 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 96 66
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.86% +34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £15.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £155.00 £37.80 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
PLM
England

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
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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Coventry -24 6 - - 1
Wolverhampton - - - -
PLM
England

PLM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 6 (54.55%) Project Management
1 6 (54.55%) ENOVIA
2 5 (45.45%) Automotive
2 5 (45.45%) Validation
2 5 (45.45%) SAP
3 4 (36.36%) Manufacturing
4 3 (27.27%) DELMIA
4 3 (27.27%) Time Management
4 3 (27.27%) Programme Management
5 2 (18.18%) Requirements Management
5 2 (18.18%) Resource Management
5 2 (18.18%) SAP PLM
5 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
5 2 (18.18%) SAP cProjects
5 2 (18.18%) SAP MRS
5 2 (18.18%) CATIA
5 2 (18.18%) Web Services
5 2 (18.18%) BPR
5 2 (18.18%) CAD
5 2 (18.18%) Java
5 2 (18.18%) J2EE
5 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (18.18%) E-Learning
6 1 (9.09%) Change Management
6 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
6 1 (9.09%) PDM
6 1 (9.09%) Migration
6 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 1 (9.09%) SAP PS
6 1 (9.09%) Benchmarking

PLM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Applications
1 2 (18.18%) CATIA
2 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (9.09%) MS Project
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (54.55%) ENOVIA
2 3 (27.27%) DELMIA
3 2 (18.18%) SAP PLM
3 2 (18.18%) SAP MRS
3 2 (18.18%) SAP cProjects
4 1 (9.09%) SAP PS
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Rational DOORS
General
1 5 (45.45%) Automotive
2 4 (36.36%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Consultant
1 3 (27.27%) Project Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Project Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Support
2 2 (18.18%) SAP Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Support Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Project Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Support Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Trainer
3 1 (9.09%) Functional Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) SAP Functional Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Requirements Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) SAP PLM Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Trainer
3 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) J2EE
1 2 (18.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) E-Learning
2 1 (9.09%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Project Management
2 5 (45.45%) Validation
3 3 (27.27%) Programme Management
3 3 (27.27%) Time Management
4 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Requirements Management
4 2 (18.18%) Resource Management
4 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (18.18%) BPR
4 2 (18.18%) CAD
5 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 1 (9.09%) Benchmarking
5 1 (9.09%) Migration
5 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
5 1 (9.09%) PDM
5 1 (9.09%) Investment Management
5 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
5 1 (9.09%) Information Management
5 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) SAP
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft