The table below looks at the statistics for Project Management 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 Project Management over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Management
Rank 8 10 16
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Contract jobs citing Project Management 268 244 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.15% 9.96% 7.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.96% 13.36% 11.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 138 75
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 14
Average hourly rate £31.44 £37.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.82% +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £30.20 £13.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £44.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £30.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+11.66% -11.11%
Project Management
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
1791 1826 1367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.50% 74.56% 68.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1092 977 688
Average daily rate £390 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 128 61
Average hourly rate £28.69 £30.20 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -20.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

Project Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Project Management Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Project Management
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Project Management Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Project Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Management across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Project Management Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Project Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Project Management Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Project Management
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Management across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Project Management Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Project Management
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 Project Management within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Birmingham -2 70 £410 +17.14% 32
Warwickshire +6 51 £400 -5.88% 9
Coventry -3 45 £450 +7.14% 11
Staffordshire +4 19 £363 +70.58% 5
Solihull +4 11 £400 +6.66% 2
Shropshire -9 10 £275 -35.29%
Worcestershire +9 9 £250 -28.57% 7
Wolverhampton +3 5 £360 +35.84% 2
Sutton Coldfield +5 2 £464 -1.32% 1
West Bromwich +5 1 £363 -
Herefordshire - 1 £500 - 2
Project Management
England

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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.

1 198 (36.67%) PRINCE2
2 136 (25.19%) Finance
3 88 (16.30%) Stakeholder Management
4 78 (14.44%) Agile Software Development
5 75 (13.89%) MS Excel
6 62 (11.48%) Microsoft
7 61 (11.30%) MS Project
8 60 (11.11%) Change Management
9 57 (10.56%) ITIL
10 51 (9.44%) Degree
11 47 (8.70%) Programme Management
12 46 (8.52%) MS Office
12 46 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
13 43 (7.96%) Project Planning
14 40 (7.41%) SharePoint
15 36 (6.67%) Migration
15 36 (6.67%) Retail
16 35 (6.48%) Business Analysis
17 34 (6.30%) SAP
18 33 (6.11%) PMI Certification
19 32 (5.93%) NHS
19 32 (5.93%) Service Management
20 31 (5.74%) PRINCE
21 30 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
22 29 (5.37%) Change Control
23 28 (5.19%) CRM
23 28 (5.19%) ERP
23 28 (5.19%) Supplier Management
24 27 (5.00%) Risk Management
25 26 (4.81%) Management Information System

Project Management
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 40 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 5 (0.93%) SAS
2 5 (0.93%) CMS
2 5 (0.93%) WebSphere
3 4 (0.74%) IBM Notes
3 4 (0.74%) Moodle
4 3 (0.56%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.37%) Lotus Domino
5 2 (0.37%) Lync
5 2 (0.37%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.19%) Documentum
6 1 (0.19%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 75 (13.89%) MS Excel
2 61 (11.30%) MS Project
3 46 (8.52%) MS Office
4 22 (4.07%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (3.70%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.93%) SPSS
6 5 (0.93%) Open Workbench
7 4 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.74%) Simulink
8 3 (0.56%) Stateflow
8 3 (0.56%) TargetLink
9 2 (0.37%) Siemens NX
10 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 9 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.11%) SAP ERP
2 6 (1.11%) Oracle HRMS
3 5 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.74%) Primavera
4 4 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.56%) Oracle CRM
6 2 (0.37%) CA PPM
6 2 (0.37%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.37%) SAP PS
6 2 (0.37%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.19%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.19%) Magento
7 1 (0.19%) SAP EWM
7 1 (0.19%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.19%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.67%) Office 365
2 5 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.19%) SaaS
4 1 (0.19%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.26%) Firewall
2 10 (1.85%) WAN
3 9 (1.67%) LAN
3 9 (1.67%) OSPF
3 9 (1.67%) BGP
4 7 (1.30%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.11%) DNS
5 6 (1.11%) Multicast
6 5 (0.93%) Structured Cabling
6 5 (0.93%) Intranet
7 4 (0.74%) Internet
8 3 (0.56%) SAN
8 3 (0.56%) FlexRay
8 3 (0.56%) Network Security
9 2 (0.37%) WebEx
9 2 (0.37%) VoIP
9 2 (0.37%) MPLS
10 1 (0.19%) Extranet
10 1 (0.19%) DWDM
10 1 (0.19%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
2 8 (1.48%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (0.93%) MS Access
3 5 (0.93%) Hadoop
3 5 (0.93%) IBM InfoSphere
3 5 (0.93%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.56%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.56%) SAP BW
4 3 (0.56%) QlikView
4 3 (0.56%) EDMS
5 2 (0.37%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.37%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.37%) DataStage
5 2 (0.37%) SAP BI
5 2 (0.37%) MySQL
5 2 (0.37%) Apache Hive
5 2 (0.37%) Big Data
6 1 (0.19%) HBase
6 1 (0.19%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 6 (1.11%) JIRA
2 5 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.74%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (0.56%) ClearCase
4 3 (0.56%) ClearQuest
5 2 (0.37%) Subversion
5 2 (0.37%) TestComplete
5 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.19%) Cucumber
General
1 136 (25.19%) Finance
2 36 (6.67%) Retail
3 26 (4.81%) Banking
4 23 (4.26%) Manufacturing
5 21 (3.89%) Automotive
6 15 (2.78%) Legal
7 10 (1.85%) Marketing
8 8 (1.48%) Electronics
8 8 (1.48%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.30%) Local Government
10 6 (1.11%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.93%) Back Office
12 4 (0.74%) Games
12 4 (0.74%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.56%) Advertising
13 3 (0.56%) Billing
14 2 (0.37%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.37%) Law
15 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 292 (54.07%) Project Manager
2 62 (11.48%) Analyst
3 32 (5.93%) Business Analyst
4 25 (4.63%) Senior Manager
4 25 (4.63%) IT Project Manager
5 23 (4.26%) Consultant
6 22 (4.07%) Senior Project Manager
7 21 (3.89%) Architect
8 18 (3.33%) Technical Manager
9 17 (3.15%) Business Manager
9 17 (3.15%) Technical Project Manager
10 16 (2.96%) Business Project Manager
11 12 (2.22%) Change Manager
12 11 (2.04%) Project Planner
12 11 (2.04%) Project Officer
12 11 (2.04%) PMO Analyst
13 10 (1.85%) Developer
14 9 (1.67%) Coordinator
14 9 (1.67%) Solutions Architect
14 9 (1.67%) Implementation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.04%) HTML
2 8 (1.48%) .NET
2 8 (1.48%) CSS
2 8 (1.48%) Middleware
3 7 (1.30%) HTML5
4 6 (1.11%) Flash
5 5 (0.93%) CSS3
6 3 (0.56%) Web Services
6 3 (0.56%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.56%) Apache Flex
6 3 (0.56%) jQuery
7 2 (0.37%) Entity Framework
8 1 (0.19%) JSON
8 1 (0.19%) Visualforce
8 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.19%) XML
8 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.19%) OpenGL
8 1 (0.19%) WinForms
8 1 (0.19%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 46 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (5.93%) NHS
3 26 (4.81%) Management Information System
4 21 (3.89%) Data Centre
5 16 (2.96%) PMI
6 9 (1.67%) User Experience
7 8 (1.48%) Performance Metrics
8 7 (1.30%) E-Learning
9 5 (0.93%) Computer Science
9 5 (0.93%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.74%) Informatics
10 4 (0.74%) Learning Management System
10 4 (0.74%) Economics
11 3 (0.56%) SCADA
11 3 (0.56%) EPoS
11 3 (0.56%) CAN bus
12 2 (0.37%) Social Media
12 2 (0.37%) Data Extraction
12 2 (0.37%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.37%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 11 (2.04%) Linux
2 9 (1.67%) UNIX
2 9 (1.67%) Windows
3 7 (1.30%) Solaris
4 4 (0.74%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.19%) Android
6 1 (0.19%) AIX
6 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.19%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (36.67%) PRINCE2
2 88 (16.30%) Stakeholder Management
3 78 (14.44%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (11.11%) Change Management
5 57 (10.56%) ITIL
6 47 (8.70%) Programme Management
7 43 (7.96%) Project Planning
8 36 (6.67%) Migration
9 35 (6.48%) Business Analysis
10 32 (5.93%) Service Management
11 31 (5.74%) PRINCE
12 30 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 29 (5.37%) Change Control
14 28 (5.19%) ERP
14 28 (5.19%) CRM
14 28 (5.19%) Supplier Management
15 27 (5.00%) Risk Management
16 25 (4.63%) Coaching
17 23 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
18 17 (3.15%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (3.15%) SQL
2 13 (2.41%) C
3 8 (1.48%) Java
3 8 (1.48%) JavaScript
4 6 (1.11%) C#
5 5 (0.93%) VBA
6 4 (0.74%) MATLAB
7 3 (0.56%) ActionScript
7 3 (0.56%) PHP
7 3 (0.56%) VB
7 3 (0.56%) ActionScript 3.0
8 2 (0.37%) C++
8 2 (0.37%) Embedded C
8 2 (0.37%) VB6
9 1 (0.19%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.19%) Lingo
9 1 (0.19%) Python
9 1 (0.19%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.19%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.19%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 51 (9.44%) Degree
2 33 (6.11%) PMI Certification
3 26 (4.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 26 (4.81%) PMP
4 19 (3.52%) Security Cleared
5 16 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (2.78%) CCNA
6 15 (2.78%) SC Cleared
7 13 (2.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 12 (2.22%) ISEB
9 4 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.56%) CIPD
10 3 (0.56%) CISA
10 3 (0.56%) CISM
10 3 (0.56%) CISSP
10 3 (0.56%) CCNP
10 3 (0.56%) APMP
10 3 (0.56%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 2 (0.37%) PgMP
12 1 (0.19%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.52%) QA
2 6 (1.11%) SLA
3 5 (0.93%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.74%) P3O
4 4 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.37%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.37%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.19%) COBIT
6 1 (0.19%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (0.93%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.56%) Firmware
4 2 (0.37%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (0.37%) SCCM
2 1 (0.19%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 62 (11.48%) Microsoft
2 34 (6.30%) SAP
3 21 (3.89%) Cisco
4 18 (3.33%) Oracle
5 14 (2.59%) IBM
6 10 (1.85%) CheckPoint
6 10 (1.85%) F5
7 7 (1.30%) VMware
8 6 (1.11%) JD Edwards
8 6 (1.11%) HP
8 6 (1.11%) Citrix
9 5 (0.93%) JDA
9 5 (0.93%) Cognos
9 5 (0.93%) BT
9 5 (0.93%) Northgate
9 5 (0.93%) Netezza
10 4 (0.74%) Endeca
10 4 (0.74%) Remedy
10 4 (0.74%) Lotus
11 3 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
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Solihull
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