The first table below looks at the demand 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 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Management
Rank 8 16 10
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Contract jobs citing Project Management 250 151 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.18% 7.60% 8.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.01% 11.39% 12.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 74 107
Average daily rate
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£394 £373 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.70% +2.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £391 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+0.96% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 11
Average hourly rate £37.80 £30.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.98 £13.76 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £37.80 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £35.00 £27.75
% change year-on-year
-17.85% +26.12%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1784 1326 1533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 72.67% 66.73% 69.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 967 671 740
Average daily rate £370 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 58 71
Average hourly rate £27.50 £37.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.24% +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.39 £12.75 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
Project Management
England

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 2014.

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 2014.

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 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
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +11 84 £350 -3.44% 22
Coventry +5 52 £420 -6.66% 5
Warwickshire +1 37 £413 +10.00% 9
Shropshire +11 16 £425 +14.86% 2
Solihull +1 8 £375 +15.38% 1
Staffordshire +3 7 £213 -45.16% 12
Worcestershire -6 3 £350 +16.66% 7
Wolverhampton +4 2 £265 -31.61%
Dudley - 1 £315 - 1
Walsall - 1 £213 -
West Bromwich - 1 - - 1
Willenhall - - - -
Herefordshire - - - - 1
Project Management
England

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

1 154 (32.56%) PRINCE2
2 117 (24.74%) Finance
3 97 (20.51%) Stakeholder Management
4 73 (15.43%) ITIL
5 65 (13.74%) Microsoft
6 58 (12.26%) SAP
7 56 (11.84%) Migration
8 54 (11.42%) Manufacturing
9 52 (10.99%) Change Management
9 52 (10.99%) Degree
10 50 (10.57%) Time Management
11 47 (9.94%) MS Excel
12 46 (9.73%) MS Project
12 46 (9.73%) MS Office
13 44 (9.30%) Automotive
14 38 (8.03%) Validation
15 34 (7.19%) Requirements Management
16 33 (6.98%) Business Analysis
17 32 (6.77%) Security Cleared
17 32 (6.77%) Risk Management
17 32 (6.77%) SharePoint
18 30 (6.34%) PMI Certification
18 30 (6.34%) ENOVIA
19 29 (6.13%) Programme Management
20 28 (5.92%) Oracle
20 28 (5.92%) Business Transformation
21 27 (5.71%) MS PowerPoint
21 27 (5.71%) Management Information System
22 26 (5.50%) PLM
22 26 (5.50%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 32 (6.77%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.54%) CMS
3 8 (1.69%) Alfresco
3 8 (1.69%) Drupal
4 6 (1.27%) WordPress
5 5 (1.06%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.42%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.42%) Documentum
7 2 (0.42%) IIS
7 2 (0.42%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.42%) ColdFusion
7 2 (0.42%) Lync
8 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.21%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.21%) TPMS
8 1 (0.21%) CICS
8 1 (0.21%) SAS
8 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 47 (9.94%) MS Excel
2 46 (9.73%) MS Project
2 46 (9.73%) MS Office
3 27 (5.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.69%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.06%) Open Workbench
6 3 (0.63%) CATIA
7 2 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.21%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 30 (6.34%) ENOVIA
2 14 (2.96%) DELMIA
3 11 (2.33%) CA Clarity
4 9 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (1.48%) TRIRIGA
6 4 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.85%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.85%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.85%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.63%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.42%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.42%) Agresso
8 2 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.42%) Oracle HRMS
8 2 (0.42%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.42%) SAP HCM
9 1 (0.21%) SAP FI-CA
9 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.21%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.42%) Force.com
1 2 (0.42%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.59%) WAN
2 14 (2.96%) LAN
3 12 (2.54%) Intranet
4 6 (1.27%) Internet
4 6 (1.27%) DNS
4 6 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (1.06%) DHCP
6 4 (0.85%) VoIP
6 4 (0.85%) MPLS
6 4 (0.85%) SAN
6 4 (0.85%) IP Telephony
6 4 (0.85%) Structured Cabling
7 3 (0.63%) Wireless
8 2 (0.42%) 2G
8 2 (0.42%) LTE
8 2 (0.42%) NAS
8 2 (0.42%) 4G
8 2 (0.42%) Firewall
8 2 (0.42%) VLAN
8 2 (0.42%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.06%) SQL Server
1 5 (1.06%) Relational Database
2 4 (0.85%) MySQL
2 4 (0.85%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.42%) DataStage
4 1 (0.21%) Essbase
4 1 (0.21%) QlikView
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.21%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.21%) DB2
4 1 (0.21%) Informix
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.21%) MS Access
4 1 (0.21%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 19 (4.02%) Rational DOORS
2 13 (2.75%) Rational Rose
3 11 (2.33%) ClearQuest
3 11 (2.33%) ClearCase
4 3 (0.63%) AdminStudio
4 3 (0.63%) Subversion
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.42%) MSI
5 2 (0.42%) Wise Package Studio
6 1 (0.21%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.21%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.21%) JIRA
General
1 117 (24.74%) Finance
2 54 (11.42%) Manufacturing
3 44 (9.30%) Automotive
4 25 (5.29%) Banking
5 12 (2.54%) Investment Banking
5 12 (2.54%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.33%) Marketing
7 7 (1.48%) Retail
8 6 (1.27%) Legal
8 6 (1.27%) Back Office
9 5 (1.06%) Corporate Banking
10 4 (0.85%) Billing
10 4 (0.85%) Publishing
11 3 (0.63%) Advertising
12 2 (0.42%) Front Office
12 2 (0.42%) Military
12 2 (0.42%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.21%) Local Government
13 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.21%) Law
Job Titles
1 228 (48.20%) Project Manager
2 51 (10.78%) Analyst
3 31 (6.55%) Business Analyst
4 28 (5.92%) Applications Engineer
5 19 (4.02%) IT Project Manager
6 15 (3.17%) Senior Manager
7 13 (2.75%) Consultant
8 12 (2.54%) Requirements Engineer
9 11 (2.33%) Business Manager
10 10 (2.11%) SAP Manager
10 10 (2.11%) PMO Analyst
10 10 (2.11%) Infrastructure Manager
11 9 (1.90%) Senior Project Manager
11 9 (1.90%) Architect
11 9 (1.90%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 9 (1.90%) Agile Project Manager
11 9 (1.90%) PMO Lead
12 8 (1.69%) Senior Analyst
12 8 (1.69%) SAP Project Manager
12 8 (1.69%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.54%) Web Services
2 9 (1.90%) HTML
3 7 (1.48%) CSS
4 6 (1.27%) .NET
5 4 (0.85%) jQuery
5 4 (0.85%) SAP PI
6 3 (0.63%) HTML5
6 3 (0.63%) CSS3
6 3 (0.63%) Ajax
6 3 (0.63%) Middleware
7 2 (0.42%) WinForms
7 2 (0.42%) XML
7 2 (0.42%) J2EE
7 2 (0.42%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.42%) Application Packaging
7 2 (0.42%) Software Packaging
7 2 (0.42%) SAP CO-PA
7 2 (0.42%) Mason
8 1 (0.21%) SAP ALE
8 1 (0.21%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 27 (5.71%) Management Information System
2 26 (5.50%) PMI
3 17 (3.59%) NHS
4 12 (2.54%) Computer Science
5 10 (2.11%) Social Media
6 6 (1.27%) Blackberry
7 5 (1.06%) Economics
7 5 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.06%) Visualisation
8 4 (0.85%) Open Source
8 4 (0.85%) Fat Client
8 4 (0.85%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.42%) PDA
9 2 (0.42%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.21%) Market Risk
10 1 (0.21%) VLE
10 1 (0.21%) RIA
10 1 (0.21%) FMCG
10 1 (0.21%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.21%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 26 (5.50%) Windows
2 12 (2.54%) Windows 7
3 10 (2.11%) UNIX
4 9 (1.90%) Windows XP
4 9 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (1.48%) Linux
5 7 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.06%) AIX
7 3 (0.63%) Windows Vista
7 3 (0.63%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.21%) Tizen
8 1 (0.21%) Android
8 1 (0.21%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (32.56%) PRINCE2
2 97 (20.51%) Stakeholder Management
3 73 (15.43%) ITIL
4 56 (11.84%) Migration
5 52 (10.99%) Change Management
6 50 (10.57%) Time Management
7 38 (8.03%) Validation
8 34 (7.19%) Requirements Management
9 33 (6.98%) Business Analysis
10 32 (6.77%) Risk Management
11 29 (6.13%) Programme Management
12 28 (5.92%) Business Transformation
13 26 (5.50%) PLM
14 25 (5.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 25 (5.29%) Project Planning
15 23 (4.86%) Change Control
15 23 (4.86%) Service Delivery
15 23 (4.86%) ERP
16 22 (4.65%) Service Management
17 19 (4.02%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 9 (1.90%) JavaScript
2 7 (1.48%) SQL
3 5 (1.06%) C#
3 5 (1.06%) Java
3 5 (1.06%) PowerShell
4 4 (0.85%) C
5 3 (0.63%) ActionScript
5 3 (0.63%) PHP5
5 3 (0.63%) PHP4
5 3 (0.63%) PHP
5 3 (0.63%) VB.NET
6 2 (0.42%) VB
7 1 (0.21%) ABAP
7 1 (0.21%) VBA
7 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.21%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 52 (10.99%) Degree
2 32 (6.77%) Security Cleared
3 30 (6.34%) PMI Certification
4 26 (5.50%) SC Cleared
5 23 (4.86%) ITIL Certification
6 21 (4.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 19 (4.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 14 (2.96%) PMP
9 6 (1.27%) ISEB
10 5 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (1.06%) APMP
11 3 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.63%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
11 3 (0.63%) MCITP
11 3 (0.63%) MCP
11 3 (0.63%) MCSE
12 2 (0.42%) HND
12 2 (0.42%) CCNA
12 2 (0.42%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.42%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.86%) QA
2 9 (1.90%) P3O
3 5 (1.06%) SLA
4 3 (0.63%) ISO 14001
4 3 (0.63%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.21%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (1.90%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.63%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.42%) XenApp
3 2 (0.42%) XenServer
3 2 (0.42%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.21%) vSphere
4 1 (0.21%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 8 (1.69%) SCCM
2 3 (0.63%) SCVMM
3 2 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.42%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (0.21%) SCOM
4 1 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.21%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 65 (13.74%) Microsoft
2 58 (12.26%) SAP
3 28 (5.92%) Oracle
4 11 (2.33%) Avaya
5 9 (1.90%) HP
6 6 (1.27%) Cisco
6 6 (1.27%) VMware
7 5 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (1.06%) IBM
8 4 (0.85%) Sybase
8 4 (0.85%) BT
9 3 (0.63%) Progress
9 3 (0.63%) NetApp
9 3 (0.63%) Minitab
9 3 (0.63%) Capita
10 2 (0.42%) Google
10 2 (0.42%) webMethods
10 2 (0.42%) Lotus
10 2 (0.42%) JD Edwards
10 2 (0.42%) CheckPoint
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