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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Management
Rank 13 13 10
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing Project Management 226 179 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.86% 8.10% 9.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.05% 11.59% 13.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 125 110
Average daily rate £425 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £267 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 9
Average hourly rate £49.00 £31.44 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.85% -16.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £31.44 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+27.22% +14.32%
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
2046 1544 1575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.17% 69.90% 73.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1158 881 850
Average daily rate £410 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 107 82
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.03 £11.50 £11.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +4 60 £425 +9.67% 35
Coventry +7 50 £395 +5.33% 2
Warwickshire -5 26 £420 +11.62% 12
Shropshire -7 15 £325 +21.84% 5
Solihull -4 13 £450 +1.69% 3
Staffordshire 0 11 £370 -7.50% 10
Worcestershire +9 5 £450 +43.42% 5
Wolverhampton +6 5 £378 -
Sutton Coldfield -5 4 £495 +23.75%
Halesowen - 1 £415 -
Walsall - 1 £270 - 1
West Bromwich - 1 - - 1
Project Management
England

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 161 (33.75%) PRINCE2
2 113 (23.69%) Finance
3 80 (16.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 78 (16.35%) Agile Software Development
5 64 (13.42%) Microsoft
6 53 (11.11%) Change Management
7 51 (10.69%) MS Excel
8 49 (10.27%) Degree
9 48 (10.06%) Security Cleared
10 44 (9.22%) ITIL
10 44 (9.22%) MS Office
10 44 (9.22%) Risk Management
11 42 (8.81%) Programme Management
12 40 (8.39%) SC Cleared
13 39 (8.18%) MS Project
14 35 (7.34%) Retail
15 31 (6.50%) Migration
16 30 (6.29%) Project Planning
16 30 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
17 29 (6.08%) Business Analysis
17 29 (6.08%) ERP
18 28 (5.87%) PMI Certification
18 28 (5.87%) Service Delivery
18 28 (5.87%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 28 (5.87%) Change Control
19 26 (5.45%) MS PowerPoint
20 25 (5.24%) Mentoring
21 24 (5.03%) Automotive
21 24 (5.03%) Windows
22 23 (4.82%) CRM

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 18 (3.77%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.68%) CMS
2 8 (1.68%) Skype for Business
3 6 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (0.63%) IBM Notes
4 3 (0.63%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.21%) Apache
5 1 (0.21%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.21%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.21%) Blackboard Learning System
5 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.21%) Moodle
5 1 (0.21%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.21%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.21%) SAP EP
5 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.21%) Umbraco
Applications
1 51 (10.69%) MS Excel
2 44 (9.22%) MS Office
3 39 (8.18%) MS Project
4 26 (5.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (2.31%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.26%) Simulink
7 5 (1.05%) Stateflow
7 5 (1.05%) TargetLink
8 3 (0.63%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.21%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.21%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.21%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.84%) Primavera
2 4 (0.84%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (0.63%) Oracle HRMS
3 3 (0.63%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.42%) Sage 300 ERP
4 2 (0.42%) Sage CRM
5 1 (0.21%) Magento
5 1 (0.21%) Maximo
5 1 (0.21%) MFGPRO
5 1 (0.21%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.21%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.21%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.47%) Office 365
2 4 (0.84%) SaaS
3 2 (0.42%) PaaS
4 1 (0.21%) IaaS
4 1 (0.21%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.10%) Internet
2 9 (1.89%) LAN
3 7 (1.47%) WAN
4 5 (1.05%) Firewall
4 5 (1.05%) FlexRay
4 5 (1.05%) MPLS
4 5 (1.05%) VoIP
5 4 (0.84%) Intranet
6 3 (0.63%) 3G
6 3 (0.63%) LTE
6 3 (0.63%) Network Security
7 2 (0.42%) DNS
7 2 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.21%) DHCP
8 1 (0.21%) DMZ
8 1 (0.21%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.21%) Extranet
8 1 (0.21%) VPN
8 1 (0.21%) Wireless
8 1 (0.21%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.35%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.89%) Relational Database
3 8 (1.68%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (1.26%) NoSQL
4 6 (1.26%) RDBMS
5 5 (1.05%) DTS
6 4 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.84%) MS Access
6 4 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.63%) Big Data
7 3 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.63%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.63%) SAP HANA
7 3 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.42%) MySQL
8 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (0.42%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 4 (0.84%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (0.63%) PVCS
3 2 (0.42%) Subversion
4 1 (0.21%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.21%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 113 (23.69%) Finance
2 35 (7.34%) Retail
3 24 (5.03%) Automotive
4 23 (4.82%) Manufacturing
5 21 (4.40%) Marketing
6 18 (3.77%) Banking
7 13 (2.73%) Billing
8 11 (2.31%) Games
9 8 (1.68%) Electronics
10 7 (1.47%) Legal
11 6 (1.26%) Aerospace
11 6 (1.26%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.84%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.63%) Advertising
13 3 (0.63%) Local Government
13 3 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.42%) Law
15 1 (0.21%) Front Office
15 1 (0.21%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 216 (45.28%) Project Manager
2 56 (11.74%) Analyst
3 38 (7.97%) Business Analyst
4 35 (7.34%) IT Manager
5 29 (6.08%) IT Project Manager
6 22 (4.61%) Architect
7 17 (3.56%) Change Manager
8 16 (3.35%) Delivery Manager
8 16 (3.35%) Senior Manager
8 16 (3.35%) Senior Project Manager
9 14 (2.94%) Consultant
10 13 (2.73%) Digital Project Manager
10 13 (2.73%) Infrastructure Manager
10 13 (2.73%) Programme Manager
11 12 (2.52%) Solutions Architect
12 11 (2.31%) Implementation Manager
12 11 (2.31%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 11 (2.31%) Integration Manager
13 10 (2.10%) Implementation Project Manager
13 10 (2.10%) Project Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.94%) .NET
2 9 (1.89%) HTML
3 7 (1.47%) HTML5
4 6 (1.26%) WinForms
5 5 (1.05%) EDI
5 5 (1.05%) REST
5 5 (1.05%) SOAP
5 5 (1.05%) Web Services
5 5 (1.05%) XML
6 3 (0.63%) jQuery
6 3 (0.63%) Middleware
7 2 (0.42%) CSS
8 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.21%) COM
8 1 (0.21%) Ext JS
8 1 (0.21%) Flash
8 1 (0.21%) J2EE
8 1 (0.21%) LAMP
8 1 (0.21%) LINQ
8 1 (0.21%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 30 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.19%) Data Centre
3 17 (3.56%) PMI
4 11 (2.31%) Computer Science
4 11 (2.31%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.10%) NHS
6 8 (1.68%) Driving Licence
7 6 (1.26%) e-Health
7 6 (1.26%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.26%) Online Games
8 5 (1.05%) CAN bus
9 4 (0.84%) EPoS
10 2 (0.42%) CMDB
10 2 (0.42%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.42%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.42%) Performance Metrics
11 1 (0.21%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.21%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.21%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.21%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (5.03%) Windows
2 12 (2.52%) Linux
3 11 (2.31%) Windows Server
4 10 (2.10%) Unix
5 9 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.47%) Solaris
7 7 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.21%) AIX
8 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (33.75%) PRINCE2
2 80 (16.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 78 (16.35%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (11.11%) Change Management
5 44 (9.22%) ITIL
5 44 (9.22%) Risk Management
6 42 (8.81%) Programme Management
7 31 (6.50%) Migration
8 30 (6.29%) Project Planning
9 29 (6.08%) Business Analysis
9 29 (6.08%) ERP
10 28 (5.87%) Change Control
10 28 (5.87%) Service Delivery
10 28 (5.87%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 25 (5.24%) Mentoring
12 23 (4.82%) CRM
13 21 (4.40%) Scrum
14 20 (4.19%) Service Management
15 19 (3.98%) PRINCE
16 18 (3.77%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 15 (3.14%) SQL
2 11 (2.31%) C
2 11 (2.31%) VB
3 7 (1.47%) C#
3 7 (1.47%) JavaScript
3 7 (1.47%) Perl
4 6 (1.26%) Java
4 6 (1.26%) MATLAB
4 6 (1.26%) T-SQL
4 6 (1.26%) VB.NET
4 6 (1.26%) VB6
5 5 (1.05%) XPath
6 2 (0.42%) PHP
7 1 (0.21%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.21%) PHP 5
7 1 (0.21%) Python
7 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 49 (10.27%) Degree
2 48 (10.06%) Security Cleared
3 40 (8.39%) SC Cleared
4 28 (5.87%) PMI Certification
5 17 (3.56%) APMP
6 16 (3.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 15 (3.14%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (2.94%) PMP
9 13 (2.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 11 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (1.47%) CCNA
12 6 (1.26%) CISSP
13 5 (1.05%) CISMP
13 5 (1.05%) DV Cleared
14 4 (0.84%) CCNP
14 4 (0.84%) ISEB
15 3 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
16 2 (0.42%) MCSE
16 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
16 2 (0.42%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.82%) QA
2 8 (1.68%) SLA
3 6 (1.26%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (1.05%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.05%) JSP 440
4 5 (1.05%) MISRA
5 4 (0.84%) ISO26262
6 3 (0.63%) COBIT
6 3 (0.63%) IEC 61508
6 3 (0.63%) PMBOK
7 2 (0.42%) P3O
8 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (2.10%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.21%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.21%) Firmware
4 1 (0.21%) Kamailio
4 1 (0.21%) NFS
4 1 (0.21%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.21%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.21%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (1.26%) CA Spectrum
1 6 (1.26%) CiscoWorks
2 5 (1.05%) MOM
3 3 (0.63%) SCCM
4 2 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.21%) Oozie
5 1 (0.21%) Puppet
Vendors
1 64 (13.42%) Microsoft
2 19 (3.98%) SAP
3 18 (3.77%) Cisco
3 18 (3.77%) Salesforce.com
4 16 (3.35%) Oracle
5 10 (2.10%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 8 (1.68%) EMC
6 8 (1.68%) Red Hat
7 7 (1.47%) IBM
8 6 (1.26%) CA
9 5 (1.05%) VMware
10 4 (0.84%) MathWorks
10 4 (0.84%) Remedy
11 3 (0.63%) Adobe
11 3 (0.63%) LogRhythm
11 3 (0.63%) Lotus
11 3 (0.63%) Nokia
11 3 (0.63%) Pega
12 2 (0.42%) Concur
12 2 (0.42%) Endeca
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Rate: Market related
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry
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Birmingham
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