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 18 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Management
Rank 11 11 13
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Project Management 233 176 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.80% 9.61% 7.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.03% 14.01% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 77 81
Average daily rate £360 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £248 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £518 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 38 9
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.05 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.99% +27.45%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1661 1256 1419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.85% 68.56% 62.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 866 606 672
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 £245 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 94 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 £10.15 £15.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.15 £37.80 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
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 18 April 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
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 18 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
Birmingham +9 72 £363 -12.12% 24
Coventry -9 31 £360 -12.72% 5
Warwickshire -8 23 £350 +7.69% 14
Solihull +4 16 £350 - 2
Worcestershire +13 15 £325 +30.00% 3
Shropshire +2 10 £425 +3.65% 3
Staffordshire 0 10 £350 +13.82% 6
Walsall -1 3 £135 +28.57%
West Bromwich - 3 £350 - 1
Wolverhampton - - - - 2
Herefordshire - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Tipton - - - -
Dudley - - - - 2
Project Management
England

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 129 (30.86%) PRINCE2
2 122 (29.19%) Finance
3 78 (18.66%) Stakeholder Management
4 63 (15.07%) ITIL
5 51 (12.20%) Microsoft
6 48 (11.48%) SAP
7 47 (11.24%) MS Excel
8 46 (11.00%) Change Management
8 46 (11.00%) Migration
9 39 (9.33%) MS Project
10 35 (8.37%) MS Office
11 33 (7.89%) Business Analysis
12 32 (7.66%) Risk Management
13 31 (7.42%) Change Control
14 29 (6.94%) Degree
15 28 (6.70%) Manufacturing
16 27 (6.46%) PMI Certification
16 27 (6.46%) Oracle
16 27 (6.46%) MS PowerPoint
17 26 (6.22%) SharePoint
18 25 (5.98%) Service Delivery
18 25 (5.98%) Service Management
19 23 (5.50%) Programme Management
19 23 (5.50%) Windows
19 23 (5.50%) Banking
19 23 (5.50%) Security Cleared
20 21 (5.02%) Automotive
21 20 (4.78%) .NET
21 20 (4.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
21 20 (4.78%) SC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 26 (6.22%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.48%) Documentum
2 2 (0.48%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.24%) Confluence
3 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.24%) IIS
3 1 (0.24%) Apache
3 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
Applications
1 47 (11.24%) MS Excel
2 39 (9.33%) MS Project
3 35 (8.37%) MS Office
4 27 (6.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (2.87%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.44%) CATIA
6 6 (1.44%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (1.20%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.24%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 11 (2.63%) ENOVIA
1 11 (2.63%) CA Clarity
2 6 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.20%) Agresso
4 4 (0.96%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.72%) SAP HCM
5 3 (0.72%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.72%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.72%) SAP SD
5 3 (0.72%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.72%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.48%) Exchequer
7 1 (0.24%) assyst
7 1 (0.24%) SAP FI-CA
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.24%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.24%) SAP PP
7 1 (0.24%) Lawson
7 1 (0.24%) Movex
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.48%) Office 365
2 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.87%) LAN
1 12 (2.87%) WAN
2 5 (1.20%) VoIP
3 4 (0.96%) MPLS
3 4 (0.96%) IP Telephony
3 4 (0.96%) Structured Cabling
4 3 (0.72%) Intranet
4 3 (0.72%) Internet
4 3 (0.72%) DHCP
4 3 (0.72%) DNS
4 3 (0.72%) Wireless
5 1 (0.24%) LTE
5 1 (0.24%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.24%) 4G
5 1 (0.24%) PABX
5 1 (0.24%) 3G
5 1 (0.24%) Extranet
5 1 (0.24%) DMZ
5 1 (0.24%) PBX
5 1 (0.24%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.39%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.20%) Data Mining
4 3 (0.72%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.72%) MS Access
5 2 (0.48%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.24%) ReportNet
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.24%) DB2
6 1 (0.24%) DTS
6 1 (0.24%) Cognos Powerplay
6 1 (0.24%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 10 (2.39%) Rational Rose
2 8 (1.91%) Rational DOORS
3 7 (1.67%) ClearQuest
3 7 (1.67%) ClearCase
4 2 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.48%) AdminStudio
4 2 (0.48%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (0.24%) JIRA
5 1 (0.24%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.24%) MSI
General
1 122 (29.19%) Finance
2 28 (6.70%) Manufacturing
3 23 (5.50%) Banking
4 21 (5.02%) Automotive
5 14 (3.35%) Telecoms
5 14 (3.35%) Retail
6 8 (1.91%) Marketing
7 7 (1.67%) Retail Banking
7 7 (1.67%) Legal
8 6 (1.44%) Publishing
8 6 (1.44%) Back Office
9 5 (1.20%) Billing
10 4 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.96%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.48%) Law
11 2 (0.48%) Advertising
12 1 (0.24%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.24%) Military
12 1 (0.24%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 190 (45.45%) Project Manager
2 52 (12.44%) Analyst
3 28 (6.70%) Business Analyst
4 22 (5.26%) IT Project Manager
5 19 (4.55%) Consultant
6 13 (3.11%) SAP Manager
6 13 (3.11%) Programme Manager
7 11 (2.63%) PMO Analyst
7 11 (2.63%) Service Manager
8 10 (2.39%) Senior Manager
8 10 (2.39%) PMO Lead
9 9 (2.15%) Technical Project Manager
9 9 (2.15%) Senior Analyst
9 9 (2.15%) Technical Manager
10 8 (1.91%) SAP Project Manager
10 8 (1.91%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (1.91%) Architect
10 8 (1.91%) Applications Engineer
10 8 (1.91%) Requirements Engineer
11 7 (1.67%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.78%) .NET
2 6 (1.44%) WinForms
3 4 (0.96%) Web Services
3 4 (0.96%) SAP PI
4 3 (0.72%) Application Packaging
4 3 (0.72%) J2EE
5 2 (0.48%) HTML
5 2 (0.48%) XML
5 2 (0.48%) SAP CO-PA
5 2 (0.48%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.24%) SAP ALE
6 1 (0.24%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.24%) Middleware
6 1 (0.24%) XSL
6 1 (0.24%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.24%) JSP
6 1 (0.24%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 15 (3.59%) PMI
3 9 (2.15%) NHS
4 6 (1.44%) Visualisation
5 5 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (0.96%) E-Learning
6 4 (0.96%) Thin Client
6 4 (0.96%) Mobile App
6 4 (0.96%) Fat Client
7 3 (0.72%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.72%) Smart Meter
7 3 (0.72%) Open Source
7 3 (0.72%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.48%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.48%) iPad
8 2 (0.48%) Social Media
8 2 (0.48%) iPhone
9 1 (0.24%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.24%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 23 (5.50%) Windows
2 9 (2.15%) Windows 7
2 9 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (2.15%) Windows XP
3 8 (1.91%) UNIX
4 6 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.20%) AIX
6 3 (0.72%) Windows Vista
6 3 (0.72%) Windows 8
6 3 (0.72%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.72%) Linux
7 1 (0.24%) Android
7 1 (0.24%) zOS
7 1 (0.24%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (30.86%) PRINCE2
2 78 (18.66%) Stakeholder Management
3 63 (15.07%) ITIL
4 46 (11.00%) Change Management
4 46 (11.00%) Migration
5 33 (7.89%) Business Analysis
6 32 (7.66%) Risk Management
7 31 (7.42%) Change Control
8 25 (5.98%) Service Delivery
8 25 (5.98%) Service Management
9 23 (5.50%) Programme Management
10 20 (4.78%) Time Management
11 19 (4.55%) Data Migration
11 19 (4.55%) Project Planning
12 18 (4.31%) Validation
12 18 (4.31%) CRM
13 15 (3.59%) ERP
13 15 (3.59%) PRINCE
14 14 (3.35%) Agile Software Development
15 13 (3.11%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (4.31%) SQL
2 8 (1.91%) PowerShell
3 6 (1.44%) Java
4 5 (1.20%) C
5 3 (0.72%) VB
6 2 (0.48%) ABAP
7 1 (0.24%) Korn
7 1 (0.24%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 1 (0.24%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.24%) VBA
7 1 (0.24%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.24%) C#
7 1 (0.24%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.24%) Perl
Qualifications
1 29 (6.94%) Degree
2 27 (6.46%) PMI Certification
3 23 (5.50%) Security Cleared
4 20 (4.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 20 (4.78%) SC Cleared
5 19 (4.55%) PMP
6 10 (2.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 9 (2.15%) ISEB
8 8 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (1.67%) CAPM
9 7 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (1.20%) APMP
11 4 (0.96%) MCSE
11 4 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.96%) CCNA
12 3 (0.72%) MCITP
12 3 (0.72%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
12 3 (0.72%) MCP
13 2 (0.48%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (0.48%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.15%) QA
2 8 (1.91%) P3O
3 5 (1.20%) SLA
4 3 (0.72%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.72%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.72%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.24%) GxP
System Software
1 9 (2.15%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.72%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.48%) XenApp
5 1 (0.24%) XenServer
5 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.24%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (1.44%) SCCM
2 3 (0.72%) SCVMM
3 2 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.48%) MAILsweeper
3 2 (0.48%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.24%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 51 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 48 (11.48%) SAP
3 27 (6.46%) Oracle
4 12 (2.87%) HP
5 9 (2.15%) Avaya
6 6 (1.44%) Progress
7 5 (1.20%) Cisco
7 5 (1.20%) Apple
8 4 (0.96%) BT
8 4 (0.96%) VMware
9 3 (0.72%) Cognos
9 3 (0.72%) Minitab
10 2 (0.48%) ATG
10 2 (0.48%) Sybase
10 2 (0.48%) BMC
10 2 (0.48%) CA
10 2 (0.48%) Ericsson
10 2 (0.48%) Citrix
10 2 (0.48%) webMethods
10 2 (0.48%) Primavera
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