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 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Management
Rank 8 14 14
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Contract jobs citing Project Management 224 167 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.00% 8.12% 8.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.25% 11.82% 11.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 98 95
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £283 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £380 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.21% -1.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 31
Average hourly rate £30.00 £37.80 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.63% +5.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £31.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-8.80% -3.84%
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
1690 1413 1518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 67.87% 68.73% 68.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 910 794 782
Average daily rate £375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 58 117
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -14.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.20 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £37.80 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 October 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 October 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 October 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
Coventry -4 45 £365 -8.75% 10
Birmingham -3 38 £388 -13.88% 31
Warwickshire -4 37 £375 +7.91% 5
Staffordshire +1 16 £331 +1.92% 9
Wolverhampton +5 13 £405 -10.00% 2
Solihull -5 10 £331 -11.66% 5
Shropshire -1 6 £425 - 1
Worcestershire -8 3 £400 +6.66% 1
Walsall +2 1 £438 -12.50%
West Bromwich - 1 £408 -
Stourbridge - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Project Management
England

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

1 177 (37.34%) PRINCE2
2 97 (20.46%) Finance
2 97 (20.46%) Stakeholder Management
3 84 (17.72%) Analytical Skills
4 73 (15.40%) Agile Software Development
5 69 (14.56%) ITIL
6 60 (12.66%) MS Excel
7 56 (11.81%) MS Project
8 54 (11.39%) SAP
9 53 (11.18%) Degree
10 52 (10.97%) Automotive
10 52 (10.97%) Manufacturing
11 51 (10.76%) Change Management
12 47 (9.92%) Microsoft
13 45 (9.49%) MS Office
14 43 (9.07%) Migration
15 38 (8.02%) Time Management
16 37 (7.81%) Validation
17 33 (6.96%) Security Cleared
18 32 (6.75%) Programme Management
18 32 (6.75%) Change Control
19 31 (6.54%) Risk Management
19 31 (6.54%) SharePoint
20 30 (6.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 30 (6.33%) Requirements Management
20 30 (6.33%) Business Analysis
21 29 (6.12%) PMI Certification
22 28 (5.91%) PMI
22 28 (5.91%) ERP
23 27 (5.70%) ENOVIA

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

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 31 (6.54%) SharePoint
2 18 (3.80%) CMS
3 9 (1.90%) Drupal
3 9 (1.90%) Alfresco
4 6 (1.27%) WordPress
5 4 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (0.84%) Lync
6 3 (0.63%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.63%) Documentum
7 2 (0.42%) SAS
7 2 (0.42%) ColdFusion
7 2 (0.42%) CICS
7 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.42%) IIS
7 2 (0.42%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.42%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.42%) TPMS
8 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.21%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.21%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 60 (12.66%) MS Excel
2 56 (11.81%) MS Project
3 45 (9.49%) MS Office
4 27 (5.70%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (2.53%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.42%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.21%) SPSS
8 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 27 (5.70%) ENOVIA
2 10 (2.11%) DELMIA
3 8 (1.69%) CA Clarity
4 7 (1.48%) TRIRIGA
5 6 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.63%) SAP MII
7 3 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.42%) Oracle HRMS
8 2 (0.42%) Agresso
9 1 (0.21%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.21%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.21%) SAP MM
9 1 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.21%) SAP MDM
9 1 (0.21%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.21%) BPCS
9 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.21%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.22%) LAN
2 18 (3.80%) WAN
3 13 (2.74%) Firewall
4 12 (2.53%) Intranet
4 12 (2.53%) Internet
5 7 (1.48%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (1.48%) SAN
5 7 (1.48%) Network Security
6 3 (0.63%) LTE
6 3 (0.63%) 4G
6 3 (0.63%) 3G
6 3 (0.63%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.63%) DNS
7 2 (0.42%) DHCP
7 2 (0.42%) VoIP
7 2 (0.42%) ATM
7 2 (0.42%) Wireless
7 2 (0.42%) 2G
7 2 (0.42%) IP Telephony
7 2 (0.42%) Gigabit Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.69%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (1.27%) MySQL
3 3 (0.63%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.63%) MS Access
4 2 (0.42%) DB2
4 2 (0.42%) Informix
4 2 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.42%) DataStage
4 2 (0.42%) Essbase
4 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (0.21%) Cognos Report Studio
5 1 (0.21%) Cognos Transformer
5 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.21%) QlikView
5 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.21%) WhereScape RED
5 1 (0.21%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 22 (4.64%) Rational DOORS
2 12 (2.53%) ClearQuest
2 12 (2.53%) ClearCase
3 8 (1.69%) Rational Rose
4 4 (0.84%) Subversion
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.21%) Hudson
6 1 (0.21%) JIRA
6 1 (0.21%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.21%) MSI
6 1 (0.21%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.21%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.21%) LSMW
General
1 97 (20.46%) Finance
2 52 (10.97%) Manufacturing
2 52 (10.97%) Automotive
3 23 (4.85%) Banking
4 18 (3.80%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.32%) Retail
6 9 (1.90%) Marketing
7 6 (1.27%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.05%) Billing
9 4 (0.84%) Back Office
9 4 (0.84%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (0.63%) Law
10 3 (0.63%) Legal
10 3 (0.63%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.42%) Local Government
11 2 (0.42%) Electronics
11 2 (0.42%) Advertising
11 2 (0.42%) Publishing
12 1 (0.21%) Games
12 1 (0.21%) Military
Job Titles
1 224 (47.26%) Project Manager
2 62 (13.08%) Analyst
3 31 (6.54%) Business Analyst
4 28 (5.91%) Applications Engineer
5 17 (3.59%) Senior Manager
5 17 (3.59%) Infrastructure Manager
6 16 (3.38%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 15 (3.16%) IT Project Manager
7 15 (3.16%) SAP Manager
7 15 (3.16%) PMO Analyst
8 14 (2.95%) Developer
9 11 (2.32%) Programme Manager
9 11 (2.32%) Agile Project Manager
10 10 (2.11%) Requirements Engineer
10 10 (2.11%) Senior Project Manager
10 10 (2.11%) Senior Analyst
11 9 (1.90%) SAP Project Manager
11 9 (1.90%) Consultant
11 9 (1.90%) Business Manager
12 8 (1.69%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.22%) HTML
2 19 (4.01%) CSS
3 15 (3.16%) Web Services
3 15 (3.16%) jQuery
4 12 (2.53%) Middleware
5 10 (2.11%) HTML5
6 9 (1.90%) .NET
7 8 (1.69%) CSS3
8 4 (0.84%) Flash
8 4 (0.84%) Ajax
9 3 (0.63%) XHTML
9 3 (0.63%) XML
9 3 (0.63%) JSP
9 3 (0.63%) Apache Flex
10 2 (0.42%) Adobe AIR
10 2 (0.42%) Mason
10 2 (0.42%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.42%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.42%) EJB
10 2 (0.42%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 84 (17.72%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (5.91%) PMI
3 22 (4.64%) Management Information System
4 12 (2.53%) Social Media
5 11 (2.32%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.90%) NHS
7 5 (1.05%) User Experience
8 4 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.84%) Blackberry
8 4 (0.84%) Economics
8 4 (0.84%) Credit Risk
9 3 (0.63%) Open Source
9 3 (0.63%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.42%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.42%) Data Extraction
10 2 (0.42%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.42%) PDA
11 1 (0.21%) Photography
11 1 (0.21%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.21%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 21 (4.43%) Windows
2 9 (1.90%) Windows 7
3 7 (1.48%) Linux
4 4 (0.84%) UNIX
5 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.42%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.42%) AIX
6 2 (0.42%) Windows Vista
6 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.21%) Tizen
7 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.21%) HPUX
7 1 (0.21%) Solaris
7 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (37.34%) PRINCE2
2 97 (20.46%) Stakeholder Management
3 73 (15.40%) Agile Software Development
4 69 (14.56%) ITIL
5 51 (10.76%) Change Management
6 43 (9.07%) Migration
7 38 (8.02%) Time Management
8 37 (7.81%) Validation
9 32 (6.75%) Programme Management
9 32 (6.75%) Change Control
10 31 (6.54%) Risk Management
11 30 (6.33%) Business Analysis
11 30 (6.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 30 (6.33%) Requirements Management
12 28 (5.91%) ERP
13 27 (5.70%) Project Planning
14 26 (5.49%) Business Transformation
15 25 (5.27%) Waterfall
16 24 (5.06%) PLM
17 23 (4.85%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (4.43%) JavaScript
2 9 (1.90%) SQL
3 7 (1.48%) ActionScript
4 6 (1.27%) Java
5 5 (1.05%) C
5 5 (1.05%) C#
6 4 (0.84%) PHP
6 4 (0.84%) PHP5
6 4 (0.84%) PHP4
7 3 (0.63%) ActionScript 3.0
7 3 (0.63%) VB
8 2 (0.42%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.42%) ABAP
9 1 (0.21%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.21%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.21%) VB6
Qualifications
1 53 (11.18%) Degree
2 33 (6.96%) Security Cleared
3 29 (6.12%) PMI Certification
4 27 (5.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 23 (4.85%) ITIL Certification
6 21 (4.43%) SC Cleared
7 19 (4.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 10 (2.11%) PMP
9 6 (1.27%) ISEB
10 4 (0.84%) PgMP
10 4 (0.84%) APMP
11 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.42%) MCSE
12 2 (0.42%) CCNA
12 2 (0.42%) APMG
13 1 (0.21%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 1 (0.21%) HND
13 1 (0.21%) CCIE
13 1 (0.21%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.49%) QA
2 6 (1.27%) P3O
3 4 (0.84%) SLA
4 3 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.21%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (1.90%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.42%) XenApp
2 2 (0.42%) XenServer
2 2 (0.42%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.21%) vSphere
3 1 (0.21%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 2 (0.42%) SCCM
2 1 (0.21%) SCOM
2 1 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 54 (11.39%) SAP
2 47 (9.92%) Microsoft
3 20 (4.22%) Oracle
4 8 (1.69%) Cadence
5 7 (1.48%) Cisco
5 7 (1.48%) IBM
5 7 (1.48%) Citrix
6 5 (1.05%) NetApp
6 5 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (0.84%) Avaya
7 4 (0.84%) VMware
8 3 (0.63%) CA
8 3 (0.63%) Adobe
8 3 (0.63%) Primavera
9 2 (0.42%) BT
9 2 (0.42%) Dell
9 2 (0.42%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.42%) Capita
9 2 (0.42%) Pega
9 2 (0.42%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
FT Select
Rate: From £375 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Shropshire
Roc Search
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Certes Computing Ltd
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Clearwater People Solutions
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Experis Ltd
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
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Birmingham or Manchester
Edenhouse solutions ltd
Rate: £500/day
Posted: 7 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
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Posted: 8 days ago
Wolverhampton
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
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Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 10 days ago
Hereford
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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Stoke on Trent
Real Staffing
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