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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Management
Rank 15 10 13
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs citing Project Management 169 191 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.81% 9.11% 8.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.44% 13.00% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 109 74
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£375 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £275 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 27
Average hourly rate £31.44 £37.80 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.82% +14.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £6.84 £24.25 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.70 £37.80 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+14.54% -15.38%
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
1477 1469 1249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 68.25% 70.09% 68.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 871 789 620
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 77 111
Average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.53 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £75.05 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 27 January 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
(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 42 £376 +4.51% 29
Warwickshire +1 37 £375 +7.14% 7
Coventry +2 25 £375 -7.69% 5
Staffordshire +2 5 £425 +22.30% 9
Wolverhampton +4 4 £319 +6.25% 2
Shropshire -4 4 £267 - 1
Solihull -8 3 £443 +31.11% 12
Worcestershire -10 3 £388 +12.31% 3
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Willenhall - - - - 1
Herefordshire - - - -
Project Management
England

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 151 (37.84%) PRINCE2
2 85 (21.30%) Finance
3 79 (19.80%) Stakeholder Management
4 61 (15.29%) ITIL
5 56 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
6 52 (13.03%) MS Project
6 52 (13.03%) MS Excel
7 45 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
8 43 (10.78%) Change Management
8 43 (10.78%) Microsoft
9 41 (10.28%) SAP
10 38 (9.52%) MS Office
11 34 (8.52%) Migration
11 34 (8.52%) Security Cleared
12 33 (8.27%) Change Control
12 33 (8.27%) Degree
12 33 (8.27%) Automotive
12 33 (8.27%) Risk Management
13 32 (8.02%) Project Planning
14 30 (7.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 29 (7.27%) Manufacturing
16 27 (6.77%) Service Delivery
16 27 (6.77%) Programme Management
17 26 (6.52%) SharePoint
17 26 (6.52%) MS PowerPoint
18 25 (6.27%) Business Analysis
19 22 (5.51%) SC Cleared
20 21 (5.26%) Waterfall
21 20 (5.01%) Telecoms
22 19 (4.76%) Service Management

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 26 (6.52%) SharePoint
2 12 (3.01%) CMS
3 4 (1.00%) Drupal
3 4 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (1.00%) Alfresco
3 4 (1.00%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.75%) Documentum
4 3 (0.75%) Lync
5 2 (0.50%) TPMS
5 2 (0.50%) CICS
6 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.25%) SAS
6 1 (0.25%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.25%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 52 (13.03%) MS Project
1 52 (13.03%) MS Excel
2 38 (9.52%) MS Office
3 26 (6.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (2.76%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.50%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.25%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.25%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 7 (1.75%) CA Clarity
2 5 (1.25%) ENOVIA
2 5 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.75%) SAP MII
3 3 (0.75%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle HRMS
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.50%) Agresso
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.25%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.25%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.25%) BPCS
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.25%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.25%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.25%) Sage 1000
5 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.25%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.76%) LAN
2 16 (4.01%) Firewall
3 15 (3.76%) Internet
4 14 (3.51%) WAN
5 8 (2.01%) Network Security
6 5 (1.25%) SAN
7 3 (0.75%) Intranet
7 3 (0.75%) VoIP
7 3 (0.75%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.50%) 4G
8 2 (0.50%) LTE
8 2 (0.50%) ATM
8 2 (0.50%) 3G
8 2 (0.50%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.25%) PBX
9 1 (0.25%) 2G
9 1 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.25%) Wireless
9 1 (0.25%) Radio Access Network
9 1 (0.25%) Gigabit Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.01%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (1.50%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (1.00%) Apache Hive
3 4 (1.00%) Big Data
3 4 (1.00%) Hadoop
3 4 (1.00%) Data Mining
4 3 (0.75%) MySQL
4 3 (0.75%) MS Access
4 3 (0.75%) Oracle OWB
5 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.50%) Essbase
5 2 (0.50%) Informix
5 2 (0.50%) DB2
6 1 (0.25%) Cognos Report Studio
6 1 (0.25%) Cognos Transformer
6 1 (0.25%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.25%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 7 (1.75%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (1.00%) ClearCase
2 4 (1.00%) ClearQuest
3 2 (0.50%) JIRA
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.50%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.25%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.25%) LSMW
4 1 (0.25%) Subversion
4 1 (0.25%) Hudson
General
1 85 (21.30%) Finance
2 33 (8.27%) Automotive
3 29 (7.27%) Manufacturing
4 20 (5.01%) Telecoms
5 15 (3.76%) Retail
6 13 (3.26%) Banking
7 6 (1.50%) Marketing
8 5 (1.25%) Local Government
9 4 (1.00%) Law
9 4 (1.00%) Electronics
10 3 (0.75%) Advertising
10 3 (0.75%) Billing
10 3 (0.75%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.50%) Publishing
11 2 (0.50%) Legal
11 2 (0.50%) Games
11 2 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 172 (43.11%) Project Manager
2 49 (12.28%) Analyst
3 24 (6.02%) Business Analyst
4 15 (3.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 15 (3.76%) Infrastructure Manager
5 14 (3.51%) Programme Manager
5 14 (3.51%) Service Manager
6 13 (3.26%) SAP Manager
7 12 (3.01%) Agile Project Manager
7 12 (3.01%) Architect
7 12 (3.01%) Delivery Manager
8 11 (2.76%) Senior Manager
8 11 (2.76%) Developer
9 10 (2.51%) PMO Analyst
9 10 (2.51%) Coordinator
10 9 (2.26%) Services Delivery Manager
10 9 (2.26%) Project Coordinator
10 9 (2.26%) IT Project Manager
10 9 (2.26%) Business Manager
11 8 (2.01%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.26%) CSS
2 12 (3.01%) HTML
3 11 (2.76%) jQuery
4 9 (2.26%) Middleware
5 7 (1.75%) HTML5
6 6 (1.50%) .NET
6 6 (1.50%) Web Services
7 5 (1.25%) Flash
7 5 (1.25%) CSS3
8 3 (0.75%) JSP
8 3 (0.75%) XHTML
8 3 (0.75%) Apache Flex
9 2 (0.50%) Adobe AIR
9 2 (0.50%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.50%) EJB
9 2 (0.50%) JavaBeans
10 1 (0.25%) WAP
10 1 (0.25%) XML
10 1 (0.25%) BAPI
10 1 (0.25%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 45 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.76%) PMI
3 13 (3.26%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.50%) Open Source
4 6 (1.50%) NHS
4 6 (1.50%) User Experience
5 5 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.00%) Data Structures
7 3 (0.75%) Credit Risk
7 3 (0.75%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.50%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.50%) SCADA
8 2 (0.50%) Social Media
8 2 (0.50%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.25%) EPoS
9 1 (0.25%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.25%) AS400
9 1 (0.25%) IVR
9 1 (0.25%) Telematics
9 1 (0.25%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 14 (3.51%) Windows
2 5 (1.25%) Linux
3 4 (1.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.50%) Windows Vista
5 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.50%) UNIX
6 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.25%) AIX
6 1 (0.25%) HPUX
6 1 (0.25%) Android
6 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (37.84%) PRINCE2
2 79 (19.80%) Stakeholder Management
3 61 (15.29%) ITIL
4 56 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (10.78%) Change Management
6 34 (8.52%) Migration
7 33 (8.27%) Change Control
7 33 (8.27%) Risk Management
8 32 (8.02%) Project Planning
9 27 (6.77%) Service Delivery
9 27 (6.77%) Programme Management
10 25 (6.27%) Business Analysis
11 21 (5.26%) Waterfall
12 19 (4.76%) Service Management
13 18 (4.51%) ERP
14 15 (3.76%) Scrum
14 15 (3.76%) Continuous Improvement
15 13 (3.26%) Validation
15 13 (3.26%) Business Intelligence
15 13 (3.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 12 (3.01%) JavaScript
2 11 (2.76%) SQL
3 7 (1.75%) C
4 4 (1.00%) VB
4 4 (1.00%) ActionScript
4 4 (1.00%) VBA
5 3 (0.75%) ActionScript 3.0
6 2 (0.50%) PHP
7 1 (0.25%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.25%) C#
7 1 (0.25%) Java
7 1 (0.25%) ABAP
7 1 (0.25%) VB6
7 1 (0.25%) PHP5
7 1 (0.25%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 34 (8.52%) Security Cleared
2 33 (8.27%) Degree
3 30 (7.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 22 (5.51%) SC Cleared
5 18 (4.51%) PMI Certification
6 11 (2.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 10 (2.51%) ISEB
7 10 (2.51%) PMP
8 6 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (1.25%) APMP
10 4 (1.00%) PgMP
11 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.75%) HND
11 3 (0.75%) MCSE
12 2 (0.50%) MCITP
12 2 (0.50%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.50%) HNC
12 2 (0.50%) APMG
13 1 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 1 (0.25%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.76%) QA
2 8 (2.01%) P3O
3 4 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.75%) SLA
5 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (1.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.25%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 43 (10.78%) Microsoft
2 41 (10.28%) SAP
3 19 (4.76%) Oracle
4 8 (2.01%) Cadence
5 6 (1.50%) Citrix
6 4 (1.00%) Tableau
6 4 (1.00%) VMware
6 4 (1.00%) Cisco
6 4 (1.00%) IBM
7 3 (0.75%) HP
7 3 (0.75%) Adobe
7 3 (0.75%) CA
7 3 (0.75%) Remedy
7 3 (0.75%) Primavera
8 2 (0.50%) Pega
8 2 (0.50%) BT
8 2 (0.50%) Cognos
8 2 (0.50%) Sybase
8 2 (0.50%) NetApp
8 2 (0.50%) Apple
Stafford, Staffordshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
CDI Anders Elite Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £24.00 - £26.40 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Wolverhampton
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 21 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Staffordshire
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + quote
Posted: 22 days ago