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 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Management
Rank 7 8 19
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +11
Contract jobs citing Project Management 299 253 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.92% 9.98% 7.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.98% 13.75% 10.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 137 71
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£400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £232 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £500 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £393 £385
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 19
Average hourly rate £31.44 £37.80 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.82% +37.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
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
1871 1840 1418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.60% 72.56% 68.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1115 964 739
Average daily rate £395 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 130 60
Average hourly rate £30.50 £29.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.52% -0.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.87 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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
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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 +7 74 £410 +9.33% 30
Warwickshire +3 69 £350 -12.50% 4
Coventry -2 41 £475 +13.09% 7
Staffordshire +7 27 £385 +22.70% 2
Solihull +5 16 £375 +11.11% 5
Shropshire -13 9 £313 -28.57% 1
Worcestershire +2 6 £494 +41.07% 1
Wolverhampton -2 3 £360 -4.00% 2
West Bromwich +8 1 £363 -
Herefordshire - 1 £500 -
Project Management
England

Project Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 204 (36.69%) PRINCE2
2 141 (25.36%) Finance
3 87 (15.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 83 (14.93%) Agile Software Development
5 69 (12.41%) MS Excel
6 61 (10.97%) Microsoft
7 60 (10.79%) Change Management
8 57 (10.25%) ITIL
9 55 (9.89%) Degree
10 50 (8.99%) Programme Management
10 50 (8.99%) MS Project
11 49 (8.81%) MS Office
12 47 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
13 44 (7.91%) Retail
14 38 (6.83%) Project Planning
15 36 (6.47%) Service Management
16 35 (6.29%) Migration
16 35 (6.29%) PMI Certification
17 34 (6.12%) CRM
17 34 (6.12%) Business Analysis
18 33 (5.94%) SharePoint
18 33 (5.94%) PRINCE
19 32 (5.76%) SAP
20 31 (5.58%) Stakeholder Engagement
21 29 (5.22%) Banking
22 28 (5.04%) ERP
22 28 (5.04%) NHS
22 28 (5.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
23 27 (4.86%) PMP
23 27 (4.86%) Supplier Management

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 33 (5.94%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.44%) WebSphere
3 7 (1.26%) IBM Notes
4 4 (0.72%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.72%) SAS
4 4 (0.72%) CMS
4 4 (0.72%) Moodle
5 3 (0.54%) Lync
6 2 (0.36%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.36%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.18%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 69 (12.41%) MS Excel
2 50 (8.99%) MS Project
3 49 (8.81%) MS Office
4 24 (4.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (3.24%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.08%) SPSS
7 5 (0.90%) Simulink
8 4 (0.72%) Open Workbench
8 4 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.54%) TargetLink
9 3 (0.54%) Stateflow
9 3 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.18%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 12 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.72%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.54%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle HRMS
5 2 (0.36%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.36%) SAP PS
6 1 (0.18%) Primavera
6 1 (0.18%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.18%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.18%) MFGPRO
6 1 (0.18%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.18%) Magento
6 1 (0.18%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.98%) Office 365
2 6 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.72%) PaaS
4 2 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.18%) SaaS
5 1 (0.18%) Trello
5 1 (0.18%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.50%) Firewall
2 9 (1.62%) LAN
2 9 (1.62%) WAN
2 9 (1.62%) Internet
3 8 (1.44%) OSPF
3 8 (1.44%) BGP
4 7 (1.26%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.08%) DNS
5 6 (1.08%) Multicast
5 6 (1.08%) FlexRay
6 5 (0.90%) Structured Cabling
7 4 (0.72%) Network Security
7 4 (0.72%) Intranet
8 3 (0.54%) MPLS
8 3 (0.54%) SAN
9 2 (0.36%) VPN
9 2 (0.36%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.36%) VoIP
9 2 (0.36%) Wireless
9 2 (0.36%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.80%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.44%) Relational Database
3 7 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (0.90%) Big Data
4 5 (0.90%) IBM InfoSphere
5 4 (0.72%) RDBMS
5 4 (0.72%) MS Access
6 3 (0.54%) SAP BW
6 3 (0.54%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.36%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.36%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.36%) DataStage
7 2 (0.36%) SAP BI
7 2 (0.36%) MySQL
8 1 (0.18%) OLAP
8 1 (0.18%) EDMS
8 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (0.90%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (0.54%) PVCS
4 2 (0.36%) Subversion
4 2 (0.36%) TestComplete
4 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.18%) JIRA
5 1 (0.18%) Rational Rose
5 1 (0.18%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.18%) Cucumber
General
1 141 (25.36%) Finance
2 44 (7.91%) Retail
3 29 (5.22%) Banking
4 23 (4.14%) Manufacturing
5 22 (3.96%) Automotive
6 16 (2.88%) Legal
7 15 (2.70%) Marketing
8 8 (1.44%) Electronics
9 7 (1.26%) Retail Banking
10 6 (1.08%) Local Government
10 6 (1.08%) Telecoms
10 6 (1.08%) Aerospace
10 6 (1.08%) Games
11 5 (0.90%) Advertising
12 4 (0.72%) Back Office
13 3 (0.54%) Billing
14 2 (0.36%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.36%) Law
15 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 300 (53.96%) Project Manager
2 70 (12.59%) Analyst
3 38 (6.83%) Business Analyst
4 27 (4.86%) Senior Manager
5 25 (4.50%) Senior Project Manager
6 21 (3.78%) Architect
6 21 (3.78%) IT Project Manager
6 21 (3.78%) Technical Manager
7 20 (3.60%) Technical Project Manager
8 18 (3.24%) Change Manager
8 18 (3.24%) Business Manager
9 17 (3.06%) Business Project Manager
10 16 (2.88%) Consultant
11 11 (1.98%) Project Officer
11 11 (1.98%) Digital Project Manager
12 10 (1.80%) PMO Analyst
12 10 (1.80%) Change Project Manager
12 10 (1.80%) Solutions Architect
12 10 (1.80%) Coordinator
12 10 (1.80%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.80%) HTML
2 9 (1.62%) .NET
3 7 (1.26%) CSS
3 7 (1.26%) Middleware
4 6 (1.08%) Flash
4 6 (1.08%) HTML5
5 4 (0.72%) CSS3
6 3 (0.54%) WinForms
6 3 (0.54%) Web Services
6 3 (0.54%) Apache Flex
7 2 (0.36%) jQuery
7 2 (0.36%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.18%) Entity Framework
8 1 (0.18%) Visualforce
8 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.18%) XML
8 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.18%) XMPP
8 1 (0.18%) OpenGL
8 1 (0.18%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 47 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (5.04%) NHS
3 25 (4.50%) Data Centre
4 21 (3.78%) Management Information System
5 13 (2.34%) PMI
6 8 (1.44%) Performance Metrics
7 7 (1.26%) User Experience
7 7 (1.26%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.26%) E-Learning
8 6 (1.08%) CAN bus
9 4 (0.72%) Learning Management System
9 4 (0.72%) SCADA
9 4 (0.72%) Informatics
9 4 (0.72%) Economics
10 3 (0.54%) EPoS
10 3 (0.54%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.54%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.54%) Online Games
10 3 (0.54%) Internet of Things
11 2 (0.36%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (1.98%) Windows
1 11 (1.98%) Linux
2 8 (1.44%) UNIX
3 7 (1.26%) Solaris
4 4 (0.72%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.18%) Tizen
7 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.18%) MVS
7 1 (0.18%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (36.69%) PRINCE2
2 87 (15.65%) Stakeholder Management
3 83 (14.93%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (10.79%) Change Management
5 57 (10.25%) ITIL
6 50 (8.99%) Programme Management
7 38 (6.83%) Project Planning
8 36 (6.47%) Service Management
9 35 (6.29%) Migration
10 34 (6.12%) Business Analysis
10 34 (6.12%) CRM
11 33 (5.94%) PRINCE
12 31 (5.58%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 28 (5.04%) ERP
14 27 (4.86%) Supplier Management
14 27 (4.86%) Continuous Improvement
15 26 (4.68%) Change Control
16 24 (4.32%) Risk Management
16 24 (4.32%) Coaching
17 19 (3.42%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 18 (3.24%) SQL
2 11 (1.98%) C
3 7 (1.26%) C#
4 6 (1.08%) JavaScript
5 5 (0.90%) VBA
5 5 (0.90%) MATLAB
5 5 (0.90%) Java
6 4 (0.72%) VB
7 3 (0.54%) VB.NET
7 3 (0.54%) ActionScript
7 3 (0.54%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.54%) ActionScript 3.0
7 3 (0.54%) VB6
8 2 (0.36%) PHP
8 2 (0.36%) C++
9 1 (0.18%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.18%) Lingo
9 1 (0.18%) Python
9 1 (0.18%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 55 (9.89%) Degree
2 35 (6.29%) PMI Certification
3 28 (5.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 27 (4.86%) PMP
5 19 (3.42%) Security Cleared
6 17 (3.06%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (2.70%) CCNA
7 15 (2.70%) SC Cleared
8 12 (2.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 12 (2.16%) ISEB
9 4 (0.72%) CCNP
9 4 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.54%) CIPD
11 2 (0.36%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 2 (0.36%) CISA
11 2 (0.36%) CISM
11 2 (0.36%) CCIE
11 2 (0.36%) CISSP
11 2 (0.36%) CCDP
12 1 (0.18%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.24%) QA
2 5 (0.90%) SLA
2 5 (0.90%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.72%) COBIT
3 4 (0.72%) IEC 61508
4 3 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.36%) P3O
System Software
1 9 (1.62%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.54%) Firmware
4 2 (0.36%) vCloud
5 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (0.36%) SCCM
2 1 (0.18%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 61 (10.97%) Microsoft
2 32 (5.76%) SAP
3 22 (3.96%) Cisco
4 20 (3.60%) IBM
5 12 (2.16%) Oracle
6 10 (1.80%) CheckPoint
6 10 (1.80%) F5
7 9 (1.62%) VMware
8 7 (1.26%) Lotus
9 6 (1.08%) Citrix
9 6 (1.08%) HP
9 6 (1.08%) BT
9 6 (1.08%) Endeca
10 5 (0.90%) Netezza
10 5 (0.90%) JD Edwards
10 5 (0.90%) Cognos
10 5 (0.90%) JDA
11 4 (0.72%) Northgate
12 3 (0.54%) PTC
12 3 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
Warwickshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
The Curve Group
Rate: £360 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £505 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £225 - £275 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Posted: 10 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 21 days ago
Coventry
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + Dependent on level
Posted: 24 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago