The table below looks at the statistics for the Project Manager role 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 Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Manager
Rank 12 16 16
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 202 157 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.36% 7.71% 7.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.19% 8.41% 8.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 97 85
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 9
Average hourly rate £22.50 £31.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.41% -4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £21.80 £29.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.40 £40.20 £33.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.13 £39.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+4.11% +21.53%
Project Manager
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2197 1867 1986
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.97% 91.70% 93.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1211 993 925
Average daily rate £350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 147 191
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.28 £10.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £30.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

Project Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Project Manager in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Project Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Project Manager
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 Manager across the West Midlands region.

Project Manager Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Project Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Manager across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Project Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Project Manager
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 Manager across the West Midlands region.

Project Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Project Manager
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Manager across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Project Manager Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Project Manager
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 Manager within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 November 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +2 57 £388 -3.12% 15
Warwickshire -4 23 £381 +5.83% 4
Solihull +4 20 £316 -21.67% 2
Coventry -9 20 £300 -27.27% 6
Staffordshire +5 14 £375 - 5
Wolverhampton +3 7 £435 -14.70% 2
Shropshire -4 6 £344 -8.33%
Worcestershire -6 2 £425 +11.11% 2
Dudley - - - -
Kingswinford - - - -
Stourbridge - - - -
Walsall - - - - 1
Wednesbury - - - -
Project Manager
England

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Project Manager in their job title 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 with Project Manager in their job title.

1 213 (51.45%) Project Management
2 150 (36.23%) PRINCE2
3 108 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 98 (23.67%) Finance
5 44 (10.63%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (9.90%) ITIL
6 41 (9.90%) MS Project
7 40 (9.66%) Project Planning
8 35 (8.45%) Change Management
9 34 (8.21%) Migration
10 29 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
11 28 (6.76%) Risk Management
12 27 (6.52%) Oracle
13 25 (6.04%) SAP
13 25 (6.04%) Microsoft
13 25 (6.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 23 (5.56%) Security Cleared
15 22 (5.31%) Automotive
16 21 (5.07%) Banking
16 21 (5.07%) Retail
16 21 (5.07%) ERP
17 20 (4.83%) Service Delivery
18 19 (4.59%) Windows
18 19 (4.59%) MS Office
19 18 (4.35%) Supplier Management
19 18 (4.35%) MS Excel
19 18 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 18 (4.35%) Waterfall
20 17 (4.11%) SC Cleared
20 17 (4.11%) ITIL Certification

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Project Manager in their job title 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 with Project Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (2.17%) CMS
2 7 (1.69%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.21%) Drupal
3 5 (1.21%) Alfresco
3 5 (1.21%) Lync
4 2 (0.48%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.48%) SAS
4 2 (0.48%) ColdFusion
4 2 (0.48%) IIS
4 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.24%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (0.24%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.24%) Moodle
5 1 (0.24%) Confluence
5 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 41 (9.90%) MS Project
2 19 (4.59%) MS Office
3 18 (4.35%) MS Excel
4 6 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.72%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.24%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 6 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (1.45%) Agresso
2 3 (0.72%) Oracle HRMS
2 3 (0.72%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.72%) SAP MII
2 3 (0.72%) Eikon
2 3 (0.72%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.48%) SAP WM
3 2 (0.48%) TRIRIGA
3 2 (0.48%) SAP HR
3 2 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.24%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.24%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.24%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.24%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.11%) LAN
2 16 (3.86%) Internet
3 14 (3.38%) WAN
4 11 (2.66%) Firewall
5 8 (1.93%) Network Security
6 7 (1.69%) 3G
7 6 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (0.97%) SAN
9 3 (0.72%) LTE
9 3 (0.72%) 4G
9 3 (0.72%) Broadband
9 3 (0.72%) DNS
10 2 (0.48%) ADSL
10 2 (0.48%) DHCP
10 2 (0.48%) Wireless
10 2 (0.48%) 2G
10 2 (0.48%) IP Telephony
10 2 (0.48%) VLAN
10 2 (0.48%) NAS
11 1 (0.24%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.48%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (0.48%) SAP BW
2 2 (0.48%) DataStage
2 2 (0.48%) Essbase
2 2 (0.48%) QlikView
3 1 (0.24%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.24%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.24%) Big Data
3 1 (0.24%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.24%) SAP BI
3 1 (0.24%) EDRMS
3 1 (0.24%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (0.48%) JIRA
2 1 (0.24%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.24%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.24%) Hudson
General
1 98 (23.67%) Finance
2 22 (5.31%) Automotive
3 21 (5.07%) Banking
3 21 (5.07%) Retail
4 16 (3.86%) Telecoms
4 16 (3.86%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.45%) Legal
6 5 (1.21%) Retail Banking
6 5 (1.21%) Marketing
7 3 (0.72%) Local Government
7 3 (0.72%) Billing
8 2 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.48%) Back Office
8 2 (0.48%) Electronics
8 2 (0.48%) Advertising
8 2 (0.48%) Publishing
9 1 (0.24%) Games
9 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.24%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.17%) Middleware
2 5 (1.21%) HTML
3 4 (0.97%) XML
4 3 (0.72%) Web Services
5 2 (0.48%) JSP
5 2 (0.48%) EDI
5 2 (0.48%) XMPP
5 2 (0.48%) Mason
6 1 (0.24%) HTML5
6 1 (0.24%) CSS3
6 1 (0.24%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.24%) J2EE
6 1 (0.24%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.38%) PMI
3 10 (2.42%) Management Information System
4 8 (1.93%) NHS
5 6 (1.45%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (0.97%) User Experience
7 4 (0.97%) Open Source
8 3 (0.72%) Social Media
8 3 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (0.72%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.48%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.48%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.48%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.48%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.48%) Economics
9 2 (0.48%) PDA
10 1 (0.24%) VLE
10 1 (0.24%) EPoS
10 1 (0.24%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 19 (4.59%) Windows
2 11 (2.66%) Windows 7
3 9 (2.17%) Linux
4 3 (0.72%) Windows XP
4 3 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.48%) UNIX
5 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.24%) AIX
6 1 (0.24%) Solaris
6 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (51.45%) Project Management
2 150 (36.23%) PRINCE2
3 108 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 44 (10.63%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (9.90%) ITIL
6 40 (9.66%) Project Planning
7 35 (8.45%) Change Management
8 34 (8.21%) Migration
9 28 (6.76%) Risk Management
10 21 (5.07%) ERP
11 20 (4.83%) Service Delivery
12 18 (4.35%) Supplier Management
12 18 (4.35%) Waterfall
13 15 (3.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 15 (3.62%) E-Commerce
14 13 (3.14%) Programme Management
14 13 (3.14%) Critical Path Analysis
15 12 (2.90%) Six Sigma
15 12 (2.90%) Business Analysis
15 12 (2.90%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 12 (2.90%) SQL
2 9 (2.17%) C
3 3 (0.72%) Java
4 1 (0.24%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.24%) VB
4 1 (0.24%) VBA
4 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (6.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 23 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 18 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 17 (4.11%) SC Cleared
4 17 (4.11%) ITIL Certification
4 17 (4.11%) PMI Certification
5 12 (2.90%) Degree
6 6 (1.45%) PMP
7 2 (0.48%) CCNA
7 2 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.24%) MAPM
8 1 (0.24%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 1 (0.24%) APMG
8 1 (0.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.24%) ISEB
8 1 (0.24%) HND
8 1 (0.24%) CCIE
8 1 (0.24%) CCNP
8 1 (0.24%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.66%) QA
2 3 (0.72%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.48%) SLA
4 1 (0.24%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.24%) P3O
System Software
1 5 (1.21%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.48%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.48%) XenApp
2 2 (0.48%) XenServer
2 2 (0.48%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.24%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 2 (0.48%) SCCM
2 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.24%) Nessus
2 1 (0.24%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 27 (6.52%) Oracle
2 25 (6.04%) SAP
2 25 (6.04%) Microsoft
3 10 (2.42%) Cisco
4 5 (1.21%) VMware
5 4 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (0.97%) Citrix
6 3 (0.72%) Avaya
6 3 (0.72%) NetApp
6 3 (0.72%) Nokia
6 3 (0.72%) Reuters
6 3 (0.72%) Google
6 3 (0.72%) BT
7 2 (0.48%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 2 (0.48%) Remedy
7 2 (0.48%) BMC
7 2 (0.48%) IBM
7 2 (0.48%) Dell
8 1 (0.24%) Cognos
8 1 (0.24%) PeopleSoft
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