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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Manager
Rank 7 12 17
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 277 225 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.52% 9.25% 7.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.27% 10.18% 8.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 143 95
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£400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £494
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £404 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.78% +0.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 7
Average hourly rate £43.75 £31.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.35 £31.50 £16.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.75 £31.50 £33.12
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +3.44%
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
2257 2211 1801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.85% 90.88% 91.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1359 1132 873
Average daily rate £368 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.88% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £213 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 184 129
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £7.70 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.30 £37.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +3 75 £400 +5.26% 15
Coventry +11 45 £400 -4.76% 4
Warwickshire +10 41 £375 -11.76% 9
Staffordshire +7 21 £383 +2.00% 4
Solihull 0 10 £450 +11.80% 5
Worcestershire +3 8 £330 -8.96% 1
Wolverhampton +2 6 £358 -4.15%
Shropshire -9 6 £288 -36.11% 1
West Bromwich +6 2 £366 -
Herefordshire -4 1 £500 +257.14% 1
Project Manager
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Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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.

1 290 (52.73%) Project Management
2 218 (39.64%) PRINCE2
3 149 (27.09%) Finance
4 124 (22.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 74 (13.45%) Agile Software Development
6 51 (9.27%) Microsoft
7 50 (9.09%) Migration
8 47 (8.55%) Retail
9 44 (8.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 43 (7.82%) MS Project
10 43 (7.82%) Change Management
11 41 (7.45%) Supplier Management
12 36 (6.55%) MS Excel
13 35 (6.36%) Project Planning
13 35 (6.36%) Data Centre
14 34 (6.18%) Programme Management
15 33 (6.00%) SAP
16 32 (5.82%) PMI Certification
16 32 (5.82%) NHS
17 31 (5.64%) Banking
17 31 (5.64%) Firewall
18 30 (5.45%) CRM
18 30 (5.45%) SharePoint
18 30 (5.45%) ITIL
18 30 (5.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 29 (5.27%) Degree
19 29 (5.27%) Analytical Skills
20 27 (4.91%) PMP
20 27 (4.91%) Business Analysis
21 26 (4.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 30 (5.45%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.27%) WebSphere
3 5 (0.91%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.73%) IBM Notes
5 3 (0.55%) SAS
6 2 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.36%) CMS
6 2 (0.36%) Lotus Domino
6 2 (0.36%) Lync
6 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.18%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.18%) IIS
7 1 (0.18%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 43 (7.82%) MS Project
2 36 (6.55%) MS Excel
3 13 (2.36%) MS Office
4 9 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.09%) SPSS
6 3 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.55%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.36%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 11 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.09%) SAP ERP
3 5 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.36%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.18%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.18%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.18%) Magento
5 1 (0.18%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.18%) SAP PS
5 1 (0.18%) SAP WM
5 1 (0.18%) Movex
5 1 (0.18%) Retail-J
5 1 (0.18%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.18%) Office 365
2 4 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.18%) SaaS
3 1 (0.18%) Trello
3 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 31 (5.64%) Firewall
2 15 (2.73%) WAN
3 14 (2.55%) OSPF
3 14 (2.55%) BGP
4 10 (1.82%) LAN
4 10 (1.82%) TCP/IP
5 9 (1.64%) SAN
5 9 (1.64%) Multicast
6 8 (1.45%) Structured Cabling
6 8 (1.45%) PABX
6 8 (1.45%) DNS
6 8 (1.45%) VoIP
7 4 (0.73%) VPN
7 4 (0.73%) MPLS
7 4 (0.73%) Network Security
8 3 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (0.55%) Cisco PIX
8 3 (0.55%) Intranet
8 3 (0.55%) Internet
8 3 (0.55%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (0.91%) SQL Server
1 5 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (0.73%) SAP BW
2 4 (0.73%) IBM InfoSphere
3 3 (0.55%) Hadoop
3 3 (0.55%) MySQL
3 3 (0.55%) QlikView
4 2 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.36%) DataStage
4 2 (0.36%) SAP BI
4 2 (0.36%) EDMS
5 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.18%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.18%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.18%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.18%) Big Data
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.55%) JIRA
3 1 (0.18%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.18%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.18%) MSI
General
1 149 (27.09%) Finance
2 47 (8.55%) Retail
3 31 (5.64%) Banking
4 16 (2.91%) Automotive
5 14 (2.55%) Manufacturing
5 14 (2.55%) Marketing
6 12 (2.18%) Local Government
7 10 (1.82%) Legal
8 6 (1.09%) Retail Banking
9 5 (0.91%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.73%) Back Office
11 3 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.55%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.55%) Advertising
11 3 (0.55%) Games
11 3 (0.55%) Billing
12 2 (0.36%) Electronics
13 1 (0.18%) Law
13 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.18%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.09%) .NET
2 3 (0.55%) CSS
2 3 (0.55%) HTML5
2 3 (0.55%) HTML
3 2 (0.36%) Flash
3 2 (0.36%) EDI
3 2 (0.36%) Middleware
3 2 (0.36%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.18%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.18%) jQuery
4 1 (0.18%) Mason
4 1 (0.18%) Visualforce
4 1 (0.18%) CSS3
4 1 (0.18%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.18%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (6.36%) Data Centre
2 32 (5.82%) NHS
3 29 (5.27%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (1.82%) PMI
5 8 (1.45%) EPoS
6 7 (1.27%) Management Information System
7 5 (0.91%) Mobile App
8 4 (0.73%) User Experience
8 4 (0.73%) Economics
8 4 (0.73%) Informatics
9 3 (0.55%) Credit Risk
9 3 (0.55%) Performance Metrics
10 2 (0.36%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.36%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.36%) Social Media
10 2 (0.36%) Handset
11 1 (0.18%) IVR
11 1 (0.18%) Freedom of Information
11 1 (0.18%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.18%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 16 (2.91%) Windows
2 13 (2.36%) Linux
3 12 (2.18%) UNIX
4 9 (1.64%) Solaris
5 6 (1.09%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.36%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.36%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.36%) Android
7 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (52.73%) Project Management
2 218 (39.64%) PRINCE2
3 124 (22.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 74 (13.45%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (9.09%) Migration
6 43 (7.82%) Change Management
7 41 (7.45%) Supplier Management
8 35 (6.36%) Project Planning
9 34 (6.18%) Programme Management
10 30 (5.45%) ITIL
10 30 (5.45%) CRM
10 30 (5.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 27 (4.91%) Business Analysis
12 25 (4.55%) PRINCE
13 23 (4.18%) Risk Management
14 22 (4.00%) Data Migration
15 21 (3.82%) Service Management
15 21 (3.82%) Change Control
16 20 (3.64%) Business Intelligence
17 19 (3.45%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 7 (1.27%) C
2 6 (1.09%) SQL
3 5 (0.91%) Java
4 4 (0.73%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.55%) PHP
5 3 (0.55%) Lingo
6 1 (0.18%) Apex Code
6 1 (0.18%) ABAP
6 1 (0.18%) VBA
6 1 (0.18%) C#
Qualifications
1 44 (8.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 32 (5.82%) PMI Certification
3 29 (5.27%) Degree
4 27 (4.91%) PMP
5 26 (4.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 17 (3.09%) CCNA
6 17 (3.09%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (2.91%) Security Cleared
8 11 (2.00%) SC Cleared
9 10 (1.82%) ISEB
10 3 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.18%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.45%) QA
2 3 (0.55%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.18%) SLA
3 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (1.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.36%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.18%) XenApp
3 1 (0.18%) vSphere
3 1 (0.18%) Firmware
3 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (0.36%) SCCM
2 1 (0.18%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 51 (9.27%) Microsoft
2 33 (6.00%) SAP
3 25 (4.55%) Cisco
4 15 (2.73%) IBM
5 13 (2.36%) VMware
5 13 (2.36%) F5
6 10 (1.82%) Oracle
7 9 (1.64%) CheckPoint
8 8 (1.45%) Citrix
9 7 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (1.27%) JD Edwards
10 4 (0.73%) Endeca
10 4 (0.73%) Google
10 4 (0.73%) Netezza
10 4 (0.73%) JDA
10 4 (0.73%) Lotus
10 4 (0.73%) Cognos
10 4 (0.73%) HP
10 4 (0.73%) RedPrairie
11 3 (0.55%) GoldenSource
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