The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Project Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Manager
Rank 19 6 13
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 226 286 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.54% 12.07% 8.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.97% 12.65% 9.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 216 137
Median daily rate £438 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £300 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £414 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.75 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.48% -34.12%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +11.42%
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
2835 2261 2179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.59% 95.40% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1688 1376 1123
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 137 198
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.60 £29.95 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Project Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured Project Manager in the job title.

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 29 June 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Manager within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -15 60 £430 +7.50% 12
Coventry -9 32 £450 +12.56% 3
Staffordshire +4 26 £425 +6.25% 2
Warwickshire -14 23 £450 +5.88% 7
Shropshire -26 14 £550 +57.14% 6
Wolverhampton +4 8 £342 -0.14% 1
Worcestershire -9 6 £500 +100.00% 2
Solihull -27 4 £438 +15.96% 4
Dudley - 3 £350 -
West Bromwich - 3 £425 - 2
Sutton Coldfield -3 2 £350 -6.66%
Herefordshire -3 1 £375 -25.00%
Kingswinford - 1 £550 -
Project Manager
England

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, Project Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 243 (52.71%) Project Management
2 152 (32.97%) PRINCE2
3 133 (28.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 110 (23.86%) Finance
5 76 (16.49%) Agile Software Development
6 45 (9.76%) Change Management
6 45 (9.76%) Security Cleared
7 44 (9.54%) Microsoft
8 41 (8.89%) Risk Management
9 40 (8.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 39 (8.46%) Migration
11 37 (8.03%) SC Cleared
12 29 (6.29%) MS Excel
13 28 (6.07%) Retail
14 27 (5.86%) Logistics
14 27 (5.86%) MS Office
15 26 (5.64%) Scrum
16 25 (5.42%) Change Control
17 24 (5.21%) MS Project
18 23 (4.99%) ERP
18 23 (4.99%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 22 (4.77%) CRM
19 22 (4.77%) SAP
19 22 (4.77%) Project Planning
20 21 (4.56%) Business Intelligence
20 21 (4.56%) Project Governance
21 20 (4.34%) PMI Certification
22 19 (4.12%) Banking
22 19 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
23 18 (3.90%) Waterfall

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (2.39%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.65%) CMS
2 3 (0.65%) MS Project Server
3 2 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (0.43%) Confluence
3 2 (0.43%) SAS
4 1 (0.22%) Documentum
4 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.22%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 29 (6.29%) MS Excel
2 27 (5.86%) MS Office
3 24 (5.21%) MS Project
4 12 (2.60%) Open Workbench
5 10 (2.17%) MS Visio
6 7 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.43%) SPSS
8 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.95%) Maximo
2 6 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.08%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.43%) Retail-J
5 2 (0.43%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.43%) SAP PM
5 2 (0.43%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.22%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.22%) Magento
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.22%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.22%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.22%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.22%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.25%) Office 365
2 5 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.87%) SaaS
4 3 (0.65%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.95%) WAN
2 8 (1.74%) LAN
3 7 (1.52%) 3G
3 7 (1.52%) LTE
4 6 (1.30%) Internet
4 6 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (0.87%) Intranet
6 2 (0.43%) Firewall
6 2 (0.43%) Network Security
6 2 (0.43%) VoIP
7 1 (0.22%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (0.22%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.22%) DHCP
7 1 (0.22%) DNS
7 1 (0.22%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.22%) Skype
7 1 (0.22%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (0.22%) WebEx
7 1 (0.22%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (0.87%) Power BI
1 4 (0.87%) SQL Server
1 4 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 4 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (0.65%) Big Data
2 3 (0.65%) Datazen
2 3 (0.65%) QlikView
2 3 (0.65%) SAP BW
3 2 (0.43%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (0.43%) Roambi
3 2 (0.43%) SAP BI
3 2 (0.43%) Spotfire
4 1 (0.22%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.22%) DataStage
4 1 (0.22%) GIS
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (1.30%) JIRA
2 3 (0.65%) JIRA Agile
2 3 (0.65%) VersionOne
3 1 (0.22%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.22%) Subversion
General
1 110 (23.86%) Finance
2 28 (6.07%) Retail
3 19 (4.12%) Banking
4 17 (3.69%) Telecoms
5 15 (3.25%) Manufacturing
6 11 (2.39%) Automotive
7 10 (2.17%) Legal
8 5 (1.08%) Marketing
9 3 (0.65%) Local Government
10 2 (0.43%) Advertising
10 2 (0.43%) Billing
10 2 (0.43%) Law
11 1 (0.22%) Avionics
11 1 (0.22%) Games
11 1 (0.22%) Military
11 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.43%) EDI
1 2 (0.43%) Middleware
1 2 (0.43%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (0.22%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.69%) Data Centre
3 16 (3.47%) Performance Metrics
4 13 (2.82%) PMI
5 7 (1.52%) EPoS
5 7 (1.52%) NHS
6 6 (1.30%) Visualisation
7 5 (1.08%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.08%) Smart Meter
8 4 (0.87%) Credit Risk
8 4 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.65%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.65%) FMCG
9 3 (0.65%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.65%) User Experience
9 3 (0.65%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.43%) FlexPod
10 2 (0.43%) iPad
10 2 (0.43%) Mobile Banking
11 1 (0.22%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 11 (2.39%) Windows
2 9 (1.95%) Linux
3 8 (1.74%) SUSE
4 5 (1.08%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.43%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.22%) Unix
6 1 (0.22%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (52.71%) Project Management
2 152 (32.97%) PRINCE2
3 133 (28.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 76 (16.49%) Agile Software Development
5 45 (9.76%) Change Management
6 41 (8.89%) Risk Management
7 39 (8.46%) Migration
8 27 (5.86%) Logistics
9 26 (5.64%) Scrum
10 25 (5.42%) Change Control
11 23 (4.99%) ERP
11 23 (4.99%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 22 (4.77%) CRM
12 22 (4.77%) Project Planning
13 21 (4.56%) Business Intelligence
13 21 (4.56%) Project Governance
14 18 (3.90%) Waterfall
15 17 (3.69%) Data Migration
15 17 (3.69%) Service Management
15 17 (3.69%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (1.95%) C
2 3 (0.65%) SQL
3 1 (0.22%) Java
3 1 (0.22%) MATLAB
3 1 (0.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 45 (9.76%) Security Cleared
2 40 (8.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 37 (8.03%) SC Cleared
4 20 (4.34%) PMI Certification
5 15 (3.25%) PMP
6 13 (2.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 9 (1.95%) APMP
8 6 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (1.30%) Degree
8 6 (1.30%) ISEB
9 5 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.87%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.65%) CCNA
11 3 (0.65%) CCNP
11 3 (0.65%) CCSP
11 3 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.43%) CISM
12 2 (0.43%) CISSP
13 1 (0.22%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.04%) QA
2 11 (2.39%) SLA
3 6 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.43%) COBIT
6 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.22%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.22%) ISO27002
6 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (2.39%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (0.43%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.22%) SCCM
2 1 (0.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 44 (9.54%) Microsoft
2 22 (4.77%) SAP
3 15 (3.25%) Oracle
4 11 (2.39%) Cisco
5 10 (2.17%) VMware
6 9 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (1.74%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.30%) IBM
8 6 (1.30%) JDA
9 5 (1.08%) Citrix
10 3 (0.65%) Cognos
10 3 (0.65%) Kronos
10 3 (0.65%) Rally
10 3 (0.65%) Tableau
11 2 (0.43%) JD Edwards
11 2 (0.43%) Pega
11 2 (0.43%) RedPrairie
11 2 (0.43%) Remedy
11 2 (0.43%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.43%) TIBCO
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