The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Manager
Rank 11 15 11
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 230 160 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.37% 8.05% 8.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.32% 8.78% 9.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 98 106
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £506
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £401
% change year-on-year
- -0.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 5
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £46.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -51.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £29.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -17.14%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2229 1822 2051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.79% 91.70% 92.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1143 890 971
Average daily rate £338 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 132 138
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.48 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Project Manager
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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 31 July 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
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 31 July 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 +6 67 £380 -1.29% 14
Warwickshire +6 30 £413 +6.45% 2
Coventry -7 26 £420 +8.38% 2
Shropshire +4 12 £450 +21.62% 5
Solihull +7 10 £403 -5.29%
Worcestershire -2 7 £363 -4.60% 1
Staffordshire 0 4 £375 +1.35% 4
Wolverhampton +2 3 £373 -5.80%
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Walsall - - - - 1
Project Manager
England

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 228 (50.89%) Project Management
2 154 (34.38%) PRINCE2
3 131 (29.24%) Finance
4 102 (22.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 53 (11.83%) Migration
6 51 (11.38%) ITIL
7 43 (9.60%) SAP
8 41 (9.15%) Microsoft
9 39 (8.71%) Change Management
10 35 (7.81%) Security Cleared
11 33 (7.37%) Project Planning
12 31 (6.92%) SC Cleared
12 31 (6.92%) CRM
12 31 (6.92%) MS Office
13 29 (6.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 28 (6.25%) Oracle
14 28 (6.25%) MS Project
15 27 (6.03%) Banking
16 26 (5.80%) ERP
17 25 (5.58%) Risk Management
18 23 (5.13%) LAN
18 23 (5.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 21 (4.69%) ITIL Certification
19 21 (4.69%) Windows
19 21 (4.69%) Data Migration
20 20 (4.46%) Supplier Management
21 19 (4.24%) WAN
21 19 (4.24%) MS Excel
21 19 (4.24%) NHS
22 18 (4.02%) PMI Certification

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 11 (2.46%) SharePoint
1 11 (2.46%) Alfresco
1 11 (2.46%) Drupal
2 5 (1.12%) CMS
3 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (0.45%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.45%) SAS
3 2 (0.45%) ColdFusion
3 2 (0.45%) IIS
4 1 (0.22%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.22%) Moodle
4 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.22%) Lync
4 1 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 31 (6.92%) MS Office
2 28 (6.25%) MS Project
3 19 (4.24%) MS Excel
4 7 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.12%) Open Workbench
6 3 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.12%) Agresso
2 5 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.12%) TRIRIGA
3 4 (0.89%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.67%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.67%) SAP CRM
4 3 (0.67%) Oracle HRMS
4 3 (0.67%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.45%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.22%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.22%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.22%) ENOVIA
6 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.22%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.22%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.22%) Lawson
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.22%) Movex
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (5.13%) LAN
2 19 (4.24%) WAN
3 8 (1.79%) Internet
4 5 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (0.89%) MPLS
5 4 (0.89%) SAN
5 4 (0.89%) IP Telephony
5 4 (0.89%) Structured Cabling
6 3 (0.67%) Wireless
6 3 (0.67%) DNS
6 3 (0.67%) Broadband
7 2 (0.45%) DHCP
7 2 (0.45%) 2G
7 2 (0.45%) 3G
7 2 (0.45%) Firewall
7 2 (0.45%) VLAN
7 2 (0.45%) LTE
7 2 (0.45%) NAS
7 2 (0.45%) 4G
8 1 (0.22%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (0.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (0.45%) DataStage
2 2 (0.45%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.22%) Essbase
3 1 (0.22%) QlikView
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (0.22%) Big Data
3 1 (0.22%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (0.22%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.22%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
General
1 131 (29.24%) Finance
2 27 (6.03%) Banking
3 18 (4.02%) Retail
4 14 (3.13%) Automotive
5 13 (2.90%) Manufacturing
6 9 (2.01%) Billing
7 8 (1.79%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.34%) Advertising
8 6 (1.34%) Marketing
9 5 (1.12%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.12%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.89%) Games
11 3 (0.67%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (0.67%) Back Office
12 2 (0.45%) Front Office
13 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.22%) Law
13 1 (0.22%) Legal
13 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.01%) HTML
2 7 (1.56%) XML
3 4 (0.89%) CGI
3 4 (0.89%) .NET
3 4 (0.89%) JSP
3 4 (0.89%) Web Services
3 4 (0.89%) Ajax
3 4 (0.89%) SAP PI
4 3 (0.67%) Mason
5 2 (0.45%) CSS
5 2 (0.45%) Middleware
6 1 (0.22%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.22%) J2EE
6 1 (0.22%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.22%) HTML5
6 1 (0.22%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.24%) NHS
2 16 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 14 (3.13%) PMI
4 8 (1.79%) Computer Science
5 4 (0.89%) Fat Client
5 4 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (0.89%) Web 2.0
5 4 (0.89%) Thin Client
6 3 (0.67%) Economics
6 3 (0.67%) Smart Meter
6 3 (0.67%) Open Source
7 2 (0.45%) Social Media
7 2 (0.45%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.45%) Data Extraction
7 2 (0.45%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.45%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (0.45%) PDA
7 2 (0.45%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.22%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.22%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 21 (4.69%) Windows
2 14 (3.13%) UNIX
3 12 (2.68%) Windows 7
4 9 (2.01%) Linux
5 5 (1.12%) Windows XP
5 5 (1.12%) AIX
6 3 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.22%) Android
8 1 (0.22%) HPUX
8 1 (0.22%) Solaris
8 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (50.89%) Project Management
2 154 (34.38%) PRINCE2
3 102 (22.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 53 (11.83%) Migration
5 51 (11.38%) ITIL
6 39 (8.71%) Change Management
7 33 (7.37%) Project Planning
8 31 (6.92%) CRM
9 26 (5.80%) ERP
10 25 (5.58%) Risk Management
11 21 (4.69%) Data Migration
12 20 (4.46%) Supplier Management
13 18 (4.02%) Waterfall
14 17 (3.79%) Change Control
14 17 (3.79%) Service Delivery
15 15 (3.35%) Business Analysis
15 15 (3.35%) Continuous Improvement
16 14 (3.13%) Time Management
16 14 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
16 14 (3.13%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (1.34%) SQL
1 6 (1.34%) Shell Script
2 5 (1.12%) JavaScript
3 4 (0.89%) PHP
4 2 (0.45%) C#
4 2 (0.45%) Java
5 1 (0.22%) Perl
5 1 (0.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 35 (7.81%) Security Cleared
2 31 (6.92%) SC Cleared
3 29 (6.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 23 (5.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 21 (4.69%) ITIL Certification
6 18 (4.02%) PMI Certification
7 16 (3.57%) Degree
8 7 (1.56%) PMP
9 3 (0.67%) ISEB
9 3 (0.67%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
9 3 (0.67%) APMP
10 1 (0.22%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 1 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.22%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 1 (0.22%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.22%) HND
10 1 (0.22%) CCNA
10 1 (0.22%) CCAB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.79%) QA
2 3 (0.67%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.67%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.22%) SLA
3 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 5 (1.12%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.45%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.45%) XenApp
2 2 (0.45%) XenServer
2 2 (0.45%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.22%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 5 (1.12%) Control-M
2 2 (0.45%) SCCM
3 1 (0.22%) SCOM
3 1 (0.22%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 43 (9.60%) SAP
2 41 (9.15%) Microsoft
3 28 (6.25%) Oracle
4 9 (2.01%) Avaya
5 7 (1.56%) Cisco
6 6 (1.34%) BMC
6 6 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (1.12%) VMware
8 4 (0.89%) BT
8 4 (0.89%) HP
9 3 (0.67%) Sybase
9 3 (0.67%) webMethods
9 3 (0.67%) JD Edwards
9 3 (0.67%) Citrix
9 3 (0.67%) Google
9 3 (0.67%) Minitab
10 2 (0.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 2 (0.45%) ATG
10 2 (0.45%) NetApp
10 2 (0.45%) Dell
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