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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Manager
Rank 13 11 13
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 225 142 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.29% 7.80% 7.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.19% 8.40% 8.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 75 83
Average daily rate £400 £375 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £399 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -0.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 8
Average hourly rate £46.65 £37.80 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.41% +18.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.57 £26.80 £28.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.73 £38.88 £34.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.65 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+0.40% +25.00%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2209 1690 2113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.17% 92.81% 93.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1144 777 962
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 152 171
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.31 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.50% -7.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Project Manager
England

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +4 70 £425 -5.55% 9
Solihull +12 29 £353 +12.80% 2
Coventry -3 21 £385 +1.31% 2
Warwickshire -4 18 £350 -13.58% 1
Worcestershire +6 11 £388 +6.89%
Staffordshire +1 9 £338 -19.69% 1
Shropshire -4 8 £425 +14.86%
Walsall -1 3 £350 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £388 -
West Bromwich - 1 £350 -
Tipton - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Halesowen - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Project Manager
England

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 186 (50.13%) Project Management
2 119 (32.08%) Finance
3 117 (31.54%) PRINCE2
4 77 (20.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 68 (18.33%) Migration
6 38 (10.24%) SAP
7 30 (8.09%) CRM
7 30 (8.09%) ITIL
8 29 (7.82%) Microsoft
9 25 (6.74%) Change Management
9 25 (6.74%) Data Migration
10 24 (6.47%) Security Cleared
11 23 (6.20%) MS Office
12 22 (5.93%) Project Planning
13 21 (5.66%) MS Excel
13 21 (5.66%) Risk Management
13 21 (5.66%) SC Cleared
14 20 (5.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 20 (5.39%) MS Project
14 20 (5.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 20 (5.39%) LAN
15 19 (5.12%) Oracle
16 18 (4.85%) ERP
16 18 (4.85%) NHS
16 18 (4.85%) Change Control
17 17 (4.58%) Banking
18 16 (4.31%) Windows
19 15 (4.04%) WAN
20 14 (3.77%) Business Analysis
20 14 (3.77%) PMI Certification

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 10 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.54%) WebSphere
2 2 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.27%) SAS
3 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 23 (6.20%) MS Office
2 21 (5.66%) MS Excel
3 20 (5.39%) MS Project
4 10 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.35%) Open Workbench
6 3 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.35%) Agresso
2 4 (1.08%) Maximo
2 4 (1.08%) SAP CRM
2 4 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.81%) SAP HCM
3 3 (0.81%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.54%) ENOVIA
5 1 (0.27%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.27%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.27%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.27%) Movex
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.27%) Lawson
5 1 (0.27%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.27%) SaaS
1 1 (0.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.39%) LAN
2 15 (4.04%) WAN
3 4 (1.08%) MPLS
3 4 (1.08%) IP Telephony
3 4 (1.08%) Structured Cabling
4 3 (0.81%) VoIP
4 3 (0.81%) Wireless
5 2 (0.54%) Internet
5 2 (0.54%) ISDN
5 2 (0.54%) WLAN
6 1 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.27%) Extranet
6 1 (0.27%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (0.81%) Oracle Database
2 3 (0.81%) Data Mining
3 2 (0.54%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.27%) Big Data
4 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.27%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (0.27%) Essbase
4 1 (0.27%) MS Access
4 1 (0.27%) DB2
4 1 (0.27%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
General
1 119 (32.08%) Finance
2 17 (4.58%) Banking
3 13 (3.50%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.23%) Automotive
5 11 (2.96%) Retail
6 8 (2.16%) Billing
6 8 (2.16%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.35%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.08%) Games
9 3 (0.81%) Back Office
10 2 (0.54%) Front Office
10 2 (0.54%) Advertising
10 2 (0.54%) Marketing
10 2 (0.54%) Local Government
10 2 (0.54%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.27%) Law
11 1 (0.27%) Legal
11 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.43%) .NET
2 5 (1.35%) HTML
2 5 (1.35%) XML
2 5 (1.35%) JSP
3 4 (1.08%) CGI
3 4 (1.08%) Ajax
3 4 (1.08%) SAP PI
4 2 (0.54%) Middleware
4 2 (0.54%) J2EE
4 2 (0.54%) Web Services
5 1 (0.27%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.27%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.27%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 18 (4.85%) NHS
2 10 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 6 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (1.35%) PMI
5 4 (1.08%) Thin Client
5 4 (1.08%) Web 2.0
5 4 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (1.08%) Fat Client
6 3 (0.81%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.54%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.54%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.54%) Data Extraction
7 2 (0.54%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.54%) Social Media
8 1 (0.27%) iPad
8 1 (0.27%) Open Source
8 1 (0.27%) iPhone
8 1 (0.27%) Economics
8 1 (0.27%) Derivative
8 1 (0.27%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 16 (4.31%) Windows
2 13 (3.50%) UNIX
3 12 (3.23%) Windows 7
4 9 (2.43%) Linux
5 5 (1.35%) AIX
6 2 (0.54%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.27%) Android
7 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.27%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.27%) HPUX
7 1 (0.27%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (50.13%) Project Management
2 117 (31.54%) PRINCE2
3 77 (20.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 68 (18.33%) Migration
5 30 (8.09%) CRM
5 30 (8.09%) ITIL
6 25 (6.74%) Change Management
6 25 (6.74%) Data Migration
7 22 (5.93%) Project Planning
8 21 (5.66%) Risk Management
9 18 (4.85%) ERP
9 18 (4.85%) Change Control
10 14 (3.77%) Business Analysis
11 13 (3.50%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (2.96%) Service Management
14 10 (2.70%) Service Delivery
14 10 (2.70%) Supplier Management
14 10 (2.70%) Matrix Management
14 10 (2.70%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.43%) SQL
2 6 (1.62%) Java
3 5 (1.35%) JavaScript
3 5 (1.35%) Shell Script
4 4 (1.08%) PHP
5 2 (0.54%) VBA
5 2 (0.54%) C
6 1 (0.27%) Perl
6 1 (0.27%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 24 (6.47%) Security Cleared
2 21 (5.66%) SC Cleared
3 20 (5.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 20 (5.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 14 (3.77%) PMI Certification
5 9 (2.43%) PMP
6 7 (1.89%) Degree
7 4 (1.08%) ISEB
7 4 (1.08%) APMP
8 3 (0.81%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
8 3 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.54%) CAPM
10 1 (0.27%) CCAB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.89%) QA
2 3 (0.81%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.81%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.54%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (0.81%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (1.35%) Control-M
2 2 (0.54%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.27%) SCOM
3 1 (0.27%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 38 (10.24%) SAP
2 29 (7.82%) Microsoft
3 19 (5.12%) Oracle
4 8 (2.16%) Avaya
5 6 (1.62%) BMC
5 6 (1.62%) HP
5 6 (1.62%) Cisco
5 6 (1.62%) IBM
6 4 (1.08%) BT
7 3 (0.81%) Minitab
7 3 (0.81%) Sybase
7 3 (0.81%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.54%) webMethods
8 2 (0.54%) Juniper
8 2 (0.54%) ATG
9 1 (0.27%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.27%) Infor
9 1 (0.27%) Netezza
9 1 (0.27%) Endeca
9 1 (0.27%) Northgate
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Templeton & Partners
Rate: Market related
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham
Templeton and Partners (BE & NL)
Rate: Market related
Posted: 23 hours ago
Worcestershire
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Staffordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Experis IT
Rate: £425.00 - £460.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis IT
Rate: £330.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 7 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Coventry
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + Negotiable, DOE
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
Enterprise Partners
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
WEST MIDLANDS
Provisio Solutions
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 19 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 21 days ago
Herefordshire
Huxley Associates
Posted: 27 days ago