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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Manager
Rank 20 9 14
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 194 243 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.09% 9.48% 7.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.50% 10.04% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 175 117
Median daily rate £419 £420 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.29% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £425 £410
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +3.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Median hourly rate £21.26 £45.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.75% +100.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.25 £37.05 £41.13
% change year-on-year
-15.65% -9.90%
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
2587 2420 2196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.55% 94.46% 93.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1582 1327 1231
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £522 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 117 181
Median hourly rate £15.99 £14.10 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.40% -9.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.33 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £32.50 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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
Coventry -3 48 £450 +10.76% 2
Birmingham -16 40 £425 +3.34% 7
Warwickshire -10 25 £431 +1.47% 3
Shropshire +1 19 £375 +7.14% 1
Staffordshire +5 15 £313 -26.47% 2
Solihull +1 11 £425 -10.52%
Worcestershire -1 3 £350 -3.44%
Wolverhampton -1 2 £436 +5.75% 2
Herefordshire +2 1 £388 -8.82% 1
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 237 (51.52%) Project Management
2 151 (32.83%) PRINCE2
3 134 (29.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 127 (27.61%) Finance
5 86 (18.70%) Agile Software Development
6 57 (12.39%) Microsoft
7 54 (11.74%) Change Management
8 49 (10.65%) Migration
9 45 (9.78%) Data Centre
10 36 (7.83%) SAP
11 34 (7.39%) Retail
11 34 (7.39%) MS Project
11 34 (7.39%) Risk Management
11 34 (7.39%) Project Planning
12 32 (6.96%) MS Office
13 30 (6.52%) MS Excel
14 29 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
15 28 (6.09%) PMI Certification
16 27 (5.87%) Programme Management
17 26 (5.65%) Project Governance
17 26 (5.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 24 (5.22%) Oracle
19 23 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 22 (4.78%) ERP
20 22 (4.78%) Security Cleared
20 22 (4.78%) Waterfall
21 21 (4.57%) ITIL
21 21 (4.57%) PMP
21 21 (4.57%) Business Intelligence
21 21 (4.57%) Scrum

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 9 (1.96%) Skype for Business
3 6 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (1.09%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.43%) Confluence
5 2 (0.43%) IBM Domino
5 2 (0.43%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.43%) SAS
5 2 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.43%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.22%) CMS
6 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.22%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 34 (7.39%) MS Project
2 32 (6.96%) MS Office
3 30 (6.52%) MS Excel
4 9 (1.96%) Open Workbench
5 8 (1.74%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
1 9 (1.96%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (1.30%) Oracle General Ledger
2 6 (1.30%) Oracle Payables
2 6 (1.30%) Oracle Receivables
3 5 (1.09%) Maximo
4 4 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.65%) Oracle ASCP
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.43%) Primavera
6 2 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.43%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.22%) DELMIA
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.22%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.22%) SAP Payroll
7 1 (0.22%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.83%) Office 365
2 8 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.87%) SuccessFactors
3 4 (0.87%) Yammer
4 3 (0.65%) SaaS
5 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.96%) WAN
2 8 (1.74%) LAN
2 8 (1.74%) Skype
3 5 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (0.87%) WebEx
5 3 (0.65%) Firewall
5 3 (0.65%) Network Security
6 2 (0.43%) Intranet
7 1 (0.22%) SMS
7 1 (0.22%) SNMP
7 1 (0.22%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (0.22%) TACACS
7 1 (0.22%) VLAN
7 1 (0.22%) WAAS
7 1 (0.22%) Wireless
7 1 (0.22%) WLAN
7 1 (0.22%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (0.65%) Big Data
2 3 (0.65%) Hadoop
2 3 (0.65%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.43%) GIS
3 2 (0.43%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.43%) Pentaho
3 2 (0.43%) Power BI
3 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.22%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.22%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.22%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (1.30%) JIRA
2 2 (0.43%) JIRA Agile
2 2 (0.43%) VersionOne
General
1 127 (27.61%) Finance
2 34 (7.39%) Retail
3 16 (3.48%) Banking
4 15 (3.26%) Automotive
4 15 (3.26%) Manufacturing
5 13 (2.83%) Marketing
6 10 (2.17%) Local Government
6 10 (2.17%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.96%) Legal
8 6 (1.30%) Advertising
9 5 (1.09%) Back Office
10 3 (0.65%) Billing
10 3 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.65%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.43%) Law
12 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.22%) Electronics
12 1 (0.22%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.30%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (0.22%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.22%) CSS
2 1 (0.22%) CSS3
2 1 (0.22%) HTML
2 1 (0.22%) HTML5
2 1 (0.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 45 (9.78%) Data Centre
2 29 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.91%) PMI
4 10 (2.17%) NHS
5 7 (1.52%) Virtual Team
6 5 (1.09%) Statistics
6 5 (1.09%) Visualisation
7 4 (0.87%) Credit Risk
7 4 (0.87%) Fat Client
7 4 (0.87%) Mobile App
7 4 (0.87%) Smart Meter
7 4 (0.87%) Thin Client
8 3 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.65%) FMCG
8 3 (0.65%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.65%) Performance Metrics
8 3 (0.65%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.43%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.43%) User Experience
10 1 (0.22%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 18 (3.91%) Windows
2 7 (1.52%) Linux
2 7 (1.52%) Windows Server
3 4 (0.87%) AIX
3 4 (0.87%) Solaris
3 4 (0.87%) Unix
3 4 (0.87%) Windows 10
4 3 (0.65%) Windows 7
4 3 (0.65%) Windows Vista
5 2 (0.43%) SUSE
5 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.22%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (51.52%) Project Management
2 151 (32.83%) PRINCE2
3 134 (29.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 86 (18.70%) Agile Software Development
5 54 (11.74%) Change Management
6 49 (10.65%) Migration
7 34 (7.39%) Project Planning
7 34 (7.39%) Risk Management
8 27 (5.87%) Programme Management
9 26 (5.65%) Project Governance
10 22 (4.78%) ERP
10 22 (4.78%) Waterfall
11 21 (4.57%) Business Intelligence
11 21 (4.57%) ITIL
11 21 (4.57%) Scrum
12 19 (4.13%) Line Management
12 19 (4.13%) Supplier Management
13 18 (3.91%) Matrix Organization
13 18 (3.91%) Resource Management
14 17 (3.70%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 7 (1.52%) SQL
2 6 (1.30%) C
3 1 (0.22%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (6.09%) PMI Certification
2 26 (5.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 23 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 22 (4.78%) Security Cleared
5 21 (4.57%) PMP
6 15 (3.26%) Degree
6 15 (3.26%) SC Cleared
7 8 (1.74%) APMP
7 8 (1.74%) ISEB
8 4 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.87%) CISSP
8 4 (0.87%) MAPM
9 3 (0.65%) CCNA
9 3 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.65%) CISM
9 3 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.43%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.22%) CEH
11 1 (0.22%) CISA
11 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.83%) QA
2 7 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.22%) COBIT
5 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.22%) ISO27002
5 1 (0.22%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (1.09%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (0.65%) SCCM
2 1 (0.22%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 57 (12.39%) Microsoft
2 36 (7.83%) SAP
3 24 (5.22%) Oracle
4 9 (1.96%) Cisco
5 8 (1.74%) CheckPoint
5 8 (1.74%) hybris
6 7 (1.52%) JDA
7 4 (0.87%) ATG
7 4 (0.87%) VMware
8 3 (0.65%) BT
8 3 (0.65%) Demandware
8 3 (0.65%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.65%) Workday
9 2 (0.43%) CA Agile Central
9 2 (0.43%) Ceridian
9 2 (0.43%) Infor
9 2 (0.43%) Lotus
9 2 (0.43%) OpenText
9 2 (0.43%) Remedy
9 2 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
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