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 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Manager
Rank 10 17 11
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 221 152 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.32% 7.73% 8.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.27% 8.47% 9.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 95 106
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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 £288 £275 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £494 £506
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 5
Average hourly rate £31.50 £30.00 £46.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -35.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £29.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -15.71%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2151 1795 2113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.76% 91.30% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1100 858 995
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 £201 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £496 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 131 145
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.50 £10.55 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
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 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 23 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 +10 65 £380 -1.29% 17
Coventry -9 27 £430 +10.96% 2
Warwickshire +4 23 £413 +6.45% 2
Shropshire +7 12 £450 +25.00% 2
Solihull +5 11 £403 -5.29% 1
Staffordshire -1 6 £375 +1.35% 3
Worcestershire -3 6 £375 -6.25% 4
Wolverhampton +3 3 £373 -5.80%
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Walsall - - - -
Project Manager
England

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 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 (51.12%) Project Management
2 147 (32.96%) PRINCE2
3 129 (28.92%) Finance
4 104 (23.32%) Stakeholder Management
5 55 (12.33%) Migration
6 45 (10.09%) SAP
6 45 (10.09%) ITIL
7 41 (9.19%) Microsoft
8 38 (8.52%) Security Cleared
9 36 (8.07%) Change Management
10 34 (7.62%) SC Cleared
11 33 (7.40%) MS Office
12 32 (7.17%) CRM
13 27 (6.05%) Risk Management
14 26 (5.83%) Banking
14 26 (5.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 25 (5.61%) Project Planning
15 25 (5.61%) ERP
15 25 (5.61%) Oracle
16 23 (5.16%) LAN
16 23 (5.16%) Data Migration
17 22 (4.93%) Windows
17 22 (4.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 20 (4.48%) ITIL Certification
18 20 (4.48%) MS Project
19 19 (4.26%) WAN
19 19 (4.26%) NHS
19 19 (4.26%) Supplier Management
20 18 (4.04%) MS Excel
20 18 (4.04%) Waterfall

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 12 (2.69%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.24%) Drupal
2 10 (2.24%) Alfresco
3 4 (0.90%) CMS
4 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (0.45%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.45%) SAS
4 2 (0.45%) ColdFusion
4 2 (0.45%) IIS
5 1 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.22%) Moodle
5 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.22%) Umbraco
Applications
1 33 (7.40%) MS Office
2 20 (4.48%) MS Project
3 18 (4.04%) MS Excel
4 8 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.35%) Open Workbench
6 3 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (2.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.12%) TRIRIGA
2 5 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.90%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.67%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.67%) SAP HCM
4 3 (0.67%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.67%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.22%) Maximo
5 1 (0.22%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.22%) ENOVIA
5 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.22%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.22%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.22%) Movex
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.22%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.22%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.22%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (5.16%) LAN
2 19 (4.26%) WAN
3 4 (0.90%) Internet
3 4 (0.90%) MPLS
3 4 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (0.90%) IP Telephony
3 4 (0.90%) Structured Cabling
4 3 (0.67%) Wireless
4 3 (0.67%) DNS
4 3 (0.67%) SAN
4 3 (0.67%) Broadband
5 2 (0.45%) DHCP
5 2 (0.45%) 2G
5 2 (0.45%) 3G
5 2 (0.45%) Firewall
5 2 (0.45%) VLAN
5 2 (0.45%) LTE
5 2 (0.45%) NAS
5 2 (0.45%) 4G
6 1 (0.22%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (0.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (0.45%) DataStage
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
3 1 (0.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
General
1 129 (28.92%) Finance
2 26 (5.83%) Banking
3 16 (3.59%) Retail
3 16 (3.59%) Automotive
4 14 (3.14%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.02%) Billing
6 8 (1.79%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.35%) Advertising
7 6 (1.35%) Marketing
8 5 (1.12%) Retail Banking
8 5 (1.12%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.90%) Games
10 3 (0.67%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (0.67%) Back Office
11 2 (0.45%) Front Office
12 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.22%) Law
12 1 (0.22%) Legal
12 1 (0.22%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.02%) HTML
2 7 (1.57%) .NET
2 7 (1.57%) XML
3 4 (0.90%) CGI
3 4 (0.90%) JSP
3 4 (0.90%) Web Services
3 4 (0.90%) Ajax
3 4 (0.90%) 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 (4.26%) NHS
2 16 (3.59%) Management Information System
3 13 (2.91%) PMI
4 8 (1.79%) Computer Science
5 4 (0.90%) Fat Client
5 4 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (0.90%) Web 2.0
5 4 (0.90%) Thin Client
6 3 (0.67%) Economics
6 3 (0.67%) Data Integration
6 3 (0.67%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.45%) Open Source
7 2 (0.45%) Social Media
7 2 (0.45%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.45%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (0.45%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.45%) PDA
7 2 (0.45%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.22%) Derivative
8 1 (0.22%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 22 (4.93%) Windows
2 14 (3.14%) UNIX
3 13 (2.91%) Windows 7
4 9 (2.02%) 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%) Windows Vista
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 (51.12%) Project Management
2 147 (32.96%) PRINCE2
3 104 (23.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 55 (12.33%) Migration
5 45 (10.09%) ITIL
6 36 (8.07%) Change Management
7 32 (7.17%) CRM
8 27 (6.05%) Risk Management
9 25 (5.61%) ERP
9 25 (5.61%) Project Planning
10 23 (5.16%) Data Migration
11 19 (4.26%) Supplier Management
12 18 (4.04%) Waterfall
12 18 (4.04%) Change Control
13 15 (3.36%) Continuous Improvement
13 15 (3.36%) Programme Management
14 14 (3.14%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (3.14%) Business Analysis
14 14 (3.14%) Service Management
14 14 (3.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (1.79%) SQL
2 6 (1.35%) Shell Script
3 5 (1.12%) Java
3 5 (1.12%) JavaScript
4 4 (0.90%) PHP
5 2 (0.45%) C#
6 1 (0.22%) Perl
6 1 (0.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 38 (8.52%) Security Cleared
2 34 (7.62%) SC Cleared
3 26 (5.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 22 (4.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 20 (4.48%) ITIL Certification
6 17 (3.81%) PMI Certification
6 17 (3.81%) Degree
7 7 (1.57%) PMP
8 3 (0.67%) ISEB
8 3 (0.67%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
8 3 (0.67%) APMP
9 1 (0.22%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 1 (0.22%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.22%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.22%) HND
9 1 (0.22%) CCNA
9 1 (0.22%) CCAB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.81%) QA
2 3 (0.67%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.67%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.45%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.22%) SLA
4 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 5 (1.12%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.45%) XenApp
2 2 (0.45%) XenServer
2 2 (0.45%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
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 45 (10.09%) SAP
2 41 (9.19%) Microsoft
3 25 (5.61%) Oracle
4 9 (2.02%) Avaya
5 7 (1.57%) Cisco
6 6 (1.35%) BMC
6 6 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (0.90%) HP
7 4 (0.90%) BT
7 4 (0.90%) VMware
8 3 (0.67%) Minitab
8 3 (0.67%) Citrix
8 3 (0.67%) Google
8 3 (0.67%) Sybase
8 3 (0.67%) webMethods
8 3 (0.67%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.45%) NetApp
9 2 (0.45%) Dell
9 2 (0.45%) ATG
9 2 (0.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
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Roc Search
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Worcester, Worcestershire
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Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Telford Wrekin Council
Rate: From £31,160 to £33,998 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Jumar
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Dudley
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
West Midlands
Mason Frank
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Worcestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Warwickshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £450 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 20 days ago
West Midlands
Huxley Associates
Posted: 23 days ago