The table below looks at the statistics 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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Manager
Rank 16 18 13
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 208 162 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.13% 7.81% 7.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.95% 8.46% 8.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 94 101
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£388 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.14% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £313 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 7
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
- -18.91%
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
2323 1915 2127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.74% 92.38% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1169 1011 1053
Average daily rate £350 £331 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% +1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 143 148
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.25 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -37.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £11.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +2 61 £395 -7.05% 21
Warwickshire -4 24 £468 +28.52% 2
Coventry -15 21 £288 -28.12% 5
Solihull +10 12 £350 -9.67% 3
Staffordshire -1 11 £375 +38.88% 7
Shropshire -5 10 £425 +14.86% 1
Wolverhampton 0 9 £375 -5.30%
Worcestershire - 6 £350 - 1
West Bromwich - 2 - -
Walsall - - - - 1
Project Manager
England

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 216 (52.30%) Project Management
2 137 (33.17%) PRINCE2
3 102 (24.70%) Finance
4 97 (23.49%) Stakeholder Management
5 46 (11.14%) ITIL
6 43 (10.41%) Agile Software Development
7 37 (8.96%) Migration
8 35 (8.47%) Change Management
8 35 (8.47%) Microsoft
9 32 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
10 29 (7.02%) Oracle
11 28 (6.78%) SAP
11 28 (6.78%) Project Planning
12 27 (6.54%) MS Project
13 25 (6.05%) Risk Management
14 24 (5.81%) MS Office
14 24 (5.81%) Security Cleared
15 23 (5.57%) ITIL Certification
15 23 (5.57%) Banking
16 21 (5.08%) Supplier Management
16 21 (5.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 20 (4.84%) SC Cleared
17 20 (4.84%) Windows
18 19 (4.60%) ERP
18 19 (4.60%) Retail
18 19 (4.60%) Waterfall
19 18 (4.36%) Automotive
19 18 (4.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 17 (4.12%) E-Commerce
20 17 (4.12%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (2.66%) Alfresco
1 11 (2.66%) Drupal
2 6 (1.45%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.21%) CMS
4 4 (0.97%) Lync
5 3 (0.73%) SAS
6 2 (0.48%) ColdFusion
6 2 (0.48%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.48%) IIS
6 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.24%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.24%) Moodle
7 1 (0.24%) Confluence
Applications
1 27 (6.54%) MS Project
2 24 (5.81%) MS Office
3 17 (4.12%) MS Excel
4 7 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.21%) Open Workbench
6 4 (0.97%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.45%) Agresso
2 6 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (1.21%) TRIRIGA
4 4 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.73%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.73%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.73%) SAP MII
5 3 (0.73%) Eikon
5 3 (0.73%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.24%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.24%) ENOVIA
6 1 (0.24%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.24%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.24%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.24%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.24%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.63%) LAN
2 13 (3.15%) WAN
3 11 (2.66%) Internet
4 8 (1.94%) 3G
4 8 (1.94%) Firewall
5 6 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (1.21%) Network Security
7 4 (0.97%) LTE
7 4 (0.97%) 4G
7 4 (0.97%) SAN
8 3 (0.73%) DNS
8 3 (0.73%) Broadband
8 3 (0.73%) Wireless
8 3 (0.73%) 2G
9 2 (0.48%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.48%) VLAN
9 2 (0.48%) DHCP
9 2 (0.48%) NAS
10 1 (0.24%) Radio Access Network
10 1 (0.24%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.48%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (0.48%) Essbase
2 2 (0.48%) DataStage
3 1 (0.24%) SAP BI
3 1 (0.24%) QlikView
3 1 (0.24%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (0.24%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.24%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.24%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (0.24%) JIRA
1 1 (0.24%) Rational DOORS
General
1 102 (24.70%) Finance
2 23 (5.57%) Banking
3 19 (4.60%) Retail
4 18 (4.36%) Automotive
5 16 (3.87%) Manufacturing
6 13 (3.15%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.94%) Billing
8 7 (1.69%) Advertising
9 5 (1.21%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.21%) Marketing
10 4 (0.97%) Legal
10 4 (0.97%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.73%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.48%) Front Office
12 2 (0.48%) Back Office
13 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.24%) Publishing
13 1 (0.24%) Games
13 1 (0.24%) Law
13 1 (0.24%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.94%) Middleware
2 5 (1.21%) HTML
3 4 (0.97%) Web Services
3 4 (0.97%) XML
4 3 (0.73%) .NET
4 3 (0.73%) Mason
5 2 (0.48%) SAP Basis
5 2 (0.48%) XMPP
5 2 (0.48%) CSS
5 2 (0.48%) JSP
6 1 (0.24%) J2EE
6 1 (0.24%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.24%) HTML5
6 1 (0.24%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.63%) PMI
3 14 (3.39%) NHS
3 14 (3.39%) Management Information System
4 8 (1.94%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.21%) User Experience
6 3 (0.73%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (0.73%) Open Source
6 3 (0.73%) Economics
7 2 (0.48%) PDA
7 2 (0.48%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.48%) Social Media
7 2 (0.48%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.48%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.24%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.24%) Equities
8 1 (0.24%) VLE
8 1 (0.24%) EPoS
8 1 (0.24%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 20 (4.84%) Windows
2 13 (3.15%) Windows 7
3 10 (2.42%) Linux
4 5 (1.21%) UNIX
5 4 (0.97%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.48%) AIX
7 1 (0.24%) Solaris
7 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (52.30%) Project Management
2 137 (33.17%) PRINCE2
3 97 (23.49%) Stakeholder Management
4 46 (11.14%) ITIL
5 43 (10.41%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (8.96%) Migration
7 35 (8.47%) Change Management
8 28 (6.78%) Project Planning
9 25 (6.05%) Risk Management
10 21 (5.08%) Supplier Management
11 19 (4.60%) ERP
11 19 (4.60%) Waterfall
12 17 (4.12%) Continuous Improvement
12 17 (4.12%) CRM
12 17 (4.12%) E-Commerce
13 16 (3.87%) Service Delivery
13 16 (3.87%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 16 (3.87%) Time Management
14 15 (3.63%) Six Sigma
15 13 (3.15%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (2.42%) SQL
2 6 (1.45%) C
3 3 (0.73%) Java
4 2 (0.48%) C#
5 1 (0.24%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.24%) VB
5 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (5.81%) Security Cleared
2 23 (5.57%) ITIL Certification
3 21 (5.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 20 (4.84%) SC Cleared
5 18 (4.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 16 (3.87%) PMI Certification
7 13 (3.15%) Degree
8 5 (1.21%) PMP
9 3 (0.73%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
10 2 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.48%) CCNA
11 1 (0.24%) ISEB
11 1 (0.24%) HND
11 1 (0.24%) CCIE
11 1 (0.24%) CCNP
11 1 (0.24%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 1 (0.24%) APMP
11 1 (0.24%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 1 (0.24%) APMG
11 1 (0.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.87%) QA
2 3 (0.73%) PCI DSS
2 3 (0.73%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.73%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (1.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.48%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.48%) XenApp
2 2 (0.48%) XenServer
2 2 (0.48%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.24%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 2 (0.48%) SCCM
Vendors
1 35 (8.47%) Microsoft
2 29 (7.02%) Oracle
3 28 (6.78%) SAP
4 9 (2.18%) Cisco
5 6 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (0.97%) Nokia
6 4 (0.97%) Citrix
6 4 (0.97%) VMware
7 3 (0.73%) Minitab
7 3 (0.73%) Reuters
7 3 (0.73%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 3 (0.73%) Google
7 3 (0.73%) Avaya
7 3 (0.73%) IBM
7 3 (0.73%) Sybase
8 2 (0.48%) Cognos
8 2 (0.48%) Dell
8 2 (0.48%) webMethods
8 2 (0.48%) NetApp
8 2 (0.48%) BT
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