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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Manager
England / West Midlands
Rank 17 10 15
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 178 239 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.44% 9.95% 7.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.91% 10.53% 7.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 168 100
Median daily rate £425 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £413
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Median hourly rate £25.63 - £30.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.13 - £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.13 - £68.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.75 £31.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-14.41% -21.87%

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
2250 2270 1984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.02% 94.50% 93.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1372 1235 1133
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 £213 £235 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £509 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 95 169
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.94% +13.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £24.95 £29.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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 -7 46 £450 +9.09% 6
Birmingham -19 32 £425 +5.91% 18
Staffordshire +12 20 £313 -28.16% 3
Warwickshire -12 18 £405 -3.57% 3
Shropshire +9 16 £375 +15.38%
Solihull 0 14 £395 -18.97% 3
Wolverhampton -2 2 £436 +27.83%
Herefordshire -1 1 £450 +12.50% 1
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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.

1 218 (54.23%) Project Management
2 132 (32.84%) PRINCE2
3 118 (29.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 102 (25.37%) Finance
5 71 (17.66%) Agile Software Development
6 52 (12.94%) Change Management
7 48 (11.94%) Microsoft
8 45 (11.19%) Migration
9 44 (10.95%) Data Centre
10 31 (7.71%) SAP
11 29 (7.21%) Project Planning
12 28 (6.97%) Risk Management
12 28 (6.97%) Retail
13 27 (6.72%) MS Office
13 27 (6.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 27 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
14 26 (6.47%) Programme Management
15 25 (6.22%) ITIL
16 24 (5.97%) MS Excel
16 24 (5.97%) PMI Certification
17 23 (5.72%) ERP
17 23 (5.72%) MS Project
17 23 (5.72%) Project Governance
18 21 (5.22%) Oracle
18 21 (5.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 19 (4.73%) Degree
20 18 (4.48%) Security Cleared
20 18 (4.48%) Waterfall
21 17 (4.23%) Business Intelligence
22 16 (3.98%) Automotive

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 9 (2.24%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (1.49%) Skype for Business
3 4 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (1.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.75%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.50%) Confluence
5 2 (0.50%) IBM Domino
5 2 (0.50%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.25%) DNN
6 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.25%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 27 (6.72%) MS Office
2 24 (5.97%) MS Excel
3 23 (5.72%) MS Project
4 7 (1.74%) Open Workbench
5 6 (1.49%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (1.99%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (1.49%) Oracle General Ledger
2 6 (1.49%) Oracle Payables
2 6 (1.49%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (1.00%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.75%) Oracle ASCP
5 2 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.50%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.50%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (0.25%) Primavera
6 1 (0.25%) Sage 1000
6 1 (0.25%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.25%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.25%) SAP PP
6 1 (0.25%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.25%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.49%) Office 365
2 8 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.00%) SuccessFactors
4 3 (0.75%) Yammer
5 2 (0.50%) SaaS
6 1 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.49%) LAN
2 8 (1.99%) WAN
3 5 (1.24%) Skype
4 4 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (0.75%) Network Security
5 3 (0.75%) WebEx
6 2 (0.50%) Firewall
7 1 (0.25%) Internet
7 1 (0.25%) Intranet
7 1 (0.25%) SMS
7 1 (0.25%) SNMP
7 1 (0.25%) TACACS
7 1 (0.25%) VLAN
7 1 (0.25%) VoIP
7 1 (0.25%) WAAS
7 1 (0.25%) Wireless
7 1 (0.25%) WLAN
7 1 (0.25%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.75%) Big Data
1 3 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.25%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.25%) GIS
2 1 (0.25%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.25%) Power BI
2 1 (0.25%) SAP BW
2 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (1.74%) JIRA
2 2 (0.50%) JIRA Agile
2 2 (0.50%) VersionOne
General
1 102 (25.37%) Finance
2 28 (6.97%) Retail
3 16 (3.98%) Automotive
4 13 (3.23%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.99%) Manufacturing
5 12 (2.99%) Marketing
6 10 (2.49%) Banking
6 10 (2.49%) Local Government
7 7 (1.74%) Legal
8 5 (1.24%) Back Office
9 4 (1.00%) Advertising
10 3 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.75%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.50%) Billing
11 2 (0.50%) Electronics
11 2 (0.50%) Law
12 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.49%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (0.25%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.25%) CSS
2 1 (0.25%) CSS3
2 1 (0.25%) HTML
2 1 (0.25%) HTML5
2 1 (0.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 44 (10.95%) Data Centre
2 27 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (3.98%) PMI
4 10 (2.49%) NHS
5 7 (1.74%) Virtual Team
6 5 (1.24%) Statistics
7 4 (1.00%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.00%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.00%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.00%) Visualisation
8 3 (0.75%) FMCG
8 3 (0.75%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.75%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.75%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.50%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.50%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.50%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.50%) Performance Metrics
9 2 (0.50%) User Experience
10 1 (0.25%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 16 (3.98%) Windows
2 5 (1.24%) Linux
2 5 (1.24%) Unix
2 5 (1.24%) Windows 7
3 4 (1.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (0.75%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.75%) Windows Vista
5 2 (0.50%) Solaris
5 2 (0.50%) SUSE
6 1 (0.25%) AIX
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (54.23%) Project Management
2 132 (32.84%) PRINCE2
3 118 (29.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 71 (17.66%) Agile Software Development
5 52 (12.94%) Change Management
6 45 (11.19%) Migration
7 29 (7.21%) Project Planning
8 28 (6.97%) Risk Management
9 26 (6.47%) Programme Management
10 25 (6.22%) ITIL
11 23 (5.72%) ERP
11 23 (5.72%) Project Governance
12 18 (4.48%) Waterfall
13 17 (4.23%) Business Intelligence
14 16 (3.98%) Supplier Management
15 15 (3.73%) Line Management
15 15 (3.73%) Resource Management
15 15 (3.73%) Scrum
16 13 (3.23%) Data Migration
16 13 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (1.74%) SQL
2 4 (1.00%) C
3 1 (0.25%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 27 (6.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 24 (5.97%) PMI Certification
3 21 (5.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 19 (4.73%) Degree
5 18 (4.48%) Security Cleared
6 16 (3.98%) PMP
7 11 (2.74%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.24%) MAPM
9 4 (1.00%) APMP
9 4 (1.00%) ISEB
10 3 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.75%) CCNA
10 3 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.50%) CISSP
11 2 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.25%) CCNP
12 1 (0.25%) CEH
12 1 (0.25%) CISA
12 1 (0.25%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.73%) QA
2 7 (1.74%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (1.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.25%) COBIT
4 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.25%) SLA
4 1 (0.25%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (1.49%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (0.75%) SCCM
2 1 (0.25%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 48 (11.94%) Microsoft
2 31 (7.71%) SAP
3 21 (5.22%) Oracle
4 12 (2.99%) Cisco
5 8 (1.99%) CheckPoint
5 8 (1.99%) hybris
6 6 (1.49%) JDA
7 5 (1.24%) Juniper
8 4 (1.00%) ATG
8 4 (1.00%) VMware
9 3 (0.75%) BT
9 3 (0.75%) Kronos
9 3 (0.75%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.50%) BMC
10 2 (0.50%) Google
10 2 (0.50%) HP
10 2 (0.50%) Lotus
10 2 (0.50%) OpenText
10 2 (0.50%) Remedy
10 2 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
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