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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Manager
Rank 11 18 13
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 244 151 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.64% 7.01% 7.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.25% 7.59% 8.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 97 95
Average daily rate £420 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.81% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Average hourly rate - £36.50 £40.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-21.87% +5.82%
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
2380 1990 1943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.00% 92.34% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1337 1114 1021
Average daily rate £385 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 173 141
Average hourly rate £13.85 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.07% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.67 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Manager within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +12 69 £400 +4.57% 24
Coventry +10 41 £411 -3.23% 3
Warwickshire +6 23 £416 +7.41% 6
Shropshire 0 21 £325 +73.33% 2
Staffordshire -2 11 £405 +8.00% 7
Wolverhampton +8 10 £413 -5.71%
Solihull -16 8 £500 +56.25% 1
Sutton Coldfield - 5 £495 - 1
Walsall - 2 £250 -
Worcestershire +4 1 £400 +3.22% 1
Halesowen - 1 £415 -
West Bromwich - 1 - - 2
Project Manager
England

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 214 (46.22%) Project Management
2 183 (39.52%) PRINCE2
3 106 (22.89%) Finance
4 92 (19.87%) Stakeholder Management
5 75 (16.20%) Agile Software Development
6 46 (9.94%) Security Cleared
7 45 (9.72%) Microsoft
8 40 (8.64%) Change Management
9 37 (7.99%) SC Cleared
10 36 (7.78%) Data Centre
10 36 (7.78%) Retail
11 35 (7.56%) Migration
11 35 (7.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 33 (7.13%) Risk Management
13 32 (6.91%) ITIL
14 31 (6.70%) MS Project
15 28 (6.05%) MS Excel
16 27 (5.83%) Windows
16 27 (5.83%) Manufacturing
17 26 (5.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 25 (5.40%) Business Intelligence
19 24 (5.18%) ERP
19 24 (5.18%) SAP
19 24 (5.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
20 23 (4.97%) Scrum
20 23 (4.97%) Project Planning
21 22 (4.75%) Banking
21 22 (4.75%) CRM
22 19 (4.10%) MS Office
23 18 (3.89%) PMI Certification

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (2.38%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.51%) CMS
3 6 (1.30%) Lync
4 4 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (0.65%) IBM Notes
5 3 (0.65%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 31 (6.70%) MS Project
2 28 (6.05%) MS Excel
3 19 (4.10%) MS Office
4 8 (1.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.73%) Open Workbench
5 4 (0.86%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.86%) Primavera
4 3 (0.65%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.65%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.43%) Maximo
5 2 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.22%) Magento
6 1 (0.22%) Retail-J
6 1 (0.22%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.22%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.22%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.89%) Office 365
2 4 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.86%) SaaS
3 2 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.22%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.81%) LAN
2 11 (2.38%) WAN
3 8 (1.73%) Intranet
4 7 (1.51%) Internet
5 5 (1.08%) Firewall
6 4 (0.86%) VoIP
7 3 (0.65%) Network Security
8 2 (0.43%) 4G
8 2 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.22%) DHCP
9 1 (0.22%) DNS
9 1 (0.22%) RTP
9 1 (0.22%) Wireless
9 1 (0.22%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 6 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (1.08%) Big Data
4 3 (0.65%) Datazen
4 3 (0.65%) IBM InfoSphere
4 3 (0.65%) OLAP
4 3 (0.65%) Power BI
4 3 (0.65%) QlikView
4 3 (0.65%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.43%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.43%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.22%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.22%) MS Access
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.22%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.22%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.22%) Subversion
1 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 106 (22.89%) Finance
2 36 (7.78%) Retail
3 27 (5.83%) Manufacturing
4 22 (4.75%) Banking
5 12 (2.59%) Marketing
6 10 (2.16%) Automotive
7 7 (1.51%) Retail Banking
8 6 (1.30%) Advertising
8 6 (1.30%) Legal
9 5 (1.08%) Local Government
9 5 (1.08%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.86%) Games
10 4 (0.86%) Law
10 4 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.43%) Front Office
11 2 (0.43%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.22%) Avionics
12 1 (0.22%) Back Office
12 1 (0.22%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.86%) Middleware
2 3 (0.65%) .NET
3 1 (0.22%) Ajax
3 1 (0.22%) COM
3 1 (0.22%) CSS
3 1 (0.22%) HTML
3 1 (0.22%) jQuery
3 1 (0.22%) Mason
3 1 (0.22%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (0.22%) SAP PI
3 1 (0.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (7.78%) Data Centre
2 18 (3.89%) NHS
3 12 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (1.73%) PMI
5 6 (1.30%) Enterprise Storage
5 6 (1.30%) EPoS
5 6 (1.30%) Mobile App
6 4 (0.86%) FMCG
6 4 (0.86%) Management Information System
6 4 (0.86%) Performance Metrics
7 3 (0.65%) Driving Licence
7 3 (0.65%) User Experience
8 2 (0.43%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.43%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.43%) EFT
8 2 (0.43%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.22%) CMDB
9 1 (0.22%) DTV
9 1 (0.22%) Learning Management System
9 1 (0.22%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 27 (5.83%) Windows
2 10 (2.16%) Windows Server
3 6 (1.30%) Unix
4 3 (0.65%) Linux
5 2 (0.43%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.43%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.22%) SUSE
6 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (46.22%) Project Management
2 183 (39.52%) PRINCE2
3 92 (19.87%) Stakeholder Management
4 75 (16.20%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (8.64%) Change Management
6 35 (7.56%) Migration
7 33 (7.13%) Risk Management
8 32 (6.91%) ITIL
9 26 (5.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 25 (5.40%) Business Intelligence
11 24 (5.18%) ERP
12 23 (4.97%) Project Planning
12 23 (4.97%) Scrum
13 22 (4.75%) CRM
14 18 (3.89%) Project Governance
15 17 (3.67%) Supplier Management
15 17 (3.67%) Waterfall
16 16 (3.46%) Mentoring
16 16 (3.46%) Programme Management
17 14 (3.02%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 11 (2.38%) C
2 4 (0.86%) SQL
3 2 (0.43%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.22%) ABAP
4 1 (0.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 46 (9.94%) Security Cleared
2 37 (7.99%) SC Cleared
3 35 (7.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 24 (5.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 18 (3.89%) Degree
5 18 (3.89%) PMI Certification
6 16 (3.46%) APMP
7 10 (2.16%) PMP
8 8 (1.73%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (1.73%) CISSP
9 7 (1.51%) DV Cleared
9 7 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (1.30%) CISMP
10 6 (1.30%) ISEB
11 3 (0.65%) MCITP
11 3 (0.65%) MCP
11 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.43%) MCSE
13 1 (0.22%) HND
13 1 (0.22%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.38%) QA
2 7 (1.51%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.86%) JSP 440
3 4 (0.86%) SLA
4 3 (0.65%) PMBOK
5 2 (0.43%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.22%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.22%) RMADS
6 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (1.94%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.22%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (0.43%) SCCM
2 1 (0.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 45 (9.72%) Microsoft
2 24 (5.18%) SAP
3 13 (2.81%) Citrix
4 12 (2.59%) Salesforce.com
4 12 (2.59%) VMware
5 9 (1.94%) Oracle
6 8 (1.73%) IBM
7 4 (0.86%) Cognos
8 3 (0.65%) Lotus
8 3 (0.65%) Netezza
8 3 (0.65%) Remedy
9 2 (0.43%) Adobe
9 2 (0.43%) Ariba
9 2 (0.43%) Avaya
9 2 (0.43%) Cisco
9 2 (0.43%) Endeca
9 2 (0.43%) Google
9 2 (0.43%) Kronos
9 2 (0.43%) Progress
9 2 (0.43%) webMethods
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