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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Manager
Rank 16 9 14
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 231 277 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.23% 10.86% 8.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.68% 11.48% 9.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 198 126
Median daily rate £425 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £408
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% -22.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-17.85% -2.77%
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
2662 2412 2196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.80% 94.59% 93.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1523 1474 1127
Median daily rate £390 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 146 173
Median hourly rate £15.21 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.11% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £11.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £33.00 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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
Birmingham -4 73 £414 +3.43% 14
Warwickshire -1 26 £425 -2.29%
Coventry -2 23 £440 +18.91% 1
Staffordshire -3 19 £463 +23.33% 3
Shropshire -32 19 £538 +26.47% 3
Wolverhampton +4 8 £342 +14.00%
Worcestershire -11 5 £500 +100.00% 3
Solihull -23 5 £425 +18.53% 3
West Bromwich +4 3 £425 +32.81% 1
Sutton Coldfield -3 2 £350 -6.66%
Herefordshire - 2 £369 -
Dudley - 2 £350 -
Walsall +2 1 £358 +19.16%
Kingswinford -3 1 £550 -
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 246 (52.68%) Project Management
2 168 (35.97%) PRINCE2
3 114 (24.41%) Finance
4 102 (21.84%) Stakeholder Management
5 81 (17.34%) Agile Software Development
6 49 (10.49%) Security Cleared
7 47 (10.06%) Change Management
8 45 (9.64%) SC Cleared
9 42 (8.99%) Risk Management
10 41 (8.78%) Microsoft
10 41 (8.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 39 (8.35%) Migration
12 34 (7.28%) MS Excel
13 30 (6.42%) Scrum
14 29 (6.21%) ERP
15 27 (5.78%) MS Office
15 27 (5.78%) Business Intelligence
16 26 (5.57%) Logistics
16 26 (5.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 25 (5.35%) SAP
17 25 (5.35%) MS Project
18 24 (5.14%) Manufacturing
18 24 (5.14%) Retail
18 24 (5.14%) Supplier Management
19 23 (4.93%) CRM
19 23 (4.93%) PMI Certification
20 22 (4.71%) Project Planning
20 22 (4.71%) Project Governance
20 22 (4.71%) Change Control
21 21 (4.50%) Data Centre

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 (2.36%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.71%) CMS
3 3 (0.64%) MS Project Server
4 2 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.43%) SAS
4 2 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.21%) Confluence
5 1 (0.21%) Documentum
5 1 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 34 (7.28%) MS Excel
2 27 (5.78%) MS Office
3 25 (5.35%) MS Project
4 14 (3.00%) Open Workbench
5 11 (2.36%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (1.93%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.43%) SPSS
8 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.71%) Maximo
2 6 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.07%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.64%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.43%) Retail-J
5 2 (0.43%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.43%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.21%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.21%) Magento
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.21%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.21%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.64%) Office 365
2 7 (1.50%) SaaS
3 5 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.14%) WAN
2 9 (1.93%) LAN
3 7 (1.50%) 3G
3 7 (1.50%) LTE
4 6 (1.28%) Internet
5 5 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.64%) Intranet
6 3 (0.64%) VoIP
7 2 (0.43%) Firewall
7 2 (0.43%) Network Security
7 2 (0.43%) WLAN
8 1 (0.21%) Cisco IPT
8 1 (0.21%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.21%) DHCP
8 1 (0.21%) DNS
8 1 (0.21%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.21%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.07%) Big Data
1 5 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 5 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (0.86%) SAP BI
3 3 (0.64%) Datazen
3 3 (0.64%) Power BI
3 3 (0.64%) QlikView
3 3 (0.64%) SAP BW
3 3 (0.64%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (0.43%) Spotfire
5 1 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.21%) DataStage
5 1 (0.21%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.21%) MS Access
5 1 (0.21%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.21%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 2 (0.43%) JIRA
2 1 (0.21%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (0.21%) VersionOne
General
1 114 (24.41%) Finance
2 24 (5.14%) Manufacturing
2 24 (5.14%) Retail
3 19 (4.07%) Banking
4 16 (3.43%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.14%) Automotive
6 9 (1.93%) Legal
7 7 (1.50%) Marketing
8 3 (0.64%) Local Government
9 2 (0.43%) Advertising
9 2 (0.43%) Games
9 2 (0.43%) Law
9 2 (0.43%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.21%) Avionics
10 1 (0.21%) Military
10 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.43%) EDI
1 2 (0.43%) Middleware
1 2 (0.43%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (0.21%) COM
2 1 (0.21%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 21 (4.50%) Data Centre
2 18 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (3.43%) Performance Metrics
4 15 (3.21%) PMI
5 8 (1.71%) NHS
6 7 (1.50%) EPoS
6 7 (1.50%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.28%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.07%) Visualisation
9 4 (0.86%) Credit Risk
9 4 (0.86%) FMCG
9 4 (0.86%) User Experience
10 3 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.64%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.64%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.43%) EFT
11 2 (0.43%) FlexPod
11 2 (0.43%) iPad
11 2 (0.43%) Learning Management System
11 2 (0.43%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 12 (2.57%) Windows
2 9 (1.93%) Linux
3 8 (1.71%) SUSE
4 6 (1.28%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.43%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.21%) Unix
6 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (52.68%) Project Management
2 168 (35.97%) PRINCE2
3 102 (21.84%) Stakeholder Management
4 81 (17.34%) Agile Software Development
5 47 (10.06%) Change Management
6 42 (8.99%) Risk Management
7 39 (8.35%) Migration
8 30 (6.42%) Scrum
9 29 (6.21%) ERP
10 27 (5.78%) Business Intelligence
11 26 (5.57%) Logistics
11 26 (5.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 24 (5.14%) Supplier Management
13 23 (4.93%) CRM
14 22 (4.71%) Change Control
14 22 (4.71%) Project Governance
14 22 (4.71%) Project Planning
15 21 (4.50%) ITIL
16 19 (4.07%) Resource Management
17 18 (3.85%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (2.14%) C
2 2 (0.43%) SQL
3 1 (0.21%) ABAP
3 1 (0.21%) Java
3 1 (0.21%) VBA
Qualifications
1 49 (10.49%) Security Cleared
2 45 (9.64%) SC Cleared
3 41 (8.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 23 (4.93%) PMI Certification
5 14 (3.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 12 (2.57%) Degree
7 11 (2.36%) PMP
8 8 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (1.50%) APMP
10 6 (1.28%) ISEB
11 5 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.64%) CCNA
12 3 (0.64%) CCNP
12 3 (0.64%) CCSP
12 3 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.21%) SAP Certification
13 1 (0.21%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.64%) QA
2 12 (2.57%) SLA
3 8 (1.71%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.64%) PMBOK
6 2 (0.43%) COBIT
6 2 (0.43%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.21%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (2.57%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.43%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.21%) SCCM
2 1 (0.21%) SCOM
Vendors
1 41 (8.78%) Microsoft
2 25 (5.35%) SAP
3 16 (3.43%) Oracle
3 16 (3.43%) Salesforce.com
4 12 (2.57%) Cisco
5 10 (2.14%) VMware
6 8 (1.71%) Red Hat
7 6 (1.28%) Citrix
7 6 (1.28%) IBM
8 5 (1.07%) JDA
9 4 (0.86%) Kronos
10 3 (0.64%) Avaya
10 3 (0.64%) Cognos
10 3 (0.64%) Tableau
11 2 (0.43%) JD Edwards
11 2 (0.43%) MicroStrategy
11 2 (0.43%) Mitel
11 2 (0.43%) Progress
11 2 (0.43%) RedPrairie
11 2 (0.43%) ServiceNow
West Midlands
Montash
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 18 hours ago
West Midlands
Opal Tree Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: 5 days ago
Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Venn Group
Posted: 6 days ago
Burton-On-Trent
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £200 - £270 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
West Midlands
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £356.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £370 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 days ago