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 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Manager
Rank 9 15 15
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 267 226 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.70% 8.72% 7.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.54% 9.54% 8.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 134 96
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£400 £400 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £288 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £498 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Average hourly rate £32.00 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £30.00 £27.88
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +7.62%
Project Manager
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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
2313 2370 1943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 92.71% 91.40% 91.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1367 1206 1011
Average daily rate £370 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 172 134
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £9.50 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £37.80 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015. 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 +6 69 £405 +6.57% 21
Warwickshire +12 51 £350 -12.50% 5
Coventry +15 42 £425 +1.19% 2
Staffordshire -2 16 £383 +2.00% 4
Solihull -2 12 £430 +22.85% 1
Worcestershire +6 8 £330 -5.71% 1
Shropshire -8 7 £619 +46.44% 3
Wolverhampton +2 5 £360 -3.35% 3
West Bromwich +8 2 £366 -
Herefordshire -4 1 £500 +257.14%
Project Manager
England

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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.

1 292 (53.19%) Project Management
2 212 (38.62%) PRINCE2
3 145 (26.41%) Finance
4 117 (21.31%) Stakeholder Management
5 81 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
6 53 (9.65%) Microsoft
7 51 (9.29%) Migration
8 48 (8.74%) Retail
9 46 (8.38%) Change Management
10 44 (8.01%) Data Centre
11 41 (7.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 39 (7.10%) CRM
12 39 (7.10%) Supplier Management
13 37 (6.74%) MS Project
14 36 (6.56%) PMI Certification
15 35 (6.38%) MS Excel
15 35 (6.38%) Programme Management
16 33 (6.01%) SAP
17 32 (5.83%) ITIL
17 32 (5.83%) Firewall
18 31 (5.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 30 (5.46%) PMP
19 30 (5.46%) Banking
20 29 (5.28%) Project Planning
20 29 (5.28%) Degree
21 28 (5.10%) Business Analysis
22 27 (4.92%) NHS
22 27 (4.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
23 26 (4.74%) Waterfall
23 26 (4.74%) Cisco

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 25 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.46%) WebSphere
3 7 (1.28%) IBM Notes
4 4 (0.73%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.36%) SAS
5 2 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.36%) CMS
5 2 (0.36%) Lotus Domino
5 2 (0.36%) Lync
6 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.18%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.18%) IIS
6 1 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 37 (6.74%) MS Project
2 35 (6.38%) MS Excel
3 13 (2.37%) MS Office
4 8 (1.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (1.28%) SPSS
6 3 (0.55%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.36%) Open Workbench
7 2 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (3.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.91%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.73%) SAP PS
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle HRMS
4 2 (0.36%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.18%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.18%) Magento
5 1 (0.18%) Retail-J
5 1 (0.18%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.19%) Office 365
2 4 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.18%) SaaS
3 1 (0.18%) PaaS
3 1 (0.18%) Trello
3 1 (0.18%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 32 (5.83%) Firewall
2 14 (2.55%) WAN
2 14 (2.55%) OSPF
2 14 (2.55%) BGP
3 12 (2.19%) LAN
4 10 (1.82%) TCP/IP
5 9 (1.64%) SAN
5 9 (1.64%) Multicast
6 8 (1.46%) Structured Cabling
6 8 (1.46%) PABX
6 8 (1.46%) VoIP
6 8 (1.46%) DNS
7 6 (1.09%) Internet
8 5 (0.91%) Network Security
9 4 (0.73%) MPLS
9 4 (0.73%) VPN
10 3 (0.55%) Intranet
10 3 (0.55%) EIGRP
10 3 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (0.55%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (0.73%) SAP BW
1 4 (0.73%) SQL Server
1 4 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (0.73%) IBM InfoSphere
2 3 (0.55%) MySQL
3 2 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.36%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.36%) DataStage
3 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.36%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.36%) Big Data
4 1 (0.18%) SAP BI
4 1 (0.18%) EDMS
4 1 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.18%) QlikView
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.18%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 7 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.18%) MSI
2 1 (0.18%) Subversion
2 1 (0.18%) JIRA
2 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
General
1 145 (26.41%) Finance
2 48 (8.74%) Retail
3 30 (5.46%) Banking
4 17 (3.10%) Marketing
5 15 (2.73%) Manufacturing
5 15 (2.73%) Automotive
6 12 (2.19%) Local Government
7 9 (1.64%) Legal
8 6 (1.09%) Retail Banking
9 5 (0.91%) Advertising
9 5 (0.91%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.73%) Back Office
11 3 (0.55%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.55%) Games
11 3 (0.55%) Billing
12 2 (0.36%) Electronics
13 1 (0.18%) Law
13 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.18%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.09%) .NET
2 3 (0.55%) CSS
2 3 (0.55%) HTML
2 3 (0.55%) Middleware
2 3 (0.55%) HTML5
3 2 (0.36%) .NET Framework
3 2 (0.36%) Flash
4 1 (0.18%) Ajax
4 1 (0.18%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.18%) JSP
4 1 (0.18%) XML
4 1 (0.18%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.18%) jQuery
4 1 (0.18%) Mason
4 1 (0.18%) Visualforce
4 1 (0.18%) CSS3
4 1 (0.18%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 44 (8.01%) Data Centre
2 27 (4.92%) NHS
3 25 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (1.82%) PMI
5 8 (1.46%) EPoS
6 4 (0.73%) Management Information System
6 4 (0.73%) Economics
6 4 (0.73%) Informatics
6 4 (0.73%) User Experience
7 3 (0.55%) Performance Metrics
7 3 (0.55%) Mobile App
7 3 (0.55%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.36%) DTV
8 2 (0.36%) Social Media
8 2 (0.36%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.36%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.18%) SystemC
9 1 (0.18%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.18%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.18%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 18 (3.28%) Windows
2 14 (2.55%) Linux
3 12 (2.19%) UNIX
4 9 (1.64%) Solaris
5 6 (1.09%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.36%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.18%) MVS
8 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (53.19%) Project Management
2 212 (38.62%) PRINCE2
3 117 (21.31%) Stakeholder Management
4 81 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
5 51 (9.29%) Migration
6 46 (8.38%) Change Management
7 39 (7.10%) CRM
7 39 (7.10%) Supplier Management
8 35 (6.38%) Programme Management
9 32 (5.83%) ITIL
10 31 (5.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 29 (5.28%) Project Planning
12 28 (5.10%) Business Analysis
13 26 (4.74%) Waterfall
14 25 (4.55%) Service Management
15 24 (4.37%) Risk Management
15 24 (4.37%) Data Migration
16 23 (4.19%) PRINCE
17 20 (3.64%) Coaching
18 19 (3.46%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 6 (1.09%) C
1 6 (1.09%) SQL
2 4 (0.73%) Java
2 4 (0.73%) JavaScript
3 3 (0.55%) Lingo
4 2 (0.36%) PHP
5 1 (0.18%) C#
5 1 (0.18%) Ruby
5 1 (0.18%) Apex Code
5 1 (0.18%) ABAP
5 1 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 41 (7.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 36 (6.56%) PMI Certification
3 30 (5.46%) PMP
4 29 (5.28%) Degree
5 27 (4.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 17 (3.10%) CCNA
6 17 (3.10%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (2.73%) Security Cleared
8 12 (2.19%) ISEB
9 10 (1.82%) SC Cleared
10 4 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.18%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.46%) QA
2 3 (0.55%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.36%) SLA
4 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (1.28%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.36%) VMware ESX
2 2 (0.36%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.18%) XenApp
3 1 (0.18%) vSphere
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.18%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (0.36%) SCCM
2 1 (0.18%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 53 (9.65%) Microsoft
2 33 (6.01%) SAP
3 26 (4.74%) Cisco
4 17 (3.10%) IBM
5 13 (2.37%) F5
6 12 (2.19%) VMware
7 10 (1.82%) Oracle
8 9 (1.64%) CheckPoint
9 7 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (1.28%) Citrix
9 7 (1.28%) Lotus
10 5 (0.91%) Cognos
10 5 (0.91%) HP
10 5 (0.91%) Endeca
11 4 (0.73%) Google
11 4 (0.73%) Netezza
11 4 (0.73%) RedPrairie
11 4 (0.73%) JDA
12 3 (0.55%) Remedy
12 3 (0.55%) Baan
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