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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Manager
Rank 8 11 11
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 269 223 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.99% 9.33% 7.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.86% 10.22% 8.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 135 75
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £407 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.41% +1.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 7
Average hourly rate £27.35 £46.65 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.37% +23.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £39.57 £26.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.61 £53.73 £38.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +0.80%
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
2477 2181 1690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.95% 91.26% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1449 1127 777
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 150 152
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.31
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +4.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.40 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £37.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 24 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Manager across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Project Manager Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 April 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 +4 103 £406 -4.41% 20
Staffordshire +8 30 £375 +11.11% 2
Coventry 0 21 £400 +3.89% 9
Warwickshire 0 18 £400 +14.28% 2
Shropshire 0 18 £425 - 3
Solihull -1 16 £350 -0.70% 3
Worcestershire 0 8 £438 +12.90% 2
Wolverhampton +8 5 £325 -16.12% 1
West Bromwich -5 5 £320 -8.57%
Walsall -1 2 £300 -17.24%
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £388 -
Kingswinford - 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 £450 - 1
Project Manager
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Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 205 (47.79%) Project Management
2 160 (37.30%) PRINCE2
3 135 (31.47%) Finance
4 114 (26.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 49 (11.42%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (9.56%) Migration
6 41 (9.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 40 (9.32%) Project Planning
8 35 (8.16%) Retail
9 34 (7.93%) MS Project
10 31 (7.23%) SharePoint
10 31 (7.23%) Microsoft
10 31 (7.23%) Change Management
11 29 (6.76%) CRM
11 29 (6.76%) SAP
11 29 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
12 28 (6.53%) PRINCE
13 25 (5.83%) Firewall
13 25 (5.83%) NHS
14 23 (5.36%) ITIL
15 20 (4.66%) Supplier Management
15 20 (4.66%) Degree
16 19 (4.43%) Security Cleared
17 18 (4.20%) Business Analysis
17 18 (4.20%) Banking
17 18 (4.20%) MS Excel
17 18 (4.20%) E-Commerce
17 18 (4.20%) Cisco
17 18 (4.20%) PMI Certification
17 18 (4.20%) Risk Management

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 31 (7.23%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.63%) CMS
3 5 (1.17%) WebSphere
4 4 (0.93%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.70%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.70%) IBM Notes
5 3 (0.70%) Lync
6 2 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.47%) Alfresco
6 2 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.47%) SAS
6 2 (0.47%) Drupal
7 1 (0.23%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.23%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.23%) IIS
7 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 34 (7.93%) MS Project
2 18 (4.20%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.17%) MS Office
4 3 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.93%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.70%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.47%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.23%) Retail-J
5 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.23%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.23%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.23%) SAP WM
5 1 (0.23%) Movex
5 1 (0.23%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.70%) Office 365
2 1 (0.23%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.23%) SaaS
2 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 25 (5.83%) Firewall
2 11 (2.56%) OSPF
2 11 (2.56%) BGP
3 10 (2.33%) WAN
4 9 (2.10%) TCP/IP
4 9 (2.10%) Multicast
5 8 (1.86%) Structured Cabling
5 8 (1.86%) DNS
5 8 (1.86%) LAN
6 7 (1.63%) SAN
7 5 (1.17%) Internet
8 3 (0.70%) Intranet
8 3 (0.70%) Network Security
9 2 (0.47%) 2G
9 2 (0.47%) MPLS
10 1 (0.23%) VPN
10 1 (0.23%) PBX
10 1 (0.23%) VoIP
10 1 (0.23%) HTTP
10 1 (0.23%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.40%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.17%) Hadoop
3 4 (0.93%) Big Data
3 4 (0.93%) Apache Hive
3 4 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (0.93%) Data Mining
3 4 (0.93%) QlikView
4 2 (0.47%) DataStage
4 2 (0.47%) EDMS
4 2 (0.47%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.23%) MySQL
5 1 (0.23%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 2 (0.47%) JIRA
2 1 (0.23%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.23%) ClearQuest
General
1 135 (31.47%) Finance
2 35 (8.16%) Retail
3 18 (4.20%) Banking
4 16 (3.73%) Automotive
5 13 (3.03%) Manufacturing
6 12 (2.80%) Marketing
6 12 (2.80%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.63%) Legal
8 6 (1.40%) Local Government
9 5 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.93%) Law
11 3 (0.70%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.70%) Advertising
11 3 (0.70%) Electronics
12 2 (0.47%) Back Office
12 2 (0.47%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.47%) Games
13 1 (0.23%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.23%) German Language
13 1 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.93%) .NET
2 3 (0.70%) EDI
2 3 (0.70%) Middleware
3 1 (0.23%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.23%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (0.23%) HTML
3 1 (0.23%) JSP
3 1 (0.23%) Mason
3 1 (0.23%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (5.83%) NHS
3 9 (2.10%) Management Information System
4 8 (1.86%) PMI
5 4 (0.93%) EPoS
6 3 (0.70%) Performance Metrics
6 3 (0.70%) User Experience
6 3 (0.70%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.47%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.47%) Open Source
7 2 (0.47%) Handset
7 2 (0.47%) IVR
7 2 (0.47%) Informatics
7 2 (0.47%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.23%) SCADA
8 1 (0.23%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.23%) DTV
8 1 (0.23%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.23%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 12 (2.80%) Linux
2 10 (2.33%) UNIX
3 8 (1.86%) Solaris
4 7 (1.63%) Windows
5 3 (0.70%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.47%) Android
7 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (47.79%) Project Management
2 160 (37.30%) PRINCE2
3 114 (26.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 49 (11.42%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (9.56%) Migration
6 40 (9.32%) Project Planning
7 31 (7.23%) Change Management
8 29 (6.76%) CRM
9 28 (6.53%) PRINCE
10 23 (5.36%) ITIL
11 20 (4.66%) Supplier Management
12 18 (4.20%) Business Analysis
12 18 (4.20%) E-Commerce
12 18 (4.20%) Risk Management
13 15 (3.50%) Programme Management
13 15 (3.50%) ERP
13 15 (3.50%) Software Delivery
13 15 (3.50%) Data Migration
14 13 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
14 13 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (2.80%) SQL
2 4 (0.93%) VBA
2 4 (0.93%) C
3 3 (0.70%) Lingo
3 3 (0.70%) Java
4 1 (0.23%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.23%) PHP
4 1 (0.23%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 41 (9.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 20 (4.66%) Degree
3 19 (4.43%) Security Cleared
4 18 (4.20%) PMI Certification
5 17 (3.96%) SC Cleared
6 14 (3.26%) CCNA
6 14 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (3.26%) PMP
7 12 (2.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (0.93%) ISEB
9 2 (0.47%) HND
10 1 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.23%) HNC
10 1 (0.23%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.23%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.23%) MAPM
10 1 (0.23%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.86%) QA
2 2 (0.47%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.23%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.23%) P3O
System Software
1 4 (0.93%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.47%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.23%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (0.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.23%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 31 (7.23%) Microsoft
2 29 (6.76%) SAP
3 18 (4.20%) Cisco
4 12 (2.80%) F5
4 12 (2.80%) VMware
5 8 (1.86%) JD Edwards
6 7 (1.63%) CheckPoint
7 6 (1.40%) Citrix
8 4 (0.93%) Tableau
8 4 (0.93%) RedPrairie
8 4 (0.93%) Remedy
8 4 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (0.93%) Oracle
8 4 (0.93%) GoldenSource
9 3 (0.70%) Endeca
9 3 (0.70%) Google
9 3 (0.70%) HP
9 3 (0.70%) Lotus
10 2 (0.47%) Datanomic
10 2 (0.47%) Informatica
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