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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Manager
Rank 14 8 14
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 272 277 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.29% 11.21% 8.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.67% 11.80% 8.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 214 125
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £22.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £40.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-22.50% +34.45%
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
3138 2348 2385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.64% 94.98% 94.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1866 1390 1218
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 152 189
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.60 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.66% -2.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.78 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £36.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +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 August 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 August 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 -7 71 £425 +4.93% 8
Coventry -2 59 £438 -1.40% 5
Warwickshire -7 34 £425 +21.42% 1
Staffordshire +14 31 £413 +10.00% 2
Shropshire -11 19 £500 -19.19% 1
Solihull -10 7 £425 -5.55% 1
West Bromwich +1 3 £425 +16.04% 2
Wolverhampton -1 3 £375 +4.16% 2
Herefordshire -3 1 - - 1
Worcestershire -7 1 £500 +47.05% 1
Dudley - 1 - -
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 August 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.

1 262 (52.09%) Project Management
2 164 (32.60%) PRINCE2
3 150 (29.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 141 (28.03%) Finance
5 93 (18.49%) Agile Software Development
6 59 (11.73%) Change Management
7 58 (11.53%) Microsoft
8 48 (9.54%) Risk Management
9 43 (8.55%) MS Office
10 40 (7.95%) SAP
10 40 (7.95%) MS Excel
11 38 (7.55%) MS Project
11 38 (7.55%) Security Cleared
12 35 (6.96%) Scrum
13 34 (6.76%) PMI Certification
14 33 (6.56%) Migration
15 31 (6.16%) SC Cleared
16 30 (5.96%) Retail
17 29 (5.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 28 (5.57%) Resource Management
19 27 (5.37%) Waterfall
19 27 (5.37%) ERP
20 26 (5.17%) CRM
20 26 (5.17%) PMI
20 26 (5.17%) PMP
20 26 (5.17%) Data Centre
21 25 (4.97%) Banking
22 24 (4.77%) Logistics
22 24 (4.77%) Analytical Skills
22 24 (4.77%) Stakeholder Engagement

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 12 (2.39%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.19%) Skype for Business
3 4 (0.80%) Confluence
3 4 (0.80%) SAS
4 3 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (0.60%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.60%) MS Project Server
5 2 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.40%) CMS
6 1 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.20%) Documentum
6 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 43 (8.55%) MS Office
2 40 (7.95%) MS Excel
3 38 (7.55%) MS Project
4 17 (3.38%) Open Workbench
5 14 (2.78%) MS Visio
6 8 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.40%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (2.39%) Maximo
2 8 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.19%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.60%) SAP PM
6 2 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.40%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.40%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.20%) ENOVIA
7 1 (0.20%) Retail-J
7 1 (0.20%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.20%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.20%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.20%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.20%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.99%) Office 365
2 5 (0.99%) SaaS
3 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.60%) SuccessFactors
4 3 (0.60%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.58%) WAN
2 10 (1.99%) LAN
3 7 (1.39%) 3G
3 7 (1.39%) LTE
4 6 (1.19%) Internet
4 6 (1.19%) Skype
4 6 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (0.80%) Firewall
5 4 (0.80%) WebEx
6 3 (0.60%) Intranet
6 3 (0.60%) Network Security
7 2 (0.40%) VoIP
8 1 (0.20%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.20%) SMS
8 1 (0.20%) SNMP
8 1 (0.20%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (0.20%) TACACS
8 1 (0.20%) Wireless
8 1 (0.20%) WLAN
8 1 (0.20%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (0.60%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.40%) Big Data
3 2 (0.40%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.40%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.40%) Pentaho
3 2 (0.40%) QlikView
3 2 (0.40%) Roambi
3 2 (0.40%) SAP BI
3 2 (0.40%) SAP BW
3 2 (0.40%) SAS Visual Analytics
3 2 (0.40%) Spotfire
4 1 (0.20%) DataStage
4 1 (0.20%) GIS
4 1 (0.20%) Power BI
4 1 (0.20%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (2.19%) JIRA
2 5 (0.99%) JIRA Agile
2 5 (0.99%) VersionOne
3 1 (0.20%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.20%) Subversion
General
1 141 (28.03%) Finance
2 30 (5.96%) Retail
3 25 (4.97%) Banking
4 16 (3.18%) Manufacturing
4 16 (3.18%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.39%) Automotive
5 12 (2.39%) Legal
6 7 (1.39%) Marketing
7 4 (0.80%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.60%) Advertising
8 3 (0.60%) Billing
8 3 (0.60%) Local Government
9 1 (0.20%) Electronics
9 1 (0.20%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.20%) Law
9 1 (0.20%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.80%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (0.60%) Middleware
3 2 (0.40%) EDI
4 1 (0.20%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.17%) Data Centre
1 26 (5.17%) PMI
2 24 (4.77%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (2.19%) Performance Metrics
4 8 (1.59%) Credit Risk
4 8 (1.59%) Smart Meter
5 7 (1.39%) NHS
6 6 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (0.99%) Mobile App
7 5 (0.99%) Virtual Team
7 5 (0.99%) Visualisation
8 4 (0.80%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.60%) User Experience
10 2 (0.40%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.40%) FMCG
10 2 (0.40%) iPad
10 2 (0.40%) Mobile Banking
11 1 (0.20%) BYOD
11 1 (0.20%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.20%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 12 (2.39%) Windows
2 10 (1.99%) Linux
3 7 (1.39%) SUSE
4 6 (1.19%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.99%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.60%) AIX
6 3 (0.60%) Solaris
7 1 (0.20%) Unix
7 1 (0.20%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (52.09%) Project Management
2 164 (32.60%) PRINCE2
3 150 (29.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 93 (18.49%) Agile Software Development
5 59 (11.73%) Change Management
6 48 (9.54%) Risk Management
7 35 (6.96%) Scrum
8 33 (6.56%) Migration
9 28 (5.57%) Resource Management
10 27 (5.37%) ERP
10 27 (5.37%) Waterfall
11 26 (5.17%) CRM
12 24 (4.77%) Logistics
12 24 (4.77%) Project Governance
12 24 (4.77%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 23 (4.57%) Line Management
13 23 (4.57%) Project Planning
14 22 (4.37%) Change Control
14 22 (4.37%) Matrix Organization
15 20 (3.98%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (1.19%) C
2 2 (0.40%) SQL
3 1 (0.20%) Java
3 1 (0.20%) MATLAB
3 1 (0.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 38 (7.55%) Security Cleared
2 34 (6.76%) PMI Certification
3 31 (6.16%) SC Cleared
4 29 (5.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 26 (5.17%) PMP
6 20 (3.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 11 (2.19%) APMP
8 10 (1.99%) ISEB
9 6 (1.19%) Degree
10 4 (0.80%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.40%) CISM
12 2 (0.40%) CISSP
13 1 (0.20%) MAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.18%) QA
2 9 (1.79%) SLA
3 6 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.40%) COBIT
4 2 (0.40%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.20%) ISO27002
5 1 (0.20%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (1.19%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.20%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (0.40%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.20%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.20%) SCCM
Vendors
1 58 (11.53%) Microsoft
2 40 (7.95%) SAP
3 22 (4.37%) Oracle
4 10 (1.99%) Cisco
5 7 (1.39%) Red Hat
5 7 (1.39%) VMware
6 6 (1.19%) JDA
6 6 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (0.99%) hybris
7 5 (0.99%) Rally
8 4 (0.80%) IBM
9 3 (0.60%) Citrix
9 3 (0.60%) Cognos
9 3 (0.60%) HP
9 3 (0.60%) Tableau
10 2 (0.40%) Fortinet
10 2 (0.40%) Informatica
10 2 (0.40%) Pega
10 2 (0.40%) RedPrairie
10 2 (0.40%) TIBCO
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