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 December 2014 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Manager
Rank 15 12 12
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 166 174 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.28% 8.05% 8.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.02% 8.85% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 107 91
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£415 £398 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.40% -3.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 9
Average hourly rate £22.50 £31.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.41% -4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £21.80 £29.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.40 £40.20 £33.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £39.80 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-3.26% +22.46%
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
2069 1966 1873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.75% 90.98% 93.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1205 1033 855
Average daily rate £350 £330 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 147 186
Average hourly rate £15.71 £17.50 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.22% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.28 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.44 £34.00 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 December 2014.

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 December 2014.

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 December 2014. 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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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 -5 43 £379 -5.31% 13
Warwickshire -2 25 £387 +7.50% 3
Coventry -7 16 £375 -9.09% 4
Solihull 0 13 £320 -23.35% 2
Wolverhampton +7 7 £435 +7.40% 1
Staffordshire -2 7 £375 - 5
Shropshire -2 5 £344 -8.33%
West Bromwich -1 1 £420 -
Worcestershire -9 1 £388 +1.30%
Willenhall - - - - 1
Herefordshire - - - -
Stourbridge - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Wednesbury - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Kingswinford - - - -
Project Manager
England

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 190 (50.13%) Project Management
2 135 (35.62%) PRINCE2
3 96 (25.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 92 (24.27%) Finance
5 43 (11.35%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (9.76%) MS Project
7 35 (9.23%) Migration
7 35 (9.23%) Project Planning
8 33 (8.71%) ITIL
9 30 (7.92%) Change Management
10 27 (7.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 25 (6.60%) SAP
12 23 (6.07%) Microsoft
12 23 (6.07%) Risk Management
13 21 (5.54%) Automotive
13 21 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
14 20 (5.28%) Oracle
14 20 (5.28%) ERP
15 19 (5.01%) LAN
15 19 (5.01%) Telecoms
15 19 (5.01%) Security Cleared
16 18 (4.75%) MS Excel
17 17 (4.49%) Internet
18 16 (4.22%) Service Delivery
18 16 (4.22%) Manufacturing
18 16 (4.22%) WAN
18 16 (4.22%) Retail
19 15 (3.96%) Banking
19 15 (3.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 15 (3.96%) Waterfall

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 12 (3.17%) CMS
2 9 (2.37%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.58%) Lync
4 5 (1.32%) Drupal
4 5 (1.32%) Alfresco
5 2 (0.53%) Adobe CQ
5 2 (0.53%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.26%) Moodle
6 1 (0.26%) Confluence
6 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.26%) SAS
6 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 37 (9.76%) MS Project
2 18 (4.75%) MS Excel
3 10 (2.64%) MS Office
4 6 (1.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.58%) Agresso
2 5 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.79%) Oracle HRMS
3 3 (0.79%) SAP MII
3 3 (0.79%) Eikon
4 2 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.53%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.53%) SAP WM
4 2 (0.53%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.26%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.26%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.26%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.26%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.26%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.53%) SaaS
2 1 (0.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.01%) LAN
2 17 (4.49%) Internet
3 16 (4.22%) WAN
4 12 (3.17%) Firewall
5 10 (2.64%) Network Security
6 7 (1.85%) 3G
7 4 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (1.06%) 2G
8 3 (0.79%) LTE
8 3 (0.79%) 4G
9 2 (0.53%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.53%) Wireless
9 2 (0.53%) ADSL
9 2 (0.53%) SAN
10 1 (0.26%) ATM
10 1 (0.26%) PBX
10 1 (0.26%) VoIP
10 1 (0.26%) MPLS
10 1 (0.26%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.26%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.53%) Data Mining
2 2 (0.53%) SAP BW
2 2 (0.53%) Essbase
2 2 (0.53%) QlikView
2 2 (0.53%) Hadoop
2 2 (0.53%) Apache Hive
2 2 (0.53%) Big Data
2 2 (0.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.26%) SAP BI
3 1 (0.26%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 2 (0.53%) JIRA
2 1 (0.26%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.26%) Hudson
General
1 92 (24.27%) Finance
2 21 (5.54%) Automotive
3 19 (5.01%) Telecoms
4 16 (4.22%) Manufacturing
4 16 (4.22%) Retail
5 15 (3.96%) Banking
6 6 (1.58%) Legal
7 5 (1.32%) Local Government
8 4 (1.06%) Advertising
9 3 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.79%) Billing
10 2 (0.53%) Marketing
10 2 (0.53%) Electronics
10 2 (0.53%) Publishing
10 2 (0.53%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.26%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.26%) Games
11 1 (0.26%) Back Office
11 1 (0.26%) German Language
11 1 (0.26%) Portuguese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.64%) Middleware
2 3 (0.79%) HTML
2 3 (0.79%) XML
2 3 (0.79%) EDI
3 2 (0.53%) JSP
3 2 (0.53%) Web Services
3 2 (0.53%) XMPP
4 1 (0.26%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (0.26%) Mason
4 1 (0.26%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (2.64%) PMI
3 7 (1.85%) NHS
4 5 (1.32%) Open Source
4 5 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.06%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (0.53%) Social Media
7 2 (0.53%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.53%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.53%) Data Extraction
7 2 (0.53%) User Experience
7 2 (0.53%) Economics
7 2 (0.53%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.26%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.26%) Wiki
8 1 (0.26%) iPad
8 1 (0.26%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.26%) SCADA
8 1 (0.26%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 14 (3.69%) Windows
2 8 (2.11%) Linux
2 8 (2.11%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.26%) UNIX
3 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.26%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (50.13%) Project Management
2 135 (35.62%) PRINCE2
3 96 (25.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 43 (11.35%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (9.23%) Migration
5 35 (9.23%) Project Planning
6 33 (8.71%) ITIL
7 30 (7.92%) Change Management
8 23 (6.07%) Risk Management
9 20 (5.28%) ERP
10 16 (4.22%) Service Delivery
11 15 (3.96%) Waterfall
12 14 (3.69%) CRM
13 13 (3.43%) Supplier Management
14 12 (3.17%) E-Commerce
14 12 (3.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 11 (2.90%) Continuous Improvement
15 11 (2.90%) Programme Management
15 11 (2.90%) Business Analysis
16 10 (2.64%) Critical Path Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (3.17%) SQL
2 9 (2.37%) C
3 2 (0.53%) VBA
4 1 (0.26%) Java
4 1 (0.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (7.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 19 (5.01%) Security Cleared
3 15 (3.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 14 (3.69%) SC Cleared
5 13 (3.43%) PMI Certification
6 9 (2.37%) Degree
6 9 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.32%) PMP
8 2 (0.53%) HND
9 1 (0.26%) CCIE
9 1 (0.26%) CCNP
9 1 (0.26%) CCNA
9 1 (0.26%) ISEB
9 1 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.26%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.26%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.26%) MAPM
9 1 (0.26%) APMG
9 1 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.85%) QA
2 3 (0.79%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.53%) SLA
4 1 (0.26%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.26%) P3O
System Software
1 3 (0.79%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.53%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.26%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 1 (0.26%) Nessus
1 1 (0.26%) BladeLogic
1 1 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (6.60%) SAP
2 23 (6.07%) Microsoft
3 20 (5.28%) Oracle
4 6 (1.58%) Cisco
5 4 (1.06%) BT
5 4 (1.06%) VMware
6 3 (0.79%) Reuters
6 3 (0.79%) Nokia
6 3 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.53%) JD Edwards
7 2 (0.53%) IBM
7 2 (0.53%) BMC
7 2 (0.53%) Citrix
7 2 (0.53%) Avaya
7 2 (0.53%) Remedy
7 2 (0.53%) Google
7 2 (0.53%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 2 (0.53%) Tableau
8 1 (0.26%) Verint
8 1 (0.26%) RedPrairie
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West Midlands
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Coventry
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day + 6 months + extension
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Stafford
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Posted: 9 days ago
Staffordshire
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Rate: quote
Posted: 10 days ago
Coventry
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Rate: £380.00 - £420.00 per day
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West Midlands
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Posted: 16 days ago
West Midlands
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Rate: £250 - £450 per day
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