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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Manager
Rank 13 12 19
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 204 212 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.97% 9.68% 7.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.70% 10.60% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 123 68
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £494 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £405 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.46% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 12
Average hourly rate £36.50 £46.65 £34.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.75% +36.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.46 £39.57 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £72.90 £53.73 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.15 £35.03
% change year-on-year
-1.70% +8.92%
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
2345 2000 1726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.60% 91.28% 93.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1333 1033 811
Average daily rate £365 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 128 179
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £36.05 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -3 67 £425 +3.65% 26
Staffordshire -2 20 £375 - 7
Warwickshire 0 18 £400 +18.51% 6
Coventry -2 16 £425 +15.64% 6
Shropshire -7 14 £425 - 4
Solihull -2 13 £368 +4.25% 5
Wolverhampton +10 6 £325 -31.57% 2
Worcestershire -3 6 £438 +9.37%
West Bromwich -5 5 £320 -8.57%
Herefordshire -5 2 £450 -
Walsall -4 1 £300 -14.28% 1
Willenhall - - - -
Project Manager
England

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 178 (47.98%) Project Management
2 130 (35.04%) PRINCE2
3 114 (30.73%) Finance
4 104 (28.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 52 (14.02%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (9.97%) Project Planning
7 35 (9.43%) Migration
7 35 (9.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 29 (7.82%) Retail
9 28 (7.55%) MS Project
10 26 (7.01%) Change Management
10 26 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
11 25 (6.74%) SAP
11 25 (6.74%) CRM
11 25 (6.74%) Microsoft
12 24 (6.47%) SharePoint
13 23 (6.20%) NHS
14 20 (5.39%) PRINCE
15 17 (4.58%) ERP
15 17 (4.58%) Banking
15 17 (4.58%) Degree
16 16 (4.31%) Security Cleared
16 16 (4.31%) Business Analysis
16 16 (4.31%) Automotive
16 16 (4.31%) Risk Management
17 15 (4.04%) MS Excel
17 15 (4.04%) ITIL
17 15 (4.04%) E-Commerce
17 15 (4.04%) Supplier Management
18 14 (3.77%) Manufacturing

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 24 (6.47%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.89%) CMS
3 3 (0.81%) Apache Spark
3 3 (0.81%) WebSphere
3 3 (0.81%) Drupal
3 3 (0.81%) Alfresco
4 2 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.54%) Lync
4 2 (0.54%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.27%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.27%) SAS
5 1 (0.27%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.27%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (0.27%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 28 (7.55%) MS Project
2 15 (4.04%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.89%) MS Office
4 3 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.08%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.81%) SAP WM
3 3 (0.81%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.54%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.27%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.27%) Movex
5 1 (0.27%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.27%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.54%) SaaS
1 2 (0.54%) Office 365
2 1 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.43%) LAN
2 8 (2.16%) Firewall
2 8 (2.16%) WAN
3 6 (1.62%) Internet
4 4 (1.08%) SAN
5 3 (0.81%) Intranet
5 3 (0.81%) Network Security
6 2 (0.54%) 2G
7 1 (0.27%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.27%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.27%) HTTP
7 1 (0.27%) PBX
7 1 (0.27%) VoIP
7 1 (0.27%) ATM
7 1 (0.27%) Broadband
7 1 (0.27%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.08%) QlikView
2 4 (1.08%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.08%) Hadoop
3 3 (0.81%) Big Data
3 3 (0.81%) Apache Hive
3 3 (0.81%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.54%) EDMS
5 1 (0.27%) SAP BI
5 1 (0.27%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 3 (0.81%) JIRA
2 1 (0.27%) Hudson
2 1 (0.27%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.27%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.27%) Metasploit
General
1 114 (30.73%) Finance
2 29 (7.82%) Retail
3 17 (4.58%) Banking
4 16 (4.31%) Automotive
5 14 (3.77%) Manufacturing
6 12 (3.23%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.62%) Legal
7 6 (1.62%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.08%) Local Government
8 4 (1.08%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.81%) Law
9 3 (0.81%) Advertising
9 3 (0.81%) Marketing
10 2 (0.54%) German Language
10 2 (0.54%) Electronics
11 1 (0.27%) Back Office
11 1 (0.27%) Military
11 1 (0.27%) Publishing
11 1 (0.27%) Billing
11 1 (0.27%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.35%) EDI
2 4 (1.08%) .NET
3 3 (0.81%) Middleware
4 1 (0.27%) Visualforce
4 1 (0.27%) HTML
4 1 (0.27%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.27%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (0.27%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (6.20%) NHS
3 7 (1.89%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.62%) PMI
5 3 (0.81%) Mobile App
5 3 (0.81%) Open Source
5 3 (0.81%) Credit Risk
6 2 (0.54%) Data Extraction
6 2 (0.54%) Informatics
6 2 (0.54%) IVR
6 2 (0.54%) Handset
6 2 (0.54%) User Experience
6 2 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.27%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.27%) Social Media
7 1 (0.27%) iPad
7 1 (0.27%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.27%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.27%) EPoS
7 1 (0.27%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (1.89%) Windows
2 3 (0.81%) Windows 7
3 2 (0.54%) Android
3 2 (0.54%) Linux
4 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.27%) UNIX
4 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (47.98%) Project Management
2 130 (35.04%) PRINCE2
3 104 (28.03%) Stakeholder Management
4 52 (14.02%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (9.97%) Project Planning
6 35 (9.43%) Migration
7 26 (7.01%) Change Management
8 25 (6.74%) CRM
9 20 (5.39%) PRINCE
10 17 (4.58%) ERP
11 16 (4.31%) Business Analysis
11 16 (4.31%) Risk Management
12 15 (4.04%) ITIL
12 15 (4.04%) E-Commerce
12 15 (4.04%) Supplier Management
13 12 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
13 12 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (2.96%) Programme Management
15 10 (2.70%) Waterfall
15 10 (2.70%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 11 (2.96%) SQL
2 6 (1.62%) C
3 3 (0.81%) VBA
4 2 (0.54%) Java
5 1 (0.27%) Apex Code
5 1 (0.27%) Lingo
5 1 (0.27%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 35 (9.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 17 (4.58%) Degree
3 16 (4.31%) Security Cleared
4 13 (3.50%) SC Cleared
5 9 (2.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 9 (2.43%) PMI Certification
6 6 (1.62%) PMP
7 2 (0.54%) HND
8 1 (0.27%) ISEB
8 1 (0.27%) HNC
8 1 (0.27%) MAPM
8 1 (0.27%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.35%) QA
2 1 (0.27%) P3O
2 1 (0.27%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (0.54%) Hyper-V
1 2 (0.54%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (0.27%) Nessus
1 1 (0.27%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 25 (6.74%) SAP
1 25 (6.74%) Microsoft
2 8 (2.16%) JD Edwards
3 7 (1.89%) VMware
4 4 (1.08%) Oracle
4 4 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (1.08%) Remedy
5 3 (0.81%) Tableau
5 3 (0.81%) Citrix
5 3 (0.81%) Cisco
5 3 (0.81%) GoldenSource
6 2 (0.54%) Endeca
6 2 (0.54%) Google
6 2 (0.54%) EMC
6 2 (0.54%) BMC
7 1 (0.27%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.27%) Verint
7 1 (0.27%) RedPrairie
7 1 (0.27%) BT
7 1 (0.27%) Teradata
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