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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Manager
Rank 14 14 10
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 213 178 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.38% 8.30% 8.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.17% 9.04% 9.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 106 114
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 5
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -39.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £27.88 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+6.72% -24.65%
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
2322 1970 2103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.38% 91.88% 93.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1178 1024 1043
Average daily rate £340 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 138 139
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -29.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 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
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 22 August 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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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 60 £385 -3.75% 14
Warwickshire -1 29 £400 +8.10% 3
Coventry -16 21 £420 -6.66% 6
Shropshire +3 11 £425 +14.86% 2
Wolverhampton +4 8 £373 -5.93%
Worcestershire - 6 £350 - 1
Solihull +1 5 £363 -14.70% 2
Staffordshire -9 4 £363 +13.28% 3
West Bromwich - 2 - -
Walsall - - - -
Project Manager
England

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 218 (52.78%) Project Management
2 148 (35.84%) PRINCE2
3 105 (25.42%) Finance
4 101 (24.46%) Stakeholder Management
5 51 (12.35%) ITIL
6 48 (11.62%) Migration
7 37 (8.96%) SAP
7 37 (8.96%) Microsoft
8 35 (8.47%) Change Management
9 30 (7.26%) Oracle
9 30 (7.26%) Security Cleared
10 29 (7.02%) Project Planning
11 28 (6.78%) SC Cleared
12 26 (6.30%) Banking
12 26 (6.30%) MS Office
13 25 (6.05%) Risk Management
13 25 (6.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 24 (5.81%) CRM
15 23 (5.57%) Windows
15 23 (5.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 23 (5.57%) ITIL Certification
16 22 (5.33%) MS Project
17 21 (5.08%) ERP
18 20 (4.84%) LAN
18 20 (4.84%) Supplier Management
19 18 (4.36%) Data Migration
20 17 (4.12%) QA
20 17 (4.12%) Time Management
20 17 (4.12%) Waterfall
20 17 (4.12%) Retail

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 11 (2.66%) Drupal
1 11 (2.66%) Alfresco
2 9 (2.18%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.21%) CMS
4 3 (0.73%) Lync
4 3 (0.73%) SAS
5 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.48%) ColdFusion
5 2 (0.48%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.48%) IIS
6 1 (0.24%) Moodle
6 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.24%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 26 (6.30%) MS Office
2 22 (5.33%) MS Project
3 17 (4.12%) MS Excel
4 7 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.21%) Open Workbench
6 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (2.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.45%) Agresso
3 5 (1.21%) TRIRIGA
3 5 (1.21%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.97%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.73%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.73%) Oracle HRMS
6 2 (0.48%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.48%) SAP MII
7 1 (0.24%) SAP SRM
7 1 (0.24%) Eikon
7 1 (0.24%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.24%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.24%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.84%) LAN
2 17 (4.12%) WAN
3 9 (2.18%) Internet
4 6 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (1.45%) Firewall
5 4 (0.97%) SAN
6 3 (0.73%) LTE
6 3 (0.73%) Network Security
6 3 (0.73%) 4G
6 3 (0.73%) Broadband
6 3 (0.73%) DNS
6 3 (0.73%) 3G
6 3 (0.73%) Wireless
7 2 (0.48%) VLAN
7 2 (0.48%) 2G
7 2 (0.48%) DHCP
7 2 (0.48%) NAS
8 1 (0.24%) Multicast
8 1 (0.24%) ADSL
8 1 (0.24%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (0.73%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.48%) Essbase
3 2 (0.48%) DataStage
3 2 (0.48%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.24%) QlikView
4 1 (0.24%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (0.24%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.24%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.24%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.24%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
General
1 105 (25.42%) Finance
2 26 (6.30%) Banking
3 17 (4.12%) Retail
3 17 (4.12%) Automotive
4 15 (3.63%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.18%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.69%) Advertising
6 7 (1.69%) Billing
7 5 (1.21%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.21%) Marketing
8 4 (0.97%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.73%) Games
9 3 (0.73%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.48%) Front Office
10 2 (0.48%) Back Office
11 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.24%) Law
11 1 (0.24%) Legal
11 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.94%) HTML
2 6 (1.45%) XML
3 5 (1.21%) JSP
3 5 (1.21%) Middleware
4 4 (0.97%) Web Services
4 4 (0.97%) .NET
4 4 (0.97%) SAP PI
5 3 (0.73%) Mason
5 3 (0.73%) CGI
5 3 (0.73%) Ajax
6 2 (0.48%) SAP Basis
6 2 (0.48%) CSS
7 1 (0.24%) CSS3
7 1 (0.24%) HTML5
7 1 (0.24%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.24%) J2EE
7 1 (0.24%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (3.87%) Management Information System
1 16 (3.87%) NHS
2 14 (3.39%) PMI
3 8 (1.94%) Computer Science
4 3 (0.73%) Open Source
4 3 (0.73%) Economics
4 3 (0.73%) Web 2.0
5 2 (0.48%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (0.48%) PDA
5 2 (0.48%) Blackberry
5 2 (0.48%) Social Media
5 2 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.48%) Data Extraction
5 2 (0.48%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.24%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.24%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.24%) EPoS
6 1 (0.24%) VLE
6 1 (0.24%) Equities
6 1 (0.24%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 23 (5.57%) Windows
2 14 (3.39%) Windows 7
3 12 (2.91%) UNIX
4 9 (2.18%) Linux
5 6 (1.45%) AIX
6 5 (1.21%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.24%) Android
9 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.24%) HPUX
9 1 (0.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (52.78%) Project Management
2 148 (35.84%) PRINCE2
3 101 (24.46%) Stakeholder Management
4 51 (12.35%) ITIL
5 48 (11.62%) Migration
6 35 (8.47%) Change Management
7 29 (7.02%) Project Planning
8 25 (6.05%) Risk Management
9 24 (5.81%) CRM
10 21 (5.08%) ERP
11 20 (4.84%) Supplier Management
12 18 (4.36%) Data Migration
13 17 (4.12%) Time Management
13 17 (4.12%) Waterfall
13 17 (4.12%) Service Delivery
14 15 (3.63%) Continuous Improvement
15 14 (3.39%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 14 (3.39%) E-Commerce
16 13 (3.15%) Agile Software Development
16 13 (3.15%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 7 (1.69%) SQL
2 4 (0.97%) Shell Script
2 4 (0.97%) JavaScript
3 3 (0.73%) PHP
4 2 (0.48%) Java
4 2 (0.48%) C#
5 1 (0.24%) C
5 1 (0.24%) VB
5 1 (0.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 30 (7.26%) Security Cleared
2 28 (6.78%) SC Cleared
3 25 (6.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 23 (5.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 23 (5.57%) ITIL Certification
5 16 (3.87%) PMI Certification
6 13 (3.15%) Degree
7 5 (1.21%) PMP
8 3 (0.73%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
8 3 (0.73%) ISEB
9 2 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.48%) CCNA
9 2 (0.48%) APMP
10 1 (0.24%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.24%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 1 (0.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.24%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 1 (0.24%) HND
10 1 (0.24%) CCIE
10 1 (0.24%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.12%) QA
2 3 (0.73%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.73%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 7 (1.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.48%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.48%) XenApp
2 2 (0.48%) XenServer
2 2 (0.48%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.24%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 3 (0.73%) Control-M
2 2 (0.48%) SCCM
3 1 (0.24%) SCOM
Vendors
1 37 (8.96%) SAP
1 37 (8.96%) Microsoft
2 30 (7.26%) Oracle
3 9 (2.18%) Cisco
4 6 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (1.45%) Avaya
5 5 (1.21%) VMware
6 3 (0.73%) Sybase
6 3 (0.73%) BMC
6 3 (0.73%) Citrix
6 3 (0.73%) webMethods
6 3 (0.73%) Minitab
6 3 (0.73%) Google
7 2 (0.48%) ATG
7 2 (0.48%) BT
7 2 (0.48%) JD Edwards
7 2 (0.48%) NetApp
7 2 (0.48%) Dell
7 2 (0.48%) IBM
7 2 (0.48%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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