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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Manager
Rank 7 14 13
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 281 202 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.02% 8.64% 8.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.86% 9.48% 8.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 128 78
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +8.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £507
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £408 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.22% +1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 £31.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £36.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-0.69% -4.76%
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
2370 2131 1548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 92.98% 91.19% 92.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1457 1102 702
Average daily rate £368 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 163 132
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -17.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £9.93 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +6 100 £400 -5.88% 21
Staffordshire +9 34 £375 +10.29% 2
Warwickshire +6 23 £435 +12.25% 3
Coventry +5 22 £385 -8.33% 2
Shropshire +2 17 £425 - 4
Solihull -1 16 £359 -5.59% 2
Worcestershire +5 7 £250 -33.33%
Wolverhampton +5 6 £300 -19.57% 2
West Bromwich - 5 £320 -
Sutton Coldfield +6 3 £375 -20.21%
Walsall +4 2 £300 -17.24%
Kingswinford - 1 - -
Project Manager
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Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 222 (51.03%) Project Management
2 162 (37.24%) PRINCE2
3 142 (32.64%) Finance
4 103 (23.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 46 (10.57%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (8.74%) Retail
7 37 (8.51%) Migration
7 37 (8.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 34 (7.82%) MS Project
9 33 (7.59%) Project Planning
10 32 (7.36%) Microsoft
11 31 (7.13%) Supplier Management
12 30 (6.90%) NHS
13 29 (6.67%) PRINCE
14 28 (6.44%) Change Management
14 28 (6.44%) SAP
14 28 (6.44%) SharePoint
15 27 (6.21%) CRM
15 27 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
16 26 (5.98%) Firewall
17 25 (5.75%) ITIL
18 24 (5.52%) MS Excel
19 23 (5.29%) Cisco
20 22 (5.06%) Programme Management
20 22 (5.06%) Degree
21 21 (4.83%) Banking
21 21 (4.83%) Stakeholder Engagement
22 19 (4.37%) PMI Certification
23 18 (4.14%) Security Cleared
24 17 (3.91%) Cisco Certification

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 28 (6.44%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.15%) WebSphere
3 4 (0.92%) CMS
4 3 (0.69%) SAS
4 3 (0.69%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.69%) IBM Notes
4 3 (0.69%) Lync
4 3 (0.69%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.23%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (0.23%) IIS
6 1 (0.23%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.23%) Drupal
6 1 (0.23%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 34 (7.82%) MS Project
2 24 (5.52%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.61%) MS Office
4 5 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.46%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.23%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 8 (1.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.92%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.69%) SAP HCM
5 2 (0.46%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.23%) SAP WM
6 1 (0.23%) Movex
6 1 (0.23%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.23%) Retail-J
6 1 (0.23%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.23%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.92%) Office 365
2 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.23%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.23%) Trello
2 1 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.98%) Firewall
2 14 (3.22%) OSPF
2 14 (3.22%) BGP
3 13 (2.99%) WAN
4 10 (2.30%) TCP/IP
5 9 (2.07%) LAN
5 9 (2.07%) Multicast
6 8 (1.84%) Structured Cabling
6 8 (1.84%) DNS
7 7 (1.61%) SAN
8 6 (1.38%) VoIP
9 5 (1.15%) Network Security
9 5 (1.15%) PABX
10 4 (0.92%) MPLS
11 3 (0.69%) VPN
11 3 (0.69%) Intranet
11 3 (0.69%) Internet
11 3 (0.69%) EIGRP
11 3 (0.69%) Cisco PIX
11 3 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.38%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.15%) Hadoop
3 4 (0.92%) IBM InfoSphere
3 4 (0.92%) QlikView
4 3 (0.69%) Data Mining
4 3 (0.69%) SAP BW
4 3 (0.69%) Apache Hive
4 3 (0.69%) Big Data
5 2 (0.46%) DataStage
5 2 (0.46%) EDMS
6 1 (0.23%) MySQL
6 1 (0.23%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (0.69%) JIRA
2 1 (0.23%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.23%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.23%) MSI
General
1 142 (32.64%) Finance
2 38 (8.74%) Retail
3 21 (4.83%) Banking
4 16 (3.68%) Automotive
5 13 (2.99%) Manufacturing
6 12 (2.76%) Marketing
7 11 (2.53%) Telecoms
7 11 (2.53%) Local Government
8 5 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.15%) Legal
9 4 (0.92%) Law
10 3 (0.69%) Advertising
10 3 (0.69%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.46%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.46%) Games
11 2 (0.46%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.46%) Back Office
12 1 (0.23%) Electronics
12 1 (0.23%) Military
12 1 (0.23%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.92%) Middleware
1 4 (0.92%) .NET
2 3 (0.69%) EDI
3 1 (0.23%) JSP
3 1 (0.23%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.23%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.23%) Visualforce
3 1 (0.23%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (0.23%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 30 (6.90%) NHS
2 27 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.07%) Management Information System
4 8 (1.84%) PMI
5 4 (0.92%) User Experience
5 4 (0.92%) EPoS
6 3 (0.69%) Informatics
6 3 (0.69%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (0.46%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.46%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.46%) Open Source
7 2 (0.46%) IVR
7 2 (0.46%) Handset
8 1 (0.23%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.23%) DTV
8 1 (0.23%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.23%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.23%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.23%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (0.23%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 13 (2.99%) Windows
1 13 (2.99%) Linux
2 11 (2.53%) UNIX
3 9 (2.07%) Solaris
4 5 (1.15%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.46%) Android
6 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (51.03%) Project Management
2 162 (37.24%) PRINCE2
3 103 (23.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 46 (10.57%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (8.51%) Migration
6 33 (7.59%) Project Planning
7 31 (7.13%) Supplier Management
8 29 (6.67%) PRINCE
9 28 (6.44%) Change Management
10 27 (6.21%) CRM
11 25 (5.75%) ITIL
12 22 (5.06%) Programme Management
13 21 (4.83%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 17 (3.91%) Risk Management
14 17 (3.91%) E-Commerce
15 16 (3.68%) Business Intelligence
15 16 (3.68%) Business Analysis
16 15 (3.45%) Data Migration
16 15 (3.45%) Coaching
16 15 (3.45%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 12 (2.76%) SQL
2 5 (1.15%) C
3 4 (0.92%) Java
4 3 (0.69%) VBA
4 3 (0.69%) Lingo
5 1 (0.23%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.23%) PHP
5 1 (0.23%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 37 (8.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 22 (5.06%) Degree
3 19 (4.37%) PMI Certification
4 18 (4.14%) Security Cleared
5 17 (3.91%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (3.91%) CCNA
6 15 (3.45%) PMP
6 15 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 14 (3.22%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.92%) ISEB
9 3 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.46%) HND
11 1 (0.23%) HNC
11 1 (0.23%) APMP
11 1 (0.23%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.61%) QA
2 2 (0.46%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (0.92%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.46%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.23%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (0.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 32 (7.36%) Microsoft
2 28 (6.44%) SAP
3 23 (5.29%) Cisco
4 13 (2.99%) VMware
4 13 (2.99%) F5
5 8 (1.84%) JD Edwards
6 7 (1.61%) CheckPoint
7 6 (1.38%) Citrix
8 5 (1.15%) IBM
8 5 (1.15%) Oracle
9 4 (0.92%) RedPrairie
9 4 (0.92%) Netezza
9 4 (0.92%) GoldenSource
9 4 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.92%) Cognos
10 3 (0.69%) HP
10 3 (0.69%) Informatica
10 3 (0.69%) JDA
10 3 (0.69%) Lotus
10 3 (0.69%) Remedy
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