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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Manager
Rank 15 7 12
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 266 273 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.44% 11.33% 9.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.84% 11.86% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 212 143
Median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £280 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £401
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +2.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £32.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.58%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £42.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +40.00%
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
3008 2301 2285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.49% 95.52% 93.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1814 1379 1170
Median daily rate £400 £363 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +9.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 151 193
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.60 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% +3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.05 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £36.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -8 73 £438 +9.37% 11
Coventry -1 54 £450 +12.50% 7
Warwickshire -6 32 £425 +13.33% 8
Staffordshire +5 28 £413 +7.84% 1
Shropshire -22 16 £550 +91.30% 1
Solihull -15 8 £450 - 2
Wolverhampton +1 5 £366 +2.23%
West Bromwich 0 4 £425 +16.04% 1
Worcestershire -7 3 £500 +51.51%
Herefordshire -3 1 - -
Dudley - 1 - -
Kingswinford - 1 £550 -
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 251 (49.90%) Project Management
2 159 (31.61%) PRINCE2
3 148 (29.42%) Stakeholder Management
4 138 (27.44%) Finance
5 85 (16.90%) Agile Software Development
6 55 (10.93%) Microsoft
7 48 (9.54%) Change Management
8 45 (8.95%) Security Cleared
9 40 (7.95%) Risk Management
10 39 (7.75%) Migration
11 37 (7.36%) SC Cleared
12 36 (7.16%) MS Office
12 36 (7.16%) SAP
13 34 (6.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 33 (6.56%) MS Project
15 32 (6.36%) MS Excel
16 28 (5.57%) Scrum
17 26 (5.17%) PMI Certification
17 26 (5.17%) Logistics
17 26 (5.17%) Retail
18 24 (4.77%) Banking
18 24 (4.77%) PMP
18 24 (4.77%) CRM
18 24 (4.77%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 24 (4.77%) Change Control
19 23 (4.57%) Project Governance
19 23 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
19 23 (4.57%) Data Centre
19 23 (4.57%) ERP
20 22 (4.37%) Project Planning

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 11 (2.19%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.80%) Confluence
2 4 (0.80%) SAS
3 3 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (0.60%) CMS
3 3 (0.60%) MS Project Server
3 3 (0.60%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.20%) Documentum
4 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.20%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 36 (7.16%) MS Office
2 33 (6.56%) MS Project
3 32 (6.36%) MS Excel
4 13 (2.58%) Open Workbench
5 11 (2.19%) MS Visio
6 9 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.40%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (2.58%) Maximo
2 8 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.99%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.60%) SAP PM
5 2 (0.40%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.40%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.20%) DELMIA
6 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.20%) ENOVIA
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.20%) Retail-J
6 1 (0.20%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.20%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.20%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.20%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.20%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.19%) Office 365
2 5 (0.99%) SaaS
3 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.60%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.20%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.79%) LAN
1 9 (1.79%) WAN
2 7 (1.39%) 3G
2 7 (1.39%) LTE
3 6 (1.19%) Internet
3 6 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (0.80%) Firewall
5 3 (0.60%) Intranet
5 3 (0.60%) Network Security
5 3 (0.60%) Skype
6 2 (0.40%) VoIP
6 2 (0.40%) WebEx
7 1 (0.20%) DHCP
7 1 (0.20%) DNS
7 1 (0.20%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.20%) SNMP
7 1 (0.20%) TACACS
7 1 (0.20%) VLAN
7 1 (0.20%) Wireless
7 1 (0.20%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (0.80%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (0.60%) SAP BW
4 2 (0.40%) Big Data
4 2 (0.40%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.40%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.40%) Pentaho
4 2 (0.40%) Power BI
4 2 (0.40%) QlikView
4 2 (0.40%) Roambi
4 2 (0.40%) SAP BI
4 2 (0.40%) SAS Visual Analytics
4 2 (0.40%) Spotfire
4 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.20%) Datazen
5 1 (0.20%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (1.59%) JIRA
2 3 (0.60%) JIRA Agile
2 3 (0.60%) VersionOne
3 1 (0.20%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.20%) Subversion
General
1 138 (27.44%) Finance
2 26 (5.17%) Retail
3 24 (4.77%) Banking
4 15 (2.98%) Manufacturing
4 15 (2.98%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.39%) Legal
6 11 (2.19%) Automotive
7 5 (0.99%) Marketing
8 4 (0.80%) Advertising
9 3 (0.60%) Billing
9 3 (0.60%) Local Government
9 3 (0.60%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.20%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.20%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.60%) Middleware
2 2 (0.40%) EDI
2 2 (0.40%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.20%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 23 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
1 23 (4.57%) Data Centre
2 18 (3.58%) PMI
3 14 (2.78%) Performance Metrics
4 8 (1.59%) Smart Meter
5 7 (1.39%) Credit Risk
6 5 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (0.99%) Visualisation
7 4 (0.80%) EPoS
7 4 (0.80%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.60%) Driving Licence
8 3 (0.60%) NHS
8 3 (0.60%) User Experience
8 3 (0.60%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.40%) FlexPod
9 2 (0.40%) FMCG
9 2 (0.40%) iPad
9 2 (0.40%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.40%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.20%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 13 (2.58%) Windows
2 11 (2.19%) Linux
3 8 (1.59%) Windows Server
4 7 (1.39%) SUSE
5 3 (0.60%) AIX
5 3 (0.60%) Solaris
5 3 (0.60%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.20%) Unix
7 1 (0.20%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (49.90%) Project Management
2 159 (31.61%) PRINCE2
3 148 (29.42%) Stakeholder Management
4 85 (16.90%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (9.54%) Change Management
6 40 (7.95%) Risk Management
7 39 (7.75%) Migration
8 28 (5.57%) Scrum
9 26 (5.17%) Logistics
10 24 (4.77%) Change Control
10 24 (4.77%) CRM
10 24 (4.77%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 23 (4.57%) ERP
11 23 (4.57%) Project Governance
12 22 (4.37%) Project Planning
13 21 (4.17%) Resource Management
13 21 (4.17%) Supplier Management
14 20 (3.98%) Business Intelligence
15 19 (3.78%) Matrix Organization
15 19 (3.78%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (1.59%) C
2 3 (0.60%) SQL
3 1 (0.20%) Java
3 1 (0.20%) MATLAB
3 1 (0.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 45 (8.95%) Security Cleared
2 37 (7.36%) SC Cleared
3 34 (6.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 26 (5.17%) PMI Certification
5 24 (4.77%) PMP
6 17 (3.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 10 (1.99%) APMP
8 7 (1.39%) ISEB
9 5 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.99%) Degree
10 4 (0.80%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.60%) CCNA
11 3 (0.60%) CCNP
11 3 (0.60%) CCSP
11 3 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.40%) CISM
12 2 (0.40%) CISSP
13 1 (0.20%) MAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.78%) QA
2 9 (1.79%) SLA
3 6 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.40%) COBIT
6 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.20%) ISO27002
6 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.20%) Solvency II
System Software
1 8 (1.59%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (0.40%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.20%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.20%) SCOM
Vendors
1 55 (10.93%) Microsoft
2 36 (7.16%) SAP
3 19 (3.78%) Oracle
4 13 (2.58%) Cisco
5 8 (1.59%) VMware
6 7 (1.39%) Red Hat
7 6 (1.19%) JDA
7 6 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (0.99%) IBM
9 3 (0.60%) Citrix
9 3 (0.60%) Cognos
9 3 (0.60%) HP
9 3 (0.60%) Rally
9 3 (0.60%) Tableau
10 2 (0.40%) hybris
10 2 (0.40%) Informatica
10 2 (0.40%) JD Edwards
10 2 (0.40%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (0.40%) Pega
10 2 (0.40%) RedPrairie
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