The first table below looks at the demand for Project Planning skills 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 Planning over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Planning
Rank 71 88 81
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -7
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 47 15 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.92% 0.75% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.64% 1.13% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 14
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£450 £410 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% +32.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £486 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £390 £380
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-12.19% -22.64%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1779 1330 1528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 72.61% 66.80% 68.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 961 673 735
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 58 70
Average hourly rate £29.00 £37.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.28% +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.39 £12.75 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
Project Planning
England

Project Planning
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Project Planning across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Project Planning Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Project Planning
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 Planning across the West Midlands region.

Project Planning Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Project Planning
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Planning across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Project Planning Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Project Planning
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 Planning across the West Midlands region.

Project Planning Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Project Planning
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Planning across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Project Planning Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Project Planning
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 Planning within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
Warwickshire +14 19 £443 +128.09% 5
Coventry -3 10 £450 - 1
Birmingham -6 4 - - 2
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - - 2
Project Planning
England

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Project Planning also 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 that cited Project Planning.

1 31 (41.33%) MS Project
2 22 (29.33%) Project Management
3 21 (28.00%) Finance
4 18 (24.00%) PRINCE2
5 14 (18.67%) Change Management
6 13 (17.33%) ERP
7 11 (14.67%) SAP
8 9 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (10.67%) Business Analysis
9 8 (10.67%) MS Excel
10 7 (9.33%) MS Office
10 7 (9.33%) Microsoft
10 7 (9.33%) PRINCE
10 7 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (8.00%) Automotive
11 6 (8.00%) Middleware
11 6 (8.00%) CRM
11 6 (8.00%) ITIL
11 6 (8.00%) Critical Path Analysis
12 5 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (6.67%) SQL
12 5 (6.67%) Manufacturing
13 4 (5.33%) Agile Software Development
13 4 (5.33%) J2EE
13 4 (5.33%) Oracle
13 4 (5.33%) UNIX
13 4 (5.33%) ClearCase
13 4 (5.33%) Data Modelling
13 4 (5.33%) Shell Script
13 4 (5.33%) Agresso

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Project Planning also 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 that cited Project Planning. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.33%) Documentum
2 2 (2.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.67%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.33%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 31 (41.33%) MS Project
2 8 (10.67%) MS Excel
3 7 (9.33%) MS Office
4 1 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.33%) Agresso
2 2 (2.67%) SAP SD
2 2 (2.67%) SAP MM
2 2 (2.67%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.33%) CA Clarity
3 1 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.33%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.33%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.33%) SAP FI/CO
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.00%) Structured Cabling
1 3 (4.00%) Broadband
1 3 (4.00%) LAN
1 3 (4.00%) WAN
1 3 (4.00%) MPLS
1 3 (4.00%) IP Telephony
2 2 (2.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.67%) Oracle OWB
1 2 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (2.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.33%) ZAP BI
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.33%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.33%) SAP BI
2 1 (1.33%) SAP BW
2 1 (1.33%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.33%) ClearCase
1 4 (5.33%) ClearQuest
2 2 (2.67%) CA Gen
3 1 (1.33%) JIRA
3 1 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (28.00%) Finance
2 6 (8.00%) Automotive
3 5 (6.67%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.00%) Retail
4 3 (4.00%) Billing
5 2 (2.67%) Banking
6 1 (1.33%) Marketing
6 1 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.33%) Legal
6 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 29 (38.67%) Project Manager
2 13 (17.33%) Project Planner
3 12 (16.00%) Administrator
4 11 (14.67%) PMO Administrator
5 10 (13.33%) Project Administrator
6 8 (10.67%) Consultant
7 6 (8.00%) SAP Consultant
8 5 (6.67%) Architect
9 4 (5.33%) Analyst
9 4 (5.33%) Software Architect
10 3 (4.00%) Implementation Manager
11 2 (2.67%) Developer
11 2 (2.67%) Business Manager
11 2 (2.67%) SAP SD Consultant
11 2 (2.67%) Implementation Project Manager
11 2 (2.67%) ScrumMaster
11 2 (2.67%) SAP P2P Consultant
12 1 (1.33%) SAP BI Consultant
12 1 (1.33%) Data Quality Analyst
12 1 (1.33%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.00%) Middleware
2 4 (5.33%) J2EE
3 3 (4.00%) .NET
4 2 (2.67%) XML
4 2 (2.67%) WCF
4 2 (2.67%) Velocity
5 1 (1.33%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (1.33%) jQuery
5 1 (1.33%) Reactive Extensions
5 1 (1.33%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 1 (1.33%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.33%) CSS
5 1 (1.33%) SOAP
5 1 (1.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.00%) Fat Client
1 3 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
1 3 (4.00%) Thin Client
1 3 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.67%) Economics
3 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.33%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.33%) UNIX
2 3 (4.00%) VMS
3 1 (1.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (29.33%) Project Management
2 18 (24.00%) PRINCE2
3 14 (18.67%) Change Management
4 13 (17.33%) ERP
5 8 (10.67%) Business Analysis
6 7 (9.33%) PRINCE
6 7 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (8.00%) CRM
7 6 (8.00%) ITIL
7 6 (8.00%) Critical Path Analysis
8 5 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (5.33%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (5.33%) Data Modelling
9 4 (5.33%) Waterfall
10 3 (4.00%) Software Testing
10 3 (4.00%) Test Strategy
10 3 (4.00%) Business Transformation
10 3 (4.00%) Business Continuity Planning
10 3 (4.00%) RUP
10 3 (4.00%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.67%) SQL
2 4 (5.33%) Shell Script
3 3 (4.00%) VB
3 3 (4.00%) Java
3 3 (4.00%) Perl
3 3 (4.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.67%) C#
5 1 (1.33%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 4 (5.33%) Degree
2 3 (4.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (4.00%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
2 3 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (4.00%) ISEB
3 1 (1.33%) MCITP
3 1 (1.33%) CIPD
3 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.33%) SAP Certification
3 1 (1.33%) HNC
3 1 (1.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) ISO 9001
1 3 (4.00%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.33%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 9 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (14.67%) SAP
2 7 (9.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.33%) Oracle
4 3 (4.00%) Informatica
4 3 (4.00%) Avaya
4 3 (4.00%) HP
4 3 (4.00%) Minitab
4 3 (4.00%) BT
5 2 (2.67%) BEA
6 1 (1.33%) Pega
6 1 (1.33%) CA
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