The table below looks at the statistics for Project Planning skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Project Planning over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Planning
Rank 84 90 81
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -9
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 64 28 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.02% 1.17% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.46% 1.56% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 19 7
Median daily rate £356 £325 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.53% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £235 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £438 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £370
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 13
Median hourly rate £22.50 - £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.10 - £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.30 - £19.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +133.33%
Project Planning
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2598 1792 1838
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.16% 75.17% 77.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1563 1097 973
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 74 134
Median hourly rate £18.28 £28.69 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.30% -8.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.45 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £43.78 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

Project Planning
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Project Planning as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 July 2016.

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 25 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Planning within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 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
Warwickshire +2 18 £365 -14.11% 3
Birmingham +2 17 £250 - 8
Shropshire - 13 £395 -
Staffordshire - 10 £200 -
Coventry -19 4 £450 +45.16% 2
Wolverhampton +1 1 £356 +3.94%
Project Planning
England

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Project Planning also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Project Planning.

1 41 (35.04%) Software Architecture
2 40 (34.19%) Waterfall
2 40 (34.19%) ClearQuest
2 40 (34.19%) Oracle OWB
3 38 (32.48%) RUP
4 31 (26.50%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (23.08%) Linux
6 26 (22.22%) ClearCase
7 25 (21.37%) WSO2
8 24 (20.51%) MongoDB
8 24 (20.51%) Java
8 24 (20.51%) Project Management
9 22 (18.80%) Puppet
9 22 (18.80%) Spring
9 22 (18.80%) Maven
9 22 (18.80%) Spring Boot
10 21 (17.95%) RabbitMQ
10 21 (17.95%) Git (software)
10 21 (17.95%) SQL
10 21 (17.95%) Oracle
11 20 (17.09%) MS Project
12 19 (16.24%) PRINCE2
12 19 (16.24%) Stakeholder Management
13 18 (15.38%) JIRA
14 17 (14.53%) Risk Management
14 17 (14.53%) Analytical Skills
15 15 (12.82%) QA
15 15 (12.82%) Confluence
16 14 (11.97%) Web Development
17 12 (10.26%) Finance

Project Planning
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 15 (12.82%) Confluence
2 2 (1.71%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.71%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 20 (17.09%) MS Project
2 7 (5.98%) MS Visio
3 6 (5.13%) MS Excel
4 5 (4.27%) MS Office
5 1 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.56%) SAP PM
2 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.85%) Primavera
2 1 (0.85%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.13%) IaaS
2 6 (5.13%) PaaS
2 6 (5.13%) SaaS
3 4 (3.42%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.71%) Data Lake Analytics
5 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.56%) BGP
1 3 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (2.56%) DHCP
1 3 (2.56%) DNS
1 3 (2.56%) Firewall
1 3 (2.56%) Internet
1 3 (2.56%) IPsec
1 3 (2.56%) NetScaler
1 3 (2.56%) Network Security
1 3 (2.56%) OSPF
1 3 (2.56%) VoIP
1 3 (2.56%) VPN
1 3 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (2.56%) Wireless
2 1 (0.85%) Skype
2 1 (0.85%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (34.19%) Oracle OWB
2 24 (20.51%) MongoDB
3 4 (3.42%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.71%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.71%) Data Lake
4 2 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.71%) HDInsight
4 2 (1.71%) MySQL
4 2 (1.71%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.71%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 40 (34.19%) ClearQuest
2 26 (22.22%) ClearCase
3 22 (18.80%) Maven
4 21 (17.95%) Git (software)
5 18 (15.38%) JIRA
6 6 (5.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (5.13%) SoapUI
7 3 (2.56%) LSMW
7 3 (2.56%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.71%) Dreamweaver
8 2 (1.71%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.85%) JIRA Agile
9 1 (0.85%) Subversion
9 1 (0.85%) VersionOne
General
1 12 (10.26%) Finance
2 5 (4.27%) Banking
2 5 (4.27%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.42%) Automotive
3 4 (3.42%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.56%) Billing
4 3 (2.56%) Publishing
4 3 (2.56%) Retail
5 1 (0.85%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.85%) Legal
5 1 (0.85%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 50 (42.74%) Architect
2 33 (28.21%) Software Architect
3 22 (18.80%) Project Manager
4 17 (14.53%) Analyst
5 15 (12.82%) Java Architect
5 15 (12.82%) Java Software Architect
6 14 (11.97%) Technical Architect
7 12 (10.26%) Business Analyst
7 12 (10.26%) Digital Analyst
7 12 (10.26%) Digital Business Analyst
8 9 (7.69%) Project Planner
9 7 (5.98%) Consultant
9 7 (5.98%) Programme Planner
10 5 (4.27%) Administrator
10 5 (4.27%) Java Technical Architect
10 5 (4.27%) Security Architect
11 4 (3.42%) IT Manager
11 4 (3.42%) IT Project Manager
11 4 (3.42%) Project Analyst
11 4 (3.42%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (18.80%) Spring
1 22 (18.80%) Spring Boot
2 21 (17.95%) RabbitMQ
3 6 (5.13%) ELK Stack
3 6 (5.13%) Hystrix
3 6 (5.13%) SOAP
3 6 (5.13%) Swagger
3 6 (5.13%) WireMock
4 3 (2.56%) EDI
4 3 (2.56%) J2EE
4 3 (2.56%) XML
5 2 (1.71%) Web Services
6 1 (0.85%) .NET
6 1 (0.85%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.85%) CSS
6 1 (0.85%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.85%) jQuery
6 1 (0.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.53%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (10.26%) User Experience
3 7 (5.98%) CESG
4 5 (4.27%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.56%) LIMS
6 2 (1.71%) Clustering
6 2 (1.71%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.71%) PMI
7 1 (0.85%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.85%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (23.08%) Linux
2 9 (7.69%) Unix
2 9 (7.69%) Windows
3 5 (4.27%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.56%) AIX
4 3 (2.56%) Solaris
4 3 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.71%) SUSE
6 1 (0.85%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (35.04%) Software Architecture
2 40 (34.19%) Waterfall
3 38 (32.48%) RUP
4 31 (26.50%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (20.51%) Project Management
6 19 (16.24%) PRINCE2
6 19 (16.24%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (14.53%) Risk Management
8 14 (11.97%) Web Development
9 12 (10.26%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
9 12 (10.26%) Translating Business Requirements
9 12 (10.26%) UML
9 12 (10.26%) Use Case
9 12 (10.26%) User Stories
10 8 (6.84%) Migration
11 7 (5.98%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
12 6 (5.13%) Data Migration
12 6 (5.13%) SDLC
13 5 (4.27%) Information Security
13 5 (4.27%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 24 (20.51%) Java
2 21 (17.95%) SQL
3 9 (7.69%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.56%) ABAP
4 3 (2.56%) C#
4 3 (2.56%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.71%) COBOL
6 1 (0.85%) C
6 1 (0.85%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 6 (5.13%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.27%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.42%) PMP
4 3 (2.56%) CCDP
4 3 (2.56%) CCNA
4 3 (2.56%) CCNP
4 3 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.56%) ISEB
4 3 (2.56%) JNCIA
4 3 (2.56%) JNCIP
4 3 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.71%) CISSP
5 2 (1.71%) GIAC
5 2 (1.71%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.85%) APMP
6 1 (0.85%) CCA
6 1 (0.85%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.85%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (12.82%) QA
System Software
1 7 (5.98%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.13%) Docker
3 3 (2.56%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.56%) XenApp
3 3 (2.56%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.71%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 22 (18.80%) Puppet
2 6 (5.13%) Grafana
2 6 (5.13%) Graphite
3 2 (1.71%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (21.37%) WSO2
2 21 (17.95%) Oracle
3 12 (10.26%) Microsoft
4 9 (7.69%) Informatica
4 9 (7.69%) Pega
5 5 (4.27%) Cisco
5 5 (4.27%) Dell
6 4 (3.42%) VMware
7 3 (2.56%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.56%) Citrix
7 3 (2.56%) HP
7 3 (2.56%) Juniper
7 3 (2.56%) SAP
8 2 (1.71%) Micro Focus
9 1 (0.85%) Google
9 1 (0.85%) Rally
Coventry
Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: £450 per day, Initial contract 3 months
Posted: 17 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
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Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Rate: £475 - £525 per day
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