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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Project Planning over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Planning
Rank 67 90 85
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -5
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 57 19 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.21% 0.91% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.14% 1.37% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 7
Average daily rate
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£455 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.97% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £244 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £435 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.92% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 2
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.50 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.51% -36.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £20.10 £32.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.85 £20.90 £32.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-12.19% -33.87%
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
1817 1387 1529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 70.32% 66.65% 67.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 963 723 788
Average daily rate £375 £357 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% -2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 58 69
Average hourly rate £29.88 £37.80 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.96% +21.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 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
Warwickshire +14 30 £460 +41.53%
Birmingham +1 9 £425 +6.25% 1
Coventry -2 8 £456 - 1
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
Project Planning
England

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 34 (38.20%) MS Project
2 24 (26.97%) Project Management
3 22 (24.72%) PRINCE2
4 18 (20.22%) Finance
5 17 (19.10%) Change Management
6 16 (17.98%) ERP
7 11 (12.36%) Business Analysis
8 10 (11.24%) Oracle
8 10 (11.24%) Critical Path Analysis
9 9 (10.11%) Enterprise Architecture
9 9 (10.11%) Technical Architecture
9 9 (10.11%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (10.11%) SAP
9 9 (10.11%) MS Excel
9 9 (10.11%) Middleware
10 8 (8.99%) Migration
10 8 (8.99%) ITIL
11 7 (7.87%) Microsoft
11 7 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (7.87%) Automotive
11 7 (7.87%) Management Information System
11 7 (7.87%) Internet
11 7 (7.87%) Degree
11 7 (7.87%) TOGAF
12 6 (6.74%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (6.74%) Agresso
12 6 (6.74%) CA
12 6 (6.74%) UNIX
12 6 (6.74%) Windows
12 6 (6.74%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (4.49%) Documentum
2 2 (2.25%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.25%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.12%) CICS
3 1 (1.12%) SAS
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.12%) WebSphere Process Server
3 1 (1.12%) TPMS
3 1 (1.12%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 34 (38.20%) MS Project
2 9 (10.11%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.49%) MS Office
4 2 (2.25%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (6.74%) Agresso
2 3 (3.37%) Oracle HRMS
2 3 (3.37%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.25%) SAP SD
4 1 (1.12%) SAP APO
4 1 (1.12%) SAP FI
4 1 (1.12%) SAP MM
4 1 (1.12%) SAP PP
4 1 (1.12%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (1.12%) SAP CO
4 1 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.12%) CA Clarity
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.87%) Internet
2 5 (5.62%) WAN
2 5 (5.62%) LAN
3 3 (3.37%) Broadband
3 3 (3.37%) Firewall
4 2 (2.25%) VoIP
5 1 (1.12%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.12%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.49%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.25%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.25%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (1.12%) Informix
3 1 (1.12%) DB2
3 1 (1.12%) MySQL
3 1 (1.12%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.12%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.12%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 4 (4.49%) ClearQuest
1 4 (4.49%) ClearCase
2 2 (2.25%) CA Gen
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.12%) MSI
3 1 (1.12%) JIRA
3 1 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (20.22%) Finance
2 7 (7.87%) Automotive
3 5 (5.62%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.49%) Retail
5 1 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.12%) Legal
5 1 (1.12%) Back Office
5 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.12%) Banking
5 1 (1.12%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (31.46%) Project Manager
2 13 (14.61%) Project Planner
2 13 (14.61%) Administrator
2 13 (14.61%) Architect
3 12 (13.48%) PMO Administrator
4 11 (12.36%) Project Administrator
5 8 (8.99%) Consultant
6 7 (7.87%) Analyst
6 7 (7.87%) Technical Architect
7 5 (5.62%) SAP Consultant
8 4 (4.49%) Chief Technical Architect
8 4 (4.49%) Chief Architect
8 4 (4.49%) Software Architect
9 3 (3.37%) Data Analyst
9 3 (3.37%) Implementation Manager
9 3 (3.37%) Quality Analyst
9 3 (3.37%) Data Quality Analyst
10 2 (2.25%) ERP Implementation Consultant
10 2 (2.25%) ERP Consultant
10 2 (2.25%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.11%) Middleware
2 4 (4.49%) .NET
2 4 (4.49%) J2EE
3 2 (2.25%) Velocity
3 2 (2.25%) WCF
3 2 (2.25%) XML
4 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.12%) EJB
4 1 (1.12%) CSS
4 1 (1.12%) SOAP
4 1 (1.12%) Web Services
4 1 (1.12%) JavaBeans
4 1 (1.12%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.12%) Silverlight
4 1 (1.12%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (1.12%) jQuery
4 1 (1.12%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.12%) Reactive Extensions
4 1 (1.12%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.87%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.49%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.37%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.25%) Economics
5 1 (1.12%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.12%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.12%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.74%) UNIX
1 6 (6.74%) Windows
2 2 (2.25%) Windows 7
2 2 (2.25%) VMS
2 2 (2.25%) Linux
3 1 (1.12%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.12%) Windows Vista
3 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.97%) Project Management
2 22 (24.72%) PRINCE2
3 17 (19.10%) Change Management
4 16 (17.98%) ERP
5 11 (12.36%) Business Analysis
6 10 (11.24%) Critical Path Analysis
7 9 (10.11%) Enterprise Architecture
7 9 (10.11%) Technical Architecture
8 8 (8.99%) Migration
8 8 (8.99%) ITIL
9 7 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (7.87%) TOGAF
10 6 (6.74%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (5.62%) Data Modelling
11 5 (5.62%) Service Delivery
11 5 (5.62%) Time Management
11 5 (5.62%) Data Migration
11 5 (5.62%) Security Architecture
11 5 (5.62%) Waterfall
12 4 (4.49%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.74%) SQL
2 5 (5.62%) VB
3 4 (4.49%) Shell Script
4 3 (3.37%) Java
4 3 (3.37%) Perl
4 3 (3.37%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.25%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (7.87%) Degree
2 5 (5.62%) ISSAP
3 3 (3.37%) ISEB
3 3 (3.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (3.37%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
3 3 (3.37%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.25%) SAP Certification
4 2 (2.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.12%) HNC
5 1 (1.12%) HND
5 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.12%) MCITP
5 1 (1.12%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.12%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.12%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.37%) ISO 9001
1 3 (3.37%) ISO 14001
1 3 (3.37%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.12%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (10.11%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.25%) SCCM
3 1 (1.12%) WMI
3 1 (1.12%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 10 (11.24%) Oracle
2 9 (10.11%) SAP
3 7 (7.87%) Microsoft
4 6 (6.74%) CA
5 5 (5.62%) HP
6 4 (4.49%) Informatica
7 3 (3.37%) Minitab
8 2 (2.25%) Dell
8 2 (2.25%) BEA
9 1 (1.12%) Sybase
9 1 (1.12%) Trillium
9 1 (1.12%) Teradata
9 1 (1.12%) Pega