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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Planning
Rank 69 88 85
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -3
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 53 21 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.07% 0.99% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.97% 1.44% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 9
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £236 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £423 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £380
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 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 £43.90 £20.90 £32.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -39.06%
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
1783 1455 1601
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.49% 68.79% 69.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 929 777 822
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 58 95
Average hourly rate £29.75 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.83% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.20 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +15 28 £475 +36.69%
Birmingham +1 9 £400 +14.28% 4
Coventry -5 6 £450 -
Staffordshire -2 1 £433 +1.76% 3
Worcestershire - 1 £155 -
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Project Planning
England

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 33 (39.76%) MS Project
2 23 (27.71%) Project Management
2 23 (27.71%) PRINCE2
3 16 (19.28%) ERP
3 16 (19.28%) Finance
4 14 (16.87%) Change Management
5 12 (14.46%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (12.05%) MS Excel
6 10 (12.05%) Oracle
6 10 (12.05%) Critical Path Analysis
7 9 (10.84%) Enterprise Architecture
7 9 (10.84%) Technical Architecture
7 9 (10.84%) Migration
7 9 (10.84%) Middleware
8 8 (9.64%) SAP
8 8 (9.64%) Windows
8 8 (9.64%) ITIL
8 8 (9.64%) Business Analysis
9 7 (8.43%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (8.43%) TOGAF
9 7 (8.43%) Degree
9 7 (8.43%) Microsoft
9 7 (8.43%) Management Information System
9 7 (8.43%) Internet
10 6 (7.23%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (7.23%) Automotive
10 6 (7.23%) CA
10 6 (7.23%) Agresso
10 6 (7.23%) UNIX
10 6 (7.23%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (4.82%) Documentum
2 2 (2.41%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.41%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.20%) TPMS
3 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.20%) WebSphere Process Server
3 1 (1.20%) SAS
3 1 (1.20%) CICS
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 33 (39.76%) MS Project
2 10 (12.05%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.61%) MS Office
4 2 (2.41%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (7.23%) Agresso
2 3 (3.61%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (3.61%) Oracle HRMS
3 2 (2.41%) SAP SD
4 1 (1.20%) CA Clarity
4 1 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.20%) SAP APO
4 1 (1.20%) SAP FI
4 1 (1.20%) SAP PP
4 1 (1.20%) SAP CO
4 1 (1.20%) SAP FI/CO
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.43%) Internet
2 5 (6.02%) LAN
2 5 (6.02%) WAN
3 3 (3.61%) Broadband
3 3 (3.61%) Firewall
4 2 (2.41%) VoIP
5 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.20%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.02%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.41%) Oracle OWB
2 2 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.20%) ZAP BI
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.20%) Informix
3 1 (1.20%) MySQL
3 1 (1.20%) DB2
3 1 (1.20%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.20%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (4.82%) ClearQuest
1 4 (4.82%) ClearCase
2 2 (2.41%) CA Gen
3 1 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.20%) JIRA
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.20%) MSI
General
1 16 (19.28%) Finance
2 6 (7.23%) Automotive
3 5 (6.02%) Retail
4 4 (4.82%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.20%) Marketing
5 1 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.20%) Back Office
5 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.20%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (31.33%) Project Manager
2 13 (15.66%) Administrator
2 13 (15.66%) Architect
3 12 (14.46%) Project Planner
3 12 (14.46%) PMO Administrator
4 11 (13.25%) Project Administrator
5 8 (9.64%) Analyst
6 7 (8.43%) Technical Architect
6 7 (8.43%) Consultant
7 4 (4.82%) SAP Consultant
7 4 (4.82%) Software Architect
7 4 (4.82%) Chief Architect
7 4 (4.82%) Chief Technical Architect
8 3 (3.61%) Data Quality Analyst
8 3 (3.61%) Quality Analyst
8 3 (3.61%) Business Analyst
8 3 (3.61%) Data Analyst
9 2 (2.41%) SAP SD Consultant
9 2 (2.41%) Implementation Consultant
9 2 (2.41%) Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.84%) Middleware
2 5 (6.02%) .NET
3 4 (4.82%) J2EE
4 2 (2.41%) XML
4 2 (2.41%) WCF
4 2 (2.41%) Velocity
5 1 (1.20%) Reactive Extensions
5 1 (1.20%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 1 (1.20%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.20%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (1.20%) jQuery
5 1 (1.20%) Application Packaging
5 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.20%) EJB
5 1 (1.20%) CSS
5 1 (1.20%) SOAP
5 1 (1.20%) Web Services
5 1 (1.20%) JavaBeans
5 1 (1.20%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.46%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.43%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.82%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.61%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.41%) Economics
5 2 (2.41%) User Experience
6 1 (1.20%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.20%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.20%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.64%) Windows
2 6 (7.23%) UNIX
3 2 (2.41%) VMS
3 2 (2.41%) Linux
3 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.41%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.20%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (27.71%) Project Management
1 23 (27.71%) PRINCE2
2 16 (19.28%) ERP
3 14 (16.87%) Change Management
4 10 (12.05%) Critical Path Analysis
5 9 (10.84%) Enterprise Architecture
5 9 (10.84%) Technical Architecture
5 9 (10.84%) Migration
6 8 (9.64%) ITIL
6 8 (9.64%) Business Analysis
7 7 (8.43%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (8.43%) TOGAF
8 6 (7.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (7.23%) Waterfall
9 5 (6.02%) Security Architecture
9 5 (6.02%) Time Management
9 5 (6.02%) Data Migration
9 5 (6.02%) Service Delivery
10 4 (4.82%) Workflow
10 4 (4.82%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.23%) SQL
2 5 (6.02%) VB
3 4 (4.82%) Shell Script
4 3 (3.61%) Java
4 3 (3.61%) Perl
4 3 (3.61%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.41%) C#
5 2 (2.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (8.43%) Degree
2 5 (6.02%) ISSAP
3 3 (3.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (2.41%) SAP Certification
4 2 (2.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.20%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
5 1 (1.20%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.20%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.20%) CIPD
5 1 (1.20%) MCITP
5 1 (1.20%) HNC
5 1 (1.20%) HND
5 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.61%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.20%) QA
2 1 (1.20%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.20%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (6.02%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.41%) SCCM
3 1 (1.20%) Sysprep
3 1 (1.20%) WMI
Vendors
1 10 (12.05%) Oracle
2 8 (9.64%) SAP
3 7 (8.43%) Microsoft
4 6 (7.23%) CA
5 4 (4.82%) Informatica
6 2 (2.41%) HP
6 2 (2.41%) Dell
6 2 (2.41%) BEA
7 1 (1.20%) Pega
7 1 (1.20%) Sybase
7 1 (1.20%) Trillium
7 1 (1.20%) VMware
7 1 (1.20%) Minitab
7 1 (1.20%) Teradata
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Rate: £350 - £425 Per Day
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