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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Planning
England / West Midlands
Rank 80 66 84
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +18
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 43 50 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.80% 2.07% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.27% 2.56% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 26 22
Median daily rate £375 £410 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.53% +8.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £265 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +53.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £32.67
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +14.77%

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
1892 1954 1554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.03% 81.08% 72.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1184 1066 935
Median daily rate £415 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 65 96
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.13 £11.08 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.80 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 20 January 2017.

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
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 20 January 2017. 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 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
Coventry -4 19 £375 +7.14% 2
Warwickshire +5 10 £319 -15.00%
Shropshire +5 6 £235 - 1
Birmingham +2 5 £325 -25.71% 3
Staffordshire - 1 £425 - 1
Project Planning
England

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 38 (44.71%) Project Management
2 29 (34.12%) PRINCE2
3 21 (24.71%) MS Excel
4 20 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (22.35%) Finance
5 19 (22.35%) MS Project
6 17 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 14 (16.47%) Programme Management
7 14 (16.47%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (15.29%) MS Visio
9 12 (14.12%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (12.94%) Time Management
11 10 (11.76%) Waterfall
11 10 (11.76%) Management Information System
11 10 (11.76%) Risk Management
11 10 (11.76%) Oracle OWB
11 10 (11.76%) ClearQuest
11 10 (11.76%) RUP
11 10 (11.76%) Java
12 9 (10.59%) Linux
12 9 (10.59%) Migration
13 8 (9.41%) MS Office
13 8 (9.41%) Software Architecture
14 7 (8.24%) Business Analysis
14 7 (8.24%) Dynamics NAV
14 7 (8.24%) Portfolio Management
14 7 (8.24%) Disclosure Scotland
14 7 (8.24%) Oracle
14 7 (8.24%) SQL
14 7 (8.24%) ClearCase

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 7 (8.24%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.53%) Confluence
2 3 (3.53%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.18%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 21 (24.71%) MS Excel
2 19 (22.35%) MS Project
3 13 (15.29%) MS Visio
4 8 (9.41%) MS Office
5 5 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (8.24%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.18%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (1.18%) IaaS
2 1 (1.18%) Office 365
2 1 (1.18%) PaaS
2 1 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.18%) Cisco Wireless
1 1 (1.18%) Firewall
1 1 (1.18%) NetScaler
1 1 (1.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.76%) Oracle OWB
2 5 (5.88%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.53%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (2.35%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (11.76%) ClearQuest
2 7 (8.24%) ClearCase
3 6 (7.06%) Git (software)
3 6 (7.06%) Maven
4 3 (3.53%) CA Gen
4 3 (3.53%) JIRA
5 2 (2.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (2.35%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.35%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.18%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (1.18%) Eclipse
General
1 19 (22.35%) Finance
2 6 (7.06%) Automotive
3 5 (5.88%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.71%) Legal
5 2 (2.35%) Law
6 1 (1.18%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.18%) Banking
6 1 (1.18%) Local Government
6 1 (1.18%) Marketing
6 1 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (34.12%) Project Manager
2 12 (14.12%) Architect
3 11 (12.94%) Project Planner
4 8 (9.41%) Software Architect
5 7 (8.24%) Analyst
5 7 (8.24%) IT Manager
5 7 (8.24%) IT Project Manager
6 5 (5.88%) Business Analyst
6 5 (5.88%) Developer
6 5 (5.88%) PMO Planner
6 5 (5.88%) Technical Manager
6 5 (5.88%) Technical Project Manager
7 4 (4.71%) Programme Manager
7 4 (4.71%) Technical Architect
8 3 (3.53%) Administrator
8 3 (3.53%) Business Developer
8 3 (3.53%) Coordinator
8 3 (3.53%) Programme Planner
8 3 (3.53%) Project Administrator
8 3 (3.53%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.06%) Spring
1 6 (7.06%) Spring Boot
2 5 (5.88%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (3.53%) J2EE
4 2 (2.35%) CSS
4 2 (2.35%) ELK Stack
4 2 (2.35%) Hystrix
4 2 (2.35%) SOAP
4 2 (2.35%) Swagger
4 2 (2.35%) WireMock
4 2 (2.35%) XML
5 1 (1.18%) .NET
5 1 (1.18%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.18%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.18%) HTML
5 1 (1.18%) jQuery
5 1 (1.18%) Middleware
5 1 (1.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.47%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.88%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.71%) NHS
5 3 (3.53%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.53%) Driving Licence
5 3 (3.53%) PMI
6 2 (2.35%) User Experience
7 1 (1.18%) CESG
7 1 (1.18%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.18%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.18%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.59%) Linux
2 7 (8.24%) Windows
3 4 (4.71%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.53%) AIX
4 3 (3.53%) Solaris
4 3 (3.53%) Unix
5 1 (1.18%) Android
5 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.18%) SUSE
5 1 (1.18%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (44.71%) Project Management
2 29 (34.12%) PRINCE2
3 20 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (16.47%) Programme Management
5 12 (14.12%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (12.94%) Time Management
7 10 (11.76%) Risk Management
7 10 (11.76%) RUP
7 10 (11.76%) Waterfall
8 9 (10.59%) Migration
9 8 (9.41%) Software Architecture
10 7 (8.24%) Business Analysis
10 7 (8.24%) Change Management
10 7 (8.24%) Portfolio Management
10 7 (8.24%) Process Management
11 5 (5.88%) ERP
11 5 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (3.53%) Change Control
12 3 (3.53%) Open Source
12 3 (3.53%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.76%) Java
2 7 (8.24%) SQL
3 3 (3.53%) Perl
3 3 (3.53%) PL/SQL
3 3 (3.53%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.35%) C#
5 1 (1.18%) C
5 1 (1.18%) COBOL
5 1 (1.18%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.71%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (3.53%) Degree
3 3 (3.53%) ISEB
3 3 (3.53%) PMI Certification
3 3 (3.53%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.18%) CCA
5 1 (1.18%) CCNP
5 1 (1.18%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.18%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.18%) MCSA
5 1 (1.18%) MCSE
5 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.24%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (7.06%) QA
3 1 (1.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.35%) Docker
2 1 (1.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.18%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.18%) XenApp
2 1 (1.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (5.88%) Puppet
2 2 (2.35%) Grafana
2 2 (2.35%) Graphite
Vendors
1 17 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.24%) Oracle
3 5 (5.88%) WSO2
4 4 (4.71%) webMethods
5 3 (3.53%) BEA
5 3 (3.53%) Informatica
6 2 (2.35%) Pega
7 1 (1.18%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.18%) Cisco
7 1 (1.18%) Citrix
7 1 (1.18%) Google
7 1 (1.18%) Juniper
7 1 (1.18%) McKesson
7 1 (1.18%) SAP
7 1 (1.18%) VMware