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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Planning
Rank 82 84 88
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 54 41 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.87% 1.51% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.30% 1.99% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 28 10
Average daily rate £325 £400 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £473 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Average hourly rate £21.50 £29.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.86% +93.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £22.40 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 £35.00 £16.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-33.82% -2.85%
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
2343 2060 1744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.99% 75.62% 74.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1303 1239 932
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 104 96
Average hourly rate £19.61 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.37% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £15.00 £10.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 1 May 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
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 1 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Shropshire -8 27 - -
Warwickshire +4 11 £363 +16.00%
Birmingham +2 7 £300 -33.33% 3
Solihull -7 4 - -
Coventry -12 3 - - 1
Staffordshire +10 1 - - 1
Project Planning
England

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 44 (44.90%) Waterfall
2 43 (43.88%) Oracle OWB
3 42 (42.86%) ClearQuest
4 40 (40.82%) RUP
5 39 (39.80%) Software Architecture
6 32 (32.65%) ClearCase
7 26 (26.53%) Java
7 26 (26.53%) Oracle
8 25 (25.51%) Unix
8 25 (25.51%) Shell Script
8 25 (25.51%) Informatica
8 25 (25.51%) Pega
9 24 (24.49%) Project Management
10 23 (23.47%) SQL
11 21 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
12 18 (18.37%) MS Project
12 18 (18.37%) PRINCE2
13 16 (16.33%) Linux
14 15 (15.31%) WSO2
15 13 (13.27%) Puppet
15 13 (13.27%) MongoDB
15 13 (13.27%) Spring Boot
15 13 (13.27%) Spring
15 13 (13.27%) Maven
16 12 (12.24%) Git (software)
16 12 (12.24%) JIRA
16 12 (12.24%) PL/SQL
16 12 (12.24%) J2EE
16 12 (12.24%) Mentoring
16 12 (12.24%) RabbitMQ

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 10 (10.20%) Confluence
1 10 (10.20%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.02%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 18 (18.37%) MS Project
2 10 (10.20%) MS Excel
3 5 (5.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (4.08%) MS Office
4 4 (4.08%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Primavera
1 1 (1.02%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.02%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (43.88%) Oracle OWB
2 13 (13.27%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.06%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.04%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.02%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 42 (42.86%) ClearQuest
2 32 (32.65%) ClearCase
3 13 (13.27%) Maven
4 12 (12.24%) Git (software)
4 12 (12.24%) JIRA
5 10 (10.20%) CA Gen
6 3 (3.06%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (3.06%) Eclipse
6 3 (3.06%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (2.04%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.02%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (1.02%) VersionOne
General
1 6 (6.12%) Finance
1 6 (6.12%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.04%) Games
2 2 (2.04%) Law
2 2 (2.04%) Legal
2 2 (2.04%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.02%) Automotive
3 1 (1.02%) Banking
3 1 (1.02%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 39 (39.80%) Architect
2 29 (29.59%) Software Architect
3 18 (18.37%) Project Manager
4 15 (15.31%) Technical Architect
5 11 (11.22%) Java Architect
5 11 (11.22%) Java Software Architect
6 10 (10.20%) Project Planner
7 8 (8.16%) Developer
8 7 (7.14%) Programme Planner
9 6 (6.12%) Integration Manager
9 6 (6.12%) Integration Project Manager
10 5 (5.10%) Analyst
10 5 (5.10%) IT Manager
10 5 (5.10%) IT Project Manager
11 4 (4.08%) Business Analyst
11 4 (4.08%) Consultant
11 4 (4.08%) Digital Analyst
11 4 (4.08%) Digital Business Analyst
12 3 (3.06%) Lead Developer
12 3 (3.06%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.27%) Spring
1 13 (13.27%) Spring Boot
2 12 (12.24%) J2EE
2 12 (12.24%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (4.08%) Web Services
4 3 (3.06%) XML
5 2 (2.04%) ELK Stack
5 2 (2.04%) SOAP
5 2 (2.04%) Swagger
6 1 (1.02%) .NET
6 1 (1.02%) ADO.NET
6 1 (1.02%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.08%) User Experience
3 2 (2.04%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.02%) CESG
4 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.02%) Informatics
4 1 (1.02%) Learning Management System
4 1 (1.02%) NHS
4 1 (1.02%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 25 (25.51%) Unix
2 16 (16.33%) Linux
3 3 (3.06%) SUSE
4 2 (2.04%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.02%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (44.90%) Waterfall
2 40 (40.82%) RUP
3 39 (39.80%) Software Architecture
4 24 (24.49%) Project Management
5 21 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (18.37%) PRINCE2
7 12 (12.24%) Mentoring
8 10 (10.20%) Risk Management
9 9 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (7.14%) Change Management
10 7 (7.14%) ITIL
11 6 (6.12%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (6.12%) Dependency Management
11 6 (6.12%) Web Development
12 5 (5.10%) Programme Management
12 5 (5.10%) Project Governance
13 4 (4.08%) Translating Business Requirements
13 4 (4.08%) UML
13 4 (4.08%) Use Case
13 4 (4.08%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 26 (26.53%) Java
2 25 (25.51%) Shell Script
3 23 (23.47%) SQL
4 12 (12.24%) PL/SQL
5 10 (10.20%) Perl
6 4 (4.08%) C#
7 3 (3.06%) COBOL
8 2 (2.04%) ABAP
9 1 (1.02%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (8.16%) SC Cleared
1 8 (8.16%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.12%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (4.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.02%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.02%) PMP
4 1 (1.02%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.12%) QA
2 1 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (2.04%) Docker
2 1 (1.02%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (13.27%) Puppet
2 2 (2.04%) Grafana
2 2 (2.04%) Graphite
3 1 (1.02%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (26.53%) Oracle
2 25 (25.51%) Informatica
2 25 (25.51%) Pega
3 15 (15.31%) WSO2
4 10 (10.20%) BEA
4 10 (10.20%) webMethods
5 8 (8.16%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.06%) CheckPoint
6 3 (3.06%) Micro Focus
7 2 (2.04%) SAP
8 1 (1.02%) Rally
8 1 (1.02%) VMware
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £570 per day
Posted: 4 days ago