The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Planning
Rank 90 74 91
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +17
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 28 24 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.16% 1.32% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 1.93% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 7
Average daily rate £360 £394 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +15.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £275 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £444 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £361 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.11% +3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +93.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1697 1243 1424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 70.04% 68.26% 63.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 888 592 673
Average daily rate £375 £341 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.13% +0.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 89 66
Average hourly rate £32.00 £37.80 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.34% +64.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £14.50 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £37.80 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +23.07%
Project Planning
England

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 April 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
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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Coventry -2 9 £360 -
Warwickshire -7 5 - - 2
Solihull - 4 £327 -
Birmingham -9 3 - - 1
Worcestershire - 1 - - 1
Walsall - 1 £500 -
Staffordshire - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Project Planning
England

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 31 (41.33%) MS Project
2 26 (34.67%) Finance
3 21 (28.00%) SAP
4 19 (25.33%) Project Management
5 15 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
6 14 (18.67%) PRINCE2
7 13 (17.33%) SAP MM
7 13 (17.33%) Procure-to-pay
8 9 (12.00%) ERP
9 8 (10.67%) CRM
10 7 (9.33%) MS Excel
10 7 (9.33%) MS Office
10 7 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (8.00%) Business Analysis
11 6 (8.00%) Manufacturing
11 6 (8.00%) SharePoint
11 6 (8.00%) Change Management
11 6 (8.00%) Microsoft
12 5 (6.67%) SAP BW
12 5 (6.67%) Management Information System
12 5 (6.67%) ABAP
12 5 (6.67%) Waterfall
12 5 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
13 4 (5.33%) Release Management
13 4 (5.33%) Analytics
13 4 (5.33%) Critical Path Analysis
13 4 (5.33%) Agile Software Development
13 4 (5.33%) Billing
13 4 (5.33%) Automotive
13 4 (5.33%) Oracle OWB

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 6 (8.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 31 (41.33%) MS Project
2 7 (9.33%) MS Excel
2 7 (9.33%) MS Office
3 2 (2.67%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (17.33%) SAP MM
2 3 (4.00%) Agresso
3 2 (2.67%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.33%) Exchequer
4 1 (1.33%) CA Clarity
4 1 (1.33%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.00%) MPLS
1 3 (4.00%) LAN
1 3 (4.00%) WAN
1 3 (4.00%) IP Telephony
1 3 (4.00%) Structured Cabling
2 2 (2.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.67%) SAP BW
2 4 (5.33%) Oracle OWB
2 4 (5.33%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (5.33%) SAP BI
3 2 (2.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (5.33%) ClearCase
1 4 (5.33%) ClearQuest
General
1 26 (34.67%) Finance
2 6 (8.00%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.33%) Billing
3 4 (5.33%) Automotive
4 2 (2.67%) Banking
4 2 (2.67%) Back Office
5 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (29.33%) Project Manager
2 14 (18.67%) Project Planner
3 10 (13.33%) Consultant
3 10 (13.33%) SAP Consultant
4 7 (9.33%) SAP Manager
5 6 (8.00%) Architect
6 5 (6.67%) Administrator
6 5 (6.67%) Project Administrator
6 5 (6.67%) PMO Administrator
6 5 (6.67%) SAP P2P Consultant
7 4 (5.33%) SAP BI Consultant
7 4 (5.33%) Java Architect
7 4 (5.33%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 3 (4.00%) Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Software Architect
8 3 (4.00%) Implementation Manager
8 3 (4.00%) SAP MM Consultant
8 3 (4.00%) Java Software Architect
9 2 (2.67%) Dynamics AX Developer
9 2 (2.67%) Project Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.33%) J2EE
2 2 (2.67%) WCF
2 2 (2.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.67%) .NET
3 1 (1.33%) Middleware
3 1 (1.33%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.00%) Thin Client
2 3 (4.00%) Fat Client
2 3 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.67%) Smart Meter
3 2 (2.67%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.33%) Project Management
2 14 (18.67%) PRINCE2
3 13 (17.33%) Procure-to-pay
4 9 (12.00%) ERP
5 8 (10.67%) CRM
6 7 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (8.00%) Business Analysis
7 6 (8.00%) Change Management
8 5 (6.67%) Waterfall
8 5 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (5.33%) Release Management
9 4 (5.33%) Analytics
9 4 (5.33%) Critical Path Analysis
9 4 (5.33%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (5.33%) RUP
9 4 (5.33%) ITIL
9 4 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (5.33%) PRINCE
10 3 (4.00%) BCP
10 3 (4.00%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.67%) ABAP
2 4 (5.33%) Java
3 2 (2.67%) X++
3 2 (2.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (4.00%) ISEB
1 3 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 3 (4.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (4.00%) Degree
1 3 (4.00%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
2 1 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) ISO 14001
1 3 (4.00%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 15 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (28.00%) SAP
2 6 (8.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.00%) HP
3 3 (4.00%) Avaya
3 3 (4.00%) Minitab
3 3 (4.00%) BT
4 2 (2.67%) Oracle
5 1 (1.33%) Sun
5 1 (1.33%) CA