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 30 June 2015 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Planning
Rank 88 85 81
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 32 36 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.35% 1.52% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 2.02% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 8 9
Average daily rate
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£360 £423 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.79% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £258 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £530 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 0
Average hourly rate £29.00 £16.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.13% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £19.50 £29.34
% change year-on-year
+76.92% -33.53%
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
1761 1779 1171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.15% 74.91% 67.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1094 936 582
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 138 53
Average hourly rate £25.00 £33.55 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.48% +0.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £37.80 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 2015. 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
Coventry +10 11 £425 -8.10% 2
Warwickshire 0 11 £430 +4.24% 2
Birmingham -6 5 £400 - 2
Wolverhampton - 2 £343 -
Project Planning
England

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 42 (57.53%) Project Management
2 32 (43.84%) PRINCE2
3 20 (27.40%) Finance
4 17 (23.29%) MS Excel
5 16 (21.92%) Microsoft
6 13 (17.81%) MS Project
7 12 (16.44%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (16.44%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (15.07%) SharePoint
9 10 (13.70%) Migration
9 10 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (12.33%) Programme Management
11 8 (10.96%) Risk Management
12 7 (9.59%) Change Management
12 7 (9.59%) Resource Management
12 7 (9.59%) Data Migration
13 6 (8.22%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (8.22%) Degree
13 6 (8.22%) Waterfall
13 6 (8.22%) Portfolio Management
13 6 (8.22%) Management Information System
13 6 (8.22%) Critical Path Analysis
13 6 (8.22%) SAP
14 5 (6.85%) Windows
14 5 (6.85%) MS Office
14 5 (6.85%) SQL
14 5 (6.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 5 (6.85%) MS PowerPoint
14 5 (6.85%) People Management
14 5 (6.85%) Relational Database

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 11 (15.07%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.11%) Moodle
2 3 (4.11%) Apache
3 1 (1.37%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (23.29%) MS Excel
2 13 (17.81%) MS Project
3 5 (6.85%) MS Office
3 5 (6.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (4.11%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (2.74%) Siemens NX
5 2 (2.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.37%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.37%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.11%) HTTP
2 1 (1.37%) RFID
2 1 (1.37%) NFC
2 1 (1.37%) Skype
2 1 (1.37%) LAN
2 1 (1.37%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.85%) Relational Database
2 4 (5.48%) QlikView
3 3 (4.11%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.11%) MySQL
4 2 (2.74%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.37%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.37%) JIRA
General
1 20 (27.40%) Finance
2 4 (5.48%) Retail
3 3 (4.11%) Automotive
3 3 (4.11%) Legal
3 3 (4.11%) Publishing
4 2 (2.74%) Banking
4 2 (2.74%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.37%) Back Office
5 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.37%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.37%) Local Government
5 1 (1.37%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.37%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (54.79%) Project Manager
2 8 (10.96%) Project Planner
3 6 (8.22%) Analyst
4 5 (6.85%) Senior Manager
4 5 (6.85%) Senior Project Manager
5 4 (5.48%) Developer
5 4 (5.48%) Trainer
5 4 (5.48%) Agile Project Manager
6 3 (4.11%) Website Developer
6 3 (4.11%) Business Analyst
7 2 (2.74%) Test Manager
7 2 (2.74%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (2.74%) Technical Project Manager
7 2 (2.74%) Data Analyst
7 2 (2.74%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (2.74%) Technical Manager
7 2 (2.74%) Quality Analyst
7 2 (2.74%) Data Quality Analyst
7 2 (2.74%) CAD Engineer
7 2 (2.74%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.48%) REST
2 3 (4.11%) D3.js
2 3 (4.11%) Flot
2 3 (4.11%) HTML
2 3 (4.11%) CSS
3 1 (1.37%) SOAP
3 1 (1.37%) Web Services
3 1 (1.37%) XML
3 1 (1.37%) XSLT
3 1 (1.37%) .NET
3 1 (1.37%) ADO.NET
3 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.22%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.48%) E-Learning
3 4 (5.48%) Economics
3 4 (5.48%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.11%) Learning Management System
4 3 (4.11%) Visualisation
4 3 (4.11%) PMI
5 2 (2.74%) NHS
5 2 (2.74%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.37%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.37%) EPoS
6 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.37%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.85%) Windows
2 3 (4.11%) Linux
2 3 (4.11%) SUSE
3 1 (1.37%) Android
3 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (57.53%) Project Management
2 32 (43.84%) PRINCE2
3 12 (16.44%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (16.44%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (13.70%) Migration
5 9 (12.33%) Programme Management
6 8 (10.96%) Risk Management
7 7 (9.59%) Change Management
7 7 (9.59%) Resource Management
7 7 (9.59%) Data Migration
8 6 (8.22%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (8.22%) Waterfall
8 6 (8.22%) Portfolio Management
8 6 (8.22%) Critical Path Analysis
9 5 (6.85%) People Management
10 4 (5.48%) E-Discovery
10 4 (5.48%) Business Analysis
10 4 (5.48%) Supplier Management
10 4 (5.48%) Web Development
10 4 (5.48%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.85%) SQL
2 3 (4.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.37%) C#
3 1 (1.37%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (8.22%) Degree
2 5 (6.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (4.11%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.74%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.74%) APMP
4 2 (2.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.37%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.37%) PMP
5 1 (1.37%) ISEB
5 1 (1.37%) CISSP
5 1 (1.37%) CISA
5 1 (1.37%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) QA
2 2 (2.74%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.37%) P3O
3 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.37%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.37%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (4.11%) Kibana
Vendors
1 16 (21.92%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.22%) SAP
3 4 (5.48%) GoldenSource
4 3 (4.11%) Red Hat
4 3 (4.11%) VMware
5 2 (2.74%) Siemens
5 2 (2.74%) Trillium
6 1 (1.37%) CA
6 1 (1.37%) Sybase
6 1 (1.37%) Syclo
6 1 (1.37%) Kony
6 1 (1.37%) ClickSoftware Technologies