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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Planning
Rank 90 82 81
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 35 34 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.37% 1.45% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 2.00% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 7 11
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -5.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £228 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £540 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £326 £375
% change year-on-year
+22.69% -13.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 £16.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £29.34
% change year-on-year
- +19.29%
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
1887 1698 1186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.03% 72.66% 70.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1174 888 566
Average daily rate £375 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £255 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £488 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 107 77
Average hourly rate £29.00 £33.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% -12.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Warwickshire -2 7 £369 -13.23% 1
Birmingham -3 7 £413 - 2
Coventry +3 5 £438 +10.75% 1
Shropshire -6 3 £400 +300.00%
Worcestershire +4 2 £155 -
Solihull +2 2 £180 -42.40%
Staffordshire - 2 £325 -
Kingswinford - 1 - -
Project Planning
England

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 33 (53.23%) Project Management
2 28 (45.16%) PRINCE2
3 22 (35.48%) Finance
4 15 (24.19%) MS Excel
4 15 (24.19%) Microsoft
5 12 (19.35%) MS Project
5 12 (19.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (17.74%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (16.13%) Programme Management
7 10 (16.13%) SharePoint
8 9 (14.52%) Migration
8 9 (14.52%) Risk Management
9 7 (11.29%) Change Management
9 7 (11.29%) Degree
9 7 (11.29%) Resource Management
9 7 (11.29%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (9.68%) Data Migration
10 6 (9.68%) SAP
10 6 (9.68%) Management Information System
11 5 (8.06%) Configuration Management
11 5 (8.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (8.06%) Waterfall
11 5 (8.06%) Portfolio Management
11 5 (8.06%) Change Control
12 4 (6.45%) Relational Database
12 4 (6.45%) Line Management
12 4 (6.45%) REST
12 4 (6.45%) E-Discovery
12 4 (6.45%) QlikView

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 10 (16.13%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.84%) Apache
3 1 (1.61%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (24.19%) MS Excel
2 12 (19.35%) MS Project
3 4 (6.45%) MS Office
3 4 (6.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (4.84%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (3.23%) Siemens NX
5 2 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.61%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.61%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.84%) HTTP
2 1 (1.61%) RFID
2 1 (1.61%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.45%) Relational Database
1 4 (6.45%) QlikView
2 3 (4.84%) MySQL
2 3 (4.84%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.61%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) JIRA
General
1 22 (35.48%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Retail
3 3 (4.84%) Legal
3 3 (4.84%) Publishing
4 2 (3.23%) Automotive
4 2 (3.23%) Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 33 (53.23%) Project Manager
2 7 (11.29%) Project Planner
2 7 (11.29%) Analyst
3 4 (6.45%) Agile Project Manager
4 3 (4.84%) Senior Project Manager
4 3 (4.84%) Developer
4 3 (4.84%) Business Analyst
4 3 (4.84%) Senior Manager
4 3 (4.84%) Website Developer
5 2 (3.23%) CAD Engineer
5 2 (3.23%) ScrumMaster
5 2 (3.23%) Systems Support
5 2 (3.23%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (3.23%) Technical Project Manager
5 2 (3.23%) Test Manager
5 2 (3.23%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (3.23%) Technical Manager
5 2 (3.23%) Data Analyst
5 2 (3.23%) Quality Analyst
5 2 (3.23%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.45%) REST
2 3 (4.84%) HTML
2 3 (4.84%) CSS
2 3 (4.84%) D3.js
2 3 (4.84%) Flot
3 1 (1.61%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.74%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.68%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.45%) PMI
4 3 (4.84%) Visualisation
4 3 (4.84%) Open Source
5 2 (3.23%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.61%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.61%) NHS
6 1 (1.61%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.45%) Windows
2 3 (4.84%) SUSE
2 3 (4.84%) Linux
3 1 (1.61%) Android
3 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (53.23%) Project Management
2 28 (45.16%) PRINCE2
3 12 (19.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (16.13%) Programme Management
6 9 (14.52%) Migration
6 9 (14.52%) Risk Management
7 7 (11.29%) Change Management
7 7 (11.29%) Resource Management
7 7 (11.29%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (9.68%) Data Migration
9 5 (8.06%) Configuration Management
9 5 (8.06%) Waterfall
9 5 (8.06%) Portfolio Management
9 5 (8.06%) Change Control
10 4 (6.45%) Line Management
10 4 (6.45%) E-Discovery
10 4 (6.45%) ITIL
10 4 (6.45%) Critical Path Analysis
10 4 (6.45%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.45%) SQL
2 3 (4.84%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.61%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (11.29%) Degree
2 5 (8.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (6.45%) PMI Certification
4 2 (3.23%) APMP
4 2 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (3.23%) PMP
5 1 (1.61%) ISEB
5 1 (1.61%) CISSP
5 1 (1.61%) CISA
5 1 (1.61%) CISM
5 1 (1.61%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) QA
2 2 (3.23%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.61%) P3O
System Software
1 3 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.61%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) Kibana
Vendors
1 15 (24.19%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.68%) SAP
3 4 (6.45%) GoldenSource
4 3 (4.84%) VMware
4 3 (4.84%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.23%) Siemens
5 2 (3.23%) Trillium
6 1 (1.61%) Sybase
6 1 (1.61%) CA
6 1 (1.61%) Syclo
6 1 (1.61%) Kony
6 1 (1.61%) ClickSoftware Technologies