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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Planning
Rank 77 89 76
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -13
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 41 28 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.53% 1.19% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% 1.68% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 10 10
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £291 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £433 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £358
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Average hourly rate £29.00 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
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
1944 1669 1250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 72.65% 71.17% 70.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1158 881 589
Average daily rate £380 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +10.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £492 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 96 91
Average hourly rate £29.00 £32.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -15.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -3.12%

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 28 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Planning across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

Project Planning Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 April 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
Birmingham 0 9 £450 - 3
Coventry -2 6 £425 +18.05% 2
Warwickshire +1 5 £311 -
Staffordshire - 4 £363 -
Shropshire -8 3 £400 +300.00% 1
Solihull +3 2 £180 -44.99%
Worcestershire +3 2 £155 - 1
Kingswinford - 1 - -
Project Planning
England

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 37 (52.86%) Project Management
2 36 (51.43%) PRINCE2
3 28 (40.00%) Finance
4 18 (25.71%) MS Project
5 15 (21.43%) MS Excel
5 15 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 13 (18.57%) SharePoint
7 13 (18.57%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (12.86%) Migration
9 9 (12.86%) Change Management
9 9 (12.86%) Configuration Management
9 9 (12.86%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (11.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 8 (11.43%) ITIL
10 8 (11.43%) Risk Management
11 7 (10.00%) Programme Management
11 7 (10.00%) Degree
11 7 (10.00%) Waterfall
12 6 (8.57%) Resource Management
12 6 (8.57%) Critical Path Analysis
12 6 (8.57%) Business Analysis
12 6 (8.57%) Management Information System
13 5 (7.14%) Service Delivery
13 5 (7.14%) Retail
13 5 (7.14%) PMI
13 5 (7.14%) PMI Certification
13 5 (7.14%) SAP
13 5 (7.14%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 13 (18.57%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.29%) Apache
3 1 (1.43%) IIS
Applications
1 18 (25.71%) MS Project
2 15 (21.43%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (4.29%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (4.29%) MS Office
5 2 (2.86%) Siemens NX
6 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.43%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.43%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.29%) HTTP
2 2 (2.86%) Internet
3 1 (1.43%) RFID
3 1 (1.43%) Firewall
3 1 (1.43%) NFC
3 1 (1.43%) LAN
3 1 (1.43%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (5.71%) QlikView
1 4 (5.71%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.29%) MongoDB
2 3 (4.29%) MySQL
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.43%) JIRA
General
1 28 (40.00%) Finance
2 5 (7.14%) Retail
3 3 (4.29%) Legal
3 3 (4.29%) Publishing
4 2 (2.86%) Banking
4 2 (2.86%) Automotive
5 1 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.43%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.43%) Local Government
5 1 (1.43%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.43%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (57.14%) Project Manager
2 7 (10.00%) Analyst
3 6 (8.57%) Agile Project Manager
4 5 (7.14%) Project Planner
5 3 (4.29%) Developer
5 3 (4.29%) Business Analyst
5 3 (4.29%) Website Developer
6 2 (2.86%) CAD Engineer
6 2 (2.86%) ScrumMaster
6 2 (2.86%) Implementation Manager
6 2 (2.86%) Implementation Project Manager
6 2 (2.86%) Quality Analyst
6 2 (2.86%) Data Quality Analyst
6 2 (2.86%) PMO Analyst
6 2 (2.86%) Test Manager
6 2 (2.86%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (2.86%) Technical Project Manager
6 2 (2.86%) Senior Manager
6 2 (2.86%) Systems Support
6 2 (2.86%) Configuration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.71%) REST
2 3 (4.29%) D3.js
2 3 (4.29%) Flot
2 3 (4.29%) HTML
2 3 (4.29%) CSS
3 1 (1.43%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.57%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.57%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.14%) PMI
4 3 (4.29%) Visualisation
4 3 (4.29%) Open Source
5 2 (2.86%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.43%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.43%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.14%) Windows
2 3 (4.29%) Linux
2 3 (4.29%) SUSE
3 1 (1.43%) Android
3 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (52.86%) Project Management
2 36 (51.43%) PRINCE2
3 15 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (12.86%) Change Management
5 9 (12.86%) Migration
5 9 (12.86%) Configuration Management
5 9 (12.86%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (11.43%) ITIL
6 8 (11.43%) Risk Management
7 7 (10.00%) Programme Management
7 7 (10.00%) Waterfall
8 6 (8.57%) Resource Management
8 6 (8.57%) Critical Path Analysis
8 6 (8.57%) Business Analysis
9 5 (7.14%) Service Delivery
9 5 (7.14%) Portfolio Management
9 5 (7.14%) Data Migration
9 5 (7.14%) Change Control
9 5 (7.14%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.71%) SQL
2 3 (4.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.43%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (11.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 7 (10.00%) Degree
3 5 (7.14%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (2.86%) PMP
4 2 (2.86%) APMP
5 1 (1.43%) ISEB
5 1 (1.43%) CISSP
5 1 (1.43%) MAPM
5 1 (1.43%) CISA
5 1 (1.43%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) QA
2 2 (2.86%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.43%) P3O
3 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.43%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (4.29%) Kibana
Vendors
1 14 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.14%) SAP
3 4 (5.71%) GoldenSource
4 3 (4.29%) Red Hat
4 3 (4.29%) VMware
5 2 (2.86%) Siemens
5 2 (2.86%) Trillium
6 1 (1.43%) CA
6 1 (1.43%) Sybase
6 1 (1.43%) Syclo
6 1 (1.43%) Kony
6 1 (1.43%) ClickSoftware Technologies
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