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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Planning
Rank 77 63 81
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +18
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 30 46 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.39% 2.21% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 3.16% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 21 7
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£376 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.33% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £315 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £382
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.60 £35.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year
-38.29% -24.32%
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
1469 1456 1234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 67.91% 69.87% 68.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 858 783 610
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 77 107
Average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.78 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £77.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 January 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 January 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire -6 10 £375 - 1
Birmingham +4 9 £403 +21.05% 4
Staffordshire +10 4 £400 -23.80% 1
Coventry -4 1 £450 -5.75% 3
Wolverhampton - 1 - - 1
Solihull - - - - 1
Willenhall - - - - 1
Project Planning
England

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 30 (41.67%) Project Management
2 29 (40.28%) PRINCE2
3 22 (30.56%) Finance
4 20 (27.78%) MS Project
5 18 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (20.83%) Migration
7 11 (15.28%) Windows
8 10 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (13.89%) Critical Path Analysis
9 9 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (12.50%) MS Excel
9 9 (12.50%) ITIL
9 9 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
9 9 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
10 8 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (11.11%) Data Migration
11 7 (9.72%) Service Delivery
11 7 (9.72%) Management Information System
11 7 (9.72%) Oracle
11 7 (9.72%) Internet
11 7 (9.72%) Microsoft
11 7 (9.72%) Degree
12 6 (8.33%) WAN
12 6 (8.33%) LAN
12 6 (8.33%) Configuration Management
12 6 (8.33%) CA
12 6 (8.33%) ERP
12 6 (8.33%) SharePoint
12 6 (8.33%) UML
12 6 (8.33%) Change Management

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 6 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.39%) SAS
2 1 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.39%) CICS
2 1 (1.39%) TPMS
2 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 20 (27.78%) MS Project
2 9 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.78%) MS Office
3 2 (2.78%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Oracle HRMS
2 2 (2.78%) Agresso
3 1 (1.39%) Teamcenter
3 1 (1.39%) SAP APO
3 1 (1.39%) SAP PP
3 1 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.72%) Internet
2 6 (8.33%) WAN
2 6 (8.33%) LAN
3 4 (5.56%) Firewall
4 2 (2.78%) VoIP
5 1 (1.39%) ATM
5 1 (1.39%) SMTP
5 1 (1.39%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.39%) RFID
5 1 (1.39%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.94%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.39%) Informix
3 1 (1.39%) DB2
3 1 (1.39%) MySQL
3 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.39%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (1.39%) MSI
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (30.56%) Finance
2 5 (6.94%) Retail
3 2 (2.78%) Banking
4 1 (1.39%) Local Government
4 1 (1.39%) Automotive
4 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 33 (45.83%) Project Manager
2 9 (12.50%) Architect
3 8 (11.11%) Analyst
4 7 (9.72%) Technical Architect
5 4 (5.56%) Chief Technical Architect
5 4 (5.56%) Data Quality Analyst
5 4 (5.56%) Quality Analyst
5 4 (5.56%) Chief Architect
5 4 (5.56%) Data Analyst
6 3 (4.17%) IT Project Manager
6 3 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (4.17%) Consultant
6 3 (4.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 3 (4.17%) Business Analyst
6 3 (4.17%) Agile Project Manager
7 2 (2.78%) Coordinator
7 2 (2.78%) Project Planner
7 2 (2.78%) Systems Support
7 2 (2.78%) Configuration Manager
7 2 (2.78%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.17%) Middleware
1 3 (4.17%) .NET
2 2 (2.78%) REST
2 2 (2.78%) SOAP
3 1 (1.39%) JavaBeans
3 1 (1.39%) EJB
3 1 (1.39%) WCF
3 1 (1.39%) NHibernate
3 1 (1.39%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.39%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 18 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.72%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.17%) Device Driver
5 2 (2.78%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.78%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.78%) PMI
6 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.39%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.39%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.39%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.28%) Windows
2 5 (6.94%) Windows 7
3 3 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.78%) Linux
4 2 (2.78%) UNIX
5 1 (1.39%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.39%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.39%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (41.67%) Project Management
2 29 (40.28%) PRINCE2
3 15 (20.83%) Migration
4 10 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (13.89%) Critical Path Analysis
5 9 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (12.50%) ITIL
5 9 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
5 9 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
6 8 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (11.11%) Data Migration
7 7 (9.72%) Service Delivery
8 6 (8.33%) Configuration Management
8 6 (8.33%) ERP
8 6 (8.33%) UML
8 6 (8.33%) Change Management
8 6 (8.33%) Business Analysis
8 6 (8.33%) TOGAF
9 5 (6.94%) Scrum
9 5 (6.94%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.56%) PowerShell
1 4 (5.56%) SQL
1 4 (5.56%) VB
2 1 (1.39%) C#
2 1 (1.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (9.72%) Degree
2 5 (6.94%) ISSAP
3 4 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.78%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.78%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.39%) SAP Certification
5 1 (1.39%) PMP
5 1 (1.39%) MCSA
5 1 (1.39%) MCP
5 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.39%) MAPM
5 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (6.94%) SCCM
2 3 (4.17%) Sysprep
2 3 (4.17%) WMI
3 1 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (9.72%) Oracle
1 7 (9.72%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.33%) CA
3 4 (5.56%) SAP
3 4 (5.56%) HP
3 4 (5.56%) Dell
4 3 (4.17%) Trillium
5 2 (2.78%) Pega
5 2 (2.78%) Sybase
6 1 (1.39%) GoldenSource
6 1 (1.39%) VMware
6 1 (1.39%) Teradata
6 1 (1.39%) Informatica
6 1 (1.39%) Kony
6 1 (1.39%) ClickSoftware Technologies
6 1 (1.39%) Syclo