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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Planning
Rank 77 86 81
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -5
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 46 18 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.82% 0.87% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.68% 1.27% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 9 14
Average daily rate
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£450 £370 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% +2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £236 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £423 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 2
Average hourly rate £17.25 £20.50 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.85% -36.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £20.10 £32.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.00 £20.90 £32.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.13 £19.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+0.68% -41.53%
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
1717 1418 1552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 67.81% 68.73% 69.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 906 769 803
Average daily rate £375 £357 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% +1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 50 107
Average hourly rate £29.13 £28.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.30% -4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.38 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +3.44%

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 2 October 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
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 2 October 2014.

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 2 October 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
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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 +9 25 £475 +36.69%
Birmingham +2 10 £400 +14.28% 7
Coventry +3 5 £450 -
Staffordshire -5 1 £433 +1.76% 2
Worcestershire - 1 £155 -
Solihull - - - -
Project Planning
England

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 33 (39.76%) MS Project
2 23 (27.71%) PRINCE2
3 22 (26.51%) Project Management
4 16 (19.28%) ERP
5 14 (16.87%) Change Management
5 14 (16.87%) Finance
6 12 (14.46%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (13.25%) Migration
7 11 (13.25%) MS Excel
8 10 (12.05%) Windows
8 10 (12.05%) Oracle
8 10 (12.05%) Critical Path Analysis
9 8 (9.64%) Enterprise Architecture
9 8 (9.64%) Technical Architecture
9 8 (9.64%) Middleware
9 8 (9.64%) SAP
9 8 (9.64%) ITIL
10 7 (8.43%) SQL
10 7 (8.43%) Microsoft
10 7 (8.43%) Internet
10 7 (8.43%) Business Analysis
10 7 (8.43%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (7.23%) TOGAF
11 6 (7.23%) Degree
11 6 (7.23%) Data Migration
11 6 (7.23%) Waterfall
11 6 (7.23%) Management Information System
11 6 (7.23%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (7.23%) Automotive
11 6 (7.23%) CA

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

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 4 (4.82%) Documentum
2 2 (2.41%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.41%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.20%) CICS
3 1 (1.20%) SAS
3 1 (1.20%) WebSphere Process Server
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.20%) TPMS
3 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 33 (39.76%) MS Project
2 11 (13.25%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.61%) MS Office
4 2 (2.41%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (7.23%) Agresso
2 3 (3.61%) Oracle HRMS
2 3 (3.61%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.41%) SAP SD
4 1 (1.20%) SAP APO
4 1 (1.20%) SAP CO
4 1 (1.20%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (1.20%) SAP FI
4 1 (1.20%) SAP PP
4 1 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.20%) CA Clarity
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.43%) Internet
2 5 (6.02%) WAN
2 5 (6.02%) LAN
3 3 (3.61%) Broadband
3 3 (3.61%) Firewall
4 2 (2.41%) VoIP
5 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.20%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.02%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.41%) Oracle OWB
2 2 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.20%) Informix
3 1 (1.20%) MySQL
3 1 (1.20%) DB2
3 1 (1.20%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.20%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.20%) ZAP BI
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.82%) ClearQuest
1 4 (4.82%) ClearCase
2 2 (2.41%) CA Gen
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.20%) MSI
3 1 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.20%) JIRA
General
1 14 (16.87%) Finance
2 6 (7.23%) Automotive
3 5 (6.02%) Retail
4 4 (4.82%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.20%) Back Office
5 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (30.12%) Project Manager
2 12 (14.46%) Administrator
2 12 (14.46%) Project Planner
2 12 (14.46%) Architect
3 11 (13.25%) PMO Administrator
4 10 (12.05%) Project Administrator
5 8 (9.64%) Analyst
6 7 (8.43%) Technical Architect
6 7 (8.43%) Consultant
7 4 (4.82%) Chief Architect
7 4 (4.82%) Chief Technical Architect
7 4 (4.82%) Software Architect
7 4 (4.82%) SAP Consultant
8 3 (3.61%) Data Analyst
8 3 (3.61%) Business Analyst
8 3 (3.61%) Data Quality Analyst
8 3 (3.61%) Quality Analyst
9 2 (2.41%) ERP Consultant
9 2 (2.41%) ScrumMaster
9 2 (2.41%) ERP Implementation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.64%) Middleware
2 5 (6.02%) .NET
3 4 (4.82%) J2EE
4 2 (2.41%) Velocity
4 2 (2.41%) WCF
4 2 (2.41%) XML
5 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.20%) EJB
5 1 (1.20%) CSS
5 1 (1.20%) SOAP
5 1 (1.20%) Web Services
5 1 (1.20%) JavaBeans
5 1 (1.20%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.20%) Reactive Extensions
5 1 (1.20%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 1 (1.20%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.20%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (1.20%) jQuery
5 1 (1.20%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.46%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.23%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.82%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.41%) Economics
4 2 (2.41%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.41%) User Experience
4 2 (2.41%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.41%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.20%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.20%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.05%) Windows
2 6 (7.23%) UNIX
3 4 (4.82%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.41%) VMS
4 2 (2.41%) Linux
5 1 (1.20%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.20%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (27.71%) PRINCE2
2 22 (26.51%) Project Management
3 16 (19.28%) ERP
4 14 (16.87%) Change Management
5 11 (13.25%) Migration
6 10 (12.05%) Critical Path Analysis
7 8 (9.64%) Enterprise Architecture
7 8 (9.64%) Technical Architecture
7 8 (9.64%) ITIL
8 7 (8.43%) Business Analysis
8 7 (8.43%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (7.23%) TOGAF
9 6 (7.23%) Data Migration
9 6 (7.23%) Waterfall
9 6 (7.23%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (6.02%) Service Delivery
10 5 (6.02%) Security Architecture
10 5 (6.02%) Time Management
11 4 (4.82%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (4.82%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.43%) SQL
2 6 (7.23%) VB
3 4 (4.82%) Shell Script
4 3 (3.61%) Java
4 3 (3.61%) Perl
4 3 (3.61%) PL/SQL
4 3 (3.61%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.41%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (7.23%) Degree
2 5 (6.02%) ISSAP
3 3 (3.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.41%) SAP Certification
4 2 (2.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.20%) MCSA
5 1 (1.20%) MCP
5 1 (1.20%) HNC
5 1 (1.20%) HND
5 1 (1.20%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.20%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.20%) MCITP
5 1 (1.20%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.61%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (6.02%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.82%) SCCM
3 2 (2.41%) WMI
3 2 (2.41%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 10 (12.05%) Oracle
2 8 (9.64%) SAP
3 7 (8.43%) Microsoft
4 6 (7.23%) CA
5 4 (4.82%) Informatica
6 3 (3.61%) HP
6 3 (3.61%) Dell
7 2 (2.41%) BEA
8 1 (1.20%) Sybase
8 1 (1.20%) Trillium
8 1 (1.20%) VMware
8 1 (1.20%) Teradata
8 1 (1.20%) Pega
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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