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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Planning
Rank 79 82 60
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -22
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 46 29 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.82% 1.35% 2.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 1.93% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 23 22
Average daily rate £425 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £302 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £521
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £23.00 £18.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% -14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £22.85 £38.69
% change year-on-year
+64.11% -40.93%
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
2043 1505 1542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.69% 69.84% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1154 869 842
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 97 78
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -28.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Shropshire - 19 - -
Coventry +3 7 £356 -6.25% 2
Warwickshire -3 3 £416 +11.00% 1
Birmingham -7 3 £513 +20.58% 4
Wolverhampton +5 2 £400 -
Solihull - 2 £463 -
Project Planning
England

Project Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 34 (36.96%) Waterfall
2 33 (35.87%) Oracle OWB
3 32 (34.78%) PRINCE2
3 32 (34.78%) ClearCase
3 32 (34.78%) ClearQuest
4 31 (33.70%) RUP
4 31 (33.70%) Unix
5 30 (32.61%) Shell Script
5 30 (32.61%) Informatica
5 30 (32.61%) Project Management
6 29 (31.52%) Pega
7 25 (27.17%) SQL
8 24 (26.09%) Oracle
9 23 (25.00%) Java
10 22 (23.91%) PL/SQL
10 22 (23.91%) Perl
10 22 (23.91%) J2EE
10 22 (23.91%) Software Architecture
11 21 (22.83%) WebLogic
11 21 (22.83%) BEA
11 21 (22.83%) webMethods
12 20 (21.74%) CA Gen
13 19 (20.65%) MS Project
14 14 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
15 12 (13.04%) MS Excel
16 11 (11.96%) Continuous Improvement
16 11 (11.96%) Mentoring
17 10 (10.87%) SC Cleared
17 10 (10.87%) Security Cleared
17 10 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 21 (22.83%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.17%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 19 (20.65%) MS Project
2 12 (13.04%) MS Excel
3 7 (7.61%) MS Office
3 7 (7.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (4.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.09%) Firewall
1 1 (1.09%) HTTP
1 1 (1.09%) LAN
1 1 (1.09%) Network Security
1 1 (1.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (35.87%) Oracle OWB
2 3 (3.26%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.09%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.09%) MySQL
3 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.09%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 32 (34.78%) ClearCase
1 32 (34.78%) ClearQuest
2 20 (21.74%) CA Gen
3 2 (2.17%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.17%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.09%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (1.09%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.09%) Maven
4 1 (1.09%) SoapUI
General
1 9 (9.78%) Finance
2 7 (7.61%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.26%) Legal
4 2 (2.17%) Games
4 2 (2.17%) Law
4 2 (2.17%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.09%) Automotive
5 1 (1.09%) Local Government
5 1 (1.09%) Marketing
5 1 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 23 (25.00%) Architect
1 23 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 18 (19.57%) Software Architect
3 12 (13.04%) Developer
4 10 (10.87%) Project Planner
5 8 (8.70%) Technical Architect
6 7 (7.61%) Integration Manager
6 7 (7.61%) Integration Project Manager
6 7 (7.61%) Lead Developer
7 6 (6.52%) Analyst
8 4 (4.35%) IT Manager
8 4 (4.35%) IT Project Manager
8 4 (4.35%) Project Officer
8 4 (4.35%) Project Support Officer
9 3 (3.26%) Infrastructure Manager
9 3 (3.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 3 (3.26%) Programme Planner
10 2 (2.17%) Business Analyst
10 2 (2.17%) Coordinator
10 2 (2.17%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (23.91%) J2EE
2 2 (2.17%) .NET
2 2 (2.17%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.17%) CSS
2 2 (2.17%) jQuery
2 2 (2.17%) Web Services
2 2 (2.17%) XML
3 1 (1.09%) ADO.NET
3 1 (1.09%) ELK Stack
3 1 (1.09%) HTML
3 1 (1.09%) LAMP
3 1 (1.09%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.09%) SOAP
3 1 (1.09%) Spring
3 1 (1.09%) Spring Boot
3 1 (1.09%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.17%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.09%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.09%) Informatics
4 1 (1.09%) NHS
4 1 (1.09%) PMI
4 1 (1.09%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 31 (33.70%) Unix
2 2 (2.17%) Linux
2 2 (2.17%) Windows
2 2 (2.17%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.09%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (36.96%) Waterfall
2 32 (34.78%) PRINCE2
3 31 (33.70%) RUP
4 30 (32.61%) Project Management
5 22 (23.91%) Software Architecture
6 14 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (11.96%) Continuous Improvement
7 11 (11.96%) Mentoring
8 10 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (8.70%) Dependency Management
10 7 (7.61%) Change Control
10 7 (7.61%) ITIL
11 6 (6.52%) Change Management
12 5 (5.43%) Programme Management
13 4 (4.35%) Business Analysis
13 4 (4.35%) Project Governance
13 4 (4.35%) Risk Management
14 3 (3.26%) Configuration Management
14 3 (3.26%) Critical Path Analysis
14 3 (3.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (32.61%) Shell Script
2 25 (27.17%) SQL
3 23 (25.00%) Java
4 22 (23.91%) Perl
4 22 (23.91%) PL/SQL
5 3 (3.26%) C#
6 2 (2.17%) ABAP
7 1 (1.09%) COBOL
7 1 (1.09%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.09%) PHP
7 1 (1.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (10.87%) SC Cleared
1 10 (10.87%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.61%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (5.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.17%) CISA
4 2 (2.17%) CISM
4 2 (2.17%) CISSP
4 2 (2.17%) Degree
4 2 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.09%) ISEB
5 1 (1.09%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.09%) QA
2 1 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (2.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.09%) Docker
2 1 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.09%) Grafana
1 1 (1.09%) Graphite
1 1 (1.09%) Puppet
1 1 (1.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (32.61%) Informatica
2 29 (31.52%) Pega
3 24 (26.09%) Oracle
4 21 (22.83%) BEA
4 21 (22.83%) webMethods
5 8 (8.70%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.26%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.17%) SAP
8 1 (1.09%) Cisco
8 1 (1.09%) HP
8 1 (1.09%) Intel
8 1 (1.09%) Micro Focus
8 1 (1.09%) VMware