The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Project Manager
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 19 6
Rank change year-on-year +7 -13  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 53 63 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 8.60% 7.73% 11.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.04% 8.18% 12.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 48 69
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £346 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £558 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £414
% change year-on-year - +2.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £25.00 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -33.77%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £35.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year +4.89% -8.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 586 770 706
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 95.13% 94.48% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 544 467
Median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 36
Median hourly rate £15.64 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.86% +3.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.12 £10.95 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £28.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham that featured Project Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in Birmingham

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Project Manager in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in Birmingham

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in Birmingham over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Manager in Birmingham

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Manager in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Manager in Birmingham

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Project Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 45 (44.55%) Project Management
2 25 (24.75%) PRINCE2
2 25 (24.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 22 (21.78%) Finance
4 14 (13.86%) Migration
4 14 (13.86%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (13.86%) Data Centre
5 13 (12.87%) Retail
6 11 (10.89%) Change Management
6 11 (10.89%) ERP
7 9 (8.91%) Microsoft
8 8 (7.92%) SAP
8 8 (7.92%) ITIL
8 8 (7.92%) Logistics
9 7 (6.93%) PMO
10 6 (5.94%) Quality Management
10 6 (5.94%) Cisco
11 5 (4.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (4.95%) PMI Certification
11 5 (4.95%) Firewall
11 5 (4.95%) Degree
11 5 (4.95%) Time Management
11 5 (4.95%) PCI DSS
11 5 (4.95%) FMCG
11 5 (4.95%) Microsoft Azure
11 5 (4.95%) Office 365
12 4 (3.96%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 4 (3.96%) Service Design
12 4 (3.96%) Matrix Organization
12 4 (3.96%) SDLC

Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.98%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.99%) CICS
2 1 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.99%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.99%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.98%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.98%) Windchill
3 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.97%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.97%) Maximo
2 2 (1.98%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.99%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.99%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.95%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (4.95%) Office 365
2 1 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (0.99%) Taleo
2 1 (0.99%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.95%) Firewall
2 2 (1.98%) DHCP
2 2 (1.98%) DNS
2 2 (1.98%) Skype
2 2 (1.98%) VPN
2 2 (1.98%) WLAN
3 1 (0.99%) 4G
3 1 (0.99%) Internet
3 1 (0.99%) LAN
3 1 (0.99%) NAS
3 1 (0.99%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.99%) SAN
3 1 (0.99%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.98%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (0.99%) DB2
2 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.98%) JIRA
General
1 22 (21.78%) Finance
2 13 (12.87%) Retail
3 3 (2.97%) Banking
3 3 (2.97%) Legal
3 3 (2.97%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.98%) Advertising
4 2 (1.98%) Automotive
4 2 (1.98%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.99%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.99%) French Language
5 1 (0.99%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.98%) EDI
1 2 (1.98%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (0.99%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.86%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.95%) FMCG
3 4 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.97%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.98%) Biotechnology
5 2 (1.98%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.98%) e-Learning
5 2 (1.98%) EPoS
5 2 (1.98%) Life Science
5 2 (1.98%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.98%) NHS
5 2 (1.98%) PMI
5 2 (1.98%) User Experience
5 2 (1.98%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.99%) Digital Signage
6 1 (0.99%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.99%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.99%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.99%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.96%) Windows
2 3 (2.97%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.98%) Unix
3 2 (1.98%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (44.55%) Project Management
2 25 (24.75%) PRINCE2
2 25 (24.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (13.86%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (13.86%) Migration
4 11 (10.89%) Change Management
4 11 (10.89%) ERP
5 8 (7.92%) ITIL
5 8 (7.92%) Logistics
6 6 (5.94%) Quality Management
7 5 (4.95%) Time Management
8 4 (3.96%) Coaching
8 4 (3.96%) CRM
8 4 (3.96%) E-Commerce
8 4 (3.96%) Risk Management
8 4 (3.96%) Scrum
8 4 (3.96%) SDLC
8 4 (3.96%) Service Design
8 4 (3.96%) Six Sigma
8 4 (3.96%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.97%) SQL
2 2 (1.98%) C
3 1 (0.99%) COBOL
3 1 (0.99%) JCL
Qualifications
1 5 (4.95%) Degree
1 5 (4.95%) PMI Certification
1 5 (4.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (2.97%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (2.97%) PMP
2 3 (2.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (1.98%) CCNP
3 2 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.98%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (0.99%) APMP
4 1 (0.99%) CCAB
4 1 (0.99%) CCNA
4 1 (0.99%) ISEB
4 1 (0.99%) MAPM
4 1 (0.99%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.99%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.93%) PMO
2 5 (4.95%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.97%) GDPR
4 2 (1.98%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.99%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (2.97%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (0.99%) Nexpose
1 1 (0.99%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (8.91%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.92%) SAP
3 6 (5.94%) Cisco
4 4 (3.96%) Oracle
5 3 (2.97%) Kronos
6 2 (1.98%) Siemens
7 1 (0.99%) Avaya
7 1 (0.99%) Cognizant
7 1 (0.99%) EMC
7 1 (0.99%) F5
7 1 (0.99%) JDA
7 1 (0.99%) LogRhythm
7 1 (0.99%) NICE Systems
7 1 (0.99%) Proofpoint
7 1 (0.99%) RedPrairie
7 1 (0.99%) Sage