Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £430 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 19 9
Rank change year-on-year +9 -10 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 151 115 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 9.63% 7.66% 9.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.16% 7.95% 9.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 94 99
Birmingham median daily rate £430 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +3.03% +5.77%
10th Percentile £306 £338 £324
90th Percentile £500 £546 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £445 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +4.71% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Birmingham median hourly rate - - £12.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £46.25 £30.41 £32.00
% change year-on-year +52.11% -4.98% +42.22%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Birmingham
Contract vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 1486 1446 1314
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 96.27% 95.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1053 926 821
Birmingham median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £216 £225 £210
90th Percentile £525 £550 £513
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 52 65
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.22 £14.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.63% -1.67% +7.64%
10th Percentile £8.39 £10.29 £10.73
90th Percentile £39.50 £27.42 £42.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.38 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +15.83% -11.76% +5.07%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured Project Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 20 November 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 74 (49.01%) Project Management
2 46 (30.46%) Stakeholder Management
3 37 (24.50%) Finance
4 32 (21.19%) PRINCE2
5 31 (20.53%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (15.89%) Microsoft
7 20 (13.25%) Migration
8 17 (11.26%) Scrum
9 15 (9.93%) Retail
9 15 (9.93%) Change Management
9 15 (9.93%) Microsoft Project
9 15 (9.93%) PMO
10 14 (9.27%) E-Commerce
10 14 (9.27%) Workflow
11 11 (7.28%) PMP
11 11 (7.28%) PMI Certification
11 11 (7.28%) SAP
12 10 (6.62%) Microsoft Excel
12 10 (6.62%) SharePoint
12 10 (6.62%) Risk Management
12 10 (6.62%) Microsoft Azure
12 10 (6.62%) Project Planning
12 10 (6.62%) Data Centre
13 9 (5.96%) Continuous Delivery
13 9 (5.96%) DevOps
13 9 (5.96%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 9 (5.96%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 9 (5.96%) Project Governance
13 9 (5.96%) Office 365
13 9 (5.96%) Microsoft Office

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 10 (6.62%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.66%) CMS
2 1 (0.66%) IBM Notes
2 1 (0.66%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (9.93%) Microsoft Project
2 10 (6.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (5.96%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (2.65%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.99%) Windchill
6 2 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.99%) Teamcenter
2 2 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.66%) iTrent
3 1 (0.66%) Maximo
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.66%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.66%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (5.96%) Office 365
3 1 (0.66%) SaaS
3 1 (0.66%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.65%) Firewall
1 4 (2.65%) WLAN
2 3 (1.99%) Intranet
3 2 (1.32%) SMS
4 1 (0.66%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.66%) LDAP
4 1 (0.66%) MPLS
4 1 (0.66%) NAS
4 1 (0.66%) SAN
4 1 (0.66%) SMTP
4 1 (0.66%) VoIP
4 1 (0.66%) WAN
4 1 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.99%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.66%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.66%) SAP HANA
General
1 37 (24.50%) Finance
2 15 (9.93%) Retail
3 6 (3.97%) Marketing
4 5 (3.31%) Banking
4 5 (3.31%) Legal
5 4 (2.65%) Automotive
5 4 (2.65%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.99%) Law
7 2 (1.32%) Back Office
7 2 (1.32%) Electronics
7 2 (1.32%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.66%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.66%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.66%) French Language
8 1 (0.66%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.32%) EDI
2 1 (0.66%) .NET
2 1 (0.66%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.62%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.97%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.31%) NHS
4 5 (3.31%) PMI
5 4 (2.65%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.99%) Digital Signage
6 3 (1.99%) User Experience
7 2 (1.32%) e-Learning
7 2 (1.32%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.66%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.66%) EPoS
8 1 (0.66%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.66%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.66%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.66%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.66%) Tandem
8 1 (0.66%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.31%) Windows
1 5 (3.31%) Windows 10
2 4 (2.65%) Unix
3 1 (0.66%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (49.01%) Project Management
2 46 (30.46%) Stakeholder Management
3 32 (21.19%) PRINCE2
4 31 (20.53%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (13.25%) Migration
6 17 (11.26%) Scrum
7 15 (9.93%) Change Management
8 14 (9.27%) E-Commerce
8 14 (9.27%) Workflow
9 10 (6.62%) Project Planning
9 10 (6.62%) Risk Management
10 9 (5.96%) Continuous Delivery
10 9 (5.96%) DevOps
10 9 (5.96%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 9 (5.96%) PRINCE
10 9 (5.96%) Project Governance
10 9 (5.96%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 7 (4.64%) ITIL
12 6 (3.97%) Service Management
12 6 (3.97%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.99%) C
2 2 (1.32%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (7.28%) PMI Certification
1 11 (7.28%) PMP
2 6 (3.97%) Degree
2 6 (3.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 5 (3.31%) APMP
3 5 (3.31%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (2.65%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.66%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.66%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.93%) PMO
2 6 (3.97%) GDPR
3 4 (2.65%) QA
4 2 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (0.66%) SCCM
1 1 (0.66%) SCOM
1 1 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 24 (15.89%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.28%) SAP
3 7 (4.64%) Oracle
4 4 (2.65%) Cisco
4 4 (2.65%) Concur
5 3 (1.99%) Epicor
5 3 (1.99%) Rackspace
5 3 (1.99%) Siemens
6 2 (1.32%) Workday
7 1 (0.66%) JDA
7 1 (0.66%) Kronos
7 1 (0.66%) Lotus
7 1 (0.66%) RedPrairie
7 1 (0.66%) Tableau
7 1 (0.66%) Teradata
7 1 (0.66%) VMware