The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Manager
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 15 8 12
Rank change year-on-year -7 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 48 77 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 7.40% 11.94% 8.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.69% 12.58% 9.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 52 45
Median daily rate £413 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £523 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year -20.00% +3.44%  

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 624 612 685
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.15% 94.88% 93.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 382 427
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 23
Median hourly rate £14.25 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.93% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £10.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £35.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Project Manager in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Manager in Birmingham

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 43 (48.86%) Project Management
2 23 (26.14%) PRINCE2
3 18 (20.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (15.91%) Finance
4 14 (15.91%) Migration
5 13 (14.77%) Retail
6 11 (12.50%) PMO
7 9 (10.23%) Data Centre
8 8 (9.09%) Logistics
8 8 (9.09%) Degree
8 8 (9.09%) PMI Certification
9 7 (7.95%) Microsoft
9 7 (7.95%) ERP
9 7 (7.95%) ITIL
9 7 (7.95%) Change Management
9 7 (7.95%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (6.82%) PCI DSS
10 6 (6.82%) FMCG
10 6 (6.82%) SAP
10 6 (6.82%) Oracle
10 6 (6.82%) Service Design
11 5 (5.68%) Risk Management
11 5 (5.68%) Information Security
12 4 (4.55%) Firewall
12 4 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (4.55%) Active Directory
12 4 (4.55%) PMI
12 4 (4.55%) PMP
12 4 (4.55%) Oracle Fusion

Project Manager Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (1.14%) CICS
1 1 (1.14%) IBM Domino
1 1 (1.14%) IBM Notes
1 1 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (2.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.14%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.14%) MS Office
2 1 (1.14%) MS Project
2 1 (1.14%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Maximo
2 2 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.14%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.41%) Office 365
2 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.14%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (1.14%) Taleo
3 1 (1.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.55%) Firewall
2 2 (2.27%) DHCP
2 2 (2.27%) DNS
2 2 (2.27%) LAN
2 2 (2.27%) VPN
2 2 (2.27%) WAN
2 2 (2.27%) WLAN
3 1 (1.14%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.14%) Network Security
3 1 (1.14%) Skype
3 1 (1.14%) VoIP
3 1 (1.14%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.14%) DB2
1 1 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
General
1 14 (15.91%) Finance
2 13 (14.77%) Retail
3 3 (3.41%) Banking
3 3 (3.41%) Legal
3 3 (3.41%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.27%) Automotive
4 2 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.14%) Law
5 1 (1.14%) Local Government
5 1 (1.14%) Marketing
5 1 (1.14%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.55%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (2.27%) EDI
3 1 (1.14%) CSS
3 1 (1.14%) CSS3
3 1 (1.14%) HTML
3 1 (1.14%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.23%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.82%) FMCG
4 4 (4.55%) PMI
5 3 (3.41%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.27%) e-Learning
6 2 (2.27%) EPoS
6 2 (2.27%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.27%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.27%) NHS
6 2 (2.27%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.27%) Smart Meter
6 2 (2.27%) Thin Client
6 2 (2.27%) User Experience
7 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.27%) Windows
1 2 (2.27%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.14%) Linux
2 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.14%) Unix
2 1 (1.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (48.86%) Project Management
2 23 (26.14%) PRINCE2
3 18 (20.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (15.91%) Migration
5 8 (9.09%) Logistics
6 7 (7.95%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (7.95%) Change Management
6 7 (7.95%) ERP
6 7 (7.95%) ITIL
7 6 (6.82%) Service Design
8 5 (5.68%) Information Security
8 5 (5.68%) Risk Management
9 4 (4.55%) Project Planning
10 3 (3.41%) CAFM
10 3 (3.41%) Cybersecurity
10 3 (3.41%) Data Migration
10 3 (3.41%) E-Commerce
10 3 (3.41%) PRINCE
10 3 (3.41%) Scrum
10 3 (3.41%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.14%) COBOL
1 1 (1.14%) JavaScript
1 1 (1.14%) JCL
1 1 (1.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (9.09%) Degree
1 8 (9.09%) PMI Certification
2 4 (4.55%) PMP
2 4 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.14%) CISM
3 1 (1.14%) CISSP
3 1 (1.14%) ISEB
3 1 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.14%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.14%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.50%) PMO
2 6 (6.82%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.41%) GDPR
4 2 (2.27%) QA
5 1 (1.14%) SLA
5 1 (1.14%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.14%) Nexpose
1 1 (1.14%) SCCM
1 1 (1.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (7.95%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.82%) Oracle
2 6 (6.82%) SAP
3 3 (3.41%) Cisco
3 3 (3.41%) Kronos
4 1 (1.14%) Adobe
4 1 (1.14%) Avaya
4 1 (1.14%) Blue Coat
4 1 (1.14%) BMC
4 1 (1.14%) Cognizant
4 1 (1.14%) EMC
4 1 (1.14%) F5
4 1 (1.14%) Juniper
4 1 (1.14%) Lancope
4 1 (1.14%) LogRhythm
4 1 (1.14%) Lotus
4 1 (1.14%) NICE Systems
4 1 (1.14%) Proofpoint
4 1 (1.14%) Workday
4 1 (1.14%) Yardi
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