The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Project Planning skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Project Planning over the 3 months to 25 April 2017 with a comparison to the 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 Planning
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 56 58
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2  
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 2 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.34% 0.92% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 1.15% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 5
Median daily rate £475 £300 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +58.33% -33.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £30.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +11.66% -11.76%  

Project Planning is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 476 611 631
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 80.27% 80.71% 76.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 399 423
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £242 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 15
Median hourly rate £15.81 £35.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.82% +133.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £10.73 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £42.50 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.52 £30.35
% change year-on-year -1.42% +20.32%  

Project Planning
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Project Planning as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Project Planning in Birmingham

Project Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Planning in Birmingham

Project Planning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Planning in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Project Planning also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Project Planning.

1 4 (57.14%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) NHS
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 1 (14.29%) Data Quality
3 1 (14.29%) Information Governance
3 1 (14.29%) Data Transformation
3 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Contingency Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Data Flow Diagram
3 1 (14.29%) PMO
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
3 1 (14.29%) Local Government
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) ERP
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft

Project Planning
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:

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Configuration Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Cutover Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Data Manager
2 1 (14.29%) ERP Manager
2 1 (14.29%) ERP Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Product Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Project Officer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Business Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) NHS
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 1 (14.29%) Contingency Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Data Flow Diagram
3 1 (14.29%) Data Transformation
3 1 (14.29%) ERP
3 1 (14.29%) Information Governance
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Data Quality
1 1 (14.29%) PMO
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft