The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for PLM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PLM over the 3 months to 28 March 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.

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
England / Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 27 23
Contract jobs citing PLM 0 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands - 1.42% 1.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.79% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £475 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £538 £375
% change year-on-year -19.53% +43.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14%  

PLM 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 the Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 101 168 120
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 84.87% 79.25% 78.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 83 50
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

PLM
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for PLM in the Midlands

PLM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PLM in the Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for PLM in the Midlands

PLM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PLM in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PLM in the Midlands