Period
to 22 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for Project Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Project Management over the 6 months to 22 July 2018 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 Management
England > Midlands
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 11 12
Rank change year-on-year -8 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing Project Management 656 749 845
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 7.99% 9.61% 8.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.62% 11.50% 10.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 453 513 563
Midlands median daily rate £450 £420 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +1.20% +3.75%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £275
90th Percentile £575 £525 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £435
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 9
Midlands median hourly rate £27.50 £20.55 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.85% -17.82% -13.79%
10th Percentile £12.95 £16.55 £13.70
90th Percentile £43.75 £27.50 £52.90
England median hourly rate £30.00 £26.33 £27.50
% change year-on-year +13.94% -4.25% -5.17%

Project Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,819 6,511 7,962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 83.04% 83.51% 83.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,131 4,062 4,739
Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £249
90th Percentile £575 £548 £563
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 281 218 175
Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £17.93 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.53% +12.03% -20.00%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.73
90th Percentile £43.75 £51.80 £39.80
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.49 £23.75
% change year-on-year -8.11% +3.09% +12.71%

Project Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Project Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Project Management in the Midlands

Project Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Management in the Midlands

Project Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Management in the Midlands over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Management in the Midlands

Project Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Management in the Midlands

Project Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Management in the Midlands over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Project Management in the Midlands

Project Management
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Management within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands -6 444 £450 +5.88% 112
East Midlands -15 191 £400 - 51
Project Management
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Project Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for Project Management.

1 217 (33.08%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (25.91%) Finance
3 164 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 147 (22.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 80 (12.20%) Microsoft
5 80 (12.20%) Business Analysis
6 76 (11.59%) Service Delivery
7 72 (10.98%) ITIL
8 69 (10.52%) PMO
9 67 (10.21%) Change Management
10 64 (9.76%) Migration
10 64 (9.76%) Scrum
11 60 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
12 52 (7.93%) Degree
13 50 (7.62%) Waterfall
14 43 (6.55%) Amazon AWS
14 43 (6.55%) Windows
14 43 (6.55%) Microsoft Excel
15 42 (6.40%) Microsoft Office
16 41 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
17 40 (6.10%) Programme Management
18 39 (5.95%) Risk Management
18 39 (5.95%) Retail
19 37 (5.64%) Service Management
20 36 (5.49%) Automotive
20 36 (5.49%) Microsoft Project
20 36 (5.49%) Continuous Improvement
20 36 (5.49%) Change Control
21 35 (5.34%) Agile Project Management
21 35 (5.34%) SAP

Project Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 20 (3.05%) Documentum
2 9 (1.37%) Confluence
2 9 (1.37%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.37%) Skype for Business
3 4 (0.61%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.46%) CMS
4 3 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.30%) IIS
5 2 (0.30%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.30%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.30%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.15%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.15%) SAS
6 1 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 43 (6.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 42 (6.40%) Microsoft Office
3 36 (5.49%) Microsoft Project
4 22 (3.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (2.13%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.91%) Open Workbench
7 4 (0.61%) SPSS
8 2 (0.30%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.46%) Primavera
4 2 (0.30%) BASE24
4 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.15%) Magento
5 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.15%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.15%) SAP SM
5 1 (0.15%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 43 (6.55%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (4.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (4.27%) Office 365
4 14 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (1.83%) Dynamics 365
6 8 (1.22%) IaaS
7 7 (1.07%) PaaS
8 6 (0.91%) SaaS
9 4 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.61%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.30%) G Suite
10 2 (0.30%) Trello
11 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.15%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.66%) WAN
2 16 (2.44%) Firewall
3 14 (2.13%) LAN
4 11 (1.68%) SMS
5 10 (1.52%) Skype
5 10 (1.52%) Wireless
6 7 (1.07%) Internet
7 6 (0.91%) Ethernet
7 6 (0.91%) InfiniBand
8 4 (0.61%) MPLS
8 4 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.46%) 3G
9 3 (0.46%) 3GPP
9 3 (0.46%) 4G
9 3 (0.46%) 802.11
9 3 (0.46%) Intranet
9 3 (0.46%) IP Telephony
9 3 (0.46%) LTE
9 3 (0.46%) SAN
9 3 (0.46%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (1.98%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 12 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (1.52%) MySQL
4 9 (1.37%) Power BI
5 8 (1.22%) MS Access
6 6 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (0.76%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.46%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.30%) DB2
10 2 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.15%) Big Data
11 1 (0.15%) GIS
11 1 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.15%) Redis
Development Applications
1 28 (4.27%) JIRA
2 6 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.61%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.46%) Ant
4 3 (0.46%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.46%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.30%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.30%) Selenium
6 1 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.15%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.15%) Gradle
6 1 (0.15%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.15%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.15%) JUnit
6 1 (0.15%) Mocha
6 1 (0.15%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.15%) TestPartner
6 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 170 (25.91%) Finance
2 39 (5.95%) Retail
3 36 (5.49%) Automotive
4 34 (5.18%) Legal
5 30 (4.57%) Manufacturing
6 22 (3.35%) Banking
7 20 (3.05%) Marketing
8 16 (2.44%) Telecoms
9 9 (1.37%) Games
9 9 (1.37%) Local Government
10 6 (0.91%) Law
10 6 (0.91%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.61%) Back Office
12 4 (0.61%) Electronics
12 4 (0.61%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.61%) Military
13 3 (0.46%) Advertising
13 3 (0.46%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 280 (42.68%) Project Manager
2 59 (8.99%) Analyst
3 54 (8.23%) IT Manager
4 51 (7.77%) Architect
5 42 (6.40%) IT Project Manager
6 30 (4.57%) Infrastructure Manager
7 29 (4.42%) Solutions Architect
8 26 (3.96%) AWS Architect
8 26 (3.96%) Delivery Manager
9 24 (3.66%) Business Analyst
10 23 (3.51%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 21 (3.20%) PMO Analyst
11 21 (3.20%) Technical Manager
12 20 (3.05%) Programme Manager
12 20 (3.05%) Senior Manager
12 20 (3.05%) Senior Project Manager
12 20 (3.05%) VMware Architect
13 19 (2.90%) AWS Infrastructure Architect
13 19 (2.90%) Developer
13 19 (2.90%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (4.88%) Middleware
2 15 (2.29%) .NET
3 13 (1.98%) HTML
4 10 (1.52%) ASP.NET
5 9 (1.37%) AngularJS
6 8 (1.22%) Node.js
6 8 (1.22%) Web Services
7 7 (1.07%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (1.07%) WCF
7 7 (1.07%) XML
8 6 (0.91%) CSS
8 6 (0.91%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (0.46%) 802.1X
9 3 (0.46%) EDI
9 3 (0.46%) HTML5
9 3 (0.46%) REST
10 2 (0.30%) Classic ASP
10 2 (0.30%) J2EE
10 2 (0.30%) XSL
10 2 (0.30%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 60 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (3.96%) Management Information System
3 21 (3.20%) Data Centre
4 13 (1.98%) NHS
5 12 (1.83%) Virtual Team
6 11 (1.68%) User Experience
7 9 (1.37%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (1.22%) PMI
9 6 (0.91%) Smart Meter
10 5 (0.76%) Credit Risk
10 5 (0.76%) Driving Licence
10 5 (0.76%) EPoS
11 4 (0.61%) CMDB
11 4 (0.61%) Infotainment
11 4 (0.61%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.61%) Mobile Banking
11 4 (0.61%) Online Banking
12 3 (0.46%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.46%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 43 (6.55%) Windows
2 16 (2.44%) Windows 10
3 13 (1.98%) Linux
3 13 (1.98%) Windows Server
4 9 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (0.91%) Windows 7
6 5 (0.76%) Windows 8
7 4 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.15%) AIX
9 1 (0.15%) Solaris
9 1 (0.15%) Unix
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (33.08%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 147 (22.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 80 (12.20%) Business Analysis
5 76 (11.59%) Service Delivery
6 72 (10.98%) ITIL
7 67 (10.21%) Change Management
8 64 (9.76%) Migration
8 64 (9.76%) Scrum
9 50 (7.62%) Waterfall
10 41 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
11 40 (6.10%) Programme Management
12 39 (5.95%) Risk Management
13 37 (5.64%) Service Management
14 36 (5.49%) Change Control
14 36 (5.49%) Continuous Improvement
15 35 (5.34%) Agile Project Management
15 35 (5.34%) Project Planning
16 32 (4.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 31 (4.73%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 22 (3.35%) SQL
2 16 (2.44%) JavaScript
3 13 (1.98%) Java
4 12 (1.83%) C#
5 10 (1.52%) PHP
6 9 (1.37%) Python
7 2 (0.30%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.30%) VBA
7 2 (0.30%) VBScript
8 1 (0.15%) ABAP
8 1 (0.15%) C
8 1 (0.15%) Ruby
8 1 (0.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 52 (7.93%) Degree
2 33 (5.03%) PMI Certification
3 32 (4.88%) PMP
3 32 (4.88%) Security Cleared
4 21 (3.20%) SC Cleared
5 19 (2.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 15 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
7 14 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 11 (1.68%) ISEB
9 9 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (1.07%) CCNA
11 7 (1.07%) TOGAF Certification
12 6 (0.91%) AWS Certification
12 6 (0.91%) CIPD
12 6 (0.91%) Master's Degree
13 5 (0.76%) CCNP
14 4 (0.61%) APMP
14 4 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
14 4 (0.61%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (10.52%) PMO
2 34 (5.18%) GDPR
3 14 (2.13%) QA
4 13 (1.98%) SLA
5 6 (0.91%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.15%) COBIT
8 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 26 (3.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (1.52%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.76%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.30%) NFS
6 2 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.30%) vSphere
6 2 (0.30%) XenApp
7 1 (0.15%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.15%) Docker
7 1 (0.15%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (1.07%) SCCM
2 4 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.30%) Ansible
3 2 (0.30%) Puppet
4 1 (0.15%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.15%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.15%) Terraform
4 1 (0.15%) WMI
Vendors
1 80 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 35 (5.34%) SAP
3 27 (4.12%) VMware
4 18 (2.74%) Pega
5 17 (2.59%) Oracle
6 14 (2.13%) Cisco
7 11 (1.68%) IBM
7 11 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (1.37%) Google
8 9 (1.37%) ServiceNow
9 8 (1.22%) Citrix
9 8 (1.22%) Niku
9 8 (1.22%) Remedy
10 5 (0.76%) EMC
11 4 (0.61%) CyberArk
12 3 (0.46%) Aruba
12 3 (0.46%) HP
12 3 (0.46%) TIBCO
13 2 (0.30%) Adobe
13 2 (0.30%) Ariba