Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 9 18
Rank change year-on-year -14 +9 -9
Contract jobs citing Project Management 580 747 785
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 7.33% 9.49% 8.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.75% 11.23% 9.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 544 569
Midlands median daily rate £425 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £271 £263 £300
90th Percentile £567 £537 £575
England median daily rate £460 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +2.22% +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 14
Midlands median hourly rate £21.29 £23.24 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.41% +10.67% -33.21%
10th Percentile £11.09 £16.25 £7.74
90th Percentile £41.13 £43.25 £38.00
England median hourly rate £31.00 £26.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year +19.23% -2.80% -14.92%

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 6,625 6,654 8,201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 83.75% 84.51% 83.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,093 4,217 5,021
Midlands median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £270 £246 £250
90th Percentile £563 £550 £575
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 239 204
Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £16.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +24.30% -15.32%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.46
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.50 £39.85
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.97%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -10 404 £450 +5.88% 166
East Midlands -14 164 £400 +6.67% 76
Project Management
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 209 (36.03%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (24.66%) PRINCE2
3 134 (23.10%) Finance
4 121 (20.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 84 (14.48%) PMO
6 77 (13.28%) Microsoft
7 69 (11.90%) Service Delivery
8 65 (11.21%) Microsoft Office
9 64 (11.03%) Business Analysis
10 63 (10.86%) ITIL
11 62 (10.69%) Scrum
12 55 (9.48%) Migration
13 51 (8.79%) Microsoft Excel
13 51 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
14 47 (8.10%) Risk Management
15 45 (7.76%) Change Management
16 43 (7.41%) Microsoft Project
17 42 (7.24%) Windows
18 41 (7.07%) Problem-Solving
19 40 (6.90%) Waterfall
20 39 (6.72%) Programme Management
21 38 (6.55%) Retail
21 38 (6.55%) JIRA
22 36 (6.21%) Agile Project Management
23 34 (5.86%) Continuous Improvement
23 34 (5.86%) Manufacturing
24 33 (5.69%) Amazon AWS
25 30 (5.17%) Security Cleared
25 30 (5.17%) Degree
25 30 (5.17%) Change Control

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 16 (2.76%) Confluence
2 14 (2.41%) Documentum
3 11 (1.90%) Skype for Business
4 8 (1.38%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.69%) Mule
5 4 (0.69%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.52%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.52%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.34%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.17%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.17%) Appian
8 1 (0.17%) ArchestrA
8 1 (0.17%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.17%) CMS
8 1 (0.17%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.17%) SAS
8 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 65 (11.21%) Microsoft Office
2 51 (8.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 43 (7.41%) Microsoft Project
4 19 (3.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (2.59%) Open Workbench
6 10 (1.72%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.69%) Siemens NX
8 3 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.17%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 15 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.52%) Infor M3
3 3 (0.52%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.52%) Primavera
4 2 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.34%) IntelliMatch
4 2 (0.34%) Magento
4 2 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.34%) SAP FI-GL
4 2 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.17%) ENOVIA
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.17%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.17%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.17%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 33 (5.69%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (3.79%) Office 365
3 19 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (1.72%) Dynamics 365
5 8 (1.38%) IaaS
6 6 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.03%) PaaS
6 6 (1.03%) SaaS
7 4 (0.69%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.34%) Apigee
9 1 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.17%) G Suite
9 1 (0.17%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.17%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.55%) WAN
2 8 (1.38%) Firewall
2 8 (1.38%) Internet
3 7 (1.21%) LAN
4 6 (1.03%) Skype
5 5 (0.86%) Unified Communications
5 5 (0.86%) Wireless
6 3 (0.52%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.52%) IP Telephony
6 3 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.34%) ADSL
7 2 (0.34%) DHCP
7 2 (0.34%) DNS
7 2 (0.34%) iSCSI
7 2 (0.34%) MPLS
7 2 (0.34%) NAS
7 2 (0.34%) SAN
7 2 (0.34%) SMS
7 2 (0.34%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.34%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.76%) BusinessObjects
2 12 (2.07%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 12 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (1.72%) MS Access
4 9 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (1.21%) Relational Database
6 5 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.69%) MySQL
7 4 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.52%) Big Data
8 3 (0.52%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 3 (0.52%) Power BI
8 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.34%) GIS
9 2 (0.34%) Oracle OWB
9 2 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.17%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.17%) QlikView
10 1 (0.17%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 38 (6.55%) JIRA
2 4 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.52%) Ant
3 3 (0.52%) Selenium
4 2 (0.34%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.34%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.34%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.17%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.17%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.17%) CANoe
5 1 (0.17%) Gradle
5 1 (0.17%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.17%) JUnit
5 1 (0.17%) Robot Framework
5 1 (0.17%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.17%) SonarQube
General
1 134 (23.10%) Finance
2 38 (6.55%) Retail
3 34 (5.86%) Manufacturing
4 28 (4.83%) Automotive
5 25 (4.31%) Legal
6 20 (3.45%) Marketing
7 16 (2.76%) Banking
8 14 (2.41%) Military
9 13 (2.24%) Telecoms
10 8 (1.38%) Local Government
11 7 (1.21%) Law
12 6 (1.03%) General Ledger
12 6 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.86%) Electronics
13 5 (0.86%) Games
14 4 (0.69%) Back Office
15 3 (0.52%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.34%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.34%) Billing
16 2 (0.34%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 233 (40.17%) Project Manager
2 82 (14.14%) Analyst
3 49 (8.45%) IT Manager
4 36 (6.21%) Business Analyst
4 36 (6.21%) IT Project Manager
5 34 (5.86%) Architect
6 30 (5.17%) PMO Analyst
7 24 (4.14%) Technical Manager
8 23 (3.97%) Delivery Manager
8 23 (3.97%) Senior Manager
8 23 (3.97%) Solutions Architect
9 22 (3.79%) Senior Project Manager
10 21 (3.62%) AWS Architect
10 21 (3.62%) Infrastructure Manager
10 21 (3.62%) Technical Project Manager
11 19 (3.28%) VMware Architect
12 17 (2.93%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 16 (2.76%) AWS Solutions Architect
14 15 (2.59%) Coordinator
14 15 (2.59%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (4.48%) Middleware
2 16 (2.76%) .NET
3 11 (1.90%) ASP.NET
4 9 (1.55%) HTML
5 7 (1.21%) ASP.NET Web API
5 7 (1.21%) WCF
6 4 (0.69%) Web Services
7 3 (0.52%) CSS
7 3 (0.52%) Velocity
7 3 (0.52%) XML
8 2 (0.34%) LDAP
9 1 (0.17%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.17%) EDI
9 1 (0.17%) HTML5
9 1 (0.17%) IBM Integration Bus
9 1 (0.17%) Kafka
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.17%) SailPoint
9 1 (0.17%) Swagger
9 1 (0.17%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 51 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (4.66%) Management Information System
3 24 (4.14%) Data Centre
4 22 (3.79%) NHS
5 18 (3.10%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (2.41%) Virtual Team
7 8 (1.38%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.38%) FMCG
7 8 (1.38%) User Experience
8 6 (1.03%) PMI
9 5 (0.86%) Driving Licence
9 5 (0.86%) Public Cloud
9 5 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.52%) CMDB
10 3 (0.52%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.52%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.52%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.34%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.34%) PKI
11 2 (0.34%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 42 (7.24%) Windows
2 20 (3.45%) Windows Server
3 11 (1.90%) Windows 10
4 6 (1.03%) Linux
4 6 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (0.69%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.34%) AIX
6 2 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.34%) Unix
6 2 (0.34%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.17%) Android
7 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (36.03%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (24.66%) PRINCE2
3 121 (20.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 69 (11.90%) Service Delivery
5 64 (11.03%) Business Analysis
6 63 (10.86%) ITIL
7 62 (10.69%) Scrum
8 55 (9.48%) Migration
9 47 (8.10%) Risk Management
10 45 (7.76%) Change Management
11 41 (7.07%) Problem-Solving
12 40 (6.90%) Waterfall
13 39 (6.72%) Programme Management
14 36 (6.21%) Agile Project Management
15 34 (5.86%) Continuous Improvement
16 30 (5.17%) Change Control
17 29 (5.00%) CRM
17 29 (5.00%) IT Strategy
18 27 (4.66%) ERP
19 25 (4.31%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 26 (4.48%) SQL
2 12 (2.07%) C#
2 12 (2.07%) JavaScript
3 9 (1.55%) Java
4 7 (1.21%) C
5 5 (0.86%) PowerShell
6 4 (0.69%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.52%) PHP
7 3 (0.52%) Python
8 2 (0.34%) VB
9 1 (0.17%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.17%) C++
9 1 (0.17%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.17%) RPG
9 1 (0.17%) Ruby
9 1 (0.17%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.17%) X++
Qualifications
1 30 (5.17%) Degree
1 30 (5.17%) Security Cleared
2 24 (4.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 19 (3.28%) ISEB
4 16 (2.76%) PMI Certification
5 15 (2.59%) APMP
5 15 (2.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 14 (2.41%) SC Cleared
7 13 (2.24%) PMP
8 9 (1.55%) DV Cleared
8 9 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (1.21%) MCITP
10 6 (1.03%) CISMP
10 6 (1.03%) CISSP
10 6 (1.03%) HND
10 6 (1.03%) MCP
10 6 (1.03%) MCSE
11 5 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (14.48%) PMO
2 24 (4.14%) GDPR
3 13 (2.24%) QA
4 11 (1.90%) Data Quality
5 7 (1.21%) JSP 440
5 7 (1.21%) SLA
6 3 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.52%) P3O
7 2 (0.34%) COBIT
7 2 (0.34%) ISO 14000
7 2 (0.34%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.34%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.17%) TickIT
System Software
1 26 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (2.24%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.69%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.52%) XenApp
5 2 (0.34%) NFS
5 2 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.34%) vSphere
5 2 (0.34%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.17%) Docker
6 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (1.21%) SCCM
2 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.17%) Ansible
3 1 (0.17%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.17%) Puppet
3 1 (0.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 77 (13.28%) Microsoft
2 29 (5.00%) VMware
3 24 (4.14%) SAP
4 19 (3.28%) Oracle
5 16 (2.76%) Niku
6 12 (2.07%) Pega
7 10 (1.72%) Citrix
8 8 (1.38%) Cisco
9 7 (1.21%) ServiceNow
10 5 (0.86%) IBM
10 5 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.69%) Aruba
11 4 (0.69%) EMC
11 4 (0.69%) HP
11 4 (0.69%) JDA
11 4 (0.69%) NetApp
11 4 (0.69%) RedPrairie
11 4 (0.69%) Remedy
11 4 (0.69%) Tableau
12 3 (0.52%) JD Edwards