Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 17 November 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.

Project Manager
England > Midlands
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 19 8
Rank change year-on-year +7 -11 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 695 785 890
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 8.51% 7.97% 10.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.97% 8.36% 10.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 589 643
Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £314 £294
90th Percentile £533 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 6
Midlands median hourly rate £27.00 £28.70 £30.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.93% -5.41% -19.57%
10th Percentile £19.78 £25.99 £16.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £30.26 £45.00
England median hourly rate £30.00 £34.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -13.04% -13.75% +33.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Midlands
Contract vacancies in the Midlands with a recognized job title 7749 9388 8119
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 95.32% 95.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4843 5691 4692
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £218 £231 £217
90th Percentile £550 £553 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 365 368 452
Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.18 £10.00 £10.20
90th Percentile £45.00 £39.50 £37.38
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £17.98
% change year-on-year +1.77% +2.20% +8.97%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings that featured Project Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in the Midlands

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in the Midlands

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in the Midlands over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Manager in the Midlands

Project Manager
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 Manager in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Manager in the Midlands

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in the Midlands over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Project Manager in the Midlands

Project Manager
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 Manager within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 +11 446 £450 +5.88% 26
East Midlands -7 239 £413 -0.60% 17
Project Manager
England

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 Midlands region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 313 (45.04%) Project Management
2 192 (27.63%) PRINCE2
3 186 (26.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 183 (26.33%) Finance
5 150 (21.58%) Agile Software Development
6 77 (11.08%) Microsoft
7 60 (8.63%) Migration
7 60 (8.63%) Retail
8 58 (8.35%) Change Management
9 55 (7.91%) SAP
10 51 (7.34%) E-Commerce
11 50 (7.19%) Manufacturing
12 47 (6.76%) Risk Management
12 47 (6.76%) PMP
13 44 (6.33%) ERP
14 43 (6.19%) Project Planning
14 43 (6.19%) PMO
15 42 (6.04%) Microsoft Project
16 41 (5.90%) PMI Certification
17 40 (5.76%) Security Cleared
18 37 (5.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 36 (5.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 35 (5.04%) SC Cleared
20 35 (5.04%) Degree
21 34 (4.89%) ITIL
22 33 (4.75%) Scrum
23 30 (4.32%) Programme Management
23 30 (4.32%) CRM
24 29 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
25 28 (4.03%) Project Governance

Project Manager Skill Set
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 13 (1.87%) SharePoint
2 6 (0.86%) Confluence
3 3 (0.43%) Documentum
3 3 (0.43%) SAS
4 2 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.29%) IBM Notes
4 2 (0.29%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.14%) CMS
5 1 (0.14%) K2 blackpearl
5 1 (0.14%) Moodle
5 1 (0.14%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.14%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 42 (6.04%) Microsoft Project
2 27 (3.88%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (1.58%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.86%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.58%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.43%) Windchill
8 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.14%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 15 (2.16%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.72%) Oracle ERP
3 5 (0.72%) SAP EWM
3 5 (0.72%) SAP PP
3 5 (0.72%) SAP PP-PI
4 3 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.43%) iTrent
4 3 (0.43%) Maximo
4 3 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.43%) SAP CO
4 3 (0.43%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.43%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (0.43%) SAP Retail
4 3 (0.43%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.29%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.29%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.29%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.14%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 27 (3.88%) Office 365
2 25 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.01%) IaaS
4 4 (0.58%) G Suite
4 4 (0.58%) PaaS
5 3 (0.43%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.29%) SaaS
6 2 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.45%) LAN
2 16 (2.30%) WAN
3 14 (2.01%) SMS
4 11 (1.58%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (1.01%) VoIP
6 6 (0.86%) SAN
7 5 (0.72%) Firewall
8 4 (0.58%) WLAN
9 3 (0.43%) Intranet
9 3 (0.43%) Wireless
10 2 (0.29%) Internet
10 2 (0.29%) NAS
11 1 (0.14%) DAB
11 1 (0.14%) FTP
11 1 (0.14%) IP Telephony
11 1 (0.14%) MPLS
11 1 (0.14%) Network Security
11 1 (0.14%) Profibus
11 1 (0.14%) Skype
11 1 (0.14%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (0.58%) Big Data
4 2 (0.29%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.29%) Power BI
4 2 (0.29%) QlikView
4 2 (0.29%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.14%) Clusterpoint
5 1 (0.14%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.14%) DB2
5 1 (0.14%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (0.86%) JIRA
2 1 (0.14%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 183 (26.33%) Finance
2 60 (8.63%) Retail
3 50 (7.19%) Manufacturing
4 28 (4.03%) Automotive
5 20 (2.88%) Marketing
6 18 (2.59%) Banking
7 14 (2.01%) Legal
8 12 (1.73%) Aerospace
8 12 (1.73%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.01%) Local Government
10 5 (0.72%) Billing
10 5 (0.72%) Electronics
11 4 (0.58%) Back Office
12 3 (0.43%) Law
12 3 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.29%) French Language
13 2 (0.29%) German Language
14 1 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.14%) Polish Language
14 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (0.72%) .NET
2 4 (0.58%) EDI
3 3 (0.43%) ASP.NET
3 3 (0.43%) Middleware
4 2 (0.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (0.29%) Natural Language Processing
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.14%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.14%) Velocity
5 1 (0.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (2.88%) Data Centre
3 17 (2.45%) NHS
4 15 (2.16%) PMI
5 12 (1.73%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.29%) FMCG
7 7 (1.01%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.01%) EPoS
7 7 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (1.01%) Smart Meter
8 6 (0.86%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (0.58%) Mainframe
9 4 (0.58%) User Experience
9 4 (0.58%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.43%) Digital Signage
11 2 (0.29%) e-Learning
12 1 (0.14%) IVR
12 1 (0.14%) Tandem
12 1 (0.14%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 18 (2.59%) Windows
2 9 (1.29%) Windows 10
3 6 (0.86%) Unix
4 5 (0.72%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.43%) Linux
6 1 (0.14%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.14%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (45.04%) Project Management
2 192 (27.63%) PRINCE2
3 186 (26.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 150 (21.58%) Agile Software Development
5 60 (8.63%) Migration
6 58 (8.35%) Change Management
7 51 (7.34%) E-Commerce
8 47 (6.76%) Risk Management
9 44 (6.33%) ERP
10 43 (6.19%) Project Planning
11 36 (5.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 34 (4.89%) ITIL
13 33 (4.75%) Scrum
14 30 (4.32%) CRM
14 30 (4.32%) Programme Management
15 28 (4.03%) Project Governance
16 27 (3.88%) Waterfall
17 25 (3.60%) Matrix Organization
18 22 (3.17%) Logistics
18 22 (3.17%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (1.29%) C
2 4 (0.58%) C#
3 3 (0.43%) SQL
4 1 (0.14%) C++
4 1 (0.14%) Java
4 1 (0.14%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 47 (6.76%) PMP
2 41 (5.90%) PMI Certification
3 40 (5.76%) Security Cleared
4 37 (5.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 35 (5.04%) Degree
5 35 (5.04%) SC Cleared
6 28 (4.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 13 (1.87%) APMP
8 6 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.43%) CCAB
10 3 (0.43%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.29%) MAPM
11 2 (0.29%) MCP
11 2 (0.29%) SAS Certification
12 1 (0.14%) CIPD
12 1 (0.14%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.14%) ISEB
12 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.14%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (6.19%) PMO
2 25 (3.60%) GDPR
3 15 (2.16%) QA
4 3 (0.43%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.29%) SLA
6 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.14%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.14%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.14%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (1.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (1.01%) MOM
2 2 (0.29%) AirWatch
2 2 (0.29%) SCCM
3 1 (0.14%) Forum Sentry
3 1 (0.14%) SCOM
3 1 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 77 (11.08%) Microsoft
2 55 (7.91%) SAP
3 27 (3.88%) Oracle
4 14 (2.01%) Cisco
5 10 (1.44%) ServiceNow
6 8 (1.15%) Google
7 6 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (0.58%) Concur
8 4 (0.58%) Epicor
8 4 (0.58%) Infor
8 4 (0.58%) Pega
9 3 (0.43%) Citrix
9 3 (0.43%) Kronos
9 3 (0.43%) PeopleSoft
9 3 (0.43%) Rackspace
9 3 (0.43%) Siemens
10 2 (0.29%) EMC
10 2 (0.29%) Lotus
10 2 (0.29%) NetApp
10 2 (0.29%) VMware