The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 6 20
Rank change year-on-year 0 +14  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 17 27 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 14.17% 12.56% 3.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.53% 13.37% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 4
Median daily rate £425 £450 £506
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £400 £466
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £593 £546
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year -8.57% -3.44%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 117 202 142
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 97.50% 93.95% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 98 59
Median daily rate £400 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £338 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
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 £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands that featured Project Manager in the job title.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 14 (48.28%) Project Management
2 11 (37.93%) Finance
3 7 (24.14%) Oracle
3 7 (24.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (20.69%) Manufacturing
4 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (17.24%) SAP
5 5 (17.24%) PRINCE2
5 5 (17.24%) ERP
6 4 (13.79%) Automotive
6 4 (13.79%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (13.79%) PMO
7 3 (10.34%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (10.34%) Risk Management
7 3 (10.34%) PMI
7 3 (10.34%) PMI Certification
7 3 (10.34%) PRINCE
7 3 (10.34%) Retail
7 3 (10.34%) Migration
7 3 (10.34%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (10.34%) Programme Management
8 2 (6.90%) General Ledger
8 2 (6.90%) Blue Coat
8 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
8 2 (6.90%) SLA
8 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
8 2 (6.90%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (6.90%) Programme Governance
8 2 (6.90%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (6.90%) 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 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (3.45%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (3.45%) Magento
4 1 (3.45%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
4 1 (3.45%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) PaaS
1 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) DHCP
1 1 (3.45%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.45%) GIS
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (37.93%) Finance
2 6 (20.69%) Manufacturing
3 4 (13.79%) Automotive
4 3 (10.34%) Retail
5 2 (6.90%) General Ledger
5 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
6 1 (3.45%) Back Office
6 1 (3.45%) Billing
6 1 (3.45%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) Project Management
2 7 (24.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (17.24%) ERP
4 5 (17.24%) PRINCE2
5 3 (10.34%) Migration
5 3 (10.34%) PRINCE
5 3 (10.34%) Programme Management
5 3 (10.34%) Risk Management
6 2 (6.90%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (6.90%) People Management
6 2 (6.90%) Programme Governance
6 2 (6.90%) Project Governance
6 2 (6.90%) Resource Allocation
6 2 (6.90%) Waterfall
7 1 (3.45%) Change Control
7 1 (3.45%) Change Management
7 1 (3.45%) Document Management
7 1 (3.45%) Quality Management
7 1 (3.45%) Scrum
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.45%) APMP
2 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) PMO
2 2 (6.90%) SLA
3 1 (3.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Oracle
2 5 (17.24%) SAP
3 2 (6.90%) Blue Coat
3 2 (6.90%) Lancope
3 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.45%) ATG
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco
4 1 (3.45%) Dell
4 1 (3.45%) Demandware
4 1 (3.45%) hybris
4 1 (3.45%) Kronos
4 1 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
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