The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Shropshire during the 3 months to 27 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
West Midlands / Shropshire
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 43 22
Rank change year-on-year +16 -21  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 6 23 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 3.31% 5.30% 7.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.45% 5.44% 7.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 11
Median daily rate £550 £483 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.87% +13.64%  
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 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year -14.66% +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 Shropshire. 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
Shropshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 174 423 185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 96.13% 97.47% 96.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 128 100
Median daily rate £463 £460 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.54% +8.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £370 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £22.69 - £13.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Shropshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in Shropshire

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in Shropshire

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Manager in Shropshire

Project Manager
Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

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 Shropshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Telford +15 5 £550 +13.87% 1
Project Manager
West Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 Shropshire region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 13 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 13 (50.00%) Project Management
2 12 (46.15%) Finance
3 11 (42.31%) Change Management
4 10 (38.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 7 (26.92%) Risk Management
6 6 (23.08%) Mentoring
6 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (23.08%) Migration
7 5 (19.23%) ITIL
7 5 (19.23%) Coaching
7 5 (19.23%) Project Planning
7 5 (19.23%) MAPM
7 5 (19.23%) QA
8 4 (15.38%) Resource Management
8 4 (15.38%) Project Governance
8 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (15.38%) Line Management
9 3 (11.54%) Matrix Organization
9 3 (11.54%) MS Office
9 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
9 3 (11.54%) Open Workbench
10 2 (7.69%) Matrix Management
10 2 (7.69%) Programme Management
10 2 (7.69%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (7.69%) Open Source
10 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
10 2 (7.69%) MS Excel

Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Shropshire 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:

Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Office
1 3 (11.54%) Open Workbench
2 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) LAN
1 1 (3.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Hadoop
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) JIRA
General
1 12 (46.15%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.85%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Linux
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Linux
1 1 (3.85%) Solaris
1 1 (3.85%) Unix
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 13 (50.00%) Project Management
2 11 (42.31%) Change Management
3 7 (26.92%) Risk Management
4 6 (23.08%) Mentoring
4 6 (23.08%) Migration
5 5 (19.23%) Coaching
5 5 (19.23%) ITIL
5 5 (19.23%) Project Planning
6 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (15.38%) Line Management
6 4 (15.38%) Project Governance
6 4 (15.38%) Resource Management
6 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (11.54%) Matrix Organization
8 2 (7.69%) Conflict Management
8 2 (7.69%) Matrix Management
8 2 (7.69%) Open Source
8 2 (7.69%) Programme Management
9 1 (3.85%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 5 (19.23%) MAPM
3 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) BICSI Certification
5 1 (3.85%) BICSI RCDD
5 1 (3.85%) CEH
5 1 (3.85%) CISA
5 1 (3.85%) CISSP
5 1 (3.85%) CLAS
5 1 (3.85%) Degree
5 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.85%) PMP
5 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (3.85%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) Cognos
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle
1 1 (3.85%) TOWER Software