Period
to 20 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £434 per day in advertised job vacancies in Solihull during the 6 months to 20 October 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 > Solihull
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 26 13
Rank change year-on-year +12 -13 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 16 11 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Solihull 8.25% 4.10% 8.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.51% 4.33% 9.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 18
Solihull median daily rate £434 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.66% +4.10% +15.33%
10th Percentile £389 £300 £374
90th Percentile £479 £661 £515
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £430 £413
% change year-on-year +4.65% +4.24% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Solihull median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £46.25 £30.41 £38.50
% change year-on-year +52.11% -21.03% +22.22%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Solihull. 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
Solihull
Contract vacancies in Solihull with a recognized job title 188 254 254
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.91% 94.78% 95.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 73 92
Solihull median daily rate £380 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.92% -7.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £225 £213 £229
90th Percentile £575 £498 £461
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.11% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 7
Solihull median hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% -34.88% +95.45%
10th Percentile £10.90 £13.15 £14.40
90th Percentile £49.73 £15.38 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £17.12
% change year-on-year +8.02% -12.38% +0.71%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Solihull

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in Solihull

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in Solihull

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Manager in Solihull

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 21 Co-occurring IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 Solihull region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 9 (56.25%) PRINCE2
2 8 (50.00%) LAN
2 8 (50.00%) Cisco
3 7 (43.75%) WAN
4 6 (37.50%) PMP
4 6 (37.50%) Project Management
5 5 (31.25%) Telecoms
5 5 (31.25%) Programme Management
6 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (6.25%) Wireless
8 1 (6.25%) Finance
8 1 (6.25%) Windows
8 1 (6.25%) Matrix Management
8 1 (6.25%) SCCM
8 1 (6.25%) Business Transformation
8 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
8 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
8 1 (6.25%) ITIL
8 1 (6.25%) GDPR

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

Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) LAN
2 7 (43.75%) WAN
3 2 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (6.25%) Wireless
General
1 5 (31.25%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) PRINCE2
2 6 (37.50%) Project Management
3 5 (31.25%) Programme Management
4 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.25%) Business Transformation
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL
5 1 (6.25%) Matrix Management
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) PMP
2 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Cisco