Period
to 26 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 26 January 2021 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
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
26 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 12 20 22
Rank change year-on-year +8 +2 -7
Contract jobs citing Project Management 8 2 22
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Staffordshire 7.62% 1.53% 9.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.52% 2.08% 10.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 16
Median daily rate £335 £289 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.10% -34.00% +9.38%
10th Percentile £291 £266 £350
90th Percentile £424 £302 £463
West Midlands median daily rate £381 £450 £430
% change year-on-year -15.28% +4.77% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £34.00 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £34.00 - £16.59

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 84 96 218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 80.00% 73.28% 89.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 57 154
Median daily rate £375 £335 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.94% -10.67% -0.66%
10th Percentile £254 £170 £266
90th Percentile £504 £488 £463
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -8.33% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 18 11
Median hourly rate £42.50 £16.20 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +162.35% -64.00% +143.24%
10th Percentile £28.45 £11.17 £15.13
90th Percentile £48.75 £43.75 £58.00
Median hourly rate £18.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year +13.56% -0.94% -29.17%

Project Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing Project Management as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Project Management in Staffordshire

Project Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Project Management in Staffordshire.

Daily rate trend for Project Management in Staffordshire

Project Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Project Management in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 26 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Project Management in Staffordshire

Project Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Project Management in Staffordshire.

Hourly rate trend for Project Management in Staffordshire

Project Management
Hourly Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Project Management in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 26 January 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Project Management in Staffordshire

Project Management
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 26 January 2021. 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
Stafford +3 2 £275 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 - - 1
Project Management
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 January 2021, 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Project Management.

1 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (25.00%) Workshop Facilitation
3 1 (12.50%) Smartsheet
3 1 (12.50%) Public Sector
3 1 (12.50%) Project Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Six Sigma
3 1 (12.50%) Simulink
3 1 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (12.50%) C
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Confluence
3 1 (12.50%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Virtual Team
3 1 (12.50%) GDPR
3 1 (12.50%) PMO
3 1 (12.50%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (12.50%) Commercial Awareness
3 1 (12.50%) Decision-Making

Project Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 (12.50%) Confluence
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (12.50%) Smartsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 1 (12.50%) Billing
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Marketing
1 1 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (12.50%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Project Manager
2 2 (25.00%) ICT Manager
2 2 (25.00%) ICT Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Business Systems Manager
3 1 (12.50%) IT Manager
3 1 (12.50%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Project Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (25.00%) Workshop Facilitation
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Lean Six Sigma
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
3 1 (12.50%) Project Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Quality Management
3 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) Six Sigma
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) Six Sigma Green Belt
1 1 (12.50%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) GDPR
1 1 (12.50%) PMO
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle