Period
to 22 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £380 per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

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 > Staffordshire
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 15 19
Rank change year-on-year +7 +4 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 34 28 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 12.98% 7.47% 8.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.60% 7.78% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 26 25
Staffordshire median daily rate £380 £396 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.10% -0.94% +6.67%
10th Percentile £315 £295 £280
90th Percentile £458 £450 £481
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £42.50 £30.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +41.67% -33.33% +34.93%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire. 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
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies in Staffordshire with a recognized job title 250 360 253
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.42% 96.00% 91.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 230 176
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +3.85%
10th Percentile £268 £185 £225
90th Percentile £456 £488 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 31 18
Staffordshire median hourly rate £22.25 £21.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.49% +62.26% -5.36%
10th Percentile £11.70 £11.25 £10.09
90th Percentile £47.75 £57.50 £17.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year +11.76% +7.26% +0.51%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in Staffordshire

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in Staffordshire

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Manager in Staffordshire

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Manager in Staffordshire

Project Manager
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 Manager within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 22 February 2018. 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
Tamworth +2 11 £340 -20.00% 4
Stafford +4 6 £330 +10.00%
Cannock +4 4 £451 +6.18%
Burton-upon-Trent +3 1 £450 +46.34% 1
Lichfield -1 1 £430 -
Project Manager
West Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, Project Manager contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 17 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 14 (41.18%) Retail
3 13 (38.24%) Project Management
4 10 (29.41%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (26.47%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (26.47%) Project Governance
6 7 (20.59%) Finance
6 7 (20.59%) PMI Certification
6 7 (20.59%) PMI
6 7 (20.59%) Project Planning
6 7 (20.59%) FMCG
6 7 (20.59%) QA
7 6 (17.65%) Change Control
7 6 (17.65%) PMP
7 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Excel
8 5 (14.71%) E-Commerce
8 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
8 5 (14.71%) Logistics
8 5 (14.71%) GDPR
9 4 (11.76%) IT Strategy
9 4 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (11.76%) Data Protection
9 4 (11.76%) PCI DSS
9 4 (11.76%) Migration
9 4 (11.76%) EPoS
9 4 (11.76%) Web Services
10 3 (8.82%) ERP
10 3 (8.82%) CRM
10 3 (8.82%) Service Delivery
10 3 (8.82%) Manufacturing

Project Manager Skill Set
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 2 (5.88%) Confluence
1 2 (5.88%) MS Project Server
2 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (29.41%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) Office 365
2 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.94%) IaaS
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) Profibus
2 1 (2.94%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 14 (41.18%) Retail
2 7 (20.59%) Finance
3 3 (8.82%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.94%) Legal
4 1 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) FMCG
1 7 (20.59%) PMI
2 4 (11.76%) EPoS
3 2 (5.88%) NHS
4 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 13 (38.24%) Project Management
3 9 (26.47%) Project Governance
3 9 (26.47%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (20.59%) Project Planning
5 6 (17.65%) Change Control
6 5 (14.71%) E-Commerce
6 5 (14.71%) Logistics
7 4 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (11.76%) Data Protection
7 4 (11.76%) IT Strategy
7 4 (11.76%) Migration
8 3 (8.82%) CRM
8 3 (8.82%) ERP
8 3 (8.82%) Service Delivery
9 2 (5.88%) Change Management
9 2 (5.88%) Data Management
9 2 (5.88%) Portfolio Management
9 2 (5.88%) Scrum
9 2 (5.88%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.88%) C
1 2 (5.88%) C++
1 2 (5.88%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) PMI Certification
2 6 (17.65%) PMP
3 2 (5.88%) Degree
4 1 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.94%) CIPD
4 1 (2.94%) Master's Degree
4 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.59%) QA
2 5 (14.71%) GDPR
3 4 (11.76%) PCI DSS
4 2 (5.88%) IEC 61508
4 2 (5.88%) IEC 62304
4 2 (5.88%) PMO
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.82%) Ingenico
3 1 (2.94%) Citrix
3 1 (2.94%) EMC
3 1 (2.94%) NGA Human Resources
3 1 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.94%) VMware