Period
to 22 August 2019

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

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 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 14 7
Rank change year-on-year +10 -7 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 28 24 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 14.36% 8.57% 14.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.43% 8.89% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 19 35
Staffordshire median daily rate £413 £413 £413
10th Percentile £381 £363 £306
90th Percentile £441 £475 £438
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate £36.25 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £22.57 £20.00
% change year-on-year +55.07% +12.85% -20.00%

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 194 270 219
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 99.49% 96.43% 93.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 174 154
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71% +3.70%
10th Percentile £160 £263 £213
90th Percentile £503 £461 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 20 14
Staffordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £14.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -7.80% -6.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.30
90th Percentile £52.25 £22.85 £26.05
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £15.82
% change year-on-year +3.23% -2.02% +5.47%

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 August 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 August 2019. 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 +4 6 - - 1
Stoke-on-Trent +13 5 £390 -13.33%
Tamworth +1 3 £413 +3.13% 2
Burton-upon-Trent +1 3 £413 +1.54%
Project Manager
West Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, 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 18 (64.29%) Project Management
2 8 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 6 (21.43%) Retail
5 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (17.86%) E-Commerce
5 5 (17.86%) ERP
5 5 (17.86%) Waterfall
5 5 (17.86%) Project Delivery
6 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (14.29%) Windows
7 3 (10.71%) Migration
7 3 (10.71%) Linux
7 3 (10.71%) SAP
7 3 (10.71%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (10.71%) Azure
7 3 (10.71%) Microservices
7 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (10.71%) FMCG
7 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (7.14%) Data Transformation
8 2 (7.14%) Re-Platforming
8 2 (7.14%) CentOS
8 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (7.14%) Data Mapping
8 2 (7.14%) SaaS
8 2 (7.14%) Matrix Organization

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:

Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.57%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Azure
1 3 (10.71%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (7.14%) SaaS
3 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Firewall
1 1 (3.57%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 6 (21.43%) Retail
2 1 (3.57%) Environmental Health
2 1 (3.57%) Law
2 1 (3.57%) Local Government
2 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) JSON
1 2 (7.14%) XML
2 1 (3.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) FMCG
2 2 (7.14%) PMI
3 1 (3.57%) PDA
3 1 (3.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Windows
2 3 (10.71%) Linux
2 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (7.14%) CentOS
3 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (7.14%) Unix
4 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (64.29%) Project Management
2 8 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 5 (17.86%) E-Commerce
4 5 (17.86%) ERP
4 5 (17.86%) Project Delivery
4 5 (17.86%) Waterfall
5 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (10.71%) Microservices
5 3 (10.71%) Migration
6 2 (7.14%) Change Management
6 2 (7.14%) Critical Path Analysis
6 2 (7.14%) CRM
6 2 (7.14%) Data Mapping
6 2 (7.14%) Data Transformation
6 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Transition
6 2 (7.14%) Logistics
6 2 (7.14%) Scrum
6 2 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) C
1 2 (7.14%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) PMI Certification
1 2 (7.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) PMO
2 1 (3.57%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.71%) SAP
3 2 (7.14%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle
4 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.57%) VMware