Period
to 26 January 2021

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £321 per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 26 January 2021.

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
26 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 11 20 18
Rank change year-on-year +9 -2 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 9 2 27
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Staffordshire 8.57% 1.53% 11.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.91% 1.63% 11.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 38
Median daily rate £321 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.53% -6.25% +15.94%
10th Percentile £289 £323 £352
90th Percentile £422 £428 £419
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £34.00 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.50 - £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 101 123 230
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.19% 93.89% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 72 162
Median daily rate £375 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33% -
10th Percentile £250 £135 £263
90th Percentile £500 £463 £463
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 14
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.20 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.94% -59.25% +140.91%
10th Percentile £12.62 £11.17 £13.99
90th Percentile £40.80 £32.50 £59.84
Median hourly rate £16.35 £15.85 £15.86
% change year-on-year +3.15% -0.06% -3.32%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in Staffordshire

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Daily rate trend for Project Manager in Staffordshire

Project Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

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

Daily rate histogram for Project Manager in Staffordshire

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Hourly rate trend for Project Manager in Staffordshire

Project Manager
Hourly Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

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

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 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 -15.38%
Project Manager
West Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 2021, 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 7 (77.78%) Project Management
2 3 (33.33%) Public Sector
3 2 (22.22%) Workshop Facilitation
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) Local Government
3 2 (22.22%) Business Transformation
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) DevOps
4 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (11.11%) PMO
4 1 (11.11%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (11.11%) Confluence
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) Marketing
4 1 (11.11%) Degree
4 1 (11.11%) JIRA
4 1 (11.11%) Resource Management
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
4 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) Simulink
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Billing
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Analysis

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 1 (11.11%) Confluence
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (11.11%) Smartsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 3 (33.33%) Public Sector
2 2 (22.22%) Local Government
3 1 (11.11%) Billing
3 1 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (11.11%) Marketing
3 1 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) Business Transformation
2 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (22.22%) Workshop Facilitation
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) DevOps
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 1 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
3 1 (11.11%) Project Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Quality Management
3 1 (11.11%) Resource Management
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) PMO
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle