The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 3 months to 29 March 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 / Staffordshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 14 14
Rank change year-on-year +7 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 15 12 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 10.71% 8.11% 10.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.54% 8.70% 11.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 16
Median daily rate £425 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year -8.57% -3.44%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 130 138 168
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 92.86% 93.24% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 88 103
Median daily rate £375 £340 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% +0.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 19
Median hourly rate £17.78 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.70% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.56 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire that featured Project Manager in the job title.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tamworth +1 7 £413 +5.76%
Stoke-on-Trent +4 4 £425 -10.52% 1
Stafford -1 1 - -
Cannock - 1 £425 -
Project Manager
West Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Staffordshire region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 15 (46.88%) Project Management
2 14 (43.75%) PRINCE2
3 10 (31.25%) PMO
4 8 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (21.88%) Finance
6 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (18.75%) Retail
6 6 (18.75%) Service Design
6 6 (18.75%) FMCG
7 5 (15.63%) Degree
7 5 (15.63%) PCI DSS
7 5 (15.63%) Data Centre
7 5 (15.63%) Logistics
7 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
7 5 (15.63%) ITIL
7 5 (15.63%) ERP
8 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (12.50%) NHS
8 4 (12.50%) Information Security
8 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (9.38%) Local Government
9 3 (9.38%) Cisco
9 3 (9.38%) CRM
10 2 (6.25%) DHCP
10 2 (6.25%) VPN
10 2 (6.25%) DNS
10 2 (6.25%) MS Visio
10 2 (6.25%) Quality Management
10 2 (6.25%) Active Directory
10 2 (6.25%) Asset Management

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 (3.13%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
2 1 (3.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) DHCP
1 2 (6.25%) DNS
1 2 (6.25%) Firewall
1 2 (6.25%) VPN
2 1 (3.13%) LAN
2 1 (3.13%) NetScaler
2 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.13%) GIS
General
1 7 (21.88%) Finance
2 6 (18.75%) Retail
3 3 (9.38%) Local Government
4 2 (6.25%) Billing
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) FMCG
2 5 (15.63%) Data Centre
3 4 (12.50%) NHS
4 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.13%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.13%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (46.88%) Project Management
2 14 (43.75%) PRINCE2
3 8 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (18.75%) Service Design
5 5 (15.63%) ERP
5 5 (15.63%) ITIL
5 5 (15.63%) Logistics
6 4 (12.50%) Information Security
7 3 (9.38%) CRM
8 2 (6.25%) Asset Management
8 2 (6.25%) Identity Access Management
8 2 (6.25%) Malware Detection/Protection
8 2 (6.25%) Matrix Organization
8 2 (6.25%) Quality Management
8 2 (6.25%) SIEM
8 2 (6.25%) Software Asset Management
8 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 1 (3.13%) Business Process Modelling
9 1 (3.13%) Resource Allocation
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) Java
1 1 (3.13%) SQL
1 1 (3.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) Degree
2 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (3.13%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (31.25%) PMO
2 5 (15.63%) PCI DSS
3 2 (6.25%) GDPR
4 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.38%) Cisco
3 2 (6.25%) Google
4 1 (3.13%) F5
4 1 (3.13%) LogRhythm
4 1 (3.13%) Proofpoint
Staffordshire
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday