Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £365 per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 10 16
Rank change year-on-year +3 +6 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 37 42 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 14.34% 9.88% 9.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.10% 10.27% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 32 22
Staffordshire median daily rate £365 £413 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.52% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £307 £308 £305
90th Percentile £450 £481 £449
West Midlands median daily rate £440 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +3.53% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £46.25 £30.41 £32.00
% change year-on-year +52.11% -4.98% +42.22%

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 245 409 279
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.96% 96.24% 93.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 259 170
Staffordshire median daily rate £350 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.45% +13.28%
10th Percentile £228 £183 £263
90th Percentile £471 £488 £438
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 23
Staffordshire median hourly rate £14.20 £25.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.20% +78.57% -
10th Percentile £10.30 £12.13 £10.12
90th Percentile £44.30 £45.50 £19.80
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.25 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +15.00% -11.76% +5.72%

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 8 £333 -28.11% 1
Stoke-on-Trent -9 5 £388 -8.82% 1
Stafford +6 3 £330 -17.50% 1
Cannock - 2 £440 -
Lichfield - 1 £430 -
Project Manager
West Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 16 (43.24%) Project Management
2 15 (40.54%) PRINCE2
3 9 (24.32%) Retail
4 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
6 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (16.22%) Project Planning
6 6 (16.22%) Project Governance
7 5 (13.51%) Logistics
7 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (10.81%) Manufacturing
8 4 (10.81%) PMI
8 4 (10.81%) PMP
8 4 (10.81%) PMI Certification
8 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Office
8 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Excel
8 4 (10.81%) AutoCAD
8 4 (10.81%) Change Control
8 4 (10.81%) QA
8 4 (10.81%) Time Management
8 4 (10.81%) Office 365
8 4 (10.81%) Customer Requirements
8 4 (10.81%) PMO
9 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (8.11%) Scrum
9 3 (8.11%) CRM
9 3 (8.11%) ERP
9 3 (8.11%) Finance
10 2 (5.41%) EPoS
10 2 (5.41%) Change 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 2 (5.41%) MS Project Server
2 1 (2.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (10.81%) AutoCAD
2 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) Profibus
1 1 (2.70%) SMS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) JIRA
General
1 9 (24.32%) Retail
2 4 (10.81%) Manufacturing
3 3 (8.11%) Finance
4 2 (5.41%) Billing
5 1 (2.70%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) PMI
2 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.41%) EPoS
4 1 (2.70%) FMCG
4 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) VxWorks
2 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (43.24%) Project Management
2 15 (40.54%) PRINCE2
3 6 (16.22%) Project Governance
3 6 (16.22%) Project Planning
3 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (13.51%) Logistics
5 4 (10.81%) Change Control
5 4 (10.81%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (10.81%) Time Management
6 3 (8.11%) CRM
6 3 (8.11%) ERP
6 3 (8.11%) Scrum
7 2 (5.41%) Change Management
7 2 (5.41%) Data Protection
7 2 (5.41%) E-Commerce
7 2 (5.41%) Matrix Organization
7 2 (5.41%) Portfolio Management
8 1 (2.70%) IT Strategy
8 1 (2.70%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) C
1 1 (2.70%) C++
1 1 (2.70%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) PMI Certification
1 4 (10.81%) PMP
2 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.70%) CIPD
2 1 (2.70%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) PMO
1 4 (10.81%) QA
2 2 (5.41%) GDPR
3 1 (2.70%) IEC 61508
3 1 (2.70%) IEC 62304
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.70%) NGA Human Resources