The median contractor rate for a IT Project Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Project Manager
England / West Midlands
Rank 103 92 96
Rank change year-on-year -11 +4  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Project Manager 15 33 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.65% 1.23% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 1.29% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 25 18
Median daily rate £425 £400 £377
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £329 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £420 £414
% change year-on-year -1.78% +1.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £41.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -34.93% +38.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2162 2559 2349
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 93.80% 95.38% 93.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1357 1419 1303
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 72 170
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.93 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.47% -3.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £34.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

IT Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured IT Project Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for IT Project Manager in the West Midlands

IT Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Project Manager in the West Midlands

IT Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Project Manager in the West Midlands

IT Project Manager
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Project Manager within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 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
Birmingham -9 5 £450 +12.50% 1
Staffordshire +1 4 £425 +10.38%
Warwickshire -3 3 £450 +5.01%
Walsall - 2 - -
IT Project Manager
England

IT Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT 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 West Midlands region featuring IT Project Manager in the job title.

1 20 (51.28%) Project Management
2 14 (35.90%) PRINCE2
2 14 (35.90%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (28.21%) Finance
4 7 (17.95%) PMO
5 6 (15.38%) Project Planning
6 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (12.82%) Migration
7 4 (10.26%) Manufacturing
7 4 (10.26%) Information Security
7 4 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (10.26%) Retail
7 4 (10.26%) CRM
7 4 (10.26%) Logistics
7 4 (10.26%) Business Analysis
8 3 (7.69%) QA
8 3 (7.69%) PCI DSS
8 3 (7.69%) FMCG
8 3 (7.69%) Service Design
8 3 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (7.69%) Project Governance
8 3 (7.69%) Windows
8 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
8 3 (7.69%) Automotive
9 2 (5.13%) Workflow
9 2 (5.13%) Scrum
9 2 (5.13%) Programme Management
9 2 (5.13%) PMP
9 2 (5.13%) PMI Certification
9 2 (5.13%) Process Management

IT Project Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.56%) MS Project Server
1 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.56%) Skype for Business
1 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Office
1 1 (2.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (2.56%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Office 365
2 1 (2.56%) SaaS
General
1 11 (28.21%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Manufacturing
2 4 (10.26%) Retail
3 3 (7.69%) Automotive
4 2 (5.13%) Local Government
5 1 (2.56%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.56%) Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Billing
5 1 (2.56%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.69%) FMCG
3 2 (5.13%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.56%) PMI
4 1 (2.56%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) Windows
2 2 (5.13%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.56%) Windows 2000
3 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (51.28%) Project Management
2 14 (35.90%) PRINCE2
2 14 (35.90%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (15.38%) Project Planning
4 5 (12.82%) Migration
5 4 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (10.26%) Business Analysis
5 4 (10.26%) CRM
5 4 (10.26%) Information Security
5 4 (10.26%) Logistics
6 3 (7.69%) Project Governance
6 3 (7.69%) Service Design
7 2 (5.13%) Change Management
7 2 (5.13%) Coaching
7 2 (5.13%) ERP
7 2 (5.13%) Matrix Organization
7 2 (5.13%) Mentoring
7 2 (5.13%) Process Management
7 2 (5.13%) Programme Management
7 2 (5.13%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (5.13%) MAPM
2 2 (5.13%) PMI Certification
2 2 (5.13%) PMP
3 1 (2.56%) Degree
3 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.95%) PMO
2 3 (7.69%) PCI DSS
2 3 (7.69%) QA
3 2 (5.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (2.56%) COBIT
4 1 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.56%) ATG
2 1 (2.56%) Capita
2 1 (2.56%) Demandware
2 1 (2.56%) hybris
2 1 (2.56%) Kronos
2 1 (2.56%) SAP
2 1 (2.56%) VMware