Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an IT Project Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 19 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.

IT Project Manager
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 143 149 135
Rank change year-on-year +6 -14 +21
Contract jobs requiring an IT Project Manager 40 63 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.84% 1.02% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 1.07% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 53 30
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £306 £341 £231
90th Percentile £500 £500 £500
England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £32.00
England median hourly rate £30.50 £35.75 £54.50
% change year-on-year -14.69% -34.40% +41.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4504 5865 4696
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.64% 95.01% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2841 3518 2695
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £231 £213
90th Percentile £540 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 238 271
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.13 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.17% -11.76% +5.72%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £38.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%

IT Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured IT Project Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Project Manager in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 19 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
Birmingham +9 18 £350 -16.17% 3
Staffordshire +14 8 £333 -18.15%
Warwickshire +6 8 £410 -6.29% 1
Coventry +4 2 £500 +21.21%
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £550 -
IT Project Manager
England

IT Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 17 (42.50%) Project Management
2 16 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 12 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (25.00%) Finance
4 10 (25.00%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (20.00%) PMO
6 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Excel
6 7 (17.50%) PMI Certification
6 7 (17.50%) Retail
7 6 (15.00%) Project Governance
7 6 (15.00%) PMI
8 5 (12.50%) PMP
8 5 (12.50%) ERP
8 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 5 (12.50%) Change Management
8 5 (12.50%) Project Planning
9 4 (10.00%) QA
9 4 (10.00%) Logistics
9 4 (10.00%) Office 365
9 4 (10.00%) Change Control
9 4 (10.00%) SAP
10 3 (7.50%) Oracle
10 3 (7.50%) CRM
10 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (7.50%) Portfolio Management
10 3 (7.50%) SDLC
10 3 (7.50%) Target Operating Model
10 3 (7.50%) Web Development
10 3 (7.50%) Matrix Organization
11 2 (5.00%) Collaborative Working

IT Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 2 (5.00%) MS Project Server
2 1 (2.50%) CMS
2 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (25.00%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (2.50%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.00%) Office 365
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) WAN
1 2 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.50%) Intranet
2 1 (2.50%) LAN
2 1 (2.50%) MPLS
2 1 (2.50%) NAS
2 1 (2.50%) Network Security
2 1 (2.50%) SAN
2 1 (2.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) DB2
General
1 10 (25.00%) Finance
2 7 (17.50%) Retail
3 2 (5.00%) Billing
4 1 (2.50%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.50%) Automotive
4 1 (2.50%) Law
4 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) PMI
2 2 (5.00%) NHS
3 1 (2.50%) Digital Signage
3 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.50%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) Windows
1 2 (5.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (42.50%) Project Management
2 16 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 12 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (15.00%) Project Governance
5 5 (12.50%) Change Management
5 5 (12.50%) ERP
5 5 (12.50%) Project Planning
6 4 (10.00%) Change Control
6 4 (10.00%) Logistics
7 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (7.50%) CRM
7 3 (7.50%) Matrix Organization
7 3 (7.50%) Portfolio Management
7 3 (7.50%) SDLC
7 3 (7.50%) Target Operating Model
7 3 (7.50%) Web Development
8 2 (5.00%) Collaborative Working
8 2 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (5.00%) Programme Management
8 2 (5.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) PMI Certification
2 5 (12.50%) PMP
3 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.00%) PMO
2 4 (10.00%) QA
3 1 (2.50%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.00%) SAP
3 3 (7.50%) Oracle
4 1 (2.50%) Blue Coat
4 1 (2.50%) Lancope
4 1 (2.50%) NetApp