The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for PDM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PDM over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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
Product Data Management (PDM)
England / West Midlands
Rank - 120 119
Contract jobs citing PDM 0 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.19% 0.080%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.23% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Median daily rate - £130 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £130 £413
% change year-on-year +226.92% -68.48%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% +118.75%  

PDM is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1846 2211 1879
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 80.09% 82.41% 75.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1186 1223 1062
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 43 110
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.11% -40.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.73 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.25 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

PDM
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing PDM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for PDM in the West Midlands

PDM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PDM in the West Midlands

PDM
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 PDM in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PDM in the West Midlands

PDM
Top 5 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PDM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for PDM.

1 1 (100.00%) SAP
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (100.00%) Supply Chain Management
1 1 (100.00%) SAP GTS
1 1 (100.00%) Order to Cash

PDM
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:

Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) SAP GTS
General
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) SAP Architect
1 1 (100.00%) SAP Solutions Architect
1 1 (100.00%) SAP Supply Chain Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Supply Chain Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Order to Cash
1 1 (100.00%) Supply Chain Management
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) SAP