The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for PMP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)
England / West Midlands
Rank 106 124 111
Rank change year-on-year +18 -13  
Contract jobs citing PMP 10 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.44% 0.23% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.27% 1.09% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 6
Median daily rate £381 £404 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.57% -7.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £235 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £513 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £61.50 £35.13
% change year-on-year -33.33% +75.08%  

PMP is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 441 552 430
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 19.33% 20.72% 17.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 311 218
Median daily rate £375 £401 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.36% +8.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 45
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -43.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.63 £36.70 £39.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

PMP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for PMP in the West Midlands

PMP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PMP in the West Midlands

PMP
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 PMP in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PMP in the West Midlands

PMP
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 PMP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 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 +3 4 £325 +20.37%
Warwickshire -2 3 £425 -10.52%
Coventry - 1 £413 -
Solihull - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
PMP
England

PMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PMP 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 PMP.

1 15 (78.95%) PMI Certification
2 13 (68.42%) Project Management
3 11 (57.89%) ITIL
3 11 (57.89%) PRINCE2
4 8 (42.11%) Finance
5 7 (36.84%) Degree
6 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (31.58%) Cisco
6 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
6 6 (31.58%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (31.58%) PRINCE
7 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (26.32%) Change Management
7 5 (26.32%) Management Information System
7 5 (26.32%) Risk Management
7 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
8 4 (21.05%) Firewall
8 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (21.05%) Programme Management
8 4 (21.05%) Six Sigma
9 3 (15.79%) PMI
9 3 (15.79%) WLAN
9 3 (15.79%) Migration
9 3 (15.79%) Automotive
9 3 (15.79%) Scrum
9 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
9 3 (15.79%) Service Management
9 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
9 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

PMP
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:

Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
1 1 (5.26%) MS Project
1 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
1 1 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) Firewall
2 3 (15.79%) WLAN
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (5.26%) Internet
3 1 (5.26%) Network Security
General
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Automotive
2 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
3 2 (10.53%) Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Retail
4 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Project Manager
2 3 (15.79%) Change Manager
2 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (15.79%) Programme Manager
2 3 (15.79%) Senior Manager
2 3 (15.79%) Senior Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) IT Manager
3 2 (10.53%) IT Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Network Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Build Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Client Services Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Development Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Development Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) IT Programme Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Programme Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Software Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (26.32%) Management Information System
2 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
3 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
3 3 (15.79%) PMI
4 2 (10.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Unix
2 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Vista
2 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Project Management
2 11 (57.89%) ITIL
2 11 (57.89%) PRINCE2
3 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (31.58%) PRINCE
4 5 (26.32%) Change Management
4 5 (26.32%) Risk Management
4 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (21.05%) Programme Management
5 4 (21.05%) Six Sigma
6 3 (15.79%) Coaching
6 3 (15.79%) Migration
6 3 (15.79%) Scrum
6 3 (15.79%) Service Management
7 2 (10.53%) Change Control
7 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
7 2 (10.53%) Supplier Management
8 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling
8 1 (5.26%) Quality Management
8 1 (5.26%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (78.95%) PMI Certification
2 7 (36.84%) Degree
3 6 (31.58%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (5.26%) CISM
6 1 (5.26%) CISSP
6 1 (5.26%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
6 1 (5.26%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) PMO
2 1 (5.26%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Cisco
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
2 1 (5.26%) HP
2 1 (5.26%) Juniper
2 1 (5.26%) SAP
2 1 (5.26%) VMware