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 27 June 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.

PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 118 97
Rank change year-on-year +15 -21  
Contract jobs citing PMP 18 23 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.87% 0.76% 0.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.52% 3.81% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 17
Median daily rate £413 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £283 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £550 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.50 £45.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +1.11% -10.00%  

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 398 604 448
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 19.25% 19.92% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 340 277
Median daily rate £413 £380 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.55% +10.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 23 32
Median hourly rate £16.75 £18.28 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.34% -36.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.95 £39.00 £44.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PMP in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PMP in the West Midlands

PMP
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 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 27 June 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
Coventry +21 9 £413 +10.00%
Solihull - 7 - -
Warwickshire +5 1 £313 -
Birmingham +2 1 £313 +0.80%
PMP
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 23 (82.14%) PRINCE2
1 23 (82.14%) Project Management
2 19 (67.86%) PMI Certification
3 11 (39.29%) LAN
3 11 (39.29%) Cisco
4 9 (32.14%) Risk Management
4 9 (32.14%) PMI
5 7 (25.00%) ITIL
5 7 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 7 (25.00%) Data Centre
6 6 (21.43%) Degree
6 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (21.43%) Supplier Management
6 6 (21.43%) Risk Analysis
6 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
6 6 (21.43%) VoIP
6 6 (21.43%) WAN
6 6 (21.43%) Management Information System
7 5 (17.86%) Telecoms
7 5 (17.86%) Finance
7 5 (17.86%) PRINCE
7 5 (17.86%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
8 4 (14.29%) Six Sigma
8 4 (14.29%) Change Management
9 3 (10.71%) Firewall
9 3 (10.71%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (10.71%) Scrum
9 3 (10.71%) WLAN

PMP
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:

Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 11 (39.29%) LAN
2 6 (21.43%) VoIP
2 6 (21.43%) WAN
3 3 (10.71%) Firewall
3 3 (10.71%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (10.71%) WLAN
4 2 (7.14%) SAN
5 1 (3.57%) Internet
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
1 5 (17.86%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Automotive
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (82.14%) Project Manager
2 11 (39.29%) Senior Manager
2 11 (39.29%) Senior Project Manager
3 8 (28.57%) Infrastructure Manager
4 7 (25.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 7 (25.00%) Network Manager
5 6 (21.43%) Network Project Manager
6 5 (17.86%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
6 5 (17.86%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
6 5 (17.86%) Senior Network Manager
6 5 (17.86%) Senior Network Project Manager
7 3 (10.71%) Change Manager
7 3 (10.71%) Telecoms Manager
7 3 (10.71%) WAN Project Manager
8 2 (7.14%) Agile Project Manager
8 2 (7.14%) Cisco Project Manager
8 2 (7.14%) IT Manager
8 2 (7.14%) IT Project Manager
8 2 (7.14%) Telecoms Project Manager
8 2 (7.14%) VoIP Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) PMI
2 7 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 6 (21.43%) Management Information System
4 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
5 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (82.14%) PRINCE2
1 23 (82.14%) Project Management
2 9 (32.14%) Risk Management
3 7 (25.00%) ITIL
4 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (21.43%) Risk Analysis
4 6 (21.43%) Supplier Management
5 5 (17.86%) PRINCE
6 4 (14.29%) Change Management
6 4 (14.29%) Six Sigma
7 3 (10.71%) Coaching
7 3 (10.71%) Scrum
7 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
8 2 (7.14%) Migration
8 2 (7.14%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 2 (7.14%) Problem Management
8 2 (7.14%) Quality Management
8 2 (7.14%) Service Management
9 1 (3.57%) ERP
Qualifications
1 19 (67.86%) PMI Certification
2 7 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 6 (21.43%) Degree
4 5 (17.86%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (10.71%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (3.57%) Master's Degree
7 1 (3.57%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) Cisco
2 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.14%) HP
3 2 (7.14%) NetApp
4 1 (3.57%) EMC
4 1 (3.57%) Hitachi
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle