Period
to 20 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Project Delivery skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Project Delivery over the 6 months to 20 November 2019 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.

Project Delivery
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 53 36 44
Rank change year-on-year -17 +8 -3
Contract jobs citing Project Delivery 143 306 194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.69% 5.96% 4.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.41% 6.92% 4.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 196 145
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -9.09%
10th Percentile £303 £265 £303
90th Percentile £588 £598 £553
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £55.00 £23.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +136.56% +16.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £52.50 £20.13 £18.10
90th Percentile £57.50 £26.58 £55.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £23.65 £30.00
% change year-on-year +47.99% -21.17% +35.50%

Project Delivery is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,240 4,422 4,036
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.51% 86.11% 84.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,089 2,706 2,578
West Midlands median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £256 £267 £239
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 167 143
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.26% -36.60% +46.03%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £11.75
90th Percentile £44.50 £40.75 £48.50
England median hourly rate £23.75 £22.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +7.95% -6.38% +2.17%

Project Delivery
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Project Delivery as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Project Delivery in the West Midlands

Project Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Delivery in the West Midlands

Project Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Delivery in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Delivery in the West Midlands

Project Delivery
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 Project Delivery in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Delivery in the West Midlands

Project Delivery
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 Project Delivery within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 November 2019. 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 +7 61 £425 +5.59% 20
Coventry -13 29 £450 -2.70% 8
Warwickshire -6 25 £435 +14.47% 10
Shropshire -18 7 £392 -24.62% 2
Staffordshire +3 5 £391 +0.32% 6
Herefordshire +1 4 £425 +21.43% 4
Solihull 0 3 £563 +113.27%
Worcestershire -2 1 £400 +36.75% 6
Wolverhampton -5 1 £475 +5.56%
Project Delivery
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Project Delivery also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Project Delivery.

1 56 (39.16%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (34.27%) Project Management
3 36 (25.17%) Finance
4 32 (22.38%) Migration
5 25 (17.48%) Azure
6 21 (14.69%) Microsoft
6 21 (14.69%) PRINCE2
7 19 (13.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 19 (13.29%) Scrum
8 18 (12.59%) Windows
9 17 (11.89%) Public Sector
10 16 (11.19%) ITIL
11 15 (10.49%) Microsoft Project
11 15 (10.49%) Waterfall
12 14 (9.79%) Oracle
12 14 (9.79%) Security Cleared
12 14 (9.79%) Project Planning
13 12 (8.39%) Service Management
13 12 (8.39%) Microsoft Office
13 12 (8.39%) SharePoint
13 12 (8.39%) AWS
14 11 (7.69%) Service Delivery
15 10 (6.99%) Telecoms
15 10 (6.99%) Microsoft Excel
15 10 (6.99%) Linux
15 10 (6.99%) ASP.NET
15 10 (6.99%) .NET
15 10 (6.99%) Kanban
15 10 (6.99%) JIRA
15 10 (6.99%) Marketing

Project Delivery
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 12 (8.39%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.50%) Confluence
3 4 (2.80%) Apache
4 2 (1.40%) nginx
4 2 (1.40%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.70%) CMS
Applications
1 15 (10.49%) Microsoft Project
2 12 (8.39%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (6.99%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (3.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.70%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 6 (4.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.70%) Primavera
2 1 (0.70%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 25 (17.48%) Azure
2 12 (8.39%) AWS
3 8 (5.59%) Office 365
4 7 (4.90%) CloudSense
4 7 (4.90%) SaaS
5 1 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.70%) GitHub
5 1 (0.70%) Google Drive
5 1 (0.70%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.70%) PaaS
5 1 (0.70%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.50%) Wireless
2 4 (2.80%) Firewall
2 4 (2.80%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (2.10%) LAN
3 3 (2.10%) Skype
3 3 (2.10%) SMS
3 3 (2.10%) Unified Communications
3 3 (2.10%) WAN
4 2 (1.40%) 5G
4 2 (1.40%) DWDM
4 2 (1.40%) Internet
4 2 (1.40%) MPLS
4 2 (1.40%) NetScaler
4 2 (1.40%) VPN
5 1 (0.70%) 4G
5 1 (0.70%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.59%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (4.90%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (4.20%) Oracle Database
4 5 (3.50%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.40%) MySQL
6 1 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.70%) Big Data
6 1 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (6.99%) JIRA
2 4 (2.80%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (1.40%) Bitbucket
3 2 (1.40%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.70%) JMeter
4 1 (0.70%) Rational DOORS
General
1 36 (25.17%) Finance
2 17 (11.89%) Public Sector
3 10 (6.99%) Marketing
3 10 (6.99%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.80%) Electronics
4 4 (2.80%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.80%) Military
4 4 (2.80%) Retail
5 3 (2.10%) Back Office
5 3 (2.10%) Legal
6 1 (0.70%) Automotive
6 1 (0.70%) Banking
6 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 44 (30.77%) Project Manager
2 15 (10.49%) IT Manager
3 13 (9.09%) Developer
4 12 (8.39%) Analyst
4 12 (8.39%) Architect
4 12 (8.39%) Senior Manager
4 12 (8.39%) Senior Project Manager
5 10 (6.99%) IT Project Manager
6 9 (6.29%) Programme Manager
7 7 (4.90%) Delivery Manager
7 7 (4.90%) Salesforce Developer
8 6 (4.20%) Software Project Manager
8 6 (4.20%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (3.50%) DBA
9 5 (3.50%) Network Manager
9 5 (3.50%) Oracle DBA
9 5 (3.50%) PostgreSQL DBA
10 4 (2.80%) Infrastructure Manager
10 4 (2.80%) IT Services Manager
10 4 (2.80%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.99%) .NET
1 10 (6.99%) ASP.NET
2 7 (4.90%) Web Services
3 5 (3.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (3.50%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (2.80%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.10%) Velocity
6 2 (1.40%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (1.40%) SAML
6 2 (1.40%) XML
7 1 (0.70%) CSS
7 1 (0.70%) EDI
7 1 (0.70%) HTML
7 1 (0.70%) JSON
7 1 (0.70%) LDAP
7 1 (0.70%) Node.js
7 1 (0.70%) OpenID
7 1 (0.70%) REST
7 1 (0.70%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.99%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.59%) User Experience
3 7 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.90%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.20%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (3.50%) CCTV
5 5 (3.50%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (2.10%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.40%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.40%) FMCG
8 1 (0.70%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.70%) PMI
8 1 (0.70%) Replication
8 1 (0.70%) SCADA
8 1 (0.70%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.70%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.59%) Windows
2 10 (6.99%) Linux
3 7 (4.90%) Windows 10
4 4 (2.80%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.10%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.40%) Unix
6 2 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (39.16%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (34.27%) Project Management
3 32 (22.38%) Migration
4 21 (14.69%) PRINCE2
5 19 (13.29%) Scrum
5 19 (13.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (11.19%) ITIL
7 15 (10.49%) Waterfall
8 14 (9.79%) Project Planning
9 12 (8.39%) Service Management
10 11 (7.69%) Service Delivery
11 10 (6.99%) Kanban
11 10 (6.99%) Project Governance
11 10 (6.99%) User Stories
12 9 (6.29%) Programme Management
12 9 (6.29%) TDD
12 9 (6.29%) Technical Architecture
13 8 (5.59%) Change Management
13 8 (5.59%) ITIL V3
13 8 (5.59%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.20%) Apex Code
1 6 (4.20%) JavaScript
2 5 (3.50%) C#
3 3 (2.10%) C
4 2 (1.40%) Java
4 2 (1.40%) Python
5 1 (0.70%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.70%) Ruby
5 1 (0.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (9.79%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.90%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (2.80%) APMP
3 4 (2.80%) DV Cleared
3 4 (2.80%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.40%) Degree
5 1 (0.70%) CISM
5 1 (0.70%) CISSP
5 1 (0.70%) IIBA
5 1 (0.70%) ISEB
5 1 (0.70%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.70%) PMP
5 1 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.70%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (0.70%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.59%) PMO
2 4 (2.80%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.10%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.40%) SLA
5 1 (0.70%) COBIT
5 1 (0.70%) IFRS
5 1 (0.70%) QA
5 1 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (2.10%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.40%) Docker
2 2 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (2.10%) SCCM
2 2 (1.40%) Ansible
2 2 (1.40%) Docker Swarm
2 2 (1.40%) HAProxy
2 2 (1.40%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (14.69%) Microsoft
2 14 (9.79%) Oracle
3 7 (4.90%) MuleSoft
3 7 (4.90%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (2.80%) Atlassian
5 3 (2.10%) SAP
5 3 (2.10%) VMware
6 2 (1.40%) BT
6 2 (1.40%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.40%) Cisco
6 2 (1.40%) Fortinet
6 2 (1.40%) iManage
6 2 (1.40%) Juniper
6 2 (1.40%) Mitel
6 2 (1.40%) Palo Alto
6 2 (1.40%) Riverbed
6 2 (1.40%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.40%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.70%) BeyondTrust
7 1 (0.70%) Snow