Period
to 24 May 2020

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 24 May 2020 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
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 53 40 38
Rank change year-on-year -13 -2 -2
Contract jobs citing Project Delivery 75 217 237
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.54% 4.67% 4.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.22% 5.37% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 137 158
Median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +6.25%
10th Percentile £293 £313 £324
90th Percentile £594 £600 £575
England median daily rate £483 £488 £475
% change year-on-year -0.92% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £59.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% -24.37% +167.42%
10th Percentile £41.25 £18.10 £18.49
90th Percentile £43.75 £50.50 £87.45
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.95 £32.00
% change year-on-year +6.22% +2.97% +6.67%

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 1,776 4,038 4,154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.77% 86.91% 84.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,048 2,493 2,555
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £263
90th Percentile £601 £600 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 112 176
Median hourly rate £20.53 £20.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.64% +29.03% -27.91%
10th Percentile £12.83 £11.17 £10.63
90th Percentile £41.13 £45.00 £42.13
Median hourly rate £27.50 £24.54 £22.00
% change year-on-year +12.07% +11.53% -12.00%

Project Delivery
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Project Delivery as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Project Delivery in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Project Delivery in the West Midlands

Project Delivery
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Project Delivery in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Project Delivery in the West Midlands

Project Delivery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Project Delivery in the West Midlands.

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 24 May 2020. 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 0 18 £494 +10.96% 7
Warwickshire +2 12 £525 +5.00% 1
Shropshire 0 11 £445 -3.89%
Staffordshire +3 9 £325 -18.75% 1
Coventry +2 9 £525 +3.70% 2
Solihull +11 6 £530 +28.48%
Herefordshire - 4 £425 - 3
Worcestershire +26 2 £400 -3.03%
Project Delivery
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2020, 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 24 (32.00%) Project Management
2 23 (30.67%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (25.33%) Finance
3 19 (25.33%) Microsoft
4 14 (18.67%) Scrum
4 14 (18.67%) JIRA
5 11 (14.67%) Change Management
6 10 (13.33%) Confluence
6 10 (13.33%) Public Sector
7 9 (12.00%) Security Cleared
7 9 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (12.00%) Risk Management
7 9 (12.00%) Cisco
8 8 (10.67%) Microsoft Project
8 8 (10.67%) Windows
8 8 (10.67%) Azure
9 7 (9.33%) Project Governance
9 7 (9.33%) User Experience
9 7 (9.33%) Resource Management
9 7 (9.33%) Project Planning
9 7 (9.33%) Linux
9 7 (9.33%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (9.33%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (9.33%) Migration
9 7 (9.33%) Data Centre
9 7 (9.33%) Matrix Organization
10 6 (8.00%) Wireless
10 6 (8.00%) CCNA
10 6 (8.00%) OSPF
10 6 (8.00%) BGP

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 10 (13.33%) Confluence
2 6 (8.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.67%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (10.67%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (5.33%) Open Workbench
4 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (1.33%) Adobe XD
5 1 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (1.33%) SAP BPC
2 1 (1.33%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.33%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.33%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.33%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.67%) Azure
2 6 (8.00%) Office 365
3 5 (6.67%) AWS
4 4 (5.33%) OneDrive
5 3 (4.00%) Power Platform
6 2 (2.67%) PowerApps
7 1 (1.33%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (1.33%) GCP
7 1 (1.33%) GitHub
7 1 (1.33%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.00%) BGP
1 6 (8.00%) OSPF
1 6 (8.00%) WAN
1 6 (8.00%) Wireless
2 5 (6.67%) Firewall
2 5 (6.67%) Internet
2 5 (6.67%) LAN
2 5 (6.67%) VPN
3 4 (5.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (5.33%) EIGRP
4 3 (4.00%) DMVPN
5 2 (2.67%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (2.67%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (2.67%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (2.67%) HSRP
5 2 (2.67%) IPsec
5 2 (2.67%) Network Security
5 2 (2.67%) SMS
5 2 (2.67%) VLAN
5 2 (2.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (4.00%) Power BI
2 2 (2.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.33%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (18.67%) JIRA
2 1 (1.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 19 (25.33%) Finance
2 10 (13.33%) Public Sector
3 5 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.33%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.67%) Automotive
6 1 (1.33%) Banking
6 1 (1.33%) Electronics
6 1 (1.33%) Legal
6 1 (1.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (30.67%) Project Manager
2 7 (9.33%) Delivery Manager
3 6 (8.00%) Analyst
3 6 (8.00%) Architect
4 5 (6.67%) Engagement Manager
4 5 (6.67%) Network Engineer
5 4 (5.33%) Business Analyst
6 3 (4.00%) Agile Delivery Manager
6 3 (4.00%) Implementation Manager
6 3 (4.00%) IT Manager
6 3 (4.00%) IT Project Manager
6 3 (4.00%) Network Manager
6 3 (4.00%) Network Project Manager
6 3 (4.00%) Project Support Manager
6 3 (4.00%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.00%) Support Manager
7 2 (2.67%) OAT Analyst
7 2 (2.67%) Resource Controller
7 2 (2.67%) Risk Project Manager
7 2 (2.67%) SharePoint Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.00%) .NET
2 2 (2.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.33%) CSS
3 1 (1.33%) HTML
3 1 (1.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.33%) Data Centre
1 7 (9.33%) User Experience
2 5 (6.67%) CCTV
2 5 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.67%) Cyber Defence
3 2 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.33%) FMCG
4 1 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.33%) IVR
4 1 (1.33%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.33%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.67%) Windows
2 7 (9.33%) Linux
3 2 (2.67%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.67%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.33%) HPUX
4 1 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (32.00%) Project Management
2 23 (30.67%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (18.67%) Scrum
4 11 (14.67%) Change Management
5 9 (12.00%) Risk Management
5 9 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (9.33%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (9.33%) Matrix Organization
6 7 (9.33%) Migration
6 7 (9.33%) Project Governance
6 7 (9.33%) Project Planning
6 7 (9.33%) Resource Management
7 6 (8.00%) Kanban
8 5 (6.67%) Commercial Awareness
8 5 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 5 (6.67%) TDD
8 5 (6.67%) Waterfall
9 4 (5.33%) PRINCE2
9 4 (5.33%) Programme Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.33%) C
1 4 (5.33%) SQL
2 3 (4.00%) C#
2 3 (4.00%) Python
3 2 (2.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.33%) Java
4 1 (1.33%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.33%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.33%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (8.00%) CCNA
3 6 (8.00%) DV Cleared
4 5 (6.67%) CCNP
4 5 (6.67%) Degree
5 4 (5.33%) SC Cleared
6 3 (4.00%) CCDA
6 3 (4.00%) CCDP
6 3 (4.00%) CCIE
6 3 (4.00%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 3 (4.00%) ISEB
7 2 (2.67%) APMP
7 2 (2.67%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.67%) HNC
7 2 (2.67%) HND
8 1 (1.33%) CCDE
8 1 (1.33%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.33%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) PMO
2 2 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.67%) P3O
2 2 (2.67%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.67%) SLA
3 1 (1.33%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (2.67%) Nagios
2 1 (1.33%) Ansible
2 1 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.33%) Puppet
2 1 (1.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (25.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.00%) Cisco
3 6 (8.00%) Oracle
4 5 (6.67%) Atlassian
4 5 (6.67%) Juniper
4 5 (6.67%) VMware
5 4 (5.33%) SolarWinds
6 3 (4.00%) Palo Alto
6 3 (4.00%) SAP
7 2 (2.67%) Ariba
7 2 (2.67%) Dell
7 2 (2.67%) Splunk
7 2 (2.67%) Trend Micro
7 2 (2.67%) Veeam
8 1 (1.33%) Adobe
8 1 (1.33%) F5
8 1 (1.33%) Google
8 1 (1.33%) Mitel
8 1 (1.33%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.33%) Sage