Period
to 20 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Project Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Project Management over the 6 months to 20 April 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 Management
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 26 13 7
Rank change year-on-year -13 -6 +3
Contract jobs citing Project Management 346 405 482
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.04% 8.49% 10.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.10% 10.06% 12.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 260 340
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £251 £310 £265
90th Percentile £575 £557 £513
England median daily rate £463 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 12
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £22.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.64% +34.93% -9.58%
10th Percentile £13.17 £19.00 £15.75
90th Percentile £45.63 £57.50 £29.50
England median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +18.18% - -

Project Management 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 4,269 4,027 3,819
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.91% 84.41% 81.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,666 2,524 2,393
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £240
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £445
% change year-on-year +2.70% +3.93% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 140 143
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.26% -4.88% +13.89%
10th Percentile £11.11 £10.50 £11.28
90th Percentile £46.50 £48.75 £38.20
England median hourly rate £24.96 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.91% -10.00% +8.70%

Project Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Management in the West Midlands

Project Management
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 Management in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Management in the West Midlands

Project Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Management in the West Midlands

Project Management
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 Management in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Management in the West Midlands

Project Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Management in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 April 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Project Management in the West Midlands

Project Management
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 Management within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 April 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 -4 86 £438 -2.78% 16
Warwickshire -3 67 £485 +7.78% 3
Shropshire -15 56 £417 -3.48% 5
Coventry -22 32 £450 -2.70% 4
Staffordshire +8 27 £420 +1.82% 5
Worcestershire -3 19 £550 +29.41% 3
Solihull +8 16 £413 -8.33%
Herefordshire +6 4 £234 -40.89% 5
Wolverhampton +3 3 £360 +20.00% 1
Walsall +1 2 £425 +6.25%
Halesowen - 2 - -
Sutton Coldfield +1 1 £523 +41.22%
Project Management
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Project Management 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 Management.

1 98 (28.32%) Finance
2 97 (28.03%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (25.72%) Stakeholder Management
4 59 (17.05%) PRINCE2
5 49 (14.16%) JIRA
6 48 (13.87%) PMO
7 47 (13.58%) Microsoft
8 44 (12.72%) Microsoft Office
8 44 (12.72%) Agile Project Management
9 43 (12.43%) Scrum
9 43 (12.43%) Change Management
10 39 (11.27%) Microsoft Project
11 37 (10.69%) ITIL
11 37 (10.69%) Microsoft Excel
12 33 (9.54%) Degree
12 33 (9.54%) Security Cleared
13 30 (8.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 30 (8.67%) Migration
14 28 (8.09%) SharePoint
15 26 (7.51%) Analytics
15 26 (7.51%) Decision-Making
16 25 (7.23%) Change Control
17 24 (6.94%) Project Governance
17 24 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
18 23 (6.65%) Confluence
18 23 (6.65%) SC Cleared
19 21 (6.07%) Risk Management
19 21 (6.07%) Business Intelligence
19 21 (6.07%) CRM
20 20 (5.78%) Service Delivery

Project Management
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 28 (8.09%) SharePoint
2 23 (6.65%) Confluence
3 5 (1.45%) Mule
4 4 (1.16%) SAS
5 1 (0.29%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.29%) ArchestrA
5 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.29%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.29%) OpenStack
Applications
1 44 (12.72%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (11.27%) Microsoft Project
3 37 (10.69%) Microsoft Excel
4 30 (8.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (2.60%) Open Workbench
6 6 (1.73%) MS Visio
7 5 (1.45%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 13 (3.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.58%) Primavera
3 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.29%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.29%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.29%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.29%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.29%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.60%) Office 365
3 7 (2.02%) Dynamics 365
3 7 (2.02%) SaaS
4 6 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.87%) G Suite
5 3 (0.87%) PaaS
5 3 (0.87%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 2 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.58%) IaaS
6 2 (0.58%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.29%) Slack
7 1 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.29%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.02%) WAN
2 5 (1.45%) LAN
3 4 (1.16%) MPLS
3 4 (1.16%) VPN
4 3 (0.87%) ADSL
4 3 (0.87%) Ethernet
4 3 (0.87%) Firewall
4 3 (0.87%) Internet
4 3 (0.87%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.87%) Unified Communications
4 3 (0.87%) VoIP
5 2 (0.58%) BGP
5 2 (0.58%) DHCP
5 2 (0.58%) DNS
5 2 (0.58%) IPsec
5 2 (0.58%) OSPF
5 2 (0.58%) SDH
5 2 (0.58%) SMS
6 1 (0.29%) Multicast
6 1 (0.29%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.20%) BusinessObjects
2 17 (4.91%) Oracle OWB
3 15 (4.34%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (0.87%) Data Mart
6 2 (0.58%) OLTP
6 2 (0.58%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.58%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.29%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.29%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (0.29%) GIS
7 1 (0.29%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 49 (14.16%) JIRA
2 2 (0.58%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.58%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.29%) Introscope
3 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 98 (28.32%) Finance
2 20 (5.78%) Retail
3 18 (5.20%) Telecoms
4 13 (3.76%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.31%) Automotive
5 8 (2.31%) Banking
6 6 (1.73%) Legal
7 4 (1.16%) Marketing
8 3 (0.87%) Billing
8 3 (0.87%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.87%) Retail Finance
9 2 (0.58%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.58%) Electronics
9 2 (0.58%) Law
10 1 (0.29%) Local Government
10 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 154 (44.51%) Project Manager
2 48 (13.87%) Analyst
3 27 (7.80%) IT Manager
4 26 (7.51%) Architect
5 25 (7.23%) IT Project Manager
5 25 (7.23%) PMO Analyst
6 16 (4.62%) Delivery Manager
7 14 (4.05%) Business Analyst
7 14 (4.05%) Solutions Architect
8 12 (3.47%) Infrastructure Manager
8 12 (3.47%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 12 (3.47%) Senior Manager
9 10 (2.89%) Engagement Manager
9 10 (2.89%) HR Manager
9 10 (2.89%) Scrum Master
10 8 (2.31%) CRM Manager
10 8 (2.31%) E-Commerce Analyst
10 8 (2.31%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
10 8 (2.31%) Software Project Manager
11 7 (2.02%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.16%) CSS
1 4 (1.16%) HTML
2 2 (0.58%) .NET
2 2 (0.58%) Flash
2 2 (0.58%) Middleware
2 2 (0.58%) Web Services
2 2 (0.58%) XML
3 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.29%) DOM
3 1 (0.29%) EDI
3 1 (0.29%) EDIFACT
3 1 (0.29%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.91%) Management Information System
3 15 (4.34%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (3.18%) Data Centre
5 7 (2.02%) Public Cloud
6 6 (1.73%) EPoS
7 4 (1.16%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.16%) NHS
7 4 (1.16%) PMI
8 3 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.58%) CMDB
9 2 (0.58%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.58%) Enterprise Cloud
9 2 (0.58%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.29%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.29%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.29%) Fintech
10 1 (0.29%) FMCG
10 1 (0.29%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.29%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (4.05%) Windows
2 7 (2.02%) Windows 10
2 7 (2.02%) Windows Server
3 3 (0.87%) Android
3 3 (0.87%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.58%) Linux
4 2 (0.58%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (28.03%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (25.72%) Stakeholder Management
3 59 (17.05%) PRINCE2
4 44 (12.72%) Agile Project Management
5 43 (12.43%) Change Management
5 43 (12.43%) Scrum
6 37 (10.69%) ITIL
7 30 (8.67%) Migration
8 26 (7.51%) Analytics
8 26 (7.51%) Decision-Making
9 25 (7.23%) Change Control
10 24 (6.94%) Project Governance
11 21 (6.07%) Business Intelligence
11 21 (6.07%) CRM
11 21 (6.07%) Risk Management
12 20 (5.78%) Resource Allocation
12 20 (5.78%) Service Delivery
13 18 (5.20%) Budgeting and Forecasting
13 18 (5.20%) Continuous Delivery
13 18 (5.20%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 6 (1.73%) C
2 5 (1.45%) MATLAB
2 5 (1.45%) SQL
3 4 (1.16%) Java
4 3 (0.87%) JavaScript
4 3 (0.87%) PowerShell
4 3 (0.87%) VB
5 2 (0.58%) Apex Code
5 2 (0.58%) Python
6 1 (0.29%) ABAP
6 1 (0.29%) ActionScript
6 1 (0.29%) ActionScript 2.0
6 1 (0.29%) C#
6 1 (0.29%) R
6 1 (0.29%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.29%) VBA
6 1 (0.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (9.54%) Degree
1 33 (9.54%) Security Cleared
2 23 (6.65%) SC Cleared
3 18 (5.20%) ISEB
4 17 (4.91%) DV Cleared
5 12 (3.47%) Chartered Engineer
5 12 (3.47%) Master's Degree
5 12 (3.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 10 (2.89%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (2.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 8 (2.31%) PMI Certification
8 7 (2.02%) PMP
9 3 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.58%) CCDA
10 2 (0.58%) CCDP
10 2 (0.58%) CCIE
10 2 (0.58%) CCNA
10 2 (0.58%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (13.87%) PMO
2 12 (3.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (3.18%) QA
4 3 (0.87%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.58%) GDPR
5 2 (0.58%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.58%) SLA
6 1 (0.29%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (2.02%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.87%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.58%) Docker
4 2 (0.58%) XenApp
5 1 (0.29%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (1.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (0.58%) SCCM
2 2 (0.58%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.29%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.29%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.29%) vRealize
Vendors
1 47 (13.58%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.49%) Atlassian
3 12 (3.47%) SAP
4 9 (2.60%) Oracle
4 9 (2.60%) VMware
5 7 (2.02%) Niku
6 6 (1.73%) Cisco
6 6 (1.73%) Citrix
6 6 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (1.45%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.16%) Google
9 3 (0.87%) CheckPoint
9 3 (0.87%) F5
9 3 (0.87%) hybris
9 3 (0.87%) Infoblox
10 2 (0.58%) BMC
10 2 (0.58%) Intel
11 1 (0.29%) HP
11 1 (0.29%) IBM
11 1 (0.29%) Juniper