Period
to 14 August 2018

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 14 August 2018 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 8 11
Rank change year-on-year -3 +3 -2
Contract jobs citing Project Management 453 411 549
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.94% 9.54% 9.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.70% 11.45% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 284 369
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +6.41%
10th Percentile £277 £264 £281
90th Percentile £575 £526 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 6 8
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.19 £19.00 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.11% -18.28% -26.05%
10th Percentile £12.68 £13.88 £13.55
90th Percentile £43.75 £23.37 £38.00
England median hourly rate £30.21 £25.12 £26.50
% change year-on-year +20.24% -5.21% -8.62%

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 4,233 3,589 5,090
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.52% 83.33% 83.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,537 2,264 2,976
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £269 £256 £238
90th Percentile £575 £550 £539
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 122 121
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +25.00% -28.89%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.88 £10.73
90th Percentile £35.00 £51.50 £39.50
England median hourly rate £21.50 £23.50 £23.56
% change year-on-year -8.51% -0.24% +8.86%

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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 2018. 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
Warwickshire +4 98 £450 +9.09% 22
Birmingham -14 94 £425 +6.25% 42
Shropshire +21 82 £507 -2.27% 3
Coventry -25 52 £475 +11.76% 12
Staffordshire +4 33 £425 +15.25% 9
Wolverhampton 0 11 £475 +258.49% 2
Herefordshire +5 9 £385 +10.00% 5
Worcestershire -2 9 £425 - 5
Solihull -17 7 £350 +9.80% 4
Walsall 0 4 £413 +40.43% 3
Sutton Coldfield +3 3 £535 -13.01% 1
West Bromwich +9 2 £475 +11.76%
Halesowen - 1 - - 5
Project Management
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, 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.

1 152 (33.55%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (24.50%) PRINCE2
3 109 (24.06%) Stakeholder Management
4 92 (20.31%) Finance
5 72 (15.89%) Service Delivery
6 58 (12.80%) Microsoft
7 57 (12.58%) Business Analysis
8 48 (10.60%) PMO
9 44 (9.71%) Migration
9 44 (9.71%) Scrum
10 43 (9.49%) Microsoft Office
11 41 (9.05%) ITIL
12 39 (8.61%) Microsoft Excel
13 38 (8.39%) Change Management
14 35 (7.73%) Microsoft Project
15 33 (7.28%) Automotive
15 33 (7.28%) Amazon AWS
15 33 (7.28%) Waterfall
16 32 (7.06%) Programme Management
16 32 (7.06%) Middleware
17 31 (6.84%) Virtual Environments
18 30 (6.62%) Agile Project Management
18 30 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
18 30 (6.62%) Technical Architecture
19 29 (6.40%) Degree
19 29 (6.40%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 28 (6.18%) VMware
20 28 (6.18%) Retail
21 27 (5.96%) VMware Infrastructure
22 26 (5.74%) Continuous Improvement

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 19 (4.19%) Documentum
2 8 (1.77%) Confluence
2 8 (1.77%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.77%) Skype for Business
3 4 (0.88%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.44%) IIS
5 2 (0.44%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.22%) ArchestrA
6 1 (0.22%) CMS
6 1 (0.22%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.22%) SAS
6 1 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 43 (9.49%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (8.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 35 (7.73%) Microsoft Project
4 16 (3.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (2.21%) Open Workbench
6 9 (1.99%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.88%) SPSS
8 2 (0.44%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (3.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.66%) Primavera
4 2 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.22%) Magento
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.22%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.22%) SAP SM
Cloud Services
1 33 (7.28%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (4.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (3.75%) Office 365
4 13 (2.87%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (2.43%) Dynamics 365
6 7 (1.55%) IaaS
7 5 (1.10%) SaaS
8 4 (0.88%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.66%) PaaS
10 2 (0.44%) G Suite
10 2 (0.44%) Trello
11 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.87%) WAN
2 11 (2.43%) LAN
3 6 (1.32%) Skype
3 6 (1.32%) Wireless
4 5 (1.10%) Ethernet
4 5 (1.10%) Firewall
5 4 (0.88%) Internet
5 4 (0.88%) Intranet
6 3 (0.66%) 3G
6 3 (0.66%) 3GPP
6 3 (0.66%) 4G
6 3 (0.66%) 5G
6 3 (0.66%) 802.11
6 3 (0.66%) LTE
6 3 (0.66%) MPLS
6 3 (0.66%) Unified Communications
6 3 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.44%) ADSL
7 2 (0.44%) SAN
7 2 (0.44%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 11 (2.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 10 (2.21%) BusinessObjects
3 9 (1.99%) Power BI
4 8 (1.77%) MS Access
4 8 (1.77%) SQL Server
5 6 (1.32%) MySQL
6 5 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.10%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.66%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.44%) Big Data
9 2 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.22%) DB2
10 1 (0.22%) Geospatial Data
10 1 (0.22%) GIS
Development Applications
1 20 (4.42%) JIRA
2 6 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.66%) Ant
3 3 (0.66%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.22%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.22%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.22%) JUnit
General
1 92 (20.31%) Finance
2 33 (7.28%) Automotive
3 28 (6.18%) Retail
4 26 (5.74%) Manufacturing
5 19 (4.19%) Legal
6 15 (3.31%) Telecoms
7 12 (2.65%) Marketing
8 9 (1.99%) Banking
9 7 (1.55%) Local Government
9 7 (1.55%) Military
10 4 (0.88%) Back Office
10 4 (0.88%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.66%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.44%) Advertising
12 2 (0.44%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.44%) Electronics
12 2 (0.44%) Law
12 2 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.44%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 187 (41.28%) Project Manager
2 50 (11.04%) Analyst
3 42 (9.27%) Architect
4 37 (8.17%) IT Manager
5 27 (5.96%) Solutions Architect
6 26 (5.74%) AWS Architect
7 25 (5.52%) IT Project Manager
8 23 (5.08%) Infrastructure Manager
8 23 (5.08%) PMO Analyst
9 22 (4.86%) VMware Architect
10 21 (4.64%) AWS Infrastructure Architect
11 20 (4.42%) Delivery Manager
12 19 (4.19%) Infrastructure Architect
13 18 (3.97%) Senior Manager
13 18 (3.97%) Senior Project Manager
14 17 (3.75%) Infrastructure Project Manager
15 16 (3.53%) Technical Manager
16 15 (3.31%) AWS Solutions Architect
17 13 (2.87%) Scrum Master
17 13 (2.87%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (7.06%) Middleware
2 11 (2.43%) .NET
3 10 (2.21%) ASP.NET
4 7 (1.55%) ASP.NET Web API
4 7 (1.55%) HTML
4 7 (1.55%) WCF
5 6 (1.32%) CSS
5 6 (1.32%) XML
6 5 (1.10%) AngularJS
6 5 (1.10%) Node.js
7 3 (0.66%) 802.1X
7 3 (0.66%) EDI
7 3 (0.66%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.44%) Classic ASP
8 2 (0.44%) Web Services
8 2 (0.44%) XSL
9 1 (0.22%) J2SE
9 1 (0.22%) LDAP
9 1 (0.22%) SAP Basis
9 1 (0.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 30 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (4.64%) Management Information System
3 17 (3.75%) Data Centre
4 11 (2.43%) Virtual Team
5 9 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (1.99%) User Experience
6 8 (1.77%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.77%) NHS
7 4 (0.88%) Driving Licence
7 4 (0.88%) EPoS
7 4 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (0.88%) Infotainment
8 3 (0.66%) FMCG
8 3 (0.66%) Mobile Banking
8 3 (0.66%) Online Banking
9 2 (0.44%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.44%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.44%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.22%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.22%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 25 (5.52%) Windows
2 14 (3.09%) Windows Server
3 8 (1.77%) Windows 10
4 5 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.66%) Linux
6 3 (0.66%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.22%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (33.55%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (24.50%) PRINCE2
3 109 (24.06%) Stakeholder Management
4 72 (15.89%) Service Delivery
5 57 (12.58%) Business Analysis
6 44 (9.71%) Migration
6 44 (9.71%) Scrum
7 41 (9.05%) ITIL
8 38 (8.39%) Change Management
9 33 (7.28%) Waterfall
10 32 (7.06%) Programme Management
11 31 (6.84%) Virtual Environments
12 30 (6.62%) Agile Project Management
12 30 (6.62%) Technical Architecture
13 29 (6.40%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 26 (5.74%) Continuous Improvement
15 25 (5.52%) Service Design
16 24 (5.30%) CRM
16 24 (5.30%) Risk Management
17 23 (5.08%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 20 (4.42%) SQL
2 11 (2.43%) C#
2 11 (2.43%) JavaScript
3 8 (1.77%) Java
4 6 (1.32%) PHP
4 6 (1.32%) Python
5 2 (0.44%) C
5 2 (0.44%) VBA
5 2 (0.44%) VBScript
6 1 (0.22%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 29 (6.40%) Degree
2 18 (3.97%) Security Cleared
3 14 (3.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 14 (3.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 13 (2.87%) PMP
5 12 (2.65%) ISEB
5 12 (2.65%) PMI Certification
6 11 (2.43%) SC Cleared
7 9 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (1.77%) APMP
9 6 (1.32%) CIPD
9 6 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.88%) CCNA
10 4 (0.88%) CCNP
10 4 (0.88%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.88%) HND
10 4 (0.88%) Postgraduate
11 3 (0.66%) CISMP
11 3 (0.66%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.66%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (10.60%) PMO
2 23 (5.08%) GDPR
3 5 (1.10%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.10%) QA
4 4 (0.88%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.44%) COBIT
5 2 (0.44%) ISO 14000
5 2 (0.44%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.44%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (5.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.88%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
2 4 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (0.44%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.44%) NFS
3 2 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.44%) vSphere
4 1 (0.22%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (0.66%) SCCM
2 1 (0.22%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 58 (12.80%) Microsoft
2 28 (6.18%) VMware
3 25 (5.52%) SAP
4 19 (4.19%) Pega
5 14 (3.09%) Oracle
6 11 (2.43%) Niku
7 10 (2.21%) Cisco
8 7 (1.55%) Google
9 6 (1.32%) IBM
9 6 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.88%) Aruba
10 4 (0.88%) CyberArk
11 3 (0.66%) Citrix
11 3 (0.66%) EMC
11 3 (0.66%) Remedy
11 3 (0.66%) ServiceNow
12 2 (0.44%) Apple
12 2 (0.44%) Epicor
12 2 (0.44%) Kronos
12 2 (0.44%) Red Hat