Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 23 15 10
Rank change year-on-year -8 -5 +5
Contract jobs citing Project Management 276 435 409
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.71% 8.56% 9.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.91% 10.13% 10.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 282 299
West Midlands median daily rate £428 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £243 £271 £263
90th Percentile £597 £575 £527
England median daily rate £468 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +1.63% +2.22% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 11
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.08% +15.22% -15.60%
10th Percentile £31.30 £11.31 £15.50
90th Percentile £40.60 £43.75 £30.75
England median hourly rate £34.00 £30.50 £25.12
% change year-on-year +11.48% +21.42% -8.65%

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 3,489 4,295 3,786
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 84.87% 84.55% 84.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,274 2,558 2,385
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £255 £265 £241
90th Percentile £588 £575 £545
England median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 201 143
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.25 £15.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.33% -33.33% +23.12%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.00 £35.00 £52.30
England median hourly rate £24.68 £20.50 £23.07
% change year-on-year +20.38% -11.14% +1.01%

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 22 September 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
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 22 September 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 +3 85 £425 - 48
Coventry -2 49 £525 +10.53% 11
Warwickshire -2 48 £515 +14.44% 18
Shropshire -15 29 £438 -12.85% 2
Staffordshire 0 15 £413 -5.71% 24
Solihull +11 8 £431 +23.21% 6
Walsall +5 8 £425 -5.56% 2
Worcestershire -7 6 £413 -13.16% 9
Wolverhampton -1 5 £645 +35.79% 3
Herefordshire -1 2 £488 +30.00% 1
Project Management
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 77 (27.90%) Finance
2 74 (26.81%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (23.91%) Stakeholder Management
4 62 (22.46%) Project Delivery
5 49 (17.75%) PRINCE2
6 34 (12.32%) SAP
7 33 (11.96%) Microsoft
7 33 (11.96%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 32 (11.59%) Telecoms
9 31 (11.23%) Microsoft Office
9 31 (11.23%) ITIL
9 31 (11.23%) Agile Project Management
10 30 (10.87%) Scrum
11 29 (10.51%) JIRA
11 29 (10.51%) Migration
11 29 (10.51%) PMO
12 28 (10.14%) Manufacturing
12 28 (10.14%) Microsoft Excel
13 26 (9.42%) Microsoft Project
13 26 (9.42%) Public Sector
14 25 (9.06%) Business Intelligence
15 24 (8.70%) Change Management
15 24 (8.70%) Analytics
16 23 (8.33%) Management Information System
17 21 (7.61%) Confluence
17 21 (7.61%) Security Cleared
18 20 (7.25%) Waterfall
19 19 (6.88%) Risk Management
19 19 (6.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 19 (6.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint

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 21 (7.61%) Confluence
2 16 (5.80%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.09%) ArcGIS
3 3 (1.09%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.72%) CMS
5 1 (0.36%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 31 (11.23%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (10.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (9.42%) Microsoft Project
4 19 (6.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (2.54%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.36%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 7 (2.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.09%) iTrent
2 3 (1.09%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.72%) Primavera
3 2 (0.72%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.36%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.36%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 1 (0.36%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.36%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
4 1 (0.36%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.36%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.36%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.36%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.80%) SaaS
2 15 (5.43%) Azure
3 12 (4.35%) Office 365
4 8 (2.90%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (1.81%) AWS
6 3 (1.09%) G Suite
6 3 (1.09%) PaaS
6 3 (1.09%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 2 (0.72%) Power Platform
7 2 (0.72%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.36%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.80%) Wireless
2 11 (3.99%) ICMP
2 11 (3.99%) SNMP
2 11 (3.99%) Telnet
3 6 (2.17%) SMS
4 4 (1.45%) Skype
4 4 (1.45%) Unified Communications
4 4 (1.45%) WAN
5 3 (1.09%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (1.09%) VoIP
6 2 (0.72%) BIG-IP
6 2 (0.72%) DHCP
6 2 (0.72%) DNS
6 2 (0.72%) DWDM
6 2 (0.72%) Intranet
6 2 (0.72%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.72%) IPv6
6 2 (0.72%) Multicast
6 2 (0.72%) SAN
7 1 (0.36%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.43%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (1.81%) Oracle OWB
4 3 (1.09%) GIS
4 3 (1.09%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.72%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.72%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (0.72%) Power BI
5 2 (0.72%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.72%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.36%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.36%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.36%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.36%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (0.36%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.36%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 29 (10.51%) JIRA
2 2 (0.72%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 77 (27.90%) Finance
2 32 (11.59%) Telecoms
3 28 (10.14%) Manufacturing
4 26 (9.42%) Public Sector
5 12 (4.35%) Legal
6 9 (3.26%) Retail
7 5 (1.81%) Marketing
8 3 (1.09%) Automotive
8 3 (1.09%) Electronics
8 3 (1.09%) Games
8 3 (1.09%) Law
9 2 (0.72%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.72%) Banking
9 2 (0.72%) Local Government
9 2 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.36%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 128 (46.38%) Project Manager
2 25 (9.06%) Analyst
3 24 (8.70%) Architect
4 22 (7.97%) SAP Manager
5 21 (7.61%) SAP Project Manager
6 20 (7.25%) Senior Manager
7 19 (6.88%) Senior Project Manager
8 15 (5.43%) Engagement Manager
8 15 (5.43%) IT Manager
9 13 (4.71%) IT Project Manager
9 13 (4.71%) Programme Manager
10 12 (4.35%) PMO Analyst
11 11 (3.99%) Data Architect
12 9 (3.26%) Technical Architect
13 7 (2.54%) HR Manager
13 7 (2.54%) Project Analyst
13 7 (2.54%) Transition Manager
14 6 (2.17%) E-Commerce Manager
14 6 (2.17%) E-Commerce Project Manager
14 6 (2.17%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.07%) JSON
1 14 (5.07%) XML
2 5 (1.81%) .NET
3 4 (1.45%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.09%) Velocity
5 2 (0.72%) MDX
5 2 (0.72%) Middleware
6 1 (0.36%) Natural Language Processing
6 1 (0.36%) Node.js
6 1 (0.36%) OpenID
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.36%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 19 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (6.16%) User Experience
4 14 (5.07%) CCTV
5 9 (3.26%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.17%) CESG
6 6 (2.17%) PMI
7 4 (1.45%) NHS
8 3 (1.09%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.09%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.72%) EPoS
9 2 (0.72%) Life Science
9 2 (0.72%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.72%) Video\Live Streaming
9 2 (0.72%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.36%) Digital TV
10 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.36%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.36%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (3.62%) Windows
2 7 (2.54%) Windows 10
3 3 (1.09%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (26.81%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (23.91%) Stakeholder Management
3 62 (22.46%) Project Delivery
4 49 (17.75%) PRINCE2
5 33 (11.96%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 31 (11.23%) Agile Project Management
6 31 (11.23%) ITIL
7 30 (10.87%) Scrum
8 29 (10.51%) Migration
9 25 (9.06%) Business Intelligence
10 24 (8.70%) Analytics
10 24 (8.70%) Change Management
11 20 (7.25%) Waterfall
12 19 (6.88%) Risk Management
13 17 (6.16%) Continuous Delivery
13 17 (6.16%) TDD
14 16 (5.80%) Project Planning
15 15 (5.43%) ERP
16 14 (5.07%) Continuous Improvement
17 13 (4.71%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 13 (4.71%) SQL
2 11 (3.99%) VBA
3 10 (3.62%) C
4 2 (0.72%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.72%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.72%) VBScript
5 1 (0.36%) Python
5 1 (0.36%) R
5 1 (0.36%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (7.61%) Security Cleared
2 17 (6.16%) Degree
2 17 (6.16%) PMP
3 13 (4.71%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.54%) CISSP
5 6 (2.17%) DV Cleared
5 6 (2.17%) ISEB
5 6 (2.17%) PMI Certification
5 6 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (1.81%) CESG Certified Professional
6 5 (1.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.09%) CCIE
8 3 (1.09%) CCIE Collaboration
8 3 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.09%) HND
8 3 (1.09%) MCSE
9 2 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.72%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.72%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (10.51%) PMO
2 19 (6.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.81%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.81%) ISO 22301
4 2 (0.72%) GDPR
5 1 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (1.45%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.36%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.36%) vCloud
3 1 (0.36%) vSphere
3 1 (0.36%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (3.99%) WMI
2 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (0.72%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.36%) AppDNA
3 1 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.36%) SCCM
3 1 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 34 (12.32%) SAP
2 33 (11.96%) Microsoft
3 17 (6.16%) Atlassian
4 12 (4.35%) Oracle
5 7 (2.54%) Google
6 6 (2.17%) VMware
7 3 (1.09%) Cisco
7 3 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.09%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.72%) Aruba
8 2 (0.72%) Brocade
8 2 (0.72%) ESRI
8 2 (0.72%) F5
8 2 (0.72%) Infoblox
8 2 (0.72%) Meru Networks
8 2 (0.72%) Workday
9 1 (0.36%) 3PAR
9 1 (0.36%) Cadence
9 1 (0.36%) Fujitsu
9 1 (0.36%) Kronos