Period
to 22 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 13 8
Rank change year-on-year +3 -5 +2
Contract jobs citing Project Management 423 531 523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.75% 8.57% 10.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.54% 10.31% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 403 350
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £287 £294 £256
90th Percentile £535 £550 £541
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 27
West Midlands median hourly rate £23.00 £21.50 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.98% -31.62% -16.83%
10th Percentile £16.25 £13.00 £13.35
90th Percentile £33.75 £38.00 £46.80
England median hourly rate £26.87 £27.50 £31.44
% change year-on-year -2.31% -12.53% +11.29%

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 4014 5151 3873
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.99% 83.13% 79.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2564 3089 2216
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.38%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £239
90th Percentile £550 £550 £532
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 137 177
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.75 £11.15
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.43 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.76% +8.58% +18.42%

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 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 +20 158 £401 -6.86% 18
Coventry +1 83 £425 -0.58% 3
Warwickshire -8 54 £406 +4.84% 7
Staffordshire -3 28 £394 -4.26% 7
Shropshire -20 18 £460 +35.29% 3
Solihull +10 12 £300 -17.81% 2
Wolverhampton -5 8 £325 -11.08% 3
Worcestershire -3 2 £308 -40.00% 1
Sutton Coldfield -9 2 £583 +5.91% 1
Project Management
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Project Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Project Management.

1 116 (27.42%) Stakeholder Management
2 112 (26.48%) PRINCE2
3 99 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
4 95 (22.46%) Finance
5 75 (17.73%) Microsoft
6 56 (13.24%) Change Management
7 49 (11.58%) PMO
8 45 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
9 42 (9.93%) ITIL
10 38 (8.98%) Degree
11 36 (8.51%) Microsoft Project
12 33 (7.80%) SAP
13 31 (7.33%) Risk Management
13 31 (7.33%) Migration
14 29 (6.86%) Automotive
14 29 (6.86%) Project Planning
15 28 (6.62%) Service Management
16 27 (6.38%) Microsoft Office
17 25 (5.91%) Microsoft Excel
17 25 (5.91%) E-Commerce
17 25 (5.91%) Retail
18 24 (5.67%) CRM
18 24 (5.67%) Oracle
18 24 (5.67%) PMP
19 22 (5.20%) Programme Management
19 22 (5.20%) Service Delivery
19 22 (5.20%) Manufacturing
19 22 (5.20%) Scrum
19 22 (5.20%) User Stories
20 21 (4.96%) Agile Project Management

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 10 (2.36%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.95%) MS Project Server
3 3 (0.71%) Confluence
3 3 (0.71%) Documentum
4 2 (0.47%) SAS
5 1 (0.24%) Apache
5 1 (0.24%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
Applications
1 36 (8.51%) Microsoft Project
2 27 (6.38%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (5.91%) Microsoft Excel
4 17 (4.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (1.42%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.95%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.71%) Windchill
8 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.24%) InVision
8 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (2.36%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.95%) Primavera
4 3 (0.71%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.71%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.47%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.24%) Maximo
6 1 (0.24%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.24%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.24%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.24%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.24%) SAP SCM
6 1 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.24%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.02%) Office 365
2 12 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (0.71%) IaaS
4 3 (0.71%) PaaS
5 2 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.24%) G Suite
6 1 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.84%) VoIP
2 10 (2.36%) LAN
3 9 (2.13%) WAN
3 9 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (1.89%) SMS
5 5 (1.18%) Firewall
5 5 (1.18%) Wireless
5 5 (1.18%) WLAN
6 4 (0.95%) NAS
6 4 (0.95%) SAN
7 3 (0.71%) BIG-IP
7 3 (0.71%) DHCP
7 3 (0.71%) DNS
7 3 (0.71%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (0.71%) IPv6
7 3 (0.71%) Multicast
8 2 (0.47%) Intranet
8 2 (0.47%) TETRA
9 1 (0.24%) Internet
9 1 (0.24%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.89%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (0.71%) GIS
3 3 (0.71%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.47%) Essbase
4 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.24%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.24%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.24%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.24%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.24%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.24%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (0.24%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 5 (1.18%) JIRA
2 2 (0.47%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.24%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.24%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (0.24%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.24%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 95 (22.46%) Finance
2 29 (6.86%) Automotive
3 25 (5.91%) Retail
4 22 (5.20%) Manufacturing
5 16 (3.78%) Marketing
6 13 (3.07%) Legal
7 10 (2.36%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.89%) Banking
9 5 (1.18%) Billing
9 5 (1.18%) General Ledger
10 4 (0.95%) Law
11 3 (0.71%) Electronics
12 2 (0.47%) Advertising
12 2 (0.47%) Local Government
12 2 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.47%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.24%) Back Office
13 1 (0.24%) Front Office
13 1 (0.24%) German Language
13 1 (0.24%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 210 (49.65%) Project Manager
2 39 (9.22%) Analyst
3 26 (6.15%) IT Manager
4 20 (4.73%) Infrastructure Manager
5 19 (4.49%) Business Analyst
5 19 (4.49%) Consultant
5 19 (4.49%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 18 (4.26%) IT Project Manager
7 16 (3.78%) Senior Manager
8 15 (3.55%) Delivery Manager
8 15 (3.55%) Service Manager
9 14 (3.31%) Change Manager
10 13 (3.07%) Digital Project Manager
11 12 (2.84%) Business Manager
12 11 (2.60%) Programme Manager
12 11 (2.60%) Technical Manager
13 10 (2.36%) Contracts Manager
13 10 (2.36%) PMO Analyst
13 10 (2.36%) Senior Project Manager
14 9 (2.13%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.65%) .NET
2 5 (1.18%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (0.95%) Middleware
3 4 (0.95%) Web Services
4 3 (0.71%) ASP.NET
4 3 (0.71%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (0.47%) CSS
5 2 (0.47%) CSS3
5 2 (0.47%) HTML
5 2 (0.47%) HTML5
5 2 (0.47%) XML
6 1 (0.24%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.24%) Ajax
6 1 (0.24%) Django
6 1 (0.24%) jQuery
6 1 (0.24%) JSON
6 1 (0.24%) LESS
6 1 (0.24%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.24%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 45 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.31%) Management Information System
3 11 (2.60%) Data Centre
4 7 (1.65%) NHS
5 6 (1.42%) PMI
5 6 (1.42%) Virtual Team
6 5 (1.18%) Computer Science
7 4 (0.95%) EPoS
8 3 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (0.71%) Smart Meter
8 3 (0.71%) Video\Live Streaming
9 2 (0.47%) Digital Signage
9 2 (0.47%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.47%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.47%) FMCG
9 2 (0.47%) Social Media
9 2 (0.47%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.47%) User Experience
10 1 (0.24%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.24%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 14 (3.31%) Windows
2 8 (1.89%) Unix
2 8 (1.89%) Windows 10
3 4 (0.95%) Linux
4 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (27.42%) Stakeholder Management
2 112 (26.48%) PRINCE2
3 99 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (13.24%) Change Management
5 42 (9.93%) ITIL
6 31 (7.33%) Migration
6 31 (7.33%) Risk Management
7 29 (6.86%) Project Planning
8 28 (6.62%) Service Management
9 25 (5.91%) E-Commerce
10 24 (5.67%) CRM
11 22 (5.20%) Programme Management
11 22 (5.20%) Scrum
11 22 (5.20%) Service Delivery
11 22 (5.20%) User Stories
12 21 (4.96%) Agile Project Management
12 21 (4.96%) ERP
12 21 (4.96%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 21 (4.96%) Waterfall
13 20 (4.73%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (2.36%) SQL
2 5 (1.18%) C
3 4 (0.95%) Java
4 3 (0.71%) C#
4 3 (0.71%) JavaScript
4 3 (0.71%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.47%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.47%) VBA
6 1 (0.24%) ABAP
6 1 (0.24%) C++
6 1 (0.24%) PHP
6 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.24%) Ruby
6 1 (0.24%) Scala
Qualifications
1 38 (8.98%) Degree
2 24 (5.67%) PMP
3 18 (4.26%) PMI Certification
4 15 (3.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 12 (2.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 10 (2.36%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (2.13%) APMP
7 9 (2.13%) Security Cleared
8 6 (1.42%) SC Cleared
9 4 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.71%) ISEB
10 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.47%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.47%) MCP
12 1 (0.24%) CIPD
12 1 (0.24%) Computer Science Degree
12 1 (0.24%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.24%) ECDL
12 1 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.24%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (11.58%) PMO
2 10 (2.36%) GDPR
3 9 (2.13%) QA
4 3 (0.71%) SLA
5 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.24%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.24%) P3O
6 1 (0.24%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (0.71%) Active Directory
1 3 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (0.71%) Data Guard
1 3 (0.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 3 (0.71%) Oracle RMAN
1 3 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.24%) SCCM
3 1 (0.24%) SCOM
Vendors
1 75 (17.73%) Microsoft
2 33 (7.80%) SAP
3 24 (5.67%) Oracle
4 14 (3.31%) ServiceNow
5 11 (2.60%) Cisco
6 4 (0.95%) Concur
6 4 (0.95%) HP
6 4 (0.95%) VMware
7 3 (0.71%) Aruba
7 3 (0.71%) Brocade
7 3 (0.71%) F5
7 3 (0.71%) Infoblox
7 3 (0.71%) JDA
7 3 (0.71%) Meru Networks
7 3 (0.71%) Pega
7 3 (0.71%) Siemens
7 3 (0.71%) Tableau
8 2 (0.47%) RedPrairie
8 2 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.47%) Workday