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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 17 8
Rank change year-on-year +6 -9  
Contract jobs citing Project Management 184 241 265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.17% 7.98% 11.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.98% 9.66% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 159 180
Median daily rate £425 £430 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +14.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £287 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 7
Median hourly rate £20.00 £31.75 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.00% -24.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £19.00 £16.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.89 £38.00 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.75 £27.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% -20.28%  

Project Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1676 2495 1842
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 83.51% 82.64% 77.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 993 1489 1158
Median daily rate £404 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.93% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 56 74
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -10.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £40.05 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Project Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Project Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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
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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +5 54 £380 -8.70% 25
Coventry +3 40 £425 -5.55% 15
Warwickshire +9 37 £388 -8.82% 12
Shropshire +21 15 £519 -4.59% 3
Solihull +15 8 £300 - 4
Staffordshire -16 3 £394 -0.94% 6
Sutton Coldfield -1 2 £648 +85.00% 1
Worcestershire +8 1 - -
Wolverhampton -7 1 £105 -69.02% 1
Herefordshire - 1 £350 - 2
West Bromwich - 1 £425 -
Project Management
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 131 (30.05%) PRINCE2
2 102 (23.39%) Finance
2 102 (23.39%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (21.10%) Stakeholder Management
4 53 (12.16%) Microsoft
5 48 (11.01%) Change Management
5 48 (11.01%) PMO
6 40 (9.17%) Migration
6 40 (9.17%) Business Analysis
7 39 (8.94%) Degree
8 36 (8.26%) ITIL
9 35 (8.03%) Microsoft Project
9 35 (8.03%) Scrum
10 30 (6.88%) Risk Management
10 30 (6.88%) Service Delivery
11 28 (6.42%) Programme Management
12 27 (6.19%) Microsoft Excel
13 26 (5.96%) CRM
13 26 (5.96%) Management Information System
14 25 (5.73%) Oracle
14 25 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
15 24 (5.50%) Manufacturing
15 24 (5.50%) Project Planning
16 23 (5.28%) Supplier Management
16 23 (5.28%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 23 (5.28%) Automotive
16 23 (5.28%) PMP
16 23 (5.28%) Agile Project Management
17 22 (5.05%) ERP
17 22 (5.05%) Waterfall

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 8 (1.83%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.15%) Confluence
3 4 (0.92%) Documentum
3 4 (0.92%) MS Project Server
4 3 (0.69%) SAS
5 2 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.23%) Moodle
6 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 35 (8.03%) Microsoft Project
2 27 (6.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (4.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (3.90%) Microsoft Office
5 14 (3.21%) MS Visio
6 5 (1.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.92%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.23%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.23%) Simulink
8 1 (0.23%) TargetLink
8 1 (0.23%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 7 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.69%) Primavera
3 2 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.46%) SAP CAR
3 2 (0.46%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.46%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.23%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.23%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.23%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (0.69%) Office 365
4 1 (0.23%) GitHub
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle CX
4 1 (0.23%) SaaS
4 1 (0.23%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.13%) LAN
2 14 (3.21%) VoIP
3 10 (2.29%) WAN
4 6 (1.38%) Internet
4 6 (1.38%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (1.15%) DNS
5 5 (1.15%) Firewall
5 5 (1.15%) Wireless
6 4 (0.92%) DHCP
7 3 (0.69%) BIG-IP
7 3 (0.69%) Network Security
7 3 (0.69%) SAN
7 3 (0.69%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.69%) TETRA
7 3 (0.69%) WLAN
8 2 (0.46%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.46%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.46%) Multicast
8 2 (0.46%) Skype
8 2 (0.46%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.52%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (0.92%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 4 (0.92%) EDRMS
3 4 (0.92%) Oracle Database
3 4 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (0.92%) SAP HANA
3 4 (0.92%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.46%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 2 (0.46%) Data Mart
4 2 (0.46%) DB2
4 2 (0.46%) Informix
4 2 (0.46%) Lumira
4 2 (0.46%) MySQL
4 2 (0.46%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.46%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.46%) SAP BW
4 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.23%) Big Data
5 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (1.83%) JIRA
2 5 (1.15%) Axure RP
2 5 (1.15%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 4 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.46%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.23%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.23%) GoCD
5 1 (0.23%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (0.23%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.23%) Selenium
5 1 (0.23%) VersionOne
General
1 102 (23.39%) Finance
2 24 (5.50%) Manufacturing
3 23 (5.28%) Automotive
4 21 (4.82%) Retail
5 17 (3.90%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.75%) Marketing
7 9 (2.06%) Banking
8 7 (1.61%) Legal
9 5 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.92%) Billing
10 4 (0.92%) Local Government
11 3 (0.69%) Advertising
11 3 (0.69%) Electronics
12 2 (0.46%) Law
13 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.23%) Back Office
13 1 (0.23%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.23%) German Language
13 1 (0.23%) Polish Language
13 1 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 197 (45.18%) Project Manager
2 56 (12.84%) Analyst
3 34 (7.80%) Business Analyst
4 28 (6.42%) Infrastructure Manager
4 28 (6.42%) Senior Manager
5 25 (5.73%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 21 (4.82%) IT Manager
7 17 (3.90%) Senior Project Manager
8 16 (3.67%) Delivery Manager
9 14 (3.21%) Architect
10 13 (2.98%) Business Manager
10 13 (2.98%) Coordinator
10 13 (2.98%) IT Project Manager
10 13 (2.98%) Network Manager
11 12 (2.75%) Programme Manager
12 11 (2.52%) Project Coordinator
12 11 (2.52%) Service Manager
13 10 (2.29%) Change Manager
13 10 (2.29%) Implementation Manager
13 10 (2.29%) Network Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.44%) Web Services
2 8 (1.83%) Oracle Fusion
3 7 (1.61%) .NET
4 6 (1.38%) Middleware
5 2 (0.46%) CSS
5 2 (0.46%) EDI
5 2 (0.46%) HTML
5 2 (0.46%) WF
6 1 (0.23%) Ajax
6 1 (0.23%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.23%) Django
6 1 (0.23%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.23%) HTML5
6 1 (0.23%) JSON
6 1 (0.23%) OAuth
6 1 (0.23%) REST
6 1 (0.23%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.23%) SAML
6 1 (0.23%) XML
6 1 (0.23%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.96%) Management Information System
2 25 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.90%) Data Centre
4 14 (3.21%) User Experience
5 11 (2.52%) PMI
6 9 (2.06%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.06%) Social Media
7 8 (1.83%) EPoS
8 7 (1.61%) NHS
9 6 (1.38%) Virtual Team
10 5 (1.15%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.92%) Driving Licence
11 4 (0.92%) e-Learning
11 4 (0.92%) Smart Meter
12 3 (0.69%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.69%) Mainframe
13 2 (0.46%) Biotechnology
13 2 (0.46%) Data Protection Act
13 2 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.46%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (1.38%) Unix
1 6 (1.38%) Windows
2 4 (0.92%) Windows 10
2 4 (0.92%) Windows Server
2 4 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (0.46%) Linux
3 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.23%) Android
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (0.23%) Solaris
4 1 (0.23%) VxWorks
4 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (30.05%) PRINCE2
2 102 (23.39%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (21.10%) Stakeholder Management
4 48 (11.01%) Change Management
5 40 (9.17%) Business Analysis
5 40 (9.17%) Migration
6 36 (8.26%) ITIL
7 35 (8.03%) Scrum
8 30 (6.88%) Risk Management
8 30 (6.88%) Service Delivery
9 28 (6.42%) Programme Management
10 26 (5.96%) CRM
11 24 (5.50%) Project Planning
12 23 (5.28%) Agile Project Management
12 23 (5.28%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 23 (5.28%) Supplier Management
13 22 (5.05%) ERP
13 22 (5.05%) Waterfall
14 20 (4.59%) Service Management
15 18 (4.13%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 12 (2.75%) SQL
2 8 (1.83%) C
3 6 (1.38%) Java
4 5 (1.15%) Python
4 5 (1.15%) Ruby
4 5 (1.15%) Scala
5 3 (0.69%) C#
6 1 (0.23%) C++
6 1 (0.23%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.23%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.23%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.23%) Pascal
6 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.23%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.23%) VB
6 1 (0.23%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 39 (8.94%) Degree
2 23 (5.28%) PMP
3 20 (4.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 18 (4.13%) PMI Certification
4 18 (4.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 17 (3.90%) Security Cleared
6 8 (1.83%) APMP
6 8 (1.83%) SC Cleared
7 7 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.69%) ISEB
9 3 (0.69%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.69%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 2 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.46%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.23%) CCAB
11 1 (0.23%) CITP
11 1 (0.23%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.23%) MAPM
11 1 (0.23%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (11.01%) PMO
2 17 (3.90%) QA
3 7 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (1.38%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.92%) SLA
6 2 (0.46%) Basel II
6 2 (0.46%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.46%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.46%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.23%) GDPR
7 1 (0.23%) JSP 440
System Software
1 7 (1.61%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 53 (12.16%) Microsoft
2 25 (5.73%) Oracle
3 18 (4.13%) SAP
4 13 (2.98%) Cisco
5 5 (1.15%) Adobe
5 5 (1.15%) Google
5 5 (1.15%) HP
6 4 (0.92%) Pega
7 3 (0.69%) Brocade
7 3 (0.69%) F5
7 3 (0.69%) Guidewire
7 3 (0.69%) IBM
7 3 (0.69%) Infoblox
7 3 (0.69%) Meru Networks
7 3 (0.69%) Niku
7 3 (0.69%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.46%) Ariba
8 2 (0.46%) Cognos
8 2 (0.46%) NetApp
8 2 (0.46%) Progress
West Midlands
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £534 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £534 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Digital Gurus
Rate: £490 - £534 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £700 to £800 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago