Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 9 15
Rank change year-on-year -10 +6 -7
Contract jobs citing Project Management 408 423 500
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.03% 9.14% 8.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.44% 10.87% 9.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 311 363
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £262 £280 £288
90th Percentile £575 £534 £575
England median daily rate £460 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +2.22% +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 10
West Midlands median hourly rate £24.54 £23.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -9.80% -18.89%
10th Percentile £11.04 £16.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £42.88 £30.75 £38.00
England median hourly rate £30.50 £26.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year +17.31% -3.70% -14.12%

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 4,323 3,893 5,245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 85.05% 84.08% 84.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,591 2,482 3,112
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 140 140
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £23.62 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.48% +34.94% -18.60%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.74
90th Percentile £32.50 £53.75 £39.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.66 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.84% +9.60% +3.73%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 19 October 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
Birmingham -16 91 £425 +6.25% 65
Shropshire +8 82 £500 -3.61% 10
Warwickshire +4 59 £450 +9.09% 12
Coventry -22 58 £450 +5.88% 18
Staffordshire -4 27 £438 +16.67% 27
Herefordshire - 18 £375 - 3
Wolverhampton +1 13 £475 +46.15% 3
Solihull -2 10 £350 +16.67% 5
Worcestershire +4 9 £450 - 4
Walsall - 5 £450 - 3
Sutton Coldfield +10 3 £535 -8.15% 1
Halesowen - 1 - - 1
West Bromwich - 1 £475 -
Project Management
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 151 (37.01%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (24.02%) PRINCE2
3 91 (22.30%) Stakeholder Management
4 80 (19.61%) Finance
5 64 (15.69%) PMO
6 62 (15.20%) Microsoft
7 59 (14.46%) Service Delivery
8 53 (12.99%) Microsoft Office
9 50 (12.25%) Business Analysis
10 43 (10.54%) ITIL
11 40 (9.80%) Microsoft Project
11 40 (9.80%) Microsoft Excel
11 40 (9.80%) Migration
12 35 (8.58%) Agile Project Management
13 34 (8.33%) Scrum
14 32 (7.84%) Programme Management
15 30 (7.35%) Windows
16 29 (7.11%) Manufacturing
17 28 (6.86%) VMware
17 28 (6.86%) Risk Management
18 26 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
19 25 (6.13%) Problem-Solving
19 25 (6.13%) Change Management
19 25 (6.13%) VMware Infrastructure
19 25 (6.13%) Continuous Improvement
20 24 (5.88%) Change Control
20 24 (5.88%) Waterfall
20 24 (5.88%) Middleware
21 23 (5.64%) Automotive
21 23 (5.64%) Retail

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 14 (3.43%) Confluence
2 12 (2.94%) Documentum
3 10 (2.45%) Skype for Business
4 8 (1.96%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.98%) Mule
6 3 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.74%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.49%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.49%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.25%) ArchestrA
8 1 (0.25%) CMS
8 1 (0.25%) SAS
8 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 53 (12.99%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (9.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (9.80%) Microsoft Project
3 15 (3.68%) Open Workbench
4 12 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (1.72%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.98%) Siemens NX
7 3 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.49%) Primavera
3 2 (0.49%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.25%) Magento
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.25%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.25%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.25%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.15%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (4.17%) Office 365
3 15 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (2.21%) Dynamics 365
5 7 (1.72%) IaaS
6 6 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.47%) SaaS
7 4 (0.98%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.74%) PaaS
9 1 (0.25%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.47%) LAN
1 6 (1.47%) WAN
2 5 (1.23%) Skype
2 5 (1.23%) Unified Communications
3 3 (0.74%) Ethernet
3 3 (0.74%) Firewall
3 3 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (0.74%) Wireless
4 2 (0.49%) ADSL
4 2 (0.49%) DHCP
4 2 (0.49%) DNS
4 2 (0.49%) IP Telephony
4 2 (0.49%) iSCSI
4 2 (0.49%) MPLS
4 2 (0.49%) NAS
5 1 (0.25%) Broadband
5 1 (0.25%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.25%) Intranet
5 1 (0.25%) SAN
5 1 (0.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.92%) BusinessObjects
2 12 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 12 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (1.96%) MS Access
4 6 (1.47%) SQL Server
5 5 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.23%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.74%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 3 (0.74%) Power BI
7 3 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.49%) MySQL
8 2 (0.49%) Oracle OWB
8 2 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.25%) Big Data
9 1 (0.25%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.25%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.25%) GIS
9 1 (0.25%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 23 (5.64%) JIRA
2 3 (0.74%) Ant
2 3 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.25%) CANoe
3 1 (0.25%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.25%) JUnit
3 1 (0.25%) Selenium
3 1 (0.25%) SoapUI
General
1 80 (19.61%) Finance
2 29 (7.11%) Manufacturing
3 23 (5.64%) Automotive
3 23 (5.64%) Retail
4 14 (3.43%) Legal
4 14 (3.43%) Military
5 12 (2.94%) Marketing
6 11 (2.70%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.72%) Local Government
8 6 (1.47%) Banking
9 4 (0.98%) Back Office
9 4 (0.98%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.74%) Electronics
11 2 (0.49%) Billing
11 2 (0.49%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.49%) Law
12 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 152 (37.25%) Project Manager
2 63 (15.44%) Analyst
3 29 (7.11%) Architect
3 29 (7.11%) IT Manager
4 28 (6.86%) PMO Analyst
5 26 (6.37%) Business Analyst
6 21 (5.15%) Delivery Manager
7 20 (4.90%) Infrastructure Manager
8 19 (4.66%) AWS Architect
8 19 (4.66%) Solutions Architect
8 19 (4.66%) VMware Architect
9 18 (4.41%) Senior Manager
9 18 (4.41%) Senior Project Manager
10 17 (4.17%) IT Project Manager
11 16 (3.92%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 15 (3.68%) AWS Solutions Architect
12 15 (3.68%) Technical Manager
13 14 (3.43%) AWS Infrastructure Architect
14 13 (3.19%) Technical Project Manager
15 11 (2.70%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (5.88%) Middleware
2 12 (2.94%) .NET
3 10 (2.45%) ASP.NET
4 7 (1.72%) ASP.NET Web API
4 7 (1.72%) WCF
5 4 (0.98%) HTML
6 3 (0.74%) CSS
6 3 (0.74%) Velocity
6 3 (0.74%) XML
7 2 (0.49%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.49%) LDAP
7 2 (0.49%) Node.js
8 1 (0.25%) EDI
8 1 (0.25%) HTML5
8 1 (0.25%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.90%) Data Centre
3 19 (4.66%) Management Information System
4 15 (3.68%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (3.19%) NHS
6 11 (2.70%) Virtual Team
7 9 (2.21%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (0.98%) Driving Licence
9 4 (0.98%) Public Cloud
9 4 (0.98%) User Experience
10 3 (0.74%) FMCG
10 3 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.49%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.49%) PKI
11 2 (0.49%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.49%) Thin Client
12 1 (0.25%) Analytical Mindset
12 1 (0.25%) Industry 4.0
12 1 (0.25%) Infotainment
Operating Systems
1 30 (7.35%) Windows
2 18 (4.41%) Windows Server
3 7 (1.72%) Windows 10
4 3 (0.74%) Linux
4 3 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.49%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.25%) AIX
6 1 (0.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (37.01%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (24.02%) PRINCE2
3 91 (22.30%) Stakeholder Management
4 59 (14.46%) Service Delivery
5 50 (12.25%) Business Analysis
6 43 (10.54%) ITIL
7 40 (9.80%) Migration
8 35 (8.58%) Agile Project Management
9 34 (8.33%) Scrum
10 32 (7.84%) Programme Management
11 28 (6.86%) Risk Management
12 25 (6.13%) Change Management
12 25 (6.13%) Continuous Improvement
12 25 (6.13%) Problem-Solving
13 24 (5.88%) Change Control
13 24 (5.88%) Waterfall
14 23 (5.64%) IT Strategy
15 22 (5.39%) CRM
16 20 (4.90%) Project Planning
17 19 (4.66%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 21 (5.15%) SQL
2 11 (2.70%) C#
3 8 (1.96%) JavaScript
4 7 (1.72%) Java
5 5 (1.23%) PowerShell
6 4 (0.98%) C
7 3 (0.74%) Python
8 2 (0.49%) PHP
9 1 (0.25%) C++
9 1 (0.25%) RPG
9 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (5.39%) Security Cleared
2 18 (4.41%) Degree
2 18 (4.41%) ISEB
3 13 (3.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 12 (2.94%) APMP
5 11 (2.70%) PMP
5 11 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 10 (2.45%) PMI Certification
7 9 (2.21%) DV Cleared
7 9 (2.21%) SC Cleared
8 8 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (1.47%) CISMP
9 6 (1.47%) CISSP
9 6 (1.47%) MCITP
9 6 (1.47%) MCP
9 6 (1.47%) MCSE
10 5 (1.23%) HND
11 4 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.98%) Postgraduate
12 3 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (15.69%) PMO
2 20 (4.90%) GDPR
3 7 (1.72%) JSP 440
4 6 (1.47%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.47%) QA
5 3 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.49%) COBIT
6 2 (0.49%) ISO 14000
6 2 (0.49%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.49%) P3O
7 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (6.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (1.96%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.74%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.74%) XenApp
4 2 (0.49%) NFS
4 2 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.49%) vSphere
4 2 (0.49%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (0.98%) SCCM
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 62 (15.20%) Microsoft
2 28 (6.86%) VMware
3 16 (3.92%) Niku
4 12 (2.94%) Pega
4 12 (2.94%) SAP
5 10 (2.45%) Oracle
6 7 (1.72%) Citrix
7 6 (1.47%) Cisco
8 4 (0.98%) JDA
8 4 (0.98%) RedPrairie
8 4 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.74%) CyberArk
9 3 (0.74%) EMC
9 3 (0.74%) HP
9 3 (0.74%) IBM
9 3 (0.74%) Remedy
9 3 (0.74%) SolarWinds
10 2 (0.49%) Asigra
10 2 (0.49%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.49%) Virgin Media