Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 12 13
Rank change year-on-year -6 +1 -5
Contract jobs citing Project Management 424 402 528
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.23% 8.35% 8.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.48% 9.96% 10.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 278 403
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.24% +4.82%
10th Percentile £252 £300 £291
90th Percentile £575 £534 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +2.78% +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 8
West Midlands median hourly rate £23.25 £25.12 £20.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.44% +20.31% -33.59%
10th Percentile £10.77 £16.25 £13.19
90th Percentile £43.75 £50.00 £29.96
England median hourly rate £32.75 £27.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +21.30% -1.82% -12.53%

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 4,472 4,035 4,967
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.77% 83.85% 84.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,764 2,604 2,972
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £270 £241 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 141 146
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £25.12 £17.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.90% +47.25% -14.70%
10th Percentile £10.98 £11.75 £10.61
90th Percentile £43.75 £48.75 £41.28
England median hourly rate £22.10 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -11.61% +8.70% +4.55%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 16 December 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 -14 94 £438 +3.37% 68
Warwickshire +9 68 £450 +9.09% 9
Shropshire -9 67 £488 +25.08% 5
Coventry -7 60 £450 +5.88% 8
Staffordshire -8 29 £438 +9.38% 17
Herefordshire - 20 £375 - 2
Solihull +6 13 £350 +16.67% 5
Wolverhampton +1 12 £475 +46.15% 2
Worcestershire +1 10 £450 +22.87% 14
Walsall - 5 £450 - 1
Sutton Coldfield +8 2 £561 +2.05%
West Bromwich - 1 £475 -
Project Management
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 143 (33.73%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (26.89%) Stakeholder Management
3 98 (23.11%) Finance
4 94 (22.17%) PRINCE2
5 76 (17.92%) PMO
6 56 (13.21%) Microsoft Office
7 54 (12.74%) Microsoft
8 47 (11.08%) Service Delivery
9 43 (10.14%) ITIL
10 42 (9.91%) Microsoft Project
10 42 (9.91%) Agile Project Management
11 40 (9.43%) Business Analysis
11 40 (9.43%) Migration
12 36 (8.49%) Scrum
12 36 (8.49%) Microsoft Excel
13 35 (8.25%) Manufacturing
14 33 (7.78%) Risk Management
14 33 (7.78%) JIRA
15 32 (7.55%) Change Management
16 31 (7.31%) Programme Management
17 29 (6.84%) Change Control
18 28 (6.60%) Security Cleared
19 26 (6.13%) Problem-Solving
20 24 (5.66%) Automotive
20 24 (5.66%) CRM
20 24 (5.66%) Mentoring
20 24 (5.66%) Continuous Improvement
21 22 (5.19%) Coaching
21 22 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
21 22 (5.19%) Windows

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 18 (4.25%) Confluence
2 12 (2.83%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.12%) Mule
4 5 (1.18%) Documentum
4 5 (1.18%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.47%) ArchestrA
6 2 (0.47%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.47%) SAS
6 2 (0.47%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 56 (13.21%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (9.91%) Microsoft Project
3 36 (8.49%) Microsoft Excel
4 15 (3.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (3.30%) Open Workbench
6 9 (2.12%) MS Visio
6 9 (2.12%) Siemens NX
7 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (3.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.47%) Primavera
2 2 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.24%) Magento
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.24%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.24%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.24%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (2.83%) Office 365
3 8 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.89%) Dynamics 365
4 6 (1.42%) SaaS
5 5 (1.18%) IaaS
5 5 (1.18%) PaaS
6 2 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.47%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.42%) WAN
2 5 (1.18%) LAN
3 4 (0.94%) Ethernet
3 4 (0.94%) Firewall
4 3 (0.71%) DHCP
4 3 (0.71%) DNS
4 3 (0.71%) Unified Communications
4 3 (0.71%) Wireless
5 2 (0.47%) IP Telephony
5 2 (0.47%) iSCSI
5 2 (0.47%) MPLS
5 2 (0.47%) NAS
5 2 (0.47%) VoIP
6 1 (0.24%) BGP
6 1 (0.24%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.24%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.24%) Network Security
6 1 (0.24%) OSPF
6 1 (0.24%) VLAN
6 1 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.25%) BusinessObjects
2 8 (1.89%) Oracle OWB
2 8 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.24%) Big Data
6 1 (0.24%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.24%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.24%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (0.24%) GIS
6 1 (0.24%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 33 (7.78%) JIRA
2 3 (0.71%) Ant
2 3 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.24%) CANoe
3 1 (0.24%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.24%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.24%) JUnit
3 1 (0.24%) Selenium
3 1 (0.24%) SoapUI
General
1 98 (23.11%) Finance
2 35 (8.25%) Manufacturing
3 24 (5.66%) Automotive
4 21 (4.95%) Retail
5 13 (3.07%) Military
6 12 (2.83%) Marketing
7 11 (2.59%) Legal
8 8 (1.89%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.65%) Banking
9 7 (1.65%) Local Government
10 4 (0.94%) Back Office
11 3 (0.71%) Billing
11 3 (0.71%) Electronics
12 2 (0.47%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.47%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.47%) Law
13 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.24%) Publishing
13 1 (0.24%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 166 (39.15%) Project Manager
2 66 (15.57%) Analyst
3 32 (7.55%) PMO Analyst
4 30 (7.08%) Business Analyst
5 26 (6.13%) Delivery Manager
6 21 (4.95%) IT Manager
6 21 (4.95%) Senior Manager
7 18 (4.25%) Architect
8 17 (4.01%) Infrastructure Manager
8 17 (4.01%) Senior Project Manager
9 15 (3.54%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 15 (3.54%) IT Project Manager
10 13 (3.07%) Coordinator
10 13 (3.07%) Scrum Master
10 13 (3.07%) Technical Manager
11 12 (2.83%) Design Engineer
11 12 (2.83%) Project Coordinator
11 12 (2.83%) Solutions Architect
12 11 (2.59%) Programme Manager
12 11 (2.59%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.30%) Middleware
2 10 (2.36%) .NET
3 8 (1.89%) ASP.NET
4 7 (1.65%) ASP.NET Web API
4 7 (1.65%) WCF
5 3 (0.71%) Velocity
6 2 (0.47%) EDI
6 2 (0.47%) LDAP
7 1 (0.24%) EDIFACT
7 1 (0.24%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.24%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.72%) Data Centre
3 14 (3.30%) NHS
3 14 (3.30%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (1.89%) Management Information System
4 8 (1.89%) Virtual Team
5 6 (1.42%) Public Cloud
6 4 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (0.71%) EPoS
7 3 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.47%) FMCG
8 2 (0.47%) PKI
8 2 (0.47%) PMI
9 1 (0.24%) AS400
9 1 (0.24%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.24%) Home Automation
9 1 (0.24%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.24%) TRADACOMS
9 1 (0.24%) User Experience
9 1 (0.24%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 22 (5.19%) Windows
2 15 (3.54%) Windows Server
3 3 (0.71%) Linux
3 3 (0.71%) Windows 10
3 3 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.24%) AIX
5 1 (0.24%) Unix
5 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (33.73%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (26.89%) Stakeholder Management
3 94 (22.17%) PRINCE2
4 47 (11.08%) Service Delivery
5 43 (10.14%) ITIL
6 42 (9.91%) Agile Project Management
7 40 (9.43%) Business Analysis
7 40 (9.43%) Migration
8 36 (8.49%) Scrum
9 33 (7.78%) Risk Management
10 32 (7.55%) Change Management
11 31 (7.31%) Programme Management
12 29 (6.84%) Change Control
13 26 (6.13%) Problem-Solving
14 24 (5.66%) Continuous Improvement
14 24 (5.66%) CRM
14 24 (5.66%) Mentoring
15 22 (5.19%) Coaching
16 21 (4.95%) Supplier Management
17 20 (4.72%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 16 (3.77%) SQL
2 8 (1.89%) C#
2 8 (1.89%) JavaScript
3 7 (1.65%) PowerShell
4 6 (1.42%) Java
5 5 (1.18%) C
6 2 (0.47%) MATLAB
6 2 (0.47%) Python
7 1 (0.24%) ActionScript
7 1 (0.24%) ActionScript 2.0
7 1 (0.24%) C++
7 1 (0.24%) RPG
7 1 (0.24%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.24%) VB
7 1 (0.24%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 28 (6.60%) Security Cleared
2 19 (4.48%) ISEB
3 13 (3.07%) DV Cleared
3 13 (3.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 12 (2.83%) Degree
4 12 (2.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 11 (2.59%) APMP
6 10 (2.36%) PMI Certification
6 10 (2.36%) PMP
7 8 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (1.89%) SC Cleared
8 6 (1.42%) CISMP
8 6 (1.42%) CISSP
8 6 (1.42%) MCITP
8 6 (1.42%) MCP
8 6 (1.42%) MCSE
9 5 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.94%) HND
11 3 (0.71%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (17.92%) PMO
2 16 (3.77%) GDPR
3 12 (2.83%) QA
4 7 (1.65%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.47%) COBIT
6 2 (0.47%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.47%) ISO 14000
6 2 (0.47%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.47%) P3O
6 2 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (2.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (2.12%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.71%) XenApp
4 2 (0.47%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.47%) NFS
4 2 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.47%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.24%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (1.18%) SCCM
2 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 54 (12.74%) Microsoft
2 16 (3.77%) VMware
3 15 (3.54%) Niku
4 13 (3.07%) SAP
5 12 (2.83%) Oracle
6 7 (1.65%) Citrix
7 6 (1.42%) Cisco
8 5 (1.18%) Pega
9 4 (0.94%) Atlassian
9 4 (0.94%) JDA
9 4 (0.94%) RedPrairie
10 3 (0.71%) Aruba
10 3 (0.71%) HP
10 3 (0.71%) IBM
10 3 (0.71%) Remedy
10 3 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.47%) Google
11 2 (0.47%) Kronos
11 2 (0.47%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.47%) Wonderware