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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 12 13
Rank change year-on-year +5 +1  
Contract jobs citing Project Management 240 259 226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.68% 9.62% 8.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.36% 11.67% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 165 156
Median daily rate £425 £413 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £262 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £528 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 15
Median hourly rate £23.95 £12.50 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +91.60% -60.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.27 £12.04 £6.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.24 £18.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year -15.38% +15.04%  

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 1797 2219 1944
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 79.97% 82.43% 75.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1161 1219 1120
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 45 110
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.24% -39.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.73 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 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 3 months to 27 March 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
Coventry +3 55 £450 +5.88% 6
Warwickshire +5 49 £450 +20.00% 9
Birmingham -8 48 £450 +12.50% 28
Solihull +6 15 £375 -11.76% 3
Shropshire +24 11 £400 +63.26% 4
Staffordshire +5 11 £425 +14.86% 4
Walsall +1 4 £294 -17.83%
Wolverhampton 0 3 £155 -54.24% 2
Worcestershire +1 2 - - 1
West Bromwich - 2 £425 -
Herefordshire - 2 £450 - 2
Smethwick -2 1 - -
Project Management
England

Project Management
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 142 (28.74%) PRINCE2
2 137 (27.73%) Finance
3 132 (26.72%) Agile Software Development
4 121 (24.49%) Stakeholder Management
5 60 (12.15%) Change Management
6 58 (11.74%) PMO
7 51 (10.32%) Degree
8 50 (10.12%) Migration
8 50 (10.12%) Microsoft
9 48 (9.72%) MS Excel
10 44 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
11 43 (8.70%) Programme Management
12 42 (8.50%) Scrum
13 40 (8.10%) MS Project
14 37 (7.49%) Project Planning
15 35 (7.09%) Business Analysis
16 33 (6.68%) ITIL
17 32 (6.48%) Automotive
18 31 (6.28%) Manufacturing
18 31 (6.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 30 (6.07%) Risk Management
19 30 (6.07%) Waterfall
20 29 (5.87%) CRM
21 28 (5.67%) Oracle
21 28 (5.67%) Service Management
21 28 (5.67%) MS PowerPoint
22 27 (5.47%) Security Cleared
22 27 (5.47%) Management Information System
22 27 (5.47%) MS Office
22 27 (5.47%) MS Visio

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 12 (2.43%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.01%) Confluence
3 2 (0.40%) Apache
3 2 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (0.40%) IIS
3 2 (0.40%) JBoss
3 2 (0.40%) Oracle Application Server
3 2 (0.40%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (0.40%) SAS
3 2 (0.40%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.20%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.20%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.20%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 48 (9.72%) MS Excel
2 40 (8.10%) MS Project
3 28 (5.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 27 (5.47%) MS Office
4 27 (5.47%) MS Visio
5 11 (2.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (1.01%) Open Workbench
6 5 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.40%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.01%) Primavera
3 3 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.40%) SAP CAR
4 2 (0.40%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.40%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.20%) Infor LN
5 1 (0.20%) MFGPRO
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.20%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.81%) Office 365
3 3 (0.61%) SaaS
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle CX
4 1 (0.20%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.02%) LAN
2 5 (1.01%) Internet
2 5 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (0.81%) Firewall
3 4 (0.81%) WAN
4 3 (0.61%) Network Security
4 3 (0.61%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.61%) WLAN
5 2 (0.40%) DNS
5 2 (0.40%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.40%) HTTP
5 2 (0.40%) Wireless
6 1 (0.20%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.20%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.20%) DHCP
6 1 (0.20%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.20%) SSL
6 1 (0.20%) VoIP
6 1 (0.20%) WAAS
6 1 (0.20%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (1.21%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.01%) SQL Server
4 4 (0.81%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 4 (0.81%) EDRMS
4 4 (0.81%) Oracle Database
4 4 (0.81%) SAP HANA
5 3 (0.61%) Big Data
5 3 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.40%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 2 (0.40%) DB2
6 2 (0.40%) Informix
6 2 (0.40%) MS Access
6 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.40%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.40%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (2.23%) Axure RP
1 11 (2.23%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 8 (1.62%) JIRA
3 6 (1.21%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.40%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.40%) WebLogic Workshop
6 1 (0.20%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.20%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.20%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.20%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.20%) Selenium
6 1 (0.20%) VersionOne
General
1 137 (27.73%) Finance
2 32 (6.48%) Automotive
3 31 (6.28%) Manufacturing
4 19 (3.85%) Telecoms
5 18 (3.64%) Marketing
6 15 (3.04%) Retail
7 10 (2.02%) Banking
8 7 (1.42%) Local Government
9 6 (1.21%) Legal
10 5 (1.01%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.61%) Electronics
12 3 (0.61%) Law
13 2 (0.40%) Billing
14 1 (0.20%) Czech Language
14 1 (0.20%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.20%) French Language
14 1 (0.20%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.20%) German Language
14 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 205 (41.50%) Project Manager
2 71 (14.37%) Analyst
3 42 (8.50%) Business Analyst
4 28 (5.67%) IT Manager
5 25 (5.06%) Senior Manager
6 18 (3.64%) Delivery Manager
6 18 (3.64%) Infrastructure Manager
7 17 (3.44%) Business Manager
7 17 (3.44%) IT Project Manager
8 16 (3.24%) Programme Manager
9 15 (3.04%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 14 (2.83%) Service Manager
11 12 (2.43%) Coordinator
11 12 (2.43%) Digital Delivery Manager
11 12 (2.43%) Senior Analyst
12 11 (2.23%) Change Manager
12 11 (2.23%) PMO Analyst
12 11 (2.23%) Senior Business Analyst
12 11 (2.23%) Transformation Manager
13 10 (2.02%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.45%) Web Services
2 7 (1.42%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (1.01%) .NET
4 3 (0.61%) HTML
5 2 (0.40%) CSS
5 2 (0.40%) EDI
5 2 (0.40%) HTML5
5 2 (0.40%) Leaflet
5 2 (0.40%) Middleware
5 2 (0.40%) SAML
5 2 (0.40%) WF
5 2 (0.40%) XML
6 1 (0.20%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.20%) CSS3
6 1 (0.20%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.20%) Ionic Framework
6 1 (0.20%) Java EE
6 1 (0.20%) Node.js
6 1 (0.20%) REST
6 1 (0.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 44 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.47%) Management Information System
3 26 (5.26%) Data Centre
4 18 (3.64%) User Experience
5 15 (3.04%) Social Media
6 14 (2.83%) NHS
7 10 (2.02%) Computer Science
7 10 (2.02%) PMI
8 6 (1.21%) EPoS
9 5 (1.01%) Driving Licence
9 5 (1.01%) Smart Meter
10 4 (0.81%) e-Learning
10 4 (0.81%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.61%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.61%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.40%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.40%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.40%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.40%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (1.42%) Linux
1 7 (1.42%) Windows
2 6 (1.21%) Unix
3 5 (1.01%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.40%) Solaris
4 2 (0.40%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.20%) AIX
5 1 (0.20%) Android
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.20%) VxWorks
5 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (28.74%) PRINCE2
2 132 (26.72%) Agile Software Development
3 121 (24.49%) Stakeholder Management
4 60 (12.15%) Change Management
5 50 (10.12%) Migration
6 43 (8.70%) Programme Management
7 42 (8.50%) Scrum
8 37 (7.49%) Project Planning
9 35 (7.09%) Business Analysis
10 33 (6.68%) ITIL
11 30 (6.07%) Risk Management
11 30 (6.07%) Waterfall
12 29 (5.87%) CRM
13 28 (5.67%) Service Management
14 24 (4.86%) Agile Project Management
14 24 (4.86%) Service Delivery
14 24 (4.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 22 (4.45%) Change Control
16 21 (4.25%) Business Intelligence
16 21 (4.25%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 17 (3.44%) SQL
2 10 (2.02%) C
3 9 (1.82%) Java
4 4 (0.81%) Python
4 4 (0.81%) Ruby
4 4 (0.81%) Scala
5 3 (0.61%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.40%) C#
7 1 (0.20%) C++
7 1 (0.20%) Pascal
7 1 (0.20%) PHP
7 1 (0.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 51 (10.32%) Degree
2 31 (6.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 27 (5.47%) Security Cleared
4 21 (4.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 17 (3.44%) PMI Certification
6 13 (2.63%) PMP
7 11 (2.23%) SC Cleared
8 10 (2.02%) BPSS Clearance
9 9 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (1.62%) DV Cleared
11 6 (1.21%) BICSI Certification
11 6 (1.21%) BICSI RCDD
11 6 (1.21%) ISEB
12 3 (0.61%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 2 (0.40%) APMP
13 2 (0.40%) CCNA
13 2 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.40%) CISSP
13 2 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.40%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (11.74%) PMO
2 20 (4.05%) QA
3 9 (1.82%) Data Quality
4 8 (1.62%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.81%) SLA
6 3 (0.61%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.40%) Basel II
7 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.40%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (0.61%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (0.40%) Oracle Identity Management
1 2 (0.40%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.20%) SCCM
2 1 (0.20%) SCOM
2 1 (0.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 50 (10.12%) Microsoft
2 28 (5.67%) Oracle
3 26 (5.26%) SAP
4 12 (2.43%) Adobe
5 8 (1.62%) CheckPoint
6 7 (1.42%) ServiceNow
7 5 (1.01%) Google
7 5 (1.01%) Guidewire
8 4 (0.81%) BT
8 4 (0.81%) Cisco
8 4 (0.81%) HP
8 4 (0.81%) Progress
9 3 (0.61%) IBM
9 3 (0.61%) Niku
10 2 (0.40%) Ariba
10 2 (0.40%) Avaya
10 2 (0.40%) Cognos
10 2 (0.40%) Informatica
10 2 (0.40%) Nokia
10 2 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £380 - £480 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
AMS contingency
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago