Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 8 12
Rank change year-on-year -4 +4 -1
Contract jobs citing Project Management 388 508 477
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.12% 9.65% 9.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.75% 11.66% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 382 313
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.19% +8.74%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £258
90th Percentile £545 £538 £550
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 23
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.31 £24.23 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.73% -22.95% +7.14%
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.75 £19.10
90th Percentile £50.75 £30.41 £49.50
England median hourly rate £27.16 £27.50 £31.44
% change year-on-year -1.24% -12.53% +13.13%

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 3,981 4,355 4,207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.34% 82.73% 81.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,508 2,688 2,356
West Midlands median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £250 £252 £250
90th Percentile £550 £541 £550
England median daily rate £455 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 142 130
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £21.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.94% +8.75% -11.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.51 £10.73
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.48 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.76% +5.26% +16.74%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 23 February 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 +13 145 £425 -5.03% 44
Warwickshire -4 68 £425 - 45
Coventry -19 55 £443 +4.29% 25
Shropshire -18 26 £405 +22.65% 10
Staffordshire -6 20 £411 +2.81% 19
Solihull +6 12 £450 +20.00% 9
Worcestershire +3 8 £425 -19.81% 13
Wolverhampton +2 7 £325 -18.75% 3
Herefordshire +6 1 £350 +3.70% 3
West Bromwich +1 1 £115 -71.25%
Walsall -2 1 £400 -5.88%
Sutton Coldfield -3 1 £370 -32.73%
Project Management
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 110 (28.35%) Stakeholder Management
2 103 (26.55%) Finance
3 100 (25.77%) Agile Software Development
4 99 (25.52%) PRINCE2
5 63 (16.24%) Microsoft
6 52 (13.40%) Analytical Skills
7 50 (12.89%) PMO
8 43 (11.08%) Change Management
9 39 (10.05%) Degree
10 36 (9.28%) Microsoft Project
11 32 (8.25%) ITIL
11 32 (8.25%) Business Analysis
12 28 (7.22%) Programme Management
13 26 (6.70%) SAP
14 25 (6.44%) Manufacturing
15 24 (6.19%) Automotive
15 24 (6.19%) Risk Management
15 24 (6.19%) Waterfall
15 24 (6.19%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 24 (6.19%) Line Management
16 23 (5.93%) Retail
17 22 (5.67%) Microsoft Excel
18 21 (5.41%) Security Cleared
18 21 (5.41%) Project Planning
18 21 (5.41%) GDPR
19 20 (5.15%) Matrix Organization
19 20 (5.15%) Scrum
19 20 (5.15%) Microsoft Office
20 19 (4.90%) CRM
20 19 (4.90%) Migration

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 6 (1.55%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.77%) CMS
3 2 (0.52%) Documentum
3 2 (0.52%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.26%) Apache
4 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.26%) Confluence
4 1 (0.26%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 36 (9.28%) Microsoft Project
2 22 (5.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (5.15%) Microsoft Office
4 16 (4.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (2.84%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (2.84%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.03%) Primavera
4 3 (0.77%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.77%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.52%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.26%) Maximo
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.26%) SAP PP
6 1 (0.26%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.80%) Dynamics 365
2 7 (1.80%) Office 365
3 5 (1.29%) IaaS
4 4 (1.03%) PaaS
5 2 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.52%) Trello
6 1 (0.26%) Bluemix
6 1 (0.26%) G Suite
6 1 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.26%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.84%) WAN
2 9 (2.32%) LAN
3 8 (2.06%) Firewall
3 8 (2.06%) SMS
4 5 (1.29%) Wireless
5 4 (1.03%) VoIP
6 3 (0.77%) DNS
6 3 (0.77%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.52%) Multicast
7 2 (0.52%) SAN
7 2 (0.52%) WLAN
8 1 (0.26%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.26%) DHCP
8 1 (0.26%) Internet
8 1 (0.26%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.26%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.26%) IPsec
8 1 (0.26%) Skype
8 1 (0.26%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.26%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.06%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (0.77%) MySQL
3 3 (0.77%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.52%) DB2
4 2 (0.52%) Essbase
4 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.52%) Power BI
4 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.26%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.26%) Redis
5 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.26%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 7 (1.80%) JIRA
2 2 (0.52%) Bitbucket
2 2 (0.52%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.52%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.26%) Jasmine
3 1 (0.26%) Mocha
3 1 (0.26%) MorphX
3 1 (0.26%) Selenium
3 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 103 (26.55%) Finance
2 25 (6.44%) Manufacturing
3 24 (6.19%) Automotive
4 23 (5.93%) Retail
5 16 (4.12%) Legal
6 7 (1.80%) Banking
6 7 (1.80%) Marketing
7 6 (1.55%) General Ledger
8 5 (1.29%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.03%) Advertising
10 3 (0.77%) Law
11 2 (0.52%) Publishing
11 2 (0.52%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.26%) Billing
12 1 (0.26%) Electronics
12 1 (0.26%) Military
12 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 182 (46.91%) Project Manager
2 44 (11.34%) Analyst
3 30 (7.73%) IT Manager
4 24 (6.19%) Business Analyst
5 21 (5.41%) IT Project Manager
6 17 (4.38%) Architect
7 14 (3.61%) Consultant
7 14 (3.61%) Service Manager
8 12 (3.09%) PMO Analyst
9 10 (2.58%) Applications Manager
9 10 (2.58%) Coordinator
9 10 (2.58%) Infrastructure Manager
9 10 (2.58%) Process Engineer
9 10 (2.58%) Project Coordinator
9 10 (2.58%) Senior Manager
9 10 (2.58%) Software Project Manager
10 9 (2.32%) Digital Project Manager
10 9 (2.32%) GDPR Project Manager
10 9 (2.32%) Programme Manager
10 9 (2.32%) Rollout Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.32%) Web Services
2 7 (1.80%) .NET
3 4 (1.03%) HTML
3 4 (1.03%) HTML5
4 3 (0.77%) AngularJS
4 3 (0.77%) ASP.NET
4 3 (0.77%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (0.77%) Node.js
4 3 (0.77%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (0.77%) REST
5 2 (0.52%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.52%) JMS
5 2 (0.52%) JSON
5 2 (0.52%) LESS
5 2 (0.52%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.26%) CSS3
6 1 (0.26%) jQuery
6 1 (0.26%) OAuth
6 1 (0.26%) Symfony
6 1 (0.26%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 52 (13.40%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.09%) Data Centre
3 9 (2.32%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.29%) EPoS
4 5 (1.29%) PMI
5 4 (1.03%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (1.03%) NHS
5 4 (1.03%) Smart Meter
5 4 (1.03%) User Experience
6 2 (0.52%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.52%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.52%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.52%) Social Media
6 2 (0.52%) Virtual Team
6 2 (0.52%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 1 (0.26%) FMCG
7 1 (0.26%) HP Storage
7 1 (0.26%) Life Science
7 1 (0.26%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 10 (2.58%) Linux
1 10 (2.58%) Windows
2 5 (1.29%) Unix
3 3 (0.77%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.52%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.52%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (28.35%) Stakeholder Management
2 100 (25.77%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (25.52%) PRINCE2
4 43 (11.08%) Change Management
5 32 (8.25%) Business Analysis
5 32 (8.25%) ITIL
6 28 (7.22%) Programme Management
7 24 (6.19%) Line Management
7 24 (6.19%) Risk Management
7 24 (6.19%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 24 (6.19%) Waterfall
8 21 (5.41%) Project Planning
9 20 (5.15%) Matrix Organization
9 20 (5.15%) Scrum
10 19 (4.90%) CRM
10 19 (4.90%) Migration
10 19 (4.90%) SDLC
10 19 (4.90%) Service Delivery
11 18 (4.64%) E-Commerce
12 17 (4.38%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.32%) SQL
2 6 (1.55%) C#
2 6 (1.55%) PHP
3 3 (0.77%) Python
3 3 (0.77%) Shell Script
4 2 (0.52%) C
4 2 (0.52%) Java
4 2 (0.52%) VB
5 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.26%) VBA
5 1 (0.26%) X++
Qualifications
1 39 (10.05%) Degree
2 21 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 18 (4.64%) SC Cleared
4 15 (3.87%) PMP
5 14 (3.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 12 (3.09%) PMI Certification
7 10 (2.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 7 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (1.29%) APMP
10 4 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (1.03%) CCNP
10 4 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.03%) ISEB
11 3 (0.77%) CCNA
11 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.52%) CCAB
12 2 (0.52%) CIPD
12 2 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (0.52%) MCP
13 1 (0.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (12.89%) PMO
2 21 (5.41%) GDPR
3 16 (4.12%) QA
4 8 (2.06%) ISO 9001
4 8 (2.06%) SLA
5 7 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.52%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 19770
7 2 (0.52%) P3O
7 2 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.26%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.26%) PMBOK
System Software
1 7 (1.80%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.26%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (0.77%) Data Guard
1 3 (0.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 3 (0.77%) Oracle RMAN
1 3 (0.77%) SCCM
2 2 (0.52%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.26%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.26%) MOM
3 1 (0.26%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 63 (16.24%) Microsoft
2 26 (6.70%) SAP
3 18 (4.64%) Oracle
4 8 (2.06%) Cisco
4 8 (2.06%) VMware
5 5 (1.29%) ServiceNow
6 4 (1.03%) Concur
6 4 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.77%) Citrix
7 3 (0.77%) Google
7 3 (0.77%) HP
7 3 (0.77%) WSO2
8 2 (0.52%) Adobe
8 2 (0.52%) Autodesk
8 2 (0.52%) Cognos
8 2 (0.52%) EMC
8 2 (0.52%) IBM
8 2 (0.52%) Niku
8 2 (0.52%) Snow
8 2 (0.52%) Symantec