Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 8 12
Rank change year-on-year -6 +4 -2
Contract jobs citing Project Management 415 437 495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.49% 10.15% 8.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.22% 12.30% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 300 322
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +12.00%
10th Percentile £298 £265 £265
90th Percentile £575 £519 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 8
West Midlands median hourly rate £29.85 £22.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.68% -2.22% -28.44%
10th Percentile £19.36 £17.50 £12.04
90th Percentile £35.00 £25.00 £38.00
England median hourly rate £30.00 £25.50 £26.93
% change year-on-year +17.65% -5.29% -7.16%

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 4,059 3,552 4,722
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.04% 82.47% 83.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,462 2,200 2,711
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £234
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 138 107
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £21.00 £17.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +23.28% -25.93%
10th Percentile £10.85 £11.25 £10.73
90th Percentile £38.75 £46.50 £38.85
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 21 June 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 -9 107 £425 +1.49% 28
Warwickshire +1 93 £450 +4.65% 37
Shropshire +12 60 £521 +13.83% 8
Coventry -27 48 £475 +11.76% 7
Staffordshire +9 25 £425 - 8
Solihull -9 13 £435 +20.00% 3
Worcestershire -1 10 £463 - 3
Herefordshire +7 5 £395 -1.25% 1
Wolverhampton +2 5 £338 +159.62% 10
Sutton Coldfield 0 3 £502 -22.52% 1
Walsall -3 3 £400 +36.17% 4
West Bromwich +11 2 £115 -72.94%
Halesowen - 1 - - 2
Project Management
England

For the 6 months to 21 June 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.

1 131 (31.57%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (26.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 107 (25.78%) PRINCE2
4 96 (23.13%) Finance
5 58 (13.98%) Microsoft
6 54 (13.01%) Business Analysis
7 53 (12.77%) Service Delivery
8 40 (9.64%) Change Management
8 40 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
9 38 (9.16%) ITIL
9 38 (9.16%) Degree
10 37 (8.92%) Scrum
11 36 (8.67%) Microsoft Excel
12 32 (7.71%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 32 (7.71%) PMO
13 31 (7.47%) Waterfall
13 31 (7.47%) Programme Management
14 30 (7.23%) Migration
14 30 (7.23%) Microsoft Office
15 29 (6.99%) GDPR
16 28 (6.75%) Automotive
17 27 (6.51%) Retail
17 27 (6.51%) Microsoft Project
18 26 (6.27%) Amazon AWS
19 24 (5.78%) VMware
19 24 (5.78%) Service Management
19 24 (5.78%) SAP
19 24 (5.78%) Virtual Environments
20 23 (5.54%) Line Management
20 23 (5.54%) Middleware

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 16 (3.86%) Documentum
2 9 (2.17%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.45%) Skype for Business
4 5 (1.20%) Confluence
5 4 (0.96%) CMS
6 3 (0.72%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.48%) IIS
8 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.24%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 36 (8.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (7.23%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (6.51%) Microsoft Project
4 20 (4.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (3.13%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.45%) Open Workbench
7 4 (0.96%) SPSS
8 2 (0.48%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.93%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.48%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.24%) Magento
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.24%) Primavera
4 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.24%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.24%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.24%) SAP SM
Cloud Services
1 26 (6.27%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (4.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (3.61%) Office 365
4 11 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (1.69%) IaaS
6 6 (1.45%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (1.20%) SaaS
8 4 (0.96%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.48%) G Suite
10 2 (0.48%) PaaS
10 2 (0.48%) Trello
11 1 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.24%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.86%) WAN
2 15 (3.61%) LAN
3 7 (1.69%) Firewall
3 7 (1.69%) Wireless
4 6 (1.45%) Skype
4 6 (1.45%) SMS
5 5 (1.20%) Ethernet
6 4 (0.96%) Internet
7 3 (0.72%) 3G
7 3 (0.72%) 3GPP
7 3 (0.72%) 4G
7 3 (0.72%) 5G
7 3 (0.72%) 802.11
7 3 (0.72%) Intranet
7 3 (0.72%) LTE
7 3 (0.72%) MPLS
7 3 (0.72%) SAN
7 3 (0.72%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.72%) VoIP
8 2 (0.48%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.89%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.17%) MySQL
2 9 (2.17%) Power BI
3 8 (1.93%) MS Access
4 7 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.20%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.72%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 3 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.24%) Big Data
10 1 (0.24%) DB2
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.24%) Redis
Development Applications
1 16 (3.86%) JIRA
2 5 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.96%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.48%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.24%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.24%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.24%) Mocha
5 1 (0.24%) MorphX
5 1 (0.24%) Selenium
General
1 96 (23.13%) Finance
2 28 (6.75%) Automotive
3 27 (6.51%) Retail
4 21 (5.06%) Manufacturing
5 19 (4.58%) Legal
6 12 (2.89%) Telecoms
7 9 (2.17%) Banking
8 6 (1.45%) Marketing
9 5 (1.20%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.72%) Advertising
11 2 (0.48%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.48%) Law
11 2 (0.48%) Military
11 2 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.48%) Publishing
11 2 (0.48%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.24%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 176 (42.41%) Project Manager
2 48 (11.57%) Analyst
3 39 (9.40%) Architect
3 39 (9.40%) IT Manager
4 26 (6.27%) IT Project Manager
5 20 (4.82%) Business Analyst
5 20 (4.82%) Solutions Architect
6 19 (4.58%) AWS Architect
7 18 (4.34%) Infrastructure Architect
7 18 (4.34%) Infrastructure Manager
8 16 (3.86%) AWS Infrastructure Architect
9 15 (3.61%) PMO Analyst
9 15 (3.61%) VMware Architect
10 14 (3.37%) Delivery Manager
11 13 (3.13%) GDPR Project Manager
11 13 (3.13%) Service Manager
12 12 (2.89%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 12 (2.89%) Programme Manager
12 12 (2.89%) Senior Manager
12 12 (2.89%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.54%) Middleware
2 10 (2.41%) HTML
3 8 (1.93%) AngularJS
3 8 (1.93%) Node.js
4 7 (1.69%) Web Services
5 6 (1.45%) .NET
5 6 (1.45%) CSS
5 6 (1.45%) Oracle Fusion
5 6 (1.45%) XML
6 4 (0.96%) HTML5
7 3 (0.72%) 802.1X
7 3 (0.72%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.72%) EDI
8 2 (0.48%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.48%) Classic ASP
8 2 (0.48%) JMS
8 2 (0.48%) JSON
8 2 (0.48%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.48%) REST
8 2 (0.48%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 40 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.58%) Management Information System
3 18 (4.34%) Data Centre
4 11 (2.65%) User Experience
5 9 (2.17%) Virtual Team
6 7 (1.69%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (1.20%) EPoS
8 4 (0.96%) Driving Licence
8 4 (0.96%) Infotainment
8 4 (0.96%) Mobile Banking
8 4 (0.96%) Online Banking
9 3 (0.72%) FMCG
9 3 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.72%) NHS
9 3 (0.72%) PMI
9 3 (0.72%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.48%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.48%) Social Media
10 2 (0.48%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 21 (5.06%) Windows
2 10 (2.41%) Windows Server
3 9 (2.17%) Windows 10
4 5 (1.20%) Linux
4 5 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (0.96%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.24%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (31.57%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (26.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 107 (25.78%) PRINCE2
4 54 (13.01%) Business Analysis
5 53 (12.77%) Service Delivery
6 40 (9.64%) Change Management
7 38 (9.16%) ITIL
8 37 (8.92%) Scrum
9 32 (7.71%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 31 (7.47%) Programme Management
10 31 (7.47%) Waterfall
11 30 (7.23%) Migration
12 24 (5.78%) Service Management
12 24 (5.78%) Virtual Environments
13 23 (5.54%) Line Management
13 23 (5.54%) Technical Architecture
14 22 (5.30%) Change Control
14 22 (5.30%) Problem-Solving
15 21 (5.06%) Agile Project Management
15 21 (5.06%) Case Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (3.61%) SQL
2 11 (2.65%) PHP
3 8 (1.93%) Python
4 5 (1.20%) C#
5 4 (0.96%) Java
6 3 (0.72%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.48%) VB
7 2 (0.48%) VBA
7 2 (0.48%) VBScript
8 1 (0.24%) ABAP
8 1 (0.24%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.24%) X++
Qualifications
1 38 (9.16%) Degree
2 21 (5.06%) Security Cleared
3 17 (4.10%) SC Cleared
4 15 (3.61%) PMP
5 13 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 11 (2.65%) PMI Certification
7 10 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (2.17%) ISEB
9 7 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (1.45%) CCNP
10 6 (1.45%) CIPD
10 6 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (1.20%) CCNA
12 4 (0.96%) APMP
12 4 (0.96%) Postgraduate
13 3 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (0.72%) Master's Degree
13 3 (0.72%) PhD
14 2 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
14 2 (0.48%) CCAB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (7.71%) PMO
2 29 (6.99%) GDPR
3 10 (2.41%) QA
4 5 (1.20%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.72%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.72%) SLA
6 2 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 19770
6 2 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.48%) P3O
6 2 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 19 (4.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (1.93%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.48%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.48%) vSphere
5 1 (0.24%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 5 (1.20%) SCCM
2 2 (0.48%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.24%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.24%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 58 (13.98%) Microsoft
2 24 (5.78%) SAP
2 24 (5.78%) VMware
3 16 (3.86%) Pega
4 15 (3.61%) Oracle
5 12 (2.89%) Cisco
6 8 (1.93%) Google
6 8 (1.93%) IBM
6 8 (1.93%) Niku
7 5 (1.20%) Citrix
8 4 (0.96%) CyberArk
8 4 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.72%) Aruba
9 3 (0.72%) EMC
9 3 (0.72%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.48%) Adobe
10 2 (0.48%) Apple
10 2 (0.48%) Epicor
10 2 (0.48%) F5
10 2 (0.48%) SolarWinds