Period
to 22 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 22 November 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Manager
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 8 18
Rank change year-on-year -16 +10 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 372 442 474
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.26% 9.14% 7.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.64% 9.65% 8.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 318 369
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £443 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.69% +4.12% +3.03%
10th Percentile £313 £311 £319
90th Percentile £550 £513 £550
England median daily rate £475 £455 £450
% change year-on-year +4.34% +1.16% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £46.25 £30.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.76% +52.11% -4.98%
10th Percentile £19.50 £32.50 £30.36
90th Percentile £20.50 £58.75 £30.45
England median hourly rate £35.00 £31.25 £34.50
% change year-on-year +12.00% -9.42% -13.75%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4,872 4,580 5,890
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.08% 94.69% 95.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,020 2,898 3,542
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £233 £213 £237
90th Percentile £575 £541 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 204 238
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £17.38 £15.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.78% +14.22% -10.51%
10th Percentile £10.82 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £42.13 £43.75 £39.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.63 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.67% +0.68% +2.78%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Project Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in the West Midlands

Project Manager
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 Manager in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in the West Midlands

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Manager in the West Midlands

Project Manager
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 Manager in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Manager in the West Midlands

Project Manager
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 Manager within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 November 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 -15 91 £434 +0.87% 20
Warwickshire +3 60 £481 +13.24% 6
Coventry -17 52 £450 +4.65% 8
Shropshire -14 46 £450 -15.29% 1
Staffordshire -16 24 £400 +9.59% 8
Herefordshire - 23 £375 -
Solihull +11 17 £465 +3.33% 2
Worcestershire +1 8 £325 +5.69% 6
Wolverhampton -1 6 £435 +21.96% 2
Sutton Coldfield +7 1 £600 +30.43%
Project Manager
England

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 November 2018, Project Manager contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 161 (43.28%) Project Management
2 124 (33.33%) Finance
3 95 (25.54%) Agile Software Development
4 84 (22.58%) Stakeholder Management
5 83 (22.31%) PRINCE2
6 51 (13.71%) Migration
7 50 (13.44%) Risk Management
8 46 (12.37%) Microsoft Office
9 40 (10.75%) Microsoft
10 36 (9.68%) Retail
11 35 (9.41%) Change Management
11 35 (9.41%) ITIL
12 34 (9.14%) Resource Management
13 33 (8.87%) SAP
14 32 (8.60%) Data Centre
15 31 (8.33%) Microsoft Project
16 29 (7.80%) Manufacturing
17 27 (7.26%) Windows
18 24 (6.45%) Project Governance
19 23 (6.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 23 (6.18%) Security Cleared
19 23 (6.18%) Commercial Awareness
20 22 (5.91%) Line Management
21 21 (5.65%) Problem-Solving
21 21 (5.65%) Conflict Management
21 21 (5.65%) Scrum
21 21 (5.65%) Military
21 21 (5.65%) Logistics
22 20 (5.38%) Project Planning
22 20 (5.38%) ERP

Project Manager Skill Set
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 7 (1.88%) Documentum
2 6 (1.61%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.34%) Skype for Business
4 4 (1.08%) CMS
5 3 (0.81%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.54%) Confluence
6 2 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.27%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 46 (12.37%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (8.33%) Microsoft Project
3 17 (4.57%) Open Workbench
4 5 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.61%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.81%) Sage X3
3 3 (0.81%) SAP Retail
4 2 (0.54%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.54%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.27%) iTrent
5 1 (0.27%) Magento
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.27%) Primavera
5 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.27%) SAP MII
5 1 (0.27%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.57%) Office 365
2 16 (4.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.08%) SaaS
4 3 (0.81%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.54%) G Suite
6 1 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.27%) IaaS
6 1 (0.27%) PaaS
6 1 (0.27%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 1 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.88%) WAN
2 5 (1.34%) LAN
3 3 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.54%) Firewall
4 2 (0.54%) Kerberos
4 2 (0.54%) Wireless
5 1 (0.27%) ADSL
5 1 (0.27%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.27%) Internet
5 1 (0.27%) Intranet
5 1 (0.27%) MPLS
5 1 (0.27%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.27%) SAN
5 1 (0.27%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (1.08%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.27%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (0.27%) GIS
3 1 (0.27%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.15%) JIRA
General
1 124 (33.33%) Finance
2 36 (9.68%) Retail
3 29 (7.80%) Manufacturing
4 21 (5.65%) Military
5 16 (4.30%) Automotive
6 11 (2.96%) Marketing
7 9 (2.42%) Legal
8 7 (1.88%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.61%) Electronics
10 5 (1.34%) Banking
11 3 (0.81%) Advertising
11 3 (0.81%) Law
12 2 (0.54%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.27%) Back Office
13 1 (0.27%) Billing
13 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.27%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.81%) Velocity
2 2 (0.54%) LDAP
2 2 (0.54%) Middleware
2 2 (0.54%) OAuth
2 2 (0.54%) SAML
3 1 (0.27%) .NET
3 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.27%) EDI
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.60%) Data Centre
2 17 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.30%) FMCG
4 14 (3.76%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.96%) Virtual Team
6 9 (2.42%) NHS
7 7 (1.88%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.08%) PMI
9 3 (0.81%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.54%) User Experience
11 1 (0.27%) CCTV
11 1 (0.27%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.27%) DataPower
11 1 (0.27%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.27%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.27%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.27%) Home Automation
11 1 (0.27%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.27%) Robotics
11 1 (0.27%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 27 (7.26%) Windows
2 11 (2.96%) Windows Server
3 9 (2.42%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.27%) Linux
5 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (43.28%) Project Management
2 95 (25.54%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (22.58%) Stakeholder Management
4 83 (22.31%) PRINCE2
5 51 (13.71%) Migration
6 50 (13.44%) Risk Management
7 35 (9.41%) Change Management
7 35 (9.41%) ITIL
8 34 (9.14%) Resource Management
9 24 (6.45%) Project Governance
10 23 (6.18%) Commercial Awareness
10 23 (6.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 22 (5.91%) Line Management
12 21 (5.65%) Conflict Management
12 21 (5.65%) Logistics
12 21 (5.65%) Problem-Solving
12 21 (5.65%) Scrum
13 20 (5.38%) ERP
13 20 (5.38%) Project Planning
14 19 (5.11%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 3 (0.81%) SQL
2 2 (0.54%) C
2 2 (0.54%) Java
3 1 (0.27%) MATLAB
3 1 (0.27%) RPG
3 1 (0.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (6.18%) Security Cleared
2 16 (4.30%) DV Cleared
3 13 (3.49%) PMP
4 12 (3.23%) PMI Certification
4 12 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 11 (2.96%) APMP
6 9 (2.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 6 (1.61%) CISMP
7 6 (1.61%) CISSP
7 6 (1.61%) Degree
7 6 (1.61%) MCITP
7 6 (1.61%) MCP
7 6 (1.61%) MCSE
7 6 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.34%) SC Cleared
9 3 (0.81%) HND
10 2 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.27%) CIMA
11 1 (0.27%) CISA
11 1 (0.27%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.38%) PMO
2 13 (3.49%) GDPR
3 8 (2.15%) JSP 440
4 4 (1.08%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.81%) QA
6 2 (0.54%) SLA
7 1 (0.27%) FISMA
7 1 (0.27%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.27%) ISO 14000
7 1 (0.27%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (2.42%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.27%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (0.54%) SCCM
2 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.27%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 40 (10.75%) Microsoft
2 33 (8.87%) SAP
3 12 (3.23%) Oracle
4 7 (1.88%) Pega
5 5 (1.34%) EMC
6 4 (1.08%) Niku
6 4 (1.08%) Sage
6 4 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (1.08%) ServiceNow
7 3 (0.81%) Cisco
7 3 (0.81%) JDA
7 3 (0.81%) Kronos
7 3 (0.81%) RedPrairie
8 2 (0.54%) Google
8 2 (0.54%) hybris
8 2 (0.54%) IBM
8 2 (0.54%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.27%) Citrix
9 1 (0.27%) NetApp
9 1 (0.27%) SolarWinds