Period
to 27 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

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
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 17 9
Rank change year-on-year +7 -8 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 412 501 531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.38% 8.30% 10.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.91% 8.71% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 350 423
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £306 £320 £288
90th Percentile £506 £551 £518
England median daily rate £450 £450 £430
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £30.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -17.22% -20.11%
10th Percentile £16.10 £25.00 £14.70
90th Percentile £25.10 £25.00 £47.55
England median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year -7.69% -10.96% +4.29%

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

Contract IT Job Roles
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4156 5755 4809
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.63% 95.31% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2612 3365 2837
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.59% +4.29%
10th Percentile £231 £225 £210
90th Percentile £538 £538 £525
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 186 318
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.75 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.67% -14.29% +9.38%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.70 £38.75 £39.83
England median hourly rate £18.35 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.42% +8.57% +2.94%

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 27 July 2017.

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 27 July 2017. 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 -1 114 £425 - 17
Coventry +9 76 £425 -5.56% 5
Warwickshire +6 67 £450 +5.88% 5
Solihull +28 30 £399 -6.18% 4
Staffordshire -3 28 £413 -2.94% 2
Worcestershire +20 9 £325 -35.00%
Wolverhampton -3 6 £342 -9.43% 1
Shropshire 0 5 £463 -15.91% 1
Walsall -1 5 £300 -16.08%
Sutton Coldfield +1 3 £615 +75.71%
West Bromwich -8 2 £425 -
Herefordshire -10 1 £350 -5.08%
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 2017, Project Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 212 (51.46%) Project Management
2 127 (30.83%) PRINCE2
3 104 (25.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 93 (22.57%) Finance
5 58 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
6 44 (10.68%) Change Management
7 42 (10.19%) Migration
8 41 (9.95%) Microsoft
9 40 (9.71%) Retail
10 30 (7.28%) Risk Management
11 28 (6.80%) Programme Management
11 28 (6.80%) SAP
12 27 (6.55%) PMP
13 26 (6.31%) Microsoft Project
13 26 (6.31%) ERP
14 25 (6.07%) CRM
14 25 (6.07%) PMI Certification
14 25 (6.07%) Data Centre
14 25 (6.07%) PMO
15 24 (5.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 24 (5.83%) Oracle
16 23 (5.58%) LAN
17 22 (5.34%) Project Planning
18 21 (5.10%) Cisco
18 21 (5.10%) ITIL
18 21 (5.10%) Scrum
19 20 (4.85%) Supplier Management
19 20 (4.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 20 (4.85%) Project Governance
20 17 (4.13%) Office 365

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 4 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (0.97%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (0.73%) MS Project Server
2 3 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (0.73%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.49%) Liferay
3 2 (0.49%) SAS
4 1 (0.24%) CMS
4 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.24%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.24%) LiveLink
4 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 26 (6.31%) Microsoft Project
2 9 (2.18%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.70%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.97%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.73%) Windchill
6 2 (0.49%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.49%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 9 (2.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.97%) Maximo
2 4 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.97%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.73%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.49%) Sage 200
4 2 (0.49%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.24%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.24%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.24%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.24%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.13%) Office 365
2 14 (3.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.73%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (0.49%) Boomi
4 2 (0.49%) Yammer
5 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.24%) G Suite
5 1 (0.24%) GitHub
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle CX
5 1 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.24%) Taleo
5 1 (0.24%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 23 (5.58%) LAN
2 14 (3.40%) VoIP
2 14 (3.40%) WAN
3 9 (2.18%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (1.94%) Skype
5 5 (1.21%) Firewall
5 5 (1.21%) SAN
6 4 (0.97%) DHCP
6 4 (0.97%) DNS
7 3 (0.73%) 4G
7 3 (0.73%) Internet
7 3 (0.73%) Wireless
8 2 (0.49%) DMZ
8 2 (0.49%) NAS
8 2 (0.49%) VPN
8 2 (0.49%) WLAN
9 1 (0.24%) Broadband
9 1 (0.24%) MPLS
9 1 (0.24%) SMS
9 1 (0.24%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.70%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.49%) DataStage
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.49%) Power BI
4 2 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.24%) Big Data
5 1 (0.24%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.24%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.24%) QlikView
5 1 (0.24%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.73%) JIRA
2 2 (0.49%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.24%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.24%) GoCD
3 1 (0.24%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (0.24%) Selenium
3 1 (0.24%) VersionOne
3 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio
General
1 93 (22.57%) Finance
2 40 (9.71%) Retail
3 17 (4.13%) Telecoms
4 16 (3.88%) Automotive
5 15 (3.64%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.94%) Advertising
6 8 (1.94%) Banking
6 8 (1.94%) Local Government
7 7 (1.70%) Marketing
8 5 (1.21%) Billing
8 5 (1.21%) Legal
9 4 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.73%) Law
11 2 (0.49%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.49%) Back Office
12 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.24%) French Language
12 1 (0.24%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.24%) German Language
12 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.21%) .NET
1 5 (1.21%) EDI
2 2 (0.49%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (0.49%) REST
2 2 (0.49%) SOAP
2 2 (0.49%) Visualforce
2 2 (0.49%) WF
3 1 (0.24%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.24%) Middleware
3 1 (0.24%) OAuth
3 1 (0.24%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.07%) Data Centre
2 15 (3.64%) PMI
3 11 (2.67%) EPoS
3 11 (2.67%) NHS
4 9 (2.18%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (1.70%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.46%) FMCG
7 5 (1.21%) User Experience
7 5 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (0.97%) e-Learning
8 4 (0.97%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.73%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.73%) Handset
10 2 (0.49%) Biotechnology
10 2 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.49%) DataPower
10 2 (0.49%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.49%) Life Science
10 2 (0.49%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.49%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 13 (3.16%) Windows
2 10 (2.43%) Windows 10
3 4 (0.97%) Unix
4 3 (0.73%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.24%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (51.46%) Project Management
2 127 (30.83%) PRINCE2
3 104 (25.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 58 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (10.68%) Change Management
6 42 (10.19%) Migration
7 30 (7.28%) Risk Management
8 28 (6.80%) Programme Management
9 26 (6.31%) ERP
10 25 (6.07%) CRM
11 22 (5.34%) Project Planning
12 21 (5.10%) ITIL
12 21 (5.10%) Scrum
13 20 (4.85%) Project Governance
13 20 (4.85%) Supplier Management
14 17 (4.13%) E-Commerce
14 17 (4.13%) Logistics
14 17 (4.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 14 (3.40%) Service Delivery
16 13 (3.16%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (1.46%) SQL
2 3 (0.73%) C
3 2 (0.49%) Apex Code
4 1 (0.24%) C#
4 1 (0.24%) Java
4 1 (0.24%) PHP
4 1 (0.24%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (6.55%) PMP
2 25 (6.07%) PMI Certification
3 24 (5.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 20 (4.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 11 (2.67%) Degree
6 8 (1.94%) APMP
7 6 (1.46%) Security Cleared
8 5 (1.21%) SC Cleared
9 3 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.49%) CCNP
10 2 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.49%) SAS Certification
10 2 (0.49%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 1 (0.24%) CCAB
11 1 (0.24%) CCNA
11 1 (0.24%) CWAP
11 1 (0.24%) HND
11 1 (0.24%) ISEB
11 1 (0.24%) MAPM
11 1 (0.24%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.07%) PMO
2 8 (1.94%) GDPR
3 7 (1.70%) QA
4 5 (1.21%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.73%) SLA
6 2 (0.49%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.49%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.24%) Solvency II
System Software
1 9 (2.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (0.97%) SCCM
2 1 (0.24%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 41 (9.95%) Microsoft
2 28 (6.80%) SAP
3 24 (5.83%) Oracle
4 21 (5.10%) Cisco
5 6 (1.46%) Kronos
6 5 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (0.97%) NetApp
8 3 (0.73%) Dell
8 3 (0.73%) JDA
8 3 (0.73%) Sage
8 3 (0.73%) ServiceNow
8 3 (0.73%) Siemens
9 2 (0.49%) Google
9 2 (0.49%) HP
9 2 (0.49%) Informatica
9 2 (0.49%) Nokia
9 2 (0.49%) Workday
10 1 (0.24%) Blue Coat
10 1 (0.24%) Lotus
10 1 (0.24%) VMware
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