Period
to 13 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £428 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 13 December 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
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 18 9
Rank change year-on-year +9 -9 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 434 457 511
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.86% 7.68% 10.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.33% 8.07% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 351 395
West Midlands median daily rate £428 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £263
90th Percentile £513 £538 £545
England median daily rate £463 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +1.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £46.25 £25.83 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.04% -32.90% +71.11%
10th Percentile £31.88 £22.17 £29.68
90th Percentile £60.00 £29.53 £45.00
England median hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year - -9.72% +18.03%

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 4651 5662 4737
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.94% 95.10% 94.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2949 3418 2690
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £225 £213
90th Percentile £540 £541 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 234 263
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -9.64% +3.75%
10th Percentile £10.30 £10.00 £10.33
90th Percentile £46.15 £38.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 13 December 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 13 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 13 December 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 +8 145 £425 - 12
Coventry 0 83 £425 -4.23% 2
Warwickshire 0 60 £425 -2.86% 4
Staffordshire +4 40 £365 -9.60% 4
Worcestershire +10 8 £400 -5.88% 1
Solihull -1 8 £440 +3.53% 1
Wolverhampton -4 5 £363 -9.38% 3
Shropshire -16 4 £584 +31.18% 3
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £460 - 1
West Bromwich +2 1 £488 +14.71%
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 202 (46.54%) Project Management
2 134 (30.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 109 (25.12%) PRINCE2
4 100 (23.04%) Finance
5 93 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 51 (11.75%) Microsoft
7 43 (9.91%) E-Commerce
8 40 (9.22%) Migration
8 40 (9.22%) Microsoft Project
9 36 (8.29%) Retail
10 34 (7.83%) SAP
11 32 (7.37%) Change Management
12 30 (6.91%) Scrum
12 30 (6.91%) PMO
13 28 (6.45%) Automotive
13 28 (6.45%) Project Planning
14 27 (6.22%) Risk Management
14 27 (6.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 24 (5.53%) Manufacturing
16 23 (5.30%) Project Governance
17 22 (5.07%) Office 365
17 22 (5.07%) Waterfall
17 22 (5.07%) GDPR
17 22 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
18 20 (4.61%) Degree
18 20 (4.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 20 (4.61%) PMP
18 20 (4.61%) PMI Certification
19 19 (4.38%) Microsoft Office
20 18 (4.15%) Programme Management

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 11 (2.53%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.15%) Confluence
3 3 (0.69%) Documentum
3 3 (0.69%) SAS
4 2 (0.46%) IBM Notes
4 2 (0.46%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.23%) CMS
5 1 (0.23%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 40 (9.22%) Microsoft Project
2 19 (4.38%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (3.92%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (1.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (1.38%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.92%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.69%) Windchill
8 2 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (1.15%) SAP EWM
1 5 (1.15%) SAP PP
1 5 (1.15%) SAP PP-PI
2 4 (0.92%) iTrent
3 3 (0.69%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.69%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.46%) Maximo
4 2 (0.46%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.23%) Primavera
5 1 (0.23%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.23%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.23%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.23%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.23%) SAP SCM
5 1 (0.23%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 22 (5.07%) Office 365
2 17 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.61%) IaaS
4 4 (0.92%) G Suite
4 4 (0.92%) PaaS
5 2 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.46%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.53%) SMS
2 10 (2.30%) WAN
3 8 (1.84%) LAN
4 6 (1.38%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (1.15%) Firewall
5 5 (1.15%) Wireless
6 3 (0.69%) Intranet
6 3 (0.69%) SAN
6 3 (0.69%) VoIP
6 3 (0.69%) WLAN
7 2 (0.46%) Internet
8 1 (0.23%) DAB
8 1 (0.23%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.23%) LDAP
8 1 (0.23%) MPLS
8 1 (0.23%) NAS
8 1 (0.23%) Profibus
8 1 (0.23%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.61%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.69%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.46%) Big Data
4 2 (0.46%) Data Lake
4 2 (0.46%) Power BI
5 1 (0.23%) DB2
5 1 (0.23%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.23%) QlikView
5 1 (0.23%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.15%) JIRA
General
1 100 (23.04%) Finance
2 36 (8.29%) Retail
3 28 (6.45%) Automotive
4 24 (5.53%) Manufacturing
5 16 (3.69%) Marketing
6 9 (2.07%) Legal
7 5 (1.15%) Banking
8 4 (0.92%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.69%) Billing
9 3 (0.69%) Electronics
9 3 (0.69%) Law
10 2 (0.46%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.46%) Back Office
10 2 (0.46%) Local Government
10 2 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.46%) Publishing
11 1 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.23%) French Language
11 1 (0.23%) German Language
11 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.69%) .NET
2 2 (0.46%) ASP.NET
2 2 (0.46%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (0.46%) EDI
2 2 (0.46%) Web Services
3 1 (0.23%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.46%) NHS
3 13 (3.00%) Data Centre
4 10 (2.30%) PMI
5 9 (2.07%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.07%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.84%) FMCG
7 5 (1.15%) EPoS
7 5 (1.15%) Smart Meter
8 4 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (0.92%) User Experience
8 4 (0.92%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.69%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.46%) Digital Signage
10 2 (0.46%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.46%) e-Learning
11 1 (0.23%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.23%) Online Banking
11 1 (0.23%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 17 (3.92%) Windows
2 8 (1.84%) Windows 10
3 4 (0.92%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.69%) Linux
4 3 (0.69%) Unix
5 1 (0.23%) VxWorks
5 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (46.54%) Project Management
2 134 (30.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 109 (25.12%) PRINCE2
4 93 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (9.91%) E-Commerce
6 40 (9.22%) Migration
7 32 (7.37%) Change Management
8 30 (6.91%) Scrum
9 28 (6.45%) Project Planning
10 27 (6.22%) Risk Management
10 27 (6.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 23 (5.30%) Project Governance
12 22 (5.07%) Waterfall
13 18 (4.15%) Programme Management
14 17 (3.92%) CRM
14 17 (3.92%) Service Management
15 15 (3.46%) ITIL
16 14 (3.23%) Workflow
17 12 (2.76%) ERP
17 12 (2.76%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.15%) C
2 3 (0.69%) SQL
3 2 (0.46%) C#
4 1 (0.23%) C++
4 1 (0.23%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 20 (4.61%) Degree
1 20 (4.61%) PMI Certification
1 20 (4.61%) PMP
1 20 (4.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 16 (3.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 14 (3.23%) Security Cleared
4 12 (2.76%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.61%) APMP
6 4 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.46%) MCP
7 2 (0.46%) SAS Certification
8 1 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.23%) CIPD
8 1 (0.23%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.23%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.23%) HND
8 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.91%) PMO
2 22 (5.07%) GDPR
3 14 (3.23%) QA
4 3 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.46%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.23%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.23%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.23%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.23%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (1.61%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (0.46%) AirWatch
1 2 (0.46%) SCCM
2 1 (0.23%) SCOM
2 1 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 51 (11.75%) Microsoft
2 34 (7.83%) SAP
3 15 (3.46%) Oracle
4 10 (2.30%) ServiceNow
5 6 (1.38%) Capita
5 6 (1.38%) Cisco
5 6 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (1.15%) Google
7 4 (0.92%) Concur
7 4 (0.92%) Epicor
8 3 (0.69%) EMC
8 3 (0.69%) Kronos
8 3 (0.69%) Pega
8 3 (0.69%) Rackspace
8 3 (0.69%) Siemens
8 3 (0.69%) VMware
9 2 (0.46%) Cloudera
9 2 (0.46%) JDA
9 2 (0.46%) Lotus
9 2 (0.46%) Tableau