Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 10 17
Rank change year-on-year -13 +7 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 355 413 486
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.89% 9.38% 8.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.28% 9.90% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 302 336
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £313
90th Percentile £575 £506 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -20.00% -17.22%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.08% -10.96%

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 4,877 4,172 5,714
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.68% 94.71% 95.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,961 2,620 3,332
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +9.59%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 211 181 182
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +13.33% -14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £35.75 £43.25 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.31% -4.74% +8.57%

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 23 July 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
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 23 July 2018.

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 23 July 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 92 £450 +5.88% 10
Warwickshire +3 83 £450 - 2
Coventry -33 41 £475 +11.76% 5
Shropshire +3 32 £528 +14.22%
Staffordshire -4 21 £413 - 4
Solihull -19 17 £450 +7.78% 2
Worcestershire -2 13 £335 +3.08% 1
Herefordshire +11 3 £410 +17.14%
Sutton Coldfield 0 3 £535 -13.01%
Wolverhampton -9 3 £438 +27.80% 2
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 171 (48.17%) Project Management
2 101 (28.45%) Stakeholder Management
3 100 (28.17%) Finance
4 83 (23.38%) PRINCE2
5 80 (22.54%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (11.27%) Microsoft
7 38 (10.70%) Migration
8 33 (9.30%) Retail
9 30 (8.45%) SAP
10 28 (7.89%) Scrum
11 25 (7.04%) Change Management
12 24 (6.76%) Risk Management
12 24 (6.76%) Automotive
12 24 (6.76%) Microsoft Office
13 23 (6.48%) Waterfall
14 21 (5.92%) Project Governance
15 19 (5.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 19 (5.35%) Supplier Management
16 18 (5.07%) Resource Management
16 18 (5.07%) Windows
16 18 (5.07%) Microsoft Azure
17 17 (4.79%) Virtual Team
17 17 (4.79%) GDPR
17 17 (4.79%) Microsoft Project
17 17 (4.79%) CRM
18 16 (4.51%) ERP
19 15 (4.23%) E-Commerce
19 15 (4.23%) Office 365
20 14 (3.94%) DevOps
20 14 (3.94%) Data Centre

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 (3.10%) Documentum
2 7 (1.97%) Confluence
3 5 (1.41%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.13%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.85%) CMS
5 3 (0.85%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.28%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 24 (6.76%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (4.79%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (1.97%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.13%) Open Workbench
4 4 (1.13%) SPSS
5 2 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.13%) SAP EWM
2 4 (1.13%) SAP MM
3 3 (0.85%) Sage X3
4 2 (0.56%) Magento
4 2 (0.56%) SAP MII
5 1 (0.28%) iTrent
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.28%) Primavera
5 1 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.28%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.28%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 1 (0.28%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.28%) SAP SM
5 1 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.28%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (4.23%) Office 365
3 6 (1.69%) IaaS
3 6 (1.69%) SaaS
4 5 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.13%) PaaS
6 3 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (0.85%) G Suite
6 3 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.56%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.56%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.28%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.54%) WAN
2 8 (2.25%) LAN
3 5 (1.41%) Internet
4 4 (1.13%) ADSL
4 4 (1.13%) Ethernet
4 4 (1.13%) VLAN
5 3 (0.85%) SMS
5 3 (0.85%) Wireless
6 2 (0.56%) Firewall
6 2 (0.56%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.28%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.28%) Cisco Firepower
7 1 (0.28%) MPLS
7 1 (0.28%) Profibus
7 1 (0.28%) SAN
7 1 (0.28%) Telnet
7 1 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.13%) Power BI
2 4 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.85%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.28%) Big Data
4 1 (0.28%) DB2
4 1 (0.28%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (0.28%) GIS
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (3.94%) JIRA
2 7 (1.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (1.97%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.28%) Subversion
3 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 100 (28.17%) Finance
2 33 (9.30%) Retail
3 24 (6.76%) Automotive
4 14 (3.94%) Banking
4 14 (3.94%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.54%) Legal
6 6 (1.69%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.41%) Marketing
8 3 (0.85%) Advertising
8 3 (0.85%) Law
9 2 (0.56%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.56%) Back Office
9 2 (0.56%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.56%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Electronics
10 1 (0.28%) French Language
10 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.13%) .NET
1 4 (1.13%) SOAP
1 4 (1.13%) StructureMap
1 4 (1.13%) WCF
1 4 (1.13%) XML
2 3 (0.85%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (0.85%) SAP Basis
2 3 (0.85%) Velocity
3 2 (0.56%) HTML
3 2 (0.56%) HTML5
3 2 (0.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.79%) Virtual Team
2 14 (3.94%) Data Centre
3 10 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.54%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.25%) Online Banking
6 7 (1.97%) EPoS
6 7 (1.97%) FMCG
6 7 (1.97%) Mobile Banking
7 4 (1.13%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (0.85%) CMDB
8 3 (0.85%) Driving Licence
8 3 (0.85%) NHS
8 3 (0.85%) PMI
8 3 (0.85%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.56%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.28%) Infotainment
10 1 (0.28%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.28%) User Experience
10 1 (0.28%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (5.07%) Windows
2 8 (2.25%) Windows 10
3 7 (1.97%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.28%) Android
4 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.28%) Linux
4 1 (0.28%) VxWorks
4 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (48.17%) Project Management
2 101 (28.45%) Stakeholder Management
3 83 (23.38%) PRINCE2
4 80 (22.54%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (10.70%) Migration
6 28 (7.89%) Scrum
7 25 (7.04%) Change Management
8 24 (6.76%) Risk Management
9 23 (6.48%) Waterfall
10 21 (5.92%) Project Governance
11 19 (5.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 19 (5.35%) Supplier Management
12 18 (5.07%) Resource Management
13 17 (4.79%) CRM
14 16 (4.51%) ERP
15 15 (4.23%) E-Commerce
16 14 (3.94%) DevOps
17 13 (3.66%) Commercial Awareness
17 13 (3.66%) Line Management
17 13 (3.66%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (1.69%) SQL
2 4 (1.13%) C#
2 4 (1.13%) Java
3 2 (0.56%) C
4 1 (0.28%) C++
4 1 (0.28%) Pascal
4 1 (0.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (3.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 12 (3.38%) PMP
2 12 (3.38%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.82%) PMI Certification
4 9 (2.54%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.97%) Degree
5 7 (1.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.28%) APMP
7 1 (0.28%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (0.28%) CISA
7 1 (0.28%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.28%) HNC
7 1 (0.28%) HND
7 1 (0.28%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.79%) GDPR
2 12 (3.38%) PMO
3 7 (1.97%) QA
4 3 (0.85%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.28%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.28%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (2.82%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.13%) Terminal Services
2 4 (1.13%) XenApp
3 3 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (0.28%) SCCM
1 1 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
1 1 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 40 (11.27%) Microsoft
2 30 (8.45%) SAP
3 14 (3.94%) Oracle
4 11 (3.10%) Pega
5 10 (2.82%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (2.54%) EMC
7 7 (1.97%) Google
8 6 (1.69%) IBM
8 6 (1.69%) Niku
9 5 (1.41%) Cisco
9 5 (1.41%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.13%) Citrix
10 4 (1.13%) CyberArk
10 4 (1.13%) Sage
11 3 (0.85%) Kronos
12 2 (0.56%) Aderant
12 2 (0.56%) CommVault
12 2 (0.56%) Ericsson
12 2 (0.56%) Huawei
12 2 (0.56%) VMware