Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 8 19
Rank change year-on-year -16 +11 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 372 409 490
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.25% 9.15% 7.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.70% 9.66% 8.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 307 354
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £438 £429
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.04% +7.19%
10th Percentile £331 £313 £333
90th Percentile £563 £506 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.57 £24.75 £27.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.81% -10.66% +4.16%
10th Percentile £20.11 £16.40 £25.54
90th Percentile £54.71 £44.08 £29.91
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +9.38% -9.86% -4.18%

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 4,829 4,235 5,878
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.17% 94.74% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,913 2,641 3,512
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £235 £219 £225
90th Percentile £575 £543 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 195 211
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% -14.29%
10th Percentile £10.90 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £33.75 £49.00 £40.00
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +7.04%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -17 89 £450 - 21
Warwickshire +11 73 £475 +11.76% 6
Coventry -20 46 £475 +8.57% 11
Shropshire -5 39 £525 -1.18% 2
Staffordshire -8 23 £400 +12.28% 6
Herefordshire +10 20 £375 +7.14% 3
Worcestershire -1 13 £325 +30.00% 5
Solihull -13 13 £465 +7.20% 5
Wolverhampton -1 5 £438 +27.80% 2
Sutton Coldfield +6 3 £535 +16.30%
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 175 (47.04%) Project Management
2 107 (28.76%) Finance
3 95 (25.54%) Agile Software Development
4 94 (25.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 92 (24.73%) PRINCE2
6 53 (14.25%) Migration
7 51 (13.71%) Microsoft
8 39 (10.48%) Microsoft Office
9 38 (10.22%) Risk Management
10 37 (9.95%) SAP
11 34 (9.14%) Change Management
12 33 (8.87%) ITIL
12 33 (8.87%) Retail
13 29 (7.80%) Automotive
14 28 (7.53%) Microsoft Project
14 28 (7.53%) Resource Management
15 26 (6.99%) Windows
15 26 (6.99%) Manufacturing
16 24 (6.45%) Security Cleared
17 23 (6.18%) Scrum
18 21 (5.65%) Project Governance
18 21 (5.65%) Data Centre
18 21 (5.65%) Commercial Awareness
19 19 (5.11%) Microsoft Azure
19 19 (5.11%) Logistics
19 19 (5.11%) ERP
20 18 (4.84%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 18 (4.84%) Waterfall
20 18 (4.84%) Office 365
20 18 (4.84%) Virtual Team

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 12 (3.23%) Documentum
2 5 (1.34%) Confluence
2 5 (1.34%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.34%) Skype for Business
3 4 (1.08%) CMS
4 3 (0.81%) NetWeaver
5 2 (0.54%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.54%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 39 (10.48%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (7.53%) Microsoft Project
3 11 (2.96%) Open Workbench
4 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.08%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.54%) SPSS
6 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.08%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.81%) Sage X3
2 3 (0.81%) SAP Retail
3 2 (0.54%) Primavera
3 2 (0.54%) SAP IS-U
3 2 (0.54%) SAP MII
4 1 (0.27%) iTrent
4 1 (0.27%) Magento
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.27%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 1 (0.27%) SAP EWM
4 1 (0.27%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (4.84%) Office 365
3 6 (1.61%) SaaS
4 5 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.34%) G Suite
5 3 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (0.81%) IaaS
5 3 (0.81%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.54%) PaaS
6 2 (0.54%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.27%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.34%) WAN
2 4 (1.08%) LAN
3 3 (0.81%) Firewall
3 3 (0.81%) Internet
3 3 (0.81%) Wireless
4 2 (0.54%) ADSL
4 2 (0.54%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.54%) Kerberos
4 2 (0.54%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (0.54%) VLAN
5 1 (0.27%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.27%) Cisco Firepower
5 1 (0.27%) Intranet
5 1 (0.27%) MPLS
5 1 (0.27%) SAN
5 1 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.08%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.81%) SAP BW
4 2 (0.54%) Power BI
5 1 (0.27%) Big Data
5 1 (0.27%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (0.27%) GIS
5 1 (0.27%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (2.69%) JIRA
2 1 (0.27%) Subversion
2 1 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 107 (28.76%) Finance
2 33 (8.87%) Retail
3 29 (7.80%) Automotive
4 26 (6.99%) Manufacturing
5 17 (4.57%) Military
6 11 (2.96%) Telecoms
7 10 (2.69%) Legal
8 9 (2.42%) Banking
8 9 (2.42%) Marketing
9 6 (1.61%) Electronics
10 3 (0.81%) Advertising
11 2 (0.54%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.54%) Law
11 2 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.27%) Back Office
12 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.27%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.81%) SAP Basis
2 2 (0.54%) LDAP
2 2 (0.54%) Middleware
2 2 (0.54%) OAuth
2 2 (0.54%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (0.54%) SAML
2 2 (0.54%) Velocity
3 1 (0.27%) EDI
3 1 (0.27%) HTML
3 1 (0.27%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.65%) Data Centre
2 18 (4.84%) Virtual Team
3 13 (3.49%) FMCG
3 13 (3.49%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.69%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (1.61%) NHS
6 4 (1.08%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (0.81%) Online Banking
8 2 (0.54%) CMDB
8 2 (0.54%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.54%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.54%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (0.54%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.54%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.54%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.54%) User Experience
9 1 (0.27%) DataPower
9 1 (0.27%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.27%) Home Automation
Operating Systems
1 26 (6.99%) Windows
2 13 (3.49%) Windows Server
3 8 (2.15%) Windows 10
4 3 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.54%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (47.04%) Project Management
2 95 (25.54%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (25.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 92 (24.73%) PRINCE2
5 53 (14.25%) Migration
6 38 (10.22%) Risk Management
7 34 (9.14%) Change Management
8 33 (8.87%) ITIL
9 28 (7.53%) Resource Management
10 23 (6.18%) Scrum
11 21 (5.65%) Commercial Awareness
11 21 (5.65%) Project Governance
12 19 (5.11%) ERP
12 19 (5.11%) Logistics
13 18 (4.84%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 18 (4.84%) Waterfall
14 17 (4.57%) CRM
14 17 (4.57%) Problem-Solving
14 17 (4.57%) Project Planning
15 16 (4.30%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.08%) SQL
2 3 (0.81%) Java
3 1 (0.27%) C
3 1 (0.27%) RPG
3 1 (0.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 14 (3.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 12 (3.23%) APMP
3 12 (3.23%) PMP
4 11 (2.96%) DV Cleared
5 10 (2.69%) SC Cleared
6 9 (2.42%) PMI Certification
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%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (1.08%) HND
10 2 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.27%) CIMA
11 1 (0.27%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.76%) PMO
2 11 (2.96%) GDPR
3 8 (2.15%) JSP 440
4 4 (1.08%) QA
5 3 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.54%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.54%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.54%) SLA
7 1 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.27%) ISO 14000
7 1 (0.27%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 11 (2.96%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (0.54%) Terminal Services
3 2 (0.54%) XenApp
4 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (0.54%) SCCM
2 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.27%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 51 (13.71%) Microsoft
2 37 (9.95%) SAP
3 13 (3.49%) Oracle
4 12 (3.23%) Pega
5 9 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (2.15%) EMC
6 8 (2.15%) Google
7 7 (1.88%) Niku
8 5 (1.34%) Cisco
8 5 (1.34%) IBM
9 4 (1.08%) CyberArk
9 4 (1.08%) Sage
9 4 (1.08%) ServiceNow
10 3 (0.81%) JDA
10 3 (0.81%) Kronos
10 3 (0.81%) RedPrairie
11 2 (0.54%) Apple
11 2 (0.54%) Huawei
11 2 (0.54%) NetApp
11 2 (0.54%) Nokia