The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 26 April 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
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 13 10
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 212 237 260
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.86% 8.28% 9.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.49% 8.70% 10.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 153 184
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £27.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -8.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £25.00 £19.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.20 £25.00 £34.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £23.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year +68.47% -33.33%  

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 2021 2725 2540
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.00% 95.15% 93.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1262 1537 1475
Median daily rate £400 £395 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.26% +8.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £241 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 78 171
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.35 £35.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured Project Manager in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 April 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 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -3 53 £415 +1.21% 19
Warwickshire +10 42 £450 +6.50% 3
Coventry +11 38 £425 -5.55% 8
Solihull +18 17 £375 -6.25%
Staffordshire -5 13 £413 -10.81% 1
Worcestershire +14 6 £325 -35.00%
Walsall +1 4 £294 -17.83%
Shropshire +15 2 - -
West Bromwich -3 2 £425 -
Wolverhampton -3 2 £343 -12.68%
Sutton Coldfield +6 1 £680 +94.28%
Herefordshire -11 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 26 April 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.

1 198 (51.16%) Project Management
2 106 (27.39%) PRINCE2
3 105 (27.13%) Finance
4 98 (25.32%) Stakeholder Management
5 55 (14.21%) Agile Software Development
6 43 (11.11%) Migration
7 42 (10.85%) Change Management
8 37 (9.56%) Microsoft
9 32 (8.27%) Programme Management
9 32 (8.27%) Data Centre
10 30 (7.75%) Retail
10 30 (7.75%) SAP
10 30 (7.75%) PMO
11 29 (7.49%) Oracle
12 27 (6.98%) ERP
13 25 (6.46%) Project Governance
14 23 (5.94%) Microsoft Project
14 23 (5.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 22 (5.68%) ITIL
16 21 (5.43%) Risk Management
16 21 (5.43%) Supplier Management
16 21 (5.43%) Project Planning
17 19 (4.91%) Degree
17 19 (4.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 18 (4.65%) Telecoms
18 18 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
18 18 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
19 16 (4.13%) Logistics
19 16 (4.13%) Cisco
20 15 (3.88%) Service Delivery

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 9 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (1.55%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (0.78%) MS Project Server
4 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.52%) Liferay
4 2 (0.52%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.52%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.52%) WordPress
5 1 (0.26%) CICS
5 1 (0.26%) DNN
5 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.26%) LiveLink
5 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (5.94%) Microsoft Project
2 9 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.03%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.26%) Open Workbench
5 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.07%) Oracle General Ledger
1 8 (2.07%) Oracle Payables
1 8 (2.07%) Oracle Receivables
2 6 (1.55%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.03%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (1.03%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.78%) Maximo
4 3 (0.78%) Oracle ASCP
5 2 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.26%) Primavera
6 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.26%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.26%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (0.26%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.26%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.33%) Office 365
3 2 (0.52%) Boomi
3 2 (0.52%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.52%) Yammer
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.26%) GitHub
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle CX
4 1 (0.26%) SaaS
4 1 (0.26%) Taleo
4 1 (0.26%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.10%) LAN
2 7 (1.81%) WAN
3 6 (1.55%) Skype
4 5 (1.29%) Firewall
5 4 (1.03%) Internet
6 3 (0.78%) DHCP
6 3 (0.78%) DNS
6 3 (0.78%) VoIP
6 3 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.52%) DMZ
7 2 (0.52%) VPN
8 1 (0.26%) Broadband
8 1 (0.26%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.26%) Network Security
8 1 (0.26%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.26%) Wireless
8 1 (0.26%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (0.52%) DataStage
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.26%) Big Data
4 1 (0.26%) DB2
4 1 (0.26%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.26%) GIS
4 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.03%) JIRA
2 2 (0.52%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.26%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.26%) GoCD
3 1 (0.26%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (0.26%) Selenium
3 1 (0.26%) VersionOne
3 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 105 (27.13%) Finance
2 30 (7.75%) Retail
3 18 (4.65%) Telecoms
4 14 (3.62%) Automotive
5 12 (3.10%) Manufacturing
6 11 (2.84%) Local Government
7 7 (1.81%) Back Office
8 6 (1.55%) Banking
9 5 (1.29%) Legal
9 5 (1.29%) Marketing
10 3 (0.78%) Advertising
10 3 (0.78%) Billing
11 2 (0.52%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.26%) Electronics
12 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.26%) Games
12 1 (0.26%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.26%) German Language
12 1 (0.26%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.29%) Oracle Fusion
2 4 (1.03%) .NET
3 2 (0.52%) EDI
3 2 (0.52%) Middleware
3 2 (0.52%) REST
3 2 (0.52%) SOAP
3 2 (0.52%) Visualforce
3 2 (0.52%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.27%) Data Centre
2 18 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.88%) NHS
4 11 (2.84%) PMI
5 9 (2.33%) EPoS
6 7 (1.81%) Virtual Team
7 6 (1.55%) FMCG
7 6 (1.55%) Mainframe
7 6 (1.55%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.29%) User Experience
9 4 (1.03%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.03%) Handset
10 3 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.52%) Biotechnology
11 2 (0.52%) DataPower
11 2 (0.52%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.52%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.52%) Life Science
11 2 (0.52%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.52%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 10 (2.58%) Windows
2 5 (1.29%) Windows 7
3 4 (1.03%) Unix
4 2 (0.52%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.26%) Linux
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.26%) Solaris
5 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.26%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (51.16%) Project Management
2 106 (27.39%) PRINCE2
3 98 (25.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 55 (14.21%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (11.11%) Migration
6 42 (10.85%) Change Management
7 32 (8.27%) Programme Management
8 27 (6.98%) ERP
9 25 (6.46%) Project Governance
10 22 (5.68%) ITIL
11 21 (5.43%) Project Planning
11 21 (5.43%) Risk Management
11 21 (5.43%) Supplier Management
12 18 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
13 16 (4.13%) Logistics
14 15 (3.88%) Service Delivery
14 15 (3.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 14 (3.62%) Data Migration
15 14 (3.62%) People Management
16 12 (3.10%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (1.55%) SQL
2 4 (1.03%) C
3 2 (0.52%) Apex Code
4 1 (0.26%) C#
4 1 (0.26%) COBOL
4 1 (0.26%) Java
4 1 (0.26%) JCL
4 1 (0.26%) PHP
4 1 (0.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (5.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 19 (4.91%) Degree
2 19 (4.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 14 (3.62%) PMI Certification
4 10 (2.58%) Security Cleared
5 9 (2.33%) PMP
6 7 (1.81%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.52%) APMP
8 2 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.52%) CCNP
8 2 (0.52%) MAPM
9 1 (0.26%) CCNA
9 1 (0.26%) CISM
9 1 (0.26%) CISSP
9 1 (0.26%) ISEB
9 1 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.26%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (7.75%) PMO
2 13 (3.36%) QA
3 6 (1.55%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (1.03%) SLA
5 3 (0.78%) GDPR
6 2 (0.52%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.52%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.52%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.26%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (1.81%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.26%) Nexpose
1 1 (0.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 37 (9.56%) Microsoft
2 30 (7.75%) SAP
3 29 (7.49%) Oracle
4 16 (4.13%) Cisco
5 8 (2.07%) CheckPoint
5 8 (2.07%) JDA
6 7 (1.81%) Kronos
7 6 (1.55%) Juniper
8 4 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.78%) BT
9 3 (0.78%) Dell
9 3 (0.78%) Google
10 2 (0.52%) Avaya
10 2 (0.52%) IBM
10 2 (0.52%) Infor
10 2 (0.52%) Informatica
10 2 (0.52%) Nokia
10 2 (0.52%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.26%) LogRhythm
11 1 (0.26%) Verint
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