Period
to 26 April 2018

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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 13 12
Rank change year-on-year -6 -1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 369 387 482
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.63% 8.54% 9.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.02% 9.02% 9.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 285 336
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £263
90th Percentile £525 £500 £540
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £21.26 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +111.67% -14.96% -8.59%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £26.13
% change year-on-year +9.38% +22.49% -25.36%

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 4,603 4,291 5,049
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.14% 94.68% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,870 2,644 2,812
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £240 £213 £220
90th Percentile £575 £533 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 202 174
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £16.75 £15.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.48% +10.71% -5.44%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £44.95 £36.25 £37.50
England median hourly rate £18.68 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.68% - +11.76%

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 26 April 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 26 April 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 26 April 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 -8 104 £425 +2.41% 10
Warwickshire +4 75 £466 +3.61% 7
Coventry -15 55 £430 -4.44% 6
Staffordshire +1 34 £384 -6.97% 8
Solihull -4 19 £450 +20.00%
Worcestershire +3 15 £425 +30.77% 5
Shropshire -15 10 £250 -39.02% 2
Herefordshire +3 3 £395 -1.25%
Wolverhampton -3 3 £384 -4.06% 3
Sutton Coldfield -2 1 £535 -21.32%
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 185 (50.14%) Project Management
2 115 (31.17%) Stakeholder Management
3 102 (27.64%) Finance
3 102 (27.64%) PRINCE2
4 86 (23.31%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (10.30%) Microsoft
6 36 (9.76%) Retail
7 34 (9.21%) Migration
8 32 (8.67%) Microsoft Project
9 30 (8.13%) SAP
10 27 (7.32%) Scrum
11 26 (7.05%) Automotive
12 25 (6.78%) GDPR
13 24 (6.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 24 (6.50%) Waterfall
14 23 (6.23%) E-Commerce
15 22 (5.96%) PMO
16 20 (5.42%) Windows
16 20 (5.42%) PMP
17 19 (5.15%) Manufacturing
18 18 (4.88%) Degree
19 17 (4.61%) Banking
19 17 (4.61%) PMI Certification
19 17 (4.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 17 (4.61%) Project Governance
20 16 (4.34%) Data Centre
20 16 (4.34%) SDLC
21 15 (4.07%) QA
21 15 (4.07%) CRM
21 15 (4.07%) Microsoft Office

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 8 (2.17%) Confluence
2 5 (1.36%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.36%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.08%) Documentum
4 3 (0.81%) CMS
5 1 (0.27%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.27%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 32 (8.67%) Microsoft Project
2 15 (4.07%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (3.25%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (2.98%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (1.08%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.08%) SAP EWM
1 4 (1.08%) SAP MM
2 2 (0.54%) iTrent
2 2 (0.54%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.27%) Magento
3 1 (0.27%) Maximo
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.27%) Primavera
3 1 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.27%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.27%) SAP MII
3 1 (0.27%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.27%) SAP SM
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (3.52%) IaaS
3 10 (2.71%) Office 365
4 6 (1.63%) PaaS
5 5 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.81%) SaaS
7 2 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.54%) G Suite
8 1 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.98%) LAN
1 11 (2.98%) WAN
2 7 (1.90%) SMS
3 6 (1.63%) Firewall
4 5 (1.36%) Wireless
5 4 (1.08%) ADSL
5 4 (1.08%) Ethernet
5 4 (1.08%) Internet
5 4 (1.08%) VLAN
6 3 (0.81%) Profibus
7 1 (0.27%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.27%) Cisco Firepower
7 1 (0.27%) SAN
7 1 (0.27%) Telnet
7 1 (0.27%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.36%) Big Data
3 4 (1.08%) Data Lake
3 4 (1.08%) Hadoop
3 4 (1.08%) Power BI
3 4 (1.08%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.54%) DB2
5 1 (0.27%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.27%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 13 (3.52%) JIRA
2 7 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (1.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 102 (27.64%) Finance
2 36 (9.76%) Retail
3 26 (7.05%) Automotive
4 19 (5.15%) Manufacturing
5 17 (4.61%) Banking
6 8 (2.17%) Legal
6 8 (2.17%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.63%) Marketing
8 3 (0.81%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.54%) Law
9 2 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.54%) Publishing
9 2 (0.54%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.27%) Back Office
10 1 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.27%) Electronics
10 1 (0.27%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.08%) .NET
1 4 (1.08%) SOAP
1 4 (1.08%) StructureMap
1 4 (1.08%) WCF
1 4 (1.08%) Web Services
1 4 (1.08%) XML
2 3 (0.81%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (0.54%) HTML
3 2 (0.54%) HTML5
3 2 (0.54%) Velocity
4 1 (0.27%) Middleware
4 1 (0.27%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.34%) Data Centre
2 11 (2.98%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.44%) PMI
4 8 (2.17%) EPoS
4 8 (2.17%) FMCG
4 8 (2.17%) Online Banking
4 8 (2.17%) Virtual Team
5 7 (1.90%) Mobile Banking
6 6 (1.63%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.63%) NHS
7 5 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.36%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.08%) Smart Meter
9 3 (0.81%) CMDB
9 3 (0.81%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.81%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.81%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.81%) Social Media
9 3 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (5.42%) Windows
2 9 (2.44%) Windows 10
3 8 (2.17%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.81%) VxWorks
5 2 (0.54%) Android
5 2 (0.54%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.54%) Linux
6 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (50.14%) Project Management
2 115 (31.17%) Stakeholder Management
3 102 (27.64%) PRINCE2
4 86 (23.31%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (9.21%) Migration
6 27 (7.32%) Scrum
7 24 (6.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 24 (6.50%) Waterfall
8 23 (6.23%) E-Commerce
9 17 (4.61%) Project Governance
10 16 (4.34%) SDLC
11 15 (4.07%) Change Management
11 15 (4.07%) CRM
12 14 (3.79%) Risk Management
13 13 (3.52%) Project Planning
13 13 (3.52%) Service Delivery
13 13 (3.52%) Supplier Management
14 12 (3.25%) Business Transformation
14 12 (3.25%) DevOps
15 11 (2.98%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.08%) C#
1 4 (1.08%) SQL
2 3 (0.81%) C
2 3 (0.81%) C++
2 3 (0.81%) Pascal
3 2 (0.54%) Java
3 2 (0.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (5.42%) PMP
2 18 (4.88%) Degree
3 17 (4.61%) PMI Certification
3 17 (4.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 11 (2.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 9 (2.44%) Security Cleared
6 5 (1.36%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.81%) APMP
7 3 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.54%) CCAB
8 2 (0.54%) ISEB
9 1 (0.27%) CIPD
9 1 (0.27%) HND
9 1 (0.27%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.78%) GDPR
2 22 (5.96%) PMO
3 15 (4.07%) QA
4 6 (1.63%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.81%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.81%) IEC 61508
5 3 (0.81%) IEC 62304
5 3 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.54%) SLA
7 1 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.27%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (2.17%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.08%) Terminal Services
2 4 (1.08%) XenApp
3 3 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
1 2 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.27%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 38 (10.30%) Microsoft
2 30 (8.13%) SAP
3 13 (3.52%) Salesforce.com
4 12 (3.25%) Oracle
5 8 (2.17%) Cisco
6 7 (1.90%) Capita
7 6 (1.63%) Citrix
7 6 (1.63%) Google
7 6 (1.63%) VMware
8 5 (1.36%) IBM
9 4 (1.08%) Cloudera
9 4 (1.08%) EMC
9 4 (1.08%) Pega
9 4 (1.08%) ServiceNow
10 3 (0.81%) Cognos
10 3 (0.81%) Ingenico
11 2 (0.54%) Aderant
11 2 (0.54%) CyberArk
11 2 (0.54%) Epicor
11 2 (0.54%) Niku