Period
to 22 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Project Planning skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Project Planning over the 6 months to 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the 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 Planning
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 138 112 94
Rank change year-on-year -26 -18 -5
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 48 83 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.02% 1.54% 1.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 1.87% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 59 51
West Midlands median daily rate £340 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.33% - -11.76%
10th Percentile £209 £213 £258
90th Percentile £472 £474 £500
England median daily rate £450 £418 £400
% change year-on-year +7.78% +4.38% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.31 £25.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.24% -26.47% +88.89%
10th Percentile £22.59 £19.80 £25.20
90th Percentile £42.73 £30.00 £42.80
England median hourly rate £25.00 £23.88 £37.00
% change year-on-year +4.71% -35.47% +85.00%

Project Planning is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,871 4,436 4,033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.64% 82.47% 81.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,457 2,683 2,267
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £245
90th Percentile £549 £550 £545
England median daily rate £450 £434 £425
% change year-on-year +3.72% +2.09% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 132 163
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.84 £21.22 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.63% +6.10% -10.51%
10th Percentile £11.46 £10.89 £10.97
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.06 £43.75
England median hourly rate £23.50 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -6.00% +8.70% +15.00%

Project Planning
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Project Planning as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Project Planning in the West Midlands

Project Planning
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 Planning in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Planning in the West Midlands

Project Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Planning in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Planning in the West Midlands

Project Planning
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 Planning in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Planning in the West Midlands

Project Planning
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Planning in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Project Planning in the West Midlands

Project Planning
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 Planning within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 January 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 +2 19 £340 -2.86% 3
Staffordshire +17 11 £340 -20.00% 3
Warwickshire -5 8 £330 -10.51% 4
Shropshire -2 2 - - 1
Coventry -15 2 £425 +13.33% 2
Wolverhampton -4 1 £450 +37.20% 1
Solihull - 1 £225 - 1
Tipton - 1 - -
Project Planning
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Project Planning also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Project Planning.

1 25 (52.08%) Project Management
2 20 (41.67%) PRINCE2
3 19 (39.58%) Microsoft Project
4 17 (35.42%) Microsoft Excel
5 13 (27.08%) Microsoft
5 13 (27.08%) PMO
6 11 (22.92%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (22.92%) Change Control
7 10 (20.83%) Finance
8 9 (18.75%) PMP
8 9 (18.75%) PMI Certification
8 9 (18.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (16.67%) Retail
9 8 (16.67%) QA
9 8 (16.67%) SAP
9 8 (16.67%) PMI
9 8 (16.67%) Project Governance
10 7 (14.58%) Microsoft Office
11 6 (12.50%) Logistics
11 6 (12.50%) PRINCE
11 6 (12.50%) GDPR
12 4 (8.33%) Data Protection
12 4 (8.33%) PCI DSS
12 4 (8.33%) FMCG
12 4 (8.33%) Business Analysis
12 4 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
12 4 (8.33%) Critical Path Analysis
12 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification

Project Planning
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 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 19 (39.58%) Microsoft Project
2 17 (35.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (18.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (14.58%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (6.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.08%) MFGPRO
2 1 (2.08%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Azure Data Factory
1 1 (2.08%) Data Lake Analytics
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) WAN
2 1 (2.08%) Internet
2 1 (2.08%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (2.08%) Data Lake
1 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.08%) HDInsight
1 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.08%) MySQL
1 1 (2.08%) Power BI
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (20.83%) Finance
2 8 (16.67%) Retail
3 2 (4.17%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.08%) Automotive
4 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 11 (22.92%) Coordinator
3 10 (20.83%) Junior
3 10 (20.83%) Project Coordinator
4 9 (18.75%) Junior Project Manager
5 8 (16.67%) Analyst
6 7 (14.58%) Rollout Manager
7 6 (12.50%) IT Manager
7 6 (12.50%) IT Project Manager
7 6 (12.50%) Junior Project Coordinator
7 6 (12.50%) PMO Analyst
8 5 (10.42%) Consultant
8 5 (10.42%) IT Security Manager
8 5 (10.42%) IT Security Project Manager
8 5 (10.42%) Junior IT Manager
8 5 (10.42%) Junior IT Project Manager
8 5 (10.42%) Rollout Project Manager
8 5 (10.42%) Security Manager
8 5 (10.42%) Security Project Manager
9 4 (8.33%) PMO Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) PMI
2 4 (8.33%) FMCG
3 1 (2.08%) CESG
3 1 (2.08%) Clustering
3 1 (2.08%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.08%) Windows
1 1 (2.08%) Windows Server
1 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (52.08%) Project Management
2 20 (41.67%) PRINCE2
3 11 (22.92%) Change Control
3 11 (22.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (16.67%) Project Governance
5 6 (12.50%) Logistics
5 6 (12.50%) PRINCE
6 4 (8.33%) Business Analysis
6 4 (8.33%) Critical Path Analysis
6 4 (8.33%) CRM
6 4 (8.33%) Data Protection
7 3 (6.25%) Business Transformation
7 3 (6.25%) E-Commerce
7 3 (6.25%) Supplier Management
8 2 (4.17%) Risk Management
8 2 (4.17%) SDLC
8 2 (4.17%) Software Delivery
8 2 (4.17%) Test Scripting
8 2 (4.17%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (18.75%) PMI Certification
1 9 (18.75%) PMP
2 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.17%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.08%) APMP
5 1 (2.08%) CCA
5 1 (2.08%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (2.08%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.08%) Degree
5 1 (2.08%) ISEB
5 1 (2.08%) MCSA
5 1 (2.08%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (27.08%) PMO
2 8 (16.67%) QA
3 6 (12.50%) GDPR
4 4 (8.33%) PCI DSS
5 1 (2.08%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.08%) Terminal Services
1 1 (2.08%) XenApp
1 1 (2.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.08%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 13 (27.08%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.67%) SAP
3 4 (8.33%) Concur
4 3 (6.25%) Ingenico
5 1 (2.08%) Citrix
5 1 (2.08%) Dell
5 1 (2.08%) JDA
5 1 (2.08%) RedPrairie
5 1 (2.08%) VMware