Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 159 130 115
Rank change year-on-year -29 -15 -4
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 49 54 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.97% 1.17% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 1.40% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 40 59
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £420 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +15.07% +12.31%
10th Percentile £313 £289 £243
90th Percentile £511 £488 £496
England median daily rate £436 £443 £418
% change year-on-year -1.41% +5.99% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
West Midlands median hourly rate - £25.12 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.90% -50.56%
England median hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year +24.00% -21.88% -12.33%

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 4,302 3,869 5,217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 84.79% 84.16% 84.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,572 2,458 3,098
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 144 138
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £24.99 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.98% +42.80% -18.60%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £32.07 £53.75 £39.65
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.99 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.97% +11.07% +3.52%

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 16 October 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
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 16 October 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
Warwickshire +8 12 £400 -11.11% 1
Staffordshire -7 9 £425 +30.77%
Coventry -17 8 £413 -9.34%
Birmingham -6 6 £450 +38.46% 7
Herefordshire - 3 £243 - 2
Shropshire -47 2 £413 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £438 -
Solihull -2 1 - - 2
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £535 -
Project Planning
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Project Planning also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Project Planning.

1 20 (40.82%) Project Management
2 12 (24.49%) PRINCE2
3 11 (22.45%) Risk Management
3 11 (22.45%) Migration
4 9 (18.37%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (18.37%) PMO
5 8 (16.33%) Finance
5 8 (16.33%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (12.24%) Electronics
6 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
6 6 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (10.20%) Decision-Making
7 5 (10.20%) SC Cleared
7 5 (10.20%) Reverse Engineering
7 5 (10.20%) Mathematics
7 5 (10.20%) Telecoms
7 5 (10.20%) Law
7 5 (10.20%) Windows
8 4 (8.16%) Linux
8 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
8 4 (8.16%) ITIL
8 4 (8.16%) HNC
8 4 (8.16%) HND
8 4 (8.16%) Microsoft
8 4 (8.16%) Computer Science
8 4 (8.16%) Resource Management
8 4 (8.16%) Management Information System
8 4 (8.16%) Communications Security
8 4 (8.16%) Network Management

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 (4.08%) SharePoint
1 2 (4.08%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (2.04%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (16.33%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.08%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.04%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.16%) Office 365
2 3 (6.12%) Dynamics 365
2 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.08%) OneDrive
4 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) JIRA
General
1 8 (16.33%) Finance
2 6 (12.24%) Electronics
3 5 (10.20%) Law
3 5 (10.20%) Telecoms
4 3 (6.12%) Retail
5 2 (4.08%) Banking
5 2 (4.08%) Legal
5 2 (4.08%) Marketing
5 2 (4.08%) Military
6 1 (2.04%) Automotive
6 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 19 (38.78%) Project Manager
2 12 (24.49%) Analyst
3 6 (12.24%) PMO Analyst
4 4 (8.16%) Business Analyst
4 4 (8.16%) Migration Manager
4 4 (8.16%) Migration Project Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Data Centre Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Data Centre Migration Project Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Data Centre Project Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Data Migration Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Data Migration Project Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Senior Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Senior Project Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Technical Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Technical Project Manager
6 2 (4.08%) Data Manager
6 2 (4.08%) Project Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (4.08%) Service Manager
6 2 (4.08%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) .NET
1 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET Web API
1 3 (6.12%) HTML
2 2 (4.08%) HTML5
3 1 (2.04%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.16%) Computer Science
2 4 (8.16%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.16%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.08%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.04%) FMCG
4 1 (2.04%) NHS
4 1 (2.04%) Social Media
4 1 (2.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.20%) Windows
2 4 (8.16%) Linux
3 1 (2.04%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.82%) Project Management
2 12 (24.49%) PRINCE2
3 11 (22.45%) Migration
3 11 (22.45%) Risk Management
4 9 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (18.37%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (10.20%) Decision-Making
5 5 (10.20%) Mathematics
5 5 (10.20%) Reverse Engineering
6 4 (8.16%) Communications Security
6 4 (8.16%) ITIL
6 4 (8.16%) Network Management
6 4 (8.16%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (8.16%) Process Improvement
6 4 (8.16%) Resource Management
6 4 (8.16%) SDLC
7 3 (6.12%) Change Management
7 3 (6.12%) CRM
7 3 (6.12%) Incident Management
7 3 (6.12%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.12%) C#
1 3 (6.12%) JavaScript
1 3 (6.12%) SQL
2 1 (2.04%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.20%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.16%) HNC
3 4 (8.16%) HND
4 3 (6.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.04%) APMP
5 1 (2.04%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.37%) PMO
2 4 (8.16%) P3O
3 1 (2.04%) GDPR
3 1 (2.04%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.04%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (8.16%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.04%) Progress
2 1 (2.04%) SAP