Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 143 120 106
Rank change year-on-year -23 -14 +8
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 47 51 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.93% 1.18% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 1.41% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 33 55
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +28.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £363 £298 £219
90th Percentile £484 £488 £485
England median daily rate £438 £438 £415
% change year-on-year - +5.42% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
West Midlands median hourly rate - £28.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +27.27% -31.25%
England median hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year +24.00% -21.88% -8.57%

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 4,232 3,615 5,082
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.57% 83.53% 83.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,527 2,286 2,965
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £269 £250 £234
90th Percentile £575 £550 £541
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 124 126
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.25 £20.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.51% +25.76% -26.67%
10th Percentile £10.98 £10.96 £10.67
90th Percentile £32.75 £51.50 £38.88
England median hourly rate £21.37 £23.75 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.03% +1.06% +9.05%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 0 10 £325 -27.78% 2
Staffordshire +2 9 £425 +30.77%
Coventry -19 8 £390 -13.33% 2
Birmingham -11 7 £450 +38.46% 3
Shropshire -27 5 £450 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £438 -
Solihull -8 1 - -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £535 -
Herefordshire - 1 - -
Project Planning
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 16 (34.04%) Project Management
2 9 (19.15%) Migration
3 8 (17.02%) PRINCE2
3 8 (17.02%) PMO
4 7 (14.89%) Windows
4 7 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (14.89%) Risk Management
4 7 (14.89%) Security Cleared
5 6 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (12.77%) Finance
5 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (10.64%) Law
6 5 (10.64%) Electronics
6 5 (10.64%) Retail
6 5 (10.64%) Mathematics
6 5 (10.64%) SC Cleared
6 5 (10.64%) Reverse Engineering
6 5 (10.64%) Decision-Making
6 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (8.51%) Mentoring
7 4 (8.51%) DevOps
7 4 (8.51%) SDLC
7 4 (8.51%) Network Management
7 4 (8.51%) Process Improvement
7 4 (8.51%) Office 365
7 4 (8.51%) P3O
7 4 (8.51%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (8.51%) Time Management
7 4 (8.51%) Communications Security
7 4 (8.51%) Computer Science

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 3 (6.38%) Confluence
2 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.13%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) Office 365
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.26%) OneDrive
4 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.13%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.13%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) JIRA
2 1 (2.13%) MSTest
2 1 (2.13%) Selenium
2 1 (2.13%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (12.77%) Finance
2 5 (10.64%) Electronics
2 5 (10.64%) Law
2 5 (10.64%) Retail
3 4 (8.51%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.26%) Legal
5 1 (2.13%) Automotive
5 1 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (34.04%) Project Manager
2 12 (25.53%) Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) PMO Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Consultant
5 3 (6.38%) Scrum Master
5 3 (6.38%) Senior Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Senior Project Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Azure Consultant
6 2 (4.26%) Coordinator
6 2 (4.26%) GDPR Project Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Migration Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Migration Project Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Office 365 Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Office 365 Project Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Project Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (4.26%) Service Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Service Transition Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) Velocity
2 2 (4.26%) .NET
2 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (4.26%) HTML
2 2 (4.26%) HTML5
3 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.13%) ADO.NET
3 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (2.13%) CSS
3 1 (2.13%) CSS3
3 1 (2.13%) Entity Framework
3 1 (2.13%) SOAP
3 1 (2.13%) WCF
3 1 (2.13%) Web Services
3 1 (2.13%) WinForms
3 1 (2.13%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.51%) Computer Science
2 4 (8.51%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.38%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.26%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.13%) FMCG
5 1 (2.13%) NHS
5 1 (2.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.89%) Windows
2 4 (8.51%) Linux
3 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.13%) Unix
4 1 (2.13%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.04%) Project Management
2 9 (19.15%) Migration
3 8 (17.02%) PRINCE2
4 7 (14.89%) Risk Management
4 7 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (10.64%) Decision-Making
6 5 (10.64%) Mathematics
6 5 (10.64%) Reverse Engineering
7 4 (8.51%) Change Management
7 4 (8.51%) Communications Security
7 4 (8.51%) DevOps
7 4 (8.51%) Mentoring
7 4 (8.51%) Network Management
7 4 (8.51%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (8.51%) Process Improvement
7 4 (8.51%) SDLC
7 4 (8.51%) Time Management
8 3 (6.38%) Pair Programming
8 3 (6.38%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.51%) SQL
2 2 (4.26%) C#
2 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.13%) C++
3 1 (2.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (14.89%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.64%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.51%) HNC
3 4 (8.51%) HND
4 2 (4.26%) BC Cleared
4 2 (4.26%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.13%) APMP
5 1 (2.13%) ISEB
5 1 (2.13%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.13%) MCSD
5 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.02%) PMO
2 4 (8.51%) P3O
3 2 (4.26%) GDPR
4 1 (2.13%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.13%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
1 3 (6.38%) Progress
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle
2 2 (4.26%) Pega
3 1 (2.13%) Capita