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 3 months to 25 April 2017 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
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 80 82
Rank change year-on-year -8 +2  
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 24 53 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.10% 1.86% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 2.26% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 29
Median daily rate £375 £350 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -10.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £423 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Median hourly rate £28.00 £20.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.58% -29.31%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £30.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +11.66% -11.76%  

Project Planning is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1733 2345 2097
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 79.75% 82.17% 76.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1090 1315 1238
Median daily rate £413 £400 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 47 114
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.75 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -35.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.81 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £42.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.52 £30.35
% change year-on-year -1.42% +20.32%  

Project Planning
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Project Planning as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 25 April 2017.

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 3 months to 25 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
Shropshire +12 5 - - 1
Warwickshire -1 4 £400 +10.34%
Coventry +9 3 £450 -
Solihull +6 2 £363 -
Birmingham +3 2 £475 +58.33% 4
Staffordshire -3 2 - - 4
West Bromwich - 1 £375 -
Project Planning
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, 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 33 (49.25%) Project Management
2 23 (34.33%) PRINCE2
3 21 (31.34%) Microsoft Project
4 20 (29.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (28.36%) Microsoft
6 14 (20.90%) Finance
7 13 (19.40%) Programme Management
7 13 (19.40%) PMO
8 12 (17.91%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (17.91%) Microsoft Excel
9 11 (16.42%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (16.42%) Time Management
10 10 (14.93%) Management Information System
11 9 (13.43%) Business Analysis
11 9 (13.43%) SharePoint
11 9 (13.43%) MS Visio
12 7 (10.45%) Oracle
12 7 (10.45%) Risk Management
13 6 (8.96%) Migration
13 6 (8.96%) Manufacturing
13 6 (8.96%) QA
13 6 (8.96%) Java
13 6 (8.96%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (8.96%) ERP
13 6 (8.96%) Portfolio Management
14 5 (7.46%) Software Architecture
14 5 (7.46%) Hadoop
14 5 (7.46%) Disclosure Scotland
14 5 (7.46%) Shell Script
14 5 (7.46%) webMethods

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 9 (13.43%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.46%) WebLogic
3 3 (4.48%) SAS
4 2 (2.99%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.49%) Confluence
Applications
1 21 (31.34%) Microsoft Project
2 12 (17.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (13.43%) MS Visio
4 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (5.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.99%) Office 365
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) BGP
1 1 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (1.49%) DHCP
1 1 (1.49%) DNS
1 1 (1.49%) Firewall
1 1 (1.49%) Internet
1 1 (1.49%) IPsec
1 1 (1.49%) Network Security
1 1 (1.49%) OSPF
1 1 (1.49%) VoIP
1 1 (1.49%) VPN
1 1 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (1.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.96%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (7.46%) Hadoop
2 5 (7.46%) Oracle OWB
3 3 (4.48%) Big Data
4 2 (2.99%) Apache Hive
4 2 (2.99%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 2 (2.99%) Pentaho
4 2 (2.99%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (7.46%) ClearCase
2 3 (4.48%) CA Gen
2 3 (4.48%) ClearQuest
3 1 (1.49%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (1.49%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.49%) JIRA
3 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (20.90%) Finance
2 6 (8.96%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.97%) Automotive
4 1 (1.49%) Advertising
4 1 (1.49%) Banking
4 1 (1.49%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.49%) Legal
4 1 (1.49%) Local Government
4 1 (1.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (32.84%) Project Manager
2 10 (14.93%) Project Planner
3 6 (8.96%) Analyst
4 5 (7.46%) Business Analyst
4 5 (7.46%) Developer
4 5 (7.46%) IT Manager
4 5 (7.46%) IT Project Manager
4 5 (7.46%) PMO Planner
5 4 (5.97%) Architect
6 3 (4.48%) Administrator
6 3 (4.48%) Big Data Architect
6 3 (4.48%) Business Developer
6 3 (4.48%) Data Architect
6 3 (4.48%) Programme Planner
6 3 (4.48%) Project Administrator
6 3 (4.48%) Project Officer
6 3 (4.48%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
6 3 (4.48%) Technical Manager
6 3 (4.48%) Technical Project Manager
7 2 (2.99%) SharePoint Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.46%) J2EE
2 1 (1.49%) Web Services
2 1 (1.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.91%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (14.93%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.48%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.48%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.99%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.99%) NHS
5 1 (1.49%) CESG
5 1 (1.49%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.49%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.46%) Unix
2 2 (2.99%) Linux
3 1 (1.49%) AIX
3 1 (1.49%) Solaris
3 1 (1.49%) SUSE
3 1 (1.49%) VxWorks
3 1 (1.49%) Windows
3 1 (1.49%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (49.25%) Project Management
2 23 (34.33%) PRINCE2
3 20 (29.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (19.40%) Programme Management
5 11 (16.42%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (16.42%) Time Management
6 9 (13.43%) Business Analysis
7 7 (10.45%) Risk Management
8 6 (8.96%) ERP
8 6 (8.96%) Migration
8 6 (8.96%) Portfolio Management
9 5 (7.46%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (7.46%) Process Management
9 5 (7.46%) RUP
9 5 (7.46%) Software Architecture
10 4 (5.97%) Configuration Management
10 4 (5.97%) Contingency Planning
10 4 (5.97%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (5.97%) Waterfall
11 3 (4.48%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.96%) Java
2 5 (7.46%) Perl
2 5 (7.46%) PL/SQL
2 5 (7.46%) Shell Script
2 5 (7.46%) SQL
3 1 (1.49%) C
3 1 (1.49%) C#
3 1 (1.49%) C++
3 1 (1.49%) COBOL
3 1 (1.49%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 4 (5.97%) Degree
1 4 (5.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 4 (5.97%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.48%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.99%) APMP
3 2 (2.99%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.49%) CCDP
4 1 (1.49%) CCNA
4 1 (1.49%) CCNP
4 1 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.49%) ISEB
4 1 (1.49%) JNCIA
4 1 (1.49%) JNCIP
4 1 (1.49%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (19.40%) PMO
2 6 (8.96%) QA
3 5 (7.46%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.49%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 19 (28.36%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.45%) Oracle
3 5 (7.46%) BEA
3 5 (7.46%) Informatica
3 5 (7.46%) webMethods
4 3 (4.48%) Pega
5 2 (2.99%) Cloudera
5 2 (2.99%) SAP
6 1 (1.49%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.49%) Cisco
6 1 (1.49%) Dell
6 1 (1.49%) Epicor
6 1 (1.49%) HP
6 1 (1.49%) Juniper
6 1 (1.49%) McKesson
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