The median contractor rate for a Software Project Manager was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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.

Software Project Manager
England / West Midlands
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 134 116
Rank change year-on-year +17 -18  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Project Manager 4 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.20% 0.066% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.070% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 7
Median daily rate £388 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £400 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £400 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £401 £420
% change year-on-year -0.12% -4.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £45.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1922 2853 2299
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.63% 94.75% 95.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1152 1690 1407
Median daily rate £388 £399 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.88% +10.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £234 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 89 138
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.91 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £39.00 £32.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Software Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured Software Project Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Project Manager in the West Midlands

Software 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 Software Project Manager in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Project Manager in the West Midlands

Software Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Project Manager in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Project Manager in the West Midlands

Software 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 Software Project Manager within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
Birmingham +16 2 £388 -3.12%
Wolverhampton - 1 £350 -
Software Project Manager
England

Software Project Manager Skill Set
Top 20 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Software Project Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region featuring Software Project Manager in the job title.

1 6 (66.67%) Project Management
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) EPoS
3 4 (44.44%) PRINCE2
3 4 (44.44%) Software Delivery
4 3 (33.33%) SDLC
5 2 (22.22%) CRM
5 2 (22.22%) .NET
5 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (22.22%) Scrum
5 2 (22.22%) Retail
6 1 (11.11%) JIRA
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 1 (11.11%) Machine Learning
6 1 (11.11%) Big Data
6 1 (11.11%) Data Analytics
6 1 (11.11%) Analytics
6 1 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

Software 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Big Data
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 2 (22.22%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Project Management
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) PRINCE2
3 4 (44.44%) Software Delivery
4 3 (33.33%) SDLC
5 2 (22.22%) CRM
5 2 (22.22%) Scrum
5 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (11.11%) Analytics
6 1 (11.11%) Data Analytics
6 1 (11.11%) Machine Learning
6 1 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft