Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Project Manager was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 175 205 159
Rank change year-on-year +30 -46 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Software Project Manager 9 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.19% 0.24% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.25% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 6
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £388 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.68% +5.08% +22.92%
10th Percentile £313 £350 £341
90th Percentile £413 £520 £444
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £38.00 £41.63
% change year-on-year +18.42% -8.71% +85.00%

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

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4534 5902 4711
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.64% 94.99% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2862 3538 2697
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £231 £213
90th Percentile £540 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 239 273
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.13 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.17% -11.76% +4.94%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.53
90th Percentile £43.75 £38.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
% change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%

Software Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Software Project Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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
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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +2 3 £350 -24.32%
Wolverhampton - 3 £325 -
Birmingham +6 2 £425 +3.03% 4
Staffordshire +10 1 - -
Software Project Manager
England

Software Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (55.56%) Project Management
2 3 (33.33%) Degree
2 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 3 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 2 (22.22%) C#
3 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) MVC
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) Retail
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (11.11%) IEC 62304
4 1 (11.11%) Acceptance Criteria
4 1 (11.11%) Profibus
4 1 (11.11%) SDLC
4 1 (11.11%) DBS Check
4 1 (11.11%) Confluence
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
4 1 (11.11%) IEC 61508
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (11.11%) JIRA
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
2 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (55.56%) Project Management
2 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 2 (22.22%) MVC
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Acceptance Criteria
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) SDLC
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) C
2 1 (11.11%) C++
2 1 (11.11%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) DBS Check
2 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) IEC 61508
1 1 (11.11%) IEC 62304
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft