The table below looks at the statistics for MS Project skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 55 52 43
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -9
Contract jobs citing MS Project 9 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.15% 1.38% 2.08%
As % of the Applications category 9.09% 9.18% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 11
Average daily rate
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£425 £318 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.85% -16.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £270 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £343 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £349 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.58% +7.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.55 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-5.42% -36.36%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Applications Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
99 98 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 12.68% 14.98% 14.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 63 64
Average daily rate £315 £265 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.86% -27.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £124 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £405 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 2
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.98 £15.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £10.00 £13.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.80 £19.30 £18.34
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Project across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Project Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

MS Project
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Project across the Birmingham region.

MS Project Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

MS Project
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Project across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

MS Project Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

MS Project
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Project across the Birmingham region.

MS Project Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing MS Project also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Project.

1 11 (68.75%) Finance
2 10 (62.50%) MS Excel
3 9 (56.25%) Project Management
4 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (43.75%) PRINCE2
5 7 (43.75%) SharePoint
6 5 (31.25%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (31.25%) MS Office
7 4 (25.00%) Banking
8 3 (18.75%) Programme Management
8 3 (18.75%) Resource Management
8 3 (18.75%) Change Control
8 3 (18.75%) ITIL
8 3 (18.75%) PMI
8 3 (18.75%) Change Management
8 3 (18.75%) PMI Certification
9 2 (12.50%) PMP
9 2 (12.50%) Windows
9 2 (12.50%) Cisco
9 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
9 2 (12.50%) QA
9 2 (12.50%) P3O
9 2 (12.50%) MS Project Server
9 2 (12.50%) CA Clarity
10 1 (6.25%) QlikView
10 1 (6.25%) Credit Risk
10 1 (6.25%) Product Management
10 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications
10 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing MS Project also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Project. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (43.75%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 10 (62.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (31.25%) MS Office
2 5 (31.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) CA Clarity
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) QlikView
General
1 11 (68.75%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) PMO Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Project Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Programme Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Junior
5 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) PMO Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Coordinator
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Development Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Manager
5 1 (6.25%) IT Development Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) PMI
2 1 (6.25%) Credit Risk
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Project Management
2 7 (43.75%) PRINCE2
3 3 (18.75%) Programme Management
3 3 (18.75%) Change Management
3 3 (18.75%) Resource Management
3 3 (18.75%) Change Control
3 3 (18.75%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) Software Deployment
4 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.25%) Coaching
4 1 (6.25%) Product Management
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.25%) Workflow
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) Document Management
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.25%) Service Management
4 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) PMI Certification
2 2 (12.50%) PMP
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
1 2 (12.50%) P3O
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) IBM
3 1 (6.25%) Avaya
3 1 (6.25%) NetApp
3 1 (6.25%) VMware