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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Project
Rank 50 49 43
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Contract jobs citing MS Project 10 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.48% 1.31% 1.05%
As % of the Applications category 14.08% 7.48% 6.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 5
Average daily rate £340 £285 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.29% -9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £279 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £342 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £367 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.69% -2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.31 £20.35 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+93.19% -27.33%
MS Project
West Midlands

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
71 107 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 10.49% 17.51% 15.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 53 47
Average daily rate £340 £300 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 9
Average hourly rate £11.93 £13.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.26% +13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.73 £10.23 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £15.75 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.10 £14.65 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -2.33%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016, 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 8 (57.14%) PRINCE2
2 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 5 (35.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 5 (35.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (35.71%) Finance
3 5 (35.71%) Degree
3 5 (35.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (28.57%) Project Management
4 4 (28.57%) Risk Management
4 4 (28.57%) MS Visio
5 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
5 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
5 3 (21.43%) MS Office
5 3 (21.43%) ITIL
5 3 (21.43%) Office 365
6 2 (14.29%) IT Governance
6 2 (14.29%) P3O
6 2 (14.29%) APMP
6 2 (14.29%) QA
6 2 (14.29%) Matrix Management
6 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Avaya
6 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
7 1 (7.14%) Change Management
7 1 (7.14%) ITSM
7 1 (7.14%) Service Management
7 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
7 1 (7.14%) SEO
7 1 (7.14%) Workflow
7 1 (7.14%) EMC

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (28.57%) MS Visio
3 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
3 3 (21.43%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) LAN
1 1 (7.14%) VoIP
1 1 (7.14%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Project Manager
2 4 (28.57%) Implementation Manager
3 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Coordinator
4 2 (14.29%) Implementation Project Manager
4 2 (14.29%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (14.29%) IT Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Office 365 Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Project Implementation Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Project Office Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Implementation Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Business IT Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
1 1 (7.14%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) PRINCE2
2 5 (35.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (28.57%) Project Management
3 4 (28.57%) Risk Management
4 3 (21.43%) ITIL
5 2 (14.29%) IT Governance
5 2 (14.29%) Matrix Management
5 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Change Management
6 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
6 1 (7.14%) ITSM
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Resource Management
6 1 (7.14%) SEO
6 1 (7.14%) Service Management
6 1 (7.14%) System Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
6 1 (7.14%) Time Management
6 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) ActionScript
1 1 (7.14%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Degree
1 5 (35.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (14.29%) APMP
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) P3O
1 2 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Avaya
3 1 (7.14%) EMC
3 1 (7.14%) NICE Systems
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle