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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 48 49 43
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs citing MS Project 17 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.24% 0.72% 1.87%
As % of the Applications category 14.41% 5.00% 10.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 6
Average daily rate
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£269 £413 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.84% +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £356 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.12% +7.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-35.71% +4.47%
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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
118 80 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.57% 14.41% 17.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 42 41
Average daily rate £320 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 18
Average hourly rate £13.75 £11.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.42 £10.20 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.10 £28.00 £15.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015, 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 12 (44.44%) Project Management
2 10 (37.04%) MS Excel
3 9 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 8 (29.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (18.52%) Finance
5 5 (18.52%) MS Office
6 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
7 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
7 3 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
7 3 (11.11%) MS Visio
7 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
8 2 (7.41%) PRINCE
8 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (7.41%) CRM
8 2 (7.41%) Windows
8 2 (7.41%) Project Planning
8 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (7.41%) QA
8 2 (7.41%) Change Control
8 2 (7.41%) JIRA
8 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
8 2 (7.41%) P3O
9 1 (3.70%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (3.70%) MS Project Server
9 1 (3.70%) Resource Management
9 1 (3.70%) QlikView
9 1 (3.70%) Matrix Management

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 10 (37.04%) MS Excel
2 5 (18.52%) MS Office
3 3 (11.11%) MS Visio
3 3 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.70%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.70%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) JIRA
General
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Project Manager
2 5 (18.52%) Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Programme Office Support
3 4 (14.81%) PMO Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Programme Planner
5 1 (3.70%) Implementation Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) IT Development Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Project Officer
5 1 (3.70%) SAP Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Technician
5 1 (3.70%) Development Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) SAP Project Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Junior Project Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Project Support Officer
5 1 (3.70%) Business Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Junior
5 1 (3.70%) Project Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (3.70%) PMI
2 1 (3.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000
2 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) Project Management
2 9 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 8 (29.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 2 (7.41%) PRINCE
5 2 (7.41%) CRM
5 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (7.41%) Project Planning
5 2 (7.41%) Change Control
6 1 (3.70%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.70%) Business Transformation
6 1 (3.70%) Software Deployment
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (3.70%) Transition Management
6 1 (3.70%) Resource Management
6 1 (3.70%) Matrix Management
6 1 (3.70%) Product Management
6 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.70%) Service Management
6 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.70%) PMP
3 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (3.70%) MAPM
3 1 (3.70%) MCP
3 1 (3.70%) MCSE
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
1 2 (7.41%) P3O
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) Avaya
2 1 (3.70%) SAP
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco
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