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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 55 52 45
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Contract jobs citing MS Project 8 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.06% 1.21% 2.06%
As % of the Applications category 8.16% 8.33% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 11
Average daily rate
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£350 £318 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.23% -16.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £270 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £343 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £25.78 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-35.99% -6.26%
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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
98 96 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 12.96% 14.57% 15.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 60 64
Average daily rate £308 £295 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.23% -19.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £130 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 3
Average hourly rate £13.75 £13.98 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.61% -26.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £13.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £16.30 £21.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%

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 17 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 17 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 (78.57%) Finance
2 8 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 8 (57.14%) Project Management
3 7 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (42.86%) SharePoint
5 4 (28.57%) MS Office
5 4 (28.57%) Banking
5 4 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (21.43%) Programme Management
6 3 (21.43%) ITIL
6 3 (21.43%) PMI
6 3 (21.43%) PMI Certification
6 3 (21.43%) Resource Management
7 2 (14.29%) Change Control
7 2 (14.29%) P3O
7 2 (14.29%) PMP
7 2 (14.29%) Change Management
7 2 (14.29%) MS Project Server
7 2 (14.29%) CA Clarity
8 1 (7.14%) Document Management
8 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
8 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution
8 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
8 1 (7.14%) IBM
8 1 (7.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
8 1 (7.14%) Coaching
8 1 (7.14%) Software Deployment

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 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 6 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 2 (14.29%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 8 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (28.57%) MS Office
2 4 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) CA Clarity
General
1 11 (78.57%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) PMO Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Programme Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Junior
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Coordinator
4 1 (7.14%) PMO Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) PMI
2 1 (7.14%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Project Management
2 7 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (21.43%) Programme Management
3 3 (21.43%) ITIL
3 3 (21.43%) Resource Management
4 2 (14.29%) Change Control
4 2 (14.29%) Change Management
5 1 (7.14%) Document Management
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.14%) Coaching
5 1 (7.14%) Software Deployment
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) PMI Certification
2 2 (14.29%) PMP
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) P3O
2 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) IBM