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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 39 58 38
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -20
Contract jobs citing MS Project 29 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.57% 0.47% 1.13%
As % of the Applications category 27.88% 3.37% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 1 1
Average daily rate
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£320 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.06 £19.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+26.63% -42.42%
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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
104 89 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 12.79% 13.88% 14.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 40 23
Average daily rate £350 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £172 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £405 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £305
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 8
Average hourly rate £18.50 £11.00 £11.76
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.18% -6.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £10.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.55 £16.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-7.93% +1.61%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 18 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 14 (38.89%) Project Management
3 13 (36.11%) Finance
4 12 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 11 (30.56%) PRINCE2
6 8 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
8 6 (16.67%) ITIL
9 5 (13.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (13.89%) Change Management
9 5 (13.89%) MS Office
10 4 (11.11%) Firewall
10 4 (11.11%) Migration
10 4 (11.11%) Data Migration
10 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
10 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (8.33%) Banking
11 3 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
11 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
11 3 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
12 2 (5.56%) PRINCE
12 2 (5.56%) SQL
12 2 (5.56%) MS Visio
12 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (5.56%) JIRA
12 2 (5.56%) Programme Management
12 2 (5.56%) Retail

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1 (2.78%) MS Project Server
1 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (13.89%) MS Office
3 4 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (5.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.78%) SyteLine
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 13 (36.11%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Banking
2 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.56%) Retail
4 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 8 (22.22%) Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) Technical Project Manager
3 4 (11.11%) Programme Office Support
3 4 (11.11%) PMO Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) Technical Manager
4 3 (8.33%) Programme Planner
4 3 (8.33%) Administrator
5 2 (5.56%) Business Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Firewall Administrator
6 1 (2.78%) Project Officer
6 1 (2.78%) Finance Project Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Implementation Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Junior Project Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Project Support Officer
6 1 (2.78%) Project Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Change Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Lead Business Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Lean Practitioner
6 1 (2.78%) Junior
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (2.78%) Tandem
2 1 (2.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (38.89%) Project Management
2 11 (30.56%) PRINCE2
3 8 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (16.67%) ITIL
5 5 (13.89%) Change Management
6 4 (11.11%) Migration
6 4 (11.11%) Data Migration
6 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (5.56%) PRINCE
8 2 (5.56%) Programme Management
8 2 (5.56%) Business Transformation
9 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Management
9 1 (2.78%) Transition Management
9 1 (2.78%) Mentoring
9 1 (2.78%) Coaching
9 1 (2.78%) Business Analysis
9 1 (2.78%) Matrix Management
9 1 (2.78%) Capacity Management
9 1 (2.78%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.78%) Degree
5 1 (2.78%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) P3O
1 1 (2.78%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.78%) VMware
2 1 (2.78%) NetApp
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco
2 1 (2.78%) Sun