The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Birmingham region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 55 53 45
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -8
Contract jobs citing MS Project 9 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.26% 0.99% 2.09%
As % of the Applications category 7.83% 6.82% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 11
Average daily rate
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£285 £323 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.62% -11.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £273 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £368 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £37.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-57.33% +47.05%
Applications Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
115 88 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.11% 14.47% 15.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 43 58
Average daily rate £285 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.06% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £205 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £310 £308
% change year-on-year
+1.61% +0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 6
Average hourly rate £11.70 £16.00 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.87% +20.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £19.20 £24.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
MS Project
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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 28 July 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 28 July 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 8 (61.54%) Project Management
1 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 7 (53.85%) PRINCE2
3 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
3 6 (46.15%) SharePoint
3 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
4 4 (30.77%) MS Office
4 4 (30.77%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (23.08%) Resource Management
5 3 (23.08%) Programme Management
5 3 (23.08%) Banking
5 3 (23.08%) ITIL
5 3 (23.08%) PMI Certification
5 3 (23.08%) PMI
6 2 (15.38%) PMP
6 2 (15.38%) Change Management
6 2 (15.38%) MS Project Server
6 2 (15.38%) CA Clarity
6 2 (15.38%) Credit Risk
6 2 (15.38%) Change Control
6 2 (15.38%) P3O
7 1 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (7.69%) Software Deployment
7 1 (7.69%) Risk Analytics
7 1 (7.69%) Analytics
7 1 (7.69%) Market Risk
7 1 (7.69%) Time Management
7 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (7.69%) QA

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (46.15%) SharePoint
2 2 (15.38%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
2 4 (30.77%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (30.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) CA Clarity
General
1 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
1 7 (53.85%) PMO Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Junior
3 1 (7.69%) PMO Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Planning Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Junior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) PMI
2 2 (15.38%) Credit Risk
3 1 (7.69%) Market Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Project Management
2 7 (53.85%) PRINCE2
3 3 (23.08%) ITIL
3 3 (23.08%) Resource Management
3 3 (23.08%) Programme Management
4 2 (15.38%) Change Control
4 2 (15.38%) Change Management
5 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
5 1 (7.69%) Time Management
5 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (7.69%) Software Deployment
5 1 (7.69%) Risk Analytics
5 1 (7.69%) Analytics
5 1 (7.69%) Document Management
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) PMI Certification
2 2 (15.38%) PMP
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) P3O
2 1 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft