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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Project
Rank 42 46 58
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +12
Contract jobs citing MS Project 23 21 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.00% 2.60% 0.66%
As % of the Applications category 20.72% 18.92% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 1
Average daily rate £300 £313 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -34.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £363
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £22.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -16.66%
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
111 111 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.47% 13.74% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 72 42
Average daily rate £275 £316 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £451 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 10
Average hourly rate £12.50 £11.93 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +6.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.15 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £26.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -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 28 April 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 28 April 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 15 (48.39%) Microsoft
2 13 (41.94%) PRINCE2
3 11 (35.48%) MS Visio
3 11 (35.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (32.26%) Finance
5 8 (25.81%) MS Excel
6 6 (19.35%) Project Management
6 6 (19.35%) ITIL
7 5 (16.13%) NHS
7 5 (16.13%) Avaya
7 5 (16.13%) SharePoint
7 5 (16.13%) Windows
7 5 (16.13%) LAN
7 5 (16.13%) WAN
7 5 (16.13%) Degree
7 5 (16.13%) Office 365
8 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (12.90%) QA
8 4 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (12.90%) MS Office
8 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (12.90%) Service Management
9 3 (9.68%) Change Management
9 3 (9.68%) German Language
9 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
9 3 (9.68%) Data Quality
9 3 (9.68%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (6.45%) Records Management
10 2 (6.45%) BPSS Clearance

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 5 (16.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) Confluence
2 1 (3.23%) MQSeries
Applications
1 11 (35.48%) MS PowerPoint
1 11 (35.48%) MS Visio
2 8 (25.81%) MS Excel
3 4 (12.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) Office 365
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) LAN
1 5 (16.13%) WAN
2 1 (3.23%) IP Telephony
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) JIRA
General
1 10 (32.26%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) German Language
3 2 (6.45%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Legal
4 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Italian Language
4 1 (3.23%) Spanish Language
4 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Analyst
2 5 (16.13%) Project Manager
3 4 (12.90%) Programme Planner
4 3 (9.68%) Business Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Coordinator
4 3 (9.68%) Implementation Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Business IT Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Governance Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Implementation Project Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Information Governance Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Information Governance Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Information Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (6.45%) IT Business Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Project Coordinator
5 2 (6.45%) Project Implementation Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Project Office Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) NHS
2 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.23%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.23%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (3.23%) Social Media
4 1 (3.23%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) PRINCE2
2 6 (19.35%) ITIL
2 6 (19.35%) Project Management
3 4 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (12.90%) Service Management
3 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (9.68%) Change Management
5 2 (6.45%) Data Management
5 2 (6.45%) Data Protection
5 2 (6.45%) Information Governance
5 2 (6.45%) Matrix Management
5 2 (6.45%) Project Governance
5 2 (6.45%) Records Management
5 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.23%) Analytics
6 1 (3.23%) Process Improvement
6 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (3.23%) Test Strategy
6 1 (3.23%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) ActionScript
1 1 (3.23%) ActionScript 2.0
1 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Degree
2 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.45%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.23%) PMI Certification
5 1 (3.23%) PMP
5 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) QA
2 3 (9.68%) Data Quality
2 3 (9.68%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.23%) SLA
Vendors
1 15 (48.39%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.13%) Avaya
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle
3 2 (6.45%) Sun
4 1 (3.23%) EMC
4 1 (3.23%) JD Edwards
4 1 (3.23%) NICE Systems
4 1 (3.23%) Remedy
4 1 (3.23%) SAP
4 1 (3.23%) Sybase