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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 56 54 52
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Project 3 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.40% 1.31% 1.52%
As % of the Applications category 4.00% 9.35% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 9
Average daily rate
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£325 £293 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £244 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £563 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.12% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £16.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+34.37% -49.29%
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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
75 107 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 10.07% 13.97% 14.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 50 59
Average daily rate £300 £293 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -8.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £157 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 8
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.10 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.50% -18.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.15 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.40 £25.40 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.22 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.46% -1.79%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 14 (45.16%) MS Excel
2 13 (41.94%) Finance
3 12 (38.71%) PRINCE2
4 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
5 10 (32.26%) Project Management
6 6 (19.35%) Change Management
6 6 (19.35%) ITIL
7 5 (16.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
8 4 (12.90%) Data Migration
8 4 (12.90%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (12.90%) Migration
8 4 (12.90%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (12.90%) MS Office
8 4 (12.90%) Firewall
9 3 (9.68%) Banking
9 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (9.68%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (6.45%) Business Transformation
10 2 (6.45%) Programme Management
10 2 (6.45%) Retail
10 2 (6.45%) SQL
10 2 (6.45%) MS Visio
10 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (3.23%) NetApp
11 1 (3.23%) Six Sigma
11 1 (3.23%) Cisco

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (3.23%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.23%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 14 (45.16%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.90%) MS Office
2 4 (12.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (6.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.23%) SyteLine
2 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) Firewall
General
1 13 (41.94%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Retail
4 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Analyst
2 7 (22.58%) Project Manager
3 4 (12.90%) Technical Manager
3 4 (12.90%) Technical Project Manager
3 4 (12.90%) Programme Office Support
3 4 (12.90%) PMO Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Firewall Administrator
6 1 (3.23%) Lean Practitioner
6 1 (3.23%) Lead Business Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Business Process Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Project Planner
6 1 (3.23%) Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Implementation Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Project Officer
6 1 (3.23%) Finance Project Manager
6 1 (3.23%) SAP Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Process Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.23%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) PRINCE2
2 10 (32.26%) Project Management
3 6 (19.35%) Change Management
3 6 (19.35%) ITIL
4 4 (12.90%) Migration
4 4 (12.90%) Data Migration
4 4 (12.90%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.45%) Programme Management
6 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.45%) Business Transformation
7 1 (3.23%) Transition Management
7 1 (3.23%) Dependency Management
7 1 (3.23%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.23%) Coaching
7 1 (3.23%) Change Control
7 1 (3.23%) Capacity Management
7 1 (3.23%) Business Analysis
7 1 (3.23%) Matrix Management
7 1 (3.23%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.23%) Degree
3 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
1 1 (3.23%) P3O
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) Sun
2 1 (3.23%) NetApp
2 1 (3.23%) VMware
2 1 (3.23%) SAP
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco