The table below looks at the statistics for MS Project skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 24 21 32
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +11
Contract jobs citing MS Project 3 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.53% 2.78% 2.07%
As % of the Applications category 16.67% 41.67% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 3
Average daily rate
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£450 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.55 £19.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.89% -30.90%
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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 Midlands region.

Applications Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
18 12 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 9.18% 6.67% 13.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 10
Average daily rate £450 £375 £326
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +15.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £435 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -4.83%

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Project across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Project Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

MS Project
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Project across the Midlands region.

MS Project Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

MS Project
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Project across the Midlands region.

MS Project Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

MS Project
Top 17 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 4 (80.00%) Project Management
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Marketing
3 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Business Transformation
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Legal
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (20.00%) ERP
3 1 (20.00%) ISO 9001
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
General
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Project Manager
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Transformation Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Project Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Business Transformation
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) ERP
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle