The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Midlands 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 23 24 25
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Project 3 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.75% 2.68% 3.25%
As % of the Applications category 13.64% 37.50% 29.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
Average daily rate
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£475 £368 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.25% -26.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £37.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-57.33% +47.05%
Applications Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
22 16 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 12.87% 7.14% 11.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 3
Average daily rate £425 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £310 £308
% change year-on-year
+1.61% +0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -52.05%
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 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 28 July 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 3 (75.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) ERP
3 1 (25.00%) ISO 9001
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Legal
3 1 (25.00%) Marketing
3 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Business Transformation

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Legal
1 1 (25.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Project Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Transformation Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Business Transformation
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) ERP
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle