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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Project
Rank 27 22 24
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs citing MS Project 4 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.02% 0.56% 1.69%
As % of the Applications category 28.57% 12.50% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
Median daily rate £375 - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+34.88% +34.37%
MS Project
England

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
14 8 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 7.07% 4.49% 10.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 10
Median daily rate £475 £398 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.49% -11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £245 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.44% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Midlands region citing MS Project as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MS Project also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for MS Project.

1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
1 7 (63.64%) Project Management
2 6 (54.55%) Primavera
3 4 (36.36%) PMP
3 4 (36.36%) PMI Certification
3 4 (36.36%) Oracle
3 4 (36.36%) PeopleSoft
3 4 (36.36%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (36.36%) CRM
3 4 (36.36%) Change Management
3 4 (36.36%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (36.36%) QA
4 3 (27.27%) People Management
4 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
5 2 (18.18%) PRINCE
5 2 (18.18%) Contingency Planning
5 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
5 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (9.09%) Logistics
6 1 (9.09%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (9.09%) Finance
6 1 (9.09%) Automotive
6 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
6 1 (9.09%) Change Control
6 1 (9.09%) Quality Management
6 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
6 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
6 1 (9.09%) MS Office

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Primavera
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle Reports
General
1 1 (9.09%) Automotive
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Project Manager
2 4 (36.36%) Oracle Project Manager
3 3 (27.27%) Project Planner
3 3 (27.27%) Senior Project Planner
4 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (9.09%) PMO Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Project Management
2 4 (36.36%) Change Management
2 4 (36.36%) CRM
2 4 (36.36%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (27.27%) People Management
4 2 (18.18%) Contingency Planning
4 2 (18.18%) PRINCE
4 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (9.09%) Change Control
5 1 (9.09%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (9.09%) Logistics
5 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 1 (9.09%) Quality Management
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) PMI Certification
1 4 (36.36%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) Oracle
2 4 (36.36%) PeopleSoft