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 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Project
Rank 16 19 29
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +10
Contract jobs citing MS Project 6 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 3.92% 1.49% 0.50%
As % of the Applications category 33.33% 10.53% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate £525 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.17 £20.35 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+82.69% -3.11%
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
18 19 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 11.76% 14.18% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 8
Average daily rate £450 £350 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -26.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.18
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -4.47%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Project across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

MS Project Daily Rate Histogram 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 26 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 5 (83.33%) MS Excel
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
1 5 (83.33%) Project Management
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Automotive
2 3 (50.00%) PRINCE
2 3 (50.00%) Primavera
2 3 (50.00%) SAP
2 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (33.33%) MS Office
3 2 (33.33%) People Management
3 2 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (33.33%) Logistics
3 2 (33.33%) Change Control
3 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (33.33%) Quality Management
4 1 (16.67%) Legal
4 1 (16.67%) Aerospace
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (16.67%) Marketing
4 1 (16.67%) Smart Meter
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Retail
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (83.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (33.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Primavera
General
1 3 (50.00%) Automotive
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
1 3 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (16.67%) Aerospace
2 1 (16.67%) Legal
2 1 (16.67%) Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Project Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Business Change Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Business Change Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Business Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Business Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Change Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Change Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) PMO Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Project Management
2 3 (50.00%) PRINCE
2 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (33.33%) Change Control
3 2 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (33.33%) Logistics
3 2 (33.33%) People Management
3 2 (33.33%) Quality Management
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) SAP