The table below looks at the statistics for MS Project skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Project
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 26 23 21
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Project 1 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.53% 1.38% 4.72%
As % of the Applications category 5.56% 11.76% 35.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
Median daily rate £425 £275 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% -31.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -1.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.48 £40.00 £20.35
% change year-on-year
+6.18% +96.60%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

Applications Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
18 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 9.52% 11.72% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 8
Median daily rate £300 £320 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £208 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Median hourly rate £165.00 £13.81 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1095.21% +20.04%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.24 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-13.68% +13.79%

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Staffordshire region citing MS Project as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Applications category.

MS Project Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

MS Project
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

MS Project Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

MS Project
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

MS Project Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

MS Project
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Project within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cannock - 1 £425 -
MS Project
West Midlands

MS Project
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for MS Project.

1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) MS Project Server
2 1 (33.33%) Resource Management
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (33.33%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (33.33%) Project Governance
2 1 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Matrix Organization

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 (33.33%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) IT Manager
1 1 (33.33%) IT Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Programme Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Programme Test Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Test Programme Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Project Governance
2 1 (33.33%) Resource Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft