The first table below looks at the demand for MS Project skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 29 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 Staffordshire 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 19 22 29
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +7
Contract jobs citing MS Project 2 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.67% 1.72% 2.51%
As % of the Applications category 8.70% 16.67% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate
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£213 £270 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.29% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £339
% change year-on-year
+4.21% +3.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £37.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-57.33% +44.23%
Applications Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
23 12 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 19.17% 10.34% 12.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 12
Average daily rate £213 £210 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% -35.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £379 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 4
Average hourly rate £16.25 £11.13 £16.36
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.00% -31.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.73 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £13.23 £16.71
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.96 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.26% -6.50%
MS Project
West Midlands

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Project across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Project within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cannock - 2 £213 -
Burton-upon-Trent - - - -
MS Project
West Midlands

MS Project
Top 6 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 2 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Programme Management
1 2 (100.00%) MS Project Server

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (100.00%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) PMO Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Programme Management