The table below looks at the statistics for MS Project skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Project
England / West Midlands
Rank 74 78 69
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -9
Contract jobs citing MS Project 45 46 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.91% 1.90% 1.60%
As % of the Applications category 16.67% 14.98% 10.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 38 24
Median daily rate £353 £350 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% -4.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £233 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £440 £446
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £37.14 £17.67
% change year-on-year
-1.70% +110.12%

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

Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
270 307 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.46% 12.65% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 176 165
Median daily rate £340 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £187 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £480 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 25 49
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.90 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% -12.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.62 £11.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £20.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +10.00%

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West 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 West Midlands

MS Project
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

MS Project Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

MS Project
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Project across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

MS Project Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

MS Project
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

MS Project Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

MS Project
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 January 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
Coventry -11 20 £375 +11.11% 3
Warwickshire 0 10 £338 -36.47% 2
Birmingham -4 6 £295 -13.23% 4
Shropshire +19 3 - -
Herefordshire +5 1 £225 -
Solihull -7 1 £450 +16.88%
MS Project
England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for MS Project.

1 55 (62.50%) MS Excel
2 47 (53.41%) Project Management
3 35 (39.77%) Microsoft
4 34 (38.64%) MS Office
5 30 (34.09%) PRINCE2
6 28 (31.82%) MS Visio
7 23 (26.14%) Finance
8 22 (25.00%) SharePoint
8 22 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 19 (21.59%) Project Planning
10 18 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (18.18%) Change Management
12 12 (13.64%) MS PowerPoint
13 9 (10.23%) Time Management
14 8 (9.09%) ISEB
15 7 (7.95%) Management Information System
15 7 (7.95%) Risk Management
15 7 (7.95%) Programme Management
15 7 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
16 6 (6.82%) People Management
16 6 (6.82%) Data Centre
16 6 (6.82%) Process Improvement
16 6 (6.82%) Contingency Planning
16 6 (6.82%) Resource Management
16 6 (6.82%) Windows
17 5 (5.68%) PMI
17 5 (5.68%) PMI Certification
17 5 (5.68%) Mentoring
18 4 (4.55%) SDLC
18 4 (4.55%) Kalman Filter

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in the West 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 22 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (3.41%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.41%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.27%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 55 (62.50%) MS Excel
2 34 (38.64%) MS Office
3 28 (31.82%) MS Visio
4 12 (13.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (2.27%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (3.41%) Office 365
1 3 (3.41%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.41%) Skype
1 3 (3.41%) WebEx
1 3 (3.41%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (2.27%) LAN
2 2 (2.27%) WAN
3 1 (1.14%) Firewall
3 1 (1.14%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.27%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.14%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.14%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (3.41%) JIRA
2 2 (2.27%) JIRA Agile
2 2 (2.27%) VersionOne
General
1 23 (26.14%) Finance
2 3 (3.41%) Banking
2 3 (3.41%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.27%) Marketing
3 2 (2.27%) Retail
4 1 (1.14%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.14%) Automotive
4 1 (1.14%) German Language
4 1 (1.14%) Law
4 1 (1.14%) Local Government
4 1 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 23 (26.14%) Project Manager
2 15 (17.05%) Project Planner
3 12 (13.64%) Analyst
4 7 (7.95%) Programme Planner
5 6 (6.82%) IT Manager
5 6 (6.82%) IT Project Manager
5 6 (6.82%) PMO Analyst
5 6 (6.82%) Project Officer
5 6 (6.82%) Project Support Officer
5 6 (6.82%) Support Officer
6 5 (5.68%) Coordinator
6 5 (5.68%) PMO Manager
6 5 (5.68%) PMO Planner
6 5 (5.68%) Project Coordinator
7 4 (4.55%) Business Analyst
7 4 (4.55%) Programme Manager
8 3 (3.41%) ITIL Manager
8 3 (3.41%) PMO Lead
8 3 (3.41%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
8 3 (3.41%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (7.95%) Management Information System
2 6 (6.82%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.68%) PMI
4 2 (2.27%) Credit Risk
4 2 (2.27%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.14%) CMDB
5 1 (1.14%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.14%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.82%) Windows
2 4 (4.55%) Linux
3 3 (3.41%) AIX
3 3 (3.41%) Solaris
3 3 (3.41%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.14%) pSOS
4 1 (1.14%) Unix
4 1 (1.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (53.41%) Project Management
2 30 (34.09%) PRINCE2
3 22 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 19 (21.59%) Project Planning
5 18 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (18.18%) Change Management
7 9 (10.23%) Time Management
8 7 (7.95%) Programme Management
8 7 (7.95%) Risk Management
9 6 (6.82%) Contingency Planning
9 6 (6.82%) People Management
9 6 (6.82%) Process Improvement
9 6 (6.82%) Resource Management
10 5 (5.68%) Mentoring
11 4 (4.55%) Agile Project Management
11 4 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
11 4 (4.55%) Line Management
11 4 (4.55%) Migration
11 4 (4.55%) SDLC
11 4 (4.55%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.14%) C
1 1 (1.14%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (9.09%) ISEB
2 5 (5.68%) PMI Certification
3 4 (4.55%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.41%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (2.27%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.14%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.14%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.14%) PMP
6 1 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.41%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.27%) P3O
2 2 (2.27%) QA
3 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 35 (39.77%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.41%) BT
3 2 (2.27%) Avaya
3 2 (2.27%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (2.27%) Niku
4 1 (1.14%) Adobe
4 1 (1.14%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.14%) Cisco
4 1 (1.14%) EMC
4 1 (1.14%) Juniper
4 1 (1.14%) LANDesk
4 1 (1.14%) McKesson
4 1 (1.14%) NICE Systems
4 1 (1.14%) Oracle
4 1 (1.14%) SAP
4 1 (1.14%) TOWER Software