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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 80 66 81
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +15
Contract jobs citing MS Project 35 60 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.42% 2.35% 1.50%
As % of the Applications category 11.33% 15.58% 11.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 26 18
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £520 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £373 £349
% change year-on-year
-6.71% +6.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.50 £25.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -34.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £14.80 £15.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.10 £18.00 £35.27
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £16.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+34.37% -49.29%
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 West Midlands region.

Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
309 385 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.52% 15.06% 13.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 168 125
Average daily rate £300 £300 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £152 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 59 31
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.68 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.83% +10.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £9.68 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.20 £35.00 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.51 £15.50 £15.38
% change year-on-year
-6.38% +0.81%

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Project across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 4 September 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Project across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

MS Project Hourly Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Project within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. 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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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
Staffordshire -5 8 £363 +3.57%
Warwickshire -11 6 £400 +6.66%
Solihull -4 4 £420 +29.23% 1
Birmingham -1 3 £325 +8.33% 6
Coventry -2 3 £317 -15.40% 1
Shropshire -7 2 £250 -24.24%
MS Project
England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 69 (61.61%) MS Excel
2 54 (48.21%) PRINCE2
3 48 (42.86%) Project Management
4 44 (39.29%) Microsoft
5 30 (26.79%) Finance
6 29 (25.89%) MS Office
7 21 (18.75%) SharePoint
8 20 (17.86%) MS Visio
9 19 (16.96%) MS PowerPoint
9 19 (16.96%) Analytical Skills
10 18 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 13 (11.61%) Change Management
13 12 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (10.71%) Programme Management
13 12 (10.71%) Project Planning
14 10 (8.93%) ITIL
14 10 (8.93%) Local Government
14 10 (8.93%) Continuous Improvement
15 9 (8.04%) Security Cleared
15 9 (8.04%) Coaching
15 9 (8.04%) Firewall
15 9 (8.04%) Supplier Management
16 8 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 8 (7.14%) VoIP
16 8 (7.14%) Change Control
16 8 (7.14%) PABX
16 8 (7.14%) Business Transformation
16 8 (7.14%) Mentoring
17 7 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 21 (18.75%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.79%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.79%) IBM Notes
2 2 (1.79%) Lync
3 1 (0.89%) CMS
3 1 (0.89%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 69 (61.61%) MS Excel
2 29 (25.89%) MS Office
3 20 (17.86%) MS Visio
4 19 (16.96%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.46%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.89%) SyteLine
2 1 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.89%) SaaS
1 1 (0.89%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.04%) Firewall
2 8 (7.14%) VoIP
2 8 (7.14%) PABX
3 6 (5.36%) LAN
3 6 (5.36%) WAN
4 2 (1.79%) WebEx
5 1 (0.89%) Extranet
5 1 (0.89%) Gigabit Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.89%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.89%) MS Access
1 1 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (0.89%) JIRA
General
1 30 (26.79%) Finance
2 10 (8.93%) Local Government
3 6 (5.36%) Retail
4 4 (3.57%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.57%) Banking
5 2 (1.79%) Automotive
5 2 (1.79%) Legal
5 2 (1.79%) Billing
6 1 (0.89%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (33.04%) Project Manager
2 14 (12.50%) Analyst
3 13 (11.61%) Project Planner
4 9 (8.04%) Project Officer
5 8 (7.14%) PMO Analyst
6 7 (6.25%) Technical Manager
6 7 (6.25%) Technical Project Manager
6 7 (6.25%) Administrator
7 6 (5.36%) Project Support Officer
8 5 (4.46%) Network Manager
8 5 (4.46%) Network Project Manager
8 5 (4.46%) Programme Office Support
9 4 (3.57%) Programme Planner
9 4 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
9 4 (3.57%) Project Administrator
10 3 (2.68%) Service Manager
10 3 (2.68%) Business Analyst
10 3 (2.68%) Programme Manager
10 3 (2.68%) Programme Support Officer
11 2 (1.79%) Lean Practitioner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.89%) .NET
1 1 (0.89%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.96%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.57%) PMI
3 3 (2.68%) NHS
3 3 (2.68%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.79%) Private Cloud
4 2 (1.79%) EPoS
5 1 (0.89%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (0.89%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.89%) DTV
5 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.89%) Tandem
5 1 (0.89%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.79%) Windows
2 1 (0.89%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (48.21%) PRINCE2
2 48 (42.86%) Project Management
3 18 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 13 (11.61%) Change Management
6 12 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (10.71%) Programme Management
6 12 (10.71%) Project Planning
7 10 (8.93%) ITIL
7 10 (8.93%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (8.04%) Coaching
8 9 (8.04%) Supplier Management
9 8 (7.14%) Business Transformation
9 8 (7.14%) Mentoring
9 8 (7.14%) Change Control
10 7 (6.25%) Migration
11 5 (4.46%) PRINCE
12 4 (3.57%) Service Management
12 4 (3.57%) ERP
12 4 (3.57%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.79%) Java
1 2 (1.79%) SQL
2 1 (0.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (8.04%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 7 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 5 (4.46%) Degree
5 4 (3.57%) PMI Certification
6 3 (2.68%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.68%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.79%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 1 (0.89%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.89%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.89%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.89%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.79%) QA
1 2 (1.79%) P3O
System Software
1 2 (1.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.89%) Firmware
Vendors
1 44 (39.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.57%) SAP
3 2 (1.79%) Citrix
3 2 (1.79%) Lotus
3 2 (1.79%) CheckPoint
3 2 (1.79%) IBM
4 1 (0.89%) VMware
4 1 (0.89%) Google
4 1 (0.89%) Verint
4 1 (0.89%) JD Edwards
4 1 (0.89%) NetApp
4 1 (0.89%) Cisco
4 1 (0.89%) Sun