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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 72 59 71
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +12
Contract jobs citing MS Project 35 50 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.62% 2.40% 1.82%
As % of the Applications category 10.77% 15.15% 11.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 23 12
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£366 £335 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.25% +21.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £138 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £471 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £335
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 9
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -37.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £14.80 £32.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.66 £21.00 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.35 £21.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-3.11% -37.31%
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
325 330 289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.03% 15.83% 15.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 158 113
Average daily rate £320 £300 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £140 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 41 63
Average hourly rate £13.75 £17.48 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.31% +9.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £10.00 £10.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.27 £22.69 £34.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Birmingham 0 8 £285 -9.52% 2
Staffordshire - 5 £400 - 1
Coventry -2 3 £375 -23.46% 1
Solihull +5 2 - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 1
MS Project
England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 49 (54.44%) Project Management
2 47 (52.22%) PRINCE2
3 44 (48.89%) MS Excel
4 28 (31.11%) Finance
5 26 (28.89%) Microsoft
5 26 (28.89%) MS Office
6 20 (22.22%) Project Planning
7 18 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (17.78%) SharePoint
8 16 (17.78%) MS PowerPoint
9 13 (14.44%) SAP
10 12 (13.33%) ITIL
10 12 (13.33%) MS Visio
10 12 (13.33%) Change Management
10 12 (13.33%) Change Control
11 10 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (11.11%) Automotive
12 9 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (10.00%) Programme Management
12 9 (10.00%) Critical Path Analysis
12 9 (10.00%) ERP
12 9 (10.00%) Oracle
12 9 (10.00%) Business Transformation
12 9 (10.00%) Waterfall
13 8 (8.89%) CA Clarity
14 7 (7.78%) Business Analysis
14 7 (7.78%) PMI Certification
14 7 (7.78%) Service Delivery
15 6 (6.67%) Service Management
15 6 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 16 (17.78%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.33%) Documentum
3 1 (1.11%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (1.11%) Lync
3 1 (1.11%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.11%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 44 (48.89%) MS Excel
2 26 (28.89%) MS Office
3 16 (17.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (13.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (8.89%) CA Clarity
2 3 (3.33%) Oracle HRMS
3 2 (2.22%) Agresso
4 1 (1.11%) SAP PP
4 1 (1.11%) SAP APO
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.44%) Internet
2 1 (1.11%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.11%) WAN
2 1 (1.11%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.11%) Intranet
2 1 (1.11%) Gigabit Ethernet
2 1 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.44%) Oracle OWB
2 3 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.11%) QlikView
3 1 (1.11%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (2.22%) JIRA
2 1 (1.11%) Zephyr
2 1 (1.11%) Hudson
General
1 28 (31.11%) Finance
2 10 (11.11%) Automotive
3 4 (4.44%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.33%) Banking
5 2 (2.22%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.22%) Retail
6 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.11%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 30 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 15 (16.67%) Analyst
3 8 (8.89%) PMO Analyst
4 7 (7.78%) Coordinator
4 7 (7.78%) Project Coordinator
4 7 (7.78%) Project Planner
5 6 (6.67%) Project Analyst
6 5 (5.56%) Project Support Analyst
6 5 (5.56%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.44%) Programme Manager
8 3 (3.33%) Agile Project Manager
8 3 (3.33%) Programme Planner
8 3 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (3.33%) Consultant
9 2 (2.22%) Administrator
9 2 (2.22%) Junior Project Manager
9 2 (2.22%) IT Project Manager
9 2 (2.22%) Delivery Manager
9 2 (2.22%) Junior
9 2 (2.22%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.11%) Android SDK
1 1 (1.11%) XML
1 1 (1.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.67%) PMI
3 3 (3.33%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.22%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.22%) NHS
5 1 (1.11%) User Experience
5 1 (1.11%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.11%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.11%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.11%) Wiki
5 1 (1.11%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.11%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.11%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.11%) iPad
5 1 (1.11%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.44%) Windows
2 1 (1.11%) Windows Vista
2 1 (1.11%) Android
2 1 (1.11%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.11%) Windows 2000
2 1 (1.11%) UNIX
2 1 (1.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (54.44%) Project Management
2 47 (52.22%) PRINCE2
3 20 (22.22%) Project Planning
4 18 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (13.33%) ITIL
5 12 (13.33%) Change Management
5 12 (13.33%) Change Control
6 9 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (10.00%) Programme Management
6 9 (10.00%) Critical Path Analysis
6 9 (10.00%) ERP
6 9 (10.00%) Business Transformation
6 9 (10.00%) Waterfall
7 7 (7.78%) Business Analysis
7 7 (7.78%) Service Delivery
8 6 (6.67%) Service Management
9 5 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (5.56%) Document Management
9 5 (5.56%) Risk Management
10 4 (4.44%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.33%) C
2 2 (2.22%) SQL
2 2 (2.22%) Java
3 1 (1.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (7.78%) PMI Certification
2 6 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 6 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.56%) PMP
4 4 (4.44%) Degree
5 3 (3.33%) PgMP
5 3 (3.33%) APMP
6 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.22%) MCSE
6 2 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (2.22%) APMG
7 1 (1.11%) MCITP
7 1 (1.11%) MAPM
7 1 (1.11%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.11%) MCP
7 1 (1.11%) SAP Certification
7 1 (1.11%) ISEB
7 1 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.11%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.44%) P3O
2 1 (1.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 26 (28.89%) Microsoft
2 13 (14.44%) SAP
3 9 (10.00%) Oracle
4 3 (3.33%) Primavera
4 3 (3.33%) CA
4 3 (3.33%) Cadence
5 2 (2.22%) Cisco
5 2 (2.22%) Fujitsu
6 1 (1.11%) Google
6 1 (1.11%) IBM
6 1 (1.11%) webMethods
6 1 (1.11%) Avaya
6 1 (1.11%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.11%) NetApp
6 1 (1.11%) Apple
6 1 (1.11%) VMware
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