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 23 July 2016 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Project
Rank 74 66 82
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +16
Contract jobs citing MS Project 72 55 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.30% 2.30% 1.70%
As % of the Applications category 18.60% 17.24% 10.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 37 12
Median daily rate £330 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £469 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £358 £363
% change year-on-year
-2.93% -1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 11
Median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% +36.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £31.40 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-29.49% +99.36%
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
387 319 367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.34% 13.35% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 175 155
Median daily rate £325 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
- +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 37 65
Median hourly rate £14.34 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.40% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £11.00 £9.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £32.80 £28.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+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 23 July 2016.

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 23 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Warwickshire +4 17 £365 -15.60% 1
Coventry -10 16 £381 -12.85% 3
Birmingham -14 13 £275 -38.20% 1
Staffordshire -4 8 £173 -56.87%
Solihull -9 5 £275 -8.33%
Wolverhampton +4 4 £378 -8.47%
Shropshire -31 2 - - 2
West Bromwich - 2 - -
MS Project
England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, 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 53 (42.06%) MS Excel
2 52 (41.27%) Project Management
3 46 (36.51%) Microsoft
4 45 (35.71%) PRINCE2
5 36 (28.57%) MS Office
6 33 (26.19%) Finance
7 29 (23.02%) MS Visio
8 28 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
9 24 (19.05%) MS PowerPoint
10 20 (15.87%) Project Planning
11 17 (13.49%) SharePoint
12 16 (12.70%) Change Management
13 15 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
14 13 (10.32%) Windows
15 12 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
16 10 (7.94%) Project Governance
16 10 (7.94%) Migration
17 9 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 9 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 8 (6.35%) Resource Management
18 8 (6.35%) Change Control
18 8 (6.35%) ISEB
18 8 (6.35%) LAN
18 8 (6.35%) WAN
19 7 (5.56%) ITIL
19 7 (5.56%) Service Management
19 7 (5.56%) Banking
19 7 (5.56%) SDLC
19 7 (5.56%) Data Migration
20 6 (4.76%) Data Protection

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 17 (13.49%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.59%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.79%) Documentum
3 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.79%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.79%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.79%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.79%) WebLogic
Applications
1 53 (42.06%) MS Excel
2 36 (28.57%) MS Office
3 29 (23.02%) MS Visio
4 24 (19.05%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (2.38%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.79%) HFM
1 1 (0.79%) Primavera
1 1 (0.79%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.17%) Office 365
2 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.59%) SaaS
4 1 (0.79%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.35%) LAN
1 8 (6.35%) WAN
2 3 (2.38%) Skype
3 2 (1.59%) Intranet
4 1 (0.79%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.79%) NAS
4 1 (0.79%) SAN
4 1 (0.79%) WebEx
4 1 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.59%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 3 (2.38%) JIRA
1 3 (2.38%) JIRA Agile
1 3 (2.38%) VersionOne
General
1 33 (26.19%) Finance
2 7 (5.56%) Banking
3 4 (3.17%) Automotive
3 4 (3.17%) German Language
4 3 (2.38%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.59%) Legal
5 2 (1.59%) Local Government
5 2 (1.59%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.79%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (23.81%) Project Manager
2 24 (19.05%) Analyst
3 17 (13.49%) Programme Planner
4 11 (8.73%) PMO Analyst
5 10 (7.94%) Project Planner
6 9 (7.14%) Coordinator
6 9 (7.14%) Support Officer
7 7 (5.56%) PMO Manager
7 7 (5.56%) Project Officer
7 7 (5.56%) Project Support Officer
8 6 (4.76%) Business Analyst
8 6 (4.76%) Project Coordinator
9 5 (3.97%) Agile Project Manager
9 5 (3.97%) Financial Analyst
9 5 (3.97%) Information Manager
9 5 (3.97%) PMO Planner
10 4 (3.17%) IT Manager
10 4 (3.17%) PMO Project Manager
10 4 (3.17%) Service Analyst
10 4 (3.17%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.97%) Management Information System
2 5 (3.97%) NHS
3 4 (3.17%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.38%) Credit Risk
4 3 (2.38%) PMI
5 2 (1.59%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.79%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.32%) Windows
2 4 (3.17%) Linux
2 4 (3.17%) Unix
3 3 (2.38%) AIX
3 3 (2.38%) Solaris
3 3 (2.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (41.27%) Project Management
2 45 (35.71%) PRINCE2
3 28 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (15.87%) Project Planning
5 16 (12.70%) Change Management
6 15 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (7.94%) Migration
7 10 (7.94%) Project Governance
8 9 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 8 (6.35%) Change Control
9 8 (6.35%) Resource Management
10 7 (5.56%) Data Migration
10 7 (5.56%) ITIL
10 7 (5.56%) SDLC
10 7 (5.56%) Service Management
11 6 (4.76%) Business Transformation
11 6 (4.76%) Data Protection
11 6 (4.76%) Programme Governance
11 6 (4.76%) Programme Management
11 6 (4.76%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.38%) SQL
2 2 (1.59%) C
3 1 (0.79%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 8 (6.35%) ISEB
3 5 (3.97%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.17%) APMP
4 4 (3.17%) CISM
4 4 (3.17%) CISSP
4 4 (3.17%) Degree
5 3 (2.38%) PMI Certification
5 3 (2.38%) PMP
6 2 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.79%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.79%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.76%) QA
2 3 (2.38%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 46 (36.51%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.76%) Avaya
3 5 (3.97%) Oracle
4 3 (2.38%) Rally
4 3 (2.38%) SAP
5 2 (1.59%) Niku
5 2 (1.59%) Sun
6 1 (0.79%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.79%) HP
6 1 (0.79%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.79%) Pega
6 1 (0.79%) Remedy
6 1 (0.79%) Sybase
6 1 (0.79%) webMethods
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