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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 61 61 52
Rank change year-on-year
0 -9
Contract jobs citing MS Project 70 53 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.58% 2.24% 2.97%
As % of the Applications category 17.72% 13.87% 18.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 28 22
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £187 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £477 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £360 £335
% change year-on-year
-1.38% +7.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 12
Average hourly rate £19.93 £15.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.83% -54.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.80 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.20 £33.24 £34.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £28.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-21.05% -13.63%
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
395 382 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.58% 16.16% 16.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 144 124
Average daily rate £313 £305 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.45% +10.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £445 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 55 68
Average hourly rate £20.25 £15.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -38.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £10.00 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £32.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -9.09%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +6 19 £288 -39.36% 3
Coventry +2 15 £481 +33.68% 1
Solihull +5 4 £250 -9.09%
Staffordshire - 4 £400 -
Shropshire -9 3 - - 2
Worcestershire - - - -
MS Project
England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 55 (52.88%) MS Excel
2 52 (50.00%) Project Management
3 49 (47.12%) PRINCE2
4 39 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 25 (24.04%) Finance
6 21 (20.19%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (19.23%) MS PowerPoint
8 19 (18.27%) SharePoint
8 19 (18.27%) MS Office
8 19 (18.27%) Analytical Skills
9 18 (17.31%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (16.35%) Project Planning
11 14 (13.46%) MS Visio
12 12 (11.54%) ITIL
12 12 (11.54%) PRINCE
13 11 (10.58%) Automotive
13 11 (10.58%) Continuous Improvement
14 10 (9.62%) Business Transformation
14 10 (9.62%) Dependency Management
14 10 (9.62%) Change Management
14 10 (9.62%) Programme Management
15 9 (8.65%) Risk Management
15 9 (8.65%) SAP
16 8 (7.69%) Waterfall
16 8 (7.69%) Change Control
16 8 (7.69%) PMI Certification
16 8 (7.69%) Security Cleared
16 8 (7.69%) Degree
17 7 (6.73%) CA PPM
17 7 (6.73%) PRINCE2 Certification

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 19 (18.27%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.81%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.96%) Documentum
Applications
1 55 (52.88%) MS Excel
2 20 (19.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 19 (18.27%) MS Office
4 14 (13.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (6.73%) CA PPM
2 4 (3.85%) Primavera
3 1 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.96%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.92%) Internet
2 1 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.96%) WAN
2 1 (0.96%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.88%) Oracle OWB
2 2 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.96%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (3.85%) JIRA
2 1 (0.96%) Hudson
2 1 (0.96%) Zephyr
2 1 (0.96%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.96%) ClearQuest
General
1 25 (24.04%) Finance
2 11 (10.58%) Automotive
3 4 (3.85%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.85%) Retail
4 3 (2.88%) Banking
5 1 (0.96%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.96%) Electronics
5 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.96%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 30 (28.85%) Project Manager
2 15 (14.42%) Project Planner
3 11 (10.58%) Analyst
4 9 (8.65%) PMO Analyst
4 9 (8.65%) Planning Manager
5 5 (4.81%) Agile Project Manager
5 5 (4.81%) Administrator
5 5 (4.81%) Programme Office Support
6 4 (3.85%) Project Officer
6 4 (3.85%) IT Project Manager
6 4 (3.85%) Project Support Officer
6 4 (3.85%) Programme Planner
7 3 (2.88%) Junior
7 3 (2.88%) PMO Administrator
7 3 (2.88%) Junior Project Manager
8 2 (1.92%) Project Administrator
8 2 (1.92%) Delivery Manager
8 2 (1.92%) Consultant
8 2 (1.92%) Programme Manager
8 2 (1.92%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.96%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.27%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.73%) PMI
3 3 (2.88%) NHS
4 2 (1.92%) EPoS
4 2 (1.92%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.96%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.96%) Wiki
5 1 (0.96%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.96%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.92%) Android
1 2 (1.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (50.00%) Project Management
2 49 (47.12%) PRINCE2
3 21 (20.19%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (17.31%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (16.35%) Project Planning
6 12 (11.54%) ITIL
6 12 (11.54%) PRINCE
7 11 (10.58%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (9.62%) Business Transformation
8 10 (9.62%) Programme Management
8 10 (9.62%) Dependency Management
8 10 (9.62%) Change Management
9 9 (8.65%) Risk Management
10 8 (7.69%) Waterfall
10 8 (7.69%) Change Control
11 7 (6.73%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 7 (6.73%) Software Delivery
12 6 (5.77%) Service Management
12 6 (5.77%) ERP
12 6 (5.77%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.92%) Java
1 2 (1.92%) JavaScript
1 2 (1.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (7.69%) PMI Certification
1 8 (7.69%) Degree
1 8 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 6 (5.77%) PMP
4 5 (4.81%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.85%) APMP
6 3 (2.88%) PgMP
6 3 (2.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.96%) ISEB
8 1 (0.96%) MAPM
8 1 (0.96%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.96%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.77%) P3O
2 1 (0.96%) QA
Vendors
1 39 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.65%) SAP
3 3 (2.88%) Oracle
3 3 (2.88%) CA
4 2 (1.92%) Google
4 2 (1.92%) Fujitsu
5 1 (0.96%) Verint
5 1 (0.96%) Apple
5 1 (0.96%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.96%) Cadence