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 1 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Project
Rank 74 59 91
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +32
Contract jobs citing MS Project 67 64 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.24% 2.69% 1.34%
As % of the Applications category 17.54% 18.71% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 41 12
Median daily rate £327 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.37% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £215 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
-10.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Median hourly rate - - £17.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £31.95 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-20.18% +77.50%
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
382 342 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.78% 14.40% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 184 136
Median daily rate £325 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £140 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 35 71
Median hourly rate £13.00 £17.25 £17.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.63% -3.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.68 £9.83 £10.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.12 £31.80 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%

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 1 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 1 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
Coventry +2 19 £363 -17.14% 1
Warwickshire +3 13 £365 +12.74% 4
Birmingham -13 10 £400 -6.70% 4
Staffordshire -2 6 £170 -57.50%
Solihull -17 4 £255 -15.00% 2
Shropshire -32 3 £538 - 1
Wolverhampton 0 2 £416 +0.60%
West Bromwich - 2 - -
MS Project
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MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 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 44 (39.64%) MS Excel
1 44 (39.64%) Project Management
2 42 (37.84%) Microsoft
3 38 (34.23%) PRINCE2
4 33 (29.73%) MS Office
5 29 (26.13%) Finance
6 25 (22.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 24 (21.62%) MS Visio
8 23 (20.72%) MS PowerPoint
9 15 (13.51%) SharePoint
10 14 (12.61%) Project Planning
11 13 (11.71%) Change Management
12 12 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (9.91%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (9.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 9 (8.11%) Project Governance
15 9 (8.11%) Windows
16 8 (7.21%) LAN
16 8 (7.21%) WAN
16 8 (7.21%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 7 (6.31%) Change Control
17 7 (6.31%) Service Management
17 7 (6.31%) Banking
18 6 (5.41%) Migration
18 6 (5.41%) ITIL
18 6 (5.41%) Avaya
18 6 (5.41%) Resource Management
18 6 (5.41%) QA
18 6 (5.41%) Data Migration
18 6 (5.41%) 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 15 (13.51%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.90%) Confluence
2 1 (0.90%) Documentum
2 1 (0.90%) MQSeries
2 1 (0.90%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.90%) WebLogic
Applications
1 44 (39.64%) MS Excel
2 33 (29.73%) MS Office
3 24 (21.62%) MS Visio
4 23 (20.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (2.70%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.90%) HFM
1 1 (0.90%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.60%) Office 365
2 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.21%) LAN
1 8 (7.21%) WAN
2 2 (1.80%) Intranet
3 1 (0.90%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.90%) NAS
3 1 (0.90%) SAN
3 1 (0.90%) Skype
3 1 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.80%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 4 (3.60%) JIRA
2 3 (2.70%) JIRA Agile
2 3 (2.70%) VersionOne
General
1 29 (26.13%) Finance
2 7 (6.31%) Banking
3 4 (3.60%) Automotive
3 4 (3.60%) German Language
4 3 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.80%) Legal
5 2 (1.80%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.90%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.90%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.90%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 24 (21.62%) Project Manager
2 23 (20.72%) Analyst
3 17 (15.32%) Programme Planner
4 10 (9.01%) PMO Analyst
5 9 (8.11%) Project Planner
6 8 (7.21%) Support Officer
7 7 (6.31%) Coordinator
7 7 (6.31%) PMO Manager
8 6 (5.41%) Business Analyst
8 6 (5.41%) Project Officer
8 6 (5.41%) Project Support Officer
9 5 (4.50%) Information Manager
10 4 (3.60%) Financial Analyst
10 4 (3.60%) Information Security Manager
10 4 (3.60%) PMO Planner
10 4 (3.60%) PMO Project Manager
10 4 (3.60%) Project Analyst
10 4 (3.60%) Project Coordinator
10 4 (3.60%) Security Manager
10 4 (3.60%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.50%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.50%) NHS
3 2 (1.80%) Credit Risk
3 2 (1.80%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.80%) Driving Licence
3 2 (1.80%) PMI
4 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (0.90%) Social Media
4 1 (0.90%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.11%) Windows
2 4 (3.60%) Unix
3 1 (0.90%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (39.64%) Project Management
2 38 (34.23%) PRINCE2
3 25 (22.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (12.61%) Project Planning
5 13 (11.71%) Change Management
6 11 (9.91%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (8.11%) Project Governance
8 8 (7.21%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 7 (6.31%) Change Control
9 7 (6.31%) Service Management
10 6 (5.41%) Business Transformation
10 6 (5.41%) Data Migration
10 6 (5.41%) Data Protection
10 6 (5.41%) ITIL
10 6 (5.41%) Migration
10 6 (5.41%) Resource Management
11 5 (4.50%) Coaching
11 5 (4.50%) Mentoring
11 5 (4.50%) People Management
11 5 (4.50%) Programme Governance
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.70%) SQL
2 1 (0.90%) ActionScript
2 1 (0.90%) ActionScript 2.0
2 1 (0.90%) C
2 1 (0.90%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (9.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 5 (4.50%) Degree
2 5 (4.50%) ISEB
3 4 (3.60%) APMP
3 4 (3.60%) CISM
3 4 (3.60%) CISSP
4 3 (2.70%) PMI Certification
4 3 (2.70%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.80%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.80%) PMP
5 2 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.90%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.90%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.41%) QA
2 3 (2.70%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.90%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.90%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 42 (37.84%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.41%) Avaya
3 5 (4.50%) Oracle
4 3 (2.70%) Rally
5 2 (1.80%) Niku
5 2 (1.80%) SAP
5 2 (1.80%) Sun
6 1 (0.90%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.90%) HP
6 1 (0.90%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.90%) Pega
6 1 (0.90%) Remedy
6 1 (0.90%) Sybase
6 1 (0.90%) webMethods
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