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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 65 75 68
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -7
Contract jobs citing MS Project 63 36 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.45% 1.71% 2.06%
As % of the Applications category 16.71% 12.04% 14.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 24 28
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£350 £328 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% -3.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £255 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £370 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £37.80 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.34% +122.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.55 £19.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.89% -30.90%
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
377 299 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.66% 14.16% 14.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 132 151
Average daily rate £300 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £408 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 32 37
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.85 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £23.55 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -4.83%

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 19 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Project within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
Warwickshire +9 25 £369 +0.68%
Birmingham -3 8 £350 +10.23% 2
Coventry -6 8 £375 +15.38% 1
Solihull +10 2 £325 -
Staffordshire -4 2 £391 +37.28% 1
Worcestershire - - - - 1
MS Project
England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (51.04%) PRINCE2
2 47 (48.96%) Project Management
3 39 (40.63%) MS Excel
4 36 (37.50%) Finance
5 33 (34.38%) Project Planning
6 24 (25.00%) MS Office
7 23 (23.96%) Microsoft
8 19 (19.79%) ERP
9 15 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (14.58%) SAP
11 13 (13.54%) Change Management
12 12 (12.50%) Oracle
13 10 (10.42%) MS PowerPoint
13 10 (10.42%) Programme Management
13 10 (10.42%) ITIL
13 10 (10.42%) MS Visio
13 10 (10.42%) SharePoint
13 10 (10.42%) PMI
13 10 (10.42%) PMI Certification
14 9 (9.38%) Automotive
15 8 (8.33%) Change Control
15 8 (8.33%) Manufacturing
15 8 (8.33%) Business Analysis
15 8 (8.33%) Critical Path Analysis
16 7 (7.29%) Waterfall
17 6 (6.25%) Business Transformation
17 6 (6.25%) CA Clarity
17 6 (6.25%) Degree
17 6 (6.25%) Agresso
17 6 (6.25%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 10 (10.42%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.17%) Documentum
3 2 (2.08%) MS Project Server
3 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.08%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.08%) IIS
3 2 (2.08%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.08%) ColdFusion
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 39 (40.63%) MS Excel
2 24 (25.00%) MS Office
3 10 (10.42%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (10.42%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.04%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (6.25%) CA Clarity
1 6 (6.25%) Agresso
2 3 (3.13%) Oracle HRMS
3 2 (2.08%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.08%) SAP SD
4 1 (1.04%) SAP APO
4 1 (1.04%) SAP FI
4 1 (1.04%) SAP PP
4 1 (1.04%) SAP CO
4 1 (1.04%) SAP FI/CO
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.17%) Internet
2 2 (2.08%) NAS
2 2 (2.08%) VLAN
2 2 (2.08%) SAN
2 2 (2.08%) DHCP
2 2 (2.08%) DNS
3 1 (1.04%) Intranet
3 1 (1.04%) Gigabit Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.08%) Oracle OWB
2 2 (2.08%) DataStage
3 1 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (1.04%) AdminStudio
1 1 (1.04%) LabVIEW
1 1 (1.04%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 36 (37.50%) Finance
2 9 (9.38%) Automotive
3 8 (8.33%) Manufacturing
4 5 (5.21%) Banking
5 2 (2.08%) Retail
6 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.04%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.04%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (28.13%) Project Manager
2 19 (19.79%) Analyst
3 14 (14.58%) Project Planner
4 13 (13.54%) Administrator
5 12 (12.50%) PMO Administrator
6 11 (11.46%) Project Administrator
7 9 (9.38%) PMO Analyst
8 8 (8.33%) Support Analyst
9 5 (5.21%) Coordinator
9 5 (5.21%) Project Coordinator
9 5 (5.21%) Project Analyst
9 5 (5.21%) Project Support Analyst
9 5 (5.21%) Consultant
10 4 (4.17%) SAP Consultant
11 3 (3.13%) Programme Manager
11 3 (3.13%) Programme Analyst
12 2 (2.08%) Programme Support Analyst
12 2 (2.08%) SAP SD Consultant
12 2 (2.08%) Senior Analyst
12 2 (2.08%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.08%) Middleware
1 2 (2.08%) XML
2 1 (1.04%) .NET
2 1 (1.04%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.04%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.42%) PMI
2 3 (3.13%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.13%) User Experience
2 3 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.08%) Mathematics
3 2 (2.08%) PDA
3 2 (2.08%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.04%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.04%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.04%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.04%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.25%) Windows
2 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (2.08%) UNIX
2 2 (2.08%) VMS
3 1 (1.04%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.04%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (51.04%) PRINCE2
2 47 (48.96%) Project Management
3 33 (34.38%) Project Planning
4 19 (19.79%) ERP
5 15 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (13.54%) Change Management
7 10 (10.42%) Programme Management
7 10 (10.42%) ITIL
8 8 (8.33%) Change Control
8 8 (8.33%) Business Analysis
8 8 (8.33%) Critical Path Analysis
9 7 (7.29%) Waterfall
10 6 (6.25%) Business Transformation
11 5 (5.21%) Document Management
11 5 (5.21%) Service Delivery
11 5 (5.21%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (5.21%) Kalman Filter
12 4 (4.17%) Service Management
13 3 (3.13%) E-Commerce
13 3 (3.13%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.17%) Java
2 2 (2.08%) C
2 2 (2.08%) SQL
2 2 (2.08%) VB
3 1 (1.04%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (10.42%) PMI Certification
2 6 (6.25%) Degree
3 4 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 4 (4.17%) PMP
4 3 (3.13%) SAP Certification
5 2 (2.08%) APMP
5 2 (2.08%) PgMP
5 2 (2.08%) APMG
5 2 (2.08%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.08%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.08%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (2.08%) HNC
5 2 (2.08%) ISEB
6 1 (1.04%) HND
6 1 (1.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.21%) P3O
2 2 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.08%) XenApp
1 2 (2.08%) XenServer
1 2 (2.08%) XenDesktop
1 2 (2.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (5.21%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.13%) SCCM
3 1 (1.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 23 (23.96%) Microsoft
2 14 (14.58%) SAP
3 12 (12.50%) Oracle
4 3 (3.13%) CheckPoint
4 3 (3.13%) CA
4 3 (3.13%) Primavera
4 3 (3.13%) Cadence
5 2 (2.08%) VMware
5 2 (2.08%) webMethods
5 2 (2.08%) Dell
5 2 (2.08%) Citrix
6 1 (1.04%) IBM
6 1 (1.04%) SolidWorks
Worcestershire
Huxley Associates
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + overtime
Posted: 3 days ago