The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Microsoft Project skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Project over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Project
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 64 41
Rank change year-on-year +15 -23  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 7 6 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.16% 0.73% 3.41%
As % of the Applications category 14.29% 7.59% 31.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 22
Median daily rate £306 £425 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.94% +19.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £315 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £515 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £368
% change year-on-year +13.63% -10.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.12 £22.50 £31.40
% change year-on-year +11.64% -28.34%  

Microsoft Project is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 49 79 82
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 8.11% 9.60% 10.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 54 57
Median daily rate £320 £200 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -37.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £375 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Median hourly rate £15.64 £12.00 £11.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.33% +0.62%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.64 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -5.21% +13.79%  

Microsoft Project
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Microsoft Project as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Project in Birmingham

Microsoft Project
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Project in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Project in Birmingham

Microsoft Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Project in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Project in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Microsoft Project.

1 9 (56.25%) MS Visio
2 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (43.75%) Project Management
3 7 (43.75%) PMO
4 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
4 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (37.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (31.25%) Finance
5 5 (31.25%) Migration
5 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (31.25%) ITIL
5 5 (31.25%) PRINCE
6 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (18.75%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (18.75%) Dependency Management
7 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
7 3 (18.75%) Digital Signage
8 2 (12.50%) Presales
8 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
8 2 (12.50%) Business Continuity Planning
8 2 (12.50%) Coaching
8 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (12.50%) ERP
8 2 (12.50%) Unix
8 2 (12.50%) WLAN
8 2 (12.50%) Cisco
8 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (12.50%) PMP
8 2 (12.50%) PMI Certification

Microsoft Project
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 9 (56.25%) MS Visio
2 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (37.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Primavera
1 1 (6.25%) Workfront
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Firewall
1 2 (12.50%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MS Access
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Law
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Programme Planner
1 4 (25.00%) Project Planner
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Architect
3 2 (12.50%) PMO Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Portfolio Planner
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Junior
4 1 (6.25%) Junior PMO
4 1 (6.25%) PMO Lead
4 1 (6.25%) PMO Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Project Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Project Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Service Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (18.75%) Digital Signage
2 3 (18.75%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.25%) CMDB
4 1 (6.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Unix
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Project Management
2 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) ITIL
2 5 (31.25%) Migration
2 5 (31.25%) PRINCE
3 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (18.75%) Dependency Management
5 2 (12.50%) BCP
5 2 (12.50%) Business Continuity
5 2 (12.50%) CAD
5 2 (12.50%) Change Management
5 2 (12.50%) Coaching
5 2 (12.50%) Critical Path Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Document Management
5 2 (12.50%) ERP
5 2 (12.50%) Presales
5 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
5 2 (12.50%) Quality Management
5 2 (12.50%) Scrum
5 2 (12.50%) Six Sigma
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
1 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (12.50%) PMI Certification
1 2 (12.50%) PMP
2 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) PMO
2 1 (6.25%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) Adobe
3 1 (6.25%) LANDesk
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle