The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for MS Project skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Project
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 48 38 44
Rank change year-on-year -10 +6  
Contract jobs citing MS Project 9 20 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.42% 3.10% 2.16%
As % of the Applications category 17.65% 21.74% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 11
Median daily rate £350 £313 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +38.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £207 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £368 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £374 £370
% change year-on-year -6.41% +1.08%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.48 £39.67 £22.50
% change year-on-year +7.07% +76.31%  

MS 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 51 92 112
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 8.03% 14.26% 15.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 51 55
Median daily rate £290 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.76% +1.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £150 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 10
Median hourly rate £14.50 £11.93 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.59% -13.27%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.30 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -7.30% +13.79%  

MS Project
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for MS Project in Birmingham

MS Project
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Project in Birmingham

MS Project
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Project in Birmingham over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Project in Birmingham

MS Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Project in Birmingham

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for MS Project.

1 8 (66.67%) MS Visio
2 7 (58.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 6 (50.00%) PMO
4 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (41.67%) Project Management
5 4 (33.33%) PRINCE
5 4 (33.33%) MS Office
5 4 (33.33%) ITIL
5 4 (33.33%) Finance
5 4 (33.33%) Migration
5 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 4 (33.33%) Dependency Management
6 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (16.67%) Workfront
6 2 (16.67%) Change Management
6 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
6 2 (16.67%) P3O
6 2 (16.67%) P3M3
6 2 (16.67%) Document Management
6 2 (16.67%) Critical Path Analysis
6 2 (16.67%) Time Management
6 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (8.33%) Scrum
7 1 (8.33%) Law
7 1 (8.33%) WLAN
7 1 (8.33%) Cisco
7 1 (8.33%) Requirements Management

MS Project
Top Related 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 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (66.67%) MS Visio
2 7 (58.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
4 4 (33.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Workfront
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MS Access
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Law
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Programme Planner
1 3 (25.00%) Project Planner
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) PMO Lead
2 2 (16.67%) Portfolio Planner
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Junior
3 1 (8.33%) Junior PMO
3 1 (8.33%) PMO Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Senior PMO
3 1 (8.33%) Senior PMO Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Voice Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Voice Recording Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) CMDB
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (8.33%) Digital Signage
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Unix
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Project Management
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Dependency Management
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) Migration
2 4 (33.33%) PRINCE
2 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (16.67%) Change Management
3 2 (16.67%) Critical Path Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) Document Management
3 2 (16.67%) P3M3
3 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (16.67%) Time Management
4 1 (8.33%) CAD
4 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (8.33%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
4 1 (8.33%) Six Sigma
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
1 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (8.33%) PMI Certification
1 1 (8.33%) PMP
1 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) PMO
2 2 (16.67%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Adobe
2 1 (8.33%) Avaya
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco
2 1 (8.33%) EMC
2 1 (8.33%) LANDesk
2 1 (8.33%) NICE Systems