The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 29 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.

Microsoft Project
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 - 29
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing MS Project 2 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.43% - 2.26%
As % of the Applications category 12.50% - 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Median daily rate £425 - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £366 £361
% change year-on-year -4.37% +1.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.48 £39.34 £22.50
% change year-on-year +7.96% +74.84%  

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 16 15 29
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 11.43% 10.14% 16.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 13
Median daily rate £263 £320 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.96% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £289 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £376 £441
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £335 £325
% change year-on-year +0.74% +3.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 9
Median hourly rate £17.78 £15.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.53% -26.82%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

MS Project
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

MS Project
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Project in Staffordshire

MS Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Project in Staffordshire

MS Project
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 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
Cannock - 1 £425 -
Stafford - 1 - -
MS Project
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for MS Project.

1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) PMO
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Device Driver
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) MS Project Server
3 1 (33.33%) Resource Management
3 1 (33.33%) Time Management
3 1 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (33.33%) Confluence
3 1 (33.33%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (33.33%) Project Governance
3 1 (33.33%) Office 365
3 1 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (33.33%) Device Driver Development
3 1 (33.33%) Pascal
3 1 (33.33%) VxWorks
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) CRM
3 1 (33.33%) ERP

MS Project
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 1 (33.33%) Confluence
1 1 (33.33%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded Developer
1 1 (33.33%) IT Manager
1 1 (33.33%) IT Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (33.33%) Device Driver Development
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (33.33%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Project Governance
2 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Resource Management
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Pascal
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) PMO
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft