The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 26 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 / Staffordshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 19 18
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 0 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire - 3.37% 6.86%
As % of the Applications category - 30.00% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 7
Median daily rate - £170 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -57.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £370
% change year-on-year +13.63% -10.81%  
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 Staffordshire with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 8 20 32
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 6.72% 11.24% 18.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 16
Median daily rate £313 £175 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +78.57% -52.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £118 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £220 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Median hourly rate £29.00 £10.96 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +164.71% -18.85%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.78 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -4.39% +13.79%  

Microsoft Project
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

Microsoft Project
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Project in Staffordshire

Microsoft Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Project in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Project.

1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Pascal
2 1 (50.00%) VxWorks
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) CRM
2 1 (50.00%) ERP
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Device Driver
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) MS Project Server
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) Confluence
2 1 (50.00%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (50.00%) Project Governance
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (50.00%) Device Driver Development
2 1 (50.00%) PMO

Microsoft 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 (50.00%) Confluence
1 1 (50.00%) MS Project Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Developer
1 1 (50.00%) IT Manager
1 1 (50.00%) IT Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) CRM
2 1 (50.00%) Device Driver Development
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) ERP
2 1 (50.00%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (50.00%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) Project Governance
2 1 (50.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Pascal
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) PMO
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft