The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 April 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 86 62
Rank change year-on-year +7 -24  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 35 53 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.63% 1.85% 2.66%
As % of the Applications category 15.91% 18.47% 21.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 31 49
Median daily rate £388 £313 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.00% -2.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £463 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £356
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.54%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
Median hourly rate £18.00 - £19.93
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 - £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 - £26.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.48 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.31% +77.77%  

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 220 287 334
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 10.23% 10.02% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 151 146
Median daily rate £338 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £150 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 17 60
Median hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £22.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -44.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £10.60 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £18.46 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £16.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year +1.12% +7.74%  

Microsoft Project
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 the West Midlands

Microsoft Project
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Project in the West Midlands

Microsoft Project
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Project in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Project in the West Midlands

Microsoft Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Project in the West Midlands

Microsoft Project
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Project within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 April 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
Warwickshire +9 11 £338 +1.50% 1
Coventry +6 7 £523 +44.13% 1
Birmingham -4 4 £350 +14.28% 3
Shropshire +31 3 - -
Solihull +10 3 £350 -
Staffordshire - 2 £425 - 1
Worcestershire - 2 £325 -
Microsoft Project
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft Project.

1 42 (52.50%) Project Management
2 33 (41.25%) Microsoft
3 32 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 32 (40.00%) PMO
4 27 (33.75%) MS Visio
5 23 (28.75%) PRINCE2
5 23 (28.75%) Microsoft Office
6 22 (27.50%) SharePoint
7 21 (26.25%) Finance
7 21 (26.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (26.25%) Project Planning
8 13 (16.25%) Change Management
8 13 (16.25%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (15.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 11 (13.75%) Time Management
11 10 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 10 (12.50%) Data Centre
12 9 (11.25%) Programme Management
13 8 (10.00%) Migration
14 6 (7.50%) Dependency Management
14 6 (7.50%) People Management
14 6 (7.50%) Change Control
14 6 (7.50%) PRINCE
14 6 (7.50%) Management Information System
14 6 (7.50%) ITIL
15 5 (6.25%) Risk Management
15 5 (6.25%) Supplier Management
15 5 (6.25%) Critical Path Analysis
15 5 (6.25%) Security Cleared
15 5 (6.25%) Line Management

Microsoft Project
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 22 (27.50%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.75%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 32 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (33.75%) MS Visio
3 23 (28.75%) Microsoft Office
4 12 (15.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (2.50%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Primavera
1 2 (2.50%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.50%) G Suite
3 1 (1.25%) Office 365
3 1 (1.25%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.75%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (2.50%) Firewall
3 1 (1.25%) Network Security
3 1 (1.25%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (2.50%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (1.25%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (5.00%) JIRA
2 1 (1.25%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (1.25%) VersionOne
2 1 (1.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (26.25%) Finance
2 4 (5.00%) Marketing
2 4 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.75%) Automotive
3 3 (3.75%) Retail
4 2 (2.50%) Banking
4 2 (2.50%) Local Government
5 1 (1.25%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.25%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.25%) Law
5 1 (1.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (28.75%) Project Manager
2 18 (22.50%) Project Planner
3 10 (12.50%) Analyst
4 8 (10.00%) Programme Planner
5 7 (8.75%) PMO Planner
6 6 (7.50%) Project Officer
6 6 (7.50%) Project Support Officer
6 6 (7.50%) Support Officer
7 5 (6.25%) PMO Analyst
8 4 (5.00%) Coordinator
8 4 (5.00%) ICT Manager
8 4 (5.00%) ICT Project Manager
8 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 4 (5.00%) PMO Lead
8 4 (5.00%) Project Coordinator
9 3 (3.75%) Business Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) Delivery Manager
9 3 (3.75%) Portfolio Delivery Manager
9 3 (3.75%) Portfolio Manager
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.50%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.50%) PMI
4 2 (2.50%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.25%) CMDB
5 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.25%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.25%) Digital Signage
5 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.25%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.75%) Windows
2 2 (2.50%) Linux
2 2 (2.50%) Unix
3 1 (1.25%) AIX
3 1 (1.25%) Solaris
3 1 (1.25%) VxWorks
3 1 (1.25%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (52.50%) Project Management
2 23 (28.75%) PRINCE2
3 21 (26.25%) Project Planning
3 21 (26.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (16.25%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (16.25%) Change Management
5 11 (13.75%) Time Management
6 10 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 9 (11.25%) Programme Management
8 8 (10.00%) Migration
9 6 (7.50%) Change Control
9 6 (7.50%) Dependency Management
9 6 (7.50%) ITIL
9 6 (7.50%) People Management
9 6 (7.50%) PRINCE
10 5 (6.25%) Critical Path Analysis
10 5 (6.25%) Line Management
10 5 (6.25%) Portfolio Management
10 5 (6.25%) Process Improvement
10 5 (6.25%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.50%) SQL
2 1 (1.25%) C
2 1 (1.25%) C++
2 1 (1.25%) Pascal
2 1 (1.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (3.75%) Degree
3 3 (3.75%) PMI Certification
3 3 (3.75%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.50%) ISEB
4 2 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.25%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (40.00%) PMO
2 4 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.50%) P3O
3 2 (2.50%) QA
3 2 (2.50%) SLA
4 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.25%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 33 (41.25%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.75%) BT
3 2 (2.50%) Google
3 2 (2.50%) Niku
3 2 (2.50%) SAP
4 1 (1.25%) Adobe
4 1 (1.25%) Avaya
4 1 (1.25%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (1.25%) Cisco
4 1 (1.25%) Civica
4 1 (1.25%) EMC
4 1 (1.25%) LANDesk
4 1 (1.25%) McKesson
4 1 (1.25%) NICE Systems
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle
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