Period
to 19 July 2019

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 6 months to 19 July 2019 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
6 months to
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 129 136 115
Rank change year-on-year +7 -21 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 63 58 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.36% 1.12% 1.52%
As % of the Applications category 16.24% 12.72% 15.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 31 44
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £358 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.90% +2.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £213 £160 £272
90th Percentile £500 £475 £484
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +0.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
West Midlands median hourly rate - £26.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +47.22% +12.50%
England median hourly rate £38.00 £26.50 £38.74
% change year-on-year +43.40% -31.59% +72.17%

Microsoft Project is in the Software Applications category. The following 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.

All Software Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 388 456 445
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.39% 8.82% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 227 242
West Midlands median daily rate £353 £308 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.63% -5.38% +4.84%
10th Percentile £135 £120 £170
90th Percentile £498 £488 £475
England median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 48 44
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £16.25 £16.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -3.68% +24.14%
10th Percentile £10.93 £11.70 £10.20
90th Percentile £47.43 £31.50 £34.85
England median hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -2.31% +6.25% -3.03%

Microsoft Project
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Microsoft Project as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 19 July 2019.

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 6 months to 19 July 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +19 23 £344 -35.28%
Warwickshire +13 13 £500 +33.33% 1
Birmingham +2 8 £325 -10.34% 3
Solihull +12 5 £388 -
Coventry -10 5 £213 -10.53%
Worcestershire -16 3 £400 +135.29% 1
Staffordshire +11 1 £413 -19.51%
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - -
Microsoft Project
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Project also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft Project.

1 35 (55.56%) Project Management
2 32 (50.79%) Microsoft
3 28 (44.44%) Microsoft Excel
4 26 (41.27%) Finance
5 25 (39.68%) Microsoft Office
6 24 (38.10%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (33.33%) Oracle OWB
7 21 (33.33%) ISEB
8 19 (30.16%) PMO
9 18 (28.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 17 (26.98%) Oracle
10 17 (26.98%) Change Control
11 15 (23.81%) SharePoint
12 14 (22.22%) PRINCE2
12 14 (22.22%) Decision-Making
12 14 (22.22%) Budgeting and Forecasting
13 13 (20.63%) Project Governance
13 13 (20.63%) Change Management
14 12 (19.05%) Security Cleared
14 12 (19.05%) JIRA
14 12 (19.05%) SDLC
15 11 (17.46%) Customer Requirements
15 11 (17.46%) Resource Allocation
15 11 (17.46%) Capacity Planning
15 11 (17.46%) Windows
15 11 (17.46%) BusinessObjects
16 10 (15.87%) Unix
16 10 (15.87%) WebLogic
16 10 (15.87%) Java
16 10 (15.87%) SQL

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 15 (23.81%) SharePoint
2 10 (15.87%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.59%) Confluence
Applications
1 28 (44.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (39.68%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (28.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (3.17%) Open Workbench
5 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (6.35%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (3.17%) Primavera
3 1 (1.59%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.59%) SAP BPC
3 1 (1.59%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.59%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
3 1 (1.59%) SAP GRC
3 1 (1.59%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.17%) WAN
2 1 (1.59%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (33.33%) Oracle OWB
2 11 (17.46%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (3.17%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 2 (3.17%) OLTP
3 2 (3.17%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (3.17%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.59%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 12 (19.05%) JIRA
General
1 26 (41.27%) Finance
2 4 (6.35%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.76%) Retail
4 2 (3.17%) Billing
5 1 (1.59%) Military
Job Titles
1 20 (31.75%) Project Manager
2 17 (26.98%) Analyst
3 15 (23.81%) PMO Analyst
4 5 (7.94%) IT Manager
5 4 (6.35%) Programme Planner
6 3 (4.76%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (4.76%) Junior
6 3 (4.76%) Service Manager
6 3 (4.76%) Software Project Manager
6 3 (4.76%) Test Leader
6 3 (4.76%) Test Manager
6 3 (4.76%) Transition Manager
7 2 (3.17%) Applications Manager
7 2 (3.17%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (3.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (3.17%) IT Project Manager
7 2 (3.17%) ITIL Manager
7 2 (3.17%) Project Planner
7 2 (3.17%) SAP Project Manager
7 2 (3.17%) Service Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.87%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.35%) PMI
2 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (3.17%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.59%) Digital TV
4 1 (1.59%) FMCG
4 1 (1.59%) NHS
4 1 (1.59%) PACS
4 1 (1.59%) SCADA
4 1 (1.59%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.46%) Windows
2 10 (15.87%) Unix
3 1 (1.59%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (55.56%) Project Management
2 24 (38.10%) Stakeholder Management
3 17 (26.98%) Change Control
4 14 (22.22%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 14 (22.22%) Decision-Making
4 14 (22.22%) PRINCE2
5 13 (20.63%) Change Management
5 13 (20.63%) Project Governance
6 12 (19.05%) SDLC
7 11 (17.46%) Capacity Planning
7 11 (17.46%) Customer Requirements
7 11 (17.46%) Resource Allocation
8 10 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (14.29%) Planning and Forecasting
9 9 (14.29%) Test Strategy
10 8 (12.70%) Risk Management
11 7 (11.11%) Analytics
11 7 (11.11%) Coaching
11 7 (11.11%) Mentoring
12 6 (9.52%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.87%) Java
1 10 (15.87%) SQL
2 2 (3.17%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (33.33%) ISEB
2 12 (19.05%) Security Cleared
3 10 (15.87%) ISEB Practitioner
3 10 (15.87%) SC Cleared
4 8 (12.70%) PMI Certification
5 5 (7.94%) PMP
6 3 (4.76%) APMP
6 3 (4.76%) Degree
6 3 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (30.16%) PMO
2 8 (12.70%) SLA
3 2 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.17%) QA
4 1 (1.59%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 32 (50.79%) Microsoft
2 17 (26.98%) Oracle
3 10 (15.87%) webMethods
4 7 (11.11%) CheckPoint
5 5 (7.94%) SAP
6 4 (6.35%) IBM
7 2 (3.17%) Niku
8 1 (1.59%) Cisco
8 1 (1.59%) Juniper
8 1 (1.59%) OpenText
8 1 (1.59%) Remedy
8 1 (1.59%) Riverbed
8 1 (1.59%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.59%) VMware