Period
to 17 January 2018

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 17 January 2018 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 107 93
Rank change year-on-year +11 -14 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 94 86 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.99% 1.56% 1.83%
As % of the Applications category 19.54% 17.13% 16.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 64 71
West Midlands median daily rate £340 £372 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.48% +9.26% -2.86%
10th Percentile £268 £248 £220
90th Percentile £500 £468 £450
England median daily rate £420 £394 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% +5.00% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.12 £15.50 £25.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.06% -39.59% +42.56%
England median hourly rate £25.12 £22.50 £26.09
% change year-on-year +11.64% -13.76% +44.94%

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 481 502 533
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.21% 9.11% 10.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 318 273
West Midlands median daily rate £339 £340 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.37% +1.49% +11.67%
10th Percentile £154 £143 £170
90th Percentile £486 £456 £500
England median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 46 69
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.42 £15.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.87% -25.00% +26.18%
10th Percentile £9.96 £10.60 £10.22
90th Percentile £38.75 £26.00 £35.35
England median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.06
% change year-on-year -3.13% +6.24% +0.40%

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 17 January 2018.

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 17 January 2018. 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
Birmingham +19 29 £325 +12.07% 4
Warwickshire +4 22 £339 -12.58% 5
Staffordshire +12 14 £340 - 2
Coventry 0 14 £375 - 2
Shropshire +6 4 £600 +112.39%
Solihull +6 2 - -
Worcestershire - 2 £308 -
Microsoft Project
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 37 (39.36%) Project Management
1 37 (39.36%) Microsoft
2 36 (38.30%) PRINCE2
3 32 (34.04%) Microsoft Excel
4 28 (29.79%) Finance
5 24 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (25.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 23 (24.47%) PMO
7 19 (20.21%) Project Planning
8 17 (18.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (17.02%) PMI Certification
10 15 (15.96%) Microsoft Office
11 14 (14.89%) PMP
12 13 (13.83%) MS Visio
12 13 (13.83%) Risk Management
12 13 (13.83%) Degree
12 13 (13.83%) Project Governance
12 13 (13.83%) Change Control
13 11 (11.70%) PMI
13 11 (11.70%) PRINCE
13 11 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (10.64%) Retail
15 9 (9.57%) SharePoint
15 9 (9.57%) E-Commerce
15 9 (9.57%) GDPR
16 8 (8.51%) Coaching
16 8 (8.51%) QA
16 8 (8.51%) Scrum
16 8 (8.51%) Change Management
17 6 (6.38%) Automotive

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 9 (9.57%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.32%) Confluence
3 2 (2.13%) MS Project Server
4 1 (1.06%) Documentum
Applications
1 32 (34.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (25.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 15 (15.96%) Microsoft Office
4 13 (13.83%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.06%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.32%) Office 365
2 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.13%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.19%) Firewall
1 3 (3.19%) Profibus
1 3 (3.19%) WLAN
2 2 (2.13%) LAN
2 2 (2.13%) Skype
2 2 (2.13%) VoIP
2 2 (2.13%) WAN
2 2 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.13%) Essbase
1 2 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (2.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.06%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 5 (5.32%) JIRA
General
1 28 (29.79%) Finance
2 10 (10.64%) Retail
3 6 (6.38%) Automotive
4 4 (4.26%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.13%) Legal
5 2 (2.13%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.06%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.06%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 48 (51.06%) Project Manager
2 13 (13.83%) Coordinator
3 12 (12.77%) IT Manager
3 12 (12.77%) IT Project Manager
4 10 (10.64%) Junior
4 10 (10.64%) Junior Project Manager
4 10 (10.64%) Project Coordinator
5 9 (9.57%) Programme Planner
6 8 (8.51%) Analyst
6 8 (8.51%) Infrastructure Manager
6 8 (8.51%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 6 (6.38%) PMO Analyst
8 5 (5.32%) E-Commerce Project Manager
8 5 (5.32%) IT Security Project Manager
8 5 (5.32%) Junior IT Manager
8 5 (5.32%) Junior IT Project Manager
8 5 (5.32%) Junior Project Coordinator
8 5 (5.32%) PMO Coordinator
8 5 (5.32%) Project Planner
8 5 (5.32%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.19%) Web Services
2 1 (1.06%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (11.70%) PMI
2 4 (4.26%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.26%) FMCG
2 4 (4.26%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.19%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.13%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.06%) Life Science
5 1 (1.06%) NHS
5 1 (1.06%) User Experience
5 1 (1.06%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.32%) Windows
1 5 (5.32%) Windows Server
2 3 (3.19%) Unix
2 3 (3.19%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (39.36%) Project Management
2 36 (38.30%) PRINCE2
3 24 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (20.21%) Project Planning
5 17 (18.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (13.83%) Change Control
6 13 (13.83%) Project Governance
6 13 (13.83%) Risk Management
7 11 (11.70%) PRINCE
8 9 (9.57%) E-Commerce
9 8 (8.51%) Change Management
9 8 (8.51%) Coaching
9 8 (8.51%) Scrum
10 5 (5.32%) Six Sigma
11 4 (4.26%) Business Analysis
11 4 (4.26%) ITIL
11 4 (4.26%) Line Management
11 4 (4.26%) Logistics
11 4 (4.26%) Resource Allocation
11 4 (4.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.32%) C
2 3 (3.19%) C++
2 3 (3.19%) Pascal
3 1 (1.06%) SQL
3 1 (1.06%) VB
3 1 (1.06%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (17.02%) PMI Certification
2 14 (14.89%) PMP
3 13 (13.83%) Degree
4 6 (6.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (4.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (3.19%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.13%) ECDL
7 2 (2.13%) ISEB
7 2 (2.13%) Master's Degree
7 2 (2.13%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.13%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.06%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.06%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (24.47%) PMO
2 9 (9.57%) GDPR
3 8 (8.51%) QA
4 5 (5.32%) PCI DSS
5 3 (3.19%) IEC 61508
5 3 (3.19%) IEC 62304
6 1 (1.06%) ISO 13485
6 1 (1.06%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.06%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 37 (39.36%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.32%) Cisco
3 4 (4.26%) SAP
4 3 (3.19%) Ingenico
5 2 (2.13%) Epicor
5 2 (2.13%) Juniper
5 2 (2.13%) Oracle
5 2 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.06%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.06%) Citrix
6 1 (1.06%) Niku
6 1 (1.06%) Pega
6 1 (1.06%) VMware