Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 136 115 106
Rank change year-on-year -21 -9 -37
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 58 67 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.12% 1.52% 1.92%
As % of the Applications category 12.80% 15.06% 19.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 44 82
West Midlands median daily rate £358 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.14% +7.69% -13.33%
10th Percentile £160 £272 £201
90th Percentile £475 £484 £499
England median daily rate £425 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.44% -0.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £26.50 £18.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.22% +12.50% -19.70%
England median hourly rate £26.50 £38.74 £22.50
% change year-on-year -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 453 445 585
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.76% 10.12% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 242 315
West Midlands median daily rate £306 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.77% +4.84% -
10th Percentile £120 £170 £150
90th Percentile £488 £475 £475
England median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 44 40
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.25 £16.87 £13.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.68% +24.14% -14.26%
10th Percentile £11.70 £10.20 £10.25
90th Percentile £31.50 £34.85 £30.60
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +10.00%

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 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Project in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 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 -17 14 £363 +16.00% 6
Shropshire -17 13 £532 -
Warwickshire -9 11 £375 +15.38% 6
Coventry -17 8 £238 -47.22% 1
Worcestershire -5 3 £170 -47.69% 1
Staffordshire -5 2 £513 +20.59%
Wolverhampton - 2 £225 -
Solihull -14 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 £375 - 1
Microsoft Project
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, 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 30 (51.72%) Project Management
2 27 (46.55%) Microsoft
3 20 (34.48%) PRINCE2
4 17 (29.31%) Microsoft Office
4 17 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (24.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (20.69%) MS Visio
7 10 (17.24%) Finance
8 9 (15.52%) PMO
9 8 (13.79%) ISEB
9 8 (13.79%) ITIL
10 7 (12.07%) Microsoft Excel
10 7 (12.07%) PMP
10 7 (12.07%) PMI Certification
10 7 (12.07%) Change Management
10 7 (12.07%) Data Analysis
10 7 (12.07%) Scrum
10 7 (12.07%) Time Management
10 7 (12.07%) Waterfall
10 7 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (10.34%) SDLC
11 6 (10.34%) Virtual Team
11 6 (10.34%) Oracle OWB
11 6 (10.34%) Statistics
11 6 (10.34%) Programme Management
11 6 (10.34%) ISEB Practitioner
11 6 (10.34%) IBM
11 6 (10.34%) Risk Management
11 6 (10.34%) webMethods
11 6 (10.34%) Unix

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 6 (10.34%) WebLogic
2 5 (8.62%) Documentum
3 4 (6.90%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.72%) CMS
4 1 (1.72%) Confluence
4 1 (1.72%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 17 (29.31%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (20.69%) MS Visio
3 7 (12.07%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (8.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (6.90%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Magento
1 1 (1.72%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Office 365
1 1 (1.72%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.72%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.34%) Oracle OWB
2 4 (6.90%) Power BI
3 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (8.62%) JIRA
2 4 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (5.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (17.24%) Finance
2 3 (5.17%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.45%) Automotive
3 2 (3.45%) Retail
4 1 (1.72%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.72%) Legal
4 1 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (27.59%) Project Manager
2 11 (18.97%) Analyst
3 7 (12.07%) Programme Planner
4 6 (10.34%) Coordinator
4 6 (10.34%) Project Coordinator
4 6 (10.34%) Test Manager
5 5 (8.62%) PMO Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Business Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Agile Project Manager
7 3 (5.17%) IT Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Programme Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Project Officer
7 3 (5.17%) Project Support Officer
7 3 (5.17%) Support Officer
8 2 (3.45%) IT Support
8 2 (3.45%) Project Planner
8 2 (3.45%) SAP Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Service Transition Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Software Project Manager
8 2 (3.45%) Transition Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.34%) XML
2 1 (1.72%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.34%) Virtual Team
3 5 (8.62%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.72%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.72%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.34%) Unix
1 6 (10.34%) Windows
2 1 (1.72%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (51.72%) Project Management
2 20 (34.48%) PRINCE2
3 17 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (24.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (13.79%) ITIL
6 7 (12.07%) Change Management
6 7 (12.07%) Data Analysis
6 7 (12.07%) Scrum
6 7 (12.07%) Time Management
6 7 (12.07%) Waterfall
7 6 (10.34%) Programme Management
7 6 (10.34%) Risk Management
7 6 (10.34%) SDLC
7 6 (10.34%) Statistics
8 5 (8.62%) Case Management
8 5 (8.62%) Planning and Forecasting
8 5 (8.62%) Presales
8 5 (8.62%) Project Planning
8 5 (8.62%) Test Strategy
8 5 (8.62%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.34%) Java
1 6 (10.34%) SQL
2 2 (3.45%) C
3 1 (1.72%) C++
3 1 (1.72%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 8 (13.79%) ISEB
2 7 (12.07%) PMI Certification
2 7 (12.07%) PMP
3 6 (10.34%) ISEB Practitioner
4 4 (6.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (5.17%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.72%) IIBA
6 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.52%) PMO
2 3 (5.17%) P3O
3 2 (3.45%) GDPR
4 1 (1.72%) IEC 61508
4 1 (1.72%) IEC 62304
4 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.72%) QA
4 1 (1.72%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 27 (46.55%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.34%) IBM
2 6 (10.34%) Oracle
2 6 (10.34%) webMethods
3 5 (8.62%) CheckPoint
3 5 (8.62%) Niku
3 5 (8.62%) Pega
4 3 (5.17%) EMC
5 2 (3.45%) SAP
6 1 (1.72%) Google
6 1 (1.72%) Progress
6 1 (1.72%) Salesforce.com