Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 102 111
Rank change year-on-year -25 +9 -19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 81 86 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.60% 1.82% 1.70%
As % of the Applications category 15.76% 17.00% 17.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 73 79
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £340 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% -6.85% -2.01%
10th Percentile £231 £275 £234
90th Percentile £480 £498 £500
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.63 £24.06 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +55.23% -39.59%
10th Percentile £15.85 £21.86 £15.10
90th Percentile £26.00 £25.06 £15.90
England median hourly rate £32.82 £24.06 £21.78
% change year-on-year +36.41% +10.47% -26.04%

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 514 506 584
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.13% 10.70% 9.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 302 345
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £338 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -0.74% -2.86%
10th Percentile £131 £154 £152
90th Percentile £475 £488 £475
England median daily rate £375 £355 £340
% change year-on-year +5.63% +4.41% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 43 50
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -4.92% -10.29%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.00 £10.57
90th Percentile £33.75 £33.75 £36.05
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.23% -6.06% +6.45%

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 12 November 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 12 November 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 12 November 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 -12 19 £375 +20.00% 7
Herefordshire - 19 £375 - 2
Shropshire -37 17 £450 -25.00% 1
Coventry -15 13 £306 -31.94% 3
Warwickshire -7 8 £575 +76.92% 1
Staffordshire -16 2 £375 +15.38%
Solihull -1 1 - - 1
Worcestershire -3 1 - - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
Microsoft Project
England

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 41 (50.62%) Project Management
2 39 (48.15%) Microsoft Office
3 32 (39.51%) PRINCE2
4 29 (35.80%) Microsoft
5 27 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (24.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 19 (23.46%) ITIL
7 19 (23.46%) PMO
8 17 (20.99%) Finance
9 15 (18.52%) Microsoft Excel
9 15 (18.52%) Military
10 14 (17.28%) Risk Management
10 14 (17.28%) Security Cleared
10 14 (17.28%) Analytical Skills
11 13 (16.05%) DV Cleared
11 13 (16.05%) Project Planning
12 12 (14.81%) ISEB
13 11 (13.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 10 (12.35%) Oracle OWB
14 10 (12.35%) Windows
14 10 (12.35%) MS Visio
14 10 (12.35%) Decision-Making
14 10 (12.35%) Problem-Solving
15 9 (11.11%) ITIL V3
16 8 (9.88%) Service Design
16 8 (9.88%) SharePoint
16 8 (9.88%) SAP
16 8 (9.88%) Manufacturing
16 8 (9.88%) Management Information System
16 8 (9.88%) Programme 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 8 (9.88%) SharePoint
2 7 (8.64%) WebLogic
3 5 (6.17%) Documentum
4 1 (1.23%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 39 (48.15%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (18.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (13.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (12.35%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.23%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.47%) Office 365
2 1 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.23%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.35%) Oracle OWB
2 5 (6.17%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (6.17%) JIRA
2 2 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.23%) Selenium
3 1 (1.23%) SoapUI
General
1 17 (20.99%) Finance
2 15 (18.52%) Military
3 8 (9.88%) Manufacturing
4 6 (7.41%) Marketing
4 6 (7.41%) Telecoms
5 5 (6.17%) Electronics
6 4 (4.94%) Retail
7 2 (2.47%) Legal
8 1 (1.23%) Automotive
8 1 (1.23%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 31 (38.27%) Project Manager
2 17 (20.99%) Analyst
3 11 (13.58%) PMO Analyst
4 8 (9.88%) Project Officer
4 8 (9.88%) Project Support Officer
4 8 (9.88%) Support Officer
5 7 (8.64%) DV Cleared Project Manager
5 7 (8.64%) Test Manager
6 6 (7.41%) Agile Project Manager
6 6 (7.41%) Coordinator
6 6 (7.41%) Programme Planner
7 5 (6.17%) Business Analyst
7 5 (6.17%) IT Manager
7 5 (6.17%) Project Coordinator
8 4 (4.94%) ITIL Manager
9 3 (3.70%) ITIL Project Manager
9 3 (3.70%) Security Manager
9 3 (3.70%) Security Project Manager
10 2 (2.47%) IT Security Manager
10 2 (2.47%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.64%) XML
2 1 (1.23%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.28%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.88%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.17%) Virtual Team
4 3 (3.70%) NHS
5 2 (2.47%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.47%) FMCG
5 2 (2.47%) PMI
6 1 (1.23%) CCTV
6 1 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.23%) SCADA
6 1 (1.23%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.35%) Windows
2 7 (8.64%) Unix
3 2 (2.47%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.23%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (50.62%) Project Management
2 32 (39.51%) PRINCE2
3 27 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (24.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (23.46%) ITIL
6 14 (17.28%) Risk Management
7 13 (16.05%) Project Planning
8 10 (12.35%) Decision-Making
8 10 (12.35%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (11.11%) ITIL V3
10 8 (9.88%) Programme Management
10 8 (9.88%) Service Design
11 7 (8.64%) Change Management
11 7 (8.64%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (8.64%) Project Governance
11 7 (8.64%) Test Strategy
12 6 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (7.41%) Data Analysis
12 6 (7.41%) Earned Value Management
12 6 (7.41%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.64%) Java
1 7 (8.64%) SQL
2 1 (1.23%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (17.28%) Security Cleared
2 13 (16.05%) DV Cleared
3 12 (14.81%) ISEB
4 5 (6.17%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (4.94%) HND
6 3 (3.70%) APMP
6 3 (3.70%) PMI Certification
6 3 (3.70%) PMP
6 3 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (2.47%) Degree
7 2 (2.47%) ISTQB
7 2 (2.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (1.23%) CIMA
8 1 (1.23%) IIBA
8 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (23.46%) PMO
2 4 (4.94%) QA
3 3 (3.70%) GDPR
3 3 (3.70%) P3O
4 2 (2.47%) JSP 440
4 2 (2.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (2.47%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (1.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (35.80%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.88%) SAP
3 7 (8.64%) Oracle
3 7 (8.64%) webMethods
4 6 (7.41%) CheckPoint
4 6 (7.41%) Niku
5 5 (6.17%) Pega
6 2 (2.47%) EMC
6 2 (2.47%) IBM
7 1 (1.23%) Salesforce.com