Period
to 11 December 2017

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 11 December 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
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 111 87
Rank change year-on-year +11 -24 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 91 100 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.85% 1.68% 1.84%
As % of the Applications category 17.88% 18.08% 16.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 77 73
West Midlands median daily rate £340 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.33% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £275 £241 £224
90th Percentile £496 £484 £485
England median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% -5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.12 £15.50 £25.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.06% -39.59% +55.52%
10th Percentile £22.22 £15.10 £15.33
90th Percentile £28.02 £15.90 £30.73
England median hourly rate £25.12 £24.45 £23.00
% change year-on-year +2.76% +6.28% +39.39%

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 509 553 561
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.36% 9.29% 11.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 345 291
West Midlands median daily rate £330 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.71% +4.48% +11.67%
10th Percentile £154 £160 £163
90th Percentile £488 £469 £488
England median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 45 75
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.67% -18.92% +10.94%
10th Percentile £10.03 £10.60 £10.25
90th Percentile £35.88 £32.25 £33.20
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

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 11 December 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 6 months to 11 December 2017. 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 +11 27 £315 +14.55%
Warwickshire -5 20 £339 -15.31% 1
Coventry 0 17 £425 +13.33%
Staffordshire +12 10 £333 +18.75% 1
Shropshire +11 4 £600 +112.39%
Solihull +8 3 - -
Worcestershire - 2 £308 -
Microsoft Project
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 37 (40.66%) Project Management
2 34 (37.36%) Microsoft
3 28 (30.77%) PRINCE2
4 27 (29.67%) Microsoft Excel
5 26 (28.57%) PMO
6 22 (24.18%) Finance
7 21 (23.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 18 (19.78%) Project Planning
8 18 (19.78%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (17.58%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
11 13 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (13.19%) PMI Certification
12 12 (13.19%) Risk Management
13 11 (12.09%) Degree
13 11 (12.09%) MS Visio
14 9 (9.89%) PRINCE
14 9 (9.89%) PMP
14 9 (9.89%) SharePoint
14 9 (9.89%) Project Governance
14 9 (9.89%) Change Control
15 8 (8.79%) PMI
15 8 (8.79%) Change Management
15 8 (8.79%) Retail
16 7 (7.69%) Scrum
16 7 (7.69%) Coaching
17 6 (6.59%) E-Commerce
17 6 (6.59%) Automotive
18 5 (5.49%) QA
18 5 (5.49%) 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 9 (9.89%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.40%) Confluence
2 4 (4.40%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.10%) Documentum
Applications
1 27 (29.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (23.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (12.09%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.10%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.49%) Office 365
2 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.20%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.30%) Firewall
1 3 (3.30%) VoIP
1 3 (3.30%) WLAN
2 2 (2.20%) LAN
2 2 (2.20%) Profibus
2 2 (2.20%) Skype
2 2 (2.20%) WAN
2 2 (2.20%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.10%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.40%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.20%) Essbase
2 2 (2.20%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 4 (4.40%) JIRA
General
1 22 (24.18%) Finance
2 8 (8.79%) Retail
3 6 (6.59%) Automotive
4 4 (4.40%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.20%) Legal
5 2 (2.20%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.10%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.10%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 39 (42.86%) Project Manager
2 15 (16.48%) Programme Planner
3 11 (12.09%) IT Manager
3 11 (12.09%) IT Project Manager
4 10 (10.99%) Coordinator
4 10 (10.99%) Infrastructure Manager
4 10 (10.99%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 9 (9.89%) Analyst
6 7 (7.69%) PMO Analyst
6 7 (7.69%) Project Coordinator
6 7 (7.69%) Project Planner
7 6 (6.59%) Junior
7 6 (6.59%) Junior Project Manager
8 5 (5.49%) IT Security Manager
8 5 (5.49%) IT Security Project Manager
8 5 (5.49%) Junior IT Manager
8 5 (5.49%) Junior IT Project Manager
8 5 (5.49%) PMO Coordinator
8 5 (5.49%) Security Manager
8 5 (5.49%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.10%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.79%) PMI
3 4 (4.40%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.30%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.30%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.20%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.10%) FMCG
6 1 (1.10%) Life Science
6 1 (1.10%) NHS
6 1 (1.10%) User Experience
6 1 (1.10%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.40%) Windows
1 4 (4.40%) Windows Server
2 3 (3.30%) Unix
3 2 (2.20%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (40.66%) Project Management
2 28 (30.77%) PRINCE2
3 18 (19.78%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (19.78%) Project Planning
4 16 (17.58%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (13.19%) Risk Management
6 9 (9.89%) Change Control
6 9 (9.89%) PRINCE
6 9 (9.89%) Project Governance
7 8 (8.79%) Change Management
8 7 (7.69%) Coaching
8 7 (7.69%) Scrum
9 6 (6.59%) E-Commerce
10 5 (5.49%) Programme Management
10 5 (5.49%) Six Sigma
11 4 (4.40%) Business Analysis
11 4 (4.40%) ERP
11 4 (4.40%) Logistics
11 4 (4.40%) Migration
11 4 (4.40%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.40%) C
2 2 (2.20%) C++
2 2 (2.20%) Pascal
3 1 (1.10%) SQL
3 1 (1.10%) VB
3 1 (1.10%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (13.19%) PMI Certification
2 11 (12.09%) Degree
3 9 (9.89%) PMP
4 4 (4.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (3.30%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.30%) Master's Degree
6 2 (2.20%) ECDL
6 2 (2.20%) ISEB
6 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (2.20%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.20%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.10%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.10%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (28.57%) PMO
2 5 (5.49%) GDPR
2 5 (5.49%) QA
3 2 (2.20%) IEC 61508
3 2 (2.20%) IEC 62304
4 1 (1.10%) ISO 13485
4 1 (1.10%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.10%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 34 (37.36%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.49%) Cisco
3 4 (4.40%) Oracle
3 4 (4.40%) SAP
4 2 (2.20%) Epicor
4 2 (2.20%) Juniper
5 1 (1.10%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.10%) Niku
5 1 (1.10%) Pega
5 1 (1.10%) Salesforce.com