Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 95 74
Rank change year-on-year -12 -21 +17
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 68 117 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.53% 1.95% 2.48%
As % of the Applications category 15.14% 19.76% 21.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 82 90
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33% +25.00%
10th Percentile £273 £201 £200
90th Percentile £481 £499 £507
England median daily rate £400 £395 £400
% change year-on-year +1.27% -1.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 9
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £22.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -28.41% +35.45%
10th Percentile £15.80 £16.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £21.00 £16.00 £30.56
England median hourly rate £38.74 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +72.17% - +25.00%

Microsoft Project is in the software application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Software Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 449 592 603
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 10.13% 9.87% 11.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 324 296
West Midlands median daily rate £335 £309 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.40% -0.40% +3.33%
10th Percentile £172 £150 £143
90th Percentile £475 £475 £454
England median daily rate £360 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 41 91
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.87 £13.68 £16.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.32% -14.79% +7.03%
10th Percentile £10.20 £10.25 £9.93
90th Percentile £34.85 £36.00 £37.25
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -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 22 July 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 22 July 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
Warwickshire 0 21 £325 -8.77% 5
Birmingham +7 18 £313 +2.04% 5
Coventry -4 11 £450 +24.14% 1
Solihull +13 5 £350 +27.27%
Shropshire +28 4 - -
Worcestershire - 3 £325 -
Staffordshire 0 2 £425 +146.38%
Microsoft Project
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 40 (58.82%) Project Management
2 32 (47.06%) Microsoft
3 21 (30.88%) PMO
4 18 (26.47%) PRINCE2
4 18 (26.47%) Project Planning
5 17 (25.00%) Finance
6 16 (23.53%) Microsoft Excel
7 14 (20.59%) MS Visio
8 11 (16.18%) Migration
8 11 (16.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (16.18%) Change Management
8 11 (16.18%) Programme Management
9 10 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (14.71%) Degree
9 10 (14.71%) SharePoint
10 9 (13.24%) Microsoft Office
10 9 (13.24%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 8 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (11.76%) ITIL
11 8 (11.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 7 (10.29%) MS Project Server
12 7 (10.29%) PRINCE
12 7 (10.29%) Data Centre
12 7 (10.29%) Continuous Improvement
13 6 (8.82%) Risk Management
14 5 (7.35%) Quality Management
14 5 (7.35%) ERP
14 5 (7.35%) PMI Certification
14 5 (7.35%) Scrum
14 5 (7.35%) Supplier 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 10 (14.71%) SharePoint
2 7 (10.29%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.47%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (23.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (20.59%) MS Visio
3 9 (13.24%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (11.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (1.47%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.94%) G Suite
1 2 (2.94%) Office 365
2 1 (1.47%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.41%) Firewall
1 3 (4.41%) WLAN
2 1 (1.47%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (2.94%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.88%) JIRA
2 1 (1.47%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (1.47%) VersionOne
2 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (7.35%) Retail
3 2 (2.94%) Automotive
3 2 (2.94%) Banking
3 2 (2.94%) Local Government
3 2 (2.94%) Marketing
3 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.47%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.47%) Legal
4 1 (1.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (38.24%) Project Manager
2 11 (16.18%) Programme Planner
3 10 (14.71%) Project Planner
4 7 (10.29%) Analyst
4 7 (10.29%) Infrastructure Manager
4 7 (10.29%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 5 (7.35%) PMO Analyst
6 4 (5.88%) Coordinator
6 4 (5.88%) Project Coordinator
7 3 (4.41%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (4.41%) PMO Planner
7 3 (4.41%) Portfolio Delivery Manager
7 3 (4.41%) Portfolio Manager
7 3 (4.41%) Portfolio Planner
8 2 (2.94%) Applications Manager
8 2 (2.94%) Digital Delivery Manager
8 2 (2.94%) Junior PMO
8 2 (2.94%) PMO Lead
8 2 (2.94%) PMO Support Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) Project Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.29%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.41%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.41%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.94%) Digital Signage
5 2 (2.94%) PMI
5 2 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.47%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.47%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.41%) Unix
2 1 (1.47%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (58.82%) Project Management
2 18 (26.47%) PRINCE2
2 18 (26.47%) Project Planning
3 11 (16.18%) Change Management
3 11 (16.18%) Migration
3 11 (16.18%) Programme Management
3 11 (16.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (13.24%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 8 (11.76%) ITIL
7 7 (10.29%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (10.29%) PRINCE
8 6 (8.82%) Risk Management
9 5 (7.35%) ERP
9 5 (7.35%) Quality Management
9 5 (7.35%) Scrum
9 5 (7.35%) Supplier Management
10 4 (5.88%) Change Control
10 4 (5.88%) Coaching
11 3 (4.41%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.47%) C
1 1 (1.47%) C++
1 1 (1.47%) Pascal
1 1 (1.47%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (14.71%) Degree
2 5 (7.35%) PMI Certification
3 4 (5.88%) Master's Degree
4 3 (4.41%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (4.41%) PMP
4 3 (4.41%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.41%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.47%) APMP
6 1 (1.47%) HND
6 1 (1.47%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (30.88%) PMO
2 2 (2.94%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.94%) QA
2 2 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.47%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 32 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.41%) Cisco
2 3 (4.41%) SAP
3 2 (2.94%) Google
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle
4 1 (1.47%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (1.47%) Civica
4 1 (1.47%) Niku
4 1 (1.47%) Sage