Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 125 97 114
Rank change year-on-year -28 +17 -21
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 75 93 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.54% 1.97% 1.56%
As % of the Applications category 16.78% 19.29% 17.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 78 64
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £340 £372
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% -8.48% +9.26%
10th Percentile £230 £268 £248
90th Percentile £486 £500 £468
England median daily rate £425 £420 £398
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.59% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £25.12 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.33% +62.06% -39.59%
England median hourly rate £34.75 £25.12 £22.50
% change year-on-year +38.34% +11.64% -13.76%

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 447 482 503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.18% 10.21% 9.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 273 319
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £340 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.41% - +1.49%
10th Percentile £135 £154 £144
90th Percentile £475 £486 £456
England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 47 47
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.34 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.60% -4.40% -25.00%
10th Percentile £9.33 £9.96 £10.60
90th Percentile £33.05 £38.75 £26.00
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +3.23%

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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
Shropshire -35 22 £430 -28.33%
Herefordshire - 19 £375 -
Birmingham -9 12 £375 +15.38% 4
Warwickshire -4 9 £575 +69.74% 6
Coventry -10 9 £319 -15.00%
Solihull +10 2 £155 - 1
Worcestershire -5 2 - - 1
Staffordshire -24 2 £375 +10.29% 1
Microsoft Project
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 45 (60.00%) Project Management
2 38 (50.67%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (37.33%) PRINCE2
3 28 (37.33%) Microsoft
4 26 (34.67%) Finance
5 25 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (29.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 22 (29.33%) ITIL
7 20 (26.67%) PMO
8 18 (24.00%) ISEB
9 17 (22.67%) Microsoft Excel
9 17 (22.67%) Oracle OWB
10 16 (21.33%) Project Planning
11 15 (20.00%) Military
12 14 (18.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 14 (18.67%) Decision-Making
12 14 (18.67%) Security Cleared
13 13 (17.33%) DV Cleared
13 13 (17.33%) Change Control
13 13 (17.33%) SharePoint
14 12 (16.00%) Oracle
14 12 (16.00%) Risk Management
14 12 (16.00%) Project Governance
14 12 (16.00%) Customer Requirements
15 11 (14.67%) Budgeting and Forecasting
15 11 (14.67%) Change Management
15 11 (14.67%) Windows
15 11 (14.67%) BusinessObjects
15 11 (14.67%) JIRA
16 10 (13.33%) Management Information System

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 13 (17.33%) SharePoint
2 8 (10.67%) WebLogic
3 3 (4.00%) Documentum
Applications
1 38 (50.67%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (22.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (18.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (9.33%) MS Visio
5 6 (8.00%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.67%) Office 365
2 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.67%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.67%) Oracle OWB
2 11 (14.67%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (14.67%) JIRA
2 2 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.33%) Selenium
3 1 (1.33%) SoapUI
General
1 26 (34.67%) Finance
2 15 (20.00%) Military
3 8 (10.67%) Manufacturing
4 6 (8.00%) Marketing
4 6 (8.00%) Telecoms
5 5 (6.67%) Electronics
6 4 (5.33%) Retail
7 2 (2.67%) Legal
8 1 (1.33%) Aerospace
8 1 (1.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 34 (45.33%) Project Manager
2 16 (21.33%) Analyst
3 13 (17.33%) PMO Analyst
4 7 (9.33%) DV Cleared Project Manager
4 7 (9.33%) Test Manager
5 6 (8.00%) Agile Project Manager
5 6 (8.00%) Project Officer
5 6 (8.00%) Project Support Officer
5 6 (8.00%) Support Officer
6 5 (6.67%) Coordinator
7 4 (5.33%) ITIL Manager
7 4 (5.33%) Project Coordinator
8 3 (4.00%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (4.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 3 (4.00%) IT Manager
8 3 (4.00%) ITIL Project Manager
8 3 (4.00%) Security Manager
8 3 (4.00%) Security Project Manager
9 2 (2.67%) Agile Business Analyst
9 2 (2.67%) Re-Platforming Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 9 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.33%) Virtual Team
4 3 (4.00%) NHS
4 3 (4.00%) PMI
5 2 (2.67%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.67%) FMCG
6 1 (1.33%) CCTV
6 1 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.33%) SCADA
6 1 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.33%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.67%) Windows
2 8 (10.67%) Unix
3 2 (2.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (60.00%) Project Management
2 28 (37.33%) PRINCE2
3 25 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (29.33%) ITIL
4 22 (29.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (21.33%) Project Planning
6 14 (18.67%) Decision-Making
7 13 (17.33%) Change Control
8 12 (16.00%) Customer Requirements
8 12 (16.00%) Project Governance
8 12 (16.00%) Risk Management
9 11 (14.67%) Budgeting and Forecasting
9 11 (14.67%) Change Management
10 10 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (12.00%) Capacity Planning
11 9 (12.00%) ITIL V3
11 9 (12.00%) Resource Allocation
12 8 (10.67%) Migration
12 8 (10.67%) Service Design
13 7 (9.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.67%) Java
1 8 (10.67%) SQL
2 1 (1.33%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (24.00%) ISEB
2 14 (18.67%) Security Cleared
3 13 (17.33%) DV Cleared
4 8 (10.67%) Degree
5 6 (8.00%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (5.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (5.33%) HND
6 4 (5.33%) ISTQB
6 4 (5.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (5.33%) PMI Certification
7 3 (4.00%) APMP
7 3 (4.00%) PMP
7 3 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.33%) CIMA
8 1 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (26.67%) PMO
2 4 (5.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (4.00%) GDPR
3 3 (4.00%) QA
4 2 (2.67%) JSP 440
4 2 (2.67%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.33%) P3O
System Software
1 2 (2.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (5.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (37.33%) Microsoft
2 12 (16.00%) Oracle
3 9 (12.00%) Niku
4 8 (10.67%) webMethods
5 6 (8.00%) CheckPoint
5 6 (8.00%) SAP
6 4 (5.33%) IBM
7 3 (4.00%) Pega
8 1 (1.33%) Salesforce.com