Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 135 107 105
Rank change year-on-year -28 -2 -25
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 69 70 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.37% 1.57% 1.88%
As % of the Applications category 13.94% 15.09% 19.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 55 91
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £325 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -9.72% +0.35%
10th Percentile £231 £284 £219
90th Percentile £488 £475 £510
England median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +1.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £26.50 £21.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.26% +38.71% -39.59%
10th Percentile £16.95 £16.40 £15.10
90th Percentile £27.18 £24.93 £15.90
England median hourly rate £25.81 £25.12 £22.14
% change year-on-year +2.75% +13.46% -1.60%

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 495 464 594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.83% 10.42% 9.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 256 360
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £325 £325
10th Percentile £120 £159 £150
90th Percentile £476 £475 £469
England median daily rate £375 £362 £342
% change year-on-year +3.52% +5.92% -0.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 45 45
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +20.00% -14.29%
10th Percentile £12.20 £10.12 £10.32
90th Percentile £33.50 £33.00 £35.10
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.18 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.98% -1.94% +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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -10 16 £350 +12.00% 8
Shropshire -32 14 £550 -8.33% 2
Coventry -7 12 £238 -44.12%
Herefordshire - 10 £425 - 1
Warwickshire -8 8 £366 +17.20% 4
Worcestershire -8 3 £170 -47.69% 2
Staffordshire -8 1 £513 +57.69% 1
Solihull -8 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
Microsoft Project
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 40 (57.97%) Project Management
2 30 (43.48%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (40.58%) PRINCE2
4 24 (34.78%) Microsoft
4 24 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (20.29%) PMO
7 13 (18.84%) Finance
8 12 (17.39%) ITIL
8 12 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (14.49%) Programme Management
10 9 (13.04%) Microsoft Excel
10 9 (13.04%) Security Cleared
11 8 (11.59%) DV Cleared
11 8 (11.59%) Virtual Team
11 8 (11.59%) Risk Management
11 8 (11.59%) Niku
11 8 (11.59%) Military
12 7 (10.14%) Data Analysis
12 7 (10.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 7 (10.14%) Documentum
12 7 (10.14%) ISEB
12 7 (10.14%) SAP
12 7 (10.14%) Virtual Team Management
12 7 (10.14%) Case Management
12 7 (10.14%) Commercial Awareness
12 7 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (10.14%) Time Management
12 7 (10.14%) Pega
12 7 (10.14%) Presales

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 7 (10.14%) Documentum
2 5 (7.25%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.35%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.45%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 30 (43.48%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (13.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (10.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (8.70%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.90%) SPSS
6 1 (1.45%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Office 365
2 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.45%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) Oracle OWB
2 2 (2.90%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (2.90%) Power BI
3 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (5.80%) JIRA
2 3 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.45%) Selenium
3 1 (1.45%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (18.84%) Finance
2 8 (11.59%) Military
3 6 (8.70%) Manufacturing
3 6 (8.70%) Telecoms
4 5 (7.25%) Marketing
5 4 (5.80%) Electronics
6 3 (4.35%) Retail
7 2 (2.90%) Automotive
7 2 (2.90%) Legal
8 1 (1.45%) General Ledger
8 1 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 28 (40.58%) Project Manager
2 14 (20.29%) Analyst
3 9 (13.04%) Agile Project Manager
4 8 (11.59%) PMO Analyst
5 7 (10.14%) Programme Planner
6 6 (8.70%) DV Cleared Project Manager
7 5 (7.25%) Business Analyst
7 5 (7.25%) Coordinator
8 4 (5.80%) ITIL Manager
8 4 (5.80%) Project Coordinator
9 3 (4.35%) IT Manager
9 3 (4.35%) Programme Manager
9 3 (4.35%) Project Officer
9 3 (4.35%) Project Planner
9 3 (4.35%) Project Support Officer
9 3 (4.35%) Support Officer
9 3 (4.35%) Test Manager
10 2 (2.90%) Junior
10 2 (2.90%) Junior Project Manager
10 2 (2.90%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.35%) XML
2 1 (1.45%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.59%) Virtual Team
3 6 (8.70%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.90%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.90%) NHS
5 1 (1.45%) CCTV
5 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.45%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.80%) Windows
2 3 (4.35%) Unix
3 1 (1.45%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (57.97%) Project Management
2 28 (40.58%) PRINCE2
3 24 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (17.39%) ITIL
6 10 (14.49%) Programme Management
7 8 (11.59%) Risk Management
8 7 (10.14%) Case Management
8 7 (10.14%) Commercial Awareness
8 7 (10.14%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (10.14%) Data Analysis
8 7 (10.14%) Presales
8 7 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (10.14%) Time Management
8 7 (10.14%) Virtual Team Management
9 6 (8.70%) Change Management
9 6 (8.70%) ITIL V3
9 6 (8.70%) Migration
9 6 (8.70%) Project Planning
9 6 (8.70%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.35%) Java
1 3 (4.35%) SQL
2 1 (1.45%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 8 (11.59%) DV Cleared
3 7 (10.14%) ISEB
4 5 (7.25%) PMI Certification
4 5 (7.25%) PMP
5 4 (5.80%) HND
5 4 (5.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (4.35%) APMP
6 3 (4.35%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.45%) CIMA
7 1 (1.45%) IIBA
7 1 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (20.29%) PMO
2 4 (5.80%) P3O
3 2 (2.90%) JSP 440
3 2 (2.90%) QA
4 1 (1.45%) GDPR
4 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.45%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (1.45%) SCCM
1 1 (1.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 24 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.59%) Niku
3 7 (10.14%) Pega
3 7 (10.14%) SAP
4 4 (5.80%) IBM
5 3 (4.35%) CheckPoint
5 3 (4.35%) Oracle
5 3 (4.35%) webMethods
6 2 (2.90%) EMC
7 1 (1.45%) Progress
7 1 (1.45%) Salesforce.com