The first table below looks at the demand for MS Project skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Bedfordshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 39 25 31
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +6
Contract jobs citing MS Project 6 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.36% 2.09% 2.12%
As % of the Applications category 12.24% 14.29% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 4
Average daily rate £450 £308 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.34% +16.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £145 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £444 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £336 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.80% -3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £32.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-12.97% -9.02%
Applications Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
49 28 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 11.14% 14.66% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 20 6
Average daily rate £390 £335 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.41% +34.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £164 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £453 £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.99% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.45% -24.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
MS Project
East of England

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Project across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Project Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

MS Project
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Project across the Bedfordshire region.

MS Project Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

MS Project
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Project across the Bedfordshire region.

MS Project Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

MS Project
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Project within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Luton -13 3 £450 +2.56% 3
Bedford -2 2 - - 1
Dunstable - - - - 1
MS Project
East of England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing MS Project also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Project.

1 20 (83.33%) PRINCE2
2 15 (62.50%) Project Management
3 12 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 12 (50.00%) Finance
4 11 (45.83%) Change Management
4 11 (45.83%) Project Planning
5 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 8 (33.33%) Risk Management
6 7 (29.17%) Altiris
6 7 (29.17%) MS Office
6 7 (29.17%) ITIL
6 7 (29.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 6 (25.00%) MS Visio
7 6 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 6 (25.00%) PMP
7 6 (25.00%) PMI Certification
7 6 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (20.83%) Programme Management
8 5 (20.83%) Service Management
8 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (20.83%) MCSE
9 4 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
10 3 (12.50%) Resource Management
10 3 (12.50%) QA
10 3 (12.50%) LAN
10 3 (12.50%) WAN
10 3 (12.50%) Business Transformation
11 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (8.33%) SIEM

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing MS Project also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Project. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (29.17%) MS Office
3 6 (25.00%) MS Visio
4 4 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) LAN
1 3 (12.50%) WAN
2 2 (8.33%) VPN
2 2 (8.33%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
General
1 12 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Project Manager
2 3 (12.50%) Programme Manager
2 3 (12.50%) Analyst
2 3 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) Business Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Coordinator
3 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Senior Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Senior Project Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Project Officer
3 2 (8.33%) Project Support Officer
3 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Project Support Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Project Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) PMO Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Support Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Project Planner
4 1 (4.17%) Digital Project Manager
4 1 (4.17%) PMO Lead
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (83.33%) PRINCE2
2 15 (62.50%) Project Management
3 11 (45.83%) Change Management
3 11 (45.83%) Project Planning
4 8 (33.33%) Risk Management
5 7 (29.17%) ITIL
5 7 (29.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 6 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (20.83%) Programme Management
7 5 (20.83%) Service Management
8 3 (12.50%) Resource Management
8 3 (12.50%) Business Transformation
9 2 (8.33%) SIEM
9 2 (8.33%) Use Case
9 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (8.33%) PRINCE
9 2 (8.33%) Workflow
9 2 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
10 1 (4.17%) Content Management
10 1 (4.17%) Document Management
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 6 (25.00%) PMP
1 6 (25.00%) PMI Certification
2 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (20.83%) MCSE
3 2 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
2 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (8.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (29.17%) Altiris
3 2 (8.33%) SolarWinds
4 1 (4.17%) Business Objects
4 1 (4.17%) SAP
4 1 (4.17%) Niku
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago