The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 43 25 24
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Project 8 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.95% 4.83% 4.50%
As % of the Applications category 12.90% 27.08% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 10
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£238 £430 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.76% +4.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £342 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £530 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £351 £335
% change year-on-year
-0.14% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £25.25 £18.80
% change year-on-year
+38.61% +34.29%
MS Project
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Applications Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
62 48 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 15.09% 17.84% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 34 33
Average daily rate £350 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £118 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 4
Average hourly rate £14.25 £22.50 £8.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% +181.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.50 £6.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.47 £24.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Project across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

MS Project Daily Rate Histogram 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 21 November 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford +13 4 £250 +66.66%
Luton -21 2 £219 -49.12%
Dunstable - - - -
MS Project
East of England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 22 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 21 (63.64%) Microsoft
3 13 (39.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (33.33%) Project Management
5 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (24.24%) MS Excel
7 8 (24.24%) Finance
8 7 (21.21%) Retail
9 6 (18.18%) Project Planning
9 6 (18.18%) MS Office
9 6 (18.18%) E-Commerce
10 5 (15.15%) PRINCE
10 5 (15.15%) MS Visio
10 5 (15.15%) Spreadsheet
10 5 (15.15%) Revenue Management
11 4 (12.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (12.12%) Waterfall
12 3 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
12 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (9.09%) ITIL
12 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
12 3 (9.09%) Service Delivery
12 3 (9.09%) Security Management
12 3 (9.09%) Risk Management
12 3 (9.09%) Information Security
13 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
13 2 (6.06%) Scrum
13 2 (6.06%) Risk Assessment
13 2 (6.06%) QA

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (3.03%) MS Project Server
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (24.24%) MS Excel
2 6 (18.18%) MS Office
3 5 (15.15%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (15.15%) MS Visio
4 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (3.03%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) CA Clarity
2 1 (3.03%) Workday HCM
2 1 (3.03%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Office 365
General
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
2 7 (21.21%) Retail
3 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (75.76%) Project Manager
2 6 (18.18%) Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Assistant Project Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Supply Chain Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Business Project Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Business Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Security Manager
5 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Service Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Security Project Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Coordinator
6 1 (3.03%) Lead Business Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) SharePoint Business Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Lead Project Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Agile Project Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Project Coordinator
6 1 (3.03%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
1 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 13 (39.39%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (33.33%) Project Management
4 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (18.18%) E-Commerce
6 6 (18.18%) Project Planning
7 5 (15.15%) Revenue Management
7 5 (15.15%) PRINCE
8 4 (12.12%) Waterfall
9 3 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (9.09%) Service Delivery
9 3 (9.09%) Security Management
9 3 (9.09%) Risk Management
9 3 (9.09%) ITIL
9 3 (9.09%) Information Security
10 2 (6.06%) Scrum
10 2 (6.06%) Risk Assessment
10 2 (6.06%) Change Management
11 1 (3.03%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (6.06%) Degree
3 1 (3.03%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 21 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle
2 2 (6.06%) SAP
2 2 (6.06%) CA
2 2 (6.06%) Planview
3 1 (3.03%) Ceridian
3 1 (3.03%) Primavera
3 1 (3.03%) Adobe
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