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 29 July 2015 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 38 29 28
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Project 5 17 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.31% 3.34% 0.43%
As % of the Applications category 10.00% 21.25% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 14 1
Average daily rate
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£215 £500 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-57.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.30% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £11.75 £12.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.08% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -57.33%
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
50 80 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 13.12% 15.72% 10.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 54 13
Average daily rate £200 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £211 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £590 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 2
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.00 £12.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +2.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £12.00 £12.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £37.05 £12.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-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
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 29 July 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Luton +3 3 - - 1
Bedford +3 1 - -
MS Project
East of England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 8 (50.00%) Project Management
2 6 (37.50%) MS Office
2 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
3 5 (31.25%) PRINCE2
3 5 (31.25%) Finance
4 4 (25.00%) Migration
4 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (25.00%) MS Visio
5 3 (18.75%) PRINCE
5 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
5 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
5 3 (18.75%) Programme Management
5 3 (18.75%) Email Migration
5 3 (18.75%) Statistics
5 3 (18.75%) Project Planning
6 2 (12.50%) Logistics
6 2 (12.50%) Procure-to-pay
6 2 (12.50%) Demand Forecasting
6 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
6 2 (12.50%) Data Integration
6 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
6 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (12.50%) Retail
6 2 (12.50%) Scrum
6 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
7 1 (6.25%) Six Sigma
7 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (6.25%) ERP
7 1 (6.25%) ITIL
7 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS Office
1 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 4 (25.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) General Ledger
3 1 (6.25%) Aerospace
3 1 (6.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Project Manager
2 5 (31.25%) Administrator
2 5 (31.25%) Project Administrator
2 5 (31.25%) Project Support Administrator
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Project Planner
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (6.25%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Development Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Statistics
2 2 (12.50%) Data Integration
2 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Project Management
2 5 (31.25%) PRINCE2
3 4 (25.00%) Migration
4 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
4 3 (18.75%) PRINCE
4 3 (18.75%) Programme Management
4 3 (18.75%) Project Planning
4 3 (18.75%) Email Migration
5 2 (12.50%) Procure-to-pay
5 2 (12.50%) Demand Forecasting
5 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 2 (12.50%) Logistics
5 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (12.50%) Scrum
6 1 (6.25%) Information Security
6 1 (6.25%) Six Sigma
6 1 (6.25%) ERP
6 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (6.25%) Data Management
6 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (6.25%) PMP
1 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Planview