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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 39 30 23
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -7
Contract jobs citing MS Project 7 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.79% 2.67% 2.63%
As % of the Applications category 18.42% 19.57% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 5
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£388 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £295 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £435 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £335
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-37.14% +4.47%
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
38 46 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 9.74% 13.65% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 28 17
Average daily rate £275 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £145 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 £14.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.49% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 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 -4 4 £388 -6.06% 2
Bedford - - - -
MS Project
East of England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 7 (46.67%) PRINCE2
2 5 (33.33%) MS Office
2 5 (33.33%) Project Management
3 4 (26.67%) Risk Management
3 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
3 4 (26.67%) MS Visio
3 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (13.33%) Degree
5 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
5 2 (13.33%) Finance
5 2 (13.33%) Aerospace
5 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (13.33%) VCP4
5 2 (13.33%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (13.33%) Programme Management
5 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
5 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
5 2 (13.33%) ITIL
6 1 (6.67%) UML
6 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
6 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
6 1 (6.67%) ERP
6 1 (6.67%) SQL
6 1 (6.67%) ISEB
6 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (6.67%) Six Sigma
6 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Office
2 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (26.67%) MS Visio
3 2 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
1 2 (13.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (6.67%) Law
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
1 7 (46.67%) Project Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
2 2 (13.33%) PMO Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Assistant Project Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Service Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Project Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Project Support Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Development Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) PMO Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Lead Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Compliance Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) PRINCE2
2 5 (33.33%) Project Management
3 4 (26.67%) Risk Management
4 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (13.33%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (13.33%) Programme Management
5 2 (13.33%) ITIL
5 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
6 1 (6.67%) Kanban
6 1 (6.67%) Data Mapping
6 1 (6.67%) V-Model
6 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
6 1 (6.67%) Analytics
6 1 (6.67%) User Stories
6 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
6 1 (6.67%) Change Management
6 1 (6.67%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) UML
6 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) VCP4
2 2 (13.33%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) ISEB
3 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (6.67%) APMP
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
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