The table below looks at the statistics for MS Project skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 94 65 65
Rank change year-on-year
-29 0
Contract jobs citing MS Project 31 69 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.07% 2.39% 2.42%
As % of the Applications category 7.31% 14.56% 15.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 36 25
Average daily rate
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£300 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.82% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £360 £335
% change year-on-year
-1.38% +7.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £28.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-21.05% -13.63%
MS Project
South East

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

Applications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
424 474 398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 14.70% 16.45% 16.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 184 112
Average daily rate £300 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £145 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 38 73
Average hourly rate £15.79 £17.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.77% -49.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.10 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £24.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -9.09%

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

MS Project Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

MS Project
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

MS Project Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

MS Project
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Project across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

MS Project Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

MS Project
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

MS Project Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

MS Project
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 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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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
Reading +3 12 £408 +16.01% 1
Newbury -4 8 £275 -35.29% 1
Slough -6 4 £313 +38.88% 3
Bracknell -1 2 £250 -13.19% 2
Maidenhead +7 1 - -
Wokingham -3 1 £400 -
Hungerford - - - -
MS Project
South East

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 45 (63.38%) Project Management
2 38 (53.52%) MS Excel
3 36 (50.70%) Microsoft
4 32 (45.07%) PRINCE2
4 32 (45.07%) Telecoms
5 21 (29.58%) Finance
5 21 (29.58%) MS Visio
6 19 (26.76%) MS PowerPoint
7 14 (19.72%) Programme Management
7 14 (19.72%) MS Office
8 13 (18.31%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (16.90%) ITIL
10 11 (15.49%) Management Information System
11 10 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (14.08%) PMI Certification
12 9 (12.68%) Change Management
12 9 (12.68%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (9.86%) PMI
13 7 (9.86%) SharePoint
14 6 (8.45%) Amdocs
14 6 (8.45%) Operations Management
14 6 (8.45%) Change Control
15 5 (7.04%) Security Cleared
15 5 (7.04%) Project Planning
15 5 (7.04%) Degree
15 5 (7.04%) JIRA
15 5 (7.04%) HP
15 5 (7.04%) PRINCE
15 5 (7.04%) Service Management
16 4 (5.63%) PMP

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 7 (9.86%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.23%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.41%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.41%) SAS
Applications
1 38 (53.52%) MS Excel
2 21 (29.58%) MS Visio
3 19 (26.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (19.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.63%) SDH
1 4 (5.63%) ATM
2 2 (2.82%) Broadband
3 1 (1.41%) VoIP
3 1 (1.41%) Internet
3 1 (1.41%) LTE
3 1 (1.41%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.41%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (1.41%) SAP BW
1 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (1.41%) Data Mart
1 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (1.41%) QlikView
1 1 (1.41%) BusinessObjects XI
1 1 (1.41%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (7.04%) JIRA
2 1 (1.41%) Axure RP
General
1 32 (45.07%) Telecoms
2 21 (29.58%) Finance
3 2 (2.82%) Legal
3 2 (2.82%) Publishing
3 2 (2.82%) Banking
3 2 (2.82%) Retail
3 2 (2.82%) Billing
4 1 (1.41%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 20 (28.17%) Project Manager
2 10 (14.08%) Analyst
3 9 (12.68%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 7 (9.86%) Coordinator
5 5 (7.04%) Change Manager
6 3 (4.23%) Business Analyst
7 2 (2.82%) Programme Manager
7 2 (2.82%) Project Planner
7 2 (2.82%) Test Manager
7 2 (2.82%) Senior Project Manager
7 2 (2.82%) Project Coordinator
7 2 (2.82%) Senior Manager
7 2 (2.82%) Support Analyst
7 2 (2.82%) Administrator
7 2 (2.82%) Programme Coordinator
7 2 (2.82%) PMO Analyst
7 2 (2.82%) Project Analyst
7 2 (2.82%) Programme Planner
7 2 (2.82%) Technical Manager
7 2 (2.82%) Project Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.41%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.49%) Management Information System
2 9 (12.68%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (9.86%) PMI
4 2 (2.82%) Life Science
5 1 (1.41%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.41%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (63.38%) Project Management
2 32 (45.07%) PRINCE2
3 14 (19.72%) Programme Management
4 13 (18.31%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (16.90%) ITIL
6 10 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (12.68%) Change Management
8 6 (8.45%) Operations Management
8 6 (8.45%) Change Control
9 5 (7.04%) Service Management
9 5 (7.04%) PRINCE
9 5 (7.04%) Project Planning
10 4 (5.63%) Dependency Management
10 4 (5.63%) Kalman Filter
10 4 (5.63%) Scrum
10 4 (5.63%) Risk Management
10 4 (5.63%) Migration
10 4 (5.63%) Business Analysis
11 3 (4.23%) Capacity Planning
11 3 (4.23%) Earned Value Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.23%) VBA
2 2 (2.82%) SQL
3 1 (1.41%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 10 (14.08%) PMI Certification
2 5 (7.04%) Degree
2 5 (7.04%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.63%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.63%) PMP
4 3 (4.23%) ISEB
5 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.41%) HND
5 1 (1.41%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.41%) PgMP
5 1 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) SLA
1 1 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.41%) QA
1 1 (1.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 2 (2.82%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.41%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 36 (50.70%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.45%) Amdocs
3 5 (7.04%) HP
4 4 (5.63%) SAP
5 3 (4.23%) Business Objects
6 2 (2.82%) IBM
6 2 (2.82%) EMC
6 2 (2.82%) Citrix
6 2 (2.82%) Ericsson
7 1 (1.41%) Lotus
7 1 (1.41%) Huawei
7 1 (1.41%) Software AG
7 1 (1.41%) Oracle
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