The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Berkshire 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 65 61 47
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -14
Contract jobs citing MS Project 67 60 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.35% 2.44% 3.16%
As % of the Applications category 14.38% 15.11% 23.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 25 54
Average daily rate £420 £425 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +14.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £270 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £336 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.80% -3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £22.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £32.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-12.97% -9.02%
Applications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
466 397 412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 16.33% 16.15% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 110 152
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £203 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.99% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 74 42
Average hourly rate £17.50 £34.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.27% +122.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £12.98 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £36.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
MS Project
South East

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 18 April 2014.

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 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
Reading -5 15 £351 +8.07% 1
Slough +3 8 £225 -50.00%
Bracknell +2 6 £288 -36.00%
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Wokingham - 1 - - 1
MS Project
South East

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 67 (56.30%) Project Management
2 59 (49.58%) MS Excel
3 57 (47.90%) PRINCE2
4 45 (37.82%) Finance
5 39 (32.77%) MS PowerPoint
6 35 (29.41%) MS Visio
7 33 (27.73%) Microsoft
8 29 (24.37%) MS Office
9 23 (19.33%) Telecoms
10 22 (18.49%) Project Planning
11 19 (15.97%) Programme Management
12 16 (13.45%) Change Control
13 15 (12.61%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (10.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 12 (10.08%) Management Information System
16 11 (9.24%) SharePoint
16 11 (9.24%) Security Cleared
17 9 (7.56%) SC Cleared
18 8 (6.72%) CRM
18 8 (6.72%) ISEB
19 7 (5.88%) Risk Management
19 7 (5.88%) Change Management
19 7 (5.88%) PRINCE
20 6 (5.04%) Degree
20 6 (5.04%) Marketing
20 6 (5.04%) PMI Certification
20 6 (5.04%) Retail
21 5 (4.20%) Agile Software Development
21 5 (4.20%) PMP
21 5 (4.20%) ITIL

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 11 (9.24%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.20%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.84%) CMS
3 1 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.84%) IIS
3 1 (0.84%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 59 (49.58%) MS Excel
2 39 (32.77%) MS PowerPoint
3 35 (29.41%) MS Visio
4 29 (24.37%) MS Office
5 3 (2.52%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.84%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.36%) LAN
2 3 (2.52%) Intranet
3 2 (1.68%) Internet
3 2 (1.68%) Extranet
3 2 (1.68%) WAN
3 2 (1.68%) VPN
3 2 (1.68%) Firewall
4 1 (0.84%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.84%) SDH
4 1 (0.84%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (2.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Visual Studio
General
1 45 (37.82%) Finance
2 23 (19.33%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.04%) Marketing
3 6 (5.04%) Retail
4 4 (3.36%) Automotive
5 2 (1.68%) Spanish Language
5 2 (1.68%) Banking
5 2 (1.68%) Billing
5 2 (1.68%) Legal
6 1 (0.84%) Law
6 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.84%) Publishing
6 1 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 39 (32.77%) Project Manager
2 16 (13.45%) Coordinator
3 14 (11.76%) Analyst
4 8 (6.72%) PMO Analyst
4 8 (6.72%) Consultant
4 8 (6.72%) Project Planner
4 8 (6.72%) Project Coordinator
5 7 (5.88%) Programme Coordinator
6 6 (5.04%) PMO Administrator
6 6 (5.04%) Administrator
7 4 (3.36%) Salesforce.com Consultant
7 4 (3.36%) CRM Manager
7 4 (3.36%) Business Analyst
8 3 (2.52%) Support Specialist
8 3 (2.52%) Senior Manager
8 3 (2.52%) Senior Project Manager
8 3 (2.52%) Project Administrator
8 3 (2.52%) Project Office Administrator
8 3 (2.52%) Finance Project Manager
8 3 (2.52%) Voice Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.68%) HTML
1 2 (1.68%) .NET
2 1 (0.84%) CSS
2 1 (0.84%) XML
2 1 (0.84%) XSL
2 1 (0.84%) XSLT
2 1 (0.84%) jQuery
2 1 (0.84%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.08%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.36%) PMI
3 2 (1.68%) Mobile Payment
3 2 (1.68%) EPoS
4 1 (0.84%) Social Network
4 1 (0.84%) Social Media
4 1 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.68%) Windows 7
1 2 (1.68%) Windows
2 1 (0.84%) UNIX
2 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (56.30%) Project Management
2 57 (47.90%) PRINCE2
3 22 (18.49%) Project Planning
4 19 (15.97%) Programme Management
5 16 (13.45%) Change Control
6 15 (12.61%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (6.72%) CRM
8 7 (5.88%) Risk Management
8 7 (5.88%) Change Management
8 7 (5.88%) PRINCE
9 5 (4.20%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (4.20%) ITIL
10 4 (3.36%) Waterfall
10 4 (3.36%) Supplier Management
10 4 (3.36%) Matrix Management
10 4 (3.36%) Content Management
10 4 (3.36%) Quality Management
11 3 (2.52%) GAP Analysis
11 3 (2.52%) Migration
11 3 (2.52%) E-Procurement
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.52%) SQL
1 3 (2.52%) C
2 1 (0.84%) VB
2 1 (0.84%) Java
2 1 (0.84%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.84%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (10.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 11 (9.24%) Security Cleared
3 9 (7.56%) SC Cleared
4 8 (6.72%) ISEB
5 6 (5.04%) Degree
5 6 (5.04%) PMI Certification
6 5 (4.20%) PMP
6 5 (4.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (3.36%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.84%) MBA
8 1 (0.84%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.52%) QA
2 2 (1.68%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.84%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (27.73%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.36%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (2.52%) Amdocs
3 3 (2.52%) Oracle
3 3 (2.52%) Business Objects
4 2 (1.68%) Planview
4 2 (1.68%) SAP
4 2 (1.68%) Siebel
4 2 (1.68%) Cisco
4 2 (1.68%) IBM
5 1 (0.84%) Teradata
5 1 (0.84%) Remedy
5 1 (0.84%) PeopleSoft