The table below looks at the statistics for MS Project skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 36 33 38
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +5
Contract jobs citing MS Project 5 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.40% 3.10% 0.81%
As % of the Applications category 7.46% 28.95% 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 3
Average daily rate
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£303 £405 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.30% +62.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
-0.13% +7.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £28.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-21.05% -12.30%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Applications Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
67 38 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 18.77% 10.70% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 15 21
Average daily rate £295 £228 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.24% -12.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £165 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £456 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 14
Average hourly rate £21.50 £23.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.47% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.90 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £36.50 £36.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

MS Project Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

MS Project
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

MS Project Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

MS Project
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

MS Project Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 4 (57.14%) PRINCE2
2 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (28.57%) ERP
2 2 (28.57%) NHS
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (14.29%) MS Project Server
3 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Data Mapping
3 1 (14.29%) V-Model
3 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
3 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) User Stories
3 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (14.29%) BPR
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
3 1 (14.29%) PMP
3 1 (14.29%) PMI Certification
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 1 (14.29%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
2 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
General
1 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Project Coordinator
1 2 (28.57%) Coordinator
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Project Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Server Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) PMO Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Implementation Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Business Process Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Process Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) NHS
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) PRINCE2
2 2 (28.57%) ERP
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Data Mapping
3 1 (14.29%) V-Model
3 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
3 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) User Stories
3 1 (14.29%) BPR
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) UML
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) PMP
1 1 (14.29%) PMI Certification