The first table below looks at the demand for MS Project skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 31 July 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 Cheltenham 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 19 17 18
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Project 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 2.50% 1.22% 2.11%
As % of the Applications category 16.67% 11.11% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
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£380 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £250 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £32.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-50.78% +25.49%
Applications Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
18 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 15.00% 10.98% 11.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 8
Average daily rate £365 £263 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.86% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £337 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
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MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

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

MS Project Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

MS Project
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

MS Project Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

MS Project
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

MS Project Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 6 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 6 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Project Management
3 3 (50.00%) MS Office
3 3 (50.00%) Project Planning
4 2 (33.33%) MS Project Server
4 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) Primavera
4 2 (33.33%) Validation
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (16.67%) Service Management
5 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
5 1 (16.67%) ITIL
5 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 1 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) VBA
5 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
5 1 (16.67%) Procure-to-pay
5 1 (16.67%) Billing
5 1 (16.67%) Document Management

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 (33.33%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (50.00%) MS Office
3 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
3 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Project Support Officer
1 2 (33.33%) Project Officer
2 1 (16.67%) Service Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Project Management
2 3 (50.00%) Project Planning
3 2 (33.33%) Validation
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Document Management
4 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
4 1 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
4 1 (16.67%) Procure-to-pay
4 1 (16.67%) Service Management
4 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 6 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) Primavera