The table below looks at the statistics for MS Project skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Project
Rank 47 57 55
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Project 7 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.22% 0.63% 1.79%
As % of the Applications category 7.29% 5.26% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
Average daily rate £500 £390 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £376 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.27% -1.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.31 £20.35 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+93.19% -27.33%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Applications Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
96 76 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 16.67% 11.97% 15.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 28 39
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £120 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 12 15
Average hourly rate £15.00 £10.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £9.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £13.50 £15.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

MS Project Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

MS Project
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

MS Project Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

MS Project
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

MS Project Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

MS Project
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Potters Bar - 2 £525 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - -
MS Project
East of England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 17 (54.84%) Microsoft
1 17 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (48.39%) MS Project Server
2 15 (48.39%) MS Excel
3 14 (45.16%) Change Management
4 13 (41.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (38.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (35.48%) JIRA
7 10 (32.26%) Finance
7 10 (32.26%) Project Management
8 8 (25.81%) Time Management
8 8 (25.81%) Waterfall
9 7 (22.58%) Change Control
9 7 (22.58%) Data Migration
9 7 (22.58%) Release Management
9 7 (22.58%) Migration
10 6 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
12 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2
13 3 (9.68%) FMCG
13 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
14 2 (6.45%) PgMP
14 2 (6.45%) Life Science
14 2 (6.45%) MS PowerPoint
14 2 (6.45%) Retail
14 2 (6.45%) Information Security
14 2 (6.45%) Windows
14 2 (6.45%) Oracle Forms
14 2 (6.45%) Oracle Reports
14 2 (6.45%) PL/SQL

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 15 (48.39%) MS Project Server
2 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (48.39%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) LAN
1 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (6.45%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 13 (41.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (35.48%) JIRA
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (32.26%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (6.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Advertising
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Project Manager
2 9 (29.03%) Analyst
2 9 (29.03%) Business Analyst
3 7 (22.58%) Digital Project Manager
3 7 (22.58%) Insurance Business Analyst
3 7 (22.58%) Life and Pensions Project Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Business IT Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) IT Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) IT Business Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) IT Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Network Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Project Planner
4 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared Project Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (6.45%) SharePoint Project Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (3.23%) IT Programme Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) FMCG
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) AS400
2 2 (6.45%) Life Science
2 2 (6.45%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
1 2 (6.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (45.16%) Change Management
3 12 (38.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (32.26%) Project Management
5 8 (25.81%) Time Management
5 8 (25.81%) Waterfall
6 7 (22.58%) Change Control
6 7 (22.58%) Data Migration
6 7 (22.58%) Migration
6 7 (22.58%) Release Management
7 6 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2
9 2 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (6.45%) Information Security
9 2 (6.45%) Six Sigma
10 1 (3.23%) Dependency Management
10 1 (3.23%) Portfolio Management
10 1 (3.23%) Programme Management
10 1 (3.23%) SDLC
10 1 (3.23%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) PL/SQL
1 2 (6.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) PgMP
3 2 (6.45%) PMI Certification
3 2 (6.45%) PMP
3 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (54.84%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle
2 2 (6.45%) SAP