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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 62 50 64
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +14
Contract jobs citing MS Project 9 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.13% 1.15% 1.38%
As % of the Applications category 6.52% 6.00% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 9
Average daily rate
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£430 £400 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +88.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £240
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £31.56 £27.25
% change year-on-year
-49.29% +15.79%
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
138 100 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 17.38% 19.12% 13.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 43 46
Average daily rate £325 £288 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% +12.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £144 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £420 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 17 21
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.61 £12.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.75% +19.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £31.75 £25.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.29%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Project across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

MS Project Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 August 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
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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
Hemel Hempstead -7 1 - -
Letchworth - 1 £325 -
Watford - - - -
MS Project
East of England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 9 (45.00%) Project Management
2 7 (35.00%) MS Excel
3 6 (30.00%) MS Visio
3 6 (30.00%) MS Office
4 5 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 5 (25.00%) Retail
5 4 (20.00%) TrackWise
5 4 (20.00%) Finance
5 4 (20.00%) Business Analysis
5 4 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (20.00%) Business Objects
5 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (15.00%) GxP
6 3 (15.00%) Remedy
6 3 (15.00%) Niku
6 3 (15.00%) Release Management
6 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (15.00%) System Testing
6 3 (15.00%) QMS
6 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
7 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
7 2 (10.00%) Scrum
7 2 (10.00%) Data Integration
7 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
7 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
7 2 (10.00%) French Language
7 2 (10.00%) EPoS

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (35.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (30.00%) MS Visio
2 6 (30.00%) MS Office
3 4 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) TrackWise
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Intranet
1 1 (5.00%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 5 (25.00%) Retail
2 4 (20.00%) Finance
3 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (10.00%) French Language
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Analyst
2 8 (40.00%) Business Analyst
3 7 (35.00%) Project Manager
4 4 (20.00%) Project Coordinator
4 4 (20.00%) Coordinator
5 2 (10.00%) Integration Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Business Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Business Project Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Integration Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Programme Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Administrator
6 1 (5.00%) Project Leader
6 1 (5.00%) PMO Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) PMO Manager
6 1 (5.00%) SAP Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Transition Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Project Administrator
6 1 (5.00%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) J2EE
1 2 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Data Integration
1 2 (10.00%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Project Management
2 5 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 4 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 3 (15.00%) Release Management
4 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (15.00%) System Testing
4 3 (15.00%) QMS
5 2 (10.00%) Scrum
5 2 (10.00%) PRINCE
5 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (10.00%) EAI
5 2 (10.00%) SOA
5 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (10.00%) Change Control
6 1 (5.00%) Dependency Management
6 1 (5.00%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.00%) ITIL
6 1 (5.00%) ERP
6 1 (5.00%) CRM
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) GxP
2 1 (5.00%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (20.00%) Business Objects
2 3 (15.00%) Remedy
2 3 (15.00%) Niku
3 2 (10.00%) SAP
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle