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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 58 66 51
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -15
Contract jobs citing MS Project 10 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.23% 1.13% 1.15%
As % of the Applications category 9.17% 6.67% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 3
Average daily rate
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£513 £430 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.18% +7.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.47% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £16.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+34.37% -49.29%
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
109 135 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 13.46% 17.02% 19.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 67 45
Average daily rate £210 £325 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.38% +13.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £160 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £439 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 28 17
Average hourly rate £14.25 £15.00 £14.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £22.50 £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.03 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-0.16% -3.06%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015. 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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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
Stevenage -5 3 £550 -
Watford - 2 £475 - 2
MS Project
East of England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 10 (52.63%) Project Management
2 8 (42.11%) MS Excel
3 7 (36.84%) PRINCE2
4 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
4 6 (31.58%) Retail
5 5 (26.32%) Project Planning
5 5 (26.32%) Finance
6 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (21.05%) UNIX
6 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
6 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
6 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
6 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
7 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
7 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (15.79%) MS Office
7 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (15.79%) MS Visio
7 3 (15.79%) Migration
7 3 (15.79%) PRINCE
8 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
8 2 (10.53%) TIBCO
8 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
8 2 (10.53%) Scrum
8 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
8 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
8 2 (10.53%) RDBMS
8 2 (10.53%) SLA

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (42.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (15.79%) MS Visio
2 3 (15.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) CA PPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) LAN
1 1 (5.26%) WAN
1 1 (5.26%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.53%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.26%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Subversion
1 2 (10.53%) JIRA
General
1 6 (31.58%) Retail
2 5 (26.32%) Finance
3 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Project Manager
2 3 (15.79%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) DBA
3 2 (10.53%) IT Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Web Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Progress DBA
4 1 (5.26%) Firmware Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Coordinator
4 1 (5.26%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) PMO Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) ScrumMaster
4 1 (5.26%) Network Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Implementation Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Programme Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) PMI
1 2 (10.53%) FMCG
1 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) iSeries
2 1 (5.26%) Visualisation
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) EPoS
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) VHDL
2 1 (5.26%) Tandem
2 1 (5.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) UNIX
2 2 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Project Management
2 7 (36.84%) PRINCE2
3 5 (26.32%) Project Planning
4 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
4 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
4 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.79%) Migration
5 3 (15.79%) PRINCE
6 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
6 2 (10.53%) RAD
6 2 (10.53%) DSDM
6 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
6 2 (10.53%) Scrum
6 2 (10.53%) Time Management
6 2 (10.53%) Kanban
6 2 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (10.53%) Capacity Management
6 2 (10.53%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) Java
1 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.26%) C
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
1 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (10.53%) PMI Certification
4 1 (5.26%) Degree
4 1 (5.26%) PMP
4 1 (5.26%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
2 1 (5.26%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) TIBCO
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) SAP
2 2 (10.53%) Progress
2 2 (10.53%) hybris
3 1 (5.26%) Tableau
3 1 (5.26%) IBM
3 1 (5.26%) Cognos
3 1 (5.26%) Xilinx
3 1 (5.26%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) CA