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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 58 51 61
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +10
Contract jobs citing MS Project 4 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.58% 2.03% 1.76%
As % of the Applications category 3.64% 12.04% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £390 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +60.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.17 £21.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-8.70% -33.33%
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
110 108 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 16.06% 16.90% 16.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 40 58
Average daily rate £288 £355 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.01% +10.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £160 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 23 21
Average hourly rate £11.50 £13.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £10.04 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.70
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -6.05%

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 29 December 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
Watford - 1 £400 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
MS Project
East of England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) PRINCE2
2 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
2 5 (38.46%) Retail
3 4 (30.77%) Project Management
4 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
4 3 (23.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (15.38%) VLAN
5 2 (15.38%) BGP
5 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (15.38%) Degree
5 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (15.38%) Change Management
5 2 (15.38%) Firewall
5 2 (15.38%) Finance
5 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (15.38%) Scrum
5 2 (15.38%) EPoS
5 2 (15.38%) PRINCE
5 2 (15.38%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (15.38%) MS Office
5 2 (15.38%) SAP
5 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
5 2 (15.38%) MS Visio
5 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco IOS

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.69%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
2 3 (23.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (15.38%) MS Office
3 2 (15.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) BGP
1 2 (15.38%) Firewall
1 2 (15.38%) VLAN
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (7.69%) Intranet
2 1 (7.69%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (7.69%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (38.46%) Retail
2 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
3 2 (15.38%) Finance
3 2 (15.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Project Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Programme Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Project Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Report Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Information Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Business Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Business Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Transition Manager
4 1 (7.69%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) EPoS
2 1 (7.69%) Life Science
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) PRINCE2
2 4 (30.77%) Project Management
3 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (15.38%) Scrum
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
3 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (15.38%) PRINCE
3 2 (15.38%) Change Management
3 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
3 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (15.38%) Change Control
4 1 (7.69%) Dependency Management
4 1 (7.69%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
4 1 (7.69%) Workflow
4 1 (7.69%) Six Sigma
4 1 (7.69%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Java
1 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) CCNP
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) SAP
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle