The first table below looks at the demand for MS Project skills in IT contracts advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Luton 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 26 13 11
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Project 3 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 1.50% 2.74% 4.00%
As % of the Applications category 20.00% 18.18% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Average daily rate £450 £439 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +88.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £428 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £271
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £336 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.80% -3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £32.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-12.97% -9.02%
Applications Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
15 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 7.50% 15.07% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 3
Average daily rate £425 £335 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.86% +45.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £325 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £453 £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.99% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
MS Project
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MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

MS Project Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

MS Project
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

MS Project Daily Rate Trend in Luton

MS Project
Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

MS Project Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

MS Project
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 8 (88.89%) PRINCE2
2 6 (66.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 6 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (55.56%) Project Management
4 4 (44.44%) Risk Management
5 3 (33.33%) Change Management
5 3 (33.33%) Programme Management
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 2 (22.22%) ITIL
6 2 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
6 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
6 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
6 2 (22.22%) Resource Management
6 2 (22.22%) QA
7 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
7 1 (11.11%) Portfolio Management
7 1 (11.11%) Process Management
7 1 (11.11%) RAD
7 1 (11.11%) DSDM
7 1 (11.11%) Business Objects
7 1 (11.11%) MS Office
7 1 (11.11%) SAP
7 1 (11.11%) PRINCE
7 1 (11.11%) Niku
7 1 (11.11%) BusinessObjects

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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.

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
1 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
2 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
General
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Project Support Officer
2 2 (22.22%) Project Officer
3 1 (11.11%) PMO Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) PRINCE2
2 6 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (55.56%) Project Management
4 4 (44.44%) Risk Management
5 3 (33.33%) Change Management
5 3 (33.33%) Programme Management
6 2 (22.22%) ITIL
6 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
6 2 (22.22%) Resource Management
7 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
7 1 (11.11%) Portfolio Management
7 1 (11.11%) Process Management
7 1 (11.11%) RAD
7 1 (11.11%) DSDM
7 1 (11.11%) PRINCE
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Business Objects
2 1 (11.11%) SAP
2 1 (11.11%) Niku