The table below looks at the statistics for MS Project skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 25 26 18
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Contract jobs citing MS Project 5 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 2.01% 2.47% 4.80%
As % of the Applications category 17.86% 16.67% 41.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 7
Average daily rate
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£425 £390 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +39.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £310 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £421 £841
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £19.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.63% -30.90%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Middlesex region.

Applications Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
28 42 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 11.24% 14.84% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 29 9
Average daily rate £370 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £214 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £421 £815
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £10.00 £29.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.51% -27.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -4.83%

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

MS Project Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

MS Project
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

MS Project Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

MS Project
Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Project across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

MS Project Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

MS Project
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

MS Project Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) Project Management
3 4 (50.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (37.50%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) Change Management
5 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (25.00%) EMC
5 2 (25.00%) PMP
5 2 (25.00%) PMI Certification
5 2 (25.00%) Migration
5 2 (25.00%) Degree
6 1 (12.50%) MS Project Server
6 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (12.50%) Visualforce
6 1 (12.50%) Apex Code
6 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (12.50%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (12.50%) Change Control
6 1 (12.50%) Business Transformation
6 1 (12.50%) Cyber Security
6 1 (12.50%) Procure-to-pay
6 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (12.50%) PDM
6 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
6 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Procurement Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Programme Planner
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (12.50%) PMO Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) PMO Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Project Management
2 4 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (25.00%) Change Management
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (12.50%) PDM
4 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (12.50%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Change Control
4 1 (12.50%) Business Transformation
4 1 (12.50%) Cyber Security
4 1 (12.50%) Procure-to-pay
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) PMP
1 2 (25.00%) PMI Certification
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) EMC
3 1 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) SAP