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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 18 21 18
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Project 5 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 2.94% 2.75% 4.50%
As % of the Applications category 27.78% 31.82% 45.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £410 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.53% +33.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £395 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £440 £314
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £360 £335
% change year-on-year
-1.38% +7.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £28.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-21.05% -13.63%
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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
18 22 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 10.59% 8.63% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 8
Average daily rate £398 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £263 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £446 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £33.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.81% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -9.09%

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
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 24 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 5 (83.33%) MS Excel
1 5 (83.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Change Management
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (33.33%) MS Office
3 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
4 1 (16.67%) MS Project Server
4 1 (16.67%) Planview
4 1 (16.67%) Test Management
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
4 1 (16.67%) PMI
4 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Programme Management

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 5 (83.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Technical Writer
2 1 (16.67%) PMO Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) PMO Lead
2 1 (16.67%) Junior
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Junior Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
3 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Planview