The table below looks at the statistics for MS Project skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 30 25 16
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -9
Contract jobs citing MS Project 3 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 1.39% 1.79% 5.49%
As % of the Applications category 5.88% 18.75% 28.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 9
Average daily rate
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£425 £405 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -7.95%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £348 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.91% +2.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £31.56 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-50.08% +19.07%
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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 Northampton region.

Applications Category
Northampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
51 16 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 23.61% 9.52% 19.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 9 32
Average daily rate £400 £200 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £177 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £473 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £16.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.00 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.12 £16.07
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -5.94%

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

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

MS Project Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

MS Project
Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

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

MS Project Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

MS Project
Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

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

MS Project Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

MS Project
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton 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 (71.43%) PRINCE2
1 5 (71.43%) Project Management
2 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
2 4 (57.14%) MS Visio
2 4 (57.14%) Banking
3 3 (42.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
3 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (42.86%) Change Management
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) PRINCE
4 2 (28.57%) MS Access
4 2 (28.57%) MS Office
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) Validation
4 2 (28.57%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) CMDB
5 1 (14.29%) Change Control
5 1 (14.29%) Business Transformation
5 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
5 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
5 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (14.29%) Remedy
5 1 (14.29%) Legal

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton 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 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Visio
2 3 (42.86%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
3 2 (28.57%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) MS Access
2 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
General
1 4 (57.14%) Banking
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Project Support Officer
1 3 (42.86%) Project Officer
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Data Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) MI Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) PMO Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Business Data Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) PRINCE2
1 5 (71.43%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) Change Management
3 2 (28.57%) Validation
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) PRINCE
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
4 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
4 1 (14.29%) Change Control
4 1 (14.29%) Business Transformation
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Remedy