The table below looks at the statistics for MS Project skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford 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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 34 26 34
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +8
Contract jobs citing MS Project 9 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.67% 2.16% 0.43%
As % of the Applications category 28.13% 10.87% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 1
Average daily rate
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£515 £400 £498
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.75% -19.59%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.06 £19.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+26.63% -42.42%
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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 Oxford region.

Applications Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
32 46 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 9.50% 19.91% 9.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 10 5
Average daily rate £425 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £102 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £397 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £305
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 5
Average hourly rate - £15.25 £14.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-7.93% +1.61%

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

MS Project Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

MS Project
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

MS Project Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

MS Project
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Project across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

MS Project Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

MS Project
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

MS Project Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 13 (86.67%) PRINCE2
2 12 (80.00%) MS Office
3 11 (73.33%) Project Management
3 11 (73.33%) Finance
4 9 (60.00%) PMI Certification
5 8 (53.33%) PMI
5 8 (53.33%) PMP
5 8 (53.33%) Publishing
5 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (53.33%) Project Planning
5 8 (53.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 8 (53.33%) Financial Modelling
5 8 (53.33%) Waterfall
6 7 (46.67%) Change Management
6 7 (46.67%) C
7 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
8 5 (33.33%) Degree
9 4 (26.67%) MS PowerPoint
10 3 (20.00%) Software Delivery
10 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
10 3 (20.00%) Oracle
10 3 (20.00%) Migration
11 2 (13.33%) Validation
11 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
11 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
11 2 (13.33%) ERP
11 2 (13.33%) Programme Management
11 2 (13.33%) Change Control
11 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
11 2 (13.33%) Life Science

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 12 (80.00%) MS Office
2 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (26.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Primavera
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) UltraEdit
General
1 11 (73.33%) Finance
2 8 (53.33%) Publishing
3 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Project Manager
2 7 (46.67%) Agile Project Manager
3 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
4 3 (20.00%) Software Delivery Project Manager
4 3 (20.00%) Senior Manager
4 3 (20.00%) Senior Project Manager
5 2 (13.33%) ERP Project Manager
6 1 (6.67%) PMO Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) ERP Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Programme Coordinator
6 1 (6.67%) Coordinator
6 1 (6.67%) Junior Project Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Junior
6 1 (6.67%) Project Planner
6 1 (6.67%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) PMI
2 2 (13.33%) Life Science
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) PRINCE2
2 11 (73.33%) Project Management
3 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (53.33%) Project Planning
3 8 (53.33%) Financial Modelling
3 8 (53.33%) Waterfall
4 7 (46.67%) Change Management
5 3 (20.00%) Software Delivery
5 3 (20.00%) Migration
6 2 (13.33%) Validation
6 2 (13.33%) ERP
6 2 (13.33%) Programme Management
6 2 (13.33%) Change Control
6 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
7 1 (6.67%) Time Management
7 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
7 1 (6.67%) Coaching
7 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) C
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) PMI Certification
2 8 (53.33%) PMP
2 8 (53.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 5 (33.33%) Degree
4 1 (6.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
1 1 (6.67%) P3O
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) SAP