The table below looks at the statistics for MS Project skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 51 37 54
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +17
Contract jobs citing MS Project 15 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.04% 2.05% 0.62%
As % of the Applications category 15.31% 11.49% 4.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 3
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£500 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.84% +1.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.72% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -41.98%
MS Project
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region.

Applications Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
98 87 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 13.33% 17.83% 13.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 24 27
Average daily rate £300 £300 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +46.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £120 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £375 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 11
Average hourly rate £13.35 £14.50 £13.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.93% +4.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

MS Project Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

MS Project
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

MS Project Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

MS Project
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Project across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

MS Project Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

MS Project
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

MS Project Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

MS Project
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Project within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -10 7 £530 +32.50%
Banbury - 1 - -
MS Project
South East

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 23 (79.31%) PRINCE2
2 20 (68.97%) Project Management
3 16 (55.17%) MS Excel
4 15 (51.72%) Finance
5 14 (48.28%) MS Office
6 13 (44.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 12 (41.38%) PMI Certification
8 11 (37.93%) PMP
8 11 (37.93%) Project Planning
9 10 (34.48%) PMI
10 9 (31.03%) Publishing
10 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (31.03%) Financial Modelling
10 9 (31.03%) Waterfall
11 8 (27.59%) Change Management
11 8 (27.59%) C
12 7 (24.14%) Degree
13 5 (17.24%) Programme Management
13 5 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (17.24%) SharePoint
13 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
14 4 (13.79%) P3O
14 4 (13.79%) MS PowerPoint
15 3 (10.34%) Software Delivery
15 3 (10.34%) Migration
15 3 (10.34%) Resource Management
15 3 (10.34%) Oracle
16 2 (6.90%) ISEB
16 2 (6.90%) ERP
16 2 (6.90%) NHS

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 5 (17.24%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.45%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 16 (55.17%) MS Excel
2 14 (48.28%) MS Office
3 4 (13.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (3.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Primavera
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) UltraEdit
General
1 15 (51.72%) Finance
2 9 (31.03%) Publishing
3 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Project Manager
2 7 (24.14%) Agile Project Manager
3 5 (17.24%) Senior Project Manager
3 5 (17.24%) Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Senior Manager
3 5 (17.24%) Coordinator
4 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
5 3 (10.34%) Software Delivery Project Manager
5 3 (10.34%) PMO Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Project Planner
6 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (6.90%) Project Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Resource Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Project Support Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) PMO Manager
6 2 (6.90%) ERP Project Manager
7 1 (3.45%) ERP Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Project Support Coordinator
7 1 (3.45%) PMO Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) HTML
1 1 (3.45%) XML
1 1 (3.45%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 10 (34.48%) PMI
2 2 (6.90%) NHS
2 2 (6.90%) Life Science
3 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (79.31%) PRINCE2
2 20 (68.97%) Project Management
3 11 (37.93%) Project Planning
4 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (31.03%) Financial Modelling
4 9 (31.03%) Waterfall
5 8 (27.59%) Change Management
6 5 (17.24%) Programme Management
6 5 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (10.34%) Software Delivery
7 3 (10.34%) Migration
7 3 (10.34%) Resource Management
8 2 (6.90%) ERP
8 2 (6.90%) Validation
8 2 (6.90%) Data Migration
8 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (6.90%) Change Control
9 1 (3.45%) Dependency Management
9 1 (3.45%) Portfolio Management
9 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) C
2 1 (3.45%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (44.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 12 (41.38%) PMI Certification
3 11 (37.93%) PMP
4 7 (24.14%) Degree
5 2 (6.90%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) P3O
2 2 (6.90%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) Adobe
3 1 (3.45%) SAP
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