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 27 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 41 34 44
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +10
Contract jobs citing MS Project 22 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.98% 2.37% 1.31%
As % of the Applications category 22.45% 14.12% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 4
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£500 £220 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+127.27% -37.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
-0.75% +7.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -4.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £27.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -17.55%
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 85 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 13.26% 16.77% 13.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 29 22
Average daily rate £375 £275 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -13.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £120 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £375 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 15
Average hourly rate £13.35 £14.50 £14.81
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.93% -2.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £11.62 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £18.50 £20.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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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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 -9 11 £500 +61.29%
Kidlington - 1 £530 -
MS Project
South East

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 21 (72.41%) PRINCE2
2 19 (65.52%) Project Management
3 15 (51.72%) MS Office
4 14 (48.28%) MS Excel
4 14 (48.28%) Finance
5 12 (41.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 11 (37.93%) Project Planning
7 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (34.48%) Change Management
8 9 (31.03%) PMI Certification
8 9 (31.03%) PMI
8 9 (31.03%) Financial Modelling
8 9 (31.03%) Waterfall
9 8 (27.59%) Publishing
9 8 (27.59%) PMP
9 8 (27.59%) C
10 7 (24.14%) Degree
11 5 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
12 4 (13.79%) Programme Management
13 3 (10.34%) MS PowerPoint
13 3 (10.34%) Resource Management
13 3 (10.34%) Migration
13 3 (10.34%) Oracle
13 3 (10.34%) SharePoint
13 3 (10.34%) ERP
13 3 (10.34%) Software Delivery
14 2 (6.90%) Data Migration
14 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
14 2 (6.90%) Change Control

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 3 (10.34%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.45%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 15 (51.72%) MS Office
2 14 (48.28%) MS Excel
3 3 (10.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (3.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Primavera
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) UltraEdit
General
1 14 (48.28%) Finance
2 8 (27.59%) Publishing
3 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Project Manager
2 7 (24.14%) Analyst
2 7 (24.14%) Agile Project Manager
3 4 (13.79%) PMO Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Senior Manager
3 4 (13.79%) Senior Project Manager
3 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Coordinator
4 3 (10.34%) Project Planner
4 3 (10.34%) Software Delivery Project Manager
5 2 (6.90%) ERP Project Manager
5 2 (6.90%) PMO Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Project Coordinator
5 2 (6.90%) Project Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Resource Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Project Support Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) IT Business Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Portfolio Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Junior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) HTML
1 1 (3.45%) XML
1 1 (3.45%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) PMI
2 2 (6.90%) NHS
2 2 (6.90%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (72.41%) PRINCE2
2 19 (65.52%) Project Management
3 11 (37.93%) Project Planning
4 10 (34.48%) Change Management
4 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (31.03%) Financial Modelling
5 9 (31.03%) Waterfall
6 5 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (13.79%) Programme Management
8 3 (10.34%) Migration
8 3 (10.34%) ERP
8 3 (10.34%) Resource Management
8 3 (10.34%) Software Delivery
9 2 (6.90%) Data Migration
9 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (6.90%) Change Control
9 2 (6.90%) Validation
9 2 (6.90%) Risk Management
10 1 (3.45%) Workflow
10 1 (3.45%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) C
2 1 (3.45%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (41.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 9 (31.03%) PMI Certification
3 8 (27.59%) PMP
4 7 (24.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) QA
1 2 (6.90%) P3O
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) SAP
3 1 (3.45%) Adobe