The first table below looks at the demand for MS Project skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Reading region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 58 53 36
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -17
Contract jobs citing MS Project 15 17 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.40% 2.20% 4.03%
As % of the Applications category 8.11% 11.97% 27.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 23
Average daily rate £351 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.07% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £450 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £336 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.80% -3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £22.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £32.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-12.97% -9.02%
Applications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
185 142 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 17.23% 18.39% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 42 61
Average daily rate £288 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £178 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £685 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.99% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 28 24
Average hourly rate £9.10 £28.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.50% +143.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
MS Project
Berkshire

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

MS Project Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

MS Project
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

MS Project Daily Rate Trend in Reading

MS Project
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Project across the Reading region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

MS Project Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

MS Project
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

MS Project Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 27 (77.14%) Project Management
2 20 (57.14%) PRINCE2
3 16 (45.71%) MS Office
4 15 (42.86%) MS Excel
4 15 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 14 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 11 (31.43%) MS Visio
7 8 (22.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 8 (22.86%) Finance
8 7 (20.00%) Telecoms
8 7 (20.00%) Change Control
9 5 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (14.29%) Project Planning
10 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
11 3 (8.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (8.57%) MS Project Server
11 3 (8.57%) Content Management
11 3 (8.57%) Programme Management
11 3 (8.57%) Risk Management
11 3 (8.57%) E-Procurement
11 3 (8.57%) PMI
11 3 (8.57%) PMP
11 3 (8.57%) PMI Certification
11 3 (8.57%) ISEB
11 3 (8.57%) SharePoint
11 3 (8.57%) ITIL
11 3 (8.57%) Change Management
12 2 (5.71%) Service Management
12 2 (5.71%) Quality Management
12 2 (5.71%) Intranet

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (8.57%) MS Project Server
1 3 (8.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 16 (45.71%) MS Office
2 15 (42.86%) MS Excel
3 14 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (31.43%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) Intranet
1 2 (5.71%) Extranet
2 1 (2.86%) SDH
2 1 (2.86%) Firewall
General
1 8 (22.86%) Finance
2 7 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.71%) Automotive
3 2 (5.71%) Marketing
4 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (42.86%) Project Manager
2 3 (8.57%) PMO Analyst
2 3 (8.57%) Finance Project Manager
2 3 (8.57%) Analyst
2 3 (8.57%) Support Specialist
3 2 (5.71%) Senior Manager
3 2 (5.71%) Coordinator
3 2 (5.71%) Senior Project Manager
3 2 (5.71%) Project Coordinator
3 2 (5.71%) Transition Manager
3 2 (5.71%) Voice Project Manager
4 1 (2.86%) Agile Project Manager
4 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
4 1 (2.86%) Project Officer
4 1 (2.86%) Systems Manager
4 1 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (2.86%) Finance Systems Manager
4 1 (2.86%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (2.86%) Programme Planner
4 1 (2.86%) Technical Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) PMI
2 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
1 1 (2.86%) UNIX
1 1 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (77.14%) Project Management
2 20 (57.14%) PRINCE2
3 7 (20.00%) Change Control
4 5 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (14.29%) Project Planning
5 3 (8.57%) Content Management
5 3 (8.57%) Programme Management
5 3 (8.57%) Risk Management
5 3 (8.57%) E-Procurement
5 3 (8.57%) ITIL
5 3 (8.57%) Change Management
6 2 (5.71%) Service Management
6 2 (5.71%) Quality Management
6 2 (5.71%) ERP
6 2 (5.71%) Matrix Management
6 2 (5.71%) Waterfall
6 2 (5.71%) Dependency Management
7 1 (2.86%) ITIL V3
7 1 (2.86%) Transition Management
7 1 (2.86%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) C
1 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
3 3 (8.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (8.57%) PMP
3 3 (8.57%) PMI Certification
3 3 (8.57%) ISEB
4 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 15 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.71%) Amdocs
3 1 (2.86%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (2.86%) SAP
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle