The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 60 58 54
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing MS Project 13 16 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.30% 1.52% 2.15%
As % of the Applications category 8.23% 8.56% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 6
Average daily rate
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£440 £351 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.26% +12.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £258 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £496 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
-0.75% +7.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £27.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -17.55%
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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 Reading region.

Applications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
158 187 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 15.75% 17.74% 18.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 64 47
Average daily rate £350 £275 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -9.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £115 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.69% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 29
Average hourly rate £20.28 £11.05 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.48% -60.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £9.10 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.41 £17.75 £34.50
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 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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015, 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 22 (70.97%) Project Management
2 19 (61.29%) Microsoft
3 18 (58.06%) Telecoms
4 15 (48.39%) MS Excel
5 12 (38.71%) PRINCE2
6 8 (25.81%) ITIL
7 7 (22.58%) Amdocs
7 7 (22.58%) Management Information System
8 6 (19.35%) Finance
8 6 (19.35%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
9 5 (16.13%) MS Visio
10 4 (12.90%) ATM
10 4 (12.90%) SDH
10 4 (12.90%) HP
10 4 (12.90%) MS Office
10 4 (12.90%) PRINCE
10 4 (12.90%) PMP
10 4 (12.90%) PMI Certification
10 4 (12.90%) MS PowerPoint
10 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
11 3 (9.68%) Earned Value Management
11 3 (9.68%) Software Delivery
11 3 (9.68%) JIRA
11 3 (9.68%) MS Project Server
11 3 (9.68%) Programme Management
11 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
11 3 (9.68%) Change Management
11 3 (9.68%) Changepoint
11 3 (9.68%) Ericsson

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 (9.68%) MS Project Server
1 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 15 (48.39%) MS Excel
2 5 (16.13%) MS Visio
3 4 (12.90%) MS Office
3 4 (12.90%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Changepoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) ATM
1 4 (12.90%) SDH
2 2 (6.45%) Broadband
3 1 (3.23%) LTE
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) JIRA
General
1 18 (58.06%) Telecoms
2 6 (19.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (51.61%) Project Manager
2 9 (29.03%) Telecoms Project Manager
3 4 (12.90%) Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Technical Project Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Business Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Technical Manager
4 2 (6.45%) PMO Lead
5 1 (3.23%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) PMO Manager
5 1 (3.23%) UAT Test Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Supplier Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Transition Manager
5 1 (3.23%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Programme Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Project Planner
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.45%) PMI
2 2 (6.45%) Life Science
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (70.97%) Project Management
2 12 (38.71%) PRINCE2
3 8 (25.81%) ITIL
4 6 (19.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (12.90%) PRINCE
6 3 (9.68%) Earned Value Management
6 3 (9.68%) Software Delivery
6 3 (9.68%) Programme Management
6 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
6 3 (9.68%) Change Management
7 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.45%) Risk Management
7 2 (6.45%) Migration
7 2 (6.45%) Change Control
7 2 (6.45%) User Stories
7 2 (6.45%) Dependency Management
8 1 (3.23%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (3.23%) Automation Testing
8 1 (3.23%) People Management
8 1 (3.23%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.90%) PMP
2 4 (12.90%) PMI Certification
2 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.23%) PgMP
4 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.23%) Degree
4 1 (3.23%) HND
4 1 (3.23%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (61.29%) Microsoft
2 7 (22.58%) Amdocs
3 4 (12.90%) HP
4 3 (9.68%) Ericsson
5 2 (6.45%) SAP
6 1 (3.23%) Huawei
6 1 (3.23%) Lotus
6 1 (3.23%) IBM