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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 42 62 57
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Project 26 21 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.99% 2.06% 3.12%
As % of the Applications category 16.99% 12.65% 16.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 16
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £184 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £435 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.55 £19.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.89% -30.90%
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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
153 166 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 17.61% 16.32% 19.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 66 78
Average daily rate £400 £293 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.75% -17.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £140 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 14 9
Average hourly rate £17.50 £12.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £9.99 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £18.55 £23.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -4.83%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 30 (57.69%) Project Management
2 27 (51.92%) PRINCE2
3 25 (48.08%) MS Excel
4 21 (40.38%) Microsoft
4 21 (40.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (32.69%) MS Visio
5 17 (32.69%) MS Office
6 14 (26.92%) Telecoms
7 9 (17.31%) ITIL
7 9 (17.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 8 (15.38%) Marketing
8 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
8 8 (15.38%) SDH
9 7 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (11.54%) SharePoint
10 6 (11.54%) Migration
10 6 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (11.54%) Amdocs
11 5 (9.62%) Management Information System
11 5 (9.62%) Finance
11 5 (9.62%) Automotive
11 5 (9.62%) SAP
11 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared
11 5 (9.62%) Project Planning
11 5 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (7.69%) Change Control
12 4 (7.69%) ATM
12 4 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (7.69%) Risk Management
13 3 (5.77%) Change Management

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 6 (11.54%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.92%) Lync
2 1 (1.92%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 25 (48.08%) MS Excel
2 21 (40.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 17 (32.69%) MS Visio
3 17 (32.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Changepoint
1 1 (1.92%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) Force.com
2 1 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.38%) SDH
2 4 (7.69%) ATM
3 1 (1.92%) Intranet
3 1 (1.92%) Extranet
3 1 (1.92%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.92%) IBM InfoSphere
1 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle APEX
General
1 14 (26.92%) Telecoms
2 8 (15.38%) Marketing
3 5 (9.62%) Finance
3 5 (9.62%) Automotive
4 1 (1.92%) Billing
Job Titles
1 30 (57.69%) Project Manager
2 9 (17.31%) Telecoms Project Manager
3 5 (9.62%) Project Coordinator
3 5 (9.62%) Coordinator
4 4 (7.69%) Technical Manager
4 4 (7.69%) Architect
4 4 (7.69%) Technical Project Manager
5 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (3.85%) Salesforce.com Architect
5 2 (3.85%) Voice Project Manager
5 2 (3.85%) Senior Project Manager
5 2 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (3.85%) Senior Manager
6 1 (1.92%) Programme Manager
6 1 (1.92%) Project Planner
6 1 (1.92%) Analyst
6 1 (1.92%) Test Manager
6 1 (1.92%) Technical Architect
6 1 (1.92%) Data Architect
6 1 (1.92%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) Web Services
1 1 (1.92%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.62%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (57.69%) Project Management
2 27 (51.92%) PRINCE2
3 9 (17.31%) ITIL
4 6 (11.54%) Migration
4 6 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (9.62%) Project Planning
5 5 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (7.69%) Change Control
6 4 (7.69%) Risk Management
7 3 (5.77%) Change Management
7 3 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (5.77%) Configuration Management
7 3 (5.77%) ERP
7 3 (5.77%) CRM
7 3 (5.77%) Mentoring
7 3 (5.77%) Dependency Management
7 3 (5.77%) Data Management
8 2 (3.85%) Resource Management
8 2 (3.85%) Data Migration
8 2 (3.85%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.92%) PowerHouse
1 1 (1.92%) Java
1 1 (1.92%) VBA
1 1 (1.92%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 9 (17.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.77%) PMP
4 3 (5.77%) PMI Certification
4 3 (5.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.92%) ISEB
5 1 (1.92%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) QA
Vendors
1 21 (40.38%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.54%) Amdocs
3 5 (9.62%) SAP
4 4 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (3.85%) Siebel
5 2 (3.85%) Oracle
6 1 (1.92%) Cisco
6 1 (1.92%) BMC
6 1 (1.92%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.92%) Verint