The table below looks at the statistics for MS Project skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 30 26 19
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -7
Contract jobs citing MS Project 4 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 1.30% 3.02% 6.25%
As % of the Applications category 8.16% 16.00% 28.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 11
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£313 £225 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £357 £333
% change year-on-year
+1.68% +7.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year
-35.71% +5.26%
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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 Slough region.

Applications Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
49 50 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 15.96% 18.87% 22.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 23 20
Average daily rate £250 £238 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -47.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 18
Average hourly rate £16.11 £20.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.45% -42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £17.80 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.61 £22.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -1.63%

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

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

MS Project Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

MS Project
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

MS Project Daily Rate Trend in Slough

MS Project
Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

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

MS Project Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 5 (62.50%) Project Management
2 4 (50.00%) MS Office
3 3 (37.50%) Business Objects
3 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
3 3 (37.50%) Programme Management
3 3 (37.50%) Change Control
4 2 (25.00%) Change Management
4 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
4 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) Legal
4 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (12.50%) ISEB
5 1 (12.50%) PMI
5 1 (12.50%) PMI Certification
5 1 (12.50%) SAP BW
5 1 (12.50%) Internet
5 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 1 (12.50%) SAP
5 1 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) ABAP
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 1 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (12.50%) Publishing
5 1 (12.50%) Scrum

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Office
2 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
3 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (12.50%) SAP BW
1 1 (12.50%) Data Mart
1 1 (12.50%) BusinessObjects XI
1 1 (12.50%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Legal
2 1 (12.50%) Publishing
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Coordinator
2 2 (25.00%) PMO Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (12.50%) Business Objects Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Project Management
2 3 (37.50%) Change Control
2 3 (37.50%) Programme Management
3 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (25.00%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
4 1 (12.50%) ETL
4 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Information Management
4 1 (12.50%) Document Management
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
4 1 (12.50%) Time Management
4 1 (12.50%) Revenue Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Business Objects
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) SAP