The table below looks at the statistics for MS Project skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 93 59 83
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +24
Contract jobs citing MS Project 200 268 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.10% 2.91% 2.28%
As % of the Applications category 15.08% 18.08% 15.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 138 123
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £522 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.68% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -57.33%
MS Project
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
1326 1482 1234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 13.91% 16.11% 14.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 680 710 568
Average daily rate £338 £320 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.46% +0.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £308
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 148 165
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.08 £11.00 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.11 £32.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.96
% change year-on-year
- +0.26%

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

MS Project Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

MS Project
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

MS Project Daily Rate Trend in the South East

MS Project
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Project across the South East region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

MS Project Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

MS Project
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

MS Project Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

MS Project
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 31 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Hampshire +8 71 £328 +19.09% 10
Berkshire -14 46 £325 -18.75% 3
Buckinghamshire -25 32 £375 +24.89% 1
Surrey -32 14 £463 +23.33% 7
East Sussex +6 13 £360 - 1
Oxfordshire -22 13 £281 -37.50% 3
West Sussex -5 7 £403 -2.42% 1
Thames Valley - 2 £325 -
Middlesex +2 1 £700 +80.64%
MS Project
England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 247 (56.01%) Project Management
2 204 (46.26%) Finance
3 192 (43.54%) Microsoft
4 189 (42.86%) MS Excel
5 181 (41.04%) PRINCE2
6 125 (28.34%) MS Office
7 96 (21.77%) Security Cleared
8 84 (19.05%) Project Planning
9 80 (18.14%) SC Cleared
10 79 (17.91%) Stakeholder Management
11 76 (17.23%) MS Visio
12 70 (15.87%) ITIL
12 70 (15.87%) MS PowerPoint
13 65 (14.74%) Agile Software Development
14 64 (14.51%) SharePoint
15 61 (13.83%) Windows
16 57 (12.93%) PMI Certification
17 48 (10.88%) PMP
17 48 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
18 47 (10.66%) Change Management
19 39 (8.84%) Data Centre
20 38 (8.62%) Programme Management
21 37 (8.39%) Degree
21 37 (8.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
22 35 (7.94%) Telecoms
22 35 (7.94%) PMI
23 33 (7.48%) Oracle
24 32 (7.26%) SQL
24 32 (7.26%) Risk Management
24 32 (7.26%) Banking

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 64 (14.51%) SharePoint
2 14 (3.17%) MS Project Server
3 9 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (1.36%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.45%) Lync
7 2 (0.45%) SAS
8 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.23%) LiveCycle
8 1 (0.23%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 189 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 125 (28.34%) MS Office
3 76 (17.23%) MS Visio
4 70 (15.87%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.23%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 10 (2.27%) Primavera
2 7 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.68%) Changepoint
4 1 (0.23%) CA PPM
4 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.23%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.81%) SaaS
3 5 (1.13%) Office 365
4 4 (0.91%) IaaS
4 4 (0.91%) PaaS
5 2 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.17%) ATM
2 10 (2.27%) Intranet
3 8 (1.81%) LAN
4 7 (1.59%) SAN
4 7 (1.59%) Firewall
5 6 (1.36%) DNS
5 6 (1.36%) DHCP
6 5 (1.13%) WLAN
6 5 (1.13%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.13%) Internet
6 5 (1.13%) IP Telephony
6 5 (1.13%) Cisco ICM
6 5 (1.13%) VLAN
7 4 (0.91%) NAS
7 4 (0.91%) Unified Communications
7 4 (0.91%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (0.91%) Structured Cabling
8 3 (0.68%) SSH
8 3 (0.68%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (1.81%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.59%) Crystal Reports
4 5 (1.13%) PowerCenter
4 5 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (0.91%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (0.91%) QlikView
5 4 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.68%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.23%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.23%) GeoQlik
8 1 (0.23%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (0.23%) MS Access
8 1 (0.23%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 8 (1.81%) JIRA
2 3 (0.68%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (0.45%) CaliberRM
3 2 (0.45%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.45%) RequisitePro
3 2 (0.45%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.23%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.23%) Yeoman
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.23%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.23%) Axure RP
General
1 204 (46.26%) Finance
2 35 (7.94%) Telecoms
3 32 (7.26%) Banking
4 23 (5.22%) Financial Institution
5 17 (3.85%) Retail
6 12 (2.72%) Publishing
7 10 (2.27%) Manufacturing
8 9 (2.04%) Billing
9 6 (1.36%) Legal
10 4 (0.91%) Marketing
11 3 (0.68%) Portuguese Language
11 3 (0.68%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.45%) Automotive
13 1 (0.23%) Law
13 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.23%) Back Office
13 1 (0.23%) Electronics
13 1 (0.23%) Advertising
13 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 216 (48.98%) Project Manager
2 48 (10.88%) Analyst
3 24 (5.44%) Coordinator
3 24 (5.44%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 24 (5.44%) Infrastructure Manager
4 20 (4.54%) Senior Project Manager
4 20 (4.54%) Senior Manager
5 15 (3.40%) PMO Analyst
6 14 (3.17%) PMO Manager
6 14 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
6 14 (3.17%) Administrator
7 12 (2.72%) Developer
7 12 (2.72%) Project Planner
7 12 (2.72%) Project Coordinator
8 11 (2.49%) IT Project Manager
8 11 (2.49%) Project Officer
8 11 (2.49%) Agile Project Manager
9 9 (2.04%) Support Analyst
9 9 (2.04%) PMO Lead
10 8 (1.81%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.81%) HTML
2 6 (1.36%) CSS
2 6 (1.36%) XML
3 4 (0.91%) HTML5
3 4 (0.91%) CSS3
3 4 (0.91%) Web Services
4 3 (0.68%) Application Packaging
4 3 (0.68%) Middleware
5 2 (0.45%) Flash
6 1 (0.23%) XML Messaging
6 1 (0.23%) SOAP
6 1 (0.23%) .NET
6 1 (0.23%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.23%) Velocity
6 1 (0.23%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.23%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.23%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 48 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (8.84%) Data Centre
3 35 (7.94%) PMI
4 19 (4.31%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.27%) Smart Meter
6 6 (1.36%) User Experience
7 4 (0.91%) Visualisation
7 4 (0.91%) NHS
8 3 (0.68%) PKI
8 3 (0.68%) Statistics
9 2 (0.45%) CCTV
9 2 (0.45%) Telematics
9 2 (0.45%) Life Science
10 1 (0.23%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.23%) FMCG
10 1 (0.23%) Replication
10 1 (0.23%) Biometrics
10 1 (0.23%) DTV
10 1 (0.23%) Taxonomies
10 1 (0.23%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 61 (13.83%) Windows
2 18 (4.08%) Windows 7
3 11 (2.49%) UNIX
4 8 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (1.59%) AIX
5 7 (1.59%) Solaris
6 5 (1.13%) Linux
6 5 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.91%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (56.01%) Project Management
2 181 (41.04%) PRINCE2
3 84 (19.05%) Project Planning
4 79 (17.91%) Stakeholder Management
5 70 (15.87%) ITIL
6 65 (14.74%) Agile Software Development
7 47 (10.66%) Change Management
8 38 (8.62%) Programme Management
9 32 (7.26%) Risk Management
9 32 (7.26%) Waterfall
10 29 (6.58%) PRINCE
11 27 (6.12%) Migration
12 23 (5.22%) Logistics
12 23 (5.22%) Service Delivery
13 22 (4.99%) Change Control
14 20 (4.54%) Document Management
15 19 (4.31%) Time Management
16 18 (4.08%) Business Intelligence
17 17 (3.85%) Resource Management
18 16 (3.63%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (7.26%) SQL
2 13 (2.95%) C
3 5 (1.13%) Java
3 5 (1.13%) VBA
4 4 (0.91%) Shell Script
4 4 (0.91%) PowerShell
4 4 (0.91%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.68%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.23%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.23%) C#
Qualifications
1 96 (21.77%) Security Cleared
2 80 (18.14%) SC Cleared
3 57 (12.93%) PMI Certification
4 48 (10.88%) PMP
5 37 (8.39%) Degree
5 37 (8.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 20 (4.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 19 (4.31%) DV Cleared
8 14 (3.17%) APMP
9 10 (2.27%) ISEB
10 9 (2.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 8 (1.81%) ACCA
11 8 (1.81%) CIMA
12 6 (1.36%) HNC
12 6 (1.36%) HND
13 5 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.68%) ISTQB
14 3 (0.68%) GCIA
14 3 (0.68%) GCIH
14 3 (0.68%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.40%) QA
2 12 (2.72%) PCI DSS
3 11 (2.49%) SLA
4 9 (2.04%) P3O
5 7 (1.59%) Data Quality
6 6 (1.36%) COBIT
6 6 (1.36%) COSO
7 1 (0.23%) BS7799
7 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.23%) BS15000
7 1 (0.23%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.23%) PMBOK
System Software
1 28 (6.35%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.91%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 15 (3.40%) SCCM
2 4 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.91%) vMotion
3 2 (0.45%) OVSD
3 2 (0.45%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.23%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 192 (43.54%) Microsoft
2 33 (7.48%) Oracle
3 23 (5.22%) HP
4 12 (2.72%) Cisco
4 12 (2.72%) VMware
5 11 (2.49%) SAP
6 8 (1.81%) Citrix
7 7 (1.59%) Informatica
7 7 (1.59%) Planview
8 5 (1.13%) Baan
9 4 (0.91%) Amdocs
9 4 (0.91%) Ericsson
10 3 (0.68%) CheckPoint
10 3 (0.68%) Remedy
10 3 (0.68%) McAfee
10 3 (0.68%) hybris
10 3 (0.68%) IBM
10 3 (0.68%) Adobe
11 2 (0.45%) Cognos
11 2 (0.45%) Siebel
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