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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 89 63 69
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +6
Contract jobs citing MS Project 192 252 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.11% 2.85% 2.59%
As % of the Applications category 14.14% 17.62% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 139 119
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£400 £353 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.47% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £223 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £500 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £365 £340
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +7.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 £27.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £14.00 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £116.20 £42.30 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+21.05% -42.42%
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
1358 1430 1206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 14.90% 16.19% 15.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 661 516
Average daily rate £350 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £133 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 142 189
Average hourly rate £13.75 £15.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.04 £10.50 £11.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £39.20 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -

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 2 June 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Project across the South East region over the 3 months to 2 June 2015.

MS Project Hourly Rate Histogram 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 2 June 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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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 +12 68 £375 +4.21% 10
Berkshire -29 34 £375 -11.76% 8
Buckinghamshire -27 24 £438 +45.83% 3
West Sussex -8 19 £380 +65.21% 2
Oxfordshire -12 17 £450 +26.76% 1
Surrey -12 15 £475 +26.66% 13
East Sussex - 11 £413 - 1
Middlesex +4 2 £700 +64.70%
M4 Corridor - 1 £410 -
MS Project
England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

1 253 (59.95%) Project Management
2 196 (46.45%) PRINCE2
3 192 (45.50%) MS Excel
4 178 (42.18%) Finance
5 168 (39.81%) Microsoft
6 129 (30.57%) MS Office
7 90 (21.33%) Project Planning
8 89 (21.09%) Security Cleared
9 83 (19.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 82 (19.43%) MS PowerPoint
11 80 (18.96%) SC Cleared
12 77 (18.25%) MS Visio
13 74 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
14 57 (13.51%) SharePoint
15 55 (13.03%) ITIL
16 54 (12.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 51 (12.09%) PMI Certification
18 46 (10.90%) Change Management
19 41 (9.72%) Telecoms
20 40 (9.48%) Windows
21 39 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
22 36 (8.53%) PMP
23 34 (8.06%) Degree
24 33 (7.82%) Data Centre
24 33 (7.82%) Programme Management
25 30 (7.11%) Risk Management
26 29 (6.87%) Waterfall
27 27 (6.40%) Banking
27 27 (6.40%) PRINCE
28 26 (6.16%) PMI

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

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 57 (13.51%) SharePoint
2 14 (3.32%) MS Project Server
3 4 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (0.71%) SAS
5 2 (0.47%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.24%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.24%) FileNet
6 1 (0.24%) LiveCycle
6 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.24%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.24%) Lync
6 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 192 (45.50%) MS Excel
2 129 (30.57%) MS Office
3 82 (19.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 77 (18.25%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 8 (1.90%) Primavera
2 7 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.66%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.71%) Changepoint
4 1 (0.24%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
1 2 (0.47%) SaaS
2 1 (0.24%) PaaS
2 1 (0.24%) IaaS
2 1 (0.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.32%) ATM
2 7 (1.66%) Firewall
3 5 (1.18%) Intranet
3 5 (1.18%) IP Telephony
3 5 (1.18%) Cisco ICM
4 4 (0.95%) Unified Communications
4 4 (0.95%) Structured Cabling
4 4 (0.95%) SSH
4 4 (0.95%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (0.95%) SSL
4 4 (0.95%) VPN
4 4 (0.95%) SDH
4 4 (0.95%) HTTP
5 3 (0.71%) Broadband
5 3 (0.71%) LAN
6 2 (0.47%) DNS
6 2 (0.47%) WAN
6 2 (0.47%) DHCP
6 2 (0.47%) Extranet
7 1 (0.24%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (1.42%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (0.95%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (0.95%) PowerCenter
4 3 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.47%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.24%) OLAP
6 1 (0.24%) MS Access
6 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.24%) QlikView
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (2.13%) JIRA
2 3 (0.71%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (0.47%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (0.47%) CaliberRM
3 2 (0.47%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.47%) RequisitePro
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.24%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.24%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.24%) UltraEdit
4 1 (0.24%) Yeoman
General
1 178 (42.18%) Finance
2 41 (9.72%) Telecoms
3 27 (6.40%) Banking
4 20 (4.74%) Retail
5 16 (3.79%) Financial Institution
6 12 (2.84%) Publishing
7 10 (2.37%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.66%) Billing
9 6 (1.42%) Marketing
10 3 (0.71%) Legal
11 2 (0.47%) Advertising
11 2 (0.47%) Automotive
11 2 (0.47%) Back Office
12 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.24%) Law
12 1 (0.24%) Portuguese Language
12 1 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 212 (50.24%) Project Manager
2 49 (11.61%) Analyst
3 21 (4.98%) Coordinator
4 20 (4.74%) Senior Manager
4 20 (4.74%) Senior Project Manager
5 18 (4.27%) Project Planner
6 15 (3.55%) Infrastructure Manager
6 15 (3.55%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 14 (3.32%) PMO Analyst
8 13 (3.08%) Telecoms Project Manager
9 11 (2.61%) Agile Project Manager
10 10 (2.37%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
10 10 (2.37%) Junior
11 9 (2.13%) Business Analyst
11 9 (2.13%) Change Analyst
11 9 (2.13%) PMO Manager
11 9 (2.13%) PMO Lead
12 8 (1.90%) Business Manager
12 8 (1.90%) Technical Manager
12 8 (1.90%) Project Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.95%) Middleware
2 3 (0.71%) XML
2 3 (0.71%) Application Packaging
3 2 (0.47%) HTML
4 1 (0.24%) .NET
4 1 (0.24%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.24%) CSS
4 1 (0.24%) Flash
4 1 (0.24%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.24%) Velocity
4 1 (0.24%) Silverlight
4 1 (0.24%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 39 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (7.82%) Data Centre
3 26 (6.16%) PMI
4 23 (5.45%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.37%) Smart Meter
6 9 (2.13%) NHS
6 9 (2.13%) User Experience
7 4 (0.95%) Life Science
7 4 (0.95%) PKI
8 3 (0.71%) Telematics
8 3 (0.71%) Statistics
9 2 (0.47%) CCTV
9 2 (0.47%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.47%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.24%) Replication
10 1 (0.24%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.24%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.24%) FMCG
10 1 (0.24%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.24%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 40 (9.48%) Windows
2 15 (3.55%) Windows 7
3 10 (2.37%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (1.42%) AIX
4 6 (1.42%) Solaris
5 5 (1.18%) Linux
5 5 (1.18%) UNIX
6 4 (0.95%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (59.95%) Project Management
2 196 (46.45%) PRINCE2
3 90 (21.33%) Project Planning
4 83 (19.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 74 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
6 55 (13.03%) ITIL
7 46 (10.90%) Change Management
8 33 (7.82%) Programme Management
9 30 (7.11%) Risk Management
10 29 (6.87%) Waterfall
11 27 (6.40%) PRINCE
12 24 (5.69%) Migration
13 23 (5.45%) Logistics
13 23 (5.45%) Change Control
14 20 (4.74%) Document Management
15 19 (4.50%) CRM
16 18 (4.27%) ERP
17 17 (4.03%) Time Management
18 16 (3.79%) Continuous Improvement
19 14 (3.32%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (3.79%) C
2 12 (2.84%) SQL
3 5 (1.18%) VBA
3 5 (1.18%) Java
4 4 (0.95%) VB
5 3 (0.71%) VBScript
6 1 (0.24%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.24%) C#
Qualifications
1 89 (21.09%) Security Cleared
2 80 (18.96%) SC Cleared
3 54 (12.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 51 (12.09%) PMI Certification
5 36 (8.53%) PMP
6 34 (8.06%) Degree
7 20 (4.74%) APMP
8 19 (4.50%) DV Cleared
9 13 (3.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 9 (2.13%) HND
11 8 (1.90%) HNC
11 8 (1.90%) ISEB
12 4 (0.95%) GCIA
12 4 (0.95%) GCIH
12 4 (0.95%) CISSP
12 4 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.71%) CAPM
13 3 (0.71%) ISTQB
14 2 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.47%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.79%) QA
2 10 (2.37%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.66%) SLA
3 7 (1.66%) P3O
4 6 (1.42%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.95%) COBIT
5 4 (0.95%) COSO
6 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (4.03%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (2.84%) SCCM
2 3 (0.71%) OVSD
2 3 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.47%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.24%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 168 (39.81%) Microsoft
2 23 (5.45%) Oracle
3 18 (4.27%) SAP
4 16 (3.79%) HP
5 9 (2.13%) Cisco
6 8 (1.90%) Planview
7 7 (1.66%) Amdocs
8 6 (1.42%) Citrix
9 5 (1.18%) Baan
9 5 (1.18%) Informatica
10 4 (0.95%) McAfee
11 3 (0.71%) CheckPoint
11 3 (0.71%) VMware
11 3 (0.71%) hybris
12 2 (0.47%) Verint
12 2 (0.47%) Teradata
12 2 (0.47%) Cognos
12 2 (0.47%) Siebel
12 2 (0.47%) IBM
12 2 (0.47%) Sybase
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