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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 95 58 92
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +34
Contract jobs citing MS Project 217 273 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.15% 2.99% 1.94%
As % of the Applications category 16.16% 18.87% 13.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 151 104
Average daily rate
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£350 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £226 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £525 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 £15.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.98% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £16.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+34.37% -49.29%
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
1343 1447 1240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 13.33% 15.84% 14.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 712 718 580
Average daily rate £325 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 155 136
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -12.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.18 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.22 £29.95 £27.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.22 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.46% -1.79%

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 August 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 August 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 -3 67 £328 -5.07% 11
Buckinghamshire -8 51 £429 +30.91% 3
Berkshire -29 44 £283 -26.62% 6
Oxfordshire -24 16 £298 -40.50% 5
Surrey -34 15 £450 +20.00% 5
East Sussex +1 12 £340 +36.00% 3
West Sussex -19 6 £403 -24.94%
Thames Valley - 4 £350 -
Kent +2 1 - -
MS Project
England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 220 (54.73%) Project Management
2 182 (45.27%) Microsoft
3 181 (45.02%) MS Excel
4 171 (42.54%) PRINCE2
4 171 (42.54%) Finance
5 104 (25.87%) MS Office
6 85 (21.14%) Security Cleared
7 75 (18.66%) Stakeholder Management
8 70 (17.41%) SC Cleared
9 69 (17.16%) ITIL
9 69 (17.16%) MS Visio
10 65 (16.17%) SharePoint
10 65 (16.17%) Project Planning
11 64 (15.92%) PMI Certification
12 59 (14.68%) MS PowerPoint
13 56 (13.93%) Windows
14 53 (13.18%) PMP
15 52 (12.94%) Agile Software Development
16 46 (11.44%) Programme Management
17 45 (11.19%) Data Centre
18 43 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
19 40 (9.95%) Change Management
20 36 (8.96%) Oracle
20 36 (8.96%) Telecoms
21 35 (8.71%) PMI
22 34 (8.46%) SQL
23 33 (8.21%) PRINCE
24 29 (7.21%) Banking
25 26 (6.47%) Migration
25 26 (6.47%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 65 (16.17%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.49%) MS Project Server
3 9 (2.24%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (1.24%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.50%) SAS
6 2 (0.50%) Lync
7 1 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.25%) CMS
7 1 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.25%) LiveCycle
7 1 (0.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 181 (45.02%) MS Excel
2 104 (25.87%) MS Office
3 69 (17.16%) MS Visio
4 59 (14.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.25%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 10 (2.49%) Primavera
2 7 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.74%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.25%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.25%) CA PPM
4 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.25%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.24%) SaaS
3 5 (1.24%) Office 365
4 4 (1.00%) IaaS
4 4 (1.00%) PaaS
5 1 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.48%) ATM
2 10 (2.49%) Intranet
3 8 (1.99%) LAN
3 8 (1.99%) Firewall
4 7 (1.74%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (1.49%) SAN
6 5 (1.24%) DNS
6 5 (1.24%) IP Telephony
6 5 (1.24%) DHCP
6 5 (1.24%) WLAN
6 5 (1.24%) Internet
6 5 (1.24%) Cisco ICM
6 5 (1.24%) VLAN
7 4 (1.00%) LTE
7 4 (1.00%) NAS
7 4 (1.00%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (1.00%) VoLTE
8 3 (0.75%) Unified Communications
8 3 (0.75%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (1.49%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.24%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (1.24%) PowerCenter
3 5 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.00%) QlikView
4 4 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (0.75%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.25%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.25%) GeoQlik
7 1 (0.25%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (0.25%) MS Access
7 1 (0.25%) OLAP
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 4 (1.00%) Visual Studio
1 4 (1.00%) JIRA
1 4 (1.00%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (0.50%) CaliberRM
2 2 (0.50%) Rational Rose
2 2 (0.50%) RequisitePro
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.25%) SoapUI
General
1 171 (42.54%) Finance
2 36 (8.96%) Telecoms
3 29 (7.21%) Banking
4 20 (4.98%) Financial Institution
5 16 (3.98%) Retail
6 8 (1.99%) Billing
6 8 (1.99%) Publishing
6 8 (1.99%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.49%) Portuguese Language
7 6 (1.49%) Spanish Language
8 5 (1.24%) Legal
8 5 (1.24%) Marketing
9 4 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.50%) Automotive
11 1 (0.25%) Advertising
11 1 (0.25%) Back Office
11 1 (0.25%) Electronics
11 1 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 193 (48.01%) Project Manager
2 41 (10.20%) Analyst
3 26 (6.47%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 26 (6.47%) Coordinator
3 26 (6.47%) Infrastructure Manager
4 17 (4.23%) Senior Project Manager
4 17 (4.23%) Senior Manager
5 16 (3.98%) PMO Manager
6 13 (3.23%) Project Officer
6 13 (3.23%) Project Coordinator
7 12 (2.99%) Implementation Manager
7 12 (2.99%) Developer
7 12 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
7 12 (2.99%) PMO Analyst
8 10 (2.49%) Administrator
9 9 (2.24%) Project Planner
9 9 (2.24%) Project Support Officer
10 8 (1.99%) IT Project Manager
10 8 (1.99%) Technical Manager
10 8 (1.99%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.24%) HTML
2 6 (1.49%) CSS
3 5 (1.24%) XML
4 4 (1.00%) HTML5
4 4 (1.00%) CSS3
4 4 (1.00%) Web Services
5 3 (0.75%) Middleware
6 2 (0.50%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.25%) Velocity
7 1 (0.25%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 1 (0.25%) XML Messaging
7 1 (0.25%) Flash
7 1 (0.25%) SOAP
7 1 (0.25%) .NET
7 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 45 (11.19%) Data Centre
2 43 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (8.71%) PMI
4 22 (5.47%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.49%) Smart Meter
6 6 (1.49%) Visualisation
7 4 (1.00%) NHS
8 3 (0.75%) PKI
8 3 (0.75%) CCTV
8 3 (0.75%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.50%) User Experience
9 2 (0.50%) Statistics
10 1 (0.25%) Taxonomies
10 1 (0.25%) Biometrics
10 1 (0.25%) DTV
10 1 (0.25%) GIS
10 1 (0.25%) Economics
10 1 (0.25%) Life Science
10 1 (0.25%) Pharmacovigilance
10 1 (0.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 56 (13.93%) Windows
2 13 (3.23%) Windows 7
3 11 (2.74%) UNIX
4 7 (1.74%) AIX
4 7 (1.74%) Solaris
5 5 (1.24%) Linux
5 5 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.25%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (54.73%) Project Management
2 171 (42.54%) PRINCE2
3 75 (18.66%) Stakeholder Management
4 69 (17.16%) ITIL
5 65 (16.17%) Project Planning
6 52 (12.94%) Agile Software Development
7 46 (11.44%) Programme Management
8 40 (9.95%) Change Management
9 33 (8.21%) PRINCE
10 26 (6.47%) Migration
10 26 (6.47%) Waterfall
11 22 (5.47%) Risk Management
12 21 (5.22%) Time Management
13 20 (4.98%) Change Control
14 17 (4.23%) Business Intelligence
14 17 (4.23%) Service Delivery
14 17 (4.23%) Document Management
15 16 (3.98%) Continuous Improvement
16 15 (3.73%) Resource Management
16 15 (3.73%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 34 (8.46%) SQL
2 12 (2.99%) C
3 6 (1.49%) JavaScript
4 4 (1.00%) Java
4 4 (1.00%) Shell Script
4 4 (1.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (0.75%) C#
5 3 (0.75%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.50%) VBScript
6 2 (0.50%) C++
6 2 (0.50%) VBA
7 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 85 (21.14%) Security Cleared
2 70 (17.41%) SC Cleared
3 64 (15.92%) PMI Certification
4 53 (13.18%) PMP
5 26 (6.47%) Degree
5 26 (6.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 22 (5.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 15 (3.73%) DV Cleared
8 10 (2.49%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (2.24%) APMP
10 8 (1.99%) ISEB
10 8 (1.99%) ACCA
10 8 (1.99%) CIMA
11 7 (1.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.75%) GCIA
12 3 (0.75%) GCIH
12 3 (0.75%) CISSP
13 2 (0.50%) MCP
13 2 (0.50%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.74%) QA
1 11 (2.74%) PCI DSS
1 11 (2.74%) P3O
2 9 (2.24%) SLA
3 7 (1.74%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.49%) COBIT
4 6 (1.49%) COSO
5 3 (0.75%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.25%) BS7799
6 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.25%) BS15000
6 1 (0.25%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 22 (5.47%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (2.49%) SCCM
2 4 (1.00%) vMotion
3 3 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.50%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.25%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 182 (45.27%) Microsoft
2 36 (8.96%) Oracle
3 19 (4.73%) HP
4 12 (2.99%) Cisco
4 12 (2.99%) VMware
5 10 (2.49%) SAP
6 9 (2.24%) Planview
7 8 (1.99%) Citrix
8 7 (1.74%) Ericsson
8 7 (1.74%) Informatica
8 7 (1.74%) Remedy
8 7 (1.74%) Amdocs
9 5 (1.24%) Baan
10 3 (0.75%) Adobe
10 3 (0.75%) McAfee
11 2 (0.50%) Teradata
11 2 (0.50%) Google
11 2 (0.50%) Verint
11 2 (0.50%) Siebel
11 2 (0.50%) IBM
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