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 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 76 59 74
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +15
Contract jobs citing MS Project 235 252 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.40% 2.80% 2.37%
As % of the Applications category 16.48% 17.30% 16.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 131 108
Average daily rate
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£375 £377 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.39% +7.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £335
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £24.50 £28.75 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.78% -0.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £16.55 £17.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.90 £40.95 £45.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-37.14% +4.47%
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
1426 1457 1113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 14.54% 16.19% 14.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 725 658 431
Average daily rate £325 £325 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 157 186
Average hourly rate £15.79 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.26 £10.00 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

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 March 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 March 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 March 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 -16 73 £375 +4.82% 9
Buckinghamshire +5 57 £375 +21.75% 5
Berkshire -13 44 £350 -9.96% 4
Surrey -2 29 £446 +3.77% 5
Oxfordshire -8 14 £475 -29.62% 2
West Sussex -10 14 £328 -18.83% 4
East Sussex -10 2 £380 -5.00%
Middlesex -1 1 £350 -16.16% 2
Sussex - - - -
MS Project
England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 (58.29%) Project Management
2 207 (47.70%) MS Excel
3 184 (42.40%) PRINCE2
4 169 (38.94%) Microsoft
5 141 (32.49%) Finance
6 124 (28.57%) Security Cleared
7 109 (25.12%) SC Cleared
8 102 (23.50%) MS Office
9 97 (22.35%) Project Planning
10 91 (20.97%) MS Visio
11 79 (18.20%) MS PowerPoint
12 68 (15.67%) Agile Software Development
13 66 (15.21%) Stakeholder Management
14 55 (12.67%) ITIL
15 46 (10.60%) Degree
16 45 (10.37%) SharePoint
17 42 (9.68%) Telecoms
18 40 (9.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 38 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
19 38 (8.76%) PMI Certification
20 37 (8.53%) Change Management
21 31 (7.14%) Risk Management
22 30 (6.91%) Service Delivery
23 29 (6.68%) Programme Management
24 26 (5.99%) Windows
25 25 (5.76%) Migration
26 24 (5.53%) PRINCE
26 24 (5.53%) Waterfall
26 24 (5.53%) DV Cleared
27 23 (5.30%) Management Information System

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 45 (10.37%) SharePoint
2 17 (3.92%) MS Project Server
3 2 (0.46%) FileNet
3 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (0.46%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.46%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.46%) IBM Notes
3 2 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.23%) SAS
4 1 (0.23%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 207 (47.70%) MS Excel
2 102 (23.50%) MS Office
3 91 (20.97%) MS Visio
4 79 (18.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.23%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.69%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (0.69%) Changepoint
2 2 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.23%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle BRM
3 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.23%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.61%) SaaS
2 1 (0.23%) PaaS
2 1 (0.23%) IaaS
2 1 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.00%) ATM
2 6 (1.38%) SDH
3 5 (1.15%) Firewall
4 4 (0.92%) SAN
4 4 (0.92%) Structured Cabling
5 3 (0.69%) Broadband
5 3 (0.69%) Intranet
5 3 (0.69%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.46%) Internet
7 1 (0.23%) Extranet
7 1 (0.23%) SSH
7 1 (0.23%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.23%) Network Security
7 1 (0.23%) LTE
7 1 (0.23%) NAS
7 1 (0.23%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.23%) VPN
7 1 (0.23%) DNS
7 1 (0.23%) SSL
7 1 (0.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.07%) Crystal Reports
2 7 (1.61%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.69%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.46%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (0.46%) QlikView
5 2 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.46%) MS Access
5 2 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.23%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.23%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.23%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.23%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.23%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (1.84%) JIRA
2 3 (0.69%) ClearCase
2 3 (0.69%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 3 (0.69%) ClearQuest
3 2 (0.46%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.46%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.23%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.23%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.23%) UltraEdit
4 1 (0.23%) Yeoman
General
1 141 (32.49%) Finance
2 42 (9.68%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.23%) Banking
3 14 (3.23%) Retail
4 9 (2.07%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.84%) Publishing
5 8 (1.84%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.38%) Marketing
7 5 (1.15%) Automotive
8 4 (0.92%) Billing
9 3 (0.69%) Legal
9 3 (0.69%) Advertising
10 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Local Government
10 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Law
10 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.23%) Back Office
10 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.23%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 187 (43.09%) Project Manager
2 63 (14.52%) Analyst
3 28 (6.45%) Coordinator
4 25 (5.76%) Project Planner
5 21 (4.84%) Business Analyst
6 20 (4.61%) PMO Analyst
7 18 (4.15%) Project Officer
7 18 (4.15%) Project Coordinator
8 14 (3.23%) Junior
8 14 (3.23%) Senior Manager
9 13 (3.00%) Project Support Officer
9 13 (3.00%) Service Manager
9 13 (3.00%) Infrastructure Manager
10 12 (2.76%) Junior Project Manager
10 12 (2.76%) Senior Project Manager
10 12 (2.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 12 (2.76%) Telecoms Project Manager
10 12 (2.76%) PMO Lead
11 11 (2.53%) Delivery Manager
12 8 (1.84%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.69%) .NET
1 3 (0.69%) ASP.NET
1 3 (0.69%) Silverlight
2 2 (0.46%) HTML
2 2 (0.46%) Flash
3 1 (0.23%) Middleware
3 1 (0.23%) SAP XI
3 1 (0.23%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.23%) CSS
3 1 (0.23%) XML
3 1 (0.23%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.23%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (5.30%) Management Information System
3 21 (4.84%) PMI
4 8 (1.84%) NHS
4 8 (1.84%) User Experience
5 3 (0.69%) Data Extraction
5 3 (0.69%) Statistics
5 3 (0.69%) Life Science
5 3 (0.69%) Smart Meter
6 2 (0.46%) Open Source
6 2 (0.46%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.46%) Reference Data
6 2 (0.46%) Data Integration
6 2 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.46%) Telematics
7 1 (0.23%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.23%) FMCG
7 1 (0.23%) CMDB
7 1 (0.23%) Social Media
7 1 (0.23%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 26 (5.99%) Windows
2 9 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (2.07%) Windows 7
3 5 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
4 3 (0.69%) UNIX
5 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.23%) AIX
5 1 (0.23%) Solaris
5 1 (0.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (58.29%) Project Management
2 184 (42.40%) PRINCE2
3 97 (22.35%) Project Planning
4 68 (15.67%) Agile Software Development
5 66 (15.21%) Stakeholder Management
6 55 (12.67%) ITIL
7 37 (8.53%) Change Management
8 31 (7.14%) Risk Management
9 30 (6.91%) Service Delivery
10 29 (6.68%) Programme Management
11 25 (5.76%) Migration
12 24 (5.53%) PRINCE
12 24 (5.53%) Waterfall
13 21 (4.84%) Change Control
14 18 (4.15%) Logistics
15 17 (3.92%) Service Management
16 16 (3.69%) CRM
16 16 (3.69%) Business Analysis
17 12 (2.76%) Time Management
18 11 (2.53%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (2.30%) C
2 8 (1.84%) SQL
3 6 (1.38%) VB
3 6 (1.38%) VBA
4 5 (1.15%) Java
5 3 (0.69%) C#
5 3 (0.69%) VBScript
6 1 (0.23%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.23%) ABAP
6 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 124 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 109 (25.12%) SC Cleared
3 46 (10.60%) Degree
4 40 (9.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 38 (8.76%) PMI Certification
6 24 (5.53%) DV Cleared
7 20 (4.61%) PMP
8 15 (3.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 14 (3.23%) APMP
10 13 (3.00%) VCP4
10 13 (3.00%) HND
11 12 (2.76%) HNC
12 9 (2.07%) ISEB
13 6 (1.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (0.69%) CAPM
15 2 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
16 1 (0.23%) CISSP
16 1 (0.23%) GCIA
16 1 (0.23%) GCIH
16 1 (0.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.46%) QA
2 4 (0.92%) SLA
3 3 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.69%) P3O
4 2 (0.46%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.23%) COSO
5 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.23%) COBIT
5 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.69%) MetaFrame
2 3 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.69%) XenApp
2 3 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.46%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 9 (2.07%) OVSD
1 9 (2.07%) SCCM
2 4 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 169 (38.94%) Microsoft
2 20 (4.61%) Oracle
3 18 (4.15%) SAP
4 15 (3.46%) HP
5 9 (2.07%) Primavera
5 9 (2.07%) Planview
6 7 (1.61%) VMware
6 7 (1.61%) Amdocs
6 7 (1.61%) Cisco
7 5 (1.15%) Citrix
8 4 (0.92%) EMC
8 4 (0.92%) Adobe
9 3 (0.69%) Business Objects
9 3 (0.69%) PeopleSoft
9 3 (0.69%) CheckPoint
9 3 (0.69%) LANDesk
9 3 (0.69%) hybris
10 2 (0.46%) Remedy
10 2 (0.46%) IBM
10 2 (0.46%) Lotus
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