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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 59 99 74
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -25
Contract jobs citing MS Project 259 164 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.83% 1.87% 2.41%
As % of the Applications category 17.84% 13.37% 16.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 99 135
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £193 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £439 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £25.78 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-35.99% -6.26%
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
1452 1227 1494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 15.87% 14.00% 14.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 728 567 622
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £147 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £436 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 131 189
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.99 £25.50 £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 2014. 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
Berkshire +41 76 £375 -6.25% 6
Hampshire +13 56 £350 - 10
Buckinghamshire +6 43 £313 +20.19% 3
Surrey +18 39 £400 -5.88% 12
Oxfordshire +8 15 £525 - 5
West Sussex +1 11 £613 +88.46%
East Sussex -10 10 £250 -23.07%
Middlesex 0 4 £455 +16.53% 1
Kent -7 1 - - 1
M4 Corridor - - - -
MS Project
England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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.

1 254 (46.52%) Project Management
2 240 (43.96%) MS Excel
3 234 (42.86%) PRINCE2
4 205 (37.55%) Microsoft
5 171 (31.32%) Finance
6 148 (27.11%) Security Cleared
7 119 (21.79%) MS Visio
8 118 (21.61%) MS Office
8 118 (21.61%) SC Cleared
9 113 (20.70%) MS PowerPoint
10 110 (20.15%) Project Planning
11 76 (13.92%) Stakeholder Management
12 68 (12.45%) Agile Software Development
13 66 (12.09%) SharePoint
14 61 (11.17%) Telecoms
15 57 (10.44%) ITIL
16 53 (9.71%) Change Management
17 51 (9.34%) Programme Management
18 50 (9.16%) Analytical Skills
19 47 (8.61%) PMI Certification
20 43 (7.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 43 (7.88%) Oracle
20 43 (7.88%) Risk Management
21 40 (7.33%) Change Control
21 40 (7.33%) DV Cleared
22 36 (6.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
23 32 (5.86%) Migration
24 31 (5.68%) PMP
25 29 (5.31%) Degree
26 28 (5.13%) Service Management

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 66 (12.09%) SharePoint
2 26 (4.76%) MS Project Server
3 5 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (0.55%) FileNet
4 3 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (0.55%) Lync
5 2 (0.37%) CMS
5 2 (0.37%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.37%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.18%) IIS
6 1 (0.18%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.18%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (0.18%) SAS
6 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 240 (43.96%) MS Excel
2 119 (21.79%) MS Visio
3 118 (21.61%) MS Office
4 113 (20.70%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (2.75%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.55%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.92%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.18%) Changepoint
4 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.18%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.18%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.18%) Magento
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.92%) SaaS
2 3 (0.55%) Force.com
3 1 (0.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.83%) SAN
1 10 (1.83%) WAN
2 9 (1.65%) LAN
3 8 (1.47%) ATM
4 7 (1.28%) SDH
5 4 (0.73%) Intranet
6 3 (0.55%) VoIP
6 3 (0.55%) Internet
6 3 (0.55%) SSL
7 2 (0.37%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.37%) Firewall
7 2 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.18%) UMTS
8 1 (0.18%) GPRS
8 1 (0.18%) GSM
8 1 (0.18%) MPLS
8 1 (0.18%) Extranet
8 1 (0.18%) DAB
8 1 (0.18%) RTP
8 1 (0.18%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (0.55%) MS Access
3 2 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.37%) Data Mining
3 2 (0.37%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.37%) OLAP
4 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.18%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.18%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (0.18%) Big Data
4 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (0.73%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.18%) Oracle APEX
General
1 171 (31.32%) Finance
2 61 (11.17%) Telecoms
3 24 (4.40%) Banking
4 15 (2.75%) Financial Institution
5 13 (2.38%) Billing
5 13 (2.38%) Marketing
6 10 (1.83%) Retail
7 8 (1.47%) Back Office
7 8 (1.47%) Advertising
7 8 (1.47%) Publishing
8 5 (0.92%) Automotive
8 5 (0.92%) Legal
8 5 (0.92%) Spanish Language
9 4 (0.73%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.55%) Local Government
11 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 186 (34.07%) Project Manager
2 84 (15.38%) Analyst
3 58 (10.62%) Coordinator
4 42 (7.69%) Project Coordinator
5 26 (4.76%) Project Planner
5 26 (4.76%) Programme Manager
6 23 (4.21%) PMO Analyst
7 21 (3.85%) Administrator
8 20 (3.66%) Senior Manager
8 20 (3.66%) Project Officer
9 19 (3.48%) Project Support Officer
10 18 (3.30%) Business Analyst
11 17 (3.11%) Programme Planner
12 15 (2.75%) Programme Analyst
13 14 (2.56%) Senior Project Manager
14 13 (2.38%) Project Administrator
15 12 (2.20%) Project Analyst
15 12 (2.20%) Service Manager
16 11 (2.01%) Support Analyst
17 10 (1.83%) Programme Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.47%) .NET
2 4 (0.73%) Visualforce
2 4 (0.73%) Web Services
3 3 (0.55%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.18%) CSS
4 1 (0.18%) JSP
4 1 (0.18%) XML
4 1 (0.18%) HTML
4 1 (0.18%) WML
4 1 (0.18%) Flash
4 1 (0.18%) XHTML
4 1 (0.18%) WAP
4 1 (0.18%) Middleware
4 1 (0.18%) WinForms
4 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.18%) HTML5
4 1 (0.18%) Silverlight
4 1 (0.18%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 50 (9.16%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.58%) Management Information System
3 17 (3.11%) PMI
4 7 (1.28%) Smart Meter
5 6 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (0.73%) Kindle
6 4 (0.73%) NHS
7 3 (0.55%) EPoS
7 3 (0.55%) Social Media
7 3 (0.55%) CMDB
7 3 (0.55%) FMCG
8 2 (0.37%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.37%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.37%) Social Network
8 2 (0.37%) PKI
8 2 (0.37%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.37%) Open Source
8 2 (0.37%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (0.37%) User Experience
8 2 (0.37%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 23 (4.21%) Windows
2 10 (1.83%) Windows 7
3 7 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (0.92%) Linux
5 3 (0.55%) UNIX
6 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.37%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (46.52%) Project Management
2 234 (42.86%) PRINCE2
3 110 (20.15%) Project Planning
4 76 (13.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 68 (12.45%) Agile Software Development
6 57 (10.44%) ITIL
7 53 (9.71%) Change Management
8 51 (9.34%) Programme Management
9 43 (7.88%) Risk Management
10 40 (7.33%) Change Control
11 32 (5.86%) Migration
12 28 (5.13%) Service Management
13 26 (4.76%) Service Delivery
14 25 (4.58%) Waterfall
14 25 (4.58%) CRM
15 23 (4.21%) ERP
16 21 (3.85%) PRINCE
17 20 (3.66%) Matrix Management
18 15 (2.75%) Configuration Management
18 15 (2.75%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (1.47%) SQL
2 6 (1.10%) Java
3 5 (0.92%) Apex Code
4 4 (0.73%) VB
5 2 (0.37%) VBA
5 2 (0.37%) C
5 2 (0.37%) C#
6 1 (0.18%) C++
6 1 (0.18%) PHP
6 1 (0.18%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.18%) ActionScript
6 1 (0.18%) PowerHouse
6 1 (0.18%) R
6 1 (0.18%) ActionScript 3.0
6 1 (0.18%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 148 (27.11%) Security Cleared
2 118 (21.61%) SC Cleared
3 47 (8.61%) PMI Certification
4 43 (7.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 40 (7.33%) DV Cleared
6 36 (6.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 31 (5.68%) PMP
8 29 (5.31%) Degree
9 19 (3.48%) ISEB
10 9 (1.65%) HNC
10 9 (1.65%) HND
11 4 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.37%) PgMP
13 2 (0.37%) MAPM
13 2 (0.37%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.37%) APMP
13 2 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.18%) CCIE
14 1 (0.18%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.38%) SLA
2 7 (1.28%) ISO 9001
2 7 (1.28%) P3O
3 6 (1.10%) QA
4 5 (0.92%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
1 10 (1.83%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (1.28%) SCCM
2 3 (0.55%) OVSD
2 3 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.18%) Netcool
3 1 (0.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 205 (37.55%) Microsoft
2 43 (7.88%) Oracle
3 19 (3.48%) SAP
4 16 (2.93%) HP
5 12 (2.20%) Primavera
5 12 (2.20%) VMware
6 10 (1.83%) Planview
6 10 (1.83%) EMC
7 9 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (1.28%) Cisco
8 7 (1.28%) NetApp
9 6 (1.10%) Amdocs
10 5 (0.92%) IBM
10 5 (0.92%) LANDesk
11 4 (0.73%) Remedy
11 4 (0.73%) PeopleSoft
12 3 (0.55%) CheckPoint
12 3 (0.55%) Avaya
12 3 (0.55%) Casewise
13 2 (0.37%) ArcSight
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