The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the South East region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 64 75 69
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -6
Contract jobs citing MS Project 256 205 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.66% 2.41% 2.35%
As % of the Applications category 17.38% 16.17% 17.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 111 141
Average daily rate £357 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 7
Average hourly rate £22.00 £35.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.14% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.70 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.85 £40.00 £37.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £32.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-12.97% -6.42%
Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
1473 1268 1457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 15.29% 14.88% 13.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 675 507 608
Average daily rate £325 £310 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £163 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 223 207
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% +17.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £37.35 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
MS Project
England

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +9 68 £420 +1.81% 3
Hampshire +19 65 £364 -6.06% 2
Buckinghamshire +1 52 £300 +15.38% 4
Surrey 0 32 £350 +16.66% 6
Oxfordshire +5 13 £288 -17.85% 1
West Sussex -10 13 £300 -14.28% 2
Middlesex -4 6 £410 +33.25%
Kent +12 4 £325 - 1
East Sussex - - - - 1
Home Counties - - - -
MS Project
England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 247 (51.46%) Project Management
2 202 (42.08%) PRINCE2
3 186 (38.75%) MS Excel
4 178 (37.08%) Microsoft
5 149 (31.04%) Finance
6 122 (25.42%) Security Cleared
7 112 (23.33%) Project Planning
8 100 (20.83%) MS Office
9 86 (17.92%) Stakeholder Management
10 80 (16.67%) SharePoint
11 77 (16.04%) MS Visio
11 77 (16.04%) SC Cleared
12 72 (15.00%) MS PowerPoint
13 57 (11.88%) MS Project Server
14 53 (11.04%) DV Cleared
15 46 (9.58%) Windows
16 44 (9.17%) Change Management
17 42 (8.75%) Programme Management
17 42 (8.75%) ITIL
18 40 (8.33%) PMI Certification
19 39 (8.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 38 (7.92%) Telecoms
21 37 (7.71%) Risk Management
21 37 (7.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
22 32 (6.67%) Change Control
22 32 (6.67%) PMP
23 27 (5.63%) Oracle
23 27 (5.63%) Migration
24 24 (5.00%) Banking
25 23 (4.79%) PRINCE

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 80 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 57 (11.88%) MS Project Server
3 22 (4.58%) SharePoint Server
4 14 (2.92%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (1.04%) CMS
6 3 (0.63%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.42%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.42%) IIS
7 2 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.42%) FileNet
7 2 (0.42%) Lync
7 2 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.21%) WebSphere Portal
8 1 (0.21%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.21%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.21%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.21%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 186 (38.75%) MS Excel
2 100 (20.83%) MS Office
3 77 (16.04%) MS Visio
4 72 (15.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.88%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.21%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 12 (2.50%) Oracle Financials
2 6 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.21%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.63%) Office 365
1 3 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.67%) ATM
2 6 (1.25%) LAN
3 5 (1.04%) WAN
4 4 (0.83%) SAN
4 4 (0.83%) Internet
4 4 (0.83%) Network Security
5 3 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (0.63%) Firewall
5 3 (0.63%) RTP
5 3 (0.63%) Intranet
5 3 (0.63%) VoIP
6 2 (0.42%) VPN
6 2 (0.42%) Extranet
7 1 (0.21%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (0.21%) Wireless
7 1 (0.21%) SDH
7 1 (0.21%) DNS
7 1 (0.21%) SSL
7 1 (0.21%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.92%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.67%) OLAP
3 4 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (0.63%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.42%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.21%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.63%) JIRA
2 2 (0.42%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.21%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.21%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.21%) XMLSpy
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
General
1 149 (31.04%) Finance
2 38 (7.92%) Telecoms
3 24 (5.00%) Banking
4 19 (3.96%) Financial Institution
5 15 (3.13%) Marketing
6 12 (2.50%) Retail
7 10 (2.08%) Spanish Language
8 7 (1.46%) Advertising
9 4 (0.83%) Automotive
9 4 (0.83%) Legal
9 4 (0.83%) Local Government
10 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.42%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.42%) Publishing
10 2 (0.42%) Billing
11 1 (0.21%) German Language
Job Titles
1 184 (38.33%) Project Manager
2 62 (12.92%) Analyst
3 31 (6.46%) Coordinator
4 29 (6.04%) Project Planner
5 24 (5.00%) PMO Analyst
6 20 (4.17%) Administrator
6 20 (4.17%) Project Coordinator
7 19 (3.96%) Programme Planner
8 16 (3.33%) Consultant
9 14 (2.92%) Project Officer
9 14 (2.92%) Technical Manager
10 12 (2.50%) Technical Project Manager
10 12 (2.50%) Project Administrator
10 12 (2.50%) Project Support Officer
11 11 (2.29%) IT Project Manager
11 11 (2.29%) Senior Manager
12 10 (2.08%) Business Analyst
12 10 (2.08%) Senior Project Manager
12 10 (2.08%) Programme Analyst
13 9 (1.88%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.54%) .NET
2 11 (2.29%) HTML
2 11 (2.29%) XML
3 6 (1.25%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 3 (0.63%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.42%) XSLT
5 2 (0.42%) Middleware
6 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (0.21%) HTML5
6 1 (0.21%) jQuery
6 1 (0.21%) WCF
6 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
6 1 (0.21%) EDIFACT
6 1 (0.21%) OLE DB
6 1 (0.21%) XSD
6 1 (0.21%) XSL
6 1 (0.21%) ADO.NET
6 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.21%) CSS
6 1 (0.21%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (3.13%) Management Information System
2 13 (2.71%) Smart Meter
3 12 (2.50%) PMI
4 8 (1.67%) FMCG
5 6 (1.25%) Economics
5 6 (1.25%) Social Network
6 5 (1.04%) Smartphone
6 5 (1.04%) EPoS
7 4 (0.83%) Social Media
8 3 (0.63%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.42%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.42%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.42%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.42%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (0.21%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.21%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.21%) CMDB
10 1 (0.21%) Statistics
10 1 (0.21%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.21%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 46 (9.58%) Windows
2 17 (3.54%) Windows 7
3 12 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (1.67%) UNIX
5 4 (0.83%) Linux
5 4 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (51.46%) Project Management
2 202 (42.08%) PRINCE2
3 112 (23.33%) Project Planning
4 86 (17.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 44 (9.17%) Change Management
6 42 (8.75%) Programme Management
6 42 (8.75%) ITIL
7 37 (7.71%) Risk Management
8 32 (6.67%) Change Control
9 27 (5.63%) Migration
10 23 (4.79%) PRINCE
11 22 (4.58%) Service Management
12 20 (4.17%) Configuration Management
13 19 (3.96%) Supplier Management
14 18 (3.75%) CRM
15 17 (3.54%) Time Management
16 16 (3.33%) Quality Management
17 15 (3.13%) Document Management
18 14 (2.92%) Logistics
18 14 (2.92%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (3.33%) SQL
2 12 (2.50%) Java
3 11 (2.29%) C#
4 9 (1.88%) VB
5 7 (1.46%) C
6 6 (1.25%) PowerShell
7 4 (0.83%) C++
8 1 (0.21%) ActionScript 2.0
8 1 (0.21%) TTCN
8 1 (0.21%) XPath
8 1 (0.21%) ActionScript
8 1 (0.21%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.21%) Perl
8 1 (0.21%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.21%) Python
Qualifications
1 122 (25.42%) Security Cleared
2 77 (16.04%) SC Cleared
3 53 (11.04%) DV Cleared
4 40 (8.33%) PMI Certification
5 39 (8.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 37 (7.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 32 (6.67%) PMP
8 19 (3.96%) Degree
9 8 (1.67%) ISEB
10 5 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.83%) HNC
11 4 (0.83%) HND
11 4 (0.83%) ISEB Practitioner
11 4 (0.83%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.21%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 1 (0.21%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.96%) SLA
1 19 (3.96%) QA
2 4 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.63%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.42%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.42%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.21%) P3O
5 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.63%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.21%) vSphere
4 1 (0.21%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
1 10 (2.08%) SCCM
2 3 (0.63%) OVSD
Vendors
1 178 (37.08%) Microsoft
2 27 (5.63%) Oracle
3 18 (3.75%) HP
4 16 (3.33%) SAP
5 15 (3.13%) Planview
6 13 (2.71%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (1.67%) VMware
8 6 (1.25%) Business Objects
8 6 (1.25%) Remedy
9 5 (1.04%) EMC
10 4 (0.83%) Citrix
10 4 (0.83%) IBM
10 4 (0.83%) Primavera
11 3 (0.63%) Amdocs
11 3 (0.63%) Cisco
11 3 (0.63%) NetApp
11 3 (0.63%) Cognos
12 2 (0.42%) Siebel
12 2 (0.42%) Mercator
12 2 (0.42%) Hyperion
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