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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Project
Rank 99 80 65
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -15
Contract jobs citing MS Project 208 242 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.16% 2.43% 2.68%
As % of the Applications category 17.06% 16.23% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 148 144
Average daily rate £355 £400 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +12.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £269 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £503 £494
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £363
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £22.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -21.05%
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
1219 1491 1423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.65% 14.98% 15.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 684 723 649
Average daily rate £340 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £480 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 128 156
Average hourly rate £15.63 £14.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.64% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.90 £32.79 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -6 68 £330 -12.00% 5
Berkshire +33 66 £323 -7.85% 6
Buckinghamshire +1 28 £390 -8.23% 1
Surrey -14 21 £458 +1.66% 6
West Sussex -31 8 £438 +23.23% 1
Kent - 7 - - 1
Middlesex -3 5 £200 -46.66%
Oxfordshire -11 4 £368 -26.50%
MS Project
England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 202 (56.90%) Project Management
2 185 (52.11%) MS Excel
3 156 (43.94%) PRINCE2
4 152 (42.82%) Microsoft
5 120 (33.80%) Finance
6 107 (30.14%) Security Cleared
7 87 (24.51%) SC Cleared
8 74 (20.85%) MS Office
9 69 (19.44%) ITIL
10 59 (16.62%) Project Planning
11 55 (15.49%) SharePoint
12 52 (14.65%) Degree
12 52 (14.65%) Agile Software Development
13 51 (14.37%) Change Control
14 50 (14.08%) Stakeholder Management
15 49 (13.80%) MS Visio
16 48 (13.52%) MS PowerPoint
17 45 (12.68%) Telecoms
18 40 (11.27%) Programme Management
19 39 (10.99%) PMI Certification
20 36 (10.14%) Oracle
21 34 (9.58%) Analytical Skills
22 33 (9.30%) Management Information System
23 26 (7.32%) PRINCE
24 25 (7.04%) ITIL V3
24 25 (7.04%) DV Cleared
24 25 (7.04%) Windows
25 24 (6.76%) Change Management
26 23 (6.48%) Project Governance
27 22 (6.20%) PMP

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 55 (15.49%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.10%) MS Project Server
3 3 (0.85%) Confluence
4 2 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.56%) SAS
4 2 (0.56%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.28%) CMS
5 1 (0.28%) IIS
5 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Foundation
5 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.28%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 185 (52.11%) MS Excel
2 74 (20.85%) MS Office
3 49 (13.80%) MS Visio
4 48 (13.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.41%) Acrobat
5 5 (1.41%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (1.41%) Photoshop
6 4 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.85%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 7 (1.97%) Primavera
2 3 (0.85%) assyst
2 3 (0.85%) Infor LN
2 3 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.28%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.41%) Office 365
2 3 (0.85%) Trello
3 2 (0.56%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.23%) Wi-Fi
2 10 (2.82%) LTE
2 10 (2.82%) VoLTE
3 7 (1.97%) ATM
3 7 (1.97%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (1.13%) SAN
5 3 (0.85%) HTTP
5 3 (0.85%) SDH
5 3 (0.85%) SSH
5 3 (0.85%) SSL
5 3 (0.85%) VPN
6 2 (0.56%) Firewall
6 2 (0.56%) LAN
6 2 (0.56%) NAS
6 2 (0.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.54%) Oracle Database
2 8 (2.25%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (0.85%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (0.85%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.56%) DataStage
4 2 (0.56%) IBM InfoSphere
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle OWB
4 2 (0.56%) QualityStage
5 1 (0.28%) Big Data
5 1 (0.28%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.28%) MS Access
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.28%) PowerCenter
5 1 (0.28%) QlikView
5 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (1.69%) JIRA
2 3 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.56%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.28%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 120 (33.80%) Finance
2 45 (12.68%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.54%) Marketing
3 9 (2.54%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (1.69%) Banking
4 6 (1.69%) Spanish Language
5 5 (1.41%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.41%) Retail
6 3 (0.85%) Automotive
6 3 (0.85%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.85%) Publishing
7 2 (0.56%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.56%) Legal
7 2 (0.56%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (0.28%) Electronics
8 1 (0.28%) German Language
8 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 141 (39.72%) Project Manager
2 48 (13.52%) Analyst
3 38 (10.70%) Project Planner
4 28 (7.89%) Coordinator
5 26 (7.32%) SC Cleared Project Manager
6 20 (5.63%) Project Coordinator
7 18 (5.07%) IT Manager
7 18 (5.07%) PMO Analyst
8 17 (4.79%) IT Project Manager
9 16 (4.51%) Infrastructure Manager
9 16 (4.51%) Programme Planner
10 15 (4.23%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 15 (4.23%) Junior
11 14 (3.94%) Project Officer
12 13 (3.66%) Junior Project Manager
13 12 (3.38%) PMO Coordinator
13 12 (3.38%) PMO Manager
14 10 (2.82%) Project Analyst
14 10 (2.82%) Senior Manager
14 10 (2.82%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.41%) .NET
2 4 (1.13%) XML
3 3 (0.85%) Flash
3 3 (0.85%) Middleware
4 1 (0.28%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.28%) EDI
4 1 (0.28%) EDIFACT
4 1 (0.28%) HTML
4 1 (0.28%) SOAP
4 1 (0.28%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (0.28%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 34 (9.58%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (9.30%) Management Information System
3 18 (5.07%) Data Centre
4 16 (4.51%) PMI
5 5 (1.41%) Smart Meter
6 4 (1.13%) FMCG
6 4 (1.13%) PKI
7 2 (0.56%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.56%) EMC VNX
7 2 (0.56%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.28%) Biometrics
8 1 (0.28%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.28%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.28%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.28%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.28%) Life Science
8 1 (0.28%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.28%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.28%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 25 (7.04%) Windows
2 18 (5.07%) Unix
3 7 (1.97%) AIX
3 7 (1.97%) Solaris
4 6 (1.69%) Linux
5 5 (1.41%) Windows 7
5 5 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.28%) HPUX
7 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.28%) SUSE
7 1 (0.28%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (56.90%) Project Management
2 156 (43.94%) PRINCE2
3 69 (19.44%) ITIL
4 59 (16.62%) Project Planning
5 52 (14.65%) Agile Software Development
6 51 (14.37%) Change Control
7 50 (14.08%) Stakeholder Management
8 40 (11.27%) Programme Management
9 26 (7.32%) PRINCE
10 25 (7.04%) ITIL V3
11 24 (6.76%) Change Management
12 23 (6.48%) Project Governance
13 21 (5.92%) Migration
14 19 (5.35%) SDLC
15 18 (5.07%) Resource Management
16 17 (4.79%) Coaching
16 17 (4.79%) Service Delivery
16 17 (4.79%) Waterfall
17 16 (4.51%) Continuous Improvement
17 16 (4.51%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (4.23%) SQL
2 9 (2.54%) C
3 3 (0.85%) Java
3 3 (0.85%) VBA
4 2 (0.56%) C++
4 2 (0.56%) VB
5 1 (0.28%) C#
5 1 (0.28%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 107 (30.14%) Security Cleared
2 87 (24.51%) SC Cleared
3 52 (14.65%) Degree
4 39 (10.99%) PMI Certification
5 25 (7.04%) DV Cleared
6 22 (6.20%) PMP
7 14 (3.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 13 (3.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 10 (2.82%) APMP
10 8 (2.25%) CAPM
10 8 (2.25%) CISSP
10 8 (2.25%) ISEB
11 7 (1.97%) GCIA
11 7 (1.97%) GCIH
12 5 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.85%) ISEB Practitioner
13 3 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.28%) HNC
14 1 (0.28%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.66%) QA
2 5 (1.41%) GxP
2 5 (1.41%) PMBOK
3 3 (0.85%) COBIT
3 3 (0.85%) COSO
3 3 (0.85%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.85%) SAS 70
4 2 (0.56%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.56%) SLA
5 1 (0.28%) GAMP
5 1 (0.28%) P3O
System Software
1 7 (1.97%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (1.97%) RSA Security Analytics
2 4 (1.13%) SCCM
3 1 (0.28%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 152 (42.82%) Microsoft
2 36 (10.14%) Oracle
3 16 (4.51%) Amdocs
4 14 (3.94%) SAP
5 13 (3.66%) Ericsson
6 11 (3.10%) Remedy
7 9 (2.54%) HP
8 7 (1.97%) Intel Security
9 6 (1.69%) Citrix
10 5 (1.41%) NetWitness
10 5 (1.41%) Planview
11 4 (1.13%) Cognos
11 4 (1.13%) JD Edwards
11 4 (1.13%) VMware
12 3 (0.85%) Adobe
12 3 (0.85%) Baan
12 3 (0.85%) Cisco
12 3 (0.85%) Infor
12 3 (0.85%) webMethods
13 2 (0.56%) NetApp