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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 81 70 76
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +6
Contract jobs citing MS Project 230 226 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.26% 2.39% 2.29%
As % of the Applications category 15.31% 15.59% 15.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 122 106
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.36% +4.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £358 £333
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +7.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £30.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.22% +69.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 £13.50 £17.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £49.95 £35.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year
-35.71% +5.26%
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
1502 1450 1177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 14.77% 15.31% 14.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 757 641 463
Average daily rate £350 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 162 206
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.16 £10.50 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £44.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -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 1 April 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 1 April 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 1 April 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 -6 66 £363 -0.68% 5
Buckinghamshire +2 49 £400 +45.45% 2
Berkshire -31 32 £300 -17.92% 5
Surrey -1 26 £425 +6.25% 8
West Sussex -1 22 £330 -22.35% 4
Oxfordshire -10 21 £500 +25.00% 2
East Sussex -1 7 £413 +50.18%
Middlesex +3 5 £375 -5.06% 1
Sussex - - - -
MS Project
England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 250 (59.10%) Project Management
2 195 (46.10%) MS Excel
3 190 (44.92%) PRINCE2
4 168 (39.72%) Microsoft
5 149 (35.22%) Finance
6 119 (28.13%) MS Office
7 113 (26.71%) Security Cleared
8 99 (23.40%) SC Cleared
9 94 (22.22%) MS Visio
10 89 (21.04%) Project Planning
11 74 (17.49%) MS PowerPoint
12 71 (16.78%) Agile Software Development
13 69 (16.31%) Stakeholder Management
14 55 (13.00%) ITIL
15 48 (11.35%) Degree
16 47 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 47 (11.11%) PMI Certification
17 46 (10.87%) SharePoint
18 41 (9.69%) Change Management
19 40 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
20 37 (8.75%) Telecoms
21 32 (7.57%) Windows
22 30 (7.09%) Risk Management
22 30 (7.09%) Programme Management
23 28 (6.62%) Waterfall
24 27 (6.38%) PMI
24 27 (6.38%) PMP
25 26 (6.15%) Change Control
26 25 (5.91%) Service Delivery
27 24 (5.67%) PRINCE

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

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 46 (10.87%) SharePoint
2 14 (3.31%) MS Project Server
3 4 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (0.71%) SAS
5 2 (0.47%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.47%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.47%) FileNet
5 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.24%) LiveCycle
6 1 (0.24%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 195 (46.10%) MS Excel
2 119 (28.13%) MS Office
3 94 (22.22%) MS Visio
4 74 (17.49%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.24%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.71%) Changepoint
3 3 (0.71%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle BRM
4 1 (0.24%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.24%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.95%) SaaS
2 1 (0.24%) PaaS
2 1 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.24%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.07%) ATM
2 7 (1.65%) Firewall
3 6 (1.42%) Intranet
4 4 (0.95%) SDH
4 4 (0.95%) Structured Cabling
5 3 (0.71%) Broadband
5 3 (0.71%) LAN
5 3 (0.71%) Extranet
6 2 (0.47%) Internet
6 2 (0.47%) SSL
6 2 (0.47%) WAN
6 2 (0.47%) HTTP
6 2 (0.47%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.47%) VPN
6 2 (0.47%) SSH
6 2 (0.47%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.24%) LTE
7 1 (0.24%) Network Security
7 1 (0.24%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.24%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.13%) SQL Server
1 9 (2.13%) Crystal Reports
2 7 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.18%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.71%) MS Access
5 3 (0.71%) PowerCenter
6 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.47%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (0.47%) QlikView
7 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.24%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (1.89%) JIRA
2 4 (0.95%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.71%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.71%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 2 (0.47%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.24%) CaliberRM
5 1 (0.24%) UltraEdit
5 1 (0.24%) Yeoman
5 1 (0.24%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.24%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.24%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.24%) RequisitePro
5 1 (0.24%) ClearQuest
General
1 149 (35.22%) Finance
2 37 (8.75%) Telecoms
3 23 (5.44%) Banking
4 16 (3.78%) Retail
5 11 (2.60%) Financial Institution
5 11 (2.60%) Publishing
6 10 (2.36%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.89%) Marketing
8 4 (0.95%) Billing
9 3 (0.71%) Automotive
10 2 (0.47%) Advertising
10 2 (0.47%) Legal
11 1 (0.24%) Portuguese Language
11 1 (0.24%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.24%) Back Office
11 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.24%) Law
11 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.24%) Local Government
11 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 194 (45.86%) Project Manager
2 57 (13.48%) Analyst
3 26 (6.15%) Project Planner
4 19 (4.49%) Business Analyst
5 17 (4.02%) Coordinator
6 16 (3.78%) Infrastructure Manager
6 16 (3.78%) PMO Analyst
7 15 (3.55%) Senior Project Manager
7 15 (3.55%) Senior Manager
7 15 (3.55%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 14 (3.31%) Junior
8 14 (3.31%) Project Officer
9 12 (2.84%) Service Manager
10 11 (2.60%) Junior Project Manager
11 10 (2.36%) Agile Project Manager
11 10 (2.36%) Telecoms Project Manager
12 9 (2.13%) PMO Lead
12 9 (2.13%) Project Support Officer
12 9 (2.13%) Technical Manager
12 9 (2.13%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.95%) ASP.NET
1 4 (0.95%) .NET
1 4 (0.95%) Silverlight
2 3 (0.71%) HTML
3 2 (0.47%) Middleware
3 2 (0.47%) CSS
3 2 (0.47%) Flash
3 2 (0.47%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 2 (0.47%) Application Packaging
3 2 (0.47%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.24%) SAP XI
4 1 (0.24%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (6.38%) PMI
3 19 (4.49%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.36%) NHS
5 8 (1.89%) User Experience
6 6 (1.42%) Smart Meter
7 4 (0.95%) Life Science
8 3 (0.71%) Data Extraction
8 3 (0.71%) Open Source
8 3 (0.71%) Telematics
8 3 (0.71%) Statistics
9 2 (0.47%) PKI
9 2 (0.47%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.47%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.47%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.24%) FMCG
10 1 (0.24%) CMDB
10 1 (0.24%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.24%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.24%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 32 (7.57%) Windows
2 12 (2.84%) Windows 7
3 9 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (0.95%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (0.47%) AIX
5 2 (0.47%) Solaris
5 2 (0.47%) Linux
6 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.24%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (59.10%) Project Management
2 190 (44.92%) PRINCE2
3 89 (21.04%) Project Planning
4 71 (16.78%) Agile Software Development
5 69 (16.31%) Stakeholder Management
6 55 (13.00%) ITIL
7 41 (9.69%) Change Management
8 30 (7.09%) Risk Management
8 30 (7.09%) Programme Management
9 28 (6.62%) Waterfall
10 26 (6.15%) Change Control
11 25 (5.91%) Service Delivery
12 24 (5.67%) PRINCE
13 21 (4.96%) Migration
14 20 (4.73%) Logistics
15 19 (4.49%) Business Analysis
16 18 (4.26%) CRM
17 16 (3.78%) Service Management
18 15 (3.55%) Document Management
19 14 (3.31%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 15 (3.55%) C
2 12 (2.84%) SQL
3 7 (1.65%) VBA
4 6 (1.42%) Java
5 5 (1.18%) VB
6 4 (0.95%) C#
7 3 (0.71%) VBScript
8 2 (0.47%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.47%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.24%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 113 (26.71%) Security Cleared
2 99 (23.40%) SC Cleared
3 48 (11.35%) Degree
4 47 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 47 (11.11%) PMI Certification
5 27 (6.38%) PMP
6 21 (4.96%) DV Cleared
7 16 (3.78%) APMP
8 13 (3.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 12 (2.84%) HND
10 11 (2.60%) HNC
11 7 (1.65%) ISEB
12 6 (1.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.71%) CAPM
15 2 (0.47%) CISSP
15 2 (0.47%) GCIA
15 2 (0.47%) GCIH
16 1 (0.24%) BC Cleared
16 1 (0.24%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.78%) QA
2 7 (1.65%) SLA
3 5 (1.18%) P3O
3 5 (1.18%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.71%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.47%) COBIT
5 2 (0.47%) COSO
6 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (4.02%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.47%) MetaFrame
2 2 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (0.47%) XenApp
2 2 (0.47%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 2 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (2.84%) SCCM
2 9 (2.13%) OVSD
3 3 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 168 (39.72%) Microsoft
2 24 (5.67%) Oracle
3 18 (4.26%) SAP
4 14 (3.31%) HP
5 10 (2.36%) Planview
6 7 (1.65%) Primavera
7 6 (1.42%) Citrix
8 5 (1.18%) Amdocs
9 4 (0.95%) Cisco
9 4 (0.95%) Adobe
9 4 (0.95%) VMware
10 3 (0.71%) hybris
10 3 (0.71%) Business Objects
10 3 (0.71%) CheckPoint
10 3 (0.71%) Informatica
11 2 (0.47%) Remedy
11 2 (0.47%) McAfee
11 2 (0.47%) Lotus
11 2 (0.47%) EMC
11 2 (0.47%) IBM
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