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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 92 58 77
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +19
Contract jobs citing MS Project 197 279 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.11% 3.11% 2.30%
As % of the Applications category 14.82% 18.79% 15.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 147 114
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +0.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £520 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +6.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 £25.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% -37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.40 £18.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+74.44% -45.45%
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
1329 1485 1213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 14.20% 16.58% 14.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 647 702 529
Average daily rate £350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £145 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 142 186
Average hourly rate £14.20 £15.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.38% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.58 £10.30 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £30.80 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +7 70 £350 -3.09% 11
Berkshire -12 43 £375 -6.25% 4
Buckinghamshire -29 29 £413 +26.92% 2
Surrey -30 19 £475 +18.75% 4
Oxfordshire -22 12 £281 -20.77% 5
West Sussex -8 11 £400 +77.77% 3
East Sussex -1 10 £330 - 3
Middlesex +1 1 £700 +70.73%
M4 Corridor - 1 £410 -
MS Project
England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 244 (56.48%) Project Management
2 193 (44.68%) PRINCE2
2 193 (44.68%) MS Excel
3 188 (43.52%) Finance
4 186 (43.06%) Microsoft
5 135 (31.25%) MS Office
6 92 (21.30%) Security Cleared
7 86 (19.91%) Project Planning
8 82 (18.98%) MS Visio
9 80 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 77 (17.82%) SC Cleared
11 75 (17.36%) MS PowerPoint
12 72 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
13 62 (14.35%) ITIL
14 59 (13.66%) SharePoint
14 59 (13.66%) PMI Certification
15 54 (12.50%) Windows
16 47 (10.88%) PMP
16 47 (10.88%) Change Management
16 47 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
17 46 (10.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 38 (8.80%) Degree
19 37 (8.56%) Data Centre
20 36 (8.33%) Telecoms
21 35 (8.10%) Programme Management
22 34 (7.87%) Waterfall
23 32 (7.41%) Risk Management
24 31 (7.18%) PMI
25 30 (6.94%) Banking
26 29 (6.71%) PRINCE

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 59 (13.66%) SharePoint
2 15 (3.47%) MS Project Server
3 5 (1.16%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.69%) SAS
5 3 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.46%) Lync
7 1 (0.23%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.23%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.23%) LiveCycle
7 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.23%) FileNet
7 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 193 (44.68%) MS Excel
2 135 (31.25%) MS Office
3 82 (18.98%) MS Visio
4 75 (17.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 8 (1.85%) Primavera
2 7 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.62%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.69%) Changepoint
4 1 (0.23%) CA PPM
4 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.23%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.62%) SaaS
2 4 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.69%) PaaS
3 3 (0.69%) IaaS
4 2 (0.46%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.01%) ATM
2 7 (1.62%) Firewall
3 6 (1.39%) Intranet
3 6 (1.39%) LAN
4 5 (1.16%) DHCP
4 5 (1.16%) DNS
4 5 (1.16%) IP Telephony
4 5 (1.16%) Cisco ICM
5 4 (0.93%) VLAN
5 4 (0.93%) SSH
5 4 (0.93%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (0.93%) Unified Communications
5 4 (0.93%) Structured Cabling
5 4 (0.93%) SSL
5 4 (0.93%) SAN
5 4 (0.93%) HTTP
5 4 (0.93%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.93%) VPN
6 3 (0.69%) WLAN
6 3 (0.69%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (1.85%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (1.16%) PowerCenter
5 4 (0.93%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.93%) QlikView
6 3 (0.69%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 3 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (0.23%) MS Access
8 1 (0.23%) OLAP
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 8 (1.85%) JIRA
2 3 (0.69%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (0.46%) CaliberRM
3 2 (0.46%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.46%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (0.46%) RequisitePro
4 1 (0.23%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.23%) UltraEdit
4 1 (0.23%) Yeoman
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.23%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.23%) Axure RP
General
1 188 (43.52%) Finance
2 36 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 30 (6.94%) Banking
4 22 (5.09%) Financial Institution
5 19 (4.40%) Retail
6 12 (2.78%) Publishing
7 10 (2.31%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.62%) Billing
9 5 (1.16%) Legal
10 4 (0.93%) Marketing
11 3 (0.69%) Portuguese Language
11 3 (0.69%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.69%) Automotive
12 2 (0.46%) Back Office
13 1 (0.23%) Electronics
13 1 (0.23%) Law
13 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.23%) Advertising
13 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 215 (49.77%) Project Manager
2 48 (11.11%) Analyst
3 25 (5.79%) Coordinator
4 20 (4.63%) Senior Manager
4 20 (4.63%) Senior Project Manager
5 19 (4.40%) Infrastructure Manager
5 19 (4.40%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 15 (3.47%) Project Planner
7 14 (3.24%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
8 13 (3.01%) PMO Analyst
9 12 (2.78%) Developer
10 11 (2.55%) Project Coordinator
10 11 (2.55%) Agile Project Manager
11 9 (2.08%) PMO Lead
11 9 (2.08%) Administrator
12 8 (1.85%) Junior
12 8 (1.85%) IT Project Manager
12 8 (1.85%) Telecoms Project Manager
12 8 (1.85%) PMO Manager
12 8 (1.85%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.16%) XML
2 4 (0.93%) Middleware
3 3 (0.69%) HTML
3 3 (0.69%) Application Packaging
4 2 (0.46%) Flash
5 1 (0.23%) XML Messaging
5 1 (0.23%) .NET
5 1 (0.23%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.23%) CSS
5 1 (0.23%) SOAP
5 1 (0.23%) Velocity
5 1 (0.23%) Silverlight
5 1 (0.23%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.23%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 47 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (8.56%) Data Centre
3 31 (7.18%) PMI
4 22 (5.09%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.31%) NHS
5 10 (2.31%) Smart Meter
6 9 (2.08%) User Experience
7 4 (0.93%) PKI
8 3 (0.69%) Statistics
8 3 (0.69%) Life Science
9 2 (0.46%) CCTV
9 2 (0.46%) Telematics
10 1 (0.23%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.23%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.23%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (0.23%) Replication
10 1 (0.23%) Biometrics
10 1 (0.23%) DTV
10 1 (0.23%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.23%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 54 (12.50%) Windows
2 18 (4.17%) Windows 7
3 11 (2.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (2.31%) UNIX
5 8 (1.85%) AIX
5 8 (1.85%) Solaris
6 6 (1.39%) Linux
7 4 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (56.48%) Project Management
2 193 (44.68%) PRINCE2
3 86 (19.91%) Project Planning
4 80 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 72 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 62 (14.35%) ITIL
7 47 (10.88%) Change Management
8 35 (8.10%) Programme Management
9 34 (7.87%) Waterfall
10 32 (7.41%) Risk Management
11 29 (6.71%) PRINCE
12 26 (6.02%) Change Control
13 25 (5.79%) Migration
13 25 (5.79%) Logistics
14 22 (5.09%) Document Management
15 20 (4.63%) Time Management
16 18 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
16 18 (4.17%) ERP
17 17 (3.94%) Service Delivery
17 17 (3.94%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (6.02%) SQL
2 13 (3.01%) C
3 5 (1.16%) Java
3 5 (1.16%) VBA
4 4 (0.93%) VB
5 3 (0.69%) T-SQL
5 3 (0.69%) VBScript
6 1 (0.23%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.23%) C#
Qualifications
1 92 (21.30%) Security Cleared
2 77 (17.82%) SC Cleared
3 59 (13.66%) PMI Certification
4 47 (10.88%) PMP
5 46 (10.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 38 (8.80%) Degree
7 21 (4.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 20 (4.63%) APMP
9 19 (4.40%) DV Cleared
10 10 (2.31%) ISEB
11 7 (1.62%) HNC
11 7 (1.62%) HND
12 6 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (1.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (0.93%) GCIA
13 4 (0.93%) GCIH
13 4 (0.93%) CISSP
14 3 (0.69%) ISTQB
15 2 (0.46%) MCP
15 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.17%) QA
2 11 (2.55%) PCI DSS
3 10 (2.31%) SLA
4 8 (1.85%) P3O
5 7 (1.62%) Data Quality
6 5 (1.16%) COBIT
6 5 (1.16%) COSO
7 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (5.32%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.69%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 15 (3.47%) SCCM
2 4 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.69%) vMotion
4 2 (0.46%) OVSD
4 2 (0.46%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.23%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 186 (43.06%) Microsoft
2 25 (5.79%) Oracle
3 18 (4.17%) SAP
3 18 (4.17%) HP
4 9 (2.08%) Cisco
4 9 (2.08%) Planview
5 8 (1.85%) Citrix
5 8 (1.85%) VMware
6 7 (1.62%) Informatica
7 5 (1.16%) Amdocs
7 5 (1.16%) Baan
8 4 (0.93%) CheckPoint
8 4 (0.93%) McAfee
9 3 (0.69%) Ericsson
9 3 (0.69%) Remedy
9 3 (0.69%) hybris
9 3 (0.69%) Adobe
9 3 (0.69%) IBM
10 2 (0.46%) Cognos
10 2 (0.46%) Siebel
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