The table below looks at the statistics for MS Project skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 76 82 56
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -26
Contract jobs citing MS Project 65 42 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.04% 1.71% 3.18%
As % of the Applications category 18.16% 12.65% 25.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 35 66
Average daily rate
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£400 £371 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.96% +10.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £300 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £480 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £335
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.35 £21.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-3.11% -37.31%
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 West region.

Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
358 332 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.22% 13.54% 12.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 194 182
Average daily rate £341 £310 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.08% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £131 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £421 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 39 31
Average hourly rate £12.50 £21.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.47% -2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £11.50 £9.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.40 £32.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Project across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Project Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

MS Project
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Project across the South West region.

MS Project Daily Rate Trend in the South West

MS Project
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Project across the South West region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

MS Project Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

MS Project
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Project across the South West region.

MS Project Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

MS Project
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Bristol +6 19 £320 - 14
Wiltshire -9 19 £450 +8.43% 6
Gloucestershire -11 10 £400 +26.98% 3
Devon -5 6 £334 +11.25%
Somerset - 4 £231 - 1
Dorset -3 2 - - 2
MS Project
England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 68 (46.90%) Microsoft
2 63 (43.45%) Project Management
3 60 (41.38%) Finance
4 56 (38.62%) MS Excel
5 48 (33.10%) PRINCE2
6 39 (26.90%) Agile Software Development
7 33 (22.76%) Security Cleared
8 27 (18.62%) SC Cleared
9 25 (17.24%) Banking
10 22 (15.17%) Change Management
11 21 (14.48%) MS Office
12 19 (13.10%) Scrum
12 19 (13.10%) Retail
13 18 (12.41%) Waterfall
13 18 (12.41%) SharePoint
14 17 (11.72%) Risk Management
14 17 (11.72%) Change Control
14 17 (11.72%) MS PowerPoint
14 17 (11.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 16 (11.03%) MS Visio
16 15 (10.34%) SQL
17 14 (9.66%) Project Planning
18 13 (8.97%) Retail Banking
18 13 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
19 11 (7.59%) Programme Management
19 11 (7.59%) ITIL
19 11 (7.59%) E-Commerce
20 10 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
20 10 (6.90%) .NET
20 10 (6.90%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 18 (12.41%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.14%) SAS
2 6 (4.14%) MS Project Server
3 4 (2.76%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.38%) LiveCycle
5 1 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.69%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.69%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.69%) WebLogic
Applications
1 56 (38.62%) MS Excel
2 21 (14.48%) MS Office
3 17 (11.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (11.03%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.69%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.69%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.07%) Extranet
2 2 (1.38%) Internet
3 1 (0.69%) ATM
3 1 (0.69%) LAN
3 1 (0.69%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.21%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.52%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (4.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (4.14%) MS Access
4 6 (4.14%) Oracle Database
5 5 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.07%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 3 (2.07%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (2.07%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.38%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.38%) Oracle Discoverer
9 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.69%) OLAP
9 1 (0.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.76%) Visual Studio
1 4 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.07%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (2.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.69%) Dreamweaver
General
1 60 (41.38%) Finance
2 25 (17.24%) Banking
3 19 (13.10%) Retail
4 13 (8.97%) Retail Banking
5 7 (4.83%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.38%) Legal
6 2 (1.38%) Games
7 1 (0.69%) Marketing
7 1 (0.69%) Electronics
7 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.69%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.69%) Law
Job Titles
1 51 (35.17%) Project Manager
2 33 (22.76%) Analyst
3 24 (16.55%) PMO Analyst
4 14 (9.66%) Project Planner
5 11 (7.59%) Programme Office Analyst
5 11 (7.59%) Programme Analyst
6 10 (6.90%) Digital Project Manager
7 9 (6.21%) Coordinator
8 8 (5.52%) Project Coordinator
9 7 (4.83%) Agile Project Manager
9 7 (4.83%) Developer
10 5 (3.45%) Programmer
11 4 (2.76%) Business Analyst
11 4 (2.76%) Analyst Programmer
12 3 (2.07%) CRM Developer
12 3 (2.07%) PMO Lead
12 3 (2.07%) Dynamics CRM Developer
12 3 (2.07%) Programme Support Officer
12 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Developer
12 3 (2.07%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.90%) .NET
2 9 (6.21%) XML
3 5 (3.45%) Web Services
3 5 (3.45%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.76%) HTML
4 4 (2.76%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 4 (2.76%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (2.07%) CSS
5 3 (2.07%) SOAP
5 3 (2.07%) DOM
6 2 (1.38%) XSLT
7 1 (0.69%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.52%) User Experience
3 3 (2.07%) Open Source
3 3 (2.07%) PMI
4 2 (1.38%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.38%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.69%) iPad
5 1 (0.69%) Social Media
5 1 (0.69%) iPhone
5 1 (0.69%) Robotics
5 1 (0.69%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.69%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.14%) Windows
2 1 (0.69%) Windows 7
2 1 (0.69%) UNIX
2 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (0.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (43.45%) Project Management
2 48 (33.10%) PRINCE2
3 39 (26.90%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (15.17%) Change Management
5 19 (13.10%) Scrum
6 18 (12.41%) Waterfall
7 17 (11.72%) Risk Management
7 17 (11.72%) Change Control
8 14 (9.66%) Project Planning
9 13 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (7.59%) Programme Management
10 11 (7.59%) ITIL
10 11 (7.59%) E-Commerce
11 8 (5.52%) Data Analysis
12 7 (4.83%) PRINCE
13 6 (4.14%) TDD
13 6 (4.14%) V-Model
13 6 (4.14%) Project Governance
14 5 (3.45%) Portfolio Management
14 5 (3.45%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.34%) SQL
2 8 (5.52%) C#
3 6 (4.14%) VBA
4 5 (3.45%) VB.NET
4 5 (3.45%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.76%) Java
5 4 (2.76%) VB
5 4 (2.76%) C
6 3 (2.07%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.69%) VB6
7 1 (0.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 33 (22.76%) Security Cleared
2 27 (18.62%) SC Cleared
3 17 (11.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (2.76%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.07%) APMP
5 3 (2.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (2.07%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.38%) ISEB
7 1 (0.69%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.83%) QA
2 1 (0.69%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.69%) P3O
2 1 (0.69%) COREP
2 1 (0.69%) SLA
2 1 (0.69%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.69%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (1.38%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 1 (0.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 68 (46.90%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.90%) Oracle
3 4 (2.76%) Business Objects
4 3 (2.07%) CheckPoint
4 3 (2.07%) Adobe
5 2 (1.38%) EMC
5 2 (1.38%) SAP
5 2 (1.38%) Casewise
6 1 (0.69%) CA
6 1 (0.69%) Lotus
6 1 (0.69%) HP
6 1 (0.69%) Primavera
6 1 (0.69%) TOWER Software
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