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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 69 69 62
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Contract jobs citing MS Project 78 51 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.39% 2.16% 2.63%
As % of the Applications category 18.93% 15.27% 21.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 45 55
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£388 £361 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.48% +7.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £214 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £494 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.35 £21.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-3.11% -33.33%
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
412 334 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.61% 14.16% 12.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 193 175
Average daily rate £350 £300 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -5.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £125 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £415 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 54 41
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £32.50 £39.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.70
% change year-on-year
- -4.45%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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
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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
Wiltshire -6 31 £400 -3.61% 2
Bristol -10 19 £320 -8.57% 1
Gloucestershire -12 9 £428 +113.75% 2
Devon -10 5 £425 +41.66%
Dorset - 5 £325 - 1
Somerset -6 4 £231 -25.46%
MS Project
England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 78 (46.71%) Microsoft
2 76 (45.51%) Project Management
3 67 (40.12%) MS Excel
4 65 (38.92%) Finance
5 62 (37.13%) PRINCE2
6 46 (27.54%) Agile Software Development
7 45 (26.95%) Security Cleared
8 32 (19.16%) SC Cleared
9 29 (17.37%) MS Office
10 26 (15.57%) Banking
11 25 (14.97%) Retail
12 24 (14.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 24 (14.37%) Waterfall
13 23 (13.77%) Risk Management
14 20 (11.98%) Change Management
15 19 (11.38%) MS PowerPoint
16 18 (10.78%) Project Planning
16 18 (10.78%) Stakeholder Management
16 18 (10.78%) SharePoint
17 17 (10.18%) MS Visio
18 16 (9.58%) Scrum
18 16 (9.58%) Retail Banking
18 16 (9.58%) Change Control
19 15 (8.98%) Programme Management
20 13 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
21 12 (7.19%) SQL
22 10 (5.99%) .NET
22 10 (5.99%) ITIL
22 10 (5.99%) E-Commerce
22 10 (5.99%) DV Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (10.78%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.39%) MS Project Server
3 4 (2.40%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (1.80%) SAS
5 2 (1.20%) LiveCycle
6 1 (0.60%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.60%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.60%) WebSphere
Applications
1 67 (40.12%) MS Excel
2 29 (17.37%) MS Office
3 19 (11.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (10.18%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.60%) Summit
2 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.80%) Extranet
2 2 (1.20%) Internet
3 1 (0.60%) ATM
3 1 (0.60%) LAN
3 1 (0.60%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.39%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.79%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (4.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.59%) MS Access
5 5 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.80%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.80%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.20%) Oracle Discoverer
9 1 (0.60%) OLAP
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.60%) MySQL
9 1 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.60%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.40%) Visual Studio
1 4 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.80%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (1.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.60%) Dreamweaver
General
1 65 (38.92%) Finance
2 26 (15.57%) Banking
3 25 (14.97%) Retail
4 16 (9.58%) Retail Banking
5 9 (5.39%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.20%) Local Government
6 2 (1.20%) Legal
7 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.60%) Games
7 1 (0.60%) Electronics
7 1 (0.60%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.60%) Law
7 1 (0.60%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 63 (37.72%) Project Manager
2 37 (22.16%) Analyst
3 26 (15.57%) PMO Analyst
4 15 (8.98%) Project Planner
5 12 (7.19%) Programme Office Analyst
5 12 (7.19%) Programme Analyst
6 10 (5.99%) Digital Project Manager
7 8 (4.79%) Coordinator
8 7 (4.19%) Agile Project Manager
9 6 (3.59%) Business Analyst
9 6 (3.59%) Project Coordinator
10 5 (2.99%) Developer
11 4 (2.40%) Analyst Programmer
11 4 (2.40%) Programmer
12 3 (1.80%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 3 (1.80%) Junior
12 3 (1.80%) Junior Project Manager
12 3 (1.80%) Programme Planner
12 3 (1.80%) Infrastructure Manager
12 3 (1.80%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.99%) .NET
2 6 (3.59%) XML
3 5 (2.99%) Web Services
3 5 (2.99%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.40%) HTML
4 4 (2.40%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (2.40%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 3 (1.80%) DOM
5 3 (1.80%) CSS
5 3 (1.80%) SOAP
6 2 (1.20%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.79%) User Experience
3 3 (1.80%) PMI
3 3 (1.80%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.80%) Open Source
4 2 (1.20%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.60%) iPhone
5 1 (0.60%) Social Media
5 1 (0.60%) iPad
5 1 (0.60%) Robotics
5 1 (0.60%) DTV
5 1 (0.60%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.39%) Windows
2 4 (2.40%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.60%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.60%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (45.51%) Project Management
2 62 (37.13%) PRINCE2
3 46 (27.54%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (14.37%) Waterfall
5 23 (13.77%) Risk Management
6 20 (11.98%) Change Management
7 18 (10.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 18 (10.78%) Project Planning
8 16 (9.58%) Change Control
8 16 (9.58%) Scrum
9 15 (8.98%) Programme Management
10 10 (5.99%) ITIL
10 10 (5.99%) E-Commerce
11 9 (5.39%) Business Analysis
12 8 (4.79%) PRINCE
12 8 (4.79%) Data Analysis
13 6 (3.59%) TDD
13 6 (3.59%) Matrix Management
13 6 (3.59%) V-Model
13 6 (3.59%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.19%) SQL
2 8 (4.79%) C#
3 5 (2.99%) JavaScript
3 5 (2.99%) C
3 5 (2.99%) VB.NET
4 4 (2.40%) Java
5 3 (1.80%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.80%) VBA
6 1 (0.60%) VB6
6 1 (0.60%) VB
6 1 (0.60%) Perl
Qualifications
1 45 (26.95%) Security Cleared
2 32 (19.16%) SC Cleared
3 24 (14.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 10 (5.99%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.40%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (1.80%) APMP
7 2 (1.20%) ISEB
8 1 (0.60%) PMP
8 1 (0.60%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.59%) QA
2 4 (2.40%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.60%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.60%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.60%) P3O
4 1 (0.60%) COREP
System Software
1 2 (1.20%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 1 (0.60%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (2.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 78 (46.71%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.19%) Oracle
3 4 (2.40%) HP
3 4 (2.40%) Primavera
4 3 (1.80%) SAP
4 3 (1.80%) CheckPoint
4 3 (1.80%) Adobe
5 2 (1.20%) Business Objects
5 2 (1.20%) EMC
5 2 (1.20%) Casewise
6 1 (0.60%) LexisNexis
6 1 (0.60%) TOWER Software
6 1 (0.60%) CA
6 1 (0.60%) Lotus
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