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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 72 71 47
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -24
Contract jobs citing MS Project 79 76 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.37% 2.34% 3.18%
As % of the Applications category 20.05% 16.74% 19.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 58 55
Average daily rate
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£370 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £246 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £464 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £373 £349
% change year-on-year
-6.71% +6.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £170.00 £14.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1114.28% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £16.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+34.37% -49.29%
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
394 454 361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.84% 13.98% 16.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 291 224
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £170 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £475 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 45 49
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +20.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.95 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.42 £35.40 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.51 £15.50 £15.38
% change year-on-year
-6.38% +0.81%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -5 20 £290 -17.14% 2
Wiltshire -2 18 £378 -7.13% 3
Dorset +8 11 £194 -9.88% 2
Gloucestershire -8 11 £425 +18.96% 2
Devon +1 7 £388 +3.33%
Somerset +11 5 £363 +45.00%
MS Project
England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 65 (45.77%) Finance
2 63 (44.37%) Project Management
3 55 (38.73%) MS Excel
4 54 (38.03%) PRINCE2
5 48 (33.80%) Microsoft
6 46 (32.39%) MS Office
7 39 (27.46%) Security Cleared
8 27 (19.01%) SC Cleared
9 26 (18.31%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (15.49%) MS PowerPoint
11 21 (14.79%) Stakeholder Management
12 20 (14.08%) MS Visio
13 19 (13.38%) ITIL
13 19 (13.38%) Risk Management
13 19 (13.38%) Banking
14 18 (12.68%) Telecoms
15 17 (11.97%) SharePoint
15 17 (11.97%) Retail
15 17 (11.97%) Project Planning
16 16 (11.27%) SAP
16 16 (11.27%) Change Management
17 15 (10.56%) PMI Certification
18 14 (9.86%) Programme Management
19 13 (9.15%) Scrum
19 13 (9.15%) Business Intelligence
19 13 (9.15%) Change Control
19 13 (9.15%) Marketing
20 12 (8.45%) Migration
21 11 (7.75%) Manufacturing
21 11 (7.75%) PMP

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 17 (11.97%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.23%) MS Project Server
3 3 (2.11%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.41%) SAS
5 1 (0.70%) IIS
5 1 (0.70%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.70%) Drupal
5 1 (0.70%) LiveCycle
5 1 (0.70%) Lync
5 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 55 (38.73%) MS Excel
2 46 (32.39%) MS Office
3 22 (15.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (14.08%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.70%) Niku Workbench
Business Applications
1 10 (7.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (2.82%) SAP CO
2 4 (2.82%) SAP FI
2 4 (2.82%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.70%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.70%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.82%) Intranet
2 3 (2.11%) Internet
2 3 (2.11%) Firewall
3 2 (1.41%) Extranet
3 2 (1.41%) ATM
3 2 (1.41%) LAN
3 2 (1.41%) HTTP
4 1 (0.70%) DNS
4 1 (0.70%) DHCP
4 1 (0.70%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.23%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.11%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (2.11%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.41%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.41%) MS Access
3 2 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (1.41%) JIRA
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 65 (45.77%) Finance
2 19 (13.38%) Banking
3 18 (12.68%) Telecoms
4 17 (11.97%) Retail
5 13 (9.15%) Marketing
6 11 (7.75%) Manufacturing
7 10 (7.04%) Electronics
8 8 (5.63%) Games
9 7 (4.93%) Retail Banking
10 6 (4.23%) Local Government
11 4 (2.82%) Investment Banking
12 3 (2.11%) Billing
12 3 (2.11%) Back Office
13 1 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.70%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.70%) Law
13 1 (0.70%) Legal
13 1 (0.70%) Military
Job Titles
1 63 (44.37%) Project Manager
2 32 (22.54%) Analyst
3 21 (14.79%) PMO Analyst
4 7 (4.93%) PMO Manager
4 7 (4.93%) Programme Analyst
4 7 (4.93%) Programme Office Analyst
5 6 (4.23%) Project Officer
5 6 (4.23%) Project Planner
5 6 (4.23%) Project Support Officer
6 5 (3.52%) Business Analyst
6 5 (3.52%) Consultant
7 4 (2.82%) Developer
7 4 (2.82%) Transition Manager
8 3 (2.11%) ScrumMaster
8 3 (2.11%) Junior
8 3 (2.11%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 3 (2.11%) Junior Project Manager
8 3 (2.11%) Programme Planner
8 3 (2.11%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (2.11%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.41%) .NET
1 2 (1.41%) ASP.NET
1 2 (1.41%) XML
2 1 (0.70%) WCF
2 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (0.70%) AppFabric
2 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 1 (0.70%) CSS
2 1 (0.70%) Web Services
2 1 (0.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.04%) DTV
1 10 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.93%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.52%) PMI
4 3 (2.11%) Performance Metrics
4 3 (2.11%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.41%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.41%) E-Learning
5 2 (1.41%) Equities
5 2 (1.41%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.41%) Data Extraction
5 2 (1.41%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.41%) Learning Management System
5 2 (1.41%) Social Media
6 1 (0.70%) User Experience
6 1 (0.70%) NHS
6 1 (0.70%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.70%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.70%) Windows
1 1 (0.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (44.37%) Project Management
2 54 (38.03%) PRINCE2
3 26 (18.31%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (14.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (13.38%) Risk Management
5 19 (13.38%) ITIL
6 17 (11.97%) Project Planning
7 16 (11.27%) Change Management
8 14 (9.86%) Programme Management
9 13 (9.15%) Scrum
9 13 (9.15%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (9.15%) Change Control
10 12 (8.45%) Migration
11 10 (7.04%) Digital Marketing
12 9 (6.34%) E-Commerce
13 8 (5.63%) Data Migration
14 7 (4.93%) Waterfall
15 6 (4.23%) Risk Analysis
15 6 (4.23%) Logistics
15 6 (4.23%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.93%) C
2 6 (4.23%) SQL
3 4 (2.82%) VBA
4 2 (1.41%) VB
5 1 (0.70%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.70%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.70%) C#
5 1 (0.70%) Java
5 1 (0.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (27.46%) Security Cleared
2 27 (19.01%) SC Cleared
3 15 (10.56%) PMI Certification
4 11 (7.75%) PMP
5 9 (6.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 8 (5.63%) DV Cleared
7 6 (4.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 6 (4.23%) APMP
8 5 (3.52%) Degree
9 3 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.41%) HNC
10 2 (1.41%) HND
10 2 (1.41%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 2 (1.41%) CIPD
10 2 (1.41%) MAPM
10 2 (1.41%) NVQ Level 3
11 1 (0.70%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.70%) ISEB
11 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.70%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.11%) PCI DSS
1 3 (2.11%) P3O
2 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.70%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 48 (33.80%) Microsoft
2 16 (11.27%) SAP
3 5 (3.52%) Oracle
4 2 (1.41%) Tableau
4 2 (1.41%) HP
4 2 (1.41%) Remedy
5 1 (0.70%) Niku
5 1 (0.70%) Minitab
5 1 (0.70%) Sourcefire
5 1 (0.70%) Google
5 1 (0.70%) Cognos
5 1 (0.70%) Adobe
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