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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Project
Rank 105 68 80
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +12
Contract jobs citing MS Project 34 87 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.17% 2.59% 2.31%
As % of the Applications category 9.74% 21.53% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 66 54
Median daily rate £365 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £28.50 £170.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-83.23% +1114.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+34.88% +36.50%
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
349 404 450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.00% 12.05% 14.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 266 286
Median daily rate £335 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £478 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 48 46
Median hourly rate £22.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.95 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing MS Project as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Project within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -3 20 £400 +35.59% 4
Gloucestershire +2 5 £297 -30.11% 2
Wiltshire -14 4 £318 -15.33%
Devon +7 3 £353 -9.03%
Somerset +9 1 £408 +12.41% 3
Dorset -12 1 £473 +143.87% 1
MS Project
England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MS Project also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for MS Project.

1 32 (48.48%) MS Excel
2 28 (42.42%) Project Management
3 26 (39.39%) PRINCE2
4 24 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 24 (36.36%) Finance
5 20 (30.30%) Security Cleared
6 15 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (21.21%) MS Office
8 12 (18.18%) Telecoms
9 11 (16.67%) MS Visio
9 11 (16.67%) Programme Management
10 10 (15.15%) SC Cleared
10 10 (15.15%) SharePoint
11 9 (13.64%) Project Planning
11 9 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (12.12%) DV Cleared
12 8 (12.12%) Primavera
13 7 (10.61%) MS PowerPoint
14 6 (9.09%) Banking
14 6 (9.09%) SAP
14 6 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 5 (7.58%) ITIL
15 5 (7.58%) C
15 5 (7.58%) Business Intelligence
15 5 (7.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 5 (7.58%) Migration
15 5 (7.58%) Degree
16 4 (6.06%) Data Migration
16 4 (6.06%) Time Management
16 4 (6.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (15.15%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.03%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.52%) Confluence
Applications
1 32 (48.48%) MS Excel
2 14 (21.21%) MS Office
3 11 (16.67%) MS Visio
4 7 (10.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (12.12%) Primavera
2 3 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.03%) IP Telephony
1 2 (3.03%) LAN
1 2 (3.03%) WAN
2 1 (1.52%) Firewall
2 1 (1.52%) Softphone
2 1 (1.52%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.52%) Wireless
2 1 (1.52%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.03%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (1.52%) HP UFT
1 1 (1.52%) JIRA
General
1 24 (36.36%) Finance
2 12 (18.18%) Telecoms
3 6 (9.09%) Banking
4 2 (3.03%) Electronics
4 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (39.39%) Project Manager
2 14 (21.21%) Analyst
3 11 (16.67%) PMO Analyst
4 5 (7.58%) Programme Planner
5 4 (6.06%) Coordinator
5 4 (6.06%) Planning Manager
6 3 (4.55%) Financial Analyst
6 3 (4.55%) IT Manager
6 3 (4.55%) IT Project Manager
6 3 (4.55%) PMO Coordinator
6 3 (4.55%) PMO Planner
6 3 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
6 3 (4.55%) Project Planner
6 3 (4.55%) Security Manager
6 3 (4.55%) Security Project Manager
6 3 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (4.55%) Senior PMO
6 3 (4.55%) Senior PMO Analyst
6 3 (4.55%) Senior Programme Planner
6 3 (4.55%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.52%) .NET
1 1 (1.52%) J2EE
1 1 (1.52%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.52%) BYOD
4 1 (1.52%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.52%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.52%) iPad
4 1 (1.52%) PMI
4 1 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (42.42%) Project Management
2 26 (39.39%) PRINCE2
3 15 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (16.67%) Programme Management
5 9 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (13.64%) Project Planning
6 5 (7.58%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (7.58%) ITIL
6 5 (7.58%) Migration
7 4 (6.06%) Change Control
7 4 (6.06%) Data Migration
7 4 (6.06%) Matrix Organization
7 4 (6.06%) Time Management
8 3 (4.55%) Business Continuity Planning
8 3 (4.55%) Coaching
8 3 (4.55%) Contingency Planning
8 3 (4.55%) Line Management
8 3 (4.55%) Resource Allocation
8 3 (4.55%) SDLC
8 3 (4.55%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.58%) C
2 2 (3.03%) VB
3 1 (1.52%) Java
3 1 (1.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (30.30%) Security Cleared
2 10 (15.15%) SC Cleared
3 8 (12.12%) DV Cleared
4 5 (7.58%) Degree
4 5 (7.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (6.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (4.55%) CCNA
6 3 (4.55%) CCNP
6 3 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (4.55%) CISSP
6 3 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (4.55%) PMI Certification
6 3 (4.55%) PMP
7 1 (1.52%) APMG
7 1 (1.52%) ISEB
7 1 (1.52%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.52%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (1.52%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 24 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.09%) SAP
3 3 (4.55%) ServiceNow
4 2 (3.03%) Nortel
4 2 (3.03%) Oracle
4 2 (3.03%) Polycom
4 2 (3.03%) VMware
5 1 (1.52%) Cisco
5 1 (1.52%) Facebook
5 1 (1.52%) Genesys
5 1 (1.52%) Meraki
5 1 (1.52%) Planview
5 1 (1.52%) Siemens