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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 56 65 71
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +6
Contract jobs citing MS Project 93 51 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.77% 2.28% 2.25%
As % of the Applications category 20.53% 15.22% 17.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 44 49
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£388 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £212 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £335
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +8.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £34.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £19.25 £18.80
% change year-on-year
+63.63% +2.38%
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
453 335 341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.51% 14.95% 12.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 196 175
Average daily rate £350 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £131 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 56 45
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £32.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -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 28 November 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 28 November 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 -2 37 £400 +14.12% 2
Bristol -10 27 £350 -4.62% 2
Gloucestershire -13 9 £401 +87.71% 6
Devon -14 9 £416 +38.66%
Dorset +5 4 £325 -18.75% 2
Somerset -4 4 £244 -21.43% 1
MS Project
England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 79 (47.59%) Project Management
2 76 (45.78%) Microsoft
3 70 (42.17%) Finance
4 67 (40.36%) PRINCE2
5 61 (36.75%) MS Excel
6 42 (25.30%) Agile Software Development
7 41 (24.70%) Security Cleared
8 31 (18.67%) SC Cleared
9 30 (18.07%) MS Office
10 29 (17.47%) Banking
10 29 (17.47%) Retail
11 24 (14.46%) Change Management
12 23 (13.86%) Risk Management
12 23 (13.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 21 (12.65%) Retail Banking
13 21 (12.65%) MS PowerPoint
14 20 (12.05%) Project Planning
14 20 (12.05%) Waterfall
15 19 (11.45%) Change Control
16 18 (10.84%) MS Visio
17 17 (10.24%) Stakeholder Management
18 15 (9.04%) Programme Management
18 15 (9.04%) SharePoint
19 13 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
20 12 (7.23%) Business Analysis
20 12 (7.23%) SQL
20 12 (7.23%) Scrum
21 10 (6.02%) ITIL
22 9 (5.42%) PRINCE
22 9 (5.42%) E-Commerce

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 15 (9.04%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.42%) MS Project Server
3 6 (3.61%) SAS
4 3 (1.81%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.20%) LiveCycle
6 1 (0.60%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.60%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.60%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 61 (36.75%) MS Excel
2 30 (18.07%) MS Office
3 21 (12.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (10.84%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.60%) Summit
2 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.81%) Extranet
2 2 (1.20%) Internet
3 1 (0.60%) ATM
3 1 (0.60%) LAN
3 1 (0.60%) WAN
3 1 (0.60%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
1 6 (3.61%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.01%) Oracle Discoverer
2 5 (3.01%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (1.81%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (1.81%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (1.81%) MS Access
3 3 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.81%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.60%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.60%) OLAP
5 1 (0.60%) MySQL
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.81%) Visual Studio
1 3 (1.81%) Oracle APEX
1 3 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.60%) Dreamweaver
General
1 70 (42.17%) Finance
2 29 (17.47%) Banking
2 29 (17.47%) Retail
3 21 (12.65%) Retail Banking
4 7 (4.22%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.20%) Local Government
6 1 (0.60%) Electronics
6 1 (0.60%) Games
6 1 (0.60%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.60%) Law
6 1 (0.60%) Legal
6 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.60%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 61 (36.75%) Project Manager
2 42 (25.30%) Analyst
3 27 (16.27%) PMO Analyst
4 15 (9.04%) Project Planner
5 14 (8.43%) Programme Analyst
5 14 (8.43%) Programme Office Analyst
6 9 (5.42%) Business Analyst
6 9 (5.42%) Digital Project Manager
7 8 (4.82%) Coordinator
8 7 (4.22%) Agile Project Manager
9 6 (3.61%) Project Coordinator
10 5 (3.01%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (3.01%) Senior Business Analyst
11 4 (2.41%) Support Analyst
11 4 (2.41%) Junior
12 3 (1.81%) Developer
12 3 (1.81%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 3 (1.81%) Analyst Programmer
12 3 (1.81%) Programmer
12 3 (1.81%) Junior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.22%) .NET
2 5 (3.01%) XML
3 4 (2.41%) Web Services
4 3 (1.81%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.81%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (1.81%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 2 (1.20%) DOM
5 2 (1.20%) XSLT
5 2 (1.20%) CSS
5 2 (1.20%) SOAP
5 2 (1.20%) HTML
6 1 (0.60%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.22%) User Experience
3 3 (1.81%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.81%) PMI
3 3 (1.81%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.20%) Open Source
5 1 (0.60%) DTV
5 1 (0.60%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.60%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.60%) iPhone
5 1 (0.60%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.60%) Robotics
5 1 (0.60%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.60%) Social Media
5 1 (0.60%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.42%) Windows
2 4 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.20%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.60%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (47.59%) Project Management
2 67 (40.36%) PRINCE2
3 42 (25.30%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (14.46%) Change Management
5 23 (13.86%) Risk Management
6 20 (12.05%) Project Planning
6 20 (12.05%) Waterfall
7 19 (11.45%) Change Control
8 17 (10.24%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (9.04%) Programme Management
10 12 (7.23%) Business Analysis
10 12 (7.23%) Scrum
11 10 (6.02%) ITIL
12 9 (5.42%) PRINCE
12 9 (5.42%) E-Commerce
12 9 (5.42%) Data Analysis
13 6 (3.61%) Project Governance
14 5 (3.01%) Validation
14 5 (3.01%) Configuration Management
14 5 (3.01%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.23%) SQL
2 7 (4.22%) C#
3 5 (3.01%) C
4 4 (2.41%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.81%) Java
5 3 (1.81%) VB.NET
5 3 (1.81%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.20%) VBA
7 1 (0.60%) Perl
7 1 (0.60%) VB
7 1 (0.60%) VB6
Qualifications
1 41 (24.70%) Security Cleared
2 31 (18.67%) SC Cleared
3 23 (13.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 7 (4.22%) DV Cleared
5 6 (3.61%) PMI Certification
6 4 (2.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.81%) PMP
7 3 (1.81%) ISEB
8 2 (1.20%) APMP
9 1 (0.60%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.60%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.61%) QA
2 3 (1.81%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
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 (2.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 76 (45.78%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.42%) Oracle
3 5 (3.01%) Casewise
4 4 (2.41%) SAP
4 4 (2.41%) HP
4 4 (2.41%) Primavera
5 3 (1.81%) CheckPoint
5 3 (1.81%) Adobe
6 2 (1.20%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.20%) EMC
7 1 (0.60%) Niku
7 1 (0.60%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.60%) Citrix
7 1 (0.60%) CA
7 1 (0.60%) Lotus
7 1 (0.60%) LexisNexis
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