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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 80 53 63
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +10
Contract jobs citing MS Project 54 105 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.81% 3.50% 2.71%
As % of the Applications category 16.62% 21.74% 19.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 74 43
Average daily rate
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£374 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.78% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £222 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £18.82 £22.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.45% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.06 £19.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+26.63% -42.42%
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
325 483 289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.90% 16.12% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 284 147
Average daily rate £346 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £159 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £305
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 64 32
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.08 £40.50 £34.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-7.93% +1.61%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -3 19 £350 -11.39% 4
Wiltshire -12 16 £350 +10.23% 6
Gloucestershire -15 8 £420 +31.25% 3
Somerset +15 3 £405 +9.83% 2
Dorset -6 2 £343 +3.39% 2
Devon -15 1 £495 +27.74%
MS Project
England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 55 (48.67%) MS Excel
2 54 (47.79%) Finance
3 47 (41.59%) PRINCE2
3 47 (41.59%) Project Management
4 44 (38.94%) Microsoft
5 35 (30.97%) MS Office
6 30 (26.55%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (23.89%) Security Cleared
8 25 (22.12%) Change Management
9 23 (20.35%) Scrum
10 20 (17.70%) MS Visio
11 19 (16.81%) Banking
12 18 (15.93%) SC Cleared
12 18 (15.93%) MS PowerPoint
13 16 (14.16%) SQL
14 14 (12.39%) Retail
15 13 (11.50%) Programme Management
16 12 (10.62%) Stakeholder Management
16 12 (10.62%) VBA
16 12 (10.62%) Project Planning
16 12 (10.62%) Waterfall
16 12 (10.62%) Change Control
17 11 (9.73%) SQL Server
17 11 (9.73%) Telecoms
18 10 (8.85%) Oracle
18 10 (8.85%) SharePoint
18 10 (8.85%) MS Access
19 9 (7.96%) .NET
19 9 (7.96%) Business Intelligence
19 9 (7.96%) Risk Management

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 10 (8.85%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.42%) SAS
3 3 (2.65%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (1.77%) LiveCycle
5 1 (0.88%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.88%) Lync
5 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.88%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 55 (48.67%) MS Excel
2 35 (30.97%) MS Office
3 20 (17.70%) MS Visio
4 18 (15.93%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.88%) Niku Workbench
Business Applications
1 4 (3.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.88%) Maximo
2 1 (0.88%) Summit
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.54%) Internet
2 2 (1.77%) HTTP
3 1 (0.88%) DNS
3 1 (0.88%) LAN
3 1 (0.88%) DHCP
3 1 (0.88%) Intranet
3 1 (0.88%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.73%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.85%) MS Access
3 9 (7.96%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (7.08%) Oracle Database
5 6 (5.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (4.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (4.42%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 3 (2.65%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (2.65%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.77%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (6.19%) Visual Studio
1 7 (6.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.65%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (1.77%) JIRA
4 1 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 54 (47.79%) Finance
2 19 (16.81%) Banking
3 14 (12.39%) Retail
4 11 (9.73%) Telecoms
5 8 (7.08%) Retail Banking
6 6 (5.31%) Marketing
7 5 (4.42%) Manufacturing
8 4 (3.54%) Games
8 4 (3.54%) Electronics
9 3 (2.65%) Billing
9 3 (2.65%) Local Government
10 1 (0.88%) Back Office
10 1 (0.88%) Legal
10 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (35.40%) Project Manager
2 29 (25.66%) Analyst
3 18 (15.93%) PMO Analyst
4 9 (7.96%) Developer
5 6 (5.31%) Project Officer
5 6 (5.31%) Programme Analyst
5 6 (5.31%) Project Coordinator
5 6 (5.31%) Programme Planner
5 6 (5.31%) Programme Office Analyst
5 6 (5.31%) Programmer
5 6 (5.31%) Coordinator
6 5 (4.42%) Project Planner
6 5 (4.42%) Project Support Officer
7 4 (3.54%) Analyst Programmer
7 4 (3.54%) Business Analyst
8 3 (2.65%) Junior
8 3 (2.65%) Business Developer
8 3 (2.65%) .NET Developer
8 3 (2.65%) IT Project Manager
8 3 (2.65%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.96%) .NET
2 8 (7.08%) ASP.NET
3 7 (6.19%) HTML
3 7 (6.19%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 7 (6.19%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (5.31%) CSS
4 6 (5.31%) XML
5 1 (0.88%) DOM
5 1 (0.88%) SOAP
5 1 (0.88%) Web Services
5 1 (0.88%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.31%) Open Source
3 4 (3.54%) User Experience
3 4 (3.54%) DTV
4 3 (2.65%) PMI
4 3 (2.65%) NHS
5 2 (1.77%) Social Media
5 2 (1.77%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.88%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.77%) Windows
2 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (41.59%) PRINCE2
1 47 (41.59%) Project Management
2 30 (26.55%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (22.12%) Change Management
4 23 (20.35%) Scrum
5 13 (11.50%) Programme Management
6 12 (10.62%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (10.62%) Project Planning
6 12 (10.62%) Waterfall
6 12 (10.62%) Change Control
7 9 (7.96%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (7.96%) Risk Management
8 8 (7.08%) V-Model
8 8 (7.08%) TDD
9 7 (6.19%) Data Analysis
10 6 (5.31%) ITIL
10 6 (5.31%) E-Commerce
10 6 (5.31%) SOA
11 4 (3.54%) Digital Marketing
11 4 (3.54%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.16%) SQL
2 12 (10.62%) VBA
3 8 (7.08%) VB.NET
4 6 (5.31%) Java
4 6 (5.31%) VB
5 5 (4.42%) C
6 4 (3.54%) C#
7 3 (2.65%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.88%) VB6
Qualifications
1 27 (23.89%) Security Cleared
2 18 (15.93%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 5 (4.42%) APMP
5 4 (3.54%) DV Cleared
5 4 (3.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.65%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.88%) Degree
7 1 (0.88%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.65%) QA
2 2 (1.77%) P3O
3 1 (0.88%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.88%) SLA
3 1 (0.88%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.88%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 44 (38.94%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.85%) Oracle
3 6 (5.31%) Business Objects
4 4 (3.54%) SAP
5 2 (1.77%) Adobe
5 2 (1.77%) Niku
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £340 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
Quanta Consultancy Services
Rate: competitive rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Vitality
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day depending on experience
Posted: 18 days ago
Swindon
The People Network
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 18 days ago