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 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 76 43 64
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +21
Contract jobs citing MS Project 63 125 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.06% 3.87% 2.77%
As % of the Applications category 18.75% 23.90% 18.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 75 50
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £214 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.75 £26.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -19.37%
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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
336 523 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.01% 16.20% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 295 164
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 57 37
Average hourly rate £14.75 £22.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.95% +69.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.65 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £42.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -4.61%

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 4 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 4 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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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 +2 25 £350 -11.39% 2
Wiltshire -23 16 £350 -4.82% 4
Gloucestershire -19 5 £410 +28.12% 3
Devon -8 4 £388 +3.33%
Somerset +15 3 £405 +8.00%
Dorset -2 3 £343 -2.14% 3
MS Project
England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 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 61 (47.66%) Finance
2 60 (46.88%) MS Excel
3 53 (41.41%) Microsoft
3 53 (41.41%) Project Management
4 49 (38.28%) PRINCE2
5 38 (29.69%) MS Office
6 36 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (21.88%) Change Management
8 27 (21.09%) Scrum
9 26 (20.31%) Security Cleared
10 24 (18.75%) Banking
11 20 (15.63%) MS PowerPoint
11 20 (15.63%) MS Visio
12 18 (14.06%) Retail
12 18 (14.06%) SC Cleared
12 18 (14.06%) Waterfall
13 17 (13.28%) SQL
14 16 (12.50%) Project Planning
15 14 (10.94%) Change Control
15 14 (10.94%) SharePoint
16 12 (9.38%) E-Commerce
16 12 (9.38%) SQL Server
16 12 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
16 12 (9.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 11 (8.59%) Programme Management
17 11 (8.59%) Oracle
17 11 (8.59%) VBA
18 10 (7.81%) .NET
18 10 (7.81%) MS Access
18 10 (7.81%) Telecoms

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

For the 6 months to 4 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 14 (10.94%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.91%) SAS
3 3 (2.34%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.56%) LiveCycle
5 1 (0.78%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.78%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.78%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.78%) Lync
5 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.78%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 60 (46.88%) MS Excel
2 38 (29.69%) MS Office
3 20 (15.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 20 (15.63%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.78%) Niku Workbench
Business Applications
1 3 (2.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.78%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.78%) Maximo
3 1 (0.78%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.69%) Internet
2 3 (2.34%) Extranet
3 2 (1.56%) HTTP
3 2 (1.56%) LAN
4 1 (0.78%) Intranet
4 1 (0.78%) DHCP
4 1 (0.78%) DNS
4 1 (0.78%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.81%) MS Access
2 10 (7.81%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (6.25%) Oracle Database
4 7 (5.47%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (4.69%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (3.91%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (2.34%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (5.47%) Visual Studio
1 7 (5.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.34%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (1.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.78%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.78%) JIRA
General
1 61 (47.66%) Finance
2 24 (18.75%) Banking
3 18 (14.06%) Retail
4 10 (7.81%) Telecoms
4 10 (7.81%) Retail Banking
5 5 (3.91%) Marketing
6 3 (2.34%) Games
6 3 (2.34%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.34%) Electronics
6 3 (2.34%) Local Government
7 1 (0.78%) Legal
7 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.78%) Billing
Job Titles
1 47 (36.72%) Project Manager
2 34 (26.56%) Analyst
3 22 (17.19%) PMO Analyst
4 11 (8.59%) Digital Project Manager
5 10 (7.81%) Developer
6 8 (6.25%) Programme Analyst
6 8 (6.25%) Programme Office Analyst
7 7 (5.47%) Project Coordinator
7 7 (5.47%) Coordinator
7 7 (5.47%) Agile Project Manager
8 6 (4.69%) Programmer
8 6 (4.69%) Programme Planner
9 5 (3.91%) Project Planner
9 5 (3.91%) Project Officer
10 4 (3.13%) Analyst Programmer
10 4 (3.13%) Business Analyst
10 4 (3.13%) Project Support Officer
11 3 (2.34%) IT Project Manager
11 3 (2.34%) SQL Developer
11 3 (2.34%) Business Objects Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.81%) .NET
2 8 (6.25%) ASP.NET
2 8 (6.25%) XML
3 7 (5.47%) HTML
3 7 (5.47%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (5.47%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 6 (4.69%) CSS
5 2 (1.56%) SOAP
5 2 (1.56%) Web Services
5 2 (1.56%) DOM
6 1 (0.78%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.81%) User Experience
2 8 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.69%) Open Source
4 3 (2.34%) NHS
4 3 (2.34%) DTV
4 3 (2.34%) Social Media
5 2 (1.56%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.56%) PMI
6 1 (0.78%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.78%) iPad
6 1 (0.78%) iPhone
6 1 (0.78%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.13%) Windows
2 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X
2 1 (0.78%) UNIX
2 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (41.41%) Project Management
2 49 (38.28%) PRINCE2
3 36 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (21.88%) Change Management
5 27 (21.09%) Scrum
6 18 (14.06%) Waterfall
7 16 (12.50%) Project Planning
8 14 (10.94%) Change Control
9 12 (9.38%) E-Commerce
9 12 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (8.59%) Programme Management
11 10 (7.81%) Risk Management
12 8 (6.25%) V-Model
12 8 (6.25%) TDD
12 8 (6.25%) ITIL
12 8 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (5.47%) Data Analysis
14 6 (4.69%) SOA
15 5 (3.91%) Business Analysis
16 4 (3.13%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (13.28%) SQL
2 11 (8.59%) VBA
3 8 (6.25%) VB.NET
4 7 (5.47%) Java
5 6 (4.69%) VB
6 5 (3.91%) C
6 5 (3.91%) C#
7 3 (2.34%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.56%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.78%) Perl
9 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.78%) VB6
Qualifications
1 26 (20.31%) Security Cleared
2 18 (14.06%) SC Cleared
3 12 (9.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 5 (3.91%) APMP
5 4 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.34%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.56%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.78%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.56%) QA
1 2 (1.56%) P3O
2 1 (0.78%) SLA
2 1 (0.78%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.78%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.78%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (1.56%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 53 (41.41%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.59%) Oracle
3 6 (4.69%) Business Objects
4 3 (2.34%) Adobe
4 3 (2.34%) SAP
5 2 (1.56%) Niku
6 1 (0.78%) Lotus
6 1 (0.78%) TOWER Software
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