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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Project
Rank 105 79 45
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -34
Contract jobs citing MS Project 33 63 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.14% 2.05% 3.72%
As % of the Applications category 10.61% 18.86% 23.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 54 69
Median daily rate £350 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £264 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £424 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £22.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -16.66%
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
311 334 515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.74% 10.88% 16.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 194 289
Median daily rate £311 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £165 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 51 58
Median hourly rate £23.00 £14.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.62% -42.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.84 £10.00 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £32.40 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 -20 10 £300 -14.28% 4
Wiltshire -7 9 £425 +21.42%
Gloucestershire +3 6 £378 -7.92% 2
Somerset +11 5 £275 -32.09% 1
Dorset -5 3 £288 -16.05% 1
MS Project
England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 42 (52.50%) Project Management
2 39 (48.75%) Finance
3 38 (47.50%) PRINCE2
4 37 (46.25%) MS Excel
5 34 (42.50%) Microsoft
6 30 (37.50%) Security Cleared
7 18 (22.50%) SC Cleared
8 17 (21.25%) SharePoint
8 17 (21.25%) MS Office
8 17 (21.25%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (18.75%) ITIL
10 13 (16.25%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (15.00%) MS Visio
12 11 (13.75%) Risk Management
12 11 (13.75%) DV Cleared
12 11 (13.75%) Project Planning
13 9 (11.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 8 (10.00%) ITIL V3
14 8 (10.00%) Resource Management
14 8 (10.00%) SDLC
14 8 (10.00%) Telecoms
14 8 (10.00%) PMP
15 7 (8.75%) SAP
15 7 (8.75%) MS PowerPoint
15 7 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
15 7 (8.75%) APMP
16 6 (7.50%) Project Governance
16 6 (7.50%) Management Information System
16 6 (7.50%) PMI Certification
17 5 (6.25%) PRINCE

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 17 (21.25%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.50%) CMS
2 2 (2.50%) Confluence
3 1 (1.25%) Drupal
3 1 (1.25%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 37 (46.25%) MS Excel
2 17 (21.25%) MS Office
3 12 (15.00%) MS Visio
4 7 (8.75%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (5.00%) OpenText VIM for SAP
1 4 (5.00%) SAP SRM
2 2 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.25%) BASE24
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.25%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.75%) Office 365
2 2 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.00%) IP Telephony
1 4 (5.00%) WAN
2 3 (3.75%) LAN
2 3 (3.75%) Unified Communications
2 3 (3.75%) Wireless
3 2 (2.50%) WLAN
4 1 (1.25%) ATM
4 1 (1.25%) Firewall
4 1 (1.25%) GSM
4 1 (1.25%) Internet
4 1 (1.25%) MPLS
4 1 (1.25%) Softphone
4 1 (1.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.00%) SAP BW
2 1 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (1.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.50%) JIRA
2 1 (1.25%) Capybara
2 1 (1.25%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 39 (48.75%) Finance
2 8 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.75%) Banking
4 2 (2.50%) Electronics
4 2 (2.50%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.50%) Marketing
5 1 (1.25%) Advertising
5 1 (1.25%) Law
5 1 (1.25%) Legal
5 1 (1.25%) Local Government
5 1 (1.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (52.50%) Project Manager
2 13 (16.25%) Analyst
3 7 (8.75%) PMO Analyst
4 5 (6.25%) Consultant
4 5 (6.25%) Coordinator
4 5 (6.25%) DV Cleared Project Manager
4 5 (6.25%) Project Coordinator
4 5 (6.25%) SC Cleared Project Manager
5 4 (5.00%) Financial Analyst
5 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 4 (5.00%) IT Manager
5 4 (5.00%) IT Project Manager
5 4 (5.00%) Project Planner
5 4 (5.00%) SAP Consultant
6 3 (3.75%) Business Analyst
6 3 (3.75%) PMO Planner
6 3 (3.75%) SAP P2P Consultant
6 3 (3.75%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (3.75%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.00%) SAP Fiori
2 1 (1.25%) .NET
2 1 (1.25%) Gherkin
2 1 (1.25%) J2EE
2 1 (1.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.50%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.50%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.50%) iPad
4 2 (2.50%) PMI
4 2 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.25%) BYOD
5 1 (1.25%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.25%) Informatics
5 1 (1.25%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.25%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.25%) Social Media
5 1 (1.25%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (52.50%) Project Management
2 38 (47.50%) PRINCE2
3 17 (21.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (18.75%) ITIL
5 13 (16.25%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (13.75%) Project Planning
6 11 (13.75%) Risk Management
7 9 (11.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 8 (10.00%) ITIL V3
8 8 (10.00%) Resource Management
8 8 (10.00%) SDLC
9 6 (7.50%) Project Governance
10 5 (6.25%) PRINCE
10 5 (6.25%) Service Management
11 4 (5.00%) Change Control
11 4 (5.00%) Change Management
11 4 (5.00%) Information Management
11 4 (5.00%) Procure-to-pay
11 4 (5.00%) Programme Management
11 4 (5.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.50%) C
2 1 (1.25%) Java
2 1 (1.25%) Ruby
2 1 (1.25%) SQL
2 1 (1.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 18 (22.50%) SC Cleared
3 11 (13.75%) DV Cleared
4 8 (10.00%) PMP
5 7 (8.75%) APMP
6 6 (7.50%) PMI Certification
7 5 (6.25%) APMG
8 4 (5.00%) CCNA
8 4 (5.00%) CCNP
8 4 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (5.00%) Degree
8 4 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (3.75%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (2.50%) ISEB
11 1 (1.25%) HNC
11 1 (1.25%) HND
11 1 (1.25%) MAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 4 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.50%) QA
3 1 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 34 (42.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.75%) SAP
3 4 (5.00%) OpenText
4 3 (3.75%) Cisco
4 3 (3.75%) Nortel
4 3 (3.75%) Polycom
5 2 (2.50%) Casewise
5 2 (2.50%) Facebook
5 2 (2.50%) Genesys
5 2 (2.50%) Meraki
5 2 (2.50%) Oracle
5 2 (2.50%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.50%) Siemens
6 1 (1.25%) HP
6 1 (1.25%) IBM
6 1 (1.25%) ION Trading
6 1 (1.25%) LANDesk
6 1 (1.25%) LexisNexis
6 1 (1.25%) Planview
6 1 (1.25%) VMware
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