The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the South West region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 61 52 53
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Project 79 65 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.58% 3.03% 2.95%
As % of the Applications category 17.71% 21.04% 23.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 47 71
Average daily rate
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£375 £351 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.99% +7.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £270 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £417 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £32.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-50.00% +25.49%
Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
446 309 386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.55% 14.42% 12.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 185 218
Average daily rate £325 £318 £312
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% +1.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £135 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £301
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 37 38
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.77% -36.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.52 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £37.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
MS Project
England

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 30 July 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 30 July 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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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
Wiltshire -10 22 £407 +14.91% 2
Bristol -22 20 £350 +13.82% 5
Gloucestershire -8 14 £388 +55.00% 1
Devon -3 12 £400 +6.66%
Somerset -20 2 £363 -
Cornwall - 2 £244 -
Dorset 0 1 £215 -59.04% 1
MS Project
England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 97 (48.74%) Project Management
2 93 (46.73%) Microsoft
2 93 (46.73%) PRINCE2
3 84 (42.21%) Finance
4 71 (35.68%) MS Excel
5 56 (28.14%) Change Management
6 50 (25.13%) Security Cleared
7 43 (21.61%) Banking
7 43 (21.61%) MS Office
8 40 (20.10%) Retail
9 35 (17.59%) Retail Banking
10 32 (16.08%) MS PowerPoint
10 32 (16.08%) MS Visio
11 31 (15.58%) SC Cleared
11 31 (15.58%) Change Control
12 28 (14.07%) Stakeholder Management
13 26 (13.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 25 (12.56%) Project Planning
15 24 (12.06%) PMI Certification
16 22 (11.06%) MS Project Server
17 21 (10.55%) Business Analysis
18 19 (9.55%) Oracle
18 19 (9.55%) Programme Management
19 18 (9.05%) PMI
20 17 (8.54%) SQL
20 17 (8.54%) ITIL
21 15 (7.54%) SharePoint
21 15 (7.54%) QA
22 14 (7.04%) DV Cleared
23 13 (6.53%) PMP

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 22 (11.06%) MS Project Server
2 15 (7.54%) SharePoint
3 12 (6.03%) SAS
4 7 (3.52%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (2.51%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.50%) IIS
6 1 (0.50%) CMS
6 1 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 71 (35.68%) MS Excel
2 43 (21.61%) MS Office
3 32 (16.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 32 (16.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.51%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.01%) SAN
1 4 (2.01%) Intranet
2 1 (0.50%) WAN
2 1 (0.50%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.02%) Oracle Discoverer
2 5 (2.51%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.51%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.01%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.50%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
General
1 84 (42.21%) Finance
2 43 (21.61%) Banking
3 40 (20.10%) Retail
4 35 (17.59%) Retail Banking
5 7 (3.52%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.01%) Advertising
7 3 (1.51%) Billing
8 2 (1.01%) Marketing
8 2 (1.01%) Local Government
9 1 (0.50%) Games
9 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 69 (34.67%) Analyst
2 52 (26.13%) Project Manager
3 33 (16.58%) PMO Analyst
4 20 (10.05%) Business Analyst
5 19 (9.55%) Programme Analyst
6 16 (8.04%) Programme Office Analyst
7 14 (7.04%) Project Planner
8 13 (6.53%) Project Analyst
9 9 (4.52%) Project Officer
10 8 (4.02%) Senior Business Analyst
10 8 (4.02%) Administrator
10 8 (4.02%) Technical Project Manager
10 8 (4.02%) Support Analyst
10 8 (4.02%) Project Support Officer
10 8 (4.02%) Technical Manager
10 8 (4.02%) Project Support Analyst
10 8 (4.02%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (3.52%) Architect
12 6 (3.02%) Programme Administrator
12 6 (3.02%) PMO Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.53%) .NET
2 7 (3.52%) Middleware
2 7 (3.52%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (1.01%) XML
4 1 (0.50%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.50%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.05%) PMI
2 5 (2.51%) Thin Client
2 5 (2.51%) Fat Client
3 4 (2.01%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.50%) EPoS
4 1 (0.50%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.50%) iSeries
4 1 (0.50%) iPhone
4 1 (0.50%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.50%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (0.50%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.03%) Windows
2 9 (4.52%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (2.51%) Windows 7
4 4 (2.01%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.01%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.01%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (48.74%) Project Management
2 93 (46.73%) PRINCE2
3 56 (28.14%) Change Management
4 31 (15.58%) Change Control
5 28 (14.07%) Stakeholder Management
6 25 (12.56%) Project Planning
7 21 (10.55%) Business Analysis
8 19 (9.55%) Programme Management
9 17 (8.54%) ITIL
10 11 (5.53%) CMMI
10 11 (5.53%) Portfolio Management
11 10 (5.03%) Waterfall
11 10 (5.03%) Risk Management
12 9 (4.52%) Service Delivery
12 9 (4.52%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (4.02%) Resource Management
13 8 (4.02%) Software Engineering
13 8 (4.02%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (4.02%) Data Analysis
14 7 (3.52%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (8.54%) SQL
2 7 (3.52%) Java
3 6 (3.02%) C
4 5 (2.51%) VBA
5 4 (2.01%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.01%) VB
6 2 (1.01%) C#
7 1 (0.50%) PHP
7 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (25.13%) Security Cleared
2 31 (15.58%) SC Cleared
3 26 (13.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 24 (12.06%) PMI Certification
5 14 (7.04%) DV Cleared
6 13 (6.53%) PMP
7 9 (4.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 6 (3.02%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (2.51%) ISEB
9 5 (2.51%) Degree
10 4 (2.01%) MCTS
11 2 (1.01%) APMP
11 2 (1.01%) BC Cleared
11 2 (1.01%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.54%) QA
2 11 (5.53%) P3O
3 5 (2.51%) ISO 9001
4 4 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.01%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.50%) FINREP
System Software
1 4 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (2.01%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (2.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 93 (46.73%) Microsoft
2 19 (9.55%) Oracle
3 11 (5.53%) Casewise
4 6 (3.02%) HP
4 6 (3.02%) Business Objects
5 5 (2.51%) SAP
5 5 (2.51%) Niku
5 5 (2.51%) Primavera
5 5 (2.51%) VMware
6 1 (0.50%) Cisco
6 1 (0.50%) IBM
6 1 (0.50%) Cognos
6 1 (0.50%) Citrix
6 1 (0.50%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.50%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.50%) LexisNexis
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West England
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £510 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Salisbury
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 23 days ago