The table below looks at the statistics for MS Project skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wiltshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 42 28 46
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +18
Contract jobs citing MS Project 22 23 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 3.25% 3.97% 1.51%
As % of the Applications category 16.92% 23.23% 12.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 10
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£413 £360 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.72% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £318 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £433 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £348 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.91% +2.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £31.56 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-50.08% +19.07%
MS Project
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Wiltshire region.

Applications Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
130 99 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 19.20% 17.10% 11.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 65 40
Average daily rate £350 £351 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.14% +3.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £145 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 8
Average hourly rate £20.06 £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.59% -22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £8.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £109.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.12 £16.07
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -5.94%

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Project across the Wiltshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Project Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

MS Project
Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Project across the Wiltshire region.

MS Project Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

MS Project
Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Project across the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

MS Project Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

MS Project
Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Project across the Wiltshire region.

MS Project Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

MS Project
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

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 Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 20 August 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
Swindon -8 12 £413 +13.15%
Salisbury - 5 £298 -
MS Project
South West

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 39 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 36 (63.16%) Finance
3 33 (57.89%) Banking
4 31 (54.39%) Retail
5 27 (47.37%) Retail Banking
6 25 (43.86%) Change Management
7 22 (38.60%) PRINCE2
7 22 (38.60%) MS Excel
8 20 (35.09%) Project Management
9 15 (26.32%) Change Control
10 12 (21.05%) MS Office
11 11 (19.30%) Security Cleared
11 11 (19.30%) SC Cleared
12 10 (17.54%) Project Planning
13 8 (14.04%) MS PowerPoint
14 5 (8.77%) Niku
14 5 (8.77%) PMP
14 5 (8.77%) PMI Certification
15 4 (7.02%) Telecoms
16 3 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
16 3 (5.26%) Matrix Management
16 3 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
16 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
16 3 (5.26%) MS Visio
16 3 (5.26%) ISO 9001
16 3 (5.26%) C
16 3 (5.26%) Business Analysis
16 3 (5.26%) Waterfall
17 2 (3.51%) Earned Value Management
17 2 (3.51%) Management Information System

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.75%) MS Project Server
2 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 22 (38.60%) MS Excel
2 12 (21.05%) MS Office
3 8 (14.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (5.26%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (1.75%) Big Data
General
1 36 (63.16%) Finance
2 33 (57.89%) Banking
3 31 (54.39%) Retail
4 27 (47.37%) Retail Banking
5 4 (7.02%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.75%) Military
Job Titles
1 27 (47.37%) Analyst
2 20 (35.09%) PMO Analyst
3 17 (29.82%) Programme Analyst
4 14 (24.56%) Programme Office Analyst
5 10 (17.54%) Project Manager
6 7 (12.28%) Project Analyst
7 6 (10.53%) Administrator
8 5 (8.77%) Project Planner
8 5 (8.77%) PMO Administrator
8 5 (8.77%) Programme Office Administrator
8 5 (8.77%) Programme Administrator
9 4 (7.02%) Coordinator
9 4 (7.02%) Project Coordinator
10 3 (5.26%) Project Support Officer
10 3 (5.26%) Junior
10 3 (5.26%) Support Analyst
10 3 (5.26%) Contracts Manager
10 3 (5.26%) Project Officer
10 3 (5.26%) Project Support Analyst
11 2 (3.51%) Project Office Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.75%) Mathematics
2 1 (1.75%) iSeries
2 1 (1.75%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (1.75%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (1.75%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.75%) Windows
1 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (43.86%) Change Management
2 22 (38.60%) PRINCE2
3 20 (35.09%) Project Management
4 15 (26.32%) Change Control
5 10 (17.54%) Project Planning
6 3 (5.26%) Waterfall
6 3 (5.26%) Business Analysis
6 3 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (5.26%) Matrix Management
6 3 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (3.51%) Logistics
7 2 (3.51%) Risk Management
7 2 (3.51%) Migration
7 2 (3.51%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (3.51%) Programme Management
7 2 (3.51%) Earned Value Management
8 1 (1.75%) Resource Management
8 1 (1.75%) Data Analytics
8 1 (1.75%) Analytics
8 1 (1.75%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.26%) C
2 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (19.30%) SC Cleared
1 11 (19.30%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.77%) PMP
2 5 (8.77%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.75%) MCTS
3 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.75%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.75%) ISEB
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.75%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.75%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) FINREP
Vendors
1 39 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.77%) Niku
3 1 (1.75%) VMware
3 1 (1.75%) HP
3 1 (1.75%) Cisco
3 1 (1.75%) IBM