The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for MS Project skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Project
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 32 32 40
Rank change year-on-year 0 +8  
Contract jobs citing MS Project 4 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.44% 1.31% 1.87%
As % of the Applications category 17.39% 13.33% 19.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Median daily rate £375 £525 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +27.27%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £374 £365
% change year-on-year -6.41% +2.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -33.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.48 £39.67 £22.50
% change year-on-year +7.07% +76.31%  

MS Project is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 23 30 41
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 8.30% 9.80% 9.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 30
Median daily rate £375 £170 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +120.58% -32.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £125 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £588 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -42.30%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

MS Project
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing MS Project as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for MS Project in Bedfordshire

MS Project
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Project in Bedfordshire

MS Project
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Project in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Project in Bedfordshire

MS Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Project in Bedfordshire

MS Project
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

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 Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. 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 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
Bedford - 3 £375 -
Luton +6 1 £525 -
MS Project
East of England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for MS Project.

1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) Project Management
2 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (40.00%) User Experience
3 2 (40.00%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (40.00%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (40.00%) Prototyping
3 2 (40.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) Migration
3 2 (40.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
4 1 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (20.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (20.00%) Facilities Management
4 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) Information Security
4 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) PMI
4 1 (20.00%) PMP
4 1 (20.00%) PMI Certification
4 1 (20.00%) PRINCE
4 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) PMO
4 1 (20.00%) R

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Remote Desktop
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Business Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Citrix Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Support Officer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) User Experience
2 1 (20.00%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Project Management
2 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (40.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) Migration
3 2 (40.00%) Prototyping
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (20.00%) Facilities Management
4 1 (20.00%) Information Security
4 1 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (20.00%) People Management
4 1 (20.00%) PRINCE
4 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (20.00%) Project Governance
4 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (20.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) PMO
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix