The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Microsoft Project skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Project over the 3 months to 28 June 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.

Microsoft Project
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 80 73
Rank change year-on-year +22 -7  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 47 45 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.57% 1.89% 1.87%
As % of the Applications category 19.11% 16.54% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 26 20
Median daily rate £320 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.70% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £375
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £65.00 £14.50 £175.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +348.27% -91.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £14.25 £162.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.50 £14.75 £187.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.12 £25.50 £31.40
% change year-on-year -1.49% -18.78%  

Microsoft 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 Berkshire with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 246 272 346
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 13.46% 11.42% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 159 222
Median daily rate £320 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.18% +3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £113 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £489 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 63 35
Median hourly rate £14.75 £14.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.72% -19.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £9.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £23.92 £34.57
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.06% +17.85%  

Microsoft Project
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Microsoft Project as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Project in Berkshire

Microsoft Project
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Project in Berkshire

Microsoft Project
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Project in Berkshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Project in Berkshire

Microsoft Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Project in Berkshire

Microsoft Project
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Project within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Maidenhead +8 10 £310 -
Bracknell +12 7 £209 -
Reading +3 7 £400 -8.57%
Newbury +5 2 £200 -50.00%
Slough -3 1 £250 -44.44%
Microsoft Project
South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Project.

1 64 (60.38%) PRINCE2
2 62 (58.49%) Microsoft
3 61 (57.55%) Project Management
4 46 (43.40%) Telecoms
5 44 (41.51%) Microsoft Excel
6 37 (34.91%) PMO
7 29 (27.36%) ITIL
8 27 (25.47%) Remedy
8 27 (25.47%) Agile Software Development
9 25 (23.58%) Management Information System
9 25 (23.58%) ITIL V3
10 24 (22.64%) Finance
10 24 (22.64%) PMI Certification
11 22 (20.75%) MS Visio
12 20 (18.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 18 (16.98%) PMI
14 17 (16.04%) SC Cleared
14 17 (16.04%) Security Cleared
15 16 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
16 15 (14.15%) Microsoft Office
16 15 (14.15%) SharePoint
17 14 (13.21%) MS Project Server
18 12 (11.32%) SQL
18 12 (11.32%) Change Management
18 12 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
19 10 (9.43%) Wi-Fi
19 10 (9.43%) Ericsson
19 10 (9.43%) BusinessObjects
19 10 (9.43%) LTE
19 10 (9.43%) VoLTE

Microsoft Project
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 15 (14.15%) SharePoint
2 14 (13.21%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 44 (41.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (20.75%) MS Visio
3 20 (18.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (14.15%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.94%) Maya
Business Applications
1 6 (5.66%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.94%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.89%) IBM Cloud
1 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.89%) SoftLayer
2 1 (0.94%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.43%) LTE
1 10 (9.43%) VoLTE
1 10 (9.43%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (3.77%) MGW
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.43%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.94%) IBM InfoSphere
General
1 46 (43.40%) Telecoms
2 24 (22.64%) Finance
3 7 (6.60%) Marketing
4 3 (2.83%) Advertising
4 3 (2.83%) Retail
5 2 (1.89%) Legal
6 1 (0.94%) Back Office
6 1 (0.94%) Banking
6 1 (0.94%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.94%) Law
Job Titles
1 40 (37.74%) Project Manager
2 10 (9.43%) Voice Project Manager
3 9 (8.49%) Coordinator
4 8 (7.55%) PMO Planner
5 7 (6.60%) Analyst
5 7 (6.60%) Project Planner
6 5 (4.72%) Programme Manager
6 5 (4.72%) Programme Planner
6 5 (4.72%) Senior Manager
6 5 (4.72%) Senior Project Manager
7 4 (3.77%) PMO Coordinator
7 4 (3.77%) Project Officer
7 4 (3.77%) Project Support Officer
7 4 (3.77%) QA Analyst
7 4 (3.77%) Quality Analyst
7 4 (3.77%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (3.77%) Senior QA Analyst
7 4 (3.77%) Senior Quality Analyst
7 4 (3.77%) Support Officer
8 3 (2.83%) Telecoms Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.83%) XML
2 2 (1.89%) .NET
2 2 (1.89%) EDI
2 2 (1.89%) HTML
2 2 (1.89%) Web Services
3 1 (0.94%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 25 (23.58%) Management Information System
2 18 (16.98%) PMI
3 16 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.83%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.89%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.89%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.89%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.94%) Life Science
6 1 (0.94%) TRADACOMS
6 1 (0.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.94%) Unix
1 1 (0.94%) Windows
1 1 (0.94%) Windows 10
1 1 (0.94%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (60.38%) PRINCE2
2 61 (57.55%) Project Management
3 29 (27.36%) ITIL
4 27 (25.47%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (23.58%) ITIL V3
6 12 (11.32%) Change Management
6 12 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (9.43%) Change Control
7 10 (9.43%) Demand Management
7 10 (9.43%) Process Improvement
7 10 (9.43%) Resource Allocation
8 9 (8.49%) Six Sigma
9 8 (7.55%) Dependency Management
9 8 (7.55%) ERP
9 8 (7.55%) Gantt Chart
9 8 (7.55%) Portfolio Management
10 7 (6.60%) Document Management
10 7 (6.60%) Project Planning
10 7 (6.60%) SDLC
11 6 (5.66%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.32%) SQL
2 2 (1.89%) Java
Qualifications
1 24 (22.64%) PMI Certification
2 17 (16.04%) SC Cleared
2 17 (16.04%) Security Cleared
3 8 (7.55%) PMP
4 7 (6.60%) Degree
5 4 (3.77%) CSQA
5 4 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.89%) Master's Degree
6 2 (1.89%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (34.91%) PMO
2 4 (3.77%) QA
3 2 (1.89%) P3O
4 1 (0.94%) PMBOK
Systems Management
1 4 (3.77%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 62 (58.49%) Microsoft
2 27 (25.47%) Remedy
3 10 (9.43%) Ericsson
4 7 (6.60%) SAP
5 3 (2.83%) IBM
6 2 (1.89%) Cadence
6 2 (1.89%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.94%) Huawei
7 1 (0.94%) Nokia
7 1 (0.94%) Oracle
7 1 (0.94%) Siebel