The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 22 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 49 64
Rank change year-on-year -1 +15  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 9 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.42% 1.50% 1.46%
As % of the Applications category 13.64% 9.26% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 8
Median daily rate £350 £363 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.44% +8.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £215 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £450 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £332 £370
% change year-on-year +13.12% -10.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £36.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.12 £22.50 £31.40
% change year-on-year +11.64% -28.34%  

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 66 108 116
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 10.44% 16.17% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 45 36
Median daily rate £325 £350 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +8.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £452 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year +3.84% +1.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 29
Median hourly rate £11.91 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.19% +6.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.74 £9.70 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.92 £30.00 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.71 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -4.80% +13.79%  

Microsoft Project
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Project in Hertfordshire

Microsoft Project
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Project in Hertfordshire

Microsoft Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Project in Hertfordshire

Microsoft Project
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 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
Watford - 5 £350 -
Hatfield - 4 £363 - 3
Microsoft Project
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Project.

1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (42.86%) Project Management
3 5 (35.71%) Finance
3 5 (35.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (28.57%) MS Visio
4 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (28.57%) Retail
5 3 (21.43%) Banking
5 3 (21.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (21.43%) Statistical Analysis
5 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
5 3 (21.43%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (21.43%) ISMS
5 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (21.43%) IFS
5 3 (21.43%) CA
5 3 (21.43%) Legal
5 3 (21.43%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (21.43%) Information Security
6 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
6 2 (14.29%) CMS
6 2 (14.29%) e-Learning
6 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
6 2 (14.29%) Automotive
6 2 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
6 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared

Microsoft Project
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 2 (14.29%) CMS
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (28.57%) MS Visio
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (21.43%) Spreadsheet
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Retail
3 3 (21.43%) Banking
3 3 (21.43%) Legal
4 2 (14.29%) Automotive
4 2 (14.29%) Billing
4 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Development Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Development Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Head of Security
3 2 (14.29%) Project Planner
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Business Change Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Change Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Delivery Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Information Officer
4 1 (7.14%) Information Security Officer
4 1 (7.14%) PMO Lead
4 1 (7.14%) PMO Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Project Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Project Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Security Officer
4 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) e-Learning
1 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Project Management
2 5 (35.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (21.43%) Information Security
3 3 (21.43%) ISMS
3 3 (21.43%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (21.43%) Statistical Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 2 (14.29%) Change Control
4 2 (14.29%) Content Development
4 2 (14.29%) Content Management
4 2 (14.29%) Data Management
4 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 2 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) Logistics
4 2 (14.29%) Planning and Forecasting
4 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
4 2 (14.29%) Resource Management
4 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 2 (14.29%) PMO
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) CA
2 3 (21.43%) IFS
3 1 (7.14%) iManage