The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Luton 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 26 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
Bedfordshire / Luton
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 23 20
Rank change year-on-year -6 -3  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 1 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 0.63% 0.69% 3.57%
As % of the Applications category 12.50% 8.33% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £188 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -58.33% -5.26%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £370
% change year-on-year +13.63% -10.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £12.50
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 Luton with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Luton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 8 12 16
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 5.03% 8.33% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 11
Median daily rate £250 £220 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £136 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £41.04 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +228.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.78 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -4.39% +13.79%  

Microsoft Project
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Luton 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 Luton

Microsoft Project
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Project in Luton

Microsoft Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Project in Luton

For the 6 months to 26 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 Luton region with a requirement for Microsoft Project.

1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Information Security
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Logistics
2 1 (50.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (50.00%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (50.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) Confluence
2 1 (50.00%) R
2 1 (50.00%) Project Governance
2 1 (50.00%) People Management
2 1 (50.00%) PMO
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce

Microsoft Project
Co-occurring IT Skills in Luton 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 1 (50.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Project Office Support
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) Information Security
2 1 (50.00%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (50.00%) Logistics
2 1 (50.00%) People Management
2 1 (50.00%) Project Governance
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) R
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) PMO
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft