The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford 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 29 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.

Microsoft Project
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 33 35
Rank change year-on-year -6 +2  
Contract jobs citing MS Project 1 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 0.36% 0.43% 3.01%
As % of the Applications category 4.35% 5.00% 21.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 10
Median daily rate £400 - £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £366 £361
% change year-on-year -4.37% +1.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.48 £39.34 £22.50
% change year-on-year +7.96% +74.84%  

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 Oxford with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 23 20 52
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 8.36% 8.51% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 27
Median daily rate £310 £173 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +79.71% -61.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £120 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £300 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £335 £325
% change year-on-year +0.74% +3.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 11
Median hourly rate £14.20 £14.50 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.06% +1.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £24.75 £16.00
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 Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford 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 Oxford

MS Project
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Project in Oxford

MS Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Project in Oxford

For the 6 months to 29 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 Oxford region with a requirement for MS Project.

1 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (80.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) MS Office
3 2 (40.00%) Resource Management
3 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (20.00%) Resource Allocation
4 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Publishing
4 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (20.00%) PRINCE
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management

MS Project
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (80.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (40.00%) MS Office
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Coordinator
1 3 (60.00%) Project Coordinator
2 2 (40.00%) Administrator
2 2 (40.00%) Project Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Project Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Project Support Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Project Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Project Support Coordinator
3 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Resource Management
1 2 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Resource Allocation
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft