The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 30 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
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 48 47
Rank change year-on-year -9 -1  
Contract jobs citing MS Project 4 6 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.71% 1.20% 2.91%
As % of the Applications category 8.33% 13.04% 19.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 12
Median daily rate £350 £375 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £363 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £475 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £360
% change year-on-year -4.10% +1.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +112.12%  
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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 48 46 102
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 8.53% 9.22% 14.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 27 50
Median daily rate £313 £270 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.74% -28.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £129 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £500 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £335 £325
% change year-on-year +0.74% +3.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 19
Median hourly rate £14.20 £14.00 £13.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.42% +4.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.05 £8.80 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.97 £34.40 £16.50
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 Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire

MS Project
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Project in Oxfordshire

MS Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Project in Oxfordshire

MS Project
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 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
Banbury +5 3 £325 -9.72% 1
Oxford -6 1 £400 - 2
MS Project
South East

For the 6 months to 30 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for MS Project.

1 11 (78.57%) MS Excel
2 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
3 8 (57.14%) Finance
4 7 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (50.00%) Project Management
5 5 (35.71%) MS Office
5 5 (35.71%) PRINCE2
5 5 (35.71%) Project Governance
6 3 (21.43%) Change Management
6 3 (21.43%) Back Office
6 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
6 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (21.43%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (21.43%) Supplier Management
6 3 (21.43%) Resource Management
7 2 (14.29%) German Language
7 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (14.29%) PMO
7 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
7 2 (14.29%) Publishing
7 2 (14.29%) Marketing
8 1 (7.14%) C
8 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
8 1 (7.14%) PMI
8 1 (7.14%) PMP
8 1 (7.14%) PMI Certification
8 1 (7.14%) PRINCE
8 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
8 1 (7.14%) Degree
8 1 (7.14%) MS Project Server

MS Project
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 (7.14%) CMS
1 1 (7.14%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 11 (78.57%) MS Excel
2 7 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (35.71%) MS Office
4 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
General
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Back Office
2 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
3 2 (14.29%) German Language
3 2 (14.29%) Marketing
3 2 (14.29%) Publishing
4 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 4 (28.57%) Coordinator
2 4 (28.57%) Project Coordinator
3 3 (21.43%) Telecoms Manager
3 3 (21.43%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Administrator
4 2 (14.29%) Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Project Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Financial Services Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Project Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Project Support Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Project Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Project Support Coordinator
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Support Officer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Project Management
2 5 (35.71%) PRINCE2
2 5 (35.71%) Project Governance
3 3 (21.43%) Change Management
3 3 (21.43%) Resource Management
3 3 (21.43%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (21.43%) Supplier Management
4 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
5 1 (7.14%) Change Control
5 1 (7.14%) Contingency Planning
5 1 (7.14%) Financial Modelling
5 1 (7.14%) PRINCE
5 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
5 1 (7.14%) Resource Allocation
5 1 (7.14%) Scorecard
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) APMP
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
1 1 (7.14%) PMI Certification
1 1 (7.14%) PMP
1 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) PMO
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft