The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 44 61
Rank change year-on-year +15 +17  
Contract jobs citing MS Project 33 32 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 5.06% 3.15% 1.48%
As % of the Applications category 25.00% 23.36% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 6
Median daily rate £265 £255 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.92% -42.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £440 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £360
% change year-on-year -4.10% +1.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Reading with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 132 137 163
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 20.25% 13.47% 16.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 58 77
Median daily rate £300 £356 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.78% +9.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £200 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £335 £325
% change year-on-year +0.74% +3.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 13 8
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.67% +6.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.30 £21.33 £19.70
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 Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

MS Project
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Project in Reading

MS Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Project in Reading

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 Reading region with a requirement for MS Project.

1 63 (94.03%) Microsoft
2 58 (86.57%) MS Excel
3 57 (85.07%) PRINCE2
3 57 (85.07%) Project Management
4 53 (79.10%) ITIL
5 52 (77.61%) Telecoms
6 49 (73.13%) Remedy
6 49 (73.13%) ITIL V3
7 46 (68.66%) Management Information System
8 34 (50.75%) Wi-Fi
8 34 (50.75%) Ericsson
8 34 (50.75%) LTE
8 34 (50.75%) VoLTE
9 10 (14.93%) Finance
10 9 (13.43%) SC Cleared
10 9 (13.43%) Security Cleared
11 7 (10.45%) PMO
12 5 (7.46%) MGW
12 5 (7.46%) MS PowerPoint
12 5 (7.46%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (7.46%) PMI Certification
13 4 (5.97%) PMP
13 4 (5.97%) Service Delivery
13 4 (5.97%) Document Management
14 3 (4.48%) Programme Management
14 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
14 3 (4.48%) PMI
14 3 (4.48%) SharePoint
14 3 (4.48%) Presales
15 2 (2.99%) Matrix Organization

MS Project
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 3 (4.48%) SharePoint
Applications
1 58 (86.57%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.46%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.49%) Maya
3 1 (1.49%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.99%) IBM Cloud
2 2 (2.99%) SoftLayer
3 1 (1.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (50.75%) LTE
1 34 (50.75%) VoLTE
1 34 (50.75%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (7.46%) MGW
3 1 (1.49%) LAN
3 1 (1.49%) Unified Communications
General
1 52 (77.61%) Telecoms
2 10 (14.93%) Finance
3 1 (1.49%) Back Office
3 1 (1.49%) Banking
3 1 (1.49%) Marketing
3 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 53 (79.10%) Project Manager
2 34 (50.75%) Voice Project Manager
3 11 (16.42%) Network Manager
4 10 (14.93%) Core Network Project Manager
4 10 (14.93%) Network Project Manager
5 5 (7.46%) Telecoms Manager
5 5 (7.46%) Telecoms Project Manager
6 4 (5.97%) Senior Manager
6 4 (5.97%) Senior Project Manager
7 3 (4.48%) Project Officer
7 3 (4.48%) Project Support Officer
7 3 (4.48%) Support Officer
8 2 (2.99%) Coordinator
8 2 (2.99%) Data Centre Manager
8 2 (2.99%) Data Centre Project Manager
8 2 (2.99%) Data Manager
8 2 (2.99%) Engagement Manager
8 2 (2.99%) ERP Manager
8 2 (2.99%) Project Coordinator
9 1 (1.49%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.99%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 46 (68.66%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.48%) PMI
3 2 (2.99%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.99%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (2.99%) Private Cloud
3 2 (2.99%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (85.07%) PRINCE2
1 57 (85.07%) Project Management
2 53 (79.10%) ITIL
3 49 (73.13%) ITIL V3
4 5 (7.46%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (5.97%) Document Management
5 4 (5.97%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.48%) Presales
6 3 (4.48%) Programme Management
7 2 (2.99%) Change Management
7 2 (2.99%) CMMI
7 2 (2.99%) ERP
7 2 (2.99%) Matrix Organization
7 2 (2.99%) PRINCE
7 2 (2.99%) Resource Allocation
7 2 (2.99%) Service Design
8 1 (1.49%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (1.49%) Critical Path Analysis
8 1 (1.49%) Project Planning
8 1 (1.49%) Resource Management
Qualifications
1 9 (13.43%) SC Cleared
1 9 (13.43%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.46%) PMI Certification
3 4 (5.97%) PMP
4 2 (2.99%) Degree
4 2 (2.99%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.45%) PMO
Vendors
1 63 (94.03%) Microsoft
2 49 (73.13%) Remedy
3 34 (50.75%) Ericsson
4 2 (2.99%) IBM
4 2 (2.99%) Rackspace
4 2 (2.99%) VMware
5 1 (1.49%) Huawei
5 1 (1.49%) Nokia