The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Project
England / South East
Rank 122 95 88
Rank change year-on-year -27 -7  
Contract jobs citing MS Project 139 195 226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.78% 2.11% 2.27%
As % of the Applications category 14.20% 17.58% 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 121 133
Median daily rate £375 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £374 £365
% change year-on-year -6.41% +2.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 5
Median hourly rate - £30.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +33.33%  
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 the South East with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 979 1109 1478
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 12.56% 12.03% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 595 734
Median daily rate £350 £331 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.66% -4.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £175 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 105 117
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.40% +8.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.84 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.95 £43.00 £32.50
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 the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

MS Project
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Project in the South East

MS Project
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Project in the South East over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Project in the South East

MS Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Project in the South East

MS Project
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 27 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
Berkshire +25 58 £270 -24.47% 3
Buckinghamshire -14 25 £407 +4.35% 1
Hampshire -16 24 £375 +13.63% 6
West Sussex +8 17 £501 +17.19% 2
Surrey -15 6 £525 +16.66% 5
Oxfordshire -10 4 £325 -13.33% 6
East Sussex - 3 £275 - 4
Kent +7 1 - - 1
Middlesex +1 1 £220 -51.32%
MS Project
England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 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 South East region with a requirement for MS Project.

1 181 (64.18%) MS Excel
2 161 (57.09%) Project Management
3 156 (55.32%) Microsoft
4 135 (47.87%) PRINCE2
5 101 (35.82%) Finance
6 74 (26.24%) ITIL
7 71 (25.18%) Telecoms
8 69 (24.47%) PMO
9 68 (24.11%) Security Cleared
10 65 (23.05%) Management Information System
11 64 (22.70%) MS Office
12 62 (21.99%) SC Cleared
13 50 (17.73%) Remedy
14 49 (17.38%) ITIL V3
15 44 (15.60%) Analytical Skills
16 43 (15.25%) MS PowerPoint
17 41 (14.54%) Wi-Fi
17 41 (14.54%) Stakeholder Management
18 40 (14.18%) SharePoint
19 37 (13.12%) Agile Software Development
20 36 (12.77%) Change Management
21 35 (12.41%) LTE
22 34 (12.06%) Ericsson
22 34 (12.06%) VoLTE
23 31 (10.99%) PMI Certification
23 31 (10.99%) Programme Management
24 27 (9.57%) MS Visio
25 25 (8.87%) Project Planning
26 23 (8.16%) PMP
27 22 (7.80%) Degree

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 40 (14.18%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.48%) MS Project Server
3 2 (0.71%) Documentum
4 1 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.35%) CMS
4 1 (0.35%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 181 (64.18%) MS Excel
2 64 (22.70%) MS Office
3 43 (15.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 27 (9.57%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.77%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.35%) Maya
6 1 (0.35%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 4 (1.42%) Primavera
2 2 (0.71%) Maximo
3 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.71%) IBM Cloud
2 2 (0.71%) Office 365
2 2 (0.71%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 41 (14.54%) Wi-Fi
2 35 (12.41%) LTE
3 34 (12.06%) VoLTE
4 5 (1.77%) MGW
5 2 (0.71%) LAN
6 1 (0.35%) 3G
6 1 (0.35%) 4G
6 1 (0.35%) Firewall
6 1 (0.35%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.35%) Data Mining
1 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.35%) DB2
1 1 (0.35%) IBM InfoSphere
1 1 (0.35%) MS Access
1 1 (0.35%) SAP HANA
1 1 (0.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.35%) JIRA
1 1 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 101 (35.82%) Finance
2 71 (25.18%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.55%) Legal
4 8 (2.84%) Marketing
5 6 (2.13%) Banking
5 6 (2.13%) Retail
6 3 (1.06%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.06%) Back Office
6 3 (1.06%) Law
7 2 (0.71%) German Language
7 2 (0.71%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.71%) Publishing
8 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.35%) Local Government
8 1 (0.35%) Military
8 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 134 (47.52%) Project Manager
2 34 (12.06%) Voice Project Manager
3 24 (8.51%) Coordinator
4 23 (8.16%) Analyst
5 19 (6.74%) Project Planner
6 17 (6.03%) Project Coordinator
7 13 (4.61%) Programme Planner
8 12 (4.26%) Network Manager
8 12 (4.26%) SC Cleared Project Manager
8 12 (4.26%) Support Officer
9 11 (3.90%) Network Project Manager
10 10 (3.55%) Core Network Project Manager
10 10 (3.55%) IT Manager
10 10 (3.55%) Project Officer
10 10 (3.55%) Project Support Officer
11 9 (3.19%) PMO Analyst
11 9 (3.19%) Project Analyst
11 9 (3.19%) Senior Manager
11 9 (3.19%) Telecoms Manager
12 8 (2.84%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.06%) .NET
1 3 (1.06%) XML
2 2 (0.71%) HTML
2 2 (0.71%) Web Services
3 1 (0.35%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 65 (23.05%) Management Information System
2 44 (15.60%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.96%) PMI
4 9 (3.19%) Public Cloud
5 6 (2.13%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.42%) e-Learning
7 3 (1.06%) CCTV
7 3 (1.06%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.06%) Learning Management System
8 2 (0.71%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.71%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.71%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.35%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.35%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.35%) SCADA
9 1 (0.35%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.35%) User Experience
9 1 (0.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (3.55%) Windows
2 6 (2.13%) Unix
3 2 (0.71%) Linux
3 2 (0.71%) Solaris
4 1 (0.35%) VMS
4 1 (0.35%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (57.09%) Project Management
2 135 (47.87%) PRINCE2
3 74 (26.24%) ITIL
4 49 (17.38%) ITIL V3
5 41 (14.54%) Stakeholder Management
6 37 (13.12%) Agile Software Development
7 36 (12.77%) Change Management
8 31 (10.99%) Programme Management
9 25 (8.87%) Project Planning
10 19 (6.74%) Change Control
11 18 (6.38%) Risk Management
12 15 (5.32%) Continuous Improvement
13 14 (4.96%) Document Management
14 13 (4.61%) Logistics
15 12 (4.26%) Critical Path Analysis
15 12 (4.26%) Resource Management
15 12 (4.26%) SDLC
16 11 (3.90%) Matrix Organization
16 11 (3.90%) Migration
16 11 (3.90%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.77%) SQL
2 3 (1.06%) C
3 2 (0.71%) Java
3 2 (0.71%) VB
4 1 (0.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 68 (24.11%) Security Cleared
2 62 (21.99%) SC Cleared
3 31 (10.99%) PMI Certification
4 23 (8.16%) PMP
5 22 (7.80%) Degree
6 18 (6.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 12 (4.26%) DV Cleared
8 11 (3.90%) APMP
8 11 (3.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (1.42%) CEH
9 4 (1.42%) CREST Certified
9 4 (1.42%) OSCP
10 2 (0.71%) HND
10 2 (0.71%) MBA
10 2 (0.71%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.71%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 1 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.35%) CBAP
11 1 (0.35%) CIMA
11 1 (0.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (24.47%) PMO
2 16 (5.67%) QA
3 4 (1.42%) GDPR
4 3 (1.06%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.06%) SLA
5 2 (0.71%) P3O
6 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.35%) GMP
6 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.35%) ISO22301
System Software
1 2 (0.71%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 156 (55.32%) Microsoft
2 50 (17.73%) Remedy
3 34 (12.06%) Ericsson
4 8 (2.84%) Oracle
5 5 (1.77%) HP
5 5 (1.77%) IBM
6 4 (1.42%) VMware
7 3 (1.06%) BT
7 3 (1.06%) CA Agile Central
7 3 (1.06%) SAP
8 2 (0.71%) Adobe
8 2 (0.71%) Citrix
8 2 (0.71%) OpenText
8 2 (0.71%) Rackspace
8 2 (0.71%) WorldPay
9 1 (0.35%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.35%) EMC
9 1 (0.35%) NetApp
9 1 (0.35%) Nokia
9 1 (0.35%) Siebel
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