The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 25 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
England / South West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 104 81
Rank change year-on-year +31 -23  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 63 33 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.35% 1.12% 2.06%
As % of the Applications category 27.51% 11.46% 20.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 18 53
Median daily rate £405 £344 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.81% -11.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £241 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £432 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £363
% change year-on-year +13.63% -8.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £28.50 £94.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -69.81%  
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 the South West with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 229 288 312
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 8.54% 9.77% 10.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 160 212
Median daily rate £350 £315 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -8.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £140 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 38 33
Median hourly rate £40.00 £23.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.91% +35.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.74 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £39.13 £41.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.64 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -5.21% +13.79%  

Microsoft Project
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Microsoft Project
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Project in the South West

Microsoft Project
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Project in the South West over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Project in the South West

Microsoft Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Project in the South West

Microsoft Project
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Project within the South West region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Wiltshire +34 32 £400 +9.58% 1
Bristol -6 14 £405 +27.55% 4
Devon 0 6 £500 +49.25% 1
Somerset -7 3 £438 +59.09% 1
Gloucestershire -1 1 - -
Microsoft Project
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 South West region with a requirement for Microsoft Project.

1 84 (66.14%) Security Cleared
2 83 (65.35%) Project Management
3 80 (62.99%) SC Cleared
4 64 (50.39%) Project Planning
5 59 (46.46%) Agile Software Development
6 57 (44.88%) Finance
7 46 (36.22%) Programme Management
8 42 (33.07%) Microsoft Office
9 40 (31.50%) SharePoint
10 35 (27.56%) PRINCE2
11 33 (25.98%) SharePoint Server
11 33 (25.98%) Office 365
12 28 (22.05%) PMO
13 25 (19.69%) Work Breakdown Structure
14 24 (18.90%) Product Breakdown Structure
14 24 (18.90%) Microsoft
15 22 (17.32%) Risk Analysis
16 21 (16.54%) Risk Management
17 17 (13.39%) Telecoms
17 17 (13.39%) DV Cleared
18 16 (12.60%) Incident Management
19 15 (11.81%) Marketing
19 15 (11.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
19 15 (11.81%) Stakeholder Management
19 15 (11.81%) Manufacturing
19 15 (11.81%) Electronics
19 15 (11.81%) Business Intelligence
19 15 (11.81%) SAP
19 15 (11.81%) Digital Marketing
20 14 (11.02%) Critical Path Analysis

Microsoft Project
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (31.50%) SharePoint
2 33 (25.98%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (3.15%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.79%) Apache
4 1 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.79%) iPlanet
4 1 (0.79%) JBoss
4 1 (0.79%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.79%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.79%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.79%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 42 (33.07%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (10.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (4.72%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (11.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (3.94%) Primavera
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 33 (25.98%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.36%) SAN
2 1 (0.79%) DNS
2 1 (0.79%) FCoE
2 1 (0.79%) Firewall
2 1 (0.79%) Internet
2 1 (0.79%) iSCSI
2 1 (0.79%) LDAP
2 1 (0.79%) NAS
2 1 (0.79%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.79%) VLAN
2 1 (0.79%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
1 1 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (2.36%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 57 (44.88%) Finance
2 17 (13.39%) Telecoms
3 15 (11.81%) Electronics
3 15 (11.81%) Manufacturing
3 15 (11.81%) Marketing
4 4 (3.15%) Military
5 2 (1.57%) Retail
6 1 (0.79%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.79%) Back Office
6 1 (0.79%) Banking
6 1 (0.79%) Billing
6 1 (0.79%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 36 (28.35%) Project Planner
2 31 (24.41%) Project Manager
3 13 (10.24%) Project Officer
3 13 (10.24%) Project Support Officer
3 13 (10.24%) Support Officer
4 10 (7.87%) Coordinator
4 10 (7.87%) Project Coordinator
5 9 (7.09%) Administrator
6 4 (3.15%) Analyst
6 4 (3.15%) Programme Planner
6 4 (3.15%) SC Cleared Project Manager
7 3 (2.36%) Data Centre Manager
7 3 (2.36%) Data Centre Project Manager
7 3 (2.36%) IT Manager
7 3 (2.36%) IT Project Manager
7 3 (2.36%) Project Support Administrator
8 2 (1.57%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 2 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
8 2 (1.57%) Programme Manager
8 2 (1.57%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.79%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.87%) PMI
2 8 (6.30%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.15%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.36%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.57%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.79%) Clustering
6 1 (0.79%) Grid Computing
6 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.79%) NHS
6 1 (0.79%) RIA
6 1 (0.79%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.36%) Windows
2 2 (1.57%) Windows Server
2 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.79%) AIX
3 1 (0.79%) HPUX
3 1 (0.79%) Linux
3 1 (0.79%) Solaris
3 1 (0.79%) SUSE
3 1 (0.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (65.35%) Project Management
2 64 (50.39%) Project Planning
3 59 (46.46%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (36.22%) Programme Management
5 35 (27.56%) PRINCE2
6 25 (19.69%) Work Breakdown Structure
7 24 (18.90%) Product Breakdown Structure
8 22 (17.32%) Risk Analysis
9 21 (16.54%) Risk Management
10 16 (12.60%) Incident Management
11 15 (11.81%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (11.81%) Digital Marketing
11 15 (11.81%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (11.02%) Critical Path Analysis
13 12 (9.45%) Coaching
14 11 (8.66%) Change Control
14 11 (8.66%) Earned Value Management
14 11 (8.66%) Performance Monitoring
15 10 (7.87%) Dependency Management
16 9 (7.09%) Resource Allocation
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.57%) PowerShell
1 2 (1.57%) VBScript
2 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
2 1 (0.79%) C
2 1 (0.79%) C-shell
2 1 (0.79%) Korn
2 1 (0.79%) Perl
2 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
2 1 (0.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 84 (66.14%) Security Cleared
2 80 (62.99%) SC Cleared
3 17 (13.39%) DV Cleared
4 11 (8.66%) PMI Certification
5 5 (3.94%) APMP
5 5 (3.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (3.15%) Degree
6 4 (3.15%) PMP
7 3 (2.36%) BC Cleared
8 2 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.79%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (22.05%) PMO
2 1 (0.79%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.79%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.57%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.79%) KVM
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.79%) Samba
2 1 (0.79%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.57%) WSUS
2 1 (0.79%) OpenView
Vendors
1 24 (18.90%) Microsoft
2 15 (11.81%) SAP
3 3 (2.36%) IFS
3 3 (2.36%) Oracle
4 2 (1.57%) Cisco
4 2 (1.57%) Dell
4 2 (1.57%) Dell Compellent
4 2 (1.57%) NetApp
4 2 (1.57%) Nimble Storage
5 1 (0.79%) Cognos
5 1 (0.79%) F5
5 1 (0.79%) HP
5 1 (0.79%) Opsware
5 1 (0.79%) PlateSpin
5 1 (0.79%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.79%) Sun
5 1 (0.79%) Veritas
5 1 (0.79%) VMware
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