Period
to 19 June 2019

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 6 months to 19 June 2019 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
6 months to
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 142 143 81
Rank change year-on-year +1 -62 +61
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 77 50 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.29% 1.00% 2.37%
As % of the Applications category 15.49% 12.95% 25.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 29 89
South West median daily rate £405 £325 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.62% -14.47% +8.57%
10th Percentile £281 £262 £211
90th Percentile £538 £502 £500
England median daily rate £420 £420 £400
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
South West median hourly rate £44.75 £27.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.73% -35.29% -
10th Percentile £40.23 £23.25 £40.50
90th Percentile £56.60 £32.75 £44.50
England median hourly rate £35.50 £26.88 £42.48
% change year-on-year +32.07% -36.72% +41.58%

Microsoft Project is in the Software Applications category. The following 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.

All Software Application Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 497 386 485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 8.31% 7.72% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 206 293
South West median daily rate £375 £330 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.64% +1.54% -
10th Percentile £135 £150 £130
90th Percentile £525 £475 £475
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +2.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 58 48
South West median hourly rate £38.00 £26.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.15% -5.45% +10.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.73 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £45.53 £45.45
England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.31 £16.00
% change year-on-year -4.68% +8.19% -3.03%

Microsoft Project
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Microsoft Project as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

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 6 months to 19 June 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Project in the South West over the 6 months to 19 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 19 June 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire -18 38 £450 +22.45% 1
Bristol -10 17 £335 +4.61% 3
Gloucestershire -11 7 £288 -47.73% 2
Devon - 7 £425 - 1
Somerset -3 3 £350 +14.29%
Dorset - 3 £375 -
Microsoft Project
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Project also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Microsoft Project.

1 55 (71.43%) Project Management
2 47 (61.04%) Microsoft
3 39 (50.65%) Security Cleared
4 29 (37.66%) SC Cleared
5 23 (29.87%) PRINCE2
6 22 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
7 20 (25.97%) PMO
8 19 (24.68%) Finance
9 15 (19.48%) Microsoft Office
10 14 (18.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 14 (18.18%) Change Control
11 11 (14.29%) APMP
11 11 (14.29%) Project Planning
12 10 (12.99%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (12.99%) Risk Management
13 9 (11.69%) Management Information System
13 9 (11.69%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (11.69%) ITIL
13 9 (11.69%) SharePoint
13 9 (11.69%) Military
14 8 (10.39%) MS Project Server
14 8 (10.39%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 8 (10.39%) Migration
14 8 (10.39%) Dependency Management
15 7 (9.09%) Product Breakdown Structure
15 7 (9.09%) Work Breakdown Structure
15 7 (9.09%) PMI Certification
15 7 (9.09%) PMI
16 6 (7.79%) Critical Path Analysis
16 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Azure

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 9 (11.69%) SharePoint
2 8 (10.39%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 22 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (19.48%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (18.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Primavera
2 3 (3.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (7.79%) Office 365
2 3 (3.90%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.90%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.90%) Software-Defined Networking
1 3 (3.90%) VoIP
2 1 (1.30%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.60%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (24.68%) Finance
2 9 (11.69%) Military
3 2 (2.60%) Back Office
3 2 (2.60%) Local Government
3 2 (2.60%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.30%) Electronics
4 1 (1.30%) Law
4 1 (1.30%) Legal
4 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.30%) Marketing
4 1 (1.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (53.25%) Project Manager
2 9 (11.69%) Project Planner
3 7 (9.09%) IT Manager
3 7 (9.09%) IT Project Manager
3 7 (9.09%) SC Cleared Project Manager
4 4 (5.19%) Analyst
4 4 (5.19%) Developer
4 4 (5.19%) PMO Analyst
4 4 (5.19%) PMO Planner
4 4 (5.19%) Programme Manager
5 3 (3.90%) .NET Developer
5 3 (3.90%) ERP Manager
5 3 (3.90%) ERP Project Manager
5 3 (3.90%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (3.90%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (3.90%) Senior PMO
5 3 (3.90%) Service Management Manager
5 3 (3.90%) Service Management Project Manager
5 3 (3.90%) Service Manager
5 3 (3.90%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.90%) .NET
2 2 (2.60%) JFC
3 1 (1.30%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.69%) Management Information System
2 7 (9.09%) PMI
3 4 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.90%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.60%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.60%) User Experience
6 1 (1.30%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.30%) NHS
6 1 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.79%) Windows
2 5 (6.49%) Windows 7
3 4 (5.19%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.90%) Linux
4 3 (3.90%) Windows 10
4 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.60%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (71.43%) Project Management
2 23 (29.87%) PRINCE2
3 14 (18.18%) Change Control
4 11 (14.29%) Project Planning
5 10 (12.99%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (12.99%) Risk Management
6 9 (11.69%) ITIL
6 9 (11.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (10.39%) Dependency Management
7 8 (10.39%) Migration
7 8 (10.39%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 7 (9.09%) Product Breakdown Structure
8 7 (9.09%) Work Breakdown Structure
9 6 (7.79%) Coaching
9 6 (7.79%) Critical Path Analysis
9 6 (7.79%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (7.79%) Service Management
10 5 (6.49%) DevOps
10 5 (6.49%) PRINCE
10 5 (6.49%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.19%) VBA
2 3 (3.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (50.65%) Security Cleared
2 29 (37.66%) SC Cleared
3 11 (14.29%) APMP
4 7 (9.09%) PMI Certification
5 5 (6.49%) DV Cleared
6 3 (3.90%) TOGAF Certification
7 2 (2.60%) PMP
7 2 (2.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.30%) HNC
8 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (25.97%) PMO
2 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.19%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.90%) Virtual Desktop
2 3 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.30%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (3.90%) SCCM
1 3 (3.90%) SCOM
1 3 (3.90%) Single Sign-On
1 3 (3.90%) vRealize
2 1 (1.30%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 47 (61.04%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.79%) Cisco
2 6 (7.79%) SAP
3 4 (5.19%) VMware
4 3 (3.90%) Citrix
4 3 (3.90%) Oracle
5 1 (1.30%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.30%) IFS