Period
to 17 December 2018

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 17 December 2018 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 137 108 129
Rank change year-on-year -29 +21 -21
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 88 101 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.35% 1.83% 1.56%
As % of the Applications category 18.64% 20.74% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 70 62
South West median daily rate £388 £385 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.65% +18.46% -13.33%
10th Percentile £280 £260 £210
90th Percentile £549 £510 £488
England median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.23% +1.94% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
South West median hourly rate £37.75 £32.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.15% +14.04% -27.43%
10th Percentile £30.03 £31.25 £27.75
90th Percentile £42.38 £33.75 £29.25
England median hourly rate £26.50 £25.12 £21.45
% change year-on-year +5.49% +17.14% -6.76%

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 472 487 571
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 7.23% 8.83% 10.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 292 332
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.67% -14.29%
10th Percentile £151 £142 £128
90th Percentile £494 £488 £488
England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 61 104
South West median hourly rate £27.50 £19.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.74% -20.83% +37.14%
10th Percentile £12.66 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £45.00 £37.50 £43.00
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

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 17 December 2018.

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 17 December 2018.

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 17 December 2018. 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 -31 37 £425 +13.34% 5
Bristol -18 23 £368 -6.37% 4
Gloucestershire -5 12 £325 - 2
Dorset +11 8 £331 -22.06% 1
Cornwall -6 4 £425 +70.00%
Devon -10 2 £278 -44.72%
Microsoft Project
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, 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 51 (57.95%) Microsoft
2 50 (56.82%) Security Cleared
3 49 (55.68%) Project Management
4 36 (40.91%) PRINCE2
5 32 (36.36%) Microsoft Excel
6 30 (34.09%) SC Cleared
7 29 (32.95%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (31.82%) PMO
9 26 (29.55%) SharePoint
10 24 (27.27%) Finance
11 22 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
12 20 (22.73%) DV Cleared
13 16 (18.18%) Decision-Making
14 15 (17.05%) MS Visio
15 13 (14.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
16 12 (13.64%) QA
16 12 (13.64%) ITIL
16 12 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
16 12 (13.64%) Risk Management
16 12 (13.64%) Coaching
16 12 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
17 11 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
17 11 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
17 11 (12.50%) Primavera
18 10 (11.36%) Programme Management
19 9 (10.23%) Cisco
19 9 (10.23%) Amazon AWS
19 9 (10.23%) Office 365
19 9 (10.23%) ArchiMate
19 9 (10.23%) Software-Defined Networking

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 26 (29.55%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.55%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.14%) IBM Domino
3 1 (1.14%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 32 (36.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (17.05%) MS Visio
4 13 (14.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (1.14%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 11 (12.50%) Primavera
2 1 (1.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (10.23%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (10.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.23%) Software-Defined Networking
2 2 (2.27%) VPN
2 2 (2.27%) WAAS
3 1 (1.14%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.14%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (2.27%) AdminStudio
General
1 24 (27.27%) Finance
2 4 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.41%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.27%) Banking
5 1 (1.14%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.14%) Retail
5 1 (1.14%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 17 (19.32%) Project Manager
2 12 (13.64%) Analyst
3 10 (11.36%) PMO Analyst
4 7 (7.95%) Architect
5 6 (6.82%) PMO Planner
5 6 (6.82%) Project Planner
6 5 (5.68%) Coordinator
6 5 (5.68%) Delivery Manager
6 5 (5.68%) IT Manager
6 5 (5.68%) Programme Planner
7 4 (4.55%) IT Project Manager
7 4 (4.55%) PMO Lead
7 4 (4.55%) Project Coordinator
7 4 (4.55%) Service Architect
8 3 (3.41%) Financial Analyst
8 3 (3.41%) SC Cleared Project Manager
8 3 (3.41%) Senior Manager
8 3 (3.41%) Service Analyst
8 3 (3.41%) Software Engineer
9 2 (2.27%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.14%) .NET
1 1 (1.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.09%) PMI
3 5 (5.68%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.41%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.41%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (3.41%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.27%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (2.27%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.14%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.68%) Windows
1 5 (5.68%) Windows 10
1 5 (5.68%) Windows 7
2 3 (3.41%) Linux
2 3 (3.41%) Windows Server
2 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.14%) Android
3 1 (1.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (55.68%) Project Management
2 36 (40.91%) PRINCE2
3 29 (32.95%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (18.18%) Decision-Making
5 12 (13.64%) Coaching
5 12 (13.64%) ITIL
5 12 (13.64%) Risk Management
5 12 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (11.36%) Programme Management
8 9 (10.23%) ArchiMate
9 8 (9.09%) Waterfall
10 7 (7.95%) Change Control
10 7 (7.95%) Service Management
10 7 (7.95%) Target Operating Model
10 7 (7.95%) Workshop Facilitation
11 6 (6.82%) ITIL V3
11 6 (6.82%) Migration
11 6 (6.82%) Project Planning
11 6 (6.82%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.55%) C
2 2 (2.27%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.27%) VB
3 1 (1.14%) C#
3 1 (1.14%) SQL
3 1 (1.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 50 (56.82%) Security Cleared
2 30 (34.09%) SC Cleared
3 20 (22.73%) DV Cleared
4 8 (9.09%) PMI Certification
5 5 (5.68%) APMP
5 5 (5.68%) PMP
5 5 (5.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (3.41%) TOGAF Certification
7 2 (2.27%) Degree
8 1 (1.14%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.14%) HNC
8 1 (1.14%) HND
8 1 (1.14%) ISEB
8 1 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (31.82%) PMO
2 12 (13.64%) QA
3 3 (3.41%) P3O
4 1 (1.14%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (5.68%) Virtual Desktop
2 3 (3.41%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (5.68%) SCCM
1 5 (5.68%) SCOM
2 3 (3.41%) vRealize
3 2 (2.27%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 51 (57.95%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.23%) Cisco
3 3 (3.41%) VMware
4 2 (2.27%) Cognos
4 2 (2.27%) IBM
4 2 (2.27%) Oracle
4 2 (2.27%) SAP
5 1 (1.14%) Tableau