Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 160 145 93
Rank change year-on-year -15 -52 +48
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Project 69 78 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.07% 1.28% 2.09%
As % of the Applications category 11.58% 16.99% 23.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 46 82
South West median daily rate £425 £394 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.80% -1.44% +23.08%
10th Percentile £302 £278 £260
90th Percentile £532 £538 £510
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +2.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 0
South West median hourly rate £40.50 £37.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.28% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.81 £25.12
% change year-on-year +35.61% +2.75% +15.34%

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 596 459 487
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 9.28% 7.51% 8.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 243 294
South West median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - +12.90%
10th Percentile £130 £187 £147
90th Percentile £523 £488 £488
England median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +6.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 52 42
South West median hourly rate £34.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.00% - +13.64%
10th Percentile £14.11 £13.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.00 £46.75 £42.13
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% -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 22 October 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
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 22 October 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 -10 32 £425 -13.27% 2
Bristol -2 19 £462 +20.46% 4
Devon -3 8 £425 +53.15% 2
Gloucestershire -20 4 £294 -9.62% 4
Dorset - 2 £379 -
Somerset -1 1 £450 -
Microsoft Project
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 44 (63.77%) Project Management
2 40 (57.97%) Microsoft
3 35 (50.72%) Security Cleared
4 29 (42.03%) Microsoft Excel
5 26 (37.68%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (34.78%) Finance
7 23 (33.33%) SC Cleared
8 21 (30.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 20 (28.99%) Microsoft Office
9 20 (28.99%) Project Delivery
10 19 (27.54%) PRINCE2
11 12 (17.39%) MS Visio
11 12 (17.39%) Dependency Management
11 12 (17.39%) PMO
12 10 (14.49%) MS Project Server
12 10 (14.49%) Waterfall
12 10 (14.49%) Public Sector
12 10 (14.49%) Problem-Solving
12 10 (14.49%) Programme Delivery
13 9 (13.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 9 (13.04%) Project Planning
13 9 (13.04%) SharePoint
13 9 (13.04%) PRINCE
14 8 (11.59%) Scrum
14 8 (11.59%) Decision-Making
15 7 (10.14%) Self-Motivation
15 7 (10.14%) Migration
15 7 (10.14%) Office 365
16 6 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
16 6 (8.70%) Risk Assessment

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 10 (14.49%) MS Project Server
2 9 (13.04%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.90%) CMS
3 2 (2.90%) Drupal
Applications
1 29 (42.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (30.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 20 (28.99%) Microsoft Office
4 12 (17.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.14%) Office 365
2 4 (5.80%) Azure
3 2 (2.90%) AWS
4 1 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.80%) VoIP
2 2 (2.90%) Extranet
2 2 (2.90%) Internet
2 2 (2.90%) Intranet
2 2 (2.90%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (1.45%) SAN
3 1 (1.45%) WAAS
Development Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.45%) AdminStudio
2 1 (1.45%) JIRA
General
1 24 (34.78%) Finance
2 10 (14.49%) Public Sector
3 4 (5.80%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.35%) Electronics
4 3 (4.35%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.35%) Marketing
4 3 (4.35%) Military
5 1 (1.45%) Billing
5 1 (1.45%) Local Government
5 1 (1.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (44.93%) Project Manager
2 11 (15.94%) Project Planner
3 10 (14.49%) Programme Planner
4 9 (13.04%) IT Manager
4 9 (13.04%) IT Project Manager
5 6 (8.70%) Deployment Manager
5 6 (8.70%) Programme Manager
6 5 (7.25%) Delivery Manager
6 5 (7.25%) PMO Planner
7 4 (5.80%) Programme Delivery Manager
8 3 (4.35%) Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) Coordinator
8 3 (4.35%) Digital Project Manager
8 3 (4.35%) Junior
9 2 (2.90%) Architect
9 2 (2.90%) Junior PMO
9 2 (2.90%) Junior Project Manager
9 2 (2.90%) Project Coordinator
9 2 (2.90%) Transition Manager
9 2 (2.90%) VMware Architect
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.35%) User Experience
4 2 (2.90%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.90%) NHS
4 2 (2.90%) PMI
5 1 (1.45%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.70%) Windows
2 5 (7.25%) Windows 7
3 3 (4.35%) Windows 10
3 3 (4.35%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.90%) Linux
4 2 (2.90%) Mac OS X
4 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.90%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (63.77%) Project Management
2 26 (37.68%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (28.99%) Project Delivery
4 19 (27.54%) PRINCE2
5 12 (17.39%) Dependency Management
6 10 (14.49%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (14.49%) Programme Delivery
6 10 (14.49%) Waterfall
7 9 (13.04%) PRINCE
7 9 (13.04%) Project Planning
7 9 (13.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 8 (11.59%) Decision-Making
8 8 (11.59%) Scrum
9 7 (10.14%) Migration
10 6 (8.70%) Critical Success Factor
10 6 (8.70%) Risk Assessment
10 6 (8.70%) Runbook
10 6 (8.70%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 6 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (7.25%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.45%) R
Qualifications
1 35 (50.72%) Security Cleared
2 23 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.25%) APMP
4 3 (4.35%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.90%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.90%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (1.45%) APMG
6 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (17.39%) PMO
2 3 (4.35%) QA
3 1 (1.45%) PMBOK
System Software
1 3 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.90%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.45%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (4.35%) SCCM
2 2 (2.90%) SCOM
2 2 (2.90%) vRealize
Vendors
1 40 (57.97%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.70%) Cisco
3 4 (5.80%) Citrix
4 3 (4.35%) SAP
4 3 (4.35%) VMware
5 1 (1.45%) IBM
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle
5 1 (1.45%) Tableau