The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Project
England / South West
Rank 71 105 88
Rank change year-on-year +34 -17  
Contract jobs citing MS Project 67 34 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.58% 1.17% 1.86%
As % of the Applications category 22.04% 9.97% 17.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 24 47
Median daily rate £325 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £255 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £485 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £374 £375
% change year-on-year -6.41% -0.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
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 West with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 304 341 333
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 11.71% 11.75% 10.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 203 189
Median daily rate £313 £325 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -3.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £159 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 45 52
Median hourly rate £20.00 £25.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.79% +80.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.72 £10.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.52 £34.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.85
% change year-on-year -9.09% +11.11%  

MS Project
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

MS 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 MS Project in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Project in the South West

MS Project
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Project in the South West

MS Project
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Project in the South West

MS 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 MS Project within the South West region over the 3 months to 25 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
Wiltshire +32 44 £295 -32.57% 4
Bristol +2 9 £325 +1.56% 1
Devon +2 7 £500 - 1
Somerset +3 4 £358 -56.66% 1
Gloucestershire +2 1 £350 -2.43%
MS Project
England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

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

1 82 (64.06%) Finance
2 77 (60.16%) Security Cleared
3 75 (58.59%) Project Management
4 69 (53.91%) SC Cleared
5 60 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
6 55 (42.97%) Microsoft
7 54 (42.19%) Project Planning
8 52 (40.63%) Programme Management
9 43 (33.59%) SharePoint
9 43 (33.59%) MS Office
10 36 (28.13%) MS Excel
11 35 (27.34%) Office 365
11 35 (27.34%) PMO
12 34 (26.56%) SharePoint Server
13 29 (22.66%) PRINCE2
14 21 (16.41%) Stakeholder Management
15 20 (15.63%) Marketing
15 20 (15.63%) Telecoms
16 19 (14.84%) Electronics
16 19 (14.84%) Manufacturing
16 19 (14.84%) Business Intelligence
16 19 (14.84%) SAP
16 19 (14.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
16 19 (14.84%) Digital Marketing
17 18 (14.06%) DV Cleared
18 16 (12.50%) ERP
19 13 (10.16%) SQL
19 13 (10.16%) Performance Monitoring
19 13 (10.16%) Risk Analysis
20 12 (9.38%) Oracle

MS Project
Top Related 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 43 (33.59%) SharePoint
2 34 (26.56%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (3.13%) MS Project Server
4 3 (2.34%) IIS
Applications
1 43 (33.59%) MS Office
2 36 (28.13%) MS Excel
3 6 (4.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (14.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (8.59%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (6.25%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (3.91%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 35 (27.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.34%) Firewall
1 3 (2.34%) Intrusion Detection
1 3 (2.34%) Network Security
2 2 (1.56%) SAN
3 1 (0.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.59%) Oracle BI EE
2 3 (2.34%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.56%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.78%) JIRA
General
1 82 (64.06%) Finance
2 20 (15.63%) Marketing
2 20 (15.63%) Telecoms
3 19 (14.84%) Electronics
3 19 (14.84%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.69%) Banking
4 6 (4.69%) Retail
5 2 (1.56%) Avionics
5 2 (1.56%) Billing
5 2 (1.56%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.78%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.78%) Games
6 1 (0.78%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 26 (20.31%) Project Manager
2 24 (18.75%) Project Planner
3 19 (14.84%) Coordinator
3 19 (14.84%) Project Coordinator
4 11 (8.59%) Project Officer
4 11 (8.59%) Project Support Officer
4 11 (8.59%) Support Officer
5 10 (7.81%) Analyst
6 7 (5.47%) Administrator
7 6 (4.69%) Consultant
7 6 (4.69%) Oracle Consultant
7 6 (4.69%) Oracle Technical Consultant
7 6 (4.69%) PMO Analyst
7 6 (4.69%) Technical Consultant
8 5 (3.91%) Technical Leader
9 4 (3.13%) PMO Planner
9 4 (3.13%) PMO Support Analyst
9 4 (3.13%) Project Analyst
10 3 (2.34%) Associate Project Manager
10 3 (2.34%) SC Cleared Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.34%) .NET
1 3 (2.34%) AppFabric
1 3 (2.34%) ASP.NET
1 3 (2.34%) WCF
1 3 (2.34%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.38%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.69%) PMI
3 5 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.56%) EMC VNX
4 2 (1.56%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.56%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.78%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.56%) Windows
1 2 (1.56%) Windows Server
1 2 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (0.78%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (58.59%) Project Management
2 60 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (42.19%) Project Planning
4 52 (40.63%) Programme Management
5 29 (22.66%) PRINCE2
6 21 (16.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 19 (14.84%) Business Intelligence
7 19 (14.84%) Digital Marketing
8 16 (12.50%) ERP
9 13 (10.16%) Performance Monitoring
9 13 (10.16%) Risk Analysis
10 11 (8.59%) Incident Management
10 11 (8.59%) Risk Management
11 10 (7.81%) Resource Allocation
12 9 (7.03%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
12 9 (7.03%) PRINCE
13 8 (6.25%) Performance Management
13 8 (6.25%) Validation
14 7 (5.47%) Migration
14 7 (5.47%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.16%) SQL
2 11 (8.59%) PL/SQL
3 4 (3.13%) C
4 2 (1.56%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 77 (60.16%) Security Cleared
2 69 (53.91%) SC Cleared
3 18 (14.06%) DV Cleared
4 7 (5.47%) PMI Certification
5 5 (3.91%) APMP
5 5 (3.91%) Degree
6 3 (2.34%) BC Cleared
6 3 (2.34%) CHECK Team Member
6 3 (2.34%) CISM
6 3 (2.34%) CREST Certified
6 3 (2.34%) ISEB
6 3 (2.34%) ISTQB
6 3 (2.34%) PMP
6 3 (2.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.56%) HNC
7 2 (1.56%) HND
8 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (27.34%) PMO
2 3 (2.34%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.34%) QA
3 2 (1.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (4.69%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.34%) Snort
3 2 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (2.34%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 55 (42.97%) Microsoft
2 19 (14.84%) SAP
3 12 (9.38%) Oracle
4 11 (8.59%) Hyperion
5 3 (2.34%) Sourcefire
6 2 (1.56%) Dell
6 2 (1.56%) Dell Compellent
6 2 (1.56%) IFS
6 2 (1.56%) NetApp
6 2 (1.56%) Nimble Storage
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