The table below looks at the statistics for MS Project skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 103 127 95
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -32
Contract jobs citing MS Project 98 95 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.67% 1.32% 1.96%
As % of the Applications category 12.91% 11.70% 16.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 65 124
Average daily rate
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£375 £460 £411
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.47% +11.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £609 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £19.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.63% -30.90%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
759 812 928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.96% 11.31% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 526 639
Average daily rate £350 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 44 69
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £54.00 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.63 £15.38
% change year-on-year
+2.52% -4.84%

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Project across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Project Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

MS Project
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Project across the City of London region.

MS Project Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

MS Project
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Project across the City of London region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

MS Project Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

MS Project
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Project across the City of London region.

MS Project Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing MS Project also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Project.

1 94 (49.21%) MS Excel
2 83 (43.46%) Finance
3 82 (42.93%) Project Management
4 72 (37.70%) Microsoft
5 69 (36.13%) PRINCE2
6 63 (32.98%) MS PowerPoint
7 55 (28.80%) MS Office
8 51 (26.70%) MS Visio
9 39 (20.42%) Agile Software Development
10 29 (15.18%) Banking
10 29 (15.18%) Degree
11 27 (14.14%) Project Planning
11 27 (14.14%) Stakeholder Management
12 24 (12.57%) Analytical Skills
13 23 (12.04%) Business Analysis
14 22 (11.52%) SharePoint
15 21 (10.99%) Windows
15 21 (10.99%) Programme Management
16 20 (10.47%) QA
17 19 (9.95%) Change Management
18 16 (8.38%) PMI Certification
18 16 (8.38%) Legal
19 15 (7.85%) Validation
20 14 (7.33%) Investment Banking
20 14 (7.33%) ISEB
20 14 (7.33%) PMP
20 14 (7.33%) ITIL
21 13 (6.81%) Migration
21 13 (6.81%) Security Cleared
21 13 (6.81%) JIRA

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing MS Project also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Project. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 22 (11.52%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.14%) WebLogic
3 5 (2.62%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.09%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.57%) CMS
5 3 (1.57%) Confluence
6 2 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.05%) MS Project Server
6 2 (1.05%) IIS
7 1 (0.52%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.52%) Apache
7 1 (0.52%) Documentum
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.52%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 94 (49.21%) MS Excel
2 63 (32.98%) MS PowerPoint
3 55 (28.80%) MS Office
4 51 (26.70%) MS Visio
5 8 (4.19%) Photoshop
6 4 (2.09%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (1.05%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (1.05%) Fireworks
7 2 (1.05%) AutoCAD
7 2 (1.05%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (1.05%) InDesign
7 2 (1.05%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.52%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.52%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.52%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.52%) Summit
3 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.62%) LAN
1 5 (2.62%) WAN
2 4 (2.09%) SAN
2 4 (2.09%) Firewall
3 3 (1.57%) IP Telephony
3 3 (1.57%) SSL
3 3 (1.57%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (1.57%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (1.05%) DSL
4 2 (1.05%) ISDN
4 2 (1.05%) VPN
4 2 (1.05%) Wireless
4 2 (1.05%) Extranet
5 1 (0.52%) MPLS
5 1 (0.52%) Intranet
5 1 (0.52%) Network Security
5 1 (0.52%) DNS
5 1 (0.52%) DHCP
5 1 (0.52%) HTTP
5 1 (0.52%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.57%) MS Access
3 2 (1.05%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.05%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (6.81%) JIRA
2 2 (1.05%) Axure RP
2 2 (1.05%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.52%) RequisitePro
3 1 (0.52%) Subversion
3 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.52%) PVCS
3 1 (0.52%) Toad
3 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 83 (43.46%) Finance
2 29 (15.18%) Banking
3 16 (8.38%) Legal
4 14 (7.33%) Investment Banking
5 10 (5.24%) Advertising
6 8 (4.19%) Retail
7 6 (3.14%) Publishing
8 5 (2.62%) Retail Banking
8 5 (2.62%) Law
9 4 (2.09%) Marketing
10 3 (1.57%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (1.57%) Financial Institution
10 3 (1.57%) Back Office
10 3 (1.57%) Telecoms
10 3 (1.57%) Billing
11 2 (1.05%) Front Office
11 2 (1.05%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.52%) Electronics
12 1 (0.52%) International Banking
12 1 (0.52%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 50 (26.18%) Analyst
2 42 (21.99%) Project Manager
3 25 (13.09%) Business Analyst
4 17 (8.90%) Project Planner
4 17 (8.90%) PMO Analyst
5 13 (6.81%) Test Manager
6 10 (5.24%) Coordinator
6 10 (5.24%) Project Coordinator
7 8 (4.19%) PMO Manager
8 7 (3.66%) Project Support Officer
8 7 (3.66%) Project Analyst
8 7 (3.66%) Project Officer
8 7 (3.66%) Programme Planner
9 6 (3.14%) Infrastructure Manager
9 6 (3.14%) Business Manager
9 6 (3.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 5 (2.62%) Support Analyst
10 5 (2.62%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (2.62%) Security Manager
11 4 (2.09%) Junior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.62%) .NET
2 4 (2.09%) XML
3 3 (1.57%) CSS
3 3 (1.57%) HTML
3 3 (1.57%) Web Services
4 2 (1.05%) Spring
4 2 (1.05%) JSP
4 2 (1.05%) Struts
4 2 (1.05%) Swing
4 2 (1.05%) Flash
5 1 (0.52%) JMS
5 1 (0.52%) Middleware
5 1 (0.52%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.57%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.24%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.19%) PMI
4 4 (2.09%) User Experience
4 4 (2.09%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.57%) CESG
5 3 (1.57%) NHS
6 2 (1.05%) SecurID
6 2 (1.05%) Derivative
6 2 (1.05%) Statistics
6 2 (1.05%) EPoS
6 2 (1.05%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.52%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.52%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.52%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.52%) Social Media
7 1 (0.52%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.52%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.52%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 21 (10.99%) Windows
2 6 (3.14%) Linux
3 4 (2.09%) UNIX
3 4 (2.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.05%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.05%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.05%) Android
5 1 (0.52%) pSOS
5 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (42.93%) Project Management
2 69 (36.13%) PRINCE2
3 39 (20.42%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (14.14%) Project Planning
4 27 (14.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 23 (12.04%) Business Analysis
6 21 (10.99%) Programme Management
7 19 (9.95%) Change Management
8 15 (7.85%) Validation
9 14 (7.33%) ITIL
10 13 (6.81%) Migration
10 13 (6.81%) Test Strategy
11 12 (6.28%) Test Management
12 10 (5.24%) Service Delivery
12 10 (5.24%) DSDM
13 9 (4.71%) Requirements Management
13 9 (4.71%) Change Control
13 9 (4.71%) Dependency Management
14 8 (4.19%) Business Transformation
14 8 (4.19%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.76%) SQL
2 7 (3.66%) VBA
3 5 (2.62%) Java
4 2 (1.05%) C
4 2 (1.05%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.52%) Jython
5 1 (0.52%) Korn
5 1 (0.52%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.52%) C-shell
5 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.52%) C#
5 1 (0.52%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (15.18%) Degree
2 16 (8.38%) PMI Certification
3 14 (7.33%) ISEB
3 14 (7.33%) PMP
4 13 (6.81%) Security Cleared
5 10 (5.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 9 (4.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 6 (3.14%) SC Cleared
7 6 (3.14%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.09%) ISTQB
9 3 (1.57%) MAPM
9 3 (1.57%) CISSP
9 3 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.05%) CCNP
10 2 (1.05%) CEH
11 1 (0.52%) MCTS
11 1 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.52%) CISA
11 1 (0.52%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.47%) QA
2 5 (2.62%) SLA
3 2 (1.05%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.52%) P3O
System Software
1 8 (4.19%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.57%) XenApp
3 1 (0.52%) vSphere
3 1 (0.52%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 10 (5.24%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.52%) SCDPM
2 1 (0.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.52%) SCCM
2 1 (0.52%) SCOM
2 1 (0.52%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 72 (37.70%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.71%) Oracle
2 9 (4.71%) SAP
3 8 (4.19%) HP
3 8 (4.19%) IBM
4 6 (3.14%) VMware
4 6 (3.14%) Cisco
5 5 (2.62%) Citrix
6 4 (2.09%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.05%) Apple
7 2 (1.05%) Remedy
7 2 (1.05%) Blue Coat
7 2 (1.05%) Proofpoint
7 2 (1.05%) Juniper
7 2 (1.05%) BMC
7 2 (1.05%) Siebel
7 2 (1.05%) Adobe
8 1 (0.52%) Murex
8 1 (0.52%) Fidessa
8 1 (0.52%) JBoss
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