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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Project
Rank 132 118 114
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -4
Contract jobs citing MS Project 34 101 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.00% 1.71% 1.50%
As % of the Applications category 9.69% 13.43% 12.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 72 50
Median daily rate £375 £400 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -6.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £250 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £623 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £360 £363
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £21.78 £17.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.45% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.78 £31.40 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-30.63% +96.25%
MS Project
London

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
351 752 695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.32% 12.70% 11.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 533 474
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £190 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 38 38
Median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.17% -29.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.85 £29.40 £27.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing MS Project as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 July 2016.

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 27 July 2016, 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 City of London region with a requirement for MS Project.

1 40 (51.28%) Project Management
2 38 (48.72%) MS Excel
3 36 (46.15%) Finance
4 28 (35.90%) PRINCE2
5 24 (30.77%) Microsoft
6 18 (23.08%) MS Visio
7 15 (19.23%) Banking
8 14 (17.95%) MS Office
8 14 (17.95%) Change Management
8 14 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (16.67%) ITIL
9 13 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
10 12 (15.38%) SharePoint
11 11 (14.10%) SQL Server
11 11 (14.10%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (11.54%) Migration
12 9 (11.54%) CRM
12 9 (11.54%) Business Analysis
12 9 (11.54%) Project Planning
13 8 (10.26%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (10.26%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (8.97%) PMI Certification
14 7 (8.97%) Windows
14 7 (8.97%) Degree
14 7 (8.97%) Dynamics CRM
15 6 (7.69%) Investment Banking
15 6 (7.69%) Time Management
15 6 (7.69%) Waterfall
15 6 (7.69%) Programme Management

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 12 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.13%) Skype for Business
3 3 (3.85%) Confluence
4 2 (2.56%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.56%) MS Project Server
4 2 (2.56%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.56%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.28%) CMS
5 1 (1.28%) Moodle
5 1 (1.28%) SAP EP
5 1 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 38 (48.72%) MS Excel
2 18 (23.08%) MS Visio
3 14 (17.95%) MS Office
4 13 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (5.13%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (1.28%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 7 (8.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.56%) Maximo
2 2 (2.56%) Primavera
2 2 (2.56%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (1.28%) SAP HCM
3 1 (1.28%) SAP HR
3 1 (1.28%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.13%) Office 365
2 1 (1.28%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.41%) Extranet
2 4 (5.13%) DNS
2 4 (5.13%) Firewall
2 4 (5.13%) Network Security
3 2 (2.56%) WAN
4 1 (1.28%) Internet
4 1 (1.28%) Intranet
4 1 (1.28%) MPLS
4 1 (1.28%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.10%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.85%) MS Access
3 2 (2.56%) GIS
3 2 (2.56%) KDB
3 2 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.56%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (6.41%) JIRA
2 1 (1.28%) ClearQuest
General
1 36 (46.15%) Finance
2 15 (19.23%) Banking
3 6 (7.69%) Investment Banking
4 5 (6.41%) Financial Institution
5 4 (5.13%) Retail
6 3 (3.85%) Legal
7 2 (2.56%) Law
7 2 (2.56%) Marketing
7 2 (2.56%) Publishing
8 1 (1.28%) Advertising
8 1 (1.28%) Billing
8 1 (1.28%) French Language
8 1 (1.28%) Front Office
8 1 (1.28%) General Ledger
8 1 (1.28%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (1.28%) Spanish Language
8 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (38.46%) Project Manager
2 13 (16.67%) Analyst
3 6 (7.69%) Project Planner
3 6 (7.69%) Senior Manager
4 5 (6.41%) Business Analyst
4 5 (6.41%) CRM Analyst
4 5 (6.41%) Senior Project Manager
5 4 (5.13%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (5.13%) IT Manager
5 4 (5.13%) IT Project Manager
5 4 (5.13%) PMO Analyst
5 4 (5.13%) Project Officer
5 4 (5.13%) Project Support Officer
5 4 (5.13%) Senior Desktop Engineer
5 4 (5.13%) Senior Server Engineer
5 4 (5.13%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 4 (5.13%) Server Engineer
5 4 (5.13%) Support Officer
5 4 (5.13%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (3.85%) PMO Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.56%) Web Services
2 1 (1.28%) .NET
2 1 (1.28%) SAP Basis
2 1 (1.28%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.41%) PMI
4 4 (5.13%) Equities
4 4 (5.13%) Fixed Income
5 3 (3.85%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.56%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.28%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.28%) Clustering
7 1 (1.28%) Derivative
7 1 (1.28%) Fintech
7 1 (1.28%) FMCG
7 1 (1.28%) Learning Management System
7 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.28%) Market Risk
7 1 (1.28%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (1.28%) Statistics
7 1 (1.28%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.97%) Windows
2 4 (5.13%) Windows Phone
2 4 (5.13%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.56%) Linux
3 2 (2.56%) Unix
4 1 (1.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (51.28%) Project Management
2 28 (35.90%) PRINCE2
3 14 (17.95%) Change Management
4 13 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (16.67%) ITIL
5 11 (14.10%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (11.54%) Business Analysis
6 9 (11.54%) CRM
6 9 (11.54%) Migration
6 9 (11.54%) Project Planning
7 8 (10.26%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (7.69%) Programme Management
8 6 (7.69%) Time Management
8 6 (7.69%) Waterfall
9 5 (6.41%) Business Continuity
9 5 (6.41%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (6.41%) Investment Management
9 5 (6.41%) Resource Management
9 5 (6.41%) Risk Management
9 5 (6.41%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.13%) Java
1 4 (5.13%) SQL
2 1 (1.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (8.97%) Degree
1 7 (8.97%) PMI Certification
2 4 (5.13%) MCSE
2 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 4 (5.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (3.85%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.56%) APMP
4 2 (2.56%) PMP
4 2 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.28%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.28%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.28%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.85%) QA
2 2 (2.56%) MiFID
3 1 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.28%) P3O
3 1 (1.28%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (6.41%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 4 (5.13%) UAG
2 4 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (5.13%) Backup Exec
1 4 (5.13%) IBM BigFix
1 4 (5.13%) SCOM
1 4 (5.13%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 1 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.26%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (7.69%) IBM
4 5 (6.41%) Murex
4 5 (6.41%) Oracle
5 4 (5.13%) Citrix
5 4 (5.13%) Symantec
5 4 (5.13%) VMware
6 3 (3.85%) SAP
7 2 (2.56%) BEA
7 2 (2.56%) CODA
7 2 (2.56%) ION Trading
7 2 (2.56%) Syclo
7 2 (2.56%) Yolus
8 1 (1.28%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.28%) Capita
8 1 (1.28%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.28%) Google
8 1 (1.28%) Sage
8 1 (1.28%) WorldPay