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 29 July 2015 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 110 122 135
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +13
Contract jobs citing MS Project 100 88 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.68% 1.49% 1.32%
As % of the Applications category 13.12% 12.32% 10.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 50 71
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £268 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.30% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £28.32
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.45 - £23.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 - £30.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -57.33%
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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
762 714 882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.82% 12.10% 12.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 543 488 593
Average daily rate £375 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £165 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 38 47
Average hourly rate £14.50 £20.50 £20.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.26% +2.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.40 £27.60 £37.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

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 29 July 2015.

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 29 July 2015, 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 (52.81%) Finance
2 93 (52.25%) MS Excel
3 80 (44.94%) Project Management
4 66 (37.08%) MS Visio
4 66 (37.08%) MS Office
5 60 (33.71%) PRINCE2
5 60 (33.71%) Microsoft
6 50 (28.09%) MS PowerPoint
7 37 (20.79%) SharePoint
8 36 (20.22%) Project Planning
9 33 (18.54%) Banking
10 32 (17.98%) Degree
11 27 (15.17%) Stakeholder Management
11 27 (15.17%) Agile Software Development
12 21 (11.80%) Programme Management
12 21 (11.80%) Risk Management
12 21 (11.80%) Change Control
13 20 (11.24%) Change Management
14 19 (10.67%) PMI Certification
15 18 (10.11%) Windows
16 17 (9.55%) Migration
17 16 (8.99%) SQL
17 16 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
18 15 (8.43%) ITIL
19 13 (7.30%) SQL Server
19 13 (7.30%) Legal
19 13 (7.30%) Data Centre
19 13 (7.30%) Waterfall
20 12 (6.74%) Security Cleared
20 12 (6.74%) Investment Banking

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 37 (20.79%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.37%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.69%) IIS
3 3 (1.69%) Confluence
3 3 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.12%) SAS
5 1 (0.56%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.56%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 93 (52.25%) MS Excel
2 66 (37.08%) MS Visio
2 66 (37.08%) MS Office
3 50 (28.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (3.37%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.56%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (1.69%) Cognos TM1
1 3 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.12%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.56%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.56%) Cognos Controller
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.25%) SaaS
2 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.93%) Intranet
2 5 (2.81%) Firewall
2 5 (2.81%) SAN
3 4 (2.25%) NAS
4 3 (1.69%) VLAN
5 2 (1.12%) Wireless
5 2 (1.12%) Internet
5 2 (1.12%) WAN
6 1 (0.56%) HTTP
6 1 (0.56%) VPN
6 1 (0.56%) SSL
6 1 (0.56%) LDAP
6 1 (0.56%) LAN
6 1 (0.56%) PBX
6 1 (0.56%) VoIP
6 1 (0.56%) Extranet
6 1 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.56%) SSH
6 1 (0.56%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.56%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.30%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.69%) MS Access
4 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Power View
5 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.56%) QlikView
5 1 (0.56%) MySQL
5 1 (0.56%) DB2
5 1 (0.56%) Informix
5 1 (0.56%) Adabas
5 1 (0.56%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 7 (3.93%) JIRA
2 3 (1.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 94 (52.81%) Finance
2 33 (18.54%) Banking
3 13 (7.30%) Legal
4 12 (6.74%) Investment Banking
5 9 (5.06%) Telecoms
6 8 (4.49%) Retail
6 8 (4.49%) Financial Institution
7 7 (3.93%) Back Office
8 5 (2.81%) Law
9 4 (2.25%) Marketing
10 3 (1.69%) Retail Banking
10 3 (1.69%) Advertising
10 3 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (1.69%) Front Office
11 2 (1.12%) German Language
12 1 (0.56%) Billing
12 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 55 (30.90%) Project Manager
2 31 (17.42%) Analyst
3 16 (8.99%) Business Analyst
4 11 (6.18%) Project Officer
5 10 (5.62%) Project Support Officer
6 9 (5.06%) Coordinator
7 8 (4.49%) Infrastructure Manager
8 7 (3.93%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 6 (3.37%) Developer
9 6 (3.37%) Project Coordinator
10 5 (2.81%) IT Project Manager
10 5 (2.81%) Architect
10 5 (2.81%) Programme Manager
10 5 (2.81%) Senior Manager
10 5 (2.81%) Change Manager
11 4 (2.25%) Senior Project Manager
11 4 (2.25%) Administrator
11 4 (2.25%) Solutions Architect
11 4 (2.25%) Consultant
11 4 (2.25%) Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.74%) .NET
2 6 (3.37%) Web Services
3 4 (2.25%) Middleware
4 2 (1.12%) HTML
4 2 (1.12%) WCF
4 2 (1.12%) WF
4 2 (1.12%) LINQ
5 1 (0.56%) RESTful
5 1 (0.56%) HTML5
5 1 (0.56%) XML
5 1 (0.56%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.56%) Spring
5 1 (0.56%) JSON
5 1 (0.56%) Apache Flex
5 1 (0.56%) J2EE
5 1 (0.56%) JDBC
5 1 (0.56%) SOAP
5 1 (0.56%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.30%) Data Centre
3 11 (6.18%) PMI
4 9 (5.06%) Management Information System
5 8 (4.49%) Clustering
6 4 (2.25%) Equities
6 4 (2.25%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.25%) Graphic Design
6 4 (2.25%) Credit Risk
6 4 (2.25%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.69%) Data Extraction
7 3 (1.69%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.69%) SWIFT
7 3 (1.69%) HACMP
7 3 (1.69%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.12%) IVR
8 2 (1.12%) User Experience
9 1 (0.56%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.56%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 18 (10.11%) Windows
2 7 (3.93%) Linux
3 6 (3.37%) Solaris
4 5 (2.81%) UNIX
4 5 (2.81%) AIX
4 5 (2.81%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (44.94%) Project Management
2 60 (33.71%) PRINCE2
3 36 (20.22%) Project Planning
4 27 (15.17%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (15.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 21 (11.80%) Risk Management
5 21 (11.80%) Programme Management
5 21 (11.80%) Change Control
6 20 (11.24%) Change Management
7 17 (9.55%) Migration
8 15 (8.43%) ITIL
9 13 (7.30%) Waterfall
10 11 (6.18%) SDLC
10 11 (6.18%) Data Modelling
11 9 (5.06%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (4.49%) Quality Management
12 8 (4.49%) Scrum
12 8 (4.49%) Business Analysis
13 7 (3.93%) PRINCE
14 6 (3.37%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 16 (8.99%) SQL
2 5 (2.81%) Java
2 5 (2.81%) VB
2 5 (2.81%) VBA
3 4 (2.25%) C
4 2 (1.12%) C#
5 1 (0.56%) C++
5 1 (0.56%) COBOL
5 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.56%) VBScript
5 1 (0.56%) Python
5 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 32 (17.98%) Degree
2 19 (10.67%) PMI Certification
3 12 (6.74%) Security Cleared
4 10 (5.62%) PMP
5 9 (5.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 8 (4.49%) DV Cleared
7 7 (3.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 6 (3.37%) ISEB
9 4 (2.25%) SC Cleared
9 4 (2.25%) APMP
10 2 (1.12%) CISSP
11 1 (0.56%) CISA
11 1 (0.56%) CISM
11 1 (0.56%) MBA
11 1 (0.56%) GCIA
11 1 (0.56%) GCIH
11 1 (0.56%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.56%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 1 (0.56%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.56%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.18%) QA
2 3 (1.69%) Solvency II
2 3 (1.69%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.12%) COBIT
4 1 (0.56%) Basel II
4 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.56%) COSO
4 1 (0.56%) P3O
4 1 (0.56%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.56%) PMBOK
System Software
1 12 (6.74%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 60 (33.71%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.62%) Oracle
3 9 (5.06%) IBM
4 6 (3.37%) CheckPoint
4 6 (3.37%) SAP
5 5 (2.81%) Cognos
5 5 (2.81%) WorldPay
6 4 (2.25%) Splunk
6 4 (2.25%) Cisco
6 4 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.69%) Veritas
7 3 (1.69%) HP
7 3 (1.69%) Citrix
7 3 (1.69%) Google
8 2 (1.12%) VMware
8 2 (1.12%) Teradata
9 1 (0.56%) Symantec
9 1 (0.56%) McAfee
9 1 (0.56%) BT
9 1 (0.56%) MicroStrategy
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