The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the City of London region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 106 132 85
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -47
Contract jobs citing MS Project 91 89 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.58% 1.26% 2.05%
As % of the Applications category 13.06% 10.30% 16.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 67 122
Average daily rate
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£420 £450 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £255 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £573
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £22.00 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £32.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-50.78% +25.49%
Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
697 864 993
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.09% 12.20% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 577 659
Average daily rate £375 £389 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.53% -2.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £186 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 50 61
Average hourly rate £20.25 £19.50 £17.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £13.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.70 £35.00 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
MS Project
London

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 82 (46.07%) Finance
2 77 (43.26%) PRINCE2
3 74 (41.57%) MS Excel
4 73 (41.01%) Project Management
5 66 (37.08%) Microsoft
6 57 (32.02%) MS Office
7 49 (27.53%) MS PowerPoint
8 48 (26.97%) MS Visio
9 34 (19.10%) Project Planning
10 31 (17.42%) Degree
11 30 (16.85%) Banking
12 28 (15.73%) Stakeholder Management
13 24 (13.48%) Programme Management
14 20 (11.24%) SharePoint
14 20 (11.24%) QA
15 18 (10.11%) Business Analysis
16 17 (9.55%) Windows
17 14 (7.87%) ISEB
17 14 (7.87%) Agile Software Development
17 14 (7.87%) Security Cleared
18 13 (7.30%) Investment Banking
19 12 (6.74%) Change Management
19 12 (6.74%) Management Information System
19 12 (6.74%) Dependency Management
20 11 (6.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
20 11 (6.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 11 (6.18%) PMI Certification
21 10 (5.62%) IBM
21 10 (5.62%) PMP
21 10 (5.62%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 20 (11.24%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.37%) MS Project Server
3 5 (2.81%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.25%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.25%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.69%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.69%) Confluence
6 2 (1.12%) CMS
7 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.56%) Lync
7 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.56%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 74 (41.57%) MS Excel
2 57 (32.02%) MS Office
3 49 (27.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 48 (26.97%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.25%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.12%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (1.12%) Photoshop
6 2 (1.12%) Fireworks
6 2 (1.12%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (1.12%) InDesign
6 2 (1.12%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.56%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.56%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.56%) Summit
2 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.25%) LAN
2 3 (1.69%) SAN
2 3 (1.69%) Firewall
2 3 (1.69%) IP Telephony
3 2 (1.12%) Wireless
3 2 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (1.12%) Extranet
3 2 (1.12%) ISDN
3 2 (1.12%) DSL
3 2 (1.12%) WAN
3 2 (1.12%) VPN
3 2 (1.12%) SSL
4 1 (0.56%) MPLS
4 1 (0.56%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.56%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (0.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.12%) MS Access
2 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (3.93%) JIRA
2 2 (1.12%) RequisitePro
2 2 (1.12%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.56%) Subversion
3 1 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.56%) PVCS
3 1 (0.56%) Toad
3 1 (0.56%) TestDirector
General
1 82 (46.07%) Finance
2 30 (16.85%) Banking
3 13 (7.30%) Investment Banking
4 10 (5.62%) Retail
4 10 (5.62%) Legal
5 9 (5.06%) Publishing
6 8 (4.49%) Advertising
6 8 (4.49%) Marketing
7 6 (3.37%) Retail Banking
8 5 (2.81%) Law
9 4 (2.25%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (2.25%) Back Office
10 2 (1.12%) Manufacturing
10 2 (1.12%) Telecoms
10 2 (1.12%) Billing
11 1 (0.56%) French Language
11 1 (0.56%) Portuguese Language
11 1 (0.56%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.56%) Games
11 1 (0.56%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (27.53%) Project Manager
2 35 (19.66%) Analyst
3 19 (10.67%) Business Analyst
4 18 (10.11%) Project Planner
5 13 (7.30%) Test Manager
6 11 (6.18%) PMO Analyst
7 9 (5.06%) Coordinator
8 8 (4.49%) Project Coordinator
8 8 (4.49%) Project Support Officer
8 8 (4.49%) Project Officer
9 6 (3.37%) Infrastructure Manager
9 6 (3.37%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 6 (3.37%) Agile Project Manager
10 5 (2.81%) PMO Manager
10 5 (2.81%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
10 5 (2.81%) Support Analyst
10 5 (2.81%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (2.81%) Security Manager
10 5 (2.81%) Banking Business Analyst
11 4 (2.25%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.69%) HTML
1 3 (1.69%) XML
1 3 (1.69%) Flash
2 2 (1.12%) Spring
2 2 (1.12%) Swing
2 2 (1.12%) CSS
2 2 (1.12%) JSP
2 2 (1.12%) Struts
2 2 (1.12%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.74%) Management Information System
2 6 (3.37%) PMI
3 3 (1.69%) NHS
3 3 (1.69%) Biometrics
4 2 (1.12%) Replication
4 2 (1.12%) Equities
4 2 (1.12%) CESG
4 2 (1.12%) SecurID
4 2 (1.12%) EPoS
4 2 (1.12%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.56%) Derivative
5 1 (0.56%) Statistics
5 1 (0.56%) Taxonomies
5 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.56%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.56%) Market Risk
5 1 (0.56%) FMCG
5 1 (0.56%) Learning Management System
5 1 (0.56%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.56%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 17 (9.55%) Windows
2 3 (1.69%) Linux
2 3 (1.69%) UNIX
2 3 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.12%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.12%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.12%) Android
4 1 (0.56%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (43.26%) PRINCE2
2 73 (41.01%) Project Management
3 34 (19.10%) Project Planning
4 28 (15.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 24 (13.48%) Programme Management
6 18 (10.11%) Business Analysis
7 14 (7.87%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (6.74%) Change Management
8 12 (6.74%) Dependency Management
9 10 (5.62%) ITIL
10 9 (5.06%) Migration
10 9 (5.06%) Change Control
10 9 (5.06%) Test Strategy
10 9 (5.06%) Test Management
11 8 (4.49%) Asset Management
12 7 (3.93%) PRINCE
12 7 (3.93%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (3.37%) Service Management
13 6 (3.37%) Scrum
13 6 (3.37%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.06%) SQL
2 6 (3.37%) VBA
3 5 (2.81%) C
4 4 (2.25%) Java
5 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.56%) C#
5 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (17.42%) Degree
2 14 (7.87%) Security Cleared
2 14 (7.87%) ISEB
3 11 (6.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 11 (6.18%) PMI Certification
3 11 (6.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 10 (5.62%) PMP
5 8 (4.49%) SC Cleared
6 5 (2.81%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.25%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.69%) CISSP
8 3 (1.69%) MAPM
9 2 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.12%) CEH
9 2 (1.12%) CCNP
10 1 (0.56%) CISA
10 1 (0.56%) MOS
10 1 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.24%) QA
2 4 (2.25%) SLA
3 3 (1.69%) Basel III
4 2 (1.12%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.56%) P3O
5 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (3.37%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.69%) XenApp
3 2 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.81%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 66 (37.08%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.62%) IBM
3 9 (5.06%) SAP
4 7 (3.93%) Oracle
4 7 (3.93%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (3.37%) Cisco
6 5 (2.81%) Citrix
6 5 (2.81%) VMware
7 4 (2.25%) CheckPoint
7 4 (2.25%) HP
8 2 (1.12%) Apple
8 2 (1.12%) Juniper
8 2 (1.12%) BMC
8 2 (1.12%) Adobe
8 2 (1.12%) BT
8 2 (1.12%) Remedy
8 2 (1.12%) Blue Coat
8 2 (1.12%) Proofpoint
9 1 (0.56%) Vermilion
9 1 (0.56%) ServiceNow
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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JM
Rate: £400 - £470 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £150 - £159 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
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Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
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Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
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Capita - ITMS
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
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Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £420 - £440 per day
Posted: 19 days ago