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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 123 134 105
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -29
Contract jobs citing MS Project 77 75 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.36% 1.10% 1.63%
As % of the Applications category 12.83% 10.16% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 55 77
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£405 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.70% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £299 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.42 £21.00 £28.40
% change year-on-year
+2.01% -26.05%
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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
600 738 720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.63% 10.86% 11.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 497 483
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £191 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 35 51
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -20.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £23.70 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 97 (56.40%) MS Excel
2 76 (44.19%) Finance
3 74 (43.02%) Project Management
4 63 (36.63%) Microsoft
5 62 (36.05%) PRINCE2
6 59 (34.30%) MS PowerPoint
7 52 (30.23%) MS Office
8 39 (22.67%) MS Visio
9 30 (17.44%) Agile Software Development
9 30 (17.44%) Banking
10 27 (15.70%) Change Management
11 25 (14.53%) Stakeholder Management
12 22 (12.79%) SharePoint
13 21 (12.21%) Degree
14 20 (11.63%) Project Planning
14 20 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
15 19 (11.05%) QA
16 17 (9.88%) Business Analysis
16 17 (9.88%) Programme Management
16 17 (9.88%) PMI Certification
17 16 (9.30%) PMP
18 14 (8.14%) Legal
18 14 (8.14%) SQL
18 14 (8.14%) Windows
18 14 (8.14%) Business Transformation
18 14 (8.14%) User Acceptance Testing
19 13 (7.56%) Validation
19 13 (7.56%) Service Delivery
20 11 (6.40%) ITIL
20 11 (6.40%) JIRA

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (12.79%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.07%) WebLogic
3 6 (3.49%) MS Project Server
3 6 (3.49%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.74%) CMS
5 2 (1.16%) Confluence
5 2 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.16%) IIS
5 2 (1.16%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.16%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.58%) SAS
6 1 (0.58%) Documentum
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.58%) JBoss
6 1 (0.58%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.58%) Apache
6 1 (0.58%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.58%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 97 (56.40%) MS Excel
2 59 (34.30%) MS PowerPoint
3 52 (30.23%) MS Office
4 39 (22.67%) MS Visio
5 6 (3.49%) Photoshop
6 2 (1.16%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.58%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.58%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.58%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.58%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.33%) WAN
2 2 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (1.16%) Structured Cabling
2 2 (1.16%) Wireless
2 2 (1.16%) LAN
2 2 (1.16%) SSL
2 2 (1.16%) Firewall
3 1 (0.58%) Intranet
3 1 (0.58%) Extranet
3 1 (0.58%) SAN
3 1 (0.58%) DSL
3 1 (0.58%) SONET
3 1 (0.58%) DWDM
3 1 (0.58%) DHCP
3 1 (0.58%) HTTP
3 1 (0.58%) VPN
3 1 (0.58%) DNS
3 1 (0.58%) ISDN
3 1 (0.58%) SDH
3 1 (0.58%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.74%) MS Access
3 2 (1.16%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (6.40%) JIRA
2 2 (1.16%) Rational Functional Tester
2 2 (1.16%) SoapUI
2 2 (1.16%) JUnit
2 2 (1.16%) Rational Robot
2 2 (1.16%) TestDirector
2 2 (1.16%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (1.16%) RequisitePro
General
1 76 (44.19%) Finance
2 30 (17.44%) Banking
3 14 (8.14%) Legal
4 11 (6.40%) Investment Banking
5 10 (5.81%) Advertising
6 9 (5.23%) Retail
7 7 (4.07%) Retail Banking
8 5 (2.91%) Financial Institution
8 5 (2.91%) Telecoms
8 5 (2.91%) Front Office
8 5 (2.91%) Law
9 4 (2.33%) Marketing
10 3 (1.74%) Back Office
11 2 (1.16%) Publishing
11 2 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.58%) French Language
12 1 (0.58%) International Banking
12 1 (0.58%) Billing
Job Titles
1 47 (27.33%) Analyst
2 35 (20.35%) Project Manager
3 23 (13.37%) Business Analyst
4 16 (9.30%) PMO Analyst
5 12 (6.98%) Test Manager
6 10 (5.81%) Programme Planner
6 10 (5.81%) Coordinator
7 8 (4.65%) Project Planner
8 7 (4.07%) Programme Manager
9 6 (3.49%) Project Coordinator
9 6 (3.49%) Project Support Officer
9 6 (3.49%) Project Analyst
9 6 (3.49%) Project Officer
10 5 (2.91%) PMO Manager
11 4 (2.33%) PMO Lead
11 4 (2.33%) Junior Project Manager
11 4 (2.33%) Delivery Manager
11 4 (2.33%) Infrastructure Manager
11 4 (2.33%) Business Manager
11 4 (2.33%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.91%) .NET
2 4 (2.33%) XML
3 2 (1.16%) SOAP
3 2 (1.16%) Web Services
4 1 (0.58%) Middleware
4 1 (0.58%) JMS
4 1 (0.58%) HTML
4 1 (0.58%) CSS
4 1 (0.58%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.23%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.91%) PMI
4 4 (2.33%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.74%) Statistics
5 3 (1.74%) CESG
6 2 (1.16%) Wiki
6 2 (1.16%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.16%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.16%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.16%) NHS
6 2 (1.16%) W3C
7 1 (0.58%) EPoS
7 1 (0.58%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.58%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.58%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.58%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.58%) SecurID
7 1 (0.58%) Derivative
7 1 (0.58%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.14%) Windows
2 6 (3.49%) Linux
3 3 (1.74%) UNIX
4 2 (1.16%) Android
4 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.16%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.58%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (43.02%) Project Management
2 62 (36.05%) PRINCE2
3 30 (17.44%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (15.70%) Change Management
5 25 (14.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (11.63%) Project Planning
7 17 (9.88%) Business Analysis
7 17 (9.88%) Programme Management
8 14 (8.14%) Business Transformation
8 14 (8.14%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (7.56%) Validation
9 13 (7.56%) Service Delivery
10 11 (6.40%) ITIL
11 10 (5.81%) DSDM
11 10 (5.81%) Test Management
11 10 (5.81%) Test Strategy
12 9 (5.23%) Change Control
13 8 (4.65%) Migration
13 8 (4.65%) Document Management
13 8 (4.65%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (8.14%) SQL
2 4 (2.33%) VBA
2 4 (2.33%) Java
3 2 (1.16%) PL/SQL
3 2 (1.16%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.58%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.58%) VBScript
4 1 (0.58%) Korn
4 1 (0.58%) Jython
4 1 (0.58%) C-shell
4 1 (0.58%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.58%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (12.21%) Degree
2 17 (9.88%) PMI Certification
3 16 (9.30%) PMP
4 8 (4.65%) ISEB
4 8 (4.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 7 (4.07%) Security Cleared
6 6 (3.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.74%) CISSP
7 3 (1.74%) APMP
7 3 (1.74%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.16%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.16%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.16%) CEH
8 2 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.58%) CISA
9 1 (0.58%) CCSP
9 1 (0.58%) CCNP
9 1 (0.58%) CCNA
9 1 (0.58%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (11.05%) QA
2 2 (1.16%) SLA
3 1 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.58%) P3O
System Software
1 4 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.58%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.58%) XenApp
3 1 (0.58%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (5.23%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.58%) SCDPM
2 1 (0.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (0.58%) SCCM
2 1 (0.58%) SCOM
2 1 (0.58%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 63 (36.63%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.23%) IBM
2 9 (5.23%) HP
2 9 (5.23%) Oracle
3 7 (4.07%) SAP
4 3 (1.74%) VMware
5 2 (1.16%) Siebel
5 2 (1.16%) Citrix
5 2 (1.16%) Cisco
5 2 (1.16%) Apple
5 2 (1.16%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.58%) Lotus
6 1 (0.58%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.58%) Juniper
6 1 (0.58%) BMC
6 1 (0.58%) Symantec
6 1 (0.58%) Remedy
6 1 (0.58%) McAfee
6 1 (0.58%) Sophos
6 1 (0.58%) Murex
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