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 1 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Project
Rank 137 114 125
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +11
Contract jobs citing MS Project 32 92 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.96% 1.57% 1.46%
As % of the Applications category 10.39% 12.47% 11.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 67 51
Median daily rate £388 £428 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.35% +3.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £289 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
-10.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £21.78 £17.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.45% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £31.95 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-20.18% +77.50%
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
308 738 717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.24% 12.61% 12.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 527 489
Median daily rate £375 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 38 29
Median hourly rate £18.25 £15.64 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.72% -22.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.20 £34.00 £29.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%

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 1 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 1 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 39 (50.65%) MS Excel
2 37 (48.05%) Project Management
3 36 (46.75%) Finance
4 27 (35.06%) Microsoft
5 26 (33.77%) PRINCE2
6 17 (22.08%) MS Visio
7 16 (20.78%) MS Office
7 16 (20.78%) Banking
8 15 (19.48%) MS PowerPoint
9 14 (18.18%) Change Management
10 13 (16.88%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (15.58%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (14.29%) SQL Server
12 11 (14.29%) ITIL
12 11 (14.29%) SharePoint
12 11 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (11.69%) CRM
13 9 (11.69%) Migration
13 9 (11.69%) Project Planning
13 9 (11.69%) Degree
14 8 (10.39%) Business Analysis
14 8 (10.39%) User Acceptance Testing
15 7 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
15 7 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
15 7 (9.09%) JIRA
15 7 (9.09%) Data Centre
16 6 (7.79%) Programme Management
16 6 (7.79%) Investment Banking
16 6 (7.79%) Waterfall
16 6 (7.79%) PMI Certification

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 11 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.49%) Confluence
3 4 (5.19%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.90%) MS Project Server
5 2 (2.60%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.60%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.60%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.30%) CMS
6 1 (1.30%) Moodle
6 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 39 (50.65%) MS Excel
2 17 (22.08%) MS Visio
3 16 (20.78%) MS Office
4 15 (19.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (3.90%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (1.30%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 7 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.60%) Maximo
2 2 (2.60%) Primavera
3 1 (1.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (1.30%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.19%) Office 365
2 1 (1.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.19%) DNS
1 4 (5.19%) Extranet
1 4 (5.19%) Firewall
1 4 (5.19%) Network Security
2 2 (2.60%) WAN
3 1 (1.30%) MPLS
3 1 (1.30%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.19%) MS Access
3 2 (2.60%) GIS
3 2 (2.60%) KDB
3 2 (2.60%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (9.09%) JIRA
2 2 (2.60%) Artifactory
2 2 (2.60%) Bitbucket
2 2 (2.60%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.60%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (2.60%) Subversion
2 2 (2.60%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.30%) ClearQuest
General
1 36 (46.75%) Finance
2 16 (20.78%) Banking
3 6 (7.79%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.90%) Advertising
4 3 (3.90%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.60%) Legal
5 2 (2.60%) Marketing
5 2 (2.60%) Publishing
5 2 (2.60%) Retail
6 1 (1.30%) French Language
6 1 (1.30%) Law
6 1 (1.30%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (1.30%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (33.77%) Project Manager
2 13 (16.88%) Analyst
3 8 (10.39%) Senior Manager
4 7 (9.09%) Senior Project Manager
5 6 (7.79%) Project Planner
6 5 (6.49%) CRM Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) Business Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) PMO Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) Project Officer
7 4 (5.19%) Project Support Officer
7 4 (5.19%) Senior Desktop Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Senior Server Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Server Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Support Officer
7 4 (5.19%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) Business Change Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Programme Manager
8 3 (3.90%) Project Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.60%) Web Services
2 1 (1.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.19%) PMI
4 3 (3.90%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.60%) Equities
5 2 (2.60%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.30%) Clustering
6 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.30%) Derivative
6 1 (1.30%) Fintech
6 1 (1.30%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.30%) FMCG
6 1 (1.30%) Life Science
6 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.30%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.30%) OTC Derivatives
6 1 (1.30%) Statistics
6 1 (1.30%) User Experience
6 1 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.79%) Windows
2 4 (5.19%) Windows Phone
2 4 (5.19%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.60%) Linux
3 2 (2.60%) Unix
4 1 (1.30%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (48.05%) Project Management
2 26 (33.77%) PRINCE2
3 14 (18.18%) Change Management
4 13 (16.88%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (15.58%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (14.29%) ITIL
7 9 (11.69%) CRM
7 9 (11.69%) Migration
7 9 (11.69%) Project Planning
8 8 (10.39%) Business Analysis
8 8 (10.39%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (7.79%) Programme Management
9 6 (7.79%) Risk Management
9 6 (7.79%) Waterfall
10 5 (6.49%) Business Continuity
10 5 (6.49%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (6.49%) Investment Management
10 5 (6.49%) Scrum
10 5 (6.49%) Time Management
11 4 (5.19%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.49%) SQL
2 4 (5.19%) Java
3 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (11.69%) Degree
2 6 (7.79%) PMI Certification
3 4 (5.19%) MCSE
3 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 4 (5.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (3.90%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.60%) PMP
5 2 (2.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.30%) APMP
6 1 (1.30%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.30%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (1.30%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.19%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.30%) MiFID
2 1 (1.30%) P3O
2 1 (1.30%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (6.49%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 4 (5.19%) UAG
2 4 (5.19%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (5.19%) Backup Exec
1 4 (5.19%) IBM BigFix
1 4 (5.19%) SCOM
1 4 (5.19%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 1 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (35.06%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (7.79%) IBM
4 4 (5.19%) Citrix
4 4 (5.19%) Murex
4 4 (5.19%) Oracle
4 4 (5.19%) Symantec
4 4 (5.19%) VMware
5 3 (3.90%) Atlassian
6 2 (2.60%) BEA
6 2 (2.60%) Black Duck
6 2 (2.60%) CODA
6 2 (2.60%) Coverity
6 2 (2.60%) ION Trading
6 2 (2.60%) SAP
6 2 (2.60%) Syclo
6 2 (2.60%) WorldPay
6 2 (2.60%) Yolus
7 1 (1.30%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.30%) Sage