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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 114 136 89
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -47
Contract jobs citing MS Project 94 88 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.59% 1.20% 1.99%
As % of the Applications category 12.72% 9.94% 16.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 59 123
Average daily rate
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£425 £460 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.60% +10.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £272 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £569 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £31.56 £27.25
% change year-on-year
-49.29% +15.79%
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
739 885 931
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.50% 12.05% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 577 639
Average daily rate £365 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £175 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 55 65
Average hourly rate £20.50 £19.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £61.40 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -5.83%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 84 (45.65%) MS Excel
2 82 (44.57%) Finance
3 74 (40.22%) PRINCE2
4 73 (39.67%) Project Management
5 72 (39.13%) Microsoft
6 57 (30.98%) MS PowerPoint
7 56 (30.43%) MS Office
8 50 (27.17%) MS Visio
9 34 (18.48%) Degree
10 32 (17.39%) Project Planning
10 32 (17.39%) Banking
11 26 (14.13%) Stakeholder Management
12 22 (11.96%) Business Analysis
13 21 (11.41%) Programme Management
13 21 (11.41%) QA
14 19 (10.33%) Windows
15 18 (9.78%) SharePoint
16 16 (8.70%) PMI Certification
17 15 (8.15%) PMP
17 15 (8.15%) Change Management
18 14 (7.61%) Agile Software Development
18 14 (7.61%) Investment Banking
18 14 (7.61%) ISEB
19 13 (7.07%) Legal
19 13 (7.07%) Security Cleared
20 12 (6.52%) Test Strategy
20 12 (6.52%) Dependency Management
20 12 (6.52%) ITIL
21 11 (5.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
21 11 (5.98%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 18 (9.78%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.26%) WebLogic
3 5 (2.72%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.63%) MS Project Server
4 3 (1.63%) Confluence
4 3 (1.63%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.09%) CMS
6 1 (0.54%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.54%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.54%) Lync
6 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.54%) Documentum
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.54%) IIS
6 1 (0.54%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.54%) Apache
Applications
1 84 (45.65%) MS Excel
2 57 (30.98%) MS PowerPoint
3 56 (30.43%) MS Office
4 50 (27.17%) MS Visio
5 5 (2.72%) Photoshop
6 4 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (1.09%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (1.09%) Fireworks
7 2 (1.09%) AutoCAD
7 2 (1.09%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (1.09%) InDesign
7 2 (1.09%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.54%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.54%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.54%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.54%) Summit
3 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.17%) LAN
1 4 (2.17%) WAN
2 3 (1.63%) SSL
2 3 (1.63%) SAN
2 3 (1.63%) Firewall
2 3 (1.63%) IP Telephony
2 3 (1.63%) Structured Cabling
3 2 (1.09%) DSL
3 2 (1.09%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (1.09%) Wireless
3 2 (1.09%) Extranet
3 2 (1.09%) ISDN
3 2 (1.09%) VPN
4 1 (0.54%) HTTP
4 1 (0.54%) MPLS
4 1 (0.54%) Network Security
4 1 (0.54%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.63%) MS Access
3 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.09%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 10 (5.43%) JIRA
2 2 (1.09%) Axure RP
2 2 (1.09%) TestDirector
2 2 (1.09%) RequisitePro
3 1 (0.54%) Subversion
3 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.54%) PVCS
3 1 (0.54%) Toad
3 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 82 (44.57%) Finance
2 32 (17.39%) Banking
3 14 (7.61%) Investment Banking
4 13 (7.07%) Legal
5 11 (5.98%) Retail
6 10 (5.43%) Advertising
7 7 (3.80%) Publishing
7 7 (3.80%) Retail Banking
8 5 (2.72%) Marketing
9 4 (2.17%) Law
10 3 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (1.63%) Financial Institution
10 3 (1.63%) Back Office
10 3 (1.63%) Telecoms
11 2 (1.09%) Billing
11 2 (1.09%) Front Office
11 2 (1.09%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.54%) Electronics
12 1 (0.54%) International Banking
12 1 (0.54%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 46 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 42 (22.83%) Analyst
3 20 (10.87%) Business Analyst
4 18 (9.78%) Project Planner
5 15 (8.15%) PMO Analyst
6 12 (6.52%) Test Manager
7 10 (5.43%) Coordinator
8 9 (4.89%) Project Coordinator
9 7 (3.80%) Project Support Officer
9 7 (3.80%) PMO Manager
9 7 (3.80%) Project Officer
10 6 (3.26%) Project Analyst
10 6 (3.26%) Programme Planner
10 6 (3.26%) Infrastructure Manager
10 6 (3.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 5 (2.72%) Support Analyst
11 5 (2.72%) Security Manager
12 4 (2.17%) Business Manager
12 4 (2.17%) Senior Manager
12 4 (2.17%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.17%) .NET
2 3 (1.63%) Web Services
2 3 (1.63%) XML
3 2 (1.09%) Swing
3 2 (1.09%) Flash
3 2 (1.09%) CSS
3 2 (1.09%) JSP
3 2 (1.09%) Struts
3 2 (1.09%) Spring
3 2 (1.09%) HTML
4 1 (0.54%) Java EE
4 1 (0.54%) JMS
4 1 (0.54%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.43%) Management Information System
2 7 (3.80%) PMI
3 3 (1.63%) NHS
3 3 (1.63%) Biometrics
3 3 (1.63%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.09%) CESG
4 2 (1.09%) SecurID
4 2 (1.09%) Derivative
4 2 (1.09%) Replication
4 2 (1.09%) EPoS
4 2 (1.09%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.54%) E-Learning
5 1 (0.54%) Equities
5 1 (0.54%) DTV
5 1 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.54%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (0.54%) Statistics
5 1 (0.54%) Taxonomies
5 1 (0.54%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.54%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.33%) Windows
2 5 (2.72%) Linux
3 3 (1.63%) UNIX
3 3 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.09%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.09%) Android
5 1 (0.54%) pSOS
5 1 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (40.22%) PRINCE2
2 73 (39.67%) Project Management
3 32 (17.39%) Project Planning
4 26 (14.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 22 (11.96%) Business Analysis
6 21 (11.41%) Programme Management
7 15 (8.15%) Change Management
8 14 (7.61%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (6.52%) ITIL
9 12 (6.52%) Test Strategy
9 12 (6.52%) Dependency Management
10 11 (5.98%) Migration
11 10 (5.43%) Change Control
11 10 (5.43%) Test Management
12 8 (4.35%) Validation
13 7 (3.80%) Service Delivery
13 7 (3.80%) PRINCE
13 7 (3.80%) Asset Management
13 7 (3.80%) User Acceptance Testing
14 6 (3.26%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.43%) SQL
2 6 (3.26%) VBA
3 4 (2.17%) Java
4 2 (1.09%) C
5 1 (0.54%) C#
5 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.54%) Jython
5 1 (0.54%) Korn
5 1 (0.54%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.54%) C-shell
5 1 (0.54%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 34 (18.48%) Degree
2 16 (8.70%) PMI Certification
3 15 (8.15%) PMP
4 14 (7.61%) ISEB
5 13 (7.07%) Security Cleared
6 11 (5.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 11 (5.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 7 (3.80%) SC Cleared
8 5 (2.72%) DV Cleared
9 4 (2.17%) ISTQB
10 3 (1.63%) CISSP
10 3 (1.63%) MAPM
11 2 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (1.09%) CEH
11 2 (1.09%) CCNP
12 1 (0.54%) CISA
12 1 (0.54%) MOS
12 1 (0.54%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (11.41%) QA
2 4 (2.17%) SLA
3 3 (1.63%) Basel III
4 2 (1.09%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.54%) P3O
5 1 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (3.80%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.63%) XenApp
3 2 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (4.89%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 72 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.89%) Oracle
3 7 (3.80%) SAP
3 7 (3.80%) IBM
4 6 (3.26%) Cisco
4 6 (3.26%) HP
5 5 (2.72%) Citrix
5 5 (2.72%) VMware
6 4 (2.17%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.09%) Remedy
8 2 (1.09%) Blue Coat
8 2 (1.09%) Apple
8 2 (1.09%) BT
8 2 (1.09%) Proofpoint
8 2 (1.09%) Juniper
8 2 (1.09%) BMC
8 2 (1.09%) Adobe
9 1 (0.54%) Murex
9 1 (0.54%) Fidessa
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