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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 104 147 97
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -50
Contract jobs citing MS Project 97 85 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.65% 1.16% 1.94%
As % of the Applications category 13.07% 9.70% 16.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 58 122
Average daily rate
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£425 £468 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +12.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £570 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +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 £26.75
% change year-on-year
-49.29% +17.96%
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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
742 876 939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.60% 11.90% 12.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 575 640
Average daily rate £368 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 53 62
Average hourly rate £20.50 £19.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.49% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.65 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £63.20 £22.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 (46.41%) Finance
2 80 (44.20%) MS Excel
3 76 (41.99%) PRINCE2
4 72 (39.78%) Project Management
5 71 (39.23%) Microsoft
6 56 (30.94%) MS Office
7 55 (30.39%) MS PowerPoint
8 49 (27.07%) MS Visio
9 33 (18.23%) Banking
9 33 (18.23%) Degree
10 32 (17.68%) Project Planning
11 27 (14.92%) Stakeholder Management
12 23 (12.71%) Programme Management
13 21 (11.60%) QA
14 20 (11.05%) Business Analysis
15 19 (10.50%) Windows
16 15 (8.29%) SharePoint
16 15 (8.29%) Investment Banking
16 15 (8.29%) Change Management
17 14 (7.73%) ISEB
17 14 (7.73%) PMI Certification
18 13 (7.18%) PMP
18 13 (7.18%) Agile Software Development
18 13 (7.18%) Security Cleared
19 12 (6.63%) Dependency Management
19 12 (6.63%) Legal
19 12 (6.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 12 (6.63%) ITIL
20 11 (6.08%) Retail
20 11 (6.08%) Test Strategy

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 15 (8.29%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.31%) WebLogic
3 5 (2.76%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.66%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.66%) MS Project Server
4 3 (1.66%) Confluence
5 2 (1.10%) CMS
5 2 (1.10%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.55%) Documentum
6 1 (0.55%) IIS
6 1 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.55%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.55%) Apache
6 1 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.55%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.55%) Lync
6 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 80 (44.20%) MS Excel
2 56 (30.94%) MS Office
3 55 (30.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 49 (27.07%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.21%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (2.21%) Photoshop
6 2 (1.10%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (1.10%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (1.10%) InDesign
6 2 (1.10%) Adobe After Effects
6 2 (1.10%) Fireworks
6 2 (1.10%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.55%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.10%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.55%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.55%) Summit
3 1 (0.55%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.21%) LAN
1 4 (2.21%) WAN
2 3 (1.66%) SSL
2 3 (1.66%) SAN
2 3 (1.66%) IP Telephony
2 3 (1.66%) Firewall
2 3 (1.66%) Structured Cabling
3 2 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (1.10%) Wireless
3 2 (1.10%) Extranet
3 2 (1.10%) DSL
3 2 (1.10%) ISDN
3 2 (1.10%) VPN
4 1 (0.55%) HTTP
4 1 (0.55%) MPLS
4 1 (0.55%) Network Security
4 1 (0.55%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.31%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.66%) MS Access
3 2 (1.10%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (4.42%) JIRA
2 2 (1.10%) Axure RP
2 2 (1.10%) RequisitePro
2 2 (1.10%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.55%) Toad
3 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.55%) PVCS
3 1 (0.55%) Subversion
3 1 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 84 (46.41%) Finance
2 33 (18.23%) Banking
3 15 (8.29%) Investment Banking
4 12 (6.63%) Legal
5 11 (6.08%) Retail
6 10 (5.52%) Advertising
7 8 (4.42%) Publishing
8 7 (3.87%) Retail Banking
9 6 (3.31%) Marketing
10 4 (2.21%) Law
10 4 (2.21%) Back Office
11 3 (1.66%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (1.66%) Financial Institution
11 3 (1.66%) Telecoms
12 2 (1.10%) Manufacturing
12 2 (1.10%) Front Office
12 2 (1.10%) Billing
13 1 (0.55%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.55%) International Banking
13 1 (0.55%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 46 (25.41%) Project Manager
2 38 (20.99%) Analyst
3 19 (10.50%) Business Analyst
4 17 (9.39%) Project Planner
5 12 (6.63%) PMO Analyst
6 11 (6.08%) Test Manager
7 10 (5.52%) Coordinator
8 9 (4.97%) Project Coordinator
9 8 (4.42%) Project Support Officer
9 8 (4.42%) Project Officer
10 6 (3.31%) PMO Manager
10 6 (3.31%) Infrastructure Manager
10 6 (3.31%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 5 (2.76%) Support Analyst
11 5 (2.76%) Security Manager
11 5 (2.76%) Project Analyst
11 5 (2.76%) Programme Planner
12 4 (2.21%) Agile Project Manager
12 4 (2.21%) Change Manager
12 4 (2.21%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.21%) .NET
2 3 (1.66%) Web Services
2 3 (1.66%) XML
3 2 (1.10%) Spring
3 2 (1.10%) Swing
3 2 (1.10%) HTML
3 2 (1.10%) CSS
3 2 (1.10%) JSP
3 2 (1.10%) Struts
3 2 (1.10%) Flash
4 1 (0.55%) JMS
4 1 (0.55%) Middleware
4 1 (0.55%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.52%) Management Information System
2 7 (3.87%) PMI
3 3 (1.66%) Biometrics
3 3 (1.66%) NHS
4 2 (1.10%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.10%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.10%) Replication
4 2 (1.10%) Equities
4 2 (1.10%) SecurID
4 2 (1.10%) CESG
4 2 (1.10%) EPoS
5 1 (0.55%) DTV
5 1 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.55%) Taxonomies
5 1 (0.55%) Derivative
5 1 (0.55%) Statistics
5 1 (0.55%) E-Learning
5 1 (0.55%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.55%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.55%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.50%) Windows
2 5 (2.76%) Linux
3 3 (1.66%) UNIX
3 3 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.10%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.10%) Android
5 1 (0.55%) pSOS
5 1 (0.55%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (41.99%) PRINCE2
2 72 (39.78%) Project Management
3 32 (17.68%) Project Planning
4 27 (14.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 23 (12.71%) Programme Management
6 20 (11.05%) Business Analysis
7 15 (8.29%) Change Management
8 13 (7.18%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (6.63%) Dependency Management
9 12 (6.63%) ITIL
10 11 (6.08%) Test Strategy
11 10 (5.52%) Change Control
11 10 (5.52%) Migration
12 9 (4.97%) Test Management
13 7 (3.87%) PRINCE
13 7 (3.87%) Asset Management
13 7 (3.87%) Validation
13 7 (3.87%) User Acceptance Testing
14 6 (3.31%) Service Management
14 6 (3.31%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.97%) SQL
2 6 (3.31%) VBA
3 4 (2.21%) Java
4 3 (1.66%) C
5 1 (0.55%) C#
5 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.55%) Korn
5 1 (0.55%) Jython
5 1 (0.55%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.55%) C-shell
5 1 (0.55%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 33 (18.23%) Degree
2 14 (7.73%) ISEB
2 14 (7.73%) PMI Certification
3 13 (7.18%) PMP
3 13 (7.18%) Security Cleared
4 12 (6.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 11 (6.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 7 (3.87%) SC Cleared
7 5 (2.76%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.21%) ISTQB
9 3 (1.66%) CISSP
9 3 (1.66%) MAPM
10 2 (1.10%) CEH
10 2 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.10%) CCNP
11 1 (0.55%) CCIE
11 1 (0.55%) CCSP
11 1 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.55%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (11.60%) QA
2 4 (2.21%) SLA
3 3 (1.66%) Basel III
4 2 (1.10%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.55%) P3O
System Software
1 7 (3.87%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.66%) XenApp
3 2 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (4.42%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 71 (39.23%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.97%) Oracle
3 8 (4.42%) IBM
4 7 (3.87%) SAP
5 6 (3.31%) Cisco
6 5 (2.76%) Citrix
6 5 (2.76%) HP
6 5 (2.76%) VMware
7 4 (2.21%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.10%) Proofpoint
9 2 (1.10%) BT
9 2 (1.10%) Blue Coat
9 2 (1.10%) Juniper
9 2 (1.10%) Apple
9 2 (1.10%) BMC
9 2 (1.10%) Remedy
9 2 (1.10%) Adobe
10 1 (0.55%) Business Objects
10 1 (0.55%) JBoss
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