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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 114 135 88
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -47
Contract jobs citing MS Project 97 89 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.65% 1.23% 2.05%
As % of the Applications category 13.14% 10.77% 17.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 59 123
Average daily rate
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£375 £430 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.79% +7.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £295 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £16.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+118.75% -40.74%
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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
738 826 831
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.55% 11.37% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 538 576
Average daily rate £350 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £178 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 45 55
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -13.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £12.88 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £45.78 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.62 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+7.68% -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 22 October 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 October 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 92 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 85 (46.20%) Project Management
3 75 (40.76%) Finance
4 69 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 64 (34.78%) PRINCE2
6 63 (34.24%) MS PowerPoint
7 60 (32.61%) MS Office
8 50 (27.17%) MS Visio
9 36 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
10 32 (17.39%) Banking
11 24 (13.04%) Degree
11 24 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
12 23 (12.50%) Project Planning
12 23 (12.50%) Business Analysis
13 22 (11.96%) Stakeholder Management
13 22 (11.96%) SharePoint
14 21 (11.41%) QA
15 20 (10.87%) Programme Management
16 19 (10.33%) Change Management
17 18 (9.78%) Legal
18 17 (9.24%) PMI Certification
19 16 (8.70%) Windows
20 15 (8.15%) PMP
20 15 (8.15%) Validation
20 15 (8.15%) Test Strategy
21 14 (7.61%) Test Management
21 14 (7.61%) Investment Banking
21 14 (7.61%) ISEB
21 14 (7.61%) SQL
22 13 (7.07%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (11.96%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.80%) WebLogic
3 6 (3.26%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.63%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.63%) CMS
5 2 (1.09%) IIS
5 2 (1.09%) MS Project Server
5 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.09%) Confluence
6 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.54%) Lync
6 1 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.54%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.54%) Documentum
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.54%) JBoss
6 1 (0.54%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.54%) Apache
Applications
1 92 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 63 (34.24%) MS PowerPoint
3 60 (32.61%) MS Office
4 50 (27.17%) MS Visio
5 6 (3.26%) Photoshop
6 2 (1.09%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.54%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.54%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.54%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.54%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.72%) WAN
1 5 (2.72%) LAN
2 4 (2.17%) SAN
3 3 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (1.63%) SSL
3 3 (1.63%) IP Telephony
3 3 (1.63%) Wireless
3 3 (1.63%) Firewall
4 2 (1.09%) VPN
4 2 (1.09%) DSL
4 2 (1.09%) Extranet
4 2 (1.09%) ISDN
4 2 (1.09%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (0.54%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.54%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.54%) Network Security
5 1 (0.54%) Intranet
5 1 (0.54%) SONET
5 1 (0.54%) DWDM
5 1 (0.54%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.17%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.63%) MS Access
3 2 (1.09%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 12 (6.52%) JIRA
2 3 (1.63%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.54%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.54%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (0.54%) RequisitePro
3 1 (0.54%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.54%) Rational Robot
3 1 (0.54%) JUnit
General
1 75 (40.76%) Finance
2 32 (17.39%) Banking
3 18 (9.78%) Legal
4 14 (7.61%) Investment Banking
5 9 (4.89%) Advertising
6 8 (4.35%) Retail
7 6 (3.26%) Publishing
8 5 (2.72%) Retail Banking
8 5 (2.72%) Law
9 4 (2.17%) Front Office
9 4 (2.17%) Back Office
9 4 (2.17%) Marketing
10 3 (1.63%) Telecoms
10 3 (1.63%) Financial Institution
11 2 (1.09%) Billing
11 2 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.54%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.54%) International Banking
12 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 52 (28.26%) Analyst
2 38 (20.65%) Project Manager
3 25 (13.59%) Business Analyst
4 20 (10.87%) PMO Analyst
5 16 (8.70%) Test Manager
6 12 (6.52%) Project Planner
7 9 (4.89%) Coordinator
8 7 (3.80%) PMO Manager
8 7 (3.80%) Business Manager
8 7 (3.80%) Project Analyst
8 7 (3.80%) Programme Planner
8 7 (3.80%) Project Coordinator
9 6 (3.26%) Infrastructure Manager
9 6 (3.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 5 (2.72%) Programme Manager
11 4 (2.17%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (2.17%) Change Manager
11 4 (2.17%) Support Analyst
11 4 (2.17%) Project Officer
11 4 (2.17%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.72%) .NET
1 5 (2.72%) XML
2 3 (1.63%) CSS
2 3 (1.63%) HTML
2 3 (1.63%) Web Services
3 2 (1.09%) Spring
3 2 (1.09%) Struts
3 2 (1.09%) JSP
3 2 (1.09%) Swing
4 1 (0.54%) Java EE
4 1 (0.54%) Middleware
4 1 (0.54%) JMS
4 1 (0.54%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.89%) PMI
3 6 (3.26%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.72%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.63%) User Experience
5 3 (1.63%) NHS
5 3 (1.63%) CESG
5 3 (1.63%) Statistics
6 2 (1.09%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.09%) Derivative
6 2 (1.09%) SecurID
6 2 (1.09%) EPoS
6 2 (1.09%) Wiki
7 1 (0.54%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.54%) Social Media
7 1 (0.54%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.54%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.54%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.54%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.70%) Windows
2 6 (3.26%) Linux
3 3 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (1.63%) UNIX
4 2 (1.09%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.54%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (46.20%) Project Management
2 64 (34.78%) PRINCE2
3 36 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (12.50%) Project Planning
4 23 (12.50%) Business Analysis
5 22 (11.96%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (10.87%) Programme Management
7 19 (10.33%) Change Management
8 15 (8.15%) Validation
8 15 (8.15%) Test Strategy
9 14 (7.61%) Test Management
10 13 (7.07%) ITIL
11 11 (5.98%) Service Delivery
12 10 (5.43%) Migration
12 10 (5.43%) DSDM
12 10 (5.43%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (4.89%) Business Transformation
13 9 (4.89%) Change Control
14 8 (4.35%) Risk Management
14 8 (4.35%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (7.61%) SQL
2 6 (3.26%) Java
3 5 (2.72%) VBA
4 2 (1.09%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.54%) C-shell
5 1 (0.54%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.54%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.54%) C
5 1 (0.54%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.54%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.54%) VBScript
5 1 (0.54%) Korn
5 1 (0.54%) Jython
Qualifications
1 24 (13.04%) Degree
2 17 (9.24%) PMI Certification
3 15 (8.15%) PMP
4 14 (7.61%) ISEB
5 8 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (2.17%) ISTQB
6 4 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (2.17%) Security Cleared
7 3 (1.63%) CISSP
7 3 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.09%) CEH
8 2 (1.09%) CCNP
8 2 (1.09%) MAPM
8 2 (1.09%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.54%) BICSI Certification
9 1 (0.54%) BICSI RCDD
9 1 (0.54%) APMP
9 1 (0.54%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (11.41%) QA
2 4 (2.17%) SLA
3 2 (1.09%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.54%) P3O
4 1 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (3.80%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.09%) XenApp
4 1 (0.54%) vSphere
4 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 12 (6.52%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.54%) SCCM
2 1 (0.54%) SCOM
2 1 (0.54%) SCVMM
2 1 (0.54%) SCDPM
2 1 (0.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 69 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.43%) IBM
2 10 (5.43%) HP
3 9 (4.89%) SAP
3 9 (4.89%) Oracle
4 5 (2.72%) VMware
5 4 (2.17%) Cisco
5 4 (2.17%) Citrix
6 3 (1.63%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.09%) Blue Coat
7 2 (1.09%) Siebel
7 2 (1.09%) Juniper
7 2 (1.09%) Proofpoint
8 1 (0.54%) Riverbed
8 1 (0.54%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.54%) Vermilion
8 1 (0.54%) Lumension
8 1 (0.54%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.54%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.54%) BMC
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