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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 119 118 129
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +11
Contract jobs citing MS Project 72 89 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.33% 1.49% 1.25%
As % of the Applications category 11.08% 12.79% 10.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 56 67
Average daily rate
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£475 £384 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.77% -14.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £522 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.72% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £27.49
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -41.98%
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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
650 696 759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.03% 11.69% 11.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 459 533
Average daily rate £395 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £522 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 29 37
Average hourly rate £15.57 £17.50 £17.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.04% -2.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £22.30 £31.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015, 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 82 (57.75%) Finance
2 73 (51.41%) MS Excel
3 63 (44.37%) Project Management
4 57 (40.14%) MS Office
5 53 (37.32%) Microsoft
6 52 (36.62%) PRINCE2
7 43 (30.28%) MS PowerPoint
8 40 (28.17%) MS Visio
9 30 (21.13%) SharePoint
9 30 (21.13%) Banking
10 25 (17.61%) Stakeholder Management
11 24 (16.90%) Project Planning
12 20 (14.08%) Degree
12 20 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
13 18 (12.68%) Risk Management
14 17 (11.97%) Change Management
14 17 (11.97%) PMI Certification
14 17 (11.97%) SQL
14 17 (11.97%) Programme Management
14 17 (11.97%) Change Control
15 12 (8.45%) Windows
15 12 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
16 11 (7.75%) Oracle
16 11 (7.75%) Data Modelling
16 11 (7.75%) Investment Banking
16 11 (7.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 11 (7.75%) Security Cleared
17 10 (7.04%) IBM
17 10 (7.04%) PMP
17 10 (7.04%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 30 (21.13%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.82%) Confluence
3 3 (2.11%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.11%) IIS
4 2 (1.41%) SAS
5 1 (0.70%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 73 (51.41%) MS Excel
2 57 (40.14%) MS Office
3 43 (30.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 40 (28.17%) MS Visio
5 5 (3.52%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.70%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.70%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (2.82%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.11%) SaaS
2 1 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.82%) NAS
1 4 (2.82%) WAN
1 4 (2.82%) SAN
1 4 (2.82%) Intranet
1 4 (2.82%) Firewall
2 3 (2.11%) LAN
2 3 (2.11%) VLAN
3 2 (1.41%) VoIP
3 2 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.70%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.70%) Wireless
4 1 (0.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.04%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.93%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (4.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Power View
3 3 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.70%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.70%) MS Access
4 1 (0.70%) MySQL
4 1 (0.70%) OLAP
4 1 (0.70%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (4.23%) JIRA
2 2 (1.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 82 (57.75%) Finance
2 30 (21.13%) Banking
3 11 (7.75%) Investment Banking
4 7 (4.93%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.93%) Legal
4 7 (4.93%) Retail
5 5 (3.52%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.82%) French Language
6 4 (2.82%) Back Office
7 3 (2.11%) Advertising
7 3 (2.11%) Law
7 3 (2.11%) Retail Banking
7 3 (2.11%) Marketing
8 2 (1.41%) Front Office
9 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.70%) German Language
Job Titles
1 46 (32.39%) Project Manager
2 28 (19.72%) Analyst
3 16 (11.27%) Business Analyst
4 9 (6.34%) Project Officer
4 9 (6.34%) Programme Planner
5 8 (5.63%) Project Support Officer
6 7 (4.93%) Coordinator
7 6 (4.23%) Infrastructure Manager
8 5 (3.52%) Project Planner
8 5 (3.52%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 5 (3.52%) Senior Manager
8 5 (3.52%) Data Manager
8 5 (3.52%) Project Coordinator
9 4 (2.82%) Insurance Business Analyst
9 4 (2.82%) Senior Project Manager
9 4 (2.82%) IT Project Manager
9 4 (2.82%) Developer
9 4 (2.82%) Administrator
10 3 (2.11%) Programme Manager
10 3 (2.11%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.04%) .NET
2 1 (0.70%) HTML5
2 1 (0.70%) Hibernate
2 1 (0.70%) JDBC
2 1 (0.70%) SOAP
2 1 (0.70%) Struts
2 1 (0.70%) Web Services
2 1 (0.70%) XML
2 1 (0.70%) HTML
2 1 (0.70%) J2EE
2 1 (0.70%) RESTful
2 1 (0.70%) JSON
2 1 (0.70%) MDX
2 1 (0.70%) Apache Flex
2 1 (0.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.63%) PMI
3 6 (4.23%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.52%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.82%) Equities
5 4 (2.82%) Credit Risk
5 4 (2.82%) Graphic Design
5 4 (2.82%) Clustering
6 3 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.11%) SWIFT
6 3 (2.11%) HACMP
6 3 (2.11%) N-Tier
6 3 (2.11%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.41%) IVR
7 2 (1.41%) Data Extraction
7 2 (1.41%) Replication
8 1 (0.70%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.70%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.70%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.45%) Windows
2 4 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (2.11%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.41%) UNIX
4 2 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.70%) Solaris
5 1 (0.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (44.37%) Project Management
2 52 (36.62%) PRINCE2
3 25 (17.61%) Stakeholder Management
4 24 (16.90%) Project Planning
5 20 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (12.68%) Risk Management
7 17 (11.97%) Change Management
7 17 (11.97%) Programme Management
7 17 (11.97%) Change Control
8 11 (7.75%) Data Modelling
9 8 (5.63%) Business Analysis
9 8 (5.63%) ITIL
9 8 (5.63%) PRINCE
9 8 (5.63%) Scrum
9 8 (5.63%) Dependency Management
9 8 (5.63%) Waterfall
10 7 (4.93%) Migration
11 6 (4.23%) Project Governance
11 6 (4.23%) SDLC
12 5 (3.52%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (11.97%) SQL
2 5 (3.52%) VB
2 5 (3.52%) Java
2 5 (3.52%) VBA
3 3 (2.11%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.41%) C#
5 1 (0.70%) Python
5 1 (0.70%) C++
5 1 (0.70%) COBOL
5 1 (0.70%) VBScript
5 1 (0.70%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.70%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (14.08%) Degree
2 17 (11.97%) PMI Certification
3 11 (7.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 11 (7.75%) Security Cleared
4 10 (7.04%) PMP
5 9 (6.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 7 (4.93%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.11%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.41%) ISEB
8 2 (1.41%) APMP
9 1 (0.70%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 1 (0.70%) MBA
9 1 (0.70%) CISA
9 1 (0.70%) CISM
9 1 (0.70%) CISSP
9 1 (0.70%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.70%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.34%) QA
2 5 (3.52%) Solvency II
3 2 (1.41%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.70%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (4.93%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 53 (37.32%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.75%) Oracle
3 10 (7.04%) IBM
4 6 (4.23%) Citrix
4 6 (4.23%) VMware
4 6 (4.23%) WorldPay
5 5 (3.52%) CheckPoint
5 5 (3.52%) Cognos
6 4 (2.82%) SAP
7 3 (2.11%) Veritas
8 2 (1.41%) Google
8 2 (1.41%) Cisco
8 2 (1.41%) HP
9 1 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.70%) Symantec
9 1 (0.70%) McAfee
9 1 (0.70%) Adobe
9 1 (0.70%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.70%) Planview
9 1 (0.70%) Teradata
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