The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the City of London region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 116 134 84
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -50
Contract jobs citing MS Project 89 71 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.43% 1.13% 1.92%
As % of the Applications category 12.82% 9.83% 17.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 56 114
Average daily rate £400 £450 £416
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £311 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £574 £584
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.48% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Average hourly rate - £22.00 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £32.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-17.55% -6.42%
Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
694 722 888
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.15% 11.50% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 501 578
Average daily rate £375 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £176 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 36 54
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £23.50 £22.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
MS Project
London

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 67 (42.41%) Project Management
1 67 (42.41%) Finance
2 66 (41.77%) MS Excel
3 58 (36.71%) PRINCE2
4 57 (36.08%) Microsoft
5 44 (27.85%) MS Office
6 37 (23.42%) MS PowerPoint
7 34 (21.52%) MS Visio
8 32 (20.25%) Banking
9 28 (17.72%) Degree
10 24 (15.19%) Project Planning
10 24 (15.19%) Stakeholder Management
10 24 (15.19%) SharePoint
11 21 (13.29%) Security Cleared
12 16 (10.13%) Change Management
12 16 (10.13%) Programme Management
13 15 (9.49%) Risk Management
13 15 (9.49%) Investment Banking
13 15 (9.49%) SQL Server
13 15 (9.49%) Windows
14 14 (8.86%) ITIL
15 13 (8.23%) Management Information System
15 13 (8.23%) SAP
15 13 (8.23%) SQL
15 13 (8.23%) Business Analysis
15 13 (8.23%) Agile Software Development
16 11 (6.96%) Salesforce.com
16 11 (6.96%) SC Cleared
17 10 (6.33%) QA
17 10 (6.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 24 (15.19%) SharePoint
2 10 (6.33%) MS Project Server
3 4 (2.53%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.63%) LiveCycle
5 1 (0.63%) Confluence
5 1 (0.63%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.63%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 66 (41.77%) MS Excel
2 44 (27.85%) MS Office
3 37 (23.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 34 (21.52%) MS Visio
5 5 (3.16%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (2.53%) Photoshop
6 4 (2.53%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (1.27%) InDesign
7 2 (1.27%) Adobe After Effects
7 2 (1.27%) Acrobat
7 2 (1.27%) FreeHand
7 2 (1.27%) Fireworks
7 2 (1.27%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.63%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (0.63%) LatentZero
1 1 (0.63%) Capstone
1 1 (0.63%) Tesseract
1 1 (0.63%) Minerva
1 1 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.63%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) SaaS
1 1 (0.63%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.27%) WAN
1 2 (1.27%) FTP
1 2 (1.27%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.27%) Intranet
1 2 (1.27%) LAN
1 2 (1.27%) Multicast
2 1 (0.63%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (0.63%) SDH
2 1 (0.63%) VoIP
2 1 (0.63%) Internet
2 1 (0.63%) Extranet
2 1 (0.63%) SONET
2 1 (0.63%) DWDM
2 1 (0.63%) Firewall
2 1 (0.63%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.49%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.16%) MS Access
2 5 (3.16%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.90%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.27%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (1.90%) JIRA
2 2 (1.27%) Axure RP
2 2 (1.27%) RequisitePro
3 1 (0.63%) Subversion
3 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.63%) PVCS
3 1 (0.63%) Toad
3 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 67 (42.41%) Finance
2 32 (20.25%) Banking
3 15 (9.49%) Investment Banking
4 9 (5.70%) Retail
4 9 (5.70%) Marketing
5 6 (3.80%) Front Office
5 6 (3.80%) Retail Banking
6 5 (3.16%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.53%) Back Office
7 4 (2.53%) Legal
7 4 (2.53%) Publishing
8 3 (1.90%) Law
8 3 (1.90%) Advertising
9 2 (1.27%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.27%) Billing
10 1 (0.63%) Games
10 1 (0.63%) French Language
10 1 (0.63%) Portuguese Language
10 1 (0.63%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 49 (31.01%) Project Manager
2 36 (22.78%) Analyst
3 19 (12.03%) Business Analyst
4 14 (8.86%) Project Planner
5 11 (6.96%) Coordinator
6 9 (5.70%) Project Coordinator
7 7 (4.43%) Project Support Officer
7 7 (4.43%) Project Officer
7 7 (4.43%) Support Analyst
8 6 (3.80%) Banking Business Analyst
8 6 (3.80%) IT Project Manager
8 6 (3.80%) PMO Analyst
8 6 (3.80%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
9 4 (2.53%) Agile Project Manager
9 4 (2.53%) Salesforce.com Project Manager
9 4 (2.53%) Project Analyst
9 4 (2.53%) Applications Support
9 4 (2.53%) Process Analyst
9 4 (2.53%) Test Manager
10 3 (1.90%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.80%) .NET
2 3 (1.90%) XML
2 3 (1.90%) Flash
2 3 (1.90%) HTML
3 2 (1.27%) Rendezvous
3 2 (1.27%) CSS
4 1 (0.63%) J2ME
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.23%) Management Information System
2 7 (4.43%) PMI
3 4 (2.53%) NHS
4 3 (1.90%) Biometrics
4 3 (1.90%) Replication
4 3 (1.90%) Social Media
4 3 (1.90%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.27%) Market Risk
5 2 (1.27%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.27%) Equities
6 1 (0.63%) PACS
6 1 (0.63%) Derivative
6 1 (0.63%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.63%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.63%) Animation
6 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.63%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.63%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.63%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.63%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.49%) Windows
2 3 (1.90%) Solaris
2 3 (1.90%) UNIX
2 3 (1.90%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.27%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.27%) Linux
3 2 (1.27%) Windows XP
3 2 (1.27%) Android
4 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (42.41%) Project Management
2 58 (36.71%) PRINCE2
3 24 (15.19%) Stakeholder Management
3 24 (15.19%) Project Planning
4 16 (10.13%) Programme Management
4 16 (10.13%) Change Management
5 15 (9.49%) Risk Management
6 14 (8.86%) ITIL
7 13 (8.23%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (8.23%) Business Analysis
8 9 (5.70%) PRINCE
9 8 (5.06%) Scrum
9 8 (5.06%) Configuration Management
9 8 (5.06%) Asset Management
9 8 (5.06%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (4.43%) Change Control
10 7 (4.43%) Dependency Management
11 6 (3.80%) Data Analysis
11 6 (3.80%) Migration
11 6 (3.80%) BPR
Programming Languages
1 13 (8.23%) SQL
2 6 (3.80%) C
3 4 (2.53%) C#
4 2 (1.27%) Java
4 2 (1.27%) Perl
4 2 (1.27%) VBA
4 2 (1.27%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.63%) Objective-C
5 1 (0.63%) PHP
5 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 28 (17.72%) Degree
2 21 (13.29%) Security Cleared
3 11 (6.96%) SC Cleared
4 10 (6.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 9 (5.70%) PMI Certification
5 9 (5.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 9 (5.70%) DV Cleared
6 5 (3.16%) PMP
7 3 (1.90%) ISEB
8 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.27%) MCP
9 1 (0.63%) APMP
9 1 (0.63%) CFA
9 1 (0.63%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.63%) MAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.33%) QA
2 4 (2.53%) Basel III
3 3 (1.90%) SLA
4 1 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.63%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (0.63%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.63%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 57 (36.08%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.23%) SAP
3 11 (6.96%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (3.80%) Oracle
5 5 (3.16%) Adobe
6 4 (2.53%) IBM
7 3 (1.90%) Cisco
7 3 (1.90%) Baan
8 2 (1.27%) Apple
8 2 (1.27%) Citrix
8 2 (1.27%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.27%) Reuters
8 2 (1.27%) Bloomberg
8 2 (1.27%) Remedy
8 2 (1.27%) BT
8 2 (1.27%) VMware
9 1 (0.63%) Actimize
9 1 (0.63%) DoubleClick
9 1 (0.63%) thinkFolio
9 1 (0.63%) ServiceNow
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Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £150 - £200 Per Day
Posted: 9 hours ago
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Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £400.00 - £465.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £350 - £395 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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