The first table below looks at the demand for MS Project skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 18 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 England 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 103 93 88
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Project 992 870 1144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.93% 2.02% 2.05%
As % of the Applications category 14.66% 15.14% 16.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 625 536 701
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £336 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.80% -3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 32 47
Average hourly rate £28.50 £32.75 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.97% +0.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £13.55 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.03 £45.70 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £32.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-12.97% -9.02%
Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
6766 5747 6979
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.18% 13.34% 12.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3599 2953 3572
Average daily rate £325 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £163 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.99% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 660 667 750
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
MS Project
UK

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Project across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Project Jobs Demand Trend in England

MS Project
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Project across the England region.

MS Project Daily Rate Trend in England

MS Project
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Project across the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

MS Project Daily Rate Histogram in England

MS Project
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Project across the England region.

MS Project Hourly Rate Trend in England

MS Project
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Project across the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

MS Project Hourly Rate Histogram in England

MS Project
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Project within the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -8 381 £400 -11.11% 64
South East +3 258 £360 +2.85% 30
South West +16 117 £350 +4.47% 13
North West -19 58 £400 - 12
East of England -19 54 £423 +40.83% 20
West Midlands -7 52 £300 +8.10% 6
Yorkshire -38 34 £351 +7.84% 5
East Midlands -7 21 £325 +2.36% 3
North East -29 9 £223 -50.44% 4
South Coast - 2 £475 -
MS Project
UK

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 852 (47.84%) Project Management
2 796 (44.69%) MS Excel
3 703 (39.47%) PRINCE2
4 678 (38.07%) Microsoft
5 635 (35.65%) Finance
6 453 (25.44%) MS Office
7 354 (19.88%) MS Visio
8 341 (19.15%) MS PowerPoint
9 326 (18.30%) Project Planning
10 295 (16.56%) Stakeholder Management
11 236 (13.25%) Security Cleared
12 235 (13.19%) SharePoint
13 233 (13.08%) Change Management
14 223 (12.52%) Banking
15 201 (11.29%) PMI Certification
16 178 (9.99%) ITIL
17 169 (9.49%) Programme Management
18 167 (9.38%) Change Control
19 156 (8.76%) SC Cleared
20 150 (8.42%) Degree
21 146 (8.20%) Risk Management
22 134 (7.52%) Windows
23 132 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
24 131 (7.36%) PMP
25 122 (6.85%) MS Project Server
26 107 (6.01%) QA
27 104 (5.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
28 103 (5.78%) Retail
29 100 (5.61%) PMI
30 98 (5.50%) SAP

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 235 (13.19%) SharePoint
2 122 (6.85%) MS Project Server
3 38 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
4 24 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
5 19 (1.07%) SharePoint 2013
6 17 (0.95%) MS Exchange
7 13 (0.73%) WebSphere
8 12 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
9 10 (0.56%) CMS
10 9 (0.51%) Lync
11 8 (0.45%) SAS
11 8 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (0.28%) IIS
13 4 (0.22%) Apache
13 4 (0.22%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.22%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.22%) Confluence
14 3 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2003
14 3 (0.17%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 796 (44.69%) MS Excel
2 453 (25.44%) MS Office
3 354 (19.88%) MS Visio
4 341 (19.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 34 (1.91%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (0.67%) Photoshop
7 10 (0.56%) Acrobat
8 7 (0.39%) Open Workbench
8 7 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.34%) CATIA
10 4 (0.22%) FreeHand
11 3 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
11 3 (0.17%) InDesign
11 3 (0.17%) Adobe After Effects
11 3 (0.17%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.11%) Niku Workbench
13 1 (0.056%) FastStats
13 1 (0.056%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 17 (0.95%) Oracle Financials
2 15 (0.84%) SAP MM
3 11 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
5 8 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.34%) CA Clarity
7 4 (0.22%) Agresso
7 4 (0.22%) SAP SRM
8 3 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 3 (0.17%) Finacle
8 3 (0.17%) Temenos T24
8 3 (0.17%) TrackWise
8 3 (0.17%) FLEXCUBE
8 3 (0.17%) LatentZero
8 3 (0.17%) Capstone
8 3 (0.17%) Tesseract
8 3 (0.17%) Minerva
9 2 (0.11%) Summit
9 2 (0.11%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.28%) SaaS
2 4 (0.22%) Office 365
3 1 (0.056%) PaaS
3 1 (0.056%) Basecamp
3 1 (0.056%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 31 (1.74%) LAN
2 21 (1.18%) WAN
3 18 (1.01%) Internet
4 16 (0.90%) Intranet
5 15 (0.84%) SDH
5 15 (0.84%) SAN
6 14 (0.79%) DWDM
7 10 (0.56%) VoIP
8 9 (0.51%) ATM
9 8 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (0.39%) Firewall
10 7 (0.39%) MPLS
10 7 (0.39%) TCP/IP
11 6 (0.34%) Network Security
11 6 (0.34%) Multicast
12 5 (0.28%) Structured Cabling
12 5 (0.28%) IP Telephony
13 4 (0.22%) LDAP
13 4 (0.22%) VPN
13 4 (0.22%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (2.92%) SQL Server
2 18 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (0.67%) QlikView
3 12 (0.67%) Oracle Database
4 11 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (0.62%) MS Access
5 9 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (0.45%) Data Mining
6 8 (0.45%) OLAP
6 8 (0.45%) SQL Server 2000
7 5 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.22%) DB2
8 4 (0.22%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (0.22%) Oracle BI EE
8 4 (0.22%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.17%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.17%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.17%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (0.17%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 29 (1.63%) JIRA
2 10 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.34%) MSI
4 5 (0.28%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (0.28%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.22%) Eclipse
5 4 (0.22%) JUnit
5 4 (0.22%) AdminStudio
5 4 (0.22%) Wise Package Studio
6 3 (0.17%) Axure RP
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.11%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.11%) RequisitePro
7 2 (0.11%) Selenium
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.056%) Hudson
8 1 (0.056%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.056%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (0.056%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.056%) MSBuild
General
1 635 (35.65%) Finance
2 223 (12.52%) Banking
3 103 (5.78%) Retail
4 91 (5.11%) Telecoms
5 57 (3.20%) Investment Banking
6 49 (2.75%) Marketing
6 49 (2.75%) Retail Banking
7 45 (2.53%) Legal
8 37 (2.08%) Financial Institution
9 33 (1.85%) Manufacturing
10 32 (1.80%) Advertising
11 28 (1.57%) Law
11 28 (1.57%) Publishing
12 22 (1.24%) Back Office
13 20 (1.12%) Front Office
14 18 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
15 16 (0.90%) Automotive
16 13 (0.73%) Spanish Language
17 11 (0.62%) Local Government
17 11 (0.62%) Billing
Job Titles
1 549 (30.83%) Project Manager
2 361 (20.27%) Analyst
3 139 (7.80%) Project Planner
4 134 (7.52%) PMO Analyst
5 131 (7.36%) Business Analyst
6 97 (5.45%) Coordinator
7 77 (4.32%) Project Coordinator
8 60 (3.37%) Project Officer
9 54 (3.03%) Programme Planner
10 53 (2.98%) Programme Manager
11 50 (2.81%) Project Analyst
12 49 (2.75%) Project Support Officer
12 49 (2.75%) Consultant
13 46 (2.58%) Senior Manager
14 44 (2.47%) Administrator
15 42 (2.36%) Senior Project Manager
16 40 (2.25%) IT Project Manager
17 37 (2.08%) Support Analyst
18 30 (1.68%) Change Manager
18 30 (1.68%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (2.53%) .NET
2 26 (1.46%) HTML
3 21 (1.18%) XML
4 16 (0.90%) Middleware
5 11 (0.62%) Web Services
6 10 (0.56%) J2EE
7 9 (0.51%) CSS
8 8 (0.45%) Flash
8 8 (0.45%) REST
9 7 (0.39%) Oracle Fusion
9 7 (0.39%) Application Packaging
10 6 (0.34%) XSLT
10 6 (0.34%) Windows SharePoint Services
11 5 (0.28%) HTML5
11 5 (0.28%) .NET Framework
11 5 (0.28%) Spring
11 5 (0.28%) Rendezvous
11 5 (0.28%) XSL
12 4 (0.22%) JDBC
12 4 (0.22%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 100 (5.61%) PMI
2 76 (4.27%) Management Information System
3 21 (1.18%) NHS
4 15 (0.84%) Smart Meter
4 15 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
4 15 (0.84%) FMCG
5 14 (0.79%) Equities
5 14 (0.79%) Derivative
6 11 (0.62%) Fat Client
6 11 (0.62%) Thin Client
6 11 (0.62%) Blackberry
7 10 (0.56%) Digital Media
8 9 (0.51%) Mobile App
8 9 (0.51%) Fixed Income
9 8 (0.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 8 (0.45%) EPoS
9 8 (0.45%) Economics
9 8 (0.45%) Taxonomies
9 8 (0.45%) Computer Science
9 8 (0.45%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 134 (7.52%) Windows
2 50 (2.81%) Windows 7
3 32 (1.80%) UNIX
4 30 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 28 (1.57%) Windows XP
5 28 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (1.07%) Linux
7 12 (0.67%) Windows Vista
8 9 (0.51%) Solaris
9 8 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.39%) Windows 2000
11 6 (0.34%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.22%) Android
13 3 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.11%) pSOS
14 2 (0.11%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.056%) AIX
15 1 (0.056%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 852 (47.84%) Project Management
2 703 (39.47%) PRINCE2
3 326 (18.30%) Project Planning
4 295 (16.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 233 (13.08%) Change Management
6 178 (9.99%) ITIL
7 169 (9.49%) Programme Management
8 167 (9.38%) Change Control
9 146 (8.20%) Risk Management
10 88 (4.94%) Business Analysis
11 80 (4.49%) Migration
11 80 (4.49%) Agile Software Development
12 79 (4.44%) PRINCE
13 65 (3.65%) Service Management
14 64 (3.59%) Service Delivery
15 60 (3.37%) Time Management
16 58 (3.26%) Scrum
17 56 (3.14%) Configuration Management
18 53 (2.98%) Data Analysis
19 50 (2.81%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 82 (4.60%) SQL
2 39 (2.19%) Java
3 34 (1.91%) C
4 23 (1.29%) C#
5 18 (1.01%) VB
6 17 (0.95%) VBA
7 13 (0.73%) JavaScript
8 11 (0.62%) PowerShell
9 6 (0.34%) PL/SQL
10 5 (0.28%) Perl
10 5 (0.28%) C++
11 4 (0.22%) PHP
11 4 (0.22%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.11%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.11%) VBScript
12 2 (0.11%) PL/1
13 1 (0.056%) ActionScript 2.0
13 1 (0.056%) TTCN
13 1 (0.056%) Groovy
13 1 (0.056%) XPath
Qualifications
1 236 (13.25%) Security Cleared
2 201 (11.29%) PMI Certification
3 156 (8.76%) SC Cleared
4 150 (8.42%) Degree
5 132 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 131 (7.36%) PMP
7 104 (5.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 79 (4.44%) DV Cleared
9 35 (1.97%) ISEB
10 24 (1.35%) APMP
11 19 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (0.62%) ISTQB
14 10 (0.56%) HNC
14 10 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
15 9 (0.51%) MCSE
16 5 (0.28%) MAPM
16 5 (0.28%) MCTS
16 5 (0.28%) CAPM
17 4 (0.22%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (6.01%) QA
2 32 (1.80%) SLA
3 22 (1.24%) P3O
4 13 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.34%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.28%) Basel III
6 5 (0.28%) EMIR
6 5 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
7 4 (0.22%) ISO 9000
7 4 (0.22%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.17%) FINREP
8 3 (0.17%) FATCA
8 3 (0.17%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.11%) GxP
9 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.11%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.11%) COREP
10 1 (0.056%) CRD IV
10 1 (0.056%) COBIT
System Software
1 34 (1.91%) Active Directory
2 22 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.51%) XenApp
4 6 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (0.34%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.17%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.056%) vSphere
7 1 (0.056%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 38 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
2 26 (1.46%) SCCM
3 4 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.17%) AppDNA
4 3 (0.17%) OVSD
5 1 (0.056%) HP UCMDB
5 1 (0.056%) OpenView
Vendors
1 678 (38.07%) Microsoft
2 98 (5.50%) SAP
3 81 (4.55%) Oracle
4 34 (1.91%) HP
4 34 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
5 29 (1.63%) VMware
6 27 (1.52%) Business Objects
6 27 (1.52%) Citrix
7 22 (1.24%) Remedy
8 19 (1.07%) Adobe
9 18 (1.01%) BMC
9 18 (1.01%) Planview
10 17 (0.95%) Primavera
11 16 (0.90%) Cisco
11 16 (0.90%) IBM
12 12 (0.67%) Kofax
13 11 (0.62%) Niku
14 10 (0.56%) Avaya
15 9 (0.51%) Apple
16 7 (0.39%) Altiris
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes
Vital Solutions
Rate: £0 - £480 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £200 - £205 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
The People Network
Rate: £200 - £330 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Argyll Scott
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Argyll Scott
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 4 days ago
North West London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £480 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £350 - £395 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Experis Engineering
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City, London
JM
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £500 per day
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London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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