The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 132 104 130
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +26
Contract jobs citing MS Project 862 938 752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.70% 1.96% 1.69%
As % of the Applications category 13.88% 14.85% 12.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 562 570 468
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £237 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +6.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 26
Average hourly rate £31.40 £18.00 £32.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.44% -45.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.05 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £170.00 £22.55 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.40 £18.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+74.44% -45.45%
MS Project
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
6210 6318 5851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.25% 13.19% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3592 3470 3169
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £155 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 584 692 614
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% -1.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £33.55 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -1 384 £425 +2.47% 56
South East -34 197 £400 +14.28% 39
South West -14 71 £378 +7.85% 11
West Midlands +22 64 £400 +36.75% 20
North West -48 47 £338 -15.62% 13
East of England +14 42 £300 -26.82% 11
Yorkshire -18 36 £356 -1.79% 15
East Midlands +4 21 £320 -21.47% 1
Midlands -3 1 - -
North East -26 1 £225 -10.00% 1
MS Project
UK

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 929 (50.79%) Project Management
2 913 (49.92%) MS Excel
3 768 (41.99%) PRINCE2
4 752 (41.12%) Finance
5 698 (38.16%) Microsoft
6 573 (31.33%) MS Office
7 414 (22.64%) MS PowerPoint
8 356 (19.46%) MS Visio
9 327 (17.88%) Stakeholder Management
10 283 (15.47%) Agile Software Development
11 265 (14.49%) Project Planning
12 256 (14.00%) SharePoint
13 220 (12.03%) ITIL
14 213 (11.65%) Security Cleared
15 212 (11.59%) PMI Certification
16 211 (11.54%) Change Management
17 201 (10.99%) Programme Management
17 201 (10.99%) Banking
18 197 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
19 190 (10.39%) Degree
20 161 (8.80%) SC Cleared
21 159 (8.69%) PMP
22 155 (8.47%) Risk Management
23 136 (7.44%) Change Control
24 135 (7.38%) Retail
25 127 (6.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
26 116 (6.34%) Migration
27 113 (6.18%) Telecoms
28 108 (5.90%) Waterfall
29 102 (5.58%) SAP

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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
1 256 (14.00%) SharePoint
2 56 (3.06%) MS Project Server
3 14 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
4 13 (0.71%) MS Exchange
5 12 (0.66%) Confluence
6 10 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
6 10 (0.55%) SAS
7 8 (0.44%) CMS
8 7 (0.38%) IIS
9 6 (0.33%) IBM Notes
9 6 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (0.27%) Lync
10 5 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (0.27%) Apache
11 4 (0.22%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.16%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.16%) WebLogic Portal
12 3 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2007
13 2 (0.11%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 913 (49.92%) MS Excel
2 573 (31.33%) MS Office
3 414 (22.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 356 (19.46%) MS Visio
5 28 (1.53%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.27%) Open Workbench
7 4 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.11%) Mingle
9 1 (0.055%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.055%) Niku Workbench
9 1 (0.055%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 28 (1.53%) Primavera
2 17 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 9 (0.49%) SAP ERP
5 8 (0.44%) CA PPM
6 5 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.27%) Cognos TM1
7 4 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.22%) Agresso
7 4 (0.22%) SAP SD
7 4 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
7 4 (0.22%) Workday HCM
7 4 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.16%) SAP MII
8 3 (0.16%) Changepoint
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.11%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 14 (0.77%) SaaS
2 7 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.33%) PaaS
4 4 (0.22%) Office 365
4 4 (0.22%) Trello
5 3 (0.16%) IaaS
6 2 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.055%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.055%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.055%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.055%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 30 (1.64%) Firewall
2 27 (1.48%) WAN
3 26 (1.42%) Intranet
4 25 (1.37%) LAN
5 23 (1.26%) SAN
6 16 (0.87%) Internet
7 15 (0.82%) ATM
8 12 (0.66%) VoIP
9 11 (0.60%) VLAN
10 10 (0.55%) DNS
11 9 (0.49%) TCP/IP
11 9 (0.49%) NAS
12 8 (0.44%) PABX
12 8 (0.44%) DHCP
12 8 (0.44%) Wireless
13 7 (0.38%) HTTP
13 7 (0.38%) Extranet
13 7 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (0.38%) Unified Communications
14 6 (0.33%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (3.17%) SQL Server
2 38 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (0.71%) MS Access
5 11 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
7 9 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (0.49%) Oracle Database
8 6 (0.33%) QlikView
8 6 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (0.33%) PowerCenter
8 6 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
9 5 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (0.27%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 4 (0.22%) Big Data
10 4 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Power View
11 3 (0.16%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.16%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 44 (2.41%) JIRA
2 12 (0.66%) Visual Studio
3 9 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (0.27%) ClearQuest
5 3 (0.16%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 3 (0.16%) RequisitePro
5 3 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.11%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.11%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.11%) LSMW
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.11%) CaliberRM
7 1 (0.055%) Rational Functional Tester
7 1 (0.055%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.055%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.055%) Rational Robot
7 1 (0.055%) Ant
7 1 (0.055%) JUnit
7 1 (0.055%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.055%) ClearCase
General
1 752 (41.12%) Finance
2 201 (10.99%) Banking
3 135 (7.38%) Retail
4 113 (6.18%) Telecoms
5 54 (2.95%) Manufacturing
6 48 (2.62%) Marketing
7 47 (2.57%) Legal
8 46 (2.52%) Investment Banking
8 46 (2.52%) Law
9 42 (2.30%) Financial Institution
10 30 (1.64%) Local Government
11 26 (1.42%) Retail Banking
12 24 (1.31%) Billing
12 24 (1.31%) Publishing
13 23 (1.26%) Back Office
14 17 (0.93%) Electronics
15 14 (0.77%) Automotive
16 11 (0.60%) Advertising
16 11 (0.60%) Front Office
16 11 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 730 (39.91%) Project Manager
2 246 (13.45%) Analyst
3 104 (5.69%) Project Planner
4 90 (4.92%) Coordinator
5 86 (4.70%) PMO Analyst
6 72 (3.94%) Business Analyst
7 69 (3.77%) Programme Planner
7 69 (3.77%) Project Officer
8 65 (3.55%) Project Coordinator
9 57 (3.12%) Project Support Officer
10 56 (3.06%) Infrastructure Manager
11 54 (2.95%) PMO Manager
12 53 (2.90%) IT Project Manager
12 53 (2.90%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 51 (2.79%) Senior Manager
14 48 (2.62%) Senior Project Manager
15 42 (2.30%) Consultant
16 39 (2.13%) Administrator
17 37 (2.02%) Programme Manager
17 37 (2.02%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (2.30%) .NET
2 17 (0.93%) HTML
3 16 (0.87%) Web Services
4 15 (0.82%) XML
5 10 (0.55%) ASP.NET
5 10 (0.55%) CSS
6 9 (0.49%) Middleware
7 5 (0.27%) Velocity
7 5 (0.27%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (0.27%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 4 (0.22%) WCF
8 4 (0.22%) Flash
8 4 (0.22%) SOAP
8 4 (0.22%) J2EE
9 3 (0.16%) Application Packaging
10 2 (0.11%) JSON
10 2 (0.11%) WF
10 2 (0.11%) HTML5
10 2 (0.11%) LINQ
10 2 (0.11%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 197 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
2 102 (5.58%) Data Centre
3 83 (4.54%) PMI
4 82 (4.48%) Management Information System
5 24 (1.31%) NHS
6 22 (1.20%) User Experience
7 17 (0.93%) Life Science
8 16 (0.87%) DTV
8 16 (0.87%) Fixed Income
9 15 (0.82%) Smart Meter
10 12 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 12 (0.66%) Equities
10 12 (0.66%) Derivative
11 10 (0.55%) Clustering
11 10 (0.55%) Computer Science
12 9 (0.49%) FMCG
12 9 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (0.44%) Mobile App
13 8 (0.44%) Data Extraction
13 8 (0.44%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 101 (5.52%) Windows
2 37 (2.02%) Windows 7
3 24 (1.31%) UNIX
4 18 (0.98%) Linux
5 17 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (0.77%) Solaris
8 13 (0.71%) AIX
9 5 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (0.16%) Android
11 3 (0.16%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.16%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.11%) SUSE
12 2 (0.11%) HPUX
13 1 (0.055%) pSOS
13 1 (0.055%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.055%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 929 (50.79%) Project Management
2 768 (41.99%) PRINCE2
3 327 (17.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 283 (15.47%) Agile Software Development
5 265 (14.49%) Project Planning
6 220 (12.03%) ITIL
7 211 (11.54%) Change Management
8 201 (10.99%) Programme Management
9 155 (8.47%) Risk Management
10 136 (7.44%) Change Control
11 116 (6.34%) Migration
12 108 (5.90%) Waterfall
13 93 (5.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 83 (4.54%) Scrum
15 81 (4.43%) Business Analysis
16 79 (4.32%) PRINCE
17 73 (3.99%) Coaching
18 67 (3.66%) Business Intelligence
19 64 (3.50%) Resource Management
20 61 (3.34%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 100 (5.47%) SQL
2 37 (2.02%) VBA
3 36 (1.97%) C
4 29 (1.59%) Java
5 23 (1.26%) VB
6 10 (0.55%) C#
7 9 (0.49%) T-SQL
8 8 (0.44%) VB.NET
8 8 (0.44%) JavaScript
9 6 (0.33%) PL/SQL
10 5 (0.27%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.22%) VBScript
11 4 (0.22%) PHP
12 3 (0.16%) Perl
12 3 (0.16%) Python
13 2 (0.11%) C++
13 2 (0.11%) Korn
13 2 (0.11%) C-shell
13 2 (0.11%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.055%) R
Qualifications
1 213 (11.65%) Security Cleared
2 212 (11.59%) PMI Certification
3 190 (10.39%) Degree
4 161 (8.80%) SC Cleared
5 159 (8.69%) PMP
6 127 (6.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 93 (5.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 45 (2.46%) DV Cleared
9 40 (2.19%) APMP
10 25 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
11 21 (1.15%) ISEB
12 17 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
13 13 (0.71%) Six Sigma Green Belt
14 9 (0.49%) MCSE
15 7 (0.38%) HNC
15 7 (0.38%) HND
15 7 (0.38%) MCTS
15 7 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 6 (0.33%) MBA
16 6 (0.33%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (4.26%) QA
2 37 (2.02%) P3O
3 22 (1.20%) SLA
4 14 (0.77%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.60%) ISO 9001
5 11 (0.60%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.55%) COBIT
7 6 (0.33%) Solvency II
8 5 (0.27%) PMBOK
8 5 (0.27%) COSO
9 3 (0.16%) MiFID
9 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.055%) GAAP
11 1 (0.055%) GMP
11 1 (0.055%) FATCA
11 1 (0.055%) EMIR
System Software
1 47 (2.57%) Active Directory
2 20 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.38%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.33%) VMware ESX
5 4 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.16%) vCloud
6 3 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (0.16%) Firmware
7 2 (0.11%) Samba
7 2 (0.11%) XenServer
7 2 (0.11%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (0.11%) KVM
7 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.055%) Snort
Systems Management
1 15 (0.82%) SCCM
2 9 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.16%) OVSD
4 3 (0.16%) vMotion
5 2 (0.11%) OpenView
5 2 (0.11%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.055%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.055%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.055%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 698 (38.16%) Microsoft
2 102 (5.58%) SAP
3 87 (4.76%) Oracle
4 35 (1.91%) HP
5 31 (1.69%) Citrix
6 26 (1.42%) IBM
6 26 (1.42%) VMware
7 24 (1.31%) Cisco
8 22 (1.20%) Planview
9 19 (1.04%) CheckPoint
10 14 (0.77%) Cognos
11 12 (0.66%) Remedy
11 12 (0.66%) Google
12 10 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
12 10 (0.55%) Business Objects
12 10 (0.55%) Adobe
13 9 (0.49%) Informatica
14 6 (0.33%) CA
14 6 (0.33%) Lotus
14 6 (0.33%) Apple
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On Application
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hudson IT
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £300 - 360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £180 - £240 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £440 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hudson IT
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Corporate Project Solutions
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £150.00 - £200.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £300 - £350 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £200 - £280 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Egham, Surrey
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago