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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Project
Rank 190 167 127
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -40
Contract jobs citing MS Project 628 738 910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.35% 1.47% 1.74%
As % of the Applications category 12.97% 13.10% 13.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 485 654
Median daily rate £400 £400 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 10
Median hourly rate £26.25 £35.00 £21.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +63.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.57 £9.60 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.32 £41.35 £63.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-13.57% +25.00%
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
4842 5635 6801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.43% 11.26% 12.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2896 3269 3917
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £163 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 438 555 714
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.77 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.71% +5.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £10.00 £10.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing MS Project as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 December 2016.

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 5 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Project within the England region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. 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 trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +3 272 £440 +6.28% 20
South East -11 139 £375 - 10
South West +3 50 £363 -9.37% 12
Yorkshire -1 40 £375 +7.14% 4
West Midlands -31 39 £375 +4.16% 6
East of England -13 33 £425 -5.55% 7
North West -21 22 £350 -15.15% 5
East Midlands -4 16 £400 +20.30% 5
North East -23 13 £240 -52.00% 1
MS Project
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MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MS Project also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for MS Project.

1 636 (52.00%) MS Excel
2 617 (50.45%) Project Management
3 485 (39.66%) Microsoft
4 472 (38.59%) Finance
5 412 (33.69%) PRINCE2
6 317 (25.92%) MS Office
7 296 (24.20%) MS Visio
8 273 (22.32%) MS PowerPoint
9 255 (20.85%) Agile Software Development
10 251 (20.52%) Stakeholder Management
11 194 (15.86%) Project Planning
11 194 (15.86%) Security Cleared
12 187 (15.29%) SharePoint
13 184 (15.04%) Analytical Skills
14 161 (13.16%) Change Management
15 145 (11.86%) SC Cleared
16 138 (11.28%) Banking
17 137 (11.20%) Programme Management
18 114 (9.32%) ITIL
19 102 (8.34%) Migration
20 98 (8.01%) Risk Management
21 87 (7.11%) Management Information System
22 84 (6.87%) Change Control
23 72 (5.89%) Waterfall
24 69 (5.64%) SDLC
25 68 (5.56%) Degree
26 67 (5.48%) PMP
27 65 (5.31%) SAP
27 65 (5.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
28 63 (5.15%) PMI Certification

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 187 (15.29%) SharePoint
2 35 (2.86%) MS Project Server
3 26 (2.13%) Confluence
4 15 (1.23%) CMS
5 12 (0.98%) WebSphere
6 7 (0.57%) Skype for Business
7 5 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.41%) IBM Notes
7 5 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.33%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.16%) IIS
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.16%) SAP EP
9 2 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.16%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.082%) LiveLink
Applications
1 636 (52.00%) MS Excel
2 317 (25.92%) MS Office
3 296 (24.20%) MS Visio
4 273 (22.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 29 (2.37%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.49%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.41%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.082%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 39 (3.19%) Primavera
2 31 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.74%) Oracle Payables
4 9 (0.74%) Oracle Receivables
4 9 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 8 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
6 7 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
6 7 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
6 7 (0.57%) SAP HR
7 6 (0.49%) CA PPM
7 6 (0.49%) Oracle Assets
8 5 (0.41%) Summit
9 4 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.33%) SAP HCM
10 3 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.25%) SAP CRM
10 3 (0.25%) SAP ERP
10 3 (0.25%) SAP GRC
11 2 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 34 (2.78%) Office 365
2 16 (1.31%) SuccessFactors
3 15 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (0.98%) SaaS
5 8 (0.65%) G Suite
6 7 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (0.57%) Basecamp
7 5 (0.41%) PaaS
7 5 (0.41%) Yammer
8 4 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.33%) IaaS
8 4 (0.33%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 28 (2.29%) Wi-Fi
2 20 (1.64%) LTE
2 20 (1.64%) VoLTE
3 16 (1.31%) HTTP
4 13 (1.06%) Firewall
5 11 (0.90%) Extranet
5 11 (0.90%) FTP
6 9 (0.74%) Intranet
7 8 (0.65%) Internet
7 8 (0.65%) LAN
8 7 (0.57%) TCP/IP
8 7 (0.57%) VPN
9 6 (0.49%) SAN
9 6 (0.49%) Skype
10 5 (0.41%) WAN
10 5 (0.41%) WebEx
11 4 (0.33%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (0.33%) SSH
11 4 (0.33%) SSL
12 3 (0.25%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.06%) Data Mining
3 10 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (0.57%) Oracle BI EE
5 7 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (0.49%) Text Mining
7 5 (0.41%) Big Data
7 5 (0.41%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.41%) Power BI
7 5 (0.41%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.41%) SAP BW
8 3 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.16%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.16%) DTS
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle OWB
9 2 (0.16%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 55 (4.50%) JIRA
2 7 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.41%) JIRA Agile
3 5 (0.41%) VersionOne
4 4 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (0.33%) TeamCity
4 4 (0.33%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.16%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (0.16%) JDeveloper
5 2 (0.16%) LSMW
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.082%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.082%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.082%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.082%) Maven
6 1 (0.082%) Subversion
6 1 (0.082%) TestComplete
6 1 (0.082%) TestRail
6 1 (0.082%) TortoiseSVN
6 1 (0.082%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 472 (38.59%) Finance
2 138 (11.28%) Banking
3 63 (5.15%) Telecoms
4 52 (4.25%) Legal
5 51 (4.17%) Retail
6 29 (2.37%) Investment Banking
6 29 (2.37%) Law
7 28 (2.29%) Marketing
8 26 (2.13%) Manufacturing
9 25 (2.04%) Billing
10 20 (1.64%) Advertising
11 17 (1.39%) Financial Institution
12 15 (1.23%) Automotive
13 9 (0.74%) Back Office
13 9 (0.74%) Electronics
14 8 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.49%) Front Office
15 6 (0.49%) Local Government
15 6 (0.49%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.41%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 436 (35.65%) Project Manager
2 204 (16.68%) Analyst
3 94 (7.69%) Project Planner
4 81 (6.62%) PMO Analyst
5 77 (6.30%) Business Analyst
6 76 (6.21%) IT Manager
7 71 (5.81%) IT Project Manager
8 47 (3.84%) Project Analyst
9 46 (3.76%) PMO Manager
10 45 (3.68%) Coordinator
10 45 (3.68%) Programme Planner
11 41 (3.35%) Technical Manager
12 39 (3.19%) Support Officer
13 38 (3.11%) Project Coordinator
13 38 (3.11%) Senior Manager
13 38 (3.11%) Technical Project Manager
14 36 (2.94%) Administrator
14 36 (2.94%) PMO Planner
15 34 (2.78%) Project Officer
15 34 (2.78%) Project Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (2.78%) .NET
2 18 (1.47%) Middleware
3 13 (1.06%) Web Services
3 13 (1.06%) XML
4 12 (0.98%) Velocity
5 8 (0.65%) SOAP
6 7 (0.57%) HTML
6 7 (0.57%) Oracle Fusion
6 7 (0.57%) WebSphere MQ
7 6 (0.49%) .NET Framework
8 4 (0.33%) REST
9 3 (0.25%) JSON
9 3 (0.25%) WCF
10 2 (0.16%) Hibernate
10 2 (0.16%) IBM Integration Bus
10 2 (0.16%) LAMP
10 2 (0.16%) MDX
10 2 (0.16%) SAP Basis
10 2 (0.16%) Spring
10 2 (0.16%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 184 (15.04%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (7.11%) Management Information System
3 48 (3.92%) PMI
4 45 (3.68%) Data Centre
5 30 (2.45%) Virtual Team
6 15 (1.23%) e-Learning
7 13 (1.06%) Computer Science
8 12 (0.98%) Fixed Income
9 11 (0.90%) User Experience
10 10 (0.82%) Equities
10 10 (0.82%) FMCG
10 10 (0.82%) Learning Management System
11 9 (0.74%) Data Integration
11 9 (0.74%) Economics
12 8 (0.65%) Client/Server
12 8 (0.65%) Derivative
12 8 (0.65%) Visualisation
13 7 (0.57%) Mobile App
14 6 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 6 (0.49%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 57 (4.66%) Windows
2 32 (2.62%) Unix
3 19 (1.55%) Linux
4 14 (1.14%) Solaris
5 12 (0.98%) Windows 7
6 11 (0.90%) AIX
6 11 (0.90%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.25%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.16%) Android
8 2 (0.16%) HPUX
8 2 (0.16%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.082%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.082%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.082%) MVS
9 1 (0.082%) pSOS
9 1 (0.082%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 617 (50.45%) Project Management
2 412 (33.69%) PRINCE2
3 255 (20.85%) Agile Software Development
4 251 (20.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 194 (15.86%) Project Planning
6 161 (13.16%) Change Management
7 137 (11.20%) Programme Management
8 114 (9.32%) ITIL
9 102 (8.34%) Migration
10 98 (8.01%) Risk Management
11 84 (6.87%) Change Control
12 72 (5.89%) Waterfall
13 69 (5.64%) SDLC
14 62 (5.07%) ERP
15 60 (4.91%) Business Analysis
16 59 (4.82%) CRM
17 58 (4.74%) Resource Management
18 55 (4.50%) Dependency Management
18 55 (4.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 54 (4.42%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 35 (2.86%) SQL
2 19 (1.55%) C
3 12 (0.98%) VBA
4 10 (0.82%) VB
5 8 (0.65%) C++
5 8 (0.65%) Java
5 8 (0.65%) PL/SQL
6 6 (0.49%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.25%) C#
7 3 (0.25%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.25%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.16%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 2 (0.16%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.16%) VBScript
9 1 (0.082%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 194 (15.86%) Security Cleared
2 145 (11.86%) SC Cleared
3 68 (5.56%) Degree
4 67 (5.48%) PMP
5 65 (5.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 63 (5.15%) PMI Certification
7 44 (3.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 41 (3.35%) DV Cleared
9 38 (3.11%) APMP
10 35 (2.86%) ISEB
11 14 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
11 14 (1.14%) CISSP
12 13 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (0.65%) CISM
14 5 (0.41%) CREST Certified
15 4 (0.33%) CCNA
15 4 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
15 4 (0.33%) GCIA
15 4 (0.33%) GCIH
16 3 (0.25%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (3.52%) QA
2 11 (0.90%) MiFID
3 10 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
4 9 (0.74%) P3O
5 8 (0.65%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.41%) COBIT
6 5 (0.41%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.41%) PMBOK
7 4 (0.33%) COSO
7 4 (0.33%) SAS 70
8 3 (0.25%) EMIR
8 3 (0.25%) FATCA
8 3 (0.25%) SLA
9 2 (0.16%) AIFMD
9 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.082%) GxP
10 1 (0.082%) HL7
10 1 (0.082%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 10 (0.82%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.25%) XenApp
4 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.16%) Snort
4 2 (0.16%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.082%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.082%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.082%) UAG
5 1 (0.082%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.082%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.16%) RSA Security Analytics
2 2 (0.16%) SCCM
3 1 (0.082%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.082%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (0.082%) SCOM
3 1 (0.082%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.082%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 1 (0.082%) WSUS
Vendors
1 485 (39.66%) Microsoft
2 65 (5.31%) SAP
3 50 (4.09%) Oracle
4 26 (2.13%) Remedy
5 20 (1.64%) Ericsson
6 14 (1.14%) CheckPoint
6 14 (1.14%) Cisco
7 13 (1.06%) HP
7 13 (1.06%) VMware
8 12 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (0.82%) CA Agile Central
9 10 (0.82%) Google
10 7 (0.57%) Planview
11 6 (0.49%) Avaya
11 6 (0.49%) BT
11 6 (0.49%) Citrix
11 6 (0.49%) iManage
12 5 (0.41%) Apple
12 5 (0.41%) Hyperion
12 5 (0.41%) Lotus
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