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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 122 110 115
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +5
Contract jobs citing MS Project 792 802 736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.71% 1.80% 1.82%
As % of the Applications category 14.15% 13.60% 14.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 481 484
Average daily rate
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£390 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £534 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £335
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 21 28
Average hourly rate £20.35 £32.60 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.59% -1.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.55 £15.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.26 £121.50 £43.11
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.35 £28.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-27.33% -17.03%
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
5597 5896 5171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.12% 13.25% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3250 3182 2679
Average daily rate £335 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £135 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 552 582 644
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £9.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £32.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.80 £15.00 £15.13
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -0.82%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -3 329 £400 - 61
South East -25 193 £373 -4.48% 32
South West +8 70 £400 +7.96% 23
North West +26 58 £350 +5.66% 12
East of England +4 37 £310 -24.84% 13
West Midlands -12 37 £372 +11.11% 7
Yorkshire -26 33 £375 - 17
North East +4 17 £428 +71.00% 1
East Midlands +9 15 £315 -3.07% 3
Midlands +9 2 £475 - 1
MS Project
UK

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 856 (49.00%) Project Management
2 830 (47.51%) MS Excel
3 708 (40.53%) PRINCE2
4 675 (38.64%) Microsoft
5 581 (33.26%) Finance
6 451 (25.82%) MS Office
7 383 (21.92%) MS PowerPoint
8 368 (21.06%) MS Visio
9 293 (16.77%) Stakeholder Management
10 274 (15.68%) Agile Software Development
11 264 (15.11%) Security Cleared
12 263 (15.05%) Project Planning
13 227 (12.99%) SharePoint
14 218 (12.48%) Change Management
15 204 (11.68%) SC Cleared
16 196 (11.22%) Banking
17 177 (10.13%) ITIL
18 152 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
19 151 (8.64%) Programme Management
20 138 (7.90%) PMI Certification
21 132 (7.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
22 129 (7.38%) Degree
23 128 (7.33%) Change Control
24 125 (7.16%) Retail
25 113 (6.47%) SAP
25 113 (6.47%) Risk Management
26 108 (6.18%) Telecoms
27 107 (6.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
27 107 (6.12%) Windows
28 103 (5.90%) Oracle

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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
1 227 (12.99%) SharePoint
2 71 (4.06%) MS Project Server
3 14 (0.80%) Tomcat
3 14 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
4 13 (0.74%) WebSphere
5 12 (0.69%) IIS
6 11 (0.63%) Apache
7 10 (0.57%) WebLogic
8 9 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
8 9 (0.52%) SAS
8 9 (0.52%) CMS
9 8 (0.46%) MS Exchange
10 7 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (0.40%) JBoss
10 7 (0.40%) Documentum
11 6 (0.34%) IBM HTTP Server
11 6 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (0.29%) Lync
13 3 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 830 (47.51%) MS Excel
2 451 (25.82%) MS Office
3 383 (21.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 368 (21.06%) MS Visio
5 28 (1.60%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.40%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.23%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.11%) Niku Workbench
9 1 (0.057%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.057%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.057%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 18 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.74%) CA Clarity
3 9 (0.52%) SAP FI
4 6 (0.34%) Agresso
5 5 (0.29%) SAP GRC
5 5 (0.29%) Cognos TM1
6 4 (0.23%) WebTrends
6 4 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle HRMS
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.11%) SAP PP
8 2 (0.11%) Tridion
8 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.11%) Siebel Analytics
8 2 (0.11%) SAP IS-U
9 1 (0.057%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.057%) Oracle BRM
9 1 (0.057%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 14 (0.80%) SaaS
2 2 (0.11%) Office 365
3 1 (0.057%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.057%) PaaS
3 1 (0.057%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.057%) IaaS
3 1 (0.057%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.49%) Firewall
2 25 (1.43%) LAN
3 23 (1.32%) WAN
4 19 (1.09%) Intranet
5 13 (0.74%) Internet
6 12 (0.69%) SAN
7 11 (0.63%) ATM
7 11 (0.63%) SSL
8 9 (0.52%) DNS
9 8 (0.46%) DHCP
9 8 (0.46%) SDH
9 8 (0.46%) TCP/IP
9 8 (0.46%) Extranet
10 7 (0.40%) VPN
10 7 (0.40%) HTTP
11 6 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (0.34%) Unified Communications
11 6 (0.34%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (0.29%) VLAN
13 4 (0.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (2.98%) SQL Server
2 19 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 19 (1.09%) MS Access
3 16 (0.92%) Oracle Database
4 14 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
6 10 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
7 9 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (0.40%) Relational Database
8 7 (0.40%) SAP BW
9 6 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.29%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 5 (0.29%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (0.23%) Oracle OWB
11 4 (0.23%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (0.23%) Big Data
11 4 (0.23%) SAP Data Services
12 3 (0.17%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 25 (1.43%) JIRA
2 10 (0.57%) Visual Studio
3 7 (0.40%) ClearQuest
4 6 (0.34%) TestDirector
4 6 (0.34%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (0.34%) Oracle APEX
5 5 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.29%) RequisitePro
6 4 (0.23%) JUnit
6 4 (0.23%) Rational Robot
6 4 (0.23%) SoapUI
6 4 (0.23%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.23%) Rational Functional Tester
7 3 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.17%) ClearCase
7 3 (0.17%) Rational Rose
7 3 (0.17%) LSMW
8 2 (0.11%) Subversion
8 2 (0.11%) Maven
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle Forms
General
1 581 (33.26%) Finance
2 196 (11.22%) Banking
3 125 (7.16%) Retail
4 108 (6.18%) Telecoms
5 48 (2.75%) Legal
6 42 (2.40%) Investment Banking
7 40 (2.29%) Marketing
7 40 (2.29%) Retail Banking
8 26 (1.49%) Law
9 18 (1.03%) Publishing
9 18 (1.03%) Manufacturing
9 18 (1.03%) Automotive
9 18 (1.03%) French Language
10 16 (0.92%) Advertising
10 16 (0.92%) Front Office
11 15 (0.86%) Local Government
11 15 (0.86%) Back Office
12 14 (0.80%) Financial Institution
12 14 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
13 13 (0.74%) Billing
Job Titles
1 600 (34.34%) Project Manager
2 295 (16.89%) Analyst
3 116 (6.64%) Coordinator
4 113 (6.47%) PMO Analyst
5 111 (6.35%) Business Analyst
6 104 (5.95%) Project Planner
7 90 (5.15%) Project Coordinator
8 61 (3.49%) Programme Planner
9 53 (3.03%) Consultant
10 50 (2.86%) Project Officer
11 49 (2.80%) Programme Manager
12 42 (2.40%) Junior
13 40 (2.29%) Infrastructure Manager
13 40 (2.29%) Project Support Officer
13 40 (2.29%) PMO Manager
14 39 (2.23%) Infrastructure Project Manager
15 37 (2.12%) Project Analyst
16 34 (1.95%) Senior Manager
17 33 (1.89%) Developer
17 33 (1.89%) Junior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (2.63%) .NET
2 34 (1.95%) XML
3 18 (1.03%) Web Services
4 16 (0.92%) STL
5 13 (0.74%) HTML
6 12 (0.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 10 (0.57%) CSS
8 9 (0.52%) JMS
9 8 (0.46%) ASP.NET
9 8 (0.46%) Middleware
10 7 (0.40%) SOAP
11 5 (0.29%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (0.29%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 4 (0.23%) Flash
12 4 (0.23%) Java EE
13 3 (0.17%) Silverlight
13 3 (0.17%) jQuery
13 3 (0.17%) Ajax
13 3 (0.17%) HTML5
13 3 (0.17%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 152 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (3.84%) Management Information System
3 61 (3.49%) PMI
4 23 (1.32%) NHS
5 22 (1.26%) User Experience
6 21 (1.20%) Derivative
6 21 (1.20%) Fixed Income
7 13 (0.74%) Computer Science
8 12 (0.69%) Grid Computing
8 12 (0.69%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 12 (0.69%) FMCG
9 9 (0.52%) Mobile App
10 8 (0.46%) Equities
11 7 (0.40%) Statistics
12 6 (0.34%) Economics
12 6 (0.34%) Open Source
12 6 (0.34%) Credit Risk
12 6 (0.34%) Market Risk
12 6 (0.34%) Mathematics
13 5 (0.29%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 107 (6.12%) Windows
2 35 (2.00%) Windows 7
3 21 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (1.14%) UNIX
5 19 (1.09%) Linux
6 12 (0.69%) Windows XP
7 11 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.40%) Windows 2000
10 6 (0.34%) Windows Vista
11 4 (0.23%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.23%) Android
12 2 (0.11%) Solaris
12 2 (0.11%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.057%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.057%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.057%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.057%) AIX
13 1 (0.057%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 856 (49.00%) Project Management
2 708 (40.53%) PRINCE2
3 293 (16.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 274 (15.68%) Agile Software Development
5 263 (15.05%) Project Planning
6 218 (12.48%) Change Management
7 177 (10.13%) ITIL
8 151 (8.64%) Programme Management
9 128 (7.33%) Change Control
10 113 (6.47%) Risk Management
11 101 (5.78%) Migration
12 92 (5.27%) Business Analysis
13 87 (4.98%) Service Delivery
14 86 (4.92%) Waterfall
15 67 (3.84%) PRINCE
16 59 (3.38%) Scrum
17 58 (3.32%) Business Transformation
18 54 (3.09%) Dependency Management
19 51 (2.92%) ERP
19 51 (2.92%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 91 (5.21%) SQL
2 30 (1.72%) C#
3 29 (1.66%) Java
4 17 (0.97%) Python
5 16 (0.92%) C++
6 15 (0.86%) C
7 14 (0.80%) VBA
7 14 (0.80%) VB
8 13 (0.74%) JavaScript
9 12 (0.69%) PL/SQL
9 12 (0.69%) Shell Script
10 9 (0.52%) VBScript
10 9 (0.52%) Jython
11 8 (0.46%) VB.NET
12 7 (0.40%) Korn
12 7 (0.40%) C-shell
12 7 (0.40%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.23%) Scala
14 3 (0.17%) Apex Code
14 3 (0.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 264 (15.11%) Security Cleared
2 204 (11.68%) SC Cleared
3 138 (7.90%) PMI Certification
4 132 (7.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 129 (7.38%) Degree
6 107 (6.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 89 (5.09%) PMP
8 47 (2.69%) APMP
9 38 (2.18%) ISEB
9 38 (2.18%) DV Cleared
10 16 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (0.69%) ISEB Practitioner
11 12 (0.69%) HND
12 11 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 11 (0.63%) HNC
13 7 (0.40%) BC Cleared
13 7 (0.40%) ISTQB
13 7 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
14 6 (0.34%) CISSP
15 5 (0.29%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (4.18%) QA
2 30 (1.72%) P3O
3 16 (0.92%) SLA
4 9 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.40%) Solvency II
6 6 (0.34%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.29%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.23%) EMIR
8 4 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.11%) Basel II
9 2 (0.11%) COREP
9 2 (0.11%) COBIT
10 1 (0.057%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.057%) COSO
10 1 (0.057%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.057%) Basel III
10 1 (0.057%) GxP
10 1 (0.057%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 26 (1.49%) Active Directory
2 24 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.34%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.17%) XenApp
6 3 (0.17%) MetaFrame
7 2 (0.11%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.057%) vSphere
8 1 (0.057%) vCloud
8 1 (0.057%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 30 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.57%) OVSD
3 9 (0.52%) SCCM
4 6 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (0.29%) SCOM
5 5 (0.29%) SCVMM
5 5 (0.29%) SCDPM
5 5 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (0.23%) Puppet
7 1 (0.057%) WSUS
7 1 (0.057%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 675 (38.64%) Microsoft
2 113 (6.47%) SAP
3 103 (5.90%) Oracle
4 52 (2.98%) HP
5 36 (2.06%) Cisco
6 31 (1.77%) VMware
7 28 (1.60%) IBM
8 22 (1.26%) Citrix
8 22 (1.26%) Primavera
9 13 (0.74%) Business Objects
10 12 (0.69%) CheckPoint
11 11 (0.63%) Adobe
12 10 (0.57%) Red Hat
12 10 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (0.52%) EMC
14 8 (0.46%) Amdocs
14 8 (0.46%) Lotus
14 8 (0.46%) CA
14 8 (0.46%) Planview
14 8 (0.46%) Google
London
X4 Group
Rate: £350 - 400 per day + Flexibility
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £300 - 360 per day + .
Posted: 3 days ago
Yorkshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + potentially negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
Sanderson
Rate: £240 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £250 per day 3 months rolling
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £370 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Talent International
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £500 - £565 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 6 days ago